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RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

We are loaded and ready to head north. But today we take Phaeton Place and head east to Melbourne, Florida, to spend the weekend close to our son and family. We have only seen them a couple times during the pandemic and anxious to see them again. Monday we are heading to Indiana for doctor appointments. We plan to change all our doctors to Florida since we have moved here and we do have a cardiologist lined up for Terry. But with the pandemic, it's not been possible to really get to know a new doctor right now. And DH's alarm on his ICD is going off, so he wants his doctor to change it out. So that is scheduled October 5 in Indianapolis. We will see our family doctor for the last time as well. Sure hate to give him up, but we can't be running back/forth to Indiana for that. It will be good to have doctors close by. We will take the time to see my Mom again. She is 95 years young and we will socially distance while we are there. We usually visit outside as we don't want to take a chance on bringing anything in to her. Hope everyone is doing well. Dale
Scottiemom 09/18/20 05:45am RV Pet Stop
RE: Food!

How about a nice Wild Caught Salmon or other fish. Easy to grill and tastes great. A few veggies like asparagus or squash and a little cottage cheese with some fruit. A salad also goes well with this dish. I bought some sliced corn beef today along with some baby swiss cheese, pumpernickel bread , a can of Franks sweet kraut and some thousand island dressing. Change it up by substituting slaw for the Kraut or have both. also worhs well with the standard Rye bread. Yum yum!
Scottiemom 09/18/20 05:30am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Food!

Perhaps your wife is not "into" cooking this trip, but how about you? I know several men who cook and do a darn good job. Get a cookbook and find something good. I guarantee your wife will be thrilled! Dale
Scottiemom 09/18/20 05:30am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Changes to Snowbird lifestyle and Snowbird communitiess

SD experts continue to debunk the media's twist on Sturgis. Hmmmmm, the truth appears to have been blocked. Imagine that. Another source: Apparently we're not entitled to the truth.
Scottiemom 09/14/20 05:36am Snowbirds
RE: Changes to Snowbird lifestyle and Snowbird communitiess

Where it is ignored, like Sturgis, we have infection rates Shoot up and projections of an addition 250,000 infections, which have already resulted in deaths. This has been debunked by the SD Governor Kristi Noem who cited the use of cell phone data to come up with number. In reality, SD had 70 hospitalizations. . . Here is her statement: At one point, academic modeling also told us that South Dakota would have 10,000 COVID patients in the hospital at our peak. Today, we have less than 70. I look forward to good journalists, credible academics, and honest citizens repudiating this nonsense, Gov. Noem said. Dale
Scottiemom 09/13/20 04:58am Snowbirds
RE: Tips for people with back pain

I suffered from back pain for 46 years, having been diagnosed at age 20. My doctor told me surgery was my only option, but wait till back surgery was more refined. So at age 66, I found a wonderful surgeon. Had my surgery and for the first time in my adult life, I'm out of pain. I ended up with 3 fusions, 2 rods, 6 screws, and 2 cages. I feel none of that and haven't had a pain pill since my surgery 3 years ago. If surgery isn't an option and you certainly don't want to take pain killers and drive, I suggest as others have, to drive fewer hours, stop often to walk around a bit. Also, and I do this now, wear a back brace. I don't wear it for pain, but it keeps me upright and prevents slouching which contributes to pain and discomfort. I actually have two that I use. I had one I purchased years ago and then my surgeon's PT gave me one. If you want a surgery opinion, I used a doctor in Indianapolis. He was wonderful and I knew people who had had surgeries done by him. I see you are in Chicago, so that's not far. If you are interested, PM me. My sister is waiting on an appointment for him as we speak. She is looking at surgery and her grandson is as well. He is a neurologist and neurosurgeon. Don't go to those spine doctors who advertise on TV. I had an inversion table, a home gym, had tried shots, pills, PT, massage, acupuncture, etc. You name it, I tried it. When I saw the doctor, he said. . . surgery is the only cure. He was right. I was hesitant about going under the knife due to all the horror stories, but I was to the point where walking was difficult and impossible at times, I limped badly, and had hip problems due to the limping. So glad I had the surgery. Dale
Scottiemom 09/10/20 06:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Renewal

