Saturday, July 19, 2014


As several of you already know,
we had truck problems during vacation.

While going up the mountains pulling the RV the truck
would drop speed fast. The turbo was not pushing
power to the motor.

We took it to Asheville Ford and spent $2,000
to get it repaired and had to rent a car for the 3 days.

Every thing was great while driving it around town.
But once we hooked up to come home, the turbo
would not send power to the motor.

I called the service guy that had been helping us to let
him know that once again the truck would not pull and
that was the problem we had brought it in for.  I told him
to call our local Ford dealer and informed them of what
all they had done to the truck.

I prayed the entire time, on our way home and me made it.
No tow truck !

We talked about taking it back in for repair. Since it was
not fixed the 1st time we decided that what repairs they
did would not be the repairs that were needed. They would
say it was something else and cost  more money.
Like the turbos needed to be replaced.

Our decision was to trade it and get a bigger motor.

Here is Garry's new ride.
The old truck was a 250 short bed, this one is a 350 long bed.
It has more get up and go, so we are hoping it will pull better.

I have called Asheville Ford several times, hoping to get some
of my labor charge back, but on one has returned my calls.

 That's how life is, always someone out there ready to screw you over.

Garry loves his new truck and that's all that matters !

~ cheryl ~

Friday, July 11, 2014

Mountain Vacation

Hope everyone had a great July 4th!
We have been camping (8 days) in the wonderful mountains of NC.

Enjoyed a nice tour around Asheville and Grove Park Inn.
Grove Park is such a pretty Inn and the views are great.
One heck of a fireplace .
Other areas we visited this week:
Old Fort, Chimney Rock, Maggie Valley, Cherokee, Hendersonville, Saluda.

Click here for more pictures

Now I need to plan our October vacation !

~ Cheryl ~

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

Saturday, June 21, 2014


Summer is here, so get outside and enjoy!

Also enjoy your longest day of the year.
It's really hot, so drink up and stay hydrated!

~ cheryl ~

Thursday, June 19, 2014


This morning Garry said Puddles was not feeling well.
While walking outside, he wanted to eat grass.

When I got home this afternoon, Garry was rocking
him and said he had been really sick. He had cleaned
his face / ears and had the rug in front of the sofa was in
the washer.

Garry gave him a dose of pepto bismol to coat his stomach.

Puddles continued to lay his head down and didn't move.
I thought about taking him to the vet, but we decided
to wait a little while since the ER vet was open all night.

I knew we had to get water in him, when Garry said
how much he had vomited. He loves ice, so I held
it for him a while and he loved it. Then we got his travel
bottle and he licked the ball on the end for a long time
getting the perfect amount of water out.

After an hour of messing with him, he finally started
walking around and would eat several pieces of cat
food, which he always begs for.

At 8pm he finally eat his dinner and is doing so
much better. We will continue to give him water out
of his thermos, so we will know the water intake.

He's now follow us around the house and is doing
his favorite thing, laying in front of his fan.

~ Cheryl ~

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Wordless Wednesday