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Old 12-29-2015, 10:51 AM   #1
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Hittenstiehl's Meanderings

Do you ever want to post something that just doesn't fit into a topic and you don't want to hijack someone else's thread.

That happens to me on occasion. So based on that we are going to start our own thread just because. I chose the word Meanderings for a couple of reasons. First of all we are not on the road very much (yet) as we still work full time. We also work on an older house, two older Airstreams, help with family, etc. etc. you know the drill. Secondly, I do not write well, spell well or write very grammatically correct as both my mind and written thoughts tend to meander a bit. My DH calls it rambling but meander is my choice.

When you use the Airforums mostly on the phone application as I do there are some things you don't see. I don't do FB but am familiar with what a "like" button is and have heard of people on this forum talking about the "thanks" button. So I logged on today to the desktop to check on the photo thread and then looked around a bit.

I found the "Thanks" area and I would like to say Thank You or You are Welcome to the people (51 of you) who have said thank you over the last years to something I posted. I also saw 4 friend requests but not sure what happens if I answer them. If I posted to you or your thread I already consider you friendly and this is a very friendly forum so consider us friends.

This was/is our first foray into social media and it has been so informative in regards to our Airstream hobby and other areas of life. It is always refreshing to see how many people will go to lengths to post hints, tips and fixes when other Streamers are in a pinch or quandary. Of course it's always a flash back to reality when they start to disagree, then vehemently disagree then digress to worse.

But we are just people after all. Hittenstiehl's Meanderings
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Old 12-29-2015, 03:32 PM   #2
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Hi Hittenstiehl!

This is a cool idea.

BTW, I don't ever use the thanks button....I usually just thank folks whose posts I like directly on that particular thread.


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Old 12-29-2015, 03:47 PM   #3
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Hi Maggie, I'm thankful for you
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just today on the way home from a job, I pointed to the side of the road and said to my wife: look at this beautiful meandering creek...
I am all for meandering thoughts, they let you explore more than just linear thinking
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Old 12-29-2015, 04:34 PM   #5
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Well then, we'll meander together.
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Old 12-31-2015, 04:46 PM   #6
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So....We belong to the 4CU and we were headed to the Picacho Peak New Years Rally 45 minutes from us this evening. This would have been our 3rd time at PP but first time we actually made The New Years eve celebration portion due to work days.

Well....Life has that way of changing things up on you. One of my favorite sayings is:

"Nothing in life is constant but change"

So we are doing a slightly longer road trip instead, sans trailer, for a kind of unexpected family gathering.

We will be Airstream spotting instead and will lose count around Quartzite AZ where some of yet to meet Airforums friends are.

Headed to the beautiful Monterey Bay and if we have some down time we will be checking out some future camping spots that have been mentioned here.

Didn't see that turn in the route but we'll meander that direction as it's the one we're supposed to go in for now.
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I'm with you, I meander, husband calls it rambling too, but I get the story told, my way. Kindred spirits, you and I.
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So....We belong to the 4CU and we were headed to the Picacho Peak New Years Rally 45 minutes from us this evening. This would have been our 3rd time at PP but first time we actually made The New Years eve celebration portion due to work days.

Well....Life has that way of changing things up on you. One of my favorite sayings is:

"Nothing in life is constant but change"

So we are doing a slightly longer road trip instead, sans trailer, for a kind of unexpected family gathering.

We will be Airstream spotting instead and will lose count around Quartzite AZ where some of yet to meet Airforums friends are.

Headed to the beautiful Monterey Bay and if we have some down time we will be checking out some future camping spots that have been mentioned here.

Didn't see that turn in the route but we'll meander that direction as it's the one we're supposed to go in for now.
Hmmm....hope all is well.

Monterey Bay is certainly beautiful.

Have a safe trip.


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Old 01-08-2016, 08:45 AM   #9
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Completed a safe trip, Phx - Monterey and back. Saw maybe 6 Airstreams on the road and also spotted a couple of Interstates but they sure are hard to see if the Airstream logo isn't in the front top. Funerals are sad but if a family is spread out that and weddings are when you see each other.

Drove in those heavy pouring rains for half the distance and glad we left early. Beautiful snow dusting in the San Gabriel's to Palm Springs.

Time to rid the house of the holidays and get set for a New Year. Hard to believe we've been in our new old house for a year already. Hoping to improve our number of Airstream outings while balancing DIY, family, work and leisure.

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Had a great weekend and crossed a major project off the to do list.

With friends, scaffolding and power tools we deconstructed our ginormous interior fireplace.

It was non load bearing, 4x6x15 and set between two rooms effectively cutting them in half. Lots of dust, trips to the dump and laughs. No friends were injured in this demo.

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Hmmmm....a big project!

My first thought was....no fireplace?

Are you going to add something smaller and more space efficient, but still charming and emitting all the heart-and-soul-warming glory of a fire...like a little woodstove?

Hmmm?


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Like the beautiful wood stove you have. No replacement going in.

It came out because of sheer size and we had major roof leaks associated with it.

Not much need for it here. We have had years where we never turned the heat on in the winter. This house is not so well insulated and this winter was colder so we'll see how often the heat comes on now. We also have so many burn restrictions here in the winter that it just isn't worth it. The past 5 years, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years have all been no burn days.

We have another fireplace tucked into the corner of the bedroom and it will likely stay. It isn't in the way and may get an occasional lighting.

Love seeing yours lit up though.
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Ahhhh.....leaking is not good, and you have a back up fireplace should the need for fire strike you.

You have a new and very roomy space, now....oh, the things you can do with all of that.


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Just had a great rally outing this weekend with our Four Corners Unit. We have been working lots on our house and having lots of company this past year.

We had missed the Thanksgiving outing as it was out of state this year and we missed the New Years outing for family funeral. So we were really ready for a rally.

We stayed in LoLo Mai RV Park in Page Springs (by Cottonwood). Great weather, Oak Creek running swift from snow melt and great evening fires.

This rally is Mardi Gras themed. Jambalaya, king cake, zydeco and beads.
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