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 10/15/2012 11:22 PM
 

am back home from my incredable trip was so nice the see the country that I saw

went thur ID to OR then WA thru the panhandle of ID into MT down to WY to SD back to WY to home in ID...yes a long trip to get drivers license

So so much pretty and either met or became reaquainted with friends family and high school classmates

At my classmates house I fell in love with the colors of her bathroom so have had this idea for my bedroom floating through my head every sense...it was as I recall the autumn reds,orange, yellows and torquise blue so pretty felt really south west so thought that I could make a quilt with those colors not that I make quilts mind you but one has to start somewhere so thinking I can make a top and my sil will quilt it for me...

but I want a dust ruffle had one didn't like it cause it impeded getting to the under bed storage have some thoughts but thought I would take it to you all and see what you come up with to have a dust ruffle and still get the mattress up and get to the storage there...

any way lovely as the trip was glad to be home

sheila

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 10/16/2012 11:46 AM
 

Yea for Sheila! Sounds like you had a great trip. It's really hard to plan and make trips alone, isn't it? Even a long car trip is frightening. I think I've hit on my mental problem. I kept thinking RV life would go on the same way only I'd be doing the driving. Now I'm starting to realize that life will never be the same, including travel. It's taken me a long time to get my head around that, but I'm starting to branch out to other things (clubs, hobbies) that I wouldn't have done before. As long as dear friends like Sharon are willing to have me tag along behind them I still do some traveling. But I had to face the fact that for me, heading out on long trip alone just won't happen. I thought I'd be bombing around until I was 80, but now in my mid-70's I realize every year the body rebels more and more. It gets harder and harder to squat down and dump, climb even a stepladder to reach up high, or keep getting in and out to level or back into a site. One by one these duties become chores that wear me out. I hope I can keep at it until 80 or more, but I also hope I'll recognize when I need to hang up the keys.

Have you decided what to do about Quartzsite and whether you will find someone to drive the fiver or try it yourself?

As for the dust ruffle - do you have a wooden panel under your bed? I cut a fabric shoe bag to fit under my lift up bed and stapled it to the wood paneling. The bed lifts up just fine. Perhaps a dust ruffle would work the same way? Try taping it up first to see how it looks. Or, do the same thing on the edge of your bed platform. Staple it along the edge and when you lift up the bed the whole thing would life up. You'd just have to be careful you didn't catch the dustruffle when you closed it, but if your bed platform is like mine it overhangs quite a bit and the ruffle probably wouldn't catch anyway. Another solution would be to hand sew the dust ruffle to the underside of your quilt.

The colors sound really nice and a quilt would be great! Pretty big undertaking, but it sure would keep you out of trouble!

Evie


Evie driving Flitter, 26' Itasca Spirit with furry co-pilot, Elsa
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 10/16/2012 1:13 PM
 
Shiela happy to see you made it home and had such a great time! I'm sure you have other trips on your mind?

Evie - Itasca (and other manufacturers) are now putting hydr. jacks on their Class B+ (Cambria) (and probably Class C) motorhomes. Was wondering when they would do this. Sure would make things easier wouldn't it?

Linda

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 10/17/2012 12:21 AM
 

you are right Evie doing things alone just isn't the same the trip I took just wouldn't have happened this year if Larry had been with me...he needed his drivers license as well and he felt a strong pull to go to his home town see family and friends so we would have gone to SD then on to Iowa and if I'd been lucky might have gone into some state we had not been in yet...as same as that would have been I'd welcome it right now...but we don't always get what we wish for do we??? I took my daughters car which made it easier cost wise her car get 28 miles to the gal or abut then its gas where as the truck gets 20 or so on highway and it's diesel which isn't cheap either ..when I left here it was 4.51 when I came back it was 4.29 hope it doesn't go up about the time I decide to leave her

so far the plans are to leave here on the 30th of Oct with my brother with me teaching and encouraging going to SLC dd graduation from cosmotolgy school is that night would rather go the day before but when having others with you sometimes have to go with there needs.. then it looks like I will be in SLC till the 13 th of Nov or so the kids seem to think we need to be together to celebrate their dads birthday I have to agree but sure hope the weather doesn't worsen before then I'm planning on driving this down to Quartzsite now we might have a rethink after I take it to SLC

thanks for the ideas will have to give it thought somemore but sense I've not even looked at material think I have time to give it thought

sheila

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 10/17/2012 2:48 PM
 

Wow, Linda - sure wish they had done that on Flitter. Would be nice if they didn't cost so much to put them on aftermarket. Of course, if I hadn't bought a C with that Godawful long overhang . . .

In the meantime, I jockey up, down, get in, get out, back up, come down, using either/or both ramps and the Lego type things that slide around! My back East son suggests bottle jacks like what might be used for keeping a trailer stable, but I'm not so sure. First, I'm gonna have Son #3 check to see if the fridge has little feet for leveling because I never had a problem getting it level the first 4 years. Only after having the fridge worked on.

Pooker


Evie driving Flitter, 26' Itasca Spirit with furry co-pilot, Elsa
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 10/18/2012 5:49 PM
 
Shiela - good luck driving w/5th wheel to SLC and then to Q. You can do it. You can always pull over and reassess.

Evie - Well, maybe it's time for a new RV?? Just kidding.

Wanted to go to the Pomona RV show but haven't made it there yet - mainly becuase I didn't want to drive thru So. CA especially not with the MH. I'm sure there are all kinds of new things on RVs.

Linda

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