Tuesday, December 10, 2013

SD - Day # 5

I weighed in again Monday morning and found I had lost another pound....that's 5.5 pounds in a little over a week of eating less and moving more, and only Day #5 of the Subway Diet.  This is almost too easy, and very little "pain"....so far.  If I seem a little giddy it is because I am.  I don't know why I waited so long to do this other than I wasn't sure it would work for me, but it is.  The cool thing is the food I "have" to eat is delicious, and I am not getting tired of it.....so far.

We started out the morning cleaning our two cabins.  The weather began cold, and very, very windy, and stayed that way all day long.  We finished with our cabin cleaning around 10:15, changed our clothes and headed into Upland to take a look at a 1988 Jeep Wrangler YJ.  It's a little older than we wanted, but with only 114,000 original miles, well under our budget, and being in good to excellent condition, so we wanted to check it out.  It looked better in person than in the pictures which were pretty good, and drove great....the engine and transmission are in great condition, plus it has almost new tires, and an almost new soft top.  The only things it is lacking are the back seat, and door skins, but those can be obtained pretty easily.

We're about 90% we'll buy this one, but I am going to have my long time mechanic, Joel of Joel's Automotive in Upland, go over it mechanically tomorrow, and if it checks out we will be the proud owners of a Jeep....then it will be time to sell the 'Bird.  We both still have slightly mixed emotions about selling our baby, but it's time, and I think mentally we are there.  This Jeep will be easier for me to work on,  and way, way less expensive, plus it will be much more practical for our lifestyle.

 When we arrived back home our friends, well primarily TLE's friends, Steve and Candy (TLE worked with Candy in her former workaday life), had arrived in their late model Holiday Rambler diesel pusher.  Steve just retired, and they will begin to travel more in their motor coach, so they have a lot of questions about the lifestyle.    We spent a couple of hours visiting before heading, no running back to the coach in the frigidly cold, windy early evening!  They'll be here for four days, so we'll get more time to talk with them, and hopefully when the wind stops we'll be able to spend some time around the campfire.  

We finished off the evening watching "Almost Human" then heading off to bed early as we have another of those "iniquitous" early mornings Tuesday.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Just wondering, does this mean you will stop pulling your workshop, I mean trailer, and just pull the Jeep directly behind the MH? If so, I'll bet it will be hard to give up that man cave. --Dave (GoingRvWay.com)

    1. Hey Dave...We will keep the trailer and haul the Jeep around in it just like we do the 'Bird......


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