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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Still Alive, Nothing New

Sometimes life is just that: life.  We're living it here at our homebase in South Carolina.  I've taken the Journey out for a good spin up and down the highway to keep the batteries charged up and everything in good running order.  It was hard to put it away, it seemed to want to keep on going.

I now have to get ready to winterize it in the next few weeks, hate to do that, it makes it seem too permanent to not be using it.  Fortunately we have plans to hit the road quite a bit next year, February to Disney World,  April/May to California to visit the grandgirls, then later summer to New Jersey to hang with the Jersey grandgirls and their new little brother, due to arrive in early January.  Yep, grandkid number nine.  Need a spreadsheet on the computer to keep track of the birthdays.   I'm sure we'll squeeze in more trips as the year progresses. 

So I'm keeping busy with my volunteer days at the local USO, lots of fun with the workers and the troops coming through.  Making the best use of my free time now that we're retired.  Plus, it keeps me out of trouble...

The back is doing very well, just being careful not to overdo bending and especially lifting.  The spine doctor told me that the disc is in bad shape, he repaired the herniation part but it could happen again and then I'd be facing rods on my back.  Don't want that so I'm being very good at following his orders. 

The poor Journey still is dirty, I may just break down and take it to a Blue Beacon truck wash and let them clean it.  I've used them in the past and they do a pretty good job, but don't do roofs.  I like to wash the Journey's roof before I do the sides, otherwise the roof dirt drains down on the sides.  But until I'm back in full washing trim, the roof will have to wait.

So that's an update.  Looking forward to Christmas and all that shopping for the grandkids.  Thank goodness for Amazon!  😉

Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment.


  1. So good to hear from you!! We were wondering if everything was going well. Sounds like you are following orders and letting that back heal:o))

    Enjoy the holidays and next year will be here before you know it!!!

  2. You're right. Life does get in the way of blogging. But I'm sure glad you checked in. I am happy to be settled for the winter. Started planning next year's travels though. Have a wonder Christmas season.

  3. Great to hear from you and that you are being careful with the back. Rods - now that sounds terrible. Blue Beacon doesn't do under carriage either. 9 grandchildren. WOW!

  4. Glad to hear that you are still alive and kicking, maybe not kicking that might just affect your back and we don't want that! ;-)

    Sorry to hear that you have to put Journey to bed for the winter, that is sad news but I am sure that you are loving that new house of yours.

  5. Always good to wake up alive:)) I always let someone else do the roof and the last few times I have hired a detail guy to do the whole thing. Life is short and no point in risking making it shorter or more difficult:))

  6. Glad you are doing well and staying busy!! The Journey sure looks nice in your header picture!!
    You have some nice travel plans coming up and it will be here before you know it!!

    Enjoy the holidays!!

  7. Well, glad to hear you're still planning new adventures. Just rest the Journey up and then you'll be able to hit the road again. Take care of yourselves in the meantime.

  8. You are 'alive'! Glad to hear that your back is a bit better, even if you can't do anything ;-) I bet you will be wanting to get moving next year in that RV before you forget how to drive it! If you find more time next spring, we're right off Hwy 101 :)

  9. Glad to hear you're doing well and following doctors orders.

  10. Good to hear from you guys again. Life does get in the way of blogging.

  11. Hey guys great to see you guys doing good have a great winter.

  12. Love the title, and so true. I didn't know they could fix herniated discs. Glad you're being careful.

  13. Whew! Thought you had fallen off the end of the earth (South Carolina is close isn't it?). Let me know when I can head out there for a wash/wax :)

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