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RE: Good morning - bullfrog - 06-14-2020

I was visiting there when a guy with a Samurai sword was keeping the whole downtown area locked down while police tried to throw a net over hm but he kept cutting his way out with the razor sharp sword. They finally used an extension ladder to trap his arms and get him under control. I remember thinking if I had been back in Kentucky police there would have been threatened and probably shot him to get him under control. Seems strange with the way things are now to think that was even possible.


RE: Good morning - Qxxx - 06-15-2020

Good morning, Frog. I note it was 11 PM there when you made yer post. Time to hit the sack now, but first having a liitte breakfast and coffee.


RE: Good morning - maki2 - 06-15-2020

(06-14-2020, 10:36 PM)travelaround Wrote:  Thanks for the map, Maki.. Seattle is a huge city. I was there in about 1995 for a few days. I remember visiting the Museum of History and Industry, and seeing the troll under the bridge... we stayed there for an hour or two visiting a Seattle friend. Also visited a park next to the water but cannot remember the name of it. Haven't been back since. My son drove a semi for a few years and often had to go to Seattle and didn't like that because of the traffic slowing him down. Getting paid by the mile, that was a problem.
There are a whole lot of parks next to the water in Seattle and the MOHAI museum you visited has now moved into a waterfront location at the old Naval Reserve Armory at the south end of Lake Union. You can see a little green tree flag marker on the map saying South Lake Union Park, that is where the museum is now located.


RE: Good morning - travelaround - 06-15-2020

Good morning... oh well, missed it again. Happy Day anyway.

I have no idea what I'm doing today. Goals are reading, exercise, video making, home renovation, gardening, and accounting. Maybe something will get done.


RE: Good morning - maki2 - 06-17-2020

Good morning, it's not raining!!!

I had ordered a set of suction cup clamps so I could quickly hang a tarp along the side of my fiberglass travel trailer and get some outdoor task done. I got the notice they had been delivered to my neighborhood Amazon locker. Punched in the code number they sent, the locker door opened and it was empty. The phone number on the locker I called said due to Covid 19 they could not help anyone on that number and to do it over the internet. So back home I went. They gave me a refund so I have now reordered that item.

On a local Seattle note, the 6 block area that protestors had designated as " capital hill autonomous zone" CHAZ has now been renamed "Capital Hill Occupied Protest" CHOP because they are no longer being autonomous. They asked the police to come into the area and help with the crime that is going on inside the zone. So barriers have been now been rearranged to allow for emergency service access and to make it possible for local residents inside that area to drive their cars in and out.


RE: Good morning - travelaround - 06-17-2020

I'm not too surprised that they've decided the police are a good idea after all. I've received a few refunds from Amazon recently. They're really good about that. Also product returns have worked out flawlessly. I returned the Aluminet (for shading my van) I bought for 99 dollars and reordered a larger one for 25 dollars less. No problem. I didn't like being ripped off.


RE: Good morning - maki2 - 06-18-2020

(06-17-2020, 05:14 PM)travelaround Wrote:  I'm not too surprised that they've decided the police are a good idea after all. I've received a few refunds from Amazon recently. They're really good about that. Also product returns have worked out flawlessly. I returned the Aluminet (for shading my van) I bought for 99 dollars and reordered a larger one for 25 dollars less. No problem. I didn't like being ripped off.
I will sometimes this summer likely purchase an aluminet or two. But during the build so many other priorities for funds. Of course the heat will accelerate my desire to get the sliding mount for my window unit AC finished. I have all the parts for that job but have not fabricated the panel that goes around the front of the AC to close up the open window section.


RE: I'm screwed - desert_sailing - 06-18-2020

(06-18-2020, 03:31 PM)Sofisintown Wrote:  I am trying to affix paneling to the van walls with self-tapping screws after I drilled a small hole on the metal and
the screws are breaking.
Back to Youtube for some education.
It turns out that a self-tapping and a self-drilling screw is not the same item. My bad.
Another trip to Home Depot, shell some extra cash.

78 degrees outside, the van is an oven, and my ignorance is humbling...

Cheers fellows!
I had a difficult time with the screws. I went to HD several times because I had the wrong ones and the workers weren't very knowledgeable. 

I didn't know there was a difference between self tap and self drilling. I wanted self tapping sheet metal screws?  Maybe I wanted self drilling?.. I bought many and put them in only to discover that they had a head that wasn't flush..LOL  You would have thought I would have discovered that before sinking 3/4 of them. Had to remove them all and find flush screws.

Only the Lord knows what I ended up putting into the walls and floors.

I am still waiting for someone to publish "The Authoritative Van Build Guide."

82 in the Valley and no rain in the forecast.. FINALLY!