Lost our son a year ago after 32 years plus of mental illness. Horrible for him, us, all involved, but we still grieve his death. Don't blame yourself, each other, or her; things happen, we don't know why, maybe someday God will tell us. It just takes time, lots of it.
Used to be if I saw someone driving slow and wobbly, it was an old person. Now, it's usually a young person texting or on cell phone. And so many of them are doing recreational drugs or drinking. I pass one, see them texting, then pretty soon they roar around me exceeding the speed limit; finished texting for the moment.
So, don't think being old necessarily makes you more dangerous than average. Only you know what you can do. I'm 75 and still pull a fifth wheel. I traded my 36' in for a 32' a few years ago. I have huge disc brakes on the truck and trailer, so can stop when a young idiot whips in front of me and jams on the brakes to exit. Also, I now limit my days to 300 to 450 miles. Get too tired if I go longer days.
Right now, I have all our maps on Google maps. I show favorite restaurants, diesel stops, RV parks, etc on my personal maps pages (prefer that to GPS). But I have just been looking at Bing maps and think it might be better, more features, etc. What do you think?
It would be a lot of work to transfer all my personal maps to Bing, but us old folks have a lot of time.:)
Wife gets tired of chunks of bone and gristle in bought sausage, so I tried my own as follows:
2 teaspoons dried sage
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 pinch ground cloves
2 pounds ground pork
It wasn't good; threw it away.
I ground up a pork loin roast using the fine grind and ground it twice. I realize now once would have been enough; maybe even should have used the coarse grind, once grind? It didn't brown up like normal sausage, just got a sickly tan color, white inside; didn't taste too bad, but not good.
Any idea what went wrong? More fat, coarser grind, better spice mix?
When I ran Goodyear "G", I usually had one or two blowouts per trip. Tore up the trailer several times, over $25000 accumulated damages. Switched to Michelin LTX "E" about 7 years ago, nary a blowout since.
OK, Mockybird, that does it. Was going to Durango, but now I'm coming to NC to drink all the whisky, eat all the BBQ, dance with all the pretty women, and drive slowly and wobbly down your highways. If any energy left, might come back and go to Durango. Thanks all.
I made some char sui bao, chinese pork buns, with King Arthur flour and we loved them. Next time, just used the Pilsbury like we normally use. Didn't like the texture of the resulting buns, threw them away. Guess I'll go back to KA next time.
Got the 780 two days ago and cleaned the whole house with it. Overall, very happy with it. It does a much better job than an old man like me does, and doesn't complain as much. Gets under the beds, which have not been vacuumed for 10 years plus. I had to empty the bin twice, should have emptied it maybe 3 times. Had some trouble trying to figure out the lighthouse devices, but it was me not the device.
Not perfect, but much better than what I was doing. Oh, someone sent us a cute video; they had a cat that rides the Roomba. He appeared very calm, almost bored, just out for a Sunday ride.
Funny, my mother canned peas, beans, new potatoes, berries, peaches, jams, jellies, etc. But she never canned meat of any kind. I've often wondered why as we got pretty hungry for meat at times --- no refrigeration back then. We ate lots of squirrels, rabbits, doves, quail, even blackbirds. Sometimes chicken, but usually only when a fat preacher was coming to visit. The grownups ate first, we kids got what was left; usually a neck or rib cage. Haven't cared much for preachers all my life. Ha!
I never asked her why she didn't can meat. Too late now.
I ordered the Roomba 780 from Amazon for $600, plus shipping and tax.
IRobot, the company, had the same price but would have been on back order with a delivery of 3 to 5 weeks.
Thanks for all the help. Maybe this will keep me out of assisted living for a while longer. Ha!
I'm the OP. What does it mean when the lighthouse is used in the navigation mode? The rep I talked to explained the fence mode, but said nothing about navigation.
Yeah, us old f@#t's suddenly get interested in cleaning technology when the wife dumps housework on us. Used to wonder why she wanted a long handled mop; just use an old dishrag. Ha!
Jaxie, I'm the OP. From your message, I guess you set up 2 or 3 cleaning routines for the house? I had wondered if you just turn it loose and it cleans the entire 2200 sq ft house, kitchen, living, dining, baths, bedrooms, etc all in one sweep. Seems like that would over load it?
Anyone try one of these things? As our age advances, I've become the vacuumer in chief at our house and it's becoming less and less fun. Do they really work? We have a fairly open house with patches of carpet, tile and vinyl. Can it handle that much variation in floor type? What about bedrooms, if you leave the doors open does it clean them too? We have approximately 2200 sq ft total; too big? Do you ever trip and fall over the thing? Can't have that at our age.
Know this isn't RV related, but I don't have many others to ask. Thanks in advance.
For me, the biggest reason for diesel is I can use the truck lanes at truck stops. It's a pain to pull a 5th wheel into a gasoline island and try to back it out with automobiles all around and in the way. Gasoline pump stands simply are not made for a tow rig of long length and height.
I installed a rearview camera from Tadi Bros and had same problem. They told me to run a ground wire from the camera down to the frame of the 5th wheel; file small area of frame down to bright metal, drill a hole, and connect ground wire with a screw, very firmly. They say using the ground wire from the clearance light, as I had done, is not good enough. The same applies for the monitor inside the cab; ground to the truck body; don't use an existing ground wire you find close by.
It has helped considerably, though I find the image too dark still, but much better. Also, I've noticed since my cateract surgery I see images on computer monitors, TV's, camera monitors, better without my glasses (which improve my distance vision slightly). I know, "weird". Part of the problem is I have self darkening glasses; you look out at bright sunlight while driving, then when you glance down at the darkened monitor, you don't see it very well. I've started to drive without glasses as I can pass the drivers test without them now. Hope this helps.