Friday, January 17, 2014


Thursday, January 16, 2014 - Marsha has been super busy living the life of a “Wedding Planner.” Busy but Paul thinks she loves it! Kelly, the bride-to-be, is flying to Houston in early February so she, Marsha and her sister, Carrie, can do some planning and go dress shopping. That means Paul has been driving Marsha all over Houston to preview various dress shops.

The weather has returned to more seasonable temperatures with lows in the fifties and highs in the seventies...YES!

Rainbow after a quick shower.

We had a little excitement with our Verizon Jet Pack. We have automatic text messages sent when we use reach various levels of our 5G allotted data usage. We received a text the other day that we had reached the 50% level and just thirty minutes later, we received another text that we were at the 75% level. Then in another thirty minutes we were at the 90% level. YIKES!!

A quick call to Verizon netted us an additional 5G's of data (at no cost) until we could figure out what the heck was happening. We still haven't figured it out. We changed the pass word on the Jet Pack just incase someone here at the park broke the code. We did monitor usage daily. It might have been a malfunction in the Jet Pack or an unwanted automatic download. Picasa has been doing some downloads that have caused high data usage, but we don't think we were involved with that problem. Marsha read on Rick’s blog how to uninstalled the Auto-Backup To G+. She did that, so we are pretty sure that wasn’t the problem. She has both our computer set that any downloads and installs must first be approved by one of us. Very strange indeed.

Paul washed the RV and then put several coats of wax on the front. This area takes the most beating with smashed bugs while driving and it seems most of the rain water runs off this direction.

paul washing truck

Looks like new!
paul polishing truck

While Paul was washing the 5th wheel, Marsha took the truck and did laundry. This is the first time Marsha has ever driven the  “Big-Ass Truck”…her exact words, without having Paul along.  Of course, Marsha managed to get lost too! The Washateria, as Laundromats are called in this part of the country, is only about a mile down the same road we are camped on, but she managed to get lost....LOL.  

marsha driving truck

The campground here at the Elks Lodge remains FULL. This has us a little concerned. We were lucky to nab a spot this year, but what happens in the future? We've come to rely on the Elks Lodge as our “Houston Home.” We like being here for the holidays and will sure be disappointed if we get “shut out” in the future.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!


  1. I think wedding planning is in the genes. I am so glad that it appears mostly in the female:)

  2. Marsha, you sure look tiny in that big-ass truck!

  3. Nice weather you're having there! Happy to see that sunshine, rainbows, and higher temps. Now, send some of that our way, and make us feel better!

  4. Haha! I needed that laugh. I totally understand getting lost only a mile down the road. I was born without any directional genes. I mean none!! John is never sure if I will return when I head out alone. Thanks goodness for the GPS on the phone.

    That is a perfect name for that monster truck!

    Happy wedding planning!!

  5. Glad to hear that your weather has improved! Come on, you both want to spend all that quality time together driving all over Houston in the big truck, right? ;-)

  6. Love your weather! Ours here in Red Bay is just OK.

    Marsha, you look like a natural in that truck, but where is your cowgirl hat????

  7. I believe Marsha will have to return to the co-pilots seat if she can't navigate a mile. Paul back to your role of Driving Miss Daisy.

  8. Kathy loves to drive the truck for errands when I'm busy working on something. It's the look on men's faces that she likes best when they ask if that's her truck and she answers yes.
    We're still getting freezing temperatures at night. Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  9. Has the date been set? Will the festivities be in Texas or Ohio? So much research, so many decisions, so much fun! Enjoy!

  10. I'm an explorer so I'm used to driving the big kahuna. It would drive Al crazy to cart me all over. On long travel days we even split the driving....just don't ask me to back up the fiver. That's gonna take a lot of practice. Have fun with the wedding planning. Can we count on some bridal dress photos? Not the 'real' dress for sure!

  11. I'm sure Marsha will have one heck of a good time putting this wedding together. Of course, she'll also be driving Paul crazy with all the activity. Enjoy folks but we sure do miss you this year in Quartzsite!

  12. We have a daughter getting married this August so I know all about the Wedding Planning!!

    Weird story about the bandwidth usage. Something's haywire there for sure.

  13. Odd story about the JetPack ... but the unit itself has always been problematic if all that I've read online are to be believed, so hopefully it was a one-time problem.

  14. Wedding planning is so much fun!! We only have a son so to a large degree I'll miss that fun. Our son is engaged as well, but they have had to delay their wedding. So we aren't sure "when" it will take place. Enjoy, enjoy!!
    Your weather sounds wonderful!! Wish it would come our way. Last night it was 22 degrees. YUK!! We want to get out in the Casita but unless we head southwest I'm afraid the cold has us stopped. Oh well, spring is coming!! :-)
    Hope you get that Verizon issue straightened out.

  15. Looks like you are both staying busy, and enjoying nice weather.

  16. I am so directionally challenged so I totally relate to getting lost a mile from home! Thank goodness for the GPS or I might never find my way back home. Good luck getting your Verizon issue resolved.

  17. Marsha sure looks good driving the BA truck


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