Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Dinette Cushions Finished

It was back to the dinette cushions yesterday. well actually it was the trim around the cushions and not the cushions themselves.  After taking the trim off I had to strip the material off of the wood remove more staples that was used to hold the material than was really needed.  It seems that at times it takes longer preparing to do the work than doing the work.
Stretching the new material and doing the stapling was going along good until the staple gun decided to not shoot out the staples.  My first thought was I was out of staples but taking a look that was not the problem.  My stapler thought after using it for at least 25 years it was time to retire. I thought well old friend if you want to quit you just go ahead you have served  me well.  So in the trash it went, but wait this was a Sear Craftsman Stapler I wonder do they still honor the lifetime warranty I will find out.
I went to Walmart and bought a new Arrow T-50 Stapler with that in hand I finished up the trim pieces. Nancy and I thought the project turned out pretty good.

This is the before photo with the cushion pattern and the olive green trim.  Fifteen years old and very worn.

This is the after photo with the light gray and white cushion and the dark gray trim.  It does look a better and much brighter.

So now to the next project as I have three of them flowing around in my head I just have to make up my mind which one to do first.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

What's happening

Thought I had better drop a line or two in the blog.

I have been on a project that has taken a little more time than I thought it would.  Plus I still have the normal things that needs to be done.
Like another load of laundry, going to get groceries, trash to the dumpster and more.

I would put photo's up of what I'm working on but I wanted to wait until I'm finished to have the before and after photo's.  Its just things to do while waiting on Nancy's eyes to heal to have her glasses made and then we can take off for the summer.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Small stuff

Monday the first thing I did was go down to the park laundromat to do a load of laundry through the washer and dryer.

When I got back with the carpet being completely dried I shook out the throw rugs or if you prefer I shook out the scatter rugs and put them in their proper place. 
Then next was to work on the drawer under the oven that had dropped down and was out of alinement.
Next up was to take the filters out of both air/conditioners and cut new ones to put in. I buy the foam filter material from Walmart I buy a pack for .99 which has enough to make three filters.   
After that a couple of the normal things that have to be taken care of like taking the trash down to the dumpster.

Yesterday the first thing I did was to take out the screens in the Fantastic Fan and the bathroom to give them a good cleaning.
Nancy said she needed to get her hair cut so we went up to Spring Hill to Great Clips to have them to cut her hair.
From there it was to Walmart to do a little shopping and pick out a material to upholster the dinette cushions. We didn't really like the material that we bought the other day.  Of course the reason we did get it was to see if I could do it and how it would look. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The carpet is cleaned.

Yesterday was a busy day for us in that we got up early to get things up and out of the way
so the Carpet Cleaner could start cleaning the carpets when he got here.
He was scheduled to be here between 10:00 am and 11:00 am.  Well he called at 11:10 and said he was just finishing up on another job and would be here shortly  The short time was another half an hour when he called to say he was on his way and still took another half an hour to get here.

He did finally get here I showed him the carpet the sofa and the chair I also wanted cleaned and also to put scotchgard on all of it. He got started and within twenty minutes a problem came up and it took a while to solve the problem that it was a section of the water hose wasn't letting the water come through.  All that plus he was deep cleaning it so it took him three and a half hours to finish.

After the Carpet Cleaner left Nancy and I decided we would got to Little Caesar's and get a pepperoni pizza.  We brought the pizza home to eat, after finishing the pizza we put everything back together in the proper places. We had to set a lot of things on the bed to be out of the way of the carpet cleaner. 
The sofa, chair and carpet looks and feel much better after the cleaning. 

So now it will be on the next project. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Good eating

I hope you had a very good Easter and a happy one.
Nancy and I stayed home to enjoy a nice quite meal alone.  We both were busy doing the peeling and mixing of different things for our meal and didn't take time for lunch because we knew we would be stuffing ourselves at supper time.
After about three hours in the oven the ham with just a little honey on it came out of the oven ready to be carved.  This was the only small ham that Winn Dixie had and it was enough to feed six people so we will have a lot leftover.
So with the ham was candied sweet potatoes, green beans, deviled eggs and a hot roll we enjoyed our meal and for sure we did stuff ourselves enough the we didn't eat anything the rest of the evening.
The ham was cooked to perfection as was everything else.  That Nancy of mine can really cook.

Yesterday I did a little painting on the inside of my bay doors, with the motorhome being fifteen years old its beginning to look a little old and needs to be shaped up a little.
We also have a carpet cleaning crew coming out tomorrow to clean the carpets and do the upholstery.

Since we have to stay longer than we had planned on because of Nancy's eyes we have a few more things we are going to do concerning the motorhome.

I guess you have heard about all the fires in Florida.  They have these signs out on the highway to keep us award of the fog and smoke but most of the people driving still do not slow down.

Nancy and I will be clearing the carpet as much as we can today so the cleaners can get to cleaning the carpets as soon as they get here.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.  


Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter

First I wish all of you a Happy Easter this special day.  May you and your family enjoy a quiet time together.

Yesterday was a day for somethings that needed to be taken care of.  I did the vacuuming then took the rugs outside to give them a good shaking out.  For some reason our shower head needs to be taken apart to clean out the holes since we are in this park.  This is the only time that it needs to be done. I have no idea why unless they have old water lines in the park.  The park itself is old so it could be old metal water lines.

