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Adapting to the RV Lifestyle.....

This past weekend, Eddie Dale and I took our maiden voyage in the "new" RV.  We recently bought an older fifth-wheel from my dad, who is "retiring" from RV'ing.  We were eager to get out on the open road and set up camp to work out the kinks before taking it on vacation in a couple of weeks!

Here she is.....24-feet of home-away-from-home!!!

I spent a good deal of the day on Friday cleaning and getting everything ready.  You have to remember - a bachelor had been using the trailer!  I finished off the day with a trip to the dollar store for supplies we would need - paper plates, cleaner, shower caddy, towels - items we can just leave in the trailer from trip to trip.

On Saturday morning, we rounded up everything we would need at the grocery store.  We went through the hook-up process and got to the State Park, about 20 miles from town, right at 2:00 pm, the assigned check-in time.  Set up was a challenge this first time.......Eddie Dale tells me that backing u…

Snips and Snails......

And puppy dog tails!  That's what little boys are made of!!!
At least, you sure would have thought that this past weekend at our house......

Both Ben and Sam were hanging out over here for part of the day.  Oh, I know, they're not "little boys" anymore.....they're more like "grown men" now.......

But, they will always be my little boys!  (Sorry, guys!)

The dogs love having them around!  They just eat up all the attention and the rule-breaking (you know, that "no dogs on the bed" rule) that happen when their "bubba's" are here.  (And I just couldn't bear to be the "mean mommy" and break it all up....)

I caught all three pups up on Ben's bed with the boys......rolling around, tails wagging, having the best time with those goofy boys. 

Let me show you......





You will have to forgive the state of the room....the hangers on the doors, the partially made bed....I have had to adjust my definition of "neat" wit…

The Blessing After the Storm.....

Temperatures soared well over 100 degrees here today....

Can you say HOT?!?!?!

By late afternoon, we were sitting at 107, with a storm brewing.  Right at 5:00, thunder rumbled and we had about five minutes of intense rainfall.  Brought that temp right down, yes!

Even though the sun was shining throughout the brief storm, it was a welcome respite, bringing welcome relief from the heat.  For the next couple of hours, the clouds continued to build and the skies darkened.  I had headed over to Daddy's house after the initial storm so he could go over the care of his cat and garden while he is out of town for the next couple of weeks (No doubt, there will be an upcoming post covering this, as I am sure it is going to be quite an adventure).  On my way home, I received a phone call just a few blocks from the house and sat in the car in our driveway for a couple of minutes to finish up the call.  Huge drops began to fall from the sky and  Ed and Ben were scurrying around out front, unloa…