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MACS to Florida Journey Journal
Mr. Jones Offline
#351 Posted:
Joined: 06-12-2005
Posts: 16,884
Post #317 !!!!

My EARS ARE RINGING!!!

"I GOTTA ORDER nother D.U.M.P.S.T.E.R.???"

TELL ME YOUR NOT THROWING AWAY THE FOLLOWING;

VINTAGE COLLECTABLES
JEWELRY, STERLING SILVER
VINTAGE SPORTS EQUIPMENT

OR ANYTHING THAT IS METAL...

aluminum .50-.90 lb, brass
$1.90 lb, copper barebright $3.90 lb, no.1 $3.65lb no.2 $3.35 lb
Lead car/ boat batteries .35 lb, copper wire low yield .90 lb/ high yield $1.50 lb
Light iron steel .08 lb, heavy melt .12 lb

That metal could be your gas money to Florida...
Mr. Jones Offline
#352 Posted:
Joined: 06-12-2005
Posts: 16,884
R U having any YARD SALES TO OFFSET THE COST OF THE DUMPSTER???

I ENTERED THIS THREAD way too late!!!

Sorry about this late advice, but maybe you can still make some money selling stuff you otherwise would put in that dumpster...

Give sellable stuff to your son? If he is staying in California or to a trusted neighbor to sell then send you the $$$ in Florida.

Some tips....

Cut off any hoses your chucking, yellow brass ends are
$2.00 a lb., Lead it .40lb from and old fishing crap your chucking, old ANTIQUE Fishing lures BRING BIG MONEY AT FLEA MKTS, old fishing gear sells like hotcakes too,
If you have anything ( pottery, blankets, baskets ) that are native American Indian they can be big $$$, old shoes and boots sell well at yard sales, if you donate stuff to Goodwill you'll get tax write-off ( better than dumpster donations which are zero$$), folding tables sell well to people who do flea mkts, yard furniture is usually aluminum .50 lb at recycling metal yard, RECORDS/LPS SELL WELL AT YARD SALES( DONT UNDER PRICE THEM)...
rfenst Offline
#353 Posted:
Joined: 06-23-2007
Posts: 36,823
Jonesy, You are BEAST!

MACS Offline
#354 Posted:
Joined: 02-26-2004
Posts: 75,452
Wife and I got a lot of stuff packed up. Still haven't got the dumpster delivered and it was supposed to be here Friday.

Last time I did this they were late with it, too, so I kinda figured.
rfenst Offline
#355 Posted:
Joined: 06-23-2007
Posts: 36,823
MACS wrote:
Wife and I got a lot of stuff packed up. Still haven't got the dumpster delivered and it was supposed to be here Friday.

Last time I did this they were late with it, too, so I kinda figured.

Meh.
Less than two weeks until closing, and move-out onward.
ZRX1200 Offline
#356 Posted:
Joined: 07-08-2007
Posts: 57,434
I watched the news this morning, apparently there’s massive protests on the freeway and activists are blocking traffic shouting “HELL NO MACS CAN’T GO!” and “WHEN CAN HE MOVE, NEVER”


Sorry MACS
MACS Offline
#357 Posted:
Joined: 02-26-2004
Posts: 75,452
Maybe... but the fish want me gone, yesterday.
8trackdisco Offline
#358 Posted:
Joined: 11-06-2004
Posts: 56,810
How many hours a day do you see on the road each day as you head East?

Knowing the Tankster needs his energy removed and womens bladders being what they are… How many travel hours/ miles do you think?
HockeyDad Offline
#359 Posted:
Joined: 09-20-2000
Posts: 43,488
I shoot for 7 hours per day driving. Out west you have to adjust based on towns, hotels that will take pets, and just sheer emptiness.
8trackdisco Offline
#360 Posted:
Joined: 11-06-2004
Posts: 56,810
HockeyDad wrote:
and just sheer emptiness.


THAT ISN’T MY LIFE!!!! REALLY! Cry Baby Cry
MACS Offline
#361 Posted:
Joined: 02-26-2004
Posts: 75,452
8trackdisco wrote:
How many hours a day do you see on the road each day as you head East?

Knowing the Tankster needs his energy removed and womens bladders being what they are… How many travel hours/ miles do you think?


