Getting on...(camper van tales)

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Post by Marilyn » 23 Oct 2018, 02:42

Back home, van emptied, washing done. Just the bedding to do tomorrow. Everything has a square edge, as Stanley would say.
Full of odd aches and pains today in my elbows and back...can't think why, as I've not done anything unusual and the caravan bed was comfy. Must be because we had to come home?

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Post by Marilyn » 23 Oct 2018, 03:59

It's just dawned on me! I know the source of my aches and pains in elbows/neck/back...and I feel like such a twit.
One of the books I bought from the op shop is very big and heavy. I've been reading it quite a bit and every time I did, I would say to Dave "gosh...this book is so heavy...it is an effort to hold it". It would make a wonderful doorstop.
It's the damn book wots done it! :laugh5:
And I think the elbows are sore from holding it up to read while reclining.

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Post by Stanley » 23 Oct 2018, 06:17

I know what you mean Maz. My present book, the Last Lion vol. 3 is a monster 1600 pages and I have had to modify how I hold it. No way I could support it with my arms!
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Post by Marilyn » 23 Oct 2018, 08:16

The strangest thing is, that with all my weird twinges today, I became more and more aware of a stinging sensation on my back. Finally tonight I got hubby to investigate because it was quite tender every time I sat back against the lounge chair.
He said it looked as if I had been clawed by a lion! Big/deep scratch marks...very red and angry looking. Gosh...where did they come from? I don't remember any injury.
I am off for a warm bath...

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Post by Stanley » 24 Oct 2018, 02:46

Vampire attack?
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Post by Marilyn » 26 Dec 2018, 10:04

Very hot today 39C. We are backed against a bank of trees so we have been in shade this afternoon, but it is still horrid outside. Comfortable inside with the air-conditioning on. As it is almost sunset, we keep turning the cooling off and have the windows open, preferring to catch a breeze. ( the air-conditioning keeps getting put back on after 5 mins because it is just too warm). No breeze to be had.
Tomorrow will be 41C. Hoping to get out for a long walk early before the heat sets in for the day.
Nipped over to the Ladies and discovered 4 women in the throws of examining their sunburn and about to shower. All very badly sunburnt! They won't sleep well at all tonight! ( shockingly sunburnt...Beetroot red).
I suggested Paracetamol and loads of water to drink. ( only water, lots of it, and no alcohol). But they are still going to be in agony...silly sods!
It's so warm I think we may as well sleep on top of our beds and not bother getting in them.

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Post by Cathy » 26 Dec 2018, 11:39

I mentioned on Pennine Weather that when I brought my freshly washed and dried towels off the clothesline today that they were so hot , as if they had just been ironed. :surprised:
I know I'm in my own little world, but it's OK... they know me here. :)

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Post by Stanley » 27 Dec 2018, 04:54

Sorry to say we have a very pleasant (for this time of year) temperature of around 8C.
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Post by Marilyn » 27 Dec 2018, 05:07

Had a long walk this morning, but back in the hutch by lunchtime as it was 39C. Plenty to do ( reading/quizzes/movies/tv and snoozing...and we have a minature chess set if we get too bored). Lovely and cool indoors.
We will be a lot less comfy if there is a power outage! Fingers crossed that doesn't happen!
It is a shame about the weather as there is so much we could have done, but just walking to the loo saps our energy.
Keeping up the fluids...

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Post by Marilyn » 28 Dec 2018, 00:26

Much more pleasant this morning. Still hot but decent cloud cover is keeping the worst of the sun away. Long walk was had and we picked up a couple of fresh rolls, a few slices of ham and an avocado on the way home...so that is lunch!
The shops were all open but not too packed. Mince Tarts were half price, but hubby said he couldn't fit another one in. Hot Cross Buns in the supermarkets too.
Sitting out with the newspaper and a large glass of mineral water doing a spot of people-watching. One thing we have both noticed is that people here are less friendly than our own town. We keep saying Good Morning to folk and they don't bother answering!

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Post by Stanley » 28 Dec 2018, 03:08

Hot X buns now? Have they no shame?
Glad you're surviving the heat.....
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Post by Big Kev » 28 Dec 2018, 08:16

Stanley wrote:
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Hot X buns now? Have they no shame?
It's still 11 weeks to pancake day and the shops are already selling flour and eggs :laugh5:
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Post by Tizer » 28 Dec 2018, 10:16

Very witty, Kev, that brightened my day, thanks! :laugh5:

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Post by Stanley » 29 Dec 2018, 03:38

:good:
How's it going Maz? Still as hot? Margaret says they have been having the same in Perth.....
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Post by Marilyn » 29 Dec 2018, 03:42

Much more bearable today. We have had to call back through the city to celebrate two birthdays. Home by sun down I hope. It's been a long day!

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Post by Stanley » 29 Dec 2018, 04:44

Margaret has just reported that it's in the upper 20s in Perth, they are going to a wedding.....
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Post by PanBiker » 28 Aug 2019, 10:30

Will bump this topic that Maz started. She's in transit at the moment and off to the land of nod halfway to their destination at the moment.

I will move it as well into the new sub forum I created for motor homes. :smile:
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Post by Stanley » 29 Aug 2019, 03:13

Land of Nod is near Goole.... A long trip for them!
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Re: Getting on...(camper van tales)

Post by Marilyn » 04 Oct 2019, 02:22

Off to Tasmania next month for about 10 days. Taking the Campervan over and back on the overnight ferry (we will have a cabin overnight).
Insurance claims are slow to process - at present our van still has a shattered windscreen from our last trip, and due to cold nights/warm days the cracks have extended greatly. We have been home three weeks now, and have a date to take the van in (next week) to have the windscreen replaced, though the repairer texted us this morning to say our new windscreen arrived "with a manufacturing defect" (?) so they have re-ordered one and still hope they can fit us in next week if it arrives in time. Length of time they required the vehicle for the refitting went from "three hours" to "an entire day" to "can we leave it overnight?". Whilst the windscreen is covered by insurance, any other work that needs to be done (e.g. removal of rust or touch up painting or new rubbers), is at our expense.
We have put of giving it a thorough clean until we get it back from the repairer.
My back was giving me problems by the time we got back from the trip North. We had encountered some pretty rough roads (some unsealed), plus the cold weather didn't help (everything hurts more when it is cold doesn't it?). Should be OK for the trip though. 10 days is much more manageable that the 4 week stretch we did up North. Doctor has threatened me with another MRI if I don't report positive improvement by next week.
( :biggrin2: I have no intention of having another MRI...my back is fine...she says through gritted teeth...)

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Re: Getting on...(camper van tales)

Post by Stanley » 04 Oct 2019, 04:14

Sounds like a good trip Maz. I hope that both your back and windscreen problems get resolved quickly!
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