Friday, September 06, 2013



A few days ago I wrote how I like the feeling of cozy. Had a nice slice of that Thursday night when our outside temps dropped waaaaay down & Kelly cracked on our furnace for the first time this season. How nice to feel that warm air filling our house chasing out the cool crisp early Autumn chills. Made if from the low 40's back up to 66F under sunny skies today & that suited me just fine.



Since Kelly was sick a few months ago she has become very susceptible to cold. Since I have aged a bit the last few years I have become intolerant to heat. You can see where I'm going with us. We are having quite a time now adjusting to each other's intolerances & susceptibilities to temperature variances. While I'm reaching for the A/C switch Kelly is straining for the furnace switch. Short sleeves for me & hat, mitts, & a warm coat for Kelly. Could be an interesting winter.


Needless to say we were anxious to get our living room's loveseat recliner out to the Winnie & check out the look & fit. But, a problem. Even with the 2 back cushions removed the loveseat was too heavy for the two of us carry out & carry up the steps into the rig. Kelly phoned her boss Kirsten to see if her son Matt had time to give us a hand. He did & a few minutes later they came over. Matt & I were able to lift the loveseat & carry it out to the rig. We had no problem whatsoever walking it up & into the coach.   Ok, maybe I huffed & puffed a wee bit.  The loveseat recliner turned out to be pretty darn good fit. Couple little pre-installation mis-measurements on my part but nothing serious. We are totally pleased with the fit & agreed it was the most comfortable seating we have ever had in any of our 5 RV's. Either sitting or reclining. And Pheebs loved it too as we all piled on the loveseat for a big congratulatory well done snuggle.  Seating mission finally accomplished:))



We have a built in roof dome TRAC-VISION satellite on our rig so Kelly called TracVision today for information on getting that all set up. More technical stuff of course but Kelly's confident we can figure it out. ‘We’ of course meaning ‘Kelly’.  Have to decide whether to go with Dish or Direct. Dish may be easiest but we think Direct may be more popular. We'll get all that figured out once we arrive in Arizona & pick ourselves up either a Dish or Direct receiver.


Also on our ‘to get’ list is a vent-less propane heater for the rig. In our Class A Damon we had a Legacy Blue Flame heater which worked perfectly for us the past 5 years or so. That heater is now in our Congress house & we use it as a heat source there. We plan to get a smaller heater for the Winnie Wagon. Yes, we do have a propane furnace in the rig but any experienced RVer knows how inefficient they generally are & how much propane those RV furnaces guzzle. We are looking at a PORTABLE BUDDY HEATER.


Chinle over there at that SPOTTED DOG RANCH place has found herself a rather unique RV. Maybe not quite everybody's cup of tea but not everybody will be traveling with Chinle, just Chinle & her furry 4 legged crew. I like her choice, it has that 'cozy' factor:))


I generally find post's about blogging very interesting. Reason being is that blogging is one of my favorite hobbies. I spend a fair amount of time at it. Gaelyn from GEOGYPSY had an interesting post Thursday expressing her views, thoughts, & feelings on the topic. Comments were interesting as well. I have expressed my thoughts many times over the years on the topic of blogging. Each time my thoughts change a bit. Reason for that is my blog & I continue to evolve just as many other blogs & Bloggers do. If I were to look back on my earlier blogging years I would see a big difference in not only my writings but my photography as well. I would see the pros, the cons, the mistakes, the embarrassments, the good things, the helpful things, the critical things, the regrettable things, the humorus & hopeful things & all the hits & misses. Maybe I'm due for another update post on my blogging thoughts soon. I know my thoughts have changed a bit again since the last time I posted about it:))


GROANER'S CORNER:(( "Just to establish some parameters," said the professor, "Mr. Nichols, what is the opposite of joy?"
"Sadness," said the student.
"And the opposite of depression, Ms. Biggs?"
"And you, Mr. Brown from Alberta, how about the opposite of woe?"
"I believe that would be giddy up..."
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
(James Herriot)
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.


  1. Glad you found the solution to your problem as you said right in front of you and the best part is that it's paid for. It looks like it was made for the Winnie Wagon. Like Kathy is always saying it's better to shop at home first. Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  2. Congrats on your new, new to RV, love seat. It looks great!!


  3. Glad the love seat was a good fit for you, comfortable seating is so important.

  4. Looks like that Love seat fits perfect. You all fit just fine. I hope Pheebs does not feel demoted now her high chair is gone. Have you found a way to secure it yet?

  5. The three of you look very comfy. Nice job! I can relate to your blogging thoughts.

  6. Isn't it funny how that love seat fit perfectly in the space you had available. The love seat looks like it was made for that space.

    Well I pick up my first trailer on Monday and start my 584 mile trip on Sunday to pick it up. It will be a first for me and my hounds. After 22 months of rv studying, asking a million questions, reading a lot of blogs on traveling full time experiences, I will finally hit the road to return the trailer home and then move to the next step of getting on the road. Wish me

    As far as Dish or Direct, I've had both but 98% of the time I have Direct...but like anything else it's a personal preference.

  7. You all look so cozy on the newly installed love seat but I'll bet Pheebs is wondering why it's not in the house.

    I, like Kelly, get cold very easily. The older I get the less I like winter. South Africa, here I come.

    So do you write a quick post, or like me take forever? I'm thinking you're quick with a post every day.

  8. Thats great that you finally found the right solution for comfortable seating in your rig.

  9. It's a mystery to me why North American RV manufacturers still insist on using those useless RV furnaces. The Europeans don't. They use something borrowed from marine technology.
    We could never use ours for anything more than warming up the place, since it was too noisy for us to sleep at night.
    Wonder if it'll ever change?
    So you say it's the "wide angle lens" eh? OK then.

  10. Comfy and cozy! You, Kelly and Pheebs look like you are ready to settle in!

  11. Congratulations on finding the perfect replacement for the RV sofa you didn't like. I wonder how many of us have put up with RV furniture we didn't like but didn't want to take the chance on changing.

  12. Yea!! Comfortable seating in the new motorhome--good for you guys! The reclining loveseat we have in the motorhome was an inexpensive one and has become very uncomfortable--we are on a mission to find a new one before departure in December. Hope to see you guys down south this year!

  13. Love that love seat. The perfect solution and all 3 of you can cuddle and stretch out.

  14. It sure looks like your new RV sofa is working out great for you. You sure can't beat that price.

    You might consider an Olympic Wave 3 catalytic heater. I have mine in my 26' and it does keep things much warmer and without the high propane usage of my RV furnace. I had a quick-connect installed and had a 10' hose made for my Wave 3. It gives you the ability to move it just about anywhere you want.