Sunday, November 19, 2017

Where Does Time Go

I can't believe  it has been such a long time since I posted. 

We did cool down some but they are calling for another heating up and it will be mid to high 80's for Thanksgiving. The mornings are wonderful and anywhere from low to high 50's. But showing can be a bit cold. 

I was a little under the weather for about a day an a half then made the mistake of going for a flu shot. Really felt like crap after that but by the next afternoon felt great.  I put up a big pot of chicken soup with lots of good veggies in it. Love home made chicken soup.

Been trying to get some heavy duty cleaning done. Gave the stove a good cleaning and then spilled Orzo all over the top and of course it went under the burners. OH well small clean up. Was able to move some furniture which is the hardest part. When did I get so old.

My daughter and I did our Sunday breakfast and tried to find a gold chain for my granddaughter for her birthday, but found nothing I could afford. Penny's had a great sale but you couldn't pick it up until Thanksgiving or the next day. You know that isn't going to happen. What kind of nonsense  is that not dragging me into a store when these people should be home with their family's not working. And the next day would be horrible with crowds. I thought most stores weren't going to open on Thanksgiving.

I have a company coming tomorrow to give me a estimate on a new furnace and after this week will call a couple more places to see what I'm looking at price wise. I may be pulling out the electric heaters again this year and then replace the furnace next year. After spending money on the washer and dryer it will be a bit painful to put out more big dollars.

Good Night All

Saturday, November 11, 2017

I'm So Bad

I know I'm late but I wish to send my greatest Thank You to all our Veterans! 

I know I said I would post more and well......

The weather has been really nice and so out the door I go. And all this fresh air is a real kick, just knocks me out. Not that I have been doing anything big but just getting out and doing anything. Since I spent the last 6 months staying at home and out of the heat getting outside is the best feeling. I try to kick my butt everyday to leave this house no matter what I will do just do it.

A couple months ago my Kindle quit working after a failed forced upgrade by Amazon. Trying to reach them was impossible and I was really angry. Their outsource people are of no help and it always the answer is can you move your laptop to another part of the house? No I am doing that and good bye. So I went to Barnes n Noble and bought a Nook book. I really dislike this thing. It is heavier than the Kindle and the on/off switch is on the side right where you would hold the Nook, so you are always shutting it down plus it takes forever to even start up. I asked my friend how she liked hers well she said it just up and died after being used very little, kind of shocked me to think that Barnes n Noble would put out such a bad product. Anyway the the other day I found my way to a comment section on Amazon and I was not alone in this mess of and upgrade. I left my comment, when I went in yesterday they had a section to trade in your Kindle and depending on the condition you can get $20. mine was in great shape and if you wanted to re read your old books you could. See the problem was it wouldn't download new books anymore and that seemed to be every ones problem. I still think they should do more since it is obviously a problem with the upgrade itself.  So I packed it up printed out a label and took off for the UPS store and sent it back. I attached a note stating I really miss my Kindle and if they can fix their error I would keep it. But if you bought a new one they offered an additional $20. toward it. That brings the price down to $29. I should also add I bought the Kindle in about 2008. So I did get my money out of it.

Tomorrow is family day here at my house and my grandsons are doing the BBQ. we are all contributing some dish. 

Good Night All

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Things Remembered

I have been preparing for another camping trip which should have taken place yesterday and of course it didn't happen again. But the truck is loaded and ready again. 

When I first started camping  I kept a journal. I had ruined the book so I picked up another one so I could transfer the old and continue on. 
As I read through the journal I couldn't believe how often I took off and enjoyed traveling so much. Not all trips were enjoyable and I learned never to travel with certain people ever!.

My first journey was in the cutest little Chalet and it was the only trip in it. I still wish to this day I would have added a lift kit to open it up. I did take it in and the guy talked me out of it. I'm sure if I had taken it somewhere else and had that done I would still own the little trailer.

My next was a Class C, my first trip was a solo adventure and I knew nothing about setting up all the tanks or much less anything else on the outside, I didn't even know how to open the awning. I went to  Wells Fargo RV Park in Tombstone, AZ and the manger Dan assured me before I left I would know everything I needed to know. I spent a week there and when I left I knew all I needed to know. I will be forever grateful to Dan and his wonderful wife.

From there I drove to Bisbee, AZ I had a hard time finding the entrance to the park and had to make a u turn on the little road just above the town. YIKES but I did it. I did all my own hook ups and was thrilled with myself. I did a few trips there.

But the worst trip was going to the Grand Canyon. Some one told me how to set up the GPS and it was a disaster. There was construction everywhere and no clear directions on how to return to the Hwy. After driving for 7.5 hrs I was only in a town that should have taken me no more than 2 hrs. The person with me was no help at all and just read a book instead of helping with a map or something. Well at least I finally made it to Williams and I was a mess. It was freezing cold there and 2 hrs after we arrived it snowed. Luckily not to bad. We hopped on the train to Grand Canyon the next morning and I tell you that revived me to see all that beauty. At least the trip wasn't a total loss and the person with me doesn't know how luck she was that I didn't throw her out on the side of the road. haha

But I had many more adventures but I think for tonight it is enough.

Good Night All

Wednesday, October 25, 2017


Well after going through lots of headaches to change my header this is what it is. Google seems to be having a problem again. Even face book isn't working properly. I have no idea why it didn't fit the picture to the right size but I guess later on tonight I will try again. My patience have run their course.

