Moving Baby

Since we live in a small cottage with a teeny yard and an HOA, Baby has to live in a storage facility. Kinda like extended day care for whale-sized babies!

The first place we took her was great, but far from our house and in a really busy part of town with a ton of road construction. After we made several trips out there we agreed it just wasn’t going to work. I called again to another place close to the house and voila! They finally had a space open!

The best part was the guy that owns the first place we took her to was super nice and gave us a refund for time we wouldn’t use. What a guy!

So we hooked her up

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And off we went!

Just as it was getting dark we got her all snuggled in. And wouldn’t you know… She already has a boyfriend!

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Down, girl!

Being closer to home meant we had more time to work on her. One of the first things was to tighten her wiggly table.

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It was actually in need of serious repair – but Driver was able to make it good as new!

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Another thing was to replace her Thetford potty with a brand new Thetford. We needed a taller one since we are getting creaky! We had a lot of trouble solving a how-to-get-the-water-from-the-floor-to-a-side-port issue, but after three whole visits to three hardware stores, we settled on a pump silencing kit because it had a flexible hose with fittings on either end. Wow! Innovation! That was a really big deal!

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At the end of the day we all felt like this

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But not “all” of us fit on that little patch of floor!

Tomorrow we head off to camp with the church. It’s exciting to go but it will be so much nicer when Baby is all fixed up and we can just take off!

I’ll post more from the state park- it’s got gators!

Thanks for stopping by! Be blessed

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Camp BoTown

Our very first campsite EVUH was at Beaver Run RV Park near Metter, Ga. It was just a hop, skip and a jump from our home and even closer to the Camping World parking lot (see previous post). Wherever Baby Beluga parks will be called BoTown, a combination of our name and, well, “town”.

This park was very nice and clean, and the peeps there were oh, so friendly and helpful. This guy’s name is Huey. He and his family are frequent visitors and he was so helpful and led us right to our spot; number 15.

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The place was really flat! That helped a lot for these first timers

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We set up camp, strung our little string of Tiffany lights (we decided we need a second string) and Driver replaced a burned out bulb by the door.

“You should bring a ladder,” I said before we left the house.

Well, who needs a ladder when there is a big picnic table nearby?

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This is Huey and Jingles. Jingles has bunny ears on because it is Easter weekend. We also met Huey’s wife and Jingles’ mom Janice. We hope to camp with them again someday.

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Huey even shared his wood and lightered pine, which gave us a pretty fire in the firepit.

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By evening, we toasted our little campsite and our big whale of a camper

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Our next trip is in 2 weeks, a weekend outing with our church. We are looking forward to a sweet time with our church family.

Baby’s FIRST gifts!

When our friends said they were stopping in on their way to a convention, we were excited. Bill and Emily are dear – and when I say dear, I mean DEAR – friends. They are the kind of people who open their home to a high school senior when her family has to move four hours away just so she won’t have to leave familiar ground and just so she can graduate in the only school system she ever attended.

Yes, that is our precious Bill and Emily and that high school senior was our baby girl. We love them for even so many more reasons and are blessed God allowed our paths to cross.

So we were giddy when they said they would be passing through! We would visit, go to dinner and introduce them to Baby Beluga.

Just before we went outside, Bill and Emily gave us a beautiful array of camellias – a deep red, just stunning! I wish I’d photographed them that day because I have been enjoying them tremendously and they are just a wee droopy by now.

And then they gave us these:

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Sizemore pottery!!! Our friends and favorite potters, the Sizemore family, make amazing pieces and we cherish every one. These will be even more special having come from our friends.

The Sizemore’s are from Newnan, Ga and have an impressive studio adjacent to their home. Dale and Nancy’s sons James and Daniel followed in their parent’s artistic steps, and together, this family creates amazing works.

We are so honored that Baby’s first gifts are Sizemore creations and that they came from Bill and Emily.

