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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!

Thursday, May 21, 2009


It is a beautiful day today! The sun is shining bright and the sky is a beautiful blue! Now a week before the end of May spring has sprung, and even arrived. Wow, boy am I glad, and it even stayed in the mid 50's last night. I am going to plant the seeds for my herbs today, but I am still undecided as to whether I will put my plants outside yet. Maybe next week.

Daddy's Home:
Mike arrived home last night at about 7:30p.m. He was really glad to be home and able to sleep in his own bed! He sure didn't sleep good while he was at his Moms. I was kinda glad to see him home safe and sound too! LOL! I got the screen door painted inside and out while I was waiting for him to get home, so that was another thing I was able to check off of my list. Now all that remains is to paint the top of the buffet and the wall shelf that I'm going to put above the sink, and I will have everything done that I wanted to get done this week. YIPPEE! I guess I'll have to make up a new list for next week, so I can keep up the pace and get things done. I may even take the weekend off! Then I'll be able to kick back and relax before I go down to my Moms for her surgery.

Well I know this is short, but I need to get outside for awhile, and Hannah has informed me that she wants me to play fetch, her favorite game. So since that game will take me out into the sunshine for awhile I think I'll go play with her before it gets too warm today. Hannah is my son, Gary's golden retriever/ chocolate lab mix, and she lives to play fetch plus she could use some exercise. So I'll try to come up with something to write about for tomorrow, so ya all stay safe until then...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I have got a lot done the past few days, and now I am TIRED! I still have to get the bedroom cleaned and the bed changed. I hate changing and fighting our king sized bed. One of these days I want to get a queen bed like we have in the fiver for our apartment. I have a feeling we're going to be staying put for awhile, with our parents in the shape they are in. Don't get me wrong, I am happy for as much time that we have with them. Anyway I'm tired of fighting with that darn bed, and we'd have more room with a queen sized bed. I'd like to give our son, Gary our king bed, I know they could use more room, cos they only have a full size bed. Speaking of Gary, he got his tooth pulled yesterday and is doing fine, so that's good. I have clothes to hang out on the line, and another load to do once I get the sheets off the bed. then I'll have the laundry done, at least for a while! For some reason it just keeps piling up. LOL! Mike is supposed to come home today sometime this afternoon, and I'll sure be glad, I hate not being able to go. My Mom's surgery has been rescheduled for June 11th. So I'll be going down to Circleville then. I hope this time she'll be able to have the surgery and get it over with, cos she tends to worry about it. After she is up on her feet, we may be able to sneak a little traveling in this summer, at least that's the plan if there are no complications. We are looking forward to that, and also getting the apartment done, and it's getting close to time to put the ceiling in and the flooring! As soon as Mike and Jamie get finished putting outlets in my little kitchen area they can start on the ceiling.

I got most of my painting done except for the screen door, so I still have that little task to do this week. I've had to get real creative with finding storage here in the apartment, but I have made and found some. I actually think that the fiver has more storage. We had plenty of room when we lived in it last summer, except for not having a pantry for groceries. If we ever bought another one I would make sure it had a pantry, otherwise our fiver is great. We may see if we can figure out how to build a pantry in the fiver, at a later date.

Well I really have to get busy now or I won't get the stuff done that I want before Mike gets home. I know I'll want to talk to him when he comes home, so nothing will get done then. So I'll continue to try to keep this blog going and hopefully I'll be able to get back in the RV Dreams chat soon! There are only 10 more days of school, and going to Jamie's apartment to put Kara to bed, so I'll have access to my Internet at night again soon! I feel so out of touch with all of you and miss talking to you all, see ya's soon...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


I got quite a bit done yesterday, from doing dishes, and laundry to stripping paint off some wood on the buffet that I'm redoing. Then after Kara and I had dinner, I helped her with her homework and got her to bed. I listened to music most of the day and it kept me going. I enjoy listening to the music channels on cable tv, it makes the day go faster for me and I get more done without having tv shows on. I tried just listening to the shows, but they draw me in and then I end up sitting down and watching them and that's not good!

I have wash going all ready, and I want to get the dishes put away. Then I plan to work on the buffet and I have some painting to get done. The new screen door needs to be painted if it is warm enough to paint today. I'd like to know what is up with this weather we have been having, and from reading lots of your blogs it's not just here in Ohio that the weather is weird this year. I thought we were having global warming! I don't call the kind of weather we're having warm, and I still haven't put my house plants outside. It's probably going to be a cool summer or it will get stinking HOT immediately, with no relief. We still have night temps in the 40's here and I think we're having March or April weather not the normal weather we have at the end of May. I'm wondering if I'll be able to put my plants out by Memorial day, I sure hope so. Most of the years, my plants have been outside for at least 2 weeks by now. I have had them outside during the day, but then they all have to be carried back in before nightfall. On one of my philodendrons it is so big that when I carry it I have to put some of it around my shoulders. Then some of it always breaks off if I'm not really careful with it. So I hate to keep moving it back and forth. I'm trying to wait to re pot it until I can move it outside for the summer. Well that's enough about the plants and if I don't get busy I won't get anything done that I want to. So it's time to say ta ta for now so see ya tomorrow or in my dreams...

Monday, May 18, 2009

MONDAY, MAY18th, 2009

As you can see I haven't been too good at keeping up with my blog the last week, and all I can say is that time keeps getting away from me. Thank goodness that there is only 2 more weeks of school left, then I can be home in the evenings! I will try to catch you up on the status of things going on here.

Last Week:
I had my appointment with the allergy doctor. After a pulmonary function test, standard, just to see how much air I am moving, then I got to see the allergist. I found out after he reviewed my meds that I could not have the standard allergy test where they prick your skin because of the Coreg that I take for my heart. Sometimes, evidently it can give false positives, and make you have an allergic reaction bad enough to put you in the hospital. Instead they took 3 tubes of blood and will test my blood with the allergens. This will take about 2 weeks. The allergist did put me back on my Patanol eye drops which is good. So now we wait. He also told me that I can't take allergy shots for cats because of the Coreg, and if they did go ahead and give them to me, it would take at least a year for them to tack effect. Which means I can't go down to Mike's Moms for more than a few hours. The Coreg seems to be the hold up here, but it is something I will have to be on for the rest of my life, so going off of it is a no no. Oh well enough about that no sense talking about something that can't be changed, right?
Mike and I both had our regular doctor appointments on Thursday and got our new prescriptions, so we are good to go for almost 6 months before we have to go back. Glad that's out of the way.

Yesterday Mike left to go to his Mom's house. He called to let me know he got there and everything was ok. He also told me that his brother in law is screening in the back porch so Miss Kitty can go out to the porch. Now there won't be any place in the house that I can go where the cat hasn't been! It is such a shame to screen in that porch because it is so nice to sit out there in the sun. Sure is one spoiled kitty, although I understand it is good for someone with Alzheimer's to have a pet to take care of but man it makes it rough for me. She, Mike's Mom is not in the final stage and the doctor said it would be good therapy for her and help keep her in the present instead of the past. The thing is I love cats, but boy do they mess my allergies up! Mike will be gone for 3 or 4 days, depending when his brother can come down. Sure wish I could have went with him. I miss him already, and it's so quiet that I had to turn on some music to keep me company! It took me a long time to go to sleep last night even though I read before going to sleep. Half the time I can pick up a book at bedtime and go to sleep after the first page still holding the book. Good thing I read in bed huh? LOL! Well I think we are all caught up for the last week now. So I'll save some things for tomorrow and I hope you all have nothing but rainbows and good luck so until tomorrow friends...