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Old 05-25-2016, 08:33 PM   #477
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Daisy has been parked across the ditch ("ditch" is western talk for an irrigation channel or ditch) from us. It is a Shasta #262 or 282 (hard to see from across the ditch) of a run of 1,941. It is in excellent shape. Note the wheels are painted the same yellow as the bottom of the body. The license plate says Oklahoma. Photos below.

Tomorrow we leave and get back to our form of work (long hours, no pay). Seems like we take the trailer to Mancos this summer to see an old friend of Barb's and so we will then look for CG's in the San Juan Mtns. Gotta stay high in the highest state in the summer to stay cool.

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My introduction to trailers was my parents buying a 195? 15 ft Starfire? trailer. It looked just like that Shasta sans the fins. The Shastas were a step above in quality.

By the way, the "Daisy" in my avatar is planning a copyright infringement case against that Shasta. Do you want to handle it? I believe you've met her.

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Old 05-26-2016, 09:22 AM   #478
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Ken, you call 'em fins, I call 'em wings.

While I think your cat's case is weak, you show your love for your cat by considering litigation. Please send $20,000 in cash as a retainer; the amount may seem large, but the research to provide the best representation must be thorough and will probably require additional retainers. I know the original and real Shasta will be very happy with you for protecting her (or his) rights to his or her name, whatever the case may be.

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Old 05-26-2016, 10:34 AM   #479
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Ken, you call 'em fins, I call 'em wings.

While I think your cat's case is weak, you show your love for your cat by considering litigation. Please send $20,000 in cash as a retainer; the amount may seem large, but the research to provide the best representation must be thorough and will probably require additional retainers. I know the original and real Shasta will be very happy with you for protecting her (or his) rights to his or her name, whatever the case may be.

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Your chose of words is enlightening. It shows your deep seeded preference for birds. Your window bird friend is simply trying to reach you so he can help you feel the "bird". Remember the small bird that landed on Bernie's podium. He was there because he misunderstood and thought they where chanting "Feel the bird? If you persist in your misguided allegiances and continue to go to the birds, you will be be having hundreds of birds landing on your roof and nesting . That would be a awful stinking mess.

You must drop you birdie preferences and go to the fish. It will be harder for them to reach your window.

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Old 05-26-2016, 05:43 PM   #480
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The Shasta trailer was reintroduced, wings (that's what they call them) and all, in 2015 and the one we saw was one of 1941 of those made. Check out: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...22676328,d.aXo

This was not the 1961 Airflyte. But it still looked cool.

Thunderheads all day, some thunder, hardly any rain. Great weather for our 4 nights away, back to rain at home. No television all that time (except for a DVD), but the news seems to be the same as when we left.

Glad to be home, host a party this weekend, take apart countertop, install new and stove, then go to see in-laws, make more countertop, install, collapse. Another quiet month ahead.

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Old 06-09-2016, 09:56 AM   #481
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It look like we will travel at the end of June to southwest Colorado. We may make it to Lake City and miss Steve H. for the 5th (?) consecutive time since he comes in August. Surely we will go to Mancos since an old friend moved there recently from the Front Range. I will need the rest cure.

The party was a success and then we removed the countertop, sink, oven, cooktop. New countertops are in, a new stove is in place, tiling goes forth. So far it looks good, but as always takes forever. Long ago I took a blood oath (not sure what that is, but it sounds serious) never to go into Sears again. Every time I buy anything there I regret it. Apparently a blood oath is not very effective, because we bought 2 fridges and a stove. Kenmore had the best ratings for simple fridges and the stove was half price (sort of, no Sears price is real, constant sales make the prices ephemeral). It took 4 hours to buy 3 appliances, we then got about a score of robocalls that made no sense that were hard to stop, we finally scheduled a delivery for the stove (hard to do since the appliance dep't never answers their phone, so anytime there is a problem you have to go to the store), they told Barb delivery was not free even though we have an invoice saying it is. They missed the delivery date since they couldn't find the stove, then after I called the store manager, they found the stove, but Mr. manager had no concern when it would be delivered. The owner of the delivery company went out of his way to get it to us the next day and did; the Sears manager didn't care. I e-mailed Sears about this and then haven't replied. This time we mean it—never, ever buy anything from the worst store I have ever dealt with. The real estate Sears owns must be worth more than the business. The only things Sears can sell anymore is Kenmore appliances and Craftsman tools. The tools are not very good anymore. The parking lot outside is pretty empty and probably most of the cars are employees. Sad ending to a once great company. I don't want to lose our warranties and I want Sears to die an ugly death for what they put us through. The epitome of mixed feelings.

