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Wherever Home is Parked?

Wherever Home is Parked?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Beautiful Day!


I am feeling better but still taking it easy. It’s a beautiful day. I took a picture of our campsite. As you can see, the weather is perfect to have the windows and doors open! Several more rigs pulled in yesterday and lots more to come. Convention is getting closer and i’m so excited about seeing friends i haven’t seen in a year or 2!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Still under the weather

I’m still a bit under the weather and have called the doctor. I will be having a sonogram on Friday.

I did end up doing some laundry today as it was piling up and i was running out of needed items. Our son Tyson came for lunch and we had a nice short visit with him. Then later that evening i took the bike and went visiting. It was a nice evening.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

A Cold Day!

I got up this morning and I wasn’t feeling too good. So i spent most of the morning just being lazy and laying around. It’s very cool and the wind is blowing making the cool temps even more miserable.

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Later in the afternoon hubby decided to put new antenna up for my mifi. I went from 1-2 bars to 5 bars! It works great!

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Hubby purchased some plumbing pipe and built me a pole that can be taken apart and stored when we are in travel mode. I purchased a Wilson dual-Band mirror mount cell phone antenna, wilson signal boost hdsolo mobile dual band amplifier and an extra 20 foot cable, the amplifier also came with an wilson ultra slim antenna with FME Female connector.


The outside antenna connectors to the booster and then the ultra antenna connects to the other end of the booster and then you just lay or in my case rubber band the mifi to slim antenna and it works great.

Friends of mine said they were able to use this same setup while they were parked in the mountains and all over in remote areas. I’m looking forward to seeing how well this set up works for me.

I love having my own wireless internet in my home and not having to drive places to find it.

Later that evening our friend Wanda had a fire at her camper and several other friends joined us and we had nice evening visiting with friends and enjoying the campfire.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

More Plumbing

We got up early and headed to our son Tyson’s home. Hopefully today will be the last of the plumbing job.

I spent my time entertaining grandchildren. We were there all day and most of the evening and what an exhausting day. A fun day of spending time with family but exhausting. We stopped by Wal-mart and got some fried chicken for dinner, neither of us felt like cooking. On the way home our son called and said that the hot water doesn’t work in the tub .. Ughhh

Hubby gave our son some suggestions to try in the morning and if not it looks to be another trip to Tyson’s house.

I took a shower and was in bed by a little after 9 pm.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Dentist again

We got up early again today for another dentist appointment. Once again i sat reading a book while i waited on hubby. Several hrs later he finally came out for me to only find that this tooth is still not done! Hopefully one more visit. Hubby’s blood pressure just isn’t cooperating with this dental work.

We headed to Home Depot and Lowe’s for some more plumbing supplies for Tyson. Last week they got the underground part of the plumbing done but not under and in the house.

Then we went to get something to eat as we were both hungry as no breakfast or lunch and it was getting later in the afternoon. Yes, we chose Chinese again.

Then it was back home. Several more RV Volunteers arrived. It was a busy evening spending time with friends.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Banquet and Skit of RV Volunteers

We had a presentation in the chapel on WD-40 and our friend Terry is the guy in the photo. It was funny and i think all the Mappers enjoyed it.


Next you are going to see a overwhelming volunteers in their red vest! RV Maps wear red vest with patches of places they have volunteer their services to.


Then it was on to the dining hall for a steak lunch! It was so good!


It was time for skit which is titled .. Judge Hatchett ‘s Monkey court!


Served a summons


The charged monkey’s being watched over by Sheriff Lingo


One of the accused being questioned by Judge Hatchett


Prosecuting attorney pleading her case against one of the accused


The jury deciding one of the accused fate.


This accused has been arrested and found guilty 2 times now in less than a 3 month period. Judge Hatchett didn’t go nicely on him.

It was a great day filled with fun and laughter.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Gathering of friends

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Tonight was a potluck dinner. Since there was no dinner in the dining hall several of us decided on a pot luck.

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There was tons of good food. Wanda made home made chicken and noodles, there was bread roles, corn, fruit, corn and several really yummy salads, a pineapple upside down cake (by me) and a apple cobbler.

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If anyone left hungry it’s their own fault as the food was great and i ate too much as always! It was a great night filled with fun and laughter.

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Later in the evening Wanda, Cora and myself sat outside at Cora’s to visit a bit more. Well until the skeeter’s chased us back to our own rigs.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Spending the weekend with Family

We spent this entire weekend with our kids and grandkids! Saturday we went to our son Tyson home and i played with my precious grandchildren while hubby helped our son work on his water line. Of course hubby couldn’t resist playing with our precious jewels in between working. When our grandchildren are around it’s hard not to donate all our attention to them.

Saturday evening our grand daughter came home with us to spend the night.

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Hailey loves to swim and spend time in the hot tub. Of course she doesn’t have to twist grandma’s arm either.

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On Sunday the kids came to us and we had a great day. The weather has been great! Toby enjoyed playing in the rocks and on our wonderful campsite that has a full pad of concrete!

I fixed a big pot of chili and it was a great weekend of enjoying family time. Although i have to admit i was exhausted at the end of it.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Dentist appointment

We got up early today and headed to the dentist office. Hubby has more dental work to be done before we head out for the winter. After hours of sitting and reading my book while waiting on hubby. We headed to get some plumbing supplies for Tyson’s house.

The feeling was starting to come back and so we decided to go out for a late afternoon or early evening meal. We went to our favorite place. Yep Chinese!

Then a trip to Wal-mart was also needed and by then it was time to head home as hubby was starting to hurt.

The rest of my evening was spent visiting with friends.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Mifi card!

mifi We got up this morning and needed to run some errands. I have been debating getting some type of internet card. Esp for the times when we don’t have wifi. I have been doing some research and finally decided on the mifi card from Verizon. Unfortunately unlimited is not available anymore and I'm limited to 5gb a month. That means i have to be very careful with my usage. So far it’s working great. We love that we can use it as our own wifi and several computers can be hooked up at the same time and it doesn’t seem to pull the speed down with 2 computers.

After numerous errands and having Chinese for lunch we came home and our son Tyson brought one of the atv’s to us. Our evening was spent just relaxing.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Illinois bound

We got up this morning and got things around. We were sitting in the parking lot of the Big Store to get our tires on the 5th wheel. Doug the guy doing the work didn’t arrive until around 9 am and to top it off it’s raining. Finally around 11 am all the work was done and we were on our way. Luckily for us it wasn’t a hard rain and it stopped about Houston, Mo.

We arrived in Illinois around 4 pm and starting getting things setup. I went to dinner at the dining hall, hubby stayed home and finished getting his work done.

I spent several hours seeing friends and catching up on what they have been doing. I love convention time and seeing friends and making new ones. It’s good to be back.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Heading to Convention

We took the 4 wheelers back to illinois yesterday and today has been spent cleaning and packing things up. Tomorrow we get new tires on the trailer and then were bound for Illinois for convention in Oct. Looking forward to seeing family and friends.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Departure still unknown

It’s September! The summer has went by really fast. It has finally cooled down to wonderful temps! We checked on the truck tires and they still are not in so until they arrive we do not have a departure date. Were basically in limbo until we can get the truck and trailer tires on.

We are getting ready for the big holiday weekend. At first we thought it might be a slow one but today the rigs are rolling in.

We went into town today and did some grocery shopping and had lunch at Ryan's. On the way home it started raining. It rained the rest of the evening. That is okay because it's been very dry here and we are need of some rain.

Other then not really much happening .. just some relaxation time .. hope you all have a safe and wonderful labor day weekend