01.24.17 Hey honey, Climb back out the RV window. Okay honey!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 – Last time I wrote about Roy working on the roof leak.  The first sealant dried and the second sealant was applied and dried.  Yet, during the last big rain, water came inside.  Roy went back up on top of the pulled out passenger slide and found a tiny tear in the vinyl covering away from the area that was sealed.  He fixed that tear and rolled the awning out over the slide again.  Saturday night it rained hard and no moisture came in!!! Sunday afternoon I climbed back out the RV window and held up the awning roll while he attached each end.  Here I am!

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Madisyn came to stay with us Friday night and Saturday!  Fun times!!!!  She came armed with six little babies in her baby bassinet.  She’s such a sweet little mama with those babies.  They have adorable clothing which she changes at the appropriate time.

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We had a lot of fun with her!  We all went to White’s Seafood Friday night.  She lined all her pajama clad babies up alongside her in her bed!  Such a cute sight!!  Saturday we did some crafts 20170121_113451 20170121_113326 20170121_101131

We went on an adventure trek alongside the pond checking out the high water levels.  Red mud gets very slippery when wet which resulted in both of us slipping and getting our buts wet and red!  20170121_094808 20170121_094722 20170121_094558 20170121_094519 20170121_094423

Madisyn and Paw Paw made blueberry jello with fresh blueberries in them.  Roy also made orange jello with mandarin oranges! Since blueberries are great brain food, those are mine!!  Madisyn wasn’t sure about fresh blueberries but when she tried them she kept popping them in her mouth!  I always tell her, “Hang with me girl and I’ll show you some stuff!”  She just laughs and shakes her head!

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Roy spent some time last week building an amazing box to keep his new remote control plane in.  The options for keeping it inside the house were just not pretty.

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I’m so proud of President Trump, off to a great start Making America Great Again!

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President Donald Trump at the White House yesterday

Earlier today he signed three executive orders:
1. Withdraw the U.S. from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP.)
2. Reinstate the Mexico City Policy dealing with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and abortion access.
3. A complete freeze on federal workforce hiring – with the EXCEPTION of our United States Military.

I have a lot of thoughts about the embarrassing Women’s March in Washington this past weekend.  Briefly, in no way do I agree with those women and they absolutely do not represent me or most of the women I know.  When I can get all the thoughts down on paper I’ll post a blog.  Mostly I think they need our prayers as they are so misguided.

That’s about all of the exciting and non-exciting things going on in our life right now!  Roy’s at work in Baton Rouge today and I am enjoying the beautiful weather with my windows all open.  Winter in Louisiana can be amazing!

We don’t have a date yet for our move to Baton Rouge (off O’Neal Lane) but it should be in the next 3-4 weeks!!!!! If you’re familiar with that area of Baton Rouge, it’s right off the interstate the block past Walmart!  I can walk to Walmart and the Dollar Tree!!! My life is complete now!!!

The situation in our life that I asked for prayers last time is ongoing.  However, it is a beautiful thing when you get to actually see God’s hand at work in a difficult situation. I see it so clearly right now, and am so thankful to have a God who loves us and is always working on us.

The scripture graphic below is the firs one I created.  I’m going to try a few different layouts as time goes on.  I want God’s word to be the main focus and I hope to learn more about creating graphics in the process!

Ya’ll come back now, ya’ hear!

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06.03.13 Drippy RV repair and new phone numbers

425183_552147171523660_573510330_nToday’s blog is about RV repair.  It is wonderful living in this small compact house where everything is convenient, extremely easy to clean and we can take it with us wherever we want to.  However it is a unique house, one that goes down the road and has special needs when you’re trying to fix something. Nothing is normal in an RV, I can’t say that enough. Living in one isn’t normal, driving one isn’t normal and fixing one isn’t normal!

We’ve noticed for a while that  the leather on the ceiling, in front of the cabinets over my sofa, was starting to wrinkle a bit and Roy decided our time off this week was when he’d work on it.  I went off to work at the Meet and Greet BBQ while he worked on it, and when I saw him later he said “we’ve opened a can of worms.”   Oh no!  I went home and he showed me the dampness between the top of the cabinets and the ceiling about 4 long. What he found was that at the inside  corner of the slide there was some metal tape with a corner of it torn away and disintegrating.  It seems a small leak formed there and over time that little drip caused wet wood about 4 feet down from the originating hole.

Roy brought that slide in and it stayed in for a couple of days which gave us 1/2 an RV to live in.  Sure makes me appreciate the spacious slides!

100_1305 100_1304Roy pulled the area all apart further to see the extent of the damage and put a small fan up there for a couple of days to dry it out really well.  He put silicone in the opening that the original metal tape was intended to secure and then put new tape on top of that.  Nothing’s getting in now!  We went to the local Lowe’s equivalent called Menard’s and got spray glue and several other supplies to nail and stick the wood that dried to the leather below and the ceiling above.  He spent all morning today putting it together and attaching the decorative face back on it all.

Roy checked the other end of the slide and it’s not a problem at all!  I feel very secure now that the cabinets and all will not be falling on top of me while I’m resting on the sofa!  I also have to say it is a true blessing to have a husband who can fix almost anything that breaks.  He’s saved us much money over the years fixing, rebuilding or creating things and I’m very thankful for him!  This evening we have the slide back out and are enjoying some rest after having ribs and green beans for dinner!

That’s it for the repair update.  We do have exciting news to report.  We both have new telephone numbers.  Finally we are able to communicate with our family and the rest of the outside world.  We now have two ATT Go phones (prepaid) phones.  We will keep them even after we leave here, just not pay for the service unless we get to an area where our Verizon phones have no service again.  We’ve suspended our Verizon service for the time we’re here in Minnesota and can reactivate it when we leave.  Roy’s number is 218-235-7357 and my number is 320-496-7061.  We have unlimited minutes and text messaging of if you need to reach us please feel free to call!  We’d love to hear how you all are doing and any updates in your lives so please call or email us at Rosalyn@selu.edu.  Pictures, news, funny stories, whatever!

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Roy was at work when he caught this!

Here’s a picture of Roy with the first Walleye he caught.  Unfortunately it was 23″ long which is in “the slot”.  The slot is any Walleye between 17″ and 28″ and you’re not allowed to keep those.   I was so excited when he brought it to show it to me and then he told me he couldn’t keep it.  Oh so sad to have to put that thing back in the water.  But he did it, at least I got the picture.

Have a great day and Ya’ll come back now, ya’ hear!