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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Kitchen almost done - Bill is feeling much better

Now this is really scary - saw it on the news yesterday. A couples Land Rover was seized by the DHS because it didn’t comply with safety and emission standards.   When will they come after old cars and big motorhomes? Seems like there is more important things to be done in this country than this. Hard to believe.

 Homeland Security Agents Raid Home to Seize Land Rover For Violation of EPA

July 30, 2014 | 02:13 PM

"In another example of how the Department of Homeland Security has expanded far outside the purview of its original function, six vehicles full of DHS agents were required to seize a Land Rover from a couple in Statesville, N.C. due to the fact that the vehicle allegedly violates EPA emission standards.
As part of its mission to "protect the Homeland," the DHS has been busy seizing imported vehicles that don't comply with safety and CO2 regulations.
Jennifer and Bill Brinkley were satisfied that their $60,000 dollar purchase of a Land Rover Defender on eBay complied with regulations because it fell into the exemption category of a vehicle 25 years or older.
However, when DHS agents turned up at the property, they compared the car's Vehicle Identification Number to a list and immediately seized the Land Rover. The couple were not given "a chance to debate the issue.""
The Land Rovers, which do not meet federal safety or emission standards, cannot be lawfully operated in the United States."  40 of them were seized all over the U.S.

Yesterday we went almost to Indianapolis to go to the Camping World there. We have a round table that fits over the steering wheel when we’re parked and somehow we managed to lose a piece of it. So went to buy a new one. Turned out they only had one in stock and weren’t going to carry them anymore. So we were going to buy it. The very nice clerk said instead of paying for a new one just because we needed a piece she would exchange it for us. No cost. She asked if we were trustworthy - Yes, of curse, so she gave us the new one and we have to send or take her the old one. Now that is service!
Then we were going to the Mall for Cinnabons - but turns out we went to the wrong mall. The one we should have gone to was in downtown Indy - didn’t want to go there. So no Cinnabons. Funny thing when we got home there was an e-mail from Pilot/Flying J that in some of their truck stops they now sell Cinnabons.
Saw this bumper sticker in the parking lot. How cute is it.
And when we got home some of the cupboard doors were up in the kitchen. Only the drawers and a couple doors left to be put on. Yeah!
Bill continues to feel so much better with the new meds - at least he can breathe and doesn’t get so tired and feels active again. Oh, I forgot to mention when he went to the doctor a couple of days ago the doctor didn’t want to give him any more of the shots - so he put him on an inhaler - once a day and a nasal spray - also keep taking the allergy pills. So far so good. It’s nice to see him active and smiling - more like his old self. Except that without the shots his eyes and nose are running again. He says he can tolerate that. 
New video from Paul and Tina - he looks nervous on this one. 

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