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Inexpensive Hearing Aids

DW has decided it is time for her to explore hearing aids again. She went to an audiologist for testing and was fitted with a pair several years ago. They were unsatisfactory and were extremely expensive so she turned them back in before her trial time and got all but $100 back. In the meantime we have found inexpensive dental work and eye glasses through this forum and I am hoping we can find a similar bargain with hearing aids. We do not have the VA availability as I have read here although we do have Medicare if that is any help. All ideas are welcomed. Thanks.
SteveRuff 01/23/15 07:48am Around the Campfire
RE: What if the Pats are found guilty in Deflategate?

And they will once again be branded as cheaters. Didn't seem to hurt them that much last time. "If you aren't cheating you aren't trying!"
SteveRuff 01/20/15 08:42am Around the Campfire
RE: Fulltiming in South Texas.

We are in Rio Grand valley too. CONSTANT cold (high 40) and rain with another cold front coming. No walking on the beach, bicycling, sunshine, only constant cold rain. Its been raining for a week. I left home for this??? Let's see...today in Omaha there is a high of 17 degrees and a low of -5, but it is sunny. No brainer for me!
SteveRuff 01/12/15 11:08am Full-time RVing
RE: Dental care

If you are traveling down south you might consider going across the border into Mexico. Algodones, across from Yuma Arizona is one place, another is in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. We have used Mexican dentists for years and have been very pleased with the quality and price of the dental care. A cleaning is usually between $20 and $30. Walk ins are accepted and much more advanced work is available if needed.
SteveRuff 01/06/15 09:22am Full-time RVing
RE: K.I.S.S.

Occams Razor: The principle states that among competing hypotheses, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected. Other, more complicated solutions may ultimately prove correct, but—in the absence of certainty—the fewer assumptions that are made, the better.
SteveRuff 12/31/14 08:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: good places to look for used RVs

Check out PPL Motorhomes Did you read his original post? :S Duh! I did but obviously not all the way to the end Sorry about that.
SteveRuff 12/29/14 10:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: good places to look for used RVs

Check out PPL Motorhomes
SteveRuff 12/29/14 09:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What is your favorite past time?

I was going to put in my two cents but then I realized you are talking about pastimes such as hobbies and things. I thought you meant favorite eras of times gone by. For that I would choose the 1800's because so many things were invented and life as we know it was just beginning to evolve. As for hobbies, I enjoy reading and learning new skills like computer programming.
SteveRuff 12/29/14 08:59am Around the Campfire
RE: hello. im new here. I have a sailboat....

Our years of spending summers and holidays sailing the Gulf coast has served us nicely now that we are in our "land yacht." Pluses: the motor home is cavernous compared to the sail boat. Mechanical problems are infinitely easier and cheaper to dispose of. The amount of available territory to explore is vast and varied. A hole in a tire, while serious and debilitating, is not usually life threatening like a hole in your boat. My maintenance time is approximately one tenth what I had to spend on the boat. If I have to move in bad weather, I am warm and dry driving my motor home. Even the most un-level site is not as bad as the heel on a boat when close hauled. Minuses: You can't park your motor home close enough to water to experience that gentle lapping of the waves as you drift off to sleep. There are many places you just can't smell the salt and the sea. Whenever I left the dock my ritual was to say, "Maybe this time I won't come back, I'll just keep sailing." My motor home does not give me the illusion that I could drive her to exotic foreign places. Good luck with the new adventure.
SteveRuff 12/29/14 08:25am Beginning RVing
RE: Minimally invasive spine fusion & epidural steroid injection

I had pain running all the way down my leg terminating on the outer side of my ankle bone. I was surprised to be told it was a back problem. I was told it might take three rounds of injections. The first round offered little to no improvement, the second round did the trick. I was totally pain free for well over a year, approaching two years before it returned to some degree. Doctors assured me there was no problem with trying the injections again and that I could even have them more than once a year if needed. Same result. Only two rounds were necessary and I am once again pain free. I, for one, will avoid surgery at all costs. If this continues to work for me I will gladly do it every couple of years.
SteveRuff 12/29/14 07:39am Around the Campfire
RE: Spicy Italian Crescent Ring

Saw it on Facebook and tried it immediately. Fresh baked it was very good. Next day as leftovers was not. Too soggy. I think this would be good to take to a potluck or if you have a family large enough to finish it at one meal.
SteveRuff 12/09/14 07:54am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Most over rated attractions

