Thursday, January 20, 2011


Sunday, January 16 – WOW....I've had enough....this women's work is TUFF! With Marsha returning home on Monday, Paul started his day by getting the motor home in top shape. He dusted then ran the sweeper. After building cabinets, he had to sweep inside the cabinets and give the carpet an extra close cleaning. Then there were dishes to wash, bathrooms to clean (including the toilet... :=) tile floors to clean, mirrors to wash, and last....FOUR loads of laundry.....JEESH that was a tough job!

Paul cleaned up the shop Norm so graciously allowed him to use. This was really a great opportunity for him to be able to use the workshop....THANKS NORM!

He then fixed Marsha's bike....bikes have been Paul's major mode of transportation around the RV Park. He rides his everywhere....trying to keep up with the golf carts of the regular residents...ha ha!

Then he spent the rest of the afternoon sitting and relaxing in the 80 degree sun. Bella loved it too!

Monday, January 17 - Well, this is the day Marsha flies home to Mission, TX. As most air transportation goes these days, it wasn't with out many trials and tribulations.....better let Marsha tell all about it!

Where do I start? My plane was to scheduled to leave at 10:35 for Chicago. Arrive at the Akron/Canton airport about 9:15. Got checked in, went through security then saw this…


You see the ONE that says DELAYED…guess who is suppose to be on that flight. It now says 10:46, but in reality it was 11:35 before we hit the tarmac. I guess when I fly this time of year, delays are a way of life. Patience is going to be the buzz word today.

For those of you that haven’t been in Ohio in January, this is what it looks like from the air.


Pilot say, “We are about to land.” I look out the window and see this…


This is NOT good news. They are moving snow off the runways…what could this mean for my flight to Houston? SURPRISE…I am the 2:00 p.m. to Houston or am I?


I guess the good news is I could have been on the 12:06 and been cancelled all together. After this delay sunk in, I realize that I will now miss my connecting flight to the Rio Grande Valley Airport in Harlingen. So, I find the Customer Service area for United and got in line with all the others. The man in back of me counted 80 people in from of us…oh boy, this is going to take a while. He just arrived from Hong Kong and his St. Louis flight was cancelled…not a happy man!!! Finally an hour and a half later, I got a standby ticket for the last flight out of IAH Airport to Harlingen…Hallelujah.

Well, we boarded for Houston at 5:30 and lifted off at 5:50…forget the 4:15 time! Once in the air, I looked out the window and saw this beautiful view.


It looked like the edge of the Earth. How beautiful!

Once I arrived in Houston, I ran to the gate and got the last ticket for the 9:20 p.m. flight…YIPEE! Plane left on time…MIRACLES DO HAPPEN! I was in the last seat, last row…who cares, not me, I am going to warm weather. Paul met me, and the rest is history.

While Marsha was battling her ride home, Paul was enjoying the sunshine playing Pickleball with some of the neighbors......he likes to add that his team won all the games. Not bad for a rookie! Of course after strenuous activity one must replenish body fluids and electrolytes with a couple Margaritas....ha ha! Then Mike, one of Paul's new friends, had Paul help at the Activity Center setting up tables and chairs for tomorrow's craft show and a park wide garage sale. Now this should be a fun activity for tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 18 – SUN, SUN, SUN…Marsha couldn’t get enough. What a difference a day makes!


Paul spent the day showing Marsha around the campground and Mission. We did some shopping, meeting new friends and just enjoying the day. Marsha just can’t get over that one day she can be in 18 degree weather and the next 80…amazing!

Happy birthday to our sister-in-law, Katie! You never age!

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