Welcome to my two new readers, Kenny and Will, if I missed you, I am sorry. Hard for an old lady to keep up! A camp out at Staway RV Park, Murchison,Texas with the Lone Star Singles Sams was close to Athens,Texas and the Texas Fish Hatcheries so a trip to see the big fish was a treat. We caravaned to the Visitor Center, and I took these pictures in the Aquaria , some had the camera flash, but you can still see the big fish. Remember everything is bigger in Texas! The small town of Athens isn't far from the RV park, and like most small towns it is built on a "square". Athens has a number of small shops but the most "famous" is The Hog House. It serves great ham sandwiches, at that time they had one or two small tables, but for the most part is was a to go place. If you were lucky you could buy a Ham Bone! Great for a pot of pinto beans. There was plenty of ham on the bone!
I think I am breaking out with something. I have been scratching and scratching! I thought I may have to go to the doctor, but I figured out what it was, HITCH ITCH!
I may have mentioned I belong to several RV clubs for singles. This camp out was in April of 2004, for members of Lone Star Single Sam's. It wasn't a club camp out, but one for members just to get together. Harold cooked fresh fish, and we made several trips to the LBJ boyhood home, cemetery and surrounding area. Some of us hit the Wild Flower farm and a flea market. I great fun camp out. On the way out of the park, a tree clipped my roof, this was my first experience with replacing the roof! I wasn't full time then so it was not too bad. Enjoy the pictures.
Seems like nothing I plan turns out like I had planned. I have been sick for the last few days. I was in bed Christmas Eve and did not feel like going anywhere! I did manage to pressure cook some pinto beans, open a can of Tamales and make a pan of cornbread. That is what I had for my Christmas Dinner also. I just didn't feel like driving the 140 mils round trip to go to my s-i-l- house for dinner. I just spent the day in my jammies, watching TV and eating my beans and cornbread and Tamales. Talked to my daughter in North Carolina, and my grand daughter in Ft.Worth. I am just glad all the hype is over. While resting in bed I was thinking about where to go when I get my rig fixed. I still don't know when that will be, so plans are still on hold. I talked to a friend in AZ today, and she says diesel is expected to go to $5.00 per gal! Can't believe that. I sure wouldn't be able to get far from home at those prices. Very cold here last night, in the 20's, made me seriously think about where I want to live. Some place dry and warm!!
A very nice day, a little cooler but more like December weather.
In our family we have a tradition of having Tamales on Christmas Eve. We always had a Christmas Eve party and Tamales and chili along with home made tortillas was the main attraction. None of that canned stuff, but homemade from my Mexican neighbors. They are the best! Now, I can make tortillas and enchiladas but why? My daughters and I used to make our own, we had a regular assembly line going. In my neighbor hood there was a Tortilla factory, they were so good!! Ah, those days are long gone, just good memories.
It looks like it will be after the first of the year before I get my rig roadworthy again. Some have asked me where I am going after that? I don't have the slightest idea. My plans were to go to Arizona in time for SOLO'S GTG at Quartzsite,AZ and then maybe to California. Looking at the floods in southern California I don't know if my Parks will even be open. It is a possibility just going to the Texas Coast. It all depends on the weather and if I have any money after all these repairs!
Today is the first day of winter, and it's 86 degrees. It always make me nervous when it is really hot this time of year. Just get ready for a really cold front! We broke our old record of 79 on this day. I am not complaining, looking at the TV weather going on in southern California! I always thought I might want to live in San Diego, but now I don't know. Seem like there is no perfect place to live. Maybe just be happy where you are!
Went to the Post Office today and I did get my check from the insurance company, so hopefully things will get moving. I realize it will be after Christmas before I get my rig fixed. I am just dealing one day at a time. I try not to gripe too much, just be grateful for what I have, and what I have been able to do so far.
I haven't done any Christmas shopping. I have already told my family I can't afford Christmas this year. It is the first time in my life that I haven't been able to do any shopping at all. They are all grown, or too young to even know, it is just the way it is! I am trying hard to just be grateful for what I have, and my friends and family. I think we all get carried away at Christmas time, and forget the reason for the season!
