Sunday, August 12, 2018

July in Review

July where did it go

Where did July go. Well it has come and gone. Not so much to post about. We have been working a lot and it has been raining so much, I don't even remember  a wetter summer.


Pa Dutch
We are both back to working full-time, Jim worked a little OT and I have too. My one week-end off the 14th and the 15th I worked 4 to 8 both days and we moved the FW on the 15th, busy day.

We have been moving every 2 weeks from Hershey TT to Pa Dutch TT at the Lebanon/Lancaster interchange. Both very close for me to go to work. It is FREE and it has been working great. Not that bad, keeps us in practice, and  everything in working order, can't accumulate a lot of stuff when you have to keep moving it.

TTH

We both had our teeth cleaned and doctor appointment out of the way, and both went to the eye doctor and got new glasses.

When we were in Florida at Peace River TT I met in the pool a very nice couple, Bob and Sally, we talked for hours and got together a few times during our two week stay.

Funny story is they live about 20 minutes away from TTH where we are now. They went  for the winter too. Just so funny to go all the way to Florida and meet someone from right here. So I called her and set up a time to get together. I invited them here for dessert. I made a chocolate chip  zucchini cake. We had a nice visit, talked about our Instat Pot. I told them I wanted to get a spring form pan to make a cheesecake but Amazon hates us and can't seam to order one, so Bob got on his Amazon Prime and I said order one for each of us. So he did.

We made plans to get together next Tuesday my next day off after Jim was home they brought over the pan and some cheesecake for us to try, so nice. Jim was kidding around in a text for her to do that and  she already did, so NICE. Was really good, I bought all the ings, to made one, still did not get to do it. FYI they are both young but both retired  I said she had more time. We also made plan to be a the same RV Resort in the southern tip of Texas for at least a week in January. They are big pickle ball fans, and are going to teach us how to play, it is very big in Florida too. Thanks for everything Bob and Sally. Can't wait to get together again.

Another weekend in July, just so happened I worked then too ,my brother Drew, ( he is the wood carver,) he came down state to see us and some of his friends too, also for a funeral. He stopped by, they were all on there bikes. We had a nice visit. We are hoping to make a weekend trip up soon before we head West.


We had a nice visit with a lady that works where I do, she is taken great care of my

39 year old orange tree
orange tree that is 39 years old. I took a great picture of it on her back porch, surrounded by all her lovely plants and flowers. She gave us a tour of her downstairs, a beautiful old farm house. And another funny thing turns out she lives so close to TTH. Sorry I feel like I said that before. My Mother used to say " Stop me if I already told you this" and we always heard it before.

Jim has been doing a lot of planning for our trip out west. He has a map with about 22 stops picked out already.  We are both so excited about this HUGE adventure but it will be so different then a seemingly quick trip to Florida, which we will miss a lot.


First we are planning a trip to TN first, the  end of September be gone 2 weeks. With a weekend at Gettysburg Farm TT. Never there before, a Minnie vacation. We are going to TN for another Rally the CTC. A club for owners of the FW we have. We have a lot to do before then.

One thing we have to do it take all my beautiful flower pots to my MIL house. Jim moves them back and forth from TTH to PA Dutch TT nice enough but he is not taking them to TN.
My beautiful portable flower bed

Another thing we did in July was order a bike rack, for the 2 big older bikes we had. When it arrived here at TTH Jim tried to put it on the back of the FW it just didn't fit. Well we did order it awhile ago, it took us a month to return it. UPS store wanted $50.00 to send it back. We made a trip to Camping World to get 2 folding bikes, we test drove them, really nice. We have not had a lot of time to ride them though, between working, all the rain, and how hot it has been. We really wanted to have them when we travel because it will be a lot flatter in TN in Florida and out west.

One day when we were at Pa Dutch TT when I got off of work it was so hot. I decided to go to the pool before Jim got home from work. I wanted to drive that makes me feel so lazy, so instead of taking my huge bag and pool noodle I grabbed my towel and walked to the pool. So nice a ramp goes right in. Feels so cool at first but when you get all the way in so Wonderful and refreshing. Ok ,so there I was, me and I counted, 8 kids, OH ghee's. A few adults sitting out all staring at there phones. OK whatever. THEN I saw a couple coming, YEA, he sat out in the sun but she got in and when she got used to the water and got around all the kids and got to the other end where I was we said HI and talked for over an hour. They were Full-Time RV's too. She had quite the work history, and was quite the cook it sounded like, so we had a lot to talk about. She also had an IP we talked about what we make in it. I saw Jim's work van so by.

