Sunday, July 29, 2012

Mouth watering RIBS

Really not much going on today.
It's a lazy (hot) Sunday, however;
the lazyone...


The Finished Product .. ON the Table

Table all SET , ready to Bless and DIG IN

Joe's digs!

Mine... ALL MINE!

It was awesome, Joe made the sauce and though I don't know all he put into it...
I do know he had a bit of left over FRESH pineapple.

Now... it is nap time, I think Joe has already beat me to the zzz's

And yes, the babies got to taste, just NO bones for them EVER!


BYE for now...
Marsha, Joe
Ebony & Cocoa

Friday, July 27, 2012

Breaker Breaker (electric that is)

Not a breaker on the RV, but within the campground.  Near full capacity tonight, and with so many units using 50amp and running a/cs full blast... guess that is expected.
At least it seems so here.  Not unusual actually, it happens all  too often for one reason or another.

Just a few days ago the owner said he replaced multiple breakers in one of the BIG junction boxes. I watched out my window, as they worked...cause obviously they had to turn the power off while working on it.

Earlier this evening, around 4 p.m. power went out, it was breaker(s) in another junction box... one just across from our site. 

Explanation was that heat built up inside the junction box and caused all breakers or main to trip so as not to burn everything out completely.  I understand electrical to some extent , so it sort of makes sense.  And we are still experiencing extreme heat and high heat indexes.. so there ya go.

What ever the case/problem, will sure be glad to see lower temps real soon.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Blog Blog and more...

Blogs, yes I have been busy reading one after another this morning.  Not just those most recently written but have been browsing into quite a few archived posts.

I am quite interested in the type of work full-timers keep  themselves busy doing, just for the sake of busy? or for the sake of keeping a few $$$ in the bank account.

For Marsha and Joe it will be necessary to pad the bank account as we travel, once we get going, that is.   Thus, the reason for our constant researching the possibilities.  Work'kamping' as it is called presents itself with a seemingly endless list of possibilities.  However; I am not convinced as to the ease of getting into IT.

For example, I recently saw an advertisement for help in a close by campground, with the phone number and contact information (name)...however; when attempting to call, all I was able to get was a full voicemail.   This was definitely no help.  The ad is still posted, leading one to assume that it has yet to be filled with a capable person or couple.

Many others are too far away for us to attempt to contact currently.  Since we really are not sure how much longer we will have to 'park' our wheels in our current location, it is just not feasible to search further than 'our current backyard'.   The owners here at our current location seem to have all the help they need or at least are willing to put to work.

There is of course a few things we simply must take care of before we can 'leave'...
  • The propane tank needs replacing.  $250 ?
  • Passenger side mirror - requires remounting
  • Three way fridge - only wants to work on propane..so how do I make it switch over to electric (preference when parked)
  • New locks for the outside storage bays (some missing - some no keys)
  • A/C needs serviced... working great,but sure needs cleaning
  • AND...we are definitely gonna need a way to TOW the Caravan
So for now, I'm gonna go back to enjoying my .....coffee... refining the 'to-do lists' and of course... more BLOG reading.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Great evening

Even though today's forecast was for 96* with 3-digit heat indexes..
It actually wasn't too bad.
Things around the campground were quiet as usual, I stayed in the
air conditioning mostly, while Joe was off toiling at work.
After he got home , we had our usual chit-chat discussing our day.
Was good that Joe's day was pretty uneventful.
Sometimes they can be pretty wild, but those posts just aren't allowed.
We decided to have dinner just a bit earlier than we often do.
So Joe went out to light the grill  about 5 p.m.
I put the pasta in the pasta bowl... little contraption that microwaves it.
By the way, I  simply love this little thing.  Perfect pasta every time.
Tonight it was Mac n Cheese.

Sky started getting dark as we lite the grill.  Just in time we decided.

I just love catching him unaware !
This is the 'braid' I do every morning before he leaves for work.
Was longer than this way back when.  He CUT it just before we met, rather than asking me
if it was a problem. 

After dinner, sky so pretty, this shot out the window.

That's all folks, back tomorrow ...
Hope you all have a great evening, and safe travels if your on the move.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Typical Day?

