Boy it doesn’t seem possible that Thanksgiving is just a week from today! Why is it that the older we get the faster the time goes? Seems like we wish our lives away when we are young: we wish we were old enough to do this or that, then we couldn’t wait to retire, etc., but now that many of us are we wonder how the years can pass so quickly. Mike and I have now started our 8th year of full timing and neither one of us would change that decision. I think many living full time in their RV feel the same as we do. And while we live full time in our RV we find ourselves being more like snowbirds and spending the summer at home in the Seattle area to be near our family and heading south to warmer climate in the winter. For a multitude of reasons we are still in the Seattle area and sadly October set an “all time rain record.” Sure not something we like to be in anymore and it’s looking like November may be just as bad. Certainly wish it somehow could be sent to the areas that need it so badly. The RV Park we are in has horrible internet service unless of course you pay for theirs so I have been remiss in doing the newsletter as it takes forever to get photos to load and get things sent out.
Oh all of this electronic equipment us oldies are suppose to master! Last week a new smartphone was on my list and while I got a great guy at Verizon to help me through the process of getting what I needed and not something that had all the “stuff” that I will never use and don’t even understand, it is still daunting!. Going from an Android to an Iphone so it would sync with my Ipad meant lots of frustration and a learning curve as well as the frustration of losing most of my emails and trying to recreate all of that. I’m hoping to spend some time with one of my grandkids who can get it all straightened out in a hurry!
TIP: 12 Things Every Rver Should Do. This is a great article by Nick Russell and there are lots of great tips here. whether you are full time, a snowbird or weekend warrior. http://gypsyjournalrv.com/2016/11/12-things-every-rver-should-do/.
What a Great Tip: Sure wish I would have thought of this tip before we fixed a rack for our lids. A great and inexpensive idea. http://tiphero.com/kitchen-storage-space-hangers-hooks/
Great Tip from Reader Danise: Last winter Danise told me about a cooking class put on by the government for healthy cooking and shopping options for those on a budget. It is a FREE six-week class and she learned so much has considered taking it again. I have been searching for a class in the north Seattle area and finally found one. My friend Marilu and I are taking the class and it really does have a lot of good information. This week we made a Veggie Lasagna that was delicious. We were sent home with everything we needed to make it at home after taking part of making it in class and tasting it. If you are interested in finding a class in your area check out their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/cookingmatters.national/.
Contest Entries: As I said when I started the contest, I would list all the entries I received and let you all vote for your favorite.
1.We love the 3 quart salad spinner, use it everyday when we are on the road as we are big salad eaters. I have also occasionally used it to spin out excess water from my sons socks after getting caught in a storm or two.
2.My favorite product that I purchased from you is the Avocado scoop/knife. I love it as much as I love avocados. So glad that I purchased it and I use it all the time.
3.I absolutely love WashEze. I have a washer and dryer in our motor home and cut those sheets in half and put them in a lingerie bag and throw it in the dryer too. When all is dry I use the used up sheet to remove the lint from the lint filter. I swear by them!!
4.We love the WashEZE and recommend it to others. I cut them into thirds so I get 30 washes out of a box. So handy!!
5.The Fiskie is my “go to” utensil….
Wow what a time saver, to say nothing of just plain handy…My favorite use is for making potato, pasta or rice salads. I can use it for stirring the rice/pasta in the pot. Then as I usually make or adapt my own dressings I can scoop out the mayo or?, add my own spices and seasonings to make my dressing.. Using the same fiskie, I mix the salad with the dressings, and then leave it in the bowl to use for serving.
6. The chopper (now called the salsa maker)
is my favorite also and the avocado knife is my 2nd. I use the chopper to chop everything and since we love avocados I use it a lot and also use for kiwis.
So Readers…here’s what I’d like you to do: Go to firstname.lastname@example.org and vote for your favorite. The winner will receive a 20% discount at RV Space Savers. Let’s set the date for your votes to be in by 11-30 so the winner can use the discount on their Christmas shopping. I hope the next contest we will get more entries. Thanks to those who did enter.
A Tip that came in after the contest was closed:
My little thing that I put on the top of a tuna can to use in draining got mangled. I usually buy water pack so always need to do a good job of draining. Yesterday, I was doing some dinner prep using a large can of tuna, and was looking for some way to “dry” the tuna….Rustling thru my kitchen drawer, and low and behold. There was a red plastic scoop with holes. It took the large size can of tuna and with little effort and a fork I got the results I wanted. Thanks so much Danise…that scoop is one of Mike’s favorite tools. https://rvspacesavers.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&path=35&product_id=162.
Products on Sale: Only 37 days until Christmas. Here are a couple of great Christmas Ideas. On sale now while supplies last or until December 15th. Not only great for Rver’s but for anyone on your Christmas list.
Egg Lover Special. This includes the Egg Space Saver (normally $12.), the Microwave Omelet Maker ($6.) and the Small Fiskie ($7.)
Purchase the Egg Space Saver and Small Fiskie and receive the Microwave Omelet Maker FREE. This makes a great gift for anyone who loves eggs no matter what sized kitchen they have. One of our readers gives the Omelet Maker to all her friends as gifts.
Egg Lover Special
Mini red and green Laser Lights
- ED Mini Portable Stage Lighting with Tripod
- Fun for gatherings, parties, potlucks or just to shine in your RV space
- Unique mini lights that projects red and green with several beautiful pattern designs
- Projector comes with a 3-position switch, “off”, “on” & “strobe” with flashing speed continuously adjustable
- Can use on your Christmas tree
- DO NOT use outside in inclement weather
We’ve used them in trees, on the side of buildings, over a swimming pool, on the side of the motor home, kids rooms, for work-out sessions and on our indoor Christmas tree.
Regularly $35.00 now only $20.00 while supplies last.
Great Places To Visit: Who Doesn’t Love Gorgeous Waterfalls?
Here is a list of the West’s 100 Best Waterfalls. http://www.outdoorproject.com/blog-news/wests-100-best-waterfalls?
Wishing you all a happy fall and Thanksgiving wherever you may be on your journey. We hope the map you hold is filled with fun and exciting places to visit with things to see and friends and family to visit. Until next time. Have a safe journey.
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