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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!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

November 27th...can't believe where the time goes!

November 23rd...got up at 0300, picked up Wendy and off we went. Black Friday shopping because we absolutely refuse to go shopping on Thanksgiving.  Actually was very nice, except JC Penneys which opened at 0600..everyone was there, lines were long.  Went to Target, the mall and hobby town.  Then we hit Denneys (yes, I know) but had awesome whole grain pancakes..yummmm..

After we finished running around I took Adam home to Gtown and then went to Eric and Chris's for the night.  On Saturday we ran around for awhile and Ken and I got new shoes at Big 5 in Auburn..we looked at the campgrounds near Eric's to see about dumping and decided they all suck.  Had lunch in Auburn at Edelweiss..yummmm...then went back and the kids were home, Eric got a new toy and Mason too.  The remote control vehicles and they had a blast.  Watched for awhile and then bedtime.  Nice evening. 

Sunday, got up and watched the kids play awhile and then we headed up to Bryan's house for the night.  I made tacos for dinner and then had a few glasses of wine and bedtime.  Got up and had some egg sandwiches and then it was time to head for Eric's to pick up the POS Chevy...and head for Carson City to drop off the Patriot.  

Had a good drive, dropped off the car and went to the Super 8 for the night as we didn't want to drive to Winnemucca late in the day.  

Got up and went next door to Grandma Hatties and had a good breakfast!  Eventually we headed for Winnemucca after stopping by the house on via catalina to check it out now that it's empty.  Talked with our realtor, Lori and are hoping for the best as these short sales suck!  Had a nice visit with our neighbors and really hope it comes to be.  

Here in Winnemucca having a nice cold night...just gonna enjoy our time here hoping to get back for Saturday at least to watch those grandbabies of ours! Well, they're not babies anymore....

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012!

November 22nd...Fair Oaks, Ca...Well, today is Thanksgiving and for the first time in at least 18 years we do not have a home to have Thanksgiving dinner at...well, no problem, Linda offered up her house (or was that me who offered it up)...so this week I watched Jacob and Aaron at their house and was able to cook up a Thanksgiving dinner which turned out pretty darn good!..  Seth and Mason came with me on Monday and Tuesday and we had a great time...on Wednesday they stayed home and the little girl next door, Elly came over and spent the day with the boys.  

I met Bryan in Loomis and picked up Adam as he wanted to come see "his Ninny"...so he and I spent the night at Ninnys..got up about 0400 and started to heat the dinner and cook whatever else needed to be done..

The kids all came early as this year they went to the other side. Had a great time with them, and it all ended too short!  

So thankful for the family I have...we love each other unconditionally and realize we are what we have in the end...wow such a good thing!  I love and Thank God each day for the family we have, we are so blessed!!

I did call Aunt Alma and found that Uncle Les is going downhill...we saw him in August and I am so glad that we did, LOVE that man...am hoping the end of his life is peaceful...it sounds that way from Aunt Alma..he is lucky to have her...

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

November 14th already....

Well I am going to try and catch up on a few days if my old mind will let me remember...

November 10th...Seth's 11th birthday!  Hard to believe these boys are getting so grown up!  I left Don and Dana's and headed for Eric and Chris's house to celebrate the birthday!  Stopped and did a bit of grocery shopping and had a great time at Eric's.  Adam came to visit for the day and then I took him home, and we spent the evening out by the fire with Eric.  

November 11th...Veterans Day!  We got up in the am and I made breakfast for the family and Seth's overnight guest..Rhyce (not sure of spelling)...a very nice young man.  We left about 1000 and headed for the cemtary in Dixon to visit with Mom and Dad.  It would have been their 64th wedding anniversary! We met Russell and family there, and we had met Cheryl on the way down, as Adam wanted to go too.  Had a nice visit and then decided to go to Garcia's in Carmichael for lunch...yummy!!  On Sunday's kids eat free and if you eat in the Cantina, appetizers are half off along with specials on adult beverages.  Because Russell is a veteran, he got a free ultimate nachos as a thank u!  We had a really nice time.  Left there and headed over to Don's where we spent the night with Tara and Devin.  