It was 79 here today, Texas weather is crazy! It's the middle of December, but who's complaining?
Since being able to get into my closet, I have been washing everything! It is really hard to get in the Christmas spirit when the temp is 79 degrees, but I have been looking through my closet for something "Christmasie" to wear. I am still waiting for a check from the insurance company.
I have been invited to come to Christmas dinner at my x son in law's. His wife said a late lunch. Depends on how "late" is late.
It is about 70 miles from here, I don't like to drive after dark. So, I will be keeping an eye on the weather also. The park has a dinner, but you do have to sign up, and bring a dish, so I need to make my mind up. For the last two years it has turned off really cold, windy,and rainy. Seems I can't make any plans lately!
I did such a dumb thing yesterday. I was getting ready to go to the post office, putting on my socks, when I noticed my big toe nail needed a trim. So I got my trusty scissors and gave it a nip. What I nipped was my toe! That sucker bled like I had cut my toe off. It took over an hour, and a bunch of cotton balls, gauze and peroxide to get it stopped. I had gauze padding and two band aids on my big toe. Had a problem getting my shoe on! I did make it to the P.O., no check from the insurance company! I guess my blood must be very thin to bleed so much from a tiny little cut. One good thing, it did make me take inventory of my emergency supplies. I found some of my band aids wouldn't stick, and I thought I had a roll of sterile gauze and tape. Need to put that on my list for Wal Mart. Ouch!!
My slide out rooms are fixed!! So glad to be able to get into my closet without climbing over the bed! My repairman came before noon, and left about four. The pump finally arrived and he got it on. Had to work on my big room slide to get it adjusted. This is the one that will require a new roof too. He said he could do it while I am in here, but to do the rest of the roof, I will have to find some where to live for three or four days. I made arrangements to stay with friends, so that is taken care of. Now all I have to do is get the check from the insurance co. I hope it will be in my mail tomorrow. Every thing is coming together. Maybe I will be on the road soon.
After days of waiting to hear from someone, I called State Farm this morning. Turns out my repairs have been approved and the check is in the mail! This is good news for me. Maybe, just maybe I will get this thing going again! I know putting a roof on is a big job, and I will have to find some where to stay for me and my dog.
State Farm says that is not covered in my policy, but I am calling my agent today and make sure. My greatest fear is all this is happening right at Christmas time, everyone will be busy, and not sure I will fit in any where! I may have to find a motel that will rent to some one with Pets.
Yesterday was cold and I made some onion bread in my bread machine, really was good with gobs of butter! I know that is on my diet. Seems like the cold weather brings out the cook in me!
I was playing around with Picasa 3.8 last night, and with the new version you get PicNik, I just have the free version, but I think the version you pay for isn't very much. I found a picture of four of my grand kids and spoofed it up for Christmas. These are my daughter Cherry's kids. I am thinking about doing one of my trailer, and make Christmas Cards. I don't send out very many anymore. I just limit them to the ones I receive from people, and most of the time I send free e-cards from Day Spring.
I didn't feel very good today. I feel like I am taking a cold, but maybe sinus. I ended up going back to bed. I didn't sleep well last night. Still no word about my RV!
I hate waiting, not know what to expect. Again, nothing from the insurance or my repairman. It was cold last night, down in the 20s, I am so glad I went and got LP. My furnace is set at about 60, and it kept coming on all night. I left my faucets dripping in the kitchen and bathroom, nothing froze. My friend always disconnects hers from the outside faucet. I usually wrap mine, when I had a lease site. I guess I am just lazy, and getting more and more "down". I was hoping to be on the road to Quartzsite before Christmas, but now I don't see that happening. The SOLO's annual meeting isn't until the 18th of Jan. but there are other things going on that I wanted to do!
I was born in Cleburne,TX about 20 miles from here, but was raised in Ft.Worth,TX, so I consider it "home town" and I like to keep up with what's going on there. I was surprised to hear on the weather tonight that the Ft.Worth,Dallas area may get SNOW, can you believe that! They probably won't get enough to stick, but still, it's early for snow in Texas. I lived in Lincoln,Nebraska for 18 months, and I got enough snow and tornadoes to do me for a life time!
