View Poll Results: Are you a hippie skoolie or a redneck skoolie?
hippie full timer 2 5.41%
hippie weekender 2 5.41%
redneck full timer 1 2.70%
redneck weekender 5 13.51%
none of the above 5 13.51%
a little bit of all 22 59.46%
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:07 PM   #21
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Re: Hippie or redneck

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R I have one child left in public school, and next year she too will be homeschooled.
Homeschoolers unite! YAY!
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:20 PM   #22
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Actually, a church/school, Bethel. My wife and I would like to go to a school they have there to further prepare us for missions, our eventual goal I also LOVE the area. I know it's a ways away, but I work in Lodi a lot and love it. Don't have much time for Socal, but I like most of Northern California. The Shasta area is a pretty perfect picture of what my wife and I love.

Where in TN? I also work just south of Nashville a lot.
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30 miles east of Nashville. If you are ever in the area, PM me. We can meet and go to Cracker Barrel. Yum.
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Re: Hippie or redneck

Just ran across this... Figured it would fit nicely in this thread:

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Old 05-10-2013, 03:09 PM   #24
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Re: Hippie or redneck

If we use those instead of lawn chairs..... do you think the politically correct anti-sitting-in-lawn-chairs-while-overnighting-in-a-Wal-Mart-parking-lot RVers would get upset?

I want to park the bus in a Wal-Mart parking lot, crank up the open frame contractor generator, fire up the little table top gas grill, throw a couple burgers on the grill, pour a beverage into a wide mouth quart sized canning jar, get out a couple of wheel barrows to sit in... and relax while we watch the "air show" (bats chasing bugs around the parking lot lights). We don't have an awning on the bus, so we can't open the awning up.

If we did that, do you think anyone would say anything to us?
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30 miles east of Nashville. If you are ever in the area, PM me. We can meet and go to Cracker Barrel. Yum.
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I have one child left in public school, and next year she too will be homeschooled.
Homeschoolers unite! YAY!
Haha...yup! I LOVE the flexibility it offers and the opportunities it opens up. We have let them all decide what they wanted to do, with one exception (my oldest hit a rough patch in 8th grade), and I am very happy they have now all decided to be homeschooled. We have even asked our oldest a couple times if she wants to try public again, and she looks at us like we are crazy. This fits us

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That...is fairly awesome, lol
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Maybe make a cushion to fit in the wheel barrow to soften up the seat. Something with ruffles and lace?

What does a wheel barrow go for nowadays? I'm serious. This sounds like fun. Maybe I can design a folding chair that just LOOKS like a wheelbarrow from a distance. I gotta go find a pencil and some paper.
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Something with ruffles and lace?
Gah, no ruffles and lace, please.

On the other hand; I double-dog dare ya to do it.
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:35 AM   #28
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Re: Hippie or redneck

Definitely not hippie, just plain redneck. Wasn't born that way. I grew into it. The west coast kind, not the W. VA kind.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:00 PM   #29
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Re: Hippie or redneck . . . or Yankee?

I think I checked "A little bit of all" the other day. On the hippie side, I had listened to eclectic "underground radio" in high school when my classmates were listening to "Bubblegum" pop. My hair was long enough to get paged into the principal's office for inspection with the superintendent, but not quite long enough that I was told not to come back without a haircut. I did a little bit of couch surfing in college, but not much.

What I really think I am is part Yankee. No, not those nasty boys in blue who created so much trouble for Dixie almost two centuries ago, or the fat bankers who sent them there. All my ancestors were still living across the pond then. And no, not those clean-shaven millionaires wearing pinstripes and playing a children's game in the Bronx.

What I am talking about is the northern equivalent of an "Appalachian American." One who lives in an area where the two seasons are winter and August, or perhaps in gentler climates where the seasons are snow, mud, black fly, mosquito, and leaves. The kind of person who stubbornly keeps farming on soil whose only reliable crop is chunks of granite.

Why do I identify this way, you ask? Because one can usually find a pile of things out back of a Yankee's lair that in themselves don't work, but are recognized as having a few valuable parts that are not broken. Through "Yankee Ingenuity," salvaged parts can be used to resurrect a dying piece of apparatus, or combined to make a totally new and "interesting" one.

Like a Skoolie.

For example, I once bought a used Ford Festiva to commute in, after leaving a job that provided a company truck. The old Festiva made quite a noise whenever I pushed in the clutch to up-shift. It turns out the front motor mount was hanging in the air, because the front body beam that was supposed to be under the radiator had been rusted by road salt and was completely gone. More precisely, the front end of the front-to-rear engine carrier was lying on top of the torsion or anti-sway bar. When I accelerated, the engine lifted in the air, hinged from the firewall end mount. When I stepped on the clutch, it dropped back down with a "clunk."

An afternoon with a hacksaw and electric drill, plus some angle iron cut from a salvaged bed spring frame, and it was better than new. The bed frame angle iron bolted up between the remaining frame and the torsion bar mounts, and the front motor mount bolted nicely onto the bed spring frame, which was much stronger than the original old-style Korean steel. A fitting repair for a Yankee or a Redneck.

Being a radio guy, I have garages full of "dead radios" that might have good switches, knobs, LEDs, relays, or bits of colored wire that might be useful some day. I suppose I have a few mechanical treasures too, but not so much. Finding time to sort through the piles is getting harder and harder, but every time I pull a few parts out of a pile and solve a household problem, I am a hero.
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one can usually find a pile of things out back of a Yankee's lair that in themselves don't work, but are recognized as having a few valuable parts that are not broken.
I resemble that.

I am amazed at how much of that stuff is now going into the skoolie.
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