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Old 02-21-2012, 10:50 AM   #21
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Re: Hello, from B.C. Canada

Love those Vardos! Please do keep us posted as you build. There are some great research & reference sites online and of course, the book "Rolling Homes", if you can still find it. Best of luck with the buildout and have fun.
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:58 PM   #22
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Hi Tango,

I have a copy of Rolling Homes, the "Turtles" book by Roger Beck and I just got "The New Gypsy Caravan" http://www.amvardo.com if you want to check that out.

Only problem I have at the moment is that the plans in the Caravan book don't fit my trailer base, being designed for a 4X8 unit and mine is 6ft 6 in X 8+.

My pattern adjuster passed away last year so I'm on my own for this project and doing a lot of thinking about it.

Knitting and thinking, it's been raining a lot here so I'm knitting, thinking, and knitting some more.

Timbuk, when you move out here, bring rain gear and boots, Lake Cowichan gets more rain than we do. It also gets more snow, so be sure to pack your snowshovel!!

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Old 03-05-2012, 08:41 PM   #23
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:18 PM   #24
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See Timbuk,

It's a Penny Parker, great mileage because it never moves!!! Grows kale well in that white tub though!

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Old 04-11-2012, 09:09 PM   #25
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Re: Hello, from B.C. Canada

Hi Gang,

Well we used up the bit of good weather we had on the garden. I did get some stuff cleaned out of Pit Stop and got Rick to have a bonfire so the yard got cleaner.

Pit Stop is all ready for her new door, just have to build a door frame and find a door the right width and length.

We've been doing that in the house too because the bathroom door warped and fell apart (hollow core door)

Tomorrow we get an improvement in power. All these years I've lived here I've put up with 70 amp service, tomorrow it jumps to 200.

Nothing else new. Just wish it would stop raining so I could get more done.

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Old 06-04-2012, 08:08 PM   #26
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Re: Hello, from B.C. Canada

All is well here, the garden is growing, Pit Stop is being a shed and my Mercedes van is too, this home renovation stuff is the pits.

Still have to get hot water tank installed and shower plumbed in.

Been helping some friends move since I got my van back on the road and got quite a few things given to me that will be useful for my various projects. I'm also baby-sitting a 24 ft Riviera Star sailboat. Would love to buy it if I had more money!

Otherwise, nothing much new.

I hope everyone is doing well

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prob raining there as much as on ore coast...
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:06 PM   #28
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Re: Hello, from B.C. Canada

We've had gorgeous weather this week and I went out sailing with my friend that owns the boat I'm baby-sitting. Rick has been gardening and besides sailing I've been helping my friend clean house because he's moving to the Kootenays but will come down to sail and just visit sometimes.

That little boat sure flies along since we got the bottom cleaned, however we did get becalmed at one point and took advantage of the no wind situation to eat lunch.

Then we picked up a BIG gust of wind and the boat leaned and a bunch of stuff in the cabin went flying so I had to clean up when the wind passed us.

Pit Stop is still being a shed for the moment and so is Mercy and my silly old van is having wiper motor trouble.

The joys of owning a vehicle, fix that next I guess and my friend and I are going to do some work on the boat next month, she needs rust retardant on the keel and anti fouling paint

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I feel it would be prudent to buy a geiger counter if I were on the west coast so you will have peace of mind. Iodine tablets and an exit plan. Probably me being persnickety, but that's just the way the world is.
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I'm not really religious but if it is God's will that this Island sinks, so be it.

This is my home and for the moment, I don't intend to leave it

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