Thursday, October 23, 2014

How About a Giveaway?

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How about a one year subscription to MaryJanes Farm?  This is an older issue, one where my vintage trailer,‘Driving Ms. Daisy’ was featured but you will receive the most current issue and a full year.

Please sign up to follow my blog, if you don’t already.  I will chose a winner on Sunday Oct.  26th at 9 am PST. 


This is one of my favorite magazine’s and you will all find something in it that you just love.  Good luck, everyone!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Few More Fall Camping Days

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Sunrise at Sun Lakes State Park, near Coulee City, WA., soft focusing on Sherry’s Shanty Shack, a 1963 Fleetcraft, so lovingly restored.


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No glamping going on here….just relaxing and enjoying the final camping days of Fall.


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Baby Boy, Dash, came along for the ride. 


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I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed my new heater…it was so awesome, I wanted to just hang out inside. 


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With a view like this, I just had to get out and walk.


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We stopped at the viewpoint on our way home.  This is Dry Falls.  It is a stunning view. 


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While we were camping there was only two other campers in this large area.  After Sherry left on Monday, (to go buy another vintage trailer!) there was just one other camper.  It rained during the night…love that sound! but I was still reluctant to head on home on Tuesday….(no, not because of the long dentist appointment waiting for me)….just because I always get sad having to leave the great outdoors. 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Fireside in Driving Ms. Daisy


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Look what I got!  I took the table out, so I could put this infrared heater in just the right place.


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It sure opened up the trailer floor space.  No worries about setting anything on top of it….it doesn’t get even warm. 


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It’s a blustery rainy day but I will be warm in my toasty trailer.  It has a remote; you can set the temp for what ever you want and for any period of time. 


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I’ve been cleaning out all the junk in the trailer, stuff I haven’t used in a long time.  I also took almost all of the Mexican stuff out.  I just wanted a different look for winter.

FYI…the storage door was revamped and I mounted it yesterday, so I am ready to hit the road again.  One last trip in WA, before  ‘Driving Ms. Daisy’ heads to ID, for the winter.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wild Wednesday



Many of you might know from my profile, that I was a painting contractor in my pre-retired life.  That being said, I love color!  I painted way too many white walls in my day, inside and out to not want to make a real splash of color in my world.

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Do any of you remember the Golden Books, The Color Kittens?  I think it left a big impression, ‘cause something happened to me…along the way.




 I found color!  Yay, for me.


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Opps, I went back to white….well, just for some things, just to be different.  I like being different. 


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And I think my girls do also.




But I’m not sure my family does….have a great week, I am heading out in that way to colorful trailer, for one last hurrah.



Tuesday, October 14, 2014


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I was having a conversation with my DSIL, Malachi, a few months back and I was kinda’ whining about all the stuff that would have to be dug through, when my Mom passes. 

And he just looked at me and laughed!  What? Your daughter, Tracy, was just saying the same thing……about you!  Opps!


So these last few weeks I have been on a mission to de-stash.  Let me tell you it is not that easy.  I have lived here nearly 20 years and I like to thrift and collect antique pottery (at least I did in the 80’s).  So I started with the pottery and I did sell some stuff on EBay.  More coming.


This week I started in the kitchen.  I have a grandson who will soon be moving out of the house and will need stuff for his new place.  I went through and pulled out all the stuff I never use anymore and ended up with two medium size piles.  Some of which my daughter is taking.  Yay!




Then I went through my jewelry…  So many little scraps of gold and silver.  No longer worn, or missing one earring, or not really in style anymore.  Off it goes to be sold at the jewelers.  I think they might even take a set of silver flatware, that I no longer use. 




Where shall I start next?