Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
June, 2019 - Mount Denali, Alaska

Friday, April 27, 2012

Busy, Busy, Busy

We’ve been so busy since we’ve been back in Wisconsin. We had our hair cut by our favorite stylist, Carol. We’ve run errands, Kevin has worked his 24 hours, I did laundry and some shopping.

On Tuesday we picked up Eric and went to the Brewers baseball game. It was an exciting game with lots of scoring and the Brewers won. It was great spending time with Eric.

Tomorrow morning Korey arrives. I’ve been cooking and baking for days making some of his favorites. Kevin’s favorite cake is a poppy seed cake his mom used to make. It literally takes all day to make and uses every pan and utensil I own :)

I used to make it for his birthday, but this year we were at Amazon and I was just too tired. Korey loves the cake too, so I promised Kevin I’d make it when we got home and Korey came to visit. So, today was the day. I’m finally done. I have to say, it is a very tasty cake.

Tonight we’re going out for a fish fry with a great group of friends. We used to get together with this group once a month for fish fry before we left. Now we try to get together each month we’re here. Last year one of the couples actually came to Arizona for Spring Training.

Oh, and we also managed to find time to buy a new truck!!!

We’d been talking about buying a diesel since we started our fulltime journey. Our current truck has a gas engine, and we knew were at our weight limit for towing.

Kevin had been talking to one of the salesmen he used to work with and in February he ordered the truck for us. He was kind enough to order it as a vehicle to put on the dealership lot so that we could wait until some good rebates were available before we had to take delivery.

General Motors actually had some good rebates that end on April 30th including an extra rebate for your trade-in. So, we were able to trade in our truck and get more for it than we think we could have gotten privately and don’t have to hassle trying to sell it.

It’s still a big chunk of change so we’ll be working at Amazon for a few years to recoup this expenditure. We’ll definitely feel safer with this more powerful truck.

It’s a GMC Sierra 2500HD diesel with all the extras needed for towing. I don’t know all the exact details, but Kevin assures me it’s what we need. I know that I like the color I picked out. I’m also excited to have dual climate control so I don’t have to freeze when Kevin has the air on.

They’re putting the bed liner, tonto cover and hitch in it so we’ll be picking it up early next week. Here’s a picture of it on the dealer’s lot.


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


  1. That is a nice looking truck we are happy for you guys.

  2. Awesome truck! Knew you wanted one, glad to see Kevin got a new toy. Enjoy!

  3. Nice truck! I think it's the same one this Kevin has picked out... We're looking forward to seeing how it works out at Amazon in the fall.

  4. Nice looking truck; congratulations on your purchase.

  5. What a nice truck!! Congratulations you guys!! I know you will enjoy the ride and peace of mind.
    Glad you are staying busy and enjoying your family!!

  6. Great truck! We have the same truck in the Chev Silverado Duramax 2500HD and just love it. No problem towing with this baby!!

  7. paintyourlandscapeApril 28, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    Sounds like you are having a great time in WI. A new toy - beautiful!


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