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

June, 2014 - Up to Alaska!

September - NOMADS Annual Meeting, Branson, MO

Monday, December 16, 2013

Getting ready

White Hall, MD

On Friday night we drove down to older daughter's house in Maryland.   That evening was the Winter Carnival at Charlotte's school.     There were many activities including making Christmas decorations:

Saturday morning was Breakfast with Santa at a nearby United Methodist church.   Charlotte loves Santa.

Abby not so much.   She doesn't like his Red Suit.   She doesn't like his beard.  She doesn't like his mustache. It's not only Santa, it's ANY person in an animal costume.  No Easter Bunny, no Mickey Mouse, no Elmo.  She will have nothing to do with any them.    But she makes sure Charlotte relays to Santa what she wants.   Trying on Grandpop's hat.

After breakfast it was to a local tree farm to find the perfect tree.    I wish I could have had a ride like these two while trudging down the hill and back up through the snow.

Ah ha - the perfect tree.

Back at the house, Mom and Dad hung the lights.

While children waited patiently.   (yea, sure)

So they could do the real decorating.

And a fine job they did.

Wishing each of you peace and contentment during these busy days of preparation.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Out of the closet

Upper Deerfield Twp,  NJ

There was one thing we really disliked about our new Cedar Creek.  The bedroom closet is huge.   We love the doors on it.

But the inside was a challenge.   On one side were clothes hanging racks.

But the other side had a dumb, dumb, dumb, lazy Susan clothes rack.

Next to it are cubby's to store whatever.  I put shoes in it.

The Lazy Susan was difficult to turn.  There are shelves behind it and items of the shelves would catch the clothes.   The clothes were close to the floor making that space un-useable.   And the space behind the Lazy Susan was useless.  Almost impossible to get the to items on the shelves and leaving very little floor space in an otherwise large closet.

So we ordered more of the clothes hanging rack and out came the Lazy Susan.

We also added a lightweight shelf.

New place for shoes.

Leaving the cubby's for other stuff:

I am now completely happy with that Lazy Susan coming of the closet.

Oh, and this is what we are looking at today.

By now can not see any grass.   Fun!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Thanksgiving Weekend 2013

Upper Deerfield Twp, NJ

We much enjoyed our Thanksgiving at my brothers house.    Dear sister-in-law Nora and her family put together a great dinner for 30 people!

Brother doing some carving:

 Brother Norman and Len with some of the kids:

Took three tables to seat 30 people:

Then back at Camp Driveway we had a lovely weekend with our "girls":



We've had some really cold weather here in Southern New Jersey for several days but today the temps moderated.  Most of Christmas shopping done.   Ah, feels good.