It's Monday...will it be typical? Only time will tell.

So far, I woke @  6 a.m.
Yes, I braided Joe's hair for him, before work.
The commercial lyric... "MMMmmm goood to the Last Drop"
comes to memory, however; I would ad
 .. Best Shared with someone you love!

Sent Joe out the door on his way to work,
all items:  Personal cell, work cell, company ID tag, keys, bottled water
ya know the drill....
We do try to not forget anything important.

He claims I make him go... but we both know the truth.
The truth IS NOT, that he LOVES it... but that for now it is

Yes, it is MONDAY...no storm last evening, Thank You LORD!
Even tho we did get the awning anchored, I feel so much better now.

Now, I feel as if I am typing  gibberish,
  OK,  so what.. maybe I am. 
You have the option to close out the window.
  Please don't... Please hang in just a little longer.
  I love visitors and page views.
  Don't we all?
  Of course we do.  Besides, I view your pages.
 Your beautiful photos, all your funny quips and such. 
 I'm not all that, but I am trying... (now I'm laughing at myself)
 After a bit of very enjoyable 'blog browsing',,,
 I also tend to endure a bit of
FB....eek , yes, guilty!
I enjoy playing some of the games from time to time.
Currently stuck on level 36-2 of Grumpy Goats.
But other more important things take precedence today.

Today I must do some laundry.... so saving for now and will continue to blog once chores are complete... you don't get to read til the day is over..

Wow, it is only 10:00 a.m. seems like my Monday is progressing fairly well.
Time for a walk around the campground.

Back... walk/exercise DONE!  Glad that is over before it

Sitting here looking out the window as I update today's activity...
what do I see??

I Spy a local POLICE CAR cruising by.
(sorry didn't get pic of the police cruiser) 
Certainly has my curiosity up, but no lights and sirens so I'll assume nothing serious going on.
Confirmed, just a 'patrol drive by'.. to make LE presence known.   I like that, gives one a feeling of security.
Next a nice looking 5ver is rolling in, Camp Host leading them to their site.
This is stuff for the 'newcomers to RV/Camping life'
NOT for YOU seasoned guys.

As you can see, I tend to rant on and on...
'cause I really don't have anything all that interesting to
about ....

As the day progresses (2:45 p.m.) I now have dinner
going in the crock pot.  Yum, spaghetti tonight.
Best of all, Joe doesn't have to cook, since he isn't texting me, I know he is having a very busy day.  He will be so
tired when he gets home.
I was right , and he was thrilled that dinner was already done and waiting.

So too early to eat just yet, we have time to sit , chat and let him unwind from the day.
Actually, he got a short nap in before dinner.
It is SO HOT! The humidity is awful. 

Dinner done, dishes cleaned up and now just to relax and have a good nite ..
Hope you all have the same.

Tomorrow is TUESDAY :)
I plan to be back!
Hope that you will come again.  Til then...

Marsha, OUT !


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Great Day to Celebrate Dad's Birthday

However; it is in the high 90's with heat index around 102*...This morning was nice and I definitely enjoyed sleeping in just a bit longer than weekdays (6 a.m.)

Today being Sunday, and also with Wednesday being Dad's 85th birthday, many family  members gathered with him and Mom at Pier 41 ..which is their favorite local Seafood resturant.  I didn't get a head count but lets see...

Dad w/Mom reading his B'day greetings 
Happy 85th Birthday DAD
Myra's son Jeffery and his wife Brittany
Sis, Gwen
Gwen's Daughter Amy and her hubby Aaron
Gwen's granddaughter (by another child) Norah
Sis, Beth
Two of Beth's girls... Maranda and Jamie L.
Brother, Sidney and  his lady friend Pam
Brother's sons.. Aaron and Logan
Aunt Mae (mom's sister)
Me and my hubby and my son, Shannon

Think that was the whole crew that made it today.
If I left someone out...hopefully they won't read this particular blog post , LOL.

Marsha , out....

