Mister and his little buddy . . .

I didn’t finally get to bed until about 3 this morning, so I slept in until about 11. Then Jan and I headed out for our walk about 11:30. It was really nice this morning, mostly cloud with a nice breeze.

Getting back from our walk, we sat outside with our coffee and the last of the delicious blueberry buckle that Terry made the other day. Nick and Terry came over while we sat out, so Mister had a nice time with his ‘little buddy’.

Mister and Nick at Elkhart2

Mister and Nick at Elkhart3

At least, that what Mister calls him.

A little later, the wind picked up so Nick decided to try out his Snapshot kite.

Nick's Kite 1

The Snapshot is one of those aerobatic kites that is controlled with two lines and can make very precise maneuvers, but it really needs a lot wind to handle correctly.

Nick's Kite 2

But unfortunately, the wind died out after about 15 minutes and that was it for kite flying for the day.

About 2pm Jan and I headed out for some shopping. We are looking a small shelf unit or cart to go at the end of the kitchen part of the slide. But it has to be moveable so the slide can come in. I think I’ve found something on Amazon, but thought we’d check locally before we ordered it.

But our stops at Lowe’s and Menard’s didn’t yield anything we liked, so I’ll order it online when we get home. Should be here Thursday.

On the way home we made a quick stop at Martin’s for a few things for our get-together tonight. Then it was back to the rig so Jan could prepare her Twice-Baked Potato Casserole and Garlic French Bread for tonight’s meal.

She was also nice enough to tell me to go take a nap, but I think it was just to get me out of her hair for a while. ‘Me time’, she calls it.

I don’t care what she calls it. I got a nap.

Terry Russell had spent the afternoon smoking several racks of ribs in her smoker after marinating them overnight. She also made Black Beans (from scratch, no less) and pico de gallo.

And joining us tonight was Al Hasselbart, the official Historian of the RV Museum here in Elkhart. We’ve known Al for a number of years, and it’s always fun to get together.

And along with Jan’s Twice-Baked Potato Casserole and Garlic French Bread, we ate until we hurt. In fact so much that no one wanted ‘dessert, or even ask about it.

Finishing up for today, I found a new toy. It’s a set of 3 remote controllable AC outlets, and two remotes. Each remote can control any switch and it has about a 60 foot ranges.


Super Switch Indoor Wireless Remote Control

Each outlet can handle 1000 Watts so it should be pretty reliable. I’ve got some ideas about how I want to use them, so I’ll let you know how they work.

Tomorrow, Shipshewana, maybe? We’ll see.

Thought for the Day:

I didn’t say it was your FAULT. I just said I was going to blame YOU.



14 Responses

  1. My wife TERRY wants to know who this Terri woman you write about is?

  2. Hey, I got it right two out of three times. What’a you want at 1:30 in the morning?

  3. All it takes is one helicopter, Greg. You know that.

  4. Jan, any chance you will post your twice potato recipe ? Sounds
    Ike a winner……love your squash casserole … Thanks !!!

  5. I would like to have one remote that takes care of the basket of remotes. Ditto on the recipe.

  6. Got one of those remote switches from Harbor Freight but it only had one remote. They are handy little gizmos.
    If you’re heading to the Flea market in Shipshewana hold on to your wallet. At a fast pace you can do it in a day. If you take your time to look it takes two days.
    Sorry we didn’t see you at the Escapade.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It’s about time.

  7. What fun…food, friends and Mister!! I like cats like that one.

  8. That Super Switch is exactly what I need…it would be nice to have a switch close to my recliner to recharge my cell phone. Thanks for posting it.

  9. The other day here where we are gate guarding a person from the GG company stopped in on way to service another gate. In the conversation the name Greg White came up. Don’t ask me in what context. I thought – I’VE HEARD THAT NAME. Then I remember it was in Nick’s blog. Guess I found the right Greg White!

  10. Sally,

    I’ll try to get her to post it, and when she does I’ll mentioned it on the blog.

  11. Jan,

    Actually a company called Logitech makes a line of programmable remotes that will do this. They cost several hundred dollars, but can emulate any remote control. They can even be programmed for sequences of multiple remotes. In other words, if you have a media center, you can program it so that if you press the DVD button, it turns on the DVD player, the audio system, and the TV. Or any other sequence of commands and devices.

    I’ll let you know about the recipe.

  12. Phyllis,

    I haven’t come across another Greg White gate guarding, so it’s probably us.

    We plan to be back at it sometime in August.

    Where are ya’ll located?

  13. Jan’s sausage balls….. have been made a couple of times, and are now requested for my gdaughter’s birthday party….. And try as I might, explaining that they are from a friends RV blog… They are now referred to as ROD”S sausage balls in our family…. LOL

    So a big thank you is in order…. The only thing I did differently was to add a couple of beaten eggs to the milk, which I doubled so they balled up a little better… You know, every cook has to do it just a bit their way….. even if it doesn’t make them any better…. LOL

  14. Rod,

    Jan says once you change the recipe, it becomes yours now.

    That way if someone doesn’t like it, they can blame ROD’s sausage balls, and not Jan’s.

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