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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, May 9, 2009


Well the day before Mother's Day is not very warm! It is supposed to be in the low 60's today, but the wind is blowin really hard! It feels like it's blowing enough to bring the temp down about 20 degrees. Here I had plans to put all my houseplants out in the screen room this weekend! It's only going to be in the mid 40's the rest of the weekend and the next week at night. I guess I better wait another week and maybe the night temps will move up a little, cos I don't want to kill my plants. They're just not used to temps that low and I haven't hardened them off a little bit at a time like I used to do. I always heard it was safe to plant tomatoes after Mother's Day, but I'm not so sure this year although I doubt we'll get cold enough to frost. I have some Dill, Chives, and some Cilantro I want to plant too, so I am watching those night time temps pretty close.

Today is going to be a work day for me. I'm not sure what Mike is going to get into today, but as for me I am going to be painting shelves. That won't be too taxing, and I think I can handle it. We don't have Kara this weekend so I want to get some things done, I don't usually paint when she's here since she always wants to help. Most of the time it's not something she can paint, and she tends to get it all over herself too. I also need to water all my plants, or I won't need to worry about putting them outside cos I won't have any plants left. I had let them dry out a bit so I could move them without them leaking any water.

Past Week:
After watching Kara all last weekend and Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evening Jamie took Thursday and Friday off for his birthday, so I got a break, from Kara, but on Thursday night I kept Autumn and Tehya all night. Then I got Autumn up and she got ready for school. After I took her to school I read until Tehya woke up. Our daughter in law, Julia picked her up at 2:45p.m. Both her and our son, Corey had to be at work at 5:30 a.m. and it was easier to keep them over night than get up at 5 a.m. and go to their house. Autumn's school is just 2 miles from our house so it was a short five minute trip to get her to school and come back. Mike and Tehya were still sound asleep when I got back, and didn't even know I'd left. I guess we're going to have to go somewhere to get away from all this babysitting, but then again we are lucky enough to be able to see our Grand Daughters grow up, so we don't mind it too much! LOL! It's kind of a catch 22 situation right now.

Apartment Update:
I actually cooked a meal on my new gas stove last night and I really enjoyed it! Everything turned out really good, and I didn't have to run back and forth between the fiver or the kitchen in the house for items . Mike did go out to the fiver once for me though, so I still have some dishes and pots and pans to bring in that I normally don't leave in the fiver. The rest of the things I will leave in the fiver so I don't have to reload when we go somewhere. Anyway it was nice to be able to cook something instead of microwave stuff! Now I am HAPPY!!!!! Well I'd best get to work on my painting, so I will see you tomorrow for sure...

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Wow, have things been moving fast here! I now have a gas stove here in the apartment and it is even hooked up to gas! Mike and Jamie,our son have been working their behinds off to get things done. So in a little over two weeks time I have gotten a sink and counter top, a back splash, a stove and gas all done and working great. Now I have no excuse for not cooking or doing dishes! I do need to get all my things out of the fiver so I can cook in here, but I want to leave the basic things in there so I don't have to repack everything when we go somewhere. So now I have to go out to the screen room where the freezer is and dig something out for dinner. I think it's either going to be pork chops or chicken, because I forgot to take the hamburger out so I could make meatloaf. Oh well, I guess I'm not used to being prepared after all those microwave meals.

My Mom is finally on the mend. She sounds really good now and isn't coughing as much as she was. She still has to be symptom free for two weeks before they will reschedule her surgery. I am so relieved that she is getting better, and I Thank You all for your prayers and get well wishes! She even feels well enough to sew, and believe me that is a great improvement because you could hear how miserable she was on the phone! So now we wait and hope that the surgery can be scheduled in a couple of weeks. I guess time will tell.

Today is a rainy spring day here in Ohio. It seems like we have had alot of these type of days here lately. Mike wants to go do some errands today so I guess that is what we'll do, of course he has an ulterior motive, he wants to go to the used book store! So until next time, which I hope is alot sooner than the five days it has taken me to write this time :) ~~~~