Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Tuesday, August 30 – We have moved to Marsha's brother, Rick's, driveway. We stayed here last year for a month. We had one problem. Last year we experienced "brown outs'' or low electrical voltage problems. So this year we plugged into a different 120 volt outlet and are now experiencing high voltage spikes. Luckily, we have a Electrical Management System that knocks us off line to prevent any lasting problems. Paul's a little concerned about this electrical issue for Rick and his family. Hope it doesn't lead to future homeowner problems. Since we are only staying a week we can work around this electrical anomaly. After all, the price is VERY REASONABLE….$0.00.


We really enjoy staying with Rick and Chris.  We have the best visits with lots of food, drink and laughs. We will be celebrating Labor Day here with the entire family.

Marsha is going to have eye surgery. This was not expected! Her left eyelid has been drooping for the past two years and is now affecting her sight. She will see the surgeon on Thursday to set the surgery date. It looks like we may be here for longer than planned.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see ya'll back real soon. Have a great day!


  1. Sometimes driveway boondocking is the best!

    Good luck with the surgery. It's a good thing to get it behind you before you start driving south!

    Nice catching up with you on the phone yesterday!

  2. Eyelid tuck? Is this the first step towards a face lift? I'm sure not. Protecting vision is important.

  3. Great to be with family on the holiday. Sorry to here about Marsha eye surgery.

  4. Free is best - regardless of the services.

    Good luck with your surgery.

  5. Staying for free is always nice.

    Glad you had your management system working for you with the electric changes.

    Good luck with the your eyelid, Marsha! I have a similar problem but it hasn't dropped that far yet. I'll be watching to see what you need to have done.

    Enjoy your stay with family.
    John and Pam

  6. Sorry to hear about the eye... hope everything turns out ok

  7. Just a suggestion. When we boondock in our son's driveway, we have 50 amp service because Roger and his son installed a 50 amp in the breaker box. We usually arrive with a tank full of water, but could also hookk up to their outside faucet. Their latest house is in a new subdivision and we will even have a sewer sump since the builder installed one fairly close to the driveway. We leave money with the kids to pay for our electric. Enjoy your time with family!


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