Sunday, August 22, 2010

Yep, we’re still alive!!

Thanks for all the concern, calls and emails. We are fine....busier than a couple of "Cats on a Hot Tin Roof", but fine. Real good in fact!!!

I apologize for missing 2 Blog publications in a row.  That’s a FIRST since I started 4 years ago….
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Meet Aaron and Carin Derbonne, the NEW “PROUD” OWNERS of our Teton and Volvo. This picture was taken just as they were departing. They are from Wright, WY where they are working right now. Aaron works in the Gas and Oil industry.
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Here it goes down the driveway and over the hill…….Ms Pat and I both shed a few tears as it went out of site.  Another chapter in our life. Time to start on a totally new chapter.

Some time ago, I said we were “downsizing”. Maybe changing our “lifestyle” would be a better description.
We want to try Motor-homing for a while. During our 15 years of full timing, we have never had a Motorhome. We have a lot of friends and acquaintances that own them and they looked interesting.  Before we HAVE to quit, we would like to try one! Several close friends have switched and love it…so we are going to give it a try.

So as I write this from a Motel way down in Hays, Kansas, we are on the road looking for a Motorhome. We're headed to Fort Worth, then on to Nacogdoches and Houston, TX .

Stay tuned and I will do my best (as wifi permits) to keep you up to date.   My computer is really messing up and eating up bytes like crazy. I don’t have time to stop and do much with it at the present time, so I’ll just have to rely on Hot Spots.  For some reason, my computer is using as much as 1.25 GB a day!!!  Yes, A DAY!! When you only have 5GB to start with, that's using it up awful fast. Most of it is on uploads. So what is causing it?  I don’t know. When I get home, my expert Mark Bruss will help me out and try to find the culprit.

Meanwhile, it's time to MOVE on down the road. We drove 530 miles yesterday and have another 575 to do today. That will put us in Alvarado, TX. just south of Fort Worth and on Monday morning, we will start looking.

Our Granddaughter's wedding was BEAUTIFUL and we had a wonderful time with family and friends.  I can’t wait to tell you all about it. Our first night in our new “CABIN” was also extra special. More on that later.

It was a GREAT WEEK!!!

God Bless you all and keep us in your prayers.

Thanks for stopping by and a special thanks for your patience while we work through a few of these lifestyle changes. 

Mike

This Blog is published every Sunday and Wednesday..

11 comments:

THE BAYFIELD BUNCH said...

Will be interested to hear what Mark Bruss can find out about your Gigabyte problem. While traveling we blow through our 5 Gig quota every month too despite downsizing photos etc. Just can't figure out what is eating up all the gigs all the time. We went from a couple Class C's to a Travel Trailer to a 5th wheel & finally to a Motorhome. For us, the Motorhome was finally the right fit. Good RV hunting.........

Randy and Pam Warner said...

Congratulation on the sale of the 5th wheel!! And can't wait to see what you get for a motor home. I'd recommend a Tiffin but we are obviously biased!

Rick and Paulette said...

It's great to hear from you again Mike, especially with so much news to share. I'll bet you were both sad when your big rig pulled out of your driveway - so many great memories. I'm sure you'll just make many more in your new MH! Glad to hear your granddaughter's wedding was a big success.

Jerry and Suzy said...

Welcome back! Rollie and Gina kept us all up-to-date a little, so we didn't worry about you not posting. Byebye Teton! Byebye Volvo! We'd sure feel the same way (and probably will someday) when Rosie goes off down the road without us.

Happytrails said...

Your new chapter of your life will be a grand one. The longer we live God gives us new and exciting chapters to add to our lives. Think of all the folks you have met along the way and all the blessings God has given you. Great memories and great ones to still be made. I know it had to be a heart jerker when your home drove off, but there are new chapters to follow.
Take care and we are so happy for you guys.
Mike & Gerri

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Good luck on the motorhome hunt.

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Good Hunting on your quest for the motor home.We wish you guys luck and hope to see you some day down the road. Remember Mike, from the old Sarge, Just be careful out there. Sam & Donna.

Donna aka Froggi said...

So glad to get an update from you guys. Sorry we missed you while in Sturgis. You ended up going to the wedding at the same time we thought we were going to be able to visit. Maybe next year!

Like Al, the 5B limit goes flying out the window. In two weeks we used 10GB. Glad we are on unlimited!!

Stay safe and ENJOY LIFE!!

Rod and Loyce Ivers said...

Why don't you stop by a Verizon store, or Sprint or what ever your air card is. They might be able to ID you upload culprit!

And best of luck in the Motor Home Hunt!

David, Sheila and Stella the Beagle said...

We used 10GB last month and Verizon put us on a temporary upgrade to 10GB for $199, egad!

This last week we made it to Custer and Rapid City to get our Driver's License, then did a quick visit to drive by all of the places we read about in your blog the last couple years.

We finally made it back to the Midwest to work on our farm cleanup project as we get ready for the sale of the land. Today we visited Westsidemotorcoaches.com in person to inspect a half dozen 45' SuperC motorhomes on a Volvo HDT chassis. Their quality and floorplans have greatly improved over the last few years ... plus we can tow a jeep without figuring out how to tow doubles. Best, Dave & Sheila

George & Sandy said...

I look forward to what Dale finds out about your high data usage.

Great blog.