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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Traveling Plans Made


We have pretty much decided to stay here until the fall.  That will allow me to get everything settled with my Cardiologist and my Optometrist.  We will be taking 2 or 3 trips this summer, but only in the truck.  Early July we will be going to Colorado for a week or so.  Probably in August we want to go down and see my sister Dottie and her husband, Mark.  We are trying to talk Herb and Willie into going with us to Paducah. The last time we were all together, we really had a ball. I would also like to take a week end trip to Indy.  Haven’t seen my family there since we lost Uncle Boone.  My cousin called the other day and wanted to know when I was coming back up to do some garage sales with her.

Want to welcome my two newest followers: Jessica and April.  Jessica, and her husband, Harry live in New York and hope to start full-timing in 2013.  Check out their site if you get a chance.  I could not find a site for April, but if you have one, please contact me, and I will add it here.

Had to go pay insurance the other day on the truck, for six months, and the RV for a year.  $1200.00 for the two.  Will someone please explain to me why they keep charging more for insurance, but the value of your RV and truck keep going down?  Why does your insurance payments not reflect this?

We went out to eat with Herb and Willie on Wednesday morning.  Thanks again guys for a great breakfast.  After we finished eating we went to Leitchfield, Kentucky where they hold a big yard sale, with approx. 40 people set up, and there is also 1 large inside flea market and 2 smaller ones.  Donnie and I didn’t find anything, but Willie found a new piece of Carnival glass for her collection, and Herby found a car to add to his Jeff Gordon collection.

We right now are experiencing some very strong storms.  No tornado warnings, but straight-line winds again.  I knew something would be brewing because we have had some unseasonably warm weather.  Almost 100 here yesterday.  I sure hope this makes it cooler.  Our air runs nonstop in this type of weather.

Want to share a couple of pictures of our tomato crop.  We are so proud of them, and can’t wait to eat our first home-grown tomato.


I don’t know if you can see them or not, but there are little blooms all over  the two plants.

I did receive some good news on the medical front this week.  I have been going in weekly for a blood test to make sure my blood is at the right consistency, but now I only have to go in every two weeks.  Also, my meds seem to be working better, with only occasional skipping of beats.

This week my beautiful grand daughter, Chelsi had a 16th birthday, but we didn’t celebrate till yesterday.  She had several of her girlfriends out for a pool party and of course family and friends came too.  There were probably about 30 of us.


In the picture is a shot of the pool, Mason with his garb on, Aunt Shannon repairing one of the girls suits, Taco the dog in her finest, Chelsi in her Hawaiian garb, Chelsi’s mom, Angie, Chelsi in first suit, she had 3 different ones on .  The picture in the bottom right is Tony and his daughter, Leah. They are here for a visit from Calafornia. They will be going to England with Tony’s wife, and Leah’s mom in just a few months for 3 years.  This little girl is only 20 months old and not only does she talk, she also knows sign language.  I am very proud of these kids.


The picture on her cake is one I took when she was only a year old.  It says “Help, Mom is having a bad day, dial 1-800 Grandma”.  It was always one of her mom’s favorite pictures.  They also spelled her name wrong, but it was a pretty cake, and tasted even better than it looked.  Chelsi in second suit.  I never did get a picture of her in her third.  she received 2 new ones as gifts. The picture, center bottom is another nephew, TJ.  He and his wife Susan, and two daughter, Kayley and  Hannah were also there.


This is a bunch of pictures of everyone getting ready to sing Happy Birthday to her.  Notice in the bottom right the little girl with a finger up to her mouth.  This is Chelsi’s BFF, and you can guess what is coming next…. :)


Food fight between Best Friends Forever!!!  At top right is my silly SIL, after a few beers…. :)

It was a very fun day.  Lots of food and drink. 



Margie and Roger said...

What a fun pool party that must have been. Sorry to hear that you will have to stay in one place for awhile, but also glad to hear some of your health problems are improving.

