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Hiatus Again!

I know I already promised to update my blogs if not daily at least twice a week, and I promised to do blog hopping everyday but whenever my blogs are down, I could not help but to feel down too. I know it’s not all my blogs are affected but even so I feel like losing my interests. Good thing that my host helped me to have this one up again. Don’t get me wrong, this blog has been up for a long time now since it was down but I just don’t have the energy yet, plus I don’t have home topics I can share to you guys. I am looking for one though, so anyway the car is still not fixed, I already bought the cylinder head block but 2 parts needs to purchase yet before my mechanic can assemble the engine. I could not call them yet to buy the parts because my fund is not enough already. I have to enroll Faith yet to her new school before I can take care of the car parts that we need to buy and mind you the enrollment is no joke at all. But I am not discouraged, I have to work hard, I know I can take a breath in the end of this tunnel; I just have to trust myself that I can.

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Bought The Cylinder Head Block

So I already have enough money to buy the Cylinder Head Block, after almost one year finally I have saved enough for the cost of the Cylinder Head Block, you see the Cylinder Head Block cost a lot for me, I can’t asked for my husband because he spends enough for our bills. Thus, I have to save for me to buy this part of the car. Now it’s finally here, the mechanic went here last Sunday to supposedly assemble all the parts but he found out that 2 of them is missing, he needs to contact his son where were the two parts. They tried to check it where his son put all the parts here but they can’t find it so assembling of all the parts got postponed again. Sigh!

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Comparing And The Availability Before Purchasing A Car

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I’ve been getting messages from my car lately. It’s telling me that it wants to retire. I mean there comes a time when it is costing more and more to keep it on the road. I have gotten good service from the car, but running the kids from school to tutoring and then going from home to work, I have put a lot of miles on this thing. So now it’s time for me to send it to that big parking lot in the sky (or donate it to charity).

Well, I will begin my search by looking on cars.com, I have looked at it occasionally, just kind of “window” shopping and not really serious about buying anything, but now it’s time. I like the features and ease of use on the sight. I have done practice searches in the past for my “dream” car, but now it’s time to get serious and look for something practical.

What I need is a many van or small SUV. I do not necessarily need or want a new vehicle but if I can find a great deal on one, I will take advantage of it. My husband likes Fords and I prefer, Kia or Toyota, so I will have to see what is available on both and in the models I want. He said I might like the Ford Escape. I compared it to the Toyota RAV-4 and the Kia Sorrento.

After comparing prices and availability in my area, I think I might like the Escape. All I need to do now is go to the dealer for a test drive, and if I like it, I may have a new car in the near future. Cars.com really is a good place to start your search for a new vehicle.

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Protecting an RV from Weather Damage

Those who invest a great deal of money in their recreational vehicles usually look to protect their investment from the elements. The sun, rain, hail and wind can cause costly damage to a pop up camper, a fifth wheel trailer or a motor home.

The sun will oxide and fade the finish of the RV, as well as heat the interior to unbearable temperatures. Hail will leave pock marked indentations in the roof and siding and is nearly impossible to remove. Wind can produce falling limbs that can break windshields, windows and roofs. Considering the cost of an RV and the potential repair costs due to weather damage, a certain degree of protection is a priority for owners.

Some may seek to have their vehicle stored offsite at a storage facility or on the property of another. But monthly rental costs at a storage facility can quickly add up to several thousand dollars per year, provided one is available.

An enclosed garage is another option but may be cost prohibited to some. A garage requires a concrete foundation, a great deal of lumber, exterior side, roofing shingles and electrical wiring. A building large enough to store an RV 30 feet or longer will be a substantial construction project. In some areas, building restrictions may prohibit construction so large in residential neighborhoods.

Many RV owners are now considering metal car ports to provide storage for their campers and motorhomes. A carport is a prefabricated structure consisting of a metal frame and metal panels for roofing and siding.

Metal RV carports will consist of a roof to cover the RV and partial or full sides. The metal panels are prefinished at the factory. Because the finish is applied under factory conditions as opposed to onsite, it is a more durable coating. Predrilled holes for attaching the panels to the frame are performed at the factory and the hardware should come with the kit.

Those with minimal mechanical ability can often erect the carport without the use of professional building trade workers. If skilled tradesmen are used, the structure will be completed in less time than a garage. One can be constructed with or without a concrete foundation. A fully constructed metal RV building is often less than half of the construction cost of a similarly sized garage. So for those seeking to keep their RV out of the elements but wish to do economically, the metal building is often the method of choice.

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