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Coffee Survey

Since wife has started the Kureg thing coffee is inconsistent from one cut to another and in general it is bad as if powdered. Still have a coffee pot. Which brand do you prefer? how do you brew it? Maybe enough like one brand enough I can start from there. I mean if most people prefer one brand there has t be a reason.
down home 05/17/21 01:10pm Around the Campfire
RE: Electricty and RFI ib body

She went to a Doctor today, scheduled to see neurologist in 3 months. Son I Law said it is body's hysterical reaction to dying ear nerves, I think I have that right.
down home 05/14/21 07:20pm Around the Campfire
Electricty and RFI ib body

I'm not educated n the subject..but SIL's Mother hears music most of the time. She has nerve damage in one ear and virtually no hearing there. The music she hears is real. There is a term for it but no cure. They are going to prescribe medication to help her sleep, to ignore it. I have heard of people with dental implants or tooth fillings hearing radio stations, and even others near that person hearing it from their mouth. The body's own electricity saliva and dissimilar metals? This is a new wrinkle though. She said she couldn't sleep at all the other night because of constant jazz music. I'm wondering if disconnecting the router to the TVs mist stop it. This is weird to say the least.
down home 05/14/21 08:59am Around the Campfire
Dealing with diabetes

I've been fighting diabetes since the early eighties.One of my Doctors at the VA early on told me that they could be with me 24/7so I need to learn to mange it on my own. I have been blessed out told I was doing it wrong, It was dangerous to test its often and last month my urologist and my wife piled on me in his office that I was eating too often and so on.he took me off testosterone saying I only wanted to take it so I could keep eating...and t come back in a year and lose 24 lbs. So I ha ve no one checking my blood now,with kidney problems and digestive problems anemia and blood in my urine. however my outside Endocrinologist told me my A1CC was 5.9which is outstanding for a brittle diabetic or any diabetic,producing any of their on Insulin. In 2017 I lost a Brother In Law whose glucose levels were running near or in the 300s by instruction and regimine of his Doctors. In several months I brought my A1C down to 5.9 by use of a new meter that reads remotely every 5 minutes from an sensor and transmitter, that I change every ten days on side of my stomach. The VA furnishes it Decom G6, but there are others.the outside Endocrinologist they send me to got it for me as the VA did not have it in their forumlary. I bet they will now. I have no idea as to cost.I have it set to alert me if it gets above 130 and below 70. it as PIA to keep adjusting my glucose levels several times a day and carrying insulin pens with me everywhere and the old meter with strips to calibrate it...but it is better than losing my eyesight(I have macular degeneration in left eye and get a shot in it every month)more kidney problems, loss of feet and legs maybe and dying. If my Brother In Law had one of these meters starting ten years ago he might still be with us. If he could have afforded to test or would have tested his glucose several times a day instead of just at meals he might still be with us. i have grown weary of being my own health advocate and fighting whoever set the rules on limited testing and insulin, Medicare, because it cost too much? Oh that was woven in the reasoning the urologist took me off testosterone.I lost weight while on it. I was slim and trim atone point. Don't ever let your family or anyone else condemn you because of weight, if you are fighting it. I've been told to eat several small meals a day,eat on three times a day,eat only protein, eat only fiber, eat only vegetables by Doctors! Try to get through all that. Any if you have diabetes and survive long enough you will too. Oh and I have Divertulosis and Divertiuclitis, so leafy vegetables green vegetables and fiber??? If you don't have one of these meters, Medicare now covers them,I see on TV and fight to keep your numbers near normal. Any may you live long and prosper.
down home 05/12/21 10:46pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Cottonwood Trees and their Seeds

I would strongly suggest not parking under the cotton woods, unless you have a strong preference for them, such as the shade. The problems with the cotton are hard to deal with. They clog acs and fans and they get dam from de or rain the only way to deal with them is a lot of water under pressure. They seem to wrap around little edges. Some of my favorite productive trout streams are shaded by them. They get on the line in the current and near impossible to remove sometimes. Have to reel in with fingers on the line before they get to the guides or a real mess,wit a fish on the end of the line.
down home 05/08/21 04:54pm General RVing Issues
Wife like the dark

