Monday, November 12, 2018

And then there was two

October 5, 2018

Quentin Riding Club

And then there was two. We found out the Riding club that we are staying at it's probably going to be closing down. Seems like everyday somebody else left. The guy in the motorhome in front of us said he was staying all winter. We had talked to him quite a few times. He was using leftover wood laying around to block under the motorhome prepping for the winter. He seemed like a nice enough guy, and I guess when he found out they were closing he was out of here. So now we have a really nice view. And there's only two of us left. Which makes Jim feel a little insecure. We went down to pay our bill, and they told us to hang tight. And there was a chance they could turn the electric off. Which made us really nervous especially if they did that while we were at work. We don't know all the details, but they're trying to run the place with the handful of volunteers. Sounds like they just have a lot of bills they can't pay. So I guess what that means for us is for now we're going to hang tight. The problem is we're waiting for the inverter to be replaced. And until that happens we worry about the refrigerator and freezer we have that would not come on without it should the electric be turned off.

So this week we spend some time getting ready to leave for our trip out west.

Monday November  5th after work I went out to Fredericksburg to the doctor because I had such pain in my hand from the repetitive work I do and heavy lifting with my hands. And both my shoulders hurt too, I guess it was kind of a waste of a trip not much you can really do about that oh well it's always something.

Tuesday November 6th besides being our youngest son's birthday it was election day. Funny thing when we went to vote, when we were leaving the guy in line his name was Walter White which was kind of funny, but you won't get it unless you watched Breaking Bad. And the guy asked him at the polling place if it was funny or pain, he said well it depends on where I am. If you never watched Breaking Bad I feel it is a must-watch show.

Now that it really is so quiet around here we see deer come out almost every night and in the morning when I was making breakfast I looked out and there was four running around frolicking, two young ones, they were really fun to watch. I took some pictures of them but they were really hard to see. But I will keep trying till I get a good shot of them, bad term, picture of them.

So I have done some catalog shopping and found a really nice end table replace one we had temporarily made with two by fours and painted white. It was nice but I was always looking for something better. So I found one I ordered and I picked it up the other day and Jim put it together for me right away. It is very nice and looks a lot better I just had to buy a basket for the bottom.

Twice this week we made a trip to Lowe's Jim bought a gas can gloves and a hand pump for the generator we need to buy. Our last trip was on Saturday when we went to Lowe's Ruby Tuesday's for dinner and then we went to Harbor Freight and finally got our generator. It was such a hard decision for Jim to make, 2 small ones you twin together,   or one bigger one which is heavier but cheaper. So we ultimately went with The Predator 3500 inverter generator. Now we have backup for here if the electric does go off, and to be able to Boondock on our trip out west. Sunday while I was at work he went and bought gas and oil. And when I got home he got it already and we started it up, it was very quiet we can stand right next to it and talk while it was running. It weighs 100 lbs but it does fit nicely under the Tahoe cover on the truck. I think we will be very happy with it.

Thursday night I went to get my nails done and made my last two appointments before we leave. So as of this posting November 12th 2018 we have 33 days and a wake-up call, as Jim says. Speaking of posting somehow I just figured it out on my blog that I can press the microphone button and instead of typing I could talk all my texts and man has that made this so much easier. This is the second time I have done it. Will make it a lot easier when we start traveling again where we want to document something for every day travel.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

40 Days and and a Wake Up Call

October 2018

Last 3 days of October I worked one late shift, and two early. Now we have a lot of things to do to get ready to leave, as Jim says 40 days and a wake up call. As of Sunday November 4th.
Monday I got my oil changed in my car. Keller Brothers comes to pick it up and brings it back all finished.
Saturday Jim worked and after he got home we went down with his friend who has horses here and helped them  a little. Then later after dinner he went and had a few beers with him. I had the evening alone.
When I got up in the morning I made coffee, started breakfast, the whole time I was making it I was watching deer out our back window. When I get a better picture of them I'll post it they come out almost every night or morning. Then I finished and made a zucchini chocolate chip cake and a baked pumpkin oatmeal.
After Jim got home and we had breakfast we went to my mother-in-law's and walked the dog while we waited for her to get home from church. I also had time to clean up the flower pots that we took over before we went to Tennessee. Got rid of all the dead stuff and moved them behind the barn so they're ready for next year's traveling flower beds . Then we took her for Chinese food, I ran in the store and bought Travis a birthday card for Tuesday. went back to the house and our son Travis and granddaughter Mia came over for a visit and his girlfriend and two boys.
When we got home to the fifth wheel we worked on cleaning up some of the outside area. Talked with some of neighbors, only four of us here now counting us . We rearranged some of the rugs outside to cover up the mud. And were weighing items that we are getting rid of to get some weight out of the truck now we have a grand total of 252 lb out.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Early October Birthday week

