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The mountains are calling and I must go...Got the t shirt in Georgia one year and this is our calling! We'll see y'all down the road!

Friday, January 22, 2021

More work on the MH...

 Happy Friday! That certainly used to mean something when we were working! LOL! 

Yesterday was more of the same, working on the painting of the MH.  Ken finished the walls up in the "bedroom".  

First thing in the morning he ran to Tru Value for caulking and then a couple of other stops in town.  I did some regular cleaning while he was gone and made up salad stuff for lunch. 

When he got back, out we went once the MH was warm enough. These chilly mornings make for a later start.  Painting the kitchen area and painting the doors of the cabinets outside was my agenda for the day.  I almost got that accomplished. 

My red and white kitchen...


When we bought paint we knew we wanted the walls of the kitchen to pop with color so we both agreed on red. I got that done and we were both happy with that! Because we liked it so much we decided to continue with the wall behind the dinette. I had it cut out for gray, so red was easy and quick. 

I like this..now what to do with the dinette covers? 

After lunch I headed outside to paint the cabinet doors while Ken worked on cutting and putting up the paneling in the bunk area.  

Ken did and excellent job with this..I love it!
Because of the colors in the paneling it saved me from painting the beige front..😍

I was able to get the frontof the doors done, but it got way too cold to do the backs so into the garage they went for the night. 

Ken barbecued some awesome burgers (forgot a pic) and I made zucchini fries, such a good dinner.  We enjoyed Happy Hour outside with the help of the Little Red Campfire. Watched some movies and then off to bed. 

Friday morning I was awake about 0400 but didn't start the coffee and heaters until 0500.  Coffee, blog reading and then time for Ken to get ready. He's having breakfast with our neighbor Joe in town.  

I made a flaxseed waffle and enjoyed that on my own. It's 37 right now with a warming to 49 so I'm thinking Ken will make a fire in the garage so I can finish those doors.  

Messaged with grandson Jacob this morning.  I'll be getting a package off next week to him.  He said he follows the blog and he thinks the motorhome looks awesome! Wish he was home so we could go out in it once finished and do some Can Am riding!💗💗

Time to get some chores done so I can get back at it! LOL..Gray walls today is the plan! Of course you never know...LOL..

Have a great day!  

Thursday, January 21, 2021

More work on the motorhome..snow in the near future?

 Tuesday found us wishing my sister, Wendy and daughter in law, Christina a very Happy Birthday! 

After getting the day going by doing some baking for Ken it was time to head outdoors to the motorhome.  Got some more of the white frames over the couch and other side done.  The doors are ready to be painted but the wind and cold wasn't cooperating.  

White cabinets now..

It's really brightening it up.... :)

Wednesday morning Ken headed off to the DMV to register the MH and to see about getting a NV title for the Patriot.  He was there before 0800 and was #9 in line.  People are coming from Reno and Carson City and that overwhelms our little office. After 3 hours of waiting in line he finally got it done. We have new plates and registration for the MH.  Because we bought the car in CA they said we would have to go to a CA DMV and get them to issue it. Could be it's still coming in the mail anyway. NO way are we going to a CA DMV.  More than likely if we get rid of the car down the road we'll trade it in and then it becomes their problem. 

Once Ken got home out to the MH we went.  Too cold to paint outside so I started cutting in the gray for the walls. Ken worked on the pieces needed for the bedroom bunk. 

Part of the kitchen area before painting...

From the wood paneling to white.. I love the white! Ordered some new hardware today :) 

Lots of places the large paint roller won't work...but 3 inches will!

We quit about 1600 and headed over to see Karen and enjoy a fire for a bit.  Leftover tacos for dinner. Ken says he likes the cabbage better than the traditional lettuce, so that may be the new way of tacos! Thanks, Nancy! 

Heard from Adam and Erin last two nights. They enjoyed a nice lodge at Mt. Rainier and yesterday afternoon they were almost to Olympic National Park at the very top of Washington state. 

This morning I was awake at 1600 so just played on my phone for awhile. Hoping to get the kitchen area finished painting today and the last 6 doors done too. Better get going! 

It's 16 degrees this morning with a high of 58..I'll take it. Maybe snow Saturday! 