I thought I would have some news from my insurance company, or my repair man, but haven't heard a peep!
I have been having trouble with blogger, it seems to have a mind of its own! I think I may have mentioned that I use my Droid phone tethered to the computer to get online. Cell service is not good here, that may be part of the trouble. There are no cell towers close by.
I was so cold last night, I just could not get warm. The furnace did come on, but I keep it set pretty low. I took out my trash, and dumped the black tank, thought I better check my LP while outside, and sure enough both tanks were empty. I got them off, and ran to town to get them filled. $45.00 for two 30 gal. tanks. Then I just happened to run into one of the maintenance men here at the park, and asked him to put them on for me. He did, he is nice and helpful, he was on his way home when I caught him. I just lucked out, I cannot lift them when they are full!
Yesterday I cooked a rump roast in the crock pot, with potatoes, carrots, onions, so I had a nice supper again tonight. I am glad I got LP, for it is going to be cold again tonight, then a warm up. I just need to go somewhere where it's warmer! Arizona?????
I don't like to go to the stores on Saturday, but today for their "one day" ad there was just too many buys to not go. We have a small grocery store here in Whitney,TX called Davids, it is affiliated with IGA. Sometimes they have a "real sale", so I just couldn't resist. It was a nice warm day, but with a warning we would be having cold weather by tonight! After my return, I took Kandi for a short walk. The winds had already picked up, and my old knees were saying, quit, quit! So I did.
Welcome to my new reader, MoHo, I looked at your blog, OMG, can't believe all that snow! I won't complain any more about Texas weather!
I still haven't heard anymore from my insurance company, but Pidge was telling about their ordeal with putting a roof on their fifth wheel, and how long it took, also their insurance company amount they would pay for motel. I really hadn't thought of getting my insurance company to pay for my motel. I am glad you mentioned it! I think my Good Sam Road Service might also pay. I will look into to it! Gee, thanks Pidge.
I am just a little "down" today, I feel I won't ever get on the road again. I know it's just stress of dealing with all this, and the not knowing, when, how all will take place is getting to me. Then there are the holidays coming up. Holidays are always a bad time for me. Maybe they are for all of us seniors, who don't have family or not close to their family. Everyone always get so hiped up, all the music, and TV Christmas programs. It is just hard to take. I feel sorry for the folks in Nursing Homes, just dumped there, left to die. My daughter was a member of the Texas Girls Choir, and they always entertained at the nursing home. I never thought I would be without family.
It was a beautiful day here today. I should have gone outside and cleaned out some of the bays. I need a place to put this satellite dish. I thought it would fold down, but so far I haven't been able to do it. I made such a mess scratching around in the dark looking for tools for my repairman. I just threw everything back in and shut the door. If I have to find a place to stay while they are putting a roof on, I feel I need to put my generator in a safe place. There has been some break in's in this park. I can't afford to replace a generator. I may be able to just put it in the back seat of my truck. It doesn't have any gas in it, maybe I should check that! Crawling across my bed to get into the closet is doing a number on my old knees! I shouldn't complain, it could be worse! One thing about it, things can always get worse.
I went back to bed about noon, I had a sinus headache, thought maybe an hour of rest would do me good. I guess my sinus pill knocked me out, I slept to 2:30, I don't know how I will sleep tonight. This park is having a craft show tomorrow at 8:00 am, I was hoping to take some of my incense as I didn't have a sale at my site last Saturday because of the weather. If I manage to get out of bed in time, I will take a few things to the Family Center. It got up to 77 here, it always means a cold front is coming! Too hot for this time of year. Hard to believe Christmas is just around the corner.
My membership in Thousand Trails is one that allows me to stay in a park for 14 days, then I have to be out 7 days. I think there are different memberships, one I know you can stay for 3 weeks, then out 1 week. I talked to the park manager today about extending my stay as I can't move! She was very nice, and told me not to worry, I already had enough stress and problems. I can stay as long as needed, I will have to pay my electric. I happen to be on the only 50amp service in this row! Go figure, anyway it is $3.00 a day, so that is not so bad! The manager is even going to allow Jason, my repairman, to use their "maintenance barn" when the time comes to replace my roof. I think that is so nice. God is looking out after me! Now, I have to find a place to stay while he replaces the roof. They do have cabins here for rent, at $88.00 a night! I will have to go stay with friends, or relatives.
