Friday, December 18, 2009

I finished!!!

... 23 pages of curriculum, 5 pages of report narrative, 4 pages of reimbursement requests, 3 original BCR productions (2 videos and 1 slide show) successfully burned to cd, and a partridge in a pear tree ... I mean, even the envelope is addressed and ready to mail tomorrow!

Okay I will link to the re-edited (and much improved) movie here before I go crash asleep. And roll out links to the online version of the curriculum later -- look for them here in early January.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

This sign, as you may recall, was in the welding shop at NMTCC. I took this picture last June and it was featured in the very first blog entry about the 2009 EV Conversion Workshop!

And man oh man it has held true for the E-Van ever since. Thought I'd take a break from last-minute labors and make a breathless post about recent e-Van-related achievements, all arising from your basic standstill until like last Thursday. For one thing, the long-awaited follow-up to the little movie on this page, "A Consumer's Guide to The Electric Car" is done! It's elegantly titled "What Makes an EV Go". I sent all the 2009 workshop participants a sneak-peek link to it, but I'm not quite ready to release it here because I want to re-edit it one more time before submitting it to the PA DEP as part of our hands-on curriculum.

That will be soon, because it's due the day after tomorrow! So look for those long-awaited actual updates soon. Bill informed me on Saturday that the e-Van is still in Paint Jail, though he claims to have released it once from tape-and-plastic bondage and driven around the parking lot with a troop of Brownies who were touring the vo-tech. (I worry that this story might have something to do with the paint job having taken such a long time. )

Anyway. Life is fun and busy! Thanks for following along!