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.........?


9:30am:
Today:
✡ Workout at 24 Hour Fitness
✡ Begin TrΓ‘nsito's solar panel roof rack


11:13am:
Ataxia
Today in my reply to Croft's comment, I placed a link to my Blog story about the last time that I saw MsTioga. Click [Here]  to read that story.

In that July 20, 2016 Blog story, I mentioned Ataxia. Later in 2016, I found that I actually had no Ataxia. My loss of control of my right hand and foot turned out to be the result of blood thinner prescribed meds.

When I stopped all meds, my Ataxia went away! And, I returned to being an RVer again!!

Now you know the rest of that story!

After two years - Tioga George RVing again!



11:49am:
Too late!
In my reply to a comment by Sue James, this morning, I mentioned the words,
"Too late."

These two words have always had an affect on me. Even many years ago, when I was a young boy.

Click this [Link] and you will be taken back in time to the year of 2003. That is how The Adventures of Tioga Blog looked, all those many years ago.

"TOO LATE" is the November 26th, 2003 story.

1:50pm:
Woodmansee Park Workshop
We have set up our workshop in Woodmansee Park in the southeast of the City of Salem. This appears to be a quiet park. [Later tons of horrid looking people descended here!]

The first thing to do, is saw off two small lengths of our aluminum extrusion. These will be L-brackets for TrΓ‘nsito's solar rack. A plastic miter box was bought so that the saw-cuts would be square.

You may view that each L-bracket has [2] mounting holes which were drilled prior to sawing the L-brackets to their 1" length.

Woodmansee Park Workshop



Close-up of our workshop showing the [4] L-brackets


3:30pm:
Crook nabs our Craftsman drill
I went back and forth many times between TrΓ‘nsito and our park/work bench. One time when I was getting something from TrΓ‘nsito's storage area, when I returned to the park/work bench, our Craftsman 12 volt drill motor was gone!

Quickly, it was clear that I had not simply mislaid the drill motor. It had been nabbed!

A witness
As I was fuming about the apparently stolen Craftsman drill motor, a kid walks up and asks:
➜ Kid: Lose something?
➜ Me: What do you know about it?
➜ Kid: I saw them take it!
➜ Me: Who did you see?
➜ Kid: Those four guys from the old car next to you. One of them took something from the table.
➜ Me: Shit!
➜ Kid: What did they get?
➜ A drill motor!
➜ Kid: Your not getting it back! Never happen.
➜ Me: Shit!
➜ Kid: For $10 I'll smash one of their headlights!
➜ Me: Are you some kind of hustler?
➜ Kid smiling: Best in the neighborhood!
➜ Me: I'll give $5 for both.
➜ Kid: Deal! Give me the money.
➜ Me: Do the job and I'll give you the $5.

Five seconds later, the kid walked away with $5!





Nite Camp Location Map
Elevation: 232 feet



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56 comments:

  1. We all enjoyed your years with Ms. Tioga. Your adventures, more than anything else, got me RVing!

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    1. Croft,

      That is a very good compliment for me! Thank you!

      The very last time that I saw MsTioga was from a satellite image. One of those images that Google captures and publishes in Google maps.

      I was able to recognize MsTioga from Mr. Sunny's roof solar panels. The configuration of those panels.

      And especially, the location. The towing service yard that MsTioga was taken to after the 2014 accident that killed her.

      Click [Here] to read my Blog story about finding MsTioga in a satellite image!


      George


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  2. Did you ever go see Miss Tioga?

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    1. Sue Jones,

      After I found that Google satellite image of MsTioga, I phoned up the tow service to ask about Her.

      I was told that MsTioga had been scrapped only a few days earlier.

      Sad words: Too late!

      George


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  3. Congratulations on "Day 100!" Very impressive, George. So very happy for you and your awesome team!

    You do RVing up right, my friend.

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    1. Kent DeCook,

      Your comment is a great compliment for me! 😎

      Thank you sooooo much!!

      George

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  4. George .. very disappointed that you would hire a kid to damage someone's property. You should either be man enough to go ask for your property back, call the police or write the drill off. Paying a juvenile to do your dirty work is the mark of a coward and encourages aberrant behaviour. You should be a better person.

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    1. I'm hoping that was a joke if not its truly hard to fathom.

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    2. In the eyes of the law, a person who hires someone to commit a crime is as guilty as the criminal who carried out the crime.

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    3. It’s not realistic to expect an eighty year old man to confront four young punks. And George hasn’t had very good luck interacting with Oregon police. The punks needed to be taught a lesson. If you steal other people’s things, there are consequences. Short & sweet, on with life.

