Friday, January 25, 2013


Saturday, January 25 – Last Saturday, Paul started waxing the 5th wheel. He started on the nose this morning before the sun heated things up. This would be a much easier job if he didn't have to work from a wobbly folding RV step ladder.

bob waxinng

It was the old “wax on, wax off” routine for quite awhile. By the looks of things this waxing hadn't been done for a long time.....if at all. Paul waxed and re-waxed four times until he was satisfied with the appearance.

Finally shiny and looking like new! This should make bug removal after a day on the road easier too!

clean rig

Using an orbital buffer makes removal of the wax film fairly easy and results in a pretty nice shine. The only draw back is the cloths need to be changed frequently because wax residue builds up and ends up back on the clean surface. Well, that put Paul out of business eventually because he only had three covers for the buffer. Marsha took them and his rags over to the laundry so he would be able to resume work tomorrow......slave driver!

paul waxing

With one day down, Paul completed the nose and part on one side. He went up to Walmart to purchase several more buffer cloths so Marsha can keep him working longer tomorrow. So after church it's back on the ladder – wax on, wax off!

Marsha completed a basket for her good friend, Angie. She's been secretly working on it since we arrived here in Mission, TX. Sunday, after church, Marsha asked Angie to stop in the RV for a second and surprised her with the gift. She was so surprised and simply delighted with her basket. Marsha was pretty happy too!

angie and marsha

angie's basket

Paul has been going with some of the guys to play Pickleball at an indoor facility in Mission. This is nice because it is not effected by cool morning temperatures or windy conditions.

Pickleball is an “old guys” version of tennis. It is a cross between tennis and ping pong. It is played on a small tennis style court, but you use a paddle (like ping pong) and a whiffle ball (a plastic ball full of holes). You still get a nice workout, but it is not as intense as tennis.

This was taken last year at the outdoor court. Just wanted to give you
an idea of the size of the court.

At the Mission Park building, you pay 50¢ to play and rotate in and out of the games played on three courts. This gives you a little break between games. We play from 9 a.m. to about noon.

Paul and Rick went last week and were joined by Barry and John this week. You never know how many guys and gals will be there. All are welcome. We play for the fun of it not getting too serious about winning (yeah right!).

Wouldn't it be nice to just curl up and sleep like this.

bella sleeping

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