Matt RaibleMatt Raible is a Web Architecture Consultant specializing in open source frameworks.

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10+ YEARS


Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

THE BUS IS PAINTED!! HOLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT BATMAN!

I asked Jim Verhey at ReinCARnation to stop working on my bus in mid October. I didn't have a client lined up for November and couldn't afford to keep paying for it.

Today, I journeyed to Colorado Springs to talk with Jim. I hoped to convince him to give me a fixed bid to finish the project. When I got there, he surprised me with a finished paint job! You can imagine the look on my face when he opened the door and I saw this beauty!! HOLY SHIT - I LOVE IT SO MUCH!! The colors are perfect and paint job is exquisite!!

Jim said he felt bad for all I’ve been through with this project and finishing it was my Christmas Present. BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVER!! :-D

THE BUS IS FINALLY PAINTED!

OMG - IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE IT SO MUCH!

EST. DELIVERY DATE: APRIL 1, 2015

DID YOU HEAR THAT?! IT'LL BE DONE IN APRIL!

INTERIOR IN APRIL! DRIVING IN MAY!

JAMES VERHEY - WITH THE BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVER!

There's still more work to be done before it's street legal. However, Jim did give me a fixed-bid price to finish it. If I can afford it, the bus will be done on April 1, 2015. Then it's off to the stereo shop (1 week) and the interior shop (2 weeks). That means I could be driving it in May! YIPPEEE!! Thanks Jim - you are an awesome human being. :)

Posted in The Bus at Dec 21 2014, 05:33:46 PM MST 4 Comments
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Yellow makes any ride look better. Great choice.

Posted by Skip Hollowell on December 22, 2014 at 07:12 AM MST #

Hey Matt, I've been following your blog for nearly 15 years now. I started reading it at the beginning of my programming career in Montreal, Quebec. You were talking about the van at the time, and I thought it was a very cool project. Now, I'm glad to see you are still working on it. It's a long run thing, and I find admirable you're not giving up. I think the paint looks awesome! Keep up m8! Looking forward to see it completed ... in 15 years? ;)

Posted by JS on December 22, 2014 at 11:12 AM MST #

Man, that's cool. Congratulations! (Almost)

Posted by Ed on December 23, 2014 at 09:07 PM MST #

Oh my goodness! This is great. My dad sprayed an old corvette once for this guy that owned the marina but it wasn't as exciting as I know this is for you. Very cool. You own the VW bus my parents said I would be living in if I had chosen music for a living LOL. I don't think that would have been that bad. What a good job on this!

David

Posted by David L. Whitehurst on December 30, 2014 at 12:11 PM MST #

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