Friday, April 30, 2010

Last shift at FD

Today is John’s last shift at the FD. I know it will be bittersweet for him. The guys took him to lunch at Little Tokyo Japanese Restaurant. I think they stuffed themselves. LOL

After lunch I took Marcy shopping and spent the afternoon with her and Bob. I met up with Annie around dinner time and we went to Red Lobster. She ordered steak and I decided on the maple honey glazed chicken. The portions were so large I took my leftovers to John at the FD. We arrived just in time because he was just getting ready to scrounge for something for dinner. I usually cook and bring something for him to eat but now …….”meals on wheels” has retired also. LOL

Annie and I stayed to play a round of 10 Penny with the guys….for one last time. :( Before we started the 10 Penny game Dawg presented John with a wooden box with a laser engraved fire department symbol and a personalized message. Inside the box contained a game of 10 penny. How fitting is that. :) It will be used a lot. Thanks Dawg. John also received a unique coffee mug from firefighter James Hemphill. Thanks James. I know every time he drinks from it he will think of you.

Later Annie and I drove over to the campground and I got inside of the camper ready to ride and pulled in the slides. Bad weather was expected in the area and Fred and I went to spend the night at Annie and Terry’s. Of course Annie and I stayed up much to late laughing and working on a Mother’s Day project.

Remember to laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Busy Day

John off today. :)  He got up early and took the truck to get the tires rotated and balanced.   While he was gone I ran into town to pick up some last minute prescriptions and other items from Wal-mart.  Oh Yeah…..duct tape was on the list. LOL

John met Marcy, Bob, Annie and I for lunch at Piccadilly.  From there John went to pick up a riding lawn mower that Robert bought from firefighter Matt Jenkins.  After John picked up the mower he met me at Bob and Marcy’s and we went to purchase a bike rack and a helmet.  At 3:30 p.m. we had our final appointment with the attorney’s office for paperwork then it was on to Robert’s house to drop off the mower.  I followed John in the loaner car as we were returning it after leaving Robert’s.  I was following John out of Robert’s subdivision and suddenly the car accelerated all by itself.  It took everything I had to keep the brake down to stop the car.  I am so thankful I avoided hitting anyone.  I was freaked out!  It was as if a demon had possessed the car. LOL   I called John on the cell phone and told him something was wrong.  Luckily there was a Shell service station right up the road and I was able to pull over quickly.  John looked at the car and determined that there was a problem with the throttle.  He drove the car the rest of the way and I followed in the truck.

We finally made it back to the camper around 7:30 p.m.   John will work his last shift at the FD tomorrow. 

Remember to laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Lunch with the TSC Gang.

John off today. :)   One more shift to work on Friday and he is FREE!!!!!   This morning we were off to Wal-Mart Vision Center to pick up our new eye glasses.  Woohooo….. I guess the roads will be a little safer now. LOL

The gang at TSC, where I used to work before retiring the last time, gave John and I a going away lunch today.  When we arrived at TSC there was a large buffet table of food set up. Everything was tasty.  We enjoyed great fellowship and food with all of them.  They also surprised us with some cool gifts to use on the road and in the RV.  Their kindness and thoughtfulness to us is greatly appreciated.  We will miss them and plan to stop in to see them all when we return in November.  Thank you TSC Gang for a memorable lunch. 

After lunch we took the loaner car to Red Arrow Car Wash to have the oil changed in it as well as having it washed and waxed before returning it to our friend firefighter Marc Moore.  Thank you so much Marc for the use of the Avalon all these months.

Later in the afternoon we drove on to Crystal Springs to visit with Mom Hatch, Aunt Martha and John’s sister Mary. While there John loaded a few items that we will be transporting to his older brother Harold when we pass through Jacksonville in May.

Tonight we took my sister Annie out to dinner.  She has never eaten at The Pizza Shack so, of course, that is were we ended up. We ordered medium supreme pizza with side salads.  This is a unique little pizza place that stays busy. 

Remember to laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Wing Stop.

John at the FD for a 24 hour shift today. Only one more shift left!  

The weather here has gotten cooler and more bad weather forecasted for this weekend.  We are supposed to pull out Saturday.  Hopefully we will miss the bad stuff.

John and I met Robert and Kelsey for dinner at Wing Stop tonight.  This is one of Robert’s favorite places.  Not a good place to eat if you are trying to watch calories and fat as everything is fried and dipped in sauce.  LOL   Wing Stop is known for their regular wings, boneless wings, chicken strips and unique fries as well as their nine flavored sauces.

