Monday, October 03, 2016

My Dad



My Dad's Day

5am - Today marks the passing of my Father in 1973. My Dad was so young! A few days shy of his 61st birthday.

Endocarditis (inflammation of the inside lining of the heart) got him. The medical community was just becoming aware that a person with a heart murmur must take antibiotics before a dental procedure. My Dad's dentist did not know and did some dental work on Dad in March of that year. Only seven months later, my Dad was gone.

I had a chance to be very close to him because we both worked for the same company for about a year. At lunch time each day at work, we went to a nearby park and played chess together........

My Dad Daniel, Mom Anne, me, Sister Seyma
1943


7am - Coleman Cot fix
We Blogged to you about fixing our Coleman Cot so that setting up the Cot is not so difficult. And for some, impossible.

Our fix consists of:
  1. Drilling [2] 1/4" holes, one in each end of the Cot's cross member
  2. Having a welder attach [4] 1/4" nuts
That's it! Nothing more!!

The 1/4" hex nuts and hex bolts in the pic, will be used as something like a jack screw when setting up the Coleman Cot.

When we return from our Tent Camping trip, Little iPhone and George plan to produce a YouTube video showing Coleman Cot owners everything about making these changes to their cot. And, how simple setting up the Coleman Cot is with this new method.

Note: See pic below for a pic of the setup for the welder

Welder to attach hex nuts to Cot cross member


11:30am - Just about to leave for the Tent Camping Expedition!
Our estimated 1-hour errand run turned into a 4-hour errand run.

Gotta love it! ๐Ÿ˜€

Little Honda, Little iPhone and George [Is there anyone else going?] are off now for Big Pine, California!




5pm - Found our Camp!
After setting up Big Tent, and our Camp, we'll return online to tell you all about it!

5:45pm - 45 Minutes To Make our Camp
It's because of Big Tent and his instant setup feature that we made our camp in 45 minutes!

Boid's incidents:
#1. Incident: Just past the Town of Phelan, there was an intersection with a BIG crown and gully where there should only be a dip for rain water. George did not see that gully until too late. Little Honda hit the gully and George hit the brakes!

Boid and his cage went tumbling to the passenger floor. The fall happened sooooo fast, that Little Boid did not even know what had happened! George put Boid's cage back on the black step stool. Then Boid began tweeting again. Wow! What a brave guy is Little Boid.

#2. Incident: George had put Boid and his cage in Big Tent. All was fine. Boid's seeds were replenished [from the Phelan fall].  A bag of Parakeet seed bought at Stater Brothers Grocery did the trick.

Boid is sooooo trusting of George, that this fall did not seem to faze him at all. Everybody on The Team who went on this Tent Camping Expedition, believes that Baby Boid must be a very special bird!

9:15pm - Everything that could go wrong.......
........ Well, you know the rest of that story!

Pissed! That's what George feels. And rightly so!

Things that were needed, suddenly vanished. And when the damned things reappeared, they no longer functioned!!!

We are referring to Mac's power cables. Also, USB cables. Well, George is sooooo bushed after almost four hours of this nonsense. But too incensed to sleep.

Oh, BTW....Little Honda's battery is now too low to crank the starter.
And there's more...George cut his finger with a sharp knife while attempting to repair the faulty Mac power cable! ๐Ÿ˜ก

There are a few good things too! All of the running around has stopped. Baby Boid's cage cover blanky is now in place. So he is now beddy bye.

George is finally sitting down, inside Big Tent. In the comfortable beach chair. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

PS: George's wool sleeping cap is AWOL!


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19 comments:

  1. George,
    Check out https://yourkarma.com for your portable wi-fi.

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    1. Hi RV!

      I ordered it!! Looks really terrific!

      Thank you sooooo much ๐Ÿ˜€.

      Tioga George


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  2. So sad to loose parents , at least you had some good times with him.

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    1. Hi OAT,

      Thank you very much for your sensitive comment.

      George

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  3. Losing a parent is always painful and is never totally forgotten. But fortunately the good memories linger on and are more prominent.

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    1. Hi Scott,

      I agree very much with your comment.

      Thank you,
      George


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  4. You're blessed to have good memories. How long do got think you'll camp, George? I've been following you for years and so happy for your wonderful new adventures and life, You'll be so glad to go camping and then so anxious to get back to your wonderful new Twayler!

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    1. HI JJ,

      Yes! I agree. I truly am blessed with good memories.

      How long camp? Well..... I must return to water my Impatien flowers. So that would give me about 3 days max.

      I have always believed that because an RV has wheels, it is sooooo much better than a stick home that is attached to the Earth!

      Miss Twayler a spectacular RV!

      Don't you agree?


      Tioga George

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  5. George,
    I'm worried about your heater in a tent. I'm no camping expert, but I think you keep warm in your tent with a good sleeping bag. If you can't have a campfire, maybe you could use the heater while you're sitting around outside the tent.

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    1. Hi RV,

      It is very good of you to be concerned of my welfare! Thank you for that๐Ÿ˜€.

      Please be assured that I will NOT be operating this heater:
      * In a closed tent
      * While I am sleeping
      * ALSO: Heater will remain outside tent when I sleep

      Tioga George


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  6. George, is the heater open flame or catalytic?
    Dave

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  9. Hi George, glad to see you are on the road again!
    Are you taking your bird camping?

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  11. When I first started rv'ing I would keep a list of everything that I found I didn't have to remind me. Now I also carry a spare of every cable that I use.
    Dave

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  12. I labeled each cord and I do keep spares...some cords have multiple uses. I keep the cords in a clear plastic cosmetic bag. I just grab the bag when I travel. I also keep the battery packs in the same plastic bag so I can see it easily. BTW I can't wait to see your camping photos :-)

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  13. For some reason, Honda's crank system requires a lot of power. Driving a brand new Honda Civic in Mexico, I stopped for some quesadillas side to the road. I turned on the hazard lamps. Took me 20 minutes to eat. Had to jump start de car because it wouldn't start by its own. Maybe carrying a smal portable jump starter would be a good idea.
    So cool that you're on the road again covering yourself with life and adventure! :)

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