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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, January 24, 2009


Hi From Circleville,
Well there is not much going on here in Circleville today. We have done the usual stuff today, you know dishes, eating, ect... I made a meatloaf for dinner and it is in the fridge waiting to go into the oven, and the potatoes are peeled for mashed potatoes, so now ya know what were having for dinner. We just have to figure out what kind of vegetable we're going to have with it. Hope you are all staying warm, and safe. It is about 23 degrees today here. Yesterday and the day before we had temperature of over 50 degrees! So that was our January thaw here in Ohio! It lasted a whole 2 days!

This afternoon Mom and I are going to cut some squares out of some old flannel shirts to sew together for a quilt top. So we have a little project to work on this week, in between the times I come back up here from Chillicothe and Mike's Moms. My Mom loves to quilt and I enjoy it, but don't do it very often. I'm more into crafts, but I do like to sew things too. Right now Mom is making chocolate chip cookies for Poppy, so I imagine that we'll have a few of those for desert after dinner. Mom is feeling a little bit better, but still gets tired easily. I have been trying to get her to let me do some of the things she wants to get done, but she is very independent, and it is hard to get her to sit still since she has worked most of her life. For being 70 years old, she can out work me, LOL! She does pay for it later, because she has very bad arthritis in her spine and standing for a long time is hard on her back.

Tomorrow we will go down to Mike's Moms to relieve his sister Cindy, so she can go home to get ready for her work week. She can only come down to her Mom's on the weekends because of her work. She works at a Honda plant here in central Ohio. Mike's brother, David and his wife are taking a break in Florida, this coming week and then will spend the week after that visiting their Grandson at the AFB in South Carolina. Then his other sister Mary, will leave next week for a week in Florida. Mary and David are the primary care givers for Mike's Mom, so they are taking a well deserved break and Cindy, Mike and I will take up the slack while they are gone. Except I can only stay for a couple days at a time because of her cat. I hate being allergic to cats, and I had one for 16 years, myself, and I was always sick with bronchitis. We never connected me having bronchitis all the time until my doctor ordered allergy tests done on me. Since my cat, Misty passed away I have only had bronchitis maybe once a year, if that. Some years I haven't had it at all. So that shows ya how good it is to have allergy testing done if you are sick all the time and other tests haven't yielded any information. Okay that's enough about my allergies I think.

I will not be posting until I get back up here at my Mom's on Tuesday. I hope to be able to get into the RV Dreams chat room tonight, and visit with my friends for a while. Ya never know about this dial up whether it will work or not, so I promise to try. Until then see ya Over the Rainbow...

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Well I am sorta ready to go to Circleville. I hate leaving my dog, Dutchess and some how she always knows when I'm leaving! Even if she doesn't see me pack, or get things ready. She follows me around like she's never going to see me again! It sure makes me feel guilty! Then I have to leave Jake, the yellow naped Amazon and Paco the Mallucan parrots too! So I feel 3 times as guilty. She why I wish we could take the fiver. I could at least bring my dog and one of the birds. Don't ya just hate winter?

My Mom is having a Cat scan next week to make sure her lung cancer is still gone. Ten years ago she had 1/3 of her right lung removed due to stage one cancer. So now it is time for her check up in Columbus at the James Cancer Center. She has done wonderful since the surgery, and they got it all, because it was a very small tumor. She did not have to have radiation or chemotherapy for it, so it was a real miracle that they found it when they did, because it was a very fast growing cancer. The same kind of cancer that our friend Rick had, only his was stage 4, and he passed away last February. It's hard to believe it's been almost a year since we lost Rick. That's one anniversary I'm dreading coming around. Anyway, back on track, I will be there when Mom has her scan this time. She has only had to have one a year for the last 5 years instead of one every 6 months, so that is good. I would like to know what is zapping her energy though, because as I said yesterday she hasn't bounced back like she did before when she would get sick.

Well Mike should be back from his doctor's appointment soon, so I had better finish packing or I'll be in trouble when he gets back. LOL!! I'm trying to finish up the laundry before I leave, so I will only have to face what we took with us when we get back instead of all the laundry, so be safe and I'll see ya Over the Rainbow...

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Time Goes By So Fast:
We've been busy working on the apartment. We now have an operational bathroom! The only thing missing is the tile floor, and a wall between the living room and a door. LOL! Well at least the sink, shower and the toilet work! I have to get more tile for the floor before I start putting it down, because we made the bathroom bigger than we originally intended. We decided that we wanted to have a stacked washer and dryer in there too, so I need more tile. The plywood floor is down though so we do have a floor it's just not the tiled floor yet. I am anxious to get started on that, but first I have to get the bead board painted for the kitchen, as soon as Mike gets that put up. Then while he is working on the kitchen sink I can be putting the tile down. We still have to get towel racks and stuff like that for the bathroom, but we're getting there.

My Mom is feeling a little better, but I'm still worried about her. She is not bouncing back like she usually does. She is depressed and thinking about changing doctors, because she can't get a hold of hers very often. We are going down to her house on Thursday. We will stay there until Sunday, and then go down to Mike's Mom's. I can only stay at Mike's Mom's house until Tuesday, because she has a cat, and I'm allergic to cats. My allergy medicine will hold me until Tuesday, and then I'll have to leave until Thursday, then I can go back down until Saturday if need be. It's a good thing that they only live about a 1/2 hour apart. That's the only way that I can be down there, anymore than that and I will be really sick like I was before Thanksgiving, and I don't want to go through that again. They won't give me allergy shots for being around a cat. I like cats I just can't be around them for very long. Oh well, we do what we have to do right? I may not be able to blog while I'm in Chillicothe so I may miss a few days, but not until Tuesday. My Mom has dial up so I should be able to do my blog there so we'll see.

Today I am doing laundry, one of the jobs that I just love to do, NOT! I have to have clean clothes to take down home though. I guess I should get my clothes out of the dryer, and finish the dishes now. I wanted to get my blog done before it got so late that I was too tired to do it. Well I'll see ya all tomorrow, so until then...