Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-22-2009, 09:11 PM   #2465
Rivet Master
 
2005 22' International CCD
Buckhorn , Ontario
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 2,773
Images: 59
Blog Entries: 5
Send a message via Skype™ to GT1963
Quote:
Originally Posted by loudruff View Post
I.....And what kind of job are you looking for?Lou
I am applying for a job that pays more than minimum wage. I just cannot bring myself to work 40 hours for about 4 dollars by the time the gov, gas food and clothes take their piece of the pie.

So I am going for a Ministry Job - working for the government in otherwords. I have a lot of transferable skills from my career days - so I am looking from that point of view and there are three that have come up... Assistant Regional Communications Specialist. Assistant Provincial Park Clerk is another and a Supervisor that oversees a geographical area for the MNR- Ministry of Natural Resources in a small place north of where we live.

The only problem is that I may have to relocate during the week and come home on weekends. Or I may have to move completely to work for a while. But life is life and some times you just have to do what you have to do.

I will just keep throwing stuff out there and something may come up - and then my life will change into a new direction...Hopefully...
__________________

__________________
Everything will be alright in the end. If it is not alright now, then it is not the end.
GT1963 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2009, 03:25 PM   #2466
2 Rivet Member
 
1974 31' Sovereign
Petersburg , Virginia
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 30
Hi, Sharon--
We've actually been to Durham, ON a few times! Feel free to contact me if you're in the area; that would be fun! After three days of rain, I found out that my "new" Sovereign (1974) has some leaks, and we've also found a few electrical and plumbing glitches, so it might be a li'l while before I can participate in a rally but we're going to keep plugging along.

We're right off interstate 95 along the east coast, so if anyone needs to stop in VA, let me know!

Becky
__________________

__________________
BeckyAnt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2009, 03:44 PM   #2467
Rivet Master
 
2005 22' International CCD
Buckhorn , Ontario
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 2,773
Images: 59
Blog Entries: 5
Send a message via Skype™ to GT1963
Becky - Sorry to hear of your leaks - but we all have them from time to time - even my 05 had a nasty leak which I found out the hard way and all my books sitting on the back desk go soaking wet after three days of rain in SC.

Thanks so much for the invite...I just might take you up on that if you are around.

I am planning a trip the second week of July so on my way home I might see if we can do something.

HI Danalee - Love your new Avatar - I really like your straw hat.

Lou how has your driveway been - very busy.....
__________________
Everything will be alright in the end. If it is not alright now, then it is not the end.
GT1963 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2009, 04:15 PM   #2468
Rivet Master
 
2005 22' International CCD
Buckhorn , Ontario
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 2,773
Images: 59
Blog Entries: 5
Send a message via Skype™ to GT1963
I have been doing a bit of maintenance on the ModPod.

One of the small renos I want to do is to put the rear dinette seat on sliders so that I can push it back and relax with my legs up rather than jumping on the bed all the time.

So when I took the seat off it was a good thing I did. it turns out there was only one screw in one of the brakets and the base was only screwed in on one side - so if two were sitting on it we could have easily ended up on our backsides good ole quality control

A piece of the dinette came clear off with the bracket so really there was nothing holding it to the wall.

Nevertheless I think the reno will work perfectly. I will have a stationary piece under the seat and then it will slide back - I will also have a leg portion flip up to give lots of leg room. The stationary piece will add 17.5 to the length of the dinette drop down bed which Peter will most certainly enjoy with his long legs!

So I am trying to hunt down 18" bottom mount sliders for the job - any ideas folks where I might get some?

I will make some new filler cushions that fit perfectly over the wheel well under the table.

I was thinking of having part of the table fold down - but still have to think that one through cause the table still acts as the platform for the bed....
Click image for larger version

Name:	Dinette Reno.jpg
Views:	55
Size:	39.8 KB
ID:	81698
__________________
Everything will be alright in the end. If it is not alright now, then it is not the end.
GT1963 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2009, 05:03 PM   #2469
2 Rivet Member
 
1974 31' Sovereign
Petersburg , Virginia
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 30
Ok--let me know the dates when you know for sure. That would be fun.

