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Caretaker Opportunities

Take a break from Tiny Home Living with the Caretaker Gazette.

THE CARETAKER GAZETTE is a unique newsletter containing property caretaking and house sitting jobs, advice, and information for property caretakers, housesitters, and landowners. Published since 1983, it's the only publication in the world dedicated to the property caretaking field.

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Keeping an RV Cool in the Summer South

Dear Miss Mermaid... Do you have any tips to keep the rv cooler and - or keep the air conditioner working as well ( read as cheap) as possible? Living in our 5th wheel in Alabama, after living in Northern Michigan is taking a toll on me. Our Electric bill is so high due to the air conditioning. I have 2 dogs and one is an older English Bulldog, Iz needs the rv kept as cool as I can afford as the heat is very hard on Bulldogs. If you did a blog post on keeping cool I would so love it. I don't know how you feel about sharing the expertise you have, but thank you for the blog as it is. I love it. Sandra 

Thank you for your comments and postings.  I am flattered you love my blog.  You make me bush blush blush.


I hardly know what I am doing but it's a grand adventure for sure. Here are some of my tips that might help you and your fur babies chill out. Staying cool in an RV is never easy in the summer months especially in the south. Many RV's are not built to be eco-friendly. This puzzles me in this day and age, but it's the way the dominant manufacturers seem to do things. Keeping dogs cool means lots of fresh water to drink. Mine slobbers and drops fur from his mutt-stache in the water bowl. I change his water out often to encourage him to drink lots of it. Then there are doggy baths to help cool the creatures. Next is technology which for pets has soared over the years. Your bulldog might benefit from a cooling pad made for canines. Amazon sells a huge assortment.  It may take some training and encouragement. Some dogs are suspect over newfangled things while other readily take to it. Mine will do most anything if a toy or treat or cheese is involved.
OK, now to cooling that RV for everybody. First off is geography. If you can get to a higher elevation (mountains) and enjoy cooler weather, all the better. Some of the coolest places to camp in the south often come without modern techno amenities. Remote mountain camps that can't provide wifi or TV, though this seems to be changing as technology and cell towers are spreading far and wide. Still some companies don't want to serve low volume areas. Profits are paramount. So you may need to adjust your lifestyle to enjoy a cooler elevation. Camping under trees is a lot cooler than in unshaded areas. Sadly many RV parks are being built without consideration for landscaping and some resemble a cramped Walmart parking lot with no trees or grass at all. Don't commit to a long term stay at a place until you have reviewed it in person. No need getting stuck financially in a less than ideal park if it means you can't cool the RV to your liking. Keeping your awning out and open as much as possible will throw shade on the side of the RV and assist a great deal. If you fridge is on the awning side this helps the fridge cool better. Most RV's come with absorption refrigerators that run off propane or electric. Sadly the electric portion really draws a load of electricity. It's not near as efficient as typical home electric only fridges that are not the absorption type. So part of you high electric bill may be the gas/electric fridge. Then there is the RV itself. You can close up all the shades as much as possible. For me though, I need my natural light, so my shades are up when the sun is up. Personal tastes. I do know I could save on cooling if I closed the shades. I sometimes do that when I am gone if the pooch is with me. He loves his window views as much as I do, so if I am leaving him home alone, the shades are up for his patrolling. My motorhome did not have tinted windows, but my 5th wheel came with tinted windows. These do keep fabrics from fading and help somewhat with the heat. However it's easy to add some UV protection to help with cooling costs with static cling window treatments you can do yourself with water and a small squeegee or credit card. The key words are static or non-adhesive. I used some static cling to do a stained glass window in my motorhome's bathroom window. It was stunning. When I sold the motorhome, it had been on there 7+ years without failing. Check out these static non-adhesive window films that are made to repel the UV rays and help cool your rig.
Humidity. Pets and people put out humidity. A lot of humidity! So all of you being inside will raise the inside humidity faster than you realize. I looked into running a dehumidifier plus air conditioner but from what I learned, the dehumidifier makes the AC work harder. However, you can run a dehumidifier in the basement area, to help keep the humidity chased out of there.  You do need electricity access and the dehumidifier will need some room for it's fan to work. Luckily they come in all sizes. You will need to empty the water collection daily. They have an auto shut-off if the water is full. I use one in my storage shed, because I am in and out of there a lot cobbling together various projects. If you can make room for a fan in your RV, the effect is amazing. Fans come in all sizes. Test the fan before purchasing if at all possible. Many oversea manufacturers have redesigned fan blades that spin around but don't push any air. DUH. In my 5th wheel I use a unique bladeless super efficient portable fan. It's billed as  a pureFlow QT7- Bladeless 90 degree Oscillation Fan-Safe Energy Efficient-Powerful-Quiet Airflow-12 Fan Speeds by GreenTech Environmental. For me, it's done an outstanding job. I am able to keep my AC at much a higher temperature setting then turn on this oscillating fan that is powerful and quiet. It fits neatly in a corner where I mostly keep it yet blows out a powerful breeze circulating the air and giving the illusion that the room is much cooler than what the thermometer reads. It even comes with a tiny remote control. I use mine in the bedroom in a corner on a cabinet across from the bed, so the remote is super handy for adjusting it without getting out of bed. My dog sleeps next to it on the cabinet when I nap in the heat of the day, so it's canine approved.
If space is tight (like it was in my motorhome) I had good experience with 6 inch trucker fans for 12volt such as those made by Roadpro that work really well. Most come with a clamp or the option to mount it somewhere with screws. In my motorhome, I had two of these fans and enjoyed them.  I was using the 12 volt TV outlet to power mine, since my TV was using regular 110 plug.They put out a lot of wind for pennies.
One way to lower the humidity indoors is more time outdoors. What an oxymoron. My many years of living in the Caribbean where the trade winds were fairly constant might have turned me into a fan-oholic since moving to America where tradewinds are not prevalent. On my sailboat which I lived aboard for over a decade, I had emergency 12 volt fans. When I had to close up the boat for rain squalls, I would turn them on to keep cool until I could open the hatches again. While workamping and regular camping, I enjoyed a lot of time outdoors under my awning. I ended up using a fan outdoors. I fondly call it electric wind. As a bonus, if it's buggy, it chases off the mosquitoes.  I cover it in plastic when not in use or I put it away to help protect it from the elements. Supplmenting your AC with fans can keep your family cool without running the AC at full tilt boogie. The fan positioned to cool you or the dogs gives off the illusion of much cooler feeling. If your Ac unit has a choice of auto fan, then use that setting. My auto fan function on my AC unit means that the fan is adjusted by the temperature. When the compressor is off, the AC fan turns off but my portable fan is still running (aimed at me) so there is the illusion of being much cooler. You can close up the entire RV, pull down all the shades and cover all the skylights with special pillows or insulation. This is a bit extreme and can be very depressing. Humans need natural sunlight to promote emotional well being. So it is a trade-off. Skylight pillows type insulators can block the sun and heat especially if you are parked in full sun.
Another thing I try to remember is that when I am leaving the RV for a few hours, I turn up the Ac to a higher temperature setting. The RV is still plenty cool when I return. Normally when I am home, I am in and out of the RV many times a day, so I know I lose a lot of AC going in and out so much. The AC and keeping cool is a matter of personal preferences and choices. I find relying on fans to assist in the illusion of being much cooler to help the most and my power  bill has been somewhat reasonable. Thank you for stopping by today and thank you to all my gentle readers for your comments, suggestions and questions. 