After catching up on my work I went to the Winn Dixie Store to get a ham and all that goes with it because Nancy  said she wanted to have a good Easter Dinner for us and of course she will have no argument from me.  I have enjoyed her cooking for a long, long time.
She knows on a holiday I like to snack on the leftovers and with just the two of us there are a lot of leftovers to eat ummm.
Besides my spaghetti is just about gone.  The plate full in the photo is the spaghetti with a lot of cheese baked on top of it.

On the way to the store I thought I would snap a couple of pictures to show you a couple of places near us.
This one is a Mobile home and RV Parts place. I've been in to look around but haven't bought anything from them yet.
This is one of those places from years ago when there were a bunch of roadside attractions.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Friday, April 14, 2017


Yesterday was a day to the park laundromat.  Nancy said that if I would wait until she got ready she would help me with the laundry.  I told her by the time she got ready I could be finished with it, so I did.
After I had a small lunch I was out the door and on the way to the Roadside Market.
I bought some tomatoes, bananas, small cucumbers and one of the largest green peppers I have ever seen. All of the items with the exception of the bananas are grown local here in Florida and are much cheaper and fresher than in the chain super markets.
From there it was to Save A Lot for the ingredients to make spaghetti. In my opinion Nancy makes the best spaghetti I have ever eaten and that is a lot of spaghetti and a mighty lot of years.
She uses a lot of meat and a lot of spices which end up with a lot of spaghetti that lasts me for a few days and I always gain weight because I eat too much of it.

I keep getting behind on my work and it may be due to Nancy keeps adding to the list.
We do have several things that we want to do before we take off for the summer.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Old sofa gone.

Nancy was wondering how I would get the green sofa taken away and to be honest that had crossed my mind also.  
 Monday morning I told Nancy I would put it on Graigslist someone might need it.
With a doubtful tone she says why no one would want that old thing.  I then said remember the saying "one mans trash is another mans treasure".

Yesterday I got a call about the green sofa and a few questions about the measurement on it so the guy says he will be over to look at it.  The guy gets here with his wife they look it over sat on it and said it was for their son he had a small trailer and it would be just what he needed. Then as always they asked what the lowest I would take for it.  I came down on the price so they took it with them.

With the complete install of the new sofa we will now look to get someone to come in and clean the carpets and all the upholstery in the motorhome.

Yesterday I went to the Winn Dixie store to get us some of their Fried Chicken that came with a free side.  It was a good deal the Fried Chicken was $6.00 and the free side had a regular price of $2.99.
That with a baked potato fresh from our microwave made for a tasty supper.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Monday, April 10, 2017

A little busy

Yes I was  little busy over the week end.

First thing was Friday after breakfast I was on the computer reading the morning blogs as I always do.  Then I look at the Craigslist to see if they have anything at a bargain that I need or can use.
There were a few items in the rv and camping section but nothing I could use. I have been wanting to get another Jacknife sofa, the green one we have had for sometime doesn't exactly match but at the time we really needed one so we got that one.  
I did notice that one person had several items for sale but not a sofa.  Nancy suggested that I should call them and see if they might have one or know where one was.  So I called the nd asked the guy on the phone if he had the type of sofa that we needed and he said he would have one in a couple of days that he had a bus he is converting to a motorhome with the sofa in it he is pulling out to put in a home type sofa. I asked if it was a Jackknife sofa he said it was a pull out sofa that did take up that much room when in the bed position.  He said I could come and look at it so off I go to see it.
I got over to the place and went in the bus to look at the sofa, well what do you know it looked good and it was a Jacknife sofa I got my tape measure to check the length and it was the right length.
I told him I would take it he said he would bring it over Sunday.

Saturday morning Nancy fixed my good breakfast eggs, country ham with some onions, peppers, toast and coffee.
After breakfast I went out to let the awning back out since the wind had died down enough.
Next in order was to take out the Green sofa to make preparation for the new to us sofa that was coming Sunday. 
So now instead of the light Green Olive color sofa.
We have the better matching Blue sofa.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


Friday, April 07, 2017

Awning up again

Thursday the winds continued to blow and slowly through the day pick up in force.
I set up the grill and tried to grill us a sirloin steak but with the wind blowing and me trying to keep the flame going in the grill I soon gave up on the idea. So with the steak only half done after half and hour I shut things down and took it inside where Nancy finished the steak up on the stove. 
She did a great job on the steak and it tasted real good.  After I finished my meal and giving it time to digest a little I was outside.

The weather people had a forecast of strong winds with rain for the night I thought it would be best if I let up the patio awning.  It was a good thing because during the night the winds did get stronger and rocked the motorhome a few times.  We went to sleep during the night with the window open and could hear thunder and see flashes of lightning in the distance.  When the so called storm was upon us there was a lot of thunder and lightning but very little rain but enough that I had to close the window.

Yesterday I went to Winn Dixie to buy a few things that we do not use much of like butter milk for Nancy to fix some corn bread to go with the slaw and "Pinto Beans" we were having for supper.
Now for you folks that don't know what Pinto Beans are you may call them Brown Beans.
Call them what you may they sure do taste good with some onions, corn bread and slaw which Nancy's way of fixing them always taste real good.

The winds were still blowing to much to let out the awning so it stayed in the up position.
I may let it down today if the winds die down some today.

Speaking of today when we woke up this morning the temperature was 55* and is just going to be in the 70's today. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.   

