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Old 09-01-2008, 08:34 PM   #1877
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If you can steer the kayak backwards while balancing a diet pop you grad jee ate ! What a way to get a kayak edumcation eh Sharon?
Hey no way - if you can steer your Kayak backwards while avoiding being impaled by a Rivette who is steering backwards while balancing a diet pop - then you grad jee ate with First Class Honors - yeah ha.....

I'm back ladies and honorary gents... We arrived home safely last night around 10:00 - un-scaved from our 3 week inaugural trip with the ModPod out east.

Unfortunately we arrived home in speedy haste as my Mom was rushed into hospital on Tuesday - and Dad only let us know on Friday night. We were going to take an extra day at the camp site we were at on Cape Breton but packed up right away. She is stable and waiting on specialists to sort out some of the issues.

Tomorrow we have yet another By-law amendment meeting over the Lot from Hell - or should I say the neighbours from hell!!!

We returned to an absolute jungle and will need a week at least to cut down the weeds and grass that have grown while we were away. Must consider hiring a gardner next time

We had an absolutely great holiday and met so many nice people along the road. The ModPod past her inspections with flying colours - yes we have some little quirks to work out with her 99% we are 150% pleased with our purchase.....the 1% hmm would be our tow vehicle letting us down and stranding us in the Fundy National Park for 4 days without a vehicle - could not be the worst park or place to be in with NO vehicle....

Anyway I will have lots of stories and photos to get to over the next week - but for now family must come first - but just wanted to snap off a quick hello to all.....I have missed being connected so much - I must make it my new mission to figure out how to stay connected on the road without having to take out a second mortgage
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Old 09-01-2008, 08:49 PM   #1878
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Wow I loved the jokes Carol!! Does that mean you are stopping by?

Hey Sharon, good to hear you are back. Sorry about your mum. Hang in there!!
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Old 09-01-2008, 11:07 PM   #1879
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Welcome back Sharon! We want to hear and see all about your trip. My best wishes to your mum to feel better soon. I know you can bring a smile to her face, you crack me up. Laughter is good medicine.

Steph, I would love to, but haven't made any plans beyond hoping to get myself to the factory and then the rally in October. Koa just had surgery on his elbow fracture and he needs plenty of various meds at different times and therapy three times a day and walking therapy three times a day and I think that goes on for weeks if not months. He is only home three days now so we are just a bit daunted by the level of care he needs and worried about his improvement.
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:12 AM   #1880
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Had a chance to catch up on the post reading...wow you all have been busy doing this and that....

TK - a new one will be so exciting when that time arrives.

It is just as exciting restoring an gently used one to....

What beautiful photos of your Grandchildren Carol.

Yak jokes - how do you find these things???

Brrr might be a bit chilly early Oct for yaking - calm waters only for me at that time of year...

Beside the weather on our trip we did not have very many opportunities to Kayak - either other events going on or the sea swells too high or the weather was terrible. We managed it once in three weeks!!!

We gave a new meaning to "hood ornaments" this trip

Will post as soon as I can on some photos - we have literally 1000's to go through...


Steph I still think you do the backwards trick with absolute precision second to none but you did have me a bit worried when you rammed the shore to pick up a mud pack for later use....

Hey Laura - there was a place along our travels that had instead of bumper cars - bumper boats and for some reason I thought of you and that you would have so much fun doing that - do you like bumper cars???

Carol that is such a shame about Koa - I do feel for you - it will be a lot of care for sure - you will do great and best wishes for a good recovery for him. Sometimes being so young they can heal very quickly with little or no complications. Taz and Haily send over dog wags and licks for Koa...and hope to meet him one day soon.

`G how have you been? Peter is doing much better on his new pump now and this week gets his Glucose 24hour sensor which should really improve his control and consequent sugar levels.

Lou I love that little Tank - where do you find these cool items...keep your fingers crossed - hopefully we will get the final green light tomorrow but then it still does not stop the neighbours from appealing to OMB AGAIN! But this time the are up against the Township and not us per se although it all relates to our land - which for some reason they give neighbours in this stupid Province of our more rights than the actual people that own the property - go figure.

Brock are you out there? how are your renovations coming???
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Old 09-02-2008, 09:50 AM   #1881
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Sharon, thats kind of random, but thanks for thinking of me! Were you off you meds or something LOL
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:07 AM   #1882
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Naaa I think I had taken some clarity drugs that day...along the lines that everything is water related out East - food from the sea, boats that go get it, sea that is all around on the two Islands we spent time on - and with you being such a force on the front - bumper boats was just a natural thought progression.

I think to that I was thinking about how I could manage to get to the Mak City rally and you came to mind right away.

Anyway it was just a thought I had and saw your smiling face in the little boats having a great time smashing and bumping - life is too short not to have abstract thoughts.....they get you through the day sometimes
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Old 09-02-2008, 02:01 PM   #1883
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Hi everyone!

