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ArdraF

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Re: Still here, decided to just start new thread
« Reply #750 on: January 02, 2017, 05:55:30 PM »
You and Tom have been really busy, Carolyn!  You're going to have a whole new rolling home before you're done.  I'll bet Sue Anne is ready to go.  Have a safe trip and, hopefully, you'll find somewhere warmer to park it.  Happy New Year!

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Dream Chasers

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Re: Still here, decided to just start new thread
« Reply #751 on: January 02, 2017, 07:23:14 PM »
Will you be coming to Orlando/Kissimmee? We are having a mini-rally lunch on January 17th in Lakeland at the Smokin' Bones. We would love to meet you. There is a post about the rally in the Rally section. Safe travels to wherever you go.

I was able to modify the post to insert the rally link.
http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/index.php/topic,101279.0.html
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PatStab

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Re: Still here, decided to just start new thread
« Reply #752 on: January 02, 2017, 11:39:36 PM »
We went to Orlando last year, we trade off if we can so Sue Anne wanted to go to Vegas, but she
was crazy for all the flea markets at Quartzite so we will stop there either going or coming we shall
see.  We may even go through Houston on the way back, not sure, to check on a property there we
intend to sell it this year.

We hope to do more short trips this summer and Tom go too, so looking forward to that.  He has been
busy and I was helping then my back caused me a lot of problems but I'm ok well, until it happens again.

He has 2 more houses to get on the market and he is happy as can be working on them, what can I say?

I'm not sure if I wrote but Sue Anne is back home with us.  The experience was not good, it was bad enough
I filed a complaint with the state and they came back with total agreement the other day. She is doing very
well back home and believe me happy as can be to be here.  What will happen in the future we do not know,
will just have to take it a day at a time and hope we can remain healthy.  I could not stand to see her having
to live like that. But also I think she now realizes how good she has it.  Of course most of the behavior issues
she just couldn't help.  I think the new, young doc we have has done wonders for her.

Nice to hear from you Ardra, hope you are both doing well.

I wish we could meet up in Florida, maybe next year??  I think we ate at that restaurant, the barbecue was
delicious, it is barbecue, correct?


Dream Chasers

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Re: Still here, decided to just start new thread
« Reply #753 on: January 03, 2017, 06:58:25 PM »
Yes, Smokey Bones is barbeque. The mini rally is the 2nd annual, so maybe you will be able to join us next winter. Happy New Year and safe travels!
Sheryl & Bobby and Roxie the Yorkie
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PatStab

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Re: Still here, decided to just start new thread
« Reply #754 on: January 03, 2017, 10:00:23 PM »
We may just do that, we usually go everyother year.  I really need to go further south in Florida to get in the warm, but Sue Anne loves the Orlando area and all the places to go so hard to get past it.  LOL!

Oh and thank you for the kind invite.

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Re: Still here, decided to just start new thread
« Reply #755 on: January 24, 2017, 04:23:38 AM »
We left the 8th of January, fought the weather all the way to Quartzite, had to keep dropping down from 40, to 20, to I 10.  Between the wind, particularly the wind and rain it was brutal.

We stayed in Quartzite only about a week, a few nice days but cold and wet a lot of it.  But TT's, motorohomes, etc were flocking in when we left.

Right now in Las Vegas, plan to stay till weekend.  I up and left Quartzite on the spur of the moment when I saw Sunday weather was good, good day to drive up California 95 that day.  They said day before had been closed for flooding.  I have never seen the weather like this.  But we have still had a great time.

The old diesel is purring with her overhaul. 

I hope to be able to go back on I 40 when we leave but may have to run back down Arizona and back up, not sure what is in the forecast yet.

We have had a good time, need to get home, lots of stuff to take care of.

Hope all are doing well.

PatStab

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Re: Still here, decided to just start new thread
« Reply #756 on: January 24, 2017, 04:25:31 AM »
Come to think of it we left Sat not Sunday, I lose track of the days.

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Re: Still here, decided to just start new thread
« Reply #757 on: January 24, 2017, 06:01:54 AM »
Come to think of it we left Sat not Sunday, I lose track of the days.

Ain't it great?  We were hosting last summer.  About the second week, I went out and bought a watch with the day/date display as I kept loosing track of the day when people would ask me while filling out envelopes.
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WILDEBILL308

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Re: Still here, decided to just start new thread
« Reply #758 on: January 24, 2017, 09:04:14 AM »
We left the 8th of January, fought the weather all the way to Quartzite, had to keep dropping down from 40, to 20, to I 10.  Between the wind, particularly the wind and rain it was brutal.

