Sunday, July 13, 2014

Update time

A lot has been going on here at DaGirls Rv.

For starters we have removed all of the tile inside the rig – 6 hours of removal time. 

AND 4 hours of cleanup time. It was starting time.

We have installed the Allure Trafficmaster Vinyl Plank Flooring. We have completed the living, kitchen bathroom, hallway, 1 side of the bedroom. Maybe I should have said, what we have left to do is the Big Slide, toilet room and my side of the bed.

In doing this it is all about the small things, corners, trim and trimming. We have done a very good job in keeping the trim down. Luckily we found this Yahoo Group (Link), of course you have to JOIN his group to see all of his photos. But I will say, he is booked out to next year. The photos gave us some insight along with calling PJ, as he provided a few excellent thoughts.

Today we will be starting the big slide. As some of you know, the Alfa has a steel plate running from front to rear on the big slide. The plate is mounted inside the slide and rides over the main floor as it comes in. The plate provides support and also covers the trough where the rollers sit. When we did our Cork floor in 2007, we removed the plate. So now I am going to install an aluminum plate with a slight mod to the installation, which I will explain later.

Anyway, back to updating everyone, Sunday we took a trip down to the Wild Horse Sanctuary Link,


Imagine a place where as far as the eye can see, miles and miles to the horizon, you can view America as it was 300 years ago. Imagine a place, long revered by the American Indians, where the Cheyenne River flows in all four directions and eagles' shadows sweep rocky canyon walls, a place where wild horses run free across endless prairies, hooves striking thunder, manes and tails flying in the wind. Imagine a crowded, bone-bare feed lot packed with captured mustangs, some too weak to stand. Listless, dejected, some have lost the will to live. Spirits broken, unwanted, either too old, too ugly, or too independent to qualify for the adoption program.

Now Imagine an Oregon rancher, naturalist, and the author, with the heart, the will and the sense of duty, the desire to save these animals, and you have Dayton O. Hyde. In 1988, Dayton Hyde raised, by the skin of his teeth, enough money for a down payment on a sanctuary near Hot Springs, South Dakota, and convinced the Bureau of Land Management to send him its unadoptable wild horses.

Today, that dream is a reality. Come to the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, experience the dream, visit their grassland home of rocky canyons, wind swept prairies, and dark pine forests, a home they share with coyotes, cougar, white-tail and mule deer, elk wild turkeys, eagles and falcons. A home where hundreds of wild horses not only live but flourish, nurtured by the dream of a man of vision, and the freedom he gave them. You too can be a part of that dream. Your participation in the planned giving program can keep these wild horses running free. The Sanctuary has given the wild horses that make their home there over 10,000 years of horse freedom. Thank you!

Perhaps you are one of those who have already helped with your donations. Donations are accepted anytime of the year. Won't you please help? Come and take pride in what you have become a part of. Enjoy the herds of sleek, healthy mustangs running where wild flowers bloom in profusion, and the sky goes on forever.
IMAGINE. - Dayton O. Hyde

On the way back we stopped in Pringle
to have a world famous burger, but instead we had the famous special of the day. Wed is burgers and open mike for $5, so our plan is to go back on Wed. While we were there we met a very interesting couple, who invited us to join them at their table - only because they had chosen the best seats in the house. Howard and Debbie have some really neat stories to tell, but the big one is where they bought a 2010 Honda Goldwing (1800), had it triked out with all the comforts, moved from CA to OK and a small place in TX. And now travel around.

Safe Travels and Journeys
From DaGirls Della and Tilly