We also had a naked spot in our back yard for a couple of years, it was sad.....:( My DW developed RA and made it difficult to get in and out of the TT, rather than see it just sit, we sold it to a young couple with a couple of small children and they were all smiles driving off. My DW wife is doing a lot better due to meds now and we found a 19 foot used Hi-LO to fill the sad spot. We are not back to making all the trips we used to, but we are back. :B Hope you can also fill the lonely spot in your yard....:W
I found that draining the water heater after coming home from a trip eliminates the "rotten egg" smell on the next trip. Make sure you turn off water heater before leaving camp, before storing or parking the trailer, be sure to flip the lever on the pressure relief valve and remove the drain plug. After draining insert the drain plug and re-set the pressure relief valve. After a couple of showers, I always remembered to let the pressure out of the tank before draining.....:S
Well, we stayed home this holiday and so did the daughters' family (five in all), and a couple of friends. SIL wanted to have a fish fry. We are having:
Southern Fried catfish fillets
Some chicken strips for the kids
Broccoli slaw (for the DW)
onion and pickles
and whatever dessert the Daughter brings
plenty of tea and lemonade
Sport45, the flight for me is FREE, son is using miles from Corp. CC and costs him nothing. To get a cheap seat on Southwest, I would have to wait 2 weeks and still have the airport hassle. Besides, I am retired, what else do I have to do......:B
I used to like to fly, (on a airplane), and now it is just a hassle, and I can't blame the Airlines or TSA, just a sign of the times.
I am flying from Little Rock to Dallas next week to pick up a vehicle from my son. He is using some of his credit card points to buy me a one way ticket. Only problem is he can only buy Delta tickets and they booked me from Little Rock to Atlanta, then Atlanta to Dallas. Security in Little Rock is not too bad and I do not think I will go through Security in Atlanta, just go from one gate to another, that is my hope anyway.
In July I am travelling to Belize, we leave Little Rock, change at DFW for the International flight and return a week later the same way. It has been my experience in years past that Security moves slow at DFW International and we have just over an hour to make a connection. I have not heard of any long lines or problems at DFW, but all that could change in 6 weeks.........
I have not had a "real" ham in many a moon..... I am 66 and can still remember hog butchering day back in the day. Several family members gathered the hogs up at one place, usually 30 to 45 days before butchering day to "fatten them up". Meats were shared among the families and lard rendered, and a feast followed. I can remember my Father buying a special curing salt and the ham(s) were coated and placed in a wooden bin in the barn. Every day or two it was our job to go and rub salt on the ham and turn it. After several weeks, meat was cut off and cooked as was needed in the house. We never had a smokehouse or hung the meat in a bag. This was all done in the Fall, usually after the first good frost and the air was cool. I think this was the secret to a good ham.....
Sounds like you found a great deal there!! IF you have full benefits with just 20 hours a week, that is the ideal job.
The best "job" I had was working part time as the Handyman/Janitor at our Church. 24 hours a week, went in when I wanted and left when I wanted. I did that for two and a half years before my SS kicked in. I had no benefits, but I already had medical through the VA and if I needed a week or so off, all I had to do was ask and I was still paid for time off. Enjoy the work and the change of work environment, it can change your health and attitude........(and keep your wife happy!)
Old-Biscuit, sounds like you still have some spare time on your hands!! :B So some serious stuff like I did, get your fishing gear out and check everything out and give it a good cleaning. I have had the same rods and reels for thirty years or more but have not used them since my fishing partner passed about seven years ago. :( I purchased my lifetime hunting and fishing license last year and decided that this year I would make a serious effort to return to fishing. I discovered that age and lack of use has taken a toll on all of my gear. :R It looks like a trip to Bass Pro Shop is in the future for me, my wife says to wait until Fathers Day, but that is almost two months away, she does not realize that there are thousands of fish just waiting to be caught.....:W
From a Vet, wear it if you like it, heck even go to the Army/Navy surplus store and buy one, makes no difference to me. Although I have worn and still own a boonie, I prefer a wider brim hat for sun protection. I too have hade spots on my face and neck removed and have found that a mesh style straw hat with a wider brim to offer more protection than the boonie. Also, I am sure they told you to wear a LOT of sunscreen while outside.......
I had my brake shoes and bearings checked about 3 weeks ago. After pulling the tires off, both the Mechanic and I examined them and saw no defects in the tires or bearings. I am old school, I think $49.00 a year is good insurance to eyeball something you can not see and also have a trained pair of eyes look at them also. JMHO.......
We sold our TT several years ago, DW had medical issues and just getting in and our of the TT presented problems. Now, with the help of medications she is more mobile and we wanted to return to camping, on a smaller scale, shorter trips. I was thinking of going back to a PU also, with a bathroom also, but then I remembered all of the cranking and also added an electric lift to my wants. I happened upon a used 19 foot Hi-Lo camper last winter and it is ideal for us. Electric-hydraulic lift system, complete bathroom and is small enough to park in the back yard. We can be parked and set up in less than 30 minutes. You can do it, just keep looking.......
We found that premiums and companies covering you depend on the area where you live plus all of the other factors such as age, general health, any medications you are taking and so on. You might want to check with your Doctor(s) if there are any plans they do not accept, my DWs Doctor for example does not accept any Wellcare plans, claims they are very slow on paying. It can be very confusing, good luck.
I see them almost every day 3/4 of the year and have been behind many up and down Highway 65, never have seen a problem. There are plenty of passing lanes, so taking your time of you feel the need is not a problem.
rwj146, as a fellow VNV, I suggest that you stay with the story that has been told for years. It has been what, at least 45 or so years since the Brother has passed. Going into detail may not be a good thing for his family, and more important for you either. Describing a persons death as violent as what I assume his was, can't give anyone any comfort. I suggest telling them what little you do remember of the man, shared times together, and IF pressed about his exact situation, just tell them you can not go there for your own mental wellbeing. If they can not understand that, they will never be satisfied........... JMHO
199th Light Infantry Bde., Jan. 1970 - November 1970
Rangerbait, have a great trip. Do not worry about trying to cram everything in the trailer you "think" you might need, there are plenty of WalMarts on the route.
Our favorite trip out west was on the highway from the Grand Canyon up through Monument Valley to the Four Corners area. Take your time through there and let the kids out to explore, they will never forget it.