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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Last Day at the Stuplich RV Resort and Convalescent Center

These guys are making the most of our last 24 hours here at the Stuplich RV Resort and Convalescent Center!  We depart tomorrow morning to head to the doctor in Green Bay to get Steve's okay to return to work paper.

We woke up this morning to rain and damp weather... but these guys had a whole list of tasks to accomplish once it stopped.

First off, Paula and I snuck off to Joann Fabrics to get some pretty brocade upholstery ribbon.  Since we changed our livingroom colors in the motorhome, the old blue velvet trim just wasn't doing it for me on the valances around each window.... So I redid them!



(now I just gotta replace those little blue button covers on the side lambrequins 
with maybe green, cream or burgundy ones)

Paula was very busy with a new project for our table... it is pieced together now and will later be quilted and finished up as a table topper.  She is a very talented quilter and has a great sense of color and style to pick this out for me!

The guys were VERY busy! 

  • They got up on the roof and tied down Mel's cable to his King Dome with new wire ties.
  • They reassembled the inside of Mel's air conditioner unit they took down to do the roof.
  • They reinstalled Mel's vent cover over the bathroom fan.
  • They cleaned out Steve's water heater burner tube.
  • They visited Fleet Farm to compare fuel conditioners and research on price, value and performance.
  • They forgot to buy four other things on their list. 
  • We went out to Texas Roadhouse for a wonderful meal, treat of Mel and Paula! 
  • (Steve drank over a pint of beer, teased the waitress, Mel ate fish, and Paula took home half her meal! 
  • Oh... and they changed the tire on the Tracker to the repaired once that had not been done since we had our flat in June.  ahem? 

And they filled up our freshwater tank in preparation of our departure tomorrow....  Mel directed Steve on how to do it, and Paula was observing with humor.

To our good friends.... 
Mel and Paula:
we thank you for letting us hang out with you for the last ten days... 
and we will be seeing you again soon! 


  1. I'm beginning to see a pattern here - you have a hard time sitting still! ;c)

  2. Love the upgrade in you wheel estate and what good friends you have in Mel and Paula.

  3. Steve will have to go back to work to get some rest! lol Don't you use a white RV hose for your fresh water?

    1. Yes, normally we use our white RV hose, but this time it was Mel and Paula's long hose they use to fill their RV too. We were quite a distance from the house where the faucet was located and our shorter white ones would not reach.

  4. So good to know the boys were convalescing and getting so much rest ;-) And I always appreciate your inspiration. We have so much we need/want to do on the coach. Say, you blinds look shiny as new, what do you clean them with?

    Blessings & Shalom,
    Richard & iona, Baby Snooks, the dog & Jasper, the cranky old man cat
    Full timing RVers in a '95 Ivory Ed, 40' 300 Cummins DP pulling little green toad (2012 Ford Fiesta)


    1. Honestly, we have never cleaned them in 6 years other than the brush on the vac cleaner hose. Wedo pull them up during the days, and when travelling.. So maybe they are shiney from not geting rubbed and vibrrated during travel?

  5. I'm tired just reading all you have been up to. LOL I like the ribbon you chose. I wish that was all that needed to be changed on mine. the whole thing needs to be recovered. I don't like any of the material that was used on mine. Yours looks great!

  6. I think it was a win win time for both of you. You got to stay there rent free and Mel and Paula got lots done on their motorhome. Sounds like you had a great time during your stay.

    Kevin and Ruth

  7. Finally back to a DSL connection where I can keep up with the blogs and comment. So glad to see Steve and Mel are doing great with their medical issues. By the way that seal job on our roof that Steve did when we visited in 2011 is still holding up fine, Donna put some eternabond on the front edge like you guys showed in your pictures and now signs of any water intrusion so maybe we can get a few more years out of it. Hope to see ya when you head south again, always remember your spot is open at the Ranch, we miss you guys. I won't have a list of jobs for Steve if you visit. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna...

  8. Love the trim you chose...Joann Fabrics, my go-to place while on the road! Whenever I get somewhere, I always check to see if there's a Hobby Lobby, Michaels, or Joann Fabrics. There aren't any in this part of Maine except for a Joann's in Bangor, so I've been saving a lot of money! Looks like you are ready to roll once again, things are looking great!

  9. A little bit of remodeling with minimal cost can make a huge difference. Well done.

  10. nice work on the valances!!!..very talented!

  11. People that do thing like the you did with the valances just amaze me. Those look really nice.

    The sad part is, I know what it would look like if we tried to do it.

    Was your TV originally above the dash? I like it where you have it. No cramps in the neck.

    That table topper looks like it is really going to be nice also.

    GREAT JOBS all around.

    1. Our tv above the dash to the right over the driver's head is still there. We have that one also doubled up as our rear view camera too. And all of my DVD recording equipment is run through that tv.

      The one in the pic is an extra flat screen LED tv we picked up and it sets on a small table under the window on the side. We take it down when travelling and set it back in its box and rest it behind the loveseat for a protected position when on the move. Thanks on the compliments! I am anxious to see the topper after she quilts it and adds the border. (she has a big long arm quilting machine!) It's gonna be so pretty and matched to fit on our table. Wheeee!


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