Aug 10, 2011
Jul 27, 2011
Hard to believe but it has already been a full week since I came back from CA with my son. When you don’t think about it, is seems like the time flies, yet on the other hand it feels like my son is living here forever. Turmoil and storms are calming down and dust is setting as our life starting to shape its new tracks with the wheels of time.
Jul 19, 2011
Jul 17, 2011
Jul 11, 2011
Jul 6, 2011
Jul 2, 2011
Jun 26, 2011
Jun 17, 2011
Not so simple these days. the hope that things will get smooth for me, and for my son is gone, and I might need to postpone my travel back North yet again. Just when everything seemed to fall into place and the end of the turmoil was in the visible horizon, everything flipped again. I miss Patti and can’t wait to get out of here. Too much and too long.
Jun 12, 2011
As you probably know, Patti and I are going through many changes this month, in each and every aspect of our life. This roller coaster ride is not always so smooth, and there are bumps on the way. With a lot of love and energies we just past yet another such bump. Hopefully the last.
Jun 8, 2011
Jun 4, 2011
It has been just couple days since I posted my last blog post, but these last couple days were so full of events, that if I will wait few more days the blog would either be too long, or I will just forget it. Yesterday was actually a great night, and I am pretty proud of myself for what I prepared, so if you want the menu and recipe, it’s right here, and much more.
Jun 3, 2011
May 28, 2011
After a short house hunt, Patti finally found a house for us. She looked at many houses, some too far, some too expensive, and some too fancy for us. This one looks like just what we needed, although I haven’t seen it myself yet. So slowly things are moving on.
May 23, 2011
Countdown for what? Great Question. I think the countdown to life, to normal life. Our life are now in the air, not here and not there. That is how we crossed from the ‘other’[ side to RV Life, and that is how we are crossing back. But how is it a countdown? In a countdown you start from a number and actually counting down. But we? we don’t know when this will end, so we don’t have a starting point to count down from. Better pick a high number.
May 16, 2011
One more week behind. Today is Patti’s first day at work (Good Luck Patti), and the second day in WA. Already looking for a house. Events are moving fast, so fast that sometimes it is hard to notice. With all the changes that are coming on our way we start feeling some bumps too, trying to smooth it up with air ride. Hope nothing breaks on the way.
May 9, 2011
Time flies by, day by day and yet another week is behind us. The process of moving back to the ‘other’ side seems closer than ever. As a matter of fact, I think we have already started it. Many of our friends are planning to become Full Time RVers, and are in some stage of the process of preparing for the big day. Funny, as we are planning the cross back.
May 1, 2011
Technically, we live in an RV, so we could say we are still full time RVing, but are we? What makes us RVers and not just ‘living in a mobile home’? I am not 100% sure I know the answer, and maybe it is just a stage in the process of resuming different ‘normal’ life, at least for a while.
Apr 25, 2011
Apr 21, 2011
Apr 11, 2011
Apr 7, 2011
When reading this description many places may come to mind, but not crowded Southern California. We were surprised too.
Apr 1, 2011
Mar 27, 2011
Mar 24, 2011
Mar 18, 2011
Mar 17, 2011
Unbelievable, tomorrow is already Friday! staying here and working all week and the time flies around us just by itself. Winter left behind, time moved ahead, and the earth is still turning. Hope to get some excitement this weekend, wait and see.
Mar 14, 2011
We will have to figure out what to do tomorrow morning since we have to have internet here. I don't understand why this is always an issue. It is as important as water and electricity and the infrastructure is not so expensive. Why can't we expect to have high quality reliable internet at the campground just like hotels. It is always a challenge.
So just a short update until I can post a normal blog.. just had the greatest time with my son this w/e my daughter did not join, I guess she had more important things to do (i know, what can I say...)
This coming week I am going to be swamped with work, but next w/e we plan some hiking in the area, so fun is coming. Will keep you posted
Mar 11, 2011
Mar 9, 2011
Mar 5, 2011
Mar 1, 2011
Feb 26, 2011
Feb 24, 2011
Feb 23, 2011
Feb 19, 2011
Feb 17, 2011
Last couple days we have been working without too much happening. We are having lots of fun in the sun and planning our next adventures in the area. This is a perfect opportunity to talk about some technical issue that is extremely important to most of us – Being Always connected to the Internet.
