Sunday, February 19, 2012
Boy, I must have been sleeping pretty soundly to not notice that Gary was awake and decorating me for my 40th birthday. What a surprise! I've never had a party in my whole life. It's been a fun day. I've gotten several e-mails from friends wishing me a Happy Birthday, my Aunt Sandy got me a cool Happy Camper flag, and Gary even bought me a tiny little cake with my name on it. I am indeed a blessed little trailer to have so many friends and fans. I sincerely thank you all for thinking of me and being so kind. Ironically, Gary's birthday is the same as mine, but he's a little (well actually a LOT) older. So, Happy Birthday to the best owner a little Serro Scotty could ever have. He's been so good to me that I'm even going to give him most of my cake. After all, I need to watch my weight now that I'm 40. I am SO happy today. Many many thanks for making this the best day of my life. I LOVE you guys!
Friday, February 17, 2012
By now, all of you that read my blog know how much I like to travel and camp. There's one exception to the rule, and that's having to go to Gary's house in St.Petersburg. I guess I don't like going because Gary hates going there so much. But, we all have to do things we don't like, and Gary needs me to be his home away from home when he's there. I wonder sometimes how the heck he ever survived without me? As usual before going on a journey, Gary doesn't sleep much if any at all. This was another one of those times. So, we headed out in the middle of the night, and stopped at a rest stop along the way for a few hour's sleep. That's me at the rest stop in the first photo. It was pretty nice, and they had an area for large trucks and an area for little trailers like me. Those big trucks are NOISY, and since we weren't close to them, sleeping was MUCH easier. We headed towards St.Petersburg not long after sunrise, and arrived before noon. It was an uneventful trip, and we've been there so many times now, that I know the roads very well. Once there, Gary set me up on the driveway under that HUGE triple-trunk oak tree. That thing is big-time scary, but Gary always assures me that I won't be crushed by it. I've told you before about Gary's oddball variety of camping names like yamping (yard camping) or gamping (garage camping). He came up with a new one this time: dramping (driveway camping). I gotta love the guy, even though I don't think he's rowing with both oars all the time. Anyway, we spent 5 nights and 6 days there. Gary worked hard on the house, making repairs, changing locks, and LOTS of cleaning. He welcomed a new tenant to the place on our last day there, and then it was time to go. Leaving there is always our favorite part of the trip, and coming back home to beautiful St.Augustine is the icing on the cake. We spent the night yamping in the front yard, and now I'm back in my house with my trailer brothers Scotty and Henry. As he has done all this year, Gary is still spending every night in the comforts of my comfy front bed. I have four beds in me, you know. He likes the front one because it's the biggest one and the closest one to the TV. It looks like there won't be any more trips for at least a month. Gary is still thrashing away on his projects here at home. All is well in the Green Acres Garage, and both Gary and I are thrilled to know we don't have to go back to the dreaded St.Petersburg area for awhile. Hooray for that!
Friday, February 3, 2012
I cannot believe it's been a whole month since I posted last. Where does the time go? I hope everyone is doing well, and I apologize for not writing before now. Things are good here. Gary and I haven't been away from home to camp, but we've spent every night this year doing some "gamping" (garage camping) right here in the Green Acres Garage. It's been fun, and I really like spending as much time as I have with Gary. He's really good to me, and I couldn't ask for a better owner. Gary has three major projects here at home that he hopes to finish before the Florida heat and humidity returns. The first job is done. That involved re-plumbing all of the hot and cold water lines under the house. He wanted to get that one behind him, since it was easily the worst of the three jobs. The next job will be tearing down a small utility shed, and re-building a much larger shed in it's place that he brought over from his house in St.Petersburg last year. That thing is BIG, and it takes up valuable space in the garage. I'll be happy to see it out of here. There was a major mess piled up on the garage floor, and Gary has now found homes for all that stuff. I supervised to make sure he didn't keep things that he shouldn't. He still has WAY too much junk, and that's not just my opinion, he would tell you the same thing. Anybody out there that needs a small-block Chrysler V-8, an automatic transmission, or a rear axle assembly should get over here ASAP. The space where all the clutter was, will now be filled with the contents of the small shed. It looks so nice now, that I know he hates to pig up the space, but like that nasty plumbing job, it must be done. Once the small shed is emptied out, down it comes. He was so tired and sore every night from climbing around under the house doing the plumbing, that I know he will be happy to be outside in the fresh air working. Normally, I would be complaining about not going anywhere, but since Gary and I have been spending a lot of time together, I feel GREAT!!! It won't be long before we will head to St.Petersburg for a few days. Gary has some things to take care of at his house there. After that, it's more "gamping" here at home for as long as the weather stays comfortable. So, that's the latest news from here. I'll tell you all about how our trip to St.Petersburg went after we get back. I'll try to do a better job of keeping you updated. Until next time...this is Toaster. Over and out!