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Soda Shoppe for June 15, 2020

Started by so_P_bubble, June 14, 2020, 11:15:12 PM

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Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning everyone. I put a good night tossing and turning tattle tail said leakage. and I am sure it never told no tale. I am almost as tired as when I went to bed. But Nancy is in good spirits today her lip is a little sore where apparently where they bruised it a bit with there instrument's the bleeding has all stopped and she is on the mined. it is 72º and calling for the upper 80's and chance for some more rain for each of the next 3-4 days. we got 7 tenths yesterday. Have a great day everyone.


Lloyd Hammond

AMY the pictures of the raised beds your sweetheart made for you were great.
I cant use that design because the tubs we have are 4 ft square and one foot deep. the frame i have for them holds three of them in a line. when I get them put back to gather will get help and take pictures and post them,see you all later.



Good Morning Everyfriend!  I still have company and they're still sleeping so I'm being as quiet as I can.  It's almost time for Mickie's breakfast after her pill and I have a sneaking suspicion that Frankie's doggie will be right behind me while I'm getting Mickie's food ready.  So I might as well get his ready, too.

And the boinger is about to go off so this is a short one.  I hope you all have a good day.  Make it your own in every way!

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Whispering good morning everyone.. don't want to wake up Jane's company.

Still no rain :( Hope we get some soon.

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads . We are having company  and so are the dogs!

Made soup in the IP yesterday , so quick and easy all of 5 min to cook. Took longer to cut everything up and didn't heat the house up.

Callie, would love to see a photo of the dogs in the pool.

Gloria grass here will also be turning brown. I heard in some areas they  have put a water restriction on. 

Lloyd, I think your raised beds will turn out just as nice for your sweetie.  :smitten:

Joy and Phyllis hope you both are well..

Better get ready for the day.

Enjoy your day everyone and stay safe.

I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers


Good morning everyone, wow slept later today. Was already light when I woke instead of needing to put a light on to see where I was going. Don't want to hit a wall with my rollator, might have to pay to repair it. The wall, not my rollator.

AMY  your sweet millions sound like what we call cherry tomatoes. Nothing tastes as good as going out and picking a tomato warmed by the sun and eating it right away. Now I really want to do just that but have to wait a couple of months here.

LLOYD  it is already 71 here at 7am and going to be in the 80's later. I did sleep great last night, all of 8 hours.

JANE  having company is great but when they leave your home feels big and empty. That is how I always felt when my daughter and the family came for a visit. Crowded into 3 rooms  extra people but when they left oh how empty and quiet it was.

AMY  lucky here in the area of the town I live in, we have out own water supply, artesian wells. Good cold water.

Looks like yesterday was another one with only a few posts. Remember when it tok a long time to get through a days posts? So many gone home and others just dropped out. Oh well we are still here.

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all the fathers here.

Have a good day and stay safe.

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Lloyd Hammond

June 21, 2020, 09:47:18 AM #65 Last Edit: June 21, 2020, 09:59:53 AM by Lloyd Hammond
 Gloria we have the identical same here temp. wise. we are going to oldest daughters for noon feed. Nancy made a apple pie to take. she cheated and bought a ready made pie crust.but peeled and seasoned the apples by hand. Have a good day and a better tomorrow. I just got up but went to bed late also. I have a sad note, I have not seen the humming birds for several days it is too early for them to go south.sure hope they turn up in good health sure enjoy watching them.



I'm back, skimmed the posts but will take a slower read later.... ah, "later" is the choice word. Right now it is cool enough I should be running back & forth dragging all the stuff from the RV. Was a life changing week but will explain that later. For sure tomorrow will be a trip to Walmart to have a new tire put on the RV (will make sure they have in stock before going)... probably a new accessory battery (new driving battery last week at $150-$175)... but for sure, a "FOR SALE" sign to put in the rear window as soon as I get a chance to figure what the elephant is worth. So much to tell, will have to wait for the next break in the work.

Jane, sorry to read about your brother, the sorry for you & your sister, we know he is now free of pain and able to smile down and love you both... you'll feel his spirit. They are always with us.

Jenny, the week went absolutely off kilter & I only went in to a town once so no chance to call you. Will explain later. Must get stuff hauled in before the storms hit later this afternoon. RV parked in middle of driveway to unload so must do before I can get the little car out of the garage to go to the store. CO still beautiful but was shocked to say saw only ONE bird the whole week in the campground. Used to spend time watching a zillion magpies, stellar jays, little chipmunks or whatever they are.... NONE, nary a one! Did have a few humming birds come to the feeders, nothing like other years.