November 12th..We got up in the am, and took Adam home, visited with Bryan and Cheryl for a bit and then headed over to Eric's to get ready to go to Winnemucca for a few days.  

November 13th...We headed for Winnemucca and arrived around 1600.  Cold but beautiful!  Had some beans for dinner, a little tv and called it a night.  

November 14th...Got up to a cold morning, about 29 degrees and took our time getting ready.  Ken wanted to go to dmv today, and to check on the Patriot.  Went by Ron and Deannas to pick up our mail and then headed to town.  Visited Walmart...and had lunch at our favorite mexican restaurant.  Picked up the patriot at the dealer, untouched.  He gave Ken a story about them being backed up and for warranty work they have to take apart the car, take pics and then wait for authorization...hard to believe, but we'll never take it back there again.  I'm going to take it over the hill for the holidays and then we'll take it to Reno.  DMV was packed so decided to go back there in the am.  Friday, we'll head back and then go to Jacob's birthday party that evening.  

Friday, November 9, 2012

Tara and Devin are here!

November 8th...Ken and I got up early so he could head to Winnemucca for the night to unload the camper and pick up the 5th wheel.  I stayed at Don's and the plan was Ken would stay in Winnemucca for the night and I was going to stay at Don's to take care of the animals.  Well, I got ready and was going to go do a little Christmas shopping and visiting my sister Linda.  

Ken called and said he got a call from Dana and that Tara and Devin were expected in around 2100. So I did a little more cleaning, and then headed for Georgetown to watch Adam play in a basketball game in Placerville.  I headed to Cheryl's and we rode together. Good game but they lost.  Got back to Cheryl's and Adam wanted egg sandwiches (actually what he wanted was me to spend the night) but I wanted to get back toDon's so I could see Tara and Devin.  The weather was bad earlier, but it had cleared, until I went to leave Gtown and then hail!! 

Ken got to Winnemucca with no problems, picked up our drugs in town and then headed out.  He plans on getting up early and heading back to Cool, to drop the trailer. 

Tara and Devin got here around 2300 and we had a nice chat before crawling into our respective beds.  

November 9th...Got up around 0700 and had my coffee.  Tara and Devin got up a little later, and they oovooed Don and Dana for awhile this am.  Right after hanging up Grandma showed up and we had a nice little visit.  Devin is such a cutie. Very expressionistic for being so young..love that!  

I left to go meet Wendy for lunch at Chipolte...yummy...never been there before, but going back!  Went over to Linda's as Dusty had surgery on his ankle and will be off work for several months.  Chelsea was working, so Linda was babysitting...hahahah...Had a nice afternoon chatting about our relatives and our trip.  

Got back to Don and Dana's, visited with Tara and Devin and waited to talk to Ken.  He barely made it over the summit with the snow, but he did and called from Dutch Flat at the rest area.  Made the decision to stay there with Mister buddy for heat and then head to Eric's in the am for Seth's 11th birthday.  I'll meet him there.  He did say the water pump is broken and so is the faucet...freezing from Winnemucca..aaahhhhhh....

So Tara and I had dinner, Devin too and off to bed...morning comes early..

Took a few pics and I will post in the next day or two..

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The days just fly by!

November 6th!...Carmichael, CA...Ken headed up to Bryan's house this morning  to help with firewood.. Keith, Cheryl's dad and wife, Renette came up to help too.  So I stayed home with the animals, did a load of laundry and made up stuffing, potatoes and green bean casserole to take to Bryan's.  I had bought a couple of baked chickens from winco and made the side's to go with.  

Headed up around 1400 and got to Cheryl's with plenty of time to go get Adam from basketball practice.  Had a nice night watching the election returns and catching up from 3 months.  Now we've seen all the kids and grandkids. yeahhhh... 

October 7th..We stayed the night, and got up this am and headed back down the hill.  Ken and I met up at Pearl House and got our Chinese fix...yummm!!!