Have a wonderful day! 

Monday, January 18, 2021

Adam and Erin visit..Working on the motorhome...Russell's project..brunch with Seth :)

Sunday there was no working on the Motorhome.  Karen was having a barbecue with her family and Adam and Erin were coming for the night.  I thought I'd have tons of time to bake and make things...hahahaa. NOT.  

I did have most of the stuff for spinach dip (except 1/2 cup of sour cream) to take next door but had to run to Raley's anyway.  I like to have special things the kids want when they come so off to Raley's I went! I made the dip when I got back and the bought chocolate chip cookies to take to Karen's. 

About 1300 or so we saw people outside so we headed over to John and Karen's. We had hot links so we took those along with the dip and cookies next door. Karen had the barbecue fired up and in no time a nice lunch was ready! 

After that we moved outside to the outside decking and just enjoyed the sunshine. About 1515 got a text from Adam that they were at our house. We hugged good bye and headed home to see Adam and Erin! :)

Adam and Erin are headed out for 9 days vacation. Plans kept changing but they ended deciding to take a trip to Olympic National Park, Washington.  Well, when they left this am that as the plan...LOL..love you guys travel safely!! 💙 I know before they came it was  it was Joshua Tree and Death Valley...Jello Plans..hahaha..

Adam took us for a ride in his new car. Yes..his new car.  He bought the Tacoma, was approved and then within the week Toyota wanted him to lease the truck rather than purchase.  Yes it was a cluster but in the end he bought a 2018 Subaru WRX that he loves with less payments and less loan time. This is what we call the "Kay Wild Hair"...LOL...  We do have a $50.00 bet that he won't keep the car till the end of the payments...we will see! 

Enjoyed our time together last night.  Ken barbecued Papa burgers and we had french fries as a side. Probably 2330 when we hit the sack. 

I was up around 0500 and started the coffee this morning.  The kids were going to try and be out around 0800 but that didn't happen.  After breakfast and showers it was closer to 1000.  

See the difference in color?! Loving the white...
Another view of the colors...

We said goodbye to them and I got changed into my painting clothes. Out to the MH I went. Had a good day of prepping for ceiling paint and then getting it done! Looks so much fresher! Nearing 1700 I washed my tools and came inside to a nice fire the Ken had going! 

Youngest son Russell has a remodel going on at his place..Russell's fireplace area before remodel...
Fireplace remodel after! 

After Lori decorated! They will be painting, adding new flooring redoing kitchen and losing a wall..alot going on for them!

I was going to do chicken tacos for dinner but I was just too tired..so ham and cheese quesadilla for Ken and leftover cabbage lasagna for me. Good and quick. 


Eric and family at Fanny Anne's in Auburn yesterday..Eric, Christina, Mason, Holly  and Seth..💗💙

Time to call it quits! Have a great evening!!

Sunday, January 17, 2021

More work on the motorhome...company coming for the night!

 It's been more of the same, working on the motorhome.  We usually can't get out there until close to 1100 and quit working about 1600 with a lunch in-between. Luckily the afternoons have been gorgeous! 

We did take a day to get the tires on the Patriot and then to Walmart for some grocery shopping.  

Grandson Adam texted last night so he and Erin will be here sometime today for the night.  They are headed for Death Valley and Joshua Tree NP for the next several days! Too bad the campgrounds are closed at both locations thanks to the CA governor! There is plenty of BLM around though.  Gotta love the adventurous spirit in those two! 

Stole this from FB..Seth made a quick trip home to celebrate his mom's bday this week. Quick trip from what I read. They went Axe throwing. Sounds like fun!

Some quick pictures and then it's time to get this day going. No working on the MH today though with company coming! 

Valance gone and cabinet originally before painting 

After...
I know pic is dark..this is up on the bed, passenger side wall..damaged part..
At the end of the day..he's got the panelling we have in our living room turned sideways. HMMM..I like it..was going to paint over it but now he's going to finish this side and put the same on the other side..gives it a rustic look..what a good guy, it's not easy working up there! 
I was able to get started on the kitchen side yesterday afternoon! Got all the cabinet doors painted yesterday.

Window with the old formal valances
I like it so much better without the valances! 

