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Old 11-01-2010, 10:25 PM   #2913
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CONGRATS Loren & Mike - loved the video thanks for sharing that with us. I wish you all the best in your new life together. My bit of advice - always be honest and truthful with each other, no matter how hard you may think things might be at times - for better or for worse. If you can not confide in each other with your utmost inner feelings then who can you with! Communication is another huge key to a successful relationship. And entirely the most important is to have fun in your friendship of each other. A solid friendship will see you through everything in a marriage. Never just rely on the traditional sense of a marriage - a marriage is what you both want it to be. Things will change as you both will grow in life and in your friendship of one another. Be open, compassionate, and empathetic. Leave blaming, jealousy and other useless traits at the front door and never bring them into your marriage.

Lastly - AIRSTREAM as much as you can!
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:49 PM   #2914
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A little update. Came through my knee surgery to the best I have ever felt. Other than a bit of heart burn - ha no doubt cause I was starving to death!! I have had very little pain and feel great.

My surgery was at 1:30 today and I was out of the Hospital by 4:00 He took the full hour to clean the joint all up - thus far I am very pleased with both the surgeon and the fab job the anesthetic fellow did in taking care of me - he gave me the perfect combo cocktail that has allowed me to feel great - unlike any other time I have had surgery. I always felt like crap and sick and it would knock me out for weeks!

I had mixed news on my knee condition. The acute tear I did stepping over the trailer tongue back in march was a big one but at the outer edge so he repaired it rather than remove that section of cartilage. That will prolong the post recovery and use of crutches for assistance in weight bearing and more PT. He did a lot of scar tissue clean up and removal of other long ago damage to parts of the cartilage which should take away the horrible noises and friction within my knee reducing pain and swelling. However, he said my knee is pretty worn out and he would like me to see the new ankle/knee Orthopedic guy in town, even though I am with another ankle surgeon in Toronto. My knee guy wants me to reconsider the ankle joint replacement, as I most likely will need the knee joint replaced first OMG! what next. Although I have been giving this ankle surgery some serious re-consideration. And may just go for a fusion instead. So it will be interesting to see what the new Surgeon may recommend. But for now I will just concentrate on getting through this step. My wrist is holding up nicely in carrying my weight - although I have dropped about 25 pounds since last winter which has helped tremendously.

I had a great trip down South although so very short and was envious seeing all the trailers heading south as I was heading north - ModPod kept saying you are going the wrong way!!!!

Dannie - again thank you so very much for letting me stay - I had a wonderful time as usual. My next trip I promise to stay longer. And hopefully if all goes well it will be the week before Xmas. Did you get your baskets finished?

I had an uneventful drive home - although long I did not seem to get tired. I left Charleston at 2:00 pm and drove till 3:00 am then up at 10:00am (oops slept in for 2 extra hours!!) and arrived home at 9:00 pm. I had a few one hour stops and still had to dump my tanks when I returned home at the Flying J. I took Sunday to get all the stuff unpacked and partly winterized the trailer. Just need the antifreeze now and she will be set until December. In the evening we went to see my Father sing in the The Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir.

I am taking the week off school and have homework to do and keep busy so that I will not loose any marks - the instructors are really great.

I just found out I won a $1000 Bursary from the Alumni so I am on top of the world. This will help me appeal to the Ontario Government to apply for funding now as the Bursary Committee acknowledged my need for financial assistance.

And the news just gets better - Peter is being listed on the Nation wide donor program tomorrow. They indicate that there is a very good possibility that he will be called with in the next month - what a fabulous Christmas present that would be for him - we are both really excited and keeping our fingers crossed that all will go well. Although it may put a strain on my school, the instructors have all said they will help me through this and I am not to worry. So tomorrow I have to pack a bag of duplicates here and have it ready. We have 6-12 hours to get out to Edmonton upon the call - and not the 48 we initially thought. To Bad I don't have a helicopter license.

Well that is all my news for now.

OH and maybe someone can help me - has anyone had an issue with their converter loosing power and when you touch the circuit board it comes back up. Is there a way to check this out? Will have to do some research outside the campfire - ha it is a big forum out there now - so many threads I will surely get lost in seconds stumbling away from the fire here!!!!

Laura - any news yet - when is your interview or have you had it.

Carol have you moved to your winter location yet? and started the hosting? Tell us all about it.

What is everyone else planning for the winter.

Our Friends Annie and Marvin have made a huge step into the airstreaming world and are going to give "full-timing" a go. Gosh I envy them terribly right about now!!! as yesterday it snowed here and it is really cold for me already.
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Old 11-06-2010, 05:46 AM   #2915
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Good Morning All

Well here we are in Miami... Oklahoma not Fla... lol... on our way to Texas after visiting with Marvin's newphew. Leaves have turned and are just falling off the trees... wonderful countryside. Central time and the change to standard time are really going to play havoc with the sleep.
Sharon, Glad to hear that your surgery is over. tried to call on Skype but no answer. Give Peter our best and we will stay in touch. Stay warm and keep the furnace on. .. Chat later..
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Old 11-06-2010, 08:33 PM   #2916
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Sharon, Glad to hear that your surgery is over. tried to call on Skype but no answer. Give Peter our best and we will stay in touch. Stay warm and keep the furnace on. .. Chat later..
Sorry must have been out cold. Next Tuesday I was pretty wiped and the pain and swelling kicked in pretty good. Wednesday I felt better and managed to get through to about 2:00 without any pain assistance. I spent the afternoon with it up and icing most of the evening. Woke up Thursday with most of the swelling right down. Was walking around with just one crutch and was able to bend the knee. Friday was even better and today I have been walking unassisted. He did a great job of cleaning up the knee and I can barely hear or feel any grating in the joint.

