Wednesday, April 11, 2018

I did it?

8:58am:
Readers have pointed out that the type of yellow paint on Scampy was not auto paint. This means that I sideswiped that yellow paint onto Scampy myself. The paint would have come from a pole. A 43" tall pole. Because that pole contacted Scampy's door lock. And Scampy's door lock is 43" above the pavement.

If this is correct, then those paint marks had to be put on Scampy before I went into 24 Hour Fitness. Also, I would have had to miss seeing those yellow paint marks when I locked Scampy's door.

It's a mystery!





12:03pm:
Yellow pole
The only place where I figured that I may have struck a yellow pole with Scampy would be at the Arco gas station next to 24 Hour Fitness. So, I went back there to take a look-see.

There it was! A yellow pole to the right of where I had entered Arco to buy gasoline the afternoon of the incident!




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16 comments:

  1. It's very possible that's the way it happened and you were not aware of what happened. The good news is that you were able to rub out the yellow paint. What could have required a trip to the body shop for paint and fiberglass work took less than an hour of elbow grease. In my opinion, you're still living a charmed life.

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    1. Hi Bob,

      Yes, I agree. I am living a charmed life!

      George

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    2. Not living a charmed life anymore. George put a “pox” on himself. LOL!!!

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  2. Don't you just love,, a mystery

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    1. Hi Mister ed,

      You sure do! And, so do I love a mystery!

      With your help Ed, this mystery is solved.

      George

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  3. The easiest way to find the culprit is go back to The spot the day before you made night camp and retrace all your steps (exactly) forward till you got to the fitness center,, but only concentrate on the right-hand turns
    Lack of bumper impressions or marks leads to a post
    Schoolbuses are orange or yellow but they mostly have black bumpers
    Plus there bumper are 24 inches off the ground and is wider then their actual body
    If one sideswiped a cargo trailer that damage would've been all the way up the side of YOUR trailer including the door and window
    And I've never seen a trailer anywhere that matches that color
    That leaves out Penske Ryder you haul it an budget rental
    You see automotive paint is a very hard product. And not designed to rub off
    Scratch yes ! But Oil base paint is very easy to rub off
    An accident is an accident and is just a good thing that you don't have to do fiberglass repair that is to your vantage
    But on a cautionary note when you open your trailer door look at the inside of the wall and make sure that there is no damage to the woodwork corresponding to the scrape marks fiberglass shell's Will give quite a bit so hopefully you have no internal damage to the wood work or floor




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  4. Yellow pole...Mission Bay somewhere??

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    1. Hi K&K,

      At the Arco gas station next to 24 Hour Fitness.

      George

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  5. George... Recently you mentioned that you are sleeping better ever since eating dark chocolate. I searched using "dark chocolate and sleep" and found out that dark chocolate has magnesium which aids sleep.

    Thank you for giving me an excuse to eat chocolate!

    Sue

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    1. Hi Sue,

      You are welcome.

      Since I began eating dark chocolate which is slightly bitter, I have lost my craving for Hershey's sweet chocolate.

      George

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    2. Never ever need an excuse to eat dark chocolate!
      It has always been good for us!

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  6. I love it when a mystery comes together
    Now one other suggestion when you said you took sandpaper and sanded the yellow out if you're happy with your handiwork find some hard paste wax not automotive squirt bottle stuff but a paste wax and put it on where you put the sandpaper marks
    If you think the scratches are too deep find some 300/ 400 grit ( ace hardware ) and wet sand it. just the spots that you originally did. that takes the heavy sanding marks off and use the paste wax to bring back the shine

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  7. Thank you for the chocolate lesson,,I love it when I learn something I didn't know and RV Sue perked my interest
    Is dark chocolate healthy?
    Dark chocolate is rich in cocoa solids, which contain compounds known as flavonolds. At high levels, cocoa flavanols have been shown to help lower blood pressure and cholesterol, improve cognition and possibly lower the risk of diabetes. But limit your portions to about 1 ounce a day

    Dark chocolate
    (also known as black chocolate or plain chocolate) is a form of chocolate which is made from cocoa butter instead of milk-based butter like milk chocolate, and contains a higher percentage of cocoa. ... Dark chocolate contains antioxidants, such as polyphenols, and is relatively low in sugar.

    Milk Chocolate
    (Sugar, Milk, Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Lactose, Milk Fat, Soy Lecithin, PGPR, Emulsifier, Vanillin, Artificial Flavor).
    (My curiosity would be what is the artificial flavoring)

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  8. Yes I heard dark chocolate is better for you than milk chocolate. I buy Sander's fine chocolate specifically Sea Salt Caramels at Costco. The jar is 3/4 full and I bought this jar in February 2018 with an expiration date of 4/30/2019. I don't eat them daily but only when I have a craving for something sweet. I usually eat one square unless I'm really, really craving...then two.

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    1. I love those things, Rita! Best thing going at Costco.

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  9. If you have access to a Trader Joe's store, I would heartily recommend trying their "Pound Plus" dark chocolate bar in the red wrapper. It is ~72% cacao dark chocolate and priced at $4.99 for the bar.

    We have been eating small bits of it every lunch time for about thirty years. A bar lasts two adults about three or four weeks, so it is very inexpensive in use. I melt it, then spread it out thinly on a piece of parchment paper and put it into the refrigerator or freezer to harden.

    When it has hardened, I break it into small pieces, put them in a small container, and keep it in the refrigerator. Letting these thin pieces melt in your mouth provides a very satisfying experience, while not requiring that a huge amount be eaten.

    Virtual hugs,

    Judie

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