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Old 05-25-2011, 12:44 PM   #2969
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I think we need to have another silver sisters rally. I would be willing to help host it if we plan it for sometime in the fall Thoughts?
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Old 05-25-2011, 04:20 PM   #2970
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I miss Jamie, Steph, Suz, Vicki, Danielle, Karen, Paula and Sharon!!! I don't think its the hosting that is problematic. Last spring we could only get three sisters to come together at Tawas for a rally. Though as always it was GREAT FUN! I think an activitiy rather than event rally would be super. Also think location, location, location...What have you got in mind Loren? Don't forget Miss Rivette, Laura and her sisters. Perhaps a trip to Ludington would be fun. It would be great to keep the rally exclusive again to towing women. Now there are so many new sisters to share the empowering experience with. Fall is the most beautiful season of the year for camping. Good idea. Change it up and see what files.
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This time your mom can come with you instead of Lorrita. Yes I feel a party coming on!!!!!!!!!!! Can you aim for fall colors peak? Also Taquamenon Falls Michigan is a great place in the fall!
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Yeah right, no larita?! Besides I would be remiss if my hubby didn't get a new name and be aloud to get in touch with his inner diva. He wears pink well. Anyway, so far I am the one who tows in our relationship tho he is learning!
As far as location, well, I can't get too far from home due to work schedules. That being said, does anyone have some recommendations? I am not 100% sure who is located where. I was thinking some place close to Oh/Mi/In borders. Will do some research and post some options and see who is interestested.
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Hello from North Carolina-been busy, busy. We are trying to sell our house in order to move to a family farm outside of Asheville. We sold the Silver Princess to an artist who is contemplating turning it into a mobile gallery. I was very sad to see her go but at least she went to someone who appreciates her. We still have our Silver Queen and more than likely she will be become our temporary permanent home when we are able to break ground for our much downsized house. R is doing well right now and looking forward to our move. We have adopted a beautiful Great Pyr named Opal. She is a love. My right knee has been acting uup and I had surgery to clean out some frayed cartlidge and scrape the bone-yeah, it hurt like hell but is much better now.With our plans to downsize by 50% I am becoming the Goodwill man's best friend. How can anyone accumulate that much "stuff." Sharon, you and Peter have had an incredible adventure-I feel a book coming out of this. I hope your next semester is a little less exciting! The first thing we did was buiild a beautiful fire pit and have had some amazing comapfires-we hope to have facilities in place for visitors by the end of July. Ya'll come visit, hear!
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Oh hum here comes life again...

Hey Dannie - you have a new puppy!!! need to see pics please...

It is sad that you have to part with your Princess -but happy that she has a nice new owner.

Your new place sounds like you are coming along - I know could be much faster than what you are having to go through....at least try not to think to much and enjoy those campfires and just getting away. There will be a right person out their that will fall in love with your house - heck if I had the money I would buy it! I will certainly MISS backing into your driveway - at 1:00am in the morning on my trips north and south.

OMG - I have finally surfaced from our Outbuildings. I have never done so much box opening sorting tossing and organizing in all my life. Peter has done as much as he can - I have had to be very cautious in not pushing him. I get about 1.5 hrs at a time from him. He has not been very well these past few weeks. Fighting a low grade infection - with low neutrefils sp? - but they are now on the rise and he feels much better today - but still lacking energy and staying power.

It certainly does not help that his Medical Insurance company has arbitrarily denied his benefits and just stopped the cheques with NO warning or requests for further medical information or clarification. All they are looking at is that he was a diabetic and now he is not - they have no idea on all the other changes that are going on and his recovery from the surgeries and stress and now dealing with the immune suppressant disease. The Dr. had signed him off based on her assessment to June 15 back in April. His initial leave was to May 8th which was to allow him to return from Edmonton and then an incharge Dr. update had to be done from the Ontario side. His work will not take him back earlier because of health liability - and now he has to appeal the insurance company to get his more than eligible medical benefit pay - for the past 4 weeks - this could take forever - and we are penniless as it is - thank god for my Dad and all our debtors being so understanding of our situation. This is the last thing Peter needed on top of having to sell our place!

