Monday, November 27, 2006

Another Sunday at the bus
I have a sinking feeling that yours truly will become the defacto scribe for this trip. My teammates don't seem to be able to find the time to post to the blog. I guess everyone needs a special task, and keeping the public moderately informed will be my cross to bear.
We met again at the bus on Sunday to continue with the "repairs". It's amazing how much can get done when you sit and stare long enough. It's all about visualization.
Actually, last week was by far the most productive of our meetings. A guy by the name of Karl, from Richmond, drove up and removed the lift from the rear of the bus. We didn't make much on that ebay transaction (the capitalism experiment hasn't been all that great for us), but we did end up with a grinder, and boy, has that come in handy. The only way to get some of the seats out of the bus was to grind off the bolt heads. That was fun.
So, two weeks ago - lift came out and we removed several of the seats from the rear of the bus. Now we've got a much lighter load, for better or worse.
The plan is to built out some benches/storage bins in the back in the near future.
Then the fun begins.
Yesterday, we measured for a roof rack - it appears that Mike's family is willing to put together a steel structure for the roof, which should prove to be invaluable during the trip. Tonight, we talk to Scott and Kara and confirm their plans for the trip.
The fund-raiser on Thursday quickly approaches.

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