BamaGurl said...

Looks like everyone had a great time at the birthday party. So glad ur health issues are getting better. It's hard going thru this stuff but it certainly gives us an appreciation for the good times. I guess that's where the old saying comes from....u can't have a rainbow without the rain. Sure do enjoy those rainbows tho.
Hope u have lots of good tomatoes. We have 3 different kinds planted but the squirrels have found them and already eaten my first bell pepper and 2 red tomatoes. lol I was watching them, waiting on the to ripen, guess the squirrel was too. lol We have beans and peas up about 6 inches, some red onions, yellow crook-neck squash and Dick is growing potatoes in a plastic trash can. Anxious to see how all that works.
Also glad y'all r still traveling this summer. Dick is considering going fulltime...didn't think he ever would but I think he's seeing that now is the time if we're ever going to do it. He wants to rent our house out instead of selling in case we have to come off the road for medical issues. I'm of a split thinking on that part. I understand his reasoning but it's difficult being a long distance landlord. We'll see. I'm really anxious to get everything done here so we can get on the road if he decides yes. We will be shooting for late August, early September.
You and Don should write a book about ur travels...include the problems and good times for those of us who want to travel but aren't rich like lots of rv'ers. I'd sure buy a copy. Make it a simple quick read, not too long and I bet u'd have some good income from that. Just a thought.
Have a fun summer. I enjoy ur posts sooo much. Take care. Love ya!

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

The pool party looked like a blast.Glad to hear your meds are working.

Carol K said...

It looks like the birthday girl enjoyed her festive pool party! Your tomato plants look great! They must like the weather.

Happytrails said...

What a grand family party! :-)
You will soon be enjoying wonderful home grown tomato sandwiches and much more!! YUM

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Looks like you all had a ball at the party, we love pool parties Sam is like Rigg's when it comes to water. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna..

Donna K said...

What a grand party...looks like everyone is having a good time. Had to laugh at the doggie swimming suit! Hope your meds continue to do their job. Good news on only going in every two weeks instead of every week. Take care,

Sue and Doug said...

looks like the party was a huge success!!..Happy Birthday to Chelsey!!

Rick and Paulette said...

Those tomato plants appear to be growing pretty well, won't be long before you'll have nice tomato sandwiches. Looks like the pool party was a big success.

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Party looks lie lots of fun. If you figure out how to explain insurance rates, you charge lots to the rest of us who are lost.

Alan and Marilyn McMillan said...

Glad to hear meds are beginning to work -- you'll be back on the road before you know it! We love flea markets...will look forward to your post on your trips & visiting flea markets. Looks like a good time was had by all at the party. Nothing better than your own home-grown tomatoes. God bless & be safe traveling!

JoJo said...

Looks like you all had a great day together.
great news on the blood work hope it continues. I will keep you in my thoughts

Randy and Terry said...

Gosh, Pidge, I think your insurance premiums are very reasonable. We pay $1556/year for our truck and RV. And we're pretty happy with that!

Glad you're doing better, and enjoying family!

Catherine, Jo Beth and Grace said...

Nothing better than home grown tomatoes! You have a beautiful family -glad your meds are getting worked out.

Kevin and Ruth said...

It will be nice to have a road trip even without the motorhome. Nice change of scenery. Colorado in July sounds like a great trip.

I think the party was a success, glad everyone had a great time.

Kevin and Ruth

Laurie and Odel said...

Pidge, your question about insurance premiums... check your policy (or ask your agent) to see the value they are using for your truck and RV. That is not necessarily the value they will PAY OUT, but it IS the value they are using to set your rate.

Since the value of your rig depreciates every year, you need to know it's current value and tell your insurance company to adjust the policy accordingly (give the a $$$ figure).

If you have not adjusted the value for awhile (a couple of years), I can guarantee that the value they are using to set the premium for your RV is NOT the same as what they would pay in the event it was totalled.