04.16.15 RV closet seasonal switch – brick garden border and pretty roses!

1897026_749015948443915_622098082_nThursday, April 16, 2015 – The culvert is still in place!!!  Just thought I’d throw that in!

Roy went to Lowe’s this morning to buy enough garden border bricks for the flowers beds around the front of our house.   We did not plan to do this, but rains over recent days have eroded the dirt and mulch we so lovingly formed into a garden.  One of the plants had no dirt around its roots since the dirt washed away so badly. It will just get worse if we don’t do this.

Garden bricks done on the right side!
After the flower bed bricks were laid down! No more mulch and dirt everywhere!!
Knock out roses that were just sticks a couple of months ago! I love these!


Our closet inside goes from about 6 inches to the left of the picture to the outside wall on the left where the window is. The space to the left is filled with shelving which is very helpful.

A little RV life information for those interested or beginning to live in an RV: In an RV there is generally little closet space.  We have much more space than normal, yet it’s only half of what we need to hold all our winter and summer clothing, so we rotate it all twice a year. We can hang around 12 shirts and 5 pair of pants for each of us, plus a coat, robe and well-worn, or stained work clothes.

Switching out the winter clothes we don’t need for the summer with the warmer weather clothing, and vice versa, can be a multiple day event.  That event occurred yesterday.  I put on my Return to Bruno CD by Bruce Willis and knocked it out in one day.

The off-season clothing is stored in Rubbermaid containers under the RV in the storage areas.  The in season clothing is in the closet.

All the clothing inside the closet that is going outside has to be checked for stains and washed if necessary, buttoned and folded up before placing in the containers.

My mama taught me that stains will grow if the clothing with stains 1779670_580289982108001_6143213862082352093_non them is stored without removing the stains.  Was she right, don’t know but if my mama said it, it must be true, so I do it that way!

Along the way I always throw out a few things that are just trash pile material.  I had most of a large garbage bag of throw away things this year.

All the clothing in the storage bins that will be used in the upcoming season are taken out of the containers, unrolled, sniffed for freshness then washed or hung up.  All the ones that came out yesterday were too wrinkled for wearing so they will all be washed over the next few days.  They got hung in the closet, so there’s not piles of clothes sitting around the bedroom waiting to be washed.  Now for the week long washing marathon in our tiny washer/dryer!

If you’ve just recently starting reading our blog you haven’t seen the RV we call home.  Here’s pictures taken in 2012 of Dora our RV.  Most of it still looks like this except that we’ve added stuff to it along the way!


Tomorrow we’ll go back to Lowe’s to buy more St. Augustine sod if they have it.  They only sell it on Friday’s so we have to wait till then.

Ya’ll come back now, ya’ hear!

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04.14.15 Rising waters but the culvert is still there!!!

Palindrome+WeekTuesday, April 14, 2015 ( 04/14/15 )Did you know that every day this week can be written backwards and still be the same date? Madisyn and I say “Cool Beans” about things like this!

We have had a tremendous amount of rain the last few days and it will continue for several more days.

The good news is that – Our famous culvert is still standing! Yay for Roy’s brilliant engineering and God’s loving care!

The bad news is that the water in the pond has risen to a level that several of our pine trees are in the water and the legs of our white bench are in the water. The water is about halfway up the height of the interior of the culvert. Not sure what will happen by the end for he week but for today it is not over the culvert!!! Here’s some pictures of the water level.

The bench was around 3 feet up on the shore. Now the left leg is in the water.


The tree farthest away, in the middle, is several feet out into the water now. It use to be well up onto the shore.
You can see the trees and bench in the water and the water halfway up the height of the culvert earlier today. It was higher later today.

I had a nice day Monday visiting with work friends, seeing my primary care doctor, a fantastic visit with my son Chip and a fun trip to the grocery scooping up on all sorts of fruit and other brain healthy foods! Absolutely exhausted after all that but very happy to have visited with friends and loved ones. Not one picture was taken the whole day, can you believe that!

Roy had a nice day to himself, though he 1654376_826105987457633_4996957998919480494_nworked on the clean water tank most of the day.

My primary care doctor is requesting all my records from my neurologist so that while we’re traveling I will know they are in better hands. I’ve removed the blog posts from this blog regarding my brain. They will be accessible soon at Some Things I Learned About Alzheimer’s which I am renaming Some Things I Learned About Dementia. That is a more appropriate place (as my sweet husband pointed out) for me to share that type of information. A link to the Dementia blog is at the end of this post.
1782340_10152014034961961_524337757_oMy son Chip, is just the BOMB!! We had a wonderful visit where we actually got to talk to each other. Usually we briefly speak on the phone and when we’re together there are always others around. It was really nice to have a face to face talk with my little rug rat!

The one thing I didn’t get to do yesterday was visit with my friend, Susan Taylor who has cancer.  She was having a lot of pain and had to go to bed to deal with it.  Susan has one of the most positive spirits I’ve seen and is always helping others even while she’s dealing with cancer.  I ask that all of you pray for Susan that her pain will subside but also that God will take this cancer from her body.  If she knew you were hurting, she’d be one of the first to be praying for you, so please pray for her, often.

Today’s plan was to organize everything in all the closets and cabinets in the RV. I made about 5% progress on that before getting very side tracked taking care of paperwork, scanning and putting groceries away. Then I switched over to working on my blogs but there is still hope for the organization to be worked on in a bit or tomorrow!

The rain has stopped here and may not come back until late tomorrow so if you’re gonna get outside now is the time to do it!

Thanks for reading today!

Ya’ll come back now, ya’ hear!
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