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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:20 am    Post subject: Any good news out there? Let's start. Reply with quote

Love this article of how a guy dealt with a kid repeatedly playing in his driveway:
https://www.motorious.com/articles/news/guy-catche...qgmofE7h1w
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:55 am    Post subject: Re: Any good news out there? Let's start. Reply with quote

I had this show up on my YouTube recommendations. It's good to see kids on their bikes again and neighbors being neighborly.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:29 am    Post subject: Re: Any good news out there? Let's start. Reply with quote

I liked that article, itís a positive when thereís so much negative all around us. Remembering back to when we had a similar thing happen. The house we bought came with a treehouse for kids. We looked out to see a small boy peeing from the treehouse. We said nothing but later I did remove the ladder going up thinking I might be held liable if he fell from up there. Kudos to you for posting a positive thing here where usually the cranky old farts turn everything to a rant😀

We got some new neighbors here recently. The kids came over and introduced themselves.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:33 am    Post subject: Re: Any good news out there? Let's start. Reply with quote

Zundfolge1432 wrote:
Kudos to you for posting a positive thing here where usually the cranky old farts turn everything to a rant😀


Wow, I thought this was started to post "Positive things" Think
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:35 am    Post subject: Re: Any good news out there? Let's start. Reply with quote

^^^^im sure youíve got something positive to add, try. Iím going to turn this off and go drive my VW bug, now thatís always a positive Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Any good news out there? Let's start. Reply with quote

This is a great story. I hope no one comes along and ruins it for everybody.
My first house came with a basketball goal in the driveway. I let the neihborhood kids use it. First few years were fine, friendly and respectable kids. Then other kids came along leaving their trash in my yard. Put out a trash can for them, apparently they didn't know what it was as trash was still left in the yard. Finally had to remove basket ball goal. I hated doing it.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:46 am    Post subject: Re: Any good news out there? Let's start. Reply with quote

Yea, I saw that YT vid = so precious. I don't mind it at all when kids come up and ride the driveway. I used to feed the little kids in the neighborhood. Now they are all grown and majority moved out of the area.

I just got a new neighbor and they have little kids. Maybe military - have not had the chance to meet them.

We do need something positive this time of turmoil. If the rain will just let up this week I am golden. I have to catch up w/ yard work.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:10 am    Post subject: Re: Any good news out there? Let's start. Reply with quote

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/

Look here
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:28 am    Post subject: Re: Any good news out there? Let's start. Reply with quote

Bad news: sold my bus

Great News: I bought my first house! The good out weighs the bad here folks.

I've been a member here for a long time. Since at least 2006. Back when the Rants were the RANTS. Laughing Had my bus for 15 years. I would read about people just washing their hands of projects and vehicles. It was a good 15 year hobby. I have met incredible people and made so many friends in the vw community. But you know what, it was time to liquidate and move on, for me it is for positive reasons. Making my life better. So that I can make choices for myself. I have no regrets and the bus + parts stash paid for it. Some people might not agree. VWs will always hold memories for me. I'm STILL friends with the people from the VW community. That's the good part, even if you don't have vws you're still friends with people. Just make the opportunity for yourself. I did, and it worked for me.

In the end my good news is that I was able to buy a house in a pandemic. I still read/lurk here on the samba. Cool

Thanks everyone!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:37 am    Post subject: Re: Any good news out there? Let's start. Reply with quote

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-54004695

tony stark...?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:58 am    Post subject: Re: Any good news out there? Let's start. Reply with quote

finster wrote:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-54004695

tony stark...?


This is your idea of good news??????? Ok
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Any good news out there? Let's start. Reply with quote

Good News- talked to an old friend today. cheered him up because he sounded depressed af.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Any good news out there? Let's start. Reply with quote

finster wrote:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-54004695

tony stark...?


Answers the old question...
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Any good news out there? Let's start. Reply with quote

More good news

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/05...266563002/
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Any good news out there? Let's start. Reply with quote

orangebug60guy wrote:
Bad news: sold my bus

Great News: I bought my first house! The good out weighs the bad here folks.

