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AWESOME news Steve. You're a brave man to mention it before the check is in the hand....LOL We'll be in Oklahoma City in late April....if you're still there I'll buy you a cold one!

 

Paul (and Marsha)

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AWESOME news Steve. You're a brave man to mention it before the check is in the hand....LOL We'll be in Oklahoma City in late April....if you're still there I'll buy you a cold one!

 

Paul (and Marsha)

 

I might take you up on that! We just couldn't "not tell" our RV family about what was going on any longer. We are still in shock and hope it will work out, at least so far it seems on track. By the way, I took my 3M covering off the front of BessyBus today, and she sure looks great. I cut around the "allegro bus" sign and it looks pretty good. Maybe I should have taken the sign off and had another one put on later, but oh well, it's done now. Steve

 

 

YeeHaw --- Yippee! Whoppee and everything else. We're so happy for you. Now, where are you going first??

 

Jeri, we will probably hang around here until our daughter graduates in May, then head north to wisconsin. We have to be in Seattle for my nephew's wedding Aug 20, and at Ft. Flagler the next weekend, so that's kinda the chalk of it all. Steve

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Well, maybe a little good news on this front. We may have the house sold! :o Did I say "SOLD"! I didn't want to say anything until we were a little more sure about it, but here's what happened. We stopped at Flagstaff for a couple of days and decided to explore Sedona. While on the way down the mountain (note: no cell phone service), we stopped to take some pictures. While the "staff photographer" was out shooting the phone rang! Note: no cell service. It was the Realtor and she asked for Carol. Carol came back to the car and the Realtor said " are you sitting down?" and we said yes, then the phone went dead!! WHAAAAT! AArrgghhh! :blink: We took off to get down to the bottom of the hill so we could get a signal again and just as we turned the first corner there was a wreck ahead of us blocking the road!! It took 45 minutes before we could call the Realtor back and find out that she had a buyer. We were in shock! After CPR was administered we made it the rest of the way to Oklahoma to see if it was really true. It was and now we are set to close on the 8th of April. It was not without a few trials, as during the home inspection it was found out that the main furnace/AC unit had failed (aren't they supposed to last more than 25 years?) <_< , and the roof needed replacing. Well we finished the furnace today, and the roof will be replaced next week. At least the insurance adjuster agreed that the roof was "hail damage" so we'll just have to pay the $1000 deductible on that. The buyers are being held at gunpoint, (remember the shotgun), until the closing, so I hope everything works out. It was the first time the new Realtor had shown the house, so it worked out well for her. Now for the "two month wait" until April 8th :) That's all the news I have!! Steve

 

 

Steve, while this may be a bit premature,............CONGRATULATIONS.

 

Joe

 

PS Methinks just maybe your math skills have gone DOWNHILL. :P

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I appreciate all the support y'all. I didn't want to jinks the deal, but you guys are family and I had to share. If it doesn't work out, you can cry with me too. Joe, I'm going to chase you down and get some of that BAAD whiskey, when I get to Seattle!

Dave, don't let that toe get away! :)

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Great News Steve, I'm going to start partying now and keep it up till Apr 8th. You better get that Ice Cream Machine loaded up on Bessy Bus before you leave OK City.

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It was the first time the new Realtor had shown the house, so it worked out well for her. Now for the "two month wait" until April 8th :lol: That's all the news I have!! Steve

Great news!!!! See going out in the world and associating with your Escapee friends may have brought you gook luck. You can not argue about the power of positive thinking and who are more positive than

full time Rvers.

Got our fingers crossed for you and Carrol.

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I appreciate all the support y'all. I didn't want to jinks the deal, but you guys are family and I had to share. If it doesn't work out, you can cry with me too. Joe, I'm going to chase you down and get some of that BAAD whiskey, when I get to Seattle!

Dave, don't let that toe get away! :lol:

 

Wow that's great Steve and Carol. We will have our fingers and toes crossed that everything goes your way.

 

When you get to Seattle, we WILL get together either than side or this.

 

Again Congrats!

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Steve, while this may be a bit premature,............CONGRATULATIONS.

