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Friday, October 14, 2011

So, anyone see what happened to September?

How does the time get away from me. Here it is the middle of October and only a few weeks before we are due to leave for a Texas winter. Let me see… where did I put all that time… oh yeah!  I remember…..  I used it all up enjoying myself! 

We are here partly due to family illness which is progressing positively. Spirits and comfort levels are high and we all can get together every few days to have some more fun. That helps everyone.

The Stagecoach RV Park,

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here in St. Augustine has been very pleasant. Some heavy storms (they call it a nor’easter, down here) was really stirring up the beach scene with 12-15 foot waves and so much wind that it was carrying the foam up onto the beaches and even into the parking lots and roads near the beach.  Looked like soap suds everywhere.

 

Katie-the-Poo

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continues to improve and is back to normal from her ear infection and we continue to be healthy which is a bit unusual for us this time of year.

I just finished upgrading my Samsung EPIC 4g phone’s operating system from Android 2.2 (Froyo) to 2.3 (Gingerbread) after waiting too long for Sprint to provide an update.  It is wonderful!  I liked it before but I love it now.

I seem to stay either too busy or too relaxed to get on with some of the little work I need to do around here to get ready for traveling.  I still have not even fixed the  air line to the driver’s side seat in the truck. It popped off coming into town and I had to pinch it off with one hand til we could get stopped. Maybe this week…. or maybe not.

Our eating habits are still forming but we have gotten considerably better at managing portion sizes and often just split a meal when we eat out. Between senior menus and senior portions we are doing better and I hope that translates to healthier, too.

The Max Burton 6000 Induction Hotplate

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we got before we left Raleigh, has been great.  It quickly heats/cooks anything we have tried without heating up the RV and does it faster than the gas range.  I don’t think that we have even opened the range top for at least 3 weeks.

Crockpot cooking has also been ramped up a few notches and we have been crocking it one or twice a week.  We need a new crock pot, though. This one is an all in one piece and I really think we would use it a lot more if it had a removable crock for cleaning.  We are contemplating a few choices in the context of our regular needs and available cabinet storage. This one is a small 4qt unit and we don’t really need much bigger than this for the two of us.

Our plans are to head west the beginning of November, if the holiday home time pangs don’t get to us, first.  We can already feel them tugging at us so plans may change… again.

ttfn

Budd

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