2020 September 13

Sunday at Nathan’s

And at Audrie’s

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e spent the night at Nathan’s. I got to visit with him and the great grandkids — mostly Henry.

  • Shortly after two, Audrie came after Ella and I. We then went to her house until 7:30 when we were shuffled back to Linnea and Rob’s. I’m becoming discombobulated. Everyone is making plans for us. Without transportation of our own, we are be shuttled around.

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2020 September 12

Saturday

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We woke after sleeping all night in our recliners. All together a good night. Although I was awakened often by Ella poking me with her finger. She claimed I was snoring.

John, Brandon, and Nathan came in the morning and hauled more stuff to John’s. There it will be loaded into his fifth wheel trailer. I’m beginning to dread going to our Texas home with all of this. Unless we move directly into an apartment, I don’t know where Ella expects everything to fit.

Um, I don’t know. these two.
Krista, Russ, James

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2020 September 11 Patriots Day

Friday Sneezin’ Season

at Linnea & Rob’s in Carlisle

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We left Carlisle in the rain.

Iowa’s state capital building in Des Moines. And it’s still raining.

Lucas state office building which bourse the office of vital records.Which is where we had to go for copies of our birth and marriage records. Those are needed for us to get Texas drivers licenses.Then it was to Village Inn for lunch with no pie. Now that is almost criminal to not eat pie at Village Inn.

  • Roberta and Dani came by for a short visit in the late afternoon.
  • John came and got a pickup load of our stuff. He will start loading it into his fifth wheel trailer. There it’s still more to go.
  • Rob and Linnea came out, bringing the Nyquil and Dayquil that I left in their car. They also took the outdoor bench home with them.
  • I’ll ready for sleep. I’ve taken a dose of Nyquil. Hopefully that will help me find my way to the Land of Nod.
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2020 September 10

Throwback Thursday

at Cutty’s Des Moines campground

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Once again it rained all night and all of the day. I’m told that the rain is desperately needed

Almost 27 years ago this young couple said “I do!” If you notice, the cake topper is Mr. and Mrs. Claus kissing. It was the day after Christmas, which is when we could get most of the family together.

Even then, we were old enough that we sat for the receiving line and opening wedding gifts. Many things in our lives have changed; houses, homes, cars, trucks, and trailers. We no longer have kids (biological or exchange) at home with us. Incomes and jobs have come and gone. However the “I do!” still stands firm.

This it’s my niece Kathy, who has gone to be with the Lord. Being that she was only three years younger than I, she was more like a sister. I miss her.

We went to Linnea and Rob’s to spend the night. She is taking us to Ella’s dentist appointment on the morning and then to get certified copies of our birth certificates. We need those so we can get our Texas drivers licenses.

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2020 September 09 Trash Gone

Wednesday

at Cutty’s Des Moines campground

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  • Mary and Hazel came to visit this afternoon. They treated Ella and I to lunch at Pizza Ranch home of the Best Chicken in America ® . They also brought a large folder of old family photos.

  • Including this one is Ella and I from many moons ago.
  • Marvin Keith came by this afternoon and hauled away all of the trash. I feel do much better having that burden taken care of.
8:30 p.m.
  • The rain is traveling a diagonal path to the north north east. That means that it has just left our Texas home and is headed toward the Iowa trailer. Thank you God that it didn’t rain while we were clearing out the two rental storage units or when sitting outside sorting through things at the trailer. But it has rained nearly non-stop since then. I still have some OUTSIDE things to do before we leave this gone forever.
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2020 September 08 Rain

Tuesday

at Cutty’s Des Moines campground

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Can you believe these temperatures and the rain?

Arik and Jenny drove us to the bank so that we could close our safe deposit box.Making a list of TO DOs for us to close out the last business before we leave.Rain upon Rain

  • Our nephew Marvin (Keith) called snd then came by to visit for several hours. He has offered to haul away our trash.
  • Today Cutty’s had breakfast at the Clubhouse. Not having transportation, we walked. Our trailer isn’t that far from the clubhouse the walk wasn’t that bad And good for us. We did get to see good friends we might not get to see for maybe the last time.