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Toyota RV's

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Here you'll find Toyota Motorhome classifieds, a comprehensive Toyota RV Buyer's Guide, links to other helpful Toyota Motorhome related sites, where to find parts and accessories for your Toyota motor home, and much more!!  We're working hard to put together a great Toyota RVs site, with lots of useful information.

You can place a 90 Day Classified Ad to sell your Toyota Motorhome, peruse the classified listings for Toyota RVs for sale, or just browse around as we add tons of valuable tips and tricks.

Also of note:

The Toyota Mini Motorhome – A Quirky RV With A Strong Following 


THOSE MARVELOUS LITTLE TOYOTA MOTORHOMES is all about Toyota motorhomes in general and a 1977 Toyota Pont-X motorhome named Little House in particular. Between the mid-1970 and 1994, over thirty motorhome manufactures mounted motorhomes on Toyota cabs and chassis with many different models available from about 16½- to 23-foot in length. Many of these Toyota motorhomes are still on the road today, and used ones are still available. This book is a complete how-to guide for joining in on the Toyota motorhome fun. It gives a brief history of these marvelous little motorhomes and describes what’s available.

Compact Handy Desk Lamp with Unique Extra Features


Super cute desk lamp with extra functions.

Can run on USB or wall socket, both cords included.

Has 3 white lamp settings plus assorted color lights for mood lighting when not working.

Includes time, date, day and temperature.

Love that it has included pen and pencil holder. No matter how sophisticated technology becomes, we are never going to eliminate the need for good old fashioned pens, pencils and paper.

The USB charging port is handy for charging phone while working.


Dimmable Desk Lamp with USB Charging Port, Pen Holder & Alarm & Thermometer All-in-One LED Table Lamp for Reading, Study, Working By Uvistare                                                                         

Great Bargain Sponges That Work Hard

Heavy duty sponges that dry quickly.
Scrubber works nicely.
Great bargain.

It is not an eraser sponge or magic sponge with extra cleaning solvents.
I am not sure why they put that in the title, it should be removed from the title as it's a bit misleading.
For that I took off one star.

But as an all purpose sponge for cleaning up around the home, they are perfect and fit the hand easily as many sponges are too long and these are the perfect size. I use mine 30-50 times a day tidying up around the kitchen with a separate one for cleaning around the bath vanity daily.

