Sunday, June 7, 2015


We have been cleaning and trimming the park. This is what it's like to workcamp. Even though it's been in the 90's hare work still needs to be done. Grass needs to be cut and the trees overhanging the fence in the dog run needs to be cut back. So, out we went.

This is an older picture so the tree limbs hung further down and the vines were popping through. It's looking quite nice now.  Then edges were mowed, trees clipped and all is looking quite nice.  By the time we returned home we were both quite tired. A good tired after a day in the sun and getting things accomplished.

In between the work at the park I did get a commissioned painting done and ready to ship.

It's oil on a 12' x 12' copper panel. 

I'm still trying to get myself accustomed to painting in a different environment. I have been in my studio for years or painting in a studio at my "house".  It's a smaller space now with Roger and three dogs milling around but there are no excuses so I keep going. I'm not doing as many pieces as I had, painting daily, but I must need the break. I will say there is a small guilt attached to it but I will get back to painting daily.  trying to decide, Etsy or eBay for smaller pieces. We have found being on a fixed income has changed things and not working at my craft makes it tight. Besides, I LOVE what I do. If you know of anyone who would like a portrait please check my page here under Commissions at the top of the blog. Thanks.

Moving year ago today we took possession of.....

"Ci-Ci Blue" our 2004 Country Coach Allure

In honor of that I spent yesterday cleaning and putting "stuff" down into the basement and making sure that the heaviest load was in the center of the coach.  We vacuumed and shined the inside and it looks lovely!!  Wow, a year. 

How do I like it after a year of living in a motor home? I LOVE it!!! Sure I can get anstey waiting for someone to move so I can get by to the front or the back of the coach and finding "alone" places are harder in a smaller area. (That's why I bike ride) or go take a nap. Also curling up in my comfy chair and reading is also a favorite. Roger and I get along great, thankfully, so life is good.  After a year I have found myself getting rid of things I haven't used. Space is at a premium so one becomes very particular about what you store.

Unlike a sticks and bricks neighborhood, people that are here or come and go are like minded. There is a freedom in knowing you can be a nomad at any given time and hit the road. The dogs have calmed down and love the fact they are with us 24/7. (but could I please have more of the bed?) We still have the maintenance of our home, it's just different. Are the batteries ok, will the slides come in and are the tires inflated correctly. So, after a year and many rain storms there are no leaks but found some mildew in the basement so I'll put some damprid there.  Our insulation has protected us during the winter cold and last night,a fire engine, 6 police cars and an ambulance was right behind us for an incident and we missed the whole thing. Didn't hear a thing. We did have the a/c on and were awake. hahaha. Lola barked but I thought she just wanted her water bowl filled. I did that and we all went back to bed and watching tv. Yeah Country Coach, you made a beautiful home!!!

Ok, off to shower. We are going out for lunch with Wendy, Penny and their Mum. A restaurant on the river with great food!! So,

Have a great day and I'll chat with you later..


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