Tuesday, June 28, 2011


I am going to go to the storage bldg. Thursday and was thinking about all the stuff I want to get rid of. Among this stuff is hundreds of slides my hubby and I made down through the years. Does anyone know how to scan slides? I think there is a way to scan them into Picasa, and then on to disk. I hate to throw away all my pictures, but don't want to deal with slides, projector etc. 
Another hot day, I went to Lowes and got too hot. Thought I would pass out. I managed to get one of their electric carts, but it quit on me before I was through shopping! Guess that saved me some money!
I did download free app from Google. I read it on Rick's blog. It works great on my Droid phone.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Triple digits

We are having triple digits here in Texas, but are expecting a "cold" front tomorrow. It will be 99 instead of 100. Can you really tell the difference?
I have been researching motels that accept pets and have found a good site http://1clickpethotels.com, they also list motels that have kitchens. Haven't found any Motel 6 in Arkansas close to Mountain View yet. I even found motels in Las Vegas that accept pets! I might make it back to Vegas after all.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Texas State Parks

I hate to say it but Texas is not very good to their senior citizens. I have been researching state parks that rent cabins, seems Texas is short on these, and do NOT accept pets! If you are "old" you get a fifty percent discount on the daily entrance fee of $3.00, isn't that just peachy?So, I looked at C.O.E. (Core of engineers) parks. They do give senior half price discounts, but, again no cabins. Then I researched Federal Parks in Texas, this is the best bet for campers, there are "free" places to camp on the Texas coast, no hook-ups. Once again no cabins. Arkansas does have some rental cabins that will accept pets, $40.00 non refundable deposit. They give seniors (out of state) 25% discount for RV sites, and they are cheaper than Texas to begin with. 
My singles group,SOLO's are going to Sheridan,WY to get together before going to the Escapade in Gillette,WY. I would surely like to go, but I know I am not able to this year. But if I went there is no way I would go without going to Yellowstone Natl. Park. I have been there many years ago, also Grand Teton Natl. Park. I did take many pictures, but when I tried to unload my camera, I lost them all! I always vowed I would return!
 I have decided if I can I will get a camper van, Roadtrek, or Pleasureway. I would like to have a small class C, but it would have to be really small, one I could drive as an everyday vehicle. I really don't want to tow anything any more. So, for now I will keep looking, and planning.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Peaceful Day

Today was another one of "those" days. I didn't do a thing. Couldn't get motivated. I totally forgot today was trash day until 7 pm! 
Talked to my friend,Pat, that lives close to the Red River, seems her refrigeration quit on her. She was busy trying to save her food. She thinks it is a breaker. Mine did that and it was the converter, cost me $400.00 to replace. Seems like there is always something breaking down on these RVs. I know mine was a money pit! However, not all RVs I have owned has been. My hubby and I had two travel trailers and never had any trouble, except a flat when we went to Alaska. Maybe my Big Sky Montana was a lemon? Too late now to worry about it. Move on, try something else. Still thinking about a camper van, Roadtrek, or that other one. But then I couldn't live full time in it. I do know some older ladies that DO live in theirs full time. I don't think I could. I have been looking at Aliner tonight, I don't think I want that either. I don't want to have to look for a restroom. To me, the whole idea of having a RV is being able to use your own restroom, fix a snack and maybe take a rest. If you can't do that, why not just go in the car? Back to the drawing board!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Parking woes

Seems like I find a "notice" on my door every other day! This morning was no different. Notice----Parking Lot Striping and Power washing for the entire parking lot between 9 am and 5 pm Thursday and Friday June 30-July 1. We are requesting that all vehicles be removed from parking area by 9 am. Now just where am I to park my big truck? It goes on to say if vehicle is to be left in parking lot, it must be parked "between the lines". Well, good luck on that one too. I can never get between the lines. I can't get my door open without hitting the car next to me, so I always park a little off the lines. This time I am really too much "off" the lines, but it was so hot, I didn't go back and move it after unloading my groceries.
This is what I don't like about living in a big apartment complex. I like my apartment, just not all the co-motion that seems to be going on constantly. I guess that means I will have to get up early and move my truck, but where? I can't shop all day! Well, I could if I had the cash! I may change my mind about going full time again. It sure was a LOT less house cleaning, and quieter.  
The motorhome I am looking at is 33 ft. I think I could live in it just fine. I wanted to keep the apartment, and get a smaller rig. In other words, have my cake and eat it too!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Nothing New

