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Old 12-11-2014, 04:48 AM   #1037
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Gosh, books, movies....... Steig Larson's "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" and sequels, because it deals with child abuse, spousal abuse, government corruption, and oppression of certain social subcultures.

And, on audio disc this is excellent entertainment while pulling 500-700 miles in a day.

Not really appropriate for children, however🙈🙉🙊😁


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Old 12-12-2014, 09:16 AM   #1038
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Disaster in the Dark

Last night.
Big windstorm.
10 p.m.
I had just turned out the bedside light and was about to cuddle-down in the FaN when CRASH!!!!!!!!!!

One minute it was there -
and the next minute it wasn't: The Emergency Exit window was gone - shattered in a massive explosion.

I hopped out of bed, grabbed the flash light, and went outside to inspect. Laying at the foot of the window was a hose carrier (sans hose). It had obviously become airborne and the emergency window took a direct hit.
I was relieved that it had not hit the trailer and caused significant damage to the skin. I found some plastic in the barn and taped the window up from the inside. I also taped an afghan to the wall as some kind of temporary insulation and went back to bed.

This morning.
6 a.m.
Phoned the emergency insurance claim number and they told me to take it to the dealership for an estimate.

Pictures to follow (it's still dark here).

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Old 12-12-2014, 09:21 AM   #1039
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Yikes, FaN!

Glad you weren't hurt.



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Old 12-12-2014, 12:01 PM   #1040
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Every subject that FAN deals with is a new breath of FRESH AIR!

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Old 12-12-2014, 12:59 PM   #1041
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I hear a lot of gratitude in your post FaN. So sorry this happened, but your attitude is marvelous.
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Old 12-12-2014, 08:48 PM   #1042
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MSMOTO her attitude is thus, because, as we all know, she is FAN tastic as a person. Besides, if she tried to hold it back I think she would explode.

As you have surmised, she is loved.
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:57 PM   #1043
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Hi, that had to be scary to have a window explode while being inside of your trailer. The wind here was blowing quite hard too. One of my really large trash cans was parked in front of my trailer and the wind blew it down my driveway. I found it in between my faithful Lincoln and very close to my brand new F-150. I tied all of my trash cans to my trailer's tongue jack.
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Old 12-14-2014, 06:32 PM   #1044
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Thank-you everyone, for your words of kindness and concern.

Oh boy, what a couple of days this has been. When I pulled out my insurance documents, I noticed the deductible had increased from $250 to $1,000. My premium fee had also increased!

So, got on the blower to the insurance company. They said I had increased the FaN's replacement value; hence, the increase in the deductible. This is something they had not informed me (although it was on the document and admittedly, I did not notice). To say she doth protest too much would be an understatement. The first time I make a property claim in my life, and I could be up the creek w/o the proverbial paddle (or up the highway without a window). So, I try to convince myself that my out-of-pocket expense won't be too much. A call is put in to the Mothership. A new window costs $200. However, that is in American funds, of course, and the Canadian dollar is tanking. Then there is the shipping and installation.

While cursing myself out for not reading my insurance document (I was only $1,000 over the line that caused the jump in the deductible), the insurance company phones. They said that since my agent did not point out the considerable jump in deductible, they would cover the cost over and above $250. I thanked them profusely. After all, they could have said so long, Charlie. You didn't read the document. Tough!

Anyway, back at the ranch, I hate looking at this.....



The view from the inside is worse. BTW, when I said I taped an "afghan" to the wall as some kind of temporary insulation, I meant this.....



Not this!......

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Wild about your insurance co. deductible.

Nice that they did the right thing.

The latter taped to the inside would be more interesting, but coverage might be an issue.


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Hope you do not need to recreate this adventure on your reality TV show!

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Maybe this was a window to the 'trailer' for the opening show???????

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Maybe this was a window to the 'trailer' for the opening show???????

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How did you guess? The network is still working on a few ideas, but it could go something like this:

"Broken Window: One Woman. One Dog. One Damaged Airstream Trailer."

Episode One - "Flatulence."
The FaN visits the Great Canadian Baked Beans Festival. The broken window becomes an indispensable defect!
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I think the blanket looks nice on the "window" or small door. I never have been about to figure out how to release the window in an emergency and doubt I could figure it out in a real emergency. That attempt would come after I remembered the fire extinguisher is at the other end of the trailer. Maybe I'll get in the shower and turn the water on.

If I jump out the window, do I got head first or attempt to climb up there and go feet first? Can I climb up there? What body parts would get injured on the bottom of the window (I don't want to think about that too much). Do I go first and catch Barb when she comes out, or do I let her go first and help her out? Maybe I just pull the covers over my head and hope for the best.

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