Monday, 27 November 2017

The SeamRipper

This morning I woke up at 7:30am and fully expected it would be cold outside since I could see the cloud cover, knowing it would only reach 16C today I put my fall coat on to take Robbie outside. Surprisingly it was warm enough that I would not have needed a jacket. Shortly after it began to drizzle and continued for about an hour.

Once beautified and organized we drove in to Temecula for Brad's massage appointment arriving with a few minutes to spare. While he was relaxing I went to Walmart but completely forgot to look at the Christmas trees which I've been watching for for weeks already. It seems strange to be thinking about Christmas when its 30C outside so I keep forgetting.

My 'thing' is to put the tree up on Dec 1st, have done since my kids were small. I also mark Xmas with changing the smoke alarm batteries. Given that tomorrow is Nov 28th and I don't have a tree this is quickly becoming a dire situation. I brought a small container of ceramic ornaments which I think I mentioned before so all I need is a small tree, preferably pre-lit but at this point beggars can't be choosers...

Vicky & Bruce invited us over for supper tonight, seafood lasagna. While I've never had a notion to eat a seafood lasagna I have heard of it. I must say it was not anything like I expected. They have dietary restrictions and I wasn't sure I'd be able to eat it. Brad will tell anyone who'll listen that I'm a picky eater, to me I just like what I like. Now I'm never going to give up meat - ever, but Vicky's lasagna was pretty good I must say. She even made a cake for dessert, not sure what it was but something nutty. Very nice, Thank you both for putting up with him - I mean us, again.

During this evening's conversation 'someone' mentioned áctivities' in Pahrump to which we were not privy when we were there - so naive. The conversation progressed as those of you in the know and now everyone else will imagine and ended with Vicky offering to let me borrow her seamripper... work your mind around that one.

Vicky is going in to Temecula tomorrow, at least that's the plan so far, so I will go with her and find a tree. I can't put it up for a few days yet, but at least I won't be stressed about having one.


  1. Good luck with your Christmas tree hunt.

  2. When we started fulltiming 5 1/2 years ago, I made the decision to give up all of our Christmas decorations, and not to carry any in the RV, although many RVers do. There just hasn't been a good spot to store them that they wouldn't constantly be in the way. Good luck with your tree!

    1. The container I have them in is literally 8"x 2"x 5" and it fits perfectly in a tucked away spot in the basement. Got lucky there.





    Just a few local places and events during the holidays etc.


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