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« on: July 26, 2010, 06:46:28 PM »

First of all, I need to comment on the search feature.  I did a search on battery equalization and it worked great from the menu on the upper left side.  I found a good thread that got me to thinking about this subject:  http://www.busconversions.com/bbs/index.php?topic=3346.0

First, it has a couple of posts by Dallas, so he did not get them all Wink

Next, the thread was started by kbunnystarr.  She started off with a bang and I liked following her posts.  I had met her at BusN' USA a few years ago and seemed like a neat gal.  Her last post was about 2.5 years ago, and she got a less than cordial comment from a member and that was about the last we heard from her.

The other gal that seems to have disappeared is Nellie Wilson.  Got active here for a while then dropped out earlier this year.  She was very active on BNO, but I don't think she has posted there in a while.

I really admire ladies who take on this hobby.  I always hope they don't get discouraged and quit or worse yet, we somehow run them off.

Fortunately we still have Anja (divinerightstrip) and she is even a contributor to BCM magazine (and a good one too).

Are you out there kbunnystarr or Vivian?

Who else am I forgetting?

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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2010, 07:14:34 PM »

Don't forget about bubaqgal (sp?)
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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2010, 07:18:34 PM »

I don't think Nellie always has Internet access.  I seem to remember here talking at one point about not having access for some time. 
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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2010, 07:29:48 PM »

You forgot -- HappyCamperBrat  (Theresa from Ca. w/40' RTS)
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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2010, 08:37:02 PM »

Jim, last i heard kbunnystarr was parked in Lake Havasu and opened up a tattoo shop. I think she has a sister there that has cancer? and she was taking care of her.
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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2010, 09:05:31 PM »

Don't forget Christy Hicks.   Shocked

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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2010, 11:25:36 PM »

Jim -

I got a PM from Nellie (Viv) last week.

She's workkamping in Homestead, FL, and supplementing w/ music gigs around the area.

Location has limited internet access, she says.

And her best comment:  "At least I'm out of any serious trouble!"

Go Nellie!


FWIW & HTH. . .

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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2010, 05:22:13 AM »

Don't forget Shannonrose.
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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2010, 05:28:51 AM »

divinerightstrip is making great contributions to this hobby with her magazine articles chronicling her progress on 'Urge'. I like her perspective.

Maybe they are so busy they don't have time for us  Cry

Best wishes to all  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2010, 10:47:54 PM »

Thank you for thinking of us!! It is tough learning EVERYTHING that men kinda seem to take for granted. In my family anyway, my dad taught my brothers to build buildings and about wiring, cars, etc. While I was taught cooking, sewing, etc. Never did I question it or want anything different. In the early 80s I got into corvettes and wanted to learn more then...... but even then, it was only very basic stuff as my dad was also into vettes and had a machine shop and loved doing this kind of stuff himself!!! He was very good at it too!! Now however, unfortunately he passed away in the early 90s. I am now trying to learn everything by myself and kickin myself in the tail for not asking more questions and doing more with him when I had the chance! Knowing my dad, if he were alive now, he would get a 45' bus (cuz he would HAVE to have something bigger then his daughter lol) and he would do all kinds of stuff to soop it up really really cool!!! But this is quite an experience for me and my teenage son who I am trying to teach as I am able to learn. For us it doesnt matter about having things done on a time schedual, it is the learning experience that is the most valuable. We are having a blast!!! Thanks everyone for your unselfish contributions and sharing of knowledge !!!!
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« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2010, 04:46:52 AM »



i didn't know some were ladies Shocked



And Richard, does your wife know your looking for ladies Huh
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« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2010, 06:50:01 AM »

Don't forget Ruthi!
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« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2010, 07:01:13 AM »

When I first started this thread, my thoughts were focused on past female members we have not heard from from a while. 

I LOVE that this thread has morphed to listing current female members.

You really forget how many ladies are directly involved with this this board.  How neat!!!!!

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« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2010, 07:03:38 AM »

Oh yeah an the 2 ladies from MN that were building a schoolie hunters special.
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« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2010, 07:12:56 AM »

Oh yeah an the 2 ladies from MN that were building a schoolie hunters special.
Grin  BK  Grin

Yup, they post under the screen name Boogster.
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« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2010, 05:28:51 PM »

Thank you for thinking of us!! It is tough learning EVERYTHING that men kinda seem to take for granted. In my family anyway, my dad taught my brothers to build buildings and about wiring, cars, etc. While I was taught cooking, sewing, etc. Never did I question it or want anything different. In the early 80s I got into corvettes and wanted to learn more then...... but even then, it was only very basic stuff as my dad was also into vettes and had a machine shop and loved doing this kind of stuff himself!!! He was very good at it too!! Now however, unfortunately he passed away in the early 90s. I am now trying to learn everything by myself and kickin myself in the tail for not asking more questions and doing more with him when I had the chance! Knowing my dad, if he were alive now, he would get a 45' bus (cuz he would HAVE to have something bigger then his daughter lol) and he would do all kinds of stuff to soop it up really really cool!!! But this is quite an experience for me and my teenage son who I am trying to teach as I am able to learn. For us it doesnt matter about having things done on a time schedual, it is the learning experience that is the most valuable. We are having a blast!!! Thanks everyone for your unselfish contributions and sharing of knowledge !!!!
Hey Camperbrat glad your here. I have a couple of vettes 76 & 77  It is amazing how many vette owners move to or have a bus, it must be a power thing Smiley  The best of " GM "
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« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2013, 02:36:30 PM »

Well hello to all the Ladies... and Jim - lol.  I do not yet have a bus but am searching.  My backgound and what I am looking for posted here
http://www.busconversions.com/bbs/index.php?topic=26473.msg290568#msg290568
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« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2013, 04:36:25 PM »

hi All, don't forget our wonderful wives, who share our experiences, contribute and call themselves busnuts,  tami & tom, lvmci...
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« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2013, 05:25:36 PM »

Sadly, most of the ladies mentioned no longer post or post very sporadically.

