American by birth, Southern by the grace of God.
Louis Grizzard, a great American
It's choice ~ not chance ~ that determines your destiny.
Jean Nidetch

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Monday, September 29, 2008

~ Time's running out ......7 races left ~

Let's go racin' boys...........

More of this...................

Us at Dega in 2006 in a Pop-up..............

Thursday, September 25, 2008

~ Just Chillin' and Blowin' Breakers ~

For a few days we have been visiting with our son, Scott, and his family and doing a little babysitting. He has been working on finishing their basement and has a nice area already done, including an office for him and a bedroom for Sam and myself. Nice carpet throughout, nice ceiling fans (with remote!) and this past Saturday he and Sam installed the wire racking in the walk-in closet and also mounted the wall hanger for the TV. Now we have cable TV in "our room" and everything is very nice. I meant to take some pictures, but forget, so I'll do that next time. He still has to finish the largest part of the basement, a game/media room with wet bar as well as two other smaller rooms. The bathroom will be greatly appreciated!
Here's a new picture of them
Scott, Mackenzie, Angelia and Ethan

We also spent some days with my Mother who lives near Scott. She's 82, lives alone, and still drives around town.

Here is a picture of her with all of her eight great grand kids!

On Monday, we picked up the camper at Lightnin' RV and headed across town (Atlanta) to stay with our daughter, Samantha, who lives near Douglasville, GA. She is the ONLY one who has a driveway that is level enough for us to park the camper.

Here's a picture of that!

Here's Samantha and her family

Kyle, Logan, Samantha, Nathan & Tyler

We plugged our 30-Amp cord into their 20-Amp outlet and blew the breaker. Oops!! We have plugged in before, with the old motor home, but we may not have been using the air conditioner. We just can't remember. Anyway, Sam made a trip to Lowe's to get another 20-Amp breaker and also a 30-Amp one. Luckily, Nathan is an electrician and will install the new breakers when he gets home from work tonight. The 30-Amp will be for the outside outlet and that should solve the problem.

We'll be here until October 5th to be around for Kyle's 5-year birthday party on the 4th. About 30 kids are going to Monkey Joe's "jumpy place". We will stay at the house with the babies that are too small to jump! After that we'll head down to Florida to pick up some dishes and stuff we left at our cousin's and to just goof around a little. The new camper is so nice and roomy................and we are ready to go!

Footnote: The 20-amp breaker had simply tripped the need to replace. It works fine now. Nathan will install the 30-amp tonight.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

~ More Pics ~

2006 Coachmen Chaparral 275RLS

These aren't very good pics............but best I could do for now. These were taken during our walk-through. We'll probably pick it up on Monday. We had to get weight distribution hitch, sway bars, electric brakes and mirror extensions added to the truck.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

~ Home Sweet Home ~

Our new 2006 Coachmen Chaparral 27'5 RLS w/superslide.

..............More later.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

~ Hot 'Lanta ~

Here's a view of what we see when we are in Atlanta and traveling between my son's house in Flowery Branch and my daughter's house in Winston. 1 1/2 hours on I-20, I-75-85, I-85 and I-985. We always stay overnight or more. Not a fun trip to make twice in one day! The pictures were taken Friday in 5 o'clock traffic just as we were coming up on the city proper. Once we get past this point, the building are too close to get pictures.
7 Lanes and growing!
It doesn't seem to matter what time of day we make the trip, it is always 1 hour on the Interstates and 15 minutes at each end getting to their houses. There is always traffic somewhere but usually it is moving along at a nice pace. Outside of town, the speed limit is 65 or 70 (On I-985) and usually no backups to slow it down.

Nice view of sky line.

Varsity still standing since 1928!!

Click on any image to inlarge

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

~ Genealogy ~

I began working in genealogy after a visit with our cousin Marilyn in Florida. It quickly becomes addictive. I've been know to stay up til the wee hours, working on a lead. Now I've spent the past two days adding relatives to my Family Tree Maker software, a lot of which were given to me first hand by my Mother. She has a lot of written information which was passed along from my Father's aunt. My parents also collected a lot of information on their own by visiting cemeteries all around their home towns in Georgia. Now I have found out that my younger brother may have some additional information. He's emailing me some stuff tomorrow.

The Internet is only helpful up to a point then they want $$.

My great-aunt, Daisy Bell Shaw, buried in Old Taylorsville Baptist Church cemetery.