Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain

Monday, October 24, 2016

Last Week on the Job

Monday October 10- Last week here, time to get busy. I needed to go through the closets and make sure everything is there I needed. Well I did come up with a couple bags to take to Goodwill. Did some organizing, inside and out. Outside we started cleaning stuff off and either loading it up in the rig or loading it up to take to the kids to store for the winter. After lunch went to the kids house to use there washer for sheets. Jeff also wanted to wash the truck. We had to go in anyway to take Hailey to gymnastics. This will be the last time for quite awhile. She did a great job, so impressed with her.

Tuesday October 11- Another busy day. I finished up the laundry. It's windy so that dried fast. Jeff waxed the truck. I washed the windows inside and out on the truck. Getting it ready for a road trip. It was sunny so it was a real nice day to be working outside. It still is busier here than usual. We didn't feel like cooking so we went to Palo and ate at Brogans. They have yummy pizza and we haven't been eating there that much this year. It tasted really good.

Wednesday October 12- Today was an errand day. I mailed off some Christmas ornaments and got stamps. Then we ran about getting everything that was on our list. We made sure to pick up those things that you can't do without but can't find in Florida. It started off  warm temperature wise but it got cooler as the day went on. When we got back Jeff made some very good chicken noodle soup that hit the spot. We made one more trip in to watch Ashton at hockey practice, our last time to see that for awhile. Check out that goal on the second picture.......sweet! We are very proud of him.

Thursday October 13- Brrrrrr it's cold out there this morning. It got down to 31 degrees last night. Jeff even unhook the water. We were slow to get going today. Jeff made us a last fire to burn up the rest of our wood. It was perfect day because the wind was low and so were the temperatures.

The doggy's wanted to come out but it was to cold for them. After having coffee by the fire, we decided we better get something done. I cleaned up the bikes and we loaded them up. We got a new bike cover and had to figure out how it went on. We were surprised it went on so easy. Both agree it seems really nice and a lot easier to load up around the bikes....good purchase. Jeff had a visitor today, Lenny stopped by for a visit.

Friday October 14- Went to town to Lowe's to get a part for the water pump. It was dripping yesterday and wanted that fixed before going. Jeff got that fixed. I made apple crisp. That's one good thing about fall....apples, which means apple crisp. The campground is full for our last weekend here. Funny it's been busier these last 3 weekends than it has most of the summer.

Saturday October 15-Our last full day's been really windy and gray today. We finished packing up stuff. So we loaded up the kayaks, rugs and the chairs. It starting to look really bare around our campsite. We have had covers on our kayaks this summer and when we went to take them out they were covered with boxelder bugs....yuck. They seem to be everywhere when it's harvest time.

We are going to Seth and Katie's for supper tonight so I made some cheesy potatoes to take in. We got to watch the Iowa Hawkeye's win, which is a good thing. We loaded up the stuff we are going to store there and headed in. Justin and Molly came over too, along with Katie's mom and sister. The weather had gotten a bit better so we sat outside and ate. The food was tastee...we said our good byes and headed home.

Sunday October 16- We got up early, I guess we are both ready to go. The weather was foggy and we aren't going anywhere until that lifts. It took awhile but that's OK, we are only going to Keokuk, only about 2 1/2 hours away. We cleaned our last shower house for awhile and hit the road.

Good bye Pleasant Creek State Park.......see ya next year.