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    Something is conspiring against me...

    Well, Yesterday was not a good day for traveling, wind gusts above 40 mph.

    I had work todo so we decided to hold off on our trip until today.

    Figured we'd get ready and be gone.

    Trying to get packed up and ready to go, and I'm trying to air up the tires. Gotta have a different pressure in them when the big heavy camper is on versus when it is empty.

    So, I'm out there and I'm trying to find the rear inner valve stems on the dual rear wheels. I took the truck in last october to get it looked at to make sure it was ready for a trip we did then. Wouldn't you know it, both inner stems are hidden by the outside tires. So now what was a 10 minute job just expanded to about an hour, since I have to jack the camper up, then jack the truck up, swap around the tires...

    Fun Fun Fun...

    I'm not leaving today, I'm skipping the knap-in, and I'm going camping tomorrow...

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    Bummer.

    Guess you'll have some stories to tell when you get here. Not to worry. I have lots of cutoffs and scrap for the fire pit - and a few cold ones in the shop fridge.
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    Everything happens for a reason. You may have avoided something worse by not leaving.
    Chinese Proverb: Man who eats many prunes gets good run for the money.

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    That's a very philosophical thought Mohammad. And you know what, it really helps put me in a better frame of mind about the whole thing. I'm not going to sweat it. Just going to kick back and relax, and get everything 1000% ready to day and just wake up at 6:00am and take off tomorrow. Might have to change the plans a little, but a good time will still be had by all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohammad Madha View Post
    Everything happens for a reason. You may have avoided something worse by not leaving.
    Well last year, we were actually on our way to the Knap-In when our neighbor called and reported that someone broke into our bay area house. Had to turn around, go back to Reno, then head over to the house.

    So maybe we are just jinxed about this...next year for sure...

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    I am going with Mohammad, everything happens for a reason.
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

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    And you know,

    I'm feeling much more relaxed and ready now.

    So a little change of plans, and we are readyready now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    I'm skipping the knap-in
    Might be better off just taking a Knap.
    Last edited by Dan Mooney; 03-20-2011 at 03:29 AM.
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    I might say the powers that be have a no Knapping for you plan.
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
    Stupid hurts.

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    2 years in a row.... I will learn how to make arrowheads one of these years!

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