Precious. Precious. Precious.

And we are blessed once again.

A few more creature comforts!

Driver came home after a week-long trip and found that I’d been busy getting Baby Beluga all dressed up.

First, I scrubbed and shined from the living room to the kitchen, then the bedroom to shower and toilet. She twinkled like a fairy princess!

Then I sewed a little band for this sweet little indoor-outdoor condiment-napkins-silverware holder!

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I love it because I bought the fabric in Paris a few years ago and didn’t want to cut it – till now. The little button came from some that my mom had. When the light hits it jusssst right, it has a purple hue. We all know that Baby loves purple, and her interior is ever so purple, and that makes it sooo perfect, oh yeah.

Besides my find on a great galvanized bucket that I could elegantly pimp out, my Driver and I found this:

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How stinkin’ sweet are those cups?! Less than $20 at Sam’s Club, is how! And they look FABBOOLUS from a distance too!

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We will make them safe to travel of course, but once we’ve beached our whale, they will be cute as a button on the kitchen counter!

Driver, not to be outdone, decided to tweak a few things himself. Here he is working on the TV.

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This man is brilliant. No. Really. I mean, I’ve been the Mrs. for 36 years and I have yet to meet a smarter man. Here’s just one example:

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And then it does this:

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Do y’all have any idea how hard it is to Snoopy Dance in an RV? Well, it is pretty hard, but it CAN be done! And dang skippy, I just had to Snoopy Dance left and right when I saw how he installed that TV.

And just when I thought it was as good as it gets, our precious friends Emily and Bill came to meet Baby! AND they brought us her very first gifts! I’ll share them in my next post, so stay tuned!

Stuff. Baby needed stuff.

It was plain and simple; Baby Beluga needed stuff.

Little hand towels for the kitchen, plastic plates and glasses, rugs and more. Among the things I love about Baby is staying in budget. We got her at the price we needed so that we could buy a few necessities as well as creature comforts.

As you may have noticed, there is a lot of purple in Baby Beluga. I found that brown and the new spa green goes well with the deep purple, so I picked these up:

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At the top of the picture are a couple of fun embroidered towels that added some color to the beige. It’s just what baby’s kitchen needed.

I found so much silicone I’m happier than a Valley Girl. Baby’s cabinet drawers will be full of this stuff!

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The blue bowls are just old fashioned plastic, but they were so cute I couldn’t leave ’em behind.

The only thing cooler than silicone spatulas is stuff that collapses. Yeah. It’s just so neat.

I found a dish drainer that folds flat! I have issues with my hands, so it’s super easy and wow, what a space saver!

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But wait. There’s more.

These are waiting for their turn in the dishwasher.

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My Driver picked out the big colander, I picked out the small one. We needed a mixing bowl too.

Here’s what they look like all popped out:

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See what I mean? Cool and stinkin cute. They are called “Squish”, a perfect accessory for a Baby Beluga, dont’cha think? Oh. I almost forgot; these don’t “squish” but they do match and are super cute:

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Lastly, Driver helped find these plates and cups – not squishy – but microwave safe AND they match! They are perfect for so many more reasons: great for outdoors, perfect for our grandkids, easy to wash and store and they don’t weigh much! Weight is a huge issue for a Baby Beluga so we watch her carefully!

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I was pretty delighted to find these too- plastic wine glasses! Driver picked out some others but I liked these since I can use them for tea and stuff.

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If you are looking for Squish, I found them at Target. I just LOVE target!

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Of all the things I found for her today, THIS is just unbelievable. My friend Leia was with me and is witness to the love-at-first-sight. I had to have it. It is the softest most cuddly rug EVUH. It’s for the bath but my toes will hit it every time I get out of bed. Morning bliss. Ohhhh.

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Here’s a picture that wouldn’t load earlier:

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That’s all for today. I’m still in budget and have a bit more shopping to do. I guess you could say I’m a happy camper!