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Sure is quiet!

Unread postby Limey on Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:05 pm

I take it every one is off camping - unlike me who is hobbling around on crutches and can't do anything! :cry: :cry:

Not feeling sorry for myself yet, as Dr says I may be able to walk (with a plastic boot on) in about 9 days (if all goes well), and we have trips planned for first two weekends in August - which hopefully we may not have to cancel! :D
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Unread postby pwall on Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:33 pm

Yep, I agree. Sure is quiet.
Can we assume then that we'll soon have 'camping trip reports' ? :)
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Re: Sure is quiet!

Unread postby mikhen on Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:31 pm

Goin this weekend, local Christmas in July, and yes we decorate. Some may say too much, but there is never enough for me. Again in 2 weeks, different CG, still a Christmas in July.
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Unread postby mikhen on Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:51 pm

Speaking of being quiet, anf getting the word out. What was decided on the logo for this friendly forum?
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Unread postby Ozimo on Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:31 pm

Our group of laid-back campers decided a midnight raid on Devon Isl was appropriate. It was the first time in over a year that our families were able to be together in Summer at Resolute (Cornwallis Isl) As most know, I am a fisherman and usually spend my year at sea. But it's nice to be home every few years, if for nothing else to see how much trouble the kids have found themselves at school. Mine are teenagers going on 30. My brother and his brood of girls were visiting from Iqaluit and my dearest friends had found jobs on the "lakers", so were unable to come up to the real North country, above lat 74.

Anyway, tent camping on a deserted 1000 sq km island poses it's own problems - Devon is a giant Arctic desert, where fresh water is not found. One needs to bring their own. The only settlement, Dundas Harbour , was last populated in the 50's - but the remnants of the buildings are preserved.

A few species of rodents are found there along with a couple of large herds of muskoxen.
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Re: Sure is quiet!

Unread postby bert64 on Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:57 pm

Been a hot summer, being I install ac's & furnaces I've been putting in 14 hour days.
Going out again this week-end. Taking the kids to Marineland in Niagra falls.
They have a campground right there for a discounted rate.
We have been doing campgrounds local to us on weekends so far this year, big trip is on hold till it slows down.

Looks like it maybe a late trip this year.

Got to thank the wife since she has everything ready for me when I get home on Friday, I just have to turn the key and go. :D
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Unread postby LoudRam on Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:30 pm

I'm still here. I wish I was camping. Too many things going on this year. Not a good summer.
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Unread postby mikhen on Sat Aug 07, 2010 7:54 am

LoudRam wrote:I'm still here. I wish I was camping. Too many things going on this year. Not a good summer.


I hear ya. We've only been out 5 times. Usually a lot more by now. May be going next weekend. O well, we'll be making that up in December. Headin to Disney.
For now, it's work and get out when we can. Been a busy summer, like you said.
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Unread postby Little Kopit on Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:20 pm

Having had open heart surgery, double by-pass, just 3.5 weeks ago, ...............
HOME is VERY NICE!!! I have 1.5 acres.

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Re: Sure is quiet!

Unread postby LoudRam on Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:48 pm

Little Kopit wrote:Having had open heart surgery, double by-pass, just 3.5 weeks ago, ...............
HOME is VERY NICE!!! I have 1.5 acres.

:mrgreen:


Yes, stay at home and rest. 1.5 acres is enough ground to go camping on. Get well soon.
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Unread postby bert64 on Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:21 am

Little Kopit wrote:Having had open heart surgery, double by-pass, just 3.5 weeks ago, ...............
HOME is VERY NICE!!! I have 1.5 acres.

:mrgreen:


Hope you have a fast recovery, you'll be out camping soon and have a good campfire story. :D
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Unread postby pwall on Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:04 pm

Get well soon! :)
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Unread postby Little Kopit on Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:09 pm

Thanks all,

I can't drive until September. This is the operation where they break your rib cage. 8 weeks for it to knit together more or less.

Yesterday I was to a family reunion and my ride had a similar operation last year. He and his DW were saying it takes a year.

Hence, camping probably won't be until next year.

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Re: Sure is quiet!

Unread postby Zinger on Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:29 pm

Little Kopit wrote:Thanks all,

I can't drive until September. This is the operation where they break your rib cage. 8 weeks for it to knit together more or less.

