Sunday, May 31, 2009

Entertainment center

Today, the plan is to rip out the entertainment center that is in the rv right now. It is made for a 19 inch tv........... but we have a large tv that we will be taking w/ us.......... yay, one more step. :)

Friday, May 29, 2009


So we, (meaning of course, my husband), will meet w/ the welder this week to get the grid underway. He wants to use a grid system on top of the roof, to attach the eight solar panels to, instead of attaching them directly into the roof, creating possible leaks. So, the search was on for a welder who can weld aluminum, and give us a decent quote, and hopefully we've found him. Keep your fingers crossed!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

93 chevy silverado

You know, it just seems sometimes, like we just aren't meant to do this. Every time we think we only have a few more things to do........ something comes up. This time it was the truck, luckily it turned out that it was a faulty distributor, which we had replaced in august, so we are only out the tow and diagnostic fee to the first mechanic who came up w/ the diagnosis of the faulty distributor....... and we then had it towed to Goodyear, who replaced it for free........ but man....... is it just me, or is it just impossible to trust mechanics? I don't ever know who to trust....... One mechanic says it's this, then the other mechanic says, no that guy doesn't know what he's talking about, the distributor is fine, you will now owe us for the tow and a new diagnosis since we towed it here and the warrantied part is not the problem....... then he comes back a day later and says, we couldn't figure it out, but to get your business back here, since you had a bad experience w us in the past, we'll just replace it for free, you owe us nothing, and hope that it fixes the problem. I mean, come on, what is that, is this really the case, and he does want our business back, and he is just trying to make it right......... or is he just covering his bases, and did he even really replace the faulty part?!?!! I'm sure there are some great, honest, non-condescending mechanics out there, and I hope I met one this week, but I'm pretty sure there is nothing I hate more than dealing w/ mechanics........ ok, maybe doing the dishes........

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sold the old one

I forgot to update this, but we were able to sell the shell of the rv we had been working on. This was about a month ago, actually, a week after we bought the "new one", and by "new one" I totally mean, new to us. We were hoping for $2000, so that we could buy the charge controller for the solar. We listed it on craigslist for $4000, and got $3500!! Woohoo! Of course, that means we lost $1500, since we bought it for $5000, but it's truly just a shell at this point, and in the long run, we are very happy that we only lost $1500, we were afraid we'd have to pay someone to take it to the junk yard and just sell it for the aluminum in it. It would've ended up costing us several thousands to get that one to the point, that the "new one" is already at. So, now we just have to add the solar, build an entertainment center, and hope we have enough left over for gas to get out of here in July!!


We are now in the process of trying to find a welder who can weld aluminum. We need to build a grid system for the roof that we can attach the solar panels too. This way, we can move them around, w/out putting holes in the roof itself.
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