Sunday, August 2, 2009

So Long...Farewell....Auf Wiedersehen......

Well, it was time.....but it was sooooo hard......today was the day......


The truck was backed up......
Craig raises the jacks on this side, Max is on the other...then.....



Craig, the truck and the 5th wheel head out. We will miss them!! We had a LOT of fun with these rigs! Several trips to FL.....A LONGGGGG trip around the country in 2002, and 5 seasons in AZ. We certainly used them alot!! Now they have a new home! There is a BARE spot in the lot now! Sadly enough, that can't be said for the house.........turns out I had a lot of stuff in that 5th wheel. The couch is now hidden, not to mention the kitchen table and the kitchen floor....and well....let's just say that if we want to sleep in our bed? We will need to spend a bit of time clearing it off?

Craig is headed out today for a vacation......well, his idea of a vacation...he is headed to Eastern Oregon for a week or so of 10+ hour days of painting. We're not talking a vacation of painting canvas', or creating art...no, he will be painting dorm rooms before the kids come back to school. Now, I'm not sure, but maybe we all in the family should be, dare I say it? Offended?....is that the word I want? He was just HAPPY to be leaving us for a week or so.....In fact, last night, after working on Mom F's bathroom, and the neighbor's house....and then several hours of him and Max going over the ins and outs of the fifth wheel........he was positively giddy....and that was before the mojitos we had........and yes, he was still smiling this morning when he came over to hook up the 5th wheel.......my baby brother is just silly!! I will probably be calling him once a day to make sure that he remembers us.......

Other than that, things have been going on as usual. I have been going through fabric, and well, going through fabric.......I have decided to do more down-sizing! The Humane Society Thrift Shop will be receiving a LOT more bags and boxes of goodies. I have enough stuff, that even I am thinking that I need to downsize.....the thought of it just gives me the shivers~~I want to learn to do it ALL!! Of course, even if I lived until I was 500 years old? I would still be discovering different arts and crafts! Wouldn't that just be great?!!!!

This week, I will be matching the last of the fabric to patterns, and then fabric to the quilts I have planned...then the rest goes. I have already gone through my wools, and decided on the penny rugs, and I have gathered all the rughooking goodies..and they are all together......I will be stitching all the way to FL and GA next month!

Candles are on the list for Wednesday, then on Friday, soaps..........That will clear out a HUGE area of stuff!!!

Well, it is dinnertime......Blueberry Pancakes and Bacon..............I LOVE when we do breakfast for dinner!

Tomorrow? I will do a Show and Tell from my last trip to the TS...St. Vinnies...I do love them!!!
Have a great evening!!


4 comments:

Karen said...

Well that picture made me sad! Oh to have one of those - we have dreamed of it!!!! But I guess when the time is up...IT'S UP! And you did have lots of trips with it from the sounds of it.

Karen

Jan said...

Hey, Karen! We did have a lot of great times in it! And later on...well, I imagine that we will get something else....but right now, with Mom F. not wanting to leave home..(and who can blame her...she is 91!), we just didn't want it to sit. And Craig is very happy with it, so at least it is still in the family!!

Gettysburg Homestead said...

What???? ears perked... giving away fabric??? lol.

I too have tons of stuff I need to go through and give away, but shouldn't I quit buying first. LOL.

I have been trying new things and experimenting in the paint department on a new technique I've seen. I also want to redip some candles, and try may hand and quilting, and.... the list goes on. lol

Mary

Jan said...

Ah, Mary! A girl after my own heart! I had this brilliant idea....I would put it on in the shop....make some cash, so I can buy more...hmmmm..what is wrong with that! I doubt even an intervention would help me..how about you? LOL!!