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Lift off on hold

Like so many times this season it looks like I will be raising the patio awning to close it.  The weather people are telling us to expect rain storms with windy conditions.
It is the same storm that is coming trough the mid-west with the tornadoes.  They are saying it will not be that bad for us and will move through quickly.

Nancy had her eyes checked yesterday and they told her everything looked good and to come back in a month.  They did tell her to get some artificial tears because she has dry eyes and that is the reason her eyes have been bothering her.
So we can say once again "lift off on hold".

So with that news we will once again be putting off our summer travels for another month.
I have been trying to put together our travel plans and have changed them several times already so I think I will just wait until things are more definite.  It is not a problem we have be this way many times before being full timers since 2000 you just go with the flow.

The important thing for now is to make sure Nancy's eyes are doing good when we leave for our journey.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


Monday, April 03, 2017

Reading Glasses

Another night of having the overhead window open because the temperature was in the low 70's through out the night.
Today will be another hot day with 90* forecast with lots of sunshine.

The weekend was the NCAA Basketball Tournament consisting of two games and as usual there was tears on one side for those that lost and joy on the winning teams Tonight will finish up the games for another college basketball season.

Nancy's eyes are still bothering her some and she is having a hard time without glasses so yesterday we went to Walmart to get her a pair of reading glasses.  These will at least help her as far as reading and being able to see things on the computer.

She will be going back to the East Coast Eye Institute tomorrow to check her eyes again.  We are hoping for the best but at the same time we know we might have to wait longer until she can have her glasses made at this time. It may be another week or two before her eyes are well enough to be examined for her new glasses.

With the weather going to be hot today it looks like inside work with the airconditioner to keep us cool.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


Saturday, April 01, 2017

Doing a little

The weather people said we were going to get a storm late Thursday night and it was warm so we left overhead window open because it was warm.  Early morning before daylight Friday it started sprinkling rain so I closed the window but it never did rain hard and didn't last long.

Friday was the day to put the finishing touches on my new batteries installation so I can now mark that off the list.  I took the garbage to the dumpster the did some straightening up of the outside bays throwing away a few things and changing from one bay to another.
I don't think you ever get stuff where you are finished because in a day or two its always back to changing again.

After being satisfied for the time being with the outside bays I took a load of clothes to the camp laundromat to wash and dry.

The weather is getting rather warm for the next week with a chance of rain for four days.  Can't complain about the rain we haven't had much rain this winter and spring and this area is in a drought so we need the rain if the crops are going to do any good.

Today I will be watching the Final Four Basketball Games.

Thanks for stopping and have a great day.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Doctor and other things

Nancy had her appointment Tuesday for the follow up on the surgery she had Monday morning to check and see how her eye was doing. Even though she has been complaining how it was hurting more than the left eye she had done a week ago the doctor assured her it was fine.

With Nancy's appointment being 1:45 pm by the time she was through with seeing the doctor and going through some test it was time for us to eat.  Nancy has been wanting pork chops for a couple of days so we went to Frank's Dinner that is located just across the road from the park were we are staying.  We usually enjoy the food that we have had at Frank's but this time both of us thought the pork chops didn't have much taste.  It may be do to the fact that the pork chops were cut mighty thin.

I cleaned up my grill so I could grill us some good tasting pork chops that I bought yesterday. 
But yesterday we had spare ribs that were already baked to eat that were on sale at Win Dixie for $10.00 for a whole slab.  
When the weather gets warm in Florida you will see all the different types of rides come out as this type of motor bike.
Of course the old time favorite Dune Buggy.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Another Cataract Surgery

Yesterday we has to get up early because Nancy was scheduled to have the right eye for cataract surgery. First they checked her left eye to see how it was progressing.  Nancy was very pleased in that she was able to read the eye chart two lines smaller then she could a week ago.

The surgery would last at least a couple of hours so I was off to Burger King with a coupon to buy me a sausage biscuit for .50 cents.  I got the sausage biscuit to go and headed home where I had some fresh coffee to go with it which tasted very good.  Aft
er eating and doing a few things it was time to pick up Nancy.

After bring Nancy back home and settled down I took some bed sheets down to the laundry room to wash and dry.  When I brought the clean bed sheets home folded and put them away I was ready for a short rest.

Around 3:00 pm Nancy said she was getting hungry so I told her I would go out and get us a bite to eat.  On the way I stopped at the roadside market for tomatoes at .69 cents a pound a few bananas for .27 cents a pound and a couple of Hot peppers.  Then it was a stop in Publix for a container of ham salad. The last stop was Little Caesar's Pizza.

After eating, watching a little tv, catching up on our evening computing we called it a day.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


Sunday, March 26, 2017

New Computer

Sorry I have not posted in a while but with Nancy having her eye surgery and both of us having doctor appointments things have been kind of off kilter.
But the main reason it that my old Toshiba Computer finally after ten years bit the dust "bless its old hard drive". 
Now I've got a new Dell Laptop that I know isn't the best, but I bought it because it had the best sounding speakers that are loud enough for these old ears of mine.  It is taking time to get use to with new and different keys and programs on it that I will have to change and customize to suit me.

Anyway Nancy went  back to see the opthamologist Monday to see how her eye was doing at first he thought that something was wrong with the way she was seeing the eye chart but after remembering she had the stratch and the astigmatisim in her eye everything was ok. She is going to have the other eye done tomorrow.

