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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Tv reno in progress, car show, visiting moms and amazing weather, pretty awesome day it was !

Where are we today ?
         Gonna be a wonderful hot day, just the way we (I) like it. Early morning walkabout town t-shirt and shorts was wonderful. Stopped by the garage chat with the guys and back home to begin our Tv Reno. The old one is about toast, old technology and need to be repaired. Nobody fixes tv's anymore so time for a new one. 16 years old and has served us well.  Built into the dash of our coach only 22 inches but its having issues. Nothing new will fit there so after researching and measuring found that I can work in a large 32 inch LED tv , lighten out coach and have more storage.
        Couple days ago we picked up this 32 inch Tv at "Canadian Tire" on sale for $219.00 plus we still had $45.00 in Canadian Tire money so it was a good  deal. Tried it out and will work just fine. But I need to do some modifications. "I can do that" I says!
this be the old tv
it is huge and very heavy
this be the new tv, love it!
     Took the old tv to Dundee Recycling about 10 minutes away. They weighed it (44lbs!) and got $3.50 for it, paid for the gas go go there at least. Better than nothing! New Tv about 8 lbs!
we take our stuff here for cash
        Just puttered some more, and bite for lunch. Then walked to the park in town for 1 pm they having a car cruise there. When I arrived about 50 or so cars there, old music playing, food available and some great looking cars  as well.
       Below is a few picks of some of the nicer ones I checked out.
love the eye lashes
this a 1972 VW beetle, similar to my 1973
love the matching kiddie car
amazing Chevy 
     And ran into an old friend Steve has this extreme rod, one of many that he has built, Chatted with him for quite a while, remembering old times.
Steve's hot rod
     He also had this 1970 chevy pick up he buitl for his wife Colleen. Looks amazing too1 He bought a frame and ownership for $100.00 and spent 51 weeks to build this truck for his honey. Runs amazing too.
Colleens 1970 Chevy
these 2 pics of the park
       Then walked back home and grabbed Suzie, off to New Hamburg the Strawberry Social today at Nithview, the senior's residence where her Dad and Mom reside.
        Got her dad to come down and join us and boy did we have a feast! Huge servings of strawberry shortcake with local berries and ice cream! Amazing it was !
amazing
Suzie, me and her Dad
       Then  back to visit her mom for a while she visited more and I whipped into Kitchener visit my Ma for a bit. She doing just fine.
        Picked Suzie back up and back to Plattsville. I whipped up a Seafood Salad for a Father's Day brunch tomorrow.
Tasty seafood Salad
        If you would like the recipe for this easy, tasty salad click HERE or my recipe blog on the top right sidebar.
       Then after making our supper salad I grilled some bacon for a casserole I gonna make on Monday.
bacon on out Weber Q quick and easy
        Now down to some serious cooking. Turkey breast for supper tonight another favorite of ours. About 45  minutes, low and slow after preheating to 165f internal temp.
last 7-8 minutes throw on the asparagus 
so very moist and tasty
     That was another fun productive day for us, great weather but still not enough hours.
     Glad you could stop by again, but time to call in a night,, Gotta go inside now getting too dark. Watch out new tv for a few minutes.

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28 comments:

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    1. Yeah me too had 3 of them '59, '60 and a 1973. fun to drive and easy to fix.

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  2. Nice looking cars George. I can't believe you came up with $45 worth of CT money!!!!! Strawberry shortcake - be still my heart!

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    1. Teresa I collect over $200. of CT money on our Mastercard, every year, just got 2 tires for our car free too. Guess you missed that posting.
      The fresh local strawberries =awesome.

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  3. Strawberry shortcake and a new TV installation! Life is Good! I look forward to watching the progress of the install.

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    1. The install will be fun, once I figure out what to do.

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  4. If you keep going to the old car display, you might just end up taking one home with you someday.

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    1. Not much chance of that, been there done that, where would we put it?
      A towed maybe???

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  5. The quality of that new HDTV will improve your viewing experience.

    Nice photos of those lovely classic cars and trucks.

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    1. The Picture quality is wonderful, love it !

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  6. Wow, nice TV! It sounds like a great day - especially with the strawberry shortcake...

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    1. Was a great day all around, love the tv, even though we don't watch it much.

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  7. You sure pack a lot into one day! I hadn't thought about how much old TVs weigh... but for weight conscious RVers that could be something to consider. (weight of the TV, not the person ;-)

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    1. The day just came together.
      With the tv removal and our personal weight loss our coach is over 100 lbs lighter!

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  8. That's cool that you can get a little cash for an old clunker of a TV. I've been quite happy to just get rid of them all. The last one being that huge thing we had in the basement. Took three of us to hoist it up the stairs. What a monster.

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    1. At least I had place to dispose it and a few bucks was a bonus too.

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    1. Yes they, were I enjoyed checking them out too on a beautiful day.

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  10. Another full day, your salad looks so good.We don't get cash for old tv's here.

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    1. This is a recycle place pays cash for most everything a big bonus.
      Got $50. a couple years ago for 2 6 volts batteries from our coach too.

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  11. Those old cars are so beautiful. Not like our cars today that all look alike. Love your new TV. You done good on the remod.

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    1. Still have work to do, a work in process.

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  12. I enjoy seeing the old cars. You got your moneys worth from the TV - we just replaced our last TV of that style and it took two to carry it.

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    1. Such huge heavy things they were, glad to get rid of it!

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  13. Sounds like a very full but productive day. I am going to try that salad very soon. Happy Father's Day George.

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  14. So you had eyelashes on your beetle too? ;c)

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  15. No I didn't never thought of them way back when....

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