Jesse Balk

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  • @jwmercer Are you still here in the Rock Hiill area? I see that you responded to a post by Eddie about having installed solar in my class A.

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    • I was at that time but have moved on since then. I am in SC often though, love it that way. Are you living in that area?

      • Yeah. We live in Fort Mill. We are a ways off from selling our home and cars and going full time. It seems like most that boondock do so in the west. Have you been able to do much here in the East?

    • No, while some folks claim they do boondocks in the east they are mostly talking about urban areas such as Wally World parking lots and stuff. We’re not much into that , prefer rest areas when traveling through to a destination. We still own our home and are snowbirds I guess, we go south in Nov and return north in early May. Couldn’t see the…[Read more]

  • Jesse Balk and Profile picture of J JJ J are now friends 1 year, 7 months ago

  • Jesse Balk posted an update 1 year, 7 months ago
    Although we may yet be a ways from going full-time, we have the sell the house and all, we are one more step to doing the kind of camping I am most interested in, boondocking.

    Eddie of , Mobile Homestead Solar Services fame, recently finished a solar install on our 1999 Newmar 38′ Diesel Pusher. We’ve got 6 x 145 watt solar panels on the roof…

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  • Several weeks ago when I made one of my infrequent stops here I discovered the Eddie & Aileen of Mobile Homestead Solar Services would be here in the Carolinas. I had first read about and seen the work that Eddie had done on both Ray’s as well as a number of other members of this site, more than a year ago. I saw several videos and photos of the…[Read more]

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    • My wife wanted solar so we could go booney docking, we drove to Wyoming to have ours put on. He Is a wealth of information and Aileen can cook some dang good bread too. We all camped out in our old back yard in Rocky Mount for our last install. It’s like looking at an artist work each and every time I open my as I call it solar control room. I…[Read more]

  • @Rob & Karen or CaptnRob. I am a software developer but we are still ‘home bound’ for the next several months. When we get out there on the road I will be looking for remote opportunities but I’ve been thinking that it would be nice to develop my own “Product” or learn another programming language that could remove me from the dependency of…[Read more]

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    • Sorry, I just saw this now. Never got any notification….

      I have been working on my own product for a few years now but after coding all day at the “day job” I find that I don’t have much energy for it in my off hours. Prefer to spend my spare time with my family. Maybe eventually I’ll finish my project and monetize it…

      About 6 weeks ago my…[Read more]

      • It’s been weeks since I’ve been on this site yet I see you answered my post just 29 minutes ago? Wow! What a coincidence.

        I know exactly how you feel. I also have a “product” waiting for me to finish but have little energy to tackle it again. I’m pretty sure it has something to do with approaching that point in my life where I just want to stop…[Read more]

        • I’m a Senior Developer at a company that makes software for the property insurance industry. Mainly C#, ASP.NET and SQL now but in the past I used VB, VB.NET and a few others. Mostly Microsoft centered.

  • Jesse Balk replied to the topic Printer? in the forum Ask for Help 2 years, 6 months ago

    Thanks a lot for having weighed in on the question I had about printers, Bill. In the end I went with a small monochromatic laser printer. I had inkjet printers for years but have gotten away from them for reasons that are pretty particular to me. I have been working as a software developer for many years now and I basically needed a printer to…[Read more]

  • Jesse Balk replied to the topic Printer? in the forum Ask for Help 2 years, 7 months ago

    Thanks a lot Ryan. I had also seen that the Samsung M2020W was alos highly rated by either PC Magazine or CNet, I can’t remember which. so I ordered it from Amazon a couple of days ago and it arrived today DOA :Crying:

    I just got off the phone with Samsung Support and they will be emailing me a shipping label so that I can return it to them. Even…[Read more]

  • @laurentravel I lived in Canada for about 9 or 10 years in the 70’s and I lived some of that time in Kamloops. I had lived in both Peachland and Kelowna as well. More than 10 years ago I took my two youngest to visit and we went to Kamloops. I just posted a photo in the Gallery of an old white bus that had been converted into a motorhome that we…[Read more]

    • It looks like the one that was in Northkam but can’t remember the name of the street. It was there a couple of years ago when we last visited friends on that street

  • @martin I joined RVHappyHour about three months ago and have both learned a lot here as well as enjoyed the conversations and opinions of others. Lots of nice people here. We aren’t full-timers yet but plan to be so soon.

    I lived in Calgary between 1974 & 1976 but have been in South Carolina for the last 13 years. Once we get our home and our…[Read more]

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    • Thanks Jesse. If we didn’t cross paths in Calgary we probably kicked up the same dust. If you haven’t been back since 1976, you wouldn’t recognize the city. The population is over a million 2.

      • I lived much longer in Edmonton and I’m guessing that I probably wouldn’t recognize Edmonton either not having returned there in 35 years. . . . . oh my God . . . . just writing that just made the rest of my hair turn gray :-(

        I loved living in Canada and Edmonton is one of those places that is on our list of places to visit once we “escape”. :-)

    • Eddies mom and dad just moved from down in SC down in Summerville up to Greenville /Grimesland in NC so he knows the area, Went to the Yorktown with Laura for school and had a good time. Great learning for me also. Eddies dad was our tour guide, cause he was on a destroyer in the Navy. But now they need to use there. Will cross paths someday for…[Read more]

  • I lived in Canada for about 9 or 10 years in the 70’s and I lived some of that time in Kamloops. It’s been more than 10 years ago I took my two youngest children to visit the Okanagen. I had lived in both Peachland and Kelowna as well. While in Kamloops we saw the old bus that was converted into a motorhome with a giant parabolic TV antenna on…

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  • Jesse Balk replied to the topic Printer? in the forum Ask for Help 2 years, 7 months ago

    @LolaandRush rattling around in an RV is what I really wanted to get at in my question. It seems to me that there are a lot more moving parts, fragile moving parts, in an inkjet as compared to a laser. A laser draws a lot more power than does an inkjet though so I’m not too sure I’d want to use it very much if using an inverter.

    Do you all only…[Read more]

  • You are a great help Ray. I’ve been meaning to ask you about this very topic and, thankfully, I found that you had already answered the question so I don’t have to bother asking! I already have the two Corel programs but just haven’t used them very much lately. I’ve heard about the quickness of IrfraView although I have never used it. I guess I’ll…[Read more]

  • @bobandnancy Wow! So cool. It’s so much fun to be “excited” and especially after what must have been a trying period of your lives. I don’t know what you mean by “treatment” but if it has kept you from doing what you love, it’s got to be great to get that behind you.

  • Jesse Balk started the topic Printer? in the forum Ask for Help 2 years, 7 months ago

    Do any of you have printers and if so what kind? By kind I mean ink-jet or laser or ???? Anything to steer clear of? In our stick house I’ve used a laser for years because I got so tired of the cost and fiddly nature of ink jets but maybe the technology has gotten better since my last experiences with them. Black and white is all I need.

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