This blog is posted when we travel overseas taking a break from our Fulltime RV Life.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

A special day

Our new control board for our sometimes cold Norcold was delivered today. I still don't know whether we will install it while here in Gold Canyon or wait until we get to Quartzsite so I can do some more tests if the temps get low enough to cause the old board to malfunction again. Linda is for just going ahead and replacing it now, while I want to wait and test with a direct line from the coach battery to the board at low temperatures. I must say it is looking more and more like it is going to get replaced on Saturday, which probably correlates with me being a Good Bob.

Our ghost shrimp are really fun to watch as they scour the tank looking for edibles. The large tan area in this one indicates it is in absolutely no danger of starving. They work really hard cleaning the algae off the plants and snatching up any food pellets that Red Rob doesn't eat. Meanwhile the algae eater goes all over the sides of tank or roots around in the gravel at the bottom of the tank. I must admit that just as I spent many an hour watching my fish when we lived our former life, I now do the same in our current Life.

And now to what today was really all about. If you read the new homepage article you know what follows, having already read it. If not, enjoy.

There's a little birdy whispering in my ear that if Dave Dudley had sung his Six Days on the Road song in 1963 with these words, it would have been off the charts, as opposed to where it ended up.

Six Years On The Road

When we left that former life,
Rollin' towards a brand new Life,
We had our diesel runnin' right,
And we were livin' like never before.
Our dream was where we were, all right,
We didn't see a stop in sight.
Six years on the road and we're gonna be at home tonight.

We've got six forward gears,
And a wife who can drive.
Livin' Life as long as God wills,
With each other at our side.
We just passed a "Prowler" and a "Thor":
Yes, our Life is such a delight.
Six years on the road and we're gonna be at home tonight.

Well, it seems just a month,
Since we kissed our house good-bye.
Said so long to our old friends,
It was time to cut all those ties.
We had our RV to hold us tight,
We couldn't believe how it felt so right.
Six years on the road and we're gonna be at home tonight.

And while nothing is perfect all the time,
We've never regretted leaving our old life behind.
So nothing bothers us tonight,
We're out livin' the Good Life, all right.
Six years on the road and we're gonna be at home tonight.

Sure, we're now a little older,
But we aren't livin' any slower.
There's a flame burning bright,
Seeing more places, that's still our goal.
The campground's coming in sight,
If you guessed we're happy, you're right.
Six years on the road and we're gonna be at home tonight.
Six years on the road and we're gonna be at home tonight.
Six years on the road and just like always, we're gonna be at home tonight.

It's hard to believe that we are starting our 7th year of fulltiming tomorrow. It's hard to believe that time passes by faster each year. It's hard to believe that we are just as excited today was we were when we first started. It's hard to believe all the changes we have experienced in our Life. And it's hard to believe that we now have more places to go and things to do than when we'd first begun. Who would ever have thought Life could be this good.

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