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Sunday, September 28, 2008


We wouldn't trade our rv lifestyle for all the houses in the world. Yes the economics of rv'ing makes sense, but the satisfaction of our lifestyle is priceless.

I hope Linda perks up and feels better, soon. Good wishes and prayers are with her.

House v. RV ??

A house just sits there, doesn't do anything, same old view, but demands maintenance, mowing, edging, painting, payments, taxes, etc., and it, and renewing it's contents, will make you it's slave.

An RV is your window to the world, at least to the Americas. Who wants to stay cooped up in the same old place, same old routine, same old job, and not be free to see all that there is to explore ?

Ask anybody what they would like to do, and most of them say "travel". An RV is your home, and it can take you to see a different back yard whenever you want.
It's depreciation is negligible compared to it's assets.

Happy Trails, Penny, TX

Ditto to what Brenda L. said.

I do hope Linda will be up to her old self soon.


It's good to read that you read all 110 pages. I know I probably wouldn't have been able to get passed the first page - it being in "lawyer speak" and all. Thank goodness we have you to interpret it for us! :)

I watched the entire session today. I was keeping track of what the Reps were saying. Before the vote, I felt if wasn't going to pass, based upon their speeches. I saw both sides of the house stating they would say "Nay", and that's just what happened. President Bush pushed for a "Yea" vote, and his own party did not agree! Tells me there is more work to be done with this bill before it will pass muster with the American public. Maybe our representatives are starting to listen to us?


Prayers for Linda to feel better soon...please give her a hug for me...


Hope Linda is feeling much better fast..

Howard, As I sit here digesting the reality of a $1+ TRILLION decline in U.S. equities, the largest one-day point drop ever almost 800, even surpassing post 9/11 (not to mention the devastation in Europe & Asia) foretelling another bad day tomorrow, I wonder if you'd comment on your financial strategy amid all the turmoil. I read your financial analysis with interest and, in your personal case, I remember you said you had about $130K in an untouchable IRA (due to tax penalties, etc.), and around $300K in liquid investments & cash. You had set a lower clip level of $200K, below which you wouldn't go...how are you achieving that? keeping it in cash? otherwise, what is your strategy as you watch your IRA funds and any investments evaporate? You were also counting on a 9% return, I doubt we'll see that type of return for a long, long time again. Your thoughts would be enlightening as we all ponder what to do next to safeguard our financial future.

The way it looks now our RV Dream is on life-support. We are just about ready to list our condo but with dropping prices and inability to get mortgages we may have to hold off. In addition, our portfolio took a huge hit today which is on top of the losses taken in the last month. I'll be 70 in 6 months and may soon be looking for a job which is probably nonexistent in this economy.

Sure hope Linda feels better soon!

I read there are a lot of people voting NO because they are up for re-election in 5 weeks. So I guess it is back to doing whatever they want in 6 weeks. I have a lot of research to do before the election.

Hope Linda is feeling better soon.
I look forward to your comments Howard, as I'm sure others do too. Don't hold them back, keep them coming!!!

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