Not in a hurry... I'm thinking 8 hours of drive time. Plan is to walk Tank early... for an hour or so... then shower and go. Stop every few hours for pee breaks and then a short walk before bed. He's pretty good in the truck. Gets whiney when he has to go, otherwise he just lays down and chills.
8trackdisco Offline
#362 Posted:
Joined: 11-06-2004
Posts: 56,810
Good plan.
Abrignac Offline
#363 Posted:
Joined: 02-24-2012
Posts: 16,175
I live 8:30 to 9:00 hours west of Jacksonville off I-12 in Denham Springs.

If it looks like you and the Mrs. are going to be passing through my area I’ll see about staying home an extra day or two if needed and take you two to lunch or dinner depending on what time of the day y’all pass by.
MACS Offline
#364 Posted:
Joined: 02-26-2004
Posts: 75,452
Thank you, kind sir... we'll see how things progress.
delta1 Offline
#365 Posted:
Joined: 11-23-2011
Posts: 27,345
have you settled on a get away date? I'd like for you and the Mrs. to come over and have dinner with Kelly and me before you go.
Whistlebritches Offline
#366 Posted:
Joined: 04-23-2006
Posts: 21,712
I suggest the 1-40 route..........better scenery and we live just off US 287 which puts you right on I-20 to Florida.Believe me I-10 blows especially in La,Ms and Al.............will beat you to death.

Spare bedroom is waiting and I bet Libby and Tank get along well
Gene363 Offline
#367 Posted:
Joined: 01-24-2003
Posts: 28,224
Whistlebritches wrote:
I suggest the 1-40 route..........better scenery and we live just off US 287 which puts you right on I-20 to Florida.Believe me I-10 blows especially in La,Ms and Al.............will beat you to death.

Spare bedroom is waiting and I bet Libby and Tank get along well


Yup, e usually follow I-20 to avoid I-10, there are good places along I-10, but the road itself is not much fun.
MACS Offline
#368 Posted:
Joined: 02-26-2004
Posts: 75,452
I-40, eh?

Fkn trash company... pissing me off, sumpin' wicked. Dumpster sposta be delivered last Friday. Called Monday... asked WTF. Was told... today or Tuesday. Called today... WTF!? Oh, by 7pm today for sure...

Nope.
frankj1 Offline
#369 Posted:
Joined: 02-08-2007
Posts: 41,969
you want me and Drafter should have a heart to heart talk wif dems?
Thunder.Gerbil Offline
#370 Posted:
Joined: 11-02-2006
Posts: 121,337
MACS wrote:
I-40, eh?

Fkn trash company... pissing me off, sumpin' wicked. Dumpster sposta be delivered last Friday. Called Monday... asked WTF. Was told... today or Tuesday. Called today... WTF!? Oh, by 7pm today for sure...

Nope.


How many partially full or full bottles of bourbon are going in the trash this time?
ZRX1200 Offline
#371 Posted:
Joined: 07-08-2007
Posts: 57,434
Great time of the year to stop in Needles CA….
BuckyB93 Offline
#372 Posted:
Joined: 07-16-2004
Posts: 12,402
Kinda irritated.

Bought a new bed and was supposed to be delivered yesterday, it didn't show. Supposed to be delivered today. Didn't show.

It's coming via FedEx and two days ago it was in Connecticut now the tracking says it's in Nevada? How does the Franking thing get a 90 min away at the distribution center then two days later end up in Nevada? Maybe it was damaged and they had to resend another one (?)

Maybe I should PM Celtic so he can get to the bottom of this and straighten it out.

I'll also ask, on your behalf, if he can work on getting your dumpster delivered on time.
MACS Offline
#373 Posted:
Joined: 02-26-2004
Posts: 75,452
frankj1 wrote:
you want me and Drafter should have a heart to heart talk wif dems?


Yup...
8trackdisco Offline
#374 Posted:
Joined: 11-06-2004
Posts: 56,810
Thunder.Gerbil wrote:
How many partially full or full bottles of bourbon are going in the trash this time?


TOO SOON!
8trackdisco Offline
#375 Posted:
Joined: 11-06-2004
Posts: 56,810
ZRX1200 wrote:
Great time of the year to stop in Needles CA….


