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    I forgot about this until earlier today.

    A while ago, I had posted that we had 2 online purchases go missing on the same day, one from Amazon and one from Walmart. The online tracking showed that they had been delivered but we never got them so we assumed they had been stolen. We contacted Amazon and Walmart and they shipped out replacements which we did receive. We thought that was the end of it.

    Then last week, the doorbell rings and it's our mailman. He said that he had been on vacation for a couple of weeks and after he got back, something made him go check a couple of vacant houses on his route. Sure enough, he found a number of items that had been delivered to the wrong addresses and nobody was there to return them. Our address is 1117. One vacant house is 1017 on the same street. That's where he found both of our missing packages. They had been sitting there for a month or so since being delivered to the wrong location.

    So don't assume that missing packages are stolen. They could have just fallen victim to incompetent postal workers.
    Steve

    * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
    * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
    * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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      Hey guys! Long long time no chat! We are now retired and traveling in a RV we built ourselves. We did buy some mountain land in Washington state as a sort of anchor (and we love it there) but it was cheap cheap timber land with $30 a year of tax for near 30 acres.

      As far as a win, boy did I hit it big this week. Remember that stock Endocyte that several of us fell down the rabbit hole with in 2014 after it crashed? Well, I kept at it, sometimes selling and buying, mostly losing money but never a lot, I was probably close to even on it until this summer when it dropped to 1/3 of cash after they abandoned EC1456 (EC145 was what caused it to crash in 2014). I had 2000 shares and bought 40,000 more at 1.21 to 1.37. Crazy, yes, but I figured at that point something had to give.

      This week I wake up and find it is $6 a share! I flip out. Never have I had a $200,000 gain in such a short time. My biggest win I guess, so a fitting thread.

      I see DisneySteve is still around, so is LAL. Hi!

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        KTP, hi. And wow on the shares!
        "There is some ontological doubt as to whether it may even be possible in principle to nail down these things in the universe we're given to study." --text msg from my kid

        "It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." --Frederick Douglass

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          Originally posted by KTP View Post
          Hey guys! Long long time no chat! We are now retired and traveling in a RV we built ourselves. We did buy some mountain land in Washington state as a sort of anchor (and we love it there) but it was cheap cheap timber land with $30 a year of tax for near 30 acres.

          As far as a win, boy did I hit it big this week. Remember that stock Endocyte that several of us fell down the rabbit hole with in 2014 after it crashed? Well, I kept at it, sometimes selling and buying, mostly losing money but never a lot, I was probably close to even on it until this summer when it dropped to 1/3 of cash after they abandoned EC1456 (EC145 was what caused it to crash in 2014). I had 2000 shares and bought 40,000 more at 1.21 to 1.37. Crazy, yes, but I figured at that point something had to give.

          This week I wake up and find it is $6 a share! I flip out. Never have I had a $200,000 gain in such a short time. My biggest win I guess, so a fitting thread.

          I see DisneySteve is still around, so is LAL. Hi!
          Welcome back! Congrats on the big win. That's awesome. Have you actually sold it and taken that profit yet? Or at least some of it? Don't get too greedy with something that volatile.

          How are you enjoying the RV life? I've done very, very little RV time in my life but I think I'd enjoy that. I had talked about doing that in retirement though I'm not so sure. Maybe we'll rent one for a few weeks just to see how it goes.
          Steve

          * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
          * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
          * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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            Yes we sold 12,000 but still have 28,000. Taxes are an issue. I would really like to wait until next year and preferably July 2018 as that would be one year for long term capital gain treatment. I am debating now what to do.

