Saturday, October 16, 2010

Tragedy in Pismo Beach

The full-time RV-ing "family" has lost two of its own - Bruce and Margie. Her daughter posted on their blog this afternoon that both of them were killed in a horrible car accident this morning.  She stated that they were out for one of their walks, and a driver who was suicidal hit them.  The police are treating it as a homicide.

I've been following their blog for about a year now, and Margie has visited mine regularly to make comments - as recently as last night. Bruce and Margie had 132 followers to their blog - that's a LOT of people who called them friends.

My thoughts are with their family as they cope with this senseless tragedy.  I regret not being able to meet them in person.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

How do you quilt when you have no electricity?

With this:

This is a Singer 99K hand crank sewing machine. It's an early Christmas present from Don. I'll be able to take it on all our trips where we know we'll be either boondocking or at a campground without hookups.  It was "born" in 1936 in Clydebank, Scotland, and is in pristine condition. I am soooo thrilled that we'll be able to go to all the neat places we've been planning to go to, and I will still be able to sew!

Getting away close to home - Yucaipa Regional Park

I'm sure everyone reading this knows the feeling - when you've been too long in your house and need to get away.  In our case, we wanted to take the trailer out since it had been over 2 months since we'd used it last, and we felt like spending a few days at the regional park. We had a very nice site - we used the newer loop that was built a few years ago.  The site was level, and our big slide window faced the mountains. Our view out front was towards the Crafton Hills and the setting sun - which was lovely on Tuesday night since there were a few clouds.

We set up Sunday afternoon, and stayed for 3 nights.  I went to work as usual - I just had a shorter drive to go "home."

Tuesday night Don cooked Italian sausage on the grill, and I sautéed up a pan of bell peppers and onions to make some pretty nice sandwiches.

The peak in the middle is higher than it looks - that's San Bernardino Peak. We live in a canyon just south of it (to the right).

Work has been interesting, to say the least.  I'm doing my best to not be a "lame duck" president, and some of the battles are just plain silly. Others are extremely frustrating; others make me so angry. I know I have a countdown widget over on the right side of my blog - but there's also the countdown of school/work days - 133!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Thinking of George

George's blog, Tioga and George, was the very first full-timer blog I followed, and have been reading his posts about life in Mexico and his travels to Israel for several years. My heart goes out to George this day and for days to come.  After thinking for weeks that his son David had disappeared, he learned yesterday that he was dead.  Such a heartbreaking story and situation. There's not much else to say.