I went to the post office, and grocery store also. I am worn out. I think stress, but my bones hurt! It has been very cold here, and I turn my electric blanket on, and my electric heater in the bedroom, then wake up too warm! The furnace is set at 55, and didn't come on at all last night. It was chilly this morning and I turned it up to about 60, it ran for about 30 minuets, and never came back on. I think I am getting used to being "cool".
I tried to take a picture of my rig, but didn't get the roof, the sun was in my eyes. Maybe earlier in the day, I will try again.
I really haven't done a lot today. I talked to the insurance company to make sure my RV repairman had faxed them the estimate. They did not have it, so that meant getting in touch with Jason's Mobile RV and make sure they had sent one. His wife does the bookwork etc. and she told me she had sent it, but would send again. I wanted to make sure everyone would send me a copy of all the paper work. I can't get mail here at this park, and to send it to my mail service would take FOREVER, one reason, I don't get mail every day. I usually have my mail forwarded every other week, but lately, I have been having it once a week. It takes two days to get here from Livingston, TX. I use Escapee's mail forwarding service. They are good, and not very expensive.
Then I decided to look at apartments on line. I looked in my old area, Crowley, Burleson and Ft.Worth, Texas. I did find some that weren't too bad looking, and in my budget. But, when I saw swing sets, and sand boxes, my heart just said no,no,NO!
I raised four children, I have 12 grandchildren, I think at last count 17 great grand children. I just don't want to be around kids 24-7! The apartments looked to have three floors. I remember how my mother-in-law complained about her upstairs neighbors stomping around, and they complained to me, they could hear her crying. She said it was the TV. My RV is looking better and better, even if I have to live in it for a while. I have everything I need. If I owned a house, I would have repairs. People say, get an apartment, so you are not responsible for the repairs. I know that you can not always get the management to do the repairs. I guess if I ever get the RV ready to move, and I don't like where I am living, I can hook up and leave! I wouldn't have a lease to worry about. So, in a word I wasted the whole day, mulling over things I had already decided!
Cold and windy today. Winds were up to 20 mph. I don't think I ever got warm. I am sure part of that is "old"age!
I drove to Hillsboro to do some banking and shopping, got a message on my cell phone the insurance adjuster was on his way to the park to see my rig. So, I had to turn around and come back here. I beat him by just about 5 mins. He wasn't prepared to climb on top of my rig, he was totally afraid to climb up the rear ladder! So he took pictures from the ground, and then pulled his car into the brush and stood on top of it to take pictures. What do you bet he was driving a company car? After he left I decided it was too late to go back to Hillsboro. I will save that for another day. I am glad that State Farm is on the ball, maybe it won't be too long before I will know something. I still need to talk to the manager of the park about extending my stay. I hope we can figure something out, I can't move until I get the slide rooms repaired.
I did not get good news regarding my slide out room. It seems the motor that drives the rooms out is "toast", and to order a new one is over $600.00, which I paid today, so the repairman could order it. It may take longer than a week to get it from the mfg. I only have a week left in this park, then I have to do something. I am hoping Thousand Trails will let me extend my stay, I guess they will have to, since I can not move! I am still waiting for the insurance adjuster to come and take pictures, and see how much they will pay. It really puts a kibosh on my travel plans. I am pretty depressed over the whole thing. I am thinking about getting an apartment! It's not something I want to do, but I can't continue just making repairs on this rig! I am sure some of the problems are due to my mistakes, but surely not the motor going out! I suppose all I can do for now is wait and see.
Not much to write about. Just another cold day. Got down to 22 last night, but I stayed warm under my electric blanket and the furnace set at 60. The campers are not moving around very much, I think they must be watching the ball games.
I am just sitting here waiting for the next shoe to fall!! It has been very cold, down to 30, and expecting the 20's tonight. I have two electric heaters, one for the bedroom and one for the living room. I can't run both of them at the same time, if I do I kick the breakers. I have the furnace on, set about 62, just to heat my "undercarriage" so my pipes won't freeze. That is not warm enough for me. The older I get the more cold natured I get. I think 80 is about right! My neighbors next door fed me turkey on Wed. and I had a TV dinner, or at least what I could "stomach".
