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Old 05-13-2012, 09:10 PM   #3039
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Has been a busy week and my project was a large one that had me slaving away like a dog

So what do you think - looks pretty spiffy eh.

Now wait till I tell you what it is made of and how much it cost....

$56.73 - for 6 cement deck blocks.

4 4x8 skids better known as pallets and 56 custom slats to fill the open spaces. Left over 2x6's from the RV garage build.
I spent four days dragging the suckers out of the forest, washing or should say scrubbing. Then found some wood to make the new slats with. scrubbed and sanded them too.

Then Peter came home from his GF's - we have not worked on anything together in almost three years. Other than purging last summer - well I purged he watched.

Although it has been a tough road for both of us - we have not spent more than a day together for almost 1.5 years.

I hated to ask but I knew I needed his help and it gave us both a nice chance to catch up. So I hired him as my installer at this end. Got it in in a day and I drove him back.

I finished of installing the rest of the boards installed the step, moved the picnic table and put in my fire pit...so place is looking like I actually live there and not just spend weekends there...

If you want to see some amazing things - google pallet furniture...heck with a bit of elbow grease you never have to buy anything new again

Still trying to figure out the best place to put up my Airstream Drive road sign???

Wow!!! You are amazing and inspiring!! That looks so freakin' cool!!!
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:56 AM   #3040
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Going to England Barbie that is so nice! I have always wanted to see England. My father's mother was from England. I love the pictures I see of the fields and stone walls and the quaint village pictures of cobblestone streets and buildings that are so interesting and rich in culture and history, not to mention castles and royalty. Do tell us all about your adventures.

Sharon your patio is fabulous. Great work. And now you gave me the bug to go out and have fun with my Airstream. (They don't call her Lady Bug for nothing.) See what you've done?! You've inspired me.

My summer of 2012 will be a mix of staycation, camping and work. This rural mom and pop establishment is local to both my job and to home. There is a 5 acre lake, trails and a nature center with live birds and goats. My campsite is the last picture, next to the camp store. Right now it smells like honeysuckle and the sound of birds fill the air. I intend to get some new tires for my bike and ride the trails at the municipal park nearby as well as the country roads and campground. I want to get some sun and shed some weight, build a little muscle and enjoy the peace and quiet. Also get in some reading. I'll be bringing Orie and he can swim in the lake too. Come vacation I will definitely tow to elsewhere. "Elsewhere is always better. It better be," quote from the Airstream documentary Roam Sweet Roam. Roam Sweet Home | Video Data Bank

















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Old 05-16-2012, 08:23 PM   #3041
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My summer of 2012 will be a mix of staycation, camping and work. This rural mom and pop establishment is local to both my job and to home. There is a 5 acre lake, trails and a nature center with live birds and goats. My campsite is the last picture, next to the camp store. Right now it smells like honeysuckle and the sound of birds fill the air. I intend to get some new tires for my bike and ride the trails at the municipal park nearby as well as the country roads and campground. I want to get some sun and shed some weight, build a little muscle and enjoy the peace and quiet. Also get in some reading. I'll be bringing Orie and he can swim in the lake too. Come vacation I will definitely tow to elsewhere. "Elsewhere is always better. It better be," quote from the Airstream documentary Roam Sweet Roam. Roam Sweet Home | Video Data Bank



Hi Carol. Those pictures (and scenery) are beautiful! How neat that you can find a place to hang out that is close but gives you a mini vacation away from the homestead and hustle/bustle of the city. Wow, I feel so relaxed just looking at the photos! Have fun and lots of whatever you want to do! Take care. ~Cari~
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:55 PM   #3042
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This year will be a stay cation. My husband asked if I wanted the Airstream or a trip to Paris. I went for the Airstream of course. We have a quarter section of land in Manitoba that we try to spend most weekends at. I think we will take the AS out to it so we can work on it over the summer. I haven't done much the last few weeks as I haven't been well. My Dr gave me a big blast of prednisone last week and I seem to be finally on the mend. I am sitting in the AS trying to figure out where to start and daydreaming about the fun trips we will have!!
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:57 PM   #3043
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Ok ladies. I think we need to plan a silver sisters rally in september. Who would be interested?
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Ok ladies. I think we need to plan a silver sisters rally in september. Who would be interested?
I won't likely be coming to many more Airstream Rallies. I am selling mine. She does not fit my needs any longer.
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:05 PM   #3045
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I won't likely be coming to many more Airstream Rallies. I am selling mine. She does not fit my needs any longer.


Good for you in taking care of yourself!!! Bummers for us! You will be missed!! I wish you all the best on the journeys that lie ahead of you. Take care Silver Sister.

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I won't likely be coming to many more Airstream Rallies. I am selling mine. She does not fit my needs any longer.
Wow..so what's up Michelle - you buying an airplane now and going to fly the world. It has been a very long time - I do hope that all is well with you?
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Hi there! Is there room for another by this fire? You seem like such a great bunch! We just brought home our first AS yesterday! It is a 1965 Caravel. She is in fairly good shape and as soon as we got her home I started cleaning as it was pretty dirty in there (she sat for several years),, found a dead mouse and a dead bird :-( that I could have done without. On the upside found some original bits and pieces that we hadn't seen before. Looking forward to getting to know you better, it is nice to have a spot for "us girls".

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Hello Andrea! Congratulations on your Airstream! Too bad I missed your message; otherwise, I would have invited you to our rally in Alberta on the May long weekend.

Have a lot of fun this summer in your Airstream. I hope to see you down the road.