Yesterday I was to a family reunion and my ride had a similar operation last year. He and his DW were saying it takes a year.

Hence, camping probably won't be until next year.

But still :mrgreen:


Well I guess the bad news is no camping at least the good news is that your on the mend for many more years of camping. In the meantime come up with a few threads for this forum and get things going again.
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Unread postby Limey on Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:21 pm

Lordy, LK! Makes my severed tendon seem like a paper cut! Get well soon - take it slow and easy and let us know how its going.

We just got back from our first trip since my surgery, and I have to tell you it is not easy setting up and breaking down a 5er from camp when your foot is in a walking cast - but we managed! Next weeked we are off on a 4 day trip, up into the mountains. Going to double tow the boat and give that a shot. Too nice a lake not to take the boat! :D
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Unread postby mikhen on Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:05 pm

Get well and camping soon. I guess you are now officially a member of the zipper club.
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Unread postby Little Kopit on Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:26 pm

mikhen wrote:Get well and camping soon. I guess you are now officially a member of the zipper club.



The marks/scars, style of, where the staples were, you mean?

Yes,

Home is ever so good right now.

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Unread postby bobnliz on Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:57 pm

Little Kopit wrote:Thanks all,

I can't drive until September. This is the operation where they break your rib cage. 8 weeks for it to knit together more or less.

Yesterday I was to a family reunion and my ride had a similar operation last year. He and his DW were saying it takes a year.

Hence, camping probably won't be until next year.

But still :mrgreen:


Been there and they are right; takes about a year to recover. For me, the hard part was the back pain, which was maybe 12 on a scale of 1 to 10.
Believe me, a hot shower worked miracles. Wishing you a speedy recovery, Lizzy
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Unread postby Little Kopit on Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:26 pm

THANK YOU re. back pain.

I was figuring things were weakened. I've been preparing veggies for the freezer with many breaks. That and many things give me back and neck pain. The health souls (not physiotherapists) have been saying it must be something else.

Trying to walk often.

So far 2 outings last week and one on for this Saturday.

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Unread postby bobnliz on Sat Aug 14, 2010 3:19 pm

I know what you mean. It's really hard to go from fit to what feels like crippled. I went from trotting up the bunny hill at 10,800 ft to not being able to sweep the kitchen floor or make the bed. Keep persevering, it's worth it.
From a friend I found out that when they open up your chest, all the connective tissue attached to your ribs and spine is bruised and torn. Takes a long time to repair, but it will repair.
'Mineral Ice' was also very helpful. Hang in there, Lizzy
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Unread postby Mike in Calgary on Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:27 am

OK, I confess. I was one of the guilty ones that was out camping. We just did 2 weeks starting at the beautiful Mount Kidd RV resort in Kananaskis west of Calgary for 2 nights. For the kids, this was their favorite campground on the entire trip. Its quite close to Calgary (Yet so far away) so it can be difficult to get reservations, but I managed to get in on August long weekend. We had a huge site with both of our trailers on it and a bit of room left over for 1 truck. The weather was a bit dodgy, and the mosquitoes were bad in the open areas, but it is a fabulous campgroud.
After Mt Kidd, we drove up the spectacular Icefields Parkway that connects Banff and Jasper National Parks. I've lived in Alberta for 27 years and I can't believe that its taken me so long to make it up to Jasper. Banff is beautiful, but Jasper is amazing. Were were booked at Whistlers Campground just outside Jasper townsite. This is a huge campground with 781 sites just off the parkway. Our highlight was 3 elk that charged through our site on the last night. I'm glad that one of them wasn't a large buck with a full rack as it probably would have done a lot of damage to my awning.
Our next destination was Clearwater, BC which is about 150 km north of Kamloops. Were stayed at the KOA and it was typical of most other KOA's that we've stayed at; friendly service, lots of amenities, but fairly scrappy sites. There's a lot to see and do it this area since it borders Wells Grey Provincial Park and its abundant and spectacular waterfalls. We also did a river rafting trip, but next time the kids will be ready for some white water thrills. There's 4 or 5 rafting companies in Clearwater, so there is a lot good white water to be found in the area.
After 3 nights in Clearwater, it was off to Kamloops for 2 nights. We like to hit a larger center in the middle of a longish road trip so we ca replenish our supplies. We stay at Knustford RV Park just south of Kamloops a few klicks. Its not a bad place to stay, but doesn't have a lot of amenities, but there was a lot of other kids around so mine stayed busy and generally enjoyed it when it wasn't raining. We had always just passed right through Kamloops on many previous trips (My MIL lives on Vancouver Island) so we decided that this time we would stop for a couple of days and check out the city. I'm glad we did. Its quite a nice place.
We left Kamloops and headed down the highway to Salmon Arm, BC where we were booked for 3 nights at Pierre's Point Campground on the shores of Lake Shuswap which is a huge and very popular lake in the BC interior. We had originally booked beach front sites, but upon arrival we discovered that the sites were too short for our trailers and too narrow for our liking. We managed to secure 2 different sites and enjoyed ourselves so much that we ended up staying for a 4th night.
We were planning to stay one more night on the way back towards home since the kids really wanted to have a campfire (The entire province of BC is currently under a campfire ban), but by the time we made it to Lake Louise, it was full and overflow was starting to fill up. Since we didn't want to camp in what amounts to a gravel pit, we pointed towards home and got in about midnight.
Overall, it was a great trip and all of the places that we visited, I would gladly visit again.
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Unread postby Little Kopit on Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:14 am

