I am going backward before I go forward.
Before I show you our first Christmas in our Homey…I want to show you our last Christmas in our Brookline, Ma. home.
Ever since I was a young gal, I have collected Christmas ornaments and décor.
I delivered newspapers as a young gal and saved up my Christmas tips to buy decorations…actually most of my Sickstas did the same thing…we all loved Christmas decorations.
Luckily I married a Jewish man who didn’t mind my Christmas décor fetish.
Come on in and take a look..
Notice the Menorah and Christmas tree.
A happy blending of traditions…
Living in a condo and having no yard to plant a real tree in…I opted for a fake tree…I used the same tree for many years.
Most from estate sales.
I put them in my antique glass vases..
Maybe around age 12..
My sweet Ballie playing with ribbon…
I miss that fur ball!
In the den…a new Santa surrounded by homemade decorations from my Aunt Diane.
I had a collection of antique birds..
Think these are in storage.
I hope you enjoyed the tour…
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Holidays..
From Dawn in December of 2000
I didn’t start blogging until 2005..so many of the photos from when we first started RVing are in folders on my computer, collecting cyber dust.
I thought I would share some of these old photos.
Wow! These are ten years old!
Yikes! We have been living full time in a Motorhome for 10 wonderful years!
Rving was new to us~We had allot to learn.
We picked up our Homey early September in Junction City, Oregon..
~Country Coach Factory~
After taking delivery of our new Homey on wheels and spending the months of September thru the beginning of November working out the kinks and exploring Eugene Oregon and the Oregon coast, We headed to Northern California then Las Vegas to visit with friends.
Red Rock Canyon~Las Vegas
Jeff took all the photos back then.
I looked so much younger 10 years ago… 🙂
Jeff and I posing for a Christmas and Hanukkah greeting~
The first away from our families.
We did spend time with one special family member…and it wasn’t in Vegas.
Will post photos of our first Christmas in our Homey on Wheels soon.
PS~I still have that fake fur vest 🙂
Homey has arrived safely in NC and it parked snugly between two familiar hickory trees.
Arrival was not without complications. Just two miles away from Carthage, Jeff stopped for diesel~after fueling Homey would not start..
No sound when the key was turned. This has happened several times in the past ten years. This time it took a few more taps with a hammer on the solenoid and it started.
Not soon after Homeys arrival, the sapsucker checked out its reflection.
For the past two mornings Mr. Sapsucker starts tapping on our bedroom window at 6:30 and then moves on to the bathroom window for a bit.
Here is a video of him tapping at our bathroom window.
I have been in NC for over a week now~Still waiting for Jeff to arrive with Homey. One day routine service appointments always seem to turn into two or three days. We are kind used to that.
I am getting antsy though,
I would Love to have my Homey, Hubby and all here in NC. They are due to arrive very shortly~Hopefully..
Jeff just called and said that he was at a Gas station and after fueling up the Homey wouldn’t start. Hopefully he will just bang some solenoid part with a hammer and it will start…Hee hee..it works. He has done that on numerous occasions.
I hope it works this time..
Colin is recuperating well.
When Sicksta Dell and Craig get up..he leaves their Bed~
And snuggles with Colin.
Just wanted to share an article written by a fellow Twitter friend~ @sharptern . About a week ago he asked if he could use a photos I took while in Big Bend National Park.
Jeff and I went looking for the Colima Warbler, March of 2010~we knew we were a month early for the warbler..but we looked anyway…and no Warbler.
We did get a few habitat photos that Kirby Adams wanted to use for his article on
Here are my posts
South Rim~ Part 1
South Rim~ Part 2
We will go looking again for the Colima~next time in April…don’t know if I would want to hang around Big Bend in the heat of May.
I was going thru my old photos and found this…
Taken ten years ago.
With my Golden Nobbie and Black Ballie..
Nobbie passed three years ago..
Ballie this past summer…
I still haven’t had the heart to blog about Ballie yet…still fresh and painful.
I miss my fur boys.
Its that time of year..the garden is starting to go into winters slumber..
Craigy makes hearts for Sicksta..
Anyone want to contribute some garden art?
One of these years it will be torn down..
Craigys blue bomb~I mean truck..;0
I wander out of the yard and into the field next door..Its for sale…the field and 20 acres that go down to a small stream.
The neighbor passed away and the field has gone to the grasses and wildflowers..
Good place in the spring to look for Indigo buntings and Blue Grosbeaks..and other purdy birdies.
Back in the yard I check out the area near the home made rock patio..
When I am here it is always filled ….its strange to see it empty.
This sandy space is waiting for Homey and Jeff…and so am I ..
Its nice to finally be here in NC at Sicksta Dell and Craigys.
When we arrived the Oak and Hickory trees had let most of their leaves go and it was a big leafy mess in Sickstas garden.
The following day I raked leaves, put them on a tarp and dragged them to the back yard . I cleared the area in preparation for Jeff and Homeys arrival next week.
I set up the bird feeders.
I am wondering where the Robins and Cedar Waxwings are..they seem a bit late this year.
Its hunting season here…and one cant be too careful.