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Monday, April 1, 2013

I Slept....It worked!

I am happy to report I got a good nights sleep! And boy do I feel better today. Amazing what sleep will do for you isn't it??  The foam mattress did the trick. My hips are not hardly sore at all this evening. In our other fifth wheel, the bed in there was amazingly comfortable for an RV. It was a Heartland product....OK Keystone you need to step up and have better mattresses.  That is another reason we didn't sleep on it before we left, we weren't worried about it.  My heel is still sore especially in a shoe but it is healing too.

We were up early this am and I made my own Egg McMuffins for our breakfast. Art said they were better than McDonalds. I said sure they were they were made with love. I had a lady comment on my coffee pot and I thought I would share more on it.  See Art doesn't like coffee only I do, so making a big pot is a waste for us. So I found this coffee pot that makes one cup at a time. No not a Keurig. It is made by Hamilton Beach. I paid $20 for it. Perfect for me and I have learned to make my own little pouches of coffee because they are too expensive to buy.


I just put my favorite coffee cup under it.  How I make my own little filters is I cut down the big ones and then I start to fan fold them over and over until I have a little pouch. Then I put on one scoop of coffee and finish sealing it. It works, and a whole lot cheaper than buying the little filters you see here in the picture.



If later on in the day I want another cup of coffee I just do the routine all over again. Art has made tea in it too. He put a tea bag in the filter holder and wah-lah hot tea.


Guess what we had this morning. Started around 7:30am.  You can barely see it in the picture but believe me it was snowing really hard for about 10 minutes. Looked pretty against the trees, and seeing it out different windows.  :)

See the white blotches on the trees? Those are snow flakes.
Art and some of the guys worked on getting the water hooked up in the bathrooms. And then they blew off leaves on some of the sites in the Pine Loop. (where we are this year)

The dogs and I cleaned the RV this morning. OK, not really they watched and I vacuumed, and rearranged some things already. Funny how when you start loading up you put items here and there, then after you live in here for 2 days, that changes.  Then we took the Mini Cooper and drove around the park. It was too cold for the golf cart.  We did take a little ride on it though, we just couldn't wait to get back on it.

Cooper loves his new dog bed......my chair.  Why on earth would they slept on the floor when they can have a nice big chair. 



Effie made her bed in Art's chair. But she was cold and needed her sweater. Since she is smaller and older than Cooper she tends to be cold more often.

Had an interesting encounter today.  I saw a trailer pull into Southern Point where we were last year.  I got out and asked if they were new hosts and they said yes we are Bill and Abbie.  I told them I was Tammy Fletcher, and they said the "blogger". We know you, how is your heel?  Cool huh???  Really sweet couple looking forward to working with them this summer.  They can probably tell me things about myself I have forgotten. :)


We are ready for the cold tonight.  I woke up this morning a little cold too. 
It turned out to be a gorgeous day, sun was out and warm. The wind was cool though. Now when I get to see a deer and get a good picture it will be a great day!!!  I don't know why they didn't line up to welcome us back, I mean after all the publicity I gave them last year. But Art said maybe they consider me the Paparazzi .  ha ha 

I wanted to tell everyone that I have enjoyed all of your comments so much.  Just wanted you to know how thoughtful and encouraging you all have been towards us.....and we want to say a BIG THANK YOU!!!!!!

                      From Hardin Ridge we send best wishes and take care everyone!!!

26 comments:

  1. Good for you - making your own coffee pods - I'm too lazy for that. But I love my single cup Keurig. I'd suppose they all pretty much are the same, I just don't want to be making a whole pot of coffee, then only drink one or two cups. Putting a tea bag in is also a great idea - I'll have to try that.

    Sounds like you are nicely settling in. :)

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    1. I couldn't believe how expensive those little things were. There was no way I was paying that! I am like you a whole pot is way to much for me, it always goes to waste. Art loves hot tea so it works for both of us. Settling in a little everyday.

