It is cool in the mornings, but warms up into the 70's. Lovely weather here right now.
After what I have been through going to look at RVs for sale, in the last couple of years, I made up my mind to go ahead and put my trusty old TranStar back on the road. Then if I have to go anywhere, I will still feel at home. It has Ride Rite airbags on the rear, Four-Way shocks on the front, the front end and brakes all checked out a while ago, and it drives like a dream. It is probably time to get the transmission fluid changed again, though, and the 4K Onan generator needs a fuel pump. We just redid the kitchen a year ago, smaller than I like, but it does the job with two burner stove, coffee maker, toaster oven, and micro/convection oven.
So I will be looking for 6 tires for it, and finding a dealer who will use metal valve stems and also add the metal valve stem extenders on the duals. The tires on it are in great shape, and look new, but I know that they are outdated. That is why I took it off the road. Getting it inspected is no big deal, there is nothing wrong with it. Tags, well that is just money! As for insurance, it has comprehensive on it now, so I just have to add Liability, and Medical Payments, which is cheaper and covers more than PIP.
So look out TX, here I come!
These are pictures of Palo Duro Canyon, and Fredericksburg, TX
I spent my time catching up on emails and some blogs today.
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
Low Cost Spay/Neuter
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.)