All the rest of you friends, be back later to visit. Glad everyone seems to be okay, always fearful after being away a few days, that someone won't be here when I get back. Hugs...  :smitten:


Shirley...  I heard that the word was out.
You have cats in your camper,  so all the
birds fled.   

(kidding of course) ..

Can't wait to here how everything
went and why you are putting the
for sale sign in your camper.   

I bet that it is a good time of the year
to sell..   
Good Luck!


Sing like no one's listening.
Love like you've never been hurt,
Dance like nobody's watching, and
Live like it's heaven on earth.


:welcome: back Shirley.. Doesn't sound as if the trip went well...elephant has got to go? On the bright side you did get to spend time with your sons.

Company has come and gone, we went over to the neighbours afterward and I clipped Rex's nails.

Now to just do nuthin..
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers


Hahaha, Sandy, had not thought about it being the cats because the birds vanished! Betcha you're right! ;)  I remember all the prep work you did before heading out, I think you can understand how much work to pack in & up for cats & the "family" that was to be out there at the same time. Having to spend one day before leaving, just to take the motorhome back to the place that put the new roof on last fall, was bad enough, but also having to have a new battery installed took most of another day. One of the 2 side door locks is sticking, was replaced in a Walmart parking lot couple years after buying the RV, (not under warranty anymore). Nearly every year the accessory battery has to be replaced, sometimes while still under warranty but as often, MY dime.

My oxygen level stayed in the low 70s so hard to breathe.... weather was nice, not too hot or cold (first time in the 40+ years we've camped out there that it was comfy to sleep in a short "night shirt" instead of sweats & hoodie. It did get colder one night so put on the sweat suit for sleeping. Anyway, had to run the generator several times a day to keep the battery up. So nice to have frig & freezer without electric hook ups, it is propane powered but has lights that use the battery/electricity so a power hog. Running the gen gave me a chance to use the microwave & charge all the techie gear ;)

I do have a 2nd bed in the RV but "the kids" (youngest son & grandson) would rather sleep in a tent than with cats. Grandson & significant other was to arrive on Wed, only drove all night to get to the campground by Tues noon. Wife of #1 son arrived Thurs afternoon because she left home before 4:00am. We cooked in & grilled out, everyone ate good, but some dieting & one son just never did munch, so I practically starved to death! Not really, but I do eat all the time or crash. Weight hasn't changed in the last 35 years but down about 5 lbs... not a problem.

The large rear window has accordian type shade that lost it's string/pull so #1 son fixed it, as well as the double door to the bedroom has a chain lock on the "back" end of the 2nd sliding door & it's screws came out so he fixed that as well. Bless his heart, he really can do anything.

#2 son drove all the way, both ways, for me. Truth is I think he is afraid to ride with me. At one time during his college years he needed the big truck type driving license so he really is good at driving & parking the elephant. He doesn't use cruise control and never speeds (can't believe he is my kid, but Andy is the same! I eat, munch, drink pop & water & have a camera ready to shoot out the window the whole time I drive! Bad me~~

A deer popped out of nowhere on a stretch of western Kansas, just swerved enough to miss without wagging the RV. One of those times (in MY world), I believe my Guardian Angel gave it a little boost to save us a wreck. We had gone past a wrecked car & dead deer less than an hour before so were being extra cautious. Didn't have anything fly off the table or cabinet, good job, huha?

Not even half unloaded but need to shower & get the little car out to fetch groceries & fast food. Was a good trip and now must face limitations for myself. Got to do my research on value of 4-Winds. Will spend time fixing up the house & enjoying the river behind me. May not be the mountains but I can breathe better here!

Off to shower, spit baths are not so satisfying, always good to back to the benefits of home. Thanks for the welcome back, Amy!  :walkwhistle:


Hi Amy !

Thanks for thinking of me.  I am doing as good as I can.  Getting kind of depressed with all the bad news all the time.  I am afraid this "mess" will be with us for quite a while now.  Very tired of it all !

Shirley,  I  am glad you got to go to Colorado and it sounds like you had a good trip.  Except, just wondering, what has made you, all of a sudden, decide to get rid of your RV?   You will have to explain at a later time.  I am sure it was hard on you with the altitude.  I remember, years ago when we traveled there,  the altitude did bother me a little, but not as bad as it affected you.  I guess people that live there just get used to it.  I have a niece and her family that have lived out there for many years.  If you don't get to go anymore, I know that will be a big  disappointment. 

