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Old 12-12-2009, 08:41 AM   #2661
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Also click to the top right under you Welcome name - click on Private Messages and you will see all the other options - like where you found to add an Avatar.

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Old 12-12-2009, 11:52 AM   #2662
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Also, I put a profile pic on but it doesn't show up, do I have to upgrade my account or something?
I think you probably did the same thing I did at first.... It seems like the profile picture would be the one that shows up by your name when you post, but I learned that it's not. It's the avatar picture.....
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Old 12-12-2009, 11:08 PM   #2663
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Have decided to set aside all our troubles and enjoy the Christmas Season, as I know that would be what my Mum would want. She would say do not let that "man" take your spirit away.

Peter has been so busy at work and so very very tired, he has a hard time keeping up with all that has to be done.

So I try where ever I can to do things I would normally ask him to do.

So this year I grabbed the old dull saw cause I could not find our new one in the - now garage from h*ll - it is so packed with stuff for auction and Airstream parts I can not find a thing anymore. I hope to make a big dent in that mess next week.

Anyway I headed out on Friday - it was bitterly cold and the sun almost dusk. I had just enough light to find a tall thin tree to fit our spot.

I taught Taz to use my camera now and she took a pretty good one of me hauling that 15' tree to the house from way at the road where we find out best trees.
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It is up now and Peter is working on the lights as I post here. Then it will be my turn again to decorate - except for the ones he needs to be at the top of the ladder for

Anyway I know for some right now the heart is truly very very heavy. All I can do is muster up some Christmas spirit for all and share a warm hug around our campfire. Stick together ladies and we will all get through the tough times we all face from time to time.

Even when the fire is not stoked up - the warmth from this group of ladies is pretty far reaching!!!
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Old 12-24-2009, 05:26 AM   #2664
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Talking Merry Christmas

To All Silver Sisters .. A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR.... May all your travels be safe for you and yours .
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Old 12-24-2009, 05:56 AM   #2665
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Looks like I may have stumbled upon a "golden" thread, here! I love campfires!! Hopefully I can join- I can bring some vino ;-) Know how to make a darn good fire too... 'smores, anyone?? LOL.
Guess maybe y'all would like to know something 'bout me. I'm an artist, animal freak, and home-maker, although I grew up on a horse farm, played in the woods as a kid, worked in retail and made homemade ice cream in college before finding a job- and eventually a husband- restoring classic wooden boats. Lately I've had the wayward soul bug. Want to get out and wander some. When I was about six years old, I was camping in the woods with my dad, and we saw an Airstream. Can't tell you anything about it except the wheels in my little head started spinning wildly. Somehow over the years that image became just another card in the library file... until recent years. Now I've really gone and done it. Bought an ancient trailer that needs a serious amount of love to get her going again. It'll take some doing, but I'm determined (and stubborn) I think my grandfather used the term "obstinate" often when I was young :-) I went through a terribly lonely latter childhood which took that spirit away for a while, but I have rediscovered that wild child in the past ten years-- look out!! I've always been the "giver", but now I'm looking forward to doing something for "me" this time. Not sure where this road will lead me, but I'm gonna be smiling all the way...
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Old 12-24-2009, 06:22 AM   #2666
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OMG Sharon for those of us dwelling in the desert that snow looks like a picture postcard!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday. I will be having a quiet couple days here at home. Need to sew myself a Retro Apron for my duties as "Kitchen Chick" at future 4 Corner's Unit Rallies. Have the cutest pattern and lovely material. Unfortunetely my sewing skills are nothing like my knitting skills, hopefully I can pull this off without pouring a nice big martini.

Welcome to the group Rae (which happens to be my sister's middle name) Bringing a 1947 back to life is quite an undertaking but she will be so beautiful and such a source of pride when you're all done. I took a peek at your profile pics. What a beauty little Shiba Inu you have! Mine is a black & tan named Rex, he's 13 now, little slower, little chubby but still a happy camper.

So everyone snuggle around the fire with your friends and family. I will be here snuggled up with my two pups, being crafty. See you in the New Year!
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Old 12-24-2009, 06:11 PM   #2667
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No matter how tough life can be, there is nothing more precious than the friends you make in your life.

I have met so many special people through Airstreaming. We may loose touch here and there but, it is always a comfort knowing that we all still have the spirit of travel and friendship in our hearts.

Here is our little tree as she stands....

