Saturday, November 20, 2010

Our RV Slip-n-slide

Today the RV partially tipped so people had to lean to walk. Here are some pictures.  It was really fun to walk kind of leaned over.   

Here's what happened:  We were trying to back up to where we usually park (we'd gone to empty our tanks) and it had just rained so it was slippery.  As we backed in we slipped into a ditch-thing by the garage/shed- the RV just slid on the wet mud.  I was riding in the RV when it happened.  I was sitting on the couch when the RV slid into a corner of the shed and the corner of the shed came through the window of the RV - it smashed the window.  The window practically exploded.  Glass went everywhere!!!  I jumped!  Afterwards I was pretty creeped out.  Here are a couple of pictures of the corner of the shed IN the RV window.

You can see from the picture that it actually ripped the screen right along the edge.  We're going to put a plastic covering over it until we get a new window.  Dad was glad that it broke the sliding window.  That will be easier to replace.

Dad called a couple of tow truck guys.  They came up with a tow truck and they tied a chain around a tree by the RV.  The chain had a hook on it.  They ran a cable from the winch on the truck through the hook on the end of the chain to a strap around the back tire of the RV.  Then they just winched it and the back end swung around.  They were very reassuring at the start that this would be no problem to fix.  They took about 20 minutes to get the RV off the shed.  Then Dad drove the RV to a safer place.  (Caleb helped with that description of what the guys did.)
So that was our adventure for today.  After that we watched the Last Samurai to calm us down of course...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Me in CA

Today I am  typing my memoirs of what has happened to me in C.A. When I first came I met a boy named Jordan, and  Mason, who is actually quite cute.  He will even give you a hug when you ask him to and he lets you pick him up whenever you want.  I also met his brother, Hunter.  Hunter has Cerebral Palsy, I think.  They are twins but Hunter looks like he’s three months old and Mason looks like he’s three years old.

I am staying in an RV at Jordan’s parents’ farm.  They have goats and chickens.  We milk the goats at 8 AM and at 8 PM.  I usually do it at 8 PM.  How we get them onto the milking stand is we take food and make the goat see the food and then put it in a dish so the goat climbs up on the stand and starts eating.  We milk the goats but their teats are really small so we have to use two hands instead of one.  We have to be careful that the goats don’t spill the milk.  I only remember them spilling it….about FIVE times!

We came with a family to CA.  They are moving here but we’re staying here for two months.  So far we’ve been here around three weeks.  Right now they are staying at Hunter and Mason’s house until they can find a house.  Mason and Hunter’s parents names are Papa Chris and Miss Esther.   I think people ought to pray for Papa David and Miss Ariel because they are only allowed to stay where they are for one more week and they haven’t found a house yet.

Well I guess that’s all for today.