You'll have to be more specific. In Cali, there are needles everywhere.
8trackdisco Offline
#376 Posted:
Joined: 11-06-2004
Posts: 56,810
BuckyB93 wrote:
Kinda irritated.

Bought a new bed and was supposed to be delivered yesterday, it didn't show. Supposed to be delivered today. Didn't show.

It's coming via FedEx and two days ago it was in Connecticut now the tracking says it's in Nevada? How does the Franking thing get a 90 min away at the distribution center then two days later end up in Nevada?


Hard to say. FedEx gave up on their slogan of If it absolutely, positively, has to be there overnight. They are likely going through a similar issue. For the longest time, all FedEx packages were routed through Memphis. You want to FedEx a package to a town 5 miles away- has to go to Memphis first.

Maybe that is still in place. The Nevada thing is still a head scratcher.
madspackler Offline
#377 Posted:
Joined: 03-07-2000
Posts: 3,573
Whistlebritches wrote:
I suggest the 1-40 route..........better scenery and we live just off US 287 which puts you right on I-20 to Florida.Believe me I-10 blows especially in La,Ms and Al.............will beat you to death.

Spare bedroom is waiting and I bet Libby and Tank get along well



We are right off of I-20 on your way to Fla. Spare bedroom(s) are ready for your visit. 8-1/2 hours from Jacksonville. Nice stop along your way for dinner, drinks, a smoke and place to stay overnight. Very dog friendly too.

Just sayin'
Burner02 Offline
#378 Posted:
Joined: 12-21-2010
Posts: 12,461
Whistlebritches wrote:
I suggest the 1-40 route..........better scenery and we live just off US 287 which puts you right on I-20 to Florida.Believe me I-10 blows especially in La,Ms and Al.............will beat you to death.

Spare bedroom is waiting and I bet Libby and Tank get along well




Mobile Bay I-10 tunnel worth avoiding for sure.
MACS Offline
#379 Posted:
Joined: 02-26-2004
Posts: 75,452
Appreciate all the love, here... we're planning to take the direct route. That's I-10 / 12 / 10 all the way over.

Says it's 2400 miles-ish, and 36 hours. Gonna try to do 8-10 hours a day on the road. Finish it in 4 days, hopefully.
DrafterX Offline
#380 Posted:
Joined: 10-18-2005
Posts: 96,147
Fine...Not talking
BuckyB93 Offline
#381 Posted:
Joined: 07-16-2004
Posts: 12,402
8trackdisco wrote:
Hard to say. FedEx gave up on their slogan of If it absolutely, positively, has to be there overnight. They are likely going through a similar issue. For the longest time, all FedEx packages were routed through Memphis. You want to FedEx a package to a town 5 miles away- has to go to Memphis first.

Maybe that is still in place. The Nevada thing is still a head scratcher.


Sorry to thread jack.

Called customer service to the place where I bought the mattress and frame from. Luckily I was only on hold for like a minute or so (the force of Celtic is with me).

Apparently it was an issue with FedEx. FedEx reported to the place where I bought them from as "lost items." How do you lose a franking mattress and bed frame? You "lose" pocket change in a couch cushion. You "lose" a nut or bolt when you work on a car. You "lose" your virginity (but you always remember where you lost it).

How do you "lose" a bulky item like a mattress and bed frame. They credited my CC 10% for the hassle and sending out replacements on expedited delivery due in on July 5th.

Afterthought while writing this... But the 4th is a holiday... I'm guessing it won't be here by the 5th. Maybe a day earlier or a couple days later depending on when it lands on the shipping truck.
BuckyB93 Offline
#382 Posted:
Joined: 07-16-2004
Posts: 12,402
MACS wrote:
Appreciate all the love, here... we're planning to take the direct route. That's I-10 / 12 / 10 all the way over.

Says it's 2400 miles-ish, and 36 hours. Gonna try to do 8-10 hours a day on the road. Finish it in 4 days, hopefully.



I think there is road construction along the way. Should probably plan for an alternate route that would bring you to New England. You could herf with us Massholes and then visit your old stomping grounds in RI.
HockeyDad Offline
#383 Posted:
Joined: 09-20-2000
Posts: 43,488
Traffic, road construction, tunnels, beat up roads, boring stretches of road…..we got all that here in California. We can throw in road closures due to brushfires or mud slides. Then there is earthquakes.

