Entry# 8 Homeward Bound
Lets get to Gettin!
With a crazy busy summer wrapped up, its homeward bound to start construction on the bus October 1st. At this point, I am secretly aiming to open the business December 1st (spoiler: I do not make it). Other than my fire crew there are still only a few people even aware I bought the bus or have any desire to start a business. I think for the most part the majority of people I am close with would be surprised by my plans. Not that they would think I couldn’t do it, but more that I simply don’t have the time to build a business it let alone run one. Which I don’t, but that’s a problem for future Patrick. October Patrick is driving home after five months of constant daydreaming of what, how, but what about this, and this might be cool. Once home the intention is to unload the truck, bike, and trailer, and literally that same day start cutting wood! As far as work priority goes, there are certain aspects of the job I need to complete before snow flies, which can be as early as mid-November. Specifically, I need to have the roof reinforced before the snow comes, as the original sheet metal roof would certainly collapse under the constant snow the Callaghan Valley receives. Other priority jobs are replacing the windows which were lost during transport and prepping a pad for the bus to sit on and connect to services like hydro and water. So in a nut shell, I am aiming to get the outside work done while it is not horrible to do so. In addition to the physical work on the bus, I also plan on taking a week off to attend a coffee roasting course somewhere in America, as well as take several other road trips to acquire unique building materials. Seems simple enough really, just get the outside ready in the first few weeks before snow, then take a few trips, and then get into the fun jobs inside the bus. Eight weeks is loads of the time, I can get everything under the sun done in that time! Or so I thought, but when you have been fantasizing about every little piece of what you are going to do on a project for the past five months, it is extremely hard to focus on just one job. This will end up being the major take away lesson of the whole project, future Patrick, just stay focused on one damn thing at one damn time!
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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!