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Old 09-06-2014, 08:26 PM   #581
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... rain has set in.........damn.....
Spend some time in NM and you'll be saying "Oh Thank God it's raining!" Out here it will rain... and the rain doesn't make it to the ground. I call it "faux rain" and it's so cruel! Right now, it rained yesterday and today. Humidity level is only 79%. My skin isn't itchy.... for now. Normally I itch constantly (dry skin). I miss rain and MIST. I look at your pics of mist and tear up. *sniff - sniff* 365 days until we leave NM (not that I'm counting).

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Old 09-09-2014, 04:05 PM   #582
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Re: La Tortuga...updated 08-31-14

So I had the throne mounted and needed this


We have a local winery, it's located in the old big dry run road, elementary school (you remember the Steve Earle song Copper head road?) they had to change the name because the signs kept being stolen it's right around the corner........anyways they gave me all (but one) of their labels, I cut them down and stuck to the ceiling, kinda like a non religious shrine


I forgot about the holes in the floor from all the plumbing, and snakes or bees visiting will not be good, so 3 quick plywood covers were made last night




next.........gotta clean and pack more
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Old 09-09-2014, 07:05 PM   #583
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I forgot about the holes in the floor from all the plumbing, and snakes or bees visiting will not be good, so 3 quick plywood covers were made last night
Love the paint, the throne, and non-religious shrine and good to cover the pipe holes...some guy out here in Cali had his pet Cobra escape and was running amok...you don't need to have to get your flute out in the middle of the night and charm a snake
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I forgot about the holes in the floor from all the plumbing, and snakes or bees visiting will not be good, so 3 quick plywood covers were made last night
Love the paint, the throne, and non-religious shrine and good to cover the pipe holes...some guy out here in Cali had his pet Cobra escape and was running amok...you don't need to have to get your flute out in the middle of the night and charm a snake
worst part?
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ya'll issued a B.O.L.O. for said cobra

did they really think it could make it to the border???
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oohhhooohh also made mention of retraining LEO's to shoot Cobra's and not just dogs

luv ya'll out there.......and.....yes.....I was born in orange co. like 15 mins. from Disneyland and ferrils ice cream so "we" good"
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Old 09-11-2014, 09:07 PM   #585
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day before leaving is always a bitch.....cleaned and cleaned...installed a shoe holder for Mama.....



cut down excess holders...and...


and decided that in and out of the back with tire sucks......so it's mounted under on the frame.....getto hookup...dont try this if your scared or a wuss....
needed a center point for hook; left over chain and bolts

and here comes some getto....


and then add a snatch block....



and crank , crank and chain to frame


hope its not too low....If it hangs up on the ferry...we will grease tire...Spool up the turbo...and use all the power we have...and slide off the boat



I lost about 8 inches on the tire drop...worst case?? take sumbeotch down and throw in mu buddies truck until we get to emerald isle
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Old 09-11-2014, 10:13 PM   #586
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Getto tire mount looks ok to me It works, what more could you ask for Sometimes getto is better than Beverly Hills
Have a great time on your trip!!!
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Old 09-11-2014, 10:28 PM   #587
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Thanks BC.....it's 22:28 and Lisa and Mychael are taking pawpaw to the ER in E-town 1 hr away...he pulled his feeding tube out again two times in two days....I stayed home to get some sleep...Lisa will sleep on the road.....

c-ya'll on the beach on saturday...
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Old 09-12-2014, 06:20 AM   #588
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like the pulley system. My fuel tanks about same place as yours on Blue Bird, hoping to mount their. shouldn't loose much room
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I'm curious about how you connected the inverter.. wish you'd show that
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I'm curious about how you connected the inverter.. wish you'd show that
remind me and I will try to come up with something, fairly straight forward

here is some pics from today

temporary housing, and its not FEMA sponsored

Frisco woods in....frisco NC

canal in back

notice?????

Water, electric and SEWER...I peed in the bus first!!! ...now...now...in the toilet and flushed it...we have already used it and the sink to wash hands.....LIFE IS GOOD!!!!

still gotta bath house for showers...until next trip.

Outside spiket has already been used for feet washing and pot filling (pasta)



and sound side to the left


pulled in last night at about 9pm...no level etc..just electric for ac

(I checked level and it was close enough....by morning we "settled a few inches")

So luckly I had boards and my grate.....we drove back and forth a few times, to pack ground...then laid down wood, then grates good now 10 hrs later

got storms coming tonite

and water kicks aZZ, thank you Redbear!!! I owe you a cold

waiting on friends to show up, and then it's dinner...and folks like pictures...so wine is chilling, fish , scallops and shrimp are chilling out waiting for dinner also
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Old 09-13-2014, 06:01 PM   #591
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Water, electric and SEWER...I peed in the bus first!!! ...now...now...in the toilet and flushed it...we have already used it and the sink to wash hands.....LIFE IS GOOD!!!!


Love the pics.....ENJOY!
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Indoor toilet and running water. Gettin' upscale.
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Indoor toilet and running water. Gettin' upscale.
Shiat...we even set up an Art Gallery string art by Lisa and painting by me



Now THATS upscale......
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The string art is amazing!!!!!!
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And the painting too!!!!
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Y'all are just gettin' too citified! Next thing you know, you'll only go swimmin' in cement ponds and eat fried chicken with a knife and fork.
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just had dinner/appetizes (I already ate abunch of it before I remembered a picture...sorry)...garlic and butter shrimp, scallops with fresh basil,garlic and white/black seasame seeds sauted in olive oil; and then yellow tail tuna with a bunch of awesome-ness; topped off with a fresh pasta salad...artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, fresh basil, olives, baby corn, cucumber, mozzerella "pearls", torilleni, and zesty italian dressing and cab sauv for guys and sangria for girls...next stop????....an island, a beer and a fish taco!!!!



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just had dinner/appetizes (I already ate abunch of it before I remembered a picture...sorry)...garlic and butter shrimp, scallops with fresh basil,garlic and white/black seasame seeds sauted in olive oil; and then yellow tail tuna with a bunch of awesome-ness; topped off with a fresh pasta salad...artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, fresh basil, olives, baby corn, cucumber, mozzerella "pearls", torilleni, and zesty italian dressing and cab sauv for guys and sangria for girls...next stop????....an island, a beer and a fish taco!!!!



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Very glad you are having a good time! Wonder how that "getto" spare tire thing is going to work on the boat--just grease it up and slide aboard . Jack
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been having fun

chillin out having exspresso and latte things

new addition to decor

dinner was more yellow tail and shrimp




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