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RE: Good morning - travelaround - 02-19-2020

I find the cold slows me down, like something inside me is frozen.


RE: Good morning - maki2 - 02-19-2020

(02-19-2020, 01:57 PM)travelaround Wrote:  I have a daffodil blooming in my yard and more bulbs awakening. Beautiful time of year! Also, this morning, rediscovered my favorite tea cup and a water glass in a food box I brought with me from Idaho.

Honestly, I am not 100% adjusting well to this mobile home. I'm trying.. but it isn't perfect.
Not being perfect is not all that bad, that will encourage you to get out in the van and go exploring. In my nearly 70 years I have never had a home that I though was perfect, there were always things that annoyed me.

Home ownership comes with phases just like relationships between humans. You are moving out of the honeymoon phase now and into the "what have I done phase".  Before long you will move into the "it will do for now" phase. There are a few more to go through after that but I will stop there.


RE: Good morning - travelaround - 02-19-2020

Right now I'm in a phase of thinking, "Who in their right mind would buy property in California?" ... I hope I get over that. I like the town and can't imagine buying a home elsewhere, but I'm not a fan of the state. We're 20 miles from Oregon, but I wouldn't want to buy into that state either. There's been a movement for years to get this area designated the State of Jefferson. That seems to be at a standstill now. There's another movement to make most of Oregon and a few counties in California, including this one, included in a "Greater Idaho" but a lot of people are against it.


RE: Good morning - maki2 - 02-19-2020

"Article IV, Section 3, of The United States Constitution expressly prohibits any other state from dividing up and forming smaller states without Congressional approval. The relevant clause says "New states may be admitted by the Congress into this union; but no new states shall be formed or erected within the jurisdiction of any other state; nor any state be formed by the junction of two or more states, or parts of states, without the consent of the legislatures of the states concerned as well as of the Congress""

The "divisionist" seem to have nothing better to do with their time than live in fantasy land dreams. A waste of energy that would be much better used doing something actually achievable. But then it is much easier not to do anything that takes actual work or commitment to real community improvement projects. Fortunately travelaround that is not the kind of person you are. You are not sitting around dreaming without taking action to make your dreams a reality.


RE: Good morning - crofter - 02-19-2020

One thing I disliked about living in Oregon was the wild bush people (aka feral humans) and their armed takeovers of public land. It did not feel very warm and fuzzy to be the government contractor (camp host) whose camp was getting shot up by those guys. Hope the action in southern Oregon does not become militarized.  -crofter


RE: Good morning - travelaround - 02-20-2020

I don't think they're planning anything like that. They want to go to county board of supervisor meetings and circulate petitions. Many people here are not in favor of it - though some are... but nothing happening here unless counties in Oregon approve this. I don't think it will happen. State of Jefferson sure didn't and seems like whoever tried that a few years back finally gave up.

My issues with California are the extreme gas prices and the closure of our libraries because our county can't afford to pay branch librarians anymore. We do have the library open one day a week, but with a volunteer librarian.


RE: Good morning - nature lover - 02-20-2020

Some Virginians who are more rural and conservative than the closer to DC folks are talking about becoming part of West VA. IMO they wont see it in their life time. I heard the Jerry Fallwell Jr was involved but who knows the real story? I don't always agree with Mr. Trump but his complaining about fake news seems true. (Is that too political to say here.) It just seems that news reporters get things wrong so often even with out their bias - two or more sides to every story. BTW it is still cold in PA.


RE: Good morning - maki2 - 02-20-2020

(02-20-2020, 01:17 AM)travelaround Wrote:  I don't think they're planning anything like that. They want to go to county board of supervisor meetings and circulate petitions. Many people here are not in favor of it - though some are... but nothing happening here unless counties in Oregon approve this. I don't think it will happen. State of Jefferson sure didn't and seems like whoever tried that a few years back finally gave up.

My issues with California are the extreme gas prices and the closure of our libraries because our county can't afford to pay branch librarians anymore. We do have the library open one day a week, but with a volunteer librarian..
Physical branch libraries locations are closing in many areas because there are fewer patrons who go to them now that free to read digital versions of books can be downloaded from the library system and from other sources. Counties can't justify keeping libraries open when the statistics show dwindling use numbers of patrons. Used to be lots of students going to the library for school research papers but now they can do that research online and tap into even more information resources doing it that way.  I read books from the library most everyday but I check out digital copies, I need to use digital versions so I can enlarge the print. So now I rarely go into the branch library.


RE: Good morning - maki2 - 02-20-2020

Nice day today, I was out running errands and enjoyed the sunny weather. I appreciated having a dry day for my errand of bringing home a new to me foam mattress that was given to me by free from someone in the neighborhood. The mattress on the bed I have in the workshop was going flat and giving me backaches. This free one was in a guest bedroom and is only 1 year old and was in a guest bedroom.

Then I continued on to the hardware store to get some butyl rubber tape for doing some caulking work. I had used up the last of what I had yesterday on my travel trailer project and needed some more to complete the task.

Partly sunny tomorrow, that will be nice Smile


RE: Good morning - travelaround - 02-21-2020

I wake up in the middle of the night sometimes... early this morning I woke up and started listening to an audiobook memoir called Lab Girl - I'm about half way through it and she's suddenly talking about her lab assistant who is broke and decides to live in his van on the university campus where they work. Interesting to hear how that worked out. It is a very minor part of the memoir.