So I gave him alone time to settle in and take a shower, which he always does right away, which I'm thankful for. So we said our goodbyes and I walked home. When I got there he looked mad, he said come in we have to talk. I thought OH crap, if he is MAD I'm really going to be mad too, he should not be mad if I went to the pool, just cause he never wants to go that's not my fault..... so unfortunately now I wish it would have just been a little fight, turned out he just found out his brother had a blood clot in his brain and either he had a stroke or it caused one. He was going into surgery soon. His Mom wanted to go and Jim go with her, I thought fly of course, she said drive to save money no time for that,  tomorrow was moving day, how was all this going to happen, OMG now what, what a shock to come home to.  He is two years older then Jim. That was weeks ago now happy to say he is home how doing better. Jim talked on the phone with him a few times. He has a way to go but he sounds like he is on the mend. He lives in CO and was just here in Pa. for a very recent visit. Jim and his Mom didn't have to go to CO they waited to hear how things went first. We are hoping  the weather is good enough to visit Colorado when we are our west. Here is a pic when he was just here Larry, Jim and there Mother.

Larry is standing Jim and my MIL Brigitte








Tuesday, July 3, 2018

End of June our Anniversary Month

Thursday June 28, 2018

After work Jim asked me to stop at the guard shack to big up packages he ordered from Camping World. They were large and didn't have room for them very long. So I did Matt put them in the car for me. When Jim got home he unpacked them. An adjustable folding metal table, grill cover and bike rack.

We ate leftover smoked chicken soup loaded with veggies.
After dinner Jim was playing with the stuff he ordered and it turned out the bike rack would not really fit right on the back of the FW. It was to close to back and the ladder, we wouldn't want it to touch it, and or rub.

Starting to get hot, I watered all my flower pots. They do look nice, our 2 friends near by like looking at them when I'm not here and my car is not blocking there view.

Friday June 29, 2018

So I had to work late today till 8. But I'm able to get up a little after 7, relax and drink my coffee watching the Today Show, and I can do a few things and not have to rush around. I did keep the awning out to keep the sun off FW. Jim was going to be home around 2:30 but found out he never did make it home till 5, sometimes things have to go into overtime. People need there heat, AC, or hot water back on or what ever he is working on.

So we chatted a little while I was on break, was a very busy day for me as usual. But when I got home, was so nice and relaxing Jim had a fire going, and we were both still a little hungry, so he grilled a couple of burgers, always ( turkey one for me ) We sat out by the fire and ate at the picnic table was SOOOoo nice. We really enjoyed it. This is the life, nothing better. It cooled off a lot when the sun started to set.

Saturday June 30, 2018

Happy Anniversary 34 years, to my wonderful husband, as we say we couldn't do this Lifestyle without each other. We each do what the other can't or won't, which ever, LOL, IT Works :)

So we slept in today as usual for a Saturday we don't work. I made us a smoothie and a little later 10ish I made us eggs and uncured bacon, and paleo Blueberry pancakes, wonderful, he loves it.

Was getting hotter and hotter out. First we went to the bike shop in Cleona to see if it was worth fixing, the 2 older mountain bikes we had that used to be Jim's Dad's. Also we were going to return the bike rack, but we forgot it, so we have to do that later. We were going to bring bikes back to CG if we didn't leave them at the bike place to be fixed, Well it turns out no they were not worth fixing so Jim felt no need to bring them back, was afraid they would get stolen out of the back of the truck in Harrisburg, now LOL he was wishing they would get stolen. We were trying to think of what our options were as far as the bikes, I said well we could just walk, or I really want a golf cart ie a " Cricket " a mini golf cart about 300 lbs folds down to move, so cute. We looked at bikes in " Bike " shop they were around 600 each, no way, we also thought of the folding bikes. The old mountain bikes needed everything to make them road safe, probably take 500 or more to fix them.

