Tuesday September 19-It was a super foggy morning this morning. It looked really cool rising off the lake. Jeff and I decided to give a try to fixing the back left bigfoot again. It works really slow going down but coming up it's OK. Jeff talked to the people at the bigfoot company. He described what was going on to them and they suggested that we drain the reservoir of the transmission fluid. We did that before and it did help some but not enough. We thought we would try it one more time. They suggested that it could take 2 or 3 times. We did it 3 times and aren't happy with the way it's working. We have an appointment in October to have it looked at. I also made a phone call today to Mark, a volunteer at Curry Hammock State Park in the Keys. I wanted to hear first hand what the park looked like after the hurricane. He was there when they evacuated. He has talked to them at the park and it doesn't sound good at all. We have since received a call from Reserve America cancelling are reservations in November. They said the park would be closed until the end of the year. Jeff got looking for a replacement park.
Wednesday September 20- We had to take Miss Ruby to the vet to get a shot today. She has gained 1/2 pound. It is going to be super hot out there today. It feels so weird this heat this late in September. I think everyone is ready for some fall temperatures. Before it got too hot Jeff went up on the roof to do his annual inspection. He found some cracks in the caulk that he fixed. We finished up the day with attending a life group. We joined knowing we wouldn't be able to finish up the session. The people at church assured us that wasn't a problem.
Thursday September 21- Thought we were going to get rain today but it stayed south of us. We made a trip to town to pick up a few groceries. We had lunch and watched the temperatures rise. Ashton has a football game at 4 today. Jeff took me in to Seth's to get a ride to the football game. He kept the truck to go to his Thursday night jam session in Palo. We arrived a bit late and they were getting smoked...24-0. After we got there they seemed to play a bit better because that was the score at the end of the game. It was still fun to support his team.
Seth brought me home and Jeff had already left for Palo. When he got home he said the truck was squeaking on the way home. He thought it might be the brakes. So he will set up an appointment to get the truck in soon. He got online and set up an appointment on Tuesday.
Friday September 22-Still so hot outside. It didn't even cool off any last night. It was hot first thing in the morning. The good news was at least there was a breeze. Perfect weather to dry clothes. I got busy doing the laundry. It didn't take long for them to dry. Stayed here and inside most of the day. Getting out to get the puppies there walks. Trying to keep this one from getting too lazy. I also made a cheesecake. I got a cheesecake mix and it is The Cheesecake Factory mix. It looked pretty good. We couldn't hardly wait for it to set up. It was a bit soft, but good.
Saturday September 23- Still another scorcher today. It got up to 94 degrees with humidity. It is suppose to be Fall...it doesn't feel like it, that's for sure. We got things ready for company. Tonight Ashton and Hailey are coming out to spend the night. We decided to make fish for supper. The fish Ashton and Papa caught at the fish-o-rama. Since it was so hot and humid, we had to entertain inside. We watched a movie, played wii and the Iowa Hawkeyes play. The Hawkeyes got beat in the last 4 seconds. It was a dream crusher for sure. Penn State was suppose to smoke us but it was so close the whole game. It was a bit crowded but we made out just fine.
Sunday September 24- We had to get going this morning. We had the kids to feed and had to be at church early to greet. We decided to go to Perkins before church for breakfast. We got to church right on time. The kids sat and were well behaved. After church we had planned to go watch Seth play hockey. The truck started making a weird sound so we just came home instead. Jeff got under the truck to see if he could see anything. He saw oil all over the tire, the exhaust , and the axle. He knew that didn't look good. He got online and moved the appointment up to Monday. Then he called Good Sam to try and get a tow for tomorrow. They don't schedule ahead.
Monday September 25- Both Jeff and I are concerned about the truck. We called Good Sam around 6 a.m. and they told us they would send us a text when they knew a time. We had our appointment at 8 a.m. and they told us our tow would arrive at 8:45. Well they arrived at 9:45. We called the dealership to tell them our circumstances. We watched as they loaded up our only mode of transportation. Jeff always said he loved his truck but as they were loading it up he said he might not love it as much.
We both just kind of waited and waited to hear something. He called once to tell us he needed to go into the differential. Jeff knew that wasn't good. That's when he started looking at our Good Sam extended warranty. We usually don't purchase them but on this truck we got the drive train warranty. We are glad we did. By the end of the day we found out that the whole rear end is pretty much ruined. The mechanic told us he contacted Good Sam, now we wait for them to send some one to give him the OK to order parts. It is just going to take quite a while to get everybody on the same page. So we are without a vehicle for a while. I had told Seth and Katie that we wouldn't be able to get Hailey to gymnastics or watch Ashton's football game. I also made arrangements for Katie to come out and get Jeff tomorrow and take him to the rental car place. It was a long day.....I think Miss Ruby had a pretty good day......she took a nap on my lap....bright spot in my day.
