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Thursday, May 21, 2015

TVC - Day 12 - Surviving

This is how the day started........sun showers........


......this is what it turned into by mid morning.....rain showers on and off the rest of the day....


.....however, the intermittent rain did not stop the pavers from doing their work.....


......2 inches of new black top curing on the outer loop in section 'E'.......

So, what actually happened that was noteworthy, or even 'blog' worthy on Wednesday?  Not much......just nomadic life.....TLE decided to help out in the office Wednesday (our day off) as they were short handed, and I opted keep my day off......normally TLE would have pulled all the throw rugs out of the coach and shaken the residual dirt out of them, and then vacuumed the floors, but since she was otherwise occupied that task fell to moi.....it's actually harder than it sounds.  Just like in a sticks and bricks home, cleaning must be done in an RV on a pretty regular basis, especially when the outdoors is so near at hand, and seems to encroach even more easily than in a sticks and bricks home.

I spent some time raking up the pine needles out of our site, vacuuming out the trailer once again, and then cleaning up the Cannondale tandem so we can ride it if it ever stops raining long enough to get in a good ride.  I also took time to make a small repair on one of my snow boots.....

 The new shoelace 'hook' installed

You can just see the two rivets I used to attach the new shoelace 'hook'.

.....one of the shoelace 'hooks' on the upper part of the boot had broken off some time between the sugar beet harvest and a week ago when I wore them for the first time in a long time.  I have a pair of 'tin snips' and a small sheet of aluminum so I cut out a small piece, drilled two holes, filed off the sharp edges, riveted it in place, and finally, using a pair of needle nose pliers, bent it over to form a new shoelace 'hook'......works great!

I spent the rest of the afternoon reading another James Lee Burke book starring 'Dave Robicheaux'.....the intrepid New Iberia Sheriff in 'Pegasus Descending'....I think this is the 15th  book in his Dave Robicheaux series....I'm going to miss this character when I read the last book in a few weeks....I think there are 20 books in the series.

My sister, Jill, called around 4 pm and we talked for close to an hour.......we've been talking every week for the past 5, or 6 weeks just to stay in touch....it feels really good to have my sister back in my life.....TLE arrived home just after 5 so we bid our telephone adieus......

We spent the evening watching the 3 hours finale of Season 30 of Survivor.......we were overjoyed that Mike won.......his head was on the chopping block for the last 6 episodes, but he managed to stay in the game using his 'immunity idol', and then by winning 5 individual immunity challenges....amazing.

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