Just a few things on my mind today (other than the growing list of things to get done before we leave in 15 days!!)….
First of all, if you aren’t a Retired One blog reader, I do hope you’ll check her out!!! You can find her link in my small list of blogs that I follow. As you recall from a post of a couple of days ago, she and her hubby visited us and “toured” the area. She has posted some info and photos about their visit (thanks for the free advertising and all the generous comments, oh Retired one!!). We have to give her hubby credit for taking the photo of Joan and me(OR IS IT "I"??) together and we both were of the same mind set “ONLY TAKE THAT PHOTO FROM THE WAIST UP!!” But even as steady and as good as he was as the photographer, the photo doesn’t do either one of us justice! BIG SMILE HERE.
2ND, THANKS for all the emails I’ve been getting wishing us well for our winter adventure. But I believe I have a ‘blog stalker’ AND I think he has been trying very hard for me to mention him on my blog and share the phone conversations that we have had. I don’t know if this person who calls (maybe two or 3 months apart) might think that I don’t recognize his voice or if he doesn’t think that I don’t remember the basic same questions and scenario that he has asked in previous phone calls (all about camping and that is all I’m going to say concerning the context of the conversation). I continue to be polite as I can and try to answer his questions, but enough is enough, OK?? AND NOW YOU'VE BEEN MENTIONED.
3rd; we DO have a retired LEO (Law Enforcement Officer) who will be taking care of our property while we are gone. We also have several neighbors keeping an eye out as well as two other very dependable people who will be checking in with the LEO to let us know how things are “at home”. So, yes, the property is taken care of.
4th; does anyone use Quicken 2009? I have finally joined the force of people who use flash drives to back up to (even though I've read online you shouldn't use this as a back up system...didn't explain why though). I’ve got it figured out how to back up to my flash stick and I know how to verify the data is there after I do back it up, but I can’t figure out how to take that info and get it on my OTHER computer on Quicken. I tried the restore and I know it is something simple that I am doing wrong. The info I got from Quicken as to how to do it is NOT how the computer guy from National Office showed me how to do it; his way was easy. I may have to call him, but if any of you have the answer, that would be great!
If the weather ever cooperates, Dan and I have a list a mile long of things we have to get done; normal things we do each fall. We have to set all the picnic tables up, take down the flag and properly dispose of it because it is kind of tattered, take down all the playground equipment, blow the campground water lines out (usually done around the 10th, depending on the night time temps), we have to treat the sewage line (which is at least 500' long) with a dry chemical that eats out tree roots, and other “things” left behind, I need to get my two huge houseplants to my neighbor gal who is going to babysit them…it seems the list grows by the day…and the weather is NOT cooperating!! AND we still have wood to split! We did that for a while yesterday and it started raining so we only got one loader bucket filled and then stacked in the wood bin.
So, If I don’t have anything important to jabber about for a while, you will understand!!
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