I went to the Cardiologist Thursday and he told me that everything looked good so I will see him in December when we get back for the winter.

Nancy and I both saw our Family Doctor Friday and everything was good for the both of us. We also got our prescriptions to last us until we get back.

Of course I have been watching m basketball games.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Eye Surgery

Today started with a temperature of 48* which was a very good sleeping night, todays temperature is a high of 77* and the wind we have been having since we have been here for the winter.

I have a long rest now the games have stopped after finishing up Sunday and will not resume until Thursday. 

Nancy had the cataract surgery yesterday and everything went very well.  In fact you might say she is over joyed.  In the evening time yesterday she took the patch off of her eye and she was able to read the small print on several different things with out her glasses and she says with a smile "I can see that".  We are so thankful that she is doing good with her eye that they did the surgery on.
Nancy has to go back today for a follow up and see when the surgery will be on the other eye.

I did a little work after coming back home with Nancy in that I finally connected up the two batteries to the motorhome to make a set of four and they seem to be doing good.  I still have to do some more to complete the installation and double checking things.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Their gone

Our Daughter Vicki and her daughter Rebekah went to Tampa to go through the old Tampa Hotel.
Vicki has been through it a couple of years ago when she came to visit us Nancy and I was with her that time.  She was wanting Rebekah to see it and look at all the old things that were there from the old time period when the Hotel was in its hay day.
Nancy and I decided to sit this one out as Nancy was still tired from our running around Tuesday.
I also wanted to watch the March Madness Games that were on. 

Vicki and Rebekah were up way to early this morning getting ready to go back to Lexington since they are planning on driving straight through to get home sometime tonight.
We told her to call us several time today to let us know that she is alright.
We have certainly have enjoyed Vicki and Rebekah being here and as always the time is very short when they and anyone comes to visit us.

Today I will be watching the basketball games all day long as I have the past couple of days.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Homosassa Springs Wild Life Park

Tuesday Vicki wanted to go to the Homosassa Wild Life Park. She was there a few years back and wanted see it again so that's where we went.
When you go in the visitor's center you get your ticket to board the boat to get to the Wild Life Park.
This is a nice twenty minute ride on the river where you see the different birds, trees, turtles and maybe an alligator or two.
If you don't see an alligator in the river don't worry you can see a bunch of them in their den at the park after getting off the boat.
We saw the river otters swimming and playing also coming out and having a bite to eat. We spend some time watching and enjoying them.
Next in line were the white tail deer which we like to see but we like to see them out in the wild rather than caged up.  All these animals are here because they have been hurt or here since they we very young and will not be released back out in the wild.
Here is the Florida Panther it is for sure a large cat with such large paws.
We got to the bird cage at feeding time you can see this one has a small fish in its beak.
There are several different owls this one with ears you can't see.
Then this one with the ears sticking up.  They do look like wise old owls.
Nancy liked this two birds best of all the birds we saw.
Here is a red fox where the sign in front of the den says there are not many of these in Florida.

We had a very good time in the park and after getting out it was time to eat.
So I stopping in Spring Hill where we went to the Mariner Restaurant to eat.  Nancy and I like to go here when we are in the area because it is a Family run restaurant with goof food and good prices. 

Folks its cold in sunny Florida.  This morning when we got up it was brrrr 29* that is too cold for us.

I don't know what the plans are for today I guess its another one of those "we will just let it happen days.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.




Monday, March 13, 2017

Pine Island

Yesterday our daughter Vicki and her daughter Rebekah came down from Lexington Kentucky to visit us for a few days so we will probably be busy or not.
They like to stay on the go when they visit.
Nancy and I have not been in that vacation mode for years and since we are retired we just take our time doing things.
We did got up to Pine Island Park with then yesterday day evening.
This is a nice small park where a lot of people go and enjoy the Gulf water.
Here are Vicki and Rebekah enjoy wading in the water.
The tide brings in a lot of sea weed onto the beach.
On the way back home I stopped at a small fishing park where they have a long board walk for the people to fish from.
We didn't fish but enjoyed walking along the fishing pier.
An egret would like to have a fish for sure.

From there I drove to the Sunwest Beach Park so the could check it out and maybe go while they are here. This park is less than a mile from the where we are staying in our motorhome.

It is nice to have Vicki and Rebekah visiting with us again.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


Saturday, March 11, 2017

Basketball & other things.

The temperatures for the week have been in the low 80's for day time and in the 60's for night time.
Now the will change this coming week with a cold front moving end we will have a few days in the 60's and low 70's.

Yesterday morning I took a couple of loads of clothes to the parks laundry room to do before I got started watching the Basketball Games.
Watch them I did from 1:00pm until late in the night.  I did take the time to eat a couple of times and take the trash to the dumpster.
I even vacuum the house and shake out all the throw rugs so its like I did do other things than watch basketball.
Today will be watching the basketball games again but not as many as the last few days.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. 

Thursday, March 09, 2017

More Basketball

I've been really enjoying the basketball games in the different conferences the last few days with the upsets and the last second winning shots.
There are more exciting conference games coming in the next three days before the teams start The Big Dance to the NCAA College Championship.

I had to take Nancy back down to the Suncoast Eye Center for her final eye exam before they do the eye surgery.  Today's exam they discovered that her Eye Stigmatism is worse than what they thought it was on the first exam. 
So changes are she will still have to wear glasses after the Cataract Surgery.

