We arrived back in our driveway on April 19th safe and sound..and trust me when I say we have not stopped since. On our journey home we stopped to visit friends and relatives in Va, Hendersonville NC and New Bern NC..so we pretty much took 3 weeks to get home. So as not to bore you all to death I will just skim over the last month and give you the high points..so you can understand why we have not been updating. Thankfully a lot of you are on facebook and I've been keeping up with you that way.
We were home 2 days when things took a turn for 'busy'. Our son who works out in western Canada has his home not too far from us..which he rents..his tenant skipped out 2 days after we got home, and what a mess..suffice to say it took both of us, and 2 of our dear friends over 2 weeks to paint, tear up and replace floors, fill 2 dumpsters, build and stain new decks and steps (yes even they were destroyed)...change locks clean out the garage..and on and on..it is now in pristine shape and I have a new tenant in there. Then the end of April our tenant vacated (with notice)..and her idea of normal wear and tear certainly was not the same as ours. So we had some mudding and painting to do over there, which was sad because it was all done just a year ago. We also had to replace the wood floor in one of the bedrooms :(...but now it is completed and ready for perspective walk thru tenants and viewings..hopefully we will find ideal tenants for it soon.
Just (and I mean hours not days) as we got all of this pulled together, we got called to go to work..and what a fun job. Part time (although its been long days during peak season)..we are working for the local RV dealer, cleaning, detailing Rvs, delivering and setting up Rvs..and doing walk throughs with new customers...what a blast we are having..you never know when your feet hit the floor here in the morning what the day has in store for you.
Tuesday we were working and asked to take the big Ventana motorhome over to the local Casino. They were doing a commercial to advertise a new promo 'free RV parking for patrons' - the mascot of the local casino is Elvis. He's in all their commercials..what we didn't know till we arrived, was it was going to be a 4 hour shoot and we had to dress as Elvis and be in the commercial. What a hoot that was. So here's your laugh for the day folks..Mr & Mrs Elvis..
We were off yesterday, and again today..thankfully ..as I have 6 months of cleaning to chase around my house..we just opened 6 months worth of mail and yes we are late getting our taxes submitted as they were suppose to be in by April 30..but you may as well be a month late as a day late so I will get them done sooner or later I'm sure.
Sunday past was my birthday, and we had dinner with the local kids at our daughter Tracey's...our oldest son Don joined us there. Everyone seemed to disappear right around dinner time..they returned after seating me at the head of the table with laptops, iPhones, and ipods...they had all our other kids on skype on all the different electronic items. They all sang happy birthday, and it was so touching ...believe it or not I was at a loss for words (that doesn't happen often as most of you know)...so thanks kids for making my day so very special.
Yesterday I realized I was driving around with an expired drivers license it had expired on Sunday..so off I ran post haste to the MVD and got that renewed quickly..today I'm cleaning and catching up on blogs..our car went into the dealer this morning for service work, so I'm house bound..thank heavens...
Take care all..thanks for stopping by...
Elaine Rick and furkids