Several, of the motion security lights are out, Replacing two later this week.
Cameras are a good idea with two monitors for my and SIL's bedroom.
House is wired for AT&T switches etc on all windows and doors.
But....200.00 a month has kept us from doing it.
Dog will chew, on them, if they get in, but he's 14 years old and sleeps sound, now.
Policeman quits at midnight. Sheriff and THP is though all the time though.
Driveway is 400 something feet long, woods around and in back, they would have to very determined and carry a lot of bandaids and splints, for some distance.
Or they could stop on the road and across the stream and up the hill, but security lights only reveal deer and raccoons on that end.
Best bet so I'll see about some real prickly holly planted dense on the hillside, and let the poison ivy alone.
Surgeries comming up so e've been sitting at home for a while.
Three weeks ago wife went shopping and lefft one garage door open, after all I was home.
A bit later, I jumped ,ein the little black car and went about a mile down the road to the small community store and bought a soft dink, and wasted few minutes.
That was a Saturday. Wednesday decided I would go up the road to the lake and see if anything was biting.
My fishing vest, and my 40 year old tackle box and a large fish net and a trout net were gone.
They had been sitting right beside the garage door on a chair.
Apaprently someone saw me at the store, or someone on a 4x4 as up the hill on our access road and came do to see what they could take. Perhaps Dakota awakened and raised cain or SILs dog in the pen did, and scared them off or they saw me returning but I don't see anyone.
A few days later and about 15 miles away they broke into Son's In Laws tearing the door from the frame and ripping the bolted, to frame tv from the wall, including about four feet of wall and framing, and other things and trashed the house.
Another such incident the next eek.
Tonight I was watching TV in our bedroom and Daughter heard someone, apparently, tapping on the windows at the rear deck.
They turned on lights but didn't see anything.
AND they didn't tell me for 20 minutes.
So I don't think call our Sheriff is a great idea.
I'm sitting here with gun at hand on the puter seeing if anyone has any more ideas.
The wall is all windows so they had to see my wife and daughter. It was black outside so they didn't see anything.
Just testing the waters or telling us they will be back and maybe while we are asleep, I don't know.
Good night, I'm keeping watch.
We've had semis come over on us behind the door, on passenger side. Hadn't been for brakes on mh and toad we might not be here.
We towed a Saturn Ion, best little car we ever had. The 2.4 motor ould run away from most.
We towed it about 20,000 miles and never had anyone hit us or the two Edges since then. We keep up with the traffic and the rear camera on and have avoided some bad situations, in the nick of time. Perhaps we run the left lane more than the right because the semis, in the Midwest run slower, as well as most occasions everywhere else.
I'm not going to tell you to adjust your self defense driving but perhaps slight alteration might help.
Some places it is like combat driving, and all we can do is drink coffee and be alert as possible, along with the co pilot.
Good luck, stay safe.
How tall are ya?
Did you get the big box of bandaids?
I've seen many with them but even being just 5'10" or so I have bumped into some of the early ones. Reach the t shelf fro wife and turn and bring you hand down and whap.
Fleetwood now American Coach offered and perhaps still does offer Factory Delivery.
Law for some years has prevented Factories from selling the vehicles. Remember when you could save by picking up your car in Dearborn?Buy from whatever Dealer andmake arrangements for the new unit to be picked up aat the factory and be assured things are fixed and a walk through with someone that knows everything about the unit or has Tech in the shop who will be right on the phone or out there with you.
Only thing is Decateur Indiana is nice not a whole lot to do.
RVers there usually got together and found things to do.
We've studied the nearest Costco for getting in and out for diesel. If it is very early it might be possible.
They have constructed their fueling facilities such, on purpose, to keep RVers out.
Can't even see how we could park there. We had intention of stocking up on food etc since it was right off the Interstate.
They sell propane too and you can see the nozzle for filling vehicles as well as tanks. I have seen on small Class C there quite some time ago.
Caabela's, next door invites RVers to park and has a large area for us.
They know if an RVer takes the time to manuever their rig into their lot, they will buy something and typically a lot more than most in a car. If they would just put in pumps.
WalMart is the same. Some few, you can get your larger RVs in and out but far and few between.
At least we can park on the outskirts, of moat Wall marts to buy supplies.
Bass Pro has/had a large area for out sized vehicles, in Nashville. We parked there more than once on the way north for fishing gear and some clothing. Now it is blocked off with large concrete barriers. Yet inside they want to sell you RV Resort and other time shares.
In shopping areas in South Carolina and most places they are configuring little islands, so that it is near impossible, to get your RV into to shop or take advantage of cheap diesel at various retailers of fuel, in them.
They are cutting their own throats. When we are able to stop for food fuel etc at one time we spend a lot more money.
I imagine the typical RVer spends a grand or more, when fueling and buying provisions, and maybe eating at a restaurant, where it is possible.