Getting time to think about dinner, so I will wish you all a good evening.



June 21, 2020, 05:45:29 PM #71 Last Edit: June 21, 2020, 05:49:07 PM by Denver

H A P P Y  F A T H E R' S  D A Y to all the dads on here or the hubbies of all.  I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful day.

We have been on the phone or FaceTiming off and all all morning.  I tried to do this earlier and then would get interrupted.

We are going to Dave's Home for dinner.  I planned on fixing something but he insisted we order out , so we will pick up Mexican Food from our favorite place on our way to their home.  This is the first time we have eaten together since the beginning of Covid. 

LLOYD, good to read that Nancy is feeling better after the dental work. 

Welcome home, SHIRLEY.

I managed to loose my,post, so will have to come back later and try again.

Enjoy your day.....


Lloyd Hammond

Thanks for the good word. we had a great day with the children today. after we got home has been a good day here, Nancy has been sleeping all afternoon, probable will mess up her night sleep. I even had a short Nap. so good night and sweet dreams here. Shirley I am sad you are going to give up your R V, I know you will miss your camping trips. you might get one your young grand children to com with you and go with us in our R V it is big enough plenty of sleeping room in it. I am getting old enough to try to get someone to drive for us and enjoy some more of the beautiful scenery god made for us. good night and sweet dreams everyone.



Good morning everyone..

A day of playing catch up on jobs that didn't get done today.

Joy, I think we all are getting depressed. Turn tv on and that is all we hear...

Gloria, yes that is what the tomatoes are ones you can pick and pop in your mouth :) I ws just told of a yellow one that is not as acidic so may look for them next year as there is nothing left out there now. Lots of people are putting in a garden and everyone has sold out fast of plants and seeds.

Jenny, I think you will enjoy the company more than the meal. So nice to see our children again and have a visit.

Going to be another hot one so will get work done early

Enjoy your day everyone...stay safe.

I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning everyone. 69º and mostly clear this morning and going for upper 70's or lower 80's, that will be a good bit of relief. hop you all have a good day.



Good Morning Everyfrend!  Things are getting back to normal around here....I have sheets in the dryer and more in the washer.  It's time for breakfast.  I had a text yesterday from Christy that she arrived home safely.  Those phones do have some advantages!

Frankie is going to sleep over here tonight so she will be here in the morning when my son and I leave EARLY for the chiropractor/kinesiologist visit.  When she goes to work she'll leave her Cooper dog to doggie sit with Mickie so she's not alone.

Then the rest of the week is a NUTHIN week!  I'll just decide as I go! 

Christy and I planted some herbs in a window box yesterday.  They're handy to water and handy to use.  I think I'm going to like this!

Gotta go feed Mickie and have my breakfast, too.  The boinger just went off.  Enjoy your day!  Make it your own in every way!

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Good morning,

Jane and Amy are the early birds today.

Amy, I hope you can find the little yellow pear tomatoes for next year.  My dad grew them and they are so good.  My mom made delicious jelly out of them.  I don't remember seeing them for a long time.  Although, I don't plant anything any more, they still might be around.  I would imagine a really big garden center would have them or know what you are talking about.  They look just like a little pear.  And, so sweet.  They are best just picked off the vine and pop into your mouth.  Making myself hungry right now.

Jane, glad you will be having a not-so busy week. Good luck with your chiropractor visit tomorrow. 

I have a hair appt. at 12:30 and then my nephew is bringing my sister-in-law for a short visit. We will have to sit outside, and hope it doesn't get too hot.  She is staying with him for a couple days, and he lives just a couple miles from me.  Have not seen her for a long time, so it will be a nice visit.

Have a good day and PLEASE KEEP SAFE !!



Rise and shine - I have been watching the ravine after seeing "something" dark and the size of a dog - run into the ravine.  The leaves on bushes has been moving - there is no way I am going to walk near the whatever is causing the leaves to move. 

Jenny:  We will try to work up the courage to walk into COSTCO.  My list is pretty long. 

Gloria:  I haven't had much to say lately - we are fine in this "new normal".  Surely hope that the protests simmer down - they are so destructive to both mind and matter.  Most of all, I do count my blessings for family and friends.

We did have two sons  visit on the deck yesterday.  They brought lunch for Dad's day and one of their big German Shepherds - name of Cochise.  That was the name when they rescued him.  He has turned into a softy and very well behaved.

