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  1. The way it should be is do your own thing SO LONG as it doesn't impinge on others. Seems they got it backwards these days and some individuals only care about getting their way at the expense of all others. Seems to be a lot more trolls than in the past.

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  2. I still have my original 1984 Kenmore(Sears) clothes dryer. Two roller wheels and one belt in all that time. Had to replace the mating top load washer only because my stepdaughters over stuffed it and it would get out of balance with that load.(abuse) It went on to serve my mother in law as we switched to a higher capacity front load.

    I can sril get parts for the dryer even though Sears Roebuck brick and motar stores have long ceased to exist. Ever time I bought stuff from them (other appliances like refigerators and freezers) they would try to sell me an exteded warranty policy and my standard answer was "if I didn't think it was ac good product to begin with I wouldn't buy it in the first place" Good service manuals and easy to get parts was key. Bought a used Craftsman lawn tractor many years ago on the cheap thats' still going strong.

    But yes, planned obsolescence is my experience with most other products these days.

  3. 4 hours ago, Redwing said:

    I managed to pass my speed awareness course (non lotus related) at the weekend,  and the ex-Motorway policeman conducting the course told us that, within the next 2-3 years, all speed limits will be reduced.  Current 30mph roads will become 20mph, country roads, currently 60mph will become 40mph and motorways will become 60mph.

    First I've heard of this, and if true then we may as well all drive glorified golf buggies, which,  I suppose, is the plan anyway. 

    So that's why the trillons of dollrs in the US are slow to come forth for infrastructure. Who needs highways?  😉

  4. I absolutely do (my wife and granson come along.) It's an inexpensive family getway to scenic parks.

    We're in the midlle ground with our '75 VW Westtfalia we've had since '12. High and dry and matresses inside, but far from the luxo RVs you see .No on the ground tent stuff for us, but no indoor bathroom (short walk to campground bathrooms/showers though). We can arrive in a total dounpour with nothing that needs to be set up.immediately (we have an ez-up canopy for the picnic table)  When we get home the Westy goes in the garage. Paid $10K when we got it and worth almost twice that these days. We often camp with other Westy owners (club)we know at varying locations.

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  5. 6 hours ago, Kimbers said:

    It really does depend on what you want to do with it Chris. Is it to enjoy? Is it to invest? Or is it to go towards retirement?

    Frankly there are some good investments out there at present, though some are really risky. My fave would be buying a holiday home. The ones in the UK are really making a killing at present. My Uncle has one in North Norfolk, just a 1 up one down in Wells Next the Sea. Great investment. Personally I would go risky and buy an apartment or Villa in somewhere hot, on the risk that we can't live like this forever. The prices are low at present especially in places that normally cater to tourists like Spain, Portugal or even Cyprus. They will come back you can guarantee.

    I have quite a bit in Premium bonds and not had a thing for 3 years. before that I got 3 prizes of £50 in 6  months.

    Money is boring "Things" are great! become a hoarder.............or a picker!! (I am totally in love with Danielle BTW).

      American Pickers – Cineflix

    So you're into the "wallpaper look" , eh?  I know "different strokes for different folks", but that many tatoos on a woman turns me off.

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