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Big Decisions

On August 10, 2016, Posted by , in Uncategorized, With No Comments

A lot has happened since my last post.  Not only because it’s taken me so long to compose it, but mainly because life has moved/changed a lot in the last weeks.  My last post was on June 21st and it’s now August 10th…  I feel like such a failure as…

Slow going

On June 21, 2016, Posted by , in Uncategorized, With No Comments

Not much has gotten done in the last two weeks.  Not living where the bus is prevents us from getting as much done as we’d like to.  We have to schedule time to drive across town and work on the bus instead of doing a little each night.  We have a plan…

Recycled Bus Seats

So I had listed the seats out of the bus on craigslist and facebook in an attempt to recoup some of the purchase price of the bus.  I wasn’t even sure how much to ask for them but a guy I know from networking messaged me on facebook and offered…

Floor Plan Layout

Here’s the floor plan layout we’re working with so far.  Of course this is subject to change as the project proceeds, but here’s what we’ve got so far.

Not all who wander are lost

Well it’s been a week since we “came out” to the world as some of those crazy school bus folks.  It actually went better than we expected.  Far more praise and well wishes than I would have ever imagined.  Of course there were those who had questions, some who had…

There’s no turning back now! – We bought a bus!

We bought a bus! I met the mechanic this morning and he did a DOT inspection.  He said: the motor looked good and dry (no leaks) no fluid on the undercarriage new brakes all around new tires on front air brakes fully functional

Why a Skoolie?

Before I can answer why we decided to go with a skoolie I must first answer why we decided to go tiny. Why Go Tiny? We purchased our first home in 2006.  Everyone was saying “why are you renting, you should buy.  Anyone who wants a mortgage is getting one,…

’twas the night before purchase

So tomorrow is the big day.  If everything goes to plan we’re purchasing the school bus we’re going to convert into our motor home.  James Mitchell from Rolling Auto Tech is meeting me in the morning to do a pre-purchase inspection and if everything is acceptable we’re going to make an…