Saturday, 29 December 2012

On our Way, but what’s with this snow???

We did manage to leave on Friday and got to Monroe, Michigan.  It was very cold and even though they have heated water taps, we opted not to fill our tank.  It snowed about 2 inches overnight and we had to clean off the toppers before we left.

The drive was good although messy.  With having the auxiliary tank in the back of the truck we wouldn’t have to stop at all, except maybe potty stops.  But we do have to stop for Jackie, he does need to stretch his legs and he needs potty breaks.  Arthur is just a little saint, not a peep out of him.  The minute we land he makes a beeline for his litter box.  Poor guy!!

We are in Mount Vernon, Kentucky and guess what???  That’s right, it’s snowing here too.  I did put water in the fresh water tank and as long as we run the furnace our water supply has heat.  Being without water is just nasty. 

Tonight is hot leftover Christmas turkey sandwiches with gravy.  I froze them and brought them with us.

Tomorrow’s destination is Cartersville, GA.

Until later…take care.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Postponed (at least 1 day)

The weather is not co-operating for us.  Tomorrow, which was to be our department day promises snow flurries and wind, strong winds.  Those 2 things can be a deadly combination when towing a 5er.  Right now Friday looks good, so we’re aiming for that.  

Things are not set in stone, so we go when the weather dictates.  It’s been pretty cold here and today was download COLD.  I have the furnace set at 50 degrees in the rig, so it’s workable in there.  We’ll make sure we fill the propane tank before we leave here.  There are 2 tanks but we’ll use a fair bit running the furnace once we land.

We had a lovely Christmas.  How can 16 people sound like 40?  LOL.  Dinner was great, even if I do say so myself.  Hardly had any leftovers, which under the circumstance (leaving) was a good thing, but I did have turkey and gravy, so guess what we’ll be having on the way down???

Well that’s all I have for now.  Take care…until later.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Merry Christmas

I just wanted to wish you out there in blog land a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, a very happy in whatever you celebrate this time of year.

Packing up the rig has been a very slow process this year.  First, it’s been cold and wet.  I didn’t really want the slides out because the toppers might get wet and freeze.  Besides it’s not pleasant working out there in the cold.  I have put a heater, one of those that looks like a mini radiator out there.  It does take the chill out of the air.  Yesterday I turned on the propane and turned on the furnace, but set it low.  Again just to take the chill off.  I had 3 of the 4 slides out but yesterday it was quite windy and I noticed that the toppers looked wet and slight frozen.  So brought all the slides in.  Today is still chilly but sunny, so I’m heading out there in a while to put the 3 slides back out. 

I also had my 8 year old grandson here as my son and daughter-in-law were basking in the warm sun in Jamaica.  He was here just over a week.  So needless to say that kept us busy.  He usually takes a school bus from his home to school but because his school is literally around the corner from us, we walked him back and forth.  I gave him a choice to continue taking his lunch or come home here for lunch.  Well of course he wanted to come home for lunch.  So that make 4 trips a day to get him.  He’s a good kid, but still when you’re not used to kids being around that length of time it does tire you out.  To say nothing of the mess!!!!! He went home last night.  I’m enjoying the quiet of the house.    LOL.

We still are planning on leaving on the 27th.  But it all depends on the weather of course.  Our first day takes us just over the border into Michigan. 

I’m also having everyone over for dinner Christmas Day, so that will be a very busy day for me.  There will be 15 of us in total.  Big turkey, lots of food, lots of laughs.

So again Merry, merry Christmas to everyone.  Hopefully next time I blog we’ll be on the road.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

It’s home!!!

I know it’s been a long time since I blogged but to be honest there really wasn’t much going on.  But I still do read all your blogs each and every day.

We did bring the ‘beast’ home today.  Ken is getting pretty good at backing it up into the driveway.  So now the fun begins.  Loading her up.  By now I pretty much have a routine that I follow.  But right now it’s plugged into charging the batteries.  The guys at the RV place had to replace the dining room table and left the main battery switch in the ON position and all the living room lights on.  So of course you know what that meant!!!???

Today is super duper mild but tomorrow it’s dropping significantly, so a little later, I’m going to go out and put a heater in there. 

I do believe this will be the last year for awhile that we are going to stick around this later.  Next year, we should be down there by now.

Anyhow..not much, but things have started to wind up so until later…take care.