Livin Our Dream

Marti and Wayne's New Home on Wheels
2014.5 Elite Suites 38 RSSA with Vanity slide Custom built for them by the fine Amish Craftmen at DRV.

Thursday, September 25, 2014


Well today our plans dried up again, we went to the VA for appts. We planned to Roll Out on October 14, but I’m scheduled for Surgery on the 6th of Oct. I asked if we could roll and the two Dr.s said Hell No. Well so much for the old Collage try !!


The first was to the Dr. that knocks you out. They are wondering how Big of a Hammer to use on me. Then another EKG and a Chest X-Rays did I say wait. Hey I got all day so I’m good. We had great service at Hines VA Hospital and I can say first hand this VA Hospital puts Veterans First !!! I did hear some complaining but some people are Never Happy !!! Well my appt. lasted Two hours as they crossed the T’s and dotted the I’s.


Then on up to see the Dentist. Man O Man I’m scared of them too. I failed at the X-Rays too. The girls in the clinic are the best too, as they dealt with me.Dentist said well there is a lot to do in my mouth. I told him of our Winter Plans, to that he responded the teeth will wait. They said I should schedule a cleaning OK. Now catch this one Tech  say’z I’ll get him now. Woo That my friend is service !!! Well to top that off the Lady was a fellow RVer. So my Choppers are Whittle now. 


Ok I’m done now just waiting for Cardiac Clearance form the Heart Dr’s.  Then one hernia repair and We’re Off to points Unknown !!!!! 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

WOW not Again

Well last Thursday was a bummer. I started out the day doing nothing. Ok I thought let’s get ready for Solar on the RV. I got the ladder out and climbed to the roof to check spacing of panels. Things looked good as we want two big panels up there.

Ok off the roof and back in the house, well I started dinner cooking that was. I started getting the Pain in my arm O O. Felt like the Heart Attack pain not good. I took an Aspirin well that didn’t help. I tried waiting and relaxing, nothing. Marti said maybe we should go to the hospital. I agreed and we went off to the Hospital, they asked what was bothering me.I said Heart Attack. Wow I was in a wheel chair and off to the ER.

I couldn’t have had any better help !!! The crew was all over me, I am so Thankful for the Crew at St. James Hospital they are the Best. I’m Happy to say No Heart Attack !!! I stayed over night followed by a sleepless night. My blood was tested a bunch of times, I started to think I was a Pin Cushion.

I had a Stress Test  Friday and by 7:00 PM I was  on my way home. A quick dinner and off to bed for 12 hours. Wow I told you I was tired. Well I have to take it easy for a couple days so I have updated my blog. Tomorrow I have to go to the VA for some more tests, o’crap I better go study.

I’m Thankful for my family all three of them and the fine people at St James Hospital

OK now you know what I know 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

New Laptop and New Programs


ok I you are all wondering where we were. Well new laptop and new programs top learn. I had to time too. but thanks to cousin Joe. I’m up and running tonight.  Ok I’ll be banging away next couple day’z too. I have a lot to tell you all.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014



Ok we traveled some this summer one of the last trips was a Michigan Escapee’s Rally. We had a Great Time too. Chapter 6 knows how to welcome people too.


Marti & I were honored to present  Chapter 6 with their 30th year  Plaque from the Escapee’s. We also presented them with their 50th patch for giving to CARE that is Continuing Assistance Retired Escapees. That means Chapter 6 donated $50,00.00  WOW that is really some thing too. Well they were in a giving mode too as they raised another $ Thousand Dollars later that day.



One Day we toured the Gilmore Auto Museum now I’m not much on old car .but this Joint was Top’s


This was a trip back into History too



Camping for the Rich $$$$$


Hey Little Duce Coupe and my old Hot Rod and yep I still have mine in the barn here.


I had a Scoter like the red one once too.

That’s All Folks !!!!

We stopped on our way home


We made a pit stop on the way home from Michigan Rally. we stopped to see friends Joann and Jim from Michigan. They have become Full Timers as in their RV is their home. They homestead Sunny Brook RV park in South Haven Michigan and Texas in the winter. The park is really nice too, I always think it would be nice to have a home base. Well I guess we do here at Soaker Farm with free rent.


They sure have a nice place here too.



We had a great time visiting with them but time to head home, as the weather was changing with Rain and dreaded Wind !!!! Wind doesn’t mix well with an RV


Well That’s all Folks !!! Thanks for Visiting !!!

Thursday, August 28, 2014


We were home too long so off we went where ? a trip to Iowa. We were off to see the Ferners. We met them in Texas a couple years ago and became great friends. We had a short stop in Rockford IL. Then off to DE Moines Ia. we stay in a COE park, why ?? cause I’m Cheap and it’s a Beautiful place.
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one morning Mark & Linda came over for Breakfast and of course it was great.
Lookie the old girl can’t keep her hand’z off me !!!!
We went out to a couple Beer Joint’s too, good food too. We played with the new camera to figure out how to get it to work better. wait I guess that would be for me to learn how to make me better. the camera was on a tripod using remote control. Hey just like TV.IMG_1282
I love a good Selfie too That’s all Folks

Friday, August 22, 2014

Well I was Surfing Face Book Again

OK I was surfing the net, then over to F/B. Bad Move. I was reading our vet just got a Kitten turned in. Well do you see where this is going?
Yep Gus got a Brother well maybe. Well we bring Gus to meet the little guy, can you say Not Good !!! There was a hissing contest and we're not sure who won. Well-being one not NO we went back to more times, yep and more hissing. The Vet Tech Abby thought everything would be ok at home. Well Bogart went home with us and well a lot of hissing, but NO Fights yet. The two boys are buddies and yes they are great travelers too.
OK who thinks this guy is going back to the Peotone Animal Hospital ???? Thanks everyone !!!!!!
Yep they both like the Bed too. We are thinking of name him Bandit What do You think ??? Ok well I changed his name again, this time to
Rudy !!!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Some Times Life Sucks X 2


Well sometimes Life Sucks !!!! Ok here I go in the last 3 years I have lost two best friends.

