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    Computers, RVing, Geocaching, Finding the perfect bottle of wine we can afford.

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  1. We do a majority of nights in membership parks, so booking months in advance is part of the way we have traveled the for years. Plus we go to the Pacific Northwest for most of the summer and between Memorial Day and Labor Day everything is always full, especially weekends. We don't boondocks because I don't like to "rough it", I didn't work years taking no vacations, etc., so that I could do without when we retired. We have noticed that we aren't having any problems without overnight stays that we are booking a day or two ahead along the highways as we head north. We also only do
  2. But on vacation usually means one or two weeks and one typically doesn't clean out the refrigerator for that period of time. Refrigerators need a limited temperature range within which to work, hence everyone who leaves for MONTHS turns off and cleans out fridge. The question of whether to leave a/c on while gone for months at a time varies with different people. We don't leave ours on, but have friends who do. Depends upon a lot of factors.
  3. When we started we put 10% of the purchase price of the motorhome into our maintenance fund. Yes, that was a fair chunk of change and we have been adding to it, each month, for the past 16 years. From this we pay for all repairs, yearly maintenance, upgrades, replacement of tires/batteries, etc. Maybe we are unusual in the amount we set aside to begin with, but then I always had a year's worth of mortgage payments set aside, just in case, plus 6 months of living expenses.
  4. Kirk, I never said someone shouldn't get one, just said that there is another way to cover your risks. Yes, we have collision insurance on the car and the motorhome. But for each of those we have a 1K deductible, and the cost of them is reasonable. Yes, we had the funds to set up an account for repairs, but also that same fund is for routine maintenance and for replacement of tires/batteries, etc.
  5. Some of us just self-fund. Put the amount of the insurance into an account and. ADD TO IT EVERY MONTH. I know it doesn’t work for everyone, but it worked for us. Plus, we have found that if one or two parts has a problem, them both are replaced. But, you have to be steadfast in setting aside that money each month.
  6. The 101 doesn't go through Napa Valley, it runs up Sonoma Valley (more wineries in Sonoma Valley that are nicer, not as haughty as Napa). Not really a problem. We've run it Clear up - but while California and Oregon have 101 close to the coast or right on it most of the time, it it goes inland in Washington State. Where in Washington do you want to end up? As for getting through San Francisco, I have a route that will take you over the Golden Gate: Take Highway 101 up to I-280, go north on I-280 until Highway 1 joins, stay on Highway 1 and take the Highway 1 - 19th Ave exit , ge
  7. My cousin's husband caught it in February 2002 - one of the early ones in Mt. Vernon, WA (north Seattle). The person he caught it from died, he ended up in the hospital for about 5 days. He recovered and seemed to be doing well, but they would be driving somewhere and he would pull over and ask my cousin where they were going - he realized he had no idea where he was suppose to go. My cousin now writes him a note telling him where he is going (to the store for bread and milk, etc.) and then he is just fine. It doesn't happen all the time, but this has been going on for over a year now and
  8. Please place to get questioned answered is the Apple Support Community. Find the iPad discussion, paste in the question you have posted here, and you will get back several recommendations.
  9. Rod, it seems pretty clear that your are having allergic reaction to something in the environment where you are working. It would seem prudent to see a dermatologist in the area who would be familiar with local conditions, maybe someone with admitting privileges to the hospital where you are working. I am not sure why you are so hesitant to see someone in the local area.
  10. Actually Bruce, the research work was going on a lot longer than you realize, started with the SARS virus years ago, and since that is also a corona virus, it was easy to build upon it once they had the genome. Plus 'Crisper' has made a huge difference in how they can identify and work with viruses, and the mRNA based vaccines are going to make a huge difference in virology in the years to come.
  11. Every spring I do a temporary change of address to Escapees when we leave Mesa and say that it is for Six Months. Because this is a snowbird area, when we come back in the fall there is a green card in our mailbox to fill out telling them who is in the site, sign and date it and the advertisements start usually the next day. Actually, the green card is placed in the box the day after our 'stop' day - which is usually a couple of days before we leave.
  12. Cold sores on college campuses at the start of finals week!😎
  13. All about where the waste will go. Once that problem is solved, then things might look up.
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