Lyn surprised us by calling to say sure is working at Cutty’s part time. She came over after 8:30 p.m. and stayed until after 12 a.m.

  • I’m tired. Haven’t proof read, but going to post and go to need
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2020 September 07

Monday at Cutty’s Des Moines campground

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  • We had breakfast with friends at Cutty’s this morning. We may not see some of them for a long while, or possibly never
  • Ella wrote: Today Cutty’s had breakfast at the Clubhouse. Not having transportation, we walked. Our trailer isn’t that far from the clubhouse the walk wasn’t that bad And good for us. We did get to see good friends we might not get to see for maybe the last time.

  • Today was more sorting. Things that were carried from the storage units to the trailer. Today those were sorted through. The small shed behind the trailer was emptied and sorted. Much of the trailer was also emptied and sorted. We have a good size pile of items that Arik and Jenny will take to Texas when they leave tomorrow. Those items they will store until we have a place for them. There are plenty of items to be hauled to the dump. Add still more that hopefully John will be willing to haul to Texas in a week or so. If he isn’t willing, I don’t really know what we will do.
  • I also fixed the broken awning support and got the awning or and secured.

  • This evening my niece Karla and her daughter Renee stopped to take us out to Texas Roadhouse for supper. It was nice to sit and visit for awhile. It was also nice to have ribeye.
Des Moines Iowa area
Liberty Hill Texas area
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280.5lb

2020 September 06 In Iowa

Sunday at Cutty’s Des Moines campground

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It has been eleven months and eight days since I slept in our bed in Iowa. It still felt like home. I slept well for a little over six hours and then I was fully awake
It maybe going to be sunny later — but right now at 7 a.m. it it’s completely overcast.

  • Today was also Linnea’s births birthday. John hosted a party at hits place. Lots of family, good food, swimming, water balloons, and just sitting and visiting. A Moore relaxed ending of the day than the beginning.
  • We still have a gigantic amount of stuff that was brought to our trailer for further sorting, donating, and trashing. I’m so glad that the storage units are empty and gone! Instead of spending another $150.00 this month, we will be getting a small refund…
  • I also have a repair job ship that our awning kids properly supported. More on that tomorrow.
  • I’m tired and it is 11 o’clock. Do. I’m going to sleep now.

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280.5lb.

2020 September 05 Traveling

Saturday

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This is the weather forecast we are leaving behind in Texas.

This is the current current weather where we are headed in Iowa.
Up at 3:30 to be ready for Arik and Jenny to, who are driving us to Iowa today.

5 a.m. and we’re on Interstate 35 headed north.
We were following a semi tractor-trailer flatbed that was weaving all over the place it was using all three lanes plus the song thankfully he’s way ahead of us now because he’s also speeding in that big rig.

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15 hours on the road didn’t leave much time for walking.

2020 September 04 Packing

Friday

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Not the prettiest sunrise photo, is it?

  • September 4th! This it’s the time of year when we normally be thinking of packing for our trip from Iowa to Texas. Today, we are packing (lite) to to from Texas to Iowa. We will have time to visit family and friends. HOWEVER, this is a WORKING trip. We need to empty two rented storage units. We will also empty and close our Iowa trailer. The trailer will either move to a new home, to temporary storage, or to salvage.
The evening after I switched the car insurance from Iowa to Texas, I received insurance documents via email. I noticed that it listed the truck as being used from business. I sent an email, to the agent listed on the policy,stating that I only used the truck for personal use.
Today I received another webmail with downloadable documents. As I read through them, I saw that it still said that the truck was used for business. I called the toll free number and, after speaking with the best artificial intelligence phone system I’ve ever encountered, spoke with a live human female who quickly was able to change the truck usage to “commute.” Evidently “personal” isn’t an option.
While I had her on the line, I said, “As I understand it, if the automatic payment is taken directly from the bank account, rather than my bank-card, there is a discount. Correct?” Yes there is and the payment will now come directly from the bank. With those two changes, my payment dropped around $40.
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That it’s the most uninterrupted sleep that I’ve had in a very long time.