Monday, November 18, 2019

Woke up alive!
What a great start to a beautiful day.

Happy Thanksgiving month to one and all.

Friday, November 08, 2019

Hide and Seek

Do you have days when things just vanish?

Things one uses nearly everyday?

It's happening to me.

I suppose it's a sign to do housework.


Find things.

Put things away where they belong.

Donate or dispose of things that bring no joy.

Paperwork brings no joy but I am sort of stuck with that I guess.

Hospital bills pile up monthly.

The money tree is not growing.

Please don't let them repossess me!

I want to live at home.

Well, in my attempt at organizing, this 5th wheel has no where to keep file folders.


Finally I figured out a storage bench that fits along the outside wall of my dining area.


It can double as a seat too, so YAY I can sit more than 2 at my dining table.

It's called an Otto & Ben 45" Storage Folding Ottomans Bench Foot Rest, Ruby Red.

It comes in 10 different colors. It fits in front of a sofa or at the end of a bed. Well built for price. I am impressed.

Now I can hide all my file folders!


Thursday, November 07, 2019

7 clicks. 

It takes 7 clicks to sign into blogger, each one with a weird delay. Are they afraid I will type too fast if I ever get in?

I went to the managers drop-in midday Halloween party. It was loads of fun! I must admit we have the best manager ever. She is new here. In a few short months she has done more for this place than I had seen in 2 years of living here!

First on her agenda was to improve the maintenance and looks. Gardening was tackled, roads repaved, new yellow road paint added. Numbers have been painted in front of our lots. We've needed that for decades. Now EMS and the delivery boys can find us! The numbering here seems a bit chaotic. I've seen new UPS drivers make circles around here and I feel sorry for the driver. Now they might find it a wee bit easier.

Many people received letters from the manager with instructions to clean up their act. I received a letter that said my place was beautiful!


A dear friend brought me chicken noodle soup, enough for several meals. It was delicious. I feel better already. 

Last night I went to the potluck. I made a Mexican casserole. Man tried it and liked it. It was made with black bean chili and corn tortillas all stacked up layered in a crockpot. The corn tortillas soaked up the chili sauce and flavors. It was indeed very tasty. 

Some new folks were at the potluck and I tried to introduce myself to be neighborly. 

Sadly one lot near me with a trailer and sunroom sold. The lady spent months remodeling it to look new inside and out. Then she still wasn't happy with it so she sold it. 

Life is goof. 

I never even knew it was up for sale. Lately lots have been selling quickly here. 

One lady has come by my lot a few times to let me know if I ever want to sell she will buy it. 

I am lucky because my lot affords unique privacy. Since I enjo the outdoors, this is very handy indeed. 

I actually have more outdoor furniture than I have indoors. This is Florida so I get to enjoy it most of the year. YAY!

Most of my outdoors has been furnished with hand-me-downs and dumpster diving. It's all used so it blends right in!

Well, I am off to straighten this place up. Since I been sick, the housekeeping has slid into a gigantic mess. UGH. Not the way I like things.

Amazon sells loads of organizers.I am getting lots of interesting ideas there. 


Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Wonder about Wander

Not only does my mind wander... it sometimes leaves completely!

Girlfriends and wives should come with written instructions. 

The problem with that is the men would have to read them.

Now that Halloween is over, I voted these kids (below) as having the best costumes. (I think some parental help was involved.)

On the other hand... hearing a rumor that a substitute teacher was taking over the music class while the other teacher took off to have a baby, the eager parent sent her kids to music class dressed like this.

Think old and you'll feel old. Think young and grow into a delusional old fart...

Most of my friends think I am a good egg... even if I am a little cracked.

I am finally old enough to have my act together and now my body decides to fall apart. 

Well, dear Lord, I put this body to heavy duty use. You only gave me one and believe me, I've sure used it heavily for work and play. 

I signed a petition to STOP this silly time change system. The whole thing stinks of a hoax. I have NO idea why this ridiculous time change is necessary. 

It wastes time and money. I'd rather be shopping coupons at Amazon. 

Saturday, November 02, 2019

Gazebo in the Garden

Survived Halloween!

The other day I had to walk to the office here. I guess I looked downright scary. The manager insisted on giving me a ride home. 


I will get stronger. I have use of my neighbor's carport while he is gone for 6 months. It's across the street. Would you believe I get tired walking over there to get in it?


The dog loves having me as captive audience on the sofa recliner. He loves fighting me for my pillows and blanket. 

Other times he is stuffing the couch with a mountain of toys for me to toss. He brings them all back too. 

He got mad at Ronda (the robot vacuum cleaner). She was sucking along approaching his toys and he ran over to snap at her a warning bite bark. I hid all his toys behind the table beyond Ronda's reach but where puppy dog can get to them to guard. 

Silly mutt!

Yes, I did say this is an over 55 singles RV park. We have spots for rent and for sale. So if you are living the singles lifestyle, you might enjoy living here at Florilow Oaks. The website isn't the greatest and new lots come up for sale often, many with improvements already located on them. Some have park models or trailers. Most all have storage buildings. Some are paved some are grassy. 

Mine is mostly paved with huge oak and cedar trees providing me lots of shade. Matter of fact the park is a tree hugger. We have plenty of big trees!

There are  tons of activities here but no pool. However, I now own an inflatable jacuzzi under a gazebo that has curtains. The spa really takes away my pain. I am thrilled! They sell for $340 and up. Well worth every penny.

I don't use mine for super hot, I maintain the temp at bathtub temp so I can soak in it for 30-60 minutes. 

Heaven on earth. 

I feel better already!

I will round up some pics and post them here. 

 This is the gazebo in a box. I chose it because it was round and came with privacy curtains.

The first hour takes one person assembly, the second hour takes three people to finish. It's is 11.5 feet in diameter. I love it!

The curtains enclose it completely with velcro tabs to keep them shut. That is a self draining patio mat that is 9x12. The new jacuzzi will go in there when it arrives. 

Nothing will grow in m yard due to the trees, but I have a potted garden that is spreading out. 

More later.

Thank you for stopping by!