Saturday, September 10, 2016

Wilderness Lakes, September 10th

Hi Dear Friends and family, 
I'm going to try, right off the bat, to see if I can post any pictures today.  This is a vintage Airstream trailer that was parked up the road from us at Silent Valley.  It's a classic!  The 5th wheel trailer shown below, also known as a 5er, belongs to our neighbors, Carl & Donna.  They are from the Phoenix, AZ area.  The day we arrived at Silent Valley there was a guy selling snazzy little three wheel scooters.  The prices ranged from around $1700 to almost $3000.  Jim would have loved to get one, but we don't need it, we can't afford it, and we have no place to carry it, so we didn't get one.  Carl bought the shiny black one you can see in the picture.  The next day he went down the hill and ordered a trailer to transport it on.  Sadly, his scooter turned out to be a real lemon, and after many calls for service and replacing the batteries and whatever else they tried, it still would NOT run properly, so they returned it and got their money back.  What a shame for them.  He says he can use the trailer to haul around his golf cart, so that won't be a complete waste.  I'm sure glad we didn't buy one though.  As long as we can get around the campgrounds by walking, I don't want to pass up the chance to get our exercise!   

The pictures below show the shower curtain rod, first flexed inward, so it's not in the way, then outward to give you extra "elbow room" when you are taking a shower.  It REALLY makes a huge difference in the space inside the shower!!!!
  This was my only real complaint about this RV, so now I'm a happy camper again!

I think our stress last week took a toll on all of us, as you can see in my next picture below.

Both of them have been really good since they could sense that we were under a lot of pressure.  

Last Tuesday we met Donna & George (my sister and her husband) up at Los Rio Rancho park for a picnic.  It was the same park we went to last month, so I didn't take any pictures this time....also I forgot to take my camera Tuesday.  Donna had made me a gift of a beautiful hand made floral wreath to hang on our door.  Since these campgrounds can be VERY windy, I decided it might be better to hang it inside on the hall door. 
Now isn't that just gorgeous?  We love it!  The little yellow bird is so realistic looking, I almost expect to hear him sing!

We packed up to travel on Wednesday.  It's hard to believe the new screen room only takes about two minutes to set up or take down.  What a blessing!  We got here before noon on Thursday, and found a beautiful, large site, with 50 amp service.  We got set up before long, and the new satellite dish worked its wonders with finding a signal in just a jiffy!  It was quite warm, 89 outside, so we waited until early evening to put up the screen room.  I had found a new rug for the screen room, so our other one is stretched out under the awning, and helps prevent as much dirt from being tracked in.
Here are a couple pix of the RV and the screen room, showing the new outdoor rug, and the black two seater couch.  Later, we put in the dog's canvas bed next to the little blue table.  Willie isn't too sure about using it, but Millie likes it quite a lot.  

Yesterday we had our "usual guy" Yanez RV, come out to wash and wax the RV.  We were a little disappointed this time.  We've had this guy come out for several years, since back when he had a small "mom and pop" business, but now he has grown into a large, successful business, and the service is not quite as good.  In the first place, they were TWO hours late, and didn't even call to let us know.  Secondly they had to move the outdoor refrigerator, which was OK, but I think they should have moved it BACK in place when they were done.  Lastly, they dripped huge glops of wax all over the outside rug and did NOT clean it off.  I guess we need to look for a new service to wash & wax our RV in the future.  Our dear friends Almita & Rueben came over for lunch and a game of Mexican Train yesterday.......and of course Rueben won!  She said they like to have Sergio RV Wash & Wax service take care of their RV, so we might try them next time.

We were going to set up and sell our magnetic jewelry this morning, but I just decided we needed to rest even more than we needed the money, so we took the day off, and will try again next week.  This afternoon the park is having a chili cook-off.  We may go down to the park area to see how it goes.

Monday is my appointment for the follow-up on my abnormal mammogram in the morning, and in the afternoon Jim has an appointment with his new VA doctor.  We hope we can get him an urgently needed referral to an ophthalmogist as he is overdue to have cataract surgery.  Wish us lots of luck.

Since my last blog post, I have heard from many readers who have already taken care of their final arrangements, or are looking into it now.  Good for you!  And for those of you still procrastinating...............why?  It needs to be done, and NOBODY knows just how much longer each of us has left, so get busy.  Must close now........we are going to Candy Bar Bingo soon.  Have a great weekend, enjoy all the blessings of this life, and take care of ALL the people and pets you love.  I also want to suggest mending any fences that need it.  Tomorrow is not guaranteed, so don't put off that which you can, and probably should, do today.     

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