Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Cabin on the Hill....cancelled.

May 12 - 18, 2014
Parnell Creek RV Park - Woodville, AL
Not too many things keep me awake at night. Even when I tell Scott that I'm wide awake and hope I can get to sleep, I roll over and within 2-3 minutes I'm out!
If you read my last post, we put a bid on a beautiful log home. 15 acres, but a driveway so steep, we can't get our pick up truck up to the house.
I put the bid in via email about 5pm. I kept thinking about it and thinking about it. Why don't I feel excited about this? The last house we bid on, we were looking forward to the possibility of moving in. But I just felt really scared this time around. Something is just not right. 
So I keep 

thinking and ...

thinking and...

oops, my mind started to wander! So sorry!

Next thing I know, Scott is asleep (I am usually asleep first) and it's 2:30am!!!! I'm usually asleep by 11pm. Obviously, I'm not happy with this decision.
I open up my email and send a notice to rescind the bid. Almost immediately after sending that, I felt better. A little sad, because we loved the house, but knew the property was not right for us. Later that day, Scott admitted he feels good about cancelling the bid.
So we are free again, for now. We may look at a house on the lake next week, but after that, we'll reconsider in the Fall. I think I just had a very difficult Winter. I love snow and don't mind cold weather, BUT NOT IN AN RV.
Even in New Mexico this past Winter, we had some snow and almost every night had to disconnect the water line because the temperatures were going to go below freezing.
Then we traveled through, or tried to travel through Texas on our way to see a house we had been watching for 2 months. We were delayed for 3 weeks in Texas because we needed a new engine. Because of that delay, we were the 3rd bidder on this house/property we had been drooling over. Not meant to be. Maybe now that I'm over that Winter slump and everything is green again, I'm having a bit of a renewed love affair with full timing.
I plan on making reservations for a couple of months through this coming Winter in Florida...probably Cedar Key. I also hope we will finally start staying places longer.

This week we are enjoying the company of fellow Cedar Creek RV owners and some S.O.B.'s! Yep, I called them S.O.B.'s! Don't be so quick to judge. This is the Cedar Creek RV Owners Club, therefore you should own a Cedar Creek RV. But as time goes by, we sometimes upgrade, or go smaller or even buy another brand! Tsk! Tsk! That's why they are S.O.B.'s. They own Some Other Brand of RV. We welcome them with open arms. They have become friends and a brand should not segregate us.
There have been some group touristy things to join in, but we are neither touristy, nor enjoy large groups, so we are just hanging around the park for the most part. This is a really great group of people. Plus there is a wealth of knowledge among all of these CC owners. I would encourage you to look to see if your RV brand/model has a club. It's nice to gather together with something in common and make new friends and meet up occasionally here and there for rallies.We'll be in Branson, MO at the end of June for the CCRVOC (Cedar Creek RV Owners Club) international rally.
This is the End 
Comedy 2013
My rating 2 out of 5
Seth Rogan
Jonah Hill
James Franco
Six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange, apocalyptic events devastate Los Angeles. The actors play themselves and there are other cameos in the beginning of the movie.
As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Eventually, they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption.
I think the guys may enjoy this more than the girls. Pretty raw, gross, shocking scenes of how guys act amongst themselves. Well, some guys, maybe guys in high school.
I watched it simply because I was on the computer and Scott had it on.
Western Sizzlin - Scottsboro, AL
My rating 2.5 out of 5
A decent sized buffet style dining. You can also order a meal off the menu. We chose the buffet. Most items were so-so. The only item I thought was very good was the meatloaf. The worst item was the mashed potatoes. Instant potatoes have improved a lot in the last few years and with a little doctoring up, them can be quite tasty. These instant mashed potatoes were horrible. Seemed to be made with water only and no butter or seasoning added except on top.
Salad bar had much to be desired. Dessert bar was fair. The soft serve "ice cream" was some kind frozen ice milk. I enjoyed the bread pudding which had some coconut added to it.
We were a group of 20 people and the waitress, Linda was wonderful.
I would not return. Where is a Golden Corral to teach this place a thing or two?
Showtime had a free preview weekend and Scott goes bonkers DVR'ing movies. There was a "History of the Eagles" (the band, not the bird) documentary on in two parts. The first part spanned from the beginning of their careers until they broke up. The second part was the reunion 14 years after the split and until present. Really, really interesting! Besides being drunk and high and jerks in their younger years, they really had talent. The documentary showed some of their jam sessions and how they harmonized and composed. It takes work, it does not just happen. I didn't realize how much I enjoy their music & voices.
Watch this documentary on line.