Gene363 Offline
#384 Posted:
Joined: 01-24-2003
Posts: 28,224
MACS wrote:
Appreciate all the love, here... we're planning to take the direct route. That's I-10 / 12 / 10 all the way over.

Says it's 2400 miles-ish, and 36 hours. Gonna try to do 8-10 hours a day on the road. Finish it in 4 days, hopefully.


Time is important, try to hit Houston during the middle of the day, AM/PM rush hour is not fun at all.

Get familiar with the Waze app for routing. Yes, there are many other apps and GPS etc, but Waze has user input on road hazards and police presence. It does take more current, so you want to keep your phone plugged into a USB port.

Waze is how someone Whistle was able to drive to Charlette, NC at more than 90 MPH and not receive a ticket. Even if you don't speed, Waze uses user-supplied data to route using local shortcuts and avoid traffic jams, something Google/Apple/GPS makers do not do.
madspackler Offline
#385 Posted:
Joined: 03-07-2000
Posts: 3,573
MACS wrote:
Appreciate all the love, here... we're planning to take the direct route. That's I-10 / 12 / 10 all the way over.

Says it's 2400 miles-ish, and 36 hours. Gonna try to do 8-10 hours a day on the road. Finish it in 4 days, hopefully.


Okay Mr. Party Pooper - have it your wayMad

But just in case you have a change of heart, keep us in mind.

Good luck with the trip. Don't forget to figure in the time zone differences when you try to avoid major cities during rush hours. You may want to cross thru certain areas after dark as NW and AZ and parts of TX can be pretty hot during the day and there are long stretches of highway without much to see.
MACS Offline
#386 Posted:
Joined: 02-26-2004
Posts: 75,452
Dumpster finally arrived.

Heard of the Waze app. May have to download that beotch and let it guide me.

But the truck has Nav and I have traffic on it. Think
Stogie1020 Offline
#387 Posted:
Joined: 12-19-2019
Posts: 3,290
I concur with Gene. Long road trips need Waze (although Google Maps is getting better for speedtraps). Nearly every notificaiton from Waze (debris on road, disabled car, police, etc.) is spot on and surely saved me a ticket or two...
MACS Offline
#388 Posted:
Joined: 02-26-2004
Posts: 75,452
Movers called to double check what I was moving and such. Will call 24-48 hours before the truck arrives.

Confirmed they'll be doing the packing, but the wife and I have packed, donated, sold or trashed a lot of stuff already.
HockeyDad Offline
#389 Posted:
Joined: 09-20-2000
Posts: 43,488
Waze is owned by Google.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#390 Posted:
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You can't get there in 36hrs. You've got like half a dozen sleepovers on the way. Weeklong trip at best
Whistlebritches Offline
#391 Posted:
Joined: 04-23-2006
Posts: 21,712
MACS wrote:
Appreciate all the love, here... we're planning to take the direct route. That's I-10 / 12 / 10 all the way over.

Says it's 2400 miles-ish, and 36 hours. Gonna try to do 8-10 hours a day on the road. Finish it in 4 days, hopefully.


The route I'm suggesting is 2436 miles,34 hours and way better roads.

I-15 to I-40 to US 287 to I-20 to I-59 to I-65 to I-10 to I-95.............it may seem more difficult with multiple interstates but this is the easiest and most comfortable route........your ass will thank me later.Now if you have the navigation skills of my wife and most Filipinas I've met,maybe you better stick to the I-10,12,10 route so ya don't end up in Baltimore Nancy
frankj1 Offline
#392 Posted:
Joined: 02-08-2007
Posts: 41,969
Whistle has wisdom...
this I know.
MACS Offline
#393 Posted:
Joined: 02-26-2004
Posts: 75,452
10-4, Mr. Whistle...

Is this the new 500?
Abrignac Offline
#394 Posted:
Joined: 02-24-2012
Posts: 16,175
MACS wrote:
Appreciate all the love, here... we're planning to take the direct route. That's I-10 / 12 / 10 all the way over.

Says it's 2400 miles-ish, and 36 hours. Gonna try to do 8-10 hours a day on the road. Finish it in 4 days, hopefully.


I’ve made that run many, many times.

If you want to do it in four days I’d advise running south to San Diego and catching I-8 and taking it to near Casa Grande AZ. It will deadend into I-10.

