Happy Tidings

What a difference a couple of days make. All the signs of spring are beginning to sprout around me. Temperatures are rising daily. I am SO happy to feel the warmth of sun on my face.

By 10:00 am today, I had the front door of the RV open, with just the screen door between me and the great outdoors. It’s the perfect day to open windows, put the dinette slide out and give everything a good scrubbing.

After returning from two consecutive weekends of nose work trials in wet, muddy conditions, I’d swept floors, washed a dozen dirty doggy towels and shook out rugs, but I’d been putting off mopping the RV floor until I could air it out better.

A large, plastic RV mat and bristly doormat outside, partnered with doggy towels on the steps and initial entry area saved us from total muddy chaos during the trials, but boy, it was a mess.

During the summer, I will sweep and wet-Swiffer-mop often, even in good weather. It’s a small enough area, but since I can’t easily get down on hands and knees to give dirty corners a good scrub, it’s best to stay on top of it.

The floors are now clean and shiny, the range top and countertop clean. Dinette seat covers are in the wash. My next jobs are to take the vacuum and then Armor-All to the truck cab, and then wash windows.

Ronni says you should be looking at her, not the shiny floors! 💗

On the home front; I’m happy to say my husband, Jerry, is doing well. He is still in PT, working to regain the strength in his now officially healed fractured leg, but only for a few more weeks. He has been released by his doctors to get on with his usual activities. Thank goodness the curling club won’t gather again until next winter. 😉

In the meantime, although gimpy and sometimes relying on a cane, Jer says he’s eager for a short camping trip. I obviously wasn’t the only one feeling the effects of being mostly home-bound this past winter.

I convinced him to wait another week, during which I’m hoping temps will settle into a warming trend and spring-green leaves will brighten the landscape. Besides, here in Alaska, most campgrounds and possibly more importantly, dump stations, won’t open for another week or two.

Rhonda and I are also looking forward to a Barn Hunt trial down in Soldotna over Memorial Day weekend, followed by another AKC Scent Work trial in nearby Kenai. June will hopefully bring with it sunny skies and warm weather. No promises, of course, but we can be optimistic.

OK, not the greatest photo, but look closely – it’s the first Robin I’ve seen in the yard this year!!

Of course, you know what this means, right? It’s time to head to the nursery in search of citronella, lemon balm and other mosquito repellent plants for my annual RV travel pot!

Published by 2dachsnite

I’m a RV Sometimer (less than full time, but more than a weekend warrior) living in Alaska, with dreams of seeing the country in my RV. I am 70 years old and married, but my husband isn’t a fan of RV travel, so my journeys are mostly solo except for my navigators; dachshunds Baxter & Rhonda. I’m also a spinner of tales - and a spinner of yarn (my other passion). My spinning wheel, along with the dogs, go along on all my travels. I look forward to sharing my stories, including photos and videos, with you.

One thought on “Happy Tidings

  1. What a cheerful story to enjoy while I take a needed break from my sorting and packing. Memorial Day weekend will be a busy one for both of us, as movers will come to collect my belongings. Susan arrives that Wed and we fly north Sun with my girls. Flying for 2.5 hrs beats driving 1,100 miles! Time is flying, so back to my sorting I go! Hugs…


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