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    4. Jim,

      Do you feel that I should phoned the police?

      George

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    5. Shelley M,

      Do you feel that I should phoned the police?

      George

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    6. Ed, Carol and Gopher the dog,

      Do you feel that I should phoned the police?

      George

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    7. What proof do you have as to who stole your drill?
      A young punk who scammed you out of $5?
      Did smashing the lights of a car of perhaps innocent people make you feel better?

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    8. Jeepers,

      I actually did phone the police, before the kid arrived.

      Guess what happened:
      The police officer who I spoke with interrogated ME! Asked for my name, date of birth, drivers license number, what I was doing there.....etc.

      Asked if I saw the drill motor being taken. I responded with "Crooks don't take something if the owner is watching."

      The officer told me, "If you did not see who took it, nothing can bed done. But if you wish to report this incident, an officer will phone you in 1 to 3 days."


      George

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    9. George,
      That’s about how I expected the event to unfold. It was either let the punks smile and win the day with no repercussion or let the incident bite them in the ass. I just hope that they are a little smarter now and change their ways.

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    10. Any Mouse,

      Do you feel that I should have phoned the police?

      George

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    11. I think since you had no proof you should have just been more careful and not left your valuables out in the open to begin with. Whether you call the police or not is your call, what you did however was morally wrong and against the law. Since your making your blog public I am giving my opinion. Of course if you can look in the mirror and not have an issue with hiring a young person to commit a crime on your behalf then nothing I say will mean anything to you.

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  5. Not your finest act, George.

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  6. George, I'm a Salem guy who has followed your adventures for years, all the way back to Santa Rosalia. As much as I love Oregon, wouldn't want to live anywhere else, our lovely state seems to have been nothing but problems for you. Perhaps once your courtroom drama is finished you ought to consider Washington or Idaho. (As a true Oregonian I could never recommend California.)

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    1. gilguy,

      Thanks for your background info and advice about Oregon.

      Thanks also for following my Blog all the way back to Santa Rosalia! Long time with me!! 😎

      Gilguy, I love RVing in Oregon. The trees! Wow!
      Sooooo many more TREES than in California! I would NOT runaway from Oregon because of my arrest and all that followed!

      My arrest, handcuffing and interaction with the police, brought my thinking about:
      ★ Crime
      ★ Police
      ★ Lawyers
      ★ The court .........

      ...... from a fairyland story that I believed all of my life, to the brute reality of what may happen to a naive person such as myself because of an encounter with police!

      I believe that I am a better American citizen now. I am, the kind of American citizen that lived in the years following our 1776 independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.

      And, I believe that there was nothing wrong with my hiring the kid to do retribution for me.

      The commenters who have cast me in a bad light because I used that kid to do my retribution for me may be right! By rights, I should have taken out those criminal's headlights myself.

      As a matter of fact, maybe I MYSELF was the kid in that Blog story!!

      George

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    2. "And, I believe that there was nothing wrong with my hiring the kid to do retribution for me. "
      And like some of our politicians today, you need to reset your moral compass and learn to control your rage.

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    3. Ed, Carol and Gopher the dog,

      Was I raging before my arrest?

      George

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    4. After you discovered the missing drill, your first impulse was getting revenge. That's 'rage' in my book.

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  7. Perhaps you shouldn't leave your stuff sitting out for someone to take. I don't think George said they were punks. Maybe I missed that. Contributing to the deliquency of a minor should not be high on the list of things to do for any adult, especially one that is almost 80. What would you do if it were your son or grandson? Should you call the police? Ahh. You did, but I'm not sure what they could do. Maybe you should have had the young man get you the make, model and license number of the vehicle instead. A description of the fellows? Some useful information to share with the police. That would have been worth $10.00 to me. And, if you weren't just teasing us to get our input.

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    1. ndenim,

      In your comment, your asked:
      "Perhaps you shouldn't leave your stuff sitting out for someone to take?"

      [Note: You didn't write that part of your comment as a question, but I took it to be one.]

      ndenim, Please let me know where that place would be?

      George

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  8. Better hope the alleged crooks don't find out who vandalized their car. The same kid would sell you out for $5.
    You have admitted to commiting a crime on your blog. Not smart. I hope you never "really" need the cops.

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    1. Wonder if the prosecuting attorney representing the state in the current case, will read this blog as he prepares for trial?
      Hope not.

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    2. Any Mouse,

      Your comments states:
      "You have admitted to commiting a crime on your blog."

      Tell me Any, what crime would that be?

      George

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    3. Conspiracy to commit malicious vandalism. Your "proof" that you had the bad guys doesn't hold water. Especially if you did it yourself and made up the "kid." Come on George, you are not that naive.

