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Sunday, July 30, 2006


Howard, I had to laugh when you mentioned the swimming noodles. We don't have a slide on our current RV, but the awning supports pose the same kind of threat! We don't often use the awning due to winds here in the mountains. But last weekend we did & both hubby & I had close encounters w/the awning supports. I mentioned then that we might have to get some noodles or something to protect ourselves!
Also, so glad to hear your dad is recovering. Sounds like slowly but surely he's gonna be ok which is great!

Good Monday morning! Since I only have internet access at work, I catch up with your weekend activities on "deary Monday". Your Dads fall reminds me again that bad things can happen in a blink of an eye. My father passed away when I was 16 from a sudden heart attack. It is just more reinforcement that Trudi and I need to get on the road as soon as possible and stop wasting our lives at our current jobs. I am so glad your father will recover. We are planning to attend the LOW conference in Moscow Idaho next July. It will be difficult for me to get away for that long but I hope we both make it so we can meet. I look forward to your new compressor try out.
Stan & Trudi Nutile, Twin Falls, Idaho

Sorry to hear about your dad! We will add him to our prayer list. Our paths may cross in the next month -- so we will watch where you are and see if we can connect!
Penny & Bob Wyllie

Hi Howard & Linda
I'm glad to hear your Dad's going to be "OK". I'm waiting to hear the results on that air compressor also.In August on the 15th & 16th,my wife and I are going to be in Benton KY,I'm going to take a course on RV Refrigeration repair.If you guy's are still in the area,we would like to stop by and say hello and personally thank you for all the great information that you have given to all of us future fulltimers.Stay Safe and Enjoy Jim

It's great to hear your Dad is doing OK. I hope he gets to go home soon and get back to his routine.
I agree with your comment about all the people who read your website and are wishing him well. I was one of them!

Had to chuckle about the noodles on the slideouts. Tony banged his head twice, that I know of, on our recent trip to the southern coast of Oregon. He couldn't believe he did it a second time. I am going to get some noodles so he doesn't knock himself out should there be a third time. Linda, I finally got some hummers on my feeder. I was so happy to see them, and it's so up close and personal, loved it!!

For the past five years (not in an RV) I've made my own soda at home using a different but similar carbonation machine. My concern for RVing and making my soda--that generally you can only buy soda in 5 gallon boxes. Heavy and roomy for an RV. Plus, that lasts me about a year. So I really didn't want to tote that around. So I posted to an RV site http://www.goodsamclub.com/cforum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/16952498/p/1.cfm to see if I could find anyone else that did that and/or suggestions on storage.

Nobody on that particular site makes their own soda, but they did recommend just making friends with local eateries and seeing if I could buy a small amount of soda directly from them whenever I needed. It'd be a bit more expensive, but still a lot cheaper than buying straight soda cans.

The soda club does help out a bit since they sell a variety of flavors in much smaller containers than 5 gallon boxes. It isn't the "name brand" stuff, but I imagine the taste is about the same.

Good luck, and glad to hear your dad is doing better!

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