Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Monday, July 15, 2013
Friday, July 12, 2013
Ken and Jemimah have been so busy! You know about Jemimah’s new fridge, and that Ken got it installed. Since that post he has gotten it hooked up to 120v, has put the framing and siding back over the gaping hole, and has fixed the damaged storage area door. I was also able to get in and clean the inside, so Jemimah is ready for the big 9-day trip to Washington!
You can’t really see it in any of the “before” pictures I have, but the storage door was in terrible, terrible sad shape. It just barely stayed closed – most of the time, and the sheet of aluminum that lined the inside of the door was hanging on by a thread and made it very hard to close the door.
Monday, July 8, 2013
Monday, July 1, 2013
Our church, Bitterroot Family Fellowship, went on a camp out this weekend! Jemimah loved getting out and about…
We were at Chief Looking Glass Campground just north of Florence, Montana. I can’t believe that I never knew this place existed – it’s only about 15 minutes away from home, and it’s wonderful! We only saw one pump-style drinking water spigot, but since we haul our own water that wasn’t a big deal to us. If you camp here, it’s easier to bring water.
After Jemimah got settled it was time for a dip in the river. It was a hot, hot, hot afternoon!
(That’s Caleb, Gavin, and me. Oh, and the splash of water over on the left is Nathan. My husband took this shot.) That water was COLD, but it sure felt good!
Saturday we had a little bit of everything weather wise. For a while it was raining, so one of the young women in the church kept the kids occupied with beading. What a great idea!
We had a great barbecue Saturday evening – aren’t these two picknickers adorable?? They set up their own picnic blanket and enjoyed their meal in the shade. (And, of course, they had their trusty pistols at the ready – in case stinky boys came along to steal their watermelon.)
(The sweet little lady on the left is Hope, and the one on the right is my youngest daughter, Kristi.)
It was another hot day, so we did a lot of this…
Sunday morning, after a great breakfast, we did this…
I love worshiping together in the woods! (Thanks to Lenny Standish for the picture.)
And guess what we did later on Sunday…?
(Thanks again, Lenny.)
Unfortunately, the time came for us to head home. It was lot more comfortable hanging out in the water than packing up the camp site, but the work had to be done. It was quite a chore to get the kids out of the water!
Jemimah is back home and mostly cleaned out from the weekend. She’s hoping to have a few more improvements made in the next couple weeks - we’re still on the hunt for a replacement refrigerator. What we need is a Dometic RM2510 or a Norcold n510. If someone finds a good deal on one of those, please let me know! Jemimah would love to have a working fridge before she takes Ken and I off on our 25th anniversary trip in two weeks.
Thanks for stopping by. If you’ve been blogging or posting camping adventures, link them up in the comments – I’d love to see!
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Hi friends. If you’re following Jemimah’s journeys using Google Reader it’s time for a change! You probably already know that Google Reader is going away, so you know that you need to find a new way to follow your favorite blogs. The one I have decided on is Bloglovin’ – it is actually easier and has more features that Google Reader, so I’m very pleased with it.
Don’t lose track of Jemimah! Make sure you keep following when Google Reader goes away!
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Sunday, June 23, 2013
We discovered a leak. Uhoh! I was a bit concerned about what we would find in a 40-year-old, somewhat beaten up trailer when we removed the paneling. I was pretty sure that if we ever opened that Pandora’s box, we were going to discover that we had to replace all the beams and insulation. But…it was necessary to remove paneling to find the source of the leak, so down it came…
After all the paneling came down, Ken found that there were only 2 2x2’s with rotting ends. He replaced those in a jiffy, and sealed up the leaking spots. Whoohoo! Now we just have to get some insulation replaced and put the new paneling up. Yay!
My fabulously handy husband has also replaced the worst of the paneling in the bathroom, and removed the defunct bathtub. The bathroom is so bright now, and so much more roomy for a woman of generous proportions. I love it! We still have some cosmetics to fix – the old wallpaper needs to be completely removed, and we’re going to prime it and paint it all white – but this is such an improvement already!
We have always used the tub for sleeping bag storage, but now when we’re off camping and the sleeping bags are in their tents, there is nothing taking up MY space in the bathroom! If you’d like to take a peek back at what the bathroom looked like before you can click here. You’ll see that the damaged paneling the worst of the wallpaper are gone, as are the horrid curtain and the moss in the window frame (that you couldn’t see in the before picture).
Jemimah is getting ready for another jaunt – this weekend is the church’s second annual campout. We’re looking forward to it! Oh! And we’re eagerly awaiting a response from a Craigslist seller who might have the very refrigerator we need! I can’t wait to hear from him/her! I would so love to have a working fridge in the trailer!
I’m off to fix brunch, take the crew to the nursing home for a church service, then head off to our own church service. I’ll be back soon with more pictures of Jemimah’s redo, and maybe an update on the refrigerator.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Yay! We had to wait two extra weeks, but we finally were able to get out to our favorite spot at Charles Waters Campground.
We had a great time with our crew, Jenny and Phil and their 3 kids, Felice and her 2 girls, and our friend Kriss. I can’t wait to get out and do it again!
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
She’s got a new travel buddy to hook up with…
It’s almost Labor Day weekend…
She was getting ready! Moving the office to the house, prepping the water tank, stocking supplies…
And then this showed up…
Jemimah, Ken, and I don’t mind the temps or the rain, but most of the kids sleep in tents, and we’re not prepared for tenting nights in the 30’s. We’ve done some of those, and it’s just not as fun as it could be.
I guess she just gets a little more time to get ready.