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  1. On 7/7/2021 at 6:55 AM, packnrat said:

    yes lumber.

    yes fuel.

    yes food.

    i need to work on my trains, and at the cost of a sheet of plywood. ($60.- $85.00 usd) my rr might just go bankrupt.

    cost $100.usd to fill my fuel tank on my pu truck. and that's only four days commute.

    i have had to cut back on what i buy at the store. some days i do not have a quite belly... but maybe this says i can lose some weight?

    heck even the dmv has raised there tax rates to reg a truck, my 2001 fiver is now costing me over $200.usd a year. up $22.00 from last year. and that was more than the year before.

    Plywood prices are falling because the saw mills are back working. May take time to get to your area, but the mills are running!


  2. There are 3 dots on the right side of your post.  Click on it, and file a report asking the moderator to remove you.   That would be the quickest way I know of since there doesn't appear to be a way under account settings to completely remove yourself - which by design protects you from someone else removing you who isn't a moderator.

  3. 1 hour ago, Danandfreda said:

    If you sold your sticks and bricks you should not need a loan for an rv

    You assume that the house that was sold had been owned for decades and so resulted in large amount of funds from the sale.   That isn’t necessarily true.   Some of us moved around quite a bit during our working years, moving every 4-5 years, so never made huge amounts off of each house.   

  4. Due dates don't stop you from paying ahead of time.   I pay our credit cards the day after the billing cycle closes, and sometimes during the month I'll go ahead and pay a big charge on the card ahead of the closing date.   With online payments you can set up weekly payments on credit cards so that you have ALWAYS paid at least the minimum due by any due date.    Yes, it takes a little work to get to that point, but it can be done.  

  5. 1 hour ago, Chalkie said:

    Yes, it would have been nice if once you had your second shot they would have laminated it like a drivers license with a hard to forge (note I did not say impossible) laminate.

    But you will probably need a third shot, and there is room 9n the card we received for that 3rd shot.

  6. 25 minutes ago, Chalkie said:

    Thanks for the link Kirk, but those are made in China, that is a non-starter for me when there are multiple listings on Amazon KN95 masks that are made in the USA.

    Then order those.  Kirk just provided the link, and once there SEVERAL different types were offered in addition to the one he linked to.  He was providing a service, not looking for masks meeting requirements he didn’t know were required when he posted.  Yes, it is a little thing, but better response would have been:  “Thanks Kirk, I was able to use that link to find US made masks in addition to the one you used as an example “. 

  7. Randy,  remember we are talking about people who already are vaccinated, so  the masks are a secondary line of defense, the vaccination being that first line of defense.   The masks will grab 50% or more, depending upon type, of  viral particles being exhaled by the infected person,  so that if you walk through an area where they were, assuming you are still keeping distance from them, a lot of those exhaled particles are on the floor, you are blocking a large share of what remained in the air, and the smaller amount that might get through are handled by your immunization.    I went into Fred Meyers and Walgreens yesterday, in the Seattle area, and wore my mask.  And saw a LOT of white haired older individuals like myself, with their masks on.   And this area doesn't have a massive outbreak, but in a large box store with lots of people, I just feel more comfortable having a little bit more protection. 

  8. Before we went full timing in '06, I went through 2 shredders getting rid of old paperwork.  We have file boxes full of old bank statements, etc., from when we were married in 1966!  All the boxes had multiple stickers on them from the various moving companies we used for all our moves around the country.   Checks from the first week we were married - $15 for groceries for the week!

  9. 2 hours ago, RV_ said:

    Actually they have had several summers in a row where it has been warmer than usual.  And the ocean water is getting warmer all the way up the West Coast, so it wouldn't take much to trigger a kill, plus increased temperature would have caused a lot of dissolved oxygen in shallower bays to dissipate.  We have had 5 straight weeks with no rain and NOW are moving into the warm, dry months of July and August.   There are watering bans in every town we have been in the past few weeks.  And, of course, burn bans all over the state as the fire danger is high.  

  10. 2 hours ago, sandsys said:

    Correct. And the new base plate on his car will not connect to it. So he'll need a new hitch on the RV.


    If you are towing four down the only thing you might need is to add a drop extension to the existing RV hitch.  Is that what you are talking about?  Depends upon what type of motorhome.  With our Class C it was a straight fit, but with the DP we had to add a drop extension for the Subaru and the CMax.   The drops are not specific to any particular base plate. 

  11. 21 minutes ago, Darryl&Rita said:

    And a Roadmaster tow bar won't connect to Blue Ox baseplates.

    I believe that there are now adapters made so if the car has one base plate there is away to use the other's arms.   I believe they are third party items.  

  12. 3 hours ago, Randyretired said:

    Pfizer is proposing a 3rd dose to help with the delta variance.

    To be specific they are asking the FDA for the go ahead to do clinical trials to see if the booster shot will improve the titer level (amount of Covid-19 antibodies) circulating relative to those who don't get a third booster shot.  If trials do not show an improvement in level (which means 1/2 of the trial participants would get placebos and not the 3rd booster shot) then a booster will not be offered.  The trial would also show if reactions to a 3rd shot are likely to be stronger than with the second shot.    It is tricky to figure out when a booster is needed and what the likely reactions will be.

    UPDATE - so now they are asking for an EUA (emergency use authorization) to go ahead and begin a 3rd dose. Guess they information they are getting out of Israel have tipped in favor of getting the EUA while other trials of combinations are going on.   

    Of course there are questions to be answered, specifically, will the 3rd dose be free, or will we have to pay, and how will we go about getting the 3rd dose to everyone, when they are trying to get 1st and 2nd doses in arms across the country.     What fun it will be trying to figure out where to get boosters this fall while traveling.   Of course, since it is only 1 shot, no worry about being able to get the second before leaving an area.   

  13. You need to book TT at least 60 days out.  And for some parks, that isn't enough, especially in some really "hot" areas between Memorial Day and Labor Day.   I was amazed that the TT Birch Bay actually had a few sites open over 4th of July, but then a lot of those who use this park come from Canada, and since they couldn't cross, there was room for others.   

  14. 2 hours ago, Rich&Sylvia said:

    Inflation may soon make the original post a moot question - or answered with a simple "No".

    Doesn't matter what we know to be true, the "I'm better than you because I don't spend money" folks will always be striving to say they can get by on the least amount of money.   Being honest with people would seem to be a more moral stance to take, rather than creating false hope that causes them to embark on a course that will probably lead to disaster.  

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