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Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Congratulations on your wiring task. I can relate to many things you are going through to rewire and reconnect the battery. Not so much with that specific job--but how you methodicially and patiently went through the process. Good lesson for me. Thanks and glad to see Linda apparently is feeling better. Good luck on your departure.

Appreciate the updates.
Randy & Pam

You weren't specific about where the rats gnawed the wires but I might suggest that you wrap the new wires in a plastic wire loom. It just might prevent any future problems like that. It is inexpensive and available at most hardware stores.

Howard don't it make you feel good when you get a job done and it works. Have you decided on where you are going to spend the winter. I wish I had room and a pad at my place where you could spend the winter but I don't. How about one of the readers, any pads out there in a warm place for Howard and Linda. So nice being able to read your journal every morning. I wish you both the best in what ever you do. An please keep us all updated.

Have a safe journey. We have enjoyed your stay at the ranch.

Welcome to the "jerry rig" club. You've just taken another step towards becoming an RV'er Supreme.
Now stand on one foot, reach to the sky with a screwdriver in hand and repeat our motto:
"No problem is too big to conquer with what is on hand, or whatever you can find that will work, no matter how bad it looks."

I hear ya Howard. We have another month to go before we head west. I am so ready to move!!! Deb Goode


What is the ranch's blog URL?

And to think, only a few short months ago you couldn't even spell Trimetric let alone wire it. Congrats, Howard, it just goes to show you that if a corporate lawyer can become a fulltime RVer than just about anyone can. Hope you and Linda have a safe and pleasant trip to where ever you decide to go - we looking forward to your "traveling" journal entries again. We can't wait to "hit the road again" at the end of November so we know how you guys feel.

Howard I feel you nerverousness about hauling back on the road after sitting so long. I am also that way for at least the first 40 miles!!!
You will do just fine.

Great job Howard! Sherri and I are so glad you
got er done. Hope you find the right place and the right job...we are looking too for next year.

Joe and Sherri

Nice job, Howard. See, it is not hard......

Congrats on getting the wiring back. I don't see the name of the blog you setup. I'd love to know so we can follow Karen and what goes on at the ranch.
Safe travels!

Gongrats Howard. Also, Congrats to Linda on her recovery.

It's hard to describe the feeling when you fix something like that. Now take a few minutes and calculate how much $$$ you saved by doing it yourself.

One suggestion - you are good with your camera. Whenever I start a wiring project or something that has a lot of pieces, I take a digital picture of the original. Makes re-wiring or reassembly much easier.

Welcome to the "handy man" world.

-- Kevin

Hey Howard,

I used to be really bad at striping wire. I would try to carefully roll the end of the wire under the edge of a sharp blade. Often I would nick the copper wire and it would snap off when I went to attach it. Then I discovered a wire striping tool at the hardware store that enables me strip all sizes of wire perfectly.

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It's been an enjoyable summer being with you and Linda in Pagosa Springs (via your journal). Safe journey.

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