Remember to laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Duct tape needed!!!!!

John off today. :)  He took the truck to have the oil, transmission filter and fluid changed.  While he was gone I did my daily Wii workout.

After lunch we headed off to town for my two doctor appointments.  In between appointments John and I went to a couple of shoe stores to look at men’s flip flops.  He is looking for a certain kind but has not found them.  By the time I got out of my last appointment it was dinner time and we were hungry.  We stopped off at Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant in Madison.

Upon returning to the camper we noticed it was very warm inside.  John climbed on the roof and took the cover off and found the foil backing off the insulation had fallen down in front of the air conditioner coil which stopped the air flow.  John needed duct tape to fix it and guess what……that is the only kind of tape we did not have.  Luckily for us one of our fellow campers, Bill, loaned John some.  Thanks Bill.

Remember to laugh everyday.  Happy trails  Stay safe.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Plaque from C-Shift.

John off today. :) When he arrived home this morning he had a small plaque that the C-Shift guys had given him from the day before. This one will fit on the wall above his chair in the camper. That was very thoughtful of them. I know John appreciates it and will think of them every time he looks at it.

Later in the morning John went to Lowe’s to purchase a new faucet for the bathroom. The spout on the old one did not extend far enough over the sink so John decided to get a better one. The project took about 20 minutes.

The old faucet

The new faucet

After lunch I went shopping with Annie and Marcy. Annie and Marcy both had JC Penney $10.00 certificates for a sale that began today. Annie and I found a few shirts while there. Marcy didn’t see anything that she just couldn’t live without so we went on into the mall to look around. We ended up in Rack Room shoes so Annie could try on Shape-ups. I really like the pair I have so she was interested in trying them. As luck would have it the shoe store was having a buy one get one for 1/2 price. So when she bought her Shape-ups I got a pair of the new Skechers Tone-ups at 1/2 price. :0

Remember to laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Tornado Strikes in MS.

John at the FD for a 24 hour shift today. :( Only two more left. :)

The bad weather hit Yazoo City, Durant and a few other little towns to the North of where we are staying. The weatherman is guessing that it was an F4 tornado. There were several houses destroyed, lots of injuries and a couple of deaths as of this afternoon. Several people have sent in videos to the TV stations showing the areas of devastation. We were lucky the bad weather passed us by but are saddened for those who have lost so much.

I spent the morning running errands with my sister then later this afternoon headed over to meet some former co-workers and friends for dinner at The Corner Bakery.

John and the guys at the fire station were going to grill steaks for their dinner. I am sure they were delicious.

Remember to laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Bad Weather

John off today but feeling a little under the weather. :(  He had scheduled the truck servicing for today but had to reschedule it for Monday.

Not much news today except the weather.  There have been thunderstorms and tornado watches most of the day.  The forecast is indicating the possibility of more of the same for tomorrow. :(  At least the temperature is still warm. :)

Remember to laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Visitor from Memphis

John off today. :)  He spent most of the day cleaning out and rearranging the stuff in the basement.  While he was sorting thru stuff Mike from Memphis, a metal building salesman stopped by to meet us.  He said he had been reading our blog and was interested in learning more about the fulltime lifestyle.  He thinks it is something he would like but his wife is not so sure.  We told him it would be good for him to attend an RV Dreams Rally.  It was nice to meet him.

Tonight I went into town for girls night out with Annie and Kay.  We ate dinner at Applebee’s then went on to the movies. Earlier in the week we decided on seeing Date Night starring Tina Fey and Steve Carrell.  I am not usually a Steve Carrell fan but he and Tina Fey were funny in this movie.  Some of it was silly but it definitely had funny moments and was not dull.

Remember to laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Only Three More Shifts.

John at the FD today for a 24 hour shift. :( Only three more left after this one. The guys at Station 2 took him to lunch at Parker House today.

I met my friends and former co-workers from TSC at McB’s for lunch today. The food wasn’t good but the conversation was.

Tonight I went over to Annie’s to pick her up and on to McAllister’s for dinner. We decided to split a 12 inch roast beef sandwich. From there we road over to Barnes and Nobles and ended up at Walmart. Wonder why we always end up there? LOL

After returning to Annie’s we watched the American Idol results show and then I headed on home. Not much news today.

Remember to laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mom Hatch discharged from hospital.

