Good Morning. The sun it out but it is cold outside. This is the first day of winter.
Jan, I know how your TOPS job must have been with others giving input that is not necessary. In the past I have always volunteered to be a wagonmaster for a monthly camp out. A couple of times I've done it by myself due to asst. cancelling due to illness. No problem as there is always a lot of volunteers willing to help. Mostly it is just organizing a couple of meals and doing the grocery shopping. Well, this time I decided I would help someone and make it easier on myself. BIG MISTAKE The couple I/we are helping has done one campout in the past so I didn't think this was a big deal. Her DH does very little as he stays up all night and doesn't get up to mid afternoon. He's also lactose intollerent (sp) We are working on a camp out in late January. We had planned one propared dinner, one order in pizza meal and two breakfast with sweet bread for good by on Sunday morning. We collect $7.00 per person per day for food. Before Dec. it was $5.00 per day but costs have gone up.
At our last campout the group decided to make the outings easier on the host as it was getting hard to get volunteers to host as our group is getting smaller. So when the gal, I am working with heard that she said let them eat breakfast on their own and we'll just do the order in pizza and 1 breakfast that will have them in the hall for the business meeting after they eat. Fine with me. After we had already shopped for food prices etc etc. Now she is driving me nuts on how much and when to give them their excess food allowance back. I bet she has sent me a ream of paper in emails. I think I may take up drinking.
Patty, I know your snow is pretty but please don't send it our way. Our drivers here would not have a clue how to drive in snowy, icy roads. I grew up in that stuff but never had a drivers license once it started to snow. Left home in the late spring, never to return. Once we did have a cover of snow in Memphis, but it didn't last long.
I've been wanting us to buy another car. We'd keep the one we have for towing behing the motor home but get another that would be more comfortable for us old folks. An RV friend has a Chevy Equinox that we like and it is towable but much heavier than the Malibu we have. I found a used Equinox at a Car Max up the road that is a 2010 with only 18,000 miles on it. The Malibu is the first used car we've ever bought and it has been a very good car. It was a lease car in Fl. as that is where we bought it. I want something that has the seats higher. DH suggested we look at it yesterday but it was late in the day and I didn't want to have to drive home in traffic. He reminded me there are express lanes in that direction. Maybe after he eats his lunch he will want to go.
Ann in San Diego
| current weight: -11.0 under