Plan on staying in Lordsburg, NM your first night. There is a Hampton Inn and a Comfort Inn right off the Interstate.

On day two you want to get all the way to San Antionio. It’s about 9.5 hours away if you drive the speed limit. That way on the third day you’ll pass by Houston midday and avoid traffic. San Antonio to my house is about 7 hours.

On day four you finish up in Jacksonville. It’s right at 8 hours from my house to Jacksonville. You’ll also be going through the Mobile tunnel late morning to midday so you won’t have to worry about traffic.

Mom will be gone up to Virginia to visit my sister so you and Mrs. MACS can sleep in her bed. Or if you prefer there are 3 hotels within 2 miles of my house.

If you follow that itinerary you’ll avoid traffic for pretty much the entire route except in California. Stay near the speed limit on I-8 as CHP loves to hide on the side of overpasses and write tickets even though it’s one of the most desolate strips of interstate in the US.
Abrignac Offline
#395 Posted:
Joined: 02-24-2012
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BTW, there is a 10 or so mile stretch of road between Texas and Louisiana on I-10 that absolutely sucks. They are doing construction and the lanes are narrow. Other than that the roads are fine. Expect construction here and there no matter what route you take. New Mexico has some of the roughest roads in the US. Doesn’t matter whether you cross on 10 or 40 they will beat the 💩 out of you.
Whistlebritches Offline
#396 Posted:
Joined: 04-23-2006
Posts: 21,712
Abrignac wrote:
I’ve made that run many, many times.

If you want to do it in four days I’d advise running south to San Diego and catching I-8 and taking it to near Arizona AZ. It will deadend into I-10.

Plan on staying in Lordsburg, NM your first night. There is a Hampton Inn and a Comfort Inn right off the Interstate.

On day two you want to get all the way to San Antionio. It’s about 9.5 hours away if you drive the speed limit. That way on the third day you’ll pass by Houston midday and avoid traffic. San Antonio to my house is about 7 hours.

On day four you finish up in Jacksonville. It’s right at 8 hours from my house to Jacksonville. You’ll also be going through the Mobile tunnel late morning to midday so you won’t have to worry about traffic.

Mom will be gone up to Virginia to visit my sister so you and Mrs. MACS can sleep in her bed. Or if you prefer there are 3 hotels within 2 miles of my house.

If you follow that itinerary you’ll avoid traffic for pretty much the entire route except in California. Stay near the speed limit on I-8 as CHP loves to hide on the side of overpasses and write tickets even though it’s one of the most desolate strips of interstate in the US.



Yes you can sleep in mom's bed LOL LOL LOL ..........plus you'll need a chiropractor by this point on I-10,maybe mom has one on speed dial
Abrignac Offline
#397 Posted:
Joined: 02-24-2012
Posts: 16,175
BTW, I’m scheduled to leave on the morning of July 14th. Let me know what you decide to do. If needed I can probably stick around another day.
Whistlebritches Offline
#398 Posted:
Joined: 04-23-2006
Posts: 21,712
Abrignac wrote:
BTW, there is a 10 or so mile stretch of road between Texas and Louisiana on I-10 that absolutely sucks. They are doing construction and the lanes are narrow. Other than that the roads are fine. Expect construction here and there no matter what route you take. New Mexico has some of the roughest roads in the US. Doesn’t matter whether you cross on 10 or 40 they will beat the 💩 out of you.



I-10 in Louisiana is absolutely the worst roads in Murica hands down
Whistlebritches Offline
#399 Posted:
Joined: 04-23-2006
Posts: 21,712
MACS wrote:
10-4, Mr. Whistle...

Is this the new 500?



Looks.like it huh........
Abrignac Offline
#400 Posted:
Joined: 02-24-2012
Posts: 16,175
Whistlebritches wrote:
Yes you can sleep in mom's bed LOL LOL LOL ..........plus you'll need a chiropractor by this point on I-10,maybe mom has one on speed dial


😂

I-10’s not any worse than I-20 or I-40. It’s more state related. Some states do a better job at keeping up the roads. Besides that stretch of I-20 between the LA / TX state line and the LA / MS state line is waaaay worse than the I-10 to I-12 back to I-10 route down south.

Also, I-59 south though MS isn’t exactly smooth either.
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