I am so desperate for work now I have decided to take a week long course to get my Security Guard License. The agency that does the training will sign me up upon my examination. I start on Monday - and finish Friday with the Exam on the following Wednesday. Of course this is not my full time ambition in life - but it is a perfect side pocket license to have with the nature of my future Photojournalism freelance work. I can go where the work is. And having the trailer makes me an employee with a special bonus of being able to be onsite for various jobs. When I go back to school in the fall I can also apply for the College Security positions - they were available last year but I did not have a license (heck I did not know they brought in a new law in 2007 that requires it) soon they will submit a bill to wipe your butt..

Modpod is calling for my attention. I have power issues, Jack issues, coupler tongue issues, corrosion issues that all need to be taken care of.

I have a few more hours in the garage to put a few things back in their place and then I will get to play with her the rest of the day.

Do some much needed gardening next. Then some staining and painting in the kitchen - and I will be done all I can in prep for listing. We are going to be delayed now with no funds to put in the second bathroom - which we have to have in order to list at the level we need to.

Yep look at that time - having a bit of insomnia of late - hmm wonder why...
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I miss Jamie, Steph, Suz, Vicki, Danielle, Karen, Paula and Sharon!!! .....
Oh me too!!! Been in hiding long enough and I am itching to go to a Rally - it has been a very long time. Last one I was at was Ohio with the Guest Appearance from Clint Eastwood - aka Ralph. That was the spring I landed home with pneumonia.

I almost made it to last Junes Rally at the factory - but glad I did not stay - as it was a quagmire and rained the whole time. Had much nicer weather south. Then I was traveling all summer and straight to school upon my return.

If you do the fall I will miss it again I am afraid. Unless I can squeeze in a long weekend. I can push a 500 mile trip with the 3 day weekend timing, that is about it.

What about the Northeast Ohio area - is that too far for the MI's? have no idea what is up there - only remember it being very flat - ha could be some interesting corn fields eh Carol?

It would be great to meet some of the new brave Silver Sisters.

I am hoping our situation will improve over the next several weeks and I might be able to get out on the road for a few weeks. I have not stopped since I started out with Peter to Edmonton the beginning of last July!

Well I did have a week south for my spring break - but did not do the trailer thing - did the Planes Trains and automobile(bus) nightmare. Anyone see that John Candy Movie
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:52 AM   #2976
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One last post before my eyes close....

Thought I would give you ladies first kick at the can....

I have a roll of approx 35 yards - faux suede sage green RV upholstery grade material that I don't need anymore.

I had planned to use it for the Ladybug to do the two couches and valances in the GT63. But that is now Peter's trailer.

He has always liked the dinette in the CCD - and I wanted an L-lounge pull out instead with a smaller table. So he has taken the CCD dinette and will install in the GT - she is a no name right now - as he does not suit "LadyBug"

I had bought similar material but navy blue for our first Trailer MoonBeam but we ended up selling it before I had a chance to recover all the cushions. Peter much prefers the blue over the sage green.

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Old 06-02-2011, 11:59 AM   #2977
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How about a not so old-fashioned pajama party? Need a little girl time to have a giggle fit and find your way to a friend?

As Airstreamers we have the opportunity to meet many amazing women along the road, women who are strong, caring, independent, creative, opinionated, kind, unique and truly inspirational. Let's make it a point to come together to enjoy the special friendship and sisterhood that we as Silver Sisters can. The PJ Rally will provide a unique experience for sharing wisdom, stories, secrets, support and laughter with each other - as only women can. Let this be a celebration of girl time that we can cherish together. We know that in good times and bad, through all the cycles of our lives we are always there for each other.

Forge new friendships, deepen old ones and most important of all have fun. Come on your own, with a friend or gather the gals in a caravan. Come enjoy spending quality time and some good giggles with the most important women in your life.

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Old 06-02-2011, 12:12 PM   #2978
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We should be able to come up with some time and place. How about sooner rather than later. It would be nice to get away before fall in my opinion. Sharon? Lauren? Wouldn't it be great if we could get all our interested sisters together.

