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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, May 1, 2009


Nothing Much:
All is pretty quiet here for the moment. I continue to watch Kara every evening and weekend. There are only 5 weeks of school left, so that is good. At least with school out I can stay home in the evenings, and at get on RV Dreams chat and talk to my friends. My son doesn't have internet at his apartment, so that means no computer. I have on the other hand been doing alot of reading after I get Kara to bed at 9:00p.m. Usually she ends up a little later after I read a few chapters of the book we're reading together at bedtime, but she gets up in the morning for school all by herself so it doesn't seem to bother her.

My Mom has pneumonia and is on breathing treatments twice a day so it is a good thing that they canceled her surgery! She is on antibiotics and that with the breathing treatments should help her get better. She said she felt a little better today when I talked to her, but she gets tired really quickly. The doctors want her to get back some of her energy and be symptom free for two weeks and have a chest x-ray before they will put her back on the surgery schedule. So that will at least take it to the end of May before she has her surgery, and that is if she is over this in two weeks. If it lasts longer that could take the surgery into June. So now things are really up in the air.

The apartment:
We got a STOVE!!!! I will finally be able to cook in the apartment! That is as soon as the gas is hooked up, maybe sometime next week when Jamie has time off. Wow a sink installed that I can do dishes in and having a stove I won't know how to act! Since November, I have been going out to the fiver or either in the house to cook. I have to say in that time we have also resorted to alot of microwavable things because I do have a microwave in here. I have also been using my crockpots to death, so we're sick of those kinds of meals. Of course now that the weather is changing I hope we'll soon be able to use the grill too. That is if it ever quits raining, because it's supposed to rain here the next (7) count em seven days! It a good thing we have a canoe in the back yard! LOL! Just kiddin' in all the years we have lived here, we have never had a problem with flooding. Our house, (was our house now our son's) is located around 3 spring fed lakes,but we live uphill from the lakes. We have had some of the streets flood close to the lakes though, but the water would have to be very deep to reach this house. Well for not much to report I have said quite a bit so I'll close now, and maybe I'll have something to report if and when it quits raining, over the next rainbow...

Monday, April 27, 2009


Apartment Progress:
We are making lots of progress on the apartment. The kitchen is coming together really fast. The sink outline has been cut out of the counter top, and the sink and the faucet have been installed into the counter top. The next thing we have to do is get the back splash put up, and then Mike and Jamie can connect the supply lines and that will be finished. We'll go to Menard's tomorrow and get the laminate for the back splash. I got the buffet primed and partially painted with semi-gloss enamel. Tomorrow I just have to paint the sides, and the top. I also want to add another coat of semi-gloss to the doors. I will be storing all of my small appliances in it when it's done. I have one more wall to paint white in the kitchen. Then we can start on the ceiling after Mike and Jamie finish running the electric wiring. Our son, Jamie has been a huge help in doing the kitchen! It also takes some of the strain off of Mike's back with Jamie helping, and he is also learning how to do stuff, so when he gets a house he'll know how to do things.

My Mom is going to have to postpone her surgery because she has an upper respiratory infection and is coughing a lot. I'm really glad that they are going to postpone it because there is no reason to take chances. She started getting sick over the weekend and is not much better. She is going to go see her doctor tomorrow, but there is no way she could be ready for surgery by Monday. If her doctors could hear how she sounds they would cancel the surgery themselves, so I'm glad she is going ahead and canceling it. All of the coughing is not doing her back any good, but it would be even worse to be coughing after having her back surgery, so she is going to have to wait it out. There is a lot of sickness going around right now and it is really scary.

Off Track:
I am really getting off track with this blog. I used to do it every morning and now here I sit at nine o'clock at night. I want to start doing it again in the morning because after I get busy I don't always have time or make time to do it. Also after working all day painting things I'm too tired to write, so It's been averaging about every four to five days before I sit down to write. I don't like to wait that long to write because I tend to forget things. Also I'm ready to go somewhere for a break in the fiver. It seems like all we do is work now. I want to get the apartment done, but it's time to have some fun too. Tonight we had dinner in the fiver, and Jamie and Kara ate with us. It was nice just to be able to sit down at the table and eat instead of our recliners. We don't have a table and chairs in the apartment yet. Well this brings you all up to date about what's been going on in our absence so I'll see ya all over the next rainbow...