I made Cabbage Lasagna the other day..oh so yummy! 
Ground chicken breast was the meat.  Even John next door liked it and he's a meat and potatoes guy! 

Have a wonderful Sunday! 

 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Working on the Motor Home..Happy Birthday Cheryl!

 Tuesday was spent working on the Motorhome.  Ken got Mr Heater set up in there as it was definitely needed. He routed the propane hose through the floor near the water tank so the propane tank is outside. It'll be easy to take with us when we take her on the road. 

This is how it looked before painting..



I got things ready and painted all the white in the bathroom. Glad it's a small bathroom haha. Looks nice and fresh now. Other than a break for lunch most of the day until 1630 or so was spent out there.  The afternoon warmed nicely so the heater was turned off. 

Vanity mirror



Wednesday morning it was near 0600 by the time I brought Ken his coffee.  Ken had a breakfast date with Joe next door and I had a date with the MH.  Ken started Mr Heater before he left so I went out about 30 minutes later. It was warming nicely. 

I got started on the gray portion of the paint for the bathroom.  Now everything looks nice and fresh. 

Once Ken got home he set up saw horses for the 3 kitchen doors and the large bathroom door that I was painting next.  Got them done! I think I'll really like the white/gray combination throughout. :) 

Ken getting the cabinets ready for me..


White medicine cabinet
White cabinet with gray behind 

3 cabinets along with the one from the bathroom..not what I would pick..but it's there!

This has been our focus the last couple of days and into the near future I'm thinking. Tomorrow will be a day off as we're heading to Carson City to get new tires on my car. By the time we get back it'll be too late I'm thinking. 

Happy Birthday to our daughter in law Cheryl! 

Karen came over for a fire later in the day and then Amber and Baby Amelia..A good example of why God gives you children when you are young! LOL...Have a great one!

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Cold temps, working on the Motor Home, lazy afternoons and 11 years ago we retired!

 Saturday morning was spent just doing household things as it was way too cold to be in the motorhome. Temps were in the high 30's at lunch time. Uggs, sweatshirt and a jacket I headed out to the motorhome after lunch. I was determined to get something done. It was really cold but after working a bit in the motorhome it seemed warmer inside.  I started in the upper bunk over the driving area as I knew that would be the toughest area to do.  When I am ready to paint a lot of it will be laying on my back.  I got the curtain rods down and started the spackle. 

Last night's chicken on the new barbecue...oh so yummy!

I worked for a while and then got a text of a fire around 1500..so we went next door! LOL...

Sunday was a another repeat of Saturday.  Later in the morning I headed out. There is a covering that looks like wallpaper.  All the sites I've researched say not to pull it off as it's really a protectant rather than wall paper.  On the passenger side of the bed it was really bad with wrinkling and pulling away.  I had no choice but to pull it off...oh boy! You can see water damage in the wood. 

Got some sparkling done..I told hubby to leave this side alone! 

 
Kind of a dark picture but the brown color is the bad..Ken's project..😱

I called Ken in and he's going to take the window out and do whatever needs to be done. Since that is his project now...I'll start in the bathroom.  He took the doors and valance off in there and 3 doors off the kitchen.  

By the time he got that done it was lunchtime.  I was cold, even my feet were cold through my Uggs..that never happens. We both decided it was too cold to go back out. He plans on setting up a Mr. Heater out there so that will help and temps this next week are looking better. 

Sunday afternoon was spent watching movies. Stuffed bell peppers for dinner so a very easy day. 

Monday morning we awoke to temps of 17 degrees. Got some chores done inside and headed outside noon or so.  There's a really big medicine cabinet in the MH bathroom, so that was my chore today.  Took the sander and got rid of the rust that's there. Got it painted and it looks a lot fresher.  Yay! Did some more sparkling in the rest of the MH.  

Valance and shades have been removed.  
YUKKY medicine cabinet..
Much better now..touch up today...

About 1530 Ken started the barbecue, so that ended my work day LOL. Tradition is that I sit with him while he barbecues so that's what I did. :) He set up the Little Red Campfire so we were warmer out there.  Temps never did get past 43.  Ken had a fire going in the wood stove all day so it was nice and toasty in the house. 

