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RE: loss of spouse

OP here. I had forgotten, I posted this, seems so long ago, almost like reading an old diary entry. Those were dark, dark days. What I really wanted to do at that time was take off in the RV and drink myself,to death. Instead, we brought the business back to life ( my wife was a huge part of it) and back then I would not have given a snowballs chance I could to it. But with help from one kid and finding a great employee we did. I joined an online dating site, and found a wonderful kind person who happens to be a women. ( which is great as I am a man) LOL. We are now together. All that really happened, is after a time I chose not to die on the same day my wife did, and stay frozen in time. I instead chose to live on. I am not that brave, or all that strong, I write these words to anyone in such a situation, if I can do it so can you. I have found the below to be of great help. You can shed tears that she is gone, Or you can smile because she lived You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back, Or you can open your eyes And see all she has left Your heart can be empty because you can't see her, or you can be full of love for the time you shared YOU CAN TURN YOUR BACK ON TOMMORROW, AND LIVE YESTERDAY OR YOU CAN BE HAPPY FOR TOMORROW, BECUASE OF YESTERDAY. You can remember her and only that she is gone, or you can cherish her memory and let it live on. You can cry and close you mind, Be empty and turn your back, OR YOU CAN DO WHAT SHE WOULD WANT, SMILE OPEN YOU EYES, LOVE AND GO ON My hope is the above is of some help to someone somewhere. I would add one final thought, don't hang you hat on the advise of someone, who has not lost a spouse. Although they are well intentioned, they at the end of the day have no idea what they are talking about. Do what is in your heart, not what they think you should do. And yes I still have bad days, but the pain is getting less, and have hope for the future. One day at a time Sorry for the long post, take care Ron
winnietrey 07/09/20 10:13am Around the Campfire
RE: Well, it's over

My wife of 45 years died unexpectedly last year. Many of the flashbacks I have involve our 15 years of Motorhome trips. They are very comforting and pleasant. I am so glad we did so much and did not wait till we retired, as so many do. The good news is you still have your wife to share those memories with. I miss that everyday. You are a lucky couple to have done so much and still have each other to share with
winnietrey 06/25/20 11:30am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Fighting zoning ordinances that hurt RV owners

trouble is you get people like my BIL. Who has been fighting the city for years. He thinks it is perfectly fine to pile his driveway, yard and where ever he can find, with junk trailers, rusted farm tractors, and junk of every kind and description. And he uses the same argument. He has rights, it is his property, he can do what he wants. Strangely he never considers his neighbors or their rights. Many times laws are passed because of someone like him, but it affects the rest of us
winnietrey 06/25/20 09:42am Beginning RVing
RE: Mini Winnie needs major work

Just thinking out loud, but maybe just glue and screw that left side? For that kind of money, could be great for a young family, that just wants to do some local camping
winnietrey 05/25/20 11:15am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Mini Winnie needs major work

you might be surprsed with what you can get for it. I would bet 3kish, with little problem. And little work on your part other thatn getting the engine and genny running Sold one a few months back, Check craigs list, you maybe surprised as to what they are selling for. Missed the part where you said you don't want to get it running, so disregard post
winnietrey 05/25/20 10:01am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 20 year loan for RV?

Some people never figure out the difference between investment spending and consumptive spending. I have had friends asking me for years "how did you retire so young, I could never retire." I don't: Take vacations to France every summer. Remodel the kitchen every 5 years. Have new car loans. And I don't buy Rvs with a 20 year loan.That is very true, but then again you didn't have a newly remodeled kitchen every 5 years, aren't driving a new car, haven't had the cultural experiences you get visiting France every summer and didn't have an RV for those 20 years. There are many people who wouldn't trade those experiences for the ability to retire young. I sure wouldn't trade everything I have experienced over the years for the money I spent on them. The pay cash/ save crowd in my opinion are missing half the equation. I am living proof. Wife died at 66 very unexpectedly. We spent the last 15 years rving, and going over seas. Spent a lot of money. Would not trade those times for any amount of money Kids grow up, people get sick and die, and get old. My thought don't go crazy, but have fun while you can, spend some money. You just never know what's around the next bend, enjoy life a bit, and worry less about money
winnietrey 05/22/20 10:56am Beginning RVing
RE: Interesting state-by-state reopening guide

( herd immunity) Or the virus mutates, or burns itself out, which ever way, but medically ceases to be a threat, is what I was trying to convey. Again I have no opinion as to what should be done,
winnietrey 05/12/20 01:33pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Interesting state-by-state reopening guide

Read, what I thougth was an interesting article. Can't remember where. But said pandemics end one of two ways. First medically( herd immunity) or two socially. People accept the risk and go back to work etc, and accept the death rate and the risk. I have no comment on which we should do ,as I really don't know, but I suspect we are moveing toward option # two
winnietrey 05/12/20 01:27pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV Doctor Dies

Mr Steve, The man had a wife, two daughters and grand children. From experience, the pain they are feeling is almost unbearable. You are quite down on the obese, but what say you to genetics, Many people die, not becuase they were fat or lived an unhealthy life, they had poor genetics, they just got dealt a bad hand. My wife of 45 years died 6 months ago, from a massive heart attack, she did not smoke, drink' exercised regularly' was not overweight and took care of herself. In your view would she then not be entitled to treatment? or how about the disabled, and those born with birth defects, are they disposable? My hope sir, is you never experience true loss, that you never know the pain it brings. But I can guarntee this, if you do, you will change your tune. And I would guess just have a little bit more empathy My post is not an argument for or against opening the economy, I can see it from both sides. My own business is down 70% so I get it. What I am saying is these deaths are not just numbers, these are good people with wife's, children and grand kids, I think a little compassion would go a long way on all our parts
winnietrey 04/21/20 12:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: And Texas Caves In