My nice neighbors didn't have heat last night! Their furnace wouldn't come on, so today my repairman is there working on their rig! I do hope he gets it fixed as they are talking about temps. in the 20's tonight!
Tomorrow the park is having a "garage" sale , at your site. So if it is not too cold, and I can get these old bones out of bed, I will put some of my incense,and items from my craft Boothe out for sale. I have been carrying them around in my truck, and trailer for months. I sure will need the money to pay for RV repairs.
My troubles with my RV just seems to get worse by the hour!My big slide out room was stuck half way out, and could not get it back in. When I pushed the button to bring the slides in/out, nothing happened. I thought maybe it was my battery. But alas, it is the the motor, my RV repairman thinks. He got the rooms in, and then couldn't get them back out, so last night I slept with them in. This morning he came back, and decided that indeed the motor was out. Also,on the big slide out room, the rubber seal at the top had rolled up, stopping the slide out, and tearing the roof. He did manage to get the two rooms out by disconnecting them and hand pumping the rooms out. My bedroom slide is still in the IN position. I will need a new roof and who knows what else. I will call my insurance co. Friday. I doubt if anyone is working , but maybe so. Looks like I will sit here for a while. I can't move because the rooms are out.
On a good point, my neighbors invited me over for a elegant turkey dinner today. I didn't know them at all. Such a nice gesture. She had a turkey, dressing, salad, mashed potatoes,sweet potatoes, broccoli and a nice white wine if I wanted. I felt if I had a glass of wine, they would have to carry me back to my rig! I am so depressed, and have not idea of what is next to come. I know I can't stay in the rig while they put the roof on. Well it is just FUN FUN AND MORE FUN!!
I have had trouble all day. Had trouble hooking up this morning. Some days I can get right "on it", some days I have to try two or three times, and that was today! Wore me out. Then I get to Thousand Trails, check in, go up to the pull thru's and not a one was available with sewer. I am driving around thinking I will have to have help backing in, when this lady stopped me and said there would be a pull thru in about 30 mins. So I sit in the middle of the street waiting for the people to get hooked up and leave. They had a big "hauler", with kids, bikes, and an extra car.
So after they left I pulled right in, well, not level! I thought I had enough blocks under my wheels to get fairly level. Worked hard setting up my sewer, water, and that heavy 50 amp cord. Went to put my room out, and my big room hung up! I have tried and tried, and finally I think the battery is dead. I am dead also! So here I sit, one room half way out, and off level! Just too tired to deal with it any more. I will go get a battery tomorrow. This is just too much fun!!!!!
Sunday a day of prayer and meditation. I watched my TV preaches, Dr.Adrian Rogers and Dr. Charles Stanley. I enjoy them very much. I try to follow along in my Bible,but Dr. Stanley goes so fast I can't!
It has been very windy here today. Gusts of wind up to 30 mph. I did not put my back jacks down because I wasn't feeling well, so the back end of this thing seems to be moving around a lot. I hope the wind is not blowing this much tomorrow. I will be moving back to Thousand Trails Whitney for two weeks. At least I will be there when the expected cold weather hits on Thursday morning. Thousand Trails is having a Thanksgiving Dinner, but I don't think I will attend. The bldg. where the dinner is served is sorta down hill, and I have a hard time walking up the hill to the parking lot. If the weather is as bad and cold as the weather man says, then I am better off at my little home, with a TV dinner! Without family it's just another day!
MY shoulder is bothering me somewhat today. I certainly don't know why, I haven't done anything of value. It's been a nice day, a little cool this morning, but sunny and warm this afternoon. I think maybe I am a little bit lazy! My neighbors on one side have a Pace Arrow motorhome. I noticed they have a "dome" satellite on the roof, and a "dish" setting on the ground? I wonder why they have two? They also have a propane tank outside on the ground, and I can see it has a connection going to the motorhome. I am sure the motorhome has a LP tank already!
