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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, June 29, 2013

Lazy Dayz !

   As the title of this blog suggests, I am guilty! I haven't done anything much of all since Thursday night, and I'll get to that in a bit. First to tell ya what has happened in the fiver.

   You know how after ya get back from a trip, and you're tired, well I figured I would get the food and stuff we use all the time moved back into the house this weekend. We only took essentials out when we got home, like meds, toothbrushes and toothpaste, a few clothes, and of course our laptops etc... we just plugged the fiver into power and made trips back and forth when we needed anything. I know lazy, right? We probably had made enough trips to remove everything that we don't have doubles of already. Well unknown to us nature had other ideas. There was a storm the other night and the power went off and came right back on. well I'm sure you can guess what happened next! Our big fridge in the fiver didn't come back on. I still had quite a bit of food in there that I had to bring into the house. I always take more than we need, especially when the girls are with us. I lost all of it!  I didn't need anything for dinner Thursday night. I went to dinner with a friend of mine, and to a concert. Mike got himself a sub from Subway on his way home from his Doctor appointments on Thursday. So yesterday eve, I went out to the fiver to get things for dinner. When I walked into a fiver I noticed a "smell" and then I noticed that the temp light was flashing "60" on the fridge. No wonder it smelled, 60 degrees in a fridge is not a good thing! I opened the door and it about knocked me down. Then I looked into the freezer, and everything was thawed, and mushy, it also smelled bad too. I hurried and shut the doors and got Mike. He got it back on for me, and I figured I can clean it out after it is frozen again easier. So guess what I will be doing today. Yuck, I am not looking forward to it! At least with things cold it will not smell so bad. I hope! Wish me luck, I have a feeling I'm gonna need it, I don't have a very high tolerance for bad smells, I tend to get sick at my stomach. Okay I'm sure you'll hear more about this in the next post, so lets move onto a better subject.

Dinner and a Concert:
   My friend Sue and I had tickets for a concert in Kettering, Ohio at the Fraze Outdoor Pavilion on Thursday eve. We decided to have dinner first at the Longhorn Steak House, I had a $50.00 gift card from our son, from Christmas, and Mike wasn't interested in going. So we had a good dinner, and then we went to the Fraze. We had tickets to see Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone, none other than Herman himself, from the original group from the 60's! That's the 1960's for you youngsters who don't know any groups from the British Invasion, and I'm not talking about the war for Independence's Invasion! Haha! Herman's Hermits has been my band since I was 13. Sue had never seen them, so it was a first for her! I have seen and met Herman / Peter Noone many times, and each time is a thrill for me. He is so very gracious, and very good to his fans, and fan club members! I am proud to tell you that I am a Lifetime Fan Club member of the Noonatics! He calls us Noonatics cause it rhymes with Lunatics, and we are all a bit crazy! Peter puts on a great show, and if you have never seen Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone I highly recommend them, of course I am a bit prejudiced after all these years! Haha! Peter hasn't lost his voice like some of the older bands have. So he still sounds the same as all of the records I still have! Except his voice isn't scratchy like my old records! For those of you who are young, records are what came before cd's and cassette tapes and there were even 8 track tapes. You had to have a record player to play them on and they were made of vinyl and were big discs. As Herman says "Everything was bigger in the 60's"! Anyway Sue had a good time, she enjoyed the singing and loved Peter's jokes. We had a lot of fun! I was sorry when it was over. I didn't see very many other Noonatics there this time. It might have been because it was on a Thursday night instead of a weekend night. So I missed seeing a lot of my friends. There's always the next time, and Sue said she'd like to go again too!

Well I have put off the fridge in the fiver as long as I can, so I'd best get to it, it is always better to get unpleasant things over fast instead of sitting and thinking about them! So I'll see ya's... Tomorrow

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Last Week Wrap Up and Good Friends!!!

   First of all let me tell ya about yesterday because I don't want to have to keep playin' catch up with the days.  Yesterday was very busy with the youngest 3 of our Grand Daughters. Charli came first, and then Autumn and Tehya arrived not too long after. Then at 1 p.m. I left Charli with Grandpa and the two older ones went with me to get my hair done. They were good and we went to Walmart and had lunch at McDonald's. I got a potty seat for Charli, so when she is here I can put her on it to help get her potty trained. Of course, now I have to get some stickers and some treats for her. I'm not above using bribery, I used it the whole 17 years I did day care and I never had a problem with potty training any of them. They were always so proud of their stickers and loved their gummy bears. Lol! Okay on to last week.