Mike, we trust there are pics to come.

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Unread postby pwall on Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:08 pm

Yep, definitely need pictures.....did it really happen if there's no pictures ?? :mrgreen:
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Unread postby plainsman48 on Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:32 am

Since returning from the Waterton trip and visiting Guatemala, I suffered a major set back. Three weeks ago I had quad bypass surgery. Because I had no health insurance - prior existing condition, I needed cash fast. Not wanting to cripple my employees, I sold them the entire company lock-stock & barrel. So, all the trucks and rv's were sold along with the house. We kept 10 acres for the children.

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In the meantime, whilst in hospital with tubes up my nose and elsewhere, my new and very good friend Capt. Abe arrived to visit along with Big AL with "gifts". To get me back into the swing of things he's added me to his "crew" for next season. And, get this - he GAVE me a 60ft River Queen houseboat with recently overhauled Chrysler 318's (5.2L) gas engines and a UniMog diesel with an Alaskan camper. Big AL said they were just "laying" about. They needed to be run to maintain them and put me in charge!!! :o

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Unread postby Little Kopit on Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:08 am

Well, me son, this I understand. After all I had a double bypass on July 13.

But 'twasn't until Sept 28, when I saw a specialist that I learned I am not to lift anything over 10 pounds for the first 6 months. If I do, I run the risk of pulling that rib cage apart, the specialist says. Here, I'd thought I could start building up my strength after I was allowed to drive (at 8 weeks). HA!

Still, you know do something physical and get in the 2 -- 20 minute walks per day and you'll be coming along. & around here they say it takes a year.

Welcome the land of being a cabbage - Coronary Artery Bypass Graft or sometimes called MI (micardial infarcation) - my medic alert braclet says MI/ CAB x2. etc.

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Unread postby plainsman48 on Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:14 pm

MI/CAB x4

The rib spreader broke two middle ribs and those were sistered with mylar and re-attached. Lift 10 pounds? No way, not for a long while. Big AL said his cousin had a quad and she changed completely. No longer the bitch - actually nice and quiet and has nice things to say to him. Gosh, I don't want that happening to me! I couldn't stand being "nice" to everyone. :lol:
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Gotta remove that truck from avatar and find photos of the Unimog
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Unread postby frank on Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:10 am

What is this the form for bypass
I just had a quad myself actually I go to the doctor today for my first check up hoping I will get the okay to go south for the winter
hoping everybody is recovering fine I feel really good it's been about two months and everything is healing well let's :) see what everyone has to say
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Unread postby Little Kopit on Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:38 pm

Have you had follow up with your family doctor or a specialist.

I have 2nd visit with cardio people next week.

The biggest thing anyone has said is walk.

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Unread postby frank on Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:09 am

Yes lots of walking and as far as doctors appointment yesterday I had a doctors appointment with the cardio Dr. today I have any appointment with the surgeon and then next week the family doctor and I got the okay from the cardio Dr.to go south so hopefully I will get the same from the surgeon today and then we will start getting ready for Texas I hope everyone will is feeling well I know I do but all in all it is quite the experience
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Unread postby Little Kopit on Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:47 pm

Now, just get out and walk before you drive - 20 minutes.