I especially like their quick dry time, no time for bacteria to grow.  Just rinse and squeeze dry. They keep their shape with no bits and pieces falling off. Every other day or so I microwave mine fully soaked for 2 minutes on a plate, then let it cool, this will kill germs and keep the sponge fresh. As a bonus, the steamy microwave can be wiped down with a paper towel or microfiber cloth, giving it a steamed cleaning. Once the sponge cools down, squeeze dry and it's germ free and ready to work.

Good bang for the buck.                  

 Esonmus 20 Pack Multi-Use Heavy Duty Scrub Sponge Extra Thin Magic Cleaning Sponges Eraser Sponge For Kitchen Bathroom Furniture Leather Car & Steel…

Cute Handy Passport Cover

A fun whimsical passport cover.
I am a fan of red and found the little alien ship kind of funny.
I think the laowaime means constantly foreign.
Just in case, I like to keep a passport handy with some cash and a credit card.
This cover holds all that.
I spent years working on yachts, and a passport was our most valuable possession because it was a ticket to the next job, the next port.
Even sailing for fun with friends, I always take my passport, you never know if something could go wrong and we could accidentally drift into foreign waters under another jurisdiction.
On a funny note, awhile back I thought my motorhome was on fire in America.
Since I was used to decades of traveling overseas, I pulled off the road, grabbed my puppy,phone and passport then ran from the potential fire while calling the fire department.
The motorhome had sent off alarms and a puff of smoke.
It turned out not to be a full fledged fire, but the firemen were staring at me funny then I realized why.
I had no pockets and in my haste to keep my passport safe, I had stuffed it in my bra, but part of it was sticking out above my shirt and they could see it was an American passport.

Laowaime Red Passport Cover Travel Wallet Holder Chinese Character Laowai Foreigner      

Fun Dance Song with Great Lyrics

Rita Ora Lyrics

Time flies by when the night is young
Daylight shines on an undisclosed location, location
Bloodshot eyes looking for the sun
Paradise delivered and we call it a vacation, vacation

You're painting me a dream that I
Wanna belong in, wanna belong in

Over the hills and far away
A million miles from L.A
Just anywhere away with you
I know we've got to get away
Someplace where no one knows our name
We'll find the start to something new
Just take me anywhere, take me anywhere
Anywhere away with you
Just take me anywhere, take me anywhere
Anywhere away with you

Fun, little less fun
Little less, over, over, over, over, me
Oh, fun, little less fun
Little less, over, over, over, over, me

Truth comes out when we're blacking out
Looking for connection in a crowd of empty faces, empty faces
Your secrets are the only thing I'm craving now
The good, and the bad, let me in
'Cause I can take it, I can take it

You're painting me a dream that I
Wanna belong in, wanna belong in

Over the hills and far away
A million miles from L.A
Just anywhere away with you
I know we've got to get away
Someplace where no one knows our name
We'll find the start to something new
Just take me anywhere, take me anywhere
Anywhere away with you
Just take me anywhere, take me anywhere
Anywhere away with you

Fun, little less fun
Little less, over, over, over, over, me
Oh, fun, little less fun
Little less, over, over, over, over, me

Take me anywhere
Oh, anywhere
Anywhere away with you
Take me anywhere

Over the hills and far away
A million miles from L.A
Just anywhere away with you
I know we've got to get away
Someplace where no one knows our name
We'll find the start to something new
Just take me anywhere, take me anywhere
Anywhere away with you
Just take me anywhere, take me anywhere
Anywhere away with you

Fun, little less fun
Little less, over, over, over, over, me

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Sturdy Metal For Solid Footing on Floor Vents

Bought this for a 1992 5th wheel RV that had odd sized duct work.
My rig came with flimsy plastic floor vents including two that were broken.
I don't fancy breaking a leg these days, so I wanted to replace my plastic vents with metal.
Finding the exact size I needed turned out to be rather time consuming, but Amazon came to the rescue.
These were the exact size I needed, well quite honestly the flange was smaller, but they fit the cut outs beautifully.
As a bonus these registers have the flip open and close vents.
Very handy!
When my heat is on, it naturally rises up to the bedroom on a higher level,  where I don't need extra heat.
Now I can close off the bedroom vent.
In summer, I can close off the floor vents, so my overhead AC doesn't waft down the duct work where I don't need it.

AP Products (13640) White 2-1/4" x 10" Floor Register                

See other sizes of metal floor vents.                                                         

Save Yourself Grief and Losses With these Money Checkers


Really works.
Tested this on money and on other papers.
I was selling a lot of used items for cash.
Being that forgers are notorious for shopping at odd places to pass off their fakes, I wanted to be able to test the money.
Years back I was stuck with counterfeit money. The bank's solution? They take it away, cancel your deposit and you lose out big time.
These markers have given me the confidence to sell used items, check the money and breathe a sigh of relief at the bank.
Just recently I attended a group yard sale where my friend was displaying her wares.
Later I found out she had been stuck with a counterfeit bill!
So this 5 pack came in super handy.
I immediately gifted her one of the pens, so she won't have this happen to her again.
During my sale, it was nice to have multiple pens so that my friend who was assisting could also check money.
For super safety, also use a black light to check money.

