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mr. ed

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Posted: 07/15/14 06:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well, I had a senior moment today. I left my RV for several hours and returned to find the entry door wide open and latched. My first thought was, "robbery" but the fact the door was latched open led me to believe I simply drove away without closing and locking it. That was the case (fortunately). Nothing was missing and even though it rained there was no wetness inside due to blowing rain.

I think what happened is I exited my RV carrying several items to my truck and in the back of my mind I was thinking of returning to pick up another item. Anyhow, that was a wake up call, reminding me to double check the security of my RV before leaving. I dodged the bullet this time.

How about you? Would you like to share a memorable senior moment in your RVing life?


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Posted: 07/15/14 06:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not quite a senior but close at 61. Couple weeks ago the wife and I were out camping and after sitting around till late having a few drinks we called it a night. Next morning when I went outside and there were the keys to the trailer laying on BBQ table and the yellow porch light on. Guess it's a safe neighborhood.

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Posted: 07/15/14 07:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Happens more and more all the time..

Homer

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I watched a elderly man and woman back their 5ver in at a c/g in Tenn. The slope was considrable. He commenced to unhook the tow truck w/o chocking the wheels apparently brakes were not locked up. Down the hill went his 5ver with his wife trying to hold it back. Fortunately she was in front of it. It stopped in the creek at the bottom of the hill.

I would guess that never happened to him again the rest of his life.

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Posted: 07/15/14 07:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cooked some steaks on the charcoal grill. Next morning tossed Charcoal in the dumpster, they were cold,

six hours later, Fire blazing. I didn't confess

* This post was edited 07/15/14 07:35pm by cyntdon2010 *


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Posted: 07/15/14 07:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Senior moments happen. Today I backed my tractor over my DWs favorite apple tree. No excuse, just happened. Fortunately DW understood these senior moments. Apple tree broken off at ground level, DW understands. I feel bad, but this stuff just happens as we get older.


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An hour ago my wife went to take our son to his friends house and backed her 4week old Lincoln into my Odyssey. She said she didn't see the van because it was black, luckily I was parked directly behind her so no damage. Oh, she is 37 so I guess this does not count as senior moment.


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mrgreetis

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After thinking to myself, how could anyone reverse polarity when hooking up battery cables, and saying "black is positive, white is negative", the senior moment hit. I did exactly what I knew could never happen - I hooked the cables up backwards.

Fortunately it got the reverse polarity fuses, which I replaced. I didn't find anything else, but we were getting ready to leave so I didn't check everything. At the campsite, the radio wasn't working, and I figured there was a fuse behind it. There was. I removed the radio, replaced the fuse and success. Fridge worked during campout, but we didn't use the water heater or furnace, so I guess I still need to double check on those.

Anything else you folks think I should check?

Mike

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Posted: 07/16/14 03:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As I get older, now 70, I try to think through a lot of procedure before actually doing them.
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Fizz

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Posted: 07/16/14 03:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We make lists for everything.
Shopping lists are tacked on the front door.
Can't say how many times I walked out that door without the list.
I find I can't multitask anymore, only room for one thought at a time.

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