Or put this in your IPod for the pace:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOrjcLJ2IE0&feature=player_embedded


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Unread postby frank on Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:07 am

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now that was pretty good yes lots of walking not today it's raining out there
well I got the okay from the surgeon to go so he says it will be good for us lots of relaxing things are looking up :D
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Unread postby Little Kopit on Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:32 pm

I did walk before breakfast this morning because rain was light.

Hurricane Tomas is giving us his leavings or churning outtakes. 4 days of rain, but warm. Almost room temperature. Upper 60s. Thus, walk when I can.

I see 2 specialists Monday. I think one is to show me some of the physical activity I can do to keep ye olde arms and chest from atrophying further.

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Unread postby frank on Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:22 am

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lots of walking is good for you but not in the rain I would not want to get sick after this surgery as I said earlier I see my specialist on Wednesday everything is good I am healing well so he gave me the okay to go south for the winter are you feeling well doing well I am very surprised on how well everything is going after such a major surgery it was nothing that I expect I expected much worse will okay enough of that
why is everything so quiet here well I guess that's about it I will wait till I hear from you I hope everything is going well for you :lol:
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Unread postby Little Kopit on Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:39 pm

I see two cardio people on Monday, about 6 weeks since the last.

We will see what they think. I believe/hope one of the two is to show me what I can do physically. No, I can't get down on hands and knees. The upper body is over 10 lbs. But one has to keep the arms, shoulders, etc. doing something. & I hope this person has purposive suggestions. I'm not one for going to the gym and doing exercises to music or such boring things. Well, to me they are boring.

Not long after Ben Johnson had his Olympic gold medal taken away I went to a talk by a former runner. What he had done was to get a PHD in psychology and become a university professor. But the talk was about the chance he had had to train for a running career under Charlie Francis, who was also Ben Johnson's coach. & what he talked about was the exercises and the amount of time he was expected to spend in physical training by rote. He could do much more of that than I can.

But I'm hoping this nurse/phsysio or whatever is more like me.

As for rain, well I have a garage I can go hide out in. I won't go out if it's really pouring hard, but lightly yes. I can do 5 minute circuits and duck into garage with the doors open and dry the jacket a bit, then another 5 min. I haven't managed that today. I did go take some pics and that's another interest.

I'm thinking of ski poles or two canes for security and to go walking unplowed roads or such on snow. Or snowshoeing. You know I love snow. A nice -2 to -10 light breeze day with or without sun. It's enlivening. I want to be up for that.

Where are you going to go down south?

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Unread postby frank on Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:02 am

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I'm with you on that gum stuff I have a friend who is a truck driver and he comes home on the weekends and wants me to go to the gym with him that's not for me he says lots of girls looked at that all my heart needs
as far as going south we are heading to Texas to the Rio Grande Valley area we were there two years ago for two months and it was great that year we did a lot of traveling around seeing the area and we went to Mexico a couple times we call it our booze run this year we will probably do more relaxing won't need to travel around a lot we will probably go to Mexico once or twice and maybe down to South Padre Island we spent a week there two years ago it is very nice down there this is what we do with our RV is go south for the winners we have a fifth wheel as you can see in the picture that's what we bought it for two years ago when I got home from Texas we went to the East Coast for a month downtown Halifax PEI that was very nice also that's about it besides doing a little traveling we spend a lot of time with their kids and grandchildren will talk to you later hope you're feeling well when did you have your surgery I had mine September 23 :D
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Unread postby Little Kopit on Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:01 am

My surgery was July 13.

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Re: Sure is quiet!

Unread postby frank on Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:03 am

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July 13 so it has been some time so just how are you doing I am finding this very interesting when I talk to people who has had the same surgery as you and I like myself I think I'm doing quite well I'm getting around walking driving the other day I cleaned the yard up tomorrow I will try and clean the garage up a little bit so if you don't mind when you get back to me let me know what you are doing will talk to you later once again hope you're feeling great
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Re: Sure is quiet!

