About Me

Lee Creek, North Shuswap near Chase, B.C, Canada
We went full-time Rving in October of 2005! We retired from full time to part-time as of the end of 2015. Our present "small but comfortable" Wagon is a 2008 Camper trailer(TravelAir Rustler), pulled by a 2008 Dodge Dakota, 4X4.l. Our home base is a resort Park, in Oliver, British-Columbia, Canada. I retired in 2005 and my Life Companion, Valerie, retired October 1, 2006 from nursing. We invite you to follow and share our new adventures and mishaps. Life is but an adventure full of dreams yet to be fulfilled!

Friday, September 30, 2016

September 19 to 30, 2016; Visit to Keremeos, Packing and Moving

It was a busy week!  First I went to Judy and Ed’s house and de-winterized it, got everything working then began packing our stuff and taking it to our Sea-Can storage and to the house.  Amazing what we had packed in this little motorhome.  I got boxes from U-Haul.  Called TV providers and cancelled them all as of October 1.  The rush is on; not many days left.  Thank God it is sunny and somewhat warm out.  We bought Denis and Ruth’s utility trailer.  I figure I will need it for our move and I am sure I can resell it at a small profit.
On Monday, the 26th, I drove the Beaver to Tri-Crown in Salmon Arm, dropped it off to have the locker door repaired.  Val followed me in the Santa Fe and we drove to Oliver and Osoyoos to look at placed for rent.  The one in Osoyoos really appealed to us, fully furnished, two bedrooms so we put a deposit on it for November first.  We stopped at a local pub for lunch and ran into Jeff and Donna, previous workers from the Park.  What a small world!  We drove back home via the Connector to Kamloops, picked up our mail then home, sweet home.  A long day!
Tuesday, we spent doing laundry, get some groceries, insurance and new plate for the trailer then generally worked around the shed and pad.  At two pm, we drove to Tri-Crown to pick up the Beaver only to find out that they hadn’t installed the camera.  I suspect that they forgot to order it bit of course, they won’t admit to that!??  So, back home disappointed.  Had a glass of wine to bury our sorrows, dinner then the tube for a while.  Val is back to work tomorrow.
I spent Wednesday cleaning the yard and some of the stuff out of the shed.  I also got the jeep wired so that it can be hitched legally.  Thursday, Mascon came to hook up our internet only as we have TV programs already.  I also found out that they can’t do anything in time for Saturday so after Val got off work, we drove down and picked up the motorhome.  I am really disappointed in Tri-Crown’s service and lack thereof.  Now I have to call Ron to let him know.  Hopefully it will be well received as I am going to give him money to fix it on his time.  I cleaned and washed the inside and outside of the Beaver and the Santa-Fe on Friday.


Monday, September 19, 2016

September 8 to 18, 2016; Motorhome is SOLD!

SEPT 8 to 18; Work BBQ; CT-Scan; Chilliwack; Repairs & sell of our Beaver Monterey

Today, Thursday, was our Park Employee Appreciation Day.  Val got home at 3:45 pm, showered and changed into regular clothing then at 5 pm, we drove to the Park into the “group site area” where we had steak, baked potatoe, salad and all you can drink however everyone was reasonable in their consumption.  We sat around the fire and had a great time.  There were about 20 people including guests.  It lasted till dark then everyone called it quit.  We had a good time and were glad to have gone.
Earlier in the day, I began cleaning out junk out of the shed, stuff that I have hung on but have not used in years.
Friday morning, I was up with Val at 6 am and left for Salmon Arm to have a CT Scan on my nose once again.  I have a specialist appointment in October in Vernon.  The rest of the day was doing chores around the yard.  The sun was out in the morning but that soon disappeared!
We had a couple come back to look at the Beaver for a second time.  This time they went through stem to stern, top to bottom literally. (He crawled under the Motorhome).  After some discussion, we agreed on a price but first I have to repair a panel underneath and replace the back-up which quit on me a week ago.  I also have to repair the leaky storage bin (replace the seal) and once this is all done, our little home for the last 3 years will be gone!  Boo hoo!  A sad day but yet happy that the uncertainty is over.  I have an appointment with the shop on Thursday.  Now we have to look for a temporary place until our plans are all finalized i.e.; buying a place to live.
Monday the 12th, we went to Chilliwack overnight to see our great grand-daughter, Elli-Bun (3 months old now) and the kids.  It was a short but lovely visit.  Eliana sure smiles a lot.  We came back Tuesday after stopping at Super Store for some groceries.  Val was back to work on Wednesday and I woke up being dizzy and a feeling of stomach sickness.  I felt lousy all day!??
On Thursday, I took the Beaver to TRI-CROWN to have the back-up camera fix, the door panel repaired, the under carriage cover repaired and the leaky lockers.  I have to go back for the body work and the camera (on order) on the 26th.
Sunday the 18th, Ron and his wife came out once again and this time we took the Beaver out for a drive; to Jade Mtn to take on some fuel and back.  He drove it this time.  Our Beaver is SOLD!!!  We got a deposit on it and the delivery date is October 1!  Mix emotions!!!  Now we have to pack.  I called Ed& Judy and rented their place for a month.
A new adventure begins.


Wednesday, September 07, 2016

September 1 to 7, 2016; End of work

SEPT 1to 7, 2016
Back to work on the first and I was asked if I would work on Monday the 5th as they are short on staff so guess what I am doing on my supposedly first day off!  It was cooler on the first and it rained on Friday the 2nd.  Autumn has arrived!!!  Rain on Saturday and it was so quiet at the Park that we both left early and only put in 4 hrs each.  Same thing on Sunday although Val worked a full shift and I came home after lunch.  The sun came out in the afternoon and warmed things up a bit.  Our Resort has a lot of the empty lots rented, busy week-end here too.  Some people are here to winterize their Park Model or trailer already.
Monday was my last day of work and a busy one it was.  Except for 7 lanes, the Park is closed for the season.  We had over 180 campers leave today but only had to clean the first seven lanes.  The rest was shut down after making sure no fires were left smoldering.  The gate house was also shut down and it is self-registering from now to the end of October.  It will be Val’s job for the next 6 weeks to ensure everyone has paid their dues.  She is off today!
Tuesday, we went to Kamloops for shopping and met friends Lynden and Charlene for lunch at Harold’s.  They had a surprise for us…Phil and Betty were also there so we really had a nice reunion.  We left an hour later and shopped at Costco and Superstore then came home to put everything away.  I was up early again this morning (6 am).

Val went to work on Wednesday and I did a load of laundry (my uniform) then got dinner ready.  I made Chop Suey!  We had HH then dinner then watched the tube.