Enjoying a nice quiet Christmas Eve and though I would pop in and wish you all have a wonderful Christmas. Treasure the moments you have with family and friends...

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Old 12-24-2009, 08:26 PM   #2668
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Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:01 PM   #2669
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Smile Happy New Year Silver Sisters!

Wow where have I been. Hoping 2010 is better for all of us!

I love the Facebook Silver Sisters! What a great idea!!

Looking forward to first 2010 camping trip-- Memorial weekend in Michigan!!
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Brrr, just threw a big hickory on the fire. It sure is cold down here, although a lot of you would say it is just chilly! LOL We are getting sleet with our 38 degree weather, not cold enough for snow, but cold enough for yucky rain and ice! Anyone for some hot cocoa and Frangelica? Yum!
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Old 12-31-2009, 05:24 AM   #2671
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Facebook Silver Sisters? Cool! I'll have to check that out !! It has been chilly in the south. It has done a lot of back and forth this winter- hot and cold. One day with the fireplace, another with all windows open. Christmas Day in Saint Augustine was seventy-six! Then that night it jumped way down and the next day didn't get over 50!
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Old 12-31-2009, 10:52 PM   #2672
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It is a crazy world out there. Happy New Year to All and looking frward to out first Western rally in March!!!!
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Old 01-02-2010, 02:39 PM   #2673
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oh wow Silver Sisters on facebook will look in a few.

I so hope everyone had a grand Holiday !!! I kept telling everyone this was the worst Holiday season ever but then I thought about it....it isn't it is the one for miracles as we brought Gregg home on the 24th ! He is ok not out of the woods and not back in the trailer where he wants to be but will be soon as we will have to get chairs in there and new curtains for sure since our beloved dog tore ours up while we were away even with him having company every day guess he just needed mommy and daddy but it is ok all that can be replaced and Gregg is with me...

Cheers to all !!!
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Woo Hoo I found it and now joined !!! Yes I know my pics on facebook are weird ...
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Old 01-02-2010, 05:14 PM   #2675
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Happy new year

To you all.

Vic that is great news, sending you lots of prayers, for all the special times you can have with Greg. The power of HOPE is a marvelous thing! I am willing to bet you will get back in that Trailer of yours.

Our new year is shaping up just fine!

I posted our Overlander on the Wednesday evening and I sold her the next afternoon. While I would have liked to sell all the parts too. We are so pleased. It just bought us 3-4 months being able to stay in our home and hopefully some valuable listing time for the waterfront lot.

We have spent the last two days getting her ready to take down to the Hamilton area, then she will make her way up north to become a couples unique gettaway. We think it is ironic that they also own a 1963 Globetrotter.

Peter and I figure our luck is so so down in the dumps right up to the end of 2009 that 2010 has no choice but to be a stellar year! And that is what we are hoping for.

And guess what LOU - WE FOUND THE HANDLES!!! They will be on their way Monday.... I have 5 so I will send them all to you.... They need a bit of work but I am sure Larry has techniques and yourself to bring them back to new looking.
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Old 01-02-2010, 05:38 PM   #2676
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Seems I always end up on the roof of an Airstream this time of year!!! wish it was all just powder snow that would blow off going down the road. Nope had to be 4 winter storms worth, rain and ice so it was packed solid. There is an art to breaking that stuff up without denting the trailer and you have to know where to step up there too...

So we are all set tomorrow for the delivery. Peter just has one more wheel to pop on her.

PS Carol your extra wheel we got from you has come in very handy twice now. - Big thanks!
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You know it sure looks pretty but I am really getting tired of this white stuff!

We have started the new year without our snowblower. Peter used it and hmm it is broken. What is that saying.....every time he uses the snow blower something goes wrong with it. He is like one of those people that just have to stand by a computer and their energy makes the computer go on the blink

So that will be a priority we have to get sorted out in short order once this trailer is out of the way.

I have a slew of parts to start listing now too. So if any of you are looking for anything at all let me know.

I am getting really excited and very nervous all at the same time. I start College on the 11th. This is going to be a major culture shock. Going from doing what I want whenever I want for almost 5 years. Heck I don't even know what an alarm clock sounds like!!!

My biggest worry is falling asleep in the afternoon - when I usually either nap or get up and do something when I get the yawns - OMG do I put my hand up and say I'll be back in 15 when I have had my power nap

You know I can not even remember how to study!

Well never say never has a whole new meaning to me in 2010!!!

