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Old 06-10-2015, 06:22 AM   #21
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My late father, who spent his whole life turning wrenches until mental health issues took away that ability, would probably have probably been down here every weekend helping gut and then rebuild the interior, while figuring out how to work on air systems.
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Old 06-10-2015, 06:23 AM   #22
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My folks recently wanted their garage cleaned out.
they wouldn't even allow my bus on their property to load up their crap from the garage.
I gotta agree with Nat on this one. If they don't want to even take an interest in what you're doing, it's time to say "Adios".
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Old 06-10-2015, 08:17 AM   #23
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My brother was interested enough to say, "bring it by someday so I can help you with the details". Then he came by one day, saw it and said, "my neighbor will have a problem with that in front of the house so don't bring it over". My son lives in a neighborhood where almost every house has a carport built for an oversized motorhome. He said he would build one for us so we could visit after we sell our house and start traveling. What a son.
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Old 06-10-2015, 02:47 PM   #24
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my son had a buddy of his come by the house the other day... one of "those well to do kids" that's constantly a thorn in my side because of peer pressure.... They're the ones that have to have the new ford Raptor and momma's gotta drive the newest Cadillac Escalade that gets detailed at the dealership monthly, and a LIFTED 2WD chevrolet truck with iirritating 50 series flowmasters, etc...
well, this kid comes by before my son got home... and I start in about alternative living, and he say's "Yeah, ***** told me what you've been studying and thought it was weird at first, but he's thinking it's pretty cool now".
So, I pull up the laptop and my information, a lot of build pics, info, etc... This kid thought it was so cool, was really impressed, and actually said "I could see myself living like that!"

And not 10 minutes later, I'm standing beside his lifted 2WD and I tell him I've got some stuff that will clear those hazy headlights in about 20 minutes... and he says "nah, that's ok.... dad's going to buy some new ones"

Why do some people just throw money at everything? Spend 20 minutes and LEARN SOMETHING NEW!
this kid is soft, and if he ever makes it.... it'll be from dad's dime!

My son tried out for a college baseball exhibition, (he'll be a high school senior) and was drafted into the roster as pitcher, along with the kid above... I couldn't pay the $275 entry fee, plus drive 4 hours and stay 4 days in a hotel... because we'd just made an unplanned trip to Texas last week to pick up that Dodge Charger... I apologized to my son that I couldn't pay it.... His reply was "It's ok, I needed the car more".

The soft kid got drafted also into left field, and replied that he'd attend the same day, where we'd had 12 days to decide if we could afford it. It just wasn't in the cards, and my son understood that.... then went out and got a job the next day so he could pay his insurance and tags.

I see adult peer pressure as well as childhood peer pressure all the time.

There's times when we're trying to figure out where the next meal is coming from, and my son understands that.... But, I've also taken these boys to dinner and watched this kid not leave a tip, where I've taught my son to always leave a tip!

I teach my son NEEDS vs. WANTS.

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This is why abandoned mine shafts were invented. Before anyone gets their panties in a bunch, I WAS KIDDING!
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Old 06-10-2015, 03:01 PM   #25
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This is why abandoned mine shafts were invented. Before anyone gets their panties in a bunch, I WAS KIDDING!
I'm so sorry if you felt the rant was directed at you... I was essentially musing over some things that I was dealing with in my situation, it sure wasn't directed at anyone in particular.

I'm kinda on edge with trying to learn as much as I can here, and being on a time schedule to make a very big change in my life. And I was basically trying to convey the obstacles I was running into with friends and family.
If I stepped on anyone's toes, it was certainly not my intention.

I value everyone's opinion here, and I see this site as a valuable tool, and I'm trying to gain the most I can from it.
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I'm so sorry if you felt the rant was directed at you... I was essentially musing over some things that I was dealing with in my situation, it sure wasn't directed at anyone in particular.

I'm kinda on edge with trying to learn as much as I can here, and being on a time schedule to make a very big change in my life. And I was basically trying to convey the obstacles I was running into with friends and family.
If I stepped on anyone's toes, it was certainly not my intention.

I value everyone's opinion here, and I see this site as a valuable tool, and I'm trying to gain the most I can from it.

I think you misinterpreted my post. The mine shaft was for the punk kid. Not sure what you thought. Sometimes people don't get my humor. That's OK, I won't hold it against you. Just remember one thing...


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and I am always hungry!!!
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Old 06-10-2015, 03:17 PM   #28
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whew, I guess I did misinterpret the post.... we're cool!

And this was my favorite scene!
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whew, I guess I did misinterpret the post.... we're cool!

And this was my favorite scene!
Don't know this movie. I'll have to look it up.
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Old 06-10-2015, 07:51 PM   #30
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My wife and I are getting ready to jettison a bunch of our junk and live in our bus full-time as our tiny home. We just moved from one apartment to another and we agreed a bunch of this crap NEEDS to GO!

No, you're not crazy. You are resourceful in your thinking. THEY are crazy for not thinking beyond their nose..... Just sayin'.....
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