Higher raates of speed clear the roadways quicker, or if you like allow the roads to carry a greater traffic load.
Problem is disparity in speeds.
Most people drive according to the speed of the traffic despite or in spite of what is posted.
Speeds are still lower, than pre Gerald Ford or Nixon's 55mph.
In Tn the limit was 75 and was going to 85 before that.
All the semis on the road is a problem for everyone else, and the reason they are there is Free Trade.
They are hauling everything from ports and distribution centers.
The only logical solution, which doesn't seem to be in their intellect, is same speed for both trucks and cars, and mandate trucks stick to right lanes.
Everyone who runs I69 In Indiana knows the problem of Truckers playing games, micro passing etc at their limit, of what is it now, 65, while everyone else on the road is doing a slow burn trying to get around them. They will run side by side talking on cbs or phones for miles on end.
The various companies do set their rigs to 65,67,68, and a few 70. And they all create problems like a rolling roadblock.
The Detroit Free Press and others reported yesterday that NHTSA and EPA want to limit speeds of multi passenger vehicles over 26,000 lbs.
They were talking of 60,65,68mph but said other speeds would be discussed.
I new it was just a matter of time. Trucks Busses and RVS even though not specified then all other vehicles will be governed.
The refrigerator is 30 back from the fuel doors on either side and it's diesel.
It won't explode, even if you spray the fuel way back there to the refrigerator is. Might get a fire started, very doubtful, but who in their right mind would do it.
The only time we cut the refrigerator off is when they fill the propane tank.
Propane can possible get back that far if there is a strong wind, and the window is open, which can't be done.
I too saw the hype in ads. Large sturdy and thick but as it turns out there are otherss who hold the cold like the Yeti is supposed to, or at leas t approach it and cheaper.
There was a link to a comparison tests, here, on the forums, I believe some time ago.
For as much as they want for the larger coolers in particualr I've seen samll freezer/refrigerators for sale, the kind you would want to put in a bay, of the coach. Been some time though.
We bought some excellentwhite breat at Coscos, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Don't remember the brand but larg old size, and thick and hearty consistency.
We don't have a lot of time, to do these things so we have a bread maker. Hodgdon white wheat, 1 1/2 lb loaf it says but turns out two pounds or better, and is a hearty consistency. Two slices @3/4 in thick and whatever you put between it will feed you all day. I have to watch it and add more water than it calls for. If not it whips the machine around the counter. One thing that works great is to let it set for fiv minuets or so after ingredients are in before staarting it. I always add five tablespoons of sugar. It doesn't turn out sweet either.
Wife is reading the suggestions. She bought a new blender this evening, so I can go buy a new rifle...yeaah that's the ticket.
I've heard others talk of using liquor in the crust. Last years State Fair Winner used Jack Daniels. My suggestion to wife was to set a bottle of Jack Blacknext to her pies and let them add their own or a shot and a bite. She threw something at me. Too fast to tell what.
We were brought up Puritanical, and I mean it. She refuses to even talk about liquor let alone have any in the house.
I may have to help her out when she's not looking.
Bought Honey Crisp and Johnathans, at a n Orchard not ripe to me.
Be a couple weeks, and almost too late for Delicious and Winesaps not til mid next month.
Have to drive to Ga to get some ripe, I suppose.
40.00 a bushel but 198 a lb in Walmart The half bushel of Honey crisp felt about 30 lbs. At 20.00 she saved 40.00 and more than that at other Supermarkets. along the way at various stands, Ripe heirloom tomatoes five pounds or so 1.50. Next week, several bushels of green beans.
Wife has been trying several recipes for pie crust for apple and so forth.
Been a great two weeks so far sampling and suprisingly My glucose levels are good.Lot of exercise lifting that heavy fork.
She's been using the cookbook I obtained for her from Opie431.
She's used lard, yes real lard and she has been using a butter we can only find at the commissaries.
Still not flaky enough. Grandma is gone now unto 50 years or I'd ask her. Everything she made was from scratch.
Lard or Butter or both?
What flours work best?
Do you shoot, for flaky crust, on the bottom too?
Where do you find the rolling pins, with the wheels or shoulders, so you can get thee crusts just the right thickness.
Glass or aluminum or cast iron pans?
And last, of all what is the best apple, for pies? And what type of cinnamon, and do you some cinnamon oil for extra spicenesss, I've tasted in some pies?
She's going to enter her cracker type cookie too. Won first many years ago and is printed or was on someone's flour bag.
Now if I could just find some muscadines and crab apples.
Ours is kept indoors but it occasionally gets cold. We make sure a little water and a bit of chemicals of ant feeze on top. I haven't studied what RV tank valve sealant is and if it might swell seals or deteriorate them over longer periods.
They turn the big heaters on if it's really cold.