John off today. :) We woke up to the sound of lawn mowers. Every Tuesday the park is mowed like clockwork. The workers arrive very early and continue to mow for what seems like two hours.

Around 12:30 p.m we headed to Madison for our eye doctor appointments, the bank, Alfa Insurance (truck and trailer), Renaissance mall (turned in my keys) and finally Wal-Mart. In between all of these errands we stopped for lunch at P. F. Changs. We ordered egg rolls for the appetizer and Sweet and Sour Chicken and Shrimp Fried Rice for lunch.

We arrived back at the camper in time to cook dinner. The weather was so nice we turned the air off and opened the windows. John grilled T-Bone steaks on the grill. They were yummy.

Update on Mom Hatch: The test results showed a lung infection. The CT scan was normal. She has been on antibiotics since she was admitted on Friday and no other conditions were found so the doctor discharged her today.

Remember to laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Battery Cable

John off today.:)  Only four more shifts left. 

After John got home he diagnosed the problem with the car as the battery cable.

After lunch we went to the Department of Public Safety to have our address changed on our drivers licenses; from there we went to the hospital to see Mom Hatch.  The doctor did not release her today because all the test results were not in.  Hopefully, all the test results will be in tomorrow and she will be able to go home.  She said she is ready to go. 

By the time we left the hospital it was dinner time so John and I stopped off at the Piccadilly Restaurant

Tomorrow we will have our annual eye checkups.   Oh what fun. LOL

Remember to laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Car Trouble

John at the FD for a 24 hour shift today. :) His day started out with car trouble. After fixing his breakfast I was still tired from the day before so I went back to bed. A few minutes after 7:00 a.m. he went out to leave but returned a minute later to say that the car would not start. So, I got up and drove him to work so that I would not be without a vehicle. I went back to bed as soon as I got back home.

Later in the day I drove over to Annie and Terry’s and went with them to return the tables that I had borrowed from our friend Kay for the party. Afterwards Annie and I drove into town to shop at Wal-Mart.

Around 6:30 p.m I left Annie and Terry’s and drove over the the FD with leftovers from the party so John could have something for dinner.

Mom Hatch still in the hospital. Hopefully the tests results will be in tomorrow. She wants to go home.

Remember to laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Mom Hatch still in hospital.

John off today. :) He got up early and went up the hospital to take care of some paper work for Mom Hatch.  When he arrived at the hospital they had taken Mom Hatch down for a CT Scan.  I guess the results will be in on Monday. 

Today was Annie’s big 50th birthday party.  The weather turned out to be sunny and hot… the mid 80’s.   Shortly before 2:00 p.m. family and friends started arriving.  There were at least 30 people at the party. Our buffet consisted of pasta salad, potato salad, stuffed strawberries, pineapple, honey dew melon, cantaloupe, pizza rolls, a meat and cheese tray and chicken nuggets…. and of course, the birthday cake.  I have posted a picture below.

Annie's 50th Birthday Party Cake

After the party John and I returned to the hospital to visit with Mom Hatch.  She was watching TV when we arrived and appeared to be in good spirits and feeling pretty well. 

Remember to laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Mom Hatch in hospital.

John off today.  He had a doctor’s appointment this morning and was laid up most the day.  Mom Hatch has been admitted into the hospital for testing after passing out at the hair salon.  The doctor wants to make sure her heart is ok.  Please remember her in your prayers.

I have been busy with last minute arrangements for Annie’s big party tomorrow.  Thanks to our friend Kay we will have tables for seating outside by the pool.   The weather is supposed to be a warm 79 degrees with only a 20 percent change of rain later in the day. 

Remember to laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


John at the FD for a 24 hour shift today. :(  Five shifts left….. I think. :)  After John left I drove into town to run numerous errands ……. grocery store, doctors office, hair salon, vegetable and fruit vendor.  So much fun. LOL

Tomorrow will be another busy day.  The last day to pick up supplies for the big party.  Annie will be off half a day tomorrow so we will have to be careful with party decorations and other things that will be stored at her house. 

I finally made it back home around 6:15 p.m. and Fred was sooooooo glad to see me.  He likes to eat much earlier. LOL

Remember to laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Off To The Casino

John off today. :)  Later in the morning we drove over to Terry and Annie’s to meet up with Bob and Marcy.  When we arrived Terry was putting out mulch.  John helped him finish unloading the mulch then everyone except Terry (he had to work today) headed off to the Silver Star Casino.   Annie could not wait to get her senior citizen discount on the dinner buffet. LOL  We all enjoyed the food but no one came away with any large winnings. 