Money Marker (5 Counterfeit Pens) --- Counterfeit Bill Detector Pen with Upgraded Chisel Tip - Detect Fake Counterfit Bills, Universal False Currency Pen Detector Pack

Heat Wrap Failure

This worked beautifully, then it died!
I have tried repeatedly to get it going again, but it is just plain dead.
Sadly I had it less than 3 months.
It worked beautifully... until it stopped working.

I have changed it from 5 star to 1 star
Below is my original review:

Previous Review:
This is uniquely shaped.
I've never seem anything like this until now.
Felt toasty warm on my aches and pains.
Years ago I ripped out my shoulder in a boating accident.
I had one continuous bruise from my wrist to my elbow to my armpit, down my ribs and all the way to my ankle.
The nice doc said then that when you get older all these old injuries will come back with a vengeance.
I was laughing because I was young and anxious to get back out on the water.
Well, now it's years later... and I find out that doctor was right.
Using this pad when I need it has been wonderful.
I like that it will shut itself off. I was propped up in bed using it when I dozed right off.

I can not recommend this.
XL Heat Therapy Wrap with Fast-Heating, 25” x 26” Neck & Shoulder Heating Pad, Extended Back Heat Therapy, 6 Heating Sets, Auto Shut Off, Plum by Sunbag

There are many others to choose from that are better quality.

Great Love Song

Fabulous Song!
Here are the lyrics:

Starship – Sara Lyrics
Go now, don't look back, we've drawn the line
Move on, it's no good to go back in time

I'll never find another girl like you, for happy endings it takes two
We're fire and ice, the dream won't come true

Sara, Sara, storms are brewin' in your eyes
Sara, Sara, no time is a good time for goodbyes

Danger in the game when the stakes are high
Branded, my heart was branded while my senses stood by

I'll never find another girl like you, for happy endings it takes two
We're fire and ice, the dream won't come true

Sara, Sara, storms are brewin' in your eyes
Sara, Sara, no time is a good time, oh
Sara, Sara, storms are brewin' in your eyes
Sara, Sara, no time is a good time for goodbyes

(cause Sara) Loved me like no one has ever loved me before
(And Sara) Hurt me, no one could ever hurt me more
(And Sara) Sara, nobody loved me anymore

(Guitar solo)

I'll never find another girl like you
We're fire and ice, the dream won't come true

Sara, Sara, no time is a good time, oh

Sara, Sara, storms are brewin' in your eyes
Sara, Sara, no time is a good time for goodbyes

Sara, Sara, -- storms -- are brewin' in your eyes
Sara, Sara, no time is a good time, no
Ooh Sara, why did it, why did it, why did it all fall apart
Sara, Sara...

Sara (Remastered at BMG Recording Studios, New York, March 1993.)Starship

Fur Fun

Well Made and Fun For my Fur Baby                                                                        

My puppy dog loves these toys!
So far he hasn't destroyed any.
I have only given him a few to play with and I hold some back for later, for rotation.
He loves playing fetch but also enjoy keep away or hide and seek.
Also makes great gifts to have some spares for his doggy friends.

UEETEK Pack of 8 Squeaky Dog Toys Pet Plush Chew Toys for Puppies Small Dogs 

Dancing Dress

Super Soft Fabric, Fun to Layer it With Leggings, Capris, Sweater, Scarf or Outer Shirt

At first I was dismayed because the fabric is so thin.
I am a plus sized gal and it would look great on a hard body, which mine is not.
Also I often go braless and this dress reveals more than I care to show.
Even with a bra, it shows the bra lines so care should be taken in choosing a bra that doesn't have seams across the cups.
Like I say, if you have a hard body, this won't matter, but my body is well padded.
At first I thought, oh well, I will keep this as sleepwear since it's super comfy, very silky soft fabric.
But then one day I dressed it up to go out by taking a colorful tie dyed cotton weave button up shirt and simply tying the shirt at the waist and leaving the buttons opened. This meant the shirt covered my breasts and hid the see-through effect. I wore it with capri leggings. It looked super cute and my date (men never notice but this one did!) said I looked wonderful.
I loved the swingy skirt part because I love to dance when good music comes around. I dance at home often too!
Also because I was wearing my capri leggings with it, I could ride my bicycle which I love to go out riding, so that was a huge plus.
I like that I can shove the sleeves up or down to whatever length I prefer.
Another day it was cooler and I had on long leggings with a colorful print, this dress and I had a longish solid color knit sweater over it, but the swingy skirt area was still visible. I was wearing ankle boots with faux fur. Holy cow! I received so many compliments and like I said, I am a plus size lady in my 50's so I was shocked anyone bothered to notice.
I ride my bicycle even in cool weather, so I went out riding in my outfit. I stopped to visit a friend and they said WOW, you sure are trendy these days.
Oh my gosh, I received so many compliments with this dress when I pair it with other items.
So forget about it being a sleep dress, I am wearing it with other items and WOW, I love it now.
I've washed it several times and even had it in the dryer with no problems.
However be careful washing it with zippered items, make sure the zippers are UP, so they don't snag the dress. Wash bras in their own wash bag so the hooks don't snag things. Or in my case since my washer is small, I just wash it with other similar items and it comes out fine.

