Rust on the Prison Bus

The prison bus project is turning out to be ... a big one. Not in square feet or anything like that, but in terms of the overall complexity involved in orchestrating so many systems in such a small space. This past week I've been fighting rust and trying to clean up the metal sub-sub-floor, but all the while I've been thinking about systems.

Whereas a house needs one electrical system, the bus will have two ... and multiple power sources. The plumbing, similarly, drains in two directions: black and gray tanks, as opposed to one simple sewer line. And hiding the back sides of all of these systems in such a small space will involve some art.

So these weeks involve rust remediation, but also lots of planning. I'll post some layout pics as they come together.


Controlled Burn

I guess it's appropriate that Melissa and I helped out some friends with a controlled burn this weekend, as my right leg has been having it's own controlled burn all week. I'm thinking it's a rekindled lesion getting excited, as that leg has given me every kind of sensation imaginable in the past. But one never knows when a controlled burn will turn into a major flare, with MS, so I've been trying to chill out, rest, and do my "8 things" religiously.

And what brought on this controlled burn (in my leg)? This is total speculation, as one never knows, but a week-long cold thingy (with fever) seems to have thrown my system out of whack, and the leg started burning just a few days after my cold subsided. Maybe the fire will go out as fast as it started.