After arriving home around 6:15 p.m we have just been chilling out.

Remember to laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Happy 50th Birthday Annie!

Happy 50th Birthday Annie. Hope you had great day.

John off today. :) After John got home this morning and sat down to enjoy his breakfast and watch the news….guess what???? The satellite was not working…….SURPRISE SURPRISE SURPRISE!!!!! We have had Dish Network all of three weeks and it has not been a good three weeks. John spent more than a hour on the phone with them and finally got it working.

After lunch John and I drove over to Bob and Marcy’s and John replaced the pressure relief valve on their hot water heater. Then John went on to the Internal Revenue Service to make sure he had the correct documentation and verify the power of attorney for signing Mom Hatch’s tax return (you know how the feds are). He arrived there around 2:15 p.m. had to take a number and waited 45 minutes. Finally he was called but was presented with another form to fill out, which the representative could not answer his questions without getting assistance from someone else. What a surprise!! In the end, after almost three hours, John is told he doesn’t need that form after all. This is our tax money at work!!!!

I met up with Annie, Kay and Amy for dinner and to purchase supplies for Annie’s party on Saturday. The plan was to call John and he would meet us for dinner. Of course, that did not happen thanks to the IRS. He did not leave there until after 5:30 p.m. You know he was not a happy camper. On his way back into town he stopped at Outback Steakhouse to eat and then on to Bob and Marcy’s to wait for me.

We finally arrive back at the camper around 8:30 p.m. and John picks up the remote, presses the button and guess what????? It DOES NOT WORK AGAIN!!!!! He gets back on the phone with Dish Network and spoke to at least three people, all of whom were not much help. He finally spoke to an English speaking human who directed him to the correct division to handle our problem. They are closed by now so he will have to call in the morning. How much fun can a person have in one day?

Remember to laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Monday, April 12, 2010

10 Penny again.

John at the FD for a 24 hour shift today. :)   I think he has six shifts left.  It won’t be long now.

I spent the morning on the phone finalizing details for my sister’s birthday cake with the cake lady and other food vendors.  The weather is supposed to be sunny and warm this weekend so it looks like we will be able to have the party outside.

After cooking stewed chicken breasts, rice pilaf and steamed spinach I was off to the fire station.  Dawg is now back from the National Fire Academy so it was a perfect opportunity to play 10 Penny.  He is a good scorekeeper and entertains us all by poking fun during the game.   I came in dead last with over 400 points.  I guess you could say I am really out of practice. LOL  Better luck next time.  I think John came in first place.

Remember to laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Betty, Joe, Josh and Lindsay heading home.

Betty and Joe left this morning heading back to Kentucky.  It will be about a seven to seven and a half hour drive for them.

John and I drove over to McAllister’s Deli  in Ridgeland to meet Josh and Lindsay for lunch before they journeyed onto the airport for their flight back home to Pennsylvania.  After ordering our giant stuffed spuds and tea we reminisced about the party events from the night before.  It was a great party with lots of storytelling, laughs and catching up with former co-workers, friends and family.  Thanks to everyone who had a hand in making it such a great event and thanks to Matt and Nicole for providing the perfect place for the large gathering.

After lunch, John and I stopped by Bob and Marcy’s for a few minutes then on to the camper for an afternoon nap. LOL 

Since John and I weren’t very hungry for dinner we ate the leftover roast and settled in to watch Brothers and Sisters.  Such an exciting life. LOL

John received word that Josh and Lindsay and Betty and Joe have all made it home safe.  John and I enjoyed their visits and appreciate their friendships so much.  It meant a lot to us for them to travel such long distances to be here.  We are making plans to visit with all of them soon. 

Remember to laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Retirement Party Today.

Today was an eventful day. Betty, Joe, John and I met Lindsey, Josh, Connie and Dawg for lunch at Mamma Hamil’s Restaurant. We all enjoyed good food and lot’s of laughter. From Hamil’s we drove over to fire station #4 for a tour then back to the camper to feed Fred before heading off to the Matt’s house for the retirement party.