With the leaks...it looks like they're coming through the vista view windows (and maybe the roof somewhere) and running down inside the walls until the water finds its way out (into the AS). Once we seal the leaks, is there anything to be done to get the water out of the walls, or do we just wait and let it bake in the sun till it all evaporates?
__________________
BeckyAnt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2009, 05:10 PM   #2470
Rivet Master
 
loudruff's Avatar
 
1978 Argosy Minuet 6.7 Metre
1989 29' Excella
Lorain County , Ohio
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 2,242
Images: 5
Send a message via AIM to loudruff Send a message via MSN to loudruff Send a message via Yahoo to loudruff
Foot loose and fancy free

Quote:
Originally Posted by GT1963 View Post
Lou how has your driveway been - very busy.....
Hi Sharon! We have been having a great time. A few driveway camp-ins in our backyard, and we have been out several times to the state parks around the area....West Branch, Findley, Delaware, Caesar's Creek. Now that we are without parent duties we are having lots of fun getting out of here. The new trailer is a great thing! This weekend we are at home, next weekend we will be going to the Mohican area for the PaddleQuest that Loren has set up for Gander Mtn. Her manager put her in charge of the whole thing this year. Larry and I signed on to help her out. Don't know that we will be paddling much, but it sounds like fun! Wish you were nearby and could come paddle with your kayak!
How is the job hunt coming along? Where are you going in July?
If any of you get close enough by to stop in, please do!
__________________
Larry and Lou
CP: Water/30 amp/waste dump/WIFI & Room for 2-3 units; PM us if you are headed our direction!
Air #2695
TAC- OH 2
#1420 NOVA 4-006 Charter member


loudruff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2009, 05:14 PM   #2471
Rivet Master
 
2005 22' International CCD
Buckhorn , Ontario
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 2,773
Images: 59
Blog Entries: 5
Send a message via Skype™ to GT1963
It is usually a great mystery to find the leaks if you don't do the air compressor, hose testing. But 9x out of 10 it will be everything that has been added to the trailer - very rarely is it the seams that leak. Windows yes the old vulcum will have dried out and becomes almost wicking material to draw the water in when it runs down the seams. So a good clean out of the old sealant and apply new will get the job done. Same with everything and anything up top like vents AC antennas awning rails and maker lights - clean the old stuff off and put all new on.

As for the dates I would be running back north leaving on the 18 or 19th of July - I hope to stop in and See Dannie too - perhaps a cool mini Rivette Rally would be possible - maybe Paula might join in too - let me look into that..
__________________
Everything will be alright in the end. If it is not alright now, then it is not the end.
GT1963 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2009, 05:26 PM   #2472
Rivet Master
 
2005 22' International CCD
Buckhorn , Ontario
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 2,773
Images: 59
Blog Entries: 5
Send a message via Skype™ to GT1963
I am hoping to get out and visit a few people starting with my friend in SC. And take an extra week to get home stopping in here and there. It will be a scorcher for sure and sure am glad that I will have 30 amp.

Pete and I are keeping our fingers crossed for our End of August Holiday - we are going to head to the eastern seaboard - or possibly out west a bit - not sure yet.

We just can't seem to commit to any rallies this year - not with the pennies real tight and Mom and Dad's health not being the greatest - but we will make sure we get in our little holidays together and separate so that we can keep our sanity about us.

If I can swing it - I will be sure to drive by and stop in.

It sounds like you and Larry are having a ball and some much well deserved time away - enjoying yourselves.