Feb 14, 2011
Feb 12, 2011
Feb 11, 2011
Feb 10, 2011
Feb 7, 2011
Feb 6, 2011
Feb 3, 2011
Feb 2, 2011
After a stressful morning we decided to take some time off and walk to north shoreline. The weather was perfect and we had nothing but great time. Our heart was with the people suffering in the US from the storm, but thankfully the rest of the body was here.
Feb 1, 2011
Jan 30, 2011
Jan 29, 2011
Jan 27, 2011
Jan 24, 2011
I hate being lied toIt’s all about cellular companies, I hate it when they couldn’t care less about promises they made and the just laugh at you. This time it is Verizon. On September 4th last year we went to their store and switched from AT&T. The whole story is here but to make a long story short, I took a simple phone because I wanted to wait and see how the Windows Phone 7 is going to look like, and wasn’t sure yet about the Droid. So today was the day we decided to make the switch – Patti is not so happy with Droid after all, and would love to go back to iPhone. I don’t mind the Droid, so we called to get the new iPhone that just became available with Verizon.
The Customer Service guy told me that I am not eligible for an upgrade, and that simple simple phone that I have is under contract for two years… WHAT!! I yelled? This is not what I was promised! I took specifically the simplest phone (that probably worth $40) so I can choose my phone later.I would have never taken such a cheap phone and commit for two years!! this doesn’t make any sense. “Sir, this is the contract you signed”. This is all they could say. This is BS! I was so mad!!! It did not help to talk to the supervisor of the supervisor. All the notations on the account as of a sudden disappeared, This is rip off, dishonesty,. taking advantage and abusing their power. Being so mad I think I am going to cancel the service, and lower the contract to the bare minimum. I will trash the phone (as I can not use this technology with any other company) and advertise the bad service and dishonesty if this company as much as I can.
I hate being lied to, and being taken advantage of like that!!
DON’T USE VERIZON – THEY ARE DISHONEST
Last day in KSMonday, January 24, 2011 – So after I vented a little (I am sure you will hear about it again) I can talk about the rest of the day. Busy morning today. It is not so common that I have conference calls in the morning, but today I had 3!!!! We planned to pack and move this morning, but I got stuck until after 11:00am with conference calls. In the meantime Patti took Diva to the boarding kennel, and by the time she got back – I was ready to go. She is the best!! I think I am so lucky!!
Patti climbed on the roof and swept the snow and ice accumulation from the slide tops, while I disconnected the big propane tank and reconnected our house propane back to the system. When Patti pushed in the slide, we heard that dreading yet familiar noise of a skipping tooth of the slide gear – the same problem we used to have on our Sandpiper. Oh no… Nothing bad yet, it still goes in and out OK – but we don’t like the sound…
Finally drove out of this RV park after way too many days and way too many cold nights. It was a good feeling to get out of here. It wasn’t the place or the people that we did like, Kansas might be a very good place to those who like it, but we could not connect to the area, and we do not like camping in a city and in a cold weather. So overall – it was not a good experience for us, and we were happy to leave it behind.
We arrived Premier Coach RV Center in Riverside, MO – about 14 miles north of the campground, and met the service guys. We explained to them all we wanted, and as they promised – they provided us with a full hook-up place for the night in their back lot. Hopefully by the time we are back from Israel our unit will be all ready for dry camping – we are adding couple more solar panels and couple more batteries. Just noticed – the RV is so filthy from the outside from all the bird poop and rotten berried that fell from the tree above us. When we are back we will have to scrub it!
Ran again to Wal-Mart, got couple last gifts for my family, all is packed in three big suitcases (one and a half are gifts) and we are sitting and watching the second hand moving.
Actually – still wrapping up last items and checking that all is packed.
Tomorrow – I might be able to squeeze a short update from Philly airport, and then, the next time is going to be from the Holy Land!