Monday, January 11, 2010

Cold In Florida

We have been here in Bushnell, Florida for a week now. We haven't been warm since we arrived. We weren't warm before we got here either. It seems we haven't had really warm weather since we left the Rio Grand Valley last spring. This summer was rainy and cool, and the fall was worse. As for me, I'm ready for the warm sunny days that Florida is known for. I know it's the same all over the country. The north is worse off than here, and the northeast is just as bad. We get what we get, and live with it. We don't have to like it, but it will get back to normal soon.
Early this morning, between 5 and 6 the electric went out. I asked Tom where the clock was, and he said right there. I looked up at the window finding it really dark. Since there is a light right near us I knew what happened. Well, the bed got chilly really fast with no electric blanket. I got up and turned on the furnace. It took a while to warm up, and then the electric came back on. Right now it seems to be warming up.
We were going to the Webster flea market today. I can't see going in this cold, so we decided to stay home. I have some cleaning to do, but first I wanted to update the blog. Tom has some things he wants to get done also. At least I don't have to cook to day.
Yesterday a few couples from the class of 2007 got together at the home of Paul and Connie Anderson. They invited us for dinner of stuffed shells. We all took something to add. and we stuffed ourselves. Molly took a wonderful salad. Howie brought a dessert.(Nora was not feeling well so Howie came alone) Tom and I took some wine and the class cookies. I also took some of my sticky buns for Paul and Connie to enjoy. Of course she served some with the dessert. One things I can say about the class, we sure can cook, and we sure can eat what we cook. But the most important thing is the company. What wonderful, terrific friends we have made.
On Friday we took a trip down to Lazydays RV. We wanted to see what they have there. They have a good web site, and there were a couple of units there we wanted to check out. Nothing really seemed to stand out and grab us. We'll just keep looking. The Tampa RV show starts this week, and we have plans to go. Some out friends want to meet us on Thursday, and we might join them for a while. It'll be fun. Maybe something there will reach out and grab us. No hurry.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


As some of you know, we had planned to go to the gulf coast to visit the SKP park in Summerdale, AL. Then the plan was a stop in Louisiana for some good Cajun food. Well, as can be done, our plans have changed due to the weather. As we were leaving Tennessee, it was so cold we thought we wouldn't get warm. We wanted to fill up with propane, and standing outside to get the job done was something we haven't had to contend with since we started full timing. Usually we are where it's warm and sunny, or move to someplace that fits the bill. This year we are having trouble finding such a place. It seems that Old Man Winter isn't going to cooperate for the near future. Here we are in Central Florida at the SKP park in Bushnell and it's very cold. The tank heaters go on at night, and the water hose gets disconnected. It seems the temps will go into the 20's again tonight, and it will be more of the same through the week-end. Some of our friends say that the Rio Grande Valley in Texas is a bit warmer. By the time we traveled there it hopefully will be warm here. Sometimes it happens like this. Luckily not often.
Today Tom had to take a trip to see a docter in the area. While home in PA. he banged is leg really hard on the bathtub, and has been having trouble with some swelling and pain. His foot was all black and blue, and it was hard to find his ankle. He was hoping that the bruising was because of his meds. The doctor confirmed as much, and told him it could take weeks to get completely better. What a relief. We were thinking it was worse that it is. Now we know we can still do some of the things we have planned to do here.
Last night I had a surprise call from one of my high school friends. Maggie lives in Port Orange, Fla. We talked for about a hour and a half. It was wonderful talking to her. Now we hope to connect with some of our 2007 classmates. Sunday we have been invited to Connie and Paul Anderson's for dinner. If all goes right, there will be about 8 of us. It's so great to know we can find someone we know most everywhere we go.
The last statement is really true. Just this week we have heard from Phoenix, AZ., Demming, NM., Tampa, Fla., Livingston, Tx,. Mercedes, Tx., also Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia. What a life we live. It's terrific.