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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!

Friday, October 10, 2008

T G I F !!!!!

Thursday found us back at Lowe's to get more lumber! We're now another hundred dollars poorer! It's not just building supplies that are so expensive either? I went to the grocery store yesterday and came out with I kid you not 2 plastic bags and it was $45.00! I was amazed, and I had a huge case of sticker shock! I just wonder what everybody is going to do!

Today we went and picked up Kara at school again. Tomorrow Kara and I are going to Van Wert, Ohio to see Herman's Hermits, starring Peter Noone! We're going to a Peter Noone Fan Club "DO" ! We get to get our picture taken with Herman, ( Peter Noone)! Then we get to see a FAB, FUN, FANTISTIC Concert! We can't wait to go see all the Noonatics and have a blast! I get to feel 16 for a few hours! Haha! Well I can pretend can't I? Just kidding after all, and all kidding aside, it's a guaranteed good time. So I'll be out of town until Sunday afternoon. I'm hoping we're allowed to take pictures at this venue, because I think we have pretty good seats. At least I hope so! I'd love to get some good pictures to post of Kara and I with Peter. Wish me luck! Woo Hoo! See ya on Sunday and all of you take care until then...

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


One of the centerpieces without the sand and votive candle
Mariah is having a blast.
Cassie gets ready to glue a flower on.

Wedding Centerpieces:
Today Mariah (Bride), Cassie (Matron of Honor), Rhonda (Mother of the Bride), an I did 24 centerpieces for the reception tables. We worked from 11:00a.m. until 5:00p.m. and we finished them all. Man our hot glue guns were really HOT!! Duh right? Anyway if we touched the hot glue once, we must have touched the hot glue a dozen times! It took quite a while to peal it off our finger tips when we were done. That is one more thing that we can cross of the list of things to do for the wedding! Woo Hoo! We now have the menu picked out for the reception, and the decorations settled. I have 7 more corsages and 8 more boutonnieres to get done, and then I can start on the bouquets. Once I start on the bouquets it will start to get really exciting. I love seeing the bouquets start to take shape. That's when it starts to get really fun for me. Then after the bouquets are done I'll get the head table centerpiece with the little white lights done. Once that's done all I have to worry about is the rehearsal dinner, and my part of the reception menu. The things that I'm making can all be made ahead several days so I think I should be able to take it easy the last week before November 8th. Poor Rhonda, Mother of the Bride, is making all the bridesmaids dresses, and also the wedding gown. I talked her out of making the wedding cake! She does a beautiful job, but she would have been bonkers, plus she works 2nd trick at a nursing home! The mother of the bride shouldn't work herself to death, and not be able to enjoy the wedding and reception.

It has been rainy all day and hasn't got out of the 60's today. I know we need the rain, but it sure made it gloomy today. It's supposed to be a beautiful weekend though, so I really can't complain about one day this week. The day just reminded me that fall is here, and winter will be just around the corner! Did I just say that? No I couldn't have! I'm sure we have several weeks of Indian Summer coming up first! Now I'm trying to convince myself and all of you!

When I got back from helping doing the centerpieces, Mike informed me that he had used all the wood that we got yesterday and he needed another $100.00 worth of wood to finish raising the floor in the apartment! Geez in one day! So join me tomorrow and see if we manage another hundred dollars for wood. Until then I'll see ya's...

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


I hate going to Lowe's or Home Depot! It always costs us too much Money! I guess I should be happy though that Mike is talented enough to do all the work himself on our apartment. I know it would cost a lot more than just the supplies and lumber we're buying now. It cost us almost a hundred dollar bill by the time we got out of Lowe's today. All we bought today was 10 2x8x 10's and 2 boxes of nails! YIKES!!! Then we have to buy sheets of plywood for the floor, and pipes for the plumbing. We're planning on using the new laminate hard wood for the flooring. We won't be putting that down until I get the bead board for the walls painted. Mike hates to use and work with dry wall, although he can if he has to. I love bead board so that won't be a problem for him this time. We got home about 1:15 this afternoon, and Mike unloaded the wood while I did the dishes and finished up the spaghetti sauce and put it in the crockpot. When the apartment is done we'll have about 640 square feet of living space. After having lived the summer in the fiver that will seem huge to us. We haven't minded living in the fiver, in fact it is easy to keep clean, and a lot easier to take care of than the whole house was. So the apartment should also be easy to take care of since it will be a 1/4 the size of the main house. I'll keep ya posted on the apartment as things improve, and get finished.

