Dear RVT Readers,
Your summer been as great as mine?
I started mine with attending the RV Owner’s Lifestyle Seminars in Kelowna on June 24-27. Check out www.okanagan.bc.ca/rvlife. Al Cohoe from the Okanagan Col lege did an excellent job and since this is his retirement year, it was a great way to end his career. Rumour has it though that they might just be able to convince him to come back every June to MC this event as it WILL be continuing June 22-25, 2012 under the direction of Nancy Ankerstein (firstname.lastname@example.org). My fears around handling the exterior parts of the RV responsibilities have gone away now and that is exactly what I was looking for.
Of the many seminars I attended, the ones I particularly enjoyed included the ins and outs of propane, the care and workings of RV appliances, the septic system care winter and summer, how to RV as a single, and the workings of the electrical system. I travelled to the event with my friend and Isagenix team member Hazel from Mission. She is looking to become a full time RVers soon and was there to learn all she could in
every category and ended up attending different classes than I did.
There was lots to choose from. Hazel came away on a real high and is convinced by next year’s event she will be attending and staying in her own RV, parked with the others in the parking lot where the fun continues each night after the classes are done. We were awarded prizes, fed, wined, dined, and entertained as well as schooled. The seminars change each year, with the basics remaining. If you have never attended this event, do put it down on your 2012 calendar as it is the best $190 you will ever spend! I expect to be returning too, so may see you there – yes? Question of the day, I know, is will I have my own RV by then? Stay tuned, as at this point I still know only what YOU know.
I volunteered again at the door of the Sooke Fine Arts Show again this year. What a delightful group of volunteers running this world class event – this year is the 25th anniversary and again, everyone has outdone themselves with the excellence of material AND presentation.
I was bragging to everyone at the beginning of the summer that this would be the year of NO major yard work. Year one I had the staircase put in beside my driveway so I could walk across the street to the mailbox each day without slipping and sliding down my steep driveway. Year two I had a rock retaining wall put in across the whole back of my property to keep the dirt bank from eroding.
So what happened this year? The city came along and said this is the year all the homes on Grant Road West are to get sewer hookups. Because my septic is on the far side of my house, they dug into my gorgeous front bank of plants to bring in the hookup location as close as possible. All the rock plants I planted in the very front had to come up. A section of the established plants had to come up too so the backhoe gent could dig a huge trench. What a mess! They also had to lift out all the bricks from the bottom of my driveway too and have promised to lay them back when all is said and done but that is not a priority for them I can see. Not done yet.
Plus they informed me that all they get to do is bring the hookup to my property line and I have to do the rest and get it hooked up to my house. My neighbour Rick gave me Paul Drummond’s name. Paul did the original plumbing on my house and will handle the hookup for me but not until the city gives the go-ahead. He’ll have to take out part of my side fence, and lift more bricks at the top of my driveway and go underneath a few rock walls and on and on and on! He said I will have no water for two days once he starts. This home ownership stuff is challenging sometimes! I can tell why lots of folks now chose to live full time in their RVs!
In the evening knitting world, isn’t Mr. Wonderful handsome with his bottle of bubbly and his bouquet of flowers? I entered him the Sooke Fall Fair this year and I’m sure he will be a ribbon winner. He’ll be the Draw Prize at my booth at the Snowbird RV Show happening September 22-25 at the Tradex building in Abbotsford BC. See their ad on page 11.
My photo was taken on August 16th at the fabulous Isagenix Celebration that happened in San Diego on August 13-16. The Stay Young Forever on the banner refers to their new product called Product B.
IT IS FANTASTIC!
Contact me a Sheila@choosingforward- steps.com if you want to hear more!
Luv ya, Sheila