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  1. APACHE 1988

    APACHE 1988

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    Retired early after 36 years in the Civil Service and soon realised that I was doomed to a life of doing the job at the top of my wifes TO DO List and then realising she had added two more to the bottom. Got myself a very cheap motorhome and decided that if we liked it over a period of 6 months I would cash in some of my pension and buy a newer one. Took a part time job where I work alternate weekends and we committed ourselves to going away on the weekends I was not working. That was 3 years ago and we still have the same old girl...EFFIE. She is a 1988 Autotrail Apache with Mercedes Petrol engine. Excellent bodywork and a luxury interior. Managing to stick to going away twice a month but the garden and the decorating are suffering!!
     
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  2. ambulancekidd

    ambulancekidd Funster

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    Hi & welcome. The age of your motorhome isn't important, what matters is your enjoyment.

    Robert & Hazel.
     
  3. calion

    calion

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    Good for you, the van sounds fab!
     
  4. f6c

    f6c Funster

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    Welcome aboard;)
     
  5. Rob and Val

    Rob and Val Funster

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    Hi.gif and a warm welcome.
     
  6. parknride

    parknride

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    Someone else can do the garden and decorating when you have finished having fun and are shoving up daisies(y)
     
  7. Carol

    Carol Funster Life Member

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    Hello Welcome to Fun :welc:
     
  8. davidbaldam

    davidbaldam Funster

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    Hi and welcome to FUN, the decorating and gardening will be there waiting for you once you decide to stop traveling so go for it and enjoy. (y)
     
  9. scousebird

    scousebird Funster

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    Hello :welc:
     
  10. ciderman

    ciderman Funster

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    pay someone else to do the jobs as the one thing that is not replaceable in this world is time, so enjoy your time it really is the only thing that is priceless.

    welcome to the mad house where everyone enjoys time to the full.
     
  11. Shrimp

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    I think my mum had the right idea with housework-
    The sun is shining it's a lovely day sod the housework!
    I think the same thing goes with the gardening/decorating-
    Sod it we're off!
     
  12. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

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    Hi Apache, welcome to the fun (y)
     
  13. Badknee

    Badknee Funster

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    Our gardening is getting my 23yr old son to cut the hedge twice a year, me killing the weeds coming through the gravel and decorating, what's decorating? (n):LOL:
     
  14. Baldeagle7470

    Baldeagle7470 Funster

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    Hi Apache and a big welcome from baldeagle in :france:
    Us First Nation people must stick together you know.
    Enjoy your time on the forum and with your van,sure you will.
     
  15. funflair

    funflair Funster Life Member

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    Hi and welcome

    Just back from 6 weeks away and it will only take a couple of days to knock the garden into shape so a small price to pay for 6 weeks travelling.

    Martin
     
  16. Speve

    Speve Funster

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    Morning Apache :welc:enjoy your van and worry about nothing except enjoying your retirement I just do the odd jobs when we come home for a week or two and what doesn't get done waits till next time the house isn't going anywhere.
     
  17. WynandJean

    WynandJean Funster

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    Hello and welcome

    Wyn
     
  18. gus-lopez

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    :welc:
     
  19. Wildman

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    welcome to the fun
     
  20. BONZO

    BONZO Funster

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    Hi and welcome to the mad house..of FUN. .....John n Linda
     
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