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And The RV Saga Continues... 
 
Mar. 20, 2010 3:59 am 
Updated: Mar. 29, 2010 7:41 pm
I think, by now, it's safe to assume that you all know that I live in an RV, in an RV park that is full of methheads and such. We've had some drama the last couple of days....
 The methhead has been out in his car full-force the last couple of days. Vacuuming, re-organizing, whatever it is that he does. And he does it until the sun comes up. I find it interesting that when the sheriff's office came over to his place, he wasn't there and after the sheriff left, he came back and has been holed up ever since.
 It's 3:30 am and I was abruptly awoken an hour ago to the sound of my coughing and wheezing...dog hair...doesn't matter how much you clean it, it's there...so I turned on the TV with every intention of going back to sleep. Bob rolled over and asked what was wrong, so I told him I needed the inhaler and about the time I did that, we heard SCREECH! and the BOOM! Holy Cat!
 When we first moved in here I heard tale of people driving off the enbankment, but I never gave it much thought. I have lived here just over a year and nothing. Not that I wanted to see or hear anything like that! Bob said to go back to bed, I said NO WAY and with jacket and shoes on, I went out the door.
 I'm sorry I did...this was a really bad wreck and I know there were two people in it and I know one was hurt pretty bad and had hit his/her face on the windshield. What left me in disbelief is how someone didn't get killed! I didn't go all the way down to the end of the park...there were sheriffs, ambulance and a fire truck. They didn't need me in the way snapping pictures, but I have to LOL because I had slipped the old camera into my pocket. I think these 2 people were actually pretty lucky. If their car had gone off the other side of the road, chances are, they would have been dead. That side of the road where this happened goes right into the Columbia River...and we had a drowning right in that spot last summer. That was sad.
 I'm going to make an assumption here and go out on a limb and say the driver of the car was drinking and driving too fast and failed to negotiate the turn. That left 2 choices: 1. The river, where you don't want to be, or 2. take the car over the embankment. The driver, apparently, chose the latter. The huge boom I heard was the car, after it flipped 2 or 3 times, hitting the concrete foundation that was poured down there...for what, I don't know. The car actually rolled and must have went end to end, because after the ambulance, fire truck and sheriffs left, I went down to take a peek. It was facing back my way when originally it was going the other. SCARY!
 Anyway...that was my night...and this was dinner last night!
Parmesan Sesame Chicken
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Savory Lemon Limas
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Restaurant-Style Coleslaw II
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Cheddar Bay Biscuits
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This is the embankment that the car rolled down..it's dark out here and you can't see.
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Comments
Mar. 20, 2010 4:29 am
Good morning! Wow! Those people were incredibly lucky, if that's possible to say! You do have excitement around your place! My little "neck of the woods" is always pretty quiet. Sometimes, on a clear night we can hear the train that is several miles away, or maybe a far away dog barking. Luckily -the 3 neighbors we do have do not have barking dogs. In fact, our little neighborhood is equal in dog residents to people residents! Isn't it amazing how the dog hair just floats thru the air?? And cat hair is even worse! Hope you get some rest...
 
Mar. 20, 2010 4:36 am
I'm up now..I'm the type of person that once my eyes open...I'm up. I knew as soon as I woke myself up coughing that to get back to sleep was going to require an inhaler and a cup of coffee, to get the breathing normal and add a huge BOOM to that and it's over...I'm up! I'm make beef burgandy and that pretty much cooks itself so today, I'll just take it easy and rest. I want to go down and see if the tow truck had gotten the car out yet, but it's COLD out there!
 
Mar. 20, 2010 4:38 am
Ann, I got a double whammy there, 2 dogs and 1 mouthy cat...I don't notice Dave's hair too much...it's those dogs! I sweep enough hair up everyday to make another dog! It's ridiculous, but it's spring and Pup is part husky, so it's a given...he WILL & DOES shed.
 
Mar. 20, 2010 4:42 am
I find it funny that while I was outside, at least 3 people just threw it out on front street that they couldn't stick around because they have warrants out for various crimes...lol! Crazy! I know I had talked a lot back in Oct. & Nov. about moving from here, but I have grown to love living out here instead of in town, I love the geese, I love the sunrises and sunsets and the people do tend to make it rather interesting, to say the least!
 
Mar. 20, 2010 4:54 am
WW - a husky is one of the worst shedders with all that "cottony" hair underneath! I have 2 dogs and 2 cats. The labs don't really shed too much, but my yellow cat loses enough hair everytime you touch him to make a new cat!! You do have some interesting neighbors.... I could never live in a city - they are sort of fun to visit, but I like my peace and quiet!!
 
Mar. 20, 2010 4:56 am
Amen, Ann, Amen! Give me the quiet any day!!
 
Mar. 20, 2010 4:56 am
Ouch...that is definitely what would class as a "rude awakening". I'm so glad that you are alright tho'. As i was reading, I imagined you getting arrested for interfering or something. TG that wasn't the cse.
 