So till we got into Harrisburg area it was after 1 and we were both ready for lunch. We wanted to go to Chili's. We went to one in Florida for the first time and really liked it a lot. Ended up going a few times there. We didn't take pictures but Jim had half rack ribs and brisket, I had Salmon and Mexican rice with broccoli We had endless in house made tortilla chips, for an app, very good, but probably will not do again though. We had a wonderful waiter they don't write anything down when you order, but get everything right. Very accommodating he was, wanted to take leftover chips he gave us a fresh full container to go. And we wanted to take all our leftover soda he filled 2 large fresh cups to go, that ended up staying cold in the heat for the rest of our hot day trip. I asked what the difference between diet coke and coke zero. He told us I forget how he said it but Google says The Taste, Both are sugar free and calorie free but Zero sugar looks and tastes more like Coca-Cola Classic, while Diet Coke has a different blend of flavors which gives it a lighter taste. We had a very enjoyable lunch, and on to our next adventure,

 SO we left there and headed to Camping World. 
Not our favorite place, never have FW worked on there again, did our old one never again, long story. But ok to shop in the store or on line. We looked around and at the folding bikes. We test drove them, had two nice young guys helping us, didn't know to much, but very nice and helpful. the gray one Jim was driving the gear kept clicking just was not right. One young guy went and got a new one in a box and they both very quickly put it together. So we ended up with 2 new bikes for our anniversary. We parked far from the door because we had the truck and we road them over to the truck to leave, I went the long way. I have not road a bike in years, I'm always afraid of falling, so far so good.

The we headed to Penn National Race Track, where we met. He was a waiter and I was in the kitchen making desserts. We worked in the nicest dining room there Mountain View Terrace. I was so young I was not allowed to use a knife to cut bananas to make banana splits. This guy had to for me I didn't complain I could have used a butter knife but I didn't say that, I liked him not Jim. But Jim grew on me I am with the best person I was ment  to be with. We went to the same school but I didn't know him then. He knew who I was,  he knew my younger brothers.
We walked around, it looked different now and there is non smoking areas but smoke goes everywhere and we can only take it so long. They have really good pizza we shared a thick slice. We put a few bucks in a slot machine. People watched it was full. Had a drink and was soon time to head out.




Sunday, July 1, 2018

More Days in June

Sunday June 17, 2018

Father's Day
Hershey Pennsylvania

Today is moving day. Always a busy and a little stressful day moving the rig. We came from Pa Dutch TT to Hershey TT. Home as we call it. It was full, we couldn't find a free 50 AMP site in lower H loop. So we are in B loop, 3 dollars a day for electric, if you have 50 AMP. We have a nice spot with a few trees to give us some nice shade.

We are here for a month, so he put a lot of stuff out we don't really set up anymore. The biggest thing is his outdoor kitchen. We went for a little walk around and got some ice cream. We put our feet in the pool, it was really full with all the rain, a lot of people too, was hot too. We came home and Thomas and Travis called Jim for Father's Day. I made some IP  spaghetti, can't get over how easy and good it is.

Monday June 18, 2018

After work Travis and our youngest Granddaughter Mia came over. He had a friend with him she had 2 sons, 3 and 4 years. First they all went into the pool for a while. To cold for us. When they came back we grilled burgers and hot dogs. Jim made a fire and her oldest boy loved it and kept looking for stuff to through into it.  I also put a little beef roast in the IP for Jim. Was a really nice evening with our youngest son.

Tuesday June 19, 2018

After work I went to the  Country View store. When Jim got home we grilled some meat and veggies. We were sitting under the awning and the one neighbor came by and said a turtle was coming down the driveway between the cars. We saw this turtle, with  his head up so high looking around, it looked like a snake. Reminded us of all the turtles in Florida, was fun to watch for awhile. 
So exciting real life.

Wednesday June 20, 2018

I had off today. It is Sarah's birthday today, she is 11.
After dinner we went to his Mom's home to see his brother and our SIL, they are here from Colorado. We had a nice visit.

Thursday June 21, 2018

After work I went right to Bethel to get my nails done. Then I went Redners food store. Took a picture of our old house, they have the flower bed so nice. They got rid of a lot of things I had in, like this big piece of cool wood, that my Dad had at his house for years. And a pom pom bush, I paid a lot of money for years ago.

When Jim got home from work he saw a deer at the guard shed. He got a good picture of it. The deer on the dash of the truck, is a replica of one we had as a kid it was on a going away cake when we all left as a family in our 30 foot Concord MH and went to Alaska. Long story but it is special to me, when it was facing out all was well with the world.

After dinner he went to his Mom to see his brother and I stayed home, and had a nice quite evening. I was tired.

Friday June 22, 2018

After work when we were done with dinner, his brother came over by himself. They sat out by the camp fire and had a nice visit. I went in and gave them so alone time.

Saturday June 23, 2018

This was my first weekend to work day shift instead  of the late one, when I only get home at 8. After work Larry and our SIL Chris and Jim's Mom came over to the CG. We grilled burgers and had a real nice visit. I made a Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake yesterday and we had it for dessert. Jim made a real nice fire we all enjoyed.

