Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Surge Guard and Sourdough

Stix n Brix, NC

I want to say “Hi!” to the recent additions to the list of followers, Mike & Gerri and Charley & Sherry.  It’s so nice to share in each others journeys.  Each of these couples are fulltimers so they know what trials await us during the next year as we get rid of “stuff” so we can start our new life.  Our subdivision is having a neighborhood yard sale in September so we’ll put a few things in the driveway.  I’ll soon get estimates for power washing and painting our house.  It’s a 1900 sq. ft. brick ranch with a pond in the back yard.  We’ve never really been packrats, but we know that it’s going to be a pile of “stuff” to throw out next spring.

This past week has been too hot to do much of anything.  I’ve been at work of course while Gin has been catching up with things in the house.  One evening it cooled off enough so that she could install a Surge Guard to our MH.  I’m so glad she knows what she is doing.  One of these days, I’ll do a post about all the customizations that she has done.  I can’t explain how she does them, but it sure is nice to have them.
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One thing that I have enjoyed doing lately is making sourdough bread.  My SIL Carla gave me some starter a few weeks ago and I have made some every week.  I even made a batch in the MH while at Gin’s folks.  It sure smells good and yeasty when the dough is rising and the bread is baking.  I’ve just about got it figured out.

Gin had her IV yesterday.  Another patient fainted in the chair.  She is very nervous when it comes to needles.  That’s not a good thing if you have MS.  Gin told her that she will get used to it so it’ll be easier.

We are taking Smudge in for surgery on Friday to have a big (nickel sized) wart removed from her leg and a teeth cleaning.  She’s been licking and gnawing on it so it must be bothering her some.  It has doubled in size in the past few months also.  She’ll be out of it for a while after that.

Time to close for now.  Everybody stay safe and enjoy your journey.


Sherry said...

Thanks for the formal welcome Syl. I check on you guys every day. 23 days to retirement for me and then off we go to do a trip down the east coast to end up at Fort Desoto Park and celebrate my father's 90th b'day. Who knows after that. I need to get my blog started. Any advice??

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Gin is so talented! If I tried to wire up a Surge Guard, I'm sure my MH would soon be a smoking hole.

Just curious, did she get an additional piece of wire, I see a yellow wire. I thought that you could cut a piece from your power cord, but I hate the thought of that, just like I'm not fond of drilling holes in the RV. ;c)

You keep doing all those mods and you won't want that Tour down the road...

Happytrails said...

Thanks for the nice welcome!! It is nice to be forming such a great RVing group...extended family.
Sounds like Gin is a very talented lady to be able to install the Surge Guard and do other customizations. Being able to do those types of things is wonderful when you have an RV of any kind. You should post about her modifications and include a few pics. I would love to hear about them.

Mike & Gerri (happytrails)