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Old 02-09-2012, 08:16 PM   #981
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Hey Trex,
The winter has been really nice this year, but we won't be digging any postholes till May.
Took Oscar to the vet this morning and found he has a degenerated disk in his neck. We now have a weiner dog with a neck brace. It's no country for old dogs.
I like the looks of that old Silver Streak.
What do you suppose Top did with that GT that his dad brought him?
The wind was from the south today, I think I could smell something good cook'n on Top's grill.
Have a great weekend. Tim
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:19 AM   #982
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Hey Trex,
The winter has been really nice this year, but we won't be digging any postholes till May.
Took Oscar to the vet this morning and found he has a degenerated disk in his neck. We now have a weiner dog with a neck brace. It's no country for old dogs.
I like the looks of that old Silver Streak.
What do you suppose Top did with that GT that his dad brought him?
The wind was from the south today, I think I could smell something good cook'n on Top's grill.
Have a great weekend. Tim
Hey Tim... That's a good question, concerning TOP. I think his dad may be keeping it for himself. Speaking of GT's... I looked at another GT in Redding... a 1967. They wanted $10,500 for it, based on its current condition, I wouldn't give a dime over $6,000. I wish I would have had my camera with me. Sorry to hear about your dog, by the way.

That Silver Streak Saber was really nice! The lady who owns it, got it from her grand daddy, who was the original owner. He passed away, and left it to her in his will, so for that reason she would never sell....

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Old 02-10-2012, 05:01 AM   #983
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What do you suppose Top did with that GT that his dad brought him?
The wind was from the south today, I think I could smell something good cook'n on Top's grill.
Have a great weekend. Tim
I'd like to say it was my grill that you smelled Tim, but it was probably a Hormel plant making Spam!
Hope your dog gets better soon.
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Hey Tim... That's a good question, concerning TOP. I think his dad may be keeping it for himself.
My Dad and Mom were nice enough to bring Lorelei all the way down here to Texas from Minnesota this past June. She has been patiently waiting for me to start the restoration. I am procrastinating because I have plans to move into a big shop a few miles from here. I have been busy working on trailers, just not my own. Someday soon.
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:55 AM   #984
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I'd like to say it was my grill that you smelled Tim, but it was probably a Hormel plant making Spam!
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My Dad and Mom were nice enough to bring Lorelei all the way down here to Texas from Minnesota this past June. She has been patiently waiting for me to start the restoration. I am procrastinating because I have plans to move into a big shop a few miles from here. I have been busy working on trailers, just not my own. Someday soon.
Hey Top...nice to see that you got your GT home. Hopefully, you can start working on her soon.

Last weekend The Bunny and I stayed at the Elks lodge RV and attended the St Valentine's dinner... We had a great time at the dinner on Saturday night. During that afternoon, I went on a nice bike ride on the river trail... and The Bunny went shopping, and then met my sister at Win River, I think they won some money.

On the Sacramento River, there were many drift boats fishing for Steelhead, lots of people walking or riding their bikes, and families enjoying the wildlife at Turtle bay.

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Old 02-14-2012, 12:15 PM   #985
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More pics of the River trail... this is the newest section of the trail east of the Sundial Bridge which ends at the Mt. Shasta Mall. In the Mall, there's a nice little place called the Rusty Nail. Where one can get something "cold" to drink after "Humping" up the hill.

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Old 02-20-2012, 12:39 PM   #986
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Today, I found the hole in our air mattress... doesn't look like I can patch the hole. So, we ordered another mattress from Spring Air mattress company. The company calls there product an "Air chamber", and they cost $100 bucks! They're Air chamber is shorter & thinner than a standard air mattress, so you can't replace it with a $20 Walmart special.

Good news! The UPS guy just delivered a new Air Chamber today... I didn't know that it was coming because it was back ordered, and I canceled the order. I did talk to the sales manager from Leggett & Platt, and I guess he decided to send me a new "free" Air chamber, once they got them back on the shelves.

Anyway, Thank-you Leggett & Platt/DBA ECO mattress store for replacing the Air Chamber free of charge!!!!