Thank you Moderator! I have found that you can enjoy eating the ice cream or complain about the cost of the ice cream. Has the experience of the eating the ice cream changed? I enjoy visiting cities because that is where I can usually find museums, art exhibits, varied and plentiful dining experiences etc. I enjoy the more rural areas for the natural beauty of the seashore, the mountains, rivers, wildlife settings etc. I enjoy the desert areas for the starkness, the stoic beauty of the sparse plan life, and hardy wildlife species. I enjoy home because of the comfortable surroundings, the familiarity, the local knowledge of finding just the right place to eat away from the crowds, availability of close friends, and the ease of taking care of business such as doctors appointments, tax returns, home maintenance, etc. I have not had an opportunity to do much travel abroad, but I feel certain I would enjoy that as well.
SteveRuff 12/06/14 10:40am Around the Campfire
RE: Passport America

I am constantly amazed at people who complain about this service and refuse to join because of the restrictions. A campground doesn't offer the discount on weekends, during high usage holiday periods, or during their peak season ... okay. I get it and understand. The fact still remains that using this program once or twice a year pays for itself. If you never find yourself out except for holidays, peak times, or weekends, then I certainly see how the program would be of no benefit. If you never go where a registered campground is readily available I also see that. If you're just miffed because you have to pay regular price for 3 days and only get a discount for 1 day for a 4 day stay ..I am at a loss how you can not see that as a benefit rather than an inconvenience.
SteveRuff 12/06/14 09:53am RV Lifestyle
RE: Passport America

We bought PPA the first year we had a motor home and have renewed every year since that time, now well over 10 years. There has never been a year when we failed to recoup our fee and most years have been more than substantial savings. We do not alter travel plans and we always make sure we factor in going an extra 10 miles out of the way, 20 miles round trip is about an extra $10 in gas at the normal prices for us so we have to make sure we are saving at least that much or we pass. The restrictions are there and are part of owning the membership but we aren't bothered by them and frequently have had them waived when we asked.
SteveRuff 11/24/14 09:09am RV Lifestyle
RE: And they want me to shop locally....

I heard an interview of Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon. He stated that he didn't expect to stay on top forever. Someone will come along with a better idea, a new concept, or a new method and they will take his place. No, he doesn't feel sorry for those he has replaced and he fully expects it will happen to him because that is the way of progress and business. This is a man who started his business in his parents garage in 1994! Cruel? Harsh? Maybe, but the bottom line is that it is not a whole lot different from survival in the wild, where we all came from. Kill or be killed, eat or be eaten, adapt or perish.
SteveRuff 11/17/14 09:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Don't Blow Your Breaker!

DW finally learned to turn off the A/C and elecric water heater element before turning on the hair dryer. Took her a while. Yours does that herself???? Mine just yells that she is about to dry her hair and it's up to me to do what needs to be done, asap!
SteveRuff 11/12/14 08:22am Beginning RVing
RE: Let's fix football....once and for all

I think we should look to the past and introduce lions and tigers to the sport. Someone will have to be appointed to give the thumbs up or down signal. In schools that can be the home field Principal, in colleges, the President, and in the NFL the Commisioner.
SteveRuff 11/11/14 07:32am Around the Campfire
RE: Soup Time

I'll add one to the mix: Add a baguette and a salad and you have a full meal waiting when you get back to the RV. CROCKPOT GUMBO Ingredients: 3 tablespoons flour 3 tablespoons oil 1/2 pound smoked sausage, cut into 1/2 inch slices 2 cups frozen cut okra 1 large onion, chopped 1 large green bell pepper, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 teaspoon ground red cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 can (14.5 ounce size) diced tomatoes, undrained 1 package (12 ounce size) frozen shelled deveined cooked medium shrimp, rinsed 1 1/2 cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice 3 cups water In small saucepan, combine flour and oil; mix well. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.This is your Roux. Reduce heat to medium; cook, stirring constantly, about 10 minutes or until mixture turns reddish brown. Place flour-oil mixture in 3 1/2 to 4 quart Crockpot. Stir in all remaining ingredients except shrimp, rice and water. Cover; cook on low setting for 7-9 hours. When ready to serve, cook rice in water as directed on package. Meanwhile, add shrimp to gumbo mixture in crockpot; mix well. Cover; cook on low setting for additional 20 minutes. Serve gumbo over rice.
SteveRuff 11/10/14 08:53am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: First Trip/Last Trip

Beverly is not gone nor is she forgotten. She is right there with you and will remain with you as long as you need her. Remember the good times the two of you had and create some new memories you can tell her about later. Grieve, yes, but also honor her memory by letting her share in your joy as well.
SteveRuff 11/05/14 07:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Induction Interface Disk

I think it is about a 70% efficiency with the disk. I used it a few times before getting some compliant cookware and was not pleased.
SteveRuff 11/05/14 07:13am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
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