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Re: Still here, decided to just start new thread
« Reply #30 on: October 17, 2013, 05:05:35 PM »
I have this anemic little horn on the steering wheel.  I honk it and it sounds so funny with my big old motorhome.  Kind of like the sound Beep Beep in that song!

We were at Wetnights picking up some parts today and Tom points out this breathtaking beauty.  A 2007 Fleetwood Revolution LEN with 4 slides.  :'( :'( I looked it up, no price listed.  I told him DO NOT show me something like that, I can't handle it.  They had a 2005 Beavor Patriot listed for $159k.  Beautiful machines for sure.


And I'm saying NO, NO, NO!  Do not bring temptation in, please!

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Re: Still here, decided to just start new thread
« Reply #31 on: October 17, 2013, 08:11:08 PM »
Oh but Carolyn that Caddie would sure look nice behind a Revolution  ;D
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« Reply #32 on: October 17, 2013, 10:13:00 PM »
Go for it, Carolyn.  You've more than earned it!  :)
 

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Re: Still here, decided to just start new thread
« Reply #33 on: October 18, 2013, 01:10:32 AM »
Not at this time.  Perhaps if we get our house in Houston sold and some other property down there.  Spent way to much this year on a new metal roof and car have to have a bit of restraint.

There will always be beautiful motorhomes for sale and good deals pop up from time to time.


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« Reply #34 on: October 18, 2013, 09:53:41 AM »
Workingtorv, Tom, got a kick out of that. He said it sure would. ;)

He said he is likely not going to have time to put the base plate on the caddy till next spring.  I have no problem with that, my Saturn is still a good car.  We are going to wait till then and going to sell the Saturn and also the one landscape type trailer we bought to use in moving.  We are so overloaded with vehicles and things going to try to get rid of some.

Even though we thinned out greatly to move once the 14 X 28 addition is on the garage, Tom is going through everything again and organize everything. (Yes, he admitted it wasn't big enough, remember who tried to get him to build it bigger)  All we could do was put up shelves and unload it.  He still has his work cut out for him for a year or more.

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Re: Still here, decided to just start new thread
« Reply #35 on: October 18, 2013, 09:59:15 AM »
We can attest, Carolyn, Beavers are pretty machines.  :) The Caddy would look just as nice behind a Patriot, and it would be your namesake coach!  ;D
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« Reply #36 on: October 18, 2013, 11:57:14 AM »
Yes, they are a fine coach too, one of those really good ones.  However, for now I will use my old Eagle.

Maybe the future will allow us to have a newer one.  This one could use a repainted front cap but its just not worth all that much money so really hate to do that.  The sides are fine, the back around the tail lights could use some repainting..  There is one place on the fiberglass at the bottom curve in the front that needs repaired, someone had scrapped it on something before I had it.  Tom can do fiberglass repair too.

We need to get those houses sold.  I don't understand why they haven't sold, our house is nice down there, updated, and on 1.6 acres, close to the Woodlands and close to the new Exxon Mobile campus.  It has 2 garages, other outbuildings, a motorhome carport, a rental mobile as part of it with storage building.  Fenced, a new well, metal roof, new energy efficient furnace, dual pane windows, totally new kitchen, a new bathroom, and half bath, etc.  I have never had a problem selling any of our homes.  The only thing I can figure is they are seriously overbuilding and our house is old so folks would rather have new, that is understandable.  it has been listed for almost 5 months now.  We still have our home, a duplex, and a small rent house plus some lots to sell down there. 

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Re: Still here, decided to just start new thread
« Reply #37 on: October 20, 2013, 02:06:30 PM »
Tom bought me a Rand McNally RV GPS, going to hook it up and see how it does.  He thinks it will be better then my Tom Tom.

We shall see.

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Re: Still here, decided to just start new thread
« Reply #38 on: October 20, 2013, 02:31:03 PM »
I am still learning, I was concerned about coolant level and was adding to the overflow.  Tom showed me where there is a clear bubble, its called a sight glass and if its green the coolant level is ok.

He hasn't had the time he wants to go over everything.  He also found that we have a tru steer on the front, whoops called a Saf T Plus.

All I can say is I have been lucky, I realize there is so little I know about this motorhome but I'm still learning.

This time I took the Premium Coach Net service.
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« Reply #39 on: October 24, 2013, 07:22:45 PM »
Well durn, off to outpatient surgery Saturday AM.

