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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Getting Ready to Travel

Riverton, Utah     High 62 Low 47

Today is supposed to be a cool, wet day. We were woke up at about 5:30 this morning with lots of lightning and thunder, and the rain coming down hard.

We have been to visit Cindy's Mom several times. She is now in the rehab home. Each time we go to visit she seems to be doing a little better, but unfortunately, she still has a long way to go.

We have decided that we want to finally start doing some of our summer traveling. We will still stay fairly close to home (a two or three day drive) just in case anything happens with Cindy's Mom.

 I still have several Honey dos to finish before we can leave, but can see them getting closer to being complete.

I have been painting a fence between our grass and garden. The paint was in pretty bad shape but is looking a lot better now. I need about two more dry days and It should be finished. It is a metal fence with small pickets that take some time to get painted. It hasn't been painted  since we moved here 18 years ago, so it was probably due for a new paint job.

Yesterday I got a new thing to repair on the fifth wheel. Cindy went to open the slides so she could load things in it. One of the slides came out at the bottom but not the top. When I looked at it, the bracket that bolts the slide to the piston had bent and so the slide was trying to come out crocked. I had to take the bracket off and take it to my friend Ed to see if we could get it straightened. Then I thought we should weld some braces on it to keep it from bending again.When we got that finished, I brought the bracket back home and put it back on. When I tried taking the slide in and out it seemed to work OK, so I guess that's another job finished, even though I hadn't planned on it.

We think we would like to leave right after the first of June and probably head for Northeastern Washington for a little while and then go over to the Coast and and slowly move down to Oregon.

We still want to go to the outdoor quilt show in Sisters the second Saturday in July. From there we don't have any definite plans and will see how it goes.

Thanks for visiting.

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