It was a great day for the party with warm temperatures and sunny skies. We arrived shortly after 4:00 p.m. and people started pouring in. There were former Ridgeland Fire Fighters, retired fire fighters, family and friends. The food was catered by Fireman John’s BBQ. He is also a Ridgeland Fire Fighter and competes in cooking competitions and has competed in the Memphis in May BBQ cook-off in the past. He served BBQ pulled pork, potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans, banana pudding and brownies. Everything was very tasty. John and Mark Hardy were presented with large plaques with consisted of there badges, name plates, patches and fire helmets. The plaques were designed and constructed by Ridgeland Fire Fighter Marc Moore. They are beautiful and I am sure they mean alot to Mark and John as a fellow fire fighter made them.

After eating, drinking and the presentation of the plaques lots and lots of fellowship and laughter followed. As the sun was setting they started a bon fire. The weather was perfect. We finally made it back to the camper around 11:15 p.m.

Remember to laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Betty and Joe, Josh and Lindsey are in Mississippi!

John at the FD today for another 24 hour shift. :( Met John at Biaggi’s today for lunch. John ordered the spinach salad with a smoked turkey and avocado sandwich and I chose the chicken Florentine soup with a smoked turkey club sandwich.

After lunch I picked up Marcy and we went shopping for birthday gifts. Before we knew it dinner time was approaching. On my way back to the camper I picked Annie up to hang out tonight while John was at work. We stopped back by the camper to feed Fred and get some dinner for John. After the dinner run to the fire station Annie and I went on to Mazzio’s. While we were there John called and told us that our friends Betty and Joe from Kentucky had arrived in town to attend John’s retirement party. This is a nice surprise. :) We are so happy to see them as we have not been able to get up to Kentucky for a visit in a long time. Betty and Joe came over to Mazzio’s to join Annie and I. After sharing a lot of laughs we drove over to Bob and Marcy’s to surprise them. We visited for a while there then drove Annie hope and we were on our way back to the camper to call it a night.

Josh and Lindsey are also in town. They arrived last night from Maryland. Josh worked at the FD with John before moving back to Baltimore, MD. Josh now works for Baltimore City FD at Engine8/Truck10 station. Today they made a day trip to New Orleans.

Tomorrow is the retirement party. I am sure there will be laughs and a few tears.

Remember to laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Dinner at Penn’s

John at the FD today working a 24 hour shift for another firefighter.  He will be working his shift tomorrow. :(

I had a dentist appointment this morning to have a cavity filled.  That is not my favorite thing to do but it is necessary.  After the dentist appointment I returned home to workout on the Wii.

Tonight I drove over to my sister Annie’s and picked her up to go shopping and for dinner.  We had no idea where we wanted to go eat because we were tired of all the usual places.  At last we ended up at Penn’s Restaurant.  They are famous for their chicken on a stick, fried catfish and fried pickles but also have a wonderful lunch and dinner buffet.  Tonight the buffet consisted of candied yams, southern green beans, turnip greens, vegetable sticks, baked fish, fried catfish, fried pickles, hushpuppies and peach cobbler.  It was yummy. :)   Once we had eaten our fill it was on to Hobby Lobby, Kohl’s, JC Penny and Wal-Mart.  I made it back home around 10:30 p.m. and Fred was very glad to see me.

Remember to laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Papers Turned In

Got home from the FD, Bridget made pancakes and turkey sausage for breakfast. I made a pot of coffee for me, Bridget drinks hot tea. After breakfast I went into town and got a haircut, I like my hair cut short but I have to listen to Bridget whine until it grows out some. Spent the rest of the morning on the laptop. I also started a roast in the crock pot for supper.
After lunch I dropped my retirement papers off at city hall, went by Bob and Marcy's to pick up a receiver hitch I had ordered then dropped Bridget off at the chiropractor, her shoulder and foot were hurting her. While she was there I took the grocery list to Walmart and did our shopping for the day. She called saying she was ready after I had left Walmart, perfect timing.
Back at the trailer Bridget finished putting together the rest of supper. After supper we did our 1 mile walk around the park. I will be working a 48 hr shift at the FD tomorrow.

Stay Safe

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Sandie home from the hospital.

John at the FD for a 24 hour shift today. :(  I spent the morning cleaning and straightening up and reading blogs.  Later in the afternoon I took Fred out for a walk then went into town to bring John something for dinner.    

After leaving the fire station I drove over to Marcy and Bob’s to work on decorations for  Annie’s 50th birthday party.  Bob was a little under the weather today.  He had a hurt foot that kept him up the night before so he went to the doctor today.  The doctor x-rayed it but saw only signs of an old fracture that has been there for years.  He seems to think it may be osteoarthritis.  He got a shot and a prescription and has started feeling better already.  Hope he will be as good as new real soon.

