Monday, May 18, 2015


Monday, May 18 – We haven't blogged the last several weeks because we've been chillin' out here at our summer home in Canton, OH. That doesn't mean we haven't been busy. We've accomplished a lot in the month since arriving.

our house

We've been concentrating on outside work taking advantage of the magnificent weather we've experienced. We've trimmed trees, spread tons of mulch, edged all the flower beds, built a little retaining wall around our birding area, washed the 5th wheel, purchased a utility shed, ran underground electric to the shed and our RV parking spot, planted some shrubs and flowers, and kept the grass mowed.

wash rv

retaining wall





We also found time to make one batch of wine. More to come for sure.

making wine

Marsha worked on her birding area. She loves the birdbath we brought back from Mexico.


Tons of detail in the bath area.DSC01970

We also caught our first raccoon of the season. Marsha caught it drinking out of her bird bath and said…Enough is Enough!



That sounds like a pretty busy month, but we really enjoy the outdoors and doing yard work. That's one of the things we missed during our years full-timing. We still have several projects we want to finish on the home remodeling front. We'll get busy on that “to do list” next month.

We enjoyed visiting with our daughter, Kelly, and her husband, Dave. They purchased a home last fall and are doing their own list of projects. We spent a couple weekends at their place helping out and exploring their area.

They live in Chardon, OH, which is the maple syrup capital of Ohio. They learned to tap their maple trees and make their own syrup. Yummy!!! They also live in the winery area of Ohio, so we spent an evening along with Dave's parents visiting a few wineries. We’ll cover that in the next post.

We've sure enjoyed seeing Kelly and Dave and plan on spending much more time with them this summer. We are also considering a trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan later this summer.

We hope that explains our lack of blogging and fills everyone in on what we've kept ourselves busy with since arriving in Ohio.

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