Thursday, May 26, 2011


Sorry to have been gone these past few days.  I'll blame it on being back to sharing the computer.  And I'll spare you all the things we've done to try and get things to work.  Of course it wasn't like there weren't other things going on around here to keep me busy....  
I'm trying to get into some sort of a regular routine around here. Being a natural night time person, it's taking a little time.  Right now I'm shooting for getting up at 8am.  Yes, I know most folks consider the day half over by then but I'm sure not one of them!  I know once we get the rabbits, goats, and chickens here and the garden in the ground things will make their own routine.
I don't even know what to say about all the storms hitting us this year.  So many lost and so much destruction. Not being from around here I didn't really know what to expect.  But then even those who have been here for years are amazed at this weather.  So far we have been really lucky. 
It seems the hills that we live in are positioned in such a way that many of the storms coming up from the south, southwest  kind of "split" and go around us on both sides.  Not that we haven't had our share of thunder and lightning with wind and rain. But thank goodness nothing like they have been getting all around us.  The ground is saturated.  Which brings me to another thing we have been up to the past few days.  It hadn't rained in over 3 days.  And so we thought it might finally be time to move the RV.
 The neighbor's horse wasn't all that interested in anything except that fresh cut grass...
One of the things on that big list of things that need to be done is to get the trailer moved.  Well that in itself was a bit of an undertaking.  When we moved out here we parked next to the electric pole. It was convenient and a good level spot.  Just what we needed for a temporary RV spot. 
 I've mentioned the spot we are going to move the RV for it's last road trip.  I didn't mention that it's only about 60 feet from here. 
 It's all cleaned off, the electric, septic and water lines are ready. The only thing left to do is to move the trailer 60 feet. 

Mars put the 5th wheel hitch back in  the truck one last time and hooked up the trailer.  Turns out the ground wasn't nearly as dry as we thought.
So with a bit of ingenuity and a bit of work... Out it came.

Mars parked it back at the utility pole. And so now, we wait. If things keep up like they are we might be parked here for awhile.  It's raining again right now so it could be awhile.   So close and yet so far...

    ~~~~~  Hey ... I'm Just Sayin' ...  ~~~~~


  1. Hope the weather clears up for you and you can get it moved to the better spot. Don't rush it, takes some time for the ground to dry out enough to hold all that weight.

  2. Looking good! Hope the ground dries out soon. We had a long drive today and I was amazed how swollen all the rivers were, but everything sure was green.

  3. It's things like this that harden us up and toughen us up. As Red green would say "Hang in there, we're all in this together".