I have been in the medical field for some 41 years. This is how I see it. Lets say knowledge is like a pond 6 ft deep. In my speciality I probably know it down to say 5 feet after 41 years. In areas out of my specialty I might know it down a foot or so. So for me to argue with someone who know it down to 6 feet is stupid. See, the first few inches, everything seems so crystal clear. But the problem is, at two inches you don't know about the yeah buts, the maybes, the could be but, and the maybe nots. When you don't know, what you don't know that is a huge problem. I say we go withwhat the boys at the CDC say, they are the ones that know the pond down 6 feet, not you or I We've heard from the experts in this field and I believe them that the best way to stop the virus is to do the shutdown. But that doesn't mean that the shutdown is the best thing to do. Huh, you say? There may be side effects. You've heard of those. What if shutting down the economy to this degree causes more deaths? Or what if shutting it down saves 100,000 lives but it costs 10,000 lives who would've lived otherwise. Do you have the right to trade one group of lives for another? Or as Captain Kirk said "Do the needs of the few outweigh the needs of the many?" We've heard from the scientists, but they are not the only voice that matters. We haven't heard from the economists. And we haven't heard from the ethicists. We just ran headlong into this shutdown out of fear. Fear of a 1% chance of dying. Everybody dies. The thing is to die well. Dallas Steve that quote was spock not kirk. I think you have all the answers, and I encourage you to run for President
winnietrey 04/07/20 06:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: And Texas Caves In

I have been in the medical field for some 41 years. This is how I see it. Lets say knowledge is like a pond 6 ft deep. In my speciality I probably know it down to say 5 feet after 41 years. In areas out of my specialty I might know it down a foot or so. So for me to argue with someone who know it down to 6 feet is stupid. See, the first few inches, everything seems so crystal clear. But the problem is, at two inches you don't know about the yeah buts, the maybes, the could be but, and the maybe nots. When you don't know, what you don't know that is a huge problem. I say we go withwhat the boys at the CDC say, they are the ones that know the pond down 6 feet, not you or I
winnietrey 04/07/20 05:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: And Texas Caves In

I think one of the best agruments against the it's a hoax, and all media hype, is communist China. Their media is state controlled, I don't think they care much about their own people, but they do care about their ecomeny. So for them to go in lock down tells me, the threat is very real. Best we listen to the folks who do this for a living in my opinion. And not someone without absoultly no knowledge, spouting his or her pet theory
winnietrey 04/07/20 04:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Investment Gurus-thoughts?

I don't think you could wrong eithier way, I would do whatever gives you the most peace of mind and helps you sleep at night. And not worry so much about which is the better fininical decision Personally, even though I coud pay off my house, I won't becuase at 3.25% it is like free money and two you never really own a house, taxes, insurance repairs, still go on. And you have to live somwwhere. So in my mind it is just part of living, like buying food
winnietrey 03/07/20 03:40pm Around the Campfire
RE: Has anyone been to S. Africa?

I have never been to South Africa, so no advice on that. But take this for what it is worth, my wife died very, very unexpecidly at 66. We had travelled for 15 years, MH, europe south america. Spend the money do it right, stay a few extra days get a better hotel whatever, you will never regret it. All that wait till you retire stuff is end on the day, total BS, from my life experience and in my opinion Have fun and a great trip
winnietrey 02/16/20 07:18pm Around the Campfire
RE: Campnab

If they could get it nailed down and right. seems like it would be a great service for both the CG's and the consumer. Never used it so I have no idea about anything, other than sounds like a great business idea. WPRV would I am sure have some good insight
winnietrey 02/10/20 04:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: loss of spouse

My wife died of a sudden cardiac arrest, did not smoke, drink, ate healthy, not overweight. Zero warning signs. I would not wish this on my worst enemy. It is tough sledding, to say the least. I have gone out for coffee a few times with gals, I met through an online dating site. Man those sites are just brutal. Not ready to move in with someone, but does help with the loneliness, which is just brutal. I am trying to stay engaged in life, worry if I don't pretty soon I will just become a shut in
winnietrey 01/04/20 09:41am Around the Campfire
loss of spouse

Moderator, you may find this topic inappropriate, and if you delete, I get it. But I lost my wife 3 months ago, I just wonder if others may be in the same boat and wish to start a thread
winnietrey 01/03/20 09:01pm Around the Campfire
Last Post, DW has died

MY DW died 3 weeks ago, unexpected she was 66, not over weight, active, did not smoke or drink, probable heart attck last 15 years, probably 25, MH 3K plus trips, four times to Europe, Long Vacations with grand daughter. took Amtrak to DC up to Boston flew home I am sure with the time off work, and the travel cost was probably 250K This is my message, had we not done any of that, I would be 250k richer but she would still be dead. Take it for what it is worth, but you pay cash folks, wait to retire to do anything folks, works great until a black swan comes along. White swans you can plan for, not he black ones I wish you all a long life and happy travels so long Ron
winnietrey 10/26/19 06:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: What do you want in a campground?

peace and quiet
winnietrey 10/06/19 06:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Back hurting from bed in travel trailer - need advice please

deete
winnietrey 10/01/19 02:03pm General RVing Issues
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