Sunday, November 10, 2013

Happy Happy Happy

Thank you fellow vets (Vet Day 11th) and of course fellow Marines on the Marine Corps Birthday November 10th.  Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh   rahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Here’s a pic of the piggy in the smoker before we got our little hands on it Thursday at our little get together.DSC_0001

The Escapees Boot Camp was a lot of fun.  Seventy some students.  Although I’m not instructing anymore I did get a few words in here and there.  They kept hiding the mike from me.  I think I will bring my own next time.  Here are some pics.DSC_0002 DSC_0004 DSC_0011 DSC_0012 DSC_0017

These students were ready to have fun and did….DSC_0019 DSC_0023

We weighed the Baby Sunday. We weighed in at 30,390 lbs which is 1,960 under our max.  We are carrying about 2,500 lbs of “stuff”.  I estimate we have another 200 lbs of stuff to add to include two batteries weighing in a total of 140 lbs by themselves.  I got the batteries in the Jeep but have to figure out to get them into the rig.  They’re heavy!  We’re about 1,200 lbs light in the front and 800 lbs in the rear.  I do have some moving of stuff from side to side to even the sides out a little but no big deal.  Our weakest points are our front tires which we will continue to carry max air of 110 lbs which is fine.  Our rear tires I carry 100 lbs in which is more than enough for those 4 tires.   Overall the Baby is real good weight wise. 

This week will continue to be on the hectic side.  We are just trying to get ahead of our time schedule of getting things done before we pull out in 19 days.  It seems like a lot of “oh yeas”.  We won’t be back in this area for a year plus a trip to Alaska during that time.  It’s mostly due to getting another rig and getting it ready to continue our travels.  Things like tags, insurance, TV service, moving money around to pay for “stuff” and then add on our Moms and their situations it adds up real quick.  Plus we have to keep track of the Baby’s bugs for the repair guys in Tucson.  We’re not really complaining, it’s just the reality of it all in a short time frame. 

So enough moaning & groaning.  It ain’t nothing but a thing….”get er done”!  Happy, happy, happy (from Duck Dynasty).

See ya…….