Sunday, March 13, 2011

Home Sweet HOME!!

Gosh!!  It sure is nice to be back home here in North Ranch. I guess I’m really becoming a "homebody"! Maybe it’s because we haven’t had a HOUSE for 15 years but I was sure looking forward to getting back. It was a long, hard, tiring 4 day’s standing in that booth at the Gypsy Journal Rally and by Friday morning Ms. Pat and I were both getting anxious to get back home to the Ranch.  It was a nice, easy trip back.  The hardest part was the fuel stop at Flying J as we were leaving where we took on 100 gal of diesel at a price of $3.879. That $400.00 was more than we made at the rally but we had a great time and enjoyed seeing everybody.

We pulled into North Ranch right after lunch time and stopped at the community dump station so we wouldn’t have to mess with it when we got home. Mike and Janna had been looking after our place while we were gone so we knew it was in good hands. After getting new tires on their "new to them" trailer on Friday,  they moved up to our other lot and told us to plan on Happy Hour and Supper at their place.  Janna is an excellent cook, so needless to say, we had a wonderful meal...charcoal grilled cheeseburgers and potato salad.  YUM!
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When we pulled up to our carport, this is what we saw………..A MESS!!  Mike and Janna told us they had started to tile our porch while we were gone, so we weren’t surprised and we were anxious to see how much they had gotten done.
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They were cutting and laying tile like crazy.....
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As you can see, they were almost done and we were afraid we might not be able to walk on it. If that was the case, we would have had to spend another night in the Motorhome as there is no other entrance into the house except the 2 doors on the porch. However, they assured us that the front half was all dry and could be walked on as they had done it the previous day. BOY, that worked out nice! This young fellow, his brother and father built this place so they are very familiar with it.
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It was Friday afternoon so they finished up and told us they would see us Monday and do the grouting.  We LOVE the tile and Ms. Pat is extremely happy with the way it turned out.  What do you think?? 

We quickly unloaded most of our stuff from the motorhome just in time to head up to Mike and Janna’s place for “Happy Hour” and supper.

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It was a very enjoyable evening with these wonderful folks.  We have really enjoyed meeting and getting to know them.  They told us they were planning to leave the next morning and we sure hated to see them go.  Hurry back you two and safe travels. 
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Back home I wasn’t the only one glad to be home, Ms. Megabyte2 curled up in her bed and was sound asleep just as I was when Ms. Pat woke me up at 9pm and told me it was time to go to BED!

It was a GREAT WEEK!!!!

Thanks for stopping by.  Come on back Wednesday and maybe the porch will be all done! 

God Bless you all!

Mike

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7 comments:

Happytrails said...

Love the tile!! Welcome home!!

Margie and Roger said...

The tile looks really nice. Our house had tons of tile and I really loved it. Easy to clean! It's nice to leave 'home', but it's always nice to get back too.

Sue and Doug said...

welcome back to the 'ranch'..nice work on the tile!..can't wait to see it all done and put back together on 'Wednesday'!!

acheapguy said...

Yep, the tile look great. The offset pattern is perfect !

THE BAYFIELD BUNCH said...

As I've said before, "sometimes the best part of going away is coming home." Really like the tile floor. A few years ago we had our place done in a dark green linoleum type tile & hated it so much that 3 months later we had the floor completely redone in a tile similar to yours. Boy, that mistake sure cost us a few pennies. Just kind of reminded us that we don't always necessarily get wiser as we get older...10-4:))

Judy and Emma said...

That nice tile should be easier to sweep up than plain old cement, too. :)

Jerry and Suzy said...

We'd love to walk on your tile floor! And even stay a night or two in your other site. WEeare still planning on passing your way toward the end of April, if you are going to still be there. What are the chances we can get in a good howdy?