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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, December 5, 2008


A bit of everything:
Today I am going to be working in the kitchen in the house. I in a fit of brilliance, ( Ha ha ) several years ago put some old platters up around the soffitt in the kitchen with construction adhesive. Not dreaming that we would ever sell the house to Gary, now I need to take them down without breaking them! The platters are old and I used them for an accent in my country decorating. They looked good up there and I will probably use them in the apartment if I can get them down in one piece. Only this time I will use extra large plate hangers if I'm able to use them. I will be really sad if they break when I try to take them down. So that's job number 1.

Number 2:
I am going to make some ham salad for lunches for the next few days, with a boneless ham I had in the freezer. My food processor makes quick work out of it, So I'll probably do this job first, even though it's listed as number 2.

Gary and Corey work for the same sheet metal company, and their Christmas party is tonite. So far the company that they work for is steady, and they are both working mandatory overtime, and we're hoping that it continues. So we are probably having Autumn and Tehya for a sleepover , as they call it, tonite. I have some crafts that we can do, and I hope I'll be able to keep them busy until bedtime. Papa will have to make plenty of his iced tea for them. Only trouble is one likes it plain, and one likes it with lemon so he has to make both. I stocked up on apples and bananas for them, so I think we will have everything under control and be ready for a fun time with the girls. I will take then home after breakfast in the morning, because they like to ride in Papa's big truck! Jamie and Kara are now settled into their new apartment and Kara will start her new school on Monday. Wow, now all Jamie has to do is find a job using his degree! We're certainly keeping our fingers crossed on that one! Who knows the way the economy is right now. He isn't going to quit working at Cici's Pizza until he has another job though.

Leave Date:
We have pushed back our heading south date until February. I need to have some medical tests done before we go and it may take a while to get them scheduled, with the holiday's right around the corner, and my Doctor won't release me until I get them done, so I guess I'll have to suck it up and quit fighting with them and do the stupid tests! Don't ya hate when stuff like that gets in the way of your plans? Oh well better safe than sorry, I guess! Well that's it for today so have a great weekend and take care...

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Not much going on this week here in Ohio. We both have Dr's appointments tomorrow so we won't get much work done on the apartment. Mike is just about done roughing in the plumbing for the bathroom. It sure is great that Mike knows how to do all this, and he is saving us a ton of money! We are still using the refrigerator in the fiver, and a drawer in Gary's refrigerator until we get one this weekend. Our friend, Sue is giving us one to use, I'll have to sand it and spray paint it, but otherwise it works fine, and it is just the right size for the apartment. It has been kind of a pain running out to the fiver when we need something that is refrigerated. So we put the items that we use most everyday in the drawer of Gary's refrigerator to save a few trips out to the fiver. If fact straddling between the apartment and the fiver is a real pain. I have been getting things organized in the apartment the last few days. I will be relieved when we get water in here so I don't have to lug the dishes into the kitchen in the house to do them. Needless to say we are using lots of paper plates and I am cooking with the microwave, crock pot, and toaster oven. It's kind of like camping without some of the luxuries of our fiver. I think we can manage it for a few more weeks though. We should have the bathroom done by next weekend at the latest, and a sink in the kitchen will be next on the agenda. We have the cabinet for the sink just need to buy the sink.

Christmas Shopping:
I ordered most of the things that I was getting the Grand Girls online last week, so that is taken care of. I just have some stocking stuffers, and gift cards and I will be done. I don't know if we'll set up a tree or not, because Mike needs room to work, and that would take up alot of room here in the apartment. I may just use my grapevine tree that has lights on it, and it can sit on the end table, and that's enough Christmas for us this year. Our big present is the fiver sitting in the driveway anyway!!! Well I'd best end this until tomorrow, so until then..

Sunday, November 30, 2008


Well, we did cross a river, but there was no horse, sleigh, or snow thank goodness! LOL! We had a good time and there was so much food it was obscene. Way too much food, and I think next time we'll cut way back. The trouble with going somewhere besides home is you don't have lots of leftovers, but that may be a good thing come to think of it. One day won't wreck the diet too bad, but when ya eat lots of stuff that you normally don't eat several days in a row, that will do a real number on a diet. We had over 20 people at my brother's house for dinner, and we all had more than enough. That was probably the first time we all got together at once in 8 to 10 years. My camera was charged and ready, laying on the counter at my Mom's house! Didn't do me much good at my brother's house though! We came home on Friday afternoon and just sat and rested. My Mom and I cooked from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday getting things ready, so we didn't have too much actual cooking to do on Thanksgiving. Hope you all had a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

Saturday Jamie brought Kara over, so he could move them into their new apartment, while she was with us. Monday is my first Grandbaby Kara's Birthday! I can't believe she is going to be 9 years old! She has been such a joy to have around and I have loved every minute of seeing her grow, and become her own person! Being a Grammy is the best thing that ever happened to me!

Last Night:
Last night the old log cabin that is behind our house burned. I don't think that it burned to the ground, but it is a total loss. It has been here since we moved here in 1978, and even before that! Probably since the 40's at least. It's a shame that people have no respect for something that old and set fires like that. Yes, they think it was probably arson. It had alot of beautiful knotty pine wood in it. A real shame to see something destroyed like that. Really sad! Well Kara and I are off to go shopping, so see ya next time...