Unread postby Little Kopit on Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:52 am

Frank, I thought you had open heart surgery.

Have you talked about lifting with your doctor. I've been told I should not lift more than 10 lbs for the first 6 months, if I want my rib cage to heal together. I was even told I should not have big dogs. Of course, that is dumb. You don't give up friends like dogs!!!

I'm hoping my specialist appointment will give me some good ideas on what is ok. I've been doing things like making basic stools to put around my 1.5 acres. & I've wanted them some time. It's really rather simple carpentry. 1 made per heavily rainy day.

& watch it on the driving. I feel it in my rib cage when I reach the 2 hour mark for driving. Yet, taking camera and getting out and exploring is rather fun.

Check with your doctor on the lifting.

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Re: Sure is quiet!

Unread postby frank on Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:32 am

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yes I'm quite aware of the rib cage it's funny that you mentioned that that was my biggest fear because right after surgery I felt so sick to my stomach that I thought I was to throw up and that rib cage separating scare me to death but it did not happen
and as far as lifting I would not anything too heavy I had a meeting last week with my surgeon and he said I could lift but be very careful so far I have done exactly what the doctors have told me and I will not change that I will not put myself in jeopardy of hurting myself especially the rib cage :idea:
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Re: Sure is quiet!

Unread postby Little Kopit on Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:40 am

Yes, I have thought my specialists have 'ideas about what women can do'. Not very realistic ones.

I supervised a job where a female was expected to do courier work. For a long time the hiring powers that be let me get away with including a lifting question in the interview - 2 cu box with 40 lbs in it. Every single interviewee showed willing. In those days I was good to lift 100 lbs. My goal in the spring will be 60 or so.

But given that I'm 4 months along and did lift 33 lbs about 8 weeks ago, I think I'll just quietly set my standard at 15. Next month add another 5 lbs occasionally, etc. 6 months is up in mid January.
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Re: Sure is quiet!

Unread postby frank on Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:31 am

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well what's going on buddy I haven't talked to you in a couple days are you keeping out of trouble getting the garage cleaned up so what have you been up to not much going on this website right now talk to you in a little bit :D
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Re: Sure is quiet!

Unread postby Little Kopit on Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:10 pm

Wuz up! The sun, me son, that's wuz up. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Picked up a bit 'o tinder from the yard is all I've done besides walking. Around here just about everyone has a wood stove. I don't use it that much, but having kindling beats using a hatchet, right?

When do you all head south?

& what part of ON are you in?

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Re: Sure is quiet!

Unread postby frank on Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:05 pm

You be careful picking up timber
yes I went for three walks today the weather here is unbelievable nice and warm for November
my son he burns wood all weather he cuts off his land he has 40 acres and that's where it gets all is wood
we live about two hours east of Toronto in a city called Belleville ont well at about it for now talk to you later
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Unread postby Little Kopit on Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:02 pm

Frank, since when are you mixing up tinder and timber?????

Tinder you can break up in your hand. It's very close to the same meaning as kindling, which I also used.

Cut and split logs I have in my garage. No single piece weighs 10 lbs. Now, an 18" piece of log, which weighed 10 lbs, would indeed be timber. Chopping block would also be a good term. I don't got no chopping block. I've got an axe, but no chopping block.

My largest timber is pictured below. It's within the road right of way, but probably older than the law. I had those two checked for probable life span my first spring here. Answer 10 years.

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Unread postby plainsman48 on Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:26 pm

Ah, there we are - I found a photo and put up the new truck. She's a beaut to drive sez the wife! 133-hp diesel, 8-fwd, 4-rev manual - easy shifter and with that snorkel - indestructible.

I moved aboard the houseboat this week - it was struggle, but I'm lifting 20lb bar-bells, 10 min in morning and 10 min at night. Moving around isn't so bad, but climbing stairs is taking its toll. Got the engines tuned up and we'll put her in the water soon.
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Re: Sure is quiet!

Unread postby frank on Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:43 am

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I hope that's an old picture or do you already have snow
what part of the Maritimes do you live in we were down there a couple years ago and once in a while I go to Halifax to do some shark fishing with a buddy of mine down there :D
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Re: Sure is quiet!

Unread postby frank on Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:49 am

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that looks like quite the truck
be very careful lifting what's with moving into a house boat ;)
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Re: Sure is quiet!