Its beginning to look like spring time with things blooming out around the area.
Even the Azalea's are in bloom .

Today will be the same as the couple of days before with going to the store and watching the basketball games.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Messing Around

Nancy and I had seen the commercial about the new Smoke House Pizza from Little Caesar's so we thought we would try it out to see how good it would be.
The Smoke House Pizza tasted good but both of us still like the Pepperoni Pizza better.
After eating the new type pizza I woke up in the middle of the night with a terrible heart burn and thought to myself I would not be eating anymore Smoke House Pizza.

Nancy and I both like Ham Salad for sandwiches so I got some from Publix on the way back when I bought the pizza, I should have had a ham salad sandwich instead of eating the pizza.

I've been buying the things to connect up my two new batteries but couldn't find the copper lugs to put on the wires so I bought copper tubing to make my own.  I've did this in the past and it has worked good for me.
Being a machinist and welder in the past years when I can't find what I need I just make it if possible.
Like yesterday I opened one of my bay doors and the latch on it broke like some of them have in the past I took it apart.  The trigger that releases the door was broken. It is made of cheap white metal so I make me new ones out of flat aluminum which last a lot longer.  It does take time with a hack saw and file to get the shape made up to install.

I don't usually like to make long range plans but I have plans for the next few weeks and that is to watch all the March Madness Basketball Games.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


Sunday, March 05, 2017

A good basketball day

Friday I went back up to Spring Hill and back to Rural King to have a better look around Nancy stayed home this time.  When I left the house she told me to take my time, I could tell she was still tired from the day before.
I walked around the store up and down the rolls of things that they had and saw some things that I had missed from the day before.  I didn't buy anything but enjoyed seeing all the stuff that they had so now if I need a certain item I know where to go to buy it.

Then it was to Walmart which was the reason I came back up to Spring Hill.
The other day I saw some of their 12 volt batteries that were on sale that would be a nice addition for the house batteries to the motorhome.  We have always got by on two batteries but I thought four would make it nicer to have.  I know the Walmart batteries are not the best for a motorhome but their brand has served me good through the years.

I went to Burger King (with coupons) and got 2 Whopper Jr. sandwiches  with 2 small French fries for $3.99 for our lunch.  Now that price to fee two people is hard to beat and it was more than enough for us.

Saturday was another big College Basketball Game day for me and I really enjoyed the day.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Friday, March 03, 2017

Out for the day

Nancy and I got out for the first time in a long time for her.

We drove up to Spring Hill to the Rural King to get a few things I wanted. 
One of the items I bought was a Infrared Thermometer with Laser Targeting.  This is one of those things you would not use very often but nice to have for a few things to check with.
I also bought a pint of white paint for some place that need touching up.
Then what made it nice was that Harbor Freight was right across the street where I bought some bungee cords for 20% less with coupons.

Also don't forget the Multimeter that was on sale for $5.99 but I got it free with a coupon for purchasing any other item.
I really didn't need a Multimeter as I have several but free is better than buying batteries for one.
Then a stop in at the Dollar Tree to get a few things.
Then a stop to get a good meal at the Cracker Barrel.  Its been many a months since we have eaten a meal at a Cracker Barrel.

By that time Nancy was ready to do her shopping at Walmart for some things she needed.

After all that it was time to go home and Nancy was really dragging but she said it was good to get out for the day.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Wednesday, March 01, 2017


Nancy's eye appointment at the Suncoast Eye Center was at 1:00pm but they wanted her there early to fill out some papers.
So we arrived 12:330pm to fill out pages and pages of her medical history and the medicine she takes.  For some reason it seems as though each page it's the same thing with that you have to put your address, date of birth, your phone number and sign your name at the bottom.

After going into three different rooms and doing different test on her eyes they came to what was going on with Nancy's eyes.
She has Cataract's 0n both eyes also both of the Cornea's have a scare on them.  
So Nancy is scheduled for March 20 to have her eye's worked on to have better sight. They will do one eye then in a couple of week's do the other one.

We were going to leave here the last of March for the summer but now it will be the last of April that will be ok though we are used to changing our plans.  We make our plans very loosely in case we do have to change them then we are not disappointed if we have to change them.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

March Madness

I watched College Basketball Saturday the games were good if your teams won which all three of the ones I was rooting for won.
Now I'm ready for the month of March for March Madness that I think is going to start this week or maybe next week.

After my big breakfast Saturday we have been having egg with ham on a biscuit for breakfast.
Only this morning we had a Belgium Waffle and Sausage with a cup of coffee.

I took Nancy to have her hair cut and also to take her a couple of wigs that she never did wear.
Her hair dresser goes to the Hospice and does the ladies hair and she was telling her that a lot of the ladies have thin hair and that they would really be tickled to have the wigs to wear.

So today is another day of taking Nancy out, this time it is to get her eyes checked.
She is going to an  alphomologist She is going because she is not seeing things clearly.

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Good Breakfast

Starting this morning out right by eating a hardy breakfast   A couple of fried eggs with some cut up green pepper, onions, sliced tomato, country ham, biscuit and a cup of coffee.
This is my favorite breakfast, it may not be the best for me but it sure does taste good.

