Ed & Marilyn 'The Happy Wanderers' travel blog

Morning scene


Marilyn's Ceviche

Pony Tail Palm

Pepper plant


I didn’t want to have to sit here and write about another “Do-Nothing” day, so I decided to do at least a couple of chores.

We were outdoors with our coffee at 6:30 this morning, and the coffee was gone by 8:00.

Marilyn & I did the normal in-house duties and then changed from sweatshirt and jeans into shorts and T-shirt clothing.

We walked for a mile and a half (me) and three miles (Marilyn).

While we were higher up on the hill, we had cell-phone service and I called several friends.

Steve & Cathy were in St Louis for a Cardinal’s ball game, and we spoke to Dennis & Sonja, who are coming out here to join us for a week of fun, before long. We sure look forward to their visit.

Back at the RV, I decided to get a few chores done. I am a good procrastinator so today was the day.

Yesterday we had an issue with our power awning, where it went less than half way up and then stopped. I finally dragged the ladder out and used my hands to start the action while Marilyn pressed the switch. It retracted just fine after that.

Today I called Paul Cross of Cross RV and asked him about the awning issue. He advised me of something to check and then said if the problem continues that we might need a new motor for the power awning. I will keep you advised of the outcome.

Back at the RV we saw Dennis & Janet walking up the road.

We sat outdoors and visited for several hours.

While they were here, I decided to fix a lawn chair. It took a drill and a self-tapping screw with a washer, to get the job done. All while visiting with our friends.

Next on my agenda was to replace a broken step light under the entrance steps to the RV.

Dennis gave me a hand and we soon had that little problem all fixed.

After a little more visiting and an agreement to have lunch at the “Gooseberry Patch” tomorrow, Dennis & Janet left for home.

Marilyn & I grabbed a bite of lunch and then Marilyn went back outdoors to enjoy the fine weather and her new book. She did take a few pictures of her plants while she was out. The pony tail palm is doing great, as is the jalapeno pepper plant and the rosemary plant. The pictures are pretty good.

We planned to get back to the normal relaxation exercise in the afternoon and didn’t waste much time.

In the evening we shared some wine and fixed a dinner of roast beef, potatoes and gravy and some cooked apples with vanilla ice cream.

I have to admit that this retirement is getting better all the time.

Life is Good!

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