Raining this morning when I woke up. I went out to check on the wasps and there were still a bunch buzzing around. Closer observation and I found the nest. When I pulled the drawer out it must have knocked it down and it was on a shelf with some other things. In the darkness last night I did not notice it. I pulled it out onto the ground.
|Bigger than I thought|
It rained off and on all morning. My post office app told me I had a package to be delivered and just before noon they delivered it and the mail. It was the Cradle Point router that I had bought on eBay, it came quickly, finally score one for the post office. I put the 3 antennas on it and plugged it in. It also has wireless and it showed up on my list of networks. It was the secured network that the previous owner used. So I reset it to factory specs. Five minutes later it was up and running and connected to my wireless. This is called WiFi as WAN and allows me to extend not only my home network but also campground and hotel networks. I am hopeful that this will give me a more usable signal when out on the road.
Bonnie and Elizabeth have gone off to a home party, something to do with scents I think. The rain may have cleared out and it is cooling off nicely. I have another webinar tonight with the www.rvillage.com Ambassador Program, then it will be time to relax.
Happy Independence Day! May God Continue to Bless America and Watch Over Those Who Guard Our Freedom!
Looks like it is going to be a Beautiful Day! I was getting ready to head out and heard the sound of a chainsaw. Must be Darien is getting some firewood. I headed out to check on the coach in preparation for our Sunday trip. I checked on the mouse traps, one was still set the other was missing. I opened the other door and there was a mouse sitting on the sprung trap eating the peanut butter. Well that one got away. I cleaned all the stuff out of the bay, no mouse nest. I did vacuum up the bits of paper that had been chewed up. Then I got the crystal lite containers drilled with holes and put the cotton balls in them after I saturated them with peppermint.
|Ready to drive the mice away|
Then I went up and cleaned out the smoker cart and loaded it in the ranger. I am hoping to be able to block up the big gap under the top.
|See the big gap under the glue line.|
|All closed up|
|All set to go with a new regulator|
and sections of the burner are not lighting.
|The new set up|
Almost 2pm and boy were we hungry. Bonnie had been cleaning the house while I was outside. I fired up the Weber Grill and we gave it a good test grilling some sausage and toasting the rolls. It worked great.
We relaxed the rest of the day, watched the NASCAR qualifying and my plans to load the coach with clothes and food today went out the door. Its nice and cool tonight we even closed the windows as it in the 50s already. The big Jam in the Valley is over on the other side of the Hill and we have heard them testing the fireworks off and on all day. Hank Williams Jr. is the main act tonight. We will stay home tonight and take it easy.
We have enjoyed our Nations Birthday even though we did not leave our property.
Another nice cool morning. We took our time having breakfast and coffee and checking our email. Bonnie got ready and left to go shopping with the girls. I got my clothes together for the trip and took them and some of the food out to the rig. My new Passport America card had come in the mail and so I scanned it into Evernote.
Lots of 1/2 pricing campsites available through Passport America. The new registration for the CRV came also. So I scraped off the old one and stuck on the new one.
I was done outside and came in to watch some tennis, soccer, and Dirty Jobs. Bonnie was home sooner than I thought she would be with some surprises. I had mentioned wanting hamburgers and she brought some home to grill. So I fired up the Weber Grill again and grilled some chicken breast that we will take camping and heat up for a meal. Then I threw the hamburgers on the grill. The Weber is performing better than it ever did before. Bonnie made some coleslaw and boy it was good.
After supper we loaded more food and Bonnie's clothes into the rig. Then back in to watch some more TV and maybe the race. The NASCAR race was rained out for tonight, maybe tomorrow.
Well thats about it for me for today.
Well we were up and ready for church on time. We picked up the girls and headed to Elma. Today was Church under the Tent. We have a big white tent set up next to the church and it was the perfect temperature to be outside. The sermon was great. It was about how the Declaration of Independence was a Covenant with God and how we as a Nation are breaking that Covenant. Very interesting. You can even Google it and there is a lot of information about it.
We watched a bit of the NASCAR race once we got home but around 1:30 we took more food down to the rig and fired up the big yellow CAT engine, hooked up the CRV and headed almost straight north to Golden Hill State Park for 3 nights. Lots of people have left now that the 3 day week end is over and we have a sight the overlooks Lake Ontario. I thought that we would have decent cellular coverage here but the maps lie and I can not get a reliable signal. Looks like my next purchase before we head to Maine will be a Wilson Sleek Cellular Booster.
It is very nice here Lake Ontario spreads out before us and there is a very brisk breeze so it is quite comfortable.
The lighthouse is off to our right only about 100 yards so we will visit it sometime during our stay.
I believe there is a small museum in the Fog Horn building. So I am going to sit out here and read the latest edition of my Escapees Magazine. I may not get this posted tonight but I will give it a try.
Well I did get my text messages to kind of work and I made two calls by not touching the phone and using the speaker-phone while setting outside the coach. I also met a couple nice folks and we chatted for quite a while. Got to introduce them to both Escapees and RVillage.com. Bonnie came out after her nap and we watched the sun set. The breeze has died down and some rain is expected over night.
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