Maybe some of the female members mentioned will come out of the lurking mode.

Stacie, in another thread, I had pointed you to:  http://www.technomadia.com/ as being a great site for gaining knowledge about full timing in an older bus.  One of the two techomads is Cherie Ve Ard.  She used to post here quite a bit.  She and Chris kind of backed off when the story of their engine failure/rebuild got a bit out of hand.  I think she still reads the boards.  Maybe she will chime in.

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« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2013, 05:39:08 PM »

Technomadia website was one of the first sites I read thru when I started.
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« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2013, 09:12:08 PM »

We just met them yesterday. Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2013, 10:00:38 PM »


Stacie, in another thread, I had pointed you to:  http://www.technomadia.com/ as being a great site for gaining knowledge about full timing in an older bus.  One of the two techomads is Cherie Ve Ard.  She used to post here quite a bit.  She and Chris kind of backed off when the story of their engine failure/rebuild got a bit out of hand.  I think she still reads the boards.  Maybe she will chime in.

Jim


Hey Jim - you're such a dear Smiley 

Yup, we still lurk the board from time to time, and yes, we're still a bit gun shy about getting back involved with the board.

But love love love our bus and meeting up with fellow bus folks (hi to Ed, parked a few spots over here at Cape Blanco lighthouse, where we're hosts for the month). And we'll probably still contribute to the magazine. And we always welcome direct communication.

 - Cherie (still female too Smiley )
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« Reply #22 on: September 26, 2013, 03:08:47 AM »

Cherie - love technomadia.  Your links to purchasing a bus lead me here.
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« Reply #23 on: September 26, 2013, 05:48:17 PM »

Don't be gunshy Cherie! You're a veteran now having suffered the Engine failure. You can now tell others "do what you want to do, but here's what worked for me and this was the right choice for us". Hope to see yall with more posts.
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« Reply #24 on: September 26, 2013, 09:48:57 PM »

My wife - (While not an active reader or poster) - knows all the players and enjoys when I read her posts from the forum.  I try to encourage her to read and post.  When hanging out with The Hollands! Craig and I were trying to encourage our wives to post once in a while. 

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« Reply #25 on: September 26, 2013, 10:16:10 PM »

And just met the Hollands tonite!   It was a mini bus rally with 3 buses here. Grin
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« Reply #26 on: September 27, 2013, 05:35:56 AM »

There was 5 or more ladies the one with the 4106 she left,the one that travels in a Prevost with her pets she left and the one with the Eagle in Texas she was into healthy cooking no Teflon or aluminum for her then there was the 2 moms I saw their bus for sale in Texas on the side of the highway on a recent trip
 
I wonder if Sean ever ground up a cup of Teflon and ate it to prove to her it would not hurt you I very was interested in that test lol we do get a little tough on women here, Christy Hicks is probably just busy knowing her she can hold her own for sure
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« Reply #27 on: September 27, 2013, 07:34:32 AM »

Luverbus wrote: "...we do get a little tough on women here."

Why?
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« Reply #28 on: September 27, 2013, 07:59:00 AM »

It is a male thing my wife says she reads the board but luckily she never comments because she can cloud up and rain on you I know that to well lol, she just shakes her head  she does like your idea on the open bus she thought it was a well laid out bus and I agree  
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« Reply #29 on: September 27, 2013, 08:06:54 AM »

Yes, there are a few members that seem to bristle at the realization that girls are allowed into their "boys" club.  Wink

But there are some great female bus nuts out there and they are welcome here.
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« Reply #30 on: September 27, 2013, 08:18:27 AM »

If you are female you just have to stand up for yourself, like the guys do.  No thin skin.  In our house it is Don that keeps me from getting my two cents out there some times.  I have been working in a man's world since 1979 when I was the only female painting contractor at the store.  Times have changed.  Many women still think there are things they can't or shouldn't do.  I am lucky enough to be married to a man that thinks I can do anything and has taught me what he knows.  You will do just fine here.  Welcome to the group.

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« Reply #31 on: September 27, 2013, 05:26:19 PM »

... Many women still think there are things they can't or shouldn't do.
Say it ain't so!  Shocked  

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Ditto. I told my husband he could have a domestic diva or a cabinet installer AKA free labour. He chose cabinet installer, which later segue-wayed into other areas of construction.  Roll Eyes

Some of the female members may not have migrated with the new board (my id didn't so I am a Newbie again) or they may have different names (like me)
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« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2013, 06:43:10 PM »

I can get thin skinned at times like most folks if the wrong button is pushed.  Though having enlisted in the Navy at 18 in '81 and with big (and little) brothers I learned to give as good as I got.  Though I have been all over the world, friends and family think this is crazy and dangerous alone.  I am comfortable with who I am and what I can do.  What I don't want to do?  wait till the right man shows up to get on the road.
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« Reply #33 on: September 27, 2013, 07:15:11 PM »

There is a club for single women who RV together.  They set up caravans.

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