Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A Bad Day at Golf …

A bad day at golf is better than a good day at work.  That’s what Kevin said on Monday after our weekly round of golf.  He had a rough day.  I played my usual round of golf.  Some very good holes; some very bad holes.  Some beautiful shots; some terrible shots.  We still had a good time.  It was a good sign that we could laugh at ourselves at the end of the round.

We had an inch of rain last night.  The first thing I did this morning was check the floor next to the bed in the bedroom slide to see if the floor was wet.  Yippee, it was dry!  Next, I checked the window in the front slide next to the dinette.  The carpet was quite soaked :(   So, one leak seems to be fixed; the other still leaking.  The leak did seem to be better than before.  There was not as much water as we used to have.  But, there should be no water inside when it rains!!!!

Since we hadn’t heard from the dealer or factory regarding our bedroom slide repair, Kevin gave them a call today.  Of course, they blamed each other as to why we hadn’t gotten a call.  We are supposed to be getting a call from Roger at Jayco within the next 2 days to set up our appointment for service at the factory.  I will not be leaving their lot until they prove to me we no longer have a leak, and our bedroom slide is working properly!

Frieda and Richard

Today my mom and her friend Richard came for a last visit before we leave.  Aren’t they a cute couple :)  My dad passed away four years ago.  I’m so happy for my mom that she has found such a great guy to spend time with.  We went to dinner at a diner in town called Apple Tree Family Restaurant.  We chose this place because the parking lot is always packed when we drive by around lunch time.  I figured the locals know a good place.  The prices were very reasonable, but the food was very average.  Oh well; we didn’t leave hungry :)

We received some good news today.  We were told that Dodge County will hire us next summer for a 24 hour a week park attendant position at Derge County Park in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.  We’re not sure where we’ll be camphosting yet.  If the camphosts at Derge don’t come back, we’ll be there.  That would be the ideal situation.  However, if they come back, we’ll be at Astico again next summer.  It’s about a 10 mile drive to Derge so we would just commute to do the job.  It’s lawn mowing, weed whacking and bathroom cleaning.  At least we know we’ll have a camphosting position and some income.

Today was the first day of school for most Wisconsin schools.  I was a school secretary in my former life, so I did some reflecting today.  No forms to process; no schedules to change; no parents to deal with; no crabby co-workers to tolerate!  I do not miss that life at all.  I’m so very happy we made this decision.  

I don’t miss my old life one bit.  There is only one thing I miss from our house.  It’s the dishwasher.  I’m fine doing laundry at the laundromat, but I sure miss the dishwasher.  I’ve heard some RVs are not being build with them, so that is on my wish list for the next camper :)

Kevin has subscribed to satellite radio.  He wanted to be able to hear all the Packer and Brewer games.  He’s been having fun today playing around with it.  He likes his new toy!

Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!


  1. I've seen some of those Rv dishwashers and they are quite small. I wondered how effective they would be. I always seem to fill up our big one daily and I don't cook that much.

    We got a satellite radio several months ago. I never would have thought I'd pay for radio. Mostly we got it for traveling. It helps pass the time and you don't have to worry about constantly finding a new radio station. We love ours! Al can't always get the Bucs football games up here, so he can at least listen to them on the radio!

  2. I am a retired teacher (elementary) and I must say after 35 years of first days I don't miss it one bit. Actually, when I see the signs of school starting my stomach knots up. LOL

    Congratulations on your job for next year.

    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

  3. There are all kinds of dishwashers available for RV's whether it was built for one or not. There are 18-inch wide under-counter models, if there's a cabinet you can do away with. There are also units that fit in place of an RV oven, but it may require changing out the whole range and oven and just getting a cooktop. And there also portable units that sit on top of the counter. Most large RV supply stores will have them or be able to order them. The under-counter units can be obtained at home centers or Sears.


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