Great pricing and free shipping!
LILBETTER Women's Long Sleeve Pocket Casual Loose T-Shirt Dress  

Bluetooth Waterproof Stereo Speaker

iGOKU Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Wireless Speaker with Built-in Mic for Hands-Free Call, Outdoor Waterproof Speaker with Micro SD Card Slot for Sports, Shower, Pool, Beach (Black)   

Fabulous crisp sound.
Awesome bargain.
I really like that is it waterproof, it will last a lot longer in the hot humid south.
For me, I just load up an SD card and have tunes where ever, when ever.
It's rechargeable.
For camping, it's a load of fun!
I use this on my patio at home, at work and in the bathroom while getting ready to go somewhere.
Easy to toss in your purse and have a party in your pocket!

Great pricing, free shipping, click here. 


Hair Extension

 Fabulous Quality!

Gorgeous real hair.
Top quality.
Nice curl and bounce.
No smell.
Arrived odorless.
Will post pics soon!

Check price and free shipping!

 YOUFA Body Wave Bundles Weave Hair 100% Unprocessed Virgin Brazilian Human Hair 3 Bundles 14 16 18 inch 8A Remy hair Extensions Natural Color                                                                       

Round Retro Sunglasses

These are trendy and fun.

The fit is comfortable right out of the case.
I like having the case and microfiber cleaning cloth included.
There is no use owning any sunglasses without having a case to store them in.
Not having to buy a separate case is handy dandy.

Cool and Trendy

Check prices and free shipping:
Round Vintage Fashion Sunglasses, Metal Frame Gradient Glasses    

Good Poop Paper

Delivered to my door!
We all gotta poop and pooping with quality toilet paper is pure luxury.
Saves on mess.
Underwear lasts longer.
Nice fat rolls.
Too much glue at the beginning to start the roll, but eventually I win the battle and get the roll rolling along.
Good stuff.
Every outhouse should have this.

Scott 1000 Sheets Per Roll Toilet Paper, 27 Rolls, Sewer-Safe, Septic-Safe, 1-Ply Bath Tissue, America's Longest Lasting Roll        

Electric Kettle

I Have Found Numerous Uses For This Fast Boiling Hot Pot                                                                        

This pot is beautiful!
I have been wanting an electric kettle to speed up my beverages and cooking.
This one is cordless which is awesome. It sits on a separate base. I can pick it up without having to unplug it and drag a cord around with it.
The instructions in the book are wrong, but I figured it out. It says to push the start button a 2nd time to get it going, and omit that step and it works fine.
Push start, then select water temp if not using the default of boil, then optionally select the warm setting, which I always use anyhow.
It boils up quickly then alerts me with a ding-a-ling beeping that it is ready.
The warm function keeps it at the temperature for about a half hour. Even when it shuts off automatically, it seems to be so well insulated that the water is hot to warm for a very long time.
This is especially handy for me as I use a small French Press to make coffee. I often go through several pots of coffee if I have company.
It also speeds up cooking. I happen to love mashed potatoes and pasta.
This hot pot heats water so fast, that making instant mashed potatoes is a breeze.
Also I can pour the hot water over pasta, then microwave the pasta with the hot water for 5 more minutes in the microwave for making  a big pan of homemade mac and cheese without having to wait a half hour for the macaroni to boil on a stove top.
I also use the boiling water when I have a stubborn pan to soak. This speeds up the cleaning. By the time the water cools in the soaking pan, it comes clean easily.
I like the lighted dial that tells the water level.
This pot has been used by both left handed and right handed people. We both agree that the kettle is super easy to pour.
It is well engineered not to slop around.
The push button lid locks into place, so it's a very safe pot to use.
As with any hot pot, you have to descale it from time to time, especially in hard water areas.
When I descale my hot pot, I pour the vinegar water in the washing machine so the vinegar can clean that with the next wash. Vinear softens clothes, so it's a win win situation.
This stylish pot looks great in my new tiny home kitchen.
I live with only a 10 gallon hot water heater, but having this hot pot for coffee, tea, cooking, soaking crusty pans is just awesome.
Even in my crockpot when I  bake whole potatoes it needs some water to work with, this hot pot speeds up the process.
Sometimes I want to add hard vegetables to my salad like carrots and broccoli.
I have used this hot pot to pour over chopped veggies in a bowl, then a few minutes later, drain off the water and cool the veggies. They are now softened up for a pasta salad or regular salad.                                                                         

By the way, 1.7 liter is 7 cups.