The stove looks good and we can see a flame, adjust it immediately and hope we never have another electric cooktop again. We had to change the orifices since we have propane. There was no way to tell which burner which orifice went to since the instructions don't tell what the BTU of each burner is. I found a rough indication online by looking up the Sears website, but that took a while. Then I dropped an orifice into the void. It disappeared into oven insulation. Since the orifices are brass, a magnet could not find it. You can't raise the top on a Kenmore stove like most gas ranges, so we started taking the stove apart by removing panels. A small hole in the back of a 2nd panel could fit my arm when I moved a gas line, but I got stuck (not permanently) and couldn't get far enough. Barb's petite arm could reach further and she felt around and found it down between the oven insulation and the outer panel of the stove. Trying to get a new orifice anytime soon would have been a struggle since everything with Sears is a struggle. So it fits (just barely), cooks, looks good.

More subway tile to install, grouting the sink surround tile, install sink, remove old bar above this area and put in new one with the same grey tile used around the sinks. So we will have many shades of grey in the kitchen (not 50 though) with contrasting white tile and stainless steel appliances. Part of the stove is black, so perhaps black is the ultimate shade of grey. Two days without a cooktop are over (used the Airstream stove once) and we have all essential things operating though a lot of counter space is piled with tools, tile, etc.

As I discover with every project (and try to ignore), things are harder to do now and i'm not sure which part of my body hurts more. Trying to get motivated to hurt some more today and finish this part of the kitchen before a quick Pueblo trip to my in-laws next week. Next trip will probably feature a lot of naps and eating.

Weather here is full summer with highs down in GJ in the 90's and 80's up here. We seeing thunderstorms and some rain, rivers are running high and sky is blue most days. I heard last week there was 3 feet of snow on Grand Mesa and campgrounds may not be open yet.

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Sears has been on my "I have a little list, and they'll never be missed" list since they went out of the catalog business right when I was building a home in Alabama. I bought what I could on sale, found other stuff I needed elsewhere, and have not bothered since. Their consolidation with K-Mart was like tying two drunks together in the hope that they would not fall down. Sad. They could have outdone Amazon if they had done it right.

I still buy craftsman hand tools, occasionally, but their line of power tools have gotten so bad it's ridiculous. Appliances just as disappointing. I shop at Lowe's or Home Despot most of the time nowadays, and my power tools are DeWalt yellow, mostly.

It's very sad, because I was a very loyal customer for darn near forever, it seemed. They lost their way so badly.


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Old 06-11-2016, 09:52 AM   #483
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I have a lot of DeWalt tools too—when I can't find review that I can believe, I buy DeWalt as a default measure since their tools are always good and usually as good as any. It is Black & Decker's premium line and far better than other B&D products including their other companies operating under different names.

I remember the Sears' catalogues from my youth (the women's underwear section was of particular interest to a young boy since we didn't get National Geographic). They used to rate their products as "good", "better" and "best" and were honest about it. I bought my first appliances from them plus a bedroom set in 1962. Good stuff, but the company started going bad in the '70's. Instead of going online, they gave up on catalogs which was a natural extension of catalogs. The guy who took them over later has terrible management practices, is running the stores into the ground, but will probably come out ahead if he can separate the real estate from the store business and take profits from the real estate and dump the retail business and its debt. I hope Kenmore appliances are still good. I relied on Consumer Reports for reviews on that, but wish I hadn't after the pain and suffering of dealing with Sears. I hope the warranties will be safe if Sears suddenly goes into debtor-in-possession bankruptcy, but they may liquidate entirely. They can't lose money forever.

It is not difficult to buy distressed companies, load them with junk bond debt, cash out, make them public again and profit from that, walk away with big bucks. I just read a NY Times' story about a well known man who owned Atlantic City casinos, did a lot of shady deals, didn't pay contractors, made a lot of money, left the casinos rundown and eventually owned by others while he paid himself out of junk bond proceeds.

Watching major high quality companies go under during my lifetime teaches that nothing is permanent and a good company can and probably will go bad.

