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Welcome to the travels of Doug and Nada. We love the Lord and are traveling full-time in our motorhome with our German Shepherd, Homer. Homer is the star attraction wherever we stop and he gets us talking and sharing with many people. DON'T FORGET: YOU CAN ENLARGE EACH PHOTO BY CLICKING ON THE PHOTO! The newest blog post is at the top and they go back in time as you scroll down. If you want to see each photo larger, you can just click on the photo and it will enlarge. If you decide to leave a comment, don't forget to sign it so we know who left it. ;-) Folks: This site is under continual construction as we travel and see this beautiful country. Check back for more updates and photos. Thanks for visiting with us! May God bless your day!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Itchy to travel

It is July 23rd and we have been parked here at Pinch Pond for 2 months. I haven't been posting because it is just normal daily living – So no photos on this post. ;-(

We have been attending a weekly Bible-study at the Baptist church we have been attending here. The folks have been a real blessing to us and the study has been challenging. Doug is selling the aerial photos – Some days are super days with $1000 in sales and some days are duds with $0 in sales but all in all it is very good income. While Doug is out selling, I am working on CHAP preparations for next year's convention. Lots of changes are in store for the convention. The location will still be at the State Farm Show Complex but we moving to a whole different section of the complex – A section that is currently under construction so a lot of time needs to be spent figuring out what new signage needs to made and figuring out where everything will go.

Both of us are itchy to be on the move again! We decided to take Oma on her yearly RV jaunt with us in August instead of September this year. We are going to go for a whole week this year down to Nashville, TN to see her nieces, Stormie and Susan and their families. Oma has not seen them since before her brother Herbert (Stormie and Susan's dad) died over 10 years ago so she is excited to go for this visit. We'll also make some other stops.... Maybe Pigeon Forge or Oak Ridge in Tennessee or the Creation Museum in Kentucky. Time and our route will determine what we do!

Stop back again – We'll have more news for you then!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Little remodels done to the MH back in April

One of our motorhome friends wanted to see the remodels we had Chris Berry do to our closet back in April when we were in Red Bay, Alabama at the Tiffin factory. Our main problem was the rod was sagging and Doug's size 12 shoes were too big for the ledge and would fall off. ;-( I didn't have any problem with my size 7 1/2 shoes. I didn't want to loose my ledge and he didn't want to keep his ledge. Chris did a simple, cheap fix which made both of us happy. ;-D
Chris put the shelf on my side higher than the carpeted ledge already there so I now have two levels to slide my shoes into plus the front area where my boots are. Our extra folding chairs sit on the upper ledge at the back of the closet (held there by bungee cords toward the top of the chair) along with a small bin with my serger thread. Downsizing to this few of shoes was a major feat for me when we went full time. Our son, when studying the history of the Philippines and the former dictator, Mrs. Marcos, said to one of his friends, "She couldn't possibly have as many shoes as my mom does!"

One of the main reasons for doing this was to give better support to the closet rod. Chris added this whole center support post at the center of the closet.

in the photo above and below, you can see the difference in the height of the ledge on my side of the closet and on Doug's side. He didn't want to use the carpeted ledge because it wasn't big enough for his shoes so Chris put his shoe shelf right on the carpeted ledge. This gives Doug enough space to hang is long pants (he is 6'1") straight - He does not like his slacks folded over on hangers. ;-(

I also had to include these last two photos in here showing how little things make me happy! We like to keep some reading material in the bathroom. We used to keep it in a little cardboard file box for magazines but it didn't look very nice. I had Chris Berry make this wooden holder so I don't have to worry about it falling on the floor while driving and it looks soooo much nicer.