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Old 06-18-2017, 08:09 PM   #67691
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A couple days ago Earlene was feeling dizzy and then nausea. Doctor visit revealed a slight murmur. Cat Scan indicated a history of varying degrees of blood pressure. Today it was worse so off to the ER. She is feeling okay but BP is up and down. Normally she is as steady as a rock, fit as a fiddle and gets upset when her fitbit doesn't show 7000 steps each day.

Anyhow, they are admitting her and will do an echo cardiogram tonight or whenever so please keep her in your prayers. I'll report back as I find out information.

Ohhms with prayers are okay also.

Whaa?!? And now Earlene... Ohmms in restrospect, I'm sure hoping all this comes out ok for everyone!
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Whaa?!? And now Earlene... Ohmms in restrospect, I'm sure hoping all this comes out ok for everyone!
Welcome back. How was camp?
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:34 PM   #67693
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Well my site leveling turned out to be a lot of wasted time and money. Carl, you are right, this is a job best left to professionals with heavy equipment.

Oh the humanity!
Sorry to hear Barb. Did things collapse or something? Well, you mentioned some professionals were going to address it later. Weight on earth can be tricky sometimes, especially when drainage is also involved.
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Camp was a piece of Cake compared to the stress I started feeling when I started reading about those I love looking like they were falling apart at the seams... but I see everyone seems to be home except Mel's mom now....

Camp was hot and humid, we had rain on a few nights, which is the best time for it to rain so it doesn't affect the girls activities. I was kept busy, and this year, I only returned to my room twice after dinner announcing that I was 'done in'. My energy levels are a little higher than they were last year, and that's a wonderful thing.
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Sue... my dad moved us to Texas from California in a 1957 Plymouth Stationwagon in 1965. We had a burlap sack with water in hung in front of the radiator. That's about as far back as I go.

This a nice view...

Someone asked about the train ride. It's a definite possibility!
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Barb if Carl is correct about the collapse of your retaining wall I might suggest you use the type retaining blocks like you see around the parking lots like at Lowes. They weigh about 80lbs a peace so might be more than you want to deal with but I see them used to level lots where they are stacked 15-20 ft high. Key is to stack each layer where they would be falling against the material they are holding back.
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Sue... my dad moved us to Texas from California in a 1957 Plymouth Stationwagon in 1965. We had a burlap sack with water in hung in front of the radiator. That's about as far back as I go.

This a nice view...

Someone asked about the train ride. It's a definite possibility!
There ought to be deer & antelope playing out yonder! Great setting!

We were driving/camping back & forth between southern CA & IL in the mid- to late 40s, long before divided highways & rest areas. Your road sounds familiar & the strategies needed to deal w/ it. We backed up Pikes Peak ... the only way the little Plymouth could get there. Our air conditioner was wet cloth hung in the windows.

Good grief! I forgit how old I really am!
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There ought to be deer & antelope playing out yonder! Great setting!

We were driving/camping back & forth between southern CA & IL in the mid- to late 40s, long before divided highways & rest areas. Your road sounds familiar & the strategies needed to deal w/ it. We backed up Pikes Peak ... the only way the little Plymouth could get there. Our air conditioner was wet cloth hung in the windows.

Good grief! I forgit how old I really am!
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Sorry to hear Barb. Did things collapse or something? Well, you mentioned some professionals were going to address it later. Weight on earth can be tricky sometimes, especially when drainage is also involved.
A few smashed blocks I was expecting, but when the RV started to shift sideways I pulled the plug. There is just too much to risk. Also the complexity of the hill sloping in 2 directions at the same time spooked me. DD was helping guide me and we both agreed it wasn't wise to continue.

So we'll endure the traffic noise until a proper spot can be made by those with bigger, better tools.
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Steve, I think it is south of Ely that a rest area is also an elk watching station. Did you stop there? Of course the elk, being much smarter than us humans, have retreated far up into the mountains now.

Do you see why I refer to Nevada as our country's kitty litter box? Lots of sand and steep on the sides. The drive from Ely to Wells is not as exciting. Try to stay awake.
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Steve, I think it is south of Ely that a rest area is also an elk watching station. Did you stop there? Of course the elk, being much smarter than us humans, have retreated far up into the mountains now.

Do you see why I refer to Nevada as our country's kitty litter box? Lots of sand and steep on the sides. The drive from Ely to Wells is not as exciting. Try to stay awake.
We made a friend in Vegas and they say the snow on the mountains on the way to Wells make it worth it. They were here 2 nights ago and passed through Wells on their way to Idaho. They're from Albuquerque so we have someone new to visit when we pass through.

We did not stop because as you say - just south of here and on the way to Great Basin. It's probably (guessing) less than 10 miles from the Ely KOA. We have 4 nights here and want to do a few things before moving on to Wells for 1 night. But truthfully. The view is easy to just gaze at. It's not remote by any means - but it's a great wall paper...

The good thing about the drive to Wells is it's short!
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A few smashed blocks I was expecting, but when the RV started to shift sideways I pulled the plug. There is just too much to risk. Also the complexity of the hill sloping in 2 directions at the same time spooked me. DD was helping guide me and we both agreed it wasn't wise to continue.

So we'll endure the traffic noise until a proper spot can be made by those with bigger, better tools.
Bummer. Really does sound like proper shoring with heavy equipment is needed, including compaction and all that goes with it. The pros will figure it out when they look at it and ask what's going there. Just make sure they know the weight of your RV.
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>"... Texas from California in a 1957 Plymouth Stationwagon in 1965. We had a burlap sack with water in hung in front of the radiator."

Geeze... I still have the 'water bag' burlap sack hung out in the garage.
Left over from the family vacation in the SouthWest... from about 1961.

Went out and fetched it up.

'Desert Brand' water bag, made by 'Ames Harris Neville' Co. San Francisco.
Trade marked with a pick, shovel, and gold pan.
Maybe take a photo tomorrow and post it up.
Been hanging out there all these years.

Air conditioning in the car... yup a 'wet rag' hung in the window.
Old man had 'seat covers' in the car. Made of clear plastic.
Got so hot you couldn't sit on it.

Good memories.
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>"... Texas from California in a 1957 Plymouth Stationwagon in 1965. We had a burlap sack with water in hung in front of the radiator."

Geeze... I still have the 'water bag' burlap sack hung out in the garage.
Left over from the family vacation in the SouthWest... from about 1961.

Went out and fetched it up.

'Desert Brand' water bag, made by 'Ames Harris Neville' Co. San Francisco.
Trade marked with a pick, shovel, and gold pan.
Maybe take a photo tomorrow and post it up.
Been hanging out there all these years.

Air conditioning in the car... yup a 'wet rag' hung in the window.
Old man had 'seat covers' in the car. Made of clear plastic.
Got so hot you couldn't sit on it.

Good memories.
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Before we left for Tx. dad drove us all down to Tijuana and had new upholstery, headliner, steering wheel wrap, the whole deal. We would go to TJ every now and then. But that was the last family trip down south o the border. I was 9.
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