Sunday, October 10, 2010

AND THE BEAT GOES ON ... again

First of all, I want to offer our condolences to Tioga George. His son, David has been found dead after going missing for nearly three weeks. No details are available but our heart goes out to George. We consider him our mentor and had he not been traveling fulltime in his RV and writing a blog via satellite Internet, we would not have considered this lifestyle. We met up with him a couple times around the country and he came to Shelton to visit us once while we were here for the summer. Speaking from experience (I too have lost a son) the pain will lessen with time George, but you will never forget your child. He will continue to live on in your heart as always.

Rain in earnest has arrived in Shelton. The skies opened up for 24 hours yesterday and poured buckets. There was a flood warning for the Skokomish River north of Shelton and more of the same is forecast for today. Our carport is getting wet but we put everything up on wooden pallets and all the things that can be damaged by the water are out of harms way. We have an idea that might solve our problem and when Phil gets it engineered, we’ll let you know how it works.

Peach report: The cobbler was indeed delicious! See pictures below.

Phil needs to put the Ranger back into the shop. He says the heater core is leaking. I guess, it was just a matter of time until the little guy started needed some TLC. It has been a faithful little truck and followed our motorhome diligently for six years. That is a lot of miles on top of all the thousands of mile he drove us across the country by himself when we went sightseeing. Other than regular maintenance, our truck repair expenses have been minimal. Sooooo, we will have the work done and consider ourselves lucky.

Next time I will bring you up to date on the kitchen remodel. Right now, it is an empty room and Phil is in the middle of replacing nearly half the sub-floor. Much of it had severe water damage and was covered with black mold. Good riddance! We had considered not replacing the floor but I’m sure glad we changed our minds. It is a small cost to protect ourselves from that nasty stuff.

Thanks for stopping by!
Until next time …

1 comment:

  1. I'm anxious to see your new Kitchen!

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