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Old 12-10-2014, 09:08 PM   #1
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I'm going through AS withdrawal and my trailer has only been stored for about 1 month!!! Anyone else feelin the pain?????
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Old 12-10-2014, 09:14 PM   #2
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We are just getting ready to head south in our little Bambi.
No sadness here!
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Old 12-10-2014, 09:27 PM   #3
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We got ours in February and have taken only 4 trips, all close to home. The plan was to take off for a week at a time but the longest we made was 4 nights. We made other trips but not with the AS. We were in Florida for 2 weeks, which was very nice in September.

In October we were going to Washington DC and my mother in law came for 2 weeks, stayed 2 months. I went back to work, supposedly part-time, turned out to be more than full time.

I was so discouraged that at the first frost I winterized and stored it. I'm not in AS withdrawal, I'm in total discouragement!

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Old 12-10-2014, 10:08 PM   #4
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Our season starts in February and ended Nov 8 this year ... seems like an eternity since we were out camping. Good thing is that we can go out in the yard and pet it whenever the withdrawal gets too bad ... or blow off the accumulated snow ...
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Old 12-11-2014, 05:55 AM   #5
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Ever since I bought my Airstream, I've gone camping for every single Federal holiday weekend. Until Veterans Day this year. Veterans Day fell on a Tuesday, Thanksgiving always falls on a Thursday, and this year both Christmas and New Year's Day fall on Thursdays, too. Since I'm saving up my leave time at work to cash it out when I retire, I didn't take any extra time off to give myself four-day weekends, so I haven't camped in my Airstream since mid-October!

If I treated a girlfriend the way I'm treating my Airstream right now, I'd have been kicked to the curb ages ago. Fortunately, my Airstream is very forgiving and patient, and will let me make it up in January after I retire, when I'll be camping at Canopener 2015 and the WBCCI Midwinter IBT.
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Old 12-11-2014, 06:40 AM   #6
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Ever since I bought my Airstream, I've gone camping for every single Federal holiday weekend. Until Veterans Day this year. Veterans Day fell on a Tuesday, Thanksgiving always falls on a Thursday, and this year both Christmas and New Year's Day fall on Thursdays, too. Since I'm saving up my leave time at work to cash it out when I retire, I didn't take any extra time off to give myself four-day weekends, so I haven't camped in my Airstream since mid-October!

If I treated a girlfriend the way I'm treating my Airstream right now, I'd have been kicked to the curb ages ago. Fortunately, my Airstream is very forgiving and patient, and will let me make it up in January after I retire, when I'll be camping at Canopener 2015 and the WBCCI Midwinter IBT.

Congratulations on your retirement! It's really a good life if you are an Airstreamer. Both SuEllyn and I are retired Federal Government employees and did the same thing with our leave that last working year.

There is no Airstream withdrawal when you can go whenever you please, and get paid for not showing up.

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I wish we could store our winterized AS at home - I'd be tempted to dry-camp in the winter, but we pay a good amount for indoor storage and it is packed in with a hundred other trailers. I miss her and can't wait to start planning for 2015 camping.
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Old 12-11-2014, 07:25 AM   #8
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We are very fortunate that when we are at home, we can store Lucy in the alley behind the house. There is not a day that goes by that we do not spend some time in Lucy.

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Old 12-11-2014, 08:14 AM   #9
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I'm fixin' to fix my withdrawal, and run away....in my home away from home.


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Old 12-11-2014, 10:40 AM   #11
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I'm feeling the withdrawl big time. We took a Haloween trip to the Tetons, then came back and winterized the AS. There's already a good bit of snow in the Bighorns and many of the roads are closed. So there will be no weekend trips for us. So now I check this forum every few minutes to see if anything interesting has popped up. Then I think about the trips next year. I'm so jealous of you folks down south (Brian and SuEllyn).

It's not even winter yet and I'm already tired of winter!
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Old 12-11-2014, 11:03 AM   #13
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Yup, I know why Snowbirds go south for the winter. Too bad I can't go with them.
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Old 12-11-2014, 11:39 AM   #14
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We got ours in February and have taken only 4 trips, all close to home. The plan was to take off for a week at a time but the longest we made was 4 nights. We made other trips but not with the AS. We were in Florida for 2 weeks, which was very nice in September.

In October we were going to Washington DC and my mother in law came for 2 weeks, stayed 2 months. I went back to work, supposedly part-time, turned out to be more than full time.

I was so discouraged that at the first frost I winterized and stored it. I'm not in AS withdrawal, I'm in total discouragement!

Rich
I feel your pain. In two respects being long divorced has been a boon - no in-laws and no life partner whose needs and wishes should be respected or accommodated. Of course there's also no one to squash the truly icky bugs or clean the fish I catch... Even as a single person, sometimes it's hard to say "NO" or "ENOUGH" but if you're taken advantage of it's ultimately because you fail to set limits. Or more kindly - you fail to help others clarify their expectations. I've been caught off guard and roped into stuff my sane self would never agree to... and I've finally figured out that I actually can call back and "renege" or "break my promise." You caught me off-guard and frankly if I'd been prepared I would have said "NO" right off the bat. I know you're disappointed but I just don't want to do___________. (Compromise offered only if I am truly willing to do less or something else.) Anyone who turns mean or threatens to never speak to me again? "Yes, I do understand how your really feel. Goodbye."

When I moved from chilly northern Ohio to Virginia Beach - I had friends (and often casual acquaintances who suddenly found a deep and abiding affection for me) who all seemed to feel entitled to come and visit for indefinite periods of time. Most of them also didn't have any plan to buy groceries or even do their own laundry (IE: MY beach towels). I got suckered in twice. After than when anyone called and announced that they'd be visiting and staying with me, I pulled out one of the "Dear Abby" defenses.
  • (truly welcome people) I'll be glad to provide you with sleeping quarters for X days, but I have other plans after that. You're welcome to stay til then, but I can't take off work and drive you around or provide your meals. (and the real friends did leave the place as clean as they found it.)
  • ("thrifty" boors, and other obnoxious types) I am sorry, I'm doing some remodeling and everything I own is piled in one room, but I'll be happy to look around and find you a nice hotel. How much can you afford per night?"
  • (putative mother in-law) "Mom, just so you know, we've already made reservations and are leaving town on such and such a date. We will need one to two days to pack, so make sure your plans include leaving by _____,
    (then the hard one when asked if can't reschedule ) NO. and say nothing else. no excuses, no reasons, no negotiation.
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