Unread postby Little Kopit on Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:37 am

Brett,

You had bypass surgery the beginning of Oct, right?

Now, my doctors say no lifting over 10lbs for 6 months. What do your doctors say?

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Re: Sure is quiet!

Unread postby Little Kopit on Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:40 am

frank wrote:Little Kopit
I hope that's an old picture or do you already have snow
what part of the Maritimes do you live in we were down there a couple years ago and once in a while I go to Halifax to do some shark fishing with a buddy of mine down there :D


Yes, Frank that pic is March 09. I took it because it showed the weak point of the trees - facing the house. Pic was taken from kitchen window.

Where I am. within sound of fog horns on Northumberland Strait. Can't fish for love nor money. Or only way I can catch anything is if I can see it when I throw the line.

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Re: Sure is quiet!

Unread postby frank on Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:15 am

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well what's been happening l being away for a couple days off visiting the in-laws who we travel with we are leaving December 27 we will be heading to golf Shores Alabama and then New Orleans then our final destination the Rio Grande Valley can't wait
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Re: Sure is quiet!

Unread postby Little Kopit on Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:45 pm

Frank, can you leave your rig un-winterized pre-trip where you are? How much needs doing in the rig before you go?

I bought myself a cane today and I've hunted up the ice picks I have from times past to go on it so I can walk fields in winter. Plus, I got myself a new set of ice grabbers for boots for winter walking.

& I've been cooking up some home improvement plots which will help keep me physically active.

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Re: Sure is quiet!

Unread postby frank on Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:53 pm

Good day buddy
no I have to winterize my trailer every year it gets very cold here like tonight minus-8 and this year when we come home in March I will winterize my trailer probably in see Tennessee somewhere our last night
I used to wear them ice grabbers years ago when I ice fish :D
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Unread postby Little Kopit on Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:49 am

We are just getting down to 0 this afternoon. Usually, the water near us keeps us from getting there more or less until December

How long will you be down south?

& where did you go ice fishing? Did you use an rv for a weekend's ice fun?

I used to live near Sudbury, you know

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Re: Sure is quiet!

Unread postby frank on Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:24 am

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will we will be gone for a month of January and February and back more than likely the first or second week of March last year we were gone till April it was just too long away from the family
and no I did not use any RV when I was ice fishing for a weekend I had a four-wheel and we used to go for wall walleyes I do not live fire from the water I would drive from my house to the ice
to use your RV much :P
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Re: Sure is quiet!

Unread postby Little Kopit on Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:02 am

I have camped at this time of the year.

But I can't go right now because of the weight restriction. I'm not supposed to lift more than 10 lbs. My dogs are over 60 lbs. They love me and behave pretty well, but they are not perfect.

We are having a below freezing weekend with snow overnight tonight. Have you had the white stuff yet?

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Unread postby pikehunter on Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:56 pm

We moved onto the houseboat - b/c we sold the business and the house to pay my medical expenses. I'm taking Amtrak tonight to Seattle to visit some friends and look for a berth for the houseboat. The cost of moving it is being picked up by the former owners - Capt. Abe and Big AL. I've missed a lot in the last month - since the surgery. I feel great, but the pain is sometimes substantial. They took away my Darvon and gave me something else - but it's not as strong and so I need to double up.
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Re: Sure is quiet!

Unread postby Little Kopit on Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:36 pm

Are you saying you still have pain, heart pain?

What do the doctors say about the pain? I must be lucky. Since about the time I was allowed to drive (8 weeks after surgery) I haven't even had pain when coughing. Granted if I drive for more than 2 hours, I'm aware of my rib cage join.

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Re: Sure is quiet!

Unread postby pikehunter on Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:55 pm

No not heart pain, it's where they broke the ribs. Oh, I can drive, but I choose not to. We decided not to fly out to Seattle, instead taking the train. Gosh, I forgot how I missed taking the train. I did it for many years btwn Rock Island and Chicago at least once a week - before getting the otr job.

Besides the train was cheaper and I can sit back and enjoy the ride, since it's snowing in Montana! :D
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Re: Sure is quiet!