Sunday June 24, 2018

After work, I get home right before 3. Before I  got home Jim took the truck and went to pick up some wood at his buddy's house and he was holding our 2 bikes. Now we have to work on them, they are not quite road ready yet. We went and shared a sub and a slice of pizza, for early dinner. Then we went to Redners for a little food shopping. Then we dropped off the truck and picked up the van for work tomorrow.

Monday June 25, 2018

I worked the late shift today. When I got home Jim had grilled me a turkey burger, I ate it alfresco, I love to eat outside something about it is so special and  fun.  Jim grilled a steak for his dinner. He smoked 2 chickens too. Now I have 2 days off.

Tuesday and Wednesday June 26 and 27, 2018

On Tuesday I did 4 loads wash, had a nice visit here with Nancy. Watered all my flowers outside. Hung the sheets outside they smell so good, later Jim helped me make the bed. Catch up on some of my TV shows. Worked on some of my bags. We went to the spring and filled our water jugs.

Wednesday I made soup in the IP with the smoke chicken. I did make some date nut balls for Jim's lunch. I went to the Country View store. Washed a load of Jim's work uniforms.




Sunday, June 17, 2018

First few Days in June

Friday June 1, 2018
Manheim, Pennsylvania

So after work I went to the UPS Store to get our mail then I went for Chinese food take out. We never do that and I had a very weird conversation with the lady at the check out. She asked me  "No work today," I said just got off wanted to get take out and just stay home. "How old are you" What ? I didn't say "You have kids"
Yes 2 boys, " How old are they,"  I'm not going say so you can do math , " I'm 50, 50 I'm 50. " Ok so weird she always looks at me, very strange. I just got out of there, I just want my food, not a whole interrogation .
We ate at home early and I told Jim of my in counter with the 
Chinese take out woman. He said she probably just turned 50 and wanted to compare ages, not sure if I would have told her my age she would have felt better or worse. Then we took showers. Jim made a fire and Neil and Nancy came over with there wine and we chatted for a while. Really nice evening.

Saturday June 2, 2018

Weekend off, we did our AM things of Today Show with coffee. We cleaned up some stuff and packed up some  to get ready for tomorrows moving day. The rain held off until after 8, but we had another fire with Neil and Nancy.

Sunday June 3, 2018

We enjoyed our morning with coffee and a nice breakfast. Then got ready to move to Thousand Trails, Pa Dutch. We pull into the park and go in the golf cart with Ranger Pete to find a site. When we got here I remembered that I had some soup I wanted to share with Jim, we forgot, and we ate something else instead, I was so afraid it spilled in the fridge. It did not yea, the fridge was so full that not much moved. I went into the FW to check, and go to the bathroom quick. WE ONLY drove 10 miles, sheesh. So found a spot across from where we were last time, next to the people with the seasonal site that let us park on there site so we could have all 3 vehicles together, the truck, my car and the work van. nice deep site. Also sunny at the road side so all my potted plants would like it too. We got set up.

Then we went to my MIL we took the Strawberry Short Cake from Parksdale I had in the freezer and I had fresh local strawberries and whip cream and we stopped to get ice cream too on the way. I made them for everyone. Thomas and his family came and Travis and Mia, our youngest granddaughter. Was really good. the girls played this game with leftover whip cream, where they took turns and saw who was going to get random whip cream in the face. They almost did it on my MIL dining room table, lucky I saw that about to happen and sent them to the outside table. We all had fun watching them, and laughed. After a great visit catching up, heard about my DIL cruise and Travis health issues, was so nice to be  with everyone, but it is never long enough. We headed home for a nice evening and to finish setting up and get ready for work tomorrow.

Monday June 4, 2018

 I worked a different job that is 8 to 4, not my favorite, but OK. right after work I had an appointment to get my nails done, at 4:30 so I had to hurry out there. When I was finished I stopped at Redners, food store 1 mile from where our house was. Didn't go by but from the road I could see they put up a big cloths line with a pulley on a pole down thru the pasture.
When I got home I made spaghetti   in the IP I read a lot of info on how people did it but I never tried it, tonight was the night. I made with turkey burger cook it a little on saute with onions and peppers. Then broke up some wheat pasta and put sauce on top and a little water. Do Not Stir. Set pressure for 5 minute and Natural Presser release 5 minutes then stir and add some cheese SOooo good you don't have to stand over it drain, you can do something else while it cooks. I will definitely do it again soon. Made salad for tomorrow, and watched a little TV before bed. Jim went first I stayed up a little longer. I have off tomorrow.

