It's about time.

Many of you that can relate to this. Working long hours at your career. Raising your families. Buying a home and paying all the bills related to being homeowners and parents. We're now retired and don't need all that work and expense. Now "It's about time" to follow our dreams.

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Flea Market, Chores and Log Cabin.

Our Location today is Moore Haven, Florida.

Another great night’s sleep for both Kathy and I.  We were both wide awake shortly after 7:00. Probably all the fresh air we got at the rodeo last evening. We didn’t take long getting breakfast ready this morning even though Kathy is still having a hard time adjusting to the idea that she now has three working electrical circuits she can now use in the kitchen. 

Shortly after 8:00 we drove over to Elaine and Rick’s thinking they were going to the flea market their neighbor Debbie had discovered a few weeks back in LaBelle. There was a change of plans and they had to pass but Debbie was still going as she wanted to show it to her niece Franzi that is presently visiting from Germany so we’d simply follow her. 

The trip was only twenty minutes but Debbie got mixed up on which street to turn at and was apologetic that she ran us in a circle but it was not that big a circle and besides we would never have known this flea market was there without her showing it to us. Before we started looking around we said our thank you and see you later because after they planned on going in one direction and ourselves in another. 

Since it was still early we drove past the resort to Clewiston in an attempt to find parts I needed for another project that I didn’t find in LaBelle the other day. Even this trip for me was a bust but we got some Cranberry Juice for Kathy before heading home. 

Back at the trailer Kathy immediately made soup for a light lunch. We had plans for going out for supper so like yesterday we needed to balance our meals for the day. 

With lunch complete Kathy went online to do our banking. Myself I still had a few more electrical modifications to do on the trailer. Since we are prepping to dry dock more in the future I’ve tried to find things that draw Phantom energy off the batteries and one is the factory installed radio. When we only had a single battery after a week the radio had drained the battery. At night the radio display in the off mode is still bright enough that it acts as a very bright night light. I removed the radio to add an on/off switch that I can actually cut all power to the radio thus eliminating the Phantom energy loss and the unwanted night light.   

The next chore was to replace the existing circuit breaker to the hydraulic pump that powers our slides. Lately the pump would pop the breaker four to five times whenever we pushed the slides out or brought them in. After mounting the new breaker on the bulk head wall I was a little shocked to see the manufacture had used aluminum wire to power this with. They had band that from homes in the sixties. The new breaker now has all copper wire. 

Shortly after 4:00 Kathy and I walked over to Elaine and Rick’s. After they made certain Tucker and Lilly were comfortable we all piled into their car and went to the Log Cabin Restaurant in LaBelle for supper. This little place looks like a tacky tourist trap on the outside but was clean and well decorated on the inside and the service was fast. We all ordered a half rack of ribs and they were so tender I simply used my fork to eat the meat right off the bones. All meals come with potato of choice another side plus unlimited soup and dessert. Another surprise was when we were about to leave we discovered there was a drive thru window for those trying to get a quick meal home to the family. 

We had plenty of time for good conversation and even drove through a trailer park that could barely be seen from the road. Amazingly this place was huge with beautifully paved roads and driveways throughout. It was filled with single and double wide trailer homes that were all well-kept and beautifully landscaped with many pot luck get-togethers around the park. There were only a handful of A-Class and Fifth Wheel trailers in that park. 

Back at the trailer Kathy and I decided to have another campfire before we say goodbye to this park. It was a relaxing way to finish off an enjoyable evening looking up and seeing all those brilliant stars above. The heavens were lit up with them and added to an enjoyable evening. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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  1. It must be nice to be a handyman.

  2. Get all those things taken care of, LED bulbs really help dave power.

  3. Sounds like a good day of projects! Good idea to replace that wire.... safer~!

    Karen and Steve
    (Blog) RVing: The USA Is Our Big Backyard