The mass on my finger turned out to be a tumor, had an MRI done.  The MRI doc thinks carcinoma, the hand specialist thinks its a benign tumor.  Guess I will find out next week after its biopsied.  Sure going to put a crimp in things for awhile.  I wanted to wash the motorhome down and wax it.  Have a lot of alterations I wanted to do now its getting colder and I'm inside.  Will see how it feels Monday, need to take the MH up and have the rest of the stuff done, but now concerned about being able to hook up the toad.

Thankfully its the left index finger and I'm right handed in case more is needed.

Such is life, things happen and Tom and I have been beyond fortunate, hope that good luck continues. 

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« Reply #40 on: October 24, 2013, 07:40:04 PM »
Hope it turns out to be nothing, Carolyn.  It's amazing how we work around not having a digit or limb working at its max.  You'll figure out ways to get things done!  Good luck on Saturday.

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« Reply #41 on: October 24, 2013, 08:36:12 PM »
Carolyn,

I wish you the best with your procedure. Hopefully all goes well. 
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« Reply #42 on: October 24, 2013, 09:25:13 PM »
Sending good thoughts your way, Carolyn.  Working without full use of my right arm right now, so I can sympathize.  I'll make it ... so will you!  We're tough!  ;D   (And, you're a lot tougher than I am!) 
 
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« Reply #43 on: October 24, 2013, 10:10:48 PM »
I told Sue Anne she can't laugh at me if I become old 3 finger!
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The doc said he could possibly have to cut a tendon or nerves, I asked them if that meant the finger would stand straight up all the time :o, he said nope just be numb.

Hey you might as well laugh, life is what you make it.

Tom had skin cancers removed last year, a few on his arm.  Luckily they got it all and he has had no reoccurrence, you know we are getting that age. 

I'm sure it will not amount to anything, the hand doc said he felt the MRI doc was just covering himself, I like that explanation.

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« Reply #44 on: October 24, 2013, 10:15:41 PM »
Carolyn,

Good luck on the surgery and on the results of the biopsy.  Many here have some form of disability from a stiff wrist, currently my issue, to major ones and we still manage to get through life successfully and I am sure you will too. 

Best wishes and a few prayers too,
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« Reply #45 on: October 24, 2013, 11:00:00 PM »
Thanks all and good night.

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« Reply #46 on: October 25, 2013, 10:07:41 AM »
Carolyn,  I've been checking all month for your normal posting heading and had begun to worry if you were alright.  Then it dawned on me to look for you under a different title in Shade Tree.  And there you were with your busy Oct.  Nice to catch up on what you and the family have been up to!  Thanks for posting!  Looks like it's time to break out the heavier coats.  :)

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P.S.  Posted this without reading your newer post about the surgery.  Hope all goes well and it is benign.  Thinking about you.   :)
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« Reply #47 on: October 25, 2013, 04:00:19 PM »
I took the motorhome up to Wetnights today to get the rest of the stuff done.  Dear old Tom ran
out of time.

They are going to fix the front levelor, change fuel filters on the diesel motor, do a check on the front end, Tom wanted to make sure there was no abnormal wear on anything.  Check the drivers front windshield, seems to be loose at left bottom. Fix the bracket that holds the exhaust pipe for the generator, its loose and rattling. Change the transmission fluid and filter.

I also have a horrible time getting the pin in that holds the Demco hitch up on the back of the motorhome, he said the bar needs adjusted the pin goes in. It's for when its pushed in and not being used  So little things that needs done.

Took MIL with us today, she had never ridden in it.  Then we took her to lunch.  She is really having a hard time remembering things the last 2 days. Sue Anne gets a bit frustrated with her, I told her she is going to have to just ignore her repeating herself over and over that she can't help it.  It would get on my nerves if I had to listen to it all the time.  We try to get her out and about when we can, gives her something new and different to talk about. 

It's 52 out but the sun is out and its cold but pretty. It did get 27 last night but then its almost November too.  I need to pick up pecans the lawn could stand one last mowing as its growing.  I will likely do it next week.  I have a zero turn mower but I bet I can do it.

A high school friend is coming over next week, I'm going to help her work on our 50th class reunion, is that unreal or what.  50 YEARS!  Well I know I can't be that old.

I looked at the beautiful Revolution up at Wetnights today, just gorgeous inside, Sue Anne wouldn't even look.   If I were the folks selling it, its a 2007, I would have the rusty front step painted.  I can't believe that rust on that motorhome.  I didn't look underneath as I was just looking but I would be concerned there was rust elsewhere.  It had 4 slides and felt as big as a house inside, it sure was a beauty.

