Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Wicked Winds are blowing.....

Awoke to some really fierce winds as the remnants of hurricane Sandy move over Indiana.  I don't think we will see any snow, but it sure is a miserable day of wind and cold.  My heart goes out to all those on the east coast, you are all in my prayers.  It makes one wonder just what kind of a winter we are going to see this year.
On a more pleasant note, tonight I'm headed over to the John Purdue Room for dinner with some of my closest friends....otherwise known as the "bitches"!  One of the girl's son is working there as part of his studies in restaurant and hotel management.  Tonight the menu will be French Cuisine......oooooo la la........can't wait!
Almost forgot......Bill did finally get our water problem solved....no more drips and we have hot and cold running water once again!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Birthday Wishes and Drips!

Today is a very special day....."Happy Birthday, Daddy!"  Love ya, bunches!  Hope you have a very "restful" day.....LOL!

Other news here at the lovely AOK.....we have had no water for two days now.  No, can't blame the AOK for this one.  My darling hubby started a project.  He wanted to install our little water softener inside our basement.  To accomplish this, water lines had to be cut and re-directed.  He is having a bit of trouble with his connection points....the leaks are not gushing, but he just can't seem to get rid of that drip....drip.....drip!  Today he has a new plan of action....so fingers crossed, maybe we will have running water by tonight.  In the meantime, we are basically living outta of buckets!  A little primitive for me!  Took a shower at my son's the other day and may have to head back over today too!
The weather here has turned cold.....hitting the 30's at night and barely the 50's in the day.  If it gets much colder I will have to make the ultimate sacrifice and trade in my flip flops for actual shoes.....now, you all know how I feel about that!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Engagement Party

We got lucky and although it could have been a bit warmer.....at least it was dry for our little engagement party at Happy Hollow Park last Saturday.
The fall color is just beautiful here......red, orange, and yellow just popping out everywhere! Made for a great backdrop for the photo.  I still can't believe how fast our summer has gone and fall is flying by too.  This upcoming week is going to be crazy busy...looking forward to our journey south, but gonna miss my family and friends!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Time Flies.....

Time Flies.....we all know that don't we.  I don't know where all the days go, but it seems they go by faster and faster.  I can hardly believe that October is half gone!  We have been keeping ourselves busy.  Bill has had some projects on our stick house.  A drainage and sump pump was put in our crawlspace.  Our son and his crew did the drainage system and placed the pump, but it was up to Bill to do the electrical.  He wanted to not only run power to the pump, but also add some lighting down there.  That meant running a new line and adding a new breaker to the electrical box.  Next we had the heating and cooling guys come out and clean and check that system.  It seems we will be needing a new furnace in the "not so distant" future.  Sometimes it feels like that house is an albatross around our necks. BUT it is all normal upkeep and someday we will recoup our investment....till then it is home to our son and his fiancee and "the zoo" and that is a very "Goode" thing!  The "zoo" consist of two beautiful, lovable rescued dogs, one feisty chinchilla, a very large fish tank, and the latest addition...."sugar bears".  If you want to know just what a "sugar bear" is, then check out this link.  The kids have named the chinchilla Simon so naturally the two latest editions have been name Theodore and Alvin!  There is truly never a dull moment at their house and they are lucky to have an animal lover as a landlord....Ha!
We both have been getting our yearly medical visits and "tests" run.  Bill finished up his yesterday.  I have one more "test" and a trip to the doc next week.  Both our furbabies will be making their way to the vet for their yearly check ups as well.  By the time we pay the vet bill and stock up on their meds......I'm expecting around a $500.00 hit to the budget!  October is a very expensive month. 
Planning on saying our goodbyes and heading south on Nov 1st.  Right now, our plans are to head to Texas.  Our son is going to fly down to Beaumont Texas for some training in mold remediation mid November.  We decided to meet him there and then spend the next month or so exploring the Texas hill country.  Going to do that last year, but got side tracked by all the fun we were having in Florida...LOL!  At this point, we have not decided rather we will be staying in Texas for the winter or heading further west to Yuma.  That is one thing we both love about this lifestyle.....our plans are always fluid and can change at the drop of a hat! 
My "decorating" project is still in the early phases, but this week it is all about the kids.  We are having a small engagement party for them on Saturday.  Planning on an outdoor event so here is hoping the weather cooperates!  Till next time.....Happy Travels!

Monday, October 1, 2012

October bliss....

October 1st!  This is my favorite month of the year.....fall is in full bloom now.  The days are usually warm and the nights are cool and crisp.  Tis a "witchy" time of year.  It just doesn't get any better then this!  We are back at the AOK here in Lafayette, Indiana.  Arrived here Friday afternoon.  The campground was looking fairly empty so we thought maybe we had a chance at one of those 50 amp sites.  Not to be, apparently Purdue had some "parent's day" going on and there were a lot of weekend reservations.  We did, however; manage to get a premo 30 amp site.....back on the first row and on the end with a big front "yard" area for the furballs.  I'll have some photos next post.  We plan on being here about a month.  Lots to do in that month.  I'm hoping to make some new window treatments and I'm really tired of all this beige on my walls.  I'm itching to get my paintbrush out and make some major decorating changes.....you can probably hear Billy moaning now.....LOL....Let the decorating games begin!