Saturday, March 29, 2008

Slowing Down and Settling In

This has been a mixed bag day. We said "See Ya Later" to the family as they started their journey back to Colorado Springs early this morning. They will make the trip, over 800 miles, in two days. Used to be that didn't faze me a bit. However, now that's a 3-day trip - at least. We'll be making the same trip starting April 7, and I'm sure it will take us at least 3 or 4 days.

We had a wonderful time visiting, playing cards, shopping and doing sightseeing while the family was here. We'll miss them, but it will only be a couple of weeks before we're back in Colo. Spgs. We'll pick up right where we left off, I'm sure.

Berta, Bob, and Ann just about to take off.


After the family left, Jim went to the store and I vacuumed. I'm using our new central vac, but I'm not sure if I like it all that much. I know I'll drag out my real vacuum cleaner now and then, but the central vac is kind of handy. Just grab the hose out of the little bag, put the wands together, slap on the floor attachment and I'm off and running.

Jim brought home some deli ribs and side dishes for lunch. Once the dishes were cleaned up, we piled in the car and headed over to Target to purchase some plastic tubs of various shapes and sizes to begin our task of organizing the cupboards and cabinets. There is more room in this coach, without a doubt, but the storage arrangement is very different. We were used to the cabinets and cupboards in the Bounder. It will take us some time to get things organized in a useful and efficient way in this coach.

We also bought two area rugs for our tile floors. Once we got them down, we realize we need a couple more, so I will let Jim start laundry tomorrow morning while I go back to Target to see if I can find two more rugs of the same color and style.

These pictures were taken over that past week.

This is a Gilded Flicker, I think:

Poppies


We found this dragonfly scuplture in Tubac


It hasn't been an exciting day, but it has been another good day in our lives!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Elllie, I cannot wait to start traveling and have 4 days to get somewhere and then still have time to see all there is to see. We have to rush to get there rush to see it all...you know the drill.

See ya later

Speedy

Dee & Jim said...

I agree with Speedy, that's exactly what I was thinking when reading your blog. Hurry here and there and miss everything in-between. Most of the time we have to fly, then get motels it will be so great to spend the time getting where we're going and STAY awhile. You're very lucky.