I have actually started a new thread here...
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Old 06-05-2011, 09:15 PM   #2980
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I know there is a ton of other threads that people can post to for interior pics - but lots of times all I scan is THIS thread. Sort of like sitting around the campfire and then have a spontaneous "open" house...so grab a drink and lets run an open house for a bit...

I would love to see what everyone is traveling and camping in these days...

I had posted a few of my ModPod the other day in discussions about changing out dinettes for something different... I never really liked the dinette - the bathroom door did not open all the way and the table was really high when you sat on the benches. - as there is a wheel well to contend with you could really only seat two adults comfortably - so I decided L-seating would be so much more comfortable.

I had two pedestal tables made - so that I could use just one in either location or both snapped together if I needed more eating area.
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I also found making up the dinette bed was such a hassle and darn uncomfortable as well...so thought the slide out bed was so much more functional and provided a much bigger bed almost 7 feet long! and the same width the dinette was.
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I'm kinda into naming the trailers and keeping some stuff from one to the next.

I kept the MoonBeam wall mirror - and from my LadyBug days - I kept some of the trinkets, and went with the colour red - although the unit is called ModPod - I still have the nickname LadyBug - or LadyB - you can take the B anyway you want

I painted the file holders Red, and the upper cupboard ends red as well. I ditched the orange chair and went with a leather Ottoman, that has storage, and the seat turns over to make a nice cocktail table - if I want the Lounge seating to be even more casual with more room by taking the table away.

I changed out the curtains in the front - that did not do very much for privacy or keeping out the morning sun - (night out and don't get up early - always missing that 11:00 am check out time )
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I got rid of that accordion privacy thing that always fell off the track and never closed all the way! - to a matching free-flowing curtain - that is as easy as a hospital curtain. I took the crappy plastic curtain slide off and replaced it with some aluminum curtain track from the 99 excel wreck we had. It really works perfect. I can either have the curtain all the way to the right or left or part way - and Haily can come underneath and lay in her favourite spot on the ladybug carpet. It does not cut of the AC air to the back like the other one did and it tucks nicely back into the same compartment the accordion one lived in.
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Love my sheep skin!!! Sorry animal lovers...

Paula had a really nice custom bed made - much thicker than the standard that came with it - that brings the bed height just bellow the window. So you can actually lay in bed and look out the window without sitting up or propping up on pillows.

Just waiting for two more things to finish her off. New window blinds or venetians - can't decide - Was thinking of getting Dannie to custom Paint the existing blinds - ha Dannie did I not mention that before tee hee. Would mean I would have to come and stay at the mountain for an extended period

And lastly, to recover the seat cushions - right now they are sporting econo fleece blankets from Wally World - but want to recover with the red leather to match my ottoman. Something I would have tackled several years ago but now - I just can't be bothered - and don't have the time nor the inclination. So I need to find time when I can be without my seat cushions for an extended period - and when I have some money in my pocket again.
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This is what the interior did look like - this was posted on the classifieds just sold - it is an 04 - mine is an 05 but no different....

Peter has taken the dinette and will be fitting it into the GT on the curb side by the two windows - as he did not want two couches in there like the original design. He is tall so he fits the dinette when sitting at the table. He has the couch out of the excella for the front of the GT63 so he is quite happy with that. His bathroom will be much nicer than mine though as he has gone with the sport model shower unit - back vanity and toilet off to the street side. His Galley is going to be sweet too although not near as big as the CCD. He is putting in a microwave, toaster oven 2 burner cook top and he has the little fridge along with the big lobster bowl sink that he loves. When all said and done she will be a real sharp looking refit. I hope this time when he finishes the little Vintage baby that he will not see Dollar signs again and just sell it like he did my MoonBeam!!! I really hope he gets to enjoy it!!