We stayed in Quartzite only about a week, a few nice days but cold and wet a lot of it.  But TT's, motorohomes, etc were flocking in when we left.

Right now in Las Vegas, plan to stay till weekend.  I up and left Quartzite on the spur of the moment when I saw Sunday weather was good, good day to drive up California 95 that day.  They said day before had been closed for flooding.  I have never seen the weather like this.  But we have still had a great time.

The old diesel is purring with her overhaul. 

I hope to be able to go back on I 40 when we leave but may have to run back down Arizona and back up, not sure what is in the forecast yet.

We have had a good time, need to get home, lots of stuff to take care of.

Hope all are doing well.
You might plan on going the southern route as Feb. is one of the worst for weather months. I-10 East then decide  on I-20 or stay on I-10 till you turn North.
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Dvan

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Re: Still here, decided to just start new thread
« Reply #759 on: January 24, 2017, 11:45:10 AM »
I lose track of the days.

That is exactly my goal in a few years  ;)
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PatStab

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Re: Still here, decided to just start new thread
« Reply #760 on: January 26, 2017, 01:29:28 AM »
We have had a good trip, only repair (SO FAR) this year was my awning came unfurled part way in the brutal wind, and had to have it taped.  Tom wanted me to get someone to fix it.  He untapped and got the 4 inches or so of fabric rolled back up.  I think the aluminum cover is slightly bent so did not go totally flat, but we put straps on the awning legs and I have an extra set to put on so will be fine.  Something for Tom to fix LOL!

Plan on leaving Friday morning, I hope I don't have that wind on the way back, that gets tiring day after day and makes me slow down.  I don't plan driving at 55mph very far, I hope, like I had to coming down.  Honestly there was at least 2 days I should have parked it, for about 3 days only saw a handful of TT's or motorhomes, smart people, it was not safe, never seen it blow that hard.  It was all I could do to get the door open or closed to get in or out and the motorhome was buffeted pretty good when parked.

Next year heading for Florida.

I think Tom and us are going to W Virginia to visit some folks this summer and to Branson, and maybe Nashville, he doesn't mind short trips.

The old girl used no oil on the way out or if it did not enough I could tell, so 2000 miles on it now, will see what it does going home.

They fixed another gauge, it never worked before, all I can figure out it is, is oil temperature, I have engine temp, tranny temp, but don't understand why I have oil and engine temp gauges both, looks like it would be the same, but the oil temp gauge runs higher then the engine??  It just says in the manual see operator manual as these are additional gauges.  In that cluster is hour meter for generator, the oil temp, then tranny temp, and air and brake pressure.  Elsewhere they  say truck people just like gauges, LOL!

Anyway unless the weather gets worse or something off we go Friday.
 


Old_Crow

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Re: Still here, decided to just start new thread
« Reply #761 on: January 26, 2017, 04:58:52 AM »
Eng Oil Temp is just that.  Eng Temp should probably read Eng Coolant Temp.
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PatStab

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Re: Still here, decided to just start new thread
« Reply #762 on: January 26, 2017, 11:11:46 AM »
That makes sense, never thought of that.

It runs about 185 for the engine oil temp, the other runs lower, if its coolant temp.  Both go a bit higher on climbing.

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Re: Still here, decided to just start new thread
« Reply #763 on: January 26, 2017, 12:52:35 PM »
Come on back down to Quartzsite, then head east on I-10 to get home.  The weather has turned nice, the Potluck is Saturday at 2 PM at the rally site!   ;)

PatStab

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Re: Still here, decided to just start new thread
« Reply #764 on: February 13, 2017, 01:51:34 PM »
DD was sick and we headed for home, got home on Tuesday, we drove 40 and it was good weather, Tom and I both
were monitoring it all the way.  I got lucky. Have to watch the speed, once happened to get the old girl up to 74, I
certainly did not intend to, so used cruise more.  I don't drive it that fast, the pac brake worked as it should also,
I think they serviced it. And it used no oil, or not enough I could tell if it did.  Over 3600 miles, yes!

However, after I got home, I caught what she had and worse.  Ended up at minor emergency clinic because I got
up on Sunday and couldn't get enough air.  Steroid shot, antibiotics, for 5 days, still sick Went to my doc she put
me on stronger stuff, steroid shot, prednisone, and I was really really sick, I coughed till my ribs hurt slept in
my recliner many nights.  Doing much better, in fact going to grocery soon.

Tom got the motorhome winterized and I got stuff boxed before I got to sick.  We stored a lot of things in totes
so next time I just load those and not leave stuff.  But don't want mice in food and linens.  Not had many but
have had some.