But our end of month trip feels necessary to give my body time to repair itself so I can return eager to tackle more kitchen remodeling. In the meantime, I am making very small efforts to plan something. We know we will go through Mancos and Cortez (Cortez has a CG we stop in when we are there). Mancos is near the entrance to Mesa Verde NP, but we've been there a couple of times. After visiting a friend, we'll go east and over Wolf Creek Pass and possibly stop in South Fork (there's a CG with a funny name there that was part of the movie "Vacation"). Then turn north and go to Lake City. There are dispersed sites in the national forest near Slumgullion Pass and Spring Creek Pass to check out too. Lake City is a favorite destination for Texans, but we'll brave it.

But today the bar between the kitchen proper and the "great room" gets removed to be replaced with plywood, tile and some decorative edge banding to match other places with the banding which is not true banding but I have no other name for it. Gotta finish subway tile backsplash, adjust the stove oven whenever Barb figures out how to turn it on and install the sink soon.

Hot and humid outside with temps near 90˚ outside—summer blasts its way here after a longish winter and short spring. Thunder possible for the next few days. The bird hasn't been around for a while. I ordered the angry eye balloons that are supposed to scare birds away, but they have not come (Amazon is getting slower as well as more expensive?). I expect the bird is a busy father now, but if he was eaten by a bigger bird, we would not be upset. Now we have to clean the windows on the second floor side of the house and I used the tool for that for something else. Maņana for window cleaning.

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Old 06-17-2016, 10:15 AM   #485
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Temps of 99 to 100˚ in Pueblo and a father-in-law who turns off the A/C in the house whenever he can get away with it. I think he sets the thermostat at 78˚ inside, but it gets hotter than that before and after the A/C is on. My parents used to do the same thing when we visited them in Fla. I keep waiting to be so old I need the temps inside to be at 80˚, but so far I prefer 65˚. It must be my Canadian blood.

We have reservations in Lake City at the most expensive and highly rated CG for 3 days next week and reservations in Cortez for two nights. We went for the cable TV and everything else CG's so we can be sloths. One night may be boondocking near Slumgullion Pass.

Lake City is the county seat of very small Hinsdale Co. Less than 1,000 in the whole county I believe. There are quite a few CG's there, restaurants and various tourist shoppes. There are lots of 4wd roads to explore, but with a full sized pickup, it can be tight. Last time we were in Lake City, we went with friends and they both fell off their bikes. They have traveled cross country, but we stayed on bikes and did not get injured. That time we stayed at the Hinsdale County CG, Wupperman. It is along San Cristobal Lake and the views are wonderful. Though there is a water spigot and dump station, the campsites are somewhat primitive. We weren't in the mood for that this time.

Hinsdale Co. was the place where cannibal Alferd Packer dined while stranded in a blizzard. Rather loose school standards in the 1800's may have led to the spelling of his name. Debates have continued for well over a century whether Alferd actually murdered any of the others in the party or they died of exposure. He did serve some time, but I think he died a free man. Dining in the County has improved since. At the time this saying was going around: "There were only five Democrats in Hinsdale County and Alferd Packer ate four of them."

Photo of the status of the kitchen remodel follows. We have 4 days between trips and will start building the bar between the kitchen and great room and planning the countertops for the rest of the kitchen. Need to start them to give the polyurethane time to cure before we use them. My rest cure is working here and I'll be ready to exhaust myself again. At least I don't have to cut firewood anymore, although using a chain saw in my '70's gave me a feeling of beating the grim reaper.

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For a few days I have been getting a message about half of the time, "checking your browser" and then I am sent to a blank page and nothing happens. I can go back to the post I tried to post and do it again and then it seems to work.

Some new security thing that is so annoying that people will give up using the website?

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Lynn,

i found the thread on it and the cure may be as bad as the problem.

I hope you and Maria are doing well. Looks like you still have the CG.

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For a few days I have been getting a message about half of the time, "checking your browser" and then I am sent to a blank page and nothing happens. I can go back to the post I tried to post and do it again and then it seems to work.

Some new security thing that is so annoying that people will give up using the website?

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Hi, same thing here.
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Hi, same thing here.
There must be some way to turn it into a game. I tried a bit on the thread about it. It was a conspiracy theory. Perhaps we can give an award for whoever comes up with the most rediculous theory.

Remember: When you are given BS, make BSade.

Or maybe a jelly bean dispenser.

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