Tuesday September 26- Katie arrived around 7 a.m. and took Jeff in to town. He came home with a Chevy Malibu. When he got back I jumped in and ran to town. I needed to get some things. I went to Walmart to get the rest of the stuff I needed for Hailey's birthday. I went to the grocery store too. Then Jeff called and asked me to pick up a pizza from Tomasso. Since I was going there I stopped at the cupcake store because it was on the way. I needed something to cheer me up. Dave and Jane Griffey stopped by and we talked with them for awhile. We did find out that our truck will be in the shop for quite awhile. It's going to take time to get the ok to order the parts and to get the parts ordered. So now we have to figure out how we are going to move our rig to the 2nd camp loop. They are closing our loop October 2nd to start working on the electrical upgrade. Just more to think about.
Wednesday September 27-Today we had big plans. Jeff, Justin and I decided to get Hailey a new bike for her birthday. We are going shopping to look for that today. She just learned how to ride and the bike she has now is too small. We looked at a few places but didn't find what we were looking for. We still have to go to Toys-R-Us. We will have to do that tomorrow. We had lunch out and then went home to check on the pups. We had supper and back in to town for our life group.
Thursday September 28- It cooled off a bit which feels really good. We went to Toys-R-Us and found the bike, it was just what we were looking for. That's one thing off of my to do list. Came back to the campground and did some cleaning up. We are starting to put some things away, getting ready for the move. After supper we went in to Justin and Molly's house. Jeff was going to practice with Justin and Jordan. I went shopping for bike accessories. The good news Good Sam OK'd the fix, now they can get stuff ordered.
Friday September 29-I got up and started baking cakes. Hailey's birthday party is tomorrow and she picked emoji cakes. Lucky for me that was a pretty easy order. I did the baking this morning and would frost them later. We are going to The Amana Colonies today to meet up with Ron and Barbie Kelly. They are at a rally there. We are going for lunch and a bit of shopping. First we picked up our friends at the RV park. Off we go...first stop my favorite bakery. I got some crispies and cinnamon sugar bread...yum. Then to get a bite of lunch...Did I say that Oktoberfest is going on?
We had a fun day visiting and catching up. It was a beautiful day too. After eating, shopping and talking we headed back to there RV park. Talked some more than headed back. When we got back Belle and Miss Ruby seemed to be OK. Mostly worried about Ruby. She was very excited when we got home. I took her out first thing. She was super wiggly and then it happened....I dropped her. She let out this horrible scream...I thought I had broke her neck. Jeff came running out of the rig because he heard her. I was very lucky she was OK, it scared me to death. After settling myself it was time for me to start frosting Hailey's cakes and cupcakes. This year she picked emoji cakes. I was happy about that. Pretty easy request.
I got everything frosted and wrapped, all ready for the party tomorrow. I also arranged for some friends to come and move our rig on Sunday. So a few things crossed off the list.
Saturday September 30- Ruby whined a few times last night. I have to be honest I was wondering if it was because of her fall. It was a bit cool this morning. We did some more packing up and checking things. It's been quite a while since we have moved this thing. I know we will be rusty. We just hung around here til time for the party. Jeff tagged us a site in the 2nd loop. The camp host site is being used. So we have a site for sure. We went to town about 3 o'clock. First we dropped off the cakes and cupcakes. Then we needed to go to the pet store to get Miss Ruby some more dog food. I also stopped at the store to get some stuff to make soup for our friends who are going to help us move. So thankful for them. Back to the party, Hailey really loved her cakes. She was very excited for her party. She already had gotten a trampoline. So the kids had plenty to do.
|Playing on the new trampoline|
|Papa rolling in her new bike|
|Make a wish and blow out the candles|
The party was successful and the weather was actually perfect. It was a great day. We left there and took Ruby home and checked on Belle. We gave them supper and went to watch Justin and Jordan play at Pitchers. It started at 6:30, so not to late for us old folk. The show was good, but the place was small. Jeff didn't get up to play with them this time because it was so crowded. We enjoyed the show.
We had a very full and busy day...time for bed.
Sunday October 1-I got up and put together soup for our dinner tonight...got to love them crock pots. I also made a pan of brownies. We had to get to church early because we are greeting again. This will be the last time for that, until we return in the spring. When we got home from church we got busy. We made some trips up to our new site, moving the smaller things. When the Griffey's showed up at 2:00 we were ready to move the rig. It went really smooth hooking up and getting it up there. The site Jeff picked was a bit tricky to back in to. It didn't go the first time but we did get it in there. We are now in site #70. The weather changed and it started to rain so had to rush so our company wouldn't get wet. The rain stopped and out we went. In the mean time Seth was bringing Hailey out because there is no school tomorrow. We all had soup and pie. They brought cherry pie and ice cream. It was a big load off our minds to be moved and settled in. Hailey was really tired because of her birthday party the night before. She had girls stay overnight so not much sleep was had. She went right to sleep. Another busy day, and weekend. Only have a little over a week left...hoping our truck gets fixed sooner than later....