Results Just In. . . . 12/07/08

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Results Just In. . . . 12/07/08

Post by Amskeptic » Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:58 am

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005. . . . . . 2006 . . . . . . 2007 . . . . . . . 2008
Total Visits ............ 52 .............. 32 .............. 35 ............... 46
Gross ................. 15,895 ........ 11,570 ....... 11,895 .........15,700
Fuel ..................... 3,933 .......... 2,386 ......... 3,041 ..........4,054
Food/Lodging ........ 4,009 .......... 2,339 ......... 2,682 ..........3,419
Average Net/Call ..... 152 ............. 207 ........... 174 ........... 179
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Folks All,

I must tell you that I had a splendid beautiful itinerary this past year, and enjoyed all of your company very very much. I feel so damn lucky to be able to have such stupid small fun and see this beautiful country, and get to have adventures with you people. It was a very satisfying summer as far as the challenge/cure ratio, some of our repairs were close to demented, but that is truly half the fun. I loved the Maupin interlude, I still love to bitch about Missoula's June snow, and I am eternally grateful to IFBWax, Bookwus, Birdibus, Elwood, Velokid1, for stepping up to the plate when I desperately needed to generate funds for the unexpected expenses of two funerals for two people I truly loved this year, thank you!

Colin 12/07/08

JUNE Missoula!
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OCTOBER Normal Place!
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BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 129,490 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 94,225 miles

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Post by Hippie » Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:10 am

Well, you're not getting rich, but it's cool you're still doing it. Hopefully you'll have a steady income from book proceeds before long and you can afford to keep it up. I'd like a visit next time around.

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Post by whc03grady » Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:51 pm

Amskeptic wrote:I still love to bitch about Missoula's June snow.
Amskeptic wrote:
chitwnvw wrote:You should go out and get it. Mitch and Melissa would put you up.
EXPECT SNOW.
I couldn't be more pleased that this Summer's snow here in Missoula left such an impression on you. I'm looking forward to more interesting weather during your IAC '09 visit.

It's only snowed here twice since then, incidentally.
Ludwig--1974 Westfalia, 2.0L (GD035193), Solex 34PDSIT-2/3 carburetors.
Gertie--1971 Squareback, 1600cc with Bosch D-Jetronic fuel injection from a '72 (E brain).
Read about their adventures:
http://www.ludwigandgertie.blogspot.com

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Post by chitwnvw » Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:50 pm

Colin can't be doing too bad, he just bought himself a brand new, practically, bus. I think the lady doeth protest too much, perchance he's cooking the books!

Ribbing aside, Colin does seem a model of frugality. One to emulate.

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Post by Amskeptic » Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:11 pm

chitwnvw wrote:Colin can't be doing too bad, he just bought himself a brand new, practically, bus.
That was the swan song discretionary purchase from my good ol' days of having a real cough,cough,haaaaack, job.
Now?
Friskies tuna'n'gravy bits ain't so bad, heck, three cans for a dollar with a peel-off lids so my shopping cart doesn't have to lug around a can opener. Produce boxes have a waxy coating for more comfortable rainy day sleeping comfort under the bridge. Get the plastic liners out of the McDonald's parking lot trash receptacles before they open to help waterproof your sneakers. . . Yeah, its a pretty new bus, but nobody believes I own it as they shoo me away or they'll call the cops. Soon as I find the keys, I'll show 'em.
Colin :pirate:
BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 129,490 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 94,225 miles

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Post by chitwnvw » Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:21 pm

Shucks, Z and J are putting you up in style. There are many of us that would do the same. Numbers are numbers, but the devil is in the details. You are richer than you appear.

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Post by Amskeptic » Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:29 pm

chitwnvw wrote:Shucks, Z and J are putting you up in style. There are many of us that would do the same. Numbers are numbers, but the devil is in the details. You are richer than you appear.
How the heck can I garner sympathy if you just have to go tell people that I actually have 100Mbps cable and french-pressed coffee and gourmet pasta and a newspaper waiting at the table on Sunday mornings?? HAH?
Colin
BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 129,490 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 94,225 miles

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Post by Birdibus » Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:32 pm

Hey Chi, what are we all gonna do if that beautiful bus has set Colin back so far that he decides to find a real job instead of hangin' with the likes of us? Huh, what we gonna do then?
71 bus, 74 westy

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Post by glasseye » Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:53 am

chitwnvw wrote:... the devil is in the details. You are richer than you appear.
Indeed. You are rich beyond measure, as those who have met you will testify.
"This war will pay for itself."
Paul Wolfowitz, speaking of Iraq.

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Post by vwlover77 » Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:16 am

Amskeptic wrote:
chitwnvw wrote:Shucks, Z and J are putting you up in style. There are many of us that would do the same. Numbers are numbers, but the devil is in the details. You are richer than you appear.
How the heck can I garner sympathy if you just have to go tell people that I actually have 100Mbps cable and french-pressed coffee and gourmet pasta and a newspaper waiting at the table on Sunday mornings?? HAH?
Colin
J and Z, can we come to your house for Christmas? :flower:
Don

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"When we let our compassion go, we let go of whatever claim we have to the divine." - Bruce Springsteen

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Post by zblair » Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:57 am

vwlover77 wrote: J and Z, can we come to your house for Christmas? :flower:
SURE! We've always got room for friends. :cherry:
1971 T2 "Grateful Phred"
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Post by Hippie » Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:23 pm

zblair wrote:SURE! We've always got room for friends. :cherry:
I'll bring BBQ! Is El Carnivore still in business there in Austin? :cheers:

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Post by locoqueso » Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:06 pm

Amskeptic wrote:Produce boxes have a waxy coating for more comfortable rainy day sleeping comfort under the bridge.
That's why I went with the Westy. At least I always have a dry place to sleep. :cheers:
1978 VW Campmobile (P-21) Westfalia - T2 2.0L F.I.- 151,000m
1982 Mercedes-Benz Estate Wagon (300TD-T) - S123 3.0L T.D. - 142,000m
1993 Dodge Maxi Van (190 SLF) InterVec Falcon - B350 Magnum 5.9L F.I. - 70,000m

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Post by chitwnvw » Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:35 pm

Hippie wrote:
zblair wrote:SURE! We've always got room for friends. :cherry:
I'll bring BBQ! Is El Carnivore still in business there in Austin? :cheers:
Wow do you have room for all of us?

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Post by spiffy » Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:21 pm

I would like to order a visit next year as well.
78 Riviera "Spiffy"
67 Riviera "Bill"

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