I've been trying to catch up here but clearly have missed some things. Sorry about your dog Carol - always gut a wrenching thing when a pet is ill or injured. Hope the recovery goes well. Sharon, it sounds like you & Peter had a wonderful trip. So sorry to hear about your mum. Do keep me posted, time permiting.

We've been pressed into action here. Mary & Mike sold their house, taken an apt. and will be breaking ground for their new home soon. Ike & I were coming down state to take his mother to a Dr. appt. on Sat., Aug. 23 and have been here ever since helping to pack, stuff self storage, clean the apt, and move in. Just dining rm. and 1 bd. rm. of furniture remain along w/washer & dryer for storage plus a few odds & ends to deal with. We missed the last hurrah of the season at the lake - and I hear the best weather of the season. Figures, eh? But as they say (who ARE they any way?) , "Ya do what ya gotta do" and my favorite, "Paybacks are hell!" We hope to go back home tomorrow.

We Rivettes seem to be having mom issues. Sharon, and Steph - how is Dave's mom? You're not alone as Ike's mom is having health issues. Some of you know we had a bit of a scare several wks. ago and now a second biopsy has been done. Her blockage of the common duct (where the liver bile duct and pancreatic duct meet and flow into the duodenum for digestion) is a cancerous tumor after all. We are going to take her to U of M in Ann Arbor next Tues. for an endoscopic ultrasound to see if it has spread into the duct or elswhere. Dr. appts. are now 1 each wk. for the next 3 wks. She is a two time cancer survivor already - go Ruth!!

Better get some things done so it appears I've been busy today - when daughter Mary gets home from work!!

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Old 09-02-2008, 05:06 PM   #1884
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Hey Suz!!! Sorry to hear that about Ike's mom. You've had a lot going on between parents and children. Glad to hear from you. Hoping for an early spring at Lake George for you two and the and time to enjoy it.

Where has the summer gone? Waay too fast. But we are still planning on going to Mackinac for Laura's early autumn rally. It aint over yet. We'll be fighting the end of the season every day at a time. Come on over and make up for time lost.
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Old 09-02-2008, 05:09 PM   #1885
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Hi all,

I'm single and about to retire and will be picking up my first trailer in a week or so - a 28' 2007 Safari SE. As soon as I can sell off three generations worth of stuff (from a long line of collectors and pack rats, and my house which is gonna take a while) I'm going full timing with my dog, a black lab, named Jasper Joy.

It's a big deal for me and I'm sure I can pull it off - but once I learn to back the trailer up - LOL I should be fine. Have enjoyed the posts on this thread and hope you'll have me as part of the group.
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Old 09-02-2008, 05:28 PM   #1886
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But of course. Welcome Louisa! Love your lab's name. We share even a middle name. lol Good sign.

We definitely have to downsize and like you we have accumulated more than we can handle from every where and every one. You will have to share your experiences.

Congratulations on your new Airstream. We love pictures too, hint hint.

We got some back up wizards here. My experience varies, from surprise I did it to drat its not going well at all.
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Hi Carol,

Thanks for the welcome. Will try to do pictures as soon as I get my A/S. Right now I'm waiting for tow mirrors and a brake controller to arrive and learn how to install them and then will schedule delivery based on the weather. The dealer is in Vermont - 4 hours away (without towing a trailer) and there are lots of steep grades. I'm picking her up alone (Jasper doesn't drive and doesn't help much - except with love) so it's gonna be an adventure. I make handmade books so am going to make a log for my adventures - I have some really neat aluminium type mylar to use for a cover for the book and will post a picture of it as well.

She's a Safari 28 with a sofa (goucho?), dinette and queen bed fore and aft - I really like the layout and am eager to start stowing my gear aboard.

Have enjoyed your posts on other threads - thanks for the welcome.
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:41 PM   #1888
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I look forward to seeing those books that you make. That's a super idea to have a special log for trips. I squibble down my data on plain paper and intend to enter thoughts and facts in a nicer format later.

Take it slow, and don't let anyone rush you up or down. I think some of those places can also be narrow as well as hilly? It does sound like a beautiful first trip. You tow it girl! We'll be cheering.
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Welcome Louisa!! Always room for another Silver Sister!! (and best friend Jasper Joy) I'm a huge fan of airforums.com and assure you many things, or situations, can be solved, fixed, avoided or made better here. All you need to do is ask.

It'll be getting cooler soon and we'll be bringing out the Hot Cocoa, Bailey's & coffee and Smores........... and maybe a little wine too. If we can't get together in person we do so virtually.

So again, welcome,

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Old 09-03-2008, 08:35 PM   #1890
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Smile I'm holding my breath til Jamie posts again hmm

Jamie quick post I'm running out of reserves its breaking up on me!!
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