To Anyone Paying Attention

I really am going to post again. I’ve just been so (SO!) busy catching up around the house since we got back from our trip. Not to mention tearing out the bathroom in the MILA and rebuilding that. Me. The 67 year old dude that spent most of his life sewing people up and such. Rebuilding an apartment.

So, hang in there and I WILL make a more detailed post. One of these days. Soon. I hope.

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Posted in General BS

We’re Back!

Did anyone even notice we were gone? Probably not, but I will proceed anyway.

Left here (by myself) Aug 11 to begin a 7443.8 mile circle around this great (BIG!) country or ours to attend the Hollie Reunion in Pickwick Landing, Tennessee and visit SWMBO’s parents in Oregon, Ohio for awhile.

Sept 11th I took off and made it to the Mountain Home AFB Family Campground before I had to stop for the night. Nice, quiet place to stay and cost only $15.

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Sept 12th got up early and made it to Midway, Utah to spend the night with friends.

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Sept 13th, wait, you don’t want me to cover my trip day by boring (for YOU) day? Ok. I can live with that.

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Stopped in Tucumcari, New Mexico for two days to visit the Dinosaur Museum and Trian Museum. Tucumcari is about dead. Everything off the highway is pretty much abandoned and I spent a couple of hours taking pictures of it. Had a pretty nice lightning storm off in the distance though. And the traffic going by sounded like distant thunder. Was HOT though!

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Spent four days visiting my Uncle in Henderson, Texas. Got to help him pack for his move to Mississippi that he’s about to make. He also gave me three boxes full of notebooks of genealogy “stuff” for SWMBO; which I had to make room for in the RV. But She would have severely chastised me if I hadn’t!

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Drove to Pickwick Landing, Tennessee Thursday and parked the RV. Got up Friday and drove to Memphis to pick SWMBO up. We stopped at a MacDonald’s on the way back to Pickwick Landing, and I came down with Food Poisoning a few hours later. Spent 6 hours puking my guts out when I wasn’t experiencing the joys of explosive diarrhea. But the last time I puked I could tell it was over and all I had to do was recover by the Saturday reunion.

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I was pretty sore all over (from puking) but the Reunion went really well. Everyone there was a cousin from a different branch of the Hollie family, but that didn’t really matter: we’re all family. James Earl and Bobby (Hollie) did some singing later in the night and it all went really well. (James Earl used to be in George Jones’ band way back when.) Got back to the RV WAY after my bedtime!

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Got up Sunday and drove to Oregon, Ohio. The drive through eastern to northern Tennessee is really pretty. (Not as pretty as the drive through southern Utah, but pretty.) Pulled into Oregon, Ohio late but managed to get the RV parked and hooked up at my in-laws house.

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Highlights of the next two weeks: Visited the Henry Ford, the Toledo Zoo, and drove to Pennsylvania to visit my friend of 35 years for a night. Also got to help my f-i-l with his yard and garage. SWMBO cleaned inside; I cleaned outside.

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Took off from Oregon, Ohio the 7th. After a murderous headwind while crossing Nebraska and Wyoming (about 100 gallons of gas! Cruise control set to 70 and speedometer reading 58 mph kind of headwind), and a bout of probably food poisoning (from a meatloaf tv dinner), after 3 days we pulled into Midway, Utah to visit those very same friends I visited on the way out.

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Stayed the night and headed for home early in the morning. Was going to stay at the Mountain Home AFB campground but we got there at about 1100 so we decided to just get on home. Pulled in here around 2200 if I remember right. Probably; but I was SO tired I really don’t remember.

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I’m going to bed.

Posted in #GeneralBS, #TripsAround

Man.

I feel like I’ve been really busy this past week or more; but could not, for the life of me, tell you exactly what I’ve been doing.

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I’ve told myself to post at least a dozen times. Then get off doing something until, suddenly, it’s past bedtime.And I know “past bedtime” cause I get woozy and really tired feeling until I go lay down.

 EK_0184bSo, let’s see. Hmmm… Bought a Full mattress for the Caravan. One of those nice mattresses being sold at Walmart. Was $169 but it fits perfectly and is WAY more comfortable than that “padtress” that was in there. Going to make the trip much better.

Speaking of trip: Been getting ready and loading the RV. Leaving Sunday and SWMBO will join me in Memphis later.Hope the Hollie Family Reunion is worth all this.

Hooked the RV up to the new truck the other day for a “test drive.” I was impressed. The hill leaving Belfair going to Gorst was no problem. Did a U-Turn in Gorst and came back up that  mile (or so) upgrade with no problems. Started out at 3500 rpm’s from a red light but by the time I got a quarter mile up the road it downshifted, the rpm’s dropped to 1500, and we did the thing at 55 mph. Nice! Still reeling from $600/mo payments, but, nice.

581c7713-b714-49ad-b3bb-74bee52fdd73So, looking forward to the trip but hate leaving SWMBO behind. She makes everything so much better. I probably won’t stop and see anything that I’d want us to see together but I think it’ll still be a good trip. We’ll see. I do like her navigation though.

Otherwise, just not a lot going on. I’m doing this on the virtual machine cause my windows machine is down for awhile. The cheap assed laptop dvd drive they put in it went TU. X-Plane can’t find the DVD so it’ll only play in demo mode for 10 minutes before the nag screen starts. Ordered a new drive but it won’t be here until sometime between 26 Aug and 26 Sep. Which is totally unacceptable in today’s market. Hell, it was 4 days between ordering and notice that it’s been shipped.

More later. Will TRY to keep y’all updated while on the trip. Can’t promise anything though.

Posted in #GeneralBS