P.S. On the way back to the Campground from the Resturant, we stoped in at local
Wal-Mart and picked up some tiedowns for the awning... about time wouldn't ya say :)

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Rain and Wind

Whoa There!  We had a thunderstorm earlier, and wouldn't you know it... the awning is/was out.  Felt the RV rock a bit, I go.. WHAT was that.. and JN tells me he saw the awning rise UP up UP and then back down, it caused the RV to rock fairly good ... or bad maybe is better word... Well sorry it was absolutely pouring rain so we  opted to PRAY instead of go out in the thunder lightening and wind... Pray worked :)  yea!!
There was maybe another 15-20  minutes of rain, and it was all over, and awning + RV are both no worse for the wear.  Thank You Lord! Amen!

Now on a bloggin note:  WELCOME to the Quack Quack Good Luck Ducks, our newest followers..

For now I have to try and get some rest... tomorrow is family day + we are celebrating Dad's 85th Birthday @ Pier 41 (local seafood joint)... maybe I'll get a few decent pics.

Left to Right
Mom, Sister Myra,DAD (back row)
Brother Gary,  Sister Gwen, ME ME (second row)
Brother Sidney, Sister Beth (front)

Above pic taken early late 60's ... since I know baby sis was born in 64

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Busy as a Bee? Prob not

This morning has been fairly busy as busy goes for me.   I try not to do too much in any one given day.   LOL

Up at 6 a.m. 
Braided JN's hair for him.

Son came by and used printer for his produce shipment labels.

Then calls had to  be made...
   necessary to schedule us both with Dr. appts.  just one of those little life necessities... assuming ya wanna keep on living this life.  And WE do, most definitely.
OK, done...two appointments , same Dr.  only 3 days apart, that is so great.  Only way could have been better, would be if we could have both been seen on the same day.  Some times ya jus' haf'ta take wha'ca can git.   The good news to this is that not long wait, we both will be seen within same week...7/31 and 8/3 .  This pleases me , a lot.

Lunch, yum.. was really good cause I forgot to do b'fast. 

Now for the rest of the day, will spend a bit of time on FB most likely.  Could take a nap, not sure, have to wait and see if the mood strikes me.

Once JN gets in from work, we will prepare dinner...tonight the menu is his Garlic Pasta... note I said HIS :)  Means momma is OFF kitchen duty...at least til 'doing dishes time comes around'.  Which I really do not mind, I love doing dishes.  Neat thing about an RV is that when I am in the kitchen doing anything... JN is only a few steps away, definitely within ear shot, so no "Huh? what ya say ... wait I'll be right there"... LOL   I  used to hate that in a SB house.
Of course, I informed JN long ago about this, so he has refrained from calling me away from dishes etc., ... well unless he is just purposely messing with me. :)

After dinner plans currently, include grocery shopping for next five or six days of our meal plan.  Maybe I'll have a big side-by-side fridge in my next RV, would be nice.  Don't need much,  but the fridge only holds so much, so as you all know ... you really have to plan things out. This is turning out to be a GOOD thing, as we tend to  do a lot less impulse shopping and most everything purchased has a specific plan for it ... including time and method of use.

Will be back to the RV, so we can either catch something decent on the tube ... or so we can do some web browsing in preparation for our next move.

Later gaters
After while... well you know  .... byeeeee for now

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I really can't get into blogging... but wanted my readers to know why..

my hometown of Lumberton, lost a wonderful Law Enforcement Officer, yesterday morning

Shot dead as he attempted to 'serve and protect'  even in his so called
OFF DUTY time.


The Final Inspection

The policeman stood and faced God,which must always come to pass.

He hoped his shoes were shining just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman. How shall I deal with you?

Have you always turned the other cheek?

To my church have you been true?

The policeman squared his shoulders and said.

"No, I guess I ain't because those of us who carry a badge

can't always be a Saint."

I've had to work most Sundays

and at times my talk is rough,

and sometimes I've been violent,

because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny that wasn't mine to keep...

though I worked a lot of overtime when the bills got to steep.

And I never passed a cry for help

though at times I shook with fear,

and sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place among the people here.

They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand,

I never expected or had too much, but if you don't...I'll understand"

There was a silence all around the throne where the Saints had often trod.

