Friday, July 4, 2008

Thursday July 3, 2008

We got up this morning and just hung out in the trailer. Stella fixed us some pigs in a blanket for breakfast. We decided to go get our errands run this mornign to get ready for the rest of the weekend, but we just piddled around and didn't get away from the trailer until almost 1 o'clock.

I have been wanting to add an extra fuel tank to the truck for a long time. I want a flat tank that will fill the bed of the truck between the cab and the wheel wells/fifth wheel hitch so that I can add 40-50 gallons of diesel and still be able to lay my portable porch for the trailer in the bed on top of the tank. A friend of mine in Manvel had found a tank like what I wanted at the Trailer Wheel and Frame store on the north freeway. It was supposed to have been aluminum which is a must in diesel trucks because an iron tank will sweat, contaminating the fuel. At today's prices, I don't want to do anything to damage my fuel or the truck by getting water in the fuel. When I got to the store, they were very busy and it took a long time to get waited on. The man who waited on me did not know anything about a tank like I described but he did take me into the storeroom to see what they had in stock. I found one that I might have been able to use, and it was $700 installed and out the door and Stella said no to that! I'll keep looking though and maybe something will turn up.

We did the usual Sam's and Wal Mart thing and spent a lot of money but we're well prepared for the weekend, at least food-wise. We bought hamburger meat and hot dogs for tonight and came back to the park. Our friends Bill and Ornell from Port Acres had just arrived as well as our old neighbors Rob and Delia in their new Open Roads trailer. We all got together around 6 o'clock and started doing the hamburgers on Ricky's grill. Ricky is quite the chef on this new grill. We ended up with about 25 people eating with us. Quite a change from Harry and my original plans to have a small, quiet family weekend.

I forgot that I had signed up for a poolside "meet and greet" that was sponsored by the park. We were right in the middle of eating our hamburgers at that time and none of us showed up. Oops......

Kim, Jeremy and the boys arrived about 9. I was glad they got there all right. I worry about anyone that has to travel on a holiday weekend after dark. They had already eaten and of course the boys hooked up with the other kids in the park and wandered off. They later decided not to sleep in the trailer with us but stayed in the cabin with their mother.

We are in a very shady site so we all agreed to come to our site in the morning for breakfast. Harry and Judy had gone to Froberg's farm and bought some vegatables including a lot of tomatoes which were wonderful on our BLT sandwiches.

Another great day at Rayford.

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