First High School Buddy Ronny E Boy died two years ago and now Tim, wait plus my Yogi my Dog. Heck I got nobody to rant and rave to any more. We were in Wisconsin at a rally and early in the morning the phone rings to tell me my buddy Tim has died from Brain Cancer. That sucks too as Tim was only 51 yrs. Old, and that was Way Too Early!! Below is the eulogy that I wrote and read at his funeral, yep I lost it many times too.

We met the Bolls 15 yrs. Ago as Tim bricked our house. Hey he never left and boy am I glad too. Every Friday night the whole family would load up and off to dinner we would go. I always had to fight Tim for the Check too.

The Boll Family Adopted us as Grandparents that was an Honor too. We were always included in all family parties too.


RELIGION: first and foremost ------------ is Not about going to church as Tim didn't always do but Hey he did lately and that's what counts.

RELIGION IS ABOUT LIFE ,,, religion is about Life and our soul and sprit the way we choose the path ways we take everyday and my friends Tim was a Leader…. in the way he choose to live his Life !!!

Tim never gave up as he Told me. I'll do what ever I have to do, if that means getting my noggin cracked again I'll do it. I thought Wow I can't say I would take that road !!!! as we all saw the pain he was in at the hospital.

One day Tim came over to our house. My wife Marti was having a bad day, Marti said Today's not My Day. Tim told her Marti Everyday is a Good Day. Those are words to live by !!! Marti will never forget that too, nor will I.

Well Another Angel gets his Wings, as Thursday really sucked as I lost another Best Friend. Wow I'm running out of Friends. Tim Boll was truly a Guy Loved by all. Tim had the best laugh too. I could always Get a laugh out of him. Hey Father's Day he was in good spirits even while fighting the dreaded Cancer.


No one loved family more that Tim. I learned a lot from him too as he would give family and friends the shirt off his back and often did !!!! Maybe you could return those shirts now.

Well in the months of radiation we would always do breakfast after that. We often talked about Stuff while we traveled to different Greasy Spoons.

Tim was so Proud of his three Girls and how they have grown up to be adults. The love of his life was Debra Sue. Tim always kidded Deb I remember one night when Debbie had Tim's truck out in the snow N ice. The truck wasn't good in the snow, Tim said I wondered how those tire would be ??

I said hey Deb Your our Test Dummy and the crowd went wild.

Well not often but toward the end he talked about how much she helped him thru every thing with this Cancer and his Diabetes. Deb the old T bone really loved you !!!

Then there is their granddaughter Addie Wow she was the Apple of Tim s eye. Tim babysat for her he told me he was always afraid she would get hurt while it was his shift. Old Tim was a nervous wreck too. Addie has named me Popa Wink and I love the name too.

I have spent the last couple weeks thinking Why and I don't have an answer. The only thing I can think God needed another Angel. Buddy I miss you and you left us way too early. Life won't be the same for the Bolls or for Us
RIP my Buddy Tim


Thursday, May 8, 2014

OK FINALLY Here they Are


Ok I finally got some time, ya I’m busy too. Ok here goes









Guess I shook the Camera here


RVing ?????? DishWasher




Marti’s new threads I’m not arguing 




Ok I’ll add some outside shots in a week or so. KNOCK on WOOD NO Problems. We Love IT Too.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Our History with 5th Wheels


We started looking at 5th wheel trailers in 2000 at a county fair. We were short on Bucks after Building our house. Well we shelved that idea for six years. Then came a Heart Attack in 06 for me, well we decided Why Not.

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We started out with a new 2005 29 ft. Cardinal. I lived in the unit near a job site while working away for home. Then three years later we moved up  to a  2010 37 ft. Jayco Designer we had this unit built to our build sheet. This trailer was a great one too.

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2009 was our first year as a SnowBird we got to Texas only to wake up to this. We had a great time in this trailer traveling all over the country. Well maybe not all over the country.

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Me and my buddle's loved the extra room in this unit. Blackie and Yogi were both seasoned travelers too.


We were getting ready to roll out again for Texas for the Winter of 2012 when I stopped at an RV Dealer near the house. Bad move on my part as they had a Mobile Suite trailer. Trouble in River City yep we we were spell bound with this unit. We I did some shopping on the net. This is where I shine at the sport of Buying stuff, I just love to see a better deal. I always go back to the original guy to give them a second look.


Well four day/z till we roll out for Texas and we pulled the pin on a new Mobile Suite a 2012 38 ft. This baby is a Gem too.



We toured the country with this beauty and really got a lot of looks as it is the cream of the Crop in RV’s.

Well almost (can you see where this is going ??) Yep we stopped at the local dealer and they had a new floor plan. (that’s not good) Well I tried to cut a deal but we were too far away. turned out to be a good thing too. I went back to inter-net and shopped. I had some dealers build us a new Mobile Suite the way we wanted it. Well as I kept adding I moved up to DRV’s Best an Elite Suite built our way. Well as today we haven’t received the new rig, but I did see it at the factory. Yep I got some pictures but they don’t do this Cream Puff justice. The Factory Sales Rep had to wipe my face a couple times  as I was drooling. We look forward to picking up this Beauty in March.



The pictures I took don’t do the rig justice but here’z one and Yep she’z a Beaute.