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Old 05-15-2016, 09:14 PM   #54615
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My oldest son graduated... again... today... his second Bachelor's degree... This time in programming wizardry. Suma Cum Laude! Buttons popping... that's baby Peace Lynnae's daddy.
You and Peace have much to be proud of -- but did he graduate from Harry Potter U? I thought they had the only wizardry programs in the world. oh and congrats to peace's Mom, too. I'm betting she got to suffer for the cause as well.
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Old 05-15-2016, 09:17 PM   #54616
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My oldest son graduated... again... today... his second Bachelor's degree... This time in programming wizardry. Suma Cum Laude! Buttons popping... that's baby Peace Lynnae's daddy.
Marty my sons, following in my footsteps all graduated with great honor titles as well. Suma R Latter. We're all proud.

Seriously congrats to your family!
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Old 05-15-2016, 09:26 PM   #54617
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OK I finally got back on. I got a new phone and couldn't get on. Please pray for Shara and her mother. They have Gave her 30 days to 6 months to live. Please don't call Shara right now she is spending this time helping her mom. Her mom has been sent home and Shara is taking care of her.
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My oldest son graduated... again... today... his second Bachelor's degree... This time in programming wizardry. Suma Cum Laude! Buttons popping... that's baby Peace Lynnae's daddy.
Great job... all of youse!
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OK I finally got back on. I got a new phone and couldn't get on. Please pray for Shara and her mother. They have Gave her 30 days to 6 months to live. Please don't call Shara right now she is spending this time helping her mom. Her mom has been sent home and Shara is taking care of her.
Prayers for sure, Dwayne -- for all 3 of you. I know it's hard on you as well. We all hurt with you. Ohmms, my friend, many ohmms. It's good to hear from you again.
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Marty my sons, following in my footsteps all graduated with great honor titles as well. Suma R Latter. We're all proud.
Seriously congrats to your family!
Here. Here!
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Sounds like Bonita Bounder needs her very own dream catcher to let the nightmares drift away and filter the good ones on down to her soul!
Bonita is actually fixed... so they say. But when we went to get her yesterday they said Good Sam was closed and we'd have to pay their $2,000 share of the bill. I told them no thanks. Let's get together with the GM Monday morning.

I could have paid it - it once I left and they had my money who's to say they would ever file the claim.

Abq FL will either cooperate tomorrow or I'm changing my zip code and staying here until I own the the place. Oops... sounds negative but actually not. We have had a great time visiting friends and so on!

I fired her up yesterday and no lights, bells, buzzers or bells. Hopefully we roll to Raton tomorrow and Pueblo the next day. Life is grand!
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OK I finally got back on. I got a new phone and couldn't get on. Please pray for Shara and her mother. They have Gave her 30 days to 6 months to live. Please don't call Shara right now she is spending this time helping her mom. Her mom has been sent home and Shara is taking care of her.
Omms brother! And big hugs to all ya'all.
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At the Grand Canyon...
Soooo awesome! And the canyon is OK too!
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Prayers for sure, Dwayne -- for all 3 of you. I know it's hard on you as well. We all hurt with you. Ohmms, my friend, many ohmms. It's good to hear from you again.
X2+ for you Dwayne, Shara and her mom...
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Old 05-15-2016, 10:36 PM   #54625
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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.
Barb... it's important to note that I am not rich or even well off. Which is why planning for retirement and the future is so important. That is my point. Not that anyone needs to be rich to full time. But once you retire, and fixed income hits, it's better to have more $ than less. Come to think of it, it's always better to have more $. It's not a value judgement. It's just a fact. Money doesn't buy happiness, but it does buy everything else.
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You and Peace have much to be proud of -- but did he graduate from Harry Potter U? I thought they had the only wizardry programs in the world. oh and congrats to peace's Mom, too. I'm betting she got to suffer for the cause as well.
He quit the job he'd had for several years of helping homeless people through one of the local hospitals from their outreach centers in the areas most of them congregate about the time Robbie was being thought about, and so he stayed home and was the house spouse and took classes for Computer programming while Rebecca continued at work and took a maternity leave and then went back. He basically did the 'raising of the little ones' for Robbie and Peace's whole lives and he starts a 9-5 job a week from Monday.
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OK I finally got back on. I got a new phone and couldn't get on. Please pray for Shara and her mother. They have Gave her 30 days to 6 months to live. Please don't call Shara right now she is spending this time helping her mom. Her mom has been sent home and Shara is taking care of her.
Hospice is very helpful for family helping their loved ones at home... They help you understand the process and how to help them live as fully as they can in the time they have left. My mom was a hospice nurse for a part of her life.
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