SATURDAY NIGHT’S BACK YARD CAMPFIRE’
Skipped our Jeep ride this morning. Only the metal trim and shingles left to put on our wooden shed and with Mike’s helper not being here I figured I had better stick around to give him a hand in case he came early. At least I can hand shingles up to him if need be. In the meantime I busied myself with cleaning the black streaks off the Motorhome. Every time it rains the black rubber molding around windows, door, and the windshield leaches black streaks down the front and sides of the coach. #!!%**%# And that’s every time it rains!!!!!!!!!! All the glass and fiberglass has to be cleaned with a special black streak remover. Water and Windex won’t do it. What a waste of a valuable hour this morning. We can land people on the Moon yet we can’t develop a simple rubber compound to stop that black streak problem on RV’s??!!!!!
TOOK ME AN HOUR TO GET ALL THE BLACK STREAKS OFF THE GLASS AND FIBERGLASS SIDES AND FRONT
Despite a cloudy morning temps came up a bit to around 65F and with afternoon sunshine we had ourselves a really nice early September day. For me it was about as close as one can get to what I consider to be a perfect weather day. In my opinion we are right now entering the greatest and best season of the year. Autumn:))))))))))
SUNDAY BRUNCH A FEW DAYS AGO
ALRIGHT SO WHICH ONE OF YOU WEISENHEIMERS KNOCKED THE SHED DOOR OFF IT’S HINGES
‘WELL DON’T LOOK AT US’
Had me one of my daily dumb cluck happenings today. Had been using paper towels for cleaning and had started on the rig’s windows. Kelly calls me in for a coffee. No sign of Mike yet so after a coffee I drive over to my hometown Buddy’s place to see if he needed any help put up some roof trusses on his new garage. Gary just moved into our Park a few months ago. He had lots of help so I came home again and resumed my Motorhome window cleaning. Got myself into a big snit because I could not find the paper towels or remember where I had left them. I have a bad habit of getting on myself pretty hard when I can’t remember stuff and my brain in turn won’t help by telling me where things are. With a handful of ‘used’ paper towels I decided to climb up on the rig’s roof and clean the solar panels, which I did. Glancing over the end of the Motorhome where the Jeep was parked I spotted the roll of paper towels…..right where I had left them of course and right on top of the Jeep’s rear spare tire. I had driven with that whole roll of paper towels on the spare tire over to Gary’s and back. Good thing I hadn’t headed out onto the main road or I would have left a white ribbon stream of paper down the road behind me. Ya-ya I know…..don’t sweat the small stuff!!
WITH THE HELP OF FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS GARY’S GARAGE IS TAKING SHAPE
CLEANING OUR 4 SOLAR PANELS AND SUNROOF
YEP THERE’S THE ROLL OF PAPER TOWELS RIGHT WHERE I LEFT THEM
Both Kelly and I busied ourselves around the rig today. Kelly cleaned the inside while I kept at it on the outside. More stuff carried out…..and Pheebs knows something is up. The time crunch is fast approaching.
KELLY WORKS AWAY AT PROGRAMNING OUR TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM…..THE LAST THING I EVER PROGRAMMED WAS MY ANALOG WATCH
Mike rolled in about 12:30 and resumed work on the shed roof. I stayed in the area and told him to give me a shout if he needed me. Mike never did give me a shout, he just quietly and efficiently worked away on his own. Maybe he figured I’d be more of a hindrance than a help. Ya know, he might have a point there. I’m a doer not a helper unless I don’t know how to do something then I’m more helpless than a helper. Help:((
‘PRETTY CRAPPY HAIRCUT YA GOT THERE AMOS’
‘DON’T YOU BE CALLING MY HAIRCUT CRAPPY AND DON’T YOU BE CALLING ME AMOS’!!!!
‘SHEEESH WHAT’S HIS PROBLEM’
‘AND I DON’T GOT A PROBLEM’!!
‘AND BESIDES….WHO ARE YOU TO BE TELLING ME I GOT A CRAPPY HAIRCUT YA BLUE BELTED BUZZARD BEAK!’!'
‘DID THAT BIRD BRAIN JUST CALL ME A BLUE BELTED BUZZARD BEAK!!’
‘OKAY THAT’S IT I’M HOPPING MAD NOW’
‘OH WHOOP-DE-DOO YA DON’T SCARE ME TWINKLTOES’
‘TWINKLE TOES EH…..NOW I’M REALLY MAD’!!!!!
‘JEEEEZZZZ YOU GUYS JUST SETTLE DOWN BEFORE SOMEBODY BLOWS A TAIL FEATHER
Pheebs and I did get out for an afternoon walk around the Pine Tree trail. So nice in the forest this time of year except the Mosquitos were unexpectantly bad. Damn miserable things. Whoever invented Mosquitos anyway!!!!
ON THE TRAIL
I ALWAYS STOP FOR A FEW MINUTES TO HAVE A CHAT WITH MY FAVORITE FOREST TREE AND PHEEBS LAYS DOWN NEARBY TO PATIENTLY WAIT FOR US TO FINISH OUR LITTLE INTROSPECIVE TALK
WORK NOISILY CONTINUES ON ONE OF OUR PARK’S NEW HOME SITES JUST AROUND THE CORNER AND DOWN THE ROAD FROM US
Looks like only 3 morning Jeep rides left for Pheebs and I until we get back from our trip out East. As strange as this may sound I am already looking forward to getting home in a couple months so we can again resume our early a.m. country road travels. As routine as they are I still look forward to our Jeep rides each day. And we haven’t even left home yet………….
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A guy goes into Wal-Mart to buy a rod and reel. He doesn't know which one to get, so he just grabs one and goes over to the register. There is a Wal-Mart associate standing there with dark shades on. He says, "Excuse me Sir, can you tell me anything about this rod and reel? "He says, "Sir, I'm blind, but if you will drop it on the counter I can tell you everything you need to know about it from the sound that it makes." The guy didn't believe him but dropped it on the counter anyway. He said, "That’s a 6' graphite rod with a Zebco 202 reel and 10 lb. test line, it's a good all around rod and reel, and it's $20.00. "The guy says, "It is amazing that you can tell all that just by the sound of it dropping on the counter. I think it's what I'm looking for so I'll take it. "He walks behind the counter to the register, and in the meantime the guy passes some rather noisy wind. At first he is embarrassed but then realizes that there is no way he could tell it was him. Being blind, the salesman wouldn't know that he was the only other person around. Back at the register the clerk rings up the sale and says, "That will be $25.50. "The guy says, "But didn't you say it was $20.00?" He says, "Yes sir, the rod and reel is $20.00, the duck call is $3.00, and the catfish stink bait is $2.50."
A real estate agent was showing a woman through a beautiful room at the top of a large hotel. "Now in this wing we have the master bedroom, bath and den."The woman interrupted suspiciously, "And den what?"