Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Cabernet in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!"

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Our Week In The Hood


Another slow week here in the hood.

Angela did get some painting done but needed to take a break. We have had good weather for this time of year but I’m sure the bottom will fall out of it soon. Last Christmas we had a blizzard going on.

Yesterday we needed to take the Dodge diesel out for a drive since it has just been sitting. Took a drive up I-29 to Platte city, MO about 10 miles north of our house. We wanted to check out the RV park we will move to when we sell the house.

We stopped at Basswood  Resort RV park

We wanted to ask about the extended stay rates which is not to bad for $425 per month and comes with cable. Talking to the manger we were wondering about Angela workamping  while I still worked at the church and she said yes they hire about 15 couples and she could some hours for the spot and the rest for pay. That would be great that way she can learn all about the different jobs in a campground. The manager and her husband have been fulltime for 6 years and love it.  

Also yesterday I was at my local COSTCO buying a large bag of
Purina dog chow for my loyal pet, Annie, the Wonder Dog and was 
in the check-out line when a woman behind me asked if I had a
What did she think I had an elephant? So because
I'm retired and have little to do, on impulse I told her
that no, I didn't have a dog, I was starting the Purina Diet
again. I added that I probably shouldn't, because I ended up in
the hospital last time, but that I'd lost 50 pounds before I
awakened in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out of most
of my orifices and IVs in both arms.
I told her that it was
essentially a Perfect Diet and that the way that it works is, to
load your pants pockets with Purina Nuggets and simply eat one or
two every time you feel hungry. The food is nutritionally complete
so it works well and I was going to try it again. (I have to
mention here that practically everyone in line was now enthralled
with my story.)
Horrified, she asked if I ended up in
intensive care, because the dog food poisoned me. I told her
No, I stepped off a curb to sniff a poodle's ass and a car hit
I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart
attack he was Laughing so hard.
Costco won't let me shop
there anymore.

Better watch what you ask retired people. They have all the time
in the World to think of crazy things to say.



trailercamper said...

That story is so funny I can't stop laughing. I can hardly wait until I retire so I can do stuff like that. I'll be on the road so I won't care if they don't want me to shop at their location again....

MargieAnne said...

You've made my day.

Merry Christmas.

heyduke50 said...

wow - wish i had been in line... still laughing my ass off...

Dennis and Donna said...

Great story!...Sounds just like something you would do!

Carol K said...

Kenny, Kenny. Angela is not going to let you leave the house if you keep acting like that! ;)

~~Sue and Doug~~ said...

banished from Costco..think of the money you will save!!!

Nan said...

oh, that is soooo good!

Miss Lazee said...

Good laughs and good news on the workkamping. All new experiences just waiting for you.

Make it a great day!


where's weaver said...

What good news about Angela and workamping. better be good or Santa isn't coming to you!

JOJO said...

I am still laughing and have tears coming down my cheeks. I hope we end up in the same camp ground some day. You wife must have a great sence of humor too. She has to
Thanks for the laugh.

Phyllis said...

Sounds like more planning for the Fulltime RVing life!

Kevin and Ruth said...

Thanks for the laugh! We (I) did the workcamping for two summers and it worked out pretty good. To be honest I preferred to do the cleaning. When I worked in the office there always seemed to be too many complaints (the site is no good, don't like their neighbours, don't like the prices and on and on) but when I did the cleaning I heard nothing but compliments. Sure hope things work out for you.

Kevin and Ruth