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Old 05-15-2016, 01:46 PM   #54587
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Old 05-15-2016, 02:05 PM   #54588
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Thought I'd pass along, with my Mary's permission, a little misshap on here latest quilting job. Rushing to get it finished before the shower she took some short cuts. The picture is the results after washing. First one she ever had problems with.

I'm heartsick for Mary just looking at the pic. Tell her she has at least 1 kindred spirit. I've had projects go that bad and worse.
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This is not the type of place we plan to visit any time soon. Once today was enough. Barb was right, there was a nightmare trying to get into our lives... oh the HUMANITY.

Nope. Stay near Bonita, pal.
In the mean time, Nola will always rule as Queen of all matters re: laundry. Besides, she is bored the instant we walk into a hardware store.


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Old 05-15-2016, 03:07 PM   #54590
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I'm heartsick for Mary just looking at the pic. Tell her she has at least 1 kindred spirit. I've had projects go that bad and worse.

Not sure what it is about Quilts but I love them. We use the quilt my Grandma made in the '70's as a winter bedspread for a king size bed....quilts are awesome.

She was a bomber riveter also.....keep after it, your work will be appreciated.
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We have had a great day today. Took Annie to my old stomping ground of Pecos, New Mexico.

Started with breakfast at Frankies at Casanova in Pecos. Annie had the Red Chile Breakfast Burrito and beneath my eggs is the most awesome green chile chicken casserole!

The chairs in front of the restaurant are typical New Mexico. Love this place!
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We have had a great day today. Took Annie to my old stomping ground of Pecos, New Mexico.

Started with breakfast at Frankies at Casanova in Pecos. Annie had the Red Chile Breakfast Burrito and beneath my eggs is the most awesome green chile chicken casserole!

The chairs in front of the restaurant are typical New Mexico. Love this place!

You DO know where to stomp, bro. Have earmarked same


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Old 05-15-2016, 05:26 PM   #54593
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On the subject of buying a new vs used RV -- I bought new because I needed the security of a full warranty. I knew nothing about a motorhome when I decided that I wanted to retire into one. I picked up our home on March 14, 2011 and struck out on this great adventure May 18, 2011.

I'm aware that my simple unit is only about 1/3 as complex as a DP, but the only thing that could have been covered under the warranty is a microwave door that doesn't pop open. I just got used to using 2 hands to open it. And! Sena can't get inside.

If I had known more about how RVs are made I probably would have invested in a higher quality unit at the beginning. It's not been a bad ride. I've had to replace the cooling unit in my Dometic frig and the converter died on me. Other than the rooftop stuff damaged by hail at GC1.2, all my other RV purchases have been either minor or wants, not needs.

I opted out of buying an extended warranty and am I ever glad I did. It would have been wasted money. I do carry Coach-Net roadside assistance. They cover my stupidity -- locking myself out and almost backing over a cliff.

I can thank Dwayne, Possum, Handy Bob and numerous others friends for helping me do repairs and teaching me how to fix things myself. Camping World ain't gonna charge me $110/hour to have a $20/hour kid work on my home.

I get my oil changed at Jiffy Lube for less than $70 every 5,000 miles and Michelin was kind enough to recall my original tires so I have another 3.5 years before I need to worry about replacing the full set.

I never made a lot of money so I never hired an investment counselor. I am thankful that my father did invest wisely and left me a small nest egg. He taught me not to spend money I didn't have. I paid cash for my RV and toad from the little money I saved during my 40 years of employment. I'm proudly debt free other than what I've charged this month on 2 rewards based credit cards that get paid off every month.

So what's my point? You don't have to be wealthy or have saved a ton of money to become a full time RV traveler. You just need to scale your wants to your means and spend wisely along the journey. After all -- The Journey IS the Destination.
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Further on down the road ---- I took her to where I caught many a trout - Monastery Lake and all along the Pecos River. If you don't know the Pecos River, you don't know Jacks Creek.
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And then we saw these next to the old church and continued on down I 25 back toward Santa Fe and the hotel. And then all of sudden, like a Grande Curiosity.... things changed!!
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Not sure what it is about Quilts but I love them. We use the quilt my Grandma made in the '70's as a winter bedspread for a king size bed....quilts are awesome.

She was a bomber riveter also.....keep after it, your work will be appreciated.
Yeah Mike! Love the new sig lines!
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Not sure what it is about Quilts but I love them. We use the quilt my Grandma made in the '70's as a winter bedspread for a king size bed....quilts are awesome.

She was a bomber riveter also.....keep after it, your work will be appreciated.
We love quilts too.. posted pics of ours when we bought it in Amana Colonies... after about a year, I finally get to sleep under it... lol.
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I'm heartsick for Mary just looking at the pic. Tell her she has at least 1 kindred spirit. I've had projects go that bad and worse.
Big ditto. Makes me wanna cry for her.
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A little coach up...

First of all, WELCOME NEW RVMs, Billy and Chris!!! Looking forward to meeting you at a GC sometime, somewhere.

Second of all, Kate and I are in Williams, AZ at a great place called Canyon Motel and RV Park. Wonderful owners. We did the train ride to the Grand Canyon. Had a ball! (That's my better half, Kate, in the pic.)
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Oh, good grief. I have NO IDEA why my pics go in sideways! Carl? Help?
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