Unread postby frank on Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:25 am

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why are you still having pain that's what aski I would be asking the doctor I had my surgery on his September the 23rd
that was a Thursday and on Saturday morning I refused any pain medication because I had none at that time the only thing I have to be careful with coughing or sneezing and now in November I am almost back to normal except I have to be very careful what I pick up
l hope things improve for you and wish you the very best
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Re: Sure is quiet!

Unread postby frank on Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:30 am

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I didn't mean this time a year but I meant do you use your camper a lot in the summer or just basically do you do lots of camping or traveling with your camper do you
or have you gone any long trips with your camper
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Re: Sure is quiet!

Unread postby Little Kopit on Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:35 am

I have had more than one travel job. One was out of Sudbury. From there to Hornepayne, including Manitoulin Is.

Thus, going from Newfoundland to Iowa to get my camper was just a nice do. I can make miles when needed. But I can also go 80 km from home and putter around for 2 or so weeks. I like boondocking. That's what dogs do for me, make me enjoy boondocking lots.

Since I had the heart attack I've just done more driving, exploring places and getting to know where I moved better. But this has been 2 to 5 hour outings.

Today it will be a debate about doings. I don't think I'll drive. Time has come to clean off the porch steps and the truck. Check the webcams for The Maritimes:

http://www.gov.ns.ca/tran/cameras/


http://www.gnb.ca/0113/cameras/allcams-e.asp

http://www.gov.pe.ca/tir/index.php3?number=1016836&lang=E

I think it will stay around today in all 3 provinces. Expanding to Atlantic Canada, I think even Labrador has less snow.

So, shoes or boots? How much lifting is there in snow clearing.

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Re: Sure is quiet!

Unread postby frank on Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:25 pm

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so you do get around with with your camper that's good
I see you mentioned you had a heart attack that makes it much tougher on you after the surgery my surgeon told me my heart was in excellent shape he just needed to fix that blocked arteries
that is why when I went to meet the surgeon the very first time I started to have pains in my chest and he would not let me go he did the surgery right away he said if I would have had a heart attack or stroke it would've made the surgery much harder on him and me I don't really know what I do know I'm doing very well considering a serious of the surgery and sometimes when I'm talking to you I get the impression you're having a more difficult time I seriously hope you're not let me know
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Re: Sure is quiet!

Unread postby Little Kopit on Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:45 pm

Frank, if you've had open heart surgery, and I think you said you did, we should be about even But your doctor and Pikehunter's doctor haven't y'all given the weight restrictions they've given me.

Sometimes I think doctors in certain areas have bees in their bonnets. But I'll mind what they say, 95% of the time.

I've just cleaned the porch steps and the truck, then did a 20 walk. The beginnings of packing snow!!

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Re: Sure is quiet!

Unread postby frank on Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:18 am

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yes you could be right about those doctors
have you ever seen this down in your area it is the longest covered bridge there is
we took our fifth wheel through this I was scared at the beginning
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Unread postby Little Kopit on Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:42 am

I have been to the Hartland Covered Bridge as a teenager. & I lived not all that far from a much shorter one growing up. It's one of those things I keep meaning to get back to see again.

How much driving are you doing right now?

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Re: Sure is quiet!

Unread postby pwall on Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:33 am

frank wrote:Little Kopit
yes you could be right about those doctors
have you ever seen this down in your area it is the longest covered bridge there is
we took our fifth wheel through this I was scared at the beginning


I've been over that bridge a number of times.....it's really cool.
As much as I enjoy the new highway in NB, one of the sad things is that you now by-pass Hartland.
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Re: Sure is quiet!

Unread postby frank on Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:12 am

Good morning pwall
how are you doing your absolutely right that is a very interesting bridge we seen awful lot of the East Coast two years ago it's such a beautiful area down there hope to get back someday and the people are so friendly

I see you are the boss man on this site just to let you know I really enjoy coming here I'm glad I found this site it is just a little quiet hopefully we can change things good talking to you :mrgreen:
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Unread postby pwall on Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:50 pm

Hi Frank.

This site is on the quiet side of things, but that's one of the nice things about the site..... ;)
We don't have a lot of the 'politics' and nick-picking that the larger sites seem to be plagued with.

