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RE: Good morning - maki2 - 05-17-2020

I went to the closest Lowes store today as I needed a special crimping tool. Unfortunately they did not have any in stock. But I picked up a couple of other items and went through the checkout counter. They really have their act together as far as protecting customers and clerks. Great big sneeze shield at the register and they wipe the side facing the customer as well as the countertop and the pay kiosk down between customers. The register clerk is masked as well as gloved. I had avoided going there this last few months time of course I was not in immediate need of anything.

Lowes was not very crowded this Sunday afternoon because of the Nascar races being on TV.


RE: Good morning - travelaround - 05-19-2020

I'm glad that Lowes is making shopping safe and possible for you, Maki. I wish I lived close to something like that. The closest to me is 154 miles away, in Medford, Oregon. I can get some supplies online from Home Depot, but anything large or especially heavy, they won't ship. Tragic! LOL... Sheesh, Walmart won't even ship TP anymore. Crazy... "in store purchase only" doesn't help people living in the boonies. Also hand sanitizer is "in store purchase only" at Walmart.com ... but fortunately my local market has supplies of these things if you go in on the days they stock the store, or the day after.

Here's a video of me yesterday...




Also yesterday I got my two new 6' folding tables. I'm putting them together for a sewing center... plenty of room to cut out the insulation and fabric I'll be using for my new van curtains. I need 4 window curtains and a large one for between the cab and the homesite.


RE: Good morning - crofter - 05-19-2020

Nice day today, about 90 degrees. Doing laundry today. 

It seems like the interesting threads on here get buried every day, and we are left with "How to change a light bulb?" Which can be interesting depending on how many people are doing it. I was hoping to see some posts from ppl hitting the road, but not.

If anyone knows this, is there a way to look at a group of threads, or are we limited to today's and the forums? I have been looking back through my personal history to find the threads of interest to me, kind of convoluted work around for this, but possible.
-crofter


RE: Good morning - travelaround - 05-19-2020

I have a few threads bookmarked in my browser - like this one that gets lost and forgotten now and then, and my Haiku thread!


RE: Good morning - maki2 - 05-20-2020

(05-19-2020, 06:50 PM)crofter Wrote:  Nice day today, about 90 degrees. Doing laundry today. 

It seems like the interesting threads on here get buried every day, and we are left with "How to change a light bulb?" Which can be interesting depending on how many people are doing it. I was hoping to see some posts from ppl hitting the road, but not.

If anyone knows this, is there a way to look at a group of threads, or are we limited to today's and the forums? I have been looking back through my personal history to find the threads of interest to me, kind of convoluted work around for this, but possible.
-crofter
When you post or reply to a post look below where you are entering the information and you will see is list of boxes you can check to subscribe to a thread or later remove your subscription to it. That way if someone post something new to their thread you have options to receive notifications to it. Or you can subscribe without notifications but then when you log on take a look at the subscriptions in your list and see if there was anything new in them or go and revisit old postings from that subscribed thread.


RE: Good morning - crofter - 05-20-2020

(05-20-2020, 02:01 PM)maki2 Wrote:  ....Or you can subscribe without notifications but then when you log on take a look at the subscriptions in your list and see if there was anything new in them or go and revisit old postings from that subscribed thread.
Great idea, maki. That will give me that list I was looking for. Thanks!

You got any travel plans? I am acting like a homebody this year. Latest excitement was applying some of Bob's cooling advice to the van: reflective coverings.
-crofter


RE: Good morning - travelaround - 05-21-2020

Good morning everyone.

Great thing, to have a home when we're expected to stay in one. I can't imagine being nomadic while all this is going on. There are times we have to settle down. I stay flexible in my expectations of life.

Today I have more edging to do in front of the mobile home. I'm about half done with that particular little part of the gardening job. I work until I get tired, then quit. I'm not pushing myself beyond that point. The lawn mower is out of gas and I'll have to make a trip into town to get more.

Right now, I'm just watching other people's Booktube videos while enjoying my cup of coffee.


RE: Good morning - maki2 - 05-21-2020

(05-20-2020, 05:50 PM)crofter Wrote:  Great idea, maki. That will give me that list I was looking for. Thanks!

You got any travel plans? I am acting like a homebody this year. Latest excitement was applying some of Bob's cooling advice to the van: reflective coverings.
-crofter
I still plan on going to Arizona for winter and early spring 2020/2021. I have no way to predict when my build will get finished. This week the rain is delaying some of the tasks I need to do on the exterior.

I can always go stealth camping locally in my Honda Element without taking my travel trailer along but I am not feeling like I simply must get away right now. Of course feelings about such things are subject to change on short notice.

I got a phone call back from the WA/Or BLM regional office. The person at the WA/OR BLM regional office had no information available regarding what dispersed camping in Washington state was available.

They said Oregon is open for dispersed camping but not for developed campgrounds although some developed campgrounds in Oregon are expected to open soon. But the person returning my call had no specific information as to which of the developed campgrounds in Oregon would be the ones that will get opened.

For WA state dispersed camping information I was told call the Spokane 509-536-1200 or Wenatchee office, 509-665-2100.  As I am not going to be doing dispersed camping in the next month I am not going to be calling them.


RE: Good morning - maki2 - 05-21-2020

As far as not seeing a lot of postings about people who are hitting the road and traveling.

For the most part people are not making non essential trips. The ones who are likely realize it is better not to post about it in a forum where there are going to be outspoken critics about such activity at this point in time.


RE: Good morning - travelaround - 05-22-2020

Went to the store this morning and saw a big travel trailer (and truck) in the parking lot. It has been a long time since I've seen vacationers here, but summer is coming so I expect to see a lot more out-of-town people coming in to spend time with us. Locals are apprehensive but I know the deli owner needs more business to remain open long-term. I used to go in there every week to meet with the local book club and buy lunch - and I haven't been back since the C19 crisis started even though they are making to-go orders.