Seems like every one on blogger is just like me, not much to talk about! In one way that might be good, in another, maybe not.
Yesterday was a Wal Mart day and today I was worn out, so I didn't do much. Spent the day, off and on in the bed. I did mention I have been a little "under the weather". Yesterday was the Pot Luck lunch, which I missed again. I did make pasta salad to take, then couldn't go. Needless to say, I am eating pasta salad every day! Well it is good, even if I do say so.
I am still looking for a small RV. I did sign a one year lease here, but I could get out of it, giving a thirty day notice is all that is required. I will probably stay the year, or close to it. Wonder if I will have my boxes unpacked? I am hoping I can find a small rig to travel in, and keep the apartment. I have already found a used Motorhome that I really do like and can afford. I would have to get a tow car. I tried a class C one time without a tow car, and it just doesn't work for me. Unhooking every thing every time I wanted to go some where wouldn't work for me. Towing a small car is easier than towing a 37 ft fifth wheel! Sometimes it does get in a bind, and is a little hard to disconnect, out comes the rubber mallet, that will fix it!
I think if I were happy here in the apartment I wouldn't be looking for another RV! I just don't want to go full time again. 
Proof reading my blog I noticed how many times I used the word I, sorry about that!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Golf ball size hail

has been all around us. So far it has missed Cleburne,Texas. My friend lives close to the Red River in her rig, and she said she really got hit, but couldn't see any damage. The Red River is close to Oklahoma. One of the Thousand Trails parks is located in Bridgeport, which also got hit last night, damaging some Condos. 
Today was so hot and humid, but I had to go to Wal Mart. I got a late start due to not feeling that great. Kandi has been off feed too, I am wondering if it is the water. I found my Pur water picture and filled it and have been giving her water from it. I have a case of bottled water in the truck, I will try to get some and bring into the apartment. I can't carry the big case, but I can put some in Wal Mart bags and bring a few every day, that way. 
I did a no no, been eating ice cream! Not a good thing for a diabetic, but, you just got to live once in a while!
Kandi is a sleepy baby some days, she doesn't want to get up. You can see she shares her bed with me!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Travis and great granddaughters

I had a very nice day with my grandson Travis, who is in the Air Force and on his way to his next post, in Great Falls, Montana. My son-in-law and his wife Amy invited me to their cook out. We had very nice steaks on the grill. Eric, you are a good chef!  Amy made some wonder fresh green beans, and mashed potatoes. A fun time was had by this old great grandma, chasing the twins! They are really at a cute age. Enjoyed seeing my granddaughter,Sarah, been a few months and my step-granddaughter,Geneva, her friend Keith, and step-grand son, Daniel. This is the same bunch of GREAT teens that moved me!

Thanks for a great day!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Fire Drill!!

I have been having such a hard time sleeping, went to bed about one am last night to be awakened by a screeching smoke alarm! It unnerved me to no end. I had to get a Nitro before I could even move. Kandi went crazy. She was trying to climb up my legs to get to me. My first thought was, the battery was bad, like the ones in the RV. They usually have a red re-set button, so I am trying to push a non existence button with a mop handle. Finally I heard people in the hall, so I opened the door to see what was going on. The people in the hall said we had to leave the building! Great, I am in my raggedy nightgown, so I put on shorts, shirt and shoes, got Kandi's leash. Then I thought well I might need my truck keys, and my purse, just in case I needed money. By the time I got out to the hall, trying to lock my door, the alarm stopped. No fire. False alarm. By the way, did I mention it was 4:00am? A bunch of old people, dressed in night clothes, half asleep is NOT a sight you might want to see! Gee.
Got back in, calmed Kandi down, took a Xanax, and tried to go back to sleep. It did make me consider, I need better plan to escape. I need to have my purse,glasses,keys and maybe a little bag with my meds by my bed, ready to go, just in case. The old lady that lives up on the second floor, and on a walker beat me down stairs! Should I have locked my door? Or, not lock, it would be a good time for thieves to loot the apartments? 
Something triggered the alarm in one of the apartments, and they all go off. I guess that is a good thing. It does give me second thoughts on living in an apartment complex that has eight buildings,three stories high. I am on the ground floor, right next to the breezeway to go outside. If we had been on fire, I would not have made it out! Scared the hell out of me!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

New Hydro Spin shower head.

No maintenance man needed. 
Easy to do, took about ten minutes, five to find my glasses, five to install.
Hydro Spin has only four spray settings, that's OK with me, what I was going for was a long hose, so it will spray up and down and all around! I will be able to bathe Kandi in the shower! She loves the water anyway, I had trouble keeping her OUT of the shower in the rig. She wanted to shower every time I did. Otherwise a quiet Sunday.

