Photohogasaurus (read: RV pictures)

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Office/Craft Room. 63″ craft desk with bins of crafts under and on the shelves. Mr. Scott’s desk is on the left of the photo, and it folds flat against the wall for travel/storage. Fridge has been customized with chalkboard surface. Gavin has fun drawing, and the quick access to lists is a bonus. Cupboard doors were removed to add the plate rack and cup bins (and decorative trim). Mr. Scott hung his WINE sign above his wine and coffee bar. Our 3D TV replaced the smaller plasma TV that came with the RV. The ladder is Mr. Scott’s heavy-duty outdoor ladder, but Gavin likes it better than the loft ladder that came with the RV. Continue reading

On The Spot

We’ve been at Rainbow’s End for ten days now.
It only took Mr. Scott a few tries to get the Big TOW all backed into it’s summer spot. Of course, Carlo walked him through the whole process, and made it all go smoothly. You can see a small piece of the pond just over the front of the truck in this photo. The Big TOW is backed up right to the edge of a small marsh-like area filled with noisy, and very appreciated, birdies.

Photos and a video will follow in a handful of days when I get time to toss them all together. So far, we’re about 99% moved into the new home. June 30th is our last day in the rental house, although we’re not spending much time there now. A day a week while Mr. Scott is in Chicago, is about all we see of Sheboygan these days.

For all of you fans (read: skeptics) of The Box, I have to say I’m very impressed. Installation was a breeze. I suppose all the studying and the videos Mr. Scott watched were key in helping him construct a dry run of the installation, and then the final completion of the job. We’ve used it now for these last nine days, and it’s everything that was promised. We’ve had a few mishaps- all novice mistakes, I’m sure. Today I emptied and refilled the composting tank, and it was easy and smell-free! Mr. Scott’s checking into methods to permanently plumb the front of The Box into the black tank so we don’t have to hand-empty the No.1 tank each day. It’s not a big or disgusting chore, but with the amount of water we drink, it is a daily chore.

The solar panels got their first polish today, as well. After a bit of convincing (no wine involved), Mr. Scott hopped right up on top of the Big TOW and did the deed.

As mentioned, more details of the last ten days will follow with photos or a video (whichever I have time for), in a few days.

Paging Donner Party Of Ten … Err, Nine.

This picture made me giggle.

Not sure how this wee tulip got separated from the rest of his family, but he appears to have gotten left behind. The rest of the party has made it over the snowy pass to camp out in front of the house. This lone beauty insists on coming up each year in the middle of the lawn.

It has been a busy week. Between work and trying to get as much stuff as we can moved into the Big TOW before the move on Sunday, it’s been tough to catch a breath. There should be photos of a (mostly) fully stocked Big TOW coming along in a day or three.

Jess’s graduation dinner from Lakeshore Culinary Institute was this week.

Jess is on the far right. She and the other graduates made display cakes to celebrate. Jess loves owlies and limeish green. Gavin’s favorite color is orange, the combo is shown on her cake. We enjoyed a nifty buffet put on by the non-graduating students, and listened to some words of wisdom by the teachers. It was a good celebration for Jess who then carried it over to her birthday the next day.

Here’s the long awaited video of us turning circles on our trikes in the driveway. I know, you’ve been on pins ’n’ needles for months waiting for this video! (Insert sarcastic rolley-eyes here.)