Back Online in Franklin NC

We have been offline for two weeks and are now back.  We had been using a Jetpack from Verizon for our internet needs.

 jetpack

Somehow I had something messed up and we ran out of “data” on April 1, also the internet at Franklin RV Park was not running properly  — thus we couldn’t get out.  Both are up and running now so we are back in business.  

As most of what we are doing is boring work stuff we will be posting every 3-4 days. 

Monday April 13, 2015

We still haven’t got our fifth wheel the way we want it as we are too busy getting the park ship-shape.  Today we painted the second coat of paint on the horse shoes (4 sets), and we typed & laminated the rules for the following games:

Horse Shoes

Lawn Croquet

Rules of 9 Croquet

Corn Hole

Ladder Golf

Murbles

We also are getting the Checkers, Chinese Checkers, Frisbee,  Farkle,  LCR (dice game), and Mexican Train (dominoes). We had to get bean bags and balls on rope as some are missing.   We are also getting the supplies for “Playing Card Bingo.”  We plan on having fun this year.  We went off to Dodge Packaging  in Franklin to get some cups, plates and napkins for our events at the park.

I think we didn’t mention that Miss Peggy was the big winner at the Passport America rally in March.  She won the game of Murbles (a $50 value) during a giveaway the last night and the storage bag is signed by the developer of the game!

Playing Murbles

Playing Murbles

Tuesday April 14, 2015

Today is a rainy day, thus inside work was done.  We cleaning, inventoried, and organizing the buildings at Franklin RV Park.  The buildings are the bath/shower & office,  workshop (it is large), tractor barn (also large), and pump house.  We also have a fuel storage shed and a cute (very tiny) unused shed that used to house the phone wiring and internet system.  Everything in this park has been upgraded in the last few years.  Water (which is great tasting), sewer, phone, electricity, cable, and internet are all in great shape and working well.  As it was raining, I drove over to Highlands, NC to take some items to the owners and visit with them for a while. 

We went out to FATZ Cafe tonight,  they have a special for old geezers every Tuesday night. called Classic Tuesdays.  Click on the link to see the menu.  FATZ is a small 45 location restaurant chain in the Southeast.  We have never had anything we didn’t love here.  Miss Peggy had the:

CLASSIC COUNTRY CALABASH
Our signature fresh chicken tenders, marinated 24 hours, hand-breaded to order and perfectly fried, served atop red-skinned mashed potatoes and topped with white pepper gravy and your choice of signature side.
… and I had the:
CLASSIC CALABASH CHICKEN & GOLD RIBS
Baby back ribs basted with our Carolina Gold BBQ sauce and paired with our World Famous Calabash Chicken®.  Served with our all-natural French fries.
fatz
The best part of the whole deal is that it was under 20 bucks with the tip, the portions are very large, and the servers are expertly trained!  Needless to say we will be visiting FATZ again on a Tuesday as it is only 3 miles away.
Wednesday April 15, 2015 – Happy Tax Day
Today is a rainy day, we have used St. Brendan Isle mail forwarding service for years.  Our 680th shipment from them was lost in the mail.  This is the first lost mail since 1997.  They do (for a short time) keep a scan of each envelope that we receive.  They were able to email me a copy of these scans for the lost mail.  I had 2 letters from Social Security so today off I went to the SS office in Franklin.  When I got there my ticket was #23 and they were helping ticket #16.  I don’t know why, but I was called next!  We got everything settled in short time.  After that it was off to the Bi-Lo grocery store.  Bi-Lo has 214 stores in the south and Wednesday is an extra 5% off for old guys.  We had some serious shopping to do, the bill came to $160 but with the specials, coupons, and 5% discount we paid $103.  A good trip!  We spent the rest of the day working on paperwork and reviewing old records from the campground.  We received an email that Sonic sent us about 1/2 price cheeseburgers as it is tax day.  We got cheeseburgers for supper.  Sonic is kinda of an old-fashioned drive in with carhops on roller skates at many locations.  
sonic
They have over 168,894 different drink combinations – I won’t name them all!
We updated our RV Budget page today.

Check out our page on RV Budgeting.

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome  the world. 

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