I bought the tomatoes at the roadside market as well as a few bananas.
Today  will be my College Basketball Games as each and every Saturday is.
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Friday, February 24, 2017


It is that time of year when full timers are making plans for their summer travels.
I've be reading several blogs where some have the whole summer planned out with reservations at different campgrounds for a certain amount of days.

In all of our time on the road since 2000 we have never made the travel reservation plans.
I do make reservations Labor Day Weekend for our Family Reunion and reservations in Florida for the winter months and that is about all of it.

We just "fly by the seat of our pants" if you will. 
We start out North and go from there, the road could go East or West from the point but North is the general direction. 
People asked us how can we travel that way that they have to make reservations in advance so they know they will have a place to stay when the get there.
Well if you don't know which way you are going how can you make a reservation?
I don't mean we don't make short plans we do that but as far as making months ahead of time no.
I have found out its more exciting that way.  Once we get to places we never know how long we will stay before we are on the road again.
As I read different blogs I may see some place a couple are visiting and say to myself that looks interesting why don't we check that out.

What do you do if you stop to stay in a campground and they are full?  I'm glad you asked that!
You know you have wheels on your house and they are made to travel, we look for an overnight place long before it gets dark so we will have time to find a place for the night.
There's always a Walmart, a restaurant parking lot or a number of places to spend the night. 

What about you do you worry about reservation?

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Spine Center

I took the laundry down to the laundry room and did all the clothes yesterday because Nancy is still not feeling very good. 
I know what she is going trough because I had the same virus and it does take a few weeks to get over it.

Yesterday I went to four different stores to get some things that we needed.  I usually start at the store at the far end and work my way back home.

Our nice sunny days are gone for a few days.  Instead we have rain which started early this morning and is suppose to last until the middle of the day tomorrow.

Nancy has an appointment with the   Spine Center today to get her back electrode implant adjusted.
She has to do this each year in order to get the electric paddles produce the shock to the places to ease her pain. This does not eliminate the pain but it does ease it some what.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Doctors for the weekend

It was an unusual weekend for us.  Nancy woke up Saturday morning with her face and lips swollen up for the third time in nine months.  The other two time we were on the road traveling and she went to the Med-Express places where they gave her medicine for allergies.  In these two visits they just said she had reactions to something but had no idea what it could be.
When she went to the Gulf Coast Medical Center this time the doctor looked at her and asked her if she takes Lisinopril which she does for her high blood pressure.  He told her that could be what the reaction was from and for her to stop taking it.
He then gave her three different shots and some prescription medicine and told her to come back the next day which was yesterday.
So it was back to the doctor yesterday morning.  The doctors rotate on the weekends and she saw a different doctor who told her the same as the first doctor did.
The two doctors were of a younger age that the others that she saw and maybe are one up on the things that they have studied in Med School.
Anyway the swelling has gone done quite a bit and she is feeling better.

Even though with the trip to the doctor I still got to see my College Basketball Games.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Strawberry Cake

Yesterday I just had to get out of the house.  I've been inside way to long the only time I've been outside was to take the trash to the dumpster.

First place was to the roadside market for some tomatoes at .69 a pound where as the stores want $1.49 a pound.  I also bought banana's at .27 a pound, the store price is around .59 a pound.
The price on strawberries is about the same everywhere because the Plant City Strawberry crop has just come in and everyone has them on sale.

I have been wanting ham salad for sometime so I stopped at the Publix to buy me some. Their ham salad is not great but taste better than any other that we have bought.

My next stop was Winn Dixie to get a package of smoked pork chops that Nancy has been wanting.
Nancy fixed the pork chops along with green beans, slaw and fried potatoes for a very good supper.
For dessert we had some more of the Strawberry Cake with coffee that put the finishing touches on the meal.

Today is my regular Saturday watching the College Basketball Games on the tv as I do each Saturday.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Sunny and Cool

The days are still being cloudy then sunshine and the wind is still blowing. 
Yesterday was the new week ad for Winn Dixie and Nancy saw they had a Strawberry Short Cake on sale for $6.00.  She said she would sure like to have one and so would I so I bought one.
Evening time didn't come any to soon we cut right into it and the cake tasted as we thought it would.

on the way back from the store I drove out a couple of streets toward the Gulf waters.
These people have a very nice backyard with the canal for their boats that they can take out to the Gulf.

The wind had diminished enough for me to let the patio awning out this morning.  I just hope it last long enough that I will not have to roll it back in soon.

The temperature is suppose to get down in the high 40's tonight.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine Day

Yesterday started out as an all cloudy day, then in the middle of the day for a couple of hours it was a cloudless all blue skies day.  then back to the cloudy day.

I took time to take part of the laundry down to the park laundry room.  It doesn't seem hard to do the laundry because our site is close enough the I can carry our laundry down in a matter of a few minutes. I put the clothes in the washer come back home and when the washer has had time to waher the clothes I go back to put them in the dryer. The dryer takes about 45 minutes to finish so it back home until the clothes have finished drying.

Today is Valentine Day and I have bought Nancy candy in a valentine box since before we were married.  The other day she told me she would rather have a pizza today instead of candy so I shall grant her wish.

We still had some Pinto Beans leftover so Nancy fried cabbage to go with the beans.  The Pinto's seem to taste better the longer you eat them and they tasted mighty good yesterday.

Going to bed last night it felt a little warm so I opened the window which is located over the head of our bed.  Sometime during the night it had cooled down enough that it felt cool so I closed the window.

