Thursday, July 19, 2012

Long Absence

Happy Thursday Morning!

I'm so sorry for the long time between posts.  I tried to post from my iphone a few times.  It wouldn't let me post pictures and then somehow both posts deleted before being saved.  I finally gave up and thought I would just do it on the computer at home.  Hubby and I were in Missoula, Montana last weekend with our son and his family at a KOA.  We had a Kamping Kabin and they had their trailer.  It was so much fun.  The grandbabies slept with us in the Kabin and we had two nights of grandbaby cuddles.  Although they aren't babies anymore.  K is all legs and seven years old and C is 5 and smart as a whip.

One of my favorite pictures of the weekend.  Smore's are better all over your face!
 Hubby and our son on the porch of the kabin.  Our granddaughter didn't like the spelling of the kamping kabins.  She kept telling me the correct spelling is camping cabin.  :-)
 Hubby making the fire for the smore's.  He makes a great fire with just a few sticks and some kindling.  No lighter fluid.  He was a Boy Scout as a young boy and learned lots of useful things.
 Our little kabin.  It had a porch swing that I spent lots of time swinging on with the grandbabies.  That is real fire in the pit, not pieces of paper. It looks sort of artificial doesn't it?
 Here we are on the way to the Farmers Market in Missoula on Saturday morning.  Of course they wanted to ride with Grandpa and Grandma.  (They also wanted to come home with us, but unfortunately that didn't happen.)
 Bountiful produce everywhere I looked.  Isn't this gorgeous?
 Herbs, herbs, herbs anyone?
 The bakery tables were almost sold out before we got there.
 Last Thursday our Bible Study group had a potluck dinner before our study.  Look at the goodies.  Hubby and I provided the drinks and chicken breasts that I had marinated and then grilled outside.
 One of the yummy desserts.  Goat cheesecake.  There were raspberries to top it with.
 One last picture at the end of the day.  Hubby adores these kids and they love him.  Oh, how we wish we lived closer to them.
We drove home in a driving rain that slowed us to 35 mph on the interstate for about 90 miles.  Then the skies changed to blue and it's been beautiful ever since.  We arrived home about 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.  I washed laundry. We packed the care and headed to the Lake!   I just came home this morning, (Thursday).  Hubby has been driving in to work every day until last night when he had to pick someone up at the airport for work at 11:30 p.m. so he stayed at the house.  We have study tonight and will head back to the lake tomorrow night.

We are having MAJOR trailer issues and it's very disappointing.  First off, we noticed the dining table had a huge crack, not a scratch, a crack, right down the middle, so they ordered a new one for us.  Then, when we took our first showers in the trailer on Monday morning, the shower leaked all over.  They came and fixed it, (hopefully) on Tuesday.  Right after the repairman left, I noticed water dripping under the trailer so they came back yesterday and worked on it for about 4 hours.  Mission UNSUCCESSFUL!  They can't find the leak so they have to tow it back in to the shop on Monday.  Basically we have no running water except we can use the toilet.  I'm so happy we have the toilet!  We have to flush it with pitchers of water since we can't run any fresh water through the lines.  So- I'm not sure if the shower is fixed or  not, we haven't been able to use it.  I've been showering at our friends trailer next door all week!

Then, the repairman who was there yesterday said our electrical converter sounds bad and he's ordering another one!  All is being fixed under warranty, but here won't be any camping next week at all.  Hubby and I will go out this weekend and pack the food, etc. out before it's hauled away for repair.  How disappointing.  Oh well, it is what it is. Right?

I'm off to do errands today.  Visit the nursing home and collect mail etc.  It's good to visit all of you today.  I read all of your blogs this week but only have my phone, no other internet connection and it wouldn't let me comment. 

I'll check back soon!




  1. Looks like a delightful time with the grandkids! So much fun! Sorry to hear about the problems with your RV. Hopefully you will be able to get them resolved soon. Enjoy your Thursday.

  2. Hi Betsy, it looks like you had a royally great time with the family and grandkids. Those kabins look so cute! So sorry to hear of the RV problems.. goodness sakes.. hope it's all fixed up soon. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)