Jenny: Thanks for your info on shopping time.  I think of you so often and always look for you when we drive by - wishing you two peace.



My father planted the yellow tomatoes for Mother one year (maybe more) because they had less acid. h\He grew plate size Burpee Big Boys & Better Boys so the yellow tomatoes were more like cup size. I don't know if they were supposed to be the little ones or not. Anyway, Mom had stomach trouble and don't think could eat them anyway, and the rest of us didn't think they had the flavor of the red ones. Just my memory. I would love to have a spot to raise them but had no luck at all with growing in huge pots. Good luck growing!

Tried to call to see if MY Walmart auto has the tire needed, same type/size as the 2 put on the front last year. Got to go drain water out to make a little less weight. Lloyd, we learned something we had never thought of before. My son & I thought it would take a huge jack to lift the RV (29 foot, totally loaded or over-loaded). The guy that showed up said he could do it in the parking lot and he did. He had a wood block tapered so no problem driving up the good tire (of the duel rear ones)... and could only have done it if the outside tire....  raised that tire enough to take outside one off & put the spare on! I'm hoping the man in auto dept that has taken care of me the last 5 years will give it a try, if he has doubts about their jack.  Wait line was long so need to try phone again. Reason for getting rid on the motorhome is I am tired of all the time & money it takes to keep everything in good condition. Right now I found that the only Walmart that will put the tire on, cannot get them on order. I can go online, have it delivered to MY HOUSE & take it to the store to have them put on, crazy, huh? If I had not had a spare I would still be sitting out in Dodge City waiting..... ::)

Carol, when I walk down to the river I use one of the long poles (staff) sons find & carve for me to hike with. Gives me that 3rd leg for balance but also feel like a little defense if needed. I have been down when the coyotes & fox show up, they are just hungry animals and know my whistle means food will be there, somewhere. I don't try to go near them but unless I fell, don't think they would attack me. Anyway, I keep those poles by the back garage door & grab one when I go out beyond the fence. The coyote bone structure is narrow enough to slip through the 5" regulation wrought iron fence & the fox just slip through with ease. I'm not trying to attract the animals, just feed the hungry ones already around.  :-\

Got to ask, Carol or Jenny, what are those moths that invaded the campers/RVs this time? All the years we have been in that area (40-50) and never had them before. They would show up as soon as dark & hard to swat or get out. Did NOT notice them the first night Walmart parking lot so figured they had to do with the pine trees or something.

I'm on hold again, at least got the right person that can tell me if they have the tire. Can't go out to drain water until I can get away from the phone. Starting to get hot. We didn't get much rain from the storms that went through yesterday, but also didn't get any damage.

Good mornin', Jenny, Jane, Joy & Amy...only ones besides Lloyd I can see right now.  Jenny, I was wondering if any of the family got to be with your father this Father's Day. Awful what this virus has done to families!!! We are losing so many days & months of our lives that we don't get back........... :tissue:


June 22, 2020, 09:23:52 PM #79 Last Edit: June 22, 2020, 09:35:30 PM by Denver
Just getting in to see how you all are doing. 

We had a wonderful time with Dave and Family yesterday.  Even got to hug my son and grands.....but still social distanced with Michele, just to be extra safe.  It was delightful to be together.  They have recently ordered a new 6 passenger golf cart, and are renting one while they wait for theirs.  Matt, our grandson took us for a drive in it and what fun we had.  He is a very good driver and we thought he did a very good job.  We came home SO happy, but walked in the door to the telephone ringing.  It was news that my only brothers wife had just passed away. 

Corrine has not been in good health for a good long time but we did not expect her death this soon.  Some of you might remember my niece, their only child together, passing away at the age of 30 to diabetes?  We are all holding on to a good thought that the two of them are together once again. 

Our Boston Family I'd driving from Wisconsin to their condo in Vail CO today, so my mind has been on them getting here safely.

SHIRLEY, I am happy that you are home safe from your trip to CO.  Sounds like you had a nice time, but did not get home without some tire problems.  I hope you found the tire and can get it on.  The moth's you had to deal with are Miller Moth's  and they have been thick this year.  They are harmless, but extremely annoying!  No, no one was able to be with my Dad......he was very confused yesterday after hearing about my SIL's death.  He kept asking the same questions regarding where she would be buried over and over and was still asking me this morning.  He owns the grave sites where my niece is buried and where Corrine will be buried, so I think that is what spurred  his concerns....he also kept saying he did not know HOW he could possibly come to her funeral.....I need to get down to see his as soon as possible 😩😢

AMY, Michele has planted some veggies in some waist high planters and they looked fabulous....growing so well.  I showed her a picture of Kyle's trug and she just oohed and awed over it.  I knew she would love them. 