More information and pricing:
BESTEK 12828B Electric Kettel 1.7L with Temperature Controls and Keep Warm  

Feather Down Bed Pillows

These came super packaged and very well protected.
They were each wrapped separately in plastic then shrunk, stuffed inside the zippered plastic carrying case which was then wrapped in thick gray sealed plastic then stuffed inside a box.
Arrived unbroken!
When I opened the final bag the pillow immediately expanded and fluffed up.
There were no odors.
The outer case is very well made.
No feathers poking through, seams are neat and tight, no loose strings or trailing threads.
I have slept on these for awhile now and absolutely LOVE them!
I use one for sleeping and one for hugging because of my shoulder injury, I sleep better hugging one, helps my shoulder.
These are pure luxury.
I am thrilled with my purchase.
I took a picture to show you one fluffed and one still wrapped.
Heaven on earth.

Get yours today.
Htovila Hotel Luxury White Goose Feather Down Bed Pillows for Side Sleeper, Back Support & Neck Pain - Dust Mite Resistant & Hypoallergenic -100% Cotton Pillow Case, 2 Pack, Standard       

Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground

Grief is Never Easy But This Song Touched My Very Soul

I heard part of these lyrics being sung by another band on TV
Someone said, that sounds like Willie Nelson.
I was going through profound grief at the time, a few hours earlier I had been notified of a tragic death.
Angels were on my mind and I liked the lyrics and looked them up.
Sure enough Willie Nelson wrote this song, so I bought it.

Here are the lyrics:

If you had not have fallen
Then I would not have found you
Angel flying too close to the ground
And I patched up your broken wing and hung around a while
Trying to keep your spirits up and your fever down

I knew someday that you would fly away
For love's the greatest healer to be found
So leave me if you need to, I will still remember
Angel flying too close to the ground

Fly on, fly on past, the speed of sound
I'd rather see you up than see you down
So leave me if you need to, I will still remember
Angel flying too close to the ground.

So leave me if you need to, I will still remember
Angel flying too close to the ground.

Available at Amazon

Unique Pen That is Stunning and Functional

Beautiful, unique and functional!
I love my pen, I have it in my purse.
No longer do I dig around for my pen, with the huge bauble on the end, it's easy to find.
Mine came with blue ink and it twists nicely to open and close.
No messy ink blobs in the bottom of my purse.
The crystal on the end of the pen is huge and beautiful.
Very elegant and I get compliments on it all the time.
It came with a beautiful gift case.
Makes a fun gift.
There is a certain receptionist I deal with often that accused me of driving her crazy one day.
It made me feel bad, but next time I saw her, I gave her one of these as a gift with an apology for making her crazy.
She loved it and I see her using it all the time.
So I gifted the rest of them and now I need to order more because it's my favorite pen.
Even with the big crystal on it, the pen is well balanced and easy to write with.
A classy gift that others treasure.                                                                        

5PCS Diamond Pen Metal Ballpoint Pens Black Ink With Big Crystal Diamond Novelty Office Supplies With Pen Case                                                                         

Door and Cabinet Catches

Six In A Package, Perfect Screen Door Replacement Catch for RV's                                                                        

My screen door on my little old RV broke it's catch.
Found these online, an exact duplicate.
Now my screen door clicks nicely to the front door, like it should when I am locking up the place.
It came six to a package, but I am always doing projects, so these will come in handy.
Works with a regular cabinet too.                                                                         

Get it in the mail
RV Designer H217 Barrel Catch and Nylon Clip       

Tape Dispenser

Perfect for Cheap Bargain Tapes, Works Perfectly Every Time

I quit tearing my hair out after I got this.
Somehow I ended up with bargain tapes that just would not work right.
The packing tape kept falling out of the hand gadget, and my scotch tape would never stick to the serrated edge of its included plastic holder.
Both kept reverting to sticking to themselves, then I would spend 10 minutes trying to find the start of the tape again.
I was hopping mad about the cheap tapes and how hard they were to use.
While poking around looking for solutions, I came across this heavy duty desktop dispenser.
I decided to give it a try.
I have my life back now.
My cheap tapes works beautifully in this robust holder.
I have not had a single mishap yet and I've been using this dozens of times each day for awhile now.
So go ahead and buy those cheap bargain tapes, then get this dispenser to make them work right.
Life is good.             

Delivered to your desk!
Officemate 2-In-1 Heavy Duty Tape Dispenser, Black (96690)   

Use These to Prevent Roach Infestation

You don't need bugs to use these as a fabulous preventive measure.
I hide these in my storage shed and all over my motorhome under drawers and inside cabinets and the underneath basement storage area.
Never had a roach infestation but once in awhile I do find a dead one that dared to sneak inside.
Roach eggs often travel inside of corrugated cardboard boxes because their parents like to eat the glue inside the box.
If any eggs do hatch, then this stops them in their tracks.

