Friday, May 30, 2014

Oil change

Yesterday I went to the cardiologist to see the results of my blood work. He said my cholesterol level was good(127) and everything else was normal so that's more good news.
After getting back home I sanitized the fresh water tank.
This morning I got up early to change the oil and grease the motorhome. Nancy asked if I wanted breakfast I told her I didn't think it would be a good idea to eat then roll around under the motorhome.
I wanted to an early start before it go hot in the day. The temps of 90+ is not good for working around and under the motorhome. After doing that I took the old oil to Autozone to be recycled.
Today will be more of the same-getting the old bus ready.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Getting ready

Yesterday we went to Nancy's nephrologist to see how her blood work came out. There was no change from the previous blood work so the nephrologist said that Nancy was holding her own and that is good news. As long as she can do that she will be able to stay off dialysis.
After leaving the doctor we went to Walmart for a couple of things. Coming back to the house I dropped Nancy off and went to Wendy's to get us a bite to eat.
After we ate I went to get the motorhome and brought it over to the house. I washed about half of the motorhome and it sure is a mess where it had set all winter. It may need a double wash and a lot of rubbing to look half way decent.
Today will be more cleaning.
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Monday, May 26, 2014


First and most important this day a big thank you to all of the veterans. With out you the world would not be the same.
Things are still about the same here.  I'm still doing things in the motorhome. I used Pledge Oil to all the cabinets and woodwork.  I try to do this a couple of times a year to keep the wood from drying out and keep a shine on the wood.
We have a busy week ahead of us. Nancy has an appointment with the kidney doctor Tuesday and I have one with my cardiologist Thursday to get the report on my blood work. I will be bringing the motorhome over close to the house Wednesday so in a few days I can wash it and do the oil and filter changes. Then we will be putting things in it that we will be needing for the summer trip.

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Small stuff

Yesterday was still busy on small things that needed done. I put a second coat of paint on the inside of the door of the house. The door was a tan color and that just didn't look right to me so now it is white.
I also was back at the motorhome putting a piece of veneer wood on the side of the build in closure that I made for the new microwave we had to buy last summer. I also stained the veneer a golden oak to match the rest of the wood cabinets. That with a couple of trips to Lowes and Home Depot took up most of the day.

I did get a chance to take a couple of pictures of flowers in the park while riding the bike from the house to the motorhome.  Blogs seem to be nice if the have a photo or two.
Today will be more of the same.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Busy days ahead

It is still a couple of weeks before we will be on the road for the summer, but we are slowly getting ready.  Monday Nancy got her hair cut, so it will be a while before she has to look for a place to do it again.
Yesterday we got up early to go have our blood drawn for our doctors to see if anything has changed. We stopped at Susie's for breakfast. Another of quite a few small restaurants that are little gems in the rough. The place is not on the main road and it took us a few years to come upon it. The restaurant is family owned and is full of regular customers and no wonder with the good food and fast service.
Example one of the specials, two eggs, two pancakes, two bacon or sausage for $3.95.
After getting back home I was off again to get four new tires for the car getting back to the house at 2:00 and taking off at 2:30 for an 3:00 appointment for an oil change on the car. Getting back to the house at 4:30 it was time to eat supper and call it a day.
Today will be more getting a few things done.

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Monday, May 19, 2014


On the way to church yesterday the traffic was backed up in one lane. As we were coming upon the line of cars a tow truck came around us so I told Nancy that there probably was an accident up ahead.  As we approached the traffic light we saw what had happened. Seeing an accident is almost an everyday thing here.
It looked as though this car had cut across in front of an SUV and got broad side. While we set there someone came over and took the passenger side door and put it on the ground. So it was a hard hit. The ambulance had already came and gone by the time we got there.
There was two state patrol cars and on county police car on the scene.  I hope no one was hurt seriously.
After getting back home we had left overs from Saturday for our Sunday dinner,

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Saturday, May 17, 2014


Here it is a weekend again. Where does the week go so fast?
We went to Walmart again and a trip to the Aldi store.  I also had to repair a water leak a couple of days ago.  We've also started a list of things that we need to put in the motorhome for the summer.  We usually forget something so we thought the list would help us remember. We have less than three weeks before we get on the road and will be busy with Nancy's doctor appointment plus getting the motorhome road worthy.
I've still got a few chores that need attending to on the house.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Almost broke down

Here is the nice small restaurant where I took Nancy for Mother's Day. It seats around 100 with quick service, great food and good prices. We have eaten here several times before.
Here is a nice looking old truck I saw the other day. I see these golden oldies every now and then. They sure bring back a lot of good memories.
Here is what I was into yesterday. On the way back from the doctors Monday where we had our checkup and getting  prescriptions for our medicines. The serpentine belt on the car started to come apart and making a noise. I raised the hood and cut off the part that was slapping around making the noise. Then I stopped into a NAPA Auto Parts to buy a new belt. What should be a simple job was not so simple yesterday. There was no room to get my hands down in to do anything. I had to end up taking the front wheel off then taking a couple of pieces of plastic from the wheel well off to have room to work. Of course this was done with me lying on my back doing the work.
At least I woke up this morning without being sore so that is good.

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Birthday Lady

We went to Walmart on Thursday for a few things. I really don't believe the reports about inflation that I keep hearing. The money just doesn't go as far as it used to.  I also can't go along with the reason some things have to go up in prices. Nancy keeps telling me I have to get use to it, which is hard for me to do.  How can you get use to something like lettuce will be .99 and the next week it will be $1.89 and then back to .99 again a week later. Oh well we just have to live with it.
Today is Nancy's birthday and she didn't even give me a chance to think about taking her out for dinner. She put on a beef roast in the crock pot last night?
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Thursday, May 08, 2014

A visit with friends

We are not doing anything different.  Nancy is way behind in her walking, maybe its the hotter weather we have been having this week.  She is still on the mend and seems to be doing a little better every couple of days.
I finally got an overdue haircut.  The barber that I have been going to sold his shop so I had to go find another one.
Yesterday our friends Lena and Earl came over for a visit. It was nice seeing them again, it has been a couple of years since the last time. They are living in Dade City. They are a couple of friends from when we worked together at Dollywood as work campers for a few years.
Other than that and talking to our children on the phone every couple of days is all that is going on with us.

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Sunday, May 04, 2014


Things are slower than a snail around here. Just about everyone that is going north has already left and the few that are here will be gone in a few weeks.
It has been raining here for a few days and I mean hard rains at times.  Down in Tampa the streets were flooded and the wind knocked down some trees so with the sun coming out today and the temps going back up in the 80"s it sounds like the good weather is back.
Needles to say we have just been setting around doing the computer and tv thing with a little house cleaning in between.
Nancy and I caught a little stomach bug of some kind and we didn't feel like getting out anyway so the rain did not bother us that much. We hope by tomorrow we will feel like getting out and messing around.

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