Tuesday June 5, 2018

Today I had off work and had  to go to the eye doctor. I had a test of your visual field. When that was over I went to see my Aunt Sandy that just had her second knee replacement. She was not doing well and having a lot of pain yet.
Then I went to a local department store Boscov's for Bra's and night shirts I wanted. Jim said have fun shopping I said NO this is not fun. He was just glad he didn't have to go.
When I get home we grilled chicken for salads and I made a zucchini pie and I made chicken cordon bleu for dinner.

Wednesday June 6, 2018

After work we wanted to take a tour of the area, it was not very often that we were in this part of the county. I was home first I took a shower and started a turkey spinach meat loaf for one. After Jim got home and took a shower we left for our self guided tour. First we wanted to drive thru Grenta Spring. We some people in Orlando that live there. We have to give them a call. Was very nice in there. They buy houses in there and flip them. Was very interesting to hear about it. Then we went to Manheim and parked and walked a couple of block and looked around at some shops. We found this store that Nancy was telling us about. Was called Hilltop Acres Store was very nice we only really needed a few things, was fun to look around. Then we went home and Jim grilled a steak. We had the strawberries for dessert. I put vanilla pudding gram cracker and whip cream on top. Was a nice lite treat. I had the turkey spinach meat loaf. And the leftover zucchini pie. Was  very nice evening.

Thursday June 7, 2018

I worked until 4, Jim gets home about that same time everyday, lately he has done some over time and gets home a little later then.
Then  Jim grilled some veggies. He had a Hockey game and watched it out side. Lovely evening.

Friday June 8, 2018


That is my black car on right in front of GT
After work we went for a little walk around here at Pa Dutch. We played a little mini golf. Jim said the thought he saw a hole in the trees that he thought he could get the sat dish to work. I said go for it, he was able to get it. So great, yea honey. We got ready we had made plans to go out to dinner with a guy Jim works with and his wife. Joe and Kathleen. They live near TTH he parks his work van there. They only want you to have 2 cars on your site. I have to work on that for next time. We ate at the Quentin Tavern was really good. I wanted to take a pick of our food, but that never happens. I had crab cakes. Jim had a full rack of ribs, so good, I ate a  little too. Kathleen had a Rueburger combo of a ruben and a burger. Jim had it a few times he recommended it. Joe had a steak. and each couple shared a strawberry pie. Nice evening chatting with friends. We went home and relaxed.


Saturday and Sunday June 9 and 10, 2018

 I work this weekend late 11:45 to 8 PM. this is the last one I have to do late I will be back to day shift on my weekend to work. The lady is back from medical leave, and will do it now. We will be able to do a lot now on my weekends and get some things done then. We have been wanting to go to Sam's Club and Chilis restaurant, we liked it when we went to a few in Florida.

Saturday was the first day he did  not have to go anywhere or do anything. He later sat outside and had a fire. Sunday he went to his Moms and took her pizza and a salad.

Monday June 11, 2018

After work we had some leftovers for dinner Then we went to TT Circle M in Lancaster, to  visit Neil and Nancy. Happy Birthday to Nancy the 10 th was her birthday. I took her a little birthday gift I got her at the Villages. In the bathroom they had coconut oil and salt hand scrub made your hands so soft. Later we went back and I got her some, good stuff. We would love to go there but just to far to go to work from there, It took us almost 45 minutes to get there. We got in there car with them and drove around a little,  was quite big very nice. We did not get any pictures, didn't even think of it. They used to live in the area and there only son is there. They have an indoor and outdoor pool and hot tub. They have a creek going through and it was quite flooded with all the rain we have had. A lot of sites near the water were very wet. Kind of late when we got home, we did make it before dark, that was good. Nice night.

Tuesday June 12, 2018

I had off today to go back to the eye doctor for a cataract test. So far I'm good, have to get re tested in a year to compare. I had to have my eyes dilated, have to protect them from the light then. When that was over I called my Aunt Sandy to check on her knee she was at therapy earlier and  was in a lot of pain yet. So I wished her well and headed back to the FW. I got home and chilled and shortly after my boss called and asked if I could come into work 4 to 8. So I said I would ,they are really short handed and I'm here to work now. I had to leave 40 minutes after she called. So that was the rest of my night. I texted Jim so he would know, and told him what to eat for dinner.

