Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > Just Conversation
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-05-2013, 11:09 AM   #4313
RV Mutant #14
 
Wayne M's Avatar


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Freightliner Owners Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 11,338
Quote:
Originally Posted by dogpatch View Post
Insomnia for 85 years WOW!
We could probably request someone make a recording of those behemoths taking off that you could play at bedtime to finally get some sleep!
Just record him snoring and play it back for him in a continuous loop. Same sound as a B-52, right?
__________________

__________________
Wayne MSGT USMC (Ret) & Earlene (CinCHouse)
2008 Winnebago Destination 39W
RVM14
It is what it is, and then it is what you make of it.
Wayne M is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-05-2013, 11:12 AM   #4314
Senior Dude
 
Dogpatch's Avatar


 
Forest River Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Somewhere, BC.
Posts: 5,576
Blog Entries: 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wayne M View Post
Just record him snoring and play it back for him in a continuous loop. Same sound as a B-52, right?
LOL
__________________

__________________
Les (RVM12), Bonnie, Morgan and 4 leggers Bella & Bruce
2010 Forest River Cardinal 3450RL 40' Full Body Paint- 2015 Ram 3500 Laramie 6.7 ltr Turbo Diesel, 68RFE Trans. 4x4 SRW SB Pullrite 2900 18K FMCA-420438 Good Sam
Dogpatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2013, 11:13 AM   #4315
Registered User
 
KSCRUDE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: The Land Of Oz RVM17
Posts: 1,592
[QUOTE=PTJeep;1755410]Barb & Dunner,

You have both shared some excellent memories, I can remember as a kid that we didnt live far from the Electric Company, and the original Oldsmobile Plant in Lansing, Michigan If you I sleep and I looked outside my upstairs bedroom window you could watch the lights on the smoke stacks blinking and on a clear night if you listened real close, you could hear the whistles not only of the trains moving completed cars out, but also the shift change whistles in the plant. My Dad was working afternoons at the Oldsmobile Plant then and when that whistle went off at 11:30 I knew that I had 15 minutes left before he would park his car and walk into the house, so I knew I had to be into bed and make no noise or he would know I was still awake. Thanks for jogging that memory.

Cheers !!! Great stories, all of them. But kind of sad. Detroit is in financial ruin and so is the American auto industry. Most of the few GM brands that are left build them in foreign countries. And most all the parts for Fords and others are made elsewhere. Nothing is American made anymore, and our economy is weak and we have no government on duty, not that you can tell much difference anyway!:
__________________
KSCRUDE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2013, 11:21 AM   #4316
RV Mutant #14
 
Wayne M's Avatar


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Freightliner Owners Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 11,338
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moonrover View Post
The art of doing nothing takes practice, training, and of course retraining. The new void of doing nothing is filled with long days of a heavy schedule of "gotta finish this project" and "I don't get a break from all the lists to complete".

I thought retirement was going to be like my little avatar up there. Let me tell you, this old rooster got more rest like that during the "working years".

Being retired is very hard work. I never know when I finished!
__________________
Wayne MSGT USMC (Ret) & Earlene (CinCHouse)
2008 Winnebago Destination 39W
RVM14
It is what it is, and then it is what you make of it.
Wayne M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2013, 11:23 AM   #4317
RV Mutant #14
 
Wayne M's Avatar


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Freightliner Owners Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 11,338
We are mutating a Millers Creek RV Park in Johnson city, and just catching up on the posts. Like all mutants, I know you don't "miss" me.

Ponder this. A glass has 50% water and 50% air, so it is full.
__________________
Wayne MSGT USMC (Ret) & Earlene (CinCHouse)
2008 Winnebago Destination 39W
RVM14
It is what it is, and then it is what you make of it.
Wayne M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2013, 11:26 AM   #4318
Senior Member
 
Possum's Avatar


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Vintage RV Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Cherry Creek, BC Canada
Posts: 7,163
With thinking like that, Wayne has to be right 50% of the time.
__________________
Denise and Dennis Dalla-Vicenza Co-pilot Mizzie
Gracie a Winnebago 29 RQ +
George a Suzuki Toad
.
(Co-pilots emeritus Furb, Izzy & Mikkael)
Cherry Creek British Columbia
Possum is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2013, 11:42 AM   #4319
Senior Member
 
Oldme's Avatar
 
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 456
The general area.
Another view:

Hot Springs, Arkansas - A Great Place to Retire? A Review of Housing, Cost of Living, Recreation, Medical and More
__________________
We are K&K for Kathy & Ken - Both retired.
She accounting, he Law Enforcement
Oldme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2013, 11:55 AM   #4320
Registered User
 
KSCRUDE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: The Land Of Oz RVM17
Posts: 1,592
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wayne M View Post
We are mutating a Millers Creek RV Park in Johnson city, and just catching up on the posts. Like all mutants, I know you don't "miss" me.

Ponder this. A glass has 50% water and 50% air, so it is full.
Or it could be half full, or half empty, depending on you perspective on life.
__________________
KSCRUDE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2013, 12:13 PM   #4321
Senior Member
 
HerbnBarb's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: North Richland Hills, TX
Posts: 1,558
Well morning games are done and the girls are on a good roll so far. Three hour break till next game this afternoon..... Now where is Blue Bell Dr.? I know I hear them cows and they wanna talk to me!
__________________
'08 Winnebago Journey 39Z 350 Cummins w/ Freightliner Chassis, '14 Jeep Cherokee Trail Hawk
Herb n Barb, Abby, Molly, Gidget
HerbnBarb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2013, 12:17 PM   #4322
Senior Member
 
PTJeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,923
[QUOTE=KSCRUDE;1755428]
Quote:
Originally Posted by PTJeep View Post
Barb & Dunner,

You have both shared some excellent memories, I can remember as a kid that we didnt live far from the Electric Company, and the original Oldsmobile Plant in Lansing, Michigan If you I sleep and I looked outside my upstairs bedroom window you could watch the lights on the smoke stacks blinking and on a clear night if you listened real close, you could hear the whistles not only of the trains moving completed cars out, but also the shift change whistles in the plant. My Dad was working afternoons at the Oldsmobile Plant then and when that whistle went off at 11:30 I knew that I had 15 minutes left before he would park his car and walk into the house, so I knew I had to be into bed and make no noise or he would know I was still awake. Thanks for jogging that memory.

