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Dec 032016
 

After I mentioned camping opportunities at Elks and Moose lodges and VFW posts in yesterday’s blog, More Snowbird Options, I got quite a few emails from people asking more about joining the Elks and Moose, as well as the VFW. Here is a link to a blog post I wrote a while back about Camping With The Elks, and a lot of the same information applies to the Moose as well.



I belong to the Elks Lodge in our old hometown of Show Low, Arizona, and the Moose Lodge in Elkhart, Indiana. Both organizations are always looking for new members, and yes, ladies are welcome to join, too. As for the VFW, having been in the military is not enough for full membership. You must have served overseas in a combat zone during a time of war. You don’t have to have been up front where the fighting was, you could have been a company clerk, or a cook, or a mechanic, or whatever. As long as you were there and have a DD-214 to verify your service, you are eligible to join. I understand that some people have joined the VFW as auxiliary members, due to a family member belonging. I’m not familiar with that, so I can’t tell you anything about it. My suggestion would be to contact your local VFW post and ask them.

In past blog posts I have shared a few pictures of Terry’s loom room, a huge place measuring somewhere around 12 feet wide by 24 feet long that holds her two looms and her weaving paraphernalia and equipment, along with her desk. She also has turned one of the bedrooms into a sewing room, and it’s about finished. Here are a couple of pictures of it. Yes, that’s a lot of yarn, but trust me, there’s a lot more where that came from! Our Winnebago motorhome was a rolling fiber factory.sewing-room

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A number of readers have contacted me asking about the adhesive spray that Terry used on the headliner of our Ford pickup. It’s the same 3M headliner spray adhesive that we used when we were building our MCI bus conversion, and you can get it on Amazon.

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Another product people ask me about quite a bit is Strike Hold, which is a cleaner, lubricant, and protectant that both myself and Greg White use on everything from RV electrical cord contacts to guns, and just about anything else you can think of. Greg has even used it on his Amazon Kindles when the power cord ports got grungy and they didn’t want to charge correctly anymore. Yes, it really is that good.

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And finally, a couple of years ago when we developed a leak in our motorhome’s black water tank, we repaired it with J-B Weld WaterWeld. It’s another amazing product that works on fiberglass, PVC plastic, most metals, and is resistant to water, gasoline, oil, and a lot of other chemicals. It’s one of those things that doesn’t cost much or take up much space, but it can be a real lifesaver when you need it.

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People have been asking me if we will be at the Escapees Escapade Rally in Tucson in March and if I will be doing any of my seminars there. I haven’t been asked, and at this point we don’t have any plans to head west that soon. We probably won’t leave here until sometime in April or May to begin our summer RV travels.



Be sure to enter our latest Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Mountain Angel by my friend Suzie O’Connell. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.

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More Snowbird Options

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 022016
 

Based upon the comments I got both here in the blog and by email in response to yesterday’s blog, You Must Plan Ahead, it’s obvious that there is a lot of interest in being able to spend the winter in places like Arizona and Florida, and also obvious that there are a lot of people […]

You Must Plan Ahead

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 012016
 

Apparently some folks don’t understand my twisted sense of humor. So just to clear the air, no, I did not change my car’s horn to gunshots as I said in yesterday’s thought for the day. Four different people posted blog comments or sent me e-mails to say that was scary or dangerous and I might […]

Miss Terry Gets Smart

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 302016
 

We were up early again yesterday, since we are trying to readjust our sleeping patterns and get to bed earlier and get up earlier than normal. We have company visiting from out of state in a couple of weeks and we kind of thought it might be polite to not sleep the day away while they […]

Piddling

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 292016
 

We were awake by 8:30 yesterday morning and spent the day piddling around here at the house, taking care of some little things we wanted to get done. Two things have been irritations for me since we bought our used F-150 pickup. One was that the windshield, in fact all the glass, had a film […]

A Beachy Day

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 282016
 

We’ve been spending too much time at home and both had a touch of cabin fever, so Saturday evening I told Miss Terry that we needed to get up early the next day and go for a ride or do something. And then, wouldn’t you know it, I had a bad night and woke up […]

Nov 272016
 

When we first started spending our winters in Florida, even before we bought our house, people kept telling us about how bad this region was for hurricanes and asking us if we weren’t afraid of getting caught in one. No, not at all. In our 17+ years of fulltime RVing we dealt with tornadoes, wildfires, […]

I’m So Stuffed!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 262016
 

I’ll tell you right now, the turkey wasn’t the only thing to get stuffed at our house for Thanksgiving! We had a quiet day at home, just the two of us, which is just the way we like it. Miss Terry had bought a turkey breast and cooked it, along with all the goodies, and […]

Nov 252016
 

In Wednesday’s blog we discussed ways RVers can make money with a computer as they travel the country. Here is a second helping of ways that different RVers we know or have met are earning a full or part time income with their computers. Affiliate Marketing – There are many different affiliate marketing websites online […]

Happy Thanksgiving

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 242016
 

Wherever you are today, be it boondocking in the Arizona desert, attending a potluck at your favorite RV resort, or having dinner at home with lots of family surrounding you, Miss Terry and I wish you a very, very happy Thanksgiving. This is our first major holiday since we bought our house and left the […]