Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Pretty little girl, Guthrie, almost 4 years old
Today was tv day, last nite WalMart did NOT have a digital converter box, so this morning i had to find one, radio Shack had them but they were what i thought was expensive so i spent money on gas driving around to Best Buy, Target, Staples and of course i had to FIND these places, i accidentally stumbled on the right Walgren's where some prescriptions were waiting for me. am slowly getting the roads down, it helps that i have been here 3 other years and remember, sort of :) had to be here at 3:30p for the wiring guy to install, and of course i had to go to Radio shack as they were the only ones that had any!!!! of the boxes that i needed to get tv without cable, with just the antennae. BUT i now have TV!!!!! when i move then will have to disconnect if they have cable and redo things, wonder if i will remember how to do it???? and the place in Florida does have cable tv, thank heavens, hopefully it will not cause me fits.
i get lots of channels in the bedroom and only 4 in the living area, weird, but there are trees in the front of the RV and we are thinking that is the problem, i like laying in bed in any case watching so it works out fine.
It is really hot and sultry here, we had a bit of rain, and it is windy, had to put the awning away for awhile as was worried about it flapping, and the neighbors is laying on the ground ripped off, not recently, it has been there the whole time i have been here, but it had to happen some time and don't want that to happen to me!!! AC been running for 2 days now :)
going to go for a swim after supper
Hope you all have a good time watching TV tonight, think of me
Take Care and God Bless
Monday, August 30, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Today i did chores, : laundry, put wheel covers on, hooked up the sewer hose and dumped, then left it on for the grey water
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
went over and talked to the neighbor, who is rather slothful, shuffling in and out and about the place,
long grey pony tail, he is not charming and barely could get a word out, but they are leaving mid October also, so they will be my neighbors the whole time, going to Brownsville Texas, not going to stay in winter that is for sure, he says. has 3 cats, so DeeDee i did try! but this guy will not win any awards for elocution and the wife is in the house all the time, what can you do in there? all the time?
I venture out a bit, maybe i will get a chance with her, eventually...
have the little fan i brought blowing on me full on and am not yet dripping sweat :)
hope you are all safe and cool!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
I DID get to Davenport, got the car unhooked, backed up the rv, as the guy who helped said i had to learn this :) AND the air did NOT work, called friend Dave, who is still on vacation, is he not patient tho...sort of like Job. I once AGAIN forgot to flip the switch on the electric pole, if you remember i did this also on my 1st outing when bringing the rv to Central Oregon, ran back into the rv and i have AIR, also asked about the not functioning frig, the sewer problem and the oil gage, and got all of those things solved.. see, i told you he was a saint!!!!
i'm happy, clean and COOL (it is HOT here, muggy)
(ROADKILL REPORT; this is sunday, saw two coyotes near Iowa City no less and a couple racoons. saturday: a sage hen, could tell by the splay of feathers, and an antelope...aw-sad, Friday: rabbits were not faring too well at all, lots of them and two deer right near one another, probably the same car, and an odd assortment of skunks, weird. and i apologize for being behind in this important and vital report, but now we are all up to date !!! :)
I am all tucked in Luci is asleep, my friend i came to see is working until 7 or 8am and then she will stop by.
I hope all is well with your world, Take Care and God Bless
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
The top picture i was stopped at road construction and my that cloud was black!!! the 2nd pic is completely illegal and will not be trying that again as it was scary having one hand off the steering wheel, but the clouds were very pretty, think if i decide i can't stand it have to have a pic will just stop by the side of the road then i will probably get a ticket for non emergency.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
i have to take time to eat.... i just want to keep going and started getting really tired, so just stopped. it was pretty uneventful, except my XM radio would NOT work... that i just had installed!!!! so i called them, Sargents in Bend, it says to check the antenna, well that would be great but it is on TOP of the Rv driver's side, i told him that was a little inconvenient as i was almost to Burns and could not just whip in there to have it fixed, he said to get up there and just jiggle the wire, that is what he had to do to get it to start, WHAT??? one would think you would want it to start another way, i have no step ladder. It worked when i went to Sisters.
