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Old 02-10-2015, 03:04 PM   #1191
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Hi Popeye, its been cold so the snow is very light and fluffy, all the storms so far have come with wind, so right here its been blowing mostly towards the back of my house, I'm kinda on the top of a noll, it blows off the top . maybe it's blowing your way .
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Old 02-10-2015, 06:40 PM   #1192
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Hello Gentlemen,


Curtis, I agree with your opinion of winter and snow and ice. I live in Michigan and I can't wait to retire and get out of here in the winter. The thing is that if this is where you were raised and if you have a good job it gets kind of hard to justify leaving until you retire.


My sister lives in Beaumont TX and I went to see her once in August and never will again. It was too hot for me but I do love the scenery and BBQ.


Well, hope all of you are doing ok, have a great night. Lynne
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Old 02-10-2015, 06:54 PM   #1193
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Most from up north can't take the summer heat in the south. Cure is a modern miracle called air conditioning. Coolest part of the day is sunrise so if you have to do something outside you do it early in the day.
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Old 02-10-2015, 07:43 PM   #1194
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Hi Lynne, HH, All the years I spent in the corps was in warm (read hot) weather, and loved it. I still ended up back home (cold) and really don't know why. HH, I love the mornings, always got up super early (try to now).
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Curtis, I agree with your opinion of winter and snow and ice. I live in Michigan and I can't wait to retire and get out of here in the winter. The thing is that if this is where you were raised and if you have a good job it gets kind of hard to justify leaving until you retire.


My sister lives in Beaumont TX and I went to see her once in August and never will again. It was too hot for me but I do love the scenery and BBQ.


Well, hope all of you are doing ok, have a great night. Lynne
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Most from up north can't take the summer heat in the south. Cure is a modern miracle called air conditioning. Coolest part of the day is sunrise so if you have to do something outside you do it early in the day.

Like you said Beamis, it's all about what you were raised in, and what you're used to. I have been living here since 1970. Was a Military Brat growing up all over the World, but my parents grew up 24 miles from where I live now. So the heat is not so bad for me.

And yes Hawk that is so true, we have a saying here in Texas. God created Shade trees, Iced Sweet Tea, and Air Conditioning so he could stand Summers in the South.

We work harder before noon than most, and once the heat comes up we go inside! And eat BBQ!!!!!

Beaumont is nice, but the Humidity is a killer down there.
I'm a world away from Beaumont!
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Old 02-10-2015, 08:01 PM   #1196
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I can take the cold to a point. Below freezing for a month or more at a time gets old fast. 2 winters in NE PA taught me to stay clear of the NE in the winter. I feel for ya Terry, I really do.

Give me dry desert heat anytime. I grew up in the Mojave. 120 in the shade is common all summer long.

Gulf coast is great in the spring and fall but man that summer humidity is far worse than sub zero.

NW is wet wet wet from Oct-April. The don't walk their dogs they walk their trout up here. Gotta get this S&B sold and get in that rig full time chasing the perfect weather.
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Well guys and gals,
winter is about to hit here in mid Florida this weekend, supposed to be the coldest of the season, lows in the 20's and highs barely in the 50's. I am not complaining, I can hibernate for a couple days until it warms up.
Terry, I'm sorry to hear that your knee gave up the ghost, but glad that the replacement will be soon.
Lynne, I like your new Avatar, looks good.
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Terry, I'm originally from western Pa. When I retired from the military in 1993 I could have moved anywhere. But in 1985 I bought this place as a hunting/fishing cabin. When I retired I decided to turn it into my home. One of the deciding factors was the weather here. Another was low taxes & no state income tax. Another was homestead exemption for property taxes. A lot lower cost for utilities but that depends on which part of Florida you live in also. Over 20 years later & don't regret the choice at all.
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What to say and where to start......

Oh My Lord!!!! AMAZING!!!!WOW!!! There really are no words...as I have read this thread over the past few days I can truly say that what I have come to understand is a true sense of brotherhood.

I'm amazed by what you have done. I sit here in utter astonishment of what you started with and where you are at. I applaud you Terry...having to deal with the knee and the hands and still showing all of us who are lucky enough to read this thread the true craftsman that you are. You are truly talented.

As to all the responses from everyone and support that has been shown it restores my faith in my fellow man. Working in corrections for the last 24 years faith in your fellow man has been stripped from me so it is really heart warming to see the outpouring of help and positive suggestions that have been shared.

I just bought my first rv back in June but did camp with my family in a starcraft 17 ft tt back in the 70"s. So a newbie kinda sorta...

Love your story Terry hope everything goes well with the knee in march while your recovering please keep us updated on your..not the TH...progress..

I am in Southeast Texas and cannot fathom the snow...but would not live anywhere else (till the DW and I retire)

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Keep up the good work.
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Harley,
You might look at the differential ratio, get one that runs 2.64 or so and run that...
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Good Morning Everyone, Curtis, I like that saying "God created Shade trees, Iced Sweet Tea, and Air Conditioning so he could stand Summers in the South." I'd like to try that. Jay, Do you live in the Northwest where they have been getting so much rain? that is something that I would have trouble handling. Frank, Welcome back, hope your trip was good, turn the heat up and make the coffee its gonna get cold . HH, its really funny how we end up in life living where we do, I've never liked the cold but ended up staying here most of my life, hopefully not for long. MK30, Welcome Aboard . Jump in anytime, Thanks for the kudos and well wishes, we have a really great bunch here, we have worked thru a bunch of problems and suggestions, (and have alot more to go), congrats on getting back into rving, we always want to know what and love pics. Mohamer, I think I will be looking at some of that eventually, I keep thinking about running a two speed rear axle. Kinda the best of both worlds. 4* degs this am, but still no snow today . Have a great day all.
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mkohler30,


You're right, Terry has done a great job on this project and we have all had a wonderful time watching his progress. There are some things here way over my head when he gets help from the other viewers but you can still pop in and give suggestions and sometimes they do help him.


With you working in corrections we understand that your faith has been reduced but here you have found the "fountain" of repair because the people here want to help each other. As you look at other threads you will continue to heal and increase your faith. Some are just silly fun but we all need fun.


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Have a wonderful day all and wherever you are we hope you are or will soon be warmer.


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Your right I feel better every time I read any of the threads on Irv2. With a high of 73 today I will stay pretty warm all of those up Terry's way need the sunshine sent to them to thaw them out.

I am no mechanical prodigy but I am pretty creative and like to figure thing out so I will chime in if I think of something that might be useful.
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Hi Lynne, We have a pool going on when you will bring your MH home (not really) but I'll bet this, you can't wait . MK30 you don't have to be mechanical, suggestions or solutions just come from common sense. Have a great day!!
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