Saturday, October 16, 2010

We're Still Kickin!! Fall has arrived

Where do I begin - other than it's been busy and summer has gone and fall has arrived. Guess I'll bring everyone up to date from the last post in July.

Our remodeling project is finished!!!! Bathroom looks great - Vicky loves her new tub and tile. Bryan and I are glad it's done too - what a job getting the new tub in! Garage is finished too - Darin did a great job in getting it finished off. Complete with sheetroock and textured walls and ceilings, pine trim around doors and windows, new service doors and epoxy finish on the floor - looks like a new garage!!! Thanks Darin..

Kristin and Bethany helped us paint 3 bedrooms, a bathroom and the laundry - all in one weekend and we put up some new blinds and swags so the house is looking pretty good - almost ready for listing! We also spent one weekend cleaning out the shed - kept the fire burning all day and got rid of a lot of "stuff" - treasurers as the kids say!! - that we just don't have a need for. Now we need to have a BIG garage sale in the spring.

We took in a few more polka fests - Ellsworth WI, Ottertail MN, Little Falls MN andSauk Center MN - had some great times catching up on what everyone was doing, seeing friends from Texas and people from all over MN. Ottertail and Sauk Center were first time events for us and they are on our calendars for next year - we had a great time.

In July we headed to Hinckley MN for the Kehn (Vicky's mom) family reunion. Stayed at Grand Casino campground - nice and a good value. We had full hookups with cable TV and Wifi for about $23/night. With over 100 people attending and most staying on site, Grand Casino set us up in the pool area for our get togethers - complete with grills, charcoal, trays filled with ice to keep food cool, tables chairs, etc., all at no extra charge. Was good to see some of the family we haven't seen in a long time.

Labor Day weekend we changed our plans at the last minute. The forecast was windy and rain so we decided not take in the threshing show at Rollag and instead joined a bunch of friends camping new New Ulm. We had a great time - weather there was very nice, food was abundant and we even had entertainment by a TX friend on Saturday.

Throughout the summer we kept kicking around the idea of getting a little bigger 5th wheel - since the plan is that this will be our summer home in the near future. So whenever we had a chance, we would check out the options and floorplans of many different brands. We looked at Montanas, Cameo, Brookstone, Select Suites and Cedar Creek. We have a Cedar Creek now and it and our Dealer, Rebel Camper, has treated us very well. So after getting shopping and looking and getting price quotes - we got another Cedar Creek - a 2011 34' RLSA.

We have the old one cleaned out and now we are waiting for the new one. We'd like to get everything moved in and maybe get a nice weekend to try it out yet this fall. Who know's with MN weather. This has been a great fall tho, beautiful colors, high temps maybe we will get lucky.
As you can see the grand kids keep growing and love to play in grandpa's leaves!!!
So till next time - keep in touch.

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