Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Hanging on in this Crazy New World

As I look outside at this ever changing new world, I can't help but think of how good things used to be. Like restaurants, movie theatres, and being outside without the threat of death hanging over our heads. I could enlighten the world on my thoughts about this whole situation but I don't think that it is important. I will have to save it for the campfires and when I have had the proper amount of beer to heighten my level of wisdom.

What I do know is that we have been watching our grandkids for a month now.

They are out of the daycares because they are just breeding grounds for all kinds of germs that go around. Your everyday germs like pink eye, the cold, the flu and the everfun one called hoof and mouth disease. But since there is a new virus on the block the world is upside down now.

We are their new daycare. I never thought that 2 little kids in diapers would be so much work. Also, how can they eat and poop so much? If it's not going in one end, it's coming out the other. I wish I had my phone one day when Lisa was literally up to her elbow in crap. Audie the 6 month old had a diaper blowout and it was up his back, all over Lisa's hands and arm. I would have taken a picture but I was scrambling to hand her wipes before it was knee deep.

4 weeks inside with a 2 year old. Even his mountain of toys are losing their appeal.
Even for me. You can only play with Playdoh for so long. I think what the kids are lacking is structure and the professionals that know how to entertain a 2 year old day after day. At the end of the day Lisa is like this.
All I know is that I have never been happier when "Happy Hour" starts.

2 weeks turned into 4 weeks. 4 weeks have turned into 6 weeks. That's what "They" keep telling us. I just want it to end and have life get back to some kind of normalcy. Even if it is going to be a new normal.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

It's a Whole New World

As I think of that title, I can't help but think of Jasmine and Aladdin singing that song, soaring through the clouds.
Then sadly I look outside. At the "whole new world" that we have going on today. We are put under house arrest for something that we haven't done or been found guilty of. I think we should declare 2020 a "do over".

We were in Disneyland in early February and at that time there was some talk in the news about the C-virus. No one knew how it was going to explode around the world. As the time went by and things started to escalate to where they are now, it became a scary new world. Running to the grocery store now could be a death sentence.

Since we are virtually homeless, I think that things for us need to change. In fact our new garage that we built in Minnesota is going to become our new house. We have decided to change our plans a little and incorporate a living quarters in it. 
So we would like to declare to the RV world that we are changing our status from Fulltime RV'ers to Part time RV'ers. We have been on the road nearly 6 years now and it is time to settle down a little bit. We are going to hang onto our two campers for winter trips and summer trips because even though it has been 6 years, we still haven't seen everything.

The traveling started not to be as fun as it once was. That was maybe a good indicator to give it a break I guess. Also with the C-virus covering the entire country, we want a safe haven we can call our own. Who knows, I just might have to make it Zombie proof also.

"Glady's! Stick a fork in me, I'm done!"