Wednesday June 13, 2018

After work we first went and dropped the truck off at Ford dealer to get an oil change. Then we went to Hardee's I wanted a turkey burger, the internet said they had them, when we got there they didn't. So Jim ate. Then we went to Dairy Queen got a small cone. We went to Walmart and NO pills,they need refills. and we have to call the doctors.  Redner's Pharmacy used to call the Doctor for you.
Then we stopped at the new Harbor Freight that just opened in Lebanon where Sears used to be. We went in, we want to get a generator for the FW. We looked a little. Then we went to Ruby Tuesday's to get my turkey burger. The only place I know to get one. I ate we were going to go back into HF but they closed at 8, so we headed home.

Thursday June 14, 2018

At work I called on break to get pills at Redners in Palmyra. A lot closer then going to Walmart. Especially when we go back to TTH. I told her we used to get them in Fredericksburg we are not there now we need them to go to Palmyra Redners. Then I saw a message about the truck so I called Keller Bros. Ford they said some running light were out and needed a new air filter, and something about the breaks. I called Jim and told him, He said they are not inspecting it just an oil change, so he called them. I went back to work.
When I got home I take a shower right away, there was no water.  It is good we had water in the tank. I turned on the pump and took a shower. I went over to the neighbor to find out what was going on. I asked if he had water he didn't even know, had to go look. He didn't, he found out someone ran over a water line. He came over later and told me it was fixed, Jim had to shower with the tank water too. When it did come back on it was very low presser. Took awhile to come up.
Before Jim came home he stopped at Redners to get pill, but not there, they went to the one in Fredericksburg instead. Oh man
We grilled some dinner outside and sat out for awhile very nice out.

Friday June 15, 2018

After work I went to Redners finally got the pills and some food shopping done. Then I met Jim at Joe's to let the van there.  We  move back to TTH on Sunday. Then we went to pick the truck up, We took it home and Jim took a shower I put the food away and we went and picked up his Mom and went to Hoss's for dinner. They both had fried shrimp and I had a salad.

Saturday June 16, 2018

I woke up later then I wanted to. Was in bed 11 hours. I worked 10 days in row, I guess I was tired.
We watched the Today Show and I made a good breakfast. I took a shower and we went up to the family center for a membership meeting. There was a young couple there that just got there first RV. We were looking to possible upgrade our membership to get a few more benefits. We have Elite Basic and we looking to get Ultimate Odyssey but way more expensive then we thought it would be. So we looked at Elite Connections, but don't think it makes sense to do it now. But we had a donut Jim had two and we got a TT calendar. and went home.

Jim started to get things ready to wash the RV and truck and my car. You can get a wash pass here, you can't at TTH. It was a big job he did a great job. He even did the roof. It really gets dirty here under the trees. I made lunch and he took a break and we ate alfresco. I cleaned up while he went back to washing everything. I did a pedicure and I did 4 loads of wash.

We sat out for awhile so nice out today. Jim talked with the neighbor guy for awhile. He started a fire, and grilled dinner. He started with onions and peppers, then green beans then some boneless ribs. So good, great job hon.
I spent a lot of time working on the blog, guess I should do it a little more often. If you read all this, thanks for reading but I'm really doing it for us, so I can remember.
 







Saturday, June 16, 2018

Last 3 days in May

Tuesday May 29, 2018

I had off today too, after the busy day off yesterday I didn't do a lot today. Rested a little, well a lot.

Wednesday May 30, 2018

After work we did the usual routine and Jim watched Hockey outside. I did my thing, started working on some more of my bags.

Thursday May 31, 2018

I worked the late shift today, which is 11:45 to 8ish. Not much time to do anything else. have to be up early tomorrow too.


Sunday, June 3, 2018

Just average days in May of Full-Timers

Friday May 18, 2018

After work we picked up the wheel we ordered. Then we went to Wendy's in E-town, we never went there before, no reason to but we are so close to it now. We took a little drive around. When we got back Jim made a fire, Neil came over, a little later Nancy did. Then we grilled some veggies for tomorrow.

Saturday May 19, 2018

I worked today 11:45 to 8 PM. While I worked Jim was relaxing and his Mom called she tripped a breaker. So he went over and took care of that. He said that got him moving and he got a lot of things done then. He had the tire mounted to the wheel we picked up yesterday. He put it back up under FW as are spare. He caulked the one fender skirt. We had a lot of rain today too.

Sunday May 20, 2018

I had off today, yesterday I worked for someone who wanted off, I like to when I can. When Jim was with his Mother yesterday they made plans to go to Red Lobster today, the three of us for Mother's Day for me, since I worked last week and really missed out.
After that we went to Lowe's and I got my flowers for all my pots. We went to fill our water jugs, and get the work van.

