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Old 08-23-2019, 11:01 PM   #281
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Yes I was lucky for sure. Directly after it happened I was giggling a bit about how lucky I was and at the same time worried that some brain damage caused me to giggle about it. Funny was that the swelling appeared within 20 sec. And actually not painfully. Got some homeopathic medicine from my wife and it disappeared the next day.

Anyhow.. I clearly need some more training and instruction with tire irons.
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Old 08-24-2019, 12:57 AM   #282
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I sure hope you heal up well. That knot was inttense.
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Old 08-24-2019, 10:04 PM   #283
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Thank you native.

Wednesday morning we continued to Corning. We read good reviews about the glass museum. Indeed it was very good and our girls were nicely involved. From baking ware to glass fiber and periscopes. ( telscope mirror in the background). The life glass blowing demos were super cool, ....hot I mean. Even made a glass eye.
We spend 5 hours and could have gone longer. Still needed to get back to State college. At 6.30 we arrived home..unpacked..and parked Dory. At 7.30 Smita and myself were enjoying a beer at zenos...our local hangout.
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Old 08-25-2019, 12:43 AM   #284
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Aside from the tire and head damage, it was anoher great trip!
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Old 08-26-2019, 12:00 PM   #285
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Love the Corning Museum.

Trips like this...are why we are building our bus.

Thanks for the great trip log.
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Old 03-29-2020, 09:22 AM   #286
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my Mom,



Many of you know that we choose and built this bus in 2017 (thread: "Not a skoolie") for my 95 year old dementing Mom who needed a wheel chair to get around. Traveling was a large pleasure in her life. We choose the name Dory because the bus was blue and Dory the fish in " finding Nemo" has memory loss. My Mom cut the letters for Dory out of paper.



My Mom lived close to 1-1/2 year with us here in the USA. We made several trips with her in Dory to North Carolina and the outer Banks.



One of the trips made it in a local newspaper

(https://portcitydaily.com/story/2018...t-fort-fisher/)



Unfortunately she had to leave our house back to the Netherlands forced by the uncertainties of the immigration complications in July 2018. Bus work continued after she left. (thread: Dory transit a new start) Starting 4 Jan 2019 we decided to take her bus on the above trip across the USA.


I visited her last November for 10 days in the nursing home in Hengelo, The Netherlands. Everyday she told me what a good time she had with us in the USA and that she hoped she could come back and live with us.


In the winter of 2018 we started sipping on a bottle of Cognac just before bedtime.


Four days ago I was able to talk with her. The conversation was short, as she was tired, but she said she was in a lot of pain but would like to be with us.

The last couple of days I have been drinking a sip of her bottle of Hennessy Black before going to bed.


Yesterday I had to work on a clogged sewer in on of our rentals. At home I took a sip of her Cognac to shake of the sewer disgust and noticed that the bottle was almost empty.


This morning I received the phone call that she passed away..


I am happy that our kids were able to have spend some time with her grandma



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Old 03-29-2020, 09:32 AM   #287
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Old 03-29-2020, 09:55 AM   #288
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I'mvery sorryto hear of your loss Johan. All the best to you and your family.
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Old 03-29-2020, 10:18 AM   #289
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Our condolences, Johan. It's very sweet that your children got to know grandma...she'll live on through their memories.
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Old 03-29-2020, 11:32 AM   #290
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So sorry for the loss of grandma, Johan. You and your family worked hard to make good memories that would last a lifetime. You succeeded beyond measure.
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Old 03-29-2020, 12:45 PM   #291
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Old 03-29-2020, 03:26 PM   #292
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Hello johan, my sympathies for you and yours. Today is tough but may your days get better with time. Great to share what you could of her, with us.
The sun will shine again.

RIP Mom


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Old 03-29-2020, 07:24 PM   #293
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Condolences. I think those that have posted before have said it well. You did your mother and your family well by taking her on the trip. Even in her dimentia she remembered the trip. May she live on in all of your memories. Finish that bottle in her memory.
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It is sad that she has passed, but wonderful that you had the time to give her while living with you, and take her on trips with the family. She will live in your memories.
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Dear people , Thank you all for your nice thoughts and writings.


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