Perhaps you can download one off your account. Then print it off and carry it with you. Dale
Scottiemom 09/10/20 06:22am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Caution

Sorry to hear of the issues, but this is a classic case of needin to have some knowledge of what you’re operating and responsibility to check proper operation and the ability to understand and maintain, or be at the mercy of others. Tough spot though, hope you get the best possible resolution. Yes, very important you know your equipment. A couple years ago, we traded toads. Since we fulltimed, we were not familiar with the dealership, etc. We bought a newly used Ford Flex which, based on all our information, was towable. Even though the manual says we can, I rarely trust them because manuals have a way of getting switched between cars. Always in the past, my DH did all the work installing the base plate and wiring, etc. We did not buy it at a Ford dealer and when we asked detailed questions about the towing, the dealership called the Ford service manager in town who was a friend. He was very kind and walked us through the procedure to follow when hooking up. The salesman's high school friend owned a garage where we had the base plate dropped shipped and they put it on for us. BUT, after all that was done, we hooked up and one of us always walks along behind watching for problems as the other drove through the parking lot. Satisfied all was working, we left. But we did stop and check that first day. We do have a TPMS which gives us tire temps. The only problem we had was the battery going dead. This was a concern I had when speaking with the Ford service manager who assured me this would not happen. But after it happened twice, my DH put a battery disconnect (a blade type switch) and the last thing he does upon hookup is to throw that blade. AND, most importantly, if you start the car soon after flipping that blade back on, all the settings are restored, i.e, clock, radio presets, etc. Dale
Scottiemom 09/06/20 04:52am Dinghy Towing
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Richard, so very sorry for your family's loss. Prayers for peace. Dale
Scottiemom 09/03/20 04:00am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Cookie was loved and knew it. She trusted you to end her pain. So very sorry for your loss, Sgt. Joe. Dale
Scottiemom 09/02/20 05:27am RV Pet Stop
RE: leveling

We had Atwoods on our 2006 Phaeton. Nothing but trouble from the get go. Over the years we replaced them all, some more than once at $700 a pop. Two years ago, 2 jacks broke at once while leveling and made the coach buck like a bucking bronco. Long story short, went to BigFoot in White Pigeon, Michigan, and had them replaced with their system. Very happy with that. Okay, with the Atwood system, as Doug said, the air dumps when you engage the autolevel on the jacks. The engine is on and you are in neutral. . . it doesn't air back up during this time of leveling. It airs back up when you turn it back on and engage the retract. Not only is the system no longer made and parts are almost non-existent (we tried before spending the $$ on another system), Atwood itself was bought out by Lippert and that's where it died. We found that the Atwood jacks were made to handle much less weight that the Bigfoot system we had put on. WE are very happy with it. Dale
Scottiemom 09/01/20 05:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Jury Duty

When we FTd we both got Jury Duty Summons from our registered county....Minnehaha South Dakota Call Clerk of the Court and explained we were FTrs....Clerk thanked us and removed us from Jury Duty Roster. Newly issued DLs triggered the JD Summons.....simple phone call resolved it Same here. Dale
Scottiemom 08/31/20 05:01am Full-time RVing
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

So sorry your Cookie is having problems. It sounds like she has many complications. I would just continue to monitor her behavior. When my Neal had seizures he would pee and poo during the seizure. After lots of research, I found that a seizure in a dog is the equivalent of running a marathon and depletes their blood sugar. You don't mention cluster seizures which is what my Neal would do. Just one after another. I would wait till he tried to get up after the seizure and dose him with honey from an oral syringe. It would bring him out of it faster. Then I would take him outside where he would pee and poo. Within a few hours he was almost back to normal. The phenobarbitol and potassium bromide he was on for so many years, however, to keep the seizures at bay ended up destroying his liver. He had a stroke one day and I made the decision to end his suffering. I have had all my dogs cremated. My vet of over 30 years does this and scatters their ashes in his orchard. Some dogs who died while we were on the road I had cremated and I brought their ashes back to him, so they are all scattered in the same orchard. I didn't want containers with ashes that my kids would have to decide what to do with. I didin't save the boxes/containers, but my last dog was cremated in Texas. The vet places their ashes in a bag inside an intricately carved woooden box with a slide opening in the bottom. The box is hand carved from Mexico and it is beautiful. I have that box on my dresser and placed in it the collars and tags of my last four dogs who traveled with us on the road over the last 15 years. Much love and prayers to you and your wee one. Wish they lived longer for us. Dale
Scottiemom 08/25/20 05:36am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

