Tuesday, September 08, 2015

An O.K. Day

It felt like a disappointing day. Michael was scheduled to see a base doc, only to discover the base doc is out until Friday and his appointment was rescheduled. We're comfortable, and in the big scheme of things it doesn't matter if the appointment is on Friday instead of Tuesday, but looking back on it - it colored our day.

I had the sense I didn't do a single thing right all day. Looking at photos to prepare a blog post, I realize it wasn't such a wash of a day. I woke up to all the stuff we'd stored at Matt and Rachel's in the trailer with me.... this mug reminded me it doesn't really matter where we are - we're still at home in Christ.

I got our bills taken care of, AND I ordered unlimited data and a mifi from a school district in AL. Praying it's the answer to our spotty internet. If it is legit, I'll share links later. LOL
Michael needed some tools to take care of repairs. The boys opted to go with him and they took off for the big city - or Yuba City.

Stacia and I chose to organize the food which was piled all over every surface of The Caboose. We did it. Next, we decorated her space a bit more....it's impossible to get a photo of the entire bunk at once.

Michael and the boys returned and began tackling jobs. The spot for the TV is almost ready - which will allow us to organize the final niche in The Caboose.  I have great hopes of being able to pull down reception for the debates on the 16th and a few football games. I put up a great quote in the bathroom.
Nolan began sifting through his tote to see WHY it is so heavy. Seems he brought mostly books. I think we'll tackle his spot next. He'd like a shelf of some sort....must think on this. He had a panda bank from Japan full of coins so sorted them all out and then rode up to the vending machines and got an ice-cold soda for all....this was a TREAT when you live in a sardine can in 104* heat. ::snort:: 

 It seems "we've" decided to get souvenir pennies, rather than magnets at each stop....so he pulled out all the ones he's been stealthily collecting all these years.  Our first coin is from the Abilene Zoo....which surfaced the tidbit that Stacia has not been to any stateside zoo. We need to fix that. She can't even imagine a "real zoo."

 The shopping trip was so rejuvenating for Michael, he suggested I make one to the BX. He specifically told me it would be a good time to go get a Vitamix. I didn't need to be told twice. I was disappointed they didn't have red....but they'd told me they didn't. I debated and finally, firmly concluded, "It's a tool - color doesn't matter," and took one home.  This was a HUGE moment of delighted surprise.

 No, I haven't used it. I want to read the start up guide and such first and haven't had time.
Stacia was a great help with preparing the veggie kabobs.

Nolan once again manned the grill like a champ.

 This little guy gave me a chance to play with the lens Michael got me as a retirement gift. I need to read up on IT too.


Debbie said...

Isn't it interesting how we think some days are just blah, but then really think about what was done and realize is wasn't that bad after all.

Anonymous said...

sounds like an interesting day to say the least. PTL you got your red Vitamix. Yahooooo! Nolan is going to become an excellent outdoor cook. :):):) like the way Stacia's bunk turned out. Will be fun to see the other two bunks later.


Linda said...

When you're traveling across the country, you must visit the St. Louis Zoo. It is terrific! HUGE! Admission is free, though they make their money in other ways. :) It's $15 to park (if I remember correctly). There is parking on the street, but it's hard to come by and probably wouldn't work for the camper. There's a charge to ride the train around the zoo, ride the carousel, get into the Children's Zoo, etc. (I think there's a pass you can buy if you want to do everything making it a little bit cheaper.) Still, there's a lot to see without ever spending a penny other than parking. :)

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Yes, Debbie, it's odd like that. LOL

Linda, thanks for the confirmation. I told Michael we needed to do the San Diego zoo and I thought I'd heard the St. Louis one was a must too.

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...


My foot is fine. It's sore and achy but the swelling is going down, I have a brace and it's better every day.

Jen said...

Yes, you must visit the St.Lous Zoo! We also have many other free museums. I need to send you links to the nearby campground and my St Louis Pinterest board.