Tuesday October 9, 2018

Hershey Pennsylvania

Still on a few vacation days, went to get nails done. I took the lap top along and my nail lady's husband has his own business too and he tuned it up replaced hard drive debugged it. I don't know all the computer lingo I left it with him to work on it.

Wednesday October 10, 2018

I went with friends Nancy and Mike, he drove my car and the 3 of us went to the new Wegman's store in Lancaster.
I got myself some birthday flowers. We also went to the Whole Foods store too. Was a lot of fun hanging out with them. We got home about the same time Jim did.
We had a 3 way pot luck, birthday dinner. Mike and Mandy made 2 large Greek salads and Nancy made a chicken and a beef enchilada, I made a pot roast with carrots and potatoes, In my Instant Pot. It was a weird combo menu but really good, we are at Neil and Nancy picnic table. We had a fire and she had a red velvet birthday cake for me, so sweet.

Thursday October 11, 2018

My birthday and last vacation day. Took calls from my brother and both our boys. We didn't go anywhere when Jim got home just stayed in and ate.

Friday October 12, 2018

After my first day back to work after vacation. We went to Bethel to get the lap top, had questions for
him and tried to get a few bugs out of phone and my tablet. We went to Esther's to eat dinner, it is 1 mile away from our old house. Then we went to Redner's food store, and got gas. Went home.

Sunday October 14, 2018

We went to visit our oldest son today. Here is a picture of there front door with Halloween decorations that we used at the house and now they use them. We had a nice visit they got a new kitty. then we stopped for pizza on the way home.

Worked the weekend, didn't do much besides that.

Tuesday I went to ENT doctor. My ears were bothering me. I had a second follow up appointment at 3 made we wait half hour before I even went in. Had a guard come in with a prisoner had cuffed and chain around his waist. They checked in and sat down. When I looked at the guard he had his eyes closed, I couldn't believe it, really. When I went in had to do a hearing test again. Did not show what he thought it would, he looked in my right ear and said was collapsed he had me do hearing test again with different equipment to keep my ear canal from closing part way. Then he said all was good. Wow what a long way to get there. Ok but all is good now.

Wednesday October 24, 2018

Was my day off and I took my Rainbow vacuum cleaner over to my friend and vacuumed her RV for her, It does a wonder job she couldn't believe what I got out of the carpet. All the dirt goes into water, if you never saw one in action it is worth seeing if you ever get the chance or just go make it happen. She was very happy and we made some soup together and shared. I was cooking and cleaning all day too.
I worked the next 3 days and people we met in Florida that live 20 minutes from here Bob and Sally, came in with there RV. And on Friday October 19, we went with them to Quentin Tavern for dinner,
they drove. We had a lot of fun. When we came back we went over to them and they had a fire and we sat around and talked even more talked about our winter travels. They will be in Texas for 3 months and we plan on meeting up with them for about a week at some point during the winter in Texas, the Campground they are going to looks great. We said good night and headed home was probably after 10 by then.
 Not much else happened this month and it is almost over.
We did some shopping.
We got new business cards,
guess we are in the business of full-timing. We got a Garman RV GPS 760. We got a new hot spot $40.00 a month unlimited alcatel, is working great.

Sunday October 28, 2018

Quentin Pa

Today Hershey TT closes for the season, so it is moving day to the Quentin riding club again. Where we spent last year before we left.

We said goodbye to our friends and left just after 12 noon. For some reason the fridge didn't come on the inverter was not working not sure why. We only had 5 miles to go so we left. Jim worked at for a long time just would not come on. He had to rewire, fireplace off and the fridge and freezer on. We made an appointment with a local RV guy to come check it out Wednesday. It also took awhile to get the sat dish to work it was so cloudy. We are here with  6 other RV besides us.
Nice people, we have a lot of room and deer come out at dusk to the back of the sites and watch us, we watch them, 4 in total tonight. We went for a little walk around there are 46 acres here. I counted I have 33 days to work 13 off we leave in 46 days, WOW.