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Old 01-31-2019, 03:24 PM   #21
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When it is too cold outside, I work on house projects. We are working on the basement right now, cleaning up, put up a couple of walls, replacing old florescent lights with LEDs. When it gets warmer, I am going to replace the RV lights with leds.

This spring I have a big project. I have a park model trailer that a tree fell on and the back room has to be ripped out and rebuilt. My 17 year old son wants to move into it.
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Old 02-01-2019, 03:50 PM   #22
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I wait for the Holidays to be over with and head to Myrtle Beach Travel Park...I am from the Tug Hill region in NY and am so happy I am not there right now...tons & tons of Lake Effect snow. 60 and sunny here in S. Carolina today and not a snow flake in sight!
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Old 02-01-2019, 10:03 PM   #23
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Nice hobby work. Y'all are producing things you can really be proud of. I am also a model train lover. I have plans to build an N scale layout some day. I also have a huge collection of Marklin 1 gauge trains that I inherited from my dad.

Currently, I've been spending a lot of free time with another hobby, photography. One of my photographs recently won grand prize in the Virginia State Parks First Day Hikes photo contest. I've already spent some of the $500 Virginia State Parks gift certificate on camping reservations for later this year.

To enter the contest, you had to take a photograph at one of the state parks on January 1st and then submit it to the contest before midnight that evening. I got up at 5 am and drove 155 miles to photograph Natural Bridge, one of Virginia's newest state parks. It was privately owned until a few years ago.

Here is a link to the contest winners: First Day Hikes 2019 Contest Winners

A framed copy of my photo is on display this month in the ArtWorks art gallery in Richmond. Here is a low resolution copy of the photo.
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Old 02-02-2019, 04:33 PM   #24
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I recognized the Natural Bridge right away. Iíve been there a couple of times. Congrats.
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Old 04-28-2019, 06:20 PM   #25
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When it's this cold out, it's a bad time for me. I've had the itch for a new 5th wheel. The big catch with that is it has to fit thru my 12ft. tall door on the storage shed. That has proven to be a daunting task. Seems like anything I like, is to tall. So far what I've seen out there that I would be able to back in the shed, I wouldn't trade what we now have for it.

So I have been working on a couple laptops. I've got a really nice Acer I bought before windows 10 came out. I converted it over to 10 from 7, but it just didn't like 10. There was always a problem of one kind or another. So finally I switched it over to Linux for a operating system. Runs like a champ now. Then I got a couple solid state drives and installed one in the big Acer. WOW, did that ever speed things up. Worked so nice I did the same thing on this Dell laptop. It's just unbelievable how fast these load and move now. Two more to go. That will probably get me pretty close to some warmer weather.
Well, my winter time project finally came to a completion today. YAAA!!
Four hard drives swapped out for SSD'S. Two laptops switched over to Linux, and the desktop got 16 gigs of ram today. Up from 4 gigs.
That has really made for some nice upgrades.
Now I can go to work on the camper.
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Old 04-28-2019, 06:49 PM   #26
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I still go camping cause I like to lol. The white tent is our camper complete with forced air propane furnace.
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Old 04-28-2019, 10:39 PM   #27
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Nice hobby work. Y'all are producing things you can really be proud of. I am also a model train lover. I have plans to build an N scale layout some day. I also have a huge collection of Marklin 1 gauge trains that I inherited from my dad.

Currently, I've been spending a lot of free time with another hobby, photography. One of my photographs recently won grand prize in the Virginia State Parks First Day Hikes photo contest. I've already spent some of the $500 Virginia State Parks gift certificate on camping reservations for later this year.

To enter the contest, you had to take a photograph at one of the state parks on January 1st and then submit it to the contest before midnight that evening. I got up at 5 am and drove 155 miles to photograph Natural Bridge, one of Virginia's newest state parks. It was privately owned until a few years ago.

Here is a link to the contest winners: First Day Hikes 2019 Contest Winners

A framed copy of my photo is on display this month in the ArtWorks art gallery in Richmond. Here is a low resolution copy of the photo.
That is a fantastic photo, nicely done!
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Quite a setup. Looks like maybe a little ice fishing?
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Old 04-29-2019, 06:27 AM   #29
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Quite a setup. Looks like maybe a little ice fishing?
Thanks! We do a lot of fishing too. Longest we have been out was 5 nights. I built 2 of these campers so 4 guys can go. Lots of work, lots of prep but lots of fun too!
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What material did you use on the tent? Is it a insulated fabric?
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What material did you use on the tent? Is it a insulated fabric?
Had a professional tent and awning company sew it and used non waterproof canvas tent material. It is fully insulated. It breathes so no condensation buildup inside. It was -30's Celsius when we first tested it for it's limit and our limit too. Most times its no worse than -10 Celsius when we plan our trips.
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Old 04-29-2019, 09:54 AM   #32
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I figured it had to be made of something like that. I know when I have been out in really cold temps, my clam would be solid frost inside.
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Old 04-29-2019, 10:37 AM   #33
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The Clam in the picture is what we use for the kitchen. Have table and propane stove setup in there. It can get pretty frosty as itís an old uninsulated one.
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