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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 26, 2008


Yes we had a few minutes of a thunderstorm today, and then we have had steady rain ever since. It is not quite balmy here in Ohio, but they say we're gonna get a tropical heat wave and be up to 67 degrees tomorrow! Me, I'll believe it when I see it! Not that I'm being pessimistic or anything. I just can't comprehend almost 70 degrees, the day after Christmas! Now maybe if I had already spent time in the south in the winter I might believe it could be so there, but here in Ohio? I'm just sort of a nonbeliever, I guess ! We'll just have to wait to see what tomorrow brings! It does seem like the rain is going to be an all day event though. We think it would be a good day just to do nothing! Of course you know that means, we have stuff we need to be doing, and we're just feeling too lazy to do it! LOL!!! You know that the laptops are calling our names! Haha! They are saying play with me, play with me! I bet you didn't know that I could communicate with machines did ya! Seriously, I do have to do the dishes, and stuff like that. Then tomorrow we think would be a good day to straighten up the fiver and bring in the slides since it is supposed to be fairly warm. Then we may be able to have room in the drive for 2 cars side by side. If not we could always hitch up and move the fiver over closer to the fence.

Well, I think that will be all for today, you now know how much I have to do, ha ha, and then there is my lap top that is feeling like playing some games on King. com. They have lots of games there and I have played on $10.00 since October. You play against other people in tournaments and win gems. If you enter a tournament that has an entrance fee you can win money too, but then I usually don't play for money. They have lots of games that I haven't seen on most of the free web sites. You can join for free though and then wait in a line and then play for free too. I just didn't like waiting to play my favorite games, and like I said ten dollars lets me play when I want without waiting. Usually the waiting isn't more than 5 minutes though if ya don't pay any money, and I tried it out like that for months before I deposited any money. So try it out sometime if ya like to play games on the internet! See ya next time...

Thursday, December 25, 2008


This is what I wish for everyone! So I'll say Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night! I'm really tired tonite. We had Christmas with Kara, and Jamie at 11:00 a.m.
Then we had Christmas with Autum, and Tehya, Corey, and Julia (their Mom and Dad) and Gary and Mariah at 3:30 p.m. Now all the gifts are opened, and the paper is laying in shreds, the kids are tired and happily playing with their toys, and the exhausted Parents, Grand Parent's, Aunts, and Uncles are thankful that this only happens once a year! I wish you all a safe, joyous, and blessed Holiday! So until we meet again the next time...

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Mission Accomplished!!!
Well all the Grand Kids gifts are wrapped! The batteries have been purchased, and I am Tired! I watched White Christmas, and Miracle on 34th Street while I was wrapping presents to kinda help me get into the Christmas Spirit. It helped some, but I'm still not there yet. It just doesn't seem like it should be Christmas yet to me! I sure wish it did, because it feels like I'm just going through the motions this year. Oh well, it will be over soon, and then maybe things will get back to normal.

Today it got up to 50 degrees here in Ohio. Now tomorrow it's supposed to be only 29 degrees! I wouldn't be surprised if everyone ends up sick with all this crazy weather we have been having. They say on Saturday it will be in the upper 50's here! This had been the weirdest winter weather that I have ever seen or remember! I do hope it is warm on Saturday, because we want to bring the slides in on the fiver for the rest of the time we're here until we get somewhere warm! At least that's what I hope will happen.

Merry Christmas:
I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! If any of you see Santa tell him we said Hi and thanks for all the presents! I hear the military is tracking his progress as he makes his traditional trip around the world! LOL!!! Wink Wink

The Real Reason:
Please lets all remember the real reason why we celebrate Christmas, and the birth of a little baby all those century's ago! I wish you all joy, peace, and all of Christ's many blessings! We all need to put Christ back in Christmas! On that note, as I can't add anything more important that that, I'll see you all next time! Until then...

