Not All Who Wander Are Lost

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

Monday, May 12, 2014

Happy Mother’s Day

I hope all the mothers out there in blog land had a wonderful Mother’s Day. I sure did!

We had a very busy weekend. Luckily, we only had six sites occupied in the park for the weekend, so we were able to be away for much of the time. The weather was beautiful both Saturday and Sunday with highs in the upper 70s.

On Friday night we went out for a good old Wisconsin fish fry with a group of friends. It was great to see everyone again!

On Saturday we attended a memorial wake for Kevin’s cousin who passed away at the young age of 60 a few weeks ago. Although it was for a sad reason, it was good to see many of his extended family members. Saturday night Kevin played cards with his card buddies while I headed back to the campground. I only had to sell two bundles of wood, so no problems.

On Sunday I had a nice phone chat with Korey in Nebraska. Then we went out to dinner with my mom, our son Eric, and my brother and his wife. After dinner we went back to my mom’s new condo for dessert. She is making progress getting things organized, and is loving her new home.

Kevin and I have continued to tweak our new home. He borrowed a hole drill from Eric and drilled a few holes in the cabinets by the TVs so the cords weren’t so visible. Looks much better.

Last week we had one hot day, so I had turned on the air conditioning unit in the bedroom to see if it would cool the entire fifth wheel. It worked fine, but when Kevin came in late in the afternoon after mowing all day, he wanted it cooler. He turned on the main air unit in the living area, and it didn’t work.

What’s up with that??? The heat pump has been working fine, so we knew the compressor was good. He fiddled around with it, and called our son Eric who is an HVAC service technician. They figured it had to be the thermostat.

The next day Kevin took the thermostat off the wall and found four wires were not attached to anything. He found the wiring diagram online and was able to figure out that two of the wires were for the high fan speed and the other two were for the air. He hooked it all up, and now everything works great. I’m so glad we didn’t have to take it into the dealer. That is such a pain!

Other than that and a few other minor adjustments, this new RV is great. We are very pleased with the workmanship and quality of all the components.

A few days ago several orioles appeared at the tree on our site. I didn’t have my birdfeeders out yet. I wonder if they remembered there was food here last year. I quickly got out the feeders. Of course, since then I’ve only had a few orioles show up. I was surprised to see this hummingbird.


We’ve also had plenty of finches, sparrows and chick-a-dees visiting the feeder. I sure enjoy watching their antics.

Tomorrow night we’re going to a Milwaukee Brewers baseball game with Eric. The rest of the week should be less busy. We sure have had a lot going on lately. Time to slow down again :)

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


  1. Sounds like a wonderful new home. We are hoping to come visit but need to nail down a time and call to see if there are openings. It's been busy here. Kevin would love our job too. Glad you had a happy Mother's Day!

  2. I think Kevin should be reimnursed for his repair. Sure helps to be handy!

  3. It has been slow here too. Weekends are a little bit busier. There should be 2 site occupied tonight, however, it's already 6 pm and I haven't seen them yet. I will be doing my evening rounds soon and I'll see if they are here yet. As it gets closer to Memorial Day, it will be a lot busier on the weekends, but not so much during the week. At least that's what they tell me.


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