I've been a member here for a long time. Since at least 2006. Back when the Rants were the RANTS. Laughing Had my bus for 15 years. I would read about people just washing their hands of projects and vehicles. It was a good 15 year hobby. I have met incredible people and made so many friends in the vw community. But you know what, it was time to liquidate and move on, for me it is for positive reasons. Making my life better. So that I can make choices for myself. I have no regrets and the bus + parts stash paid for it. Some people might not agree. VWs will always hold memories for me. I'm STILL friends with the people from the VW community. That's the good part, even if you don't have vws you're still friends with people. Just make the opportunity for yourself. I did, and it worked for me.

In the end my good news is that I was able to buy a house in a pandemic. I still read/lurk here on the samba. Cool

Thanks everyone!



You will be back on here i hope with another VW at some point, no? So its a "see you later" not a "good bye"
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:32 am    Post subject: Re: Any good news out there? Let's start. Reply with quote

Chickensoup, I love that you cheered up an old friend who needed it. You made my day Cool

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Good News- talked to an old friend today. cheered him up because he sounded depressed af.


Yup great site Zundfolge1432.

Zundfolge1432 wrote:
https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/

Look here


Congratulations orangebug60guy on your first home. BTW while looking for a pic of your bus I ended up reading your posts this morning and learned a bit from them for future work on my bus. You came a long way in your VW knowledge and you are not afraid of hard work, we teachers admire that Wink Maybe in the future you will get back into the bus/bug hobby again so you don't put that experience to waste. Until then you'll enjoy tackling work on your new house. My in-laws children were in Sagamore Beach but now in RI, we are still in NJ/NYC area. Have a good school year!


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Bad news: sold my bus

Great News: I bought my first house! The good out weighs the bad here folks.

I've been a member here for a long time. Since at least 2006. Back when the Rants were the RANTS. Laughing Had my bus for 15 years. I would read about people just washing their hands of projects and vehicles. It was a good 15 year hobby. I have met incredible people and made so many friends in the vw community. But you know what, it was time to liquidate and move on, for me it is for positive reasons. Making my life better. So that I can make choices for myself. I have no regrets and the bus + parts stash paid for it. Some people might not agree. VWs will always hold memories for me. I'm STILL friends with the people from the VW community. That's the good part, even if you don't have vws you're still friends with people. Just make the opportunity for yourself. I did, and it worked for me.

In the end my good news is that I was able to buy a house in a pandemic. I still read/lurk here on the samba. Cool

Thanks everyone!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:27 am    Post subject: Re: Any good news out there? Let's start. Reply with quote

I always liked listening to Walter Cronkite newscasts. His way of news delivery and cadence was oddly reassuring even when news what at it's worst.

There is much to be positive about. We just have to readjust our newsfeeds and social media inputs to see it.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:52 am    Post subject: Re: Any good news out there? Let's start. Reply with quote

The book of photography by 12 y.o. Anthony Schmidt, Small Cars, Big Inspiration was gifted to me anonymously.
You have seen his work before.
Thanks, Linda.

https://blog.fractureme.com/customer-inspiration/cars-inspiration-anthony-schmidt/
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Any good news out there? Let's start. Reply with quote

Craig wow what an amazing kid! Thanks for posting, I've got to invest in this kid he is awesome.


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The book of photography by 12 y.o. Anthony Schmidt, Small Cars, Big Inspiration was gifted to me anonymously.
You have seen his work before.
Thanks, Linda.

https://blog.fractureme.com/customer-inspiration/cars-inspiration-anthony-schmidt/

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:28 am    Post subject: Re: Any good news out there? Let's start. Reply with quote

Bad news: my 7 pin connector wasn't charging my camper battery. I'm a weekend camper and usually don't go very far.

Good news: I found the blown fuse. Then decided to take a multimeter just for fun to check the trailer plug.

Bad news: still no power to the pin that's supposed to charge the camper battery.

Good news: Chevrolet never connected the wire - it was wrapped up in electrical tape and hidden within the engine compartment. I found it, connected it (2 mins max) and now have power to the charging pin.

Why wouldn't they connect it on an Avalanche with a tow package? I have since heard of other campers having the same problem. I understand the newer model vehicles come with it connected but for the life of me, I don't know why they wouldn't have connected it in the past.
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