CAROL, we always watch for you and Don when we are out on the deck.....we know you would give us a wave and a "honk"!  We continue to see our Raccoons here nearly every night, some fox and occasionally the Bob cats.    We love our cameras as we always have something going on during the night. 

More telephone calls, so again, I am going to post this before I loose it. 

Have a good evening.


Lloyd Hammond

June 22, 2020, 11:22:03 PM #80 Last Edit: June 22, 2020, 11:25:11 PM by Lloyd Hammond
Good Night everyone and sweet dreams. I am headed to bed after I take my shot and night time pills, our grand daughter and  Family moved in with us today,will be good for us we are sure Of that. Nichole is the one that is always here with a helping hand when we call. there children are well behaved and stop with out having to be hollered at, they some how have thought them to listen with out threatening them. I hop we will be as much good for them as i think they will be For us.



Good morning everyone, looks like my post yesterday went into cyber space. Was looking for it but didn't find it. I did post, honest.

JOY  I did comment about the yellow tomatoes butI never liked them. Less acid in them but to me no taste either. Oldest som had the small yellow ones ast year and gave me some but I gave them away.

CAROL  like you I count my blessings that none of my family  members live in a big city these days. There was a demonstra tion in Providence that turned into a riot and so much damage done. Wonder if some of the stores they ruined will ever reopen. I would stay away from that ravine, too. We have some walking trails in this town that have been closed at times after a report of seeing a bear was reported. Something new here but there have been photos taken by some who saw one. Bad enough we are now the home of coyotes.

SHIRLEY  don' t envy you the trouble you got when you bought that RV. Hope yo u get that tire on with no more problems and get it sold fast.

JENNY  my daughter was angry yesterday when I talked with her. Nei ther one of their sons even bothered to email or text  him for Father's day. Unusual for the older one bu the young one never remembers special days except for Christmas when they all get together. I remember y our young niece passing away from the diabetes. I had a nephew whe died because it hit his kidneys bad.

LLOYD  hope you slept good last night.  I did.

AMY  JANE  and everyone who comes in later....

Have a good day and keep safe.

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Good morning everyone.
Cloudy sky this morning, now if it would just rain. Took Kyle to pick up more wood for another trug and he did get enough for another trug but the company is having trouble getting another supply of them!  Managed to get some weeding done but oh my it got hot!

Today is do what didn't get done yesterday and hope to get some sewing in. Made more masks yesterday and will do more today...I hope.

Joy, I will look for those tomatoes, I doubt I would find any now though. Everything has been grabbed up including seeds. Seems people are putting in gardens this year. Some for something to do ,others out of fear on not being able to buy vegetables.

Shirley, would a Reialta be better for you? Seems you have had more problems from what you have than enjoyment.

Jenny,so happy to read of the good time you had with your family. Bet Matt was proud as a peacock driving you around. Sorry to read of your sister in law passing away...Michele must be feeling a bit better if she planted a garden,if we were closer she would have a trug! Maybe someone there would build one for her.

Carol, we are going to try Costco tomorrow and hope we can get in.My list is also long as it contains what we want and the neighbour's list also.

Jane, will you be able to bring the herb garden in come winter? Or maybe pot some to use in the winter?

Lloyd, now you will have some young'un;s to keep you busy :)) I think that is a great idea to have your granddaughter and her family move in, help for you and Nancy!

Better get a move on..slow moving is perfect for this kind of weather.

Enjoy your day and stay safe everyone.

I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

Lloyd Hammond

Gloria and AMY good Morning. we do also. I just pray I do not take advantage of them. the house is plenty big enough. it is on the + side of 2,000 foot on each level. just Pray we beat Bob out in court as it should be, and we can get back to a peace like it should be. It is 71º and sunny here today and saying is going for upper 70's. hope you all have a great day.


Lloyd Hammond

where is everyone. No post since I posted at 10:04:36 am this morning?



I am here Lloyd😊

We have rain!

I think l just heard the lawn and plants sigh...blades of grass hugged the rain drops tight!
I am missing Jane.... where did you go?
Phyllis , hope you are feeling better.