Little Red Campfire...💜

This morning (Tuesday) finds us waking to cloudy skies which usually means warmer temps..(28 heading for 56) yes! We'll see what mischief we can get into today.  Hoping to paint a bit in the MH bathroom once it warms up.  

The other night we watched a movie on Prime Video called THE RIDE made in 1997. Oh wow! One of the best movies I've seen in a long time. If you need a good cry, this is the movie to watch! Actually filmed on a ranch in Mesa, AZ. 

January 10th was 11 years since we both retired from Sacramento County! It's been a wonderful 11 years, looking forward to the next 11 and more!

Time to get this wonderful Tuesday started! Have a great day! 



Friday, January 8, 2021

Cabela's, Motosheep, Home Depot, Fence repair, Oven Fixed!

 Tuesday morning we headed out with me following Ken in the Tundra.  We got to Motosheep in Reno just before 1000.  After dropping the truck off, we headed for Cabela's where Ken sold them a gun he doesn't like and doesn't use.  He's got a little extra $$ in his pocket now :) 

Cabela's ammo shelves! 
Glad we bought when we could! 
Cabela's gun cabinet...never looks like this..

There wasn't anything there that we needed or wanted so we weren't there long.  From there we stopped at Total Wine and picked up our online order.  We were going to Walmart but decided against it.  Just not in the mood.  We stopped at Cyzz's Appliances to see about the element, but they don't sell parts. Checked out a new stove just for pricing, but we wouldn't be buying it there. Way too expensive. 

The seats were done and what an amazing job they did.  Motosheep isn't cheap, but wow we're so impressed.  We only had the front seats done as most of the time it's just us, but oh so worth the money! Ken says this will probably be his last truck, but we shall see..LOL.  I thought I had a picture..that will save for another post :) 

We stopped at Washoe Lake State Park and ate our lunch that I had packed from home.  Once that was done, I headed home and Ken visited a parts place in Carson City.  

Wednesday morning found Ken and John on heavy duty fence repair.  Due to heavy winds a couple of days before a good size portion of fencing between our property and theirs blew down!  They worked for several hours on it and will continue on Friday.  Because the ground is frozen, they really can't start until late morning. John has another job starting on Monday so he had to go to Reno on Thursday.  

The afternoon found me in the motorhome with paint swatches from True Value.  It's nice out there because the sun shines through the windows warming it nicely.  I finally picked the colors I want and when Ken was finished for the day he joined me and agreed. :) 

Thursday morning we left for Gardnerville and Walmart. We got some much needed groceries and some paint supplies.  I'm sure they were cheaper there than Home Depot would have been.  

Gas, a prescription at Raley's and on to Carson City and Home Depot.  I've been researching paints for painting inside and knew pretty  much what I wanted. We got to the paint counter where Tracy helped us.  A wonderful woman who enjoys her job. You could even tell she was smiling under her mask. Behr's Marquee paint. Not cheap but supposed to be awesome. 

We found a lamp to put out in the bunkhouse. It'll do until we find what we really want. Checked out, a little painful but not too bad. haha. 

Next stop was Discount Tires to get some pricing on tires for the 2016 Patriot. That's gonna hurt, but we're getting 80,000 mile tires with excellent ratings. Next Thursday at 0900.  

After that we headed towards Betsy's Big Kitchen. Nope we didn't go in, but sat in their parking lot and had our lunch I brought from home. They implemented their rule of no unmasking until the food comes (what is this California?!!!).  We won't go back, but they have a nice parking lot and convenient to where we were.  

Time to head home.  Unloaded groceries and then got a picture of a fire from next door :) We headed over for a way too long Happy Hour. haha. 

Friday morning finds us reading blogs and just enjoying the morning. This morning it was 0500 before I woke. Seems more reasonable a time than 0300 which it's been the last few days.  

Well, the day went fast. Ken helped John with the fencing and during a break came home and got the stove fixed! YAY! $61.00 verses a new stove! My kitchen seems so big without a stove in the middle of it...hahah.  He went back to John's and I got the kitchen put back in order.  

Ken's back home and it's Happy Hour time! Hopefully tomorrow I'll get out to the motorhome and see about getting started :)