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« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2007, 02:30:45 PM »

Cody,

Well keep the light on for you two!  Grin

As Bill said "Your going to make it south, we will be waiting for you, in the SUNSHINE state."

Look at it this way, usually when a Busnut spends two or three days in a parking lot, they are waiting on parts... Tongue

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« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2007, 02:38:39 PM »

hey guys, great news, I may have stumbled onto a way to bring the cost of fuel down, while I've been sitting here in this parking lot, the price of crude has dropped about 7 bucks and the cost at a pump here has diesel down to 3.54 a gallon, it seems as long as I can't move the price may drop again lol.  I think the diesel price gods are teasing me, I'll know for sure when we lite up the DD for the 'run to the sun', if the price jumps as soon as I fire it up, I'll know then lol.
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« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2007, 06:00:30 PM »

Hurry and get out of that snow! We are looking forward to meeting you two. We will probably be at Jack's before the rally so we will see you there. Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2007, 08:10:32 PM »

Cody you don't know from cold.  We're sitting behind a motel on the outskirts of Saskatoon & it is supposed to hit -30 tonight.  I hope the ProHeat doesn't flame out over night.  Had to go buy a new wifi dongle tonight because my last one was DOA dead.  It doesn't matter anymore - if you don't move - so what?  We have a cat that travels with us - he has the right attitude - when in doubt, have a nap.
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« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2007, 09:24:02 AM »

Well people, we're still stranded but the weatherman says it'll be over this evening, the great people at this casino have been very helpfull, they have plowed around us, been nothing but nice, I think they want to get rid of us lol.  If the weather breaks like they say, we'll make a run for it in the morning, any points south have got to be warmer than what we're sitting in now.
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« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2007, 11:34:07 AM »

We made it to Regina - my ProHeat is still acting up but there's no way I'm going to mess with it in this weather.  Keep the genset running, start the noisemaker every couple or 3 hours and we're getting the H out of Dodge.  I'll try pulling the nozzle once we get to warmer climate but there's no way I'm going to get covered in cold diesel fuel with no water to clean up.  Us Canucks are tough - we can stand a couple of cold nights.

Good luck getting out of the casino parking lot - make any money yet??
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« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2007, 03:27:13 PM »

Run Cody Run. Cool Cool Cool The Sunshine awaits.
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« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2007, 09:22:21 PM »

Cody,

Where are you,,,  Huh  what city and state, pleaes, want to make sure I don't plan a trip that way....... LMAO

The Sunshine State is waiting..... Run Cody Run.....

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« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2007, 06:28:37 AM »

I'm sure Cody will update when he can but as of last night he is still in the same place.  The conditions are too bad for him leave the parking lot or if he did to drive safely.  I hope these super folks don't get too discouraged having to spend their first few says full timing sitting in a parking lot with others in the same boat.  Hang in their Cody and Libby!!!
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« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2007, 01:08:08 PM »

Based on current weather forcasts he better be getting his butt out of there or he is going to be spending the winter there. LOL
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« Reply #25 on: December 01, 2007, 10:39:09 PM »

It's 1:30Am and we've pulled over again, 100 miles south of where we were, once again stranded by the weather but further south, took us all day to cover the 100 miles that we got, mostly slideways lol.  Now it looks like the next break in the weather will be monday morning, if I'm not carefull I'll meet myself coming back lol. not too bad 4 days to go 125 miles.
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« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2007, 10:45:42 PM »

Cody, you guys be safe out there.  There are lots of prayers going up for your safety.

 You guys are gonna have one heck of a first time out fulltiming story to tell.  Cat
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« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2007, 04:36:20 AM »

Cody,
We're all taking deep breaths for you as well as saying prayers that you will beat mother nature and get out of that situation.  You can't possible head back now but be careful and don't take chances.  Too much at stake for you guys and anyone you meet on the way, keep us posted, maybe you can make arrangements to follow a snow plow closely and make connections between these guys to get to interstate highways which I hope are in better condition.

