2013 Results Just In! Upd 11/20

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2013 Results Just In! Upd 11/20

Post by Amskeptic » Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:27 pm

. . . . . . . '05 . . . '06 . . . '07 . . . '08 . . . '09 . . . '10 . . . '11 . . . '12 . . . . 2013
Visits .... 52 ...... 32 ..... 35 ...... 46 ...... 37 ...... 57 ...... 54 ..... 48 ........ 48
Gross .. 15.9 ...11.5 ... 11.9 ...15.7 ... 13.1 ... 23.9 ... 20.0 ... 19.4 ... 22,020
Fuel ...... 3.9 .... 2.4 ..... 3.0 .... 4.0 ..... 2.6 ..... 4.0 ..... 5.3 ..... 3.5 ..... 4,058
Ldgng ... 4.0 .... 2.3 ..... 2.7 .... 3.4 ..... 2.9 ..... 4.8 ..... 4.6 ..... 3.4 ..... 3,769
Net/Call 152 ... 207..... 174 ... 179 .... 213 .... 265 .... 194 .... 262 ....... 293

Total Miles ................................................. 22,395 ( + 4,991)
Actual Work Weeks .......................................... 22 ( + 1 )
Average miles to each call ............................ 467 ( +104 )
Average fuel expense per call ....................... 86.50 ( +14.50 )
Average fuel economy was .............................19.5 mpg @ 3.61/gallon (+1.7mpg)(+.06 cents )
Average lodging expense per call ................. 79.16 ( +8.16 )
Average net income per week ..................... 639.00 ( + 40 ) @ 2.0 ( - .2 ) calls per week


Not articulated half enough, this summer was Grand Good Damn Difficult Gorgeous-Beyond-Measure. This summer, I got into this itinerant thing, I got it, I get it. Camped cramped-n-damped, drove deleriously deliberate, strode confidently into numerous kitchens in search of coffee, happily plowed into the concepts scribbled at the dining room tables, anxious to get to work on another air-cooled VW, appalled again and always at how fast the days evaporate, but better yet, this big country continues to give of its boundless beauty. Beseeching for some heat off the young sunrise in chilly Vermont, baked noons outside Vegas, railroad tracks glinting in the afternoon light of Nowhere Texas, the sun sets west and the cold returns to the misted valleys of rural Pennsylvania, ( mild breezes on the balcony under the Miami moon in November . . . ) my appetite only grows for this experience.
Colin
BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 116,898 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 84,465 miles

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Post by glasseye » Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:56 pm

"my appetite only grows for this experience"

What's not to like about THAT?

Good on ya Colin. Leading a totally admirable life that you love. :cheers:
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Post by Bleyseng » Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:48 pm

Next year, travel around Europe fixing VW's!!!!!
Geoff
77 Sage Green Westy- CS 2.0L-160,000 miles
70 Ghia vert, black, stock 1600SP,- 139,000 miles,
76 914 2.1L-Nepal Orange- 160,000+ miles
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Post by hippiewannabe » Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:51 pm

You're the only bloke I know who makes a profit on their vacation. Good on ya'.
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Post by Amskeptic » Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:15 pm

Bleyseng wrote:Next year, travel around Europe fixing VW's!!!!!
Europe:
too crowded
too close to the north pole

Australia:
perfect
BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 116,898 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 84,465 miles

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Post by Bleyseng » Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:37 am

Europe has tons of old VW's in need of repair/advice but I haven't been down under yet so I can't give a opinion on it.
Geoff
77 Sage Green Westy- CS 2.0L-160,000 miles
70 Ghia vert, black, stock 1600SP,- 139,000 miles,
76 914 2.1L-Nepal Orange- 160,000+ miles
http://bleysengaway.blogspot.com/

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Post by Amskeptic » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:28 am

I will be launching a sticky for Feedback from all customers past and present. It is critical that I get a better sense of what people like and what people do not like about their itinerary visits. I need honest thoughtful feedback in order to better serve you . . . my esteemed customer-r-r-rs . . .
BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 116,898 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 84,465 miles

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Post by Lanval » Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:01 am

Amskeptic wrote: Australia:
perfect
Thousands of miles between cities.
Small number of kombis.
Everything alive in your campsite is poisonous and actively trying to kill you.
Welcome to Australia

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Post by Jivermo » Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:50 pm

Looking forward to the feedback sticky.

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Post by Xelmon » Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:55 pm

Nice nice, glad to see that the minor increase has very well balanced out the books!

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Post by TrollFromDownBelow » Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:59 pm

What I would be curious to see:

- How many cancellations did you have this year - and for previous years if you still have that info. I know that was a big problem for you this year.

- What do you feel the max number of visits you can comfortably get in in a season - realize that there are many variables in this (creaky joints included :compress: ).

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Post by whc03grady » Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:10 pm

Amskeptic wrote:This summer, I got into this itinerant thing, I got it, I get it...my appetite only grows for this experience.
Colin
Whew! Every year, I await the dreaded "never again" posting.
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 Xelmon » Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:21 pm

TrollFromDownBelow wrote:What I would be curious to see:

- How many cancellations did you have this year - and for previous years if you still have that info. I know that was a big problem for you this year.

- What do you feel the max number of visits you can comfortably get in in a season - realize that there are many variables in this (creaky joints included :compress: ).
Those would be cool / depressing to see. IIRC the '10 IAC was a mad-house as Colin ran all around the place.

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Post by hambone » Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:53 pm

Congrats to you, it is hard enough work in one place, I can't imagine how you are wired.
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Post by Amskeptic » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:31 pm

hambone wrote: I can't imagine how you are wired.
It's pretty simple:


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BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 116,898 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 84,465 miles

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