Ken had to buy a couple of batteries for the 97 Ford and then he went to Cool and put them in.  He's going to head for Winnemucca tomorrow to pick up the 5th wheel and bring it back..so I was at Don's and wrapped a few gifts i've bought so far for Christmas. 

Tomorrow, I hope to have lunch with Ninny and then head to Placerville to watch Adam's basketball game.  

Have to tell...I was getting ready to close out this blog and noticed, I had written October 6th as the date...are you kidding me,,,it's November..can't believe it! 

We did hear from Lori the realtor yesterday, she said people had moved out and there would be a protection agency driving by to check on house..they had contacted bank but hadn't heard (today either)...so we'll see...should be sooner rather than later...

Monday, November 5, 2012

Spent the afternoon with Jacob and Aaron..Happy BDAY MIA!!

Woke up this am, had our coffee and a nice morning..we decided to go to Lumberjacks at Madison and Garfield for breakfast...they have ham, eggs, potatoes and toast for $4.99...up a dollar from when we were here last..  I ordered the special and gave Ken the ham..yummy breakfast.. left there and I went to toeh Ross at San Juan and Greenback and picked up a few Xmas gifts...and gift for Miss Mia's 8th birthday. 

Ken went to Eric's house and moved the camper from the truck to the trailer.  
I picked up Aaron and Jacob after school and they ran around with me while I got gifts for Mia's 8th birthday. We tried to see Wendy, but she was gone so we went by linda's house and found her home.. Then we left and I took the boys home.  A great day all around. 

Met Ken at Don's and had dinner, and tv..bedtime.!   The girls seem to be fine and relaxed.  We will be going to Bryan's house tomorrow to spend the night so Ken called his mom, and she will be checking on the girls while we are gone!  

Love seeing the grandkids!! ( oh and their parents too)...

It was 81 degrees today here...almost a record...28 degrees this am in Winnemucca!!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Once again time flies!

November 4th..Don and Dana's house Carmichael, CA...

I can't believe we left Boomtown on the 2nd and went to Eric's house in Cool.  Got there and had a great evening with the kids and gkids!  I made spaghetti, salad and french bread for dinner..good stuff!  Then on Saturday morning, we got up and I made pancakes and sausage for breakfast...Mason swears "You make the best pancakes ever!" ...so how do I not make breakfast when he says that...oh and on top of that I like making breakfast for the kids!  Made some egg sandwiches too...yummy!  

We left there and went by to visit Grandma and then we came to Don's house and spent the night...the dogs are adorable and we're glad to be here!  

November 4th...we got up and got the day going (finally) and went to visit Russell and family...that was great and then we headed to Penryn and had a late lunch.  Veggie burgers for me and cheeseburger for Ken...love that place. 

Came back to Don's and I decided to stay and visit with the animals and Ken went to his mom's and watched a football game.  Good evening here and we will get up in the am and have breakfast, and Ken's going to Eric's to work on moving the camper and I will wander a bit and then pick up Jacob and Aaron.  We are going shopping for Miss Mia's birthday and drop off her gift. And just enjoy a little time together!  

Hopefully Tuesday we'll see Adam and family!  

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Boomtown KOA...getting closer!

October 31st and November 1st...Boomtown, KOA...pulled in here on the 31st so we're close by for Ken's eye doctor appt on the 1st.  Had a nice drive from Winnemucca, Ken driving the camper and small trailer and me driving the mazda.  Had lunch at the chinese place in town before we left...great chinese food!  

Had a nice evening, and a good sleep in the camper.  I changed out the sheets to flannel and they were nice! 

Got up and outta here for Ken's appt and all is good! He already made his appt for November 1st next year.  We came back to the camper for a bit and then headed to Abel's for some mexican food..great food, but on the expensive side for lunch so that's probably the last time we'll go there...but veggie fajitas for dinner tonight.  

Ken has wanted to visit the Sierra Traders Outlet so we went there after lunch. He bought a nice pair of boots and a jacket for me.  Whole foods right next door so I got a few things and then to the Walmart.  

We're back at the camper enjoying the evening and the cable!  

Off to Cool, CA tomorrow yayayyyy!!  That will start our visiting and catching up with kids and gkids and gma!