Sunday, November 27, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi there everyone,

Well, it has been a while since I updated the blog. We've been very busy and most weekend mornings, when I normally update the blog, I've been busy working on my Windows Phone application that will be intended for RVers, but more on that at a later date.

Our Thanksgiving weekend is rapidly coming to a close, but it has been a wonderful one. We had an opportunity to get together with a large number of our family members.

On Wednesday night, Mike and Karen arrived to the Elks lodge in Rancho Cordova to set up their RV for the weekend. They were at Marq's earlier in the week to celebrate marks 37th Birthday, the thought of that really makes me feel old! :-) After Carol and I got home from work, we had Mike and Karen over for dinner at our place where we enjoyed some tasty Skinny Tortilla soup that Carol makes, YUM!

On Thursday afternoon, we all headed over to Brandee and Kevins for Thanksgiving dinner. They, with the help of their daughter Danielle, Sandy and Bill put on a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner. Carols Brother Calvin and his wife Joyce were able to join us as well which is always great. One of the fun events of the evening, was Kevins desire to change out the toilet in the middle of the preparations for dinner. Kevin enlisted the help of his brother Paul to undertake this task. They had it changed out in no time! It was great to have Paul home for the holiday season. Paul is returning to Afghanistan to wrap up his deployment with the troops in the next couple months. The food and company of this evening was absolutely wonderful!

On Friday, Mike, Karen, Carol and Eric tripped around Sacramento. We took the dogs to the dog park and we had lunch at a local Brew pub and then had dinner at Karen and Mikes place.

Saturday, Carol and I hooked up with Billy, Loretta to see them and their son Brandon at their house in Pioneer. It was so wonderful to see them this holiday season.

We considered going out on Black Friday and doing some Christmas shopping with the throngs, but our intestinal fortitude as well as our check book, being that we only get paid once a month now, are lacking. So, we opted to sleep in.

Sunday, we went to the tree lighting ceremony for Rancho Cordova where we think almost the entire populous of Rancho Cordova could be found. There were a lot of people there for this fun community event that had vendors and activities for everyone.

Happy Thanksgiving! Eric and Carol

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Veterans day

Happy Veterans day everyone!

Carol and I had the opportunity to attend the Veterans day celebrations today at the Veterans Administration Hospital just down the block from our home. We consider ourselves so lucky to have been able to attend and remember those who have served our country. For some time now, when ever we run into a veteran or active duty military, we have been sure to thank them for their service to our country. If you are a veteran or active duty military, we thank you too. If you know or meet a veteran or active duty service member, be sure to thank them too!

We are entering into the season of Fall. This is a wonderful time of year when all of the colors come out. Some of the trees here at the RV park are changing colors. Also, when we ride the light rail train to work, we are seeing a large majority of the trees changing colors as well. This is a beautiful time of year. We are finding that living in our new digs is working out well for us. At our new park, we pay for our space and utilities separately. We find that even in the summer or winter, regardless of whether we are running the Air conditioner or the Heat pumps, it is still cheaper to live here than it was in Plymouth. Plus, living where we are now, is just more convenient.

As I indicated, we haven't been out recently in the MOHO, but hopefully after the holidays, we will be able to head off to new adventures.

Happy camping! Eric and Carol

Sorry it has been so long

Hi there everyone,

I'm sorry it has been so long since we have posted to the blog. We both are doing well and are both really busy with our jobs. We are still getting use to getting paid only once a month. So, we have fun on the front end of the month and start to live like hermits, shortly there after! But hey, it allows me to get chores done around the house!

Carol still loves her job at Cal-Fire and I am really enjoying my job working for the Department of Social Services. Starting on the 14th of November, I will be taking some Microsoft training not far from my office in Sacramento.

We haven't been able to get out in the RV lately. We've had a lot of medical expenses for the Dogs as well as vehicle maintenance that has been depleting from our 'Fun' fund. Nothing critical, just routine stuff.

Everyone in the family reports in as doing well. Today, Carol and I will be heading out to some Veterans days celebrations. Tomorrow, we are having some friends from Carols work coming and joining us for dinner.

In my down time, I've been working on an Phone App for RVers that will run on the Windows Phone platform. I've had my new Windows Phone for over a month now and I just love it. Programming for it though is a little different than for a PC, but I'm getting it figured out!

Gotta run. Take care!

Happy Camping! - Eric and Carol -