bondebond, we live just below you and yes I did winterize last week on the new to us 2008 Hi-Lo 19T. We thought about just blowing the lines and putting antifreeze in the traps but I did the full blown winterizing and parked the trailer. My wife is not big on winter camping anymore so we will wait until spring. When we had a pup I would keep it ready to go year round, especially for Deer Camp, but gave up hunting a few years ago. Nothing like a big campfire on a cold night and the snuggle under some sleeping bags and blankets for a good sleep!!!!!
Yes, stress is one of the major factors of raising A1C levels, I am personal proof. During and right at the time I finally retired, A1C was over 9.0! Also blood pressure was through the roof, I was lucky and had enough years of service and additional income from VA Disability that I retired at 59 1/2. Now, (just had A1C checked yesterday at the VA, 8.1), it is coming down slowly. You also have to factor in that you are aging (not meant in a mean way), and it may be time for some oral meds. Some people thrive on stress, and some, our bodies find other ways to react. Go to an Endo Dr. and find ways to lower your A1C......
I have been perking coffee for over 40 years now, never timed it. Just use my nose and the color of the perk in the little glass jigger on top. Sometimes I want it a little stronger than other times and therefore, let it go a little longer, I have never made a BAD cup of coffee. These new fangled coffee brewers have ruined a whole generation.....
RoadXYZ, yes we plan on a trip to Hot Springs, we used to go often before RVing, but have not been in about 15 years. Have you been to Garvin Gardens during the Christmas season?
Campigloo, I have not been to LA since my Ft. Polk days in the summer of 1969. Also never got used to the chicory coffee but you never know!!!!
Thanks everyone for the welcome back!!! I figured out a long time ago that you either LOVE RVing or you don't, and we have always enjoyed the lifestyle from tent to pop-up to travel trailer. We used to go a lot, when work would let us, then **** happens, you deal with it and go on. We are both retired now but health limits us to shorter closer to home trips so we will take what we can get, and thank God we are still able to do that. We will be enjoying some old haunts, and seeing what all Arkansas has to offer, which is a lot!!!! The coffee pot is always on, or a Diet Coke in the cooler, so stop by sometimes..........
Well, I guess I will be putting my chair around the campfire once again.:D We sold our old unit several years ago due to health and other issues and wondered if we would ever get back into the campground again. We have been talking about renewing the RV experience a lot about the last six months or so and today we pulled the trigger.
We knew we wanted a smaller trailer than the old 24 footer we had and several days ago I was passing a small used car/RV lot and spied a used 19 foot Hi-Lo, a 19T Towlite. I brought the wife back to look it over and for a 2008 model, it was exceptional. The cooktop had never been used and it looked like the bathroom had never been touched either. The previous owner had put all the manuals and owners papers in a three ring binder and all systems checked out in working order. :C Waiting on money to get transferred from one institution to another, and I will pull it home the first of next week. I knew we would one day re-join the group, I never took the brake controller out of my truck, it has just been hanging there waiting to be used.
I told my wife I will get it home and clean it up and winterize it so it will be ready next spring and she said "do you have to winterize already?" She was more ready to go than I thought she was...:W
I have had both of mine done. Took longer than 15 or 20 minutes, I had lens replacement along with the cataract removal. They placed drops in the eye and did not feel any pain at all. I also was on an IV and drifted in and out of sleep during most of the procedure. There is some discomfort for a few days later, plus wearing a eye shield at night for a week. I have had several shots in my right eye to try and reduce swelling in that eye but numbing drops reduced MOST of that pain. You can do it, I am sure having a baby is a LOT worse...
Fall is in the air, temps today are to be in the low 70's and I have a ton of yard work I need to do. :( It was so hot the last month or two that I put off any yard work except mowing. I have a fence line that needs so bushes cut/removed so the workers can put up the last portion of wood privacy fence, about 125 feet along one side. I got out this morning, gathered my tools and chainsaw and started working. Of course the chainsaw has not been used since Spring and it took quite a few pulls on the starter rope the get going but after the first start-up, it just took one or two pulls to start again. I was almost finished with the portion I was planning on doing today(have to pace myself you know), and I pulled on the starter rope and it broke off in my hand. :S Get my tools out and take the cover off and decided to let the mechanic remove the pulley and spring assembly. I take it to the local repair shop and ask if they could fix it while I wait, and they did.