My quad is quite weak and I will have to get into some PT when I get back to Belleville. I am heading back tomorrow afternoon to get a few things sorted out. I have to get my lists done and things ready for the Call to Edmonton at a moments notice.

Peter is feeling really great and has got right into Hockey this season playing on three teams.

I will leave the girls with him this week but it will be my turn to take them for 3 weeks as of next week.

I am a bit behind in school work now cause I was not expecting to be out for the whole week. But I will catch up fairly quickly.

I am glad you guys are having a good trip to Texas. I sure do envy you. It was snowing yesterday and today was bloody cold too. I got the ModPod all winterized today and packed up the truck with stuff I need at the farm.

I am looking forward to my Semester break and will be heading south as soon as school is out. I bought the extra RV antifreeze just in case every where is sold out by then.

Dad is going to head south for the month of January so that is nice to see. He is going to stay with friends near Destin for a couple of weeks and is looking into renting a place for another 2 weeks.

Not sure what Peter will be up to for a vacation - he is saving his time for his surgery and will no doubt be off work for quite a while. He is really pumped right now and I just hope it will not be too nerve racking for him - you know the waiting and jumping at every phone call.

Take care you guys and skype me sometime again. I will e-mail you with my schedule at school so if you are bored you can kill a bit of time.....

Hugs and Kisses!!!
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Old 11-10-2010, 07:38 PM   #2917
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No news yet, I leave for the campus tomorrow for a visit. Cross your fingers!
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Old 11-21-2010, 06:31 AM   #2918
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What is everyone doing

Hello all Silver Friends
Hope that everyone is well and will travel safely this Thanksgiving week. We are now in our second home of TAHI in Zavalla TX... We have missed all our friends from the south but friends from the north are always missed. Looking forward to seeing friends from Ontario sometime this week and than we will be off to the Rose Parade Rally in early December. Say safe everyone
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Old 11-21-2010, 03:09 PM   #2919
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Hi Sisters!
Just popping in to wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving holiday. Safe travels for those who are doing so and hoping you'll make happy memories if spending time with friends & family. (That doesn't always work so keep a bottle of your favorite handy .... that's what they make that stuff for isn't it??? !!!!)

Sharon, I happy to hear your surgery is over and you are on the mend. Our very best to Peter also.

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Old 11-21-2010, 08:18 PM   #2920
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Well Ladies....I was accepted on the spot at my campus visit! Ill be moving at the end of July!
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Old 11-25-2010, 07:39 PM   #2921
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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Silver Sisters,
It sounds as if we all have alot to be thankful for this year. I am especially thankful. Last Sun., Larry had a small heart attack. I got him to the hospital really fast!!!!!!! Luckily, no damage was done. They did an angiogram, found a 95% blockage in the coronary artery and put a stent in to fix the problem. Yay, modern technology. So I am really, really thankful that he is at home with me once again.

It is cold and rainy here tonight. I hope somewhere, one or more of you are able to sit around a great campfire!!!!

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Old 11-26-2010, 10:55 PM   #2922
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I hope you all had a very nice Thanksgiving and survived black friday. This is one of the few days I'm glad we have a tiny family and shopping isn't much of a problem. 28 shopping days 'til Christmas.....LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!! Good luck sisters and at the sound of the bell......


Happy Thanksgiving to you Lou, and Larry too! I am so happy things are turning out on a positive note - small or not, a heart attack is a heart attack. Larry is very lucky all went the way it did.

We, too, have much to be thankful for this year and in a really big way. Ike - cancer surgery 12/09 - all ok now, home invasion with confrontation & eye injury 6/10 and emergency surgery for ruptured appendix 9/10. It's been quite a year for us but we're hanging tough - most days anyway.

Got blessings? YOU BET!! Life is good.
Hugs to you both from LG,
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Thanks a bunch for the precious pink buttons!!
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Old 11-26-2010, 11:09 PM   #2923
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We are very thankful. It sounds like you have had quite a year too. I must have missed the news about the home invasion. Good grief!

Did you ever figure out how to tell all of the other silver sisters about your daughter's pink button campaign?? I think that is a great thing. I hope you are telling everyone!!! Come on girls! Help Sue find some more pink buttons!

I did NOT venture out on Black Friday. Sounded too much like work. I will grocery shop tomorrow. Christmas shopping doesn't have to be done all in one day! LOL! Our family is small too and we can figure it out as we go.

I am missing camping! Wishing for someone to come and camp in our driveway. How many days til Spring??
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:06 PM   #2924
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Wow Sue - you have been through the wringer. Best wishes to Ike for a speedy recovery!

Well I got my itch and made arrangements with some of my classes and finals to get finished on Tuesday this week instead of Friday. I have been watching the weather and if I did not leave earlier my trip south would have been a bust.

So I left on Tuesday and made it to Syracuse for around 11:00 at night. Hit the road on Wednesday at 9:00 just missing all the black ice and freezing rain/slush - although it was tough going to drive 13 hours straight by myself. If I had stayed VA I would have been stuck in all this really bad weather everywhere.

Now safe and sound at Dannies enjoying her fabulous cooking - oh YUM first real cooked meal in weeks as a "starving student" lol.


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Always great to have my good Canadian friend stop in. At least I have her for a few days this time! Sorry we aren't doing better with our southern weather!
Hope all the Silver Sisters have a wonderfu holiday and best wishes for a great 2011. Hope to see you down the road! Dannie
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Old 12-16-2010, 09:50 PM   #2926
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Hello Sharon

Glad to hear that you have made it safe and sound. Were your ears ringing today? We just spent a couple of days at Big Bend National Park and drove thru Big Bend State Park... Beautiful scenery.... thought of you and you love to take pics... We are now in Las Cruas NM and will be here until Sun...Stay well and stay warm and safe... Best Always and a very Merry Christmas...
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