Some of the pictures from our stay in Corralles, NM (Adjacent to Albuquerque) Yes I got the breaking bad doughnut – I couldn’t help it. Vanessa and Denver if you read this, thank you so much for letting us stay – it really helped build confidence and give us a stepping off point. Skoolie life […]
We are heading to Albuquerque for a bit as we were invited to stay with some fellow bus friends. The drive down seemed to take forever! Once we got into ABQ the weather welcomed us, but it’s a beautiful city.
We stayed for a week in Twin Falls. In hindsight it was a few days more than we needed to, but it didn’t hurt anyone either. Internet access is sort of a continued stressor, and finding the new daily cadence for work is challenging. We got invited to a painting activity in the clubhouse at […]
Leaving my office behind was weird. I had already arranged with my company that I’d be working remote. I know it’s a bit exploratory – working full remote is uncommon in our organization, but I feel like what I’ve been doing for a while now is to help teams communicate effectively with tools and processes […]
We sold the house that was (sort of) purposely bought to finish the bus mid September. For a bit, we bummed around in front of our friends houses for a few days to get some things sorted, but eventually we found it was time to go. It’s crazy how our stuff kept following us around […]
Something that had been wrong on our bus since we bought it was a funny clunk when turning corners, usually at an intersection. It was coming from the front end, and after a little investigation I determined that the spring pins and bushings were completely trashed, especially the passenger side ones. There was a large […]
The other reason for the 230 volt power system was to select the most efficient washer and dryer combo I could stand to afford. They are made by Blomberg, which is actually a sub-brand of Arçelik A.Ş., a Turkish appliance company. The dryer is clever – it’s basically a fancy dehumidifier. The heat pump vents […]
This was another “big moment” for the bus. The primary reason for the enormous battery is to be able to power everything without care, but also operate the air conditioner for many hours after solar harvest has stopped for the night. The location shown here was just a big open hole in the engine bay, […]
I was planning on installing panel farings to keep the wind away. I’m pretty sure that strong side wind loads could behave as if entering a venturi and damage the panels with overpressure. Also it won’t look as much like a space ship.
So as it sits at this point, the electrical system is fully functional. In this photo all the major components are hooked up and programmed. I had gotten a good day’s worth of solar, shore power is functional, and all the circuits in the bus are energized. I’m pleased with the arrangement of equipment. If […]