January 20 to February 14, 2014 NOMADS Project, Mercedes, MS

February 15 (Approximately) to June - Gate Guarding, TX or LA.

June, 2014 - Up to Alaska!

September - NOMADS Annual Meeting, Branson, MO

Saturday, November 29, 2008

That full feeling

Thanksgiving makes us full in many ways. Not only the great food, but the chance to serve others. As is our custom, our church provides a Thanksgiving day meal to three local organizations. We invite the residents of Ranch Hope in Alloway, NJ and Cumberland Family Shelter. We also prepare meals for Missions Teens in Norma NJ. The meals for Mission Teens are delivered or picked up by them.

So many members of our church assist in many ways by either donating food or their time. And many do both. Because of them, the day ran smoothly.

This will probably be our last year of service in this way at this church. But their outreach will continue and we will find other ways to serve.

Let's see what next Thanksgiving brings...... Blessings to all.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

A night and morning with Charlotte

Amy had some business to attend to up here. She and Charlotte arrived around 3 on Friday. We all had a pleasant dinner and evening at home. This morning Charlotte, Len and I went to our local "w's" Walmart, Walgreens and WaWa while Amy attended to what she needed to get done. Then we all went to lunch and they headed back to Maryland.

Len is outside working on something in his truck. He wants to start loading tools in the cargo trailer soon. It is extremely windy and very cold out.

Len talked to each of his kids today. Lenny and family have moved to Alabama, everyone else doing well.

I need to get out this weekend and get that turkey for Thanksgiving. Too cold today! Maybe tomorrow.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Night with friends and rainy hard

I spent last night outside Philadelphia with two old friends and a friend of theirs. Ate too much at the Cheesecake Factory.

Last night and right now it is raining hard. We did go out today and purchased a small flat, fireproof safe for the RV. Len will bolt it down.

I am still going through (very sporadically) papers in my home office. I have so much to shread that it would burn up the small shreader we have. I am taking a few small bags of papers into the office on Monday. Then I will clean out some more.

Opps - thunderstorm in area. I am signing off

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The interview

Today we interviewed for our first Workamping job. It is at Beachcomber Camping Resort near Cape May, NJ. We committed to a 13 week stint running from last week in June to 2nd week in September. This works for us for sure.

This job will not make us rich, but it is sufficient. It will be three months we will not have to draw down from investments. The big bonus is we will be back up in this area to visit with family. Of course our days off with be midweek but that is not a problem.

So, plans are coming together. Oh yes, one more item crossed off the "todo" list. We did our wills and living wills last night. Now to get busy cleaning out my home office and making a binder of our investments, insurance policies, wills, etc. I will do it soon as I am now motivated.

Monday, November 10, 2008

They are finally moved...Now we have lots to do.

Amy and Scott are finally into their new home in White Hall, MD. The final move was accomplished on Saturday. We went down to assist where we could.

Their old house had lots of steps -steps to get to the house, steps in the house. Their new house has lots of steps. Steps to the front porch to get in and steps to the basement, steps to the bedrooms, steps to the loft.

After several hours of Len walking up and down steps, he was afraid he tore another minuscus. So we came home and brought Charlotte with us for the night, leaving Scott and Amy to finish. Len woke Sunday feeling fine. Amy says Scott knees were bothering him too by Sunday.

Next step in preparation to fulltime - I am going to get my office here in the house cleaned out. We have promised the book shelves to friends. Also I am making a binder of our investments, bank accounts, etc to give to Amy "just in case". My goal is to get this done within two weeks. We also need to update our wills. That also is on the "get done real soon list".

Then I need to start looking at health insurance options for Len and a Medicare supplemental policy for me. Our health insurance through NJ Department of Corrections ends first week in March.

Tomorrow we have a job interview for Workamping at Beachcomber RV park in Cape May. We would like for it to be for three months late in the summer. We will see.

Lots to do. Time is catching up with us.

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Glad that is over. Had yard sale today. Only made $90.00 but got rid of LOTS of stuff. We stored most of what was left. Terri and I will pull it out next summer or fall when I am in the area and do it again. She made about $40.00, her son Justin almost $20.00.

Our new rv mattress came in today. It is on the bed and we changed over to flannel sheets. Come February we will be glad they are on it. While out, we dropped off some clothes and a huge box of stuffed toys to Salvation Army.

I sat one chair outside that is in excellent shape structually but it is about 40 years old and the fabric is starting to dry rot. Nothing like a FREE sign. It was gone in less than 1/2 hour.

Tomorrow we load up the furniture that goes to Amy and we will take it on down to her.

So glad we get that one extra hour of sleep tonight. I am so ready.