I'm originally from down East (Newfoundland), and usually travel back home every 2nd year (although I've been back 3 times in the past 2 years). So I know that road all too well. ;)
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Unread postby frank on Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:07 am

Hi pwall
quiet or not I still enjoy coming here
to see you mention Newfoundland we want to go there couple years ago but we just cannot afford it someday would like to go out west some year it all takes time and money :lol:
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Unread postby Limey on Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:19 pm

I think I should rename this topic, as it sure isn't a quiet topic! LOL :mrgreen:
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Unread postby frank on Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:51 pm

Hi Limey
what going on with you yes trying to keep this topic going how about you you do lots of camping :D
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Unread postby Limey on Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:10 pm

Hi Frank. :D

Tried to do as much camping as I could this year, but unfortunately had a double whammy. In June I severed an achilles tendon and had surgery. In Sept I blew my knee on the other leg, so it has been a stressful year!

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Unread postby frank on Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:37 pm

Hi Limey
you have had a tough time I hope you're feeling much better as far as the heart surgery I had that done in September I been talking to a couple guys on here who also had our surgery just telling our stories well that's about it you take care yourself :D
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Unread postby Little Kopit on Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:58 pm

Limey wrote:Not as bad as all the heart surgery I see is going around, however! :shock: :shock:



Just you keep walking as much as you can. They tell me walking is the best thing you can do for your heart.

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Unread postby frank on Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:48 pm

Hi Little Kopit
how you doing buddy haven't talked to you in a couple days everything okay :D
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Unread postby bobnliz on Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:09 pm

We got in a fair amount of trailer time in the last year, including a couple of months in Mexico. Then we didn't go camping 'til July.
It was so nice in our yard that we couldn't drag ourselves away.
Got in a 4 day weekend at the Crestone Music Fest; we will definitely do that again.
Did a little boondocking locally in September.
Worked on spiffing up the trailer. Bob built a bike rack in the bed of the PU; and we added a locking utility box.
We are jonesing to head south.

And Frank, Li'l Kopit's right about the walking. It will make a huge difference. Wish you a rapid return to good health. Lizzy
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Unread postby frank on Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:52 pm

Hi bobnliz
will it looks like you having a good time and that it's all about how did you like Mexico I do a lot of reading I don't read too much good stuff about Mexico
are you considering on going south for the winter did I read that in your post
and I do lots of walking if it is raining outside then will and I go to the mall
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Unread postby Little Kopit on Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:02 am

frank wrote:Hi Little Kopit
how you doing buddy haven't talked to you in a couple days everything okay :D


Just fine Frank. There have been lots of things outside this week. Medical appointment and test. So, the walking is hospital halls to specialists office and store aisles. Meeting last night. & I have an 'open house' today. Walk before.

Snow is off the ground. Do you have much of that stuff? For all that you're inland.

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Unread postby plainsman48 on Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:01 pm

They changed my meds and the pain magically disappeared or so it seems. They just gave me a clean bill - $$$ too. We made the trip to Seattle on the train, thru the plains blizzard - arriving two days late but none the worse for wear. Spent the week looking for anchorages. The decision was made to sell the houseboat as we couldn't find a slip or anchorage for it. About ten days later that occurred and we've been living in the truck camper since - in the Big Bend - tho we had snow on Christmas. We'll be here for the winter, but we are planning to drive to Skagway in June. We haven't been back there since working on the pipeline road, so it will be an eye-opener.
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Unread postby plainsman48 on Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:07 pm

A lot of things have changed since our last posting:

* We left the "Bend" for a quick trip to Mexico for medical needs - found a nice place to stay in Santa Elena where there weren't 'as many banditos' - but still a few. The local doctors switched my meds and I don't have that achy feeling that I did before. The high desert life has been good for me and my lungs are back to capacity.

* As crude and prices started rising we abandoned our plans to visit Alaska;

* Mom invited us "home", so we drove the camper to Chicago, and with Big AL's help, we left for Canada last night.

* Capt. Abe and his brother Bert have us scheduled to ship out on the new F/V Alice's Dream from Amsterdam next month as soon as she is commissioned.
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Re: Sure is quiet!

Unread postby Little Kopit on Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:13 pm

All sounds good!

So, what part of the crew will you be on Alice's Dream?

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Re: Sure is quiet!

Unread postby plainsman48 on Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:07 am

Was told I'd be in the galley with Reefhunter. Much safer there than on deck.
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