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knightfan26917

Still alive; need ideas

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Been a while, eh?  Yes, I am still alive, but the biggest news is I am no longer in IL!

A friend & I moved to southern OR 01/04/2018, but 2.5 months into the move, we are still looking for a place to call home (apartment, motor home, trailer, house).  So, if you have any connections in the Grants Pass-Central Point-Medford-Ashland areas who may be able to assist us, we would greatly appreciate it.  Neither of us want to give up, despite increasing pressures, stress & expenses.


Meantime, since I last visited, I posted pics from the 2017 Cruise Nights I hosted at Beef Villa in S Elgin IL:
http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/ocsh-info/ocsh-cruise-nights/

&, I have published a few sporadic posts the last few months on the home page; planning a new entry sometime soon with pictures I have taken here in Oregon:
http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/


What is new with you!?


Cort, www.oldcarsstronghearts.com
pig&cowValves.paceMaker * 03 MGM & 81mc + 86 Mustang
"We can take anything that comes our way" | BJ Thomas | 'As Long As We Got Each Other (Growing Pains)'

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Gorgeous area here in southern Oregon (like MANY other places across the United States) & pics do not do it justice.  But, I hope to have a new post soon on www.oldcarsstronghearts.com with many photos I have taken so far.

While I apologize for not including more detail about what all we HAVE looked into so far, I purposefully kept it vague because I did not want to limit brainstorming (tho, we are already thinking outside-the-box).  So, yes, we have checked Craiglist, local ads, local newspapers, area businesses, etc., & reached out to Mennonite Your Way (no response yet) & other similar organizations.

At this point, we are hoping networking will help.  I have always said (given experiences during my 2002-2011 road trips) we are more connected than we know.  My favorite small-world story of that type is when I met a guy I had known for a few years in Oklahoma City OK in 2006 & (long story short) found out he had been taught by my grandfather in a rural OK High School.  Every connection helps.


Cort, www.oldcarsstronghearts.com
pig&cowValves.paceMaker * 03 MGM & 81mc + 86 Mustang
"A dead end street is just a place to turn around" | Wynonna | 'Rock Bottom'

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Hmm ... where is everybody!!!!???

 


The last 2 days have featured awesome weather in southern OR, & I took advantage both late afternoons by walking ~45-60 minutes on a section of Bear Creek Greenway, starting at a park at I-5 Exit 21.  Snapped some photos & took a video which will be included when I write a post (might schedule several entries) on www.oldcarsstronghearts.com for the photos & videos I have taken since January, some of which I have uploaded to my personal Facebook page, globally so they can be seen whether you are on FB or not.


Anyway, since I last visited, made a few connections, but so far, still no place.  IF we cannot find a place within the next few weeks, I may consider road tripping for a little while!  Anyone want a visit if I start driving?


Yes, I have a job.  I continue working remotely as the Part-Time Office Manager for a home appraiser in the Elgin IL area, planning to go to Full-Time later this year; I want to get off Medicaid when I can afford my own healthcare policy.  *rolls eyes*  Luckily, I have other income options to check out, but meantime, I will withdraw funds from my IRA to pay some bills since expenses keep increasing.

Right now, to save money on renting a car (currently a yellow Dodge charger at a very low rate), I am trying to decide if I should buy a 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis here for $1,000 or spend nearly $2,000 to have my beloved 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS shipped to southern OR.  Decisions decisions decisions.


Peace.


Cort, www.oldcarsstronghearts.com
pig&cowValves.paceMaker * 03 MGM & 81mc + 86 Mustang
"I'm gonna ride on the silver lining" | FFH | '1 Of These Days'

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