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Old 04-09-2008, 05:15 AM   #1
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Finally...after 42 years of dreaming.

Yep.....dreamt about having an Airstream when I was 20----and just turned 62, got my first Social security check, and finally bought one. She's a 1996 30' Excella in beautiful condition that I've spent the last three weeks "revamping" (she was previously done with a baby blue interior).
Her name is "The Goose", after my favorite martini ingredient---and she's turning out beautifully.
Now all I have to do is wait for my home to sell so I'm not cash poor when I buy something to tow it with!
.......VERY happy to finally be a "new member".
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Old 04-09-2008, 05:38 AM   #2
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Wow, sounds beautiful. Hope you can post some pictures for us so we can enjoy "The Goose" with you. Welcome.
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Old 04-09-2008, 06:07 AM   #3
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Welcome!
Nice to have you here, enjoy your new A/S.
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Old 04-09-2008, 06:58 AM   #4
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Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us. Sometimes dreams do come true.
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:23 AM   #5
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Congratulations, we just got a "new" 76 Argosy and '06 Ford F-150 TV ; now we have our retirement "toys" and are excited too! I can't wait to go camping in it for real, we camped on our vacation and on our way home with it, which was fun, but not like starting out deliberately to camp. Good luck with your new baby!

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Old 04-09-2008, 07:35 AM   #6
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Congratulations Jay! It's always nice to make a dream come true.

Please post us some pictures when you get a chance. Welcome aboard!!
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:50 AM   #7
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Goose! I love it - I want to have a martini with you! I too will be looking forward to pictures.
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Old 06-16-2008, 06:08 AM   #8
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Arrrrgh.......I just spent about 45 minutes trying to post one picture. Any help out there on how to do it on this site? Seems when you click on "attach", it wants a URL address, which my photos don't have.
Geesh.
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Old 06-16-2008, 08:40 AM   #9
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Arrrrgh.......I just spent about 45 minutes trying to post one picture. Any help out there on how to do it on this site? Seems when you click on "attach", it wants a URL address, which my photos don't have.
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Weclome aboard and congrats on realizing your dream. To attach pictures; click on the "paper clip" icon and then the "browse" button. Then navigate to the picture's location on your computer. Then click the "upload" button. the file or files will then upload and you should be left with a window showing your attachments and you can close that window. Your pcitures may need to be reuduced in size (memory) in order for them to post. Good luck.
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Old 06-16-2008, 01:06 PM   #10
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Arrrrgh.......I just spent about 45 minutes trying to post one picture. Any help out there on how to do it on this site? Seems when you click on "attach", it wants a URL address, which my photos don't have.
Geesh.
BATEAUBABA - I've had exactly the same problem - I get into "go advanced" and the system wants a URL. Well, I don't know what a URL is and as far as I know my photos don't either. I've had help from a really nice mod. Maybe she'll come back on (here rather than via a PM) & tell us what we're doing wrong?
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Old 06-16-2008, 01:18 PM   #11
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Yep.....dreamt about having an Airstream when I was 20----and just turned 62, got my first Social security check, and finally bought one.
Wow, you guys get GOOD-SIZED SS cheques there! I would have to save up a bunch of CP (Canada Pension) cheques to get a TT up here!

All kidding aside, Jay, congrats on realizing your dream, may it be the beginning of many more!

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Old 06-16-2008, 01:18 PM   #12
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BATEAUBABA - I've had exactly the same problem - I get into "go advanced" and the system wants a URL. Well, I don't know what a URL is and as far as I know my photos don't either. I've had help from a really nice mod. Maybe she'll come back on (here rather than via a PM) & tell us what we're doing wrong?
Whitsend,
Not that it matters, but URL stans for Uniform (Universal) Resource Locator. Simply put, and internet address like www.airforums.com.

You should not have to go into "advanced" to post pictures. You should be able to do it by using the "paper clip" icon in the regular "Post Reply" button.
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Arrrrgh.......I just spent about 45 minutes trying to post one picture. Any help out there on how to do it on this site? Seems when you click on "attach", it wants a URL address, which my photos don't have.
Geesh.
Another good way to deal with pictures is to use a free photo management site, like Image hosting, free photo sharing & video sharing at Photobucket to manhandle the photos around, then you just paste a link to the ones you want to show here.

They show within the message (no further clicking for viewers to see them), and are not restricted as to size.

Welcome to the forum!

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BATEAUBABA - I've had exactly the same problem - I get into "go advanced" and the system wants a URL. Well, I don't know what a URL is and as far as I know my photos don't either. I've had help from a really nice mod. Maybe she'll come back on (here rather than via a PM) & tell us what we're doing wrong?
Many people put their pictures up on photo album sites like Flickr, and then link to them when posting here in the forum. It saves server space on the forum.

The URL is just the location on the web where we can find your picture. (Uniform Resource Locater). For example, http://www.airforums.com is a URL. You know this.. you just didn't realize you know this

Sites like Flickr will generate the URL to the photo for you and you just copy and paste it in the field when submitting your post.

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