Project Day

10/12/13 Saturday at Hillsville, VA (Lake Ridge RV Resort-PPA)

Since this would be a cloudy, spitting rain day, we decided to give John a break from driving.

John’s projects: Fill batteries, check coolant level, lubricate jacks and steps and exercise/run generator. After the last item, we realized we didn’t have any power from the pedestal. Normally, you can turn on your generator while plugged in and it will prioritize over the pedestal power. Somehow, something threw the main switch at our pedestal, because John couldn’t get it to switch on. After lunch, he went up to the office to get our little 1 gallon propane bottle filled (for barbecue grill) and ask about our pedestal. He’d used our extension 50 amp cord to connect to a neighboring pedestal. Someone came and got our power running.

Trish’s projects: Write and post blog, fill claim forms for Group Health regarding our flu shots, record John’s maintenance efforts on our checklist. Also, we found out yesterday that the dental hygienist clinic near Lenoir, NC already have appointments made through the end of October, when we’ll be there. So I have to start over, looking into schools/clinics near Orlando,FL.

During all this, John had METV on, with old Western shows…all day, until 6 pm when Emergency came on. All the advertising is directed toward seniors, of course. I’m getting a glimpse of life when we’re back home. For the late afternoon, John watched his TV while I struggled with getting that maintenance checklist (a spreadsheet) to get back to normal, even asking Justin for help.  After supper we managed to play with it enough to get it pretty much back to normal.

John got ambitious for supper, making meatloaf, potatoes and gravy for supper, plus piles of dishes for me to wash!

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About Patricia Elser

I've always loved the loose, flowing, transparent look of watercolors, of Chinese paintings and their calligraphy, but alas, no watercolor classes were available when I was in school, so that interest remained buried until my children were grown. Even then, I was afraid that I couldn't really paint, so upon my sister's advice, I actually started to take classes. I signed up for every class available, determined to learn no matter how afraid I was. I came upon a teacher, Stan Miller, who inspired me, who opened the door to success in watercolor. I love to look at beautiful images. I want to capture them forever. All my life, photography was how I gathered images of the beauty I saw. Thanks to all that photography, I enjoy composing pictures, especially up close. Watercolors allow me to add more of me in their translation of that beauty. My paintings reflect my love for music and dance, with their rhythm and flow. I am fascinated by the play of light, so it appears in my pictures as drama for they are filled with darks and lights. Maybe it's the challenge, maybe it's the beauty, but now, when a work comes together, it fills my soul.
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