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Old 12-08-2013, 11:09 AM   #7715
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After 31 months of full-timing in this small motorhome with an uncaged monkey, I have managed to secure every cabinet, the bathroom door, the frig, the oven now replaced with a dish drawer dishwasher, also secure, and the screen door, so she can't let Lily out.

She can let herself out of the RV via the screen door if the outer door is open, and the screen beside the bed if the window is open. If those are both closed she will attempt to escape via one of the cab doors, but so far their weight is too much for her to push open.

She won't run away when she gets out of the house. She will usually just go on top of the RV to do surveillance. If she sees food, or an opportunity to find food, she'll go after it. I have to keep the basement doors locked as the twist latches are no problem for her to open.

The familiar places where we park, like here, in Seattle and in Florida she's allowed to go outside to play or hunt bugs. In Seattle I have to secure several neighbors recycling bins with bungees as they don't rinse the food containers and Sena delights in licking out the last drops of tasty treats. The neighbors all know her and delight in watching her forage. There are also cherry trees and blackberries that ripen while we're there in the summer, much to her delight. Last summer the next door neighbor grew a small garden which I surrounded with a PVC frame and bird netting.

She will occasionally steal and take off with a bottled drink or snack if left unattended, but I think most of the time a neighbor will purposely let that happen.

Last Spring in FL she figured out she could go over our host's roof, down their gibbon cage and enter the house via the doggie door. That got shut for the duration of our stay. At first she was afraid to go inside the house because of the very scary animals whose heads were sticking out of the walls. After the first week she realized she was safe from those beasts who never moved.

I will have to be extra vigilant when we are at the GC@CL. She will want to visit other RVs and forage. For all who attend -- you have been forewarned. Not to worry, I'll keep her leashed.

Life with Sena is a constant challenge. At times she can be very frustrating, but I can't image my life without her. Right now she is curled up under my right arm, asleep. So what If I can only type on my iPad with my left (non-dominant) hand as we lay her in bed? She's asleep and not getting into anything. Soon she'll be up, starving and thus begins our day.
This is too funny! And those curious neighbors. ...she is making their day for them!

Ah. ...I hope my client cancels so I can come to GC@CL, and Sena can make some of my days, too!
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:45 AM   #7716
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I might as well tell the story before someone else does.

As many of you know, it is cold(er) in Texas. Temp dropped down to 36 degrees the first night.

I was running the heat pump and everything was fine. Then sometime in the middle of the night it was getting colder in the MH. I pulled up an extra blanket, but it was still getting cold. Hmmm! Around 6 in the morning Earlene got up and and raised the thermostat then called out and said, "The heat will not come on."

Up out of bed, a clatter not heard, I walked to the thermostat and confirmed her fear.

Darn! The furnace is supposed to kick on if there is an ambient difference drop of 4 to 5 degrees and it did not kick in. The heat pump would not come on without the supplemental heat furnace heat. Okay! I flipped the little slide switch to gas and waited. Nothing happened. I began running troubleshooting through my mind thinking my batteries may be low, but we had been driving and hooked up so the charging system should have taken care of any of that. ....

Oh oh! I just got the MH out of service shop. I went out and lo and behold, I turned the propane on. Of course, now I had to wait for the lines to fill with propane so I turned on the three gas burners on the stove and held the butane lighter until they lighted. The thermostat is 4 feet from the top of the stove and the ambient heat from the stove should fool the thermostat, but the gas furnace was not igniting. Why?

So as my eyes adjusted and I stood back just past arms length, since I did not have my glasses on, I reached to the thermostat and slid it from "cool" mode to heat pump and the heat pump came on.

You would think they would make this a one button simple design.

Oh well, live and learn.
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What I wouldn't give for 36 degrees about now.
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:58 AM   #7717
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I might as well tell the story before someone else does.
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You would think they would make this a one button simple design.

Oh well, live and learn.
Now you want everything Wayne proofed???