Every time I turn the lights on, wife turns them off. I usually use my laptop in the dining room. I leave some lights on in the den/living area. I can see to navigate my way though the house to the bedroom that way. She turns them off. You lose your keys, turn the lights off you will bump into the, I've bumped into the soffas every chair and table and the tv and fire place in the dark of the moon and dark of the house. She says leaving the lights on waste money:...but it is cheaper than visit to the ER. And the twenty of LED light fixtures don't add up 100 watts I bet. So I have when she starts this,I follow her around after a couple of minutes and turn on every light in the main areas of downstairs. She doesn't say a more than dozen or so words and just turn them off. I'm going to buy head lamps! I have some old miner helmet lights if I can find carbide but I'm not chewing Red Man and spitting in the little can before screwing the light on. still don't know why they did that. maybe if I cut the lights off in the bathroom while she showers, to save money sh might get the idea.
down home 05/03/21 07:47pm Around the Campfire
RE: Inconsiderate People

Probably everyone on the forums have run into their own versions fo the campers from hell next door.Some municipal and county parks in Michigan per example. Rarely in the parks we stay have encountered such. Biggest complaint would be smoke from green wood getting into the coach, when Folks stayed up around the campfire most of the night past curfew. Most have curfews of 10 or 11. Party Hardioers on holiday and other weekends really crowd the parks in the most popular areas. Good Park Management won't put up with such sheninigans. Good RVers won't come back if they have to put up with it and...parks that only or mostly fill with Hard Partiers, on weekends and holidays etc don't make as much money they have to clean up after them.We've driven through a few of those parks an went back to the office and got our money back. Kids and adults on high powered ATVs and UTVs and, Golf Carts, mostly stirring up dirt and running through sites like it was a racetrack. the nights that followed were hell, from reports of others. And if the Camp Host can't or won't stop them then them the Sheriff, I'm sure gets lots of calls.
down home 05/03/21 01:29am Around the Campfire
RE: Bear Spray

I cannot suggest a brand..nor even their use.A week ago or so another report of someone outdoors, a Hunter, I think, used his bear spry, the trigger or switch was pulled and residue on his clothing indicated some blew back on him. He was killed by a Grizzly. it is chic or in fashion to reject firearms by some and we won't get into that. I will not go into the woods, knowing their are cougars, and bears,.. and coyotes and wolves and in some areas elk, moose, and deer in rutting season or with young at their side except for deer, without a firearm! Sound logic and reasoning dictates this. Pepper spray does not work even when the bear etc gets sprayed in the always. Success in survival is everything. There is no do over!
down home 04/29/21 03:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Turbo goes out at 37,000 miles

Won't pretend to know what killed your turbo: defective part, sand from engine casting coming loose bad oil flow, overheating? Overheating is common as another poster said shutting off,without letting the turbo cool a bit. California and some other places won't let you idle more than five minutes, which is perhaps enough if you slow down into truck stop ro wherever. They demand and some say you don't need to let it idle but I doubt they have any experience with one. Our Cat manual explicitly suggested or said to let the engine idle for about 5 minutes I think. We recently sold it so I don't have the manual to quote from. I always thought turbos could use an extra oil cooler on the pressure line. Ours was 16 years old when we sold it,still dong fine.They make better than OEM turbos but they cost more.
down home 04/28/21 06:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Unrecognized photo

The photo didn't matter. It was just another joke about Keith Richards, who is still performing recently had anther baby. The ti type of Great Grand father is dated on the back in smeared ink or something 1857 I think. Mom;s ancestor showed up in Franklin County tn pre 1800, his Grand dad and declared he was half Cherokee, to save his hide, from the Cherokees. Moravian Missionary christened him Chikamaka, mentioned in the Tn Bureau of Indian Affairs around 1800 and in 1813. Chikamaka is proper spelling and they were around before the Cherokee. "Crazy Men of the Mountains." An Uncle said he or soem of our Ancestors were "Bridge Builders from Mexico." And...I have found nothing on that.
down home 04/27/21 08:08am Around the Campfire
Unrecognized photo

I was looking though one of the books Grand Ma left me. The photo a tin type said on the back Wm Taylor --- and someone I couldn't read at Cherokee camp at Cowan 18 something. I couldn't make him out rel well so I got a magnifying glass. Keith Richards? Didn't look a day over 75.
down home 04/25/21 09:20pm Around the Campfire
RE: More Reasons to Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup

