Monday, June 30, 2008

Its all about friends

Tell me now does this look like a lively bunch or not? We went to church yesterday and after church went out for dinner with our friends. This is the first time we have all seen each other in a few months and it sure did feel good spending some time together.
Today is another boring day to read about but it won't be boring for me. I'm going to deep clean the carpet again with the steam machine,so this will take up some time today. Then the rest of the day will be open for whatever.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Saturday Again

About 6 of these buzzards were walking around outside of the entrance to the park yesterday.

Another week has come and gone. The time just flies by these days. Not doing to much of anything,but we did get to the buffet and had a good dinner.Watching the television and seeing the flooding in Iowa. It brought back memories of when our house was fooded in West Virginia in 1977. I can feel these peoples pain. I may watch some golf today. Of course Tiger Woods will not be playing. I know he will be anxious to get back on the grounds when he is able. I'm not a fan of baseball but I have be watching a little of the Tampa Bay Rays games. They are doing some better this year. Well if I get into anything or not today the time will pass fast.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Discounts help along the way

Yesterday Nancy did her last therapy session and she sure is glad of that. They gave her some instructions of exercises to do to keep giving her strength in her shoulder.
Now to the discounts. We will be eating at the Golden Corral Buffet today because we have a coupon for a good discount. A lot of the merchants have little books with a bunch of coupons in them and if we like the places to eat we take advantage of it. You know this day and time you have to do that. The google ads that are on my blog site help when they are clicked on,but that is very little and we have to look for other ways to save as much as we can.
We have to go to WalMart today for a few groceries. Nancy is doing a little washing today and I will probably find something to get into.
Everyone have a very nice day.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Last One

Here is a Huron wading along the lilly pads in hopes of catching a fish.

We are still having a lot of rain and still rain is in the forcast for the next week,we sure need it.
Yesterday Nancy and I both had our hair cut,so now we a re set for a while on that. After we got our hair cut we went to the mall and walked around for a while. We took advantage of the McDonalds 59 cent cheeseburgers and had a couple of them for our dinner. I think they are going to have that special all summer long. Boy are the people enjoying that. It is every wednesday and the place is running over with people placing their orders.
Well Nancy has her final therapy session today and she is glad it is going to be over. It has been good for her but she still has a way to go before she will be fully recovered.
Nothing special in the way of plans today except to stay cool.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Rain and More Rain

We have been having much needed rain. It rained all day saturday and sunday. Yesterday was a nice day but as I type now I can hear thunder in the back-ground. We have a chance of rain everyday for the next week.
Nancy has a therapy session today and one thursday to finish her up. She will be glad when its over,like me she doesn't like schedules. We haven't been into anything very interesting so my blog is guite slow with the things we are doing. I would start on another project on the bungalow but not knowing I would get into once I started has kept me from doing anything. I didn't want to start and get half way into it and then get on the road and come back with everything torn up,so I will wait. We have slowing began to do some walking again when the weather permits. Although its not enough walking for us it is a start back in the right direction.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Pool to Cool

Yesterday was another hot day and of course I had some work to do. I cleaned the ceiling and walls in the Florida room. I grilled us some hamburger steaks. Also Nancy washed the curtains from the motorhome and made them look much better. After that we finally got down to the pool to cool off. Well we did get cooled of but at the same time got some sun on our skin. We did manage to leave before we did any damage to our skin from the sun. After we got back to the house we had our dinner and then relaxed a bit. We took our evening walk and also took the curtains and put them back up in the motorhome.
We woke up this morning to a lot of thunder but very little much needed rain. Looks like one of those days where you won't be able to do any work outside. It may rain on and off all day.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

A little side trip

Well what do you know we did something different yesterday. We took a little trip down to Tarpon Springs. We have be here before but this time it was different in what we saw.

We started off by going to the free museum. They first show a short film about the way they get the sponges and clean and size them. Very interesting,if you think that all they do is pick the sponges out of the gulf and put them on the shelf to sell,you need to watch this film. After the show we walked through the short museum.
After that we walked down the street. There were a few visitors,nothing like on the week end. If you are going to visit Tarpon Springs,it would be best to do it through the week. Like any tourist place it gets crowded on the week end.

In all the years that we have been to Tarpon Springs I've wanted to see the sponge boats come in loaded with sponges,it happened today.

Here is another boat of sponges. One of the boats really had good luck. It was loaded down so much that they had the sponge net so full that they were on the deck and had to walk on top of them. I'll bet these guys will be celebrating their good find.

Here is the sponges of one boat unloaded onto the dock.

There are several ship repair shops here and here is one that is in need of repair. By the time they get through with it,it will look new.

Here is another large one in for repair. It looks like it may be a casino ship.
We had a very nice day and it broke up what has been a day to day of the same thing.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

In a rut?

