Sunday, February 17, 2013


Life has been going at a whirlwind pace the last few days. 

Friday I had my last “girls’ day out” with Linda Mossman and Nancy Doyle.  We ate at Chili’s, Linda and I shopped at Walmart and then I got a perm … note- new glasses as well.


When I woke up Saturday Jim told me everyone was going to be gone that day and the company man said we could close the gate and go out to dinner if we wanted.  “If we wanted?”  You bet your britches we want to!!!

Before that though I had received an email from folks we met in Quartzsite January 2012, Kati and Tim Mangan.  They were in Austin area and had signed up to be gate guards with a different company than ours, and wanted to drive down and talk about the job.



The day was gorgeous so we sat outside and soaked it up while talking about gate guarding…giving advice and answering questions.


We met Tim and Kati during our Escapees RV Club Class of 2007 Fifth Reunion.  Our class name designates that we went fulltime RVing in the year 2007.  Tim and Kati had just retired (Class of 2012) and were “adopted” by the Class of 2007.


Later on we met local friends, Sue and Tom, at Pepe Boudreaux Restaurant for dinner and a last visit before we leave the area Wednesday.

Because there wasn’t anyone left at the pads I didn’t have to stay up. Jim closed the gate and we got to sleep together….Yippee!!! First time in four months.

Jim got up at 5:30 a.m. this morning to open the gate.  When I got up at 7:00 a.m. I got to see this……..

I hadn’t seen a sunrise since last November….and what a beautiful sight to see……

Our next couple of days will be very quiet. All the personnel have left.  The last of the equipment will leave tomorrow and then we leave here Tuesday morning and move to the company yard for a couple of nights.

It’s been a busy couple of days…..a whirlwind of activity.

Remember, you are loved.
Read the story behind the saying HERE


  1. Wow it HAS been a whirlwind for you! I love the new doo too. By the way, I have gotten so many compliments on the little hood/cowl you made for me. Thanks again so much.

  2. I guess now that this job is done, you are looking forward to a return trip to Colorado and another busy season in the cool mountains. It was a fast winter.

  3. Really like your curly hair & glasses look great too. Nice to be able to close the gate & be on your own at night. Still have to try Pepe's. thanks for all the mentoring. I know the other couples you've helped appreciate y'all as well!

  4. Great new specs and hairdo! Hope you enjoy some down time for awhile.


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