The people on the other side have a big Hitch Hiker 5 ft wheel. They worked for hours setting up. Got all their "stuff" out. A sewer hose support that looks like he made it by connecting short pieces of PVC pipe together. A rocking chair, another chair, table, and a crate full of "stuff" sitting under the king pin. But, he did not chock his wheels! That is the first thing I would have done before unhooking my truck. Sure wouldn't want it to roll and crunch my truck! Oh well, maybe he knows something I don't. Could be!
Sun Country has a lot of activities, if you want to take part. Among some of the activities, wood carving, Pokeno, Penny Bingo, Bingo, Poker,Church on Sunday,Bible Study,Men only coffee and outings to a little town close to Waco, hand and foot game. I don't see Mexican Train! That's my favorite domino game!
The weather really changed here yesterday. The temps dropped to 3o and the wind made it feel colder. I didn't sleep very good because of my shoulder pain. I don't think the cold helped any. I will be moving Monday, back to my home park for two weeks. I didn't want to be on the road during the holidays. Also there is another front heading this way with some rain this time. I will just dig in here for a couple weeks, maybe I will feel better and the weather will be better.
This park has a section for Park Models, and lease lots. There are quite a few Park Models for sale. Also some of the lots for RV's have a cover over them, and a storage bldg.One lady stopped me and told me of a Park Model for sale at $30,000.00, it has a storage bldg and a add on patio room, plus a lease of $2,100 per year. You pay your electric. Looks like there may be some small one bedroom mobiles there too.
I awoke feeling pretty good. I tried to stay in bed as long as I could, the electric blanket felt good on my should and old bones!
However, the sun shine streaming through my bedroom window finally made me get up! I enjoyed a restful day, made some phone calls. I made arrangements with the park to save my space for me, if I am able to take my rig to town to get some work done, and get a new battery. I will just leave a lawn chair in the drive, and a sign "occupied". I went to the Family Dollar store to pick up some dog food, and icy hot patches. Then the grocery store for coffee. By that time I am in terrible pain. I took one half pain pill before I left, and three aspirins in the truck. Still hurting. So I don't know if I will be able to hitch up and move this thing in the am. The repair shop wants me there at 8:00 am. Good luck with that!
This RV park was known as Sun Country, a Coast to Coast park. Most people still refer to it that way. The golf course must be the draw, it is sure not the RV sites! I spent a miserable night last night. I hurt all over more than anywhere else! My should was so bad I couldn't raise my arm. I happened to have a icy hot patch, and that seemed to help. It is better today. I was so out of level last night, I had to hold on the drapes to keep from rolling out of bed! This morning I decided to move. I was drinking my coffee when I saw a rig pull out, and I decided to take his spot. Liked to have killed me, but I finally did move. Well, I am somewhat not level here either. I put 1" blocks on the low side and pulled up on them, I am still off a little, but I am totally wiped out. It will have to do. I had not seen anyone at the office when I came in, so I went and checked in. They are only open from 10:00 to 2 pm. It will cost me $10.00 per day including electric. I made arrangements to stay several days if I need to. The lady next door in nice, she came over to help when I was trying to get in. I think I may have been a little rude to her, but I was in so much pain. I did thank her later. Just as I was connecting my water this afternoon, this big Hitch Hiker pulled in next to me. The lady was driving. Gee, the two of them took longer to get set up than I did! Just when I thought they were through, I saw their rig moving again. Finally they got settled in. I am not used to having people that close to me! It's OK, it just startled me to have the man walking that close to my window!
There is a section here that has mobile homes. I will try to get some more pictures tomorrow, if I can get out of bed!
I moved out of my space today! I had a lot of trouble getting it all done. Thought I was having a heart attack once or twice, but I did it. I had a lot of trouble getting the front jacks pushed up. I lubed everything first, but I think it's just me. I used to run with them down about three holes. If your steps will clear, then so will your jacks. Then I just put blocks under them and let them down on the blocks. I didn't go but about one mile down the road from my park, to Lake Whitney RV and Golf Resort. It is a RPI park, and Coast to Coast. I thought I would get here in plenty of time to unhook, and go to the bank, and Wal Mart, but no such luck! There isn't a level spot anywhere to be found! Just grass, no patio. I will have to get level tomorrow, and unhook. I am just too damn tired tonight. Sitting here with my rooms still in. I have had a little to eat, and I am off to bed pretty soon.
