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