The temperature is going to get up to 77* today so it will be a nice day.

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Monday, February 13, 2017


The College Basketball Games that I was wanting to see Saturday came on earlier in the day so that gave me a chance to get out and do a few things.

I pulled out the patio awning that had been stored in the up position for all most a week because of the constant wind.  I also set up the small table, chairs and rugs. I did find the one rug that I thought had blown away, it was under the car.

I told Nancy that I would like to have some Pinto Beans and Corn Bread so that was a trip to the store for Butter Milk. That with some slaw made for some good eating.

I'm about  95% better and doing good but Nancy still has that deep cough so she still has some to go before she starts feeling better.

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Flea Market

Yesterday was the first time in a week that I felt good enough to want to get out of the house and move around.  So I went down to the USA Flea Market see what they had.  One thing I bought was some Ball Bungee Cords.  The ones that I have are old and the elastic is stretched that they are no good.
It sure was good to get out in the sunshine and enjoy the day.

While I was out Nancy wanted me to go to Walmart and buy her some cough syrup and Vick's Vapor Rub.  She says she is feeling better but she still has that deep cough.

Today I will be back inside because it is College Basketball Game Day.

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Friday, February 10, 2017

No Snow Here.

We had a cool down from yesterday morning, in fact it is 46* this morning that is 20* cooler than yesterday.  So no snow here but plenty cold for us.

It seems that no matter the temperature the wind just keeps blowing all the time.
The other night when I let in the patio awning I folded up our chairs and put them under the motorhome but I left the two small rugs out.  So in the morning when I went outside I came up with just one rug the other one was no where in site.

The Fantastic Fan I install last year has really be nice and we have been using in every day.  Even when the temperature gets up close to 80* we can turn on the fan open a window and get a cool breeze flowing through. 
It is 12 volt so we appreciate it more when we are parked in a place when we do not have electric.

I think I'm finally beginning to feel better than I have in a week.  But now Nancy is coming down with what ever I had.  That was kind of expected though.  When you live in such a small space you can bet that the germs get passed around from one person to the other it has happened before and sure to happen again.

I think I may  got down to the USA Flea Market today to see if they have anything I can't do without.

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Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Tom Brady's Jersey

I went to see the doctor Monday, it looks like I have the bug that's going around.
I've got it with a sinus problem, sore throat and coughing.
So I'm on a 6 day Z-Pac plus three other medicines.  To tell the truth its only helping very little and hopefully the meds will kick in and do better. 
I've lost my appetite and the result of that I've lost a little weight.

Well the Super Bowl is over but now the news is about Tom Brady's lost jersey.  I imagine someone is planning on making big money on that.   Of course that would be a hard item to get rid of unless they offer a reward for the return of it with no questions asked.

The forecast for our area was for the storms that hit in Louisiana were going to be heading for us.
I went out last night at 10:00 pm to let the patio awning in and lightning in the distance.
Not a good time to have a metal rod in your hand letting the awning in!

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Monday, February 06, 2017

Winners and Losers

That's what happened in the Super Bowl yesterday evening.  It looked like the Falcons were going to win it in a runaway but that was not to be with the Patriots coming from behind to take the game. 
It did make for a good game.

Earlier in the day I once again went to Winn Dixie to get a few things and see what bargains they had.
I got two Red Baron Pizza's with that came a box of Mozzarella Cheese Sticks, a box of Garlic Bread and a box of box of Tyson Chicken Wyngz all for the price of $9.98.  Is that a bargain or not?

I'm still having a rough time with a deep dry cough I thought I could fight it out my self but it looks like it will be a doctors visit after four days I'm giving up.

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Sunday, February 05, 2017

Super Bowl

The College Basketball day was a mess yesterday considering that six of the top ten had loss their games.  It looks like the teams that was losing games earlier in the season are improving so it is shaping up to be a great tournament this year.

Billions of Chickens wings are going to be eating during the Super Bowl. 
 I wonder if anyone has counted the amount eaten on a normal day?

I like the spicy wings myself even though I like the others also.  Nancy and I had already planned on have us more of the chicken tenders  with the free biscuits from Winn Dixie they are good the biscuit have that good homemade taste.

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Saturday, February 04, 2017

College Game Day

I've had some kind of bug the last few days with a lot of deep coughing and my body is sore with that rotten feeling, but I'm still doing the things that needs to be taken care of.

Nancy made some delicious spaghetti Thursday we also had a salad with that. So good that we once again had more than we should have.
I mentioned in the last posting about the good deals that Winn Dixie was having.  One deal was if you buy one pound of Chicken Tenders you got four biscuits free from the bakery.  So I bought six Chicken Tenders with four free biscuits for  $3.44, now that's a deal plus a bag of slaw mix for .99.
Nancy boiled some potatoes mashed those for some good mashed potatoes for a very good meal.
Yesterday days meal was left over spaghetti and a salad.

We did get around to doing the laundry yesterday which was a chore with everyone else in the laundry room.

I have a full schedule of College basketball games today.

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Thursday, February 02, 2017

New Directv Receiver

Another day of going to the Winn Dixie get a few things.  I was surprised to see so many items on sale at half price and buy one get one free which is also half price.
While I was out I also went to Wendy's to buy our supper.  Nancy saw the Chicken Asiago Sandwich on the tv the night before and saying how good it looked. 
So I told her I would get her one, I took the 4 for $4.00 we both said our food tasted good.

