Something new.... "Patience"

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

As many folks who have moved from RVing full-time to a more stationary life know (and understand), it's hard to keep a blog interesting. I mean, who wants to read about cleaning house, doing laundry, what you're cooking, doctor appointments and other things from everyday life.

Since enough people enjoy our blog for me to not stop it completely, I've decided to add a little something. Many of us are on Facebook but many others are not. Every day I see sayings that I enjoy and often share.

So in that spirit, I will be adding some posts with those quotes and sayings. Sometimes with a pretty photo in the background (that I may or may not have taken) but sometimes with just a colored background.

If you see one you really like, please drop a comment. I get so few now, I worry who is actually taking time to read.

With that, I'll leave you with a #2doods photo...waiting at the door.

Ciao for now!

More changes...Selling our RV lot in FL

Monday, November 6, 2017

First, we bought a house. Second, we decided to become snowbirds. Third, we got a puppy. Fourth, we added a second puppy. Fifth, we opted to not be snowbirds this year. Phew!

We also have a busy 2018 planned. We have two weeks of cruising in late January/early February. There is a lot we want to do around the house and yard this spring. We hope to start the process of building Stu's pole barn as well. Then in October, we will be spending 6-8 weeks in MD-DE for our annual doctor visits, meeting & greeting family and friends, the wedding of a granddaughter and then a trip to Walt Disney World with our youngest granddaughter as well as good friends and their grandgirls.

We've done a lot of talking recently and realize our snowbird years are finite and since we'd like to travel a bit, it makes sense to sell the rights to our RV lot in Clermont. So, if you or anyone you know might be interested, here is a little bit of information.
  • Price: $24,995 (we pay the $250 transfer fee) to assume the balance of our 99-year lease
  • Access to the lot all year round, just pull in and park!
  • The lot is fully paved and shaded most of the year (lot size approx 30'x75')
  • New in 2017: 8'x12' wooden shed from Lark Sheds, permitted, installed with hurricane tie-downs
  • Monthly community fees, approx $210/per month
  • Lot has tenant through Feb 2018 (90% of fees go to the owner)
  • The campground office will rent the site for you in your absence. Have the site pay for itself!
About Bee's RV Resort:
Located just 9 miles north of Highway 50 on US Highway 27 in the heart of Central Florida, near all of the area's most popular theme parks.  Home of the well known HoneyPot Eatery, where you can get all-you-can-eat chicken on Tuesdays and all-you-can-eat fish on Fridays.  The Thursday night the pot roast is the best around.  Also offered the same night is a country-fried pork cutlet smothered in country gravy.

Lots of activities, all year long. Coffee club, walking groups, bingo, dances, jam sessions, cookouts, yard sales, shuffleboard, pétanque and more.  Monthly calendar keeps you updated on what's happening.

  • 30 & 50 amp service
  • Pet friendly
  • Coin laundry
  • Paved roads
  • Solar-heated pool
  • Hot showers
  • High-speed WI-FI available
  • Biker friendly
  • LP Gas available
  • Activity center with many events
  • Close to many restaurants, shopping, and movies
  • Location central to Orlando & Tampa as well as The Villages and all they offer
Unfortunately, we don't have any good photos of the lot itself, not sure how that happened. We took photos DURING the paving and DURING the shed installation, but not when done. LOL! Here are a few before the paving was extended on one side and before the shed was installed.

This was after the extension of the pavers but before the shed. The shed is approximately where the cargo trailer sits.

For more information, contact us or call Bee's RV direct and ask for Rick Marshall 352-429-2116.

Ciao for now!

Another visit - from & to...

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Last Sunday our friends from Philadelphia, TN (formerly of MD) came for an overnight visit. We always love to see them and never fail to enjoy ourselves. Even though it was cold and damp (we had some very light snow flurries), Monday warmed up and the sun came out from behind the clouds.

So, we opted to head off to the Muddy Pond Mennonite community to introduce them to what we discovered a couple weeks earlier with our friends who are buying our property here in TN.

They fell in love with the rockers at Muddy Pond General Store but they also discovered something we missed on our other visit - a whole upstairs filled with goodies!

Including more differently styled rockers...

From there we continued on The Country Porch for a little more shopping (I just had to get more of the relish which is very much like my grandmother's picalilli relish from my childhood) and some lunch.

Loved this sign...

A great day and one I know we will soon repeat...

Ciao for now!

Officially fall...time to...fall back, change smoke alarm batteries & more

Saturday, November 4, 2017

I've had fun finding images about FALLING BACK and thought I'd share a few.

Jim Hunt does some very humorous ones...

Some announce events at the same time...

While many are just pretty to look at...

But this is the serious one...

Ciao for now!

#2Doods Report Cards

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Well, the pups continue to grow and learn. We've been so busy lately that training has fallen by the wayside.

So before we get back into the training groove, we thought we'd share their current report cards with you.

COOPER at 7 months:
  • Housebreaking: A
    ~ still has occasional excitement pee accident
  • Leash: B+
  • Obedience: B
  • Basic Commands [sit, stay, leave it]: A-
  • Learning the word 'NO': A
  • Table manners: A
  • Comes when called: B+
    ~ not always great when outside
  • Drops things when told to: B-
    ~ likes to run around first
  • Defiant: B
    ~ definitely showing his teenage defiance
  • Biting, Nibbling, or otherwise unauthorized use of teeth: A
  • Chewing 'chewies': A+
  • Chewing 'non chewies": A-
  • Jumping: A-
  • Counter Surfing: C
    ~ hard to catch him to scold him
  • Barking at 'nothing': C
    ~ sigh....still working on 'No Bark'
  • Emotional Sensitivity Level: Lunkhead
NOTES: Walks well with the gentle leader but needs to focus on whoever is walking him, more training

MURPHY at 4 months:
  • Housebreaking: A+
  • Leash: C
    ~ not good walking at the same time as Cooper, not enough practice
  • Obedience: B+
  • Basic Commands [sit, stay, leave it]: A-
  • Learning the word 'NO': A
  • Table manners: A+
    ~ sits & waits quietly while Cooper finishes eating & we pick up the bowl
  • Comes when called: A-
  • Drops things when told to: B
  • Defiant: A-
  • Biting, Nibbling, or otherwise unauthorized use of teeth: A-
  • Chewing 'chewies': A+
  • Chewing 'non chewies": C
    ~ loves to chew anything wood on the deck, including the lattice/railing
  • Barking at 'nothing': A
  • Jumping: B-
  • Counter Surfing: A-
    ~ only because he's not tall enough yet!
  • Emotional Sensitivity Level: Super Sensitive
    ~ cowers when we say 'No Bark' to Cooper because he associates it with the PetCorrector and he hates that
NOTES: Need to get better at walking in tandem, needs more training on advanced commands. VERY smart, uses the bell to get Cooper to go out so he can steal Cooper's chewie. Also barks once to come in, and when in, if Cooper is still out, he will ring the bell for us to let Cooper in.

We love our pups!!! Cooper is definitely THE JOCK and Murphy is definitely THE NERD/BRAINIAC. LOL!

Ciao for now!