Cave Dwellings: “The Three Trucks”…and…I just can’t get my mojo goin’.
Cave Dwellings

Buckhorn Creek, Lake O' The Pines, Jefferson, TX

Friday, August 7, 2015

“The Three Trucks”…and…I just can’t get my mojo goin’.


Yep..I actually sat down and decided to post a blog..I have been toying with the idea of dumping the whole thing.  My desire to try to come up with an entertaining subject is waning. Either it’s my lousy attitude ( PROBABLY!) or my lack of exciting things in my life to post about (MORE POSSIBLY!!)   It seems that this summer has been one big snarl of broken trucks, broken lawn edgers, more broken trucks, broken lawn splitters, yet more broken trucks, ceiling replacement…did I mention broken trucks?  Dennis has been busy installing his new little truck….and now in the “Ol Blue” (yes, we still have his old blue truck).  THEN, our nice black GMC got jealous at all the attention we were giving the other trucks, so the steering began squeaking.  Enter MacGyver yet one more time…He took off the front wheel and discovered a bad bearing, or some such thing. All I know is he had it all torn apart and managed to find out how to fix it AND put it back together…YOU DA MAN, MACGYVER!!

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So we are still the proud owners of 3, three, yes,I said THREE trucks…The GMC gets a pass, that’s MY truck. But Dennis is having a hard time deciding on which of these two other “gems” to keep. I hear what you're thinking..Why would he want to keep that nasty old blue 1989 piece of rust no paint truck. I gotta say, it’s apeeling . Sorry, couldn’t resist. I’m going out on a limb here and saying that I personally do NOT like that new silver bumble bee of a truck. WHY?? Well, it sounds like a bumble bee….and the “extended cab” amounts to a little jump seat fit only for a 3 year old child’s derriere butt. Also, I do not feel safe in it…sits too low…I like to be waaaay up in the air, like a Queen in her throne black GMC..Dennis put liability insurance back on “Ol Blue” so he can drive it..and also the silver bumble bee…Decisions, decisions…All I know is ..leave MY big black wonderful GMC alone!!!…unless you have plans for a new ride..

Den 1998 July 4th parade 

NO,NO…THIS ISN’T OURS!! Dennis drove this in one of our parades. (He does look pretty darn good behind that wheel though…) I have an idea that is more his style…



My parathyroid soap opera continues.  I just had a bone density scan ..already know I am pre-osteoporosis (fancy word is osteopenia…whatever). Probably because my bones were being robbed of Calcium, which was going into my bloodstream and wreaking havoc on other organs. I have found a website online called Norman Parathyroid Center in Tampa Florida..I also have a good friend whose mother went there for her surgery and was very satisfied..I’m still researching, but the docs around here sure aren’t very helpful.. OK, enough about my merry medical merry-go-round..BOOOORING!

On a lighter note, I have been pretending all is normal here and we have no obligations..I have our Winter Florida RV trip almost entirely booked. It begins with Fort Pickens CG on the Gulf Islands National Seashore..We do lots of the same we did last  year..Ortona (twice), Big Cyperess National Park, Everglades National Park, with a few new and different parks thrown in for giggles…We will again end up in Spanish Fort AL the second week in March, and wind our way home through Mississippi..details to follow (if I can get my act together).

I won’t even insult your intelligence with a whiney apology for my errant ways in the blogosphere..Suffice to say I am irresponsible and sporadic at best.




  1. I, for one, hope you don't dump the blog. How else am I to know what's going on in Sandwich? I'm a little surprised you picked Florida again. Thought you might head southwest this winter.

    1. No, we cannot go that far away...If we have to come home for the elders, we need to be closer...They have no kids and we are their only "go to " people. Thanks for the encouragement..I will try not to give up my blogosphere peeps!!!

  2. Looks like you guys got a truck-a-palooza going on there in your driveway. I've had 5 pick-ups but not all at once. Had 2 mini-minors at the same time once though. Guess that was a mini-palooza. I understand the difficulty in finding interesting things to write about. It's my biggest challenge some days. Too bad you couldn't make it out to the great southwest again but do understand your dilemma. Stay positive:))

  3. We all have those times when we wonder "Why are we doing this?" Amazingly it does use a lot of our time that we could use to kick back and relax but it is also a reminder of what we did with our lives.
    As far as the vehicles go the car just baled us out when the truck was down but Kathy always feels safer in the truck.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It;s about time.