Now if I could just win that darn Lottery.....
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Old 01-02-2010, 05:57 PM   #2677
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Thanks Sharon ... I just know all the prayers are what did it...

I hope 2010 is better for you... now I miss the white fluffy stuff
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Hoping a good year this coming 2010 for every one.

Glad to hear your DH is back with you Victoria. That was a horrible scare indeed. We had one last fall when Brad had to go to ICU for pulmonary embolisms that he experienced at the end of our rally at Mackinaw.

Best keep that little curtain eating sweetie attended! We had a dog like that once, ate books, tore down curtains and ate houseplants. He even tore down the interior upholstery of my car when we went to get a hot dog for carry out. Did not appreciate being left alone.

And Sharon your pictures are really bringing home the story about the school kids thinking you are all eskimos and live in igloos, now I see why they may have thought that! Glad you had a quick sale of the Airstream. What are you taking in school?
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And guess what LOU - WE FOUND THE HANDLES!!! They will be on their way Monday.... I have 5 so I will send them all to you.... They need a bit of work but I am sure Larry has techniques and yourself to bring them back to new looking.
Wow! We will be thrilled to get those handles and work on them. Larry can probably find some polish or something to fix them right up. Please let me know what to send to you for the cost of shipping.

It sounds like you are doing great! Keep up the good work. How is your dad doing? Bet the holidays were as bumpy for you all as they were for me. I am glad to see a new year too. Larry and I are planning to spend April bouncing around to some rallies. Wish you were able to go too.
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:25 PM   #2680
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Lou my sweet don't be silly my friend, you have done so much for us and sent such lovely treasures for our LadyBug, you must let me do this little thing for you and your new trailer.

You might have to strip them though and re-paint them, and then do a nice acrylic clear spray and they will look like a million bucks...with their sweet little airstream engraved in them....who would have thought airstream would have gone that far to have their name on the handles maybe a note from one of Wally's book of ideas?????

Carol - ha gosh you remembered that story

Well without going into all the reasons. Ha I am sure I have written a few here in my pure frustration with our government and its municipal system of citizens developing their land. Something that should have taken 4 months and approximately $2500.00 has turned into 5 years and $200,000.00 - this is just a plane travesty of the Provincial Planning Act and ALL those involved to allow this to happen!

My Mother was always a huge advocate that if you want justice for wrong doing that you must do it from within.

So I am going back to school to obtain a double diploma in Paralegal/Law Clerk, to attain my licensee so that I can enter into Municipal Law. I hope to fast track and finish by the spring of 2011. This will allow me to go into University to attain my BA in Legal Studies, and then I can apply to Law School (which I hope to in the states). Thus by 56 my top priority on my bucket list is to become a lawyer.

However, my immediate goal is to increase my employability, so that I can at least find part time work while doing my studies to save our home.

Then either land a good paying job in municipal law or start my own consulting business to assist citizens in avoiding what we have been subject to. AND to start paying for this massive debt all these professional people have sponged from us, stealing and coercing us from our entire retirement savings. I hope to put my smarts toward fighting the unjust billing we have suffered.

Yes I am bitter as to what has happened. But if I can make something positive from this horrible experience that I can be proud of, and I know that my Mum would be so pleased - as my Dad is tickled pink, then it will have been all worth it.

We had a simple dream of building a nice home for my parents, it was reasonable and was approved by all the necessary government agencies. The system is WRONG to allow one single person to complain and delay and squeeze us from our right to build.

I feel like a kid again. We own too much for any education grants or loans, yet we do not have two pennies to spare. Our government is just so funny. They expect me to sell my truck so that I can pay for my education. But then there is a small matter of getting to college which I live too close to get the pittance $500 per semester distance grant. I guess I need to walk the 125 KLM a day in the dead of our winter. One department does not care about all the money the department has stolen from us (bla bla bla bla).........

So "Daddy" is footing the college bill. I just sold a bunch of our sledding stuff to pay for my books and parking pass. Now I have to figure out how I will pay for my gas to drive back and forth an hour away. But where there is a will there is a way!

And 2010 for me, if nothing else will be BETTER than 2009 and the last five years of my life - it has to be!!! I just have had enough of spinning this same record!

I have faced so many changes and adversity over these last years, I just want some direction, something concrete and worthwhile in my life. So this is it my new focus.

Now if I can just make it through the day without falling asleep in the afternoons. Ha I will have to go to bed at 8:00pm for sure and get myself a reliable alarm clock
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