Saturday, January 26, 2013

       Another morning of single digit temperatures. That's five in a row and we can't wait to head south on Feb 6th. The RV is quit cozy with the fire place running and keeps the floor warm. Had a  minor pipe freeze in the storage area  and the black tank valve was frozen. Small electric heater took care of both. Not much to say. Had a lunch with and old friend and wonderful dinner at Shula's with our best friends last night. Wrapping up loose ends. Have to cancel garbage collection and have already put our change of address in at the post office. Soon we will be South Dakotans so we need to make all the necessary address changes and new bank accounts. Change vehicle registrations and drivers license, all minor stuff. The best part about sitting here in the snow we had last night is watching the kittys watching the birds at the feeder we put back up when it got really cold at the beginning of the week.                                    G

Saturday, January 19, 2013

       Still sitting in our yard for a few more weeks and then we will be on the road. Looks good for the second week in February right after we do the taxes.  Depending on the weather we may go west if there is no snow or straight south and see some family and friends on the 95 corridor. So many choices and places to see and our ever growing group of RV friends . We will surely miss our family and friends in the Valley area and NJ, but we have a need to hit the road for awhile.                 The fish tank pictures were hard to take but those came out fairly well. The flash always clouded the shot because this tank is round. This tank is the third one I tried , the first one we tried was a 4 gallon vase that was hour glass shaped and it cracked because I failed to put a spacer behind the tank and we traveled on US 10 through the southern states. If you have driven it you know you could believe it was a war zone road. The second was much shorter and had a lid out of glass, it was OK but only held 3 gallons of water. This one has a slight upward taper and is a quarter inch thick and 27 inches high and hold 5 gallons. It is 10 inches round and a clear glass plate serves as a top when we are sitting and I made a foam plug for when we are on the road. Works great with no lost water. The turtle tank filter and submersible  heater works good. If you wonder about power, we have a 110 volts  all the time with our power inverter so the tank runs even when we are moving. Enough for now.     G
We have had a few people ask about our fishtank so here are a few pictures
Of course there are no pictures in the RV without the Kittys
Our pets have pets to play with
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It's a 5 gallon vase that works really well . I use a turtle tank filter to keep it clean

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

     I  hope everyone had a great New Years Eve. We were in Staunton VA. with our friends at a great BB. We have had been doing this for so long we had a hard time remembering how many we have spent together. Rick and Linda and Janet and Craig have been our friends for at least 28 years and have spent at least 26 of those together for the New Year. This of course was our last as we will have no idea where will be in the future. Some where warm I believe but one never knows what the future will hold . For some time now I have felt like I'm back in my 20's with my whole life still in front of me with new adventures and a whole new outlook on life waiting to be explored. the freedom that comes with not owning a bricks and sticks home and getting rid of 40 years worth of stuff  that seemed important at the time but when it was all gone it seemed WOW, OK and now whats next in our future and now we are truly free to do what we want when we want. A hard concept to grab hold of and hang on to on those feeling old days which seem to be fewer as of late. A mind set that takes some getting used too. As I write this we are getting another propane delivery and I hope it's the last one here. hope to be on the road by early February but need to get some papers in to do the Taxes before we leave or it will be sign form and leave them with the accountant and hope for the best as to when they get done via e-mail and phone.                                             G