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Mark Twain said it best.......

"Rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated." Haven't posted here in a long time, but those of you who have read my posts over the years will notice the new location in my profile. The house is FAR from done but officially/legally it is our primary residence. Any of you ever watch the movie, "The Money Pit?" We are living it........ Cheers, everyone!
Drbolasky 04/24/18 03:15pm Around the Campfire
RE: Major Charles Emerson Winchester III

He was also an accomplished musician. I've always felt that his character was the perfect "polar opposite" to Frank Burns. A stroke of genius on the part of those who created and developed M*A*S*H.
Drbolasky 03/05/18 07:55am Around the Campfire
RE: For all You Folks in the Deep Freeze

Was 7 degrees F here this morning. Predictions for the coming days have overnight lows in the single digits for the next few nights as well. And here I am, now heating two houses........ Ugh!
Drbolasky 01/01/18 02:01pm Around the Campfire
RE: Happy Holidays & a ? for those who monitor blood pressure

The key is being consistent in how and when you take the pressure. Record the readings and watch for trends not single readings. How, yes, when, not necessarily. You need to know what activities raise or lower your BP. Certain medical conditions don't necessarily show up with normal testing and when BP raises/lowers is sometimes a clue. Definitely record and definitely watch for trends-a high BP can have any number of causes, some of which are normal and not dangerous as long as they don't persist. Thanks to all who've replied so far. My doctor also suggested an Omron unit so I think that's the direction I'll go. I'm not on any meds to control blood pressure and I want to avoid that (but I am on meds for other stuff and I suspect is at least partly behind the elevated (and sometimes erratic) numbers I see (I've had a LOT of doctor visits over the last year and a half - long story and won't bore anybody). With respect to the above quote - when I went to my GP he suggested taking my pressure at random times throughout the day, as he said BP can vary with the time of day. I'm to track my readings for a couple of weeks, then come in for a checkup and bring my unit to compare with the readings done there. I'll be lowering the salt intake and he said "lose weight." I think between resuming an exercise regimen and working on the new house that is a distinct possibility. Thanks again, all.
Drbolasky 12/28/17 07:21am Around the Campfire
Happy Holidays & a ? for those who monitor blood pressure

Happy, safe & restful holidays to all of you here on the Forum. 2017 was an "interesting" year here, and 2018 could rival that. Stay tuned. And a question for those of you who monitor your blood pressure daily - What make and model of device do you use? What do you like/dislike and why? Long story, so I'll just say it's time to keep closer tabs on my health....... Thanks to all.
Drbolasky 12/24/17 11:54am Around the Campfire
RE: Favourite Christmas music...

We had the good fortune to see/hear TSO live in Allentown a few weeks ago. Incredible. Canadian Brass Christmas at St. Patrick's Cathedral in NYC still one of my perennial favorites (O Holy Night is among the tracks on that album), along with Mannheim Steamroller.
Drbolasky 12/20/17 05:26pm Around the Campfire
RE: ARMY vs NAVY - Some Special Game!

Always rooting for Navy!!
Drbolasky 12/09/17 06:44pm Around the Campfire
RE: Kayaking looks fun

Another opinion here - I've owned a canoe since I was 22 (courted DW in it!) and both DW and I have kayaked. Agree with earlier reply to your post that if you want to take the cooler, the blanket, the dog, etc. then a canoe will fill the bill. For just recreational paddling and exploring I think the kayak is a better choice, whether it's flatwater or river. Ditto on all the advice about pfd's and paddle weights, especially the latter if you ever decide you want to do some tripping (multi-day excursions, not what went on in the 60's!!!) If there is an L.L. Bean near you check out their kayak school. It's a one-day, easy way to find out if this is for you. You get instruction in how to do basic maneuvers, etc. In either case, yes, definitely rent first. Good luck and let us know what you discover!!
Drbolasky 12/09/17 06:42pm Around the Campfire
Mark Twain said it best......

"Rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated." I've not been on the Forum much lately and probably will not be for the next few months. After nearly 33 years DW & I will be moving out of Allentown, but still in the Lehigh Valley. We're buying the new homestead out of foreclosure so my time (and money!) will be going in to sweat equity. And yes, there's plenty of room to store the TT!. Happy holidays, everyone!
Drbolasky 11/28/17 04:55pm Around the Campfire
RE: 6 Most Common Causes of Car Crashes

Another CDL holder weighing in here - First of all cars these days are chock full of safety technology (air bags, crumple zones, obstacle avoidance, back-up cameras, etc. etc. etc.) that some drivers feel they are safe now matter how well (or poorly) they drive. Call it a false sense of security. Second, cars are also now full of all kinds of distractions - some as simple as cup holders all the way to on-board navigation software to killer sound systems with hundreds of signal sources from which to choose. Add the two together and you get drivers who are not and do not feel the need to be actively engaged in driving. I routinely drive older coaches that require me to be present and actively participate in the operation of the vehicle. More and more drivers these days are simply "along for the ride" so to speak. JMHO
Drbolasky 11/28/17 04:43pm Around the Campfire
Powercaster, Trailer Valet, et. al. Who uses one?