So the items Tom didn't get time to do will be finished.

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« Reply #48 on: October 26, 2013, 07:38:02 PM »
I'm starting to hurt, typing 9 fingered.  Tumor was involved with nerves, tendon, and joint, took him twice as long as he anticipated getting it out.
He said only 10% chance it will return, he thinks he got it all.
He is pretty sure is benign, will be absolutely positive once biopsy is complete.

Tendon is ok, still numb after 12 hours, the shots hurt so bad, ohhhh.  And he said it was so into stuff it was really going to hurt after all the work he had to do inside. But he gave me good pain pills and plenty of them! Hoping the nerves are ok, won't know until shot effects is gone.

Not the first time, years back had one cut off the side of my tongue and another place, both benign, its called tissue growing on tissue for us laymen types.  So here's hoping, I feel pretty comfortable its ok though.  Now I'm going to go feel sorry for myself a bit. :'(

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Re: Still here, decided to just start new thread
« Reply #49 on: October 26, 2013, 08:10:00 PM »
It's good that is over with. Hope the nerves are all OK and that it is truly a benign tumor.

Take it easy for a few days!
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« Reply #50 on: October 26, 2013, 09:38:12 PM »
Hugs to you, Carolyn.  The big C is a formidable opponent, but can be overcome.  My money is on you!
 
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« Reply #51 on: October 27, 2013, 05:25:16 PM »
Glad it's over and it sounds positive.  Fingers crossed for you!

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« Reply #52 on: October 27, 2013, 07:52:31 PM »
I feel much better tonight.  Minor things for others but I've only had some laproscopic surgery and a hysterectomy, never even had a broken bone so I'm a big wuss.

Still swollen pretty big, but ok.  Thanks for your thoughts.

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« Reply #53 on: October 29, 2013, 06:19:04 PM »
Back to doc on Friday. 

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« Reply #54 on: October 29, 2013, 06:42:16 PM »
Glad  you are feeling better.  This sounds like a forced rest  for you.  Enjoy the resting part!

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« Reply #55 on: October 29, 2013, 08:01:04 PM »
Yes, and by today I was bored.  Sue Anne went to MIL's for a couple of days, they do ok together.  I've read, worked on some tax stuff, have more to do but don't want to.

But that came to an end MIL claims someone stole her purse or rather stuff out of it.  But she claimed it was Sat night then couldn't decide if it was Fri night.  She went to a neighbors birthday party and said she came home and it was the stuff inside was gone but she couldn't remember which night.  However, I saw the other purse and the one she had today was not the same one, in fact I think I gave this one to her. 

Sue Anne and I went all over the place, I know she had it last Friday as we took the motorhome to Wetnights and she went with us.  She tried to pay for dinner but I paid, after that I never noticed.  I called the restaurant and of course nothing.  Thank God a few weeks ago when I found she was carrying around $6000 in cash, yes you read that right I put it in the bank.  She didn't even know what she had. She still doesn't seem to understand how much she has in the bank, I keep telling her.  I was afraid if someone truly did get her information they might get it and she would think it was me.

We had been going to help her open a new acct so this was the time, her deceased husband of over 10 years was still on the acct.  Also closed her old safety deposit box and opened a bigger one for us and moved her things over, just deeds.  She can't find the key so going to have to pay for that.  Went to get license and she had the wrong year for her birthday.  She is slipping pretty bad.  Changed the mailing address for property taxes, car ins, and ordered new checks and license.  Tomorrow to Terre Haute for moving her SS check deposit and a small pension.  Got to get a new medicare card and supplement card.  I am taking over all her bill paying.

Today I was looking in the oven and I'm seeing 2 skillets not washed, Sue Anne had diarrhea last time over there, it will finally get to where I can't let her go and Sue Anne likes her grandma, that is going to be tough.

She didn't have any credit cards so no issue there, but with her id they could cash checks, she said she didn't have a checkbook in her purse but I doubt if she knew for sure if she did or didn't.  I know some time ago we were talking about getting new carpet next spring and she is talking about buying it and said she had the money there so who knows she may have put more in it.  She has a neighbor lady next door close to Tom's age and is always broke, if its truly gone I think its her.  She says noway, I help her when she needs it but she would be the only one that would know she was gone for awhile.  Otherwise there are only old ladies in the 5 houses around there.  Her sister claimed money was stolen and I think they found her purse but they blamed some boys that moved in with their family across the railroad tracks, he works at the prison. 

