Wow! Look at that thing grow

Here’s a photographic update from Roadtirement’s vegetable garden:

Cucumber July 9th

Same one, July 14th









It will soon be time to pick this cucumber. There are more starting to grow on the vines, so we’ll have more cucumbers as the summer goes on. With the COVID-19 surging in some areas of the country, we don’t know when it will be safe to travel again.

Don’t mess up now! Stay safe and Be smart!

Roadtirement’s tomato plantings

One thing we have decided to pursue during our stay at home isolation is grow some garden plants. We went ahead and started some tomato plants inside, as per recommendations. Our son cut some plastic water bottles in half and used some self sterilized soil for the inside seed beds.

Photo taken April 10th

Photo taken April 19th







The April 10th photo shows the tomato seedlings. You can see in the April 19th shot how much the tomato seedlings have grown. In addition, the two containers in the foreground are peppers. We are hopeful that we’ll get some tomatoes and peppers after we transplant the seedlings.

We have a small garden plot in the backyard.  Hopefully we will reap the rewards of same. We’ll keep you posted…

Trivia to pass the time in isolation

Trivia is a game that many like. It can be an activity to pass some time while you’re in quarantine or self isolation while you stay at home. Here’s a couple of trivia questions for you:

1. What group had a hit with the song Wendy?

2. Whose orchestra recorded the soundtrac for The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly?

Got some trivia you’d like to share?

Palm trees, puffy clouds, coronavirus isolation

The picture is really kind of pretty. Those green fronds of the palm trees starkly contrast with the white and blue hues in the sky. But what does that have to do with COVID-19 isolation? Nothing.

So much is happening in the country, the world, our state and our street. No, I take that back, very little is happening on our street. But the country? We got our stimulus money from the IRS. Trump put up a campaign ad disguised as a “briefing” in one of his press conferences. He backed down a little from his “I have total authority” statements. But those statements really tell a lot about who Trump thinks he is. Have you noticed that he likes to cut off reporters before they can even finish their questions? And in some cases he then yells at them because the question they want to ask might put Trump in a bad light. And don’t get me started on Trump’s asinine use of Twitter.

When is our isolation going to end? As one who has  a list of those underlying health concerns I am really hesitant to think about soon returning to a “normal” life out and about. Until they (whoever they are) can come up with an effective treatment or an effective vaccine I am not sure when Sher and I will feel comfortable or safe going out. It will be interesting to see what conditions state or federal governments will need to see prior to “opening for business”.

Thanks for allowing me to “rant” a bit and share the frustrations that so many of us are feeling right now. I just hope that as soon as possible we can all get back into the new normal, whatever that turns out to be.


Things we miss during COVID-19

We are using video face time, text messages and even phone calls to keep in touch with our families while we are ‘safe’ in our home. With underlying health issues we can’t take the chance to go visit any of them.

Sher walking with our granddaughter to a game room at a Texas RV Resort

We miss the hugs. We miss the conversations. We miss eating out with the family at a nice restaurant. Probably most of all we miss the normality that no longer exists. We don’t know when we’ll be able to be with our families in person again.

Keep up the social distancing and other recommendations. How ever you are keeping yourself safe, friends, continue doing so.

A break from COVID-19 and the net

We’ve been in “isolation” at home since February 25th. Just shy of 40 days. Only been out three times, and those just driving around, never got out of the car. Days include watching TV, streaming Netflix and of course the news conferences of both federal and state ‘leaders’. COVID-19 always there. Oh, and reading blogs, writing for this blog, and in general spending way too much time on this computer.

One I made yesterday

Yesterday I just could not get my brain to think about anything computer or COVID-19. I took a break and decided to get out my leather stuff. I make leather pouches (sometimes called medicine bags) to sell at the festivals and shows we love attending. With the coronavirus related shutdowns and closures it will remain to be seen when we’ll be able to go to one.

I really enjoyed the break from the computer.