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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Married To A Cougar

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Bet you didn’t know that Marti is older than I am.  Yep, she tracked down this younger guy, pounced and made him her own.  Her birthday is January 4th, mine is January 8th and she’ll tell you those are the longest four days of her year every year.  It brings out the best in me.

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We’ve been making headway on our colds.  They’ve really kicked our butts, but between the cold meds, the cough meds, Vitamin C,  a few other herbs and spices, plus copious amounts of chicken soup and rest, I hope we’ll be up and about to go out for our double birthday celebration dinner tomorrow.

The only time I’ve left the Journey over the last couple of day was to refill our portable propane tank.  I have the onboard propane tank almost full. but being we’re in one place for a month, I don’t want to use it.  If it runs out, I’d have to take the Journey to get the tank refilled.  That would require taking everything down and disconnecting all the utilities, driving to get the tank filled and then reversing everything when I get back to the campsite.  Not the end of the world, but my portable tank is working very nicely.

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Since installing the Extend-A-Stay kit on the Journey’s propane tank, it’s been a breeze to disconnect the tank and get it refilled.

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It hasn’t been really cold here, so in combination with our heat pump, we’ve been getting three to four days out of the tank.  I’ve found a cheap source to get the propane filled at a nearby Tractor Supply Center, $1.99/gal.  So it is costing us about $2/day.  Much better than moving the whole motorhome.

The weather forecast for midweek is into the low seventies, so I’m going to tackle that awning and slide leak.  Hope I don’t cough myself off my ladder.

Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment.

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25 comments:

  1. Well happy birthday to you too Paul. Nice of you to join Mart and me in the early January birthday brigade. Hope you both are feeling well enough to celebrate tomorrow.

    Did you do that extend-a-stay yourself? We are not exactly "handy-people" but that is one mod I think would be well worth having. Perhaps a trip to Camping World is in order.

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    1. Yes, the installation is really easy. If you can turn a wrench, you can do it.

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  2. Happy birthday to both of you. January babies are the best ;-)

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  3. Happy Birthday to you two. Joe and I celebrate birthdays on the 8th and 12th of August. A full week of celebration for us :)

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  4. Happy birthday to you Paul!..hope you have a great day tomorrow!

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  5. Happy birthday to the two of you and I guess you are prepared to pay the price for your opening comments.

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  6. Big birthday wishes enough to cover both of you in fun celebrations. Does that make you both Capricorns? Bob is a Capricorn too (Dec. 24). Good sign.

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  7. Happy Birthday, you two! Glad to hear you're on the mend. :-)

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  8. Temperature is dropping below freezing in Q. That's a long ways from the low where you are at. Glad to hear you're getting better. That's always good news. Happy Birthday to both of you!

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  9. Happy birthday to the both of you.

    Al swears by Oil of Oregano for colds. Hope you get to feeling better very soon.

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  10. Happy Birthday!Happy Birthday ... even it is a sickly one ... you'll have double the fun when you go out to celebrate.

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  11. Great propane price. Do you deliver? The local propane company drives through our park every Wednesday morning and fills us up if we need it. We pay $3.50 gal for that service, but it is handy.

    Happy Birthday to you both! Feel better!

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  12. Happy Birthday to both of you. The Tractor Supply near our homebase in NC is also selling propane at $1.99. what a bargain!

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  13. Happy Birthday to both of you

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  14. Happy Birthday Paul and Marti. I believe Marti is a Cougar because one of their favorite preys are old goats!

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  15. Paul your birthday is the same day as David's. Happy birthday to you. But having a cold and doing work around the rig is NOT the way to celebrate. But thanks for the propane info. $1.99 is a fabulous price. Last time I looked at pilot it was $2.99.

    Ok now enough work, where's the cake and candles???

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  16. Oh forgot to mention that I'm not just 4 days older than David like Marti. I get to lord it over him as the elder for an entire month!!

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  17. Awww -- four days is child's play. I'm fourteen months older than Mike. Of course, he LOOKS older than me. ;-)

    Happy Birthday!

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  18. I hope your birthday celebration is awesome, and that you are feeling better.

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  19. Happy Birthday to you both! Hope you're feeling better, too!

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  20. And you're both Capricorns. I knew there was a reason why I liked you. Happy Birthday! (mine is the 14th)

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  21. Hope you feel better soon so you can celebrate your birthday's properly.

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