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    4. In Oregon, court records are public as are the email addresses of the prosecuting attorneys. Emailing a few screen shots of what George admitted he has done to the Court would certainly change the way his case proceeds. I don't like to see people meet crime with further crime.

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  9. The kid that took your $5 probably took your drill, also. Did that occur to you?

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    1. Wow, Any,

      You sure got your dander up about my Blog post!

      Any, you commented:
      "The kid that took your $5 probably took your drill, also. Did that occur to you?"

      That could not be.

      George

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    2. "That could not be."
      Because there is no Kid?

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  10. Mister George can I come work for you. Wow you're a high-paying employer
    You just pay an illegal under aged child five bucks,, with no gang affiliation due.no medical. no dental.no glasses. and no 1099#. and tax free to boot,, to do a two minute job,,, by my calculations that comes out to 150 bucks an hour
    Where do I send my resume to????
    But then again if you did the job yourself you're a cheapskate
    And worth reporting to the fair Child labor act Coalition

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    1. Ed,

      I'd hire you in a second! To be my advisor! 😎

      George


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    2. Ed, Carol and Gopher the dog,

      You wrote:
      "Wonder if the prosecuting attorney representing the state in the current case, will read this blog as he prepares for trial? Hope not."

      What do you folks and the dog believe that the prosecuting attorney would do if he read that Blog post?

      George

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    3. See your total disregard for the law as demonstrated by hiring a kid to commit a crime on your behalf.

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    4. Prosecuting attorney could refuse a deal and force you into a trial, then use the blog post to demonstrate your character to the jury, Don't be so cocky.

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  11. George, I agree you should not have hired the kid to do your dirty work. It is a scam...the car he says he took lights out probably is a friend, relative of the kid...they might have used a stolen car to do the scam. Me thinks you are building a reputation in the State of Oregon. The record will show soon after your confrontation with the police, you called the police parked in another park...maybe they will think you were causing trouble again.

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    1. Rita Mizell,

      What do you believe that I should do about what you wrote?

      George

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  12. Golly, people get so serious on the interwebs.

    The kid story made ne laugh out loud!

    Trying to be more serious myself, I'd say: If you are sure those people took your drill you did the right thing. If not, well, then you are the %#$! Who broke someone's headlights for no reason.

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    1. Unknown,

      With your apparent sense of humor, you may have suspected that I made up the kid from whole cloth.

      George

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  13. I have a really big mistake in my calculations I assume that it took the little brat two minutes by George admission it took him five seconds so therefore the equation has changed
    Wow I have to recalculate my figures Georgia said he paid five bucks for five seconds worth of work
    so that comes out to 5.00$for 5 seconds work,,, that makes it a dollar a second so which in turn=3.600$$ pr, hour
    Do you mind if I commute daily from Florida

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  14. By the way George
    Hooray I found your drill
    see pictured three and four of today's post

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  15. Drill baby drill?! I think George is spoofing you all!

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    1. Sick way to spoof!

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    2. Joan We knew it was a Spoof
      George wouldn't part with five dollars

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    3. "George wouldn't part with five dollars"
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  16. I do however believe he called the police. But the police are not interested in an 80 year old being robbed, they are very interested in an 80 year old calling 911 when he feels his life may be in danger. And it doesn't matter who he felt in danger from.

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    1. That is BS .. most police officers are interested in protecting all citizens. What I see from what I read on this blog is that George has an attitude and a cockiness that likely causes him trouble with the police and others. Being 80 years old has nothing to do with it.

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    2. Croft, after reading all of this, got to agree with Jim Burnett on this one. There is something deeper going on here than what appears on the surface OR George is "cat fishing" the hell out of us.

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    3. I totally agree with Jim, "most police officers are interested in protecting all citizens". In fact this probably describes 99.9% of police officers. But we have all seen videos of the remaining tiny percentage shooting and strangling innocent, unarmed citizens. George felt threatened by that pushy, overly aggressive cop and after unsuccessfully trying to call for assistance, he called 911 which is one of the reasons 911 is there, to assist citizens who feel in danger. If it were me who got arrested for calling for help, I might develop a bad attitude myself.

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  17. I will not enter my thoughts or comments on George or his grip on reality here, I respect his readers too much for that. If anyone cares to check out my opinions or thoughts on the matter I invite you to check out my blog.... The Oracle Of Aticama. I will not malign him in public as I have been but I will speak the unvarnished truth. You decide.

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  18. I enjoyed your story George! (I think I saw it in a Clint Eastwood movie) <3

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