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RE: What did you do to your Camper Today?

I started tearing out the LP gas system....LOL! I have a nice-but-old Northstar popup, and since we tend to camp in campgrounds/state parks, I'd rather have the storage areas offered by removing the LP tank, furnace, cooktop, etc. I know it sounds crazy, but I did it with our previous camper (nothing worked on gas anyway) and I really liked it! Deb
Deb and Ed M 09/20/21 06:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Spouse left behind after death at a Campsite, what to do?

My wife knows how to do everything and has watched me... but reading this makes me realize she's never really done everything on her own. We are usually plenty busy with our "jobs" arriving and leaving a campsite. I keep thinking that I should have her do more with the hitching and towing, but I usually forget until after everything is done. In my case, it was the opposite - I did all the "chores" of getting ready to go. Ed watched, his was the foot that held down the sewer hose...LOL! But I'm a "list maker" - I had a list of all the things that needed to be done to leave camp - and it was taped inside one of the kitchen cabinets. Ed would have been able to follow it, if I had been incapacitated. And something I did a few years ago: we were headed from Michigan to FL to spend the winter - and since Ed needed cataract surgery anyway, I asked to do the entire drive by myself, just to prove to myself that I could manage 1300 miles in 2 days. It turns out that I really LOVE the long drives - I've done them ever since.
Deb and Ed M 09/18/21 09:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Spouse left behind after death at a Campsite, what to do?

Discussion and planning are key. A death while camping means a lot of work. The spouse would be most unlikely able to break camp and drive home. That's why we stay in campgrounds - I'm sure someone would be willing to lend my husband a hand ;-) I guess the best thing is to ask a lot of questions, should something dire happen? Like "Where can I park my RV that will be close to the hospital" or God forbid - "where's the nearest crematorium?" It's generally times like these when the good hearts of all the people who surround you, step into action. I have seen requests for help driving an RV posted on RV.net before, and have faith that if needed, people would step up or at least know where to seek help. Deb
Deb and Ed M 09/17/21 05:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2019–2022 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

How about some irony.... 3 of many drugs tested using HEK293 cell line (besides vaccines): Hydroxychloroquine Ivermectin Remdesivir source ROFL!!! Also - I saw a woman being interviewed about why she didn't get vaccinated, and she replied that she didn't want to put something into her body if she didn't know what it contained. And yet she had tattoos covering both arms and across her shoulders and chest...
Deb and Ed M 09/14/21 02:53pm Around the Campfire
RE: 2019–2022 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

Researchers are testing a cleaver treatment and preventative for COVID-19 infections. The compound being tested is soluble ACE2. Clinical grade ACE2 as a universal agent to block SARS-CoV-2 variants Once again - I read the whole thing and understood about 1/3 of it - but this seems like insanely-good news?!
Deb and Ed M 09/14/21 08:34am Around the Campfire
RE: Dogs with Jobs: getting ready for breeding

Layover Hoof Trimming Chute I knew they had tilt trailers for cattle - but watching how easy the process is, is amazing!! Thanks for showing us that life owning a sheep farm isn't just sipping coffee and watching your sheep graze every day....LOL! As an aside (if you actually have time to watch TV) - have you seen the series "Clarkson's Farm" (Amazon) with car enthusiast Jeremy Clarkson? It's hilarious/heartwarming - and an often brutal look at farming in general.
Deb and Ed M 09/14/21 08:11am RV Pet Stop
RE: 2019–2022 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

Thank you, Mark - I stand corrected-and-educated. The Call of the Wild article was very enlightening! And I would have argued all day about pangolins and bats not being roommates without the link.....LOL!
Deb and Ed M 09/10/21 07:12pm Around the Campfire
RE: 2019–2022 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

In majority of the time, accidental virus introduction to an unnatural host does not result in effective infection (35-37,40,41). However, in rare cases/continuous/forced exposure to an unnatural host, the viruses begin to adapt to the new host through virus mutations to tackle the host selection pressure and prolong their lifecycle (35-37,41). Viruses must then continue to evolve to increase their adaptability. Finally, it becomes highly adapted to new species to produce a large viral load that can be transmitted within the new hosts (35,37,38,40). …….. To support this, the ongoing SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in humans displayed widespread mutation/deletions and evolution in the critical genes... I am curious about the word "forced". Are they saying caged bats infected nearby caged pangolins forced to coexist in Asian live-meat markets? Or are they implying "forced within a laboratory setting"? I remember Dr Redfield saying in an interview, that he felt that Covid was created in the Wuhan Institute, mainly because a "natural" evolution from one species to another tends to take a lot more time to spread. Link to article
Deb and Ed M 09/09/21 09:22am Around the Campfire
RE: Use of FLEX-SEAL (revisited)

Good to know - I suspect that the sun is the culprit in Flex-seal degradation?? You're in OR :-) One spring, I used Flex-seal on the roof seams of our old sunroom on our Florida condo, that leaked like a sieve. Worked great. When we returned the next fall - the Flex-seal was simply GONE. No signs of anything having been done (and leaking like crazy again).
Deb and Ed M 09/07/21 08:02am General RVing Issues
RE: new topic

Well it looks like we're off to a good start. Just remember, those of you who think you know everything bother us who do. ;) I'm just ROFL!!! Thanks for the morning laugh - I needed that!
Deb and Ed M 09/07/21 07:40am Truck Campers
RE: 2019–2022 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

