Saturday, September 13, 2014

Soggy Saturday & Blog List MIA


For weeks – or is it a couple of months now – my blog roll list in Blogger does not appear.  Frustrating.  I just don’t understand why Blogger can’t get a handle on this issue.  Anyone else having this problem?  Hellooooo??


It’s a rainy, chilly day here in Jersey, so I am taking the day as a rest day.  The weather isn’t conducive for doing laundry or rearranging the RV basement, so I’m resting and goofing off.  After going full-tilt last week, a rest day is a good thing.  Dave logged a few more bike miles, with his total for our time in NJ just over 25,000 miles.  I watched the final episode of “Damages,” chicken tetrazzini is in the slow cooker for dinner and then watched a silly B/C-class horror film, “The Screaming Skull.”  Have seen it before and it’s still good for a giggle or two. 


 We are saying our good-byes to folks when we see them now.  For several months, a church down the street has been dismantling the old freight depot at the other mill and reassembling it on their property.  Glad to see this structure restored, refurbished and put to use again.  As part of our duties here, we have granted them access to the depot by opening gates, etc..  The pastor of the church came by yesterday and gave us t-shirts commemorating the project.

Depot tshirt 1

Thanks, Byron!  This was thoughtful of you.


I’m feeling better about our transfer to South Carolina.  It was a bit of a shock to the system at first, but I’m thinking this will be a good thing.  The company is graciously trucking our washer/dryer (and BBQ grill!) down to the SC facility on a load headed there next week or the week after.  Having our W/D means a lot.  Our life would be quite a bit more stressed and, well, even miserable, without it.  It was a true lifesaver a couple of years ago when I was out of commission following my surgeries.  The only thing about the new site that concerns me a bit is the sewer dump situation.  We’ll be emptying our tanks via a macerator.  We did it for the two months we were there in 2010, but in a long-term situation this is not ideal.  On the positive side, there is a restroom with shower in the office building nearby, and I believe we will have access to it again as we did in 2010.  I told Dave I can clean and fix it up nicely for us, and we can use it to minimize what goes in our bathroom gray and black tanks.  That will leave the most usage of the galley tank, but one really can’t minimize on that.  We still have to fix meals and wash dishes!

Even with the macerator situation, I feel this is a good move for us.  We have enjoyed the beauty of this site and the duties/responsibilities here, but we have also endured a significant amount of hardship/inconvenience due to weather/natural disasters. 

If the Farmers Almanac is spot-on like it was last year, this winter is not going to be pretty up here, folks.  It is forecast to be at least, if not worse, than last winter.  We  should be done with shoveling snow, skirting the rig and all those other hard-core preparations we made for winter.  Yes, it will be cold down there and chilly with rain, some ice storms and perhaps a wee bit of snow; however, it won’t be anything like the subzero temperatures here and the literal feet of snow on the ground from December until March/April.

Still, it is bittersweet leaving here and bidding farewell to the people we have worked with and come to know during our almost four years here.

Ah, Dave has returned from the market.  Guess I’ll go see what he snared on his trip and check on dinner.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Not an easy move, for sure.

  2. I am not having the blog roll problem, but I've had people tell me they're no longer getting my blog by email even though they're signed up for it. My mom especially is ticked off about it.

    So you're headed to South Carolina? Wow. Big changes in store. When will you be there?


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