Saturday, March 6, 2010

Seems like all I do is Work

I thought I was retired - I sure don't feel like it today. First thing this morning I cleaned the house really good - you know the whole nine yards - vacuum, mop, dust, bathroom, shower, kitchen, even cleaned the mirrors and windows! I didn't need to do laundry - had done that on Thursday.

Then it was on to balancing the checkbook, paying bills, and getting the "little black book" caught up to date. (Boy, we didn't do well this month with expenses - a lot of one time things and a lot of expenses getting ready for the Alaska trip - service on the truck, Vet bill, ferry ticket, work on the unit. Then there were the one time expenses - the generator was the "biggie" there. And of course, we can't forget changing insurance companies and paying for a year of insurance on the unit and the truck.) Well, to say that we didn't stick to the budget would be a HUGE understatement! Oh well, we will get back to it this month. (Seems like we have a good month - then a bad month - can't seem to get it together consistently.)

Then I did get things caught up on my games that I play on Facebook - the farms are all harvested and replanted. Animals are milked, eggs are collected, and all is well in the land of games (although I do still need a couple of friends so I can expand the farm on Farmville - but that is a whole different issue!)

Tonight I have been doing research on state parks in Texas that we might want to spend the winter - I filled out the application and I will get it in the mail to the volunteer coordinator on Monday or Tuesday. We'll see how that goes and I'll keep you posted on anything we hear. I sure hope that I can get something lined up for the winter by the time we leave here at the end of April or at least by the first of May. (I know - I've applied for one thing in Texas and they said they would get with us the first part of June, but I'm not very patient - I like to have things set up well in advance.) Like I said, we'll just have to wait and see.

We fixed boneless pork chops on the grill tonight with baked potatoes and salad for dinner - I also fixed sandwiches for lunch and we had some cinnamon raisin bread for breakfast - so all three meals were fixed here today. Maybe we will get in a schedule around here and get things back together.

I don't have much else to report for today - have to work again tomorrow - first time working alone. If I have any problems I'm sure I can call some of the other hosts and they would be more than happy to help me. Well, I'm going to sign off and go do a little reading before turning out the light. I hope you are enjoying your weekend (BTW the temperature was up into the 50's today - we still have snow on the ground where the sun doesn't reach, but I don't think that will last too much longer.) Take care all and -------------------------

I'll talk to you tomorrow!


  1. Have you ever been in Texas State parks?
    As with all things there are good ones and bad ones. We have stayed in many and we especially like Somerville.
    Good luck in your endeavors.
    We are still waiting to hear from Washington State parks. We submitted our fingerprints, but Brenda's were smeared. She had them redone in Rockportnd resubmitted them on Thursday.

  2. Rick - where is Somerville?? We would like to stay where the weather is going to be nice (??? I know that is a big question mark especially if it will be like this year!) We have never been to a state park in Texas, but we thought that we would try and stay closer to the west this winter, especially if we want to work in the west next summer, puts us about 1,000 miles closer! I would love to hear what you think about it - also, do you know which park Donna and Ted go to all the time - they seem to really like it. Thanks again!

    Good luck on the Washington State park - When do you want to be there???


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