Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

It’s been a good year for us and for that we are thankful.  We covered a lot of miles without any major incidents.  Let’s hope our luck holds for 2011. 

Everyone in our family is healthy and well. We plan to spend the first months of the new year in Arizona and California visiting friends and family there.  In April we will be heading back east.  We will be working again in Lake George New York for the summer and plan to be working again for in Kentucky beginning in October.  Pray 2011 will go as smoothly as 2010.


Happy New Year to you!
May every great new day
Bring you sweet surprises--
A happiness buffet.
Happy New Year to you,
And when the new year’s done,
May the next year be even better,
Full of pleasure, joy and fun.

  "May God be on your road every way you go."


Happy Birthday Terry
Hope you have a great day!!
Love Ya

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

We are on the road on our way to Livingston Texas.  We should be pulling in tomorrow.  For all our friends and family…….


                                         We love you all

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

On the road again

Yesterday was our last day at Amazon.  Today we did some laundry and just started packing up.  Tomorrow we are on the road to hopefully warmer weather.  If all goes according to plan, we should be pulling in the Livingston on Christmas day. 

The RV park here has emptied fast.  Some shifts last day was last Friday so many left Saturday.  We have signed letters of intent to return next season and have reserved our spot here at the park.  Jeff and Beth have made the experience here easy by letting us receive mail here and by arranging for propane to be delivered.  They also gave us a potluck going away party!! Hopefully the weather will be better next year.

Amazon really appreciates the workampers and when we left we received many hugs from the workers who told us that this was the easiest peak season they have ever worked.  Each day we made goal we picked from a grab bag of lottery tickets or gift cards from local businesses.  At our exit meeting, we were told by all the managers how much they appreciated us and gave us bags of candy, cookies and goodies.  Amazon is looking to increase the workamper program next year to 1000 campers!! Anyone interested???

Sunday, December 12, 2010

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Complete with snow!!
Here are some of the pictures.
Our tree….
Temp outside now is 24 and its going down to 17. Again not to go above 30 until Wednesday. 
Praying for good weather on the 23rd so we can head south!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Brrrr its cold!!

It’s been really cold here in Campbellsville, Kentucky.  Guess its even been really cold in Florida too. 

For the past 5 days it has not gotten above freezing during the day and has dropped to the low teens at night.  We have been getting our water from our fresh water tank.  When we get up at 3:15 am our pump has worked, however, when we get home after 11 hours of work it is frozen.  Ed has set up a little heater in the compartment and after 5 minutes we have it thawed, then we turn it off.  We keep the hoses inside the shower and only take them out when we have to fill the fresh water tank (or take a shower). We aren’t trying to be careful with our water so we are filling just about every 3 days.  Tuesday morning we had about an inch of snow when we went to work!!  They delivered propane to us a week ago and hope we don’t need it again before we leave.  Even our 2 little space heaters can’t keep it very warm. 

Looks like the next 3 days are going to be in the 40’s with lows around 30, so we put the hose back out.  But on Saturday, the high will be about 23 and the low into the single digits with a possibility of more snow.  Good thing we don’t have far to drive. 

Except for the cold weather, which Amazon can’t control, the work here has been much better.  They really appreciate all of the workers and when we break records they come around with a grab bag of little gifts.  We have had $5 gift certificates to a local bakery, flower shop, a local restaurant and even a couple of lottery scratch tickets!  Might not seem like much, but its nice to know they appreciate the workers.  The days are long and I wish we didn’t have lunch at 9:30.  The afternoon really drags since we have a last break at 12:15.  We do get a short 10 minutes at 2:30 too.

We only have 10 days more of work and then we will be headed for some warmer weather I hope.  Keep looking at the weather in Texas and it seems to be good.  Should be there for a week or two and then on to Yuma where the really warm weather is, I hope!!