Sunday, September 16, 2012

New Rving Friends Visit !!!

On Friday Rving friends, Bob and Marjorie arrived safe and sound to visit with us. We had never met them before, they are friends of our friends Larry and Marilyn's and come to find out also know our blogging friends Colin and Contessa, small world for sure. We had a lovely weekend, getting to know each other, and when they left today it felt like we had been friends for ever. 
They called when they arrived in town on Friday afternoon, and we insisted on running over to meet them where they were calling from to ensure their GPS didn't bring them across the river the hard way. Here they are all parked and hooked up in our backyard in their beautiful Discovery.

On Friday evening they wanted to take us out for supper but that was not necessary as I had prepared a supper of pork loin roast with all the trimmings. While visiting all I had to do was turn on the veggies and make the gravy. Neighbours dropped in to visit and we all had some great laughs and lots of chin wagging went on. And of course some good vino was consumed --supplied by Bob and Marjorie.
Their beautiful babies Shiloh on the left and J on the right were here too. ..They got along very well with Lilly and Tucker and Shloh and J are wonderful well behaved dogs.
Saturday morning, Bob and Rick got busy getting Bob set up with everything he needed to wash his rig and tow vehicle. While they were organizing that; Marjorie got some laundry done, and then Marjorie, myself and my friend Mel went to the Moncton Farmers Market. Talk about a crowd that was out and about at the market as it was a beautiful sunny day. 
Myself and Marjorie at the Moncton farmers Market
We came home and enjoyed a lunch of finger rolls, caesar salad and desert.
Last evening they insisted on taking us out for dinner, so we hopped in our car and took them to Shediac to tour the area, they got to pick up some lobster at the lobster shop to take home with them- and then we ended up at the Belair in Cap Pele area. We had scallop burger platters and they were to die for.
This morning we visited a bit, went over maps, and I had made a list for them of areas and things to see to PEI and NS including Cape Breton. They pulled out around 11am, and we sure do miss them. Safe journeys friends...till we meet again! Had we been able to clear our schedules here on this end we would have travelled off with them but alas that was not possible!
Myself Rick Bob and Marjorie
And away they go :(
We also celebrated two birthdays in our family this week...our oldest son Don turned 43, and our oldest daughter Tracey turned 38..~~~Happy Birthday Kids- was nice to see you both at lunch today~~~
I'm currently thinking wow where has the summer has sure sped by...we are still battling those wasps in the soffit..which is holding up our plans to exchange a few shingles on the roof...
Heres my handy dandy wasp chaser-hes so brave
And he makes it to the roofline
This week my plan is to start making my lists for my lists for our winter trip. I plan to unload all the clothes from the bus to the house and start fresh. I know there are clothes in that closet that have been there since we left in December and that have 'not' left the hangers. I would like the coach to be totally ready to roll by the end of October. We are excited to announce that Larry and Marilyn will be arriving here to visit  in October! They will be travelling with other friends so feel free Larry to bring them with you there is plenty of room. And hopefully we will be ready to roll back out with you all heading south. I'm getting excited!!!
Take care all, please remember David and Sherry our other blogging friends in your prayers as they are having a medical setback right now! Yall stay safe out there and remember ~~

Home is where you park it

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Company, Kids, and Wasps...

Wow is summer over? We are having nice cool evenings and chilly mornings, and you know your busy when 'seasons' change and you missed it. We have been busier than a 'cow calving in a hailstorm'. Seems we have not stopped!!!!

After Donna and Ralph left on Tuesday, we had company arrive on Thursday for the night. I spent Wednesday readying the mobile palace for my cousin Lisa her hubby Andy their daughter and their daughters friend. They were stopping overnight on their way to Bangor for the long weekend. When they left Friday morning I stripped the beds in the MH loaded it up and off Rick and I went to a campground not too far from here for the long weekend. We drove 1/2 back on Saturday to pick up the grand daughters to bring them down camping with us for over night, I'm ashamed to say it was the first time we had them out with us this season..we have not been home long enough. They made trips back and forth to the playground, walked the dogs, watched movies, enjoyed the bonfire, ate smores...and enjoyed themselves while with us. We took them back 1/2  way to town met up with their parents, kissed them goodbye and headed back to the MH for a much needed rest that afternoon. We rolled on back home on Monday.
Waiting for Poppa to light the campfire

We are here to

Bacon and Pancakes for Breakfast
Last week consisted of mowing-yard work and flower beds-house cleaning and cooking for company which arrived on Friday and left yesterday. Rick has been trying to exchange some shingles on the house roof..but the minute he put the ladder against the house the wasps started chasing him. We have a nest somewhere in the soffit :(....he has been up there spraying a couple of times a day and at dusk. This evening our son came for supper (thankfully someone is holding the ladder ~scares me to death)..and Rick drilled some holes in the soffit and injected the spray directly in there. He at first thought the soffit would just pop out but that was not the case of course. So tomorrow we will see if there are any comings and goings in that area, and hopefully we can get those shingles changed out.
We have company arriving sometime this week. Not sure which day tho. They are in a 39' discovery with a toad. We have never met them-they are friends of RV friends. They do like wine tho so we should be good to go :)....the next thing we know it will be time to start organizing for our winter south...Well I've rambled on long enough I'm sure there must be something I should be doing-and I do need to get the laundry in off the clothesline. Take care all~ have a super good week and remember:

Home is where you park it.....