Monday, March 21, 2011

11/11 What Time Is It?

Has anyone figured what is the purpose of Daylight Savings Time? I mean beside screwing with everyone's head. It's dark when I wake & don't want to get out of bed. It's light when I have supper & make plans to stay in for the evening. Now I am starting to have breakfast at 11 o'clock & dinner at 8 or 9 o'clock. Just leave the damn clocks alone & stop screwing with everyone's biological clocks!

I have a new toy. A friend gave me a stand-up 3 wheel scooter that needed some work. We found a dealer & got the scooter running. Now I am a terror on 3 wheels in the trailer park. The women think it's cute & the guys want to check it out. I am a rock star around here.

We also made plans for next year. Since we are officially snow birds we have to make plans for our next migration. The park had their annual sign up for next year so now we have our plans for the 2011-2012 season.

Time is running short & there are people we want to see before we leave. We made plans & met with a group of postal workers at the Wing House. Good food, good drinks, & good friends... who could ask for more? We had a blast & know that these friends are for real & we will see them again next year. Next week we get together with a group of postal retirees & look forward to seeing others who have survived the Post Office.

St Patricks Day is a big deal here in the park. There is a parade, games, food, & of course green beer. We helped out with the games & participated in the parade. I even decorated my scooter with all things green for the parade. I was like an Irish Shriner zig zagging though the parade. All in all it was a lot of fun.

This week we are going to slow down & spend quality time with each other. Just ride our bikes & maybe play tourist. So until there is more to write we will be enjoying ourselves from our home in Largo because.....

Home is where we park it,

Frank & Mary

Saturday, March 19, 2011

11/10 Gotta Blog More Often

Things have been crazy lately, more so than usual. I am going to have to blog more often just to keep up. Well let's start & see how far I get.

The Strawberry Festival was great. We spent the day with our good friends Alice & Larry enjoying the sights, sounds, & smells at the fair grounds. Mary didn't enjoy the smells so much since she was still feeling a bit queasy. She did manage to eat a good part of a strawberry shortcake & the sight of racing pigs always makes her feel better. Then there was the Chris Young concert. She doesn't care that he is the same age as her baby she still does a minor swoon when she sees him. He did put on a good concert & we had awesome seats, just 3 rows from the stage. Perfect weather made it a perfect day.

It was a good thing we just had a good day because the next day we had our taxes done & picked up the truck from the shop. This is the first time in 20 years that we have had to pay the IRS. Not so much that we have to eat cat food but the timing was perfect with the bill for the truck. It's that time of year that we get the truck serviced before hitting the road. The truck is 8 years old so I wasn't surprised that there were a few things over & above normal maintenance. It was time to see if our extended service plan really works. Well we got our moneys worth out of it this time. After all was said & done the plan paid 80% of the bill & we were extremely happy.

The election for the trailer park association is now over & Mary is the new vice-president. That means a new reign of terror begins. It may be going to her head, she is making me call her "Madam Vice-president" at home now! The association is actually in charge of activities in the park & people want to see the fun brought back. Things have stagnated some but Prez Norma & Vice-prez Mary have some great ideas & support to liven up things come next snow-bird season. With me now calling bingo I don't know if I can stand any more excitement.

There is more but I will save it for the next blog. Maybe tomorrow. We'll see. Until then goodnight from our home on wheels in Largo because .....

Home is where we park it,
Frank & Mary

Monday, March 7, 2011

11/9 Found Time For.....

I know that I always complain about the missing free time that I was "promised" when I retired. But we seem to find time for things both good & not so good. We have found time to help our little old lady friends move, volunteer at school, campaign for Mary's vice-presidency, & call Bingo. While all this was going on we also managed to find time to get sick. Mary started with an upset stomach that had her up all night losing her dinner & freezing. I continued with symptoms of the other end the next day. We have to get well for the Strawberry Festival this week.

Like I said we had time for Bingo. At Bingo Mary was walking around the hall "kissing hands & shaking babies" as I like to put it. The campaign is going strong & looks like to be going well. Before Bingo I was doing my own campaigning. I was chatting up the Bingo players before my calling debut, begging for compassion. Well I did survive. It was a rough start but the players were helpful & understanding. Bingo must go on so they must be tolerant. Afterward many of the players came up to me & said that I did a good job & were glad that I had stepped up as a caller. I was just glad that I could help out.

Well we are going to try to eat a little something & hope to feel better for the Strawberry Festival. Mary is looking forward to strawberry shortcake & the Chris Young concert. I am looking forward to all the other foods that we only get to eat at fairs & festivals.

Under the weather in our home in Largo because....

Home is where we park it,
Frank & Mary