 

Joe

 

PS Methinks just maybe your math skills have gone DOWNHILL. :lol:

 

 

Loved seeing you at lunch today. We had a wonderful day all round and wasn't the weather just PERFECT.

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Well, I just figured out that the 2008 forum changed to 2008/9 ! No wonder there wasn't much action...

 

AND BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO STEVE AND CAROL ON SELLING THEIR HOUSE!!!!!!!

 

We're still at Bitter Lake NWR in Roswell, NM, and still loving it here. Working for the Fish and Wildlife Service is really great, and we would recommend it to anyone who wants to workamp. They are really laid back and also really appreciate volunteers. One of out major goals was to get much better about bird and plant ID and get experience running a visitor center, and the refuge has exceeded our expectations in all of those areas. Great staff to work with, great boss, RV site out on the refuge, and guiet here!. Maybe it's not for everyone, but it's just what we wanted. We didn't have many expectations for Rowell, but it's not a bad little town with great museums and much more to do in the area than we expected. Biggest problem here is that the closest Trader Joes is in Albuquerque -3 hrs away :( .

 

Springtime wind in SE New Mexico is another story. We've had a number of days of 25-40 mpg w/ gusts to 50 mph, so we're pretty glad we don't need to use candles for light :lol:. We put up and take down the flag at the refuge when we're on duty, and in the wind, it's a 2 man job.

 

We'll be here until the end of April, and then at the end of May, we're going to be volunteering for the summer at a Nature Conservancy preserve in Island Park, ID, which is right next to West Yellowstone, which is one of our most favorite areas in the US. Life is good!

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We may have the house sold! :lol: Did I say "SOLD"!

Woo Hoo! Yippee! Rah, rah, sis boom bah! And any other cheer you can think of!

 

Linda Sand

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I appreciate all the support y'all. I didn't want to jinks the deal, but you guys are family and I had to share. If it doesn't work out, you can cry with me too. Joe, I'm going to chase you down and get some of that BAAD whiskey, when I get to Seattle!

Dave, don't let that toe get away! :(

 

 

Steve, just let me know when you get to Seattle. I'll have a bottle of the BAAD Whiskey ready. :lol: Heck by then I might even have Water run to the shop to go along with the Electric hook ups. :lol:

 

Joe

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Loved seeing you at lunch today. We had a wonderful day all round and wasn't the weather just PERFECT.

 

Toni,

 

Was great seeing You, Doug, and of course Parker. Food was good and the company was GREAT. As for the weather, it was one of those days that reminds us why we love it up here in the NW, FANTASTIC. No trouble at the border heading home either, only real question was "Is there any Alcohol in those kits?" Answer was NOT YET, Sir. :lol: But I sure hope to change that real soon. :(

 

Joe

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CONGRAT"S on the house Steve and Carol!!!! Good things come to those that wait. [i've heard that all my life, guess it is true in your case] Our fingers crossed for ya'll too.

LIFE IS GOOD!!!!!

Freddy and Delcie

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Wind was blowing a little too hard to be comfortable outside today. I took my walk this morning and felt like I needed to be rehydrated when I got back. 35 MPH wind and 12 % humidity is sure good for chap stick sales. Spent most of the day gabbing with one of my neighbors (a little more than I wished.)

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We got good news on the roof of the house. The insurance company declared it a "hail loss" and is replacing the whole thing (on their nickle too). That will take place next week, so the new owners will have a new roof, and a new heat and air unit. Couldn't get that part under hail damage, but the roof was the big item, and we're glad we didn't have to pick up the tab on that one.

 

We moved yesterday to Lawton, Oklahoma, down in the SW part of the state. Carol has a three day photo convention here, at the best western, and there is a casino right next door. The casino, Comanche Nations, has 4 electric hook up spaces and we managed to snare one of them. Fort Sill, an army artillery training base is just North of here and you could hear the shelling this morning. Nothing like a couple hundred 155mm shells to make your morning. :) I used to be stationed right next to an army base in Vietnam and they were firing 155's all the time, so it sorta felt like home. :rolleyes: There is a lake right near here, so I just may take the little boat out there tomorrow and see if the fish are biting. Steve

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Well, I found the LP gas place this morning so I'm ready for more of those 30 some degree nights even if I don't like them. The guy on the motorcycle that talks too much got mad and left the park this morning so I guess I'll get a little piece for a while. It seem that he was mad because someone in a near by camp site played the radio all the time and he complained to the Ranger. The Ranger told him that as long as they didn't play it after ten at night he couldn't do a thing about it so He'd just have to put up with it. I walked past the place every day and I never did hear the radio playing.