He got the outside washed down one day when it was 60.  Also he had been fighting it due to, to much fluid going
in the water heater.  He found the guy that had fixed it had put on the wrong valve type to have it bypass, now
that works right.  So she is now back in the garage.

I would love to head for Florida in March but doubt I do.  He is working on his mom's house and has made a lot
of progress.  Has the bathroom ready to put in mostly new fixtures, new ceiling tile, in bathroom, laundry, and
family room.  Took out a staircase to a really not finished upstairs and it was not designed for and put in a big
closet in that 1 bedroom, its done.  Then he has a small closet to fix in the other, has a big one, he closed up
the door between them.  Now he tore the kitchen cabinets out, we were going to refinish, decided to tear out
rewire, and replumb in there.  We hope to get it on the market in the next 2 to 3 months.  I do need to help when
it gets to putting up cabinets, painting a few window frames, and cleaning. Most windows are new vinyl and we
are changing one out over the kitchen sink, so all in good condition.  I haven't done much on this one.
We are having good response to our rentals.  If we can find decent houses to remodel here we could rent
them all day long, but the housing stock is old and so many are to bad to mess with, at least in our minds.
We want them structurally sound and not have to redo everything, and of course not overpriced.  We now have
4 rented, and 2 in the works.  Ours are in excellent condition when rented, we have some renters for a year
now, no late rents, no cleanliness or pet issues.  I am careful and so far good renters.  We are selling the
last of our property in Texas this year if possible, we do not intend to be long distance landlords.

So Tom is happy, he has his things to work on.  I'm happy because my motorhome is running good and I
intend to go to Florida next spring, maybe somewhere this fall too.  That is to be seen.  Sue Anne is doing
very well at home again, so right now all is well.  She has been wonderful since home and we are starting
her in music therapy, she also has a behavior therapist we have not needed yet.  We are going to try to
get her more in the community though she is gunshy after the place she was in.  But they sure straightened
her act up!!  So everything is going as well as can be expected, never know what tomorrow will bring so
enjoying each day as we can.  Hope all of you are too.
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Re: Still here, decided to just start new thread
« Reply #765 on: April 19, 2017, 08:54:13 PM »
The weather is beautiful here in southern Indiana, was 85 today in April!!  The farmers are working like crazy planting,
last year was way to wet for too long.  This year I wonder if we will get enough rain.

We are taking off tomorrow, the 3 of us Tom, Sue Anne, and I to Franklin, Tenn.  Taking DD to see Riders In the Sky,
she loves their music, listens every Saturday night.  So we are going to a live performance in a historic theater there.

Then we are going on a dinner cruise on the General Jackson, hope there is no dress code.  So we are taking off for
a few days.  We are so busy, not much time.  When I get home, garden to put out, then Tom and I are volunteering
for things locally.  We are going to try to finish his mom's house the next month or two and get it on the market for
rent.

We are finally selling our duplex in Texas or I should say putting it up for sale.  If we do, we are toying with buying
a small winter place in Florida, but keeping the motorhome.

Hope all are well and enjoying themselves, we are, and all is well.


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Re: Still here, decided to just start new thread
« Reply #766 on: April 19, 2017, 09:14:29 PM »
We were just in Franklin, TN. Beautiful little town. Home of music city roots. Fantastic performances. With any luck, you might see Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman who have a home there.....
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Re: Still here, decided to just start new thread
« Reply #767 on: April 20, 2017, 09:32:25 PM »
Have a great trip!  I've loved Riders for years.
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PatStab

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Re: Still here, decided to just start new thread
« Reply #768 on: April 22, 2017, 09:58:43 PM »
It was a great trip, old motorhome just purred along. We loved the cruise and food,
the performance was excellent, sold out theater.  We had dinner at the Red Pony in
Franklin, food was wonderful. Sue Anne got her autographed poster by the 4, a CD,
and her T shirt.  She LOVES their music, likely one of their biggest fans.
We liked the fact it was acoustic, no electric instruments at all and their singing is really
smooth.  They said they have been performing for 39.5 years, wow and still good.

Tom does want to put the motorhome in the shop to have the steering checked out.  He
says he could but they have all the stuff to do it easier them him.  Glad to hear him say that.
He feels there is too much play in the steering.  He said you can have the nose painted this
year or the steering looked at.  Darn, I hate being practical but think he is right. Mechanical
over aesthetics.

Sue Anne and I may head for Florida in October and February, have to see how things go, but
we are thinking about it. 

Had the AC on when we left, came home to a 67 degree house, brrrr, heat back on tonight.

 

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