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  2. Wow sounds like your getting settled in and in the swing of things. Enjoy

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    1. Thanks! I feel like we are too. Relaxing more today.

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  3. you seem so much more relaxed today! I always feel better after a good sleep to.

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    1. You are right I am. The past few days have been very stressful. But then you are right again, a good nights sleep will make anyone seem more relaxed :)

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  4. I'm cleaning the rv and packing. Tomorrow we leave Lk Mead for Colorado. Can't wait to see snow but I'll be a little sad about leaving. I love this place. Great area to spend winter.

    Glad you're able to sleep! Have fun!

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    1. I am anxious for you to get to Colorado. I am sure they will still have snow. It is hard to leave a place you really love. Maybe you can go back there next year. Thanks me too. Having fun yes we are. Safe travels to you.

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    1. Amen to that! It does wonders for a body!

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  6. Glad the foam pad worked, always great to get a good night's sleep!

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    1. I am glad too. I don't know what we would do if it didn't. Sleep in the chairs I guess. Sleep...we kind of need it for sure.

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  7. yay sleep! outstanding, Tammy ... you're on your way! your dogs are so cute. and great idea about the coffee...

    haha the deer think you're paparazzi ... hahaaa

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    1. Carolyn you are funny. Thank you we sure love them. And thanks about the coffee. I love that little maker.
      Who knows what they think but they sure are not coming around yet. I miss them!!

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  8. Tammy, I glad that you got a good night sleep with the memory foam and that you are starting to feel more at ease. I love the little one cup coffee pot for the RV. It's nice that you can make your own little filters. Speedy healing of your heel.

    You'll probably run into other bloggers who knows you from your blog. It's cool meeting bloggers.

    Take car and stay safe.
    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. Thank you Julia. Yes, feeling more at ease, that causes me to relax. It is so cool meeting bloggers, my first time. Ya! I was so pleased I was able to come up with the little filters myself, saves $$$$.

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  9. Every time I click on your blog and see the beautiful red cardinal I get a warm glow of happiness. I'm glad the mattress topper worked. My 5th wheel mattress (NuWa Hitchhiker) was pretty comfortabler, but then I sometimes slept on the pull out couch and found it comfortable too. (I always gave my bed to the pregnant ladies and those with young babies & kids.)

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    1. I'm glad you do, but you know now I won't be able to change my header photo. LOL
      Those pull out couches are comfortable. Ours has the blow up mattress, I told Art we should have gotten up and slept on it. I remember you saying that about your bed in your blog. So thoughtful.

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  10. Amazing what a good night's sleep can do for you. Glad the toppers worked well for you. Now you just need some warmer weather and life will be perfect! P.S. thanks for sharing your chairs with the fur kids!!

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    1. It is isn't it? Me too, I don't think I could have taken another night of no sleep. The weather is supposed to be up to 61 this weekend. Hooray! Oh your welcome, but do we have a choice. ha ha
      Wouldn't have it any other way :)

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  11. Almost all RV beds just have to have that topper to be bearable. Glad things are smoothing out. Dachsies will be the first to tell you that they are just not floor dogs. They like soft and comfortable chairs preferably with a blanket. Oh, yeah, it really doesn't matter how warm it is, they still like blankies.

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    1. Thanks Collen. Yes, you are right they love their blankets. Effie has her own and Cooper has his own. They aren't spoiled now are they? You would know too :)

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  12. I am having so much fun reading your blog as fulltimers! How cool is that? Carry on - keep on truckin' ;-)

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    1. I am so glad Cyn, I am having fun sharing too. Finally, fulltimers, hard to believe. WE will.

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  13. What a good nights sleep can do for your day! Never thought about making my own pods. Looking forward to the warmer temps this week...sounds like lots more golf cart rides :)

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    1. Yes, for sure it does make the next day go so well. I didn't either until I saw the price of theirs. :-0
      Yes, we are supposed to be up to 61 this weekend. You bet lots more golf cart rides. Maybe we will see a deer!!!

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