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  Bills I'm not paying since full-timing
Posted by: TedOnWalkabout - 02-06-2018, 07:10 PM - Forum: Heart to Heart Talk - Replies (8)

So I was paying bills today, thumbing down the bill pay list.  I realized that I needed to delete a few of them:
Cable
Electric
Natural gas
Water/sewer/trash
Sewer line insurance (for 58 year old pipes)
Gas line insurance (for 58 year old pipes)
Repair or two of the month club (for 58 year old house)
Newspaper
Home Depot and Lowe's for the interminable home improvements
Magazine subscriptions
Property tax
Landline phone
Homeowners insurance (have renters insurance but it's much cheaper)
JCPenneys and Macy's for the clothes I'm no longer buying
Credit card bills for all the "stuff" I can't fit into my rig.

I'm also finding that I'm spending much less on restaurants because it's a distance to restaurants from where we've been camping. And, I can see all the food in my little fridge now. I have to drive to dispose of my little bags of trash-I'm not going to throw away good food and then go out of my way to get rid of it. A weird psych thing.

Yesterday I was talking to #2 son on the phone. He said "Hey Mum, you sound pretty chipper every time I've talked to you the last month or so".  Come to think of it, I'm feeling pretty chipper since I'm away from sticks and bricks.

Nice!
Ted

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  Shooting Hot Air Baloons
Posted by: Optimistic Paranoid - 02-06-2018, 06:34 AM - Forum: Pictures & Photography - Replies (7)

https://petapixel.com/2018/02/05/tips-ph...-festival/

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  Death and Technology
Posted by: Optimistic Paranoid - 02-06-2018, 06:17 AM - Forum: Chit-Chat and Off Topic - No Replies

Related both to the Tom Petty RIP thread, as well as the fact that many of us here have recently lost people . . .

Holographic "live" shows by deceased rock stars, as well as AI apps that let you converse with the dead.

https://nypost.com/2018/02/06/spare-us-t...uperstars/

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  Adding a 12 volt deep cell to an existing 6v series setup.
Posted by: bLEEp - 02-05-2018, 05:18 PM - Forum: Solar - Replies (5)

I am assuming I add one connection from the positive side of one 6v and one to the neg side of the other 6v...
Are there tricks to this?
I know I am not supposed to add old batteries to old batteries, but all the batteries in question are used and I am biding time until I buy all new.
Thanks for the help.
bLEEps


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  What are you supposed to do... ?
Posted by: TrainChaser - 02-05-2018, 02:12 PM - Forum: Other Topics - Replies (9)

You can't buy regular incandescent light bulbs anymore.

I replaced the bulb in my porch light with a 60 LED (GE brand) almost a year ago (guaranteed ten years).

Two nights ago, my porch light was out.  Today, I removed the bulb, which was quite warm (outdoor temp = 50F).

Since the bulb was still warm, I screwed it into an outlet, but it didn't light.

A small label on the bulb says "Do not use in totally enclosed luminaires."

My porchlight is probably considered 'totally enclosed', very similar to this:  https://images.homedepot-static.com/prod...64_300.jpg

So...... if I can't use incandescent, and can't use LED, what CAN I use???

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  Apartment on the horizon (I think)
Posted by: Gunny - 02-04-2018, 03:23 PM - Forum: Chit-Chat and Off Topic - Replies (30)

After having what I consider near terminal flu and all the pleasant things that go with it, I’m on the verge of selling my trailer.

I’ve got an unsolicited offer from one of the othe residents brother and it is more than fair. Actually will make a few dollars on it. A lot of credit for that goes to Gotsmart, the guy was so impressed by the workmanship and all the little bells and whistles of the Renogy install he made an offer shortly after seeing it.

I went over all the things I know about this thing, showed him the damage from my jackknife and explained what was done to repair it and who did it.

I hadn’t considered selling until I had to spend almost two days perched on my throne in the tiny space allotted for it. Absolutely miserable.

Money hasn’t changed hands yet, that happens at his bank Tuesday.

I will travel vicariously with you guys.

Rob

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  Time to move on
Posted by: Snikwahjm - 02-03-2018, 06:59 PM - Forum: Heart to Heart Talk - Replies (20)

Christmas Eve my mom quit eating and drinking. We had a wonderful Christmas with her. Everyone either showed up a few at a time or on face time. Then my sister told her she would be coming to see her. Mom started to eat and drink but she had lost a lot strength. Mr. Snik and I went on a vacation. My sister and my mom had a good week. Then things went down hill rapidly. Mom fell out of bed one night then the next day she couldn’t walk due to a stroke. A hospice bed was delivered. Mom got angry at the bed. She quit eating, drinking and talking a week ago. She was not responding most of the week. Once or twice she acknowledged who ever was there. Mr. Snik and I returned home early when we accidentally learned that they brought the hospital bed to the house. After a really long week mom passed this morning. We will be staying with my dad long enough for him to determine along with us what kind of care he needs. He is still very independent but has some dementia. He needs to be around people so we are looking into options and alternatives. We will test the waters to see what can be done to ensure he is taken care of. Meanwhile we are testing what we can do to make living in our van work for us. We have an awful lot to do. We may do some more trial week ends and weeks. We may live in our driveway awhile.

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  Old Pictures
Posted by: Gary - 02-02-2018, 10:33 AM - Forum: Pictures & Photography - Replies (14)

[Image: Otk13JR.jpg]

this is a picture of my great grandfathers grandparents,Napolean and Wealthy c.1900 Missouri,Napolean served with the N.Y. 3rd artillery in the civil war

and in the it's a small world file,c.1300 s.w. scotland,William Wallace is kicking it with his neighbors to the south clan Johnston where he was educated,500 years later on a different continent Napolean Johnston Marries Wealthy Kneeland,descendant of Margaret Wallace,aunt of William

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  ny times article about the rtr
Posted by: Gary - 01-31-2018, 10:43 AM - Forum: Vandwelling News - Replies (25)

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/31/style/rubber-tramp-rendezvous-rv-trucks-vanlife.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=second-column-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

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  the evil flu
Posted by: sternwake - 01-30-2018, 03:01 PM - Forum: The Sternwake files - Replies (36)

I have not got it, but my 80 year old father does and is in hospital and still miserable, and my mother developed  symptoms and  got tamiflu yesterday.  Both had the vaccine before winter started.

They are in florida, I will be there in the morning.  My sister is in FLa but on ImmunoSuppressive drugs and should not willingly expose herself to it. 

NOt sure how much Ill be online in the immediate future.

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