Rambling thoughts of 2 BabyBoomers, originally from MN, who have hit the Road as members of the FullTime RV Class of 2011.
We are members of ESCAPEEs (see http://escapees.com/) and Nomads-UMC (see http://nomadsumc.org/)
Hooray!! The motorhome returned home this past
Thursday!! The process of getting it
backed into the driveway went without any incidents this time. Investing in a driveway was a good thing to
We spent Thursday night in our “home”
and then picked up Paige’s mom on Friday morning in Duluth and headed to
Mpls. Bob had another doctor appointment
after which we headed to a Nomads project in Sartell to connect with friends
from previous projects. We had a great
visit and pizza dinner with them. We’ve
met so many great friends working with Nomads!
Last week we took time to update
the kitchen cabinets at the cabin. They
were last painted about 40 years ago so it was time! We like the results!
Today we’re going to go to Dave’s
and help pack in preparation for his move to a house in northeast
Minneapolis. LeJoy and Dave are going to
be combining households now. It’s a move
we are all happy about! Anna and Sophia
are coming with to help – we are hoping to get much of the work done.
If we were at the cabin, this
might be the view of the lake.
Unfortunately, we’ve not had a lot of nice, sunny days yet this summer,
but this was one of them. Hopefully, the
weather will get nicer in the coming weeks.
We haven’t had the rain and flooding that other parts of the state have
First – the motorhome is STILL
in for repairs – grrrrrr!! We have to look at the photo on this blog to remember what it looks like. After
planning to go pick it up today, as they had not yet scheduled any repairs, we
got a call that the fiberglass guy would be in today and ours is first on his
list. We’ll see!
Last weekend was another rainy
one. The “weekenders” had their 3rd
weekend in a row of wet weather. We’re
so lucky that we’ve been able to have some good weather during the week to
enjoy! On Sunday it was rainy and
windy. This caused some downed trees and
an electrical outage from 4 p.m. Sunday that wasn’t resolved until 10:30 a.m.
on Monday. We were certainly thankful
for all the conveniences when it came back on!
Last Friday we had a window of
opportunity (good weather) so we rented a log splitter with our neighbors. We spend all day splitting logs – a much
easier task with this device!
On Monday morning, while we had
no electricity, we stacked the wood and cleaned the yard. What a feeling of accomplishment!
Paige beautified the entrance to
the driveway by making another little rock flower area and hanging the new “Riewe”
sign that Brett’s family gave us for Christmas.
Looking good here!
This week our new project
involves updating the green antiqued kitchen cupboards to a light tan color
with new hardware. We certainly don’t
rush into these projects (these cupboards were done about 40 years ago!). Think we got our money’s worth!
After 3 truckloads of Class 5
and 2 more trees removed, we have an area that should be easier to enter and
exit with the motorhome, as well as a level place to park. Like most things, all it took was time and
$$$. Here are some photos:
Now, all we need is to have the repaired motorhome back from the dealer.
There is something special about this driveway - We DON'T shovel snow from it!!
Our last blog was just over a
week ago. Since that time we have had a
few rainy days, but not as many as were forecast, and we didn’t receive as much
rain as was forecasted either. The
forecasts were, however, scary enough that we got the motorhome out from the
cabin and parked down the road a few lots, just to ensure that we didn’t get
stuck again. After the weekend, we took
it to a Winnebago dealer in Duluth for a repair estimate. It will have to sit there awhile, until seen
by an insurance adjuster. In the
meantime, we have “moved” into the cabin.
We did go to Mpls overnight on
Wednesday for doctor and finance meetings last Thursday. We got to see Brett’s girls and got them off
for their last day of school. They’re
looking forward to the summer! We also
had a chance to have dinner with Rob and KJ as we haven’t seen yet this
summer. Great to see them again!!
Our new driveway and parking
area had been planned for this past week, but that was delayed slightly. We expect it will be completed this coming
week – hopefully.
The road out front, Cabin Circle
Drive is a private road, and is not maintained by the county. Our area association hired a different
contractor to grade it and repair last winter’s damage. They did a great job.
Our association also planned a
litter pickup on Co Rd #4, but rains on the last 2 Saturday mornings have
forced postponements. We are not sure
when that will be rescheduled.
In the meantime, we’re enjoying
some quiet time at the cabin – reading, knitting, and walking.
Pretty boring stuff. We came into
Duluth for church this morning and then went to Red Lobster for lunch with Mom. We did a few tasks for Mom at her place. While we were at her place, a big ship came
in on Lake Superior. She has a great
view of the lake!