Update on our sister-in-law Sandie.  She went home from the hospital today.  I spoke with her earlier tonight and she is hanging in there trying to keep still.  She is having to take pain medicine and adjust to limited mobility.  We wish you a speedy recovery Sandie.  Thanks to everyone for their thoughts and prayers for her.

Remember to laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Monday, April 5, 2010

No Surgery for Sandie.

John off today. :) We had a busy morning. John had a doctor’s appointment then we ran errands which consisted of the grocery store, post office and Camper Corral. After lunch John installed the new antenna on top of the camper then took a much needed nap.

While John was taking his nap I started cooking dinner. We had turkey meatloaf, fried squash and green beans. The weather was so nice we ate outside. After dinner John, Fred and I went for a walk. As we walked past one of the campers on the back side of the park we saw a large dog that looked just like Fred. It was funny because the dog looked like a mirror image of Fred only very very large. LOL

Update on our sister-in-law Sandie. Harold called back this morning to say that her condition was not as bad as it first appeared. After additional tests this morning, the doctors have decided that no surgery will be needed. There is a break in the arm but it is in a place where a cast cannot be used. She will be in a sling for a while. Please continue to pray for her recovery. Thanks for all the well wishes for her.

Remember to laugh every day. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to all our family and friends. Hope everyone had a great day.

John got off at 8:00 a.m. this morning. :) I arrived back home from the early Easter service to find that John had already put the new table together. Thank you John! Now we have two end tables for each side of the sofa and a table between the two recliners.

We received a call from John's older brother Harold late this afternoon. His wife, Sandie fell while attending an Easter parade in St. Augustine, Florida and broke the humerus in her left arm as well as dislocating her shoulder. She will have to undergo surgery tomorrow. Please keep Sandie in your prayers.

John and I drove over to Bob and Marcy’s for Easter Dinner. We had potato salad, ham, salad, green beans, peas and rolls. It was yummy. After dinner we played a round of 10 Penny and now we are back at the trailer chilling out.

Remember to laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Organizing things in the RV.

John at the FD for a 24 hour shift today. :(  The day started out with thunder and rain but quickly turned in to a warm sunny day.  Hopefully the rain washed away some of the nasty pollen.

After John left for work I went back to bed for a little while then got up and started going through some of the things I had packed in the closet.  As I sorted through them I was able to find them a more permanent home. :)  I started a load of laundry and cleaned the bathroom sink and straightened up. 

In the afternoon I went over to Bob and Marcy’s to work on Annie’s 50th birthday party plans.  We eventually went to Cracker Barrel for dinner and brought John a plate to the fire station.

Remember to laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Road Trip

Got up a little after 7:30, after breakfast we walked around the park, Bridget did one lap and I did two. Yesterday I measured it off with our handheld GPS, it is 1/2 a mile around the outer most loop. After showers we left for the Camping World in Hammond, LA. We arrived at lunch time so we went to Don's Seafood before making it to CW. We enjoy the food at Don's, Bridget had the fish lunch special and I had the catfish and shrimp lunch. After a great lunch we went to CW to stimulate the economy, I believe we were successful. After returning home I hooked up the automatic satellite antenna and called Dish Network and set it up, I tried yesterday for a while to get the satellite to connect but it never happened. Within 10 minutes with Dish we were on. I also have a table to put together Sunday along with installing a roof antenna. We also picked up 2 lawn chairs. Just before dark we made 2 more laps around the park.

Stay Safe

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Congratulations Russell and Clovis.

John off today. Yeah!!!! He deposited the check from the sale of the house in the bank this morning. Later in the morning he tried to set the satellite up but it was not cooperating. So….tomorrow we are making a road trip to Camping World in Hammond, LA to get a Winegard Carry Out Automatic Portable Satellite TV Antennae.

This afternoon John and I attended the graduation at the State Fire Academy. There were two of Ridgeland’s men in the class. Congratulations to Russell and Clovis. After the graduation John went to the camper to take a much needed nap….since he had been up since 4:30 a.m. and I went over to Marcy and Bob’s to work on Annie’s party plans. I finally made it back to the camper around 6:30 p.m. and started dinner. We had shrimp primavera and salad. Now we are just sitting here reading blogs and chilling out.

Remember to laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.