A very heartwarming story about dog rescue pilot this morning on CBS Sunday morning Dog is my copilot That is a really cool story, Doug. Thanks for sharing. Dale
Scottiemom 08/24/20 04:07am RV Pet Stop
RE: A/C couldn't keep up. Help?

Most techs will tell you the A/C is good for lowering the temp 20°. The first trip we took to Arizona with our two dogs, it was difficult to keep things cool. It was recommended we put the silver bubblewrap (insulation) in the windows. It's available at Lowe's or HOme Depot. We did that and it helped immensely. If you are in the area a lot, I would even line your cabinets with it. I have not done that, but people say it helps a lot to keep not only heat, but cold from permeating the coach. Your generator should definitely be able to handle both A/C's. I would run them both and keep those doggies comfortable. The alternative as has been suggested is doggie daycare or a pet friendly hotel. Dale
Scottiemom 08/21/20 04:58am Tech Issues
RE: Private Sale of Park Model in Texas

A realtor isn't needed. We didn't use one when we sold my mom's trailer, including the land. We did use a lawyer who handled all the recordings, and made sure all the i's were dotted and t's were crossed. That was much cheaper than a realtor who takes a percent. I think the total cost was around $600. BUT, you do need the title. If you don't have one, get that process started immediately. That has caused many people in our park headaches. If you are in MIssion, I can recommend an attorney. Dale
Scottiemom 08/21/20 04:51am Snowbirds
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Congrats on your new window, Burch. We had 8 of ours replaced on Phaeton Place 2 years ago. We had them done at RV Doctor in Searcy, Arkansas. We are very happy with them. We attempted to have them done at Suncoast in Florida, but they didn't return our calls. May have been too busy. They do have a good reputation. So does RV Doctor. Several of ours had to have the glass replaced, as it was etched, but we are glad we had it done. Dale
Scottiemom 08/20/20 05:04am RV Pet Stop
RE: Converting from Dometic to residential refrigerator

If you're up for a road trip, we found these guys at National RV Refrigeration in Elkhart, IN. If you make an appointment, they will repair your fridge in your RV while you wait. Just an FYI, Leon Hershberger owns National Refrigeration and he is in Shipshewana. His business is now at his home just north of town and he can accommodate RV's. Dale
Scottiemom 08/19/20 04:43am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Cell Phone plan with truly unlimited data - no metering

Typical double speak. Truly unlimited, reserve the right to "manage" That's why I left Verizon. My truly unlimited data plan kept getting managed to unusable speeds. Sometimes at very low usage numbers. This happened to us. When we had Verizon 30G of data, we would use it up at about 26 days, then have to close up shop till the plan renewed. So we went to unlimited. Imagine our surprise when they would send us notices 7 days into our plan that we were at the maximum allowed and would now be throttled to unusable speeds. What? 26 days on one plan and now supposedly a better plan and it was 7 days? I would call in and they told me I had reached my limit on both our mifi and my phone, the only smart phone we had. So after 25 years, I ditched Verizon and since we now live in Florida, we bought Spectrum. We have an unlimited plan and have never been throttled. Imagine my surprise when I checked my first bill and the usage on my phone was only 2.3G. Hmmmm. Yep, Verizon was lying and playing games with our plan. Dale
Scottiemom 08/17/20 04:34am Technology Corner
RE: refrigerator door prop

I bought and used those plastic door holders one year and they compressed the door seal so much that the door would not stay shut the next season. Now I clean out the fridge, leave the door open till it is completely dry, then close it up. You can put crumbled up newspaper in it if you like, but it isn't necessary as long as it is completely dry. Dale
Scottiemom 08/14/20 04:19am General RVing Issues
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