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Old 06-05-2011, 09:22 PM   #2981
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Sure is pretty. You two do great work. I really think you should stay in the renovation business. Your ideas and workmanship are super. It looks so much warmer and cozier than the original sterile white and McDonalds seating. It would be nice to see Lady Bug in person.
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I know there is a ton of other threads that people can post to for interior pics - but lots of times all I scan is THIS thread. Sort of like sitting around the campfire and then have a spontaneous "open" house...so grab a drink and lets run an open house for a bit...

I would love to see what everyone is traveling and camping in these days...

I had posted a few of my ModPod the other day in discussions about changing out dinettes for something different... I never really liked the dinette - the bathroom door did not open all the way and the table was really high when you sat on the benches. - as there is a wheel well to contend with you could really only seat two adults comfortably - so I decided L-seating would be so much more comfortable.

I had two pedestal tables made - so that I could use just one in either location or both snapped together if I needed more eating area.
<img src="http://www.airforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=131665"/>
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I also found making up the dinette bed was such a hassle and darn uncomfortable as well...so thought the slide out bed was so much more functional and provided a much bigger bed almost 7 feet long! and the same width the dinette was.
<img src="http://www.airforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=131664"/>
<img src="http://www.airforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=131659"/>

I'm kinda into naming the trailers and keeping some stuff from one to the next.

I kept the MoonBeam wall mirror - and from my LadyBug days - I kept some of the trinkets, and went with the colour red - although the unit is called ModPod - I still have the nickname LadyBug - or LadyB - you can take the B anyway you want

I painted the file holders Red, and the upper cupboard ends red as well. I ditched the orange chair and went with a leather Ottoman, that has storage, and the seat turns over to make a nice cocktail table - if I want the Lounge seating to be even more casual with more room by taking the table away.

I changed out the curtains in the front - that did not do very much for privacy or keeping out the morning sun - (night out and don't get up early - always missing that 11:00 am check out time )
<img src="http://www.airforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=131660"/>

I got rid of that accordion privacy thing that always fell off the track and never closed all the way! - to a matching free-flowing curtain - that is as easy as a hospital curtain. I took the crappy plastic curtain slide off and replaced it with some aluminum curtain track from the 99 excel wreck we had. It really works perfect. I can either have the curtain all the way to the right or left or part way - and Haily can come underneath and lay in her favourite spot on the ladybug carpet. It does not cut of the AC air to the back like the other one did and it tucks nicely back into the same compartment the accordion one lived in.
<img src="http://www.airforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=131661"/>

Love my sheep skin!!! Sorry animal lovers...

Paula had a really nice custom bed made - much thicker than the standard that came with it - that brings the bed height just bellow the window. So you can actually lay in bed and look out the window without sitting up or propping up on pillows.

Just waiting for two more things to finish her off. New window blinds or venetians - can't decide - Was thinking of getting Dannie to custom Paint the existing blinds - ha Dannie did I not mention that before tee hee. Would mean I would have to come and stay at the mountain for an extended period

And lastly, to recover the seat cushions - right now they are sporting econo fleece blankets from Wally World - but want to recover with the red leather to match my ottoman. Something I would have tackled several years ago but now - I just can't be bothered - and don't have the time nor the inclination. So I need to find time when I can be without my seat cushions for an extended period - and when I have some money in my pocket again.
<img src="http://www.airforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=131663"/>

This is what the interior did look like - this was posted on the classifieds just sold - it is an 04 - mine is an 05 but no different....

Peter has taken the dinette and will be fitting it into the GT on the curb side by the two windows - as he did not want two couches in there like the original design. He is tall so he fits the dinette when sitting at the table. He has the couch out of the excella for the front of the GT63 so he is quite happy with that. His bathroom will be much nicer than mine though as he has gone with the sport model shower unit - back vanity and toilet off to the street side. His Galley is going to be sweet too although not near as big as the CCD. He is putting in a microwave, toaster oven 2 burner cook top and he has the little fridge along with the big lobster bowl sink that he loves. When all said and done she will be a real sharp looking refit. I hope this time when he finishes the little Vintage baby that he will not see Dollar signs again and just sell it like he did my MoonBeam!!! I really hope he gets to enjoy it!!

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