I turn on the tube and what do I see?
A whole lotta people cryin, Don't blame me
They point their crooked little fingers at everybody else
Spend all their time feelin' sorry for themselves
Victim of this, victim of that
Your mamas too thin and your daddys too fat

Get over it!
Get over it!
All this whinin' and cryin' and pitchin a fit
Get over it! Get over it!

You say you haven't been the same since you had your little crash
But you might feel better if they gave you some cash
The more I think about it old Billy was right
Lets kill all the lawyers, kill em tonight
You don't wanna work, you wanna live like a king
But the big, bad world doesn't owe you a thing

Get over it!
Get over it!
If you don't wanna play then you might as well split
Get over it! Get over it!

Its like goin' to confession every time I hear you speak
Youre makin' the most of your losin' streak
Some call it sick but I call it weak, yeah yeah yeah

Yeah you drag it around like a ball and chain
You wallow in the guilt, you wallow in the pain
You wave it like a flag, you wear it like a crown
Got your mind in the gutter, bringin' everybody down
You bitch about the present and blame it on the past
Id like to find your inner child and kick its little ass!

Get over it!
Get over it!
All this bitchin and moanin and pitchin a fit
Get over it! Get over it!

Get over it!
Get over it!
Its gotta stop sometime so why don't you quit?
Get over it! Get over it!

Get over it!

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Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Don Henly/Glenn Frey/Eagles, Universal Music Publishing Group


  1. :) Well I like the way your mind wanders!

    Sorry about the house, but it sounds like it wasn't meant to be.

    Maybe you need to spend winter in someplace warm. I agree that living in cold weather in an rv is not a great -thing. We spent the winter in the Florida Keys and it was between 70-85 every day. No snow, no cold and very little rain.

    Cedar Key is pretty cold in the winter. Come on down to the Keys! You'll love it!

    1. We don't mind cold weather, just not freezing weather.My PERFECT temp is 68°. Above 80° I'd just stay inside with the AC.

  2. We will be in Florida from Nov 1 - mid January. Several different 2 week reservations at different satiate parks. I really hope we cross paths. I know nothing about the cabin, or your needs, but the fact that the driveway was so steep would have turned me off very quickly. Having just sold a house, I am very conscious of resale considerations. Have you though about renting a country place for a year? I know you would want someplace you could have dogs and that might be a harder rental find, but at least it might give you the time in one place you want.

  3. We all need to listen to that inner voice. Glad you did.

    We will be in Branson but not until September. Alaska first.

    About Cedar Creeks. We had a used 2002 that we bought in 2007. Had not left NJ yet. Tried living in it until retirement. Winds blew in through the slides. Stayed in it one month in the cold and bought a Montana in 2009. Always very tight, walls warm in winter, no drafts. Then last August fell in love with another Cedar Creek. Lots of things we like about it. However, not nearly as well built as the Montana. Cold winds again, this time around the windows. When cold outside the walls feel cold. Just not the quality we expected. Also noticed the metal frame under the floor is held with screws. The Montana's was welded. BUT on the upside we love the residential fridge, the layout, the huge walk in bedroom closet, having a real sofa bed and not an air mattress (for when grandkids visit) and most of all the self leveling jacks.

    So, in a nutshell - when the right house comes along you for, you will know it.


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