I think I can

I hope I can!

Replacing shower head

I could call maintenance

Saturday, June 11, 2011

A Little Under the Weather

I don't know how I am ever going to get my sleeping on track. I went to bed fairly early (for me) and dozed off watching TV. Kandi woke me up with a bark about 2:30 am. My arms were asleep, and I sat up on the edge of the bed for a while, then could not get back to sleep. There was a Luau at one, and I really had wanted to go. I was so "out of it" I just couldn't get it together to go. Today my elbow hurts, and I have a terrific headache. I never have headaches, so I don't know what's up with me, maybe just old age. It has been very hot and I have the ceiling fans going, so maybe that's what caused my headache.
 Pidge gave me a heads up about coupons. She says you can buy them on e-bay. I didn't know that! She gets only food coupons. Then fabgrandma.com has found a good one too, check out Deal Taker.com
Facebook has got me hooked! I have been on Facebook and Twitter several years. When I had a web store I could advertise on these sites, and I advertise my e-Bay sales on there now. I am hooked on playing Farmville, there are other games too I enjoy, but seem to go back to that one.  Well, now you know why I don't get things done!

Thursday, June 9, 2011


It started last night, looking for grocery coupons. I didn't know there were so many "coupons" places out there! I did find Coupon Mom, as seen on Oprah. I signed up, and I signed up. Gee, they keep asking for my e-mail address. It is a great site, and if you go there, you will see many other good sites, such as free stuff. Of course, you have to sign up! I did find a few coupons for grocery items in my area. I am limited to grocery stores here. We have H.E.B, Kroger, Albertson, Wal Mart. You will find drug store coupons also. Great buys, and "free" stuff at CVS. Yea, I'm in to IT!
Speaking of  tomatoes, mine look like someone took a blow torch to it. When I got to thinking about it, I think they really did. When the big mowers come right by my patio, I think the heat from the exhaust got them.  

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Hanging pictures

Yesterday was a decorating day. Up the ladder, down the ladder, up the ladder. Trying to hang a few pictures. This one is a needlepoint my daughter,Geri made many years ago. She passed away in 1996, so you know all of her work is precious to me. 
I moped my bathroom floor, gathered my trash for today's pick up. I have a lot more "housework" than I want to do. Sure didn't have this much work in my rig. Today I can barely move. Going up and down the ladder sure messed up my back and hip. They keep telling me I am old, I keep saying, no, I am not!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Busy day

 even though I did not get to sleep until about 4:00 am, I did get up about ten. The noise from the "mowers" sounded like they were in my bedroom! Seem like there is a lot of gardening going on around here. 

My tomatoes are looking good. The larger one is a "grape" and I planted it in Miracle Grow potting soil, the other one is a Patio and is supposed to do well in a pot. I didn't have enough Miracle Grow to fill the pot, so I topped it off with regular potting soil from the dollar store. Wonder if it will make a difference?
About a week ago I bathed my dog in a medicated dog shampoo and she stinks to high heaven. Couldn't stand it any longer, so I bathed her in Baby Shampoo. I usually use Johnsons' Baby shampoo anyway, but thought I would try the medicated as she was scratching. It did not help the scratching, she doesn't have any fleas or bugs. I use Frontline on her and have never seen any fleas or ticks. After her bath, I needed a bath! We always make a big mess. Then I washed the sheets, so, we are clean! 
I am tired and hungry, think I might have another cinnamon roll!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Here comes summer!

It seemed really hot to me today. Maybe it's the humidity. I went to Albertsons' today. They had some very good cinnamon rolls,four for one dollar, you just know I had to have one! No, no, but I did anyway. Very good sales. Upon return, you must enter the complex through a gate with either a key pad or remote. I always use the remote, but for some reason it wouldn't open the gate. So, I had to back that big truck all the way back around to get turned around to go though the gate with the key pad. That made me have to park at the rear of the complex. That's OK, it is just a little longer walk, but I can see my truck from my front windows.

I am talking to a lady that has a 2002 Roadtrek for sale! I hate to get my hopes up, but maybe just maybe everything will work out. The price is right, and not many miles. She is putting new a/c this week. I really need my truck for a while, so I can get the storage bldg. cleaned out. She is not in a hurry and neither am I. I explained to her I have to sell my truck before I can buy the van. If it doesn't work out, then it wasn't meant to be! Every thing works out for the best.
In today's mail was the travel information on Arkansas, and the Ozark Folk Center  State Park. Still want to go, but I think the only way I can will be with an RV. 
Doesn't hurt to dream, does it?