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This the story of our journey, Into Something Good, going Somewhere Over the Rainbow, and trying to Hold Onto Our Dreams. How we got on the way to becoming HALF time RVers! Our Ford 350 super duty diesel truck is our horses, we call it the Beast . Our 2008 34'7" 3 slide Cedar Creek Silverback fifth wheel is our Prairie Schooner Wagon,we call it the Bear. Just like the first RVers, the Pioneers of Yesteryear traveling around the country searching for a rich full filling life! Come along with us for the ride and read about our triumphs and mishaps along the way! About to be Part time RVers in a Cedar Creek Silverback 2008, 34'7", 3 slide 5th wheel, which is our Prairie Schooner Wagon, and a 2006 Ford 350 super duty 1 ton diesel truck is our horses, or oxen, only we have to feed it diesel instead of grass, and oats, which costs a lot more! Retired Air Force empty nesters off to see the good ole USA! Favorite Quote: "Life is a Blank Canvas, Made For Me to Add the Colors" Goal: I am trying to add as many colors as I can to my life!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Quick Trip

We get to go to Circleville this weekend so I will be offline this weekend. I will be unable to post here on my blog until after Sunday evening.

I have been getting some of the things ready for the fiver this week. We have gotten the immersion blender, and I have it,along with a small mixer to put in the box marked 5er. Also in the box is my Paula Deen muffin/egg cooker, a new set of wooden spoons, a hand held can opener. I want to get new dishes, and pots and pans to start out with. This isn't a have to have set of items, but since the decor in the trailer is so different from my house decor (My home decor is pure country with lots of blue, and white gingham, and all sorts of wood and rustic items.) Our trailer is sort of light brown, green, and wine, I have nothing to go with any of those colors. It's not really an earth shattering situation, but would be fun to have things to sort of go along with the fiver. If I can't get new then we will "make do" with the things we already have. I think it will be fun to put our things in the fifth wheel trailer, just like starting over in a new place. Of course with a fifth wheel we have to be concerned with how much weight we add, so we won't be over the limit. We are trying to use things we have that are lighter than full size things, like apartment size small appliances., ect... My box for the fiver is getting fuller and it makes me want it here so I can put things directly into it, instead of boxing them up and then putting them in the trailer after waiting a month!

I will see ya all on Sunday evening after we get home from Circleville, Ohio! Have a good weekend everyone, cos I'm starting mine, ( right now) early!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


Mike To Have Surgery:
Hubby Mike has another ruptured disc in his back. The only way they can fix it, is to fuse the section. After 3 surgeries and the last one they fused at L5, because the disc had eroded away,and was already gone. The L4 disc is leaking out and causing irritation in the spinal nerves. This one they are going to go ahead and fuse, and add some type of basket, that bone can grow through, so the shell of the disc won't collapse. Since we have been through this once before, with his back and he has an excellent neuro surgeon we know what to expect. So our departure date will make a slight curve by about 4 weeks. We are still hopeful about going to Busch Gardens, but it will depend how long it is before Mike feels like he can drive safely! We knew this was pretty much a done deal, as far as, Mike going to have surgery, so we're not all that upset. All we we're waiting for was a date for the surgery, so on February 20th Mike will have his surgery, and we can then work toward getting back on our time line!

Things are looking up as far as SPRING! I haven't noticed any robins yet, but it may be a bit soon for them. I would give it another 4 weeks and I bet we'll be seeing lot's of them! Plenty of time to finish packing up my craft room , NO, I am not done with it ! It, just keeps getting put off, and maybe I am procrastinating, just a little bit too! The sooner that Mike has his surgery and I am taking care of him the better and the faster we can get back to our plans! I think we'll see if we can find a jigsaw puzzle to work on, after Mike gets home from the hospital. Something to help pass the time while his back is healing, and in between those post surgery doctor appointments!

It has been one of those dreary February days here today, still some rain in the area, and mist over all the rivers and small lakes around here. Kind of neat and a good setting for a spooky story or something like that. Just a lazy day here for this retired couple. We are getting anxious to get the hitch installed in the back of our truck so we can then pick up our fiver!!! Is there such a thing as pre- full time hitch itch? Lol!! We won't have the hitch installed before Mike's surgery so we still have some hurry up and wait time! Haha! We are working on getting new tires for the truck before that though! They will have to be ordered and then put on the truck. After that's done we will go and have the inspection on the fiver and learn how to use all our new toys!!(new features on the trailer) After that we get to bring it home for the first time!!!!!!! I'm sure on that day I'll have a big post explaining how all the gadgets work! Happy Tuesday everyone and that brings this post to a close!

Sunday, February 3, 2008


Before we can even get out of the driveway after we pick up our fifth wheel trailer some more needed things have been brought to my attention by Mike! So here I will make a list so anyone going to full time will not be surprised like I was! LOL! I think I'll buy a lottery ticket!!! Haha!!

Deluxe Blocking System
Front Tri-pod Stabilizer
2 Hoses (1 White for water- 1 green to flush black tank)
Sewer Hose & Extension
Chocks For Wheels
Lynx Levelers
50 Amp to 30 Amp Adapter
Surge Protector
Water Pressure Regulator
Bulls-eye System( for Satellite TV)
Air Card and Router ( for computer internet)

APPROXIMATE TOTAL: Somewhere in the neighborhood of 1 (one) Thousand Dollars!
Here I thought we had gotten most of the high cost items! Too bad we don't have a money tree in the back yard!!!!! Might be a good idea for those of you getting ready to make plans to start a savings account for incidentals like this. I'd suggest at least 5 thousand dollars or more! Gee, less comes with the RV than I thought and we sold most of our stuff with our old 5er. I doubt it would still be good now anyway.
We would still be a year away from leaving for the road if we hadn't had the money we got from selling our pontoon boat in January. So it's nice to have an extra cushion to rely on! This total doesn't reflect what we already spent on new tires, travel/on the road insurance and, extra warranty for the 5er and, loan pay off and replacement insurance if something happens. I sure hope we are almost done with the expensive stuff so we can get to the fun stuff soon!!!!!

Have a good Monday everyone! It will be so nice to have spring get here! At least in 6 more weeks!Lol! I am going to have to be as busy as a bee to get everything packed and done by then!