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RE: Good morning - maki2 - 02-16-2020

(02-15-2020, 06:36 PM)travelaround Wrote:  Got plenty of work to do right here. Sorry, Brian!!

There's an old, old apple tree in my front yard that produced a lot of apples last year. I know this for certain because they're rotting on the ground and when someone steps on them, there's applesauce! I've decided to take one wheelbarrow full of apples and rotting leaves to the designated compost pile place in the backyard each day. The people who lived here before left an awesome wheelbarrow and good rakes and a shovel. Of course, I already had a nice shovel in my van, but I think I'll leave that there.
speaking from the experience of having lived next door to a person who did not pickup the apples off the ground. The fallen apples on the ground bring in the rats like crazy.  Be sure that compost pile is at the far end of the property from your house and car. Get that job done ASAP, don't spread it out over the long term. One other job to do right away be sure the skirting under the trailer has zero places for rats and mice to get in underneath. That is critical if you are in the city or in the country but most especially so for someone who has food crops in their yard.


RE: Good morning - travelaround - 02-16-2020

The person who sold me the mobile home said in the four years she was here there were no rodents in the house - probably because of the local cat population. She left me the two outdoor cats who have lived on this property for eight years. I didn't want to displace them and can understand the benefits of having cats around! I will definitely get busy on that apple moving project. Yes, the compost pile is at the far end of the property. Thanks for the heads up..


RE: Good morning - nature lover - 02-17-2020

Goutta Maria ( thats PA German for Good Morning). It's 7 am in PA and 29 degrees - I envy you dessert "rats" this time of year.


RE: Good morning - travelaround - 02-17-2020

Good morning. It is cold here but no 29 degrees right now. We're at 36 degrees. it warms up pretty good most days. Expecting 52 later today. I'm at the border between CA and OR. No desert for me this year. I'm drinking my coffee and waiting for this mobile home to warm up. It has a monitor heater in the dining room.. where my desk is. Who needs a dining room table when you can have a computer desk? There's only me living here. I can have what I want. I still sleep in my van, in the driveway.


RE: Good morning - nature lover - 02-17-2020

It actually got up to 50 here today. A beautiful surprise. I don't have a dinning table either - I live in a one room efficiency in an old stone house - 1795) so my computer desk serves both purposes.


RE: Good morning - travelaround - 02-17-2020

One room is about all I need, but I just bought a three bedroom mobile home because it was a good price and my son wanted me to buy it - he lives across the street right now. I have no furniture to fill this place because I gave all my furnishings away prior to leaving North Idaho... I just have the folding table here in my dining room... that is now my computer table. I'm not particularly concerned about not having furniture. Empty is fine for me right now.


RE: Good morning - maki2 - 02-17-2020

(02-17-2020, 06:24 PM)travelaround Wrote:  One room is about all I need, but I just bought a three bedroom mobile home because it was a good price and my son wanted me to buy it - he lives across the street right now. I have no furniture to fill this place because I gave all my furnishings away prior to leaving North Idaho... I just have the folding table here in my dining room... that is now my computer table. I'm not particularly concerned about not having furniture. Empty is fine for me right now.
Nowadays free furniture is easy to find so when the time comes you can get what you need.
I did not realize your son was right across the street, that is a huge help to you and to his family too. Always nice to have someone who cares close by. Your own home security service for when you go on the road Smile

I will look forward to visiting you one of these years or meeting you somewhere out of the road.


RE: Good morning - maki2 - 02-17-2020

My dream home at this stage in life is an insulated garage with an attached bathroom. Utility sink in the bathroom and a washer dryer hookup. Two car garage would be nice, I could pull my trailer in on one side.


RE: Good morning - travelaround - 02-17-2020

The woman who first told me about the RTR was a wannabe vandweller in the countryside north of where I lived in North Idaho. She logged onto this message board, and reads it perhaps. Anyhow, she had a nice pole barn on acreage in the forest. It is beautiful there. She loves woodworking, and her pole barn was full of woodworking equipment of all kinds, with a sewing room she built into the back. On one side of the pole barn she built a one bedroom small apartment. Really, a nice way to live. Oh, she had one area of the pole barn serving as a garage for her Ford Transit Connect which she built into a travel vehicle... not sure if she ever got to go anywhere though. She had two cats to take care of. Anyhow, that sounds like your dream home insulated garage.


RE: Good morning - B and C - 02-18-2020

I haven't posted anything in awhile as my life is groundhog day, every day. Can't get much more boring. I finally have some good newsSmile

Wednesday I get a shot in my bad knee (motorcycle wreck from the '70's) that is catching up with me in old age. Some new kind of injection that isn't a steroid and will supposedly last for 6 months instead of 3. Unfortunately, that puts me into August for the next one, generally, the hottest month of the year. Actuall, July, August, September and most of October are still hot as in 90 degrees and 90 percent humidity. The later part of June can be there too. It all depends if it is a severe or mild summer for the shoulder months. It's been a mild Winter so far, so no telling. It was 78 here yesterday but most days justs breaks 60 or less.

The areas agency on the ageing finally stopped by. I think I contacted them before December but they finally showed. They contacted a home care company for me and we had an appointment last Thursday. They are going to be sending a caretaker for 5 hours a day, 4 days a week. This will allow me some recuperation. The bad news is this will only happen for 90 days and then supposed to wait a year and reapply. We'll see. Care starts this afternoon and thursday, 3:30- 8:30. Friday will be 9-2, much better hours for me and by the end of the week I'll now how Monday's schedule pans out. Schedules subject to change and I am stuck with the few options they can provide. So Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri will be home care and Wednesdays will still be the DIL and her mother. I can finally think about going to the dentist. Haven't been in over two years and needed badly.

Maybe I can start getting rid of this weight I have put on sitting here doing very little. I need to get back on the road as I was down to only needing to lose 15 pounds, now it is 35, Ug. Getting outta shape too, can't walk very far without huffing and puffing and this is near sea level. Can't imagine what it will be like at altitude!

The homecare representative also contacted two hospice providers and we had appointments Friday. We picked one and the nurse came by yesterday and left us some supplies, depends, baby wipes, gloves, etc. Should save a few bucks each month, over $100 just in depends. I always thought hospice was for the last 6 months of life but the rules have changed since my dad needed them quite a few years back. My wife is at the stage that she qualifies. After the homecare people stop, the hospice people will send aids to bath my wife and other very small things 2 or 3 times a week. They will only be here for an hour or so but it will still be a big burden off. The hospice people said something about I may be able to get 5 full days off in a row where they will put my wife in a dementia care facility. Talked to the nurse about it yesterday and she will be talking to the office person in charge of these things.

I don't know how much replying I'll be doing but the news will be betterSmile This will allow me to do some deferred maintenance and projects on the van. It has been sitting for about 16 months. This is what keeps me getting up everyday, the glimmer of hitting the road again.