I'd like to hear from anybody who uses a motorized unit such as PowerCaster or Trailer Valet to park their TT. What brand and why? What do you like or not like? All replies welcome and PM me if you wish to avoid flaming. Thank you, all.
Drbolasky 10/23/17 01:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: Newbie heading south...PA15 or US81?

Here's my take on the question: Route: If you are already on I-81 heading south, take I-83 south for a bit then Rt. 581 west to Rt 15. Just be aware there is construction on the I-81/I-83 interchange, and pay close attention to signage as it is easy to miss the right-hand ramp to stay on I-83 south. Timing: I've used Rt. 17 to get to I-95 and it is scenic and it's fine if you're not in a hurry. If you need to knock out a lot of miles in a short amount of time, consider timing your travel to pass through in the middle of the night. I just did a trip to Charleston SC to take furniture down to my daughter. I used the above route, leaving here at midnight and was passing Gettysburg at 2 a.m. I stayed on Rt 15 south to Frederick then picked up I-270 to the DC Beltway and then south on I-95. That got me below Fredericksburg well before the morning rush ever started. Just a thought.
Drbolasky 10/22/17 10:43am Roads and Routes
RE: Good campground close to Penn State?

The KOA is our choice when we camp in the area. Nice place. I think you were lucky to book a site - they fill up fast.
Drbolasky 09/20/17 07:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Hershey RV Show info

We went on Thursday of the show, precisely because the weekend is just plain nuts. Did not see any units that I had planned to look at but then again we are not really in the market for a new TT anyway. One BIG mistake I made was taking DW to see the Airstreams. I have to keep reminding her she married for love, not for money. Other than that the only brand that caught my eye (that is - had the things/floorplans that appealed to us) was Lance. Overall, RV manufacturers are starting to get away from the overly dark interior treatments that have been the norm for the last 10 years. Long overdue IMHO. On edit - metal detectors, yes. I had to take my keychain back to my truck because I have one of the little Harbor Freight key knives on the ring. Weapons were explicitly prohibited, so I'm not sure a concealed carry permit would make any difference.
Drbolasky 09/20/17 07:31pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
We're baaaaaaack...............!

Days on the Road: 17 Miles Traveled: 4,417 States Visited: 16 New Navy Moms Met: 3 Navy Moms Reunited: 2 And 1 incredibly awesome solar eclipse observed, at North Platte, NE. And finally, look for an update on the sailor gal soon!!
Drbolasky 08/27/17 05:47am Around the Campfire
!*&%^$#@! Awning Will Not Unroll All the Way

So, here we are, less than 12 hours before we are to hit the road - Awning only unrolls about half way, then stops DEAD. No amount of twisting or jiggling will budge it any farther. Will roll up, but not with the same amount of tension it used to have. A & E Awning, manual, not motorized. 17 years old. Tried shooting some solvent in and around ratchet and the center axle. No luck so far. All suggestions welcome, and if we don't have a full awning then we don't have a full awning.......
Drbolasky 08/09/17 05:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Need 110v side & refrig help, FAST

GFCI it was. Thanks, everyone!
Drbolasky 08/07/17 07:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Need 110v side & refrig help, FAST

30 amp rig. Converter IS getting 110v. Thanks for the help so far.
Drbolasky 08/07/17 07:28pm Tech Issues
Need 110v side & refrig help, FAST

Normally I don't post here but I have a problem I could use some help solving. Trailer was plugged in, fan (not A/C) & refrig running (the latter on elec, not gas). Trailer became unplugged - not sure why. Plugged back in. Refrig now does not stay on, neither 110v nor gas. I have no electric to half of my 110v outlets (front half of coach). All other 110v and 12v appliances/lights/fans work. No breakers (110v side) are tripped. Need help ASAP as we are slated to hit the road in a few days. Many thanks.
Drbolasky 08/07/17 05:59pm Tech Issues
Poplar Bluff, MO

Anybody here have suggestions for a good overnight CG in the area? Yes, have already consulted rvparkreviews.com - always like to get information from more than one source.
Drbolasky 07/16/17 09:31am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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