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Old 04-10-2012, 08:46 PM   #10101
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Went shopping with DH today....went to several different types of stores.

Money spent today....

DH...$300 for a new air compressor
Household/food items...$50
Kitty....$28
Me....$3.60 for a 'trinket'

Hmmmmm....something's just not right.
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:53 AM   #10102
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Let's see - drove 4 hours to look at a motorhome my wife wants. After years of researching for a new one, had the model picked out and found one with just the right acessories. Spent three hours test driving it, and come desion time she said: "I don't want it" because it was too large to take some of the places we like to go (which we had already discussed).

She walked into a slide-in truck camper and said, "I like this."

Now I'm looking at pickup trucks...
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:59 AM   #10103
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After making do with a 12" hacksaw for 20 years, I finally broke down and ordered a 16" stainless steel butcher saw with two extra 8tpi blades. As usual, I got an earful from my wife.
Wish I had room for the 22" model.
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Woke up, found this view from the dining room window.
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:03 AM   #10105
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She walked into a slide-in truck camper and said, "I like this."

Now I'm looking at pickup trucks...
Ain't love grand...

Some of those truck campers can be super heavy. Better do some serious research on the load-carrying capability of the trucks you're looking at as some can't carry as much as the mfg would have you believe.

(Hint: check the fine print on the tire size/pressure information sticker - the one located inside the driver's door frame.)
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Let's see - drove 4 hours to look at a motorhome my wife wants. After years of researching for a new one, had the model picked out and found one with just the right acessories. Spent three hours test driving it, and come desion time she said: "I don't want it" because it was too large to take some of the places we like to go (which we had already discussed).

She walked into a slide-in truck camper and said, "I like this."

Now I'm looking at pickup trucks...
Please let us know what you settle on.
You're lucky to have a bride that still enjoys that 'outdoorsy' stuff.
I often reflect on the 3 week camper trip from San Francisco to Vancouver that I enjoyed with my wife and inlaws
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.Some of those truck campers can be super heavy. Better do some serious research on the load-carrying capability of the trucks you're looking at as some can't carry as much as the mfg would have you believe.
The one she likes has a dry weight of about 2900 lbs - Palimino Maverick 2902. A 2500HD has a cargo capacity about 4100, so we're considering a 3500. Like to go diesel, because I bet we'll be looking at a 5er in 4 years lol.
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You're lucky to have a bride that still enjoys that 'outdoorsy' stuff.
I often reflect on the 3 week camper trip from San Francisco to Vancouver that I enjoyed with my wife and inlaws
We tent camped for our honeymoon, and have always enjoyed travel and staying in state parks. We'll let you know the final decision
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A 2500HD has a cargo capacity about 4100...
Please don't make the same mistake I made and believe the slick mfg. sales brochures.

Yes, you definitely do need to be looking at a 3500HD and paying close attention to the cargo carrying capacity (CCC) on the door sticker I noted above. That 4,100 number is for a stripped-down basic std cab truck with zero options. Everything the mfg. or you put on the truck adds weight and reduces CCC, including the heavier diesel engine, automatic transmission, crew cab configuration - even floor mats.

Prime example: I have a 2011 2500HD crew cab 4x4 with the diesel engine. It came with all the options available on the truck except the in-dash nav system and dvd player. My CCC (printed on the sticker in the door frame) is a whopping 2,434. Compare that to the advertised 4,100 and you get the picture.
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Wow, that was fast! It's great that you didn't have to worry about toilet color or style.

While you were actually accomplishing something, I have been tearing my house apart looking for my checkbook. The last time I wrote a check was in January, right here where I am sitting, and I haven't thought about it since. I look at my checking account every day, and no illicit checks have been passed. It's here somewhere.... Bet it fell under the sofa.
Try that hidden pocket in your purse that you accidentally put it in...or, look under that pile of mail that you haven't gotten to yet. Or, the drawer that you put it in "for now."
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Try that hidden pocket in your purse that you accidentally put it in...or, look under that pile of mail that you haven't gotten to yet. Or, the drawer that you put it in "for now."
Thanks for the ideas. Still haven't found it and now I am also wondering if I looked right at it and just didn't SEE it, at some point in my search. Also last night I dreamed that it fell out in my Venza - - I usually just casually toss my purse behind the passenger seat when F. is with me, and when I grab it blindly from that spot the checkbook could fall out. So, I'll check in the car again, too.

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Old 04-11-2012, 12:32 PM   #10112
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Thanks for the ideas. Still haven't found it and now I am also wondering if I looked right at it and just didn't SEE it, at some point in my search. Also last night I dreamed that it fell out in my Venza - - I usually just casually toss my purse behind the passenger seat when F. is with me, and when I grab it blindly from that spot the checkbook could fall out. So, I'll check in the car again, too.
Here's a sure fire, can't miss method of finding it. Report it lost to your bank, get a new account number and order new checks. Your lost checkbook will show up within 48 hours just like mine did.
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Prime example: I have a 2011 2500HD crew cab 4x4 with the diesel engine. It came with all the options available on the truck except the in-dash nav system and dvd player. My CCC (printed on the sticker in the door frame) is a whopping 2,434. Compare that to the advertised 4,100 and you get the picture.
I most certainly do. Thanks.
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Last night I installed the rest of the 1"x1" (actually 15/16" x 15/16") tiles in the ladies bathroom floor at the club where I volunteer. It took some creative alignment to blend 10 older tiles in with the 20 newer ones in the existing mosaic pattern. I put one of those CAUTION Wet Floor standup thingies over it so it would not be stepped on while the adhesive cured.
Today I will go do the grouting so it can cure for 2 days and seal it Friday morning before the very busy Friday night fish fry event.
Next up is fixing a utility sink drain trap with WaterWeld. Replacing the trap itself involves disturbing rusted pipe connections , so the patch is the better answer.
I am learning how to do things I always called a contractor in for at the house.
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Thanks for the ideas. Still haven't found it and now I am also wondering if I looked right at it and just didn't SEE it, at some point in my search. Also last night I dreamed that it fell out in my Venza - - I usually just casually toss my purse behind the passenger seat when F. is with me, and when I grab it blindly from that spot the checkbook could fall out. So, I'll check in the car again, too.
Any chance that you used the last check, and discarded the cover?

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Here's a sure fire, can't miss method of finding it. Report it lost to your bank, get a new account number and order new checks. Your lost checkbook will show up within 48 hours just like mine did.
That would work, I'm sure!

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Any chance that you used the last check, and discarded the cover?
There were 16 checks left. I will probably find it when looking for something else, 3-4 months from now.
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Yesterday: hung laundry even thoug was in the 40s, but windy sunny dry.
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Chance of a freeze/frost tonight after 80s a few weeks ago. Hope the hosta and lily of the valley survive.
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Now I've got a missing-item mystery. I've had a six-inch, good-quality steel rule for years. I used it last night at the workbench, and today it's not there. I figured it must have fallen into the trash can, so I transferred ever item from that can to another, which was particularly messy, because this morning I had discarded a paint can with about 2 TBS of paint, poured into the can so that it would dry. Not there.

I thoroughly cleaned the shelf under the workbench, and the area below it, so I know it didn't fall there.

I haven't measured anything else since last night (Don't say it!).

I'm determined to find it.
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You mean a six FOOT rule don't you?

I'm not sure what use a six-inch rule would be.....(I'm not going there....)
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Now I've got a missing-item mystery. I've had a six-inch, good-quality steel rule for years. I used it last night at the workbench, and today it's not there...........
I usually find stuff in the drawers on my bench. No idea how it gets off the bench into the drawer.
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