Monday May 21, 2018

After work it was so beautiful out. We ate leftovers for dinner outside. I was so tired when I get home I just want to sit, I'm on my feet all day. But I wanted to get all my flowers planted which I did, but I had more plants then pots, so some had to wait for a home. Jim made a fire and we visited with Neil and Nancy for a while.

Tuesday May 22, 2018

After work more rain. Was so tired made un-fried chicken for dinner. Jim's friend / coworker checked in with there new FW. Went to bed early, We try to go to bed as close to 9 as we can.
We get up at 5 so we try to get as close to 8 hours as we can. But I sleep the best when I'm off from 5 AM till I do get up between 7 to 9:30ish.

Wednesday May 23, 2018

Had off today, slept great as usual, do like sleeping hearing all the rain we have had, but really sick of rain. Today was beautiful though. I washed and hung stuff outside. I vacuumed the camper, takes a lot longer then you would think it would.  When Jim got home from work we had dinner and he went over to his friends FW for the night. I had a peaceful night watching my TV shows. He came back at 10 PM, late night we didn't get our 8 hours that night. It is hard when you have off today but have to get up early tomorrow.

Thursday May 24, 2018

After work Jim grilled some chicken and veggies. We had free Sirius Radio for a few days I was listening to my comedy channels, I used to love it, when I had a 14 mile drive to work I would laugh the whole way and back. It is a good way to start and end a work day. So we signed up for it again, I can listen for 8 miles one way now. 
 I texted the girl I used to work with that has my 39 year old orange tree. She texted me back, I said I didn't see her at work lately, she was out West with her Dad for 2 weeks. She sent me a picture of it. It looks good its outside now. I saw her the next day at work then, so funny, but the real kicker is she lives about 2 miles away from us her at TTH. I want to set a time to go see it. Hard to talk to her at work we are both so busy. She is in nursing I'm in Dietary  don't know if I ever said that.

Friday May 25, 2018

After work we went to Ruby Tuesday's for dinner. Then Lowe's more flower pots. Went to Jim's Beer Mall as we call it. Went looking for a new coffee pot. The one we have is dying a slow painful death, so loud and all the water would steam out and only make half a pot. We ended up finding one in Kmart. A lot better now. 
When we got home Paulie a guy at the CG came by to give us a golf cart ride. We went all around and gives us a chance to talk He is from NJ and about to have a kidney transplant.

Saturday May 26, 2018

Work the late shift today again. Funny thing I'm working my old job I had before we went to Florida. The woman who got my job is on medical leave, I have one more late weekend to work then I will be working early on my weekends that is what the girl did that  I took over her job. No more sleeping in on my weekends I work.  Anyway...
Before I left for work I called my brother Drew upstate. We had a quick chat, he was about to cut grass or something before it got to hot outside. I also texted our oldest son Thomas, trying to get together with them. Didn't see them since Easter when we got back from Florida.

Sunday May 27, 2018

Worked late. When I got back Jim had a fire and we sat out Neil and Nancy came over. They had music over at the family center we could hear a little. Took shower later when I went in usually do right away. Watched some TV before bed.

Monday May 28, 2018

Memorial Day      God Bless all our service members past and present.


Home Sweet Home
We both had off today. We worked like dogs around here. We worked on Pantry hinges after hours and hours, doors on and off almost a hundred times, we are almost done a little more tweaking is all it will take. I vacuumed and we pulled sofa out and cleaned behind there. Not an easy feet, since there is no where to go with anything. Also thinking about taking shower doors off and replacing with a curtain. I hate trying to clean them and the track is the worst. I planted the rest of my flower pots, OH No I have 11 pots now to move back and forth.
 We grilled dinner later with Neil and Nancy.




Our rig and Neil and Nancy FW to the left

This is view out the back window.

This is the Family Center

This hill always has deer in early AM when we leave for work

The bathhouse and laundry room in H Loop


It is nice to have all our ducks in a row.

WOW If you made it through all this and you are still awake, congrats, just average days in the life of working Full-Timers

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Happy Friday

Friday May 11, 2018

Today is 1 year 1 Month since we moved full-time into our beautiful  FW, that is now our home.

After work today I went home took a shower and met Jim at Joe's, we keep the work van/ truck there it is very near TTH. Then we went for Chinese food, got the mail at the UPS store, went to the new Beer " Mall " as we now call it.  Went into Mussers and got a few things including Frozen Yogurt.