I use an assortment of "water" products for my RV. I have a 60 gal. fresh water holding tank. You are supposed to sanitize your holding tank once a year, I don't on this rig because I never drink water from the holding tank. I buy purified drinking water in the 16 oz bottles or fill my own jugs from a purified water source. I use Taste Pure by Camco in this tanks. I get mine at Wal Mart for less than $5.00 and this last me a very long time. This product doesn't purify the water enough to suit me. It does keep the water fresh tasting and odor free. It does have Sodium Hypochloride. I know some RV'rs that do drink from the holding tank, never connecting to the parks water. First they sanitize the tank, then refill adding the Taste Pure, then pour it through their Pur Water picture. I guess if I had to I would drink it if I knew all of this had been done.
Pur Water picture is also a product I use. A lot of the RV parks water does not taste good, and if I am not sure of their water source, I use my picture. The filters I use kill the bacteria. I think they are called 2 stage. I know they cost more than the regular filters. It says on the side panel of the box it is certified to reduce Chlorine & Chlorination by products, Heavy Metals, Sediment Micorbial Cysts, Agricultural Pollutants, Industrial Pollutants. I think they are well worth the money. I also use this water for my dog!
The other filter is a Taste Pure filter that is installed on the hose, before it goes into the RV. Some people install their at the source, but it is easier for me to put mine on the end of the hose that screws into the water line on my rig. Then when I fill my fresh water holding tank, I fill it through this filter! I have a neat "gadget" that is a long tube, screws on the hose end, and fits in my filler neck opening to my fresh water tank. This filter is less than $20.00 at Wal Mart, a lot more at RV Supply stores. Some folks keep a spray bottle of bleach water and spray the faucet before connecting their water hose. I figure my filter takes care of that, so I don't do that. I have seen dogs lifting their leg on the faucet, with the owner standing there watching!I have a stand alone ice maker, a Uline, and I want any water that comes into it to be filtered before it comes through it!
I have been so depressed, all I want to do is stay in bed! My back and hip is really giving me fits. Makes me wonder if I should go any where, and that adds to the stress of trying to get ready to go. I still have to take my trailer and have the bearings re packed. Every time I plan on it something happens! I talked to the repair place this afternoon, was going to be there in the morning, but, here comes the rain. I am sure they don't want to work on my wheels in the rain. So will wait until the wet weather passes. Hurry up and Wait!
Today was a "laundry" day for me. I washed the sheets on my queen size bed. Getting it made up is no easy task. I have to pull the mattress out, almost off the base to get the fitted sheet back on. Kandi thinks this is great fun, she is jumping around on the blankets and bedspread I had thrown on the floor out of the way!
She had great fun and found one of her chew bones in the blankets!
I read a few blogs, but I am totally blown away by the number of blogs others read! I do sometimes look at a blog if it looks interesting. I think one blog I looked at must have had 50 blogs listed as blogs they read. How do they do that? I don't see how it is possible to read all those blogs, and still have time to write your own! Guess I am a lot slower than I thought!
I started this, so called, travel blog, with the help of fellow SOLO's member Diana, I was mainly looking for singles that travel alone, full time, and how they got started. Where they stay etc. But I have found several couple's blogs to be very interesting and I follow them also.
It has been suggested that I join groups for single women. I have heard also there are a lot of "gay" gals in those groups. I am NOT one of those gals! I have never believed in segregated groups, for any type, schools included. We all live in a world where there are men and women. I welcome friendship from all!
I made a fast trip to Hillsboro yesterday to go to Walmart. I had some Meds. to pick up. When they are ready they call me, and call me, and call me! I turned in one to be filled while shopping, I told them I would wait for it. Guess what, I am walking around in the store, and they called me! I am so upset with them, I don't know if I will ever go back. But of course I bought some underwear that doesn't fit, so I will have to go back. They screwed up so bad on my med. refills. I was so tired of walking back and forth to the pharmacy I didn't even try to get their discount diesel. As it turns out, I have to go again anyway. It is 14 miles from my park, so a 28 mile round trip. With diesel at $3.00 a gal, I don't want to drive any extra miles. By the time I got home, my hip was killing me. I got my grocery's from the truck to the rig, but most of them are still in the floor. Maybe Kandi will put them away!