            The RV life is pretty swell. Our rig has worked out quite well and is solid, warm and no leaks (it is all aluminum and we built it heavy duty). Here are some pics from our last 11,000 mile trip around the USA in 2016:
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              KTP - well that is an interesting RV. Am I seeing things right? the camper is hooked together with a storage trailer? The camper then look sort of like the older campers on trucks RV which I haven't seen in a long time. When I was able I loved going to open houses at the RV dealership here in town. Some unique things and set ups for sure! Of course, I always looked at them in such a way as to see if they could accommodate my sewing machine and some projects to do on the road. I remember at one point house hunting and telling the realtor that I needed a sewing room, she ended up showing me a place and then very proudly opened a double wide closet and said that I could use it for my sewing. I wonder how a realtor could mix up the word 'room' for closet? I keep wondering what it would take to get hubby to agree to swapping out our master bedroom for my sewing room - HAHA I have a lifetime full of projects, equipment, notions, and supplies mostly gotten for super cheap or free.

              Congrats on that remarkable stock pick and hanging on like you did. Just doing my weekly check and my portfolio is up over $100 for the week. I know it can drop and easily as it goes up, but I have been having a good run with them and want to see how they do over the years. No reason to sell at this point.
              Gailete
              http://www.MoonwishesSewingandCrafts.com

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                Gailete,

                It is more like two pods, one living pod and one garage pod (or workshop pod if you prefer). They are kind of similar to truck campers but we made them with a welded steel frame and thick aluminum panels.

                These views might show better:
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                  Originally posted by KTP View Post
                  Gailete,

                  It is more like two pods, one living pod and one garage pod (or workshop pod if you prefer). They are kind of similar to truck campers but we made them with a welded steel frame and thick aluminum panels.
                  Other pics show the pods directly on the ground. Does the truck bed tilt?

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                    Originally posted by Nutria View Post
                    Other pics show the pods directly on the ground. Does the truck bed tilt?
                    No, we made these sockets welded into the frame where we plug in jack stands (we carry them normally in one of the aluminum under boxes you see under the Isuzu flatbed). Plug in jacks, raise the pod, drive truck out.

                    It is a pretty neat system we came up with if I do say so myself. We have used the flatbed truck for many other things, including hauling my shiny new Kubota 4T excavator (a giant orange toy I am having just a blast with on this mountain property)
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                      KTP - Very interesting set up and you designed it yourself? Sounds like you could do this for pay, if you didn't want to stay retired that is.
                      Gailete
                      http://www.MoonwishesSewingandCrafts.com

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                        Originally posted by Gailete View Post
                        KTP - Very interesting set up and you designed it yourself? Sounds like you could do this for pay, if you didn't want to stay retired that is.
                        Yes, we designed it in CAD and built it in our garage in our house before we sold the house and hit the road. It BARELY fit out the door but we had done the calculations. My neighbor kept saying it was not going to fit.

                        Everyone says we should manufacture these when they see it in person on the road but that is a whole nuther can of worms. It took us a year to build too!
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                          I tend to be claustrophobic, yet somehow the thought of living in an RV has appeal to me and I don't know why other than the get up and go lure of travel which is odd as I have moved so often in my life. 8 different school before HS graduation. I have been fascinated so thank you for bearing with me! I realize that my questions haven't been about what are my wins, but this is fascinating.

                          My win today was my son coming over and consructing one of my items from my Amazon review program and he brought over a check for $40 for money I had loaned him last weekend. He is very aware that at times my brain power is about as good as a gnat's so if he had never paid it back, I wouldn't have noticed. Whenever he stops at the store to pick up something for us when I can't get out, he always tells me exactly what I owe such as $5.83 not $6. In that regard, both of my sons are big wins Getting the $40 back is an answer to why I was a bit short with my money this past week! The joy of having an autistic child that sees things in black and white. He would never 'round-up' a bill from $5.99 to $6.00. It would be against his very nature.
                          Gailete
                          http://www.MoonwishesSewingandCrafts.com

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                            Not my personal win, but a win for the household: DH won $70 in a golf tournament over the weekend.

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                              Originally posted by scfr View Post
                              Not my personal win, but a win for the household: DH won $70 in a golf tournament over the weekend.
                              It's a win for you... what's yours is yours, and what's his is yours!

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                                Got a decent raise today! (First time I've gotten a raise in a number of years.)

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