I know my sense of humor is a little far out sometimes and some people say they have to think about what I say sometimes. As I was paying the repairman, I was pulling on the rope a little and looked at him and said "is this going to make the saw start easier now?" He looked at me with a perplexed look on his face and didn't say a word. I could tell he did not quite get my joke and I said I was kidding and took my change and left. :W
I should finish my cleaning tomorrow morning and then I will have Saturday free to watch football and eat chili all day.......:B
You made me go look at my last card issued to me on 20JAN71. I had a A4 classification, after having put in my active duty time previously.
I graduated from High School May of 1968, with a A1 classification. Almost to the day a year later, May, 1969, I was inducted and on my way to Ft. Polk, LA. I was on active duty a total of One year, six months and eleven days. Released from active duty on November 26, 1970. The A4 classification was because I still had inactive reserve duty for the remainder of the six years total of my commitment. I received my "Official Discharge" on May 15, 1975.
I always said if they called me back up, there would be 100 guys leave my neighborhood, me and 99 M.P.s.........
Our six year old grandson goes to work with his Dad sometimes on a Saturday morning when Dad needs to finish some paperwork. Dad is a Construction Superintendent.
Grandson told his Mom the other day that when he gets a job with Dad he is taking her Orange office chair to his office, and he also needs his Nerf gun.
I wonder what kind of paperwork Dad is doing on Saturday mornings....:h
fj12ryder, I have a couple of "good ole boy" BILs that could take up the slack for me.....:B
PS.. All of my comments were tongue in cheek remarks, but still Payday and Car title loans make more on the interest than my 401k by a long shot!!!!
In my working life, I had dealings with fluorescent fixtures, so a little of what I know may help, (or not).
1. If other fixtures are the same age as the problem one, they are antique fixtures and need to be replaced. "Leaking" ballast have been replace by electronic ballasts and if you are using F16 tubes or larger you are using a lot of electricity. We found it to be cheaper to replace the whole fixture than rebuild old style fixtures.
2. You may have a bad "tombstone" receptacle on one end of the fixture.
3. If you replace(d) a ballast, did you replace it with the correct ballast? Most of the off the shelf ballast look the same, but be sure to check they are for the correct voltage and the number and size of the tubes in the fixture.
We sold our rig a few years ago, if this is what "camping" has come down to, I am glad we no longer rent a space in a campground. Can't sit around the fire anymore without fretting if someone will sue me because they do something stupid in my rented space.......
I think your agent is milking you for a few dollars, see if they can provide information comparing policies sold verses claims paid out on such a rider on an insurance policy.
If it was legal, (but private parties can not do this in our state), I could make a tidy little profit by charging just half of the interest that these legal loan sharks do. I could make twice the profit on my little nest egg than I currently do in my 401K account. Dang, there is always a stumbling block in my little schemes....:S
Friend and I are leaving early Friday morning to see some of the College World Series. Arkansas plays Virginia Saturday and then we will fly by the seat of the pants after that game. I am not much on baseball, but I like to watch college sports of almost any kind, especially bowl or championship games. The only bummer is we are staying in a motel, no RV anymore for our comforts.......
THANK YOU OMAHA :B We arrived Friday afternoon, drove around the Ameritrade Park to get our bearings for the next few days and met some great people. I do not know if Omaha has much going on during the year, but I guess the CWS is about the biggest event and they do a tremendous job from parking to finding something to eat. My friend and I stayed and watched a total of six games and never heard a gruff word from anyone. I do not usually care for being in large crowds but EVERYONE we met, were there to enjoy themselves.
Thanks again to everyone in Omaha for making our first trip to the CWS a great one and we are already making plans to return again.
BTW, Arkansas lost two close games and were the first team out......:S
K Charles, you are SO LUCKY you can get a real fresh rhubarb pie. :( Here in the deep south most folks do not even know what rhubarb is, much less make a decent pie out of it. Every year I go back to Iowa for a Family reunion and I always put out the word to my cousins that I WANT a rhubarb pie for our potluck dinner. I only get it once a year, its like Christmas to me!!!! :B I try to eat the whole pie before the day is over. Just eat your pie and the Tums after and be glad you have the pie, some of us in this great country are so deprived....:R
And I saw a sight I have not seen in a looooooong time, :@ Army National Guardsmen hiking up the sidewalk with full packs. They were not marching, just hiking up the sidewalk, single file. It brought back some old memories of Ft. Polk, LA, about 46 years ago, marching around the base just to be marching, only difference is we carried our weapons (an M14 rifle), these guys were not carrying any weapons. Plus it is a mild 60 something degrees here, I was marching in July and August heat. I told my wife I sure do not miss those days at all.....:B