Sunday, August 20, 2017

Mania

Day 102

Salem Oregon

9:31am:
The Scampy Team is holing up in the City of Salem. We want to view The Eclipse from here.

From the beginning of June, we have travelled in the Salem vicinity from the lower part of Washington State to Lincoln City, Oregon on the Pacific Coast. That's during June, July and August.

Salem, Oregon is usually pretty calm place. But lately, there may a little bit Eclipse Mania going on in Salem.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Laundry Day

Day 101


The Best Part of Laundry
12:24pm:
This morning, I found out about the "best part of doing laundry!" It's the folding!

I never before considered doing the laundry as being some something special thing to do. But when I took my dirty laundry to the Lincoln City Coin Laundry for their Wash And Fold a few weeks ago, I got pointed in the proper direction!

The lady in charge wanted to know how I wanted my laundry done?

 Folded?
 Flat in a stack?
 On hangers?
 Scented?

[There may be more options. Can't remember]


Friday, August 18, 2017

Miss her...

Day 100
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MsTioga Nostalgia


7:52am:
I was at the Salem RV Park dump station this morning. A guy pulled up to the other dump station. I noticed that he was driving a Fleetwood Tioga.

° Me: What year is your Tioga?
° Guy: A 1991.
° Me: For many years, I RVeed in one. Same year as yours. Had good times.

For awhile after that meeting, I seemed to be in a very quiet and mellow mood. MsTioga.........?

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Unique

Day 99


The Good Old Days


10:29am:
Back in the days when I was young, from the 1930s, and even as far as the early 1960s, things were better than now. People that I knew were unique people. Not like now:

Examples:
➜ I speak to phone support for any company. The very last thing that is always said to me is, "Is there anything else that I could do for you?" Not, "Thanks for calling." Or maybe, "How'd we do?" Or maybe, "See ya!" Why ask this question. Maybe I forgot what I phoned for?
➜ I say thank you to somebody. The answer is always, "No problem." Not sometimes. Not some people. But every single person says exactly the same thing!!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Nervana

Day 98


Tweaking = Easier Life
9:01am:
Life here on the Scampy RV Team just keeps getting better and better! This is happening because all of us are inveterate tweakers.

We tweak everything. We tweak things that on their own, may not amount to much. However, taken all together, they change the very essence of our daily life.

Just this morning, we tweaked about belts, for goodness sakes! This may be close to the bottom of something that if improved, would lead an easier life!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Mac Lives!

Day 97


Rise From The Dead!
6:04am:
Just past midnite this morning, our Mac Air computer turned itself off! Nothing that I did restarted the Mac! For example [shift + control + option + power key] supposedly, the ultimate Mac restarter.

Our beloved Mac seemed to have died!

I Blogged to you the following from Little iPhone:
"I'm making this blog post using Little iPhone! Tomorrow I'll try going to an Apple store to see what may be done.

Living in the computer age without a computer is the pits!"


Monday, August 14, 2017

Camera

Day 96


Backing Up Accidents
7:03am:
We have had yet another accident with Scampy. It happened at nite. A couple of nites ago. It wasn't a biggie. But big enough!

On our way to a Nite Camp, we had entered the parking area of an office building. The way forward was too narrow. So, we went to backup. Because it was dark [11pm]. When Scampy was too far right, we did not see it. Scampy jackknifed into Tránsito's right rear! Tránsito's taillight broke. And, there was bumper damage too. The same bumper that was replaced only a few weeks ago! 


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Electricity

Day 95


Power Sources


9:58am:
How does a Vagabonder-Supreme outfit such as the Scampy RV Team get by when the weather closes in? We are addressing, the electric power issue!

Well, the very first thing that we do, is to have faith in the absolute certainty that we shall be successful in everything that we do! And in this case, what we do when the Sun is hiding behind clouds.

We never do:
★ Doubt
★ Double Mindedness
★ Worry
★ Fear
★ Panic



Saturday, August 12, 2017

First Day

Day 94

My Fulltiming Life

8:54am:
I was thinking this morning, that my life as a fulltimer, with the dawning of today, reached a fantastic and even magical threshold!

Although this is an extremely subtle and difficult to perceive change, it is there. It has arrived. Nothing shall be the same for me ever more as I continue onward into my future. Traveling as a member of the Scampy RV Team!


Friday, August 11, 2017

Golf

Day 93


Golfing

11:36am:

I've just returned from a partial round of golf. Golfing was very, very tiring for me today! I played only 7-holes before caving in!

I played one hole over 400 Yards. One hole over 300 yards. Three holes over 200 yards. And two over 100 yards.

I walked the course pushing a cart. And..... of my three golf partners, as we walked the course, I was always behind the others. Breathing like an old wagon horse!


Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Life!