Cheers !!! Great stories, all of them. But kind of sad. Detroit is in financial ruin and so is the American auto industry. Most of the few GM brands that are left build them in foreign countries. And most all the parts for Fords and others are made elsewhere. Nothing is American made anymore, and our economy is weak and we have no government on duty, not that you can tell much difference anyway!:
Hi Don,

Yes it's kind of sad the way things have gone for Michigan, in fact thats one of the many reasons why we decided to chuck it all and go into full timing and change our state of residence to South Dakota. Although GM is building in other places, I still support them as much as I can since my retirement comes from them. After having worked for GM for 30 years, I still have loyalty to them, and practice product loyalty as much as possible. The fact that I drive a Jeep is simply because the hummer was in my opinion to heavy to tow, although my coach could tow it just fine. Also I had always wanted a Jeep since I was 16 ... LOL ... so when I retired and started my second childhood I decided it was time to act upon my wish to own one. I feel very fortunate to have had the chance to Work for GM for so long and earn a pension, I know there are lots of places where that just isnt possible anymore. I was also fortunate to have the means to have my own business as well, and I dont regret it one minute, that being said, I dont regret closing my business when my wife retired either. It was all part of the plan to become full timers and start seeing all the places we had to drive past before because there just wasnt anytime left in the vacation to see them. Now we stop look and enjoy and if it takes us an extra day or two or more to get someplace, so what.

One thing I think is great though is that GM, Ford and Chrysler are making great strides to become better, and that they are now offering better products and once more coming up with great innovations that others are not. Granted its only the tip of the iceberg when you discuss whats happened to many things American, and you could spend years trying to solve the many problems we face each and everyday, Governmental and Business wise. Detroit is also one of those places that just figured they could keep taking and taxing without repercussion, and it has come back to bite them 10 fold. I guess what it all boils down to is personal responsibility, and trying always to stand up for what is right, I dont think there is anything wrong with being self reliant, and giving a helping hand where you can give it, it is wrong to take from those that have worked hard to get what they have and give it to others that simply want to be cared for.

I hope I havent stepped on any toes.

Cheers !!!
__________________
Jeff & Marcia .... RVM 39
2000 Beaver Patriot 425 Thunder 40'
2008 Jeep Wrangler X
PTJeep is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2013, 12:54 PM   #4323
KAS
Senior Member
 
KAS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 237
Cool

Quote:
Originally Posted by okmunky View Post
I lived in an apartment so close to the tracks that the doors and windows rattled with each passing train -- and there were LOTS of trains..... about 3 am one Christmas morning instead of the usual series of whistle sounds at the nearby crossing, the conductor tooted Jingle Bells.
GREAT story! My very first apartment was in a run down complex right next to a RR track and they did indeed blow that horn, day or night. I loved it, got so used to the noise that I hardly noticed them, but also paced my day by them. Usually they were right on time.

I love being able to hear the trains. We can hear them on clear quiet nights where we are now, but aren't real close.

OH! right at this moment I hear the horn blowing at the crossing a mile or so down the road from us. NICE!
__________________
KAS (RVM49) Rexhall owner/Spartan. "Hey! I got a glass!"-- GES
KAS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2013, 12:57 PM   #4324
KAS
Senior Member
 
KAS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 237
Cool

Quote:
Originally Posted by KSCRUDE View Post
Or it could be half full, or half empty, depending on you perspective on life.
My darling hubby says our motto ought to be a joyful, "Hey! I got a glass!"
__________________
KAS (RVM49) Rexhall owner/Spartan. "Hey! I got a glass!"-- GES
KAS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2013, 01:06 PM   #4325
Senior Member
 
PTJeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,923
Quote:
Originally Posted by KAS View Post
My darling hubby says our motto ought to be a joyful, "Hey! I got a glass!"

Smirks,

I have one of those all purpose glasses, and there is no standing on formality for me. It can hold wine, beer or anything you can imagine putting in it. Not only that it doesnt get tipped over easy even if you dont set it down quite right. who needs special glasses for wine or martini's or margarita's just pour it in and drink....

Cheers !!!
__________________
Jeff & Marcia .... RVM 39
2000 Beaver Patriot 425 Thunder 40'
2008 Jeep Wrangler X
PTJeep is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2013, 01:16 PM   #4326
Senior Dude
 
Dogpatch's Avatar


 
Forest River Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Somewhere, BC.
Posts: 5,576
Blog Entries: 8
This is the type we use for everything. Triple wall insulated with straw.
Attached Images
 
__________________

__________________
Les (RVM12), Bonnie, Morgan and 4 leggers Bella & Bruce
2010 Forest River Cardinal 3450RL 40' Full Body Paint- 2015 Ram 3500 Laramie 6.7 ltr Turbo Diesel, 68RFE Trans. 4x4 SRW SB Pullrite 2900 18K FMCA-420438 Good Sam
Dogpatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

« The Voice | - »

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 6 (2 members and 4 guests)
geocacher, PTJeep
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.