Where Are We Now?

We Are Now Evacuation Level Two - Be Prepared To Leave

Publish Date: 
8/21/2018
We Are Now Evacuation Level Two Fire At Night | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Let's see, so much has happened that everything is a blur. My last post summarized our Sunday and Monday mid-day when I filled the propane tanks and BBQed us some lunch. Fast forward to 6pm. I was chilling, watching a show on my 10" tablet (which is silly because I can just as easily put it on our 40" TV, but then Hub can hear it while he is napping, so the tablet works just fine) and there...

Fires Might Make Us Change Our Plans Yet Again!

Publish Date: 
8/20/2018

Yesterday the air quality was great in the am. It was 67, almost in the "good" zone which is 50 and lower. We decided to make a grocery run and on the way we noted at least six different fire and police cars heading north. Just north of where we are staying is a temporary Fire Relief camp. It has emergency vehicles, helicopters and tents set up all around it. They've been there since the...

Fires In Eastern Washington Changed Our Plans

Publish Date: 
8/15/2018
Fires In Eastern Washington Changed Our Plans | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

We enjoyed staying at Little Diamond Thousand Trails. Amazingly there were NO mosquitos. We just had to tread carefully to not step on a yellow jacket ground nests and we did have to deal with gnats and grasshoppers. Hub did not get stung so his reputation with the yellow jackets was good. The day we left it wasn't very smoky at the campground, but by the time we hit I-90, the haze was very...

We Are Finally Somewhere NEW!

Publish Date: 
8/6/2018
Our Camp Site At Little Diamond Thousand Trails | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

First I need to summarize our stay in Leavenworth. I finally got to check off an item from my bucket list. I wanted to stay a full three weeks in Leavenworth. It was lovely. It was also a great workout because we played disc golf twice a day almost every day. Even the first week, when I still had stitches from Carpal Tunnel surgery, I played right handed, or I would come along and look for Hub...

Video - Two Bathroom Updates For Our Fifth Wheel

Publish Date: 
7/31/2018
Video - Two Bathroom Updates For Our Fifth Wheel

Hub had two changes to make in our Bathoom. First, he disliked the toilet roll holder that came with the RV, thank goodness they did not install it. I think they knew how lame it was. Once he cut the hole in the side of the cabinetry, he could more easily fix the pluming leak.

Now granted he could have just turned the black knob on the pex and called it done, but he wanted to have...

It Feels Good To Be Back In The Saddle

Publish Date: 
7/27/218

We are on our summer vacation. So much has happened in the last six months that it is nice to finally slow down. We are staying in Leavenworth twice on this trip. We start and end here. It's been a week and a half of lovely warm weather and an onsite disc golf course. Needless to say we have enjoyed every minute of it.

I did slip in a minor surgery four days prior to us leaving and that...

DIY - Fix To Our Fan Blower Motor In The Truck $19.99

Publish Date: 
7/4/2018

Our initial fix to the intermittent fan blower problem in the truck stopped working in March. The blower would work most of the time, then some of the time, then not at all. I made a quick video showing the parts and where they live in the truck. Hub installed a new fan blower motor just because. He also has a backup Ignition switch and Ignition switch connector. Video length 3 min 2 sec.

So Far So Good! Two Weeks And Counting

Publish Date: 
6/14/2018

We've been in our trailer for over two weeks now. I feel pretty spoiled in it. So far the most exciting event was discovering a mole had made a mound around our electrical connection when we broke down our first camp. We can handle this kind of stress, in fact we laughed at it. Now we are already camped at home number two. It felt so good to break down camp, move and set back up. In all our...

We Are Back On The Road! Yet Again...

Publish Date: 
5/26/2018
We Are Back On The Road! Yet Again...| Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Today is Saturday. Our move started Wednesday afternoon. Hub is on foot rest so I did just about everything. I am totally fine with this because over the years Hub has moved us twice without me due to me being either out of town or recovering from surgery. Wednesday I packed clothes, bathroom, bedding. The truck was overflowing.

I picked up the trailer thursday morning. Hub was with me...

What Are We Up To?

Publish Date: 
5/7/2018
Bonhoeffer Botanical Gardens | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I thought I'd better post an update even if it isn't a very exciting one.

Our trailer axle is due to arrive at the dealer around 5/14. Ironically Hub has decided to pursue a minor surgery on his foot since we've had these delays. He is having a Morton's Neuroma removed on 5/14. We were surprised that the surgeon had an opening so soon and he took it. If the trailer is ready on time,...

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