Went home and talked with our neighbors that were so nice and let us park at there site during the week when they were not home. He wanted to ask Jim about putting a new potty in his RV. He asked Jim to do it but he really just had some questions and then felt confident enough to do it himself.

We had a campfire, I was out a little bit but Jim was out there for a while, his favorite thing.

Saturday I worked late usually get home around 8.

Sunday May 13, 2018

Big day today, we move back to TTH, YEA. All done before I have to go to work. We were up early and started getting ready. Wanted to leave between 9:30 and 10ish. When we were ready to pull out another truck hooked up too, just up the road where we had to pass. I walked up there they were all looking at the ground, I said did you lose something. They were looking for a cotter pin they dropped. I helped them look , but with no luck. They did leave about 15 minutes later. We pulled out, our neighbor watched on his side, I watched the other. I told him go SLOW.

We arrived in Hershey to a great surprise, they had repaved the entrance, so much nicer. The guard said there was a spot in H loop. Which is where we wanted to be, there the 50 amp is free, everywhere else you pay 3 dollars a day for 50 amp. We got set up and off to work I went. Home after 8 :(

Monday May 14, 2018

After work day shift, that is 6 to 2:30. I went to the Country View store. Had salad with chicken and leftovers. Our friends Neil and Nancy moved in too right across from us, how nice.

And still raining everyday, but was very hot out.

Tuesday May 15, 2018

I had off today and wanted to get a good haircut, sick of cheep ones. On my phone I found Steele Hair Salon, called and got an appointment for later at 4. We had bad weather that was coming, she had some cancellations, I think because of it. I did 6 loads of wash. Then I got ready and left for my hair appointment. It was 92 out when I got in my car.  I used my phone for directions, I really never drive anywhere I don't know where I'm going, but here I go. It was easy even for me, up 322 less then 9 miles away I think it was. Was a cool young hip and happening place. I was talking with a lady that came in after me that had been coming for years. They brought her a glass of wine. We talked about the weather the sky was getting very black.  I was early because of the weather and I didn't know where I was going. I was enjoying watching 3 young guys with cool haircuts cut other young peoples hair. One young guy with a tie on, very cool. I had a cute young girl Courtney Thomas, was great, I really enjoyed the whole thing. As soon as I got in her chair it started pouring and every ones phone went off with tornado warning.  If I didn't hate taking pics of myself I would have a before and after picture here, but sorry NO. The storm was bad but over till I left.

Came home Nancy liked my hair cut. We grilled burgers I made some baked French fries. It got really nice out then. Jim made a fire and we sat out with Neil and Nancy for a while and talked. Very nice evening. It had dropped 20 degrees by then really cool out now.

Wednesday May, 16, 2018

After work I went to get my nails done, such a long drive to where I used to go, was 5 minutes from house. Then Redners, the store right near house in Fredericksburg. Got gas there and stopped in Jonestown at Pizza town. It was busier then I ever seen it. I waited half an hour. Of course still raining pretty much all day. I got home about 6:30.
We heated up pizza and I was putting stuff away. We both fell asleep, and I got up and took a shower.

Thursday May 17, 2018

When I got to my hair appointment Tuesday I got a text from a lady I work with. She wanted me to work for her Saturday and she would work for me Thursday. So long story short I had off today.

I got up with Jim and made him a green smoothie and I put mine in the fridge for me later. They sound bad but are really good, and I look at them as medicine keeps my symptoms under control. I wished him a good day and went back to bed.

I slept great after that went right to sleep and was dreaming like crazy. Well till I woke up it was 9:15 OH well it was great, I rewound the TV to watch a little of the Today Show didn't see much though it only goes back so far when it is that late. I heated up some coffee, THEN I SEEN this bag on the floor yet, and realized it was a bag left from my grocery shopping trip yesterday. It was not stuff in MY bags it was the MEAT that I had them put in there bag. It was cool and was on cold floor, I temped the burger it was 60 not good, knowing what I do about foodborne illness and being ServSafe Certified, I had to throw it out. Don't want to kill us. It was about $35.00 worth of meat. Oh well the Kicker is we have done this before, not in here but in the house, but always the dam meat. I did remember to put the ice cream in freezer right away though. Just not the stupid meat. See what I think more about, never gave it another thought.

I made Paleo bananas muffins and Had a nice chat with Nancy on the phone and told her the dumb thing I did. Then washed a sweat shirt and made a trip to the dumpsters.