Saturday, December 31, 2011

In Saddlebag lake resort

We got here about 2:30 this afternoon. Got lot of the trailer set up. Still have some to do tomorrow. We had a little accident this morning. I thought I had the trailer hooked up. Not sure what happened but when I went to pull forward the trailer dropped on the grill. Kinda messed up the lid of the grill but think it save the bed. I think maybe I had the trailer to high and didn't check it like I normally do. Old age maybe. We have had beautiful weather all the way down here. It was in the high 70s today. It is still 61 at 8:00. We will go to church here tomorrow and then during the week find the Lutheran church here. Also find the
Walmart. Not sure if we will see midnight or not. We are pretty tired from all the travel.
Tomorrow will finish up getting the rest of the stuff set up.
Well Happy New Year to all our friends and family that follow our blog. Hope 2012 brings everyone peace and happiness.   Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, December 30, 2011


We are in Lake City Fl tonight Passport campground. Cable full hookups. We slept in this morning. Got started about 10 I guess. Stopped at a place off 75 that was in the next exit book. They did not have Goodrich tires but bought a used one for 45. Will probably wait till we get home unless I can find a dealer that handles Goodrich down here somewhere. The one that is on the trailer now is one of the original ones I think. So if we can find a dealer will trade that one in. Tonight Thelma and I used our gift card to Cracker Barrel that our Granddaughter gave us for Christmas. Thanks Kristin.  We are now settled in for the night. Thelma is watching TV while I use the puter. We are going to try and start fairly early tomorrow and get to Lake Wales early enough to set up. Then have to put stuff out . Sure will be nice not to have set up every day.  Well that is it tonight.   Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Georgia tonight

Well we made it to Georgia. Took a little longer than planned. I miss a turn around Atlanta and the GPS backtracked us and then when going around Atlanta we had a blowout on the trailer. I must have hit something as it went right now. Took me 35 minutes to change it. Luckily it was on the right side a s the traffic was terrible and people don't move over at all. Tomorrow we are going to try and find a tire. The lady here at the campground is going to give me some phone numbers to call. She said there is a couple of places about 5 miles south. Also going to have one propane tank refilled. Last night it was cold and the furnace ran quite a bit. Even had two electric heaters running. It is 50 here right now. Better than last night. This is a nice campground. It is PA or it would be expensive otherwise. Guess that's it for tonight Tomorrow will be a shorter drive which will be good. Then on Sat we get to our home for the next two months.  Later  all Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

We got out of town

We got up at 5 this morning. Left the house at 6 and went to Micky D's for breakfast. Left there at 6:30. Stopped about 4 times on the way here. It is cool here. 41. Supposed to get down to the high 20s tonight. Tomorrow we head to Ga, Elko to be exact. Should be down where we are staying on Sat. Thelma is reading and Eli is laying beside her.  Guess that is it for tonight. Oh we are staying at the escapees park in Haskel, Tn.  Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

We didn't

When we got up at 5 this morning it was snowing pretty good. so decided to wait till tomorrow. I think we probably could have gone as the snow was wet and the roads looked good. Just not sure what we would have run into going south. We now will leave tomorrow  Hope to make it to Tn by tomorrow night  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, December 26, 2011

Will we or will we not

We had hoped to leave in the morning but they are predicting 2 -4 inches of that white stuff. Guess we will have to wait and see. I have the alarm set for 5 hoping if we can go we can leave by 6..  Got some things to do before we leave unplug stuff and turn other things of. We set our heat at 50. We have hot water heat so can't shut the water off completely. If they had predicted this much snow last week we would have been ready to go this morning. We did not finish packing until this afternoon. Well  about time to hit the sack. 5 will come early. Not sure where this will come from tomorrow.  Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

We had our Christmas last night. Gary and Family came to our house about 4:30 We had ham, sweet potatoes, Au gratin potatoes green bean casserole Cherry pie pumpkin pie. We then went to 7:00 service at church. Great service with carols and readings. Church was really full. Had three stations for Communion. Today Thelma and I worked on getting the trailer packed. I never got on the computer at all yesterday. We have to get out the cans and stuff for the fridge tomorrow. Gary is coming out to help as he has next week off. That is it for tonight  Later  Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, December 18, 2011

update on trailer

Well I got the pipe turned finally. I had to cut both of the pipes and then pull hard to get a rubber coupling between them Took about two hours. Luckily the sun was shining and it got up to around 40. I had put the rooms out and Thelma was working on clothes to take out that we don't use very often. We had them put in a new kitchen faucet. Thelma took off the cover of the sink and was she Peeood. I was madder than that . They had left bolts laying in the sink other parts that they didn't use or were from the old one. Then she looked under the sink. That was a mess. They had taken a towel that we keep under there to put the toaster oven on and put it upstairs to dry. It was wet. Not sure how they did that. She got it all mopped up and everything put away right;
Tomorrow when I call them I am going to tell my part and let her tell them what she thinks.
We had this done at Walnut Ridge at New Castle, In. Never again. I am going to [post on the Montana forum and tell them what happened. I still have some rearranging to do in the basement It is a mess from where they moved stuff. But we will survive.  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Not one of the better days

Yesterday we finally got our camper back  After a month of them having it down there. That is just plain crazy. They checked the brakes and redid bearings. Also had to put a new holding tank in the grey tank for the bathroom. They had to do some revamping to get the fittings hooked up. I could see in the basement that they added a couple of elbows Well when we got home I backed the trailer in the driveway and caught the cable for TV and tore it out of the siding . Did not lose cable but it is hanging low. It was caught on top of trailer so got out ladder and put up against the side. Got up and it was caught on the vent pipe. I have a rotating venturi on top. When they hooked up the pipes down below. they got the pipe turned and now the TV antenna won't go up. I called down there this morning but the service department was closed. This is the second time that they have screwed up something when I had them work on it. So not I have to figure out which one of the two pipes it is and cut it and then put a rubber coupler between them and get it turned. Only have a few days to get this done.

Then this afternoon my Boilers lost at the last second. They stuck the second half. Not sure what was wrong with them. Then the Irish let me down and lost to you know who.  So it was not a real good day for us. Tomorrow I hope to get out and work on the pipe. Have to find my Sazall first. Think I know were it is but haven't used it in a while. Well that is enough griping for today.  Not long now till we leave for the sunny south. Will be in Lake Wales Fl.   Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


SD is sugar diabetes. I found last winter while in Texas that I had it. The a1c is a three month blood test that tells how you sugar has been for the last three months. They want it below 7. So I have been a good boy. It helps that my wife has it also so that helps with what we eat. Sometimes it is hard. I sure would like an apple fritter once in a while. Thats it  Ron Thelma and Eli

Dr visit

Went to the Dr yesterday afternoon for my 6 month check. He said yes you are doing good. My a1c is 6.2 which is really good. Last year when I first found out that I had SD it was 11. something. My cholesterol is way down too. Can't remember what it was but it is really good too. So I was pleased. I had seemed to be high the last couple of weeks but he said that is why they do the 3 month thing. When we get to warmer weather where I can get out and walk it should help. Not sure exactly when we will leave but want to get down to Lake Wales a least a couple of days before the new year if the weather cooperates. That is the problem with leaving this late.  Well that is it for tonight  later all Ron Thelma and Eli