I'm brittle diabetic and High Fruitcose Corn Syrup is like poison to me.I think it is more than it being fruitcose as honey doesn't do the same things to me. I try to avoid High Fruitcose every time I am aware of it but it is in everything from breads, to hotdogs, to many hamburgers from fast food. One Drive In apparently washes their lettuce and tomatoes and pickles in the stuff plus it is in their meat and bun. I've been buying drinks in bottles that say pure cane sugar for folks in our group but they still have cut cabonization so much they are like syrup. but very seldom touch consume sugar knowingly..but it seems my bod reacts to diet drinks adversely too. They now use a different term in most instances "Natural Sugar" I think it is. Drinking lots of water, now and very seldom a diet drink even..but I crave them The high fruitcose corn syrup hits my bloodstream real quick and makes my feet and legs burn and it takes a lot of insulin and long time to get it back down. with the new contant meters with the sending unit in/on the skin I've got my A1Cdwon to 6.3 and one month 6.0. Don't think I allowed to mention brand. but that sugar may require me to monitor all day and inject more small does or large of insulin to get by glucose levels near normal. It is as if acid is in the stuff!
down home 04/23/21 10:54pm Around the Campfire
Riddle Me This

Who the Heck ws the first person to look inside an oyster shell and think "Huum..that big piece of snot looks delcious?"
down home 04/23/21 08:18pm Around the Campfire
RE: Strange water pressure issue

Behaves like the water is not turned on full or a cheap regulator acting as a restrictor! Never experienced a clog at the valve.They come off pretty easy but with an empty tank. Junk from the mfg,I don't thinkso because it is all your faucets? Do you use a filter? I would talk with a Mobile Tech. They have more Customers and experience usually. They don't work full time or at all at dealers because they can make over a quarter million a year at RVing destinations and several parks in an area.
down home 04/21/21 09:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dangerous Pranks

Had both happen on our fifth pull the black and or gray water drains! Caps on and you may not notice the handle pulled.Lots of fun, not. If I could have caught the whipper snapper I would have taken them to ladies salon and had them given a full body wax!
down home 04/21/21 09:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: 5050 miles in 9 Travel Days

I ain't a gonna try it!
down home 04/21/21 09:38pm General RVing Issues
How many times hve you heard a woman say it

Women say giving birth is worse than kidney stones, or... And men who have had to pass the things or worse disagree. So to settle the argument. How many times have you heard, perhaps your wife, a woman say well I believe I'm about ready to have another baby? How may times have you heard a woman or man say well I'm about ready to pass or endure some more kidney stones? You won't ever hear a woman say I'm about ready to pass some more kidney stones! Case closed! Kidney atones are worse!
down home 04/21/21 09:36pm Around the Campfire
RE: Telamarketer

I'll answer with Drug Task Force**** and engage them and won't let them hang up sometimes if I recognize it as a repeat telemarketer. However most of them seem to be robocalls now and they have your name,If you call back to see who it is they pick up immediately and address you by name. Some times three four times day, "your car warranty is about expire."
down home 04/20/21 09:19am Around the Campfire
RE: Pets are sensitive and caring

Dakota passed in 16 I think. On one occasion I looked up and h was coming from the rear doors, someone had come in, and headed for where his bed was. heart jumped. Not too many days ago SIL came n front door and right behind him Dakota headed for where his bed had been.In 72 years I have seen many things and keep most of them to myself. It's hard seeing him and missing him. Imagination when not thinking of him?
down home 04/19/21 03:38pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Pets are sensitive and caring

Great story! I've always believed that animals have more empathy than they've been given credit for. Recently a study determined that dogs can hold grudges. I told that to a friend and she said "well duh!". Years ago, she had barked back at my Bat-dog - Bat-dog held that grudge for years and it took Aunt C a lot of hard work to be forgiven. Which breed is he? My dad's akita woke my niece up when an outlet in her room started sparking during the night. I don't remember the breed.He has a double coat or fur. His tail is in loop over rear of his back. He's a bit fat but I would say normal weight is 40 lb. He has black and white on muzzle and ears and stockings. Body color is not tawny but a bit paler. Can't let him out without a leash as he will go hunting and it may be a long time before he comes back.
down home 04/19/21 03:31pm RV Pet Stop
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