I’m going to try something new and do my initial writing in Word and then paste it to the blog. Maybe I can get more writing done this way with less frustration!
After reading our last entry I thought I ought to do another update, lest ya’ll think we’re not having any fun here!
We’re very fortunate to be able to connect with old friends from last year here at Amazon. Dan and Rita Desmond are here at the same park with us and are working the same shift. They are picking with me. It’s their 4th year at Amazon so they are the veterans in the group.
There are several other Amazon couples here and we get together for drinks/happy hour/laughs as our various schedules permit. Admittedly tougher now that we’ve all started working!
Our neighbors, Jerry and Kim, are great fun. We went to the Combine Derby in
a couple of weeks ago with them. Great fun!
Nothing like watching folks smash large pieces of farm equipment into
each other! The people watching was
pretty good as well. Humbolt,
Kevin and I played golf as well. We only played 9 holes. He actually beat me so I’m looking for an 18 hole rematch! I thought it was going to happen this week, but I think he was scared… lol Maybe next weekend.
Last week I decided I needed to get a haircut. So I took a deep breath and made an appointment with a local lady who was recommended by some other RVers. Well, she was surprised when I showed up and had long hair (she assumed it would be short since she knew I was traveling full time) and I should’ve left then! But I went through with it and got my hair cut. For the first time I cried after a haircut! I keep telling myself it will grow out, but this is definitely the hardest thing for me about full timing. I’ve been getting my hair cut by the same person for nearly 20 years. He knows me and my hair and I never have to tell him what to do. I guess I’m going to have to learn how to communicate better with the hairdresser. The good news is that it is starting to grow out and I will probably go back to the same lady here in
Coffeyville. At least I can tell her what I didn’t like
and try to tell her what I want. Maybe I
can establish someone who knows my hair here in KS in case we come back again!
We had dinner with Jerry and Kim the other evening. They had some great cheddar jalapeno brats they grilled and I added the salad. We spent a nice evening eating and visiting with them and our other new neighbors, Mark and Christina.
Other than that, our free time has been spent doing the day to day tasks of laundry and grocery shopping. We’ve also been RV shopping. We’re trying to find the right 5th wheel and truck for us going forward. That’s time consuming and confusing. Yesterday we looked at the new Trilogy. At least we ruled out and expensive one because we didn’t like it! We also looked at Open Range Residential (maybe), Jayco Eagle Premier and Pinnacle (maybes),
(maybe the 2013 when they come out), and Redwoods (not sure).
So now let me see if I can upload this without too much delay and then get ready for work this evening. Till next weekend ;-)