Friday, December 31, 2010

I am guilty of......

Not adding to my blog in quite a while. There has been a lot going on, but not stuff that I'm willing to share on my blog. Lets just say that there have in the extended family that make things a bit tense this year. The last Christmas that we had that was this bad was 35 years ago when Helen's Dad passed away on Christmas Eve. That should give you some idea about how our Christmas was.

Another thing that strictly applies to me is that I HATE THE COLD!!! I hide in the house with a couple of sweatshirts on and a woolen cap on my head. I drink hot coffee, tea, cocoa, or soup throughout the day trying to keep my core temperature up. My preferred activity is staying in bed with a number of blankets over me as I pretend to be a hibernating bear. When we get mornings in the teens, it just does me in. When I find that it's warmer in parts of Alaska than it is here, I gnash my teeth. Then I check out RV.NET Forum and find out how well the camping is going in Mexico and I really start to sulk.

The news is full of all the atrocities that are occurring in Mexico in the drug corridors and some of the border cities. That may be true, but many RV'ers are traveling the first thirty miles or so in a caravan and then depart for their area of choice. I understand that tourism is WAY down and those that go are getting the royal treatment. Waterfront sites with all the amenities for $400.00 a month. This is for a site in a prime campground. My electric bill here will approach $400.00 this month due to the exceptional cold. The pictures I saw with people frolicking on the beach make me want to be there.

According to the weather gurus, the coldest part of the winter will be in December. We'll see, but I hope it's true. Helen was working on the plants outside and we saw some freeze damage on plants that have never seen damage before. The odd part of this is that with the coldest winter ion eons, we've had the hottest summer since records have been kept. Still, 2010 is expected to be the third hottest year in history. Hot is OK. We'll be heading north of the border when the hot weather comes. Someplace in Canada has just the right temperature in the summer.

That's all the griping for now.

Wishing all a Healthy, Happy, and Prosperous 2011


  1. happy new year to you both..we are cold here too!..we feel your pain!..we wish you good health and much joy for 2011!!

  2. Happy New Year from us to you. Sam really enjoyed his chat with you guys yesterday on Skype,He said he would like top be anywhere with a warm enough temperature to swim right now,the almost three months in Pa has taken it's toll though so we are back to saving for a vacation later. Hope you all get a break from the cold spell soon , it was 65 yesterday when Sam talked to you but this morning it is 28. Not going to hit 40 today so we are back to normal for this time of the year. Be safe out there and give the girls hugs all around. Sam & Donna...

  3. Hi, its Riggs, sorry to hear you're Christmas wasnt great. Ours was real quiet. Now girls my mom was reading me your old blog site. A camera, your dad let you use one, how lucky. Nobody will let me touch one, they say even though I am a lab & have a soft mouth with Sadie, if its hard and plastic I cant resist chewing it up. Well I hope Sandy gets well soon and can run alot that's important to a lab. Have a good year