So if it cools some tonight i may get on my little 3 step ladder and see if i can stretch myself and "jiggle" the wire.
well, going to nap
the 1st day was good
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Well i am all loaded, just have to remember freezer stuff and get the bike in the back of the pick-up. have been driving a half block with the car loaded to the hilt, unpack and drive back, i am sure the neighbors think i am highly lazy, but i figured it was faster and easier on myself this way :) and it was in the high 90's today and sultry, trying the lightning, but nothing yet of any consequence. so i was HOT and sweaty, have showered/powdered and am ready for bed, making a list of last minute things, i even remembered to take the pine cones for all the Iowa people, who apparently don't have any of those....
wish me well and ya'll Take Care and God Bless
Monday, August 16, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
wishing you all a Take Care AND God Bless
p.s. jerimay helped me hook up the car, but i did most of it!!!
p.p.s. still no downloading of pics :(
Friday, August 13, 2010
i got gas, gulp.. and drove 1/2 hour to get to Sisters :) and i was exhausted, after setting up, and had to nap for a bit, before went into town to have dinner with my sweet niece, who has yet another tattoo!!!! geez, louise she is getting a batch of them, but they all mean something
Had my dentist appointment moved up to today!!! by the dental office, soooo i think i can get out of here a day early :) may leave on tuesday instead of wednesday. have basically everything done, just have to get my 'hobby' stuff in here and clean my space at the house, bathroom and whatnot, don't want to leave a mess for months... so will rest tomorrow, and go to a pig roast in the evening, then load up, meet friend Tanya in Redmond to go to the closing ceremonies for the touring VietNam Memorial, then home and get the final things done and be off... it is really close now.
It is lovely here at the KOA grassy spaces, well apart, tables, fire pits, pool, they even had a person in a cart lead you to your site and explain the hook up, make sure you were parked right to have easy access, it was a nice experience
Take Care y'all
Monday, August 9, 2010
Managed to get it all done today!!! Got the XM radio in the pick-up and the RV (dock only) got the drop hitch and hooked up the pick-up and moved successfully to the detail place. Unhooked and drove home. Now just need to get the part for the stabilizer bushings and i will be all set!
Made reservations at the KOA in Sisters for this weekend. While there i will clean the water holding tank. There is an bad odar in the kitchen sink. OOO, smelly. Had Jerry drain the water out and i read on the RV Travel magazine on line that i need to use bleach, and rinse and dump, so don't feel i can just do that in the street, so will do it there and have some fun too!!!
They said they are having a pig roast and music, so bring my appetite and dancing shoes, HA!
Aren't these flowers lovely? From my friend Nora's garden in Portland.
Y'all Take Care and God Bless
Friday, August 6, 2010
And having the stabilizer bushings checked, i only had half of one and it was sort of hanging on there, so that had to be ordered, comes from Chicago, takes 5 days, didn't have to pay to have it shipped over night as i wasn't leaving that soon anyway, right, so then in 5 days, once again have to have rv at the Custom Coaches place, who does the chassis work, BUT good news, they will let me leave it on their lot and NOT charge storage, and they were very nice and accommodating, and answered all my stupid/weird ???? and i don't have to pay for gas to Madras and back, again. Am trying to find a place to park it for a couple of days because by that time it will only be a couple days b4 i leave....hopefully, and all ready and things in great working order.....
Figure i could even park it on a side street near the house, so that i could get things in there, all the final things i will need, clothes, food, you know.
Launch date is getting very near :)
Oh, the hitch looks good on the pick-up!!!
Hope you all had a better day
Take Care and God Bless
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Went to AAA and got all manner of maps and Camp Books and ordered a trip tik for the Davenport, Iowa to Florida portion of the trip. Went to KOA and got a value card and a 2010 directory. I have already joined Good Sam.
I have the RVer's Friend: North American Diesel/parking directory, and Trailer Life Rv Campgrounds and Parks Directory (which must weigh 10#)
Went to the doctor today and everything was good, I am fine and when i call or Walgrens (started getting things there as they appear to have pharmacies nationwide, i have noticed them where ever i have been, did business with them last year in Davenport and they were very understanding and accommodating) calls for renewal of prescriptions they will renew, just have to make an appointment when i return. :)
So next week i just have to get together my crocheting/sewing/stamping supplies w/o going overboard and overloading.
So, i think, i have thought of everything to be prepared, probably something will come up, or something i don't know yet, but have done the best i can think of .
Hope you all had a great week and will have a good one to come
Take Care and God Bless
Monday, August 2, 2010
I am cleaning my closet and getting clothes together for leaving. What a mess. I have always had a 'thing' with clothes and apparently can't have enough of them. LOVE getting new clothes. But this is ridiculous, there are WAY too many. But i like to have choices and at the same time am trying to really pare down and have only, really, what i need.
But it is stressful, shall i keep or get rid of, let it go, let it go.....
We are having wonderful, HOT weather, getting into the 90's this week
You all have fun, Take Care and God Bless