Buying the Bus
John also tells me that he has found a driver who drove bus 246 for years while it was in service as a tour bus in Victoria. John has set up that I will pick the driver, Doug, up in Victoria in the morning and then the two of us will drive to Sooke to get the bus. Doug will drive the bus and I will tail him in my pickup just incase something goes wrong. But before all that can take place, I need to make the official purchase of the bus and get it in my name. Unfortunately, John and I have gotten so carried away bullshitting that the time really gets away on us. By the time we arrive at the insurance broker they are literally closing the doors. We promise it will be a quick, easy, normal transaction to get us in the door. Once they allow us in and we sit down at the ladies desk we then tell her that its actually a fairly complex purchase and the day permits situation for insurance is alittle confusing. Fortunately, the Broker seems to know John and is willing to figure out the process with us. After about an hour in the insurance office, everything is all said and done, and the bus is in my name. Then it hits me, I have to get this huge unknown of a bus across two major mountain highways and a ferry. Whats more is I only have a day to do it, as my wildfire fighting contract in Northern BC starts in 2 days!
Patrick Sills is the owner and creator of Double Decker Coffee Roasting. The purpose of the Build Blog is to share the story of the physical build, its components, Patrick's growing education in the coffee industry, and the overall creation of the business. Warning: if run on sentences, poor sentence structure, or simple spelling mistakes bother you to the core stop reading! The Build Blog has a very loose format, I am a builder not a writer, just thought some people might be interested in the story. Enjoy!