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Old 03-28-2012, 11:57 AM   #127
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sometimes less information is more powerful

I over do my adds and never amounts to sale
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:50 PM   #128
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Gene, looked at the listing the house looks beautiful. I hope it sells soon. I am amazed at the price. Property in the Puget Sound must be some of the most expensive in the country. I'm not a Realtor but I'm guessing a house like that with that acreage, if you could get it would 2+ million. Property is really expensive here because of land use restrictions, density laws, development fees and just shortages of buildable land. If our whole family wasn't here I'd leave in a heartbeat.My Dad is in his 80's and my Mom just passed recently so we know all about that responsibility It's a beautiful place to live but the gloomy winters are starting to get me down. The plan is to take the AS to AZ or NM for some sun in the winter. Best of luck on your sale, remember it only takes one person.
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:04 PM   #129
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I only have 2 small pieces of flooring to install. I am fitting this in between getting more house listings together and all the other stuff that comes up. I'll take some photos when I get more done. Another plumbing issue has come up and tomorrow it will be solved; I got most of the parts yesterday, but forgot one thing and will have to buy it in the morning. This involves drain lines, so I am used to that from being the Airstream sewer expert.

I have found that I need to spray more of the non-permanent adhesive on the subfloor before I seat them. That seems to keep them closer at the seams. They are very easy to pull up and reposition. I also had to locate the screw holes for the dinette seat and the subwoofer—careful measuring meant I was only off on about 25% of them. No big deal. I drilled small pilot holes through the flooring so I could find the holes in the wood floor later. I plan to just screw the subwoofer onto the flooring with longer screws, though I am unsure why to bother—we never use it. The seat has 12 screw holes—I'll loosely screw it down, use an erasable pen to outline the legs, score around them with a knife, take out seat, cut through the flooring and remove the pieces, put in seat and screw directly to subfloor. This will be more difficult to do cleanly than to write it.

We have talked about replacing the covers on the dinette/gaucho cushions for a long time. The factory job was poor—some were so loose fitting they slide around on the foam (some of that was fixed under warranty), they get dirty easily and clean up badly, have no liners (would keep foam cleaner and lessen sliding of cover on foam) and look to be wearing fast. It all came together this week.

Barb remembered a seamstress that has a good reputation and works at reasonable rates. We discussed cloth and colors and worked it down to several choices. My favorite was to duplicate (sort of) the seats on the replica arts and crafts chairs we bought with maroon (Barb says it is burgundy) leather, except use vinyl to save some money. Barb wanted something else entirely. We looked at cloth (women call it "fabric") at a nearby store, but most were designs out of the 1950's suitable for "house dresses". Then we went to GJ and narrowed it down some more—cloth would be solid color or muted design, preferably southwest, or vinyl maroon or brown. A cloth (fabric) store in GJ has been going out of business for months. People would come from all over the state because of their selection. Maybe they would have what we wanted. We walked it to mostly empty shelves in their large store, but after we figured out all the deals, we focused on one area. The sign on the door said 65% off. We didn't know if the prices were already marked down, but they weren't so bad anyway. We found maroon (burgundy) vinyl in enough yards (just the right amount considering waste). I won one! We paid about $3.05/yard. What a deal! We hope to have them done by the end of the month. It will contrast with the neutral tones in the trailer (all shades of brown) and may reflect well in the aluminum walls. Easy to clean and we can velcro our sheepskins to it on the dinette seats.

I also ordered a WiFi Ranger Sky at a 40% discount so we will have a wifi booster to hopefully get in those elusive and weak CG signals. See this: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f451...r-64512-2.html Check out post 112 for the coupon for the Airstream discount and read over the posts in the last 6 months or so to learn about this; coupon will expire soon. Seems easy to install and hopefully no problems, but if there are any, we have the ear of the company and there is a work around for issues with cable TV reception. Next I may check out a cellphone booster. The Sky means no holes drilled for an antenna on the roof; it has a wireless router on the roof powered by the Winegard antenna power. I'd like to find something for the cellphone that does not mean any holes drilled either.

I wanted to keep modifications and fixes simple this year to save time and money. This seems to be impossible. So far floor: $200-250; table: $100 (still on the list); WFR Sky: $162; recovering cushions: ?. Still a lot cheaper than last year.

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Old 04-11-2012, 01:55 PM   #130
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I just ordered a Ranger. I hope it works as advertised.

Gene, please let us know how you convince Barb to go up on the roof to install it. I will need to use the same tactic for my wife.

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Old 04-11-2012, 04:31 PM   #131
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I have not succeeded in convincing Barb to go onto the roof. I have suggested "a roof makes you young", "people who work on a roof never get wrinkles", "I'll buy you a fur coat" and other such BS. It never works. She doesn't care for furs and diamonds anyway, and she'd know I would be lying. She doesn't buy the "lord and master" argument either. I prefer intelligent women, so this is my fault.

All the flooring is down and the threshold and the plastic strip at the rear are in. I have put in transition strips at the bathroom and the folding door between hallway and kitchen. I hope to get back to it this afternoon.

I have filled out the forms for realtor.com and forsalebyowner.com and this afternoon it appeared on realtor.com with a few mistakes. The company that handles MlS listings have proven to be very difficult to deal with and maybe realtor.com is enough as I believe people use that a lot more.

I made reservations for Enchanted Trials RV park in Albuquerque for the 2 nights prior to the Balloon Fiesta. We got word we were registered for the Fiesta a while back. Apparently spaces are filling faster than last year at both and about 100 have already registered for the Airstream group at the Fiesta. We are thinking about making reservations for Santa Fe afterwards, but not gotten to that yet. I also have to contact the Ouray KOA for late May (our anniversary of meeting each other) and make sure we will be near friends who have reserved a camping cabin (they spell with with "K's", I don't).

Now to try to get some more trim done on the floor.

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Old 04-12-2012, 06:55 PM   #132
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I did most of the trim yesterday and it went pretty well. I still have some miter joints to do, something I am not very good at. I do have enough quarterround left over to screw it up several times. The rubber molding is on around the kitchen sink counter.

Photos of the floor before I started on trim yesterday although some has been done. The threshold came out real well. The colors of the floor are all off. The color in front of the threshold is closest to reality.

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Look'n good Gene!!!

Would love to get rid of the Classic's carpet, but the interior doesn't belong to me...

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Old 04-12-2012, 07:28 PM   #134
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Bob,

I'll bet the interior belongs to you when something has to be fixed. Say: "The carpet looks pretty shabby by now and a new floor would really show off your eyes".

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Bob, sanitizing is your friend . . after you spill some bleach.
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Bob,

I'll bet the interior belongs to you when something has to be fixed. Say: "The carpet looks pretty shabby by now and a new floor would really show off your eyes".

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That will work about as well as " a roof will make you young".
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Bob, sanitizing is your friend . . after you spill some bleach.
Red...are you familiar with the plastic furniture protectors, DW grew up in Poland NY. Sorry, regional reference.

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That will work about as well as " a roof will make you young".
We did experiment with "up on the roof" once...but we were much younger then. I now go it alone.

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I did try this once: "You don't need that necklace. It distracts from the beauty of your neck". I got one credit for the neck compliment, but she bought the necklace anyway.

Someday I'll figure it out.

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Southwest US....

DW, "look at all the beautiful colors on those cliff's"

me, "doesn't compare Honey, your my butte".

DW, "so now I'm a bag of rocks....nice."

Didn't score any points with that one.

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Bag of puppies, Robert. Sack of kittens, Bob.

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