Available at AmazonCombat Roach Killing Bait, Large Roach Bait Station, 8 Count                                                                         

Versatile Handy Hook Has 1,001 Uses

Super handy and easy to install.
Peel and stick the clear backing, then screw on the peg.
Very unique.
I just moved to a tiny home.
These add great versatility in my kitchen for hanging pot holders near the stove and microwave.
Also gave one to a friend who needed a place to hang her coat at work, she loves it.

Available at Amazon
Wall Mounted, Adhesive Hooks Wall Hooks Wooden Hat Hooks Ultra Strong Wall Hangers Without Nails for Robe, Coat, Towel, Keys, Bags, Home, Kitchen, Bathroom-Door Wardrobe Closet-6 Pack                                                                         

Persian Rug

Gorgeous rug.
Colors are vivid.
Quality is exceptional.
Mine arrived rolled up tightly and wrapped in plastic.
I was able to roll it out and have it lay flat astonishingly fast.
There was some minor new smell to it, but it aired out quickly.
Looks authentic and expensive for a bargain price.
Friends comment on how gorgeous it is.

Superb Value for the Money

Check out the unbelievable prices!
A2Z Rug 4-Feet-by-6-Feet Covent Garden Persian Traditional Design Rug, Light Blue 

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Chef Knife

Very Sharp But Not Ceramic


The knife I received was not ceramic, it was metal.

However it cuts nicely so I kept it even though it's not ceramic.

The protective sheaf is especially nice.

I have been using it nearly 2 months now, it's still very sharp, I have not had to sharpen it yet.

The handle is easy to hold, it cleans up nicely.

Good value but they should omit ceramic from the product listing.

Kitchen Emperor Ceramic Chef Knife 8 inch Update Premium Sharp Blade with Matte Finished Comfortable Ergonomic Handle Kitchen Knives with Safety Sheath and Fancy Gift Box


Blood Sugar Support Supplement

Vitamin C 50 mg, Vitamin E 15 IU, Biotin 300 mcg, Magnesium 125mg, Zinc 7.5mg, Manganese 1mg, Chromium 67mcg, Banaba Leaf (1% extract) 25mg, Guggul 50mg, Bitter Melon 50mg, Licorice Root Extract 50mg, Cinnamon Bark Powder 50mg, Gymnema Sylvestre Leaf Powder 50mg, Yarrow Flowers Powder 25mg, Cayene Pepper Powder (40M HU/G) 10mg, Juniper Berry Powder 25mg, White Mulberry Leaf Powder 25mg, Vanadium 200mcg, Alpha Lipoic Acid 30 mg, L-Taurine 25mg.

Works for me!
I was just using cinnamon for blood sugar support, but then I discovered this formula.
At one a day, this bottle lasts 4 months, so I am plenty happy with that.
After doing research on all the ingredients, I find this provides a whopper of nutritional aids to help me feel great all day long.
I am especially pleased that this is made in the USA.
Capsules are easy to swallow, not horse pills.

I bought mine at Amazon.
Blood Sugar Support Supplement – 20 HERBS & Multivitamin for Blood Sugar Control with Alpha Lipoic Acid & Cinnamon – 120 Pills – BioScience Nutrition

Joint Support Supplement

 Glucosamine Chondroitin Turmeric MSM Boswellia - Joint Support Supplement for Relief 180 Tablets - BioScience NutritionBioScience Nutrition available at Amazon

Easy to Swallow, Works For me and my Arthritis Aches and Pains

First off I was impressed this was made in the USA and that encouraged me to try it out.
I suffer from severe arthritis which leaves me in chronic pain.
Because of other problems I prefer not to take dangerous prescription drugs that had many unwanted side effects.
I was taking just turmeric, but then I found this product that had more than just turmeric, so I decided to give it a try and see if I felt better.
Nearly everyday I try to ride my bicycle around the neighborhood to improve my health, but it can be painful. However for me, riding my bicycle is much easier than walking briskly, so I prefer the bicycle where I can sit down to exercise.
After about 2 weeks of taking this supplement, I began to feel a lot less pain and a lot more movement without the swelling in my knees I had trouble with before.
I am plenty pleased with this supplement and plan to stay on it.

Liver Cleanse

Easy to Swallow Pills, Works For Me, More Energy After a Month

I tried this to improve my health. It does seem that after taking the entire bottle at 2 per day for a month, I do indeed feel more energized and healthier.
The herbal ingredients are easy to understand. I did some research on these and find that all of them are quite beneficial with no bad side effects. The pills were easy enough to swallow, not gigantic horse pills. I am impressed enough that I am going to try another bottle soon. Anything that improves my health and gives me more energy is a win-win situation for me.

