Monday, November 19, 2012

Catching Up...!!! About time Eh?

Well its been over a week since I've updated. That does not mean I've been sleeping...or resting...we have not stopped!! But it was a fun busy!
On Monday while Buck and Jeannie were off to medical appointments I got all the laundry caught up and gave the rig a thorough cleaning. And I was also babysitting Barney their darling little furkid ...who was really no trouble at all. Tuesday Jeannie and I worked in her 'shop' most of the day on monogramming and sewing. And what a shop she has..wowsers..I'm thinking if we hauled an enclosed storage trailer instead of the car I could have an onsite shop also..humm not sure he will go for that tho..there must be some way to organize it that the car could travel inside while we're travelling and then it could be my shop when we are parked..I must work on that angle.
Tuesday We had to go to Tallahassee as Jeannie had a checkup appointment with her dr. we were in and out of there in jig time and onto Joann's fabric shop..I should have put a bib on before entering, as needless to say this old quilter was in awe and for once speechless. They had a beautiful singer sewing/quilting machine on sale (98 various stitches) I only had to look at it wistfully and next thing I knew Rick had it in the cart. Woo hooo and it was off to the fabric side of that store. We went to Sonny's for a late lunch / early supper then headed back to the ranch. Thursday it was more shop time for us girls :)..and of course I fired up and tried out my new machine. Friday was D day for us..Jeannie and Buck had to be back in Tallahassee for Buck's Coumadin blood work..for 8am..so our good byes were at 6:45am. We were so sad when we pulled out around 8:30..they invited us to stay 'forever' ..and we sure could have. We really miss them and can't thank them enough for their wonderful hospitality..we just ate and chatted and sewed constantly. What great people..thanks again dear friends for the fantastic visit. We will see you again over the winter for sure.
We arrived Moore Haven at our winter destination The Glades RV Resort around 5:30 pm. We had stopped a couple of times so it should have been roughly a 6 hour drive but man it sure seemed like a 12 hour drive. We were both beat..we dropped the jacks, buzzed out the slides and just crashed in our chairs after supper. Saturday we got ourselves pretty much setup. I organized all the closet and dresser drawers and the linen storage closet, then we were off to LaBelle for some groceries. Sunday we made a trip into Clewiston to visit wally world, and the tractor supply Co. what a neat store that is. There is high speed internet here (included in the price) and guess what it works fairly good!! I'm impressed. The resort is beautiful also has a nice clubhouse and golf course, the marina area is beautiful. I think we will enjoy the winter here.
We did have to make a decision on Tv services. There is no cable here and our bell dish from home will no longer work in the US. I was getting pretty bored on the weekend with only two channels to watch and one of them being constant weather. Today the installer from Direct TV arrived and got us all fixed up. We just take the receivers and dish home with us when we go and put the service on stop until we are ready to head back in the fall. And a good deal too...if you are referred by a friend (yes we were thanks Donna and Ralph) they get a 10.00/mo discount and we get a 10.00/mo discount. So on our deal of 24.00/mo we only have to pay 14.00. 
I headed off to quilting group over at the rec center for 9am and worked on a christmas quilt I'm making for the back of our sofa. I hopped online and ordered some fabric from 'fabricdepot.com' wow their prices are good. And its nice to have an address to receive the goods.Supper was left overs from Sunday evening. Homemade mac and cheese and chicken fried steak. Thanks for the recipes Jeannie. After quilting group and lunch it was that other "L" time..laundry..and wow I had four loads..thats a job I'm glad is behind me. Heres a picture that brought tears to my eyes when I received it last evening...
Keep them coming Hannah..we love and miss you also. Sorry I don't have resort pictures yet..I will get some within the next day or two..I guess if I had to complain my only complaint would be that the pool is 90 degrees F...not much of a complaint is it..take care all and be safe out there..

Home is where you park it. 

18 comments:

  1. Sounds like a lovely place to spend the winter and $14 mo for TV is quite the bargain!

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  2. Having fun is a great reason not to be spending time on the computer:)

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  3. If you happen to read Jenna's blog at Tin Teppee, http://tinteepeelogcabin.blogspot.ca/
    her Hubby Micheal set up their trailer with AC, and Extra Plugs and lighting for her Quilting Machine because they plan on being in Texas fo over a year. Since they do sell double decker trailers for hauling autos plus, maybe Rick could set you up. LOL. Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  4. WOW...that man of yours is a keeper for sure. Just tossed that machine in the cart...wonderful!

    What a doll your Hannah is. I can see why you miss her so much.

    Enjoy your time in your park. Sounds like you were very busy and will be in the next few months.

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  5. Holy cow! You're so busy I hope you have enough energy to last the whole winter! I was under the (wrong) impression you can to Florida to relax... ;c)

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  6. Wow you have been busy! Looking forward to the pictures of the resort. Enjoy yourselves.

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  7. Very cool on the new machine. You'll keep busy for sure!

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  8. Hugs Rick for keeping mi amiga in the style she has become accustomed to. Luv you both! Sounds like you have the perfect winter set up.

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  9. You have been busy and looks like you will be busier. Enjoy the weather and have even more fun.

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  10. Four loads of laundry??? If I put all our clothes together I don't know if I would have four loads! (LOL). We've gotten used to wearing same jeans and shirts for days. Note: we DO change underwear more often.

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    1. bedding included Phyllis lol...and dog blankets hence the four loads...

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    2. The dog stuff, toys, food, blankets, and just general stuff takes up 50% of the RV!

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  11. I can sure understand why you've been gone with all that you've been doing. Isn't it time to sit back and relax now? What a great closing picture!

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  12. Debbie Ledford-KluttzNovember 21, 2012 at 12:02 AM

    Hey! Share that chicken fried steak recipe with me PLEASE! I LOVE IT, but have no idea how to make it!

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    1. sure thing will inbox it to you dear on fb

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  13. Nice RV spot. Took a look at the web site.

    Sheesh! $14/month for satellite dish and receiver? Shaw satellite, which we use in the US is far more expensive. Mind you, it is HD and we get the 500 channels.

    Sounds like you are quite nicely settled in. Yea for that!

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  14. Rick: You are a giant suck! You gotta have points coming out your butt.

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  15. Really good deal on the sat-service. Enjoy the winter!

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