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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, December 13, 2008


Slow Start:
Today was definitely a slow starter, but I will end up doing the things that I wanted to get done anyway. Except wrapping Christmas presents, but that will keep for tomorrow. The weather channel says it's supposed to hit 50 degrees here tomorrow, so that will make the fiver easier to heat while I wrap the presents. We aren't setting up a Christmas tree for the first time in my life! I love Christmas trees! Boy am I going to miss it! We just have too much going on in here and Mike has to have room to work. So no tree this year.

I am working hard on the inside of the refrigerator, so I can get it plugged in to make sure it worksright. Ha ha, see I can do two things at once type and scrub! LOL! Well as soon as I get done posting this blog, that's my main objective for the day. So at least I have a plan for today, and it is to get that up and running! That way I can get my things out of the drawer in the refrigerator in the house and the fiver. That at least will save me steps when I cook a meal. I'm tired of running back and forth getting the things that I forgot. Tonite's dinner is already taken care of and in the crock pot as I write this. That is one of the things I worked on after I had my hot tea this morning! God Bless whoever came up with the idea of the crock pot! It's a real time saver, and I couldn't live without mine! So now you know what I'm doing today.

This evening will either find me in the chat room or working on my necklace, or maybe a little of both! LOL! You just never know about me, and Mike will probably be on his lap top too. So today this is short, and I don't know about sweet, but that's the way it is...

Friday, December 12, 2008


Busy Days Times 2:
Thursday we went to a new home improvement store in our area called Mennards. It's like Lowes and Home Depot combined in one place, it's that huge! We found and bought our shower, and a kitchen sink, plus a new kitchen faucet for the apartment. This is what we used the check that Mike's Mom sent us for Christmas. Thanks Mom!!! Boy did that help us out, now when we get payed we can use our money for other things that we need for the apartment. I got the wallpaper today for behind the sink, so all I have to do is put that up and Mike can install the sink, and then presto, we have a fully usable half bath. at least until we get the shower installed! Then we'll have a whole bathroom! We've decided to get a used stacked washer/dryer and put it in the bathroom too. Why you ask, when we have plans to go full time? Well it's like this, should something happen, or when we decide we're ready to hang up our keys, we have a place to go, and we plan on being here part of the summer when the Grand Girls are out of school. I imagine we'll travel more next year, but should something happen we won't have to worry about a place to stay. Having lived in the fiver all spring and summer of this year, we have found out that we don't need a whole lot of square footage to live in. So that's why it makes sense for us to have an apartment in what used to be our 2 car garage. That way we will be here to help Gary out and get everything in order for the inspection for the loan when we finalize the sale. Plus having the fiver we don't have to do all the apartment at once. The new wood floors will be the last thing we put down, after all the papering, and painting has been done. We have all summer to work on it, when we want to that is. So that was yesterday.

Today, Friday:
Like I said above, I went to get the wallpaper today, and I chose light houses to go on the wall behind the sink. I love light houses, and I hope to be able to visit lots of them this coming year. I also have lots of light house pictures. Anyway the wallpaper is coated so it won't show water spots, and they won't soak through. I also made a little side trip to Michael's craft store, and I found some needles that have a collapsible eye that go through even the smallest of beads! All the needles that I had would not go through half the beads that I am using to make a necklace. I sure hope these work, so I can get this necklace finished. Well that's it for today, and tomorrow will find me wrapping presents, and finishing cleaning the refrigerator we got. So I hope ya all have a great night, and an even better weekend. I wish you all warm weather! It's darn cold here in Ohio! Until tomorrow...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Hello Readers:
Sorry, that I have been absent for the last 5 days. I have been upset about having to push back our departure date until February! So since I didn't have anything to say that wasn't depressing or complaining I just stayed off of here. I may still complain a bit, but not as much as I would have! LOL! I don't think this is the place for the gloom and doom like I was feeling, so it was better that I didn't write.

Goings On:
Lets see what has been going on since I last wrote? Mike has almost all the plumbing lines ran in the apartment, except for the kitchen sink. Next will be the natural gas lines for heat and the kitchen stove. The camode is installed, with the water turned off at the moment until he puts the bathroom sink in, and I want a new shower stall from Santa! LOL! So we don't have to go into the house to take our showers. I don't think that Santa's sleigh will hold a shower stall like is in the fiver though! Haha! I hope our bathroom is up and running by Christmas. I have the apartment size refrigerate that my friend, Sue gave us, and I am getting that cleaned up a little at a time. It was sitting in her back yard all summer, so I have to use bleach to get the mildew off the door seals. Bleach and asthma do not mix so I have to do a little bit at a time. So now you are updated on the apartment.

Christmas Shopping:
My Christmas shopping is almost DONE!!! Just our daughter in laws to buy for, and some stocking stuffer's for the G Kids. I have to confess I ordered most of the things for the G Kids online, so I have only been shopping for Christmas gifts twice. That was definitely the way to go. I'm only waiting on one item and it should be delivered tomorrow. Now I just have to wrap it, and I want to get that done this weekend. I am going to use the fiver to wrap them, because I don't have to worry about any of them coming in, and seeing things. Mike is going to get one of the propane tanks filled so I have heat out in the fiver, and the apartment is to messed up right now to wrap the gifts in here. After I get the gifts wrapped, we can bring the slides in for the next 2 months. Well we could move the slides in now, but it just will be easier with them out to get everything in and out. Then I'm going to put a BIG red bow on the fiver! It's hard to believe that we have had it almost a year. It will be a year in March! Come on February! I cannot wait to get to someplace warmer! My arthritis tells me about the cold, wet, damp Ohio weather everyday! My knee, dare I say is doing better, and I only use my crutch when I go out of the house, and I have been just putting it in my cart at the stores and walking without it! So the steroid shot has really helped it and I only limp towards bedtime, when my leg gets tired, but you did not hear me say anything about it being better! LOL!

Doctor Appointment:
I have a Dr appointment this afternoon, so I should get ready for that now. I was in chat at the RV Dreams chat room for a while last night. I hope to get in there more often from now on. So until then, see ya when I see ya, soon...