Posted by: gonerving | March 25, 2010

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Posted by: gonerving | March 25, 2010


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These are the little holes in the fiberglass. If you enlarge the pictures by clicking on them, you will see that there is a lot of damage and they are already starting to delaminate.

It looks as if there were small bubbles or holes in the Filon coating and with the thawing and freezing we have in the winter, coupled with moisture, the holes have become larger. The same thing happens to our roads up here in the Great White North!!

Posted by: gonerving | March 24, 2010

99 days left today.

Ok, this is getting boring, but we have made our decision……again! This time for sure. We will sell the condo and leave for Southern California by way of Winkler, Manitoba sometime in July or the beginning of August. Returning Septemberish. So condo going on the market next week, or just after Easter. We will be very poor in money but rich in experiences.

We have to go via Manitoba because the motor home has some fiberglass issues and can only be repaired by the manufacturer, Triple E. Apparently the company that did the fiberglass, Filon, did a shoddy job and lots of motorhomes have this problem. An extra 1000 kms or so out of our way!! Lucky they are going to do the repair for free!!

Posted by: gonerving | March 22, 2010

Or maybe not. Perhaps it is 286 days?? Or More??

I have just spoken to Virginia and she seems to think that she will not need my help in the foreseeable future. So the big question???? Do I leave or not? Do I see the project through at work? But…. the process is started to find my replacement. This whole thing is messing with my brain. I will have to find out what the position is at work.

Posted by: gonerving | March 16, 2010

106 days!

Posted by: gonerving | March 10, 2010

112 days!!!

Things are progressing well at home. We have sold quite a lot of stuff and boxes are going into storage.

News from California is more postive as my American Mother’s cancer is not as bad as we first thought. Her prognosis is good. 5 plus years. She needs to have a bit more surgery and the oral therapy and radiation.

In July when we have retired, we will not drive the MH down to San Diego as we will be staying with Virginia in her house and would have to store the MH at about $200 a month. It will also cost us over $800 in fuel to get there, so we will drive down in the Saturn and camp or motel it on the way. Much cheaper.

Posted by: gonerving | March 6, 2010

117 days to go!!

Working frantically to get rid of stuff, pack stuff, donate stuff and sell stuff. Question….do we recarpet before we sell? What about the cracked kitchen tiles?? What about the cruddy vanities in the bathrooms?? Why do I have so many little things lying around?? Paper clips, pencils, pens, safety pins, just myriads of little things that really don’t have anywhere to go. Cables by the hundreds. The original hardware is gone long ago. But I still have the cables. Piles of wrapping paper, ribbons, cards, tape. How am I going to do it????

Posted by: gonerving | February 22, 2010

128 Days to go!

We have decided to sell the condo. My son has said that later in the year, house prices are going to fall, so this would be a good time. After the dust has settled we will try to find a small bungalow somewhere that has a good size lot to store the MH, or put a tenant into the house, while we have the freedom to move around, plus have a base in which to stay.

Posted by: gonerving | February 18, 2010

The Push Is ON!!!

I have just handed in my notice to retire at the end of June!! I really like my job and this is going to be hard! Anyone want to buy a Nissan Versa or rent an 1800 sq foot condo in Pickering??

Posted by: gonerving | February 13, 2010

I wonder if I have time to scan and organize 40 years of photographs??

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