Saturday, July 21, 2012


How nice it was to spend the day puttering in our gardens without feeling like I was in a Turkish steam bath.  The air was actually cool enough this morning to start my brain working & thinking about a little creative gardening again.  Thought myself up a couple new flower bed ideas & changes, so as long at the weather stays cool I might be able to keep that creative process going……………………
Nina over at WHEELING IT has changed the shower head in their RV & after reading her review & how much she likes the new head & why, it will be something we will definitely look into as well.  Any improvement to boondocking showers always get’s my attention every time.  Nina also has some ideas brewing about posting RV tips & hints on a regular basis so anyone interested might want to slip on over there & see what she is up too.
And a quick follow-up to Friday night’s post about how those Amish/Mennonite folks get the grains off the stocks.  From my cousin Norma & hubby Jim in Waterloo Ontario…… “ Next the stooks have to be gathered and then put into a threshing machine that separates the grains from the straw.  The grains are bagged and the straw is blown into a mow (hay mow”.  The words ‘threshing machine’ stirred my memory & I do remember that now.  And folks are right, straw is not straw until the grains have been removed from the stock.   Whewwwwww, glad we got all that cleared up.
MERIKAY in a comment on Friday night’s post brought up a good questions.  She asks, “Your place in Bayfield seems perfect to me. Why do you want to sell it? Seems like a place you can safely leave for six months a year while down in Az.”  Yes, Merikay is right about being able to safely leave our place for 6 months of the year with no worries.  Like anything, there are always pros & cons & that is one of the biggest pros for us to just stay where we are, which in the end is likely what will happen.  I won’t get into the cons but security is only one of the many pros.  If we absolutely didn’t like the place we live we would never have moved here or would have been gone long ago.  It’s true, this is a very,  very, nice place & that of course is part of our dilemma.  Probably many RV full timers were in the same position at one time & wrestled with the very same decisions about their house that we are wrestling with.  Some folks are content with same-same & other folks like ourselves prefer change-change every once & awhile.  Of course there is more to it than just that, but no point in dragging everyone through the whole pros & cons discussion.  What will be will be I guess………………..
GROANER’S CORNER:((  I don’t need to do booze & drugs anymore……… I now get the same effect just by standing up fast.
- Tourists see the world, travelers  experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
(James Herriot)
-  The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward   
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right  now...AL.


  1. I understand what you are talking about. For some folks change is a necessity and keeps enthusiasm high. I mentioned in a recent post that I love my house, but after one year I can say I DON'T like living in a mobile home park. I would give anything to have a couple of acres in the trees, preferably up in the mountains, and just have a simple home there. Something within a fairly short distance to my kids though. It is not likely to happen, and I don't have anyone to talk it over with, so you're lucky you and Kelly are pretty much on the same page in that regard.

  2. The groaner today was one of the better ones because I can certainly relate to it.

  3. Glad to see your temps have come down a bit. Even if you don't move, sometimes it's fun just to see what the market is offering. Also good to keep an open mind to whatever possibilities/opportunities life offers. I think you and Kelly are in this category. Well Al, nice to do some relaxing gardening - come have a look at our Extreme Gardening that we are doing this week!!!!

  4. I concur re the Oxygenics shower head. So glad we bought it and changed that yucky one that comes with the rig. They install the wimpiest shower heads, how's a gal supposed to rinse her hair????

  5. Think I'm going to have to check out that shower head...I agree with RVs having the "wimpiest shower heads".

  6. Great pictures of the wild turkeys.

  7. Great pictures of the wild turkeys.

  8. those shower heads are the best thing..saves water and increases the flow!!...great for rinsing the hair!

  9. Have seen a few wild turkey familys around this time of year , must just be the right time. We have looked at that shower head for a few years, think maybe it's time. thanks for the referral .

  10. Mike and I seem to have a little of that "grass is greener" problem too, we are always scheming and planning! Glad to see you got some cooler weather.

  11. Once a real estate junkie, always a real estate junkie... it's the hitch itch syndrome, only with houses instead of RVs... always coveting the "cool," the "location," the "view," and at the heart of it... Change :))
    I look at real estate every place we go, drool a little, and stroke the realtor. I'm a junkie too :))

  12. we purchased an oxygenics shower head this past winter while in Fl...we love love it...great invention for your have such a talent...