Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Another Day, Another Adventure

Hello everyone,
I hope things have been going well for all of you this week.  My friend Gail sent me her blog last week, with a quote I would like to share with all of you.  It said "I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list."  I liked that because there ARE many places we would still like to see.  For us, they are here in America.  I don't doubt there are many wonderful places to see in other countries, but we just want to see America FIRST.  Another friend of ours, who is also a full time RVer, has a sticker on the back of his motorhome that says "Not all who wander are lost."  That amuses us.  Sometimes, as we wander, we are lost, but as long as we have gas in the RV, we can wander without worrying about where we are.  We feel it is important to remember that it's NOT only about the destination, it's also about the journey.  So even if you get lost along the way, or have to take a detour, look for the adventure in it.

The week before our birthday party, our RV house door lock broke yet again.  With MUCH effort Greg got the door to open, and we used a bungee cord to hold it closed until we could replace it.  Oh joy!  

This past Wednesday Greg began ripping out most of our carpet.  OMG, I couldn't believe how dirty the floor was under it.  We had selected a vinyl plank flooring that looks like oak, but is much lighter in weight.  We only have carpet in the dining room, in front of the couch, and in the bedroom.  It was a lot of work for him, and a lot of misery for me, to get the new floor installed!  But the job is finally done and we are delighted with the results. 

This is a look at the entryway.  You can see the nice silver edging that he finished it off with.  The next picture shows the flooring and the beautiful area rug we ordered for the area where Jim sits in his recliner chair.  The wood edging in the living room, kitchen and hallway Jim did the golden oak stain on, and it turned out great!  The area rug has sea shells, anchors, sailboats and lighthouses on it, and we just love it.  Millie still loves Jim's recliner chair!  And Willie likes the small striped rug in front of the couch.

 This last picture shows the nice job Greg did putting the flooring in the bathroom.  It also shows the hall runner we bought, which also matches the small rug we put under the dog food dishes.  The upgrades are finished, and the mess has been cleaned up, and we are very happy with the end result! 
 It's been a very long time since we stayed in a site along the canals here, and I am really enjoying seeing the ducks, geese, and egrets that visit us most days.

I took the picture on the right because it amused me! 

 Yesterday we went to Kohl's, and we saw these two suits.  I just had to take pictures.  Each had a jacket, pants AND tie to match.  I just couldn't decide who I should buy one for.  OMG.  Anybody want to wear flamingos from head to toe?  LOL.

Today we went to WalMart to pick up something and I had another "must take" this picture moment.  I asked permission to take this one since I couldn't get it without him seeing me take it.  As I said, each day is an adventure.

Now I know everybody's taste is different, but here are a few pix of a motorhome down the row from us.  I do like the color purple, but not quite THIS much.
Even their outdoor refrigerator is purple!  I really enjoyed seeing how much they enjoy this color.  They had two dining canopies with purple table cloths and seat covers.  WOW.  Is this amazing or what?  

Today was also a special day because we had some close up visitors around noon. 
It's amazing how trusting the birds are around here. But I'm sure they would take off really fast if you tried to approach them, unless you had food to offer them.  It's so neat to sit quietly and watch the birds swim and walk around the canals.  

Mostly for us, life is good.  There has been one bump in the road this past week.  Early Friday morning Jim woke up with terrible pain.  To make a long story short, he has a nasty kidney stone, that he has not been able to pass.  On Saturday I took him to the nearby ER where they diagnosed it by a CT scan, gave him pain medication, and told him to follow up with his doctor.  So far, his doctor has not gotten back to us, and he is still dealing with pain.  Hopefully this will be resolved before I write again.  We are hoping to go up to Silent Valley on Friday, but that will depend on how he feels.  That's all for now, and I will keep you informed when there is any news.


  1. Saw your new flooring in person so can vouch that it looks GREAT! Love the lighthouse carpet ... perfect for your other lighthouse décor. Continued prayers for Jim. Hope this ordeal is over soon and that he's well enough to go through with your plans for getting back to Silent Valley tomorrow. Hugs...

  2. He is stubborn and insists we WILL travel tomorrow. However, this rather starling rain we had today might make it necessary to extend for a day and leave on Saturday. We got a call that his doc has put in a referral to the Urology department at Loma Linda, but we still have to wait to hear from them now. Slowly but surely we are making progress.