When we had to go to NY 20 years ago for my oldest sons funeral from a bad car accident the weather was terrible, it was February 12 and you know how the North is on that month.  Well, the roads were bad but I had on my CB Radio and told one trucker where we were going and why and he just passed the word on to all truckers ahead.  The roads were good up till we reached Pennsylvania of coarse and these truckers had us follow them up to 80 miles per hour at some places, one ahead of us and one behind at times and they kept contact with hundreds of guys I swear for bears and things. 

When we needed fuel other truckers just kept track of us and another picked us up the moment we were on the interstate.  This activity kept my head clear as you can imagine and it sure helped us concentrate on getting there not that we really wanted to. 

Anyhow, what I am getting at is see if you can make contact with the county guys plowing the roads where you are at, they have radio contact and perhaps gps etc. now days on most big town rigs plowing snow.  Tell them your situation and need to get South as if they can't guess of coarse.  But this being the season to reach out and help you may be surprized what people will do for your, it happened already just recently.  No need to quit letting people know you can use some help a little here and a little there. 

What town you stranded in??  Perhaps that can still happen!!  Give us a actual location Cody where you and Libby are this very moment.  Perhaps someone on this board near that area may have a few connections and can make a phone call and make help happen for Cody & Libby to get to the South, Preferably, Florida (believe me).  Are you using the generator for survival?    Stupid question I know but I have no idea what circumstances you are in for over night docking etc. Good Grief!!  What a story to be documented, keep a log for us and BCM Magazine.  You will be centerfold or darn near it with all this happening during your welcome to full timing.

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« Reply #28 on: December 02, 2007, 01:24:58 PM »

It's a cause for celebration, no snow over night and the road crews will have the roads opened up in the morning (monday) or so they say,  Tomorrow we should be going thru wisconsin, we've promised to stop and say hi to a busnut there, Jim C, he lives on the way and it'll be so nice to actually see a human being that doesn't think we're crazy or at least slightly off center.  Since tuesday, we've actually made 125 miles in headway on our run to the sun. if you figure it out on gallons per day, we're actually doing better than a Subaru, lol.  I had originally figured we'd be filling the bus every day, not every few weeks, our little honda generator, the 3000 watt one has performed admirably, it does what we ask without a whimper.  Our 2 electric heaters did keep the inside of the bus at a balmy 50 degree's or so, it was bearable but I did need to use the hair dryer to defrost the windshield curtain, it had froze into the 1/2 inch of ice that formed on the inside of the windows.  I made a mental note to myself that dual pane sliders would really be an item we should look into, another mental note in regards to a furnace or heat source is in order at some point too.  To be exact we are at Watersmeet Michigan, a really nice little town about 8 niles north of the wisconsin border.  The weather forecast for tonight is freezing rain and sleet, so the roads tomorrow should be great compared to what we've been trying to push thru so far.  One thing that I've learned so far is that we have two cats, one is a right foot cat and the other is a belly cat.  When I climb into bed, one cat crawls under the covers directly to the foot of the bed and curls up next to my right foot, the other cat curls up to my belly and settles in for the night. I've noticed that the speed that they crawl out in the morning is directly related to the temperature in the bus, so their not much different than me.lol  What I'd like to know is WHAT HAPPENED TO GLOBAL WARMING.   I find that the polar bears are really not interested in us and we've not had to feed them at all.  And this brings day 6 to a close. cody
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« Reply #29 on: December 03, 2007, 12:29:36 PM »

Cody, now that's a report...that's what we've been thirsting for...blow by blow. Hope you're able to stop and meet another Busnut on the way.

Looks like the biggest problem you're having is humidity. We found that our first year of full timing both in the summer and the winter. We'd bought a 53 pint dehumidifier for the boat when we kept it on the TN River south of Chattanooga and it kept the mildew at bay all summer. When we sold the boat I purloined the D/H for the bus and we pretty much use it year 'round. It takes the load off the A/C in the summer and doesn't let the heaters fog up the winders in the winter.

I wouldn't count too much on the 'Global Warming' thing until spring. However if Hillary buys into it and makes it a part of her platform you can bet the farms that it's a lie, which most folks think that way anyhow.

Please be well, safe and keep us posted on progress.  As Cliff said...'the light's in the window' but maybe we'll have to change it to a fluorescent if you don't make better time! Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink
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