I was just getting ready to load  up the truck yesterday to take off when the wind kicked into super high gear with 20 mph winds and gust of 25 - 30 mph. And today is the same and looks like the rest of the week. Next week looks much better. Going to keep my fingers crossed. 

Not much to do around the house so maybe I will cook up the veggies that need cooking before they go bad. But running out of room in the freezer. I was looking at freezers and I just might have to buy one this is ridicules and with the holidays coming it is always a challenge to fit everything. Turkeys never fit.

So I will check them out at Home Depot Sunday after breakfast if the wind isn't so bad. It sure makes breathing difficult.

After checking around the house I don't understand how I can say I have nothing to do. Need to go over recipes and add or delete what I will not use. And set up my new journal, that should take me a bit of time there. Guess I better get a move on.

Have A Great Day All

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Moving Along

The weather is not being very nice around here. We are in the mid 90's and some days the wind is awful. But at least it isn't in the triple digits and for that I am grateful.

Been doing more house stuff and packing more things for donations. I did get rid of a lot more things today to go to one of my grandsons. That was 3 bag haul out and on to my daughter. Now to put the other 2 bags in the truck and haul them off to the donation center. I have more to wrap up and take that off too. Why doesn't it look like I have gotten rid of anything? Well it shows in the cabinets much more room there.

I had thought that the printer was bad now I don't know. I set up the other one and it printed a few things really well then not so good again. I believe the problem is the black in cartridge I bought at Office Max it was their brand. I will go to Walmart tomorrow and get a real Kodak cartridge there and see how it goes. How can 2 printers have the same exact problem.

Today I had lunch with my daughter Debbie and her granddaughter Miliany, she is a very active little one. I was tired just from watching her on her quest to figure out how things work. She definitely  is half Italian as she is very loud. LOL

I had gotten a recipe from Brad of the blog Van Trekker.
He called them Crab Empenada. I did cut the recipe in half and I still was only able to eat half of one and still have another one.

They didn't come out as pretty as Brad's but they were Delicious! Thank You Brad 
I used 8 oz. veggie cream cheese
maybe about 4 oz of crab meat chopped in small pieces
1/2 tsp diced garlic
pinch of sugar
splash of Soy Sauce less salt
Used  pie dough
once it was filled and sealed I spread egg on the dough and baked at 375 for 25 min.

Good Night All

Monday, October 16, 2017

OH The Wind

Friday, the machines showed up and the washer is different from the what I ordered and no amount of going over this mess fixed the problem. Sooo I have a new washer that I can barely reach to the bottom and will have to use a grabber to get out the clothes from the bottom. I vowed right in the store to never buy from Lowe's again. As this is the second time things have not gone well. And the guys destroyed my stair way trim, which will now cost me more money to have it replaced as it is a real trip hazard. And I have sent a complaint to Lowe's lets see what they do about it.

But is sure was good to be able to get all the clothes washed before I had to start taking them out of the camper. I washed 16 T shirts besides all the other clothing, sheets and towels.

I figured now maybe just maybe I can get a camping trip in this week. And then the winds started up really hard again. There are more fires going through Sierra Vista and homes have been lost. I feel for all those poor people in CA. and now here again too. I haven't heard about the fire up in Flagstaff yet that was started by lightening. I don't know what started the one in Sierra Vista guess I'll find out on the 10 pm news. I'm sure the wind had quite a helping hand is spreading the fire so quickly. Guess I'll just wait and see what happens by Wed. I'll get everything together and just in case it's a go. 

Good Night All

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Always Something

While it did warm up some it wasn't to bad at all. Did some porch and yard cleaning (it never ends) as we had lots of wind again.

I was also doing things around the house and realized I needed to get some laundry done, threw in a load and went about doing other things. About the time I figured the load needed to be dry I headed in the laundry room and OOPS it was full of water at first I thought I forgot to pull the knob but no it wouldn't have filled up. Well after trying each setting to see if it would work no such luck. Rung out the clothes the best I could and put them over the railing outside. By then I was exhausted and retreated to my chair.
Next day I brought in the small garden hose and stuck in the washer and put the other end over the side of the porch. It started to drain right away. Sure made me happy. When it reach the bottom I had to hold it down and tilt the tub so I could get out as much as possible. I really can't complain as the washer and dryer are about 20 yrs old and have never needed service. While the dryer still works sometimes it sounds like it has a shoe in it. Yes might as well replace it while I'm at it.
If I wasn't such a procrastinator I could have already had the new set but no I waited until Friday so I will not get the new ones until next Friday. They no longer stock gas dryers. I thought about having electric put in but the guy talked me out of it said it was cheaper to run the gas.

I did go to Sprouse this week and bought some great veggies. I bought another eggplant there and tried to cut it like the video but it just wasn't working out well. :( but I followed the rest of the recipe and it was wonderful but no picture. I also made baked cauliflower and saute' mushrooms. Love those vegetables. Still want to make garlic spinach maybe tomorrow after I go to the laundromat.

Had a wonderful and fun breakfast this morning with my grand kids and also 2 of my great grand babies. They were so good I couldn't believe it. 
One of the twins Armani came to eat with his Godparents Eric n Christian he is just the sweetest baby and was coloring and so proud of it and he knew what colors he was using
 And this is Miliani my daughter Debbie's granddaughter and niece to Eric n Christian. Usually Miliani is very verbal and not very quiet but give that baby food and she won't make a sound. 
After we finished I headed for the grocery store getting that unsavory chore done.

Good Night All