Day 92


Vagabonder-Supreme
2:02am:
You may have the impression that being a Vagabonder-Supreme is some kind effortless job. If you do hold that impression, you would be very, very wrong!

As the Greatest Vagabonder-Supreme in the history of the World, I Tioga George know full well about that. I am an expert in that!

Just after midnite this very morning, the Scampy RV Team came nose-to-nose with an historic [Devastating?] power calamity! [Clever fellow!]


Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Defense

Day 91


My Lawyer
7:15am:
This morning, Little iPhone and George shall travel from Beaverton to the City of Lake Oswego, Oregon. The rest of the Scampy RV Team will remain in Beaverton.

We are traveling to Lake Oswego to meet our lawyer for the first time. We have arranged for Uber Taxi to drive us.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Electricity

Day 90

Solar Power All Day

6:36am:
As of this morning, MrSunny our solar electric entity, will be on-the-job during all daylight hours.

Although MrSunny has only 100 watts of solar power, when he is working all day he produces a whole lot of power. When MrSunny is up on Tránsito's roof for all daylight hours, that may be 1-kilowatt of power!


Mr Sunny on-the-job


10:47:
Sorting out Tránsito
This is the best "Sorting Out Tránsito" day that we have ever had!

Things just came together! 😎




3:59pm:
Home Built Roof Rack
We have been over at Ace Hardware in Beaverton. It took about 3-hours messing around at Ace for us to buy all the stuff we need to construct Tránsito's roof rack.

The roof rack is to have an all aluminum frame, mostly made out of aluminum extrusion angles. The parts of the aluminum frame shall be joined using stainless steel hex bolts.

The four threaded holes in Tránsito's roof are perfect for securing the rack. By the way, it was Mister Ed who informed us about those four holes! No way would we have ever found them. They were hidden from view by black plastic caps covering each hole.


Let's give a mighty hurray for our, 
Mister Ed!!


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Monday, August 07, 2017

Justice


Day 89


Municipal Court - Beaverton

9:00am:
I may likely be a very strange dude!

When I was arrested, seated and handcuffed in the back of a police car, it came to my mind that this was an experience NOT to be missed! Can you imagine that?

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Roof rack

Day 88

Electric Power
8:48am:
When an RVer has all the solar electric power that will ever be needed, that RVer may venture into the wilds and remain there until water, food or propane run out.

When George has the new solar electric setup up and running, he shall be that RVer!

➜ 265 Watt Solar panel
➜ 25 amp MPPT Battery Charge Controller


Saturday, August 05, 2017

House battery

Day 87

Over Nite At Car Care

11:03am:
The Scampy Team has not final-tweaked our solar power system. As a result, Scampy's house battery has not received a full charge for several days. All-day cloudy sky is half of it. Solar panels being too small, is the other half.

We asked Randy, owner of Car Care Specialists for the OK to plug into his 
120 volt AC power. He gave us the OK!

Friday, August 04, 2017

Mechanic Shop

Day 86
Tránsito Fluid Day!

10:08am:
At 2pm today, Tránsito is scheduled to have all his fluids checked at Car Care Specialists here in Lincoln City. We want to determine which fluids are OK for service and which need changing.
➜ Engine Oil
➜ Transmission fluid
➜ Engine coolant
➜ Brake fluid
➜ Filters

Was something left off the list? 
Please post a comment to let me know. 😎

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Order

Day 85


Getting Close To Perfect


9:34am:
Remember my Value Order? [Link] Well, everybody on the Scampy RV Team has been working as hard as they are able in order to achieve our listed goals for our Order Value.

We are getting sooooo very close! A strong sense of excitement is evident in every single Team Member because of this getting close thing!

Inside Tránsito's storage area, there are things scattered about. Stuff that we bought for order [ie; wire baskets, hooks for hanging things. ceramic magnets, and of course, all the stuff that needs to find a home].

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Senior Moment

Day 84


I Forgot To Blog!


3:38pm:
I was just going along doing stuff today:
▶︎ Took what needed to be washed to the laundry
▶︎ Made an appointment for Tránsito to have all his fluids changed so that we start out having a full maintenance record
▶︎ Shopped for and bought (4) cool battery lights for Scampy's cabinets and (1) triple tap 120 volt AC outlets including (2) USB charging ports
▶︎ Ate lunch at J's Fish & Chips. Got the $6 lunch special

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Day 83

Day 83


RV Fulltiming Forever
6:49am:
Have you noticed the little Day # at the top of my Blog? Today it's Day #83. That's 83 days since the Scampy Team headed out from Lone Wolf RV Park in Apple Valley, California.

Eight three days, on-the-road! So, now that MsScampy and The Team have reached this lofty number, how do team members feel about it?

George interviewed team members and asked them: