Thursday, August 30, 2012

Isaac is headed our way

Isaac is dumping a lot of water in its path as it heads up through Arkansas.  It started raining here around noon.  We haven't had rain in a long while and though it is very much needed, what we are getting is not what we need now.  The wind is blowing and the rain is falling and falling and falling.  Already the ditches are filled and the streets are filling up.  We had 1.75 inches of rain by 6:00 with no sign of it letting up.  This is just the outer bands that are here now.  They expect and predict several more inches of rain before Isaac moves on.
  Farmers are saying it's too much and too late.  The crops are almost ready to harvest and this much rain can ruin them.  Cotton is 10-12 days from harvest.  The fluffy white fiber is now getting wet and falling to the ground.  Cotton on the ground is useless.  Soybeans are almost ready to harvest also.  When it gets wet just before harvest, it can mold.  Rice, even though it grows in flooded fields, can't be harvested in those conditions.  Isaac is causing damage and hurting alot of people.  I hope that as it moves through our state and on to another that it will weaken and cause no more damage.
  Isaac ruined my trip this weekend, but it has ruined alot more than that for hundreds of people.  I hope that it weakens soon and becomes just a easy rain on a late summers day. Stay safe out there folks.

Monday, August 27, 2012

We are on hold

Looks like our weekend trip will be canceled thanks to Isaac.  Right now Doug is waiting to find out where he will have to go to work.  At first he was going to leave in the morning and go to La. but they have decided that they will wait and see what happens tomorrow.  They may be needed in Ar.  I thought it might be a good idea but no one ever asks me.  I am disappointed but looking at the weather forecast, it doesn't look like good weather the entire weekend.  Oh well. Guess I will look into doing something else this long weekend. Whatever it is, it will have to be done inside.  We really need the rain so I don't guess I should complain.  Maybe I will spend time out in the motorhome. I can pretend that its parked someplace great.
I did get an email from TST today.  They have our unit and will be testing it out tomorrow. I hope to find out something soon.
Everyone stay safe out there.  Catch you later.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

To Go or not to Go

I will be glad when Isaac decides what and where it is going.  We planned on spending the weekend at Tunica.  Then Isaac gets wishy washy on where its going to reek havoc.  As of today it may be heading our direction.  I would hate to get to Tunica and Isaac come a callin'.  LOL
I am not giving in at this point.  Of course, Doug may be called out to help if there is alot of outages in the area.  Whatever its going to do, I just wish it would do it.
It feels like its been forever since we have been in the motor home.  It's calling my name.  We tried again to get our TST tire monitoring system to work and still no luck.  We called the folks at TST and they were very nice.  They tried to help us but it still wouldn't  work.  We bought this a couple of years ago and have never had it on the tires.  I know, not good.  Well they ended up telling us to send it back to them and they would check the unit out.  Haven't heard from the yet. I hope that everything gets fixed and back to us before we go to Pigeon Forge in October.
Stay safe out there, wherever you are.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Blogs and Bloggers oh my!

I've been reading the blogs I follow.  It's funny how you can read someone's blog and after a while you feel like you know this person; that they are your friend.   Someone that you have never actually met but you get to know their lives day to day.  Why we are so interested is beyond me, but I know that I missed "sassy" when she didn't blog for over a month.  I wondered if she was ok and how her dog Bennie was.  In fact it was Bennie that caught my attention when I first found her blog.  You see Bennie looks exactly like my dog Muffie.  We lost Muffie a couple of years ago.  She was almost 14 years old.  Seeing Bennie just made me smile. So I started following her blog to see Bennie.  LOL Hope that isn't an insult to Sassy! Not meant to be.  (
    I found Karen on another blog.  She had beautiful rugs that she hand wove.  She also makes socks! Her and her husband were looking at retiring next year and full timing.  Since Doug and I are looking forward to retiring next year, I started following her blog. Her hubby Steve is one of those "can fix anything " people.  Boy I wish my hubby was.  He is one of those, "find me someone to fix this" people.  I have learned a lot from Steve.  I especially have learned how much we don't know about our motor home and unfortunately how it can hurt us!   (
    The very first blog I ever started reading was Tioga George.  He has been blogging for almost 10 years now.  His travels and views are always interesting.  He makes me want to go check out Mexico.
Pinnacle Mtn
    There are so many good blogs out there. There are many more that I follow.  They are listed here on my site.  These are friends of mine that I have never met.  I may never meet them but I still feel that they are my friends.  In this digital world, I guess we now have digital friends.  From Newfoundland to Mexico, and many miles in between, I learn something everyday from my new friends.  They inspire me in different ways.  We all might be miles apart, but we are as close as a blog away.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

The weekend is just too short!

We have had a good restful weekend but it was just too short.  Friday night we went out to eat at Laynes Steak house in Star City with the Matthews.
After enjoying a very good meal, we got down to the business of planning our next trips.  I have been checking out area campgrounds for somewhere to stay over the Labor day weekend and unfortunately everything I found was already booked.  It didn't take long for us all to agree on a trip back to Tunica for the long weekend.  We can always find a place to stay there.  We plan on going into Memphis on this trip.
Next was the decision of where to go in October for my birthday trip.  This will be a 13 day trip.  After much discussion, we decided on Natchez, MS.  We are looking at staying at River View RV Park.  I am looking forward to seeing some of the old antebellum  homes in this old city.
It feels good to have a few trips lined up.  I hate it when there is nothing on the agenda.  I need something to look forward to.
We also talked about a trip to Fla. in May.  Of course we also discussed Doug's upcoming retirement.  He has 65 days left.  By the time the Fla. trip comes around we both will hopefully be free from work schedules!
Fun is again on the Calendar!! YEA!!!!

Friday, August 3, 2012

My new Mac!

Sorry I haven't posted lately.  Haven't been anywhere and we haven't done anything, except, BUY ME A NEW MACBOOK AIR!  I have taken the past few days getting used to a mac and I must say that I love it.  It boots up so fast! I love the track pad or whatever  they call it.  I am trying to get use to all the shortcuts.  I like using two fingers to scroll through pages and swiping from one page to the other.  I have spent some time setting everything up and getting my favorites and bookmarks all moved over.  The worst thing that I have experienced is the change in Quicken.  I have used quicken for ten or twenty years.  How long has it been out?  Thats how long I have used it and I have always liked how easy it is to use.  Well..... the Mac version is so different that had I known I think I would have just bought a totally different software and started over completely.  I might as well have.  Nothing is the same!  I am not too crazy about the changes either.  It doesn't do half what the windows version did.  Oh well.  I guess I will get use to it sooner or later.
The next problem that I have encountered is that my camera uses an xd card and the Mac has a SD slot. Bummer!  well there are ways around that.  I will just use my usb cable and link the camera to the laptop.
See there is my new Mac!