Yep,I'm begining to feel that way. Nothing has changed and we seem to be doing the same thing everyday. Boy it really wears me out. Thats one thing about being on the road fulltime is that things are always different. Different roads,places,people and just plan old good things. Well maybe it won't be too long. Nancy has one therapy session this week and two more next week. So we may get on the road soon. Of course we are not in a hurry we have all summer,even when we do get on the road it will be slow traveling.
Our niece Christine,her husband(Barry)and son (Tyler) and also Nancys sister(Jackie) are coming down to visit us for a few days. That will be nice,we always like to see them.
Maybe we can get out and do something today.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Father's Day

If you are lucky enough to have your father around,call him and wish him a Happy Father's Day. I didn't really have my father long enough. He was killed in a mining accident when I was 12 years old. But I still remember some of the good times when he was alive. Also Dads make your children proud of you.
Here is a photo of turtles on a strip of land out in Orchid Lake here in the park. We have a few different birds that come around because of the lake and of course we have the gators that hang around all the time. Sometimes they will come up on the bank and soak in the sun but most of the time they are in the water with just their eyes and nose sticking up.
Nancys therapy is almost over with 2 days this week and 2 days next week will finish her up. She has made a lot of progress and the rest will be up to her.
I don't know when we will be leaving here,with the price of gas and the constant price that keeps going up it is hard to say. We may have to let the motorhome set still and go in the car. We enjoy it more when we travel in the motorhome but do not enjoy paying around 60 cents a mile traveling in it. One way or the other though we will go and visit family.

Friday, June 13, 2008

No Pool Today

Still hot and muggy yesterday,with no relief in site. We were going to go down to the pool after dinner but the dark clouds rolled in and with the lightning we canceled that one out. No chance of going to the pool today,they are going to paint the pool area. Well anyway Nancy has therapy again today so that will take up some time.
I you like basketball and are a Celtics fan I'm sure you enjoyed the game last night. I was wondering how many may have turned off the game and missed the best part. Like Yogi Berra use to say "it ain't over til its over".
There are still a few people coming in and buying a park model here and putting the for sale sign on their rigs.
Everyone try to stay cool and happy.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Nancy calls it our bungalow. Its a park model,well its actually a camper sitting on blocks with a Florida room and two flip outs that is called a park model. Like I said it is old and hasn't had anything fixed on it for a long time. I'm sure if I live long enough I will get it in shape.

This is looking at the front of it as you come down 1st street. It does have a car port which is nice if it is raining and you are coming in.
Here is a look through the window looking back up 1st street.

Here is the bathroom before I did the remodel on it. It might be hard seening it with the photos stitched together making a pano photo.

Here is the after photo with the new vanity sink,new wall paper and the new shower,also I had to put in new flooring and part of the wall,plus new water and drain lines. It has been a slow work in progress. With Nancy going to therapy 3 days a week that takes a little of my time. I'm not in a hurry since I don't have a schedule and a time to finish the work.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


We finally got some much needed rain yesterday. Actually it was a thunderstorm with the thunder and lightning,some of the counties had flood warnings. Theres not much news around these parts,just like evrywhere else people are talking about the fuel prices. I don't think anyone knows when the prices will stop going up. It seems to be out of control and no one knows why,its jst happening and each group says they are not the ones that are making the profits or are they to blame for it. Yeah boy I believe all of that. One thing for sure it is hurting the rv industry and the people that buys them. Down here in Florida you can see the rv's parked and for sale signs on them. It is hard to drive your motorhome around when you know its costing .50 plus for each mile you are on the road. The park here is hardly getting any overnighters pulling in,maybe only one a week. Nancy is still going to therapy and I'm still busy around the little bungalo.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Still Hot and Dry

Still doing much off nothing,with Nancy's 3 day a week therapy sessions it keeps us tied up some what. Can't really get into anything on these days because we are usually waiting to go or just getting back from the therapist. Man I hope this is over so we can get back on the road,but I know it won't happen until sometime in July. This has been a long time sitting still. Theres nothing like going down a two lane back road and seeing all the sites that you don't see on the interstates. I know the super highways will get you there faster but you sure do miss a bunch of things when you don't go through the little towns. The people that live in these small towns are proud of them and rightfully so. We love to see the old houses and buildings in the towns and the town parks are great to walk in. Nancy is feeling much better and we are walking as much as we can but not as much as we would like to due to the heat.
It is still hot and in the mid 90's so we can't do very much walking or anything else.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Went to the pool today

Not a lot off different things are happening,just the same old stuff that is boring to write about.
The weather is still hot and seems to be getting hotter each day.
I got very little work done yesterday because,we had some running around to do.
We did get to the pool yesterday evening and it sure did feel good. Although with the sun being so hot the water was a little to warm. I never did like a swimming pool to have water that felt like bath water. That is unless it was in the winter time and then it feels good.
Today will be another day going to Nancys therapy and I will try to do a little work around the old place.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Another Hot Day

It looks like the hot weather is here to stay for a while. Also June 1 was the start of the hurricane season and I sure hope we're no were close to one of those nasty storms. Guess I could go down and jump in the pool,but with all the work to be done around the place I would feel guilty doing. Hmmm I wonder how quilty I would feel,nah better not.

I enjoy when driving around I see differnt signs and more so when its on cars and trucks. Like this one that an area clock repairman has on his truck.
On this street corner sit the Blues Brothers watching traffic all day every day. They are sitting in front of a novelty shop. I'll have to go in this shop and check it out one of these days.

Saw this little lizard the other day trap and catch its dinner. Its amazing to watch animals large and small. Some of them are sure smart.
Its going to be hot again today. Nancy has to see the doctor and then go to therapy so the day will be pretty much tied up again and I won't be able to get to do a lot of work.