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Old 02-01-2009, 02:50 AM   #2297
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Hey all you crazy MI Rally feines....there is no stopping you

If funds will allow the Modpod will travel...

Hey Roger - don't think of a Rivette Rally as blocking people out - it is just an additional type of Rally that was not around before. Just a theme and never any set rules as it seems. So those Rivettes that have to travel with their Shavers - heck then roger you just added yet another Rally theme "Rivettes with Shavers" and we are not talking the bic kind neither we are talking ones that take awesome pictures with kiddie cameras... Roger Peter says hello back - and we both hope to see you sometime in the coming season.

Summerkid - HOW THE HECK ARE YOU!! It really has been a couple of years - where does the time go....hope you have been well and have been getting in a bit of camping here and there. Peter and I have had lots of changes over the last couple of years in life and airstreams - but we are still here and kicking - and airstreaming..

Steph crank up those tunes so I can here them as I start packing up - it will get me way way in the mood to head through the mountains ( okay make that mini Eastern mountains) in the dead of winter like an insane person

It has snowed here for the past 3 days - there is to be a break on Wednesday and then snow for a week - so I am breaking out Wednesday at the crack of dawn if it kills me. What I don't have done gets tossed in the back of the truck to do when I get there.

I have lots of little things to do but nothing really major - just have one more Kayak cockpit cover to make - sew up some stuff for Mom and Peter and clean and pack most of the trailer tomorrow. Have a Dr.'s Appointment on Monday & Birthday dinner and then Tuesday finish the packing and load up the Yaks onto the truck - hitch up and head to bed. So a big day of loading stuff tomorrow for sure. I really don't need much and not really taking much maybe that is why I feel like a panic - cause I am forgetting a ton of things... oh wait I think I have to figure out what clothes I might be wearing for a couple of months.... Pack a weeks worth and was every week or pack 8 weeks worth and wash nothing - such decisions.

I just figured out that I will have to cook for myself and do the dishes, and walk the dogs (not just open the door to let them out) YIKES!!!

Hi Dannie - my latest tentative dates - all is really pinnacle on the weather. But Sunday later afternoon till Tuesday Morning sounds like it might be a good plan. I have booked into James Island for Tuesday. And hope to pull into Williamsburg on Thursday or Friday to spend the weekend with Paula.

Hey Clint - you headin to New Mexico wow - watch out for the cacti they are nasty. I remember getting pricked by one golfing - I reach carefully for my ball and just caught my arem - it made me very very sick...

Carol, Brad will have a great time doing the shelter thing. Wish you both luck in your summer jobs I am sure you will land one. Exercise sounds like a great next step in the plan of longevity.(so the smoke free is going well then?...I was just thinking that having to cook for myself might give me a real jump start in reducing my thunder butt and walking might be a viable option as the cortisone shot has already started to reduce the pain in my ankle - full affect after about a week or so. It is marvelous!!!

What else...heading to OMB again this time we get to appeal the Township because they have refused to render a decision on the by-law amendment - holy cow what a spineless council we have. Anyway moving forward again after what a 6 month stall - and they are booking hearing out about 6 months so the Darn Dr. has managed to once again delay us Yet another year!!!!

Mom and Dad looked at a sweet place in Lakefield and are putting an offer in - so they may be set for a final spring move and only 15 minutes from us.

Peter is moving way fast on the garage and he is happy as pig in you know what.

So really just have to give Haily and Taz their winter bath and all is great...
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Old 02-01-2009, 06:51 AM   #2298
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Well the time is here.. you be careful driving in the winter conditions..and get lots of rest before you leave... no staying up until 4 am... we are in Bastrop State Park. Leaving for Braunig Lake Resort this am for the Vintage Rally.... Will be in touch... Happy Birthday... even if it is a day early...
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Old 02-01-2009, 09:57 AM   #2299
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I am very excited to get to meet Sharon in person. Don't think Paula will make this trip.
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:15 AM   #2300
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I am very excited to get to meet Sharon in person. Don't think Paula will make this trip.
Me Too Dannie - can't wait to meet you and your Husband....

It is a gorgeous day here above 0 for he first time this winter I think. Still lots of snow though.

I thought I might start a blog - never done one so I just did a quicky here.

Well love to stay and chat but have to pack no rhyme intended...
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:42 AM   #2301
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Happy B-Day Miss Sharon!! Hey when is Michelle blowing through the area on her way back to Ohio, I thought she said, now to early next week) maybe you can get her to join you gals? Be careful on your journey Sharon and it sure would be fun to follow your travel blog.
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Old 02-01-2009, 11:48 AM   #2302
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Thanks Annie and Carol - on the B-D! wishes. Wish I was younger Like back in my early 30's would be nice - do overs would be great....

Oh no - my linoleum floor is all buckling in the trailer - I am hoping that it is just the condensation in the hmmm particle/chip floor is it in an 05 that has condensation and with the freezing the glue becomes unsticky - and when things heat up it will all stick back down again - like is that wishful thinking Or has some merit - waving on the outer perimeters to the cupboards.

Or is this like a big indication that I have a major leak somewhere - but then how can it leak when it is frozen. Or maybe it was wet before the freeze came in and has expanded the floor to release the flooring..Heck we were in her right to the snow fall and no indication of leaking anywhere. Well whatever nothing I can do here or now - so I am not going to worry about it.

Paula and I will get to the bottom of (or under) it I am sure - when our two minds get together look out - we can solve any issue thrown at us

Hey Carol, sure following along - I am sure it will be nothing like yours, traveling clear across the continent last summer - but at least I will be heading out of Ontario this winter (or half of it at least) - unlike last winter and the one before - third try lucky I guess.

