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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!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

I"M BACK!!!!

What a 6 days this has been! We got our electric back today at 3 p.m. exactly 6 days to the hour that we lost it!!! We had crews down here in Springfield from Toledo Edison and they were GREAT!!! They were very polite, and very sympathetic about getting us back online with the electric. After the tree limb was cut down off the lines, we had electric in about 4 hours after they got started! There are still many Ohioans without electricity, and many others in Texas, and Alabama I'm sure!

You would be surprised what you will do when you are so bored with reading, and playing battery operated games. We have been doing yard work for the last 2 days! I trimmed all of our shrubs, and Mike picked up all the limbs that dropped. Then we started weeding the flower beds. I got one weeded, and started on another one this morning. Now we know that the flower beds needed weeded, but it just wasn't something we looked forward to doing! That just shows you how desperate we were for something to do! It was too dark in the house to do any staining or painting. At least it was good exercise weeding, and we needed that! We sure slept good though, except when we got up our arms and legs were sure sore! LOL! It had been really chilly getting up in the mornings lately, made us want to stay in bed! We sure missed the electricity, and have realized we need an electric blanket for the fiver. We won't have to get up in the morning with a chilly fiver, that's for sure! We are so glad to have our electric back!!!! So we'll see ya tomorrow, until then...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Ike roared into the state of Ohio on Sunday the 14th of September. They (the weather people) are saying that it was still a class one hurricane. We just didn't have the rain and the ocean to deal with. The winds were clocked between 60 to 70 mph an hour here. The winds blew from early morning to about 8:00p.m. at night. We lost our electric at about 3 p.m. We are still one of the hundreds of thousands without electricity here in Ohio. The Ohio Governor has declared Ohio a disaster area. I am so glad that our freezer in the house was not even close to being full, otherwise I would have to throw everything away. Luckily, with the fiver in the driveway I can still cook with the propane. I told Mike that I'm not enjoying being Amish! While it's a novelty to be without electric for a few hours or to go visit Amish country, I have no desire to live without my comforts. We may be without electricity until Friday or next Monday! Our battery in the fiver ran down, so we had to take it over to our son Corey's house to charge it so we may have lights later this evening at least to read by. We also have an oil lamp to use until we go to bed. The houses across the street have electric. so the winds were not as strong in some areas as others. We were sure scared for the fiver, and we brought the slides in to protect the slide toppers from the wind. One nice thing that we discovered though with our house and the house next door sitting our closer to the street than ours it kind of made a protected corner that the fiver was sitting in. So we didn't have any damage to the fiver.

We feel extremely lucky and very humbled by this experience. There are trees down everywhere, and some that were completely uprooted in the area around us. The kids had no school yesterday, but they were able to go today. Most of the stores close to us are still closed, and you can't find a bag of ice within 25 miles of us. The damage has been unbelievable. I'm sure that the people in La and Tx have had it a lot worse, and my heart goes out to them. I know that we have only had to deal with about 1/10 th of what they have been dealing with. All in all just not having electricity has been rough, I cannot imagine loosing my home and all my belongings too! This experience has really made me appreciate having all the conveniences we have. My blog may be sporadic until all this is resolved, but I'll blog when I can. So until I can get over to my sons house again, or we get electric back on everyone please take care of yourself. Until next time...