Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2009 09:45:53 -0500
Reply-To: Jeff Lincoln <magikvw@GMAIL.COM>
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From: Jeff Lincoln <magikvw@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: On being a Vanaslob (was: sad decline)
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Ha! Gary that's awesome. I sometimes get depressed when I look at the state
of the cargo area of my bus. Usually a couple of fast food bags, toys from
the kid, a backpack of tools, school papers, a crate of misc. stuff I've
been meaning to return to work, and of course those other various parts that
I have been meaning to install.
However, I also think that within the last 3 months or so I have used the
bus to tie off a tree we were cutting down, hauled several hunderd pounds of
plywood and other lumber for a home project, helped deliver many peices of
furniture for kids who were aging out of Foster care and getting out on
their own, picekd up and delivered about 800 or so wrapped christmas
presents for Toys for Tots, and recently brought a bunch of stuff back from
NY to MI for my sister. So it really does come in handy.
Now like you I also greatly appreciate those beautiful Vanagons out there.
I'd love for my Grover to be one of those one day - not sure I'll ever meet
my expectations but one never knows. The important thing for me is to use
the bus while I dream of all those wonderful things I'd like to fix and
upgrade on it. Way I figure if it never happens well someday I'll buy one
closer to that state of "perfect" I dream of.
My favorite thing is cleaning the bus out and getting it ready for a camping
trip. I love when it's all cleaned out and everything is in it's place and
ready to go. It doesn't stay clean and neat long as those Buses by the Beach
volks can attest to - but there's nothing like taking a few minutes to sit
and enjoy it once it's preped and ready to go.
Great topic. Happy Friday everyone. Damn now I want to go camping!
'90 Carat (Grover)
'86 (We call this one Parts)
'78 Bus (Melissa) Patty's Bus
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