Brother’s Construction

Brother’s Construction

So after working on Mom’s bathroom, my great Niece was closing on her first house and wanted to get the floors redone before they moved in. She asked me to look at the quote and after going over it I thought I could save her money on the labor. My oldest brother Dean offered to help out and was interested in learning how to install a Luxury Vinyl floor as he may want to do that in his Condo. Lucky…

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On lockdown with family

On lockdown with family

We headed to Joshua Tree, California on 15 April to check in with family. A close friend has a RV spot at his house that is close to my mom’s, with both 50A electrical and water. The plan was to tear out my mom’s cramped bathroom and make it more open. Mom is 92 and we needed to make the bathroom more senior friendly. Here is what it looked like… Basically the corner shower was the problem, hard to get…

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RV life with A Pandemic

RV life with A Pandemic

What a month of March, it started out just fine, we were enjoying our stay in Benson, AZ. By the middle of the month the stark reality of this Wuhan/Covid 19 virus started to hit. All of a sudden the two grocery stores, Safeway and Walmart were out of most paper products, and certain other food stuff were flying off the shelf. I mean WTF people???? Benson is a small town, it has like 4 stop lights, just a few…

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Hunkered down in Benson, Arizona

Hunkered down in Benson, Arizona

So long before the spread of the Wuhan Virus ( I refuse to play the game and call it the Covid19) we had planned to stay a month in Benson Arizona. It is about 40 minutes outside of Tucon. We are staying at Butterfield RV Resort which is really nice and about 1/2 the cost of a similar part in Florida. The monthly rate is around $500. While here I am helping out Derek on his house build nearby. I…

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On the Road Again

On the Road Again

Well our stay in Jacksonville has come to a close. Cathy stopped working and we loaded up the RV and headed out. Out first stop was Atlanta, for a quick one night stay. We did get to see both Amy and her daughter Micheala, old neighbors from Virginia. We have known them for over a decade and watched the kids grow up into young adults. Michaela is an ER Nurse and Amy took a temp ER Nurse Job at the…

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Fixing the most annoying thing…

Fixing the most annoying thing…

We have lived in our RV for over three years. And now I am going to tackle the most annoying thing in the RV? Can you guess what it is? It is a design decision made throughout the industry and you find it in the low end and higher end RV’s. This “annoyance” requires frequent maintenance, is hard to clean and needs to be replaced periodically. You go to great lengths to try and protect it, but in the end,…

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Acting like kids again

Acting like kids again

We still refuse to act our ages and grow up, even in retirement that is. As you could probably guess we went back to Disney World again and used more of our annual passes. We did see all four theme parks, including one day where we jumped between three parks in a single day. So in summary, we stayed again at Fort Wilderness Campground so we had the dogs with us: We spent time just enjoying the Christmas decorations in…

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Plan Changes, winter in Florida

Plan Changes, winter in Florida

As anything in life, little curve balls come your way and you have to be flexible. Our original plans were to stay in Florida a month visiting my brother and then head to Houston to spend the winter. Cathy would go back to working in Houston at Closets by Design. Well, after about three weeks, with the nice weather, Cathy asked if we could stay longer and maybe winter in Florida than in Houston which she was not a great…

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Welcome to Sunny Florida

Welcome to Sunny Florida

So after our wonderful stay at the “lake house” on Lake Norman, NC, we headed due south to Saint Augustine, Florida for a planned month long stay. We stay at Stagecoach RV Park which is the nicest and closest park to where my younger brother Kevin and his family lives. It is very nice park with tress and level sites run by a local family. Here is some photo’s of our site: We are close to the Beach, close to…

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Moochdocking at a Mansion…

Moochdocking at a Mansion…

So after a great visit with family, we headed south to see my former employee, Bob and his lake house. Lake house doesn’t come close to describing the 10,000 sq ft mansion right on Lake Norman in North Carolina. He has been asking me to come visit, so I decided the time was right… Here is the “lake house”…. We were able to tuck the RV into his driveway which is luckily one of the bigger ones on the block….

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