Other good news... I completed the new fence along the property line. One step closer to a new RV awning for Rita. As you can see from the photo, I still need to remove the firewood & slash between the old and new fence lines. And remove the old fence line... or part of it. I may be old...but I'm slow!
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:34 PM   #987
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Building a new home for Rita...

Yesterday was a burn day in Shasta County...so, I moved Rita forward...out of the way. Once Rita way moved, I moved and burned approx. 2/3's of the slash, laying along the new fence line...I had to stop burning at 5 PM. It was a good day for a retired wildland fireman...with the smell of smoke in the air. And, it's nice to be one step closer to building an RV awning for Rita.

Today was a "No burn day" so I removed pavers along the concrete slab, which is Rita's Home. Now I can start digging the footings for the RV awning. The footings need to be 12" wide x 12" deep x 24' long, on each side of the slab. So, I have a lot of dirt to move before I can pour the concrete footings.

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Old 02-23-2012, 07:43 PM   #988
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Started digging the footings this afternoon...Placed the pavers under my recycle cans. Another day closer to my new RV awning. I would rather be burning piles than moving dirt!

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Old 02-26-2012, 10:26 PM   #989
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This weekend I pulled Rita down to the River...Win River Casino. We stayed there Friday night, I played Poker, and the Bunny played the slots. Saturday, we moved to the Elks Lodge, and had dinner with friends. I'm leaving Rita at the Elks for the next 10 days, so I can work on the footings, moving dirt at home. I used the money I won at the poker table to pay for the RV site at the Elks.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:01 AM   #990
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Just thinking out loud here... You going to install a backup camera so you know you're not too uh... "close" to the awning when you back in? I know I'm good 99.99% of the time... but that 0.001% will get ya....
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Just thinking out loud here... You going to install a backup camera so you know you're not too uh... "close" to the awning when you back in? I know I'm good 99.99% of the time... but that 0.001% will get ya....
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Hey Marc....

I think that I'll be okay. The footings are 12' wide, so the awning will be bolted down on the outside edge of the concrete slab which is Rita's home. Plus, I would hit the roof of my house, or the open backyard gate first, before hitting the new awning.

But a camera would be nice... I get out two or three times, to look and make sure that I will clear the open gate, when I am backing Rita. My old toy hauler trailer, which was 8' shorter and 1' wider, was much harder to back into the backyard.
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:58 PM   #992
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This last Sunday, Rita came home from the Elks Lodge... she was there 15 days. Today, a major winter storm passed thru Redding, so my footings for the new RV awning are all full of rain water. During the last 15 days, I got of the firewood moved, slash burned, most of the footings dug, and the new fence completed. So, my RV awning project is moving forward.

Many of the other Elks thought we had sold our home and moved-in to the Elks lodge parking lot.

Hopefully, it will stop rainning by Saturday, so we can go somewhere for St. Patty's day...maybe Win River RV & Casino. It's our 8th Anniversary together...for The Bunny and I. Last year we went to Rolling Hills RV & Casino in Corning CA.

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Just wanted to drop a note and say how much I like your tow rig and Rita hooked up... looks long, low and mean!

Just bought a '68 Power Wagon... kind of an impulse buy.. too cheap to pass up.
The Elks are probably jealous of your mobile pad!
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Just wanted to drop a note and say how much I like your tow rig and Rita hooked up... looks long, low and mean!

Just bought a '68 Power Wagon... kind of an impulse buy.. too cheap to pass up.
The Elks are probably jealous of your mobile pad!
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So Marc.... are you going to use the Power Wagon as a tow vehicle? Jealous...? Many of the Elks, who are in the RV Club, own large coaches, so they aren't into vintage Airstreams. And many of the members using the RV sites here, are "Snow Birds" from Washington & Oregon just passing thru...heading home. Once again, many Motor Homes & Coaches.

But, I did meet one member in the bar, who wants to buy a vintage trailer. His friend has a 67 Globetrotter for sale for $10,500. I suggested to him that he offer $6,500... it happened to be the same Airstream that I looked at last month.

April, Redding hosts "Cool April Nights" car show, and it's my understanding that the Elks RV park is overflowing with RV'ers and old cars. So, maybe there will be members from other Elk Lodges who are into Airstreams...


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