Borrego Springs, CA

Thursday, May 20, 2010

My bank account is shrinking!

My plans for today included driving 120 miles to to the nearest Camping World, which is northwest of the Twin Cities.  I had a few things on my list to purchase, but just like going through the grocery store, I ended up with more in my cart than was on my list.  :)  My friend, Susan, gave me a call this morning just as I was about to depart and offered to go with me.  Okay, that meant I had someone to talk to on the long drive up and back.  I couldn't pass up that offer!  We had a great time blabbing away on the drive.  She spent $3, I spent close to $600!  Hmm, I don't get to a Camping World very often, but I did have to get a few pricey items for the new rig.  I re-upped for their President's Club, and that shaved the bill by about $60.  The biggest ticket item was the 50 amp Surge Guard, but I also got some rugs for the steps and hallway that will match the decor, among a few other things.  After all, this will be my new home and I want it to look nice.  :)

After I got back to the rig after about six hours, I took Emma for a walk and then just chilled out in preparation for watching the boys this evening while their parents went out for a dinner at Red Lobster.  My cold was full blown today, so I needed the little rest time before ramping up for several hours with them.  We spent some time playing outside, and then we went inside.  I put on some children's programs on the TV while I cleaned up the kitchen and did the dishes.  By that time, it was close to their bedtime, so I decided a bath would be in order for them before settling down with a popcorn snack before bedtime.  I'm a firm believer in an evening ritual for young kids to settle them down so they can calmly transition to bedtime.  While finishing their baths, their parents came home, so that kind of interrupted my plan.  I did make the popcorn, and then accompanied them up to their room to tuck them in and send them off to dreamland.

The next couple of days will be busy and exciting for me.  I will go to the dealer's tomorrow afternoon to pick up the rig, so tonight I put the Blue Ox hitch in the trunk of the car and detached the extend a stay propane bottle.  Tomorrow morning I'll move the present rig to the other side of the driveway for preparation of bringing the new rig in to transfer all my stuff from one rig to the other.  I'm determined to sleep in my new home tomorrow night.  :)

Now I'm going to try to relax, get a good night's sleep, and awaken to an exciting new day.  I'll be plastering myself with Mentholatum tonight and having a hot toddy before I turn in.  Some times old time remedies work the best.  :)

Thanks for stopping by....talk to you later,  Judy


  1. Hope you got that Mentholatum, plastering, & Hot Toddy sequence in the right order otherwise you could get plastered on the Hot Toddy which in turn might make you forget the Mentholatum & defeat the whole get well process......good luck.

  2. Wow, what an exciting day it will be, that surge protector was a good idea, we keep a voltmeter plugged in to one of the kitchen outlets also, where at a glance you can look at it and see if it is getting low, it was a really cheap investment. With the moving you will be tired out and sleeping in the new rig should be easy. I hope Emma gets use to her new home quick. Let us all know how it goes, put those Grandkids to work carrying small stuff, they love being helpers and don't consider it work at all. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna, also Rigg's.

  3. Yea, Judy--hope all goes well Friday with getting the new motor home--how exciting!!

  4. Great new "rig digs": color me GREEN!
    Kids are germ magnets!
    Take care
    G&M aka donna

  5. Sleep well,
    sleep warm,
    have happy dreams.

    I hope you have some help moving!