As the policeman waited quietly for the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, policeman.

You've borne you burdens well.

Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets.

You've done your time in Hell"

(Author Unknown )

borrowed from a Reader's Comment @
Read more:
The Robesonian - Lumberton officer shot

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Says to Self.. SELF!

Ok, Self...got a few more weeks til fall/winter, so just want to remind you to be more thankful of the current weather, after all ya do gots a/c! So here is that reminder....

Remember the ICE storm end of 2010

Then thar was the SNOW in 2011...Yep, It got heavier by the minute

This was out the back door on 8th St. --- Sure was cold...Remember...ok SELF i'm talkin to ya!

This one is out the Front door on 8th St.

So now...enjoy the warmer air with A/C for long as ya can, now ya'hear

Not saying anyone else out there is complaining, I just thought I'd share the fact that I was reminding MYSELF of what is surely headed our way sooner or later...Unless of course ya'can put them'thar wheels in motion.

Later All
Marsha , Joe, Coco & Ebony

Friday, July 13, 2012

 Today, Friday 13th of July, 2012  Is it gonna be a lucky or unlucky day?  Time shall indeed tell the tale.  I took a couple pics of the grounds while out on my morning walk, hope they don't bore you.

          View of a portion of the 'overniters' section here at SBRV Campground
Gets pretty full some weekends, We shall see what Fri. 13th brings as the sun begins to set ... and campers check in for the evening.

This is looking back toward the FULL-TIMER / Month to Month
 camping section.
Pretty full, you can't see beyond the first few.
  These folks are mostly here working with some company doing PIPELINE work. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Morning with a tilt?

Wednesday? Hump Day?  Mid-week... whatever ya call it, ours started with a lil tilt.  Actually it was not OURS, but that of a neighboring camper.

The gent, I noticed last evening... wow I said, what a neat outfit.  Not knowing at the time, cause he had already retired for the night before I noticed him.   I had been down for a nap  Well to quote Ellen  "annnnyway" there it was a really nice motorcycle...of the Gold Wing type, with a motorcycle pop-up en tow.  Already separated, set up and bedded down for the night.

Now for this morning, as I looked out the elderly gent was cleaning up his windshield, checking lights etc, preparing to re-connect bike and pop-up... as I watched HE LOST  IT  :(

Yep, the bike rolled to the left and over it went.  Now I'm sorry but there was nothing I could do... I have hard enough time twisting a bottle cap of the soda bottle.  So I commented to JN, and of course JN began getting dressed and preparing to assist 'if' he could. 

About that time the gent knocked on our door, asking for assistance.  Assuring him we would be right out... just needed to put on a little more clothes, ya know.   It only took a couple more minutes.... but low and behold by the time we got out the door, another camper had already rendered assistance.

Fortunately he was unscathed, as was the bike.  Being from Florida and headed up to visit his daughter in Buffalo, NY.. we bid him farewell and best wishes for a safe and uneventful continuation of his trip. 

Ahh, shoot!  I forgot to take my camera/phone....well best I suppose, I certainly would not have wanted to embarrass the gent any further.   Hope ya understand. 


JN, off to work, I now am contemplating my morning walk..and guess what?  It is raining again...not hard, not stormy but enough to hinder my taking my morning walk.   So, for now suppose I'll enjoy a 3rd cup of coffee. Watch the news.. shame I didn't find "Cardboard GOLD"  as I watch the morning news telling a story about a family cleaning out the attic and finding $,$$$,$$$ worth of 100 yr old baseball cards. 

Oh,Lord, waiting on my windfall ... LMBO


The day progresses, laundry... dishes.... JN back home from work... and yep, you guessed it... RAINING again, the walk is foiled again.   

Dinner is on JN... yummm yummm,  he did a meat loaf in the Nu Wave Oven, with some french fries (baked) on the side ... and I did sweet peas in the micro.. NO propane tonight  yeaaa...  So now comes the computer time , I on the laptop here, JN is on his tablet horsing around. 