I had a hard step with my parents the other day. In my attempt to be the loving daughter, they did not like what they were hearing and lashed out pretty hard at me - it was a blow I was not expecting, just as this whole 'Aging Parent daughter thing is just one big nightmare for me'. I was just telling a good friend that I have fallen terrible short of my own expectations in this area and it really saddens me. I am just not cut out for this. Even if there was a manual But I will manage I am sure - but I might be in a rubber room by the end of this.
__________________
Everything will be alright in the end. If it is not alright now, then it is not the end.
GT1963 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2009, 05:34 PM   #2473
2 Rivet Member
 
1974 31' Sovereign
Petersburg , Virginia
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 30
Praying for you! I got lucky with a great father in law, but my parents...not so much. The whole reversing-the-roles thing is pretty rough.
__________________
BeckyAnt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2009, 06:51 PM   #2474
Rivet Master
 
danalee's Avatar
 
1978 29' Ambassador
Walnut Cove , North Carolina
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 519
Images: 30
Sharon I googled the bottom slide mounts and a bunch of stuff came up-don't have your mechanical mind so I wasn't sure what you were looking for exactly. Will the kind used for car seats work?
__________________
Dannie
The Silver Queen
danalee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2009, 07:36 PM   #2475
Rivet Master
 
2005 22' International CCD
Buckhorn , Ontario
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 2,773
Images: 59
Blog Entries: 5
Send a message via Skype™ to GT1963
I almost had a line on some from Lee Valley - 400 pound capacity for a pair and I will use three. But they are side mount like the ones Airstream uses for their pull out goucho beds. I don't want the side mounts because it would make the height of the seat too high.

So possibly a cabinet place might have them. Car seat ones I think require a mounted track and not much extended play but not sure.

I plan on custom making the foam so that there is a little indent to compensate for the track but the foam will be thick enough that you will not feel the track....
__________________
Everything will be alright in the end. If it is not alright now, then it is not the end.
GT1963 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2009, 08:39 PM   #2476
We can tow it!
 
tin sista's Avatar
 
1996 28' Excella
Where the water tastes like wine , Michigan
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,625
Images: 82
Smile Hang in there Sharon!

Hey Sharon,

Sorry about your dust up with the folks. Don't take it so hard. We live and learn. Grandma set me back on my heels more than one time. Its not personal, they are grieving losing their independence. Its gotta be hard to let the babies take over when you changed their diapers--worse yet, now they're changing your diapers

I think the only manual is to love them and yourself as best you can.
Good luck!!
__________________
Steph in MI Air# 6996-
I Hockeytown USA!!
tin sista is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2009, 09:59 PM   #2477
Rivet Master
 
loudruff's Avatar
 
1978 Argosy Minuet 6.7 Metre
1989 29' Excella
Lorain County , Ohio
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 2,242
Images: 5
Send a message via AIM to loudruff Send a message via MSN to loudruff Send a message via Yahoo to loudruff
Right!

Quote:
Originally Posted by tin sista View Post
Hey Sharon,

Sorry about your dust up with the folks. Don't take it so hard. We live and learn. Grandma set me back on my heels more than one time. Its not personal, they are grieving losing their independence. Its gotta be hard to let the babies take over when you changed their diapers--worse yet, now they're changing your diapers

I think the only manual is to love them and yourself as best you can.
Good luck!!
I think that Steph is right about that! They have always taken care of everyone else, especially their children. It is hard for them to give that up and let someone else take over. They don't want to be a burden and it is so hard for them to live like that. We have to let it go and forgive them. They still love you, even through all of that. Just remember the good times and laugh about the bad. It is the way to get through it. Been there twice over! Larry's family and then mine. Ick! But someone who loves them has to stick by them in the long haul. You can do it!
__________________
Larry and Lou
CP: Water/30 amp/waste dump/WIFI & Room for 2-3 units; PM us if you are headed our direction!
Air #2695
TAC- OH 2
#1420 NOVA 4-006 Charter member


loudruff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2009, 07:38 AM   #2478
Rivet Master
 
danalee's Avatar
 
1978 29' Ambassador
Walnut Cove , North Carolina
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 519
Images: 30
Sharon, you are amazing!
__________________

__________________
Dannie
The Silver Queen
danalee is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
AIR Midwest : midwest rally maznblu Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 18 01-01-2010 09:55 PM
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Rally... InsideOut WBCCI Rallies & Events 28 12-08-2006 06:39 PM
Photos from the St. Patricks Day Rally @ Desert Star Ranch Andy R Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 4 03-22-2005 12:07 AM
Mystic Springs 2003 rally!! thenewkid64 Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 41 04-02-2003 05:52 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.