Still fairly cold in the mornings, around low 40's.
Yesterday, I had packed everything I thought that I might need in a little suitcase on wheels, but today I transferred it over to Bobcat's Back Pack carrier. Just in case, I don't buy the RV, I will have to come back by bus, and it is easier to carry. It fits down on the floor of the bus at my feet. It is also a back pack, when the light weight framework is slipped off and folded up. I like all the different compartments that I can get to easily.
The only thing that would stop me from buying this RV, is if I don't feel right about the mechanicals, as I know I am going to love the floor plan. Nice big kitchen and rear bedroom. I love my old TranStar, but that making up the couch/bed in the living room is the pits. This has a real bed which can stay made up.
Ray and I took the Haier Dishwasher out, and moved the shelf up, as the Danby is shorter, yet wider. Then we figured out what plumbing parts I needed to have.
My back has been bothering me, and I knew I needed to see a chiropractor, but had wanted to find one that was on my health plan. But as I am changing that in the New Year, I called my regular one, got it done, and paid for it out of my own pocket. I didn't feel like doing all that traveling tomorrow, with an aching back.
I stopped at Lowes, and bought the parts I need for the dishwasher, and when I came home, I found another bag, packed a sleeping bag, and little pillow. If I get stranded somewhere, like I did with the Mirage, I am not going to be cold again! I don't want to use the furnace in a strange RV until I have had the propane water column tested for leaks.
The true cost of a thing is how much "life" must be surrendered to possess it.
"ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION is not a new problem...Native Americans used to call it WHITE PEOPLE."
Life is what happens when you are making plans to do something else !
The Journey Counts.
If we agree that the bottom line of life is happiness, not success, then it makes perfect sense to say that it is the journey that counts, not reaching the destination. —Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift; that is why they call it the present" Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)
...Saving just one pet won't change the world...But, surely, it will change the world for that one pet.....
Don't breed or buy while homeless pets die!
EVERY LITTER BIT HURTS
Spay or neuter your pet
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From: 'Healing Animals' by Dr. Michael W. Fox
“Our perception of animals determines how we treat them, and whether they suffer under our dominion or not. Behind our perception and treatment of animals lie our needs, wants, values, and cultural and religious traditions.
Until these are addressed and our perception changed so there is empathy, respect, and communication, the holocaust of the animal kingdom will continue. And those qualities or virtues that make us human – humility, compassion, and selfless benevolence – will continue to be crushed by arrogance, ignorance, and the selfishness of our species.”
"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world." - John Muir
What is Man Without the Beasts?
"What is man without the beasts? If all the beasts were gone, man would die from a great loneliness of spirit. For whatever befalls the earth, befalls the sons of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself." (Chief Seattle, 1855)
As Gandhi once said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way it's animals are treated".
Is There An Animal Abuser Near You? Please Report it!
Can They Suffer?
The basic issue is simple:
"The question is not, can they reason?
Nor, can they talk? But, can they suffer?"
(Jeremy Bentham, philosopher and animal rights activist; 1748-1832.)