Tuesday, December 28, 2010

South Fla to see family !

We are here in Plantation, Florida for the Christmas Holiday. Look at our awesome Christmas tree......

My friend, Sherry, stopped by for a visit. We've been friends over 30 years!

Here is a picture of my mom, who is a little laid back today, enjoying a football game probably with her little doggie, GiGi.....

Below is a picture of Jeff and his mom, Laura. She is hosting this shin-dig and we are staying with her during our time here.

The picture here is of myself and my son, Larry. He still lives in Plantation and it was nice to see him again. (They grow up so fast)

As you can see in this picture below Jeff is carving up the ham and will start on the turkey next.

This picture below is of my mother-in-law again (Laura) and her boyfriend, Izzy.

And this goofy pic below is of my nephew, Jarrod, and his dad (my brother), Jamie. They are the trouble-makers in the family.
Missing is my niece, Chelsea, who is away at college in Tampa. She will join us in a few days though.

See ya down the road !

Things are moving along in Georgia

We are accomplishing things at the property in Georgia.

First things first though - we need to do laundry. This is set up in our garage.
But take note - it dropped to 16 degrees and the lines/valves in the washer froze up and broke and now we gotta order new parts when we get back from our Holiday in South Florida!

We bought a 8' x 12' utility/landscape trailer because of all the 'stuff' we had to haul off that was out in the woods. Boy there was a lot out there too!

Jeff cleaned out the shed behind the garage (you can see is behind the trailer here) and after throwing out some old stuff that had been in there for years; he built the little ledge to put the firewood in that we will definitely need when we get the new house.

Okay, we are OFF for the Holidays to visit family in South Florida. We'll be back in January 2011.
See ya down the road !

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Georgia on my mind - where are we ?

As many of you know, Jeff and I have property in middle Georgia, which is ultimately where we plan to reside. Below is a picture of where we and our friends have set up our RV's for now.

We have approximately 19 acres of land which was previously farmed by relatives. The picture below is where we hope to put our home some day.

We already have a large garage on the property and a well in place. We have had power to the building for years and now will set it up for full hook ups for both RV's.

The well water was full of iron and required a water treatment system installed and after this was done Jeff and Rob (and Robbie) had to create a building over it. They are hard at work in the picture below.

Later on they painted it and tried to make it look like an old-fashioned out house.

Even though we are in the woods - we still want the creature comforts of home - so we had DirecTV installed! (wonder if Jeff will ever come out of the RV again ?)

My son, Larry, came up from South Florida for a visit over Thanksgiving and he and Jeff are about to undertake some thinning out of the trees so they don't fall on the RV.

Below my son is carrying off some of the limbs into the woods.

We decided we needed to do something to try and make our RV warmer, so we are putting a skirting around the base with with insulation. Jeff, not one to do anything the easy way, decided to make a real construction job out of it! He is SO perfect........what can I say?

The frame work is in place and next he attaches washers/screws to hold the insultation in place.

The final picture shows the overall finished work. Pretty nice huh? Only thing is - we won't be doing anymore camping anytime soon - gotta wait for winter to pass now.
Last night it was 20 degrees and now, today, at 3:30pm it has just hit 50 degrees! argh.........

See ya down the road !