Forgoin' the tv tonight, get sorta tired of re-setting the dish over and over every time a good thunder clap sounds. 
So I'm off to view, read and possibly comment on a few of your blogs.  Maybe tomorrow I'll be able to get at least a couple of photos of something interesting... or maybe I'll just scan a few old ones .. time will tell..

Til then have a good nite and come back tomorrow, ya'hear.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


RAIN RAIN RAIN, Thank you Lord for sending us some RAIN!!!

It has been building for several  days now, and finally arrived.  Thank you, Lord.  

Now, the farmer's fields can drink in your beautiful nectar.
The people can begin to cool down, if only for a few days.
The river will begin to fill its banks again.

Wow, am I getting poetic... LOL  prob not , that just isn't ME.

But suffice to say I am very thankful for the rain, even though there was a bit of scary thunder and lightening as well as WIND, last night.  All in all things are fine, the awning is still with us, and that is always a GOOD thing.


Last evening, of course was Monday.   On Monday's my son comes by to visit and use my printer.   He farms (the produce kind) and sells through a local farmer's market.  Which takes orders on a couple days a week and ships the product out to his 'ordering customers'.  

I caught him playing with Ebony...

They are both difficult to catch in a photo, so I was somewhat proud of myself :)

Monday, July 09, 2012

Joe frequently gifts me with beautiful floral arrangements.
This is one rose I singled out to keep forever in my picture library.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Sure hope everyone had a wonderful and enjoyable FOURTH of JULY holiday.  Spent time with family and or friends. 

As for me and Joe, we definitely enjoyed his 1 day off in mid-week.. beginning with sleeping in a little beyond 6 a.m.  :)  . 

We really had not "planned" anything in particular.  So about mid-morning we began the "what ya wanna do dance"  and ended up taking a short ride out to where I lived back in 1998.  

The spot  is waaaay back in the woods, down a gravel road...exactly ONE MILE down the gravel road.  It was a small lot with a really old (circa '70's) mobil home, on it.

The State of NC  wanted and got the property for inclusion into the Lumber River State Park.  I had not been there since I sold the property to the state, and wanted to see if the trailer/mobil home was still there.   Guess what it was gone... LOL   wellduhhhh what did I expect . it was a dump, a DUMP I tell you. 

Next stop was to go to the actual entrance of

  Lumber River State Park

I   actually had enough charge on my phone to get a few pictures to show you just what a beautiful place this is.
To read more should you be interested please check out the link...
There is lots to see and do in this park, however; camping is limited to one night and it is PRIMITIVE only. There are NO hookups. 

Here are some of the pics I got , hope you enjoy... please be advised they were taken with my Straight Talk  phone...

For this shot  I nearly fell in.  Got down closer to the edge to shot a pic down-river.

Next, it was back to the RV, it was NAP TIME!!  LOL  OH, how I love my afternoon naps, but this one went on long... I was interrupted by Joe around 7:30 p.m.   My son, stopped by for a visit, and brought GIFTS... in the form of a nice fresh local grown (son truck farms veggies) WATERMELON!   His comment, "what is 4th of July without a watermelon?"  And, I must confess, I agree 100%.

We will cut it tonight after it has cooled a bit ... so much better cool.   I like mine with a dash of salt sprinkled on it.  Hey, don't knock it unless you try it first.

I know it was late, but after my son left, we grilled our steaks. umm yummy, good.  Know it was bad thing to do, but we decided to forgo the veggies, and opted to just have a slice of Italian bread and a baked potato with the steak.  It was so good. 

And, that was our FOURTH of JULY.  Not all that exciting, but we enjoyed it, and that is what counts. 

LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH.... till later.  Have a great day everyone.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Happy 4th Everyone!

Almost here, the FOURTH of JULY, 2012! 

Hope everyone has a SAFE and Happy one, stay cool and above all, remember to say thanks to the American Vets that keep us Independent ... past, present and future.. I personally want to say thank to all of our Armed Services personnel.
Justin (nephew) ..serving in the USAF, in Italy

On that note I too, am thankful to have been able to spend some time this past weekend with my nephew, Justin.  Justin is serving in the USAF, in Italy... but is currently on leave, an choose to spend his time off with family backin the states... LOVE YA Justin, so proud of you too.