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Published: October 24th 2018
Yoo-Hoo! Time is up! It’s time to pack up and head South. Remember we told you we would forewarn you as to which day we would leave .....that’s what we’re doing now. Thursday, October 25th will be our departure day. Check, Check, Check.....check everything twice. Our check-off list we use so we don’t forget anything has over 500 “to do” or “to bring” items. You can get exhausted just reading it. Kind of like what happened to you after reading my last monster size blog. After weeks of sorting and resorting and Cory hauling it all out to the rig, it looks like we are down to just the last minute things that will get loaded on D-Day. We are whipped! Ready for rest & relaxation in the sunny south. We hope you all are set to go. We need everyone here early on Thursday for role call. The trumpet will be blaring and our horn will be honking. Cheers of glee will be heard for miles around. Some of you may think it’s a little crowded at first but once everyone gets settled in....it should be a comfy ride. Closeness is comforting. AND, as always, we pray for a safe
Not much excitement to share since my last MEGA blog. We have been watching the repair to our nearby creek that floods many of us here in Shongo. At first, we thought the weirs (that’s what the little stone dams are called) they put in the creek where all the water floods down through many of our properties, looked kind of good. After talking with various engineers, they say they aren’t enough to do anything. Rats! The State has worked around the bridge under where the creek flows. You used to be able to walk under the bridge but with all the years of filling with gravel & debris, you could barely crawl under it. They have cleared that out now. This area is looking very good. Time will tell.....just hoping we don’t have waterfront property again.
Outside our house, the Workmen on the creek put up a safety sign. Cory went past it and his shoulder dropped way down, almost like it was gone. Hope his rotator cuff repair didn’t collapse. He needs to drive our loaded bus easily. Maybe some of you can help him out and take turns driving. Lulu is a regular taking
RV Greeters: Cory & Lulu
over the driver’s seat. It gets scary when she has the wheel....no arms or hands. It’s tricky but she makes it work.....she calls to 🎼🎼🎼Jesus to take the wheel🎼🎼.
Our favorite restaurant here in Shongo burned down around a month ago. I spoke of it in the mega blog. Since then, the big equipment came and tore it down and now set fire to it. Ashes, that’s all that’s left. Sad. Guess we could cook hot dogs or marshmallows over the smoldering remains. We have lots of sticks so you all can join in. And we can sing Campfire songs. 🎼🎼The Bear Went Over The Mountain🎼🎼. Oh, such fun we can have. Making lemonade out of lemons. Fortunately, the owner is going to rebuild it: bigger and better. Happy Days will be here again.
Our cooler weather certainly has been encouraging us to get out of town soon. Remember we used to leave after Christmas. This will be a new experience for all of us. Leaving without worrying about ice & snow! But wait! We did have some snow....found it on our neighbor’s mailbox. I better not speak too loudly.
Monday evening we were able to meet
up with my cousin, Maryellen and her daughter, Erin. They live in Cary, N.C. Joining us were her three sister cousins from her father’s side of the family. It was great being together again. She and Erin drove up to our area for a week.
Since our return home in late April, we have continued to feed our wildlife critters up in our back forty. We have an outdoor camera that films them during their feeding times. Such a menagerie. The picture shows Cory hauling our leftover food, plus what we can’t take on the trip, up to these famished varmints. If you were here right now, you could help pull the sled.....not ride on it. We are always ready for snow, just in case. The Woolly Bear Caterpillar has lots of brown on it this year....phew....means an easy winter. Let’s just see.
Tomorrow, we make our final visit to the dentist who was able to bring closure to Cory’s dental issue. Thank heavens. He’s struggled since July. His local dentist messed his tooth up royally but fortunately, this wonderful, woman dentist has come up with a good option for him and he’s going for it. Smiles all
Forgot a few
Now we are all set
the way around.
And now, our travel blogs will begin. We hope you enjoy our adventures together. We so enjoy having you with us. Lulu squeals with delight when she sees you coming to get on the bus. She has been so withdrawn this summer. I know we can bring her out of her slump. She’s so anxious to leave she is in the RV as we speak. She’s warm in her carry bag. Once we start moving, she’ll take her place in the eagle’s nest perch that she calls her spot. Kind of like Sheldon (Big Bang Theory) and his spot on the couch. Love that show!
See all of you this Thursday. Don’t be late! Our journey starts here. - P..S. All new journeymen, please remember to scroll WAY, WAY down in order to see all 17 photos.
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