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Old 08-27-2010, 03:12 AM   #5281
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Went to Tall Ships Chicago. Saw several sailing vessels.

Sailed on the Red Witch

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Old 08-27-2010, 06:34 AM   #5282
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I am seriously starting my plan to make this my last winter in East Nowhere. I've stuck it out for 6 years since my husband passed, and it is time to move away from this culturally desolate area.
I will devote most of my time to fixing some minor cosmetic problems around the house. The house is just too big for 1 person. I have 2 dogs, so moving them into an apartment setting is not an option. I will start looking in the Finger Lakes area for a house to rent, definitely near a college town. There are so many choices.

No rash moves. It is wonderful to have a goal again. I feel confident and strong again.
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Ahhhh the joys of home ownership...
Tell me about it...

Just had the roof leaks and the ceilings in 4 rooms repaired last month. Then, the monsoon season came, and we had a brief but torrential rain earlier in the week.

Two days ago, went upstairs to replace the AC filter. Saw a spanking new stain spot on that pristine ceiling in the hall.

Looks to me the roofers in fixing existing leaks in the tile roof managed to put in a new leak where one did not exist before! Good thing they had a screw up in the paper work and sent one of the bills to me late, and I have not paid the last bill for more than 4 grands.

I will make them "fix" it again, but with this delay, when will I be able to take off with my RV now? Sigh...

PS. Just last month, put in a new water heater myself. Last week, repaired the garage opener myself. Also last week, fixed the pool plumbing leak myself.
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I will make them "fix" it again, but with this delay, when will I be able to take off with my RV now? Sigh...
Maybe you should give up and spend a couple of nights in a tent...
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Went to Tall Ships Chicago. Saw several sailing vessels.

Sailed on the Red Witch

Certainly more fun than I had. Pretty day there.

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PS. Just last month, put in a new water heater myself. Last week, repaired the garage opener myself. Also last week, fixed the pool plumbing leak myself.
I sort of did. I made the phone call to the handy man I know.
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Maybe you should give up and spend a couple of nights in a tent...
Eh? How's the roof leak in your Dutch Star?
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Have done nothing yet except sip coffee. Beautiful weather here so I took the day off from w*rk to do a little biking later on the Youghiogheny River Trail. My son is visiting so we thought this would be a nice relaxing way to spend the day together. He is happy to have a reprieve from doing deferred maintenance around the house for me.
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Think fall is coming, this morning the temp was 47F. Put on long pants for my morning walk. A cool walk was very pleasant.
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Eh? How's the roof leak in your Dutch Star?
Repaired.

Turned out after I sealed, resealed, then sealed the roof and side seams again it still leaked. After I'd exhausted every other option, the only thing left was replacing the bedroom slide gasket - that did the trick.

I should have realized the leak wasn't coming from the roof since there was no damage or delamination to the ceiling or wall. The only damage was to a five or six inch area of the floor where it meets the wall next to the slide. When I removed the old gasket I saw a small 1/2" area at the top center of the gasket where water coming off the roof was seeping behind the gasket seal, flowing inside the gasket down to the bottom of the slide opening. The water flow was not visible from the inside or outside of the RV which is why I could never figure out where it was coming from.

But the leak never kept me at home...
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Repaired.
Glad to hear that the root cause was found. Leaks can be maddening, whether in your RV or home.
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Well, it's because you took the leak with you on the trips. Duh! It's not the case here. Someone needs to be here when the repair is done.
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Think fall is coming, this morning the temp was 47F. Put on long pants for my morning walk. A cool walk was very pleasant.
By the time I can take my RV trip, I will be freezin' my butts off up North in the "wilderness". So much for the boondocking plan. And I do not want to go South.
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I don't either - but at some point you have to face the inevitability of time...
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Man...this is a frugal bunch.

I've been busy today as the boyz are cuttin' their trip short and should be home by tomorrow or Sunday.

I need them to feel sorry for me as I've been w*rking so hard....
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I am seriously starting my plan to make this my last winter in East Nowhere. I've stuck it out for 6 years since my husband passed, and it is time to move away from this culturally desolate area.
I will devote most of my time to fixing some minor cosmetic problems around the house. The house is just too big for 1 person. I have 2 dogs, so moving them into an apartment setting is not an option. I will start looking in the Finger Lakes area for a house to rent, definitely near a college town. There are so many choices.

No rash moves. It is wonderful to have a goal again. I feel confident and strong again.
This sounds like a wonderful and positive move forward at this point in your life. Congratulations on your decision to get started in the implementation of your plans.

Moving is a lot of work. If you get bogged down, I recommend a Gantt chart. Oh well. It is working for me, at the moment, anyway. And no, T-Al, you can't see it! Eeet eees Top Secret material!
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Homemade chicken noodle soup (with almost all local ingedients) for breakfast.

Renewed my driver's license. Very short line at 10AM .
Laundromat (in same strip mall) to wash comforter.
Dropped off 4 bags of clothes at St Francis thrift store (also at said mall).
Bought 2 beer mugs (at thrift store) in which to serve beer to friend.

On way back home got caught in AFB lunch traffic; it evoked no nostalgia.

Slightly juicy salad for lunch.

Have 4 bags of trash ready for Monday.
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About all we did today was roll the green waste cans out to the curb for pickup.

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Repaired.
Turned out after I sealed, resealed, then sealed the roof and side seams again it still leaked. After I'd exhausted every other option, the only thing left was replacing the bedroom slide gasket - that did the trick.
Man, what a relief it must be to have that behind you.
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I went through more belongings and threw out a couple of trashbags full, assembled enough donations for a 2-3 more trips to Good Will, and packed a few boxes. By that time it was pouring rain with flood warnings due to 3"-8" of rain that had fallen in our area. Finally it slackened enough that he could take me to lunch.

We discussed our plans for the actual move, how we would do it, and some housing options up there. We are feeling more optimistic and encouraged. Eventually I came back to my house, to find my new 3rd generation Kindle waiting on the doorstep. I gave my 2nd generation Kindle to Frank, who is getting a big kick out of it. Simple pleasures. Then more packing and tossing out. How does a person unknowingly end up with so much stuff?

Another day in a life.
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How does a person unknowingly end up with so much stuff?
I'm seeing a correlation here, but perhaps it's premature to state that it's causation...
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