Tonight I am going to listen to the debate and visit with my friends in the RV Dreams chat room. I will not be stating anything political on my blog, other than to say I think we need a change, and that I think that the terms should only be for 4 years with only one chance of re-election. No more chance of life long terms in the House or Senate, so things become the way they have today, and I don't think the House or Senate should be allowed to vote pay raises for them selves or their retirement. That's my opinion of all this and I approved this message! LOL! I hope to see many of you in the chatroom this evening, and I will see ya all then...

Monday, October 6, 2008

Mystery Solved:
Most of the things that I wanted to get done yesterday I got done, some of them I finished up today. At least they are done for another week, and I got some of the clutter put away and stowed its own place. All I have to do is the dishes and as soon as I have hot water that will be done. We don't leave the hot water heater on all the time here at home, because it runs up the electric bill, or uses a lot of propane. So we only turn it on about a half hour before I want to do dishes.

I am enjoying all this beautiful fall weather. The days have been absolutely beautiful. Cool in the mornings and the evenings and in the middle 70's during the day. I hope this Indian Summer continues to last for several weeks. Its so much easier to get things done when it's nice outside and the sun is shining. Some of the leaves around here are starting to turn, but there still isn't a whole lot of color yet. It will probably be in its peak in about 3 to 4 weeks. Just in time for Halloween. I remember walking with my boys for Trick or Treating and hearing the leaves crunch beneath our feet. I really enjoy walking in the fall as long as it's not too chilly. We used to go to all kinds of fall festivals when the kids were younger, and I hope that is something they continue with their kids. I also used to love decorating for Halloween. Most of my decorations will be going to my kids to use since we don't really have room to store lots of stuff like that anymore. While we're at the apartment I will still put a Christmas Tree up, but that is mostly for me because I enjoy it so much.

You'll probably get tired of hearing about the wedding between now and November 8th, kinda like everybody will be glad when these elections are over! On this Wednesday we're going to work on the table centerpieces. We have 26 to make, so it will be an all day job, but at least they will be done and ready to go ahead of time. I am planning on taking my camera so I'll post pictures of the centerpieces when we get done. That's all folks, until tomorrow...

Sunday, October 5, 2008


Lazy Saturday:
Well yesterday was a lazy do nothing day. At least it was after I did the dishes until dinner when I cooked. When I worked in my Day Care I always lived for the weekend, and then if I did nothing those days I felt guilty because I wasted them. Now that we're retired it's funny, but Saturday is just another day in the week. No guilt if I play games on the computer all day or just sit and relax. Of course I can do that any day now. LOL! We've got lots of work ahead though on the apartment, and that is always in the back of my mind. We just have to wait for the spirit, and the money to move us! Funny how money always gets in the way of everything. If money was no object for us, then we'd hire someone to do the whole apartment. I guess it's not the fact that money gets in the way, it's the lack of it that stops everything. I refuse to charge things and make another bill to pay. Besides with both of us getting only S.S. disability, and Mike's Air Force retirement we have a very tight budget! As Forest Gump would say, "That's All I Have To Say About That!"

After our morning beverages, Mike's coffee, and my Vanilla Chai tea We decided that today is clean up day for the fiver. Mike cleaned off the couch, actually he moved the stuff from the couch to the chair and the island cart in the kitchen! Haha very funny Mike! I have some spots on the carpet that I want to work on, and try to get out. Then we always seem to have lots of clutter that needs to be put away. I vow to get that coralled and keep it that way, it's driving me crazy! Then I want to clean the windows and morrors and tv and computer screans. I have several finger prints on my computer screen that CSI would have a blast with! Some full prints and lots of partials. There's probably some DNA evidence from the sneeze yesterday that I didn't get my mouth and nose covered in time. Yuck! I wiped the screen off but ya never know if ya got everything. Do ya think I have been watching too many CSI shows? Those shows really are for entertainment only, and they don't get the results as fast in real life but alot of them are based on real cases. That whole CSI field of reserch really interests me. Anyway I like the shows, and I am hooked on them! I enjoy watching the reruns because I missed them when they were first on. Wow did I get off track talking about CSI instead of talking about the stuff I wanted to get done, so we'll find out tomorrow what got done and what didn't. I guess that mystery won't be solved until then...