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Jul 18, 2016 - Week 14 7/11-7/17 PARTY!

Week 14 7/11-7/17 Something that will no doubt be a recurring part of this blog is, what I missed from the previous week. Most of the time when I finish a day or a week I remember something, or I find a relevant picture in my phone, or a recording on the recorder I carry with me, etc. So, I will most likely have a “Forgotten Items” paragraph in each blog. The items in that paragraph may not be in any relevant chronological order. Forgotten Items Last Sunday somebody told Margie that there were ripe raspberries in the woods by us. So, she...

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Jul 11, 2016 - Atlin to Skagway

July 11, 2016 We are headed to Skagway today but before we left the area we went into the town of Carcross which was surprisingly modern. The first nations have done significant development recently with a new band school and an area devoted to heritage features and retail shops to showcase their work. The drive from Carcross to Skagway was one of the most interesting so far. The landscape changed dramatically from forest to almost bare rock with few trees and lots of small blue green glacial lakes. Crossed the border into Alaska for the...

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Jul 10, 2016 - Week 13 7/4-7/10 Cantaloupes Now Fifty Eight Cents and Rotten

Week 13 7/4-7/10 Our neighbor woke up on Sunday to find a beehive attached to their awning. I put up pictures of the hive and the eggs from it Monday, July 4th there was a parade through town. Now when I say through town I mean they started at 2nd street and went up Broadway to 7th street (five blocks). Then they turned around and came back the five blocks. As my manager said, this is to make it look like it’s a lot longer than it actually is. The first thing I saw was costumed people giving out programs for the day. The first one was a...

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Jul 3, 2016 - Week 12 6/27-7/3 High Priced Cantaloupe

Week 12 – 6/27-7/3 One thing I wanted to go into was about selling my house and other things you can still do even while travelling fulltime and not having a permanent sticks and bricks house. Margie and I started this fulltime RV lifestyle in September of 2014. Since that time I have deposited checks in the bank, filed income taxes returns for both me and my deceased mother, and sold two houses while being as far as 3000 miles from St. Louis. I have been able to take a picture of any check I have received with my smart phone and deposit...

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Jun 26, 2016 - Day 77 Week 11 - Finally Rode in Margie's Truck

I fried up some sausage and of course that means I have to make gravy on the leavins. That also means I had slumgulleon for breakfast. Margie picked some lettuce out of her garden. She said she saw some peppers and tomatoes. Nothing ready to eat but at least they are there. I finally got to ride up to the recycle place with Margie. This is the first time I’ve even been in her company truck. Margie defrosted the refrigerator. We checked the storage containers next to the big warehouse. There is merchandise that has been in there no telling...

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Jun 25, 2016 - Day 76 Week 11 - An Explosion in My Pocket

Man Margie is happy now. She has been given permission to burn and take to the dump a lot of stuff out here at the campground/warehouse. The good thing is we will be having a big bon fire. I went to the store and got three packages of hotdogs, three packages of buns, the fixin’s for Smore’s and chips. I also got gas while I was out. It is now $3.099 per gallon One of the Workampers was a barber. He was cutting someone’s hair and asked me if I was ready to have him do mine. Margie had talked about watching him do mine so she could do it...

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Jun 24, 2016 - Day 75 Week 11 - That's Why We Are Here

The manager gave me some items the other day and told me she was going to have me do the transfer from another store. That’s great, more paperwork. We have five knives that are worth about $7000. They haven’t generated any interest so the owner wants to send them to our knife store up the street. When he told the manager, she reminded him that he had given her those knives from the knife store to put in my store. I had a fellow tell me that there are some people on the boat he is on that are packing some serious money. That’s why we are...

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Jun 23, 2016 - Day 74 Week 11 - Is New Jersey in the United States

I saw the wrong coach bus on way into work this morning. I hope it isn’t still driving around from yesterday because the people got on the wrong coach and can’t get off. I parked in a new area one block behind the store on State St. It is more convenient than the parking lot I park in sometimes and probably always has open parking spaces, but I just never thought to park here. There was a father in the store with a little girl probably about eight years old. I was surprised to hear him tell her very matter-of-factly about the walrus penis...

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Jun 22, 2016 - Day 73 Week 11 - Wrong Coach

What in the world did people do while they were on vacation before cellphones and other similar technology? Oh, I know they enjoyed the trip, the people they were with and seeing new things. I see more people with their noses stuck in their smartphones and not seeing anything around them. They might as well just use all that technology and just take a virtual vacation. Hell, they can even order all their souvenirs online. Yes it’s mostly the younger generation but it is older people too. Now you may as well just stay home since you think...

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Jun 21, 2016 - Day 72 Week 11 - Well Stop Rubbing It

Yesterday was the summer solstice, the longest day of the year and obviously the shortest time of darkness. Sunrise was at about 3:30AM and sunset was at about 10:30PM for a total of 19 hours of daylight here in Skagway and consequently only about 5 hours of darkness. However, I have found out that there is a period of time that is referred to as civil twilight, which occurs when the Sun is less than 6 degrees below the horizon. In the morning, civil twilight begins when the Sun is 6 degrees below the horizon and ends at sunrise. In the...

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Jun 20, 2016 - Day 71, Week 11 - Rut Roh!

One of our co-working Workampers drives his class C RV in to town every day that he works because they don’t have another vehicle. Well today he forgot to unhook his water hose when he pulled out. He didn’t realize it until he got to town and saw the hose still trailing behind his RV. I don’t know if anything from the water hookup was attached to it also. He came back to the campground and saw that he had broken the connection and caused a leak. He contacted the person staying next to him that has some maintenance duties. He contacted the...

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Jun 19, 2016 - Day 70 - A puzzling Day

Once again, I’m not sure what days some of the things I’m writing happened on. However, does it really matter if I tell you about something that happened and I put it on the wrong day? The only one it bothers is me because I’m the only one who knows the difference and I don’t always know. Margie set up a table in the community room for a puzzle and put one of ours on it for everyone to work on. Not sure I ever mentioned it but I put a battery operated motion sensing light in one of our cabinets that is very dark where we store our pots and...

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