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What I wouldn't give for 36 degrees about now.
We've had no snow but it is minus 7 and we have electric heat that is having a hell of a time keeping up and the propane tank is awaiting a fill we called for week before last. Sometimes living in booneyville isn't all that cool, er warm er not hot!
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Now you want everything Wayne proofed???...
Is that possible?
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Hey, Barb! I'm really looking forward to meeting you. Forget Sena for the moment. You must feel a bit ignored in a way!

How are you set for puzzles these days? I do the daily JigZone puzzles, plus some app that gives me a certain number free. Can you grab them off here, or is a PM better?

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I found a blog done by some photographers and grabbed a bunch. I can also save images posted here, but not on the yahoo photo site. All I get there is a link. Found some amazing images from the Hubble telescope on NASA website. I lack not, but do enjoy puzzling some of the images posted here.
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Old 12-08-2013, 06:30 PM   #7721
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Hey, Barb! I'm really looking forward to meeting you. Forget Sena for the moment. You must feel a bit ignored in a way!

How are you set for puzzles these days? I do the daily JigZone puzzles, plus some app that gives me a certain number free. Can you grab them off here, or is a PM better?

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Well that certainly wasn't my intention....animal people tend to talk quite a bit about...well...their animals!
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Well that certainly wasn't my intention....animal people tend to talk quite a bit about...well...their animals!
Of course it wasn't your intention. Mine either. I do the same, and we're all fascinated by Sena. I just happened to remember new babies getting all the attention and dad and mom none, and the sibling maybe feeling ignored...that sort of thing. Just me freewheeling.

Don't get me started on my cats! ;D

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It's been a very quite day in the RVMdom. Much more of this and everyone will be caught up!

I was pondering today about the GC @ CL and Jeff had asked for another shameless promotion. The long and short of it - Mutants are gathering at Catherines Landing just outside of Hot Springs Arkansas April 24th - 30th 2014. We have sites available on the lake for $28 a night and access from the lake row for $26 a night. It promises to be big fun.

To register ya need to Call Catherines Landing and make a 1 night deposit. It is fully refundable up to 3 days before the event.

You should also go to our website www.rvmutants.com and under the events tab - fill in the Sign Up Form and the Itinerary Form.

Feel free to offer ideas of any kind using the Contact Us Page.

There is lots of GC @ CL info in the Events area on the site including links to CL and local attractions.

To those of you waiting on me to post info on other Curiosities next year - I still only have 3 or 4 suggestions - and I owe Possum a phone call. I can tell you the suggestions are across the map. It looks like nailing down where folks we be is the big kicker. I am trying to figure out a Time / Space Continuum to assist in that via the site.

Well, gotta run. The roads are good enough my Chinese Delivery guy will be here soon.
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Of course it wasn't your intention. Mine either. I do the same, and we're all fascinated by Sena. I just happened to remember new babies getting all the attention and dad and mom none, and the sibling maybe feeling ignored...that sort of thing. Just me freewheeling. Don't get me started on my cats! ;D Cheers! Sue
So, tell me about your cats.

My son and DIL have 4. They own the house, but allow servants.
I have fun with them, especially Puppy; cat that thinks he is a dog.
4 cats. Hair. Could knit spare cats!
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So, tell me about your cats.

My son and DIL have 4. They own the house, but allow servants.
I have fun with them, especially Puppy; cat that thinks he is a dog.
4 cats. Hair. Could knit spare cats!
LOL!
I remember that! Our AC filters would be absolutely felted with their fur when we had kitties. And that was just after one month!
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LOL!
I remember that! Our AC filters would be absolutely felted with their fur when we had kitties. And that was just after one month!
Oh you should have seen ours, we had a huskie and she shed enough for 4 dogs and a cat.

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Oh you should have seen ours, we had a huskie and she shed enough for 4 dogs and a cat.

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Oh yeah. Definitely that could happen!
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Hay!

Need a good cat ponderance. ;-)
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