Ed & Marilyn 'The Happy Wanderers' travel blog


Every once in a while I have a restless night. I toss and turn and simply lie there thinking about all the things I have to do, and wonder how I will ever get them done.

I slept a couple of hours before waking and then grabbed another hour or so of sleep before getting up this morning.

The government has a policy that, upon reaching the age of 70 ½, we all have to take a percentage of money out of our investments during the year we reach that age. If we fail to do that on time, our government will take 50% of the money we were supposed to take. That is called an RMD (Required Minimum Distribution).

Well, my dear wife reached that age and today, I made lots of phone calls to make sure she gets the money she is required to take.

Marilyn went outdoors to clean Casper, her small white Ford Fiesta. She has always given pet names to our cars.

While I was making phone calls today, I called our Mail Forwarding Service in Sioux Falls, asking them to send our mail to Hannibal, MO.

We get our mail delivered once a month and have found that to be quite often enough. LOL

Tomorrow I plan to get started on those chores we have to do prior to getting back on the road again.

I prefer to do some of that work each day, leading up to our departure, rather than to wait and try to do it all in the final couple of days.

Late in the afternoon, Jessie came by to resolve a problem I was having with the software he helped me with yesterday.

Now all is well!

Ginger worked until 6:00 and then the group of six (Jesse & Ginger, Ken & Jean, and Marilyn & I) got together to play a game called “Fact or Crap”.

We had a good time with Jesse winning the game. We also played three or four games of Bingo and Jesse’s good night continued as he won two of those.

We lingered in the lounge area due to heavy rain with lots of lightning and thunder.

We headed for home around 9:15 PM, but couldn’t see anything, so Jesse & Ginger loaned us an umbrella and a flashlight.

It was good to be inside our own RV at last, so we turned on the TV to see the news.

Much of the area is suffering again from the flash flooding.

Hwy 24 is closed again and Manitou Springs has been flooded once again. Colorado Springs has had as much as 6 inches of rain so far.

We are now warm and dry and hoping for a good night of sleep.

Life is Good!



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