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Old 01-16-2010, 08:02 PM   #155
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You are in our prayers...speedy recovery.
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Old 01-17-2010, 03:09 PM   #156
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Steve, my hearts out to you... here's to a speedy recovery!

I'm a bit worried about your symptoms spreading to the cat as well.... I know you're on the boat.. any chance of CO poisioning? I believe the symptoms are similar... nausea / weakness / lethergy. Just a thought.....

Just think, you'll be like a pirate now! ('ol peg leg!)... Trying to make some humor of a lousy situation for ya...
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Old 01-17-2010, 03:59 PM   #157
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I just saw this thread and also wondered about CO2. Please have it checked out, and let us know how you're doing. You have lots of friends out here sending good thoughts your way. Your wife is a lucky woman. Best wishes to you both!

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Old 01-17-2010, 04:11 PM   #158
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Thanks everybody, really appreciate the kind thoughts.

We've all been wondering about the cause of the illness. Don't think CO is likely--it was relatively warm so the diesel heater was off, just running a ceramic electric. Don't remember any engines running nearby at the time. Nothing much was on as far as boat systems except for a computer that seems to always be looking at airforums .

Maybe if I can't narrow down a cause, it'll just spur me on to making the move into Island Girl a little sooner, once I can get back to work.

My marina support group has just been super and we're coping fine. Pam is in dry diapers and I feel really good and no real pain in the ankle. No pain pills needed today. All is good.

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Old 01-17-2010, 04:18 PM   #159
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Just think, you'll be like a pirate now! ('ol peg leg!)... Trying to make some humor of a lousy situation for ya...
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Hey Marc,

A peg leg would be a huge size advantage compared to this cast! The bathroom on a 57 Caravanner is enormous compared to the one on a Mariah 31.

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Old 01-17-2010, 09:14 PM   #160
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I can't imagine trying to get around on a boat with a sprained ankle. Hope your recovery goes quickly.

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Old 01-18-2010, 10:35 AM   #161
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Steve, I'm so sorry to hear about your misfortune. You have my prayers for a full and speedy recovery!

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Old 02-26-2010, 12:03 AM   #162
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Not quite back in the saddle again

I’ve finally gotten the ok from the surgeon to start putting weight on the bad ankle, and just as important, he says I can take the boot off the ankle so I can drive if I promise to put it right back on. It's been a long month and a half. I’ve really missed my Airstream. Couple of days that I had respite care for Pam my marina buddies dropped me off in the trailer with my Kindle, I flopped in the recliners, turned on the propane fireplace, and listened to the rain on the aluminum. Great therapy.

Since we’ve lived on a small sailboat with uncomfortable seating for 22 years, I really wanted two comfortable recliners in the place of the gaucho. I’m not changing much of the original cabinetry in the trailer, but I’ve been planning for this one all along. I purchased the two recliners with a center console just before I broke the ankle. The plan is to replace that center console with my own, done in birch to match the original wood, probably with laminate on top matching the galley. The console has an armrest that will transfer to the new one easily and also has brackets that hold the chairs in place so they can’t slide.

I’m still not fully back into work mode, but I got some 1x2’s this week and plugged in the hot glue gun and started making a rough mockup of the new console and the cabinet in the forward end (behind the chairs) that will hold the batteries, converter, inverter, and the circuit breaker panels. This way I can plan the wire runs to the panels and also fit everything so that we maximize storage but still allow the chairs to fully recline.

My broken ankle made me miss the first anniversary of the Island Girl project. Seems like a lot of time and not much work until I look at all the pictures from the past year and realize I really have done quite a bit. A year after getting the trailer we also now have a tow vehicle for the first time, buying a first generation Toyota Tundra this week. Sure seems big, I’m pretty sure our old Chevy Tracker will fit in the Tundra’s bed. Hopefully by anniversary two, while probably not done, we’ll be able to actually do some camping.

Worst thing about the ankle was the way it pretty well trapped Pam on the boat. Especially for the first month, she was only getting off to go up and use the marina showers when I had help. I've really been worried she'd lose mobility and get so she couldn't get on and off the boat. Since I've been able to drive again, she's gotten out most days and is now pretty well back where she was in terms of mobility. Sadly, our favorite little local hardware store (with Pam's favorite candy bar selections) is going out of business. Been going there for almost all of the years we've been on the boat. We'll have to find another candy bar source.

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Old 02-26-2010, 09:02 AM   #163
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Good to see you back on your feet again Steve. Keep up the good work. The recliners look really comfortable.
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Hi Steve! Great to see you up! I really love the pic of Pam in the recliners.. it looks homey already! You'll find the Tundra is great.. but big. I bought a 2001 Sequoia, and it's SO comfortable, plus it tows our Argosy just fine.

Love the recliners!
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That's a sweet looking little radio there (as I write this listening to a public radio Big Band show on a 3-piece TIVOLI I got when confined to the house for several years); amazing to me -- since I can remember -- how perfect a small source of music and voice can be. Today, no advertisements versus how clever radio advertising once was:

Radio, the appetizer of the mind . . . .

Glad you are back mobile. Hope the weather smiles.
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Old 02-26-2010, 10:22 PM   #166
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Thanks, guys, good to be back at it.

I really like the little radio, Rednax. It's got a Crosley label on it instead of Tivoli, but looks mighty similar. Sound just seems to curve right around the endcap.

Marc, does the Sequoia mean the van is gone?

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Hi Steve! Yes, the van's gone, but it's kinda still "in the family", I sold it to one of my daughter's friends family, so I see it frequently in line at school. I'm driving ALOT because of my older daughter's school and her functions... did 125 miles yesterday going back and forth to the school (and my trailer for 1 hr! Yeah!)... will drive probably another 50-60 today. I wish I could say I'm going exotic places, but it's really just back / forth down south and out to the eastside and back. At least the truck is REALLY comfortable to drive!

If you need any help with the Tundra set up, let me know. I'm not sure if you're getting the 4x4 or 2wd, but I do have some side steps on my Sequoia that make getting in/out a lot easier for this height challenged person!

Bet it feels good to be back in the trailer. Even though I had to drive an hour to get to it to spend 1 hr WITH it, it felt great to me.
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:43 PM   #168
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Welcome back Steve. You've worked long and hard on your trailer and it shows in the pictures.

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