I think its there somewhere.  Last week she claimed someone left a train set she had been looking for on the bar.  She figured they stole it and felt guilty and brought it back, I think she found it upstairs where it was stored.

I'm not sure how I'm going to handle all this and also wonder if I will be able to go in January.  I told Tom I cannot bring her here, with her and Sue Anne I would be crazier.  But the situation is deteriorating.  She is only comfortable in her narrow tiny world.  Come to think of it, think I need to adjust her TV again, I think Sue Anne said it wasn't working again.  Sad situation.

Tom is absolutely lost as to how to deal with this situation.  I went through somewhat of this with mom but I think hers was dementia or just not eating and taking meds that caused confusion.  There was a difference.  I saw another old lady at the ins office who appeared even more lost.  And God I look at them and think there I am one day.  Scares the crap out of me as I have no one to look out for me.  Worrisome.

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« Reply #56 on: October 29, 2013, 08:11:21 PM »
Well at least that got rid of the boredom.  ::) Just realized we need to get her a new wallet too. I'm going to make copies of everything in case she keeps losing it or perhaps someone did steal it.  If she did have money in it and it was stolen, they will come back for more, but I doubt she has any around now.  She gets a rent check but I will likely have to get money out for her, I don't know how she did it before. 

I am going to get her an outside light also, I told her if there really are thieves they like it dark.

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« Reply #57 on: October 30, 2013, 12:05:55 AM »
Carolyn:

We have lived the nightmare of Alzheimer's with my mother for 6 years. With the death of my father this spring my brother who lives nearby realized there was no choice but moving her into an assisted living facility. As much as she wants to "go home" we can finally live with the knowledge that she is safe as she deals with her new reality.

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« Reply #58 on: October 30, 2013, 10:48:23 AM »
She is fortunate as she lives in this tiny little place, it was a grain elevator stop so there 6 or 7 houses left, they are all widows, and all have lived there all their lives, except for one younger man that bought one of the places and lives alone.  He still works.  Also one ladies son comes down and helps her, he isn't married and when he retires he is going to live there.

Only 2 women are younger and I says 60's.  The one next door has been in jail before for dope and stuff and if anyone is doing anything I suspect her.  May be wrong but she will get some iffy "boyfriend" once in awhile soooo.  And MIL gives her money, she said oh she always pays me back, honestly, I doubt she knows if she does.  So to me there is my suspect rightly or wrongly.  I think she was pretty tight in there till we came back.  Whatever, MIL is going to have limited access to money, not because we want her to just the way it is.  I will give her checks but she seldom writes one and make sure she has cash too but not cash to pay property tax bills and things. I will also monitor her bank account online like ours and she didn't want an ATM card. The people in the treasurers office were concerned she was bringing thousands in to pay things.  This is a small town area and believe me everyone knows everything about each other. She is very cooperative and wants me to take over all bill paying so I am.  She said otherwise she worries about it.  I just feel odd as the DIL doing this. I think its killing Tom to see his mom getting like this.  He would do anything for her, well we have! I will see she is taken care of, but like mom if I didn't have Sue Anne too I could have her move in.  I just mentally can't do it and thank God, Tom understands.

I don't know how long we can keep her at her home.  Long as she is comfortable and safe she can stay there.  I can see a day I have to get her groceries and things. I know she will be happy there long as we can do it and she is only 3 miles away. She doesn't care to run around like me, she is strictly a homebody so that helps. Actually Sue Anne is feeling good about herself and says she can help grandma too so for now its working. So we may be able to manage this a few more years, just have to see. 

Long as I can get away a couple of times a year I will be ok.

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« Reply #59 on: October 30, 2013, 01:28:35 PM »
I know what you mean about feeling odd being the daughter-in-law and working with her finances.  When Jerry's mother died, his dad had never written any checks, had never balanced a checkbook, and had no clue about the check clearing system and inter-bank transactions.  He didn't even know he could go to another branch of his bank to get cash!  We didn't take over his finances (we lived at opposite ends of the country) because he was fine mentally, but I did teach him the basics so he could balance his checkbook by himself.  Usually it's the man who handles the finances and I've known women who have never written a check, but in this case his mom always handled their finances.

When my own mother started having issues with checkbook balancing I took them over and I think she was actually relieved to have someone else do it.  Sounds like your MIL also might be relieved.

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