Well all cleaned now and ready to load up.
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Old 02-01-2009, 12:47 PM   #2303
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Hey y'all... just checking in.

We're at home-home (translation: condo). We've been painting our living room. I'm taking a break. Having difficulty painting trim. For some odd reason I can do baseboards (sitting down) but my hand shakes when I do the door trim (standing up). Letting hubby do that part so he doesn't have to fix all my blops. It's looking really good!

I miss our Aluminotti. Looks like the Michigan project is a no-go and we'll be up in New England instead. It's been a long (I mean LOOOOOOOONG) time since I've been there (since Kindergarten y'all!)
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Old 02-06-2009, 12:18 AM   #2304
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Hello Sisters,

Just a quick note to let you know that after being away from home for 3 mos. while Ike's mother was ill, we are back home now since Wed of last week and are hoping to head south to Gulf Shores in 1 1/2 to 2 wks. or so. It's no heat wave down there either but the plus is there's nothing to shovel.

Mom was in the hospital for 87 days, from her surgery on Oct. 9th until she passed away Jan. 3rd. After packing her apt. and attending to a few things we are home after 113 days away, not counting 4 over night trips and right back again. We're doing ok but a little R&R will be welcome.

I hope all is well with you and that there is plenty of wood for the fire. I know I missed a lot but will try to keep up with what is going on now. (too much so, to read it all)

Stay cozy and warm, Sue
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Old 02-06-2009, 12:54 AM   #2305
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Sue we are very sorry for your loss. It was wonderful that you and Ike were able to spend all that time together with his mother when she was so seriously ill. What a difficult time for all of you. I hope you are able to get your rest now that you are home once again. You were gone for so long. It's good to hear from you, but wish it was under happier circumstances.
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Old 02-06-2009, 01:03 AM   #2306
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Oh Sue - I am so sorry to hear about your Mom...That must have been such a heart ache for you both. But as Carol says it was nice that you were able to spend time in her last moments. Sorry to hear that she was so sick as well.

I just opened e-mail and your post came in automatically - and I just had to send you a big warm Hug and give you my shoulder for a spell while you get your life back into some order....

I am sitting in a flying J parking lot still trying to make up time. Hit snow through the mountains but nice and clear now - watered the dogs and heading back out for another 6 hours to Williamsburg - I have decided just to drive straight through it is too cold to stop anywhere and my drink will freeZe and I am not hauling it all out in the bitterly cold weather...

Again Sue big hugs and drop me a line now you are back home - Say hi to Ike and give him a big kiss for me too. - Okay you can have one to my friend I am sure you are needing one right about now!!
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:42 PM   #2307
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Poor Taz...

Well I am on Day 5 of my trip and have a crisis.

But backing up a bit - I had a very nice trip down to Williamsburg and have spent 3 great days with Paula - the weather has been fabulous - we have had some great meals and we had a lovely day today sight seeing and touring around the historical sights here. We did a bit of a car tour on Saturday.

Our first day out - Taz decided that she wanted to try her hand at being a gerbel and chewed a brand new kleenex box and it's entire contents which ended up all over the dinette where she thinks is the best seat in the house.

After a wonderful day today and with the girls in the trailer a little longer than expected - but were as good as gold this time I thought it would be nice to take them for a run and play a bit of frisbee. On the first throw Haily slammed into Taz to push her out of the way of the frisbee - and she has blown out her knee.!!!!! Taz that is the poor old dear. She went down like a brick and back up not weight bearing.

Paula has one of her work clients here who just opened a new vetrinary clinic. So they got her in and did some xrays - she has shreded her ACL ligament and requires surgery. The proble is it is an 8 week recovery, and the followup needs to be the same surgeon.

I now have the really scary prospect of finding a vet in SC where I am going (which a friend has looked up some possibles for me - but none the less still does not ease the fear. She is 11 years old and really did not need this in her life.

I had considered turning around tomorrow - but I think the situation all round would be better for me to take care of this in a warmer and safer climate rather than tackling snow and ice at home.

They have loaded her up with drugs to make her comfortable and Paula just converted her vacuum attachment bag into a sling harness - assistive device to lift Taz in and out of the trailer and truck. With her compromised right leg they do now want her pushing or landing on her good leg which has a tendancy to over compensate and resulte in the same injury.

I have not posted this to the blog because my parents are following along and I do not want to worry them over Taz.

The weather has been great - other than a really awful stretch of snow through the mountains and hair raising white knuckle driving for about 40 minutes - I have had a great time.

Dannie I do hope that I will get to stop in maybe - but as I menionted in my e-mail - I may have to rush down to my destination to get her in for surgery...so I may have to catch you on my way back home in the Spring.
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:46 AM   #2308
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I think Michelle Has blown up here and picked up her trailer and is already back in Fla. She posted that on another thread.
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:52 AM   #2309
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Sharon.. Sent you a pm.. have you got your cellphone with you? Will try and give you a call.... Annie
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Sue so sorry to hear about your Mom's illness and death. I often counseled my families that e grow up thinking and preparing to raise children but our society does not prepare us to deal with our aging parents. It came home to me as I sat by my own parents bdeside in their last days. I hope in time that the good memeories will ease your sorow and bring you peace.
We are sorry tht Sharon ran into a catstrophe so early in her trip and wish Taz speedy recovery. We hope to see her as she makes her way back north. We have made arrangements with the church next door to allow for short (overnight) visits of fellow airtstreamers. They have a circular drive and only meet every 3rd weekend. If you are coming this way pm us and we will see if we can work out something
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