 

I hope you catch a big one Steve. You deserve it. I guess all the crossed fingers and toes helped out on the expense of the roof. I'll help by getting out the cranberry juice and celebrate for you.

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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKLAHOMA WHERE THE WIND SWEEPS ACROSS THE PLAINS!!!!!!

 

I always wondered where that wind came from. Now I know. It lives in New Mexico.

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We had a tough move yesterday. We moved a total of 21 miles. Actually, it wasn't the move that was so dificult, it was finding a place to fill the propane tank. That might have taken an extra mile or two. Weather is beautiful. RV site is gorgeous. Flowers are starting to bloom in the desert. We met with Jim and Sandie for dinner and then dropped by the Tiki Bar to see Eric and Karla. Things are good. Jeep won't be ready until April 5th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jeep won't be ready until April 5th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, are you actually staying home until then?!! Oh, I bet you rented a car. :wacko:

 

Linda Sand

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So, are you actually staying home until then?!! Oh, I bet you rented a car. :wacko:

 

Linda Sand

 

HAHA. Linda, Linda - of course, I'm not staying home! They provided me with a loaner. The problem is it doesn't have a hitch so the blueboy will stay where it's at. The park has electric and water but only a dump. However, temperature is supposed to get into the 90's later next week. We probably will opt not to hang around but who knows. We certainly don't. We could always drive back and pick it up. It was sure nice sitting outside and listening to all the birds.

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You know what - we haven't heard from Shadowtracks in quite a while. They seemed to have disappeared into that reserve in NM. Hi guys - how is the workcamping going?

 

I know there are a lot of you out there that hopefully are at least lurking. Sure would be nice to have a post every once in awhile so we know how everybody is doing.

 

Jim's been fishing - but yesterday he said there were just too many people and boats out there so he's not going out today. It's going to cool down a little bit here today - only mid 80's which is nicer than the 90's we've been having.

 

Sorry guys! Guess I've not been sittin around too much! We're busy having a bunch of "lasts" for this season. Today is the Yuma Air Show and we went to that, had a coffee this moring and a dinner date at 4:30 at DaBoyz.....Then the good byes start tomorrow. We're fine, just contemplating moving east on the south end. Don't like all the storms we're seeing yet...I still think it's too early and glad not to be going north. Congrats on the good report Terry....Hope all is well.....belated "Happy St. Patricks" day! Just figure on us...no news is good news!

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I appreciate all the support y'all. I didn't want to jinks the deal, but you guys are family and I had to share. If it doesn't work out, you can cry with me too. Joe, I'm going to chase you down and get some of that BAAD whiskey, when I get to Seattle!

Dave, don't let that toe get away! :lol:

yippy! Yippy! Yippy! Congrats! (toes and fingers crossed< tie em up if ya have to!) Keep us posted.....

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I drove into Truth or Consequences today to go the Wally World and get some groceries, Boy the town is scattered all over hells half acre. While I was there I decided to drive over to Elephant Butte St Parks to get familiar because that is where I'll be going next. Boy I'm glad I did that park is hard to find your way around in. I think I've got the non Electric sites located now but just for safety's sake I think I'll take one more dry run over there and gets some site numbers in mind.. It looks like that park will be even more windy than this one. The non-electric sites are all up on a high ridge with a beautiful view of the lake. There is primitice camping on the beach and another site below the dam. I might opt for one of those. This park is full of young Mexican families and boy do they like to play their radio loud. I'm about 250 ft. from one site and their music sound like a thunder storm inside my trailer while its all closed up. Quiet hour is 10 PM I only have 1 and a half hours to go.

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