Monday, December 22, 2008


Well today was a very busy day. Mike and I turned the mattress on our king size bed, which wasn't easy! Then I got the bed changed and did 2 loads of laundry. Then I cleaned off my sewing table, and we moved it and put plastic on the windows in the bedroom. After that we got the sewing table moved back into place, and I can use my sewing machine should the need arise or the mood strikes me. Mike worked on taking up some carpet, in the closet and then tore the wall down, that separated the closet from the apartment. We have a huge closet in our bedroom, so we won't need the closet in the apartment. We do need the floor space in the apartment, so that's why he took it out. Needless to say, we got a lot done but we're both totally wiped out. So I imagine it will be an early night for us. As in bedtime in just a few minutes! LOL! At least it will feel good to lay down on nice clean sheets. I put the flannel sheets on the bed since it has been so cold here in Ohio. Tomorrow we're getting a tropical heat wave, it's supposed to get all the way up into the mid 30's! Should feel pretty good since it was down to 0 degrees with the wind chill last night.

We have some last minute errands to run, and some gift cards to buy, and then I have to get the rest of the Christmas presents wrapped. I refuse to be wrapping presents on Christmas Eve this year! I have other things that I'd rather be doing, so I don't care how long it takes, I'm going to get them done. We also have to buy batteries. It seems like everything I bought for our Grand Daughters takes batteries this year! Like everything else they are really expensive this year! Oh well, I think it's really tacky to give a present and not give batteries with it, if it takes them. What are the kids supposed to do with their present, sit and look at it, if they don't have the batteries to go with it? Well I think all the work I did today has really hit me and my joints are starting to get stiff sitting here. I hear that nice warm bed calling my name, so until tomorrow...

Sunday, December 21, 2008


Miscellaneous Thoughts:
What would you do with a 9 year old for 3 days? I finally gave up after she grew bored with the computer, and relented and let her watch the Disney channel. Kara seems to have a short attention span right now. Wonder why? I think all kids do this time of year! Anyway, I or should I say we are on Disney meltdown! I don't know how kids can watch that stuff hour after hour! I know, I know too much TV but it's kind of hard to send a kid outside to play when it's only 12 degrees outside, with a wind chill, (yes I said wind chill) temp of only 2 degrees! The low is only supposed to be around -8 degrees tonight! LOL( not)!!! That's terrible, and it's not funny either!! Anyway back on track, see my mind is so numb I can't even stay on track about what I am writing about! Some of those shows that I saw are the reason people say TV is the cause of the dumbing of America. What's that, you say, but it was Disney! So it was, but it sure didn't appeal to us! Nearly drove us crazy!!!! Of course my CSI shows would not appeal to kids either. Disney must really appeal to the kids though or they wouldn't have so many shows on that are hits. At least it was better than the alternative, which was the cartoon network, and dare I say Sponge Bob Square Pants! Now there is a show that I refuse to let my Grand Children watch. It is an insult to what intelligence that I have left! Okay, now I should get down off my soapbox before I fall. Anyway those are my thoughts on that subject, and I claim them.

After all the TV and a few Christmas shows, and lots of playing on the computer, I was really beat, and Papa wasn't feeling so hot either. I sure hope we will sleep better tonight. It's nice that the bed in the fiver is only a queen, because then none of the Grand Kids can sleep with us. In the apartment we have a king size bed and there is room for someone to sleep between us and the king size bed seems to be getting smaller and smaller. In the fiver, the Grand Kids have to sleep on the sofa, because it pulls out into a bed, and we get to sleep by ourselves upstairs. See I have a hard time looking into those sweet little faces of our Grand Daughters and telling them "NO" on some things! In the fiver I don't have a choice and they know it. They are very smart and catch on to things very fast! They don't even ask to sleep with us in our bed, in the fiver. I hate to make a promise to one of them if I can't keep it! In fact I won't promise if I can't make it happen. It has always been that way for me, when I did day care, I never promised something if I couldn't deliver, that's one thing kids don't forget about, and I would never betray a child's trust like that. Well that's two thoughts I've had today. Maybe I'd better quit while I'm ahead! LOL!

I love to have the Grand kids come and visit, but I enjoy the peace and quiet when they go home, until I start missing them, again that is. Well I hope you all had a great weekend wherever you are. I wish you warmth, because it is so bitterly cold here in Ohio! I cannot wait to go south for the rest of the winter! Even my electric warming throw didn't keep me warm today! It feels like the wind is blowing about 40 miles per hour tonight, and that makes the apartment really cold! Well I'll say Ta Ta until next time...