Sunday, June 12, 2011

What We're Loving & What We're Not

We're loving the peace! Our last campsite over Memorial Day weekend was sooo incredibly peaceful ('tho Steve did apparently encounter a crazy skunk and an armadillo several mornings in a row...thankfully he managed to not set off the skunk!).

We're loving time with friends. It is setting in on all fronts that our time here is short now. We've enjoyed more time with friends in the last two weeks than we have in the last six months put together, I think! Life is too short not to spend time with the people you love, but it is oh so easy to be caught up in the busy-ness of life, the need to be a part of this, a part of that, to have your house just so before having others come over...

The kids and I are loving have Steve around more. He took a week off of work, & though it is apparent we have some adjusting to do still as we learn to mesh our schedules & routines, it really has been awesome to have time to play together.

Steve is loving having no yardwork or house maintenance. Now, in all honesty, there is still maintenance. RVs break, plain & simple. It is still less time consuming than a regular house, though, & he is happy about it.

We all love the changing surroundings. Different views, different flowers, different playgrounds... Each time we arrive at a new site, we talk about what we like or don't like about it, but nearly every time it's time to move on, we marvel at how quick time has passed & how we'll miss that particular site. Great times!

Not loving how blazing hot it gets between about 2 & 5 pm here in the RV when we are at a 30 amp site, which means we're only running one AC. Grump city. It requires experimenting to figure out the best way to handle it, and each day is its own experiment. Still working on the solution.  It is still quite pleasant out in the evenings, especially with an ice cold beer in hand, but not so much in the afternoon. And the thought of adding more heat by cooking is just intolerable. I'm looking forward to heading north to more moderate temps!

Also not loving the flies...biting flies AND the flies that send stat messages to all their millions of friends that a tiny morsel of food and/or beverage has arrived on the scene. It often seems like it would be so much more pleasant to eat outside than in the hot, sticky RV...until scads of flies show up & descend upon your food. Nothing like going to take a bite of your salad & three or four flies fly out of the depths of it. Gross!

Not loving fussy, whiny toddlers, bickering children, and spitty babies...but you know, we had those at our old house. They will follow us wherever we go, unfortunately, but as with most things, some days will be better than others. :)

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