Thanks for that info, Dr Doug - at least it explains why so many folks are suddenly on the ivermectin bandwagon. The "leap" from cell cultures to "humans" is a pretty big jump, IMO; yet people seem willing to try it (hence the calls to Poison Control) rather than simply getting vaccinated.
Deb and Ed M 08/28/21 07:53am Around the Campfire
RE: Views on when to/not to allow a dog to be social

Conversely, a good, well-socialized older dog can remind a young dog of their "manners" better than any human can. I remember when Augie was about 6 months old and full of himself "fastest dog in the park" - he met Lady Quinn. A GORGEOUS blue merle Aussie about a year older than Augie - and he pestered her, poked her, barked at her....until she ran him down (effortlessly) and proceeded to "kill" him. This cycled a few times, until he finally realized he wasn't that fast/cool/fun; and he started treating her with kindly respect, at which point she began to play with him. That lesson stuck with him - he is pretty good about leaving elderly dogs (or ones with prickly temperments) alone. If a dog growls at him, he simply walks away to find someone more fun. That's a pretty valuable lesson, IMO. He also makes a point to greet every human at the dog park - for a breed that can be somewhat standoffish - that's good socialization, too.
Deb and Ed M 08/27/21 08:42am RV Pet Stop
RE: Views on when to/not to allow a dog to be social

I'm probably a hypocrite, too? Owning a young Aussie (and being an Olde Pharte myself) means I can not adequately exercise 45-lb Augie when he must be constantly on a leash when we winter in FL. Therefore, we go to our local dog park several times each week - we tend to go in the late morning when there are fewer dogs. That being said - Augie is super-social, and simply wants to find a buddy to run with. His energy level tends to attract other herding breeds (who "get" him, as Mark points out) but pitbulls and "doodles" seem up for a good game of tag with a crazy dog, too. Ben, my 20 lb miniaussiedoodle, "identifies" as a large dog, and if the big-dog side of the park is a "friendly mix", I allow him to play there. If I see dogs with high prey drives, Ben goes in the small-dog side for a game of fetch. But when we're out-and-about, I generally don't let them socialize unless it's a dog/owner we have experience with. The people who go to our dog park are "dog people" - their dogs are well-trained and socialized. The general public (even campers) - maybe not so much. I figure it's my job as dog mom to make sure my dogs don't have a scary experience. I also have to add that last year, Ben picked up Bordetella at the dog park - apparently a variant that got past his yearly vaccination against that virus. It was mild and lasted about a week - but points out that socializing also carries risks if your dogs aren't FULLY vaccinated. (I also opt for dog flu vaccinations)
Deb and Ed M 08/27/21 08:00am RV Pet Stop
RE: Goodbye old friend, You will be missed

I'm so sorry for your loss, but clearly you took fantastic care of Abby for her to have lived such a long life!! Cherish the many memories (((HUG)))
Deb and Ed M 08/27/21 07:20am RV Pet Stop
RE: Do pass-through windows leak?

Covered by the cabover and inside the draft of the truck cab, this is our preferred window to keep open for our pets' comfort in all weather but dust. I agree - this is my "go to" window for ventilation during a downpour!
Deb and Ed M 08/26/21 07:58am Truck Campers
RE: Umbilical cord markers/reminders

I used velcro "cable ties" (especially on the crank handle of the antenna) If something was used or put up - the tie went on the steering wheel.
Deb and Ed M 08/25/21 09:11am General RVing Issues
RE: 2019–2022 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

Mark - thank you for once again injecting a bit of sunshine into what often seems like a bleak future :-) I live in an area heavy with "anti" sentiment - the VOCs will have fertile breeding/mutating grounds here...LOL!
Deb and Ed M 08/24/21 08:56am Around the Campfire
RE: 2019–2022 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

I love the covidactnow.org website! Michigan is slowly on the rise; but I predict it will start to climb quickly once we (and the folks in Wisconsin/Minnesota, etc) start spending more time indoors. In MY area of the state, the resistance to the vaccine or masking is fierce. Delta is going to love it here :-(
Deb and Ed M 08/23/21 12:45pm Around the Campfire
RE: 2019–2022 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

News about Lambda variant. https://www.news-medical.net/news/20210820/SARS-CoV-2-lambda-variant-escapes-immune-response-via-spike-mutations.aspx I copied this from the study, because isn't this pretty much our worst fear (so far?)? A variant that knows how to hide from our immune system plus the treatment to lessen its impact? "The ability of the lambda variant to escape the immune response is likely achieved by two possible routes. One explanation is the shortening of antibody binding sites on the loops of the spike protein, while the other is by changing the level of glycosylation upwards. These factors have already been found to occur during viral transmission protect the virus from antibody recognition. In another recent preprint study, a seven-residue deletion at the NTD of the lambda variant was observed. This deletion could make this variant resistant to antiviral immunity, thus agreeing with the findings of the current study."
Deb and Ed M 08/23/21 12:40pm Around the Campfire
RE: 2019–2022 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

OK - thanks, Dr Doug. I'll keep my mouth shut. For now ;-)
Deb and Ed M 08/18/21 03:31pm Around the Campfire
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