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Pat & Pete

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  1. Pat & Pete

    Mother Nature's Fury

    Every morning : Visit the bathroom . Dress appropriately . Get a cup of coffee and go outside for a while . Back inside for another coffee and turn on the lap top . First page , have a look at the national animated weather map . That gives a very good idea of what to expect . Then to local weather forecast page for what 'they' predict . I always have radar maps on speed dial . National , regional and local . Maybe we've been fortunate that only once in 8 years DW thought seriously thought about going to heavy shelter . I slept through the whole affair . We do keep a weather radio in case everything else happens to go down . I've found that in nasty weather , TV is next to useless , as most of the time there's no signal . We try not to travel in bad weather . That includes rain . If it happens , slow down and if it's too bad , stop . It comes down to always being aware of what's going on and having an appropriate exit plan . Same as in life before full timing . Make it fun . U.S. Animated Radar : https://www.wunderground.com/weather-radar/united-states/animated
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    Measure Road Distance

    It does . Just scroll in close . The #s will show up on the roadway just before an exit . Just a plain # . Nothing else .
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    Measure Road Distance

    It has always worked for me . Whether it was crow miles or otherwise , it always seems to be well within reason . If it happens to be a couple miles off , so what ? No finite definition required .
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    Measure Road Distance

    I use that feature on Google maps all the time . Enter start and finish and drag their route to your preferred route . Done .
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    Service Dogs?

    Good . So am I . I was just trying to match his sarcastic inference . A lot of people are simply big kids . They are going to see just how far they can get away with most anything .
  6. Maybe put it in the Windows folder ?
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    The Ranch

    Normal ... very subjective . I use to do what you're describing , too . Not a chance it'd happen anymore . There are always things of interest , if you look close enough .
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    The Ranch

    There's a big part of your problem . Are you getting paid for that ? Or are you just trying to cram too much into a 5 pound bag ?
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    Goodbye Good Sam Club!

    Agreed . We're much the same^ . We even let Good Sam go as most often there's a choice of that or Passport America . PA always has the better 'deal' and not many times have we been to an GS only park .
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    Service Dogs?

    Good to see that you're compassionate .
  11. We're in SW New Mexico . Currently : 106°F Feels like 114°F Sunny with a slight 114° breeze from the ESE . It's not suppose to be this hot .
  12. There are other operating systems available .
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    Goodbye Good Sam Club!

    CW is a laughable outfit , sorry to say .
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    Awning replacement

    It can be done alone , but, the hassles are way more 'intense' . I've done it . With a helper taking a slide awning/topper down or putting one up is a 15 minute job , taking your time . That includes winding and unwinding the spring(s) .
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    OH NO!!

    That would be interesting . Like a 60s Plymouth with Push Button transmission control on the dash . I recall driving on of those .
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    How's the weather in your 'neighborhood' ?

    You're probably too cold to be able to say anymore . LOL
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    How's the weather in your 'neighborhood' ?

    Here too . I am usually outside well before sun up . I'm not afraid to wear a coat then , but , yea when the sun breaks the mountains , a sweat shirt is plenty .
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    Awning replacement

    Our awnings have a manufacture label on them ( Carefree of Colorado ) . I just found exactly what we have on line and downloaded instructions . There are replacement awnings available on line as well .
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    Water Softener

    Our toilet valve seal is original in our 2000 Monaco . Years ago I thought I had to replace the seal because it wasn't holding water . Finding a crust of mineral buildup on the seal , I tried a healthy amount of Lime-a-Way ( a calcium , lime and rust remover ) in the bowl . Left it soak for a half hour , at least . Guess what , no more water leakage . The seal was crust free and supple . I give it a like treatment when I see it starting to loose water .
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    Awning replacement

    If just the material needs replacing , it's a fairly easy job , with a helper . I've removed and restitched all three of our canvas awnings / toppers . Do a bit of research and find the installation instructions for your brand . Then simply reverse for removal . Those instructions include how to undo and redo the springs .
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    How's the weather in your 'neighborhood' ?

    The door prize : taxes all go to good causes ... supposedly . But for a bit of propane , I'm not complaining . Haven't had to run heat tape on any incoming water . And , the sun rises and sets can be beautiful .
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    How's the weather in your 'neighborhood' ?

    Dang . Your job must pay extremely well for you to put up with 24 work days . Anyway , here in Queen Creek , it' currently 45°F and SUNNY . Forecast for the mid 60s this afternoon . And , they took the rain out of the forecast for Saturday night .
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    OH NO!!

    Looks like the guy didn't set the brake . Maybe the guy left something burning on the stove and the Dalmatian was just doing his natural duty by putting the fire out .
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