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So Carol - how is your staycation working out - the place looks great..I can see you floating on your personal lake with a red merlot and umbrella attached to your floaty. Or maybe you should get one of those floating islands with the palm tree

I'm still holding out fairly well in my "tight" space..I think I just surpassed the longest at one time I have spent in the trailer - but that time was dog free with a very bad wrist as I recall - I can't believe I've been her 9 weeks already.

Starting to tackle little things that have been annoying me...Like the shower curtain - its plastic - so changed it out to one of those polyester ones so it will dry faster and not prone to mould.

Cleaned out the cleaning supply cupboard - whoohoo that was exciting. Picked up some 12 volt halogens I'm out 5 now - so will replace them in the morning.

I have an issue with the water heater again - it is faltering so I think I have to clean some sensor or another???

My neighbours are going to help me inspect my brakes and hubs - and get some parts I need ordered and then they said they would change them out right here for me - so I cut their grass today - they are all only weekenders.

This place is really quiet on the whole - but will see our loud it gets when the kids are off school.

Have decided to change out the 12volt motor only on the ventline bathroom fan - heck of a lot cheaper than the whole thing - and I know the blades are good - it's just the motor that is pouched - the bushings are going and it squeals intermittently.

No plans for any trips lately.

September Rally sounds like it might be a plan I could handle airbiscuit - depending on my money situation then.

Staycations seem to be the flavour of the day - but it is not all bad at all. I have never had better sleeps than I have in this trailer...in fact I can't seem to get myself up and out without 9-10 hours sleep these days - I thought as you got older you did not need as much sleep

Speaking of sleep - my little nest is calling me..Hope you are all well - and either heading down the road or at least thinking about it - or enjoying the aluminum not far from home - like your driveway - that is the next best thing really - it is so easy to imagine you are anywhere and still have that Airstream feeling...
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This year will be a stay cation. My husband asked if I wanted the Airstream or a trip to Paris. I went for the Airstream of course. We have a quarter section of land in Manitoba that we try to spend most weekends at. I think we will take the AS out to it so we can work on it over the summer. I haven't done much the last few weeks as I haven't been well. My Dr gave me a big blast of prednisone last week and I seem to be finally on the mend. I am sitting in the AS trying to figure out where to start and daydreaming about the fun trips we will have!!
Word of advice - make sure you hubster does not get the polish bug....keep him on track with the restoration and get it all functional - it can be all shinny as heck but will be unusable without the work inside - where it really counts to get out and camp with.

Ha my "wasbund" is now kicking himself - should have spent the hours and hours and hours he spent polishing - actually fixing and installing all the parts we bought 4 years ago now for the 63 GT....He could actually be living in it - now or could have sold it and made some money for himself. Now it is a race to which happens first - the trailer being finished or the house sells and there goes his nice cushy RV garage that he built to work on trailers. Ha instead he worked out side polishing

PS hope you are feeling much better now!

Also what fridge model do you have in there? - I think I still have one of those turquoise shelfs from our old 69 - RM85 I think it was..
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Hello Andrea! Congratulations on your Airstream! Too bad I missed your message; otherwise, I would have invited you to our rally in Alberta on the May long weekend.

Have a lot of fun this summer in your Airstream. I hope to see you down the road.

Lisa
Hi Lisa,

Thanks but we just got her the first weekend in May and need to do some work on her first. I was just in Saskatoon a week ago, unfortunately into emerg at RUH - fun spot to be on a Friday night. At least it reminded me why we moved from Vancouver!

You have a lot of fun too, hopefully we will cross paths, do you have a favourite spot to go?
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Word of advice - make sure you hubster does not get the polish bug....keep him on track with the restoration and get it all functional - it can be all shinny as heck but will be unusable without the work inside - where it really counts to get out and camp with.

Ha my "wasbund" is now kicking himself - should have spent the hours and hours and hours he spent polishing - actually fixing and installing all the parts we bought 4 years ago now for the 63 GT....He could actually be living in it - now or could have sold it and made some money for himself. Now it is a race to which happens first - the trailer being finished or the house sells and there goes his nice cushy RV garage that he built to work on trailers. Ha instead he worked out side polishing

PS hope you are feeling much better now!

Also what fridge model do you have in there? - I think I still have one of those turquoise shelfs from our old 69 - RM85 I think it was..
Thanks for the words of advice, we are working on the inside first. My husband is generally very practical plus I think a little overwhelmed with the thought of polishing (thankfully it's a smaller AS}

I will check on the fridge model, it is original along with almost everything in the trailer. The oven was never used and the broiler pan is pristine!

I am feeling better (thank you for asking) but still struggling a bit. I am back to work but I am too wiped out to work on the AS. Fingers crossed I am back to my old self soon!
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Hi Lisa,

Thanks but we just got her the first weekend in May and need to do some work on her first. I was just in Saskatoon a week ago, unfortunately into emerg at RUH - fun spot to be on a Friday night. At least it reminded me why we moved from Vancouver!

You have a lot of fun too, hopefully we will cross paths, do you have a favourite spot to go?
Sorry to hear you were at RUH. I hope all is well.

Hopefully we'll get to see you at our spring rally next year. It will be somewhere in Saskatchewan.

This summer, we'll be looking to camp where there is water because we just got a Hobie tandem kayak. Otherwise, one of our favorite campgrounds is Outlook Regional Park (shhhh! Don't let too many know! It's hard to get a site there).

How about you? Any favorite camping areas?

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