I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers


THe day has gotten away from me pretty quickly today.

Had an early doctor's appt. and it was to early to go to lunch. So, my DIL and I stopped at the Olive Garden and got something that we could eat for lunch and also have leftovers for dinner.  She also got something for my son, so we both were all fixed for the day.  I got stuffed shells and a salad.  Had half of the salad and one of the stuffed shells for lunch.  Just finished dinner and still have one of the stuffed shells left.  Something different for a change and tadted good.

Gloria, I remember those little yellow pear tomatoes to be very sweet and tasty,.  My mother made delicious jam out of them.  At a local Farmers Market some years ago, I did see some of the jam.  My DIL likes the red tomato jam. I think they use on meat sometimes.

Last night we had some really hard thunder storms and the power was off for a couple hours.  I had just about decided to go to bed, when it came back on.  So, I did stay up and watch the 11 o'clock news.

I read for a while and of course, had a nap.  They have mentioned that there may be some scattered storms this evening, but it didn't look like they would be in my area.  Supposed to be a little cooler temperatures until the end of the week.  Even tho it has been hot, there has been a nice breeze.

Have a nice rest of the evening.



Hi, Amy.... you asked about a Rialta being better for me. I did love ours but with having to take the cats, found it just wasn't big enough. Now that they are 5-6 years older, they are not as afraid of going into a cage so would be possible to still take them but would have to put into a cage every time I open a door. A real pain in the neck, but what life is at this time. Yes, a dog would be much easier but not what I have.  :-\

I am seriously thinking about having a van converted MY Way, with no center seats but a queen size, push button to up or down, bed in the back. We had one that the bed was manual & one that was electric, so know what would be best for my strength. Have not talked to the dealer that sold/converted the first one back in '84, but understand they still have contact with a company that does the conversions and are dealers for several type vehicles. It's the "next-next" generation of family from when we bought.  ::) I'm a Ford person but will look at the Dodge Ram.

I know what I paid for this RV so I'm hoping to get near half back and would prefer to trade rather than me have to sell myself. All still in thinking mode. I am shocked at the STUFF accumulated in 5-6 years, could fill another HOUSE! Sons suggest letting everything (like plumbing, mat for outside under awning, etc.) that either I bought extra or were gifts from the kids, go with it so I will decide later. A garage sale might bring back a few bucks. I have enjoyed it, especially having a frig & freezer/ice at all times. Plus having my own bath & shower. My thoughts are I am done with longer trips & do only overnight stays to go back to MO for family reunions. I really do hate motels and althought offered, will not stay with family... One absolute thing is that is must be able to go into a normal garage, no more hail & sun to damage. Both of the vans (Fords) came into the garage with only adjustment to garage door opener. Anyway, getting older but not ready to be totally grounded. Sad part is I will trade having 29' with all conveniences for half the size & NO kitchen or bath. Sounds crazy, huh? 

Gloria, I agree with knowing what trouble this RV could be but was the year after Cas died and I felt trapped with the cats. They really were his babies and I never had to take them. We tried the one time and old LaurenKat got out and after that it was his excuse to not have to travel, he stayed home with the cats or went to visit his mother by himself & left me home to cat sit. He hated to travel so made the choice. I decided I wasn't ready to become a hermit. Lucky for me my 2 art shows a year earned me enough to pay for those trips plus all camera & art equipment, etc..

I do appreciate all y'all's thoughts (that's a Missouri word/expression)...& advice/suggestions. I feel lucky to still be able to travel and know it may end abruptly since I am 85, congestive heart failure and a little crazy (that last not a diagnosis but kids lovingly think so). More than you cared to read but I'm the blabber mouth of the group so give me a break. :D

Oops, Joy, you popped in. Now that you mention, I do recall those yellow tomatoes were sweeter than the little red ones. Your Olive Garden meal sounds good. Guess they are open for sit down?

Lloyd Hammond

well I am going to take my shot and night time pill and go to bed see you all tomorrow. Good night and sweet dreams.



Good morning everyone...

We may get more rain today....I hope! We are off to the city with a long list  to pick up items for us and our neighbour at Costco....lets hope we can get in without standing hours in line.

Shirley, I do understand what you're looking for and it would be easier on you. Ask about the bath/shower you nevr know just what they have come up with now.

Joy, I am going to look for recipes now for that tomato jam...thank you for steering me that way.

Better get a move on here...

Jane....where are you?

Enjoy your day everyone..stay safe.
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers