Archive for September, 2010

Hanging with Tara and Jon

While in Wooster area, we went and hung out with my sister and her husband. She does some animal nutrition super smart person thing with cows. 😉 She explained it all and some of it made sense and some of it just went right by me. I think the gist of it is, she is figuring out how to feed cows left over garbage and make the bigger fatter stronger. Hehe.

Anyhow she has cows that have windows in their sides so she can scoop out what they eat and study it. It's all quite gross.

Enjoying the RV park

I was done with work today by lunch time, so we decided to make use of the pool and hot tub. This park is quite nice. Not enough rocks for us to use the rock crawlers, but still nice. 🙂

Made it to Dundee, OH

For anyone who follows up regularly, here's a little update.

We spent last week at our friends house because our jobs got canceled so our campgrounds weren't going to be covered. Had a great time with them and we took a day trip in to see the Statue of Liberty which was totally awesome. I recommend anyone who is within driving distance spend the money and learn about our great nation.

On Friday we got up early and headed to Lerch RV to get some minor repairs done on our camper. We have put about 20k miles on it already since we bought it in June. We really like our camper, but there was just a few little things that didn't hold up well. I did run out of gas on the way as the previous post mentioned. I really thought I could make the final 12 miles on what was left, but the PA mountains and the head winds were against me. We made it an hour and a half late for our appointment. They fixed all the warranty stuff and then did some normal maintenance on bearings and brakes since we had some many miles on it ($85). Not bad.

After the repairs we went back to my parents house for the weekend. While there I built a center console to hold the kids TV and basically help clean up the clutter in the van. Went to church today and didn't even warn anyone. 🙂 We also managed to get the van washed and the camper washed. It still had bugs from Nebraska on it. Ewwwwww!

After church we got out the winter clothes and warmer blankets from the space bags and packed up and headed to Dundee, OH for the next round of MCD work. This campground is very new (2008) and is pretty awesome. It is slightly more expensive then we like, but still cheaper then the crappy KOAs we have stayed at. Evergreen RV Park is smack in the heart of Amish country and only 17 minutes from my baby sister. So hopefully we get to see her while we are here. Two weeks ago they had a tornado hit, so I am hoping that's not going to happen again.

Stupidity

Well I am retarded. Ran out of gas 12 miles from the RV shop. Really thought it would make it. Grrrrr.......

Our trip to see the Statue of Liberty

Today we took the kids in to see the Statue of Liberty. It was on our must see list and we were only about 2 hours away. She is awesome! Cost a mint and security is about stupid to have to go through. Wish I could just say, "hey American citizen here, just want to show my kids what was great about this country." Had to empty pockets and go through metal detectors twice. Sheesh. Anyhow, we only climbed to the pedastal. All 156 steps. To the top was supposedly 315 although that doesn't seem like that many, but we couldn't do it with Tristian. Maybe when she is older. Still we had a good time.

Kathy, if you are reading this... You have to go to Ellis Island. With all the genealogy stuff you are doing, you would love it. It's amazing. Wish we could have stuck around and read some more. Kids don't like to read all the little plaques and stuff. 🙂

Enough blather and on with the pix!

Allentown, PA

Having a good time hanging with Adam and Amanda in Allentown, PA this week. We were supposed to work in Philly and they canceled those on. So we hung out here this week instead. Of course, as is typical, we are working in Ohio next week. So a 7 hour drive for us to the next place. We are stopping Friday at Lerch RV to get some minor repairs done on our camper. Needs the brakes adjusted and some other minor stuff like that.

Chilling in Allentown.

Well Endeavor had one more last minute job for me to do on Friday, so we decided to do that then park at our friends house. With no work this week we don't get our campground covered, so it was look for free! Plus this is a bigger city so more work available around. I want to take the kids in to NYC to see the statue of liberty.

Adam and I took Eli to do some rock crawling and racing yesterday. We had a blast. Just like old times. 🙂 I do love hanging out with Adam and Amanda.

Server down last night.

Hello,

The City of Provo is currently working on a major issue near our building and Rocky Mountain Power has requested that we shut down all electrical systems until they have completed their work. Because of this notification we were able to cleanly shut down the servers so everyone's data will be safe. We regret the inconvenience this has caused and will have everything has been approved to be turned on again. At this time we have restored power and all servers are on-line at this time. We appreciate your patience.

Please let us know if you have any further questions.

Philly canceled, on to New York City.

Well the MCD project got put on hold this week, it was followed by a phone call for a Walgreens project in New York city. So looks like we are headed there instead. I will get to work with Chris again so that will rock!

Well we goto Philly next week.

We will be the closest to an ocean we have been yet, so I just might have to make a drive and dip my toes in. Wonder what the weather will hold. We are going to stop at some friends house for the weekend, then we have 11 jobs to do in the Philly area. Scheduling has gotten a lil worse, but routing has gotten better. They claim to be working on the time frames. We shall see.