Our doctor is with the Gulf Coast Medical Center  have a new Patient Portal online where you can check to see the results of the visits, request for refills of your medications. 
So I tried the medicine refills since we were do refills and our prescriptions had ran out.  Yesterday we got a call from Walgreens that they were having an issue with our insurance.
I went down to see if I could help get it straightened out, but by the time I got there everything was ok.

There it is the new Directv D12-100 Receiver. Was I a Happy Camper when I saw the FEDX truck pull up in front of the motorhome and the driver getting out with a package.
This receiver is different than the one I had so I read a few instructions and plugged it in.
I unwrapped the new remote (the one on the right side) and I could see it would take a little time on the learning curve to use this one but in a matter of minutes all was going nice and smooth.
Last night I was finally watching basketball on the satellite instead of online with the ROKU.

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Wednesday, February 01, 2017

No plan day

Yesterday morning the temperature was 48* when we woke up, but it kept going up all day to finally reach 74*.  It was the first time in four days that I didn't have to wear a light jacket outside.

It was also time to go to the store yesterday and Nancy had not been out in a few days so I asked her if she wanted to go.  She said she would think about it after she had breakfast and did her computer things. She let me know in about an hour that she really didn't feel like getting out so off I went to Walmart even though I don't like to go to Walmart they have some things that Nancy gets there that the other stores do not stock.

After getting back home putting the groceries away it was time to empty the black tank.
Just like everyone else my tank gauges don't work so we have to watch for when the tank starts to burp then you know its time to empty.

It sure did feel good to walk in the park yesterday without a jacket on and the sun feeling nice and warm. 
Even though it was warm it still wasn't warm enough for anyone to be in swimming.
Maybe later on in the last part of this week when the temperature is going to be close to 80*.

Today is another day with no plans just a day to let it play out. 

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

What a day

The last few days has not been the best for me.  I woke up yesterday and after a few hours I had some pain which I supposed was gas pain that moved al around my body.  At times it was completely gone so I can handle that.

Back to the Direct TV Receiver I  bought a two receiver deal off Ebay of two receivers and yesterday they came in.  You know when you by off Ebay at times it is a crap shoot. 
I unwrapped the receivers and was surprised when they looked like new.  
So I connected all the wiring put the receiver in place turned it on and sparks flew then a puff of smoke.  I didn't get excited only a little disappointed, at least the gas pain wasn't bothering me at the time and I did have the other receiver.
So connecting the other receiver up turning it on yes it was working fine instructions on the television screen.  I went though all the "click for English" to the end up to the signal strength 98% all was good.  Clearing the menu and seeing looking at the screen seeing looking for satellite all excited but then, but then, it never did find the satellite even though it says I have 98% signal.

I then called Direct TV of course I get a recording telling me to listen carefully as the menu has changed.  press one through five for the reason I'm calling which was none of the five things.
So here I am talking to a recording and I'm calling the recording dumb.
Yeah you're laughing like you haven't done that before.
Ok some how I do get a real person and the only thing I can understand is hello my name is Allejandro.  I'm thinking, oh no I've talked with him before but he had another name before.

So I hang up and call again and was so glad I finally got a guy called "Scott" who could really talk to me without going through his list of things to try. 
After Scott realized I had a RCA receiver and Direct TV doesn't have technical suppose for those receiver any more but he would try a few things to do to help me.
After trying all the things he mentions and they did not worked he suggested getting a receiver from
Direct TV.  They had the by a new receiver for  $149.95 or leasing a used one for the price of $21.00
with no monthly payments.  The only thing was that I'm to return the receiver if I cancel my contract with Direct TV.  That was a no brainer for me and the receiver will be here in a couple of days.
                                              What a Day!

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

A cold rainy day

This is what it looked like on the way back from the dumpster yesterday not even a little peek from the sun.
So now the problem with the Direct TV Receiver and not being able to watch the College Basketball games on satellite.
We do have a Roku with a ESPN app so I checked that out and it brought a smile to my face when I had seen I could get all the games I wanted to see.  I saw two games on the Roku and one of the with the house top antenna.

The temperature yesterday did not make it up to 60 so it was a good day to be inside.
By the looks of it today will be another inside day.
Last night around 10:00 it started a slow drip, drip of rain on the roof and did so all night.

Then this morning with a high in the 40's temp the rain came on a little more and looks as though it will last the rest of the day. 

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Up and down streets.

I'm still keeping up with my walking and seem to be getting a little stronger but it is going to be tough keeping it up.
I do my walking around the park after breakfast and yesterday I also went to the USA Flea Market to look around but mostly to do more walking.
This is a photo of the old water tank from back in the day when the park had their own well.  That was some years back as they are now on the city water system.
The streets have an incline on them so it a little more effort than if they were level.
This is suppose to be a storage yard but it looks more like part of them have not been moved in years.
The storage yard does not belong to the park.
There is a boat repair shop also.

Yesterday evening our Direct TV Satellite Receiver went out like quit working it just lost all power and oh me today is College Basketball game day.
So I'm going to have to find a way to see what I can do about that. I did order a receiver off Ebay but it will be a week before it comes in.
This morning the temperature took a deep dive it is 47* when we awoke. It will be a cool day with the temperature maybe not getting to 60*

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