Zinc 30mg, Milk Thistle 200mg, Beet Root 50mg, Artichoke Extract 50mg, Chanca Piedrea Extract 50mg, Dandelion 50mg, Chicory Root 50mg, Yarrow 50mg, Jujube Seed 50mg, Proprietary Blend 586 mg (consisting of Celery Seed, Alfalfa, Burdock Root, Yellow Dock, Methionine, Grape Seed Extract, L Cysteine, N-Acetyl Cysteine, Choline, Fever Few, Turmeric, Red Raspberry, Berberine, Ginger)

Buy Yours Today
Liver Cleanse Detox & Repair Formula – 22 Herbs Support Supplement: Milk thistle Extracts Silymarin, Beet, Artichoke, Dandelion, Chicory Root

Makeup Brushes

 Easy to Hold, Fast Cleaning and Drying

Beautiful set of makeup brushes.
Well made.
Fibers are nice and tight, do not come loose.
Brushes are a breeze to clean and dry quickly.
Nice size handles.
Easy to hold.
Great bargain!

Vander Makeup Brushes Set - 10 Piece





Sink Swivel Aerator

 4 Years Later Still Working Beautifully

4 years later, this is still working beautifully on my bathroom sink.
I like to keep a neat tidy sink in my motorhome.
Often I am in hard water situations which can build up stains quickly on sinks and surfaces.
With this swivel aerator, I can aim the water around the sink for a rinse down after brushing teeth or washing, then swipe it dry with a microfiber cloth.
The sink looks instantly spotless.
Recently I noticed it was spraying funny, probably from the hard water buildup.
I removed it from the faucet, then soaked it in plain white vinegar overnight, scrubbed it with an old toothbrush, then reinstalled it.
Works like new again.
Well made product.

Ultra EuroJet Kitchen Sprayer available at Amazon

Where to Get RV Manuals

Several RV manufacturers have specific ways to obtain manuals.  Try these first.  If you check the manufacturer web site and don't see your make or model listed - call them.  Often the parts department or customer service has manuals not listed on the web site.

See a partial list of Manufacturers and info here:

GORV is Good Old RV's at

Donate your old RV manuals to GORV's.

Laser Rangefinder

Everything You Need Including Battery
Feels great in my hand.
Appreciate the cleaning cloth, a thoughtful addition as was the carabiner.
Nifty carrying case.
Was able to convert from meters to yards.
I like it screws right onto a tripod.
Has more features than I needed.
Instructions were kind of wonky, but I figured it out.

Check current prices here.

Hunting Rangefinder, Laser Range Finder for Hunting with Ranging and Speed 


More tips for using a rangefinder.

Power Converter

 Now I Can Reach The Back Dually Tires On My Motorhome

I bought this to go with my PI auto store tire inflator.
The 12 volt tire inflator would reach the front tires on my Class C motorhome by plugging it into the cigarette lighter but it wouldn't reach my rear dual tires.
I bought this inverter so I could use it with a standard extension cord  or regular household outlet and then reach my dual tires. In my case on one side of the RV was an outside outlet, so I could reach the rear tires on that side. Then I hooked up an extension cord, ran around to the other side of the RV and did those rear tires.
When I drove away in my motorhome, it gave me great peace of mind to know my tires were all properly inflated for safe driving.
Next I used this handy gadget on a 5th wheel travel trailer that had been sitting on its tires for two years with no maintenance on them.
I was able to use an extension cord, hook up the inverter then plug in the tire inflator.
Eventually we had all 4 tires ready for safe towing and traveling.
The bonus is this works with other 12 volt gadgets that have a cigarette adapter.

P.I Auto Store 110V AC - 12V DC Power Inverter / Adapter / Converter 10 Amp. for Air Compressor,Tire Inflator, Electric Seat Warmer, RV refrigerator, Car TV etc.

Shower and Window Squeegee

 Works Marvelously
I just moved to a used tiny home  with a tall glass shower door and 11 wide windows.
This area has very hard water, so it's paramount to keep the shower door clean after every use to prevent unsightly hard water buildup.
This little squeegee does the trick and afterwards I can use the suction cups to stick it to the inside of the shower where it now lives.
I swipe it from top to bottom and let the excess water drip in the floor of the shower for drainage. It's nice that my shower door always looks pristine with little effort. There is an overhead skylight right above the shower, so the sunlight streams through the entire bathroom via the glass shower door.
I have also done a few windows around the place.
First I use a microfiber cloth with plain white vinegar to clean the window, then I use this squeegee to quickly make it streak free. I use a dry microfiber cloth to wipe it off between swipes. I figure if I do one or two windows a day, I will eventually be all caught up on my window cleaning.

Shower Squeegee, YCUTE Wiper Blade Squeegee for Bathroom Mirror Door, Car Window, Glass Cleaning

Read more about cleaning with vinegar to remove hard water stains.