Sunday, March 27, 2011

Power Up

We have electricity at the property!  We are super excited that getting power to the place worked out so nicely.  Our neighbor turned out to be very neighborly and allowed us to hook on to her pole - she saved us a LOT of money!  If you know Mrs. Klapuch, tell her Jim Bob and Candice say "thank you!!!" and give her a big hug.  GVEC is our electric company and they are were FANTASTIC to work with.  Roy Johnson in particular was very professional and knowledgeable.  They were always on time, answering all of our questions and returned every phone call (and I had plenty!).  We lucked out and only had a tree to trim and a two trees to completely come down.  Once we live out there permanently, we will plant many, many trees to replace the ones that were sacrificed.

The bus is still chugging along.  We have ordered a heater, a water heater and looking at appliances.  The windows are completely finished and next is the water lines and electricity.  JB has two more pottery shows coming up - so I am not sure when that will happen.  Hopefully soon!

Here are some pictures of the pole that GVEC put up on the property.  It looks good as far as electricity poles go.  We will eventually have either a wind turbine or solar panels hooked up to the grid to compensate for some of that electricity we will be using to fire those kilns.

How often do you see 00000?

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sea Containers

As part of our transition from house to bus, we bought some sea containers for storage on the property.  We plan on bringing a truckload to the containers each time we are in the area.  We thought this would be easier than renting some crazy huge truck to move all of our stuff at once.  Plus, we will need some tools to build the studio and this is a nice safe place to keep them when not in use.  It is also helping us clean out our house and allow us to finish some remodeling that needs to be done before the house goes on the market.  (Yes, we are also remodeling our house!)  Here is a video of the sea containers being delivered to the property.  It was a pretty impressive trailer this guy had.  Notice how the axles move along the trailer.  I am not hip to trailer technology and thought it was pretty darn cool.  We bought the sea containers from a guy off of Austin's Craigslist and had them delivered.  Pretty simple process if you are in the market for some long term storage.  The video is almost 10 min long - enjoy!