More information on Quartzsite,AZ. If you are in the area, Jan.22-30 is the huge RV Tent Show. This is the place to buy everything and anything for your RV, also a wide variety of flea markets, RV Dealers, rock and mineral shows. This is THE place to be in Jan. 2011! See you there I hope.
I was planning to move my rig today. It has been raining and very windy, so I didn't. I get very "down" when I can't seem to get things going my way. I am having trouble getting my meds. refilled also. Keep calling to see if the Dr. has re-newed them, lost my temper today with his office! I think that did get the job done!
I still have to take my rig and have the bearings re-packed before I make any long trips. I may have to change my route also.
Maybe older people have trouble adjusting, I know I sure do.
I enjoy reading the blogs, it seems I don't have many readers, and I am losing some. Oh, well. Maybe when I get on the road it will be more interesting. I do think pictures add a lot to our blogs, even if not travel related.
All of TV tonight is about the Elections. I am glad Texas has retained its Governor Rick Perry.
I haven't done much today. Made it to the grocery store, and dropped off mail at the P.O. Just one of those days when I wished I could go to bed. Last night I did play with Picasa. Used their new Picnik to make a picture of Kandi in a bubble. I think this is a great photo editing free software!
My trip to Ft.Worth yesterday really wore me out. All I did today was make some business phone calls, call in my prescription renewals and rest. Not exactly what I had planned, but guess I need the rest.
http://rvingquartzsite.com/?p=397 hope this link works. It has more information on the distemper breakout in Quartzsite. I would make sure my dogs had all their shots. Also, I had been told there is a fungus that lies at the roots of some of the plants, it your dog is one that likes to dig, I would keep close eye on them. Mine doesn't seem to dig.
I am enjoying the cooler temps. It was 40 this morning. Blanket weather!
I wanted to make maps of my up and coming trip, leg by leg to post on my blog. It seems I have forgotten how to do it. I use Streets and Trips. I know the map can be saved in Picasa but I am having a "senior" moment. Any body?
I made the 140 mile round trip to Ft.Worth,TX today. I don't know why that trip makes me so tired, but it does. I went to get my mammogram, and of course did a little shopping. I ate at Captain D's for fish. Haven't done that in years, it was good and I enjoyed it. I am truly getting old. The traffic is really getting to me, as does, loud people. I guess I have stayed by my self too much. Kandi does bark every now and then, but it doesn't bother me too much. But, trying to eat with people talking loudly, and even singing? I felt like yelling shut the f up. I need to get out more!!
Jason's Mobile RV Service came about 12:00 noon. Took him about an hour to fix the spring that was hanging down. Seems the connector broke, not the spring. All that spring does is keep the electric cables to that room up while operating the slide out room! Even Jason said it was not a very good design. Then he aired up my tires, and fixed the 12 volt plug that I messed up earlier trying to air up my tires. It had knocked out the fuse that is behind the plug. Waiting for him, I cleaned out the front bay. So, I am a little further along in moving. Now, I have doctor appointments, so I can't move until the first of next week. Running a little behind time, but I feel I am making headway!
Trying to get ready to move, take my rig to have the bearings re-packed Got my slide out rooms in, and tried to air up the tires. My new 12 volt extension cord is not long enough! Looked at the rooms to make sure they were all the way in, and I found this spring hanging from the small slide out. I am not able to get under it, don't know if I could fix it or not. Called my trusty mobile RV repair man to come help! He can air up my tires too. So, once again I am on hold.
Single full time RV'r for six years, tried the apartment thing for a year, back fo full time in new to me 2004 35ft. Montana.I
belong to several RV clubs for single's. Loners on Wheels (LoW's) Escapee's RV club (SOLO'S) Good Sam, Thousand Trails (a resort camping) FREEROADER'S a internet group.
At one time my CB "handle" was roadrunner. When my husband died it became "Soloroadrunner" I was born and raised in Texas. Hope you will enjoy my travel adventures!