Last Week In A Nutshell:
   Last Monday Mike took the girls home after we moved to our new campsite. They worked hard helping us get the fiver set back up after we moved! Mike made the trip back home and then the trip back to the lake an hour each way. 
   While he was at home he took Jamie our son, to the doctor.  Jamie had another back surgery on June 13 for another ruptured disc in his back. I felt bad because we weren't there, but we couldn't change our reservations for the trip. He came through it with flying colors, but had to go back to the Doc for a check up, and prescription for pain medicine. The Doc told him that the rupture of the disc was worse than the MRI showed. After he got inside and had to shave more of the disc off than he had planned to. He said that eventually he would have to fuse that disc too, but the insurance would not pay for a fusion before the disc had been shaved to see if that worked first. Go figure, they'd rather pay for 2 surgeries! So Mike got back to the lake about 5:30 p.m. and he left at noon! Needless to say he was wiped out! Most of the rest of the week we just spent unwinding and relaxing, except for Thursday.

   On Thursday 2 very good friends from our Air Force days came up to the lake for an all day visit. We have known Ron and Gloria for 35 years!  Our sons were born a week apart! So Gloria and I had a bond and Mike and Ron were Air Force buddies. It was good to just sit and talk about old times, our kids, and how our lives are now. It was a very relaxing day and we topped it off by grilling steaks and having baked potatoes and salad with cheesecake for desert. Gloria brought a very good salad with Olive Garden dressing that I'm now addicted to!  None of us could finish the steaks I had gotten at Sam's, they were huge! Of course we had to have some wine with them too! So it was a good meal, and a good day reconnecting with good friends! I hope we can do it again before summer is over!
   The rest of the time we just spent relaxing, and sitting outside in the perfect weather. There was a breeze and it was sunny until Sunday evening and a storm rolled in. You could see the storm coming from across the lake.  It reached us in about a half hour. I wished I'd taken some pics, I love stormy looking skies. By the time it got to us the wind was gusting and it was pretty dark at about 7:30 p.m. The rain hit with the wind and lightening and thunder. The wind was blowing so hard that the rain was coming off the slide toppers and blowing right into the window beside my chair. It was pretty neat to watch, I like watching storms as long as they're not real violent. Of course, while the storm was going on we couldn't even see the shoreline or the water in the lake, and we were only about 50 yards away from it! We were just socked in with solid gray. It rained really hard for about a half hour to 45 minutes and then it was over. Then on Monday we finished packing up and left. It was so hot that day when we got home I had a dirt ring around my neck from sweat while we were getting the Bear (fiver) hooked up to the Beast ( truck).
I took this pic of the Beast and the Bear together ready to roll after we got them hooked up. So there is the promised pic, see I eventually remembered to take it! Haha!  So that was our week by ourselves with the dogs and a bit of company, at the Indian Lake State Park in Lakeview, Ohio.

Okay this post can now go down in the annals of history, cos it's a done deal, so until next time, see ya's...

Monday, June 24, 2013

Home Again!

   We are home and I am so glad to have my fast internet back. The Verizon MiFi 3 G was so slow that I just gave up on it! I will be glad when we get our 4 G back again.  So only one blog in 2 weeks, and couldn't tell ya anything we were doin'. It was so frustrating! I don't know what happened the day it let me post all those pics of the girls and the trip to Ohio Caverns. I sure wasn't able to get on after that. Must have been a good day or something.

   Bella and Lilly have passed their first camping trip with flying colors! I was so worried, and afraid they were going to behave like little monsters. Maybe it was the fact that I told them there was a kennel near Indian Lake, and if they were bad they would have to go there for the rest of the time. Haha! No, I doubt that they even understood what I told them, but they were sure on their best behavior! Of course once we got home the good behavior went right out the window! Lol! That is until I got the remote for the shock collars out of my purse! Then they were like oh no she found it! Anyway, I was really impressed with them. Of course most of the time they were outside so that helped, but they were even good in the fiver.
   I'll tell ya one thing I didn't like was using those plastic coated tie out cables, they were forever tangled up, and boy can those suckers burn you if they get tangled around your legs! First I was trying to hold them when a person went by walking their dog, I ended up with 2 big blisters on my fingers when they pulled the cable through my fingers. Then they got tangled around Mike's foot when they were playing, and he got a burn on his ankle. Next I went to grab their collars and missed when another dog went by, and they pulled me down when they wrapped around my leg. So not only do I have bruises on both knees, but I have a 2 and a half inch burn on my foot from the plastic around the cable. It gets really hot when it is pulled around your skin! After that I didn't try to grab their collars anymore I just zapped them! I should of done that the first time! They weren't being mean, they just wanted to play. Anyway, it looks terrible, and is still very red and sore. I have been putting Bactine and triple antibiotic ointment on it. I don't know what we'll use next time.

   I have to be up by 5:45 a.m. tomorrow morning, Charli is going to be here until noon, and Autumn and Tehya will be here about 7:30 or 8:00 a.m. So I am jumping right back into watching the Grand Girls. Then at 1:00 p.m. I have an appointment to get my hair done. So busy day tomorrow. I will tell ya the rest of what went on tomorrow cos I have to get some sleep. So I'll see ya's...