Mar. 20, 2010 4:58 am
Last night while we were in our hot tub (Yes, I'm still waiting for you to show up!! LOL) all we could see were tons of stars. I know I would never enjoy that tub near as much if it were sitting in a little "suburban"yard with kids next door, or a fence to stare at.
 
EAKE 
Mar. 20, 2010 4:58 am
...never a dull moment, huh, ww...if ever I get out to the West Coast I'm staying with you!!!!
 
Mar. 20, 2010 4:59 am
Nope, I stayed back and watched! I wanted to go up there, but what would I offer except for to be in the way!
 
Mar. 20, 2010 5:02 am
Let's see, 2 summers ago, a body washed up 2 miles away from here...it was a drug deal gone wrong. Last summer, there were 2 drownings. I've learned that if you hear the Coast Guard helicopters for any length of time they are searching for a body/bodies, this wreck, numerous arrests up at the county park up the road from here for stolen vehicles, DUI's, you name it...
 
Mar. 20, 2010 5:06 am
Good morning!What a night you had. It cold here in Okla.We're expecting snow today.It started raining about midnight and the wind was blowing like crazy so to say the least I didn't get much sleep.Like you once I'm up I'm up.I've got a pot of beans soaking so I'm making brown beans and ham hocks,corn bread and some kind of potato(maybe).We have a dog 7 cats and 5 kittens(the vets helping me get rid of them so I don't have to take them to the pound).I vacumn at least once a day. So tell me about hair.It's a battle every day.It was 70 degrees yesterday and this morning it's 37 and dropping.Good looking supper but I wished I liked lima beans.To dry for me.Have a good day.Get some rest if you can.
 
Mar. 20, 2010 5:11 am
I just read Georgi's comment, and I realized I hate lima beans - at least I did 30 years ago. Haven't tried them since. But, since 2010 has been my year to re-introduce veggies I've hated into my diet, I might give them a go... So far this year I've discovered I love blackbeans, and brussels sprouts. It's time to try another veggie!! WW how did you make yours? I like lemon so I might like these.
 
Mar. 20, 2010 5:11 am
That's sort of how the weather has been going here, georgi...yesterday it was 70 degrees out and when this happened, I went outside to frost on my windshield. Crazy weather!!
 
Mar. 20, 2010 5:12 am
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/savory-lemon-limas/detail.aspx
 
Mar. 20, 2010 5:17 am
Thanks! I saved it and I'm going to try them one day next week!
 
Mar. 20, 2010 5:17 am
Geez, the most that goes on around here is an racoon in the birdfeeder. Take care Witchy.
 
Mar. 20, 2010 5:33 am
I've tryed every way I can think of trying the lima beans can't get used to them.I love every other bean just not limas.
 
Mar. 20, 2010 5:34 am
I think it's either love/hate with limas and no inbetween...LOL!
 
Mar. 20, 2010 5:44 am
Talk about a rude awakening! Your life is certainly far from boring, ww! You don't go back to sleep after that!
 
Mar. 20, 2010 6:03 am
What a night! I think I would have been too afraid to go out and take a look!
 
Mar. 20, 2010 6:10 am
I'm gonna go and try to take a small nap after the sun rises...it's been fantastic to watch the last couple of mornings! Are you back from your vacation, Barbara?
 
Mar. 20, 2010 6:54 am
It's starting to turn light out, I'm gonna go see if I can get some pictures of where that wreck happened!
 
Mar. 20, 2010 7:05 am
Yikes. That is no way to wake up! Sorry for the troubled morning. I can't usually fall back asleep once I'm up either. The wreck is bad enough but the fact that several bystanders had to go because they had warrants would have scared me too!
 
Mar. 20, 2010 7:17 am
Good morning WW. Never a dull moment! I have a lab that should be bald. She sheds so much. Everyday there are drifts of hair floating across the floor. Go take a nap.
 
Mar. 20, 2010 8:13 am
Always such fun to wake up to something like that. I had to laugh at the camera in the pocket! A few years back the lady that lived across the street had her son over in her tree trimming branches. If I remember correctly at least he had a harness on. Well, he cut one of the branches it swung down across his leg cutting him pretty bad and he went unconcious up there. Ladder fire truck comes to get him down and guess who's out there taking pictures? They all laughed at me for that one. He ended up ok, we thought maybe he had a heart attack. Pretty scary!
 
Mar. 20, 2010 8:15 am
Oh, and I love lima beans, try putting a teaspoon of bacon grease in there for some flavoring. And make sure you cook them long enough, so they are good and tender.
 
Mar. 20, 2010 8:58 am
Ok, correction, everyone...it was NOT a car, it was a 4-wheel drive pickup and Bob went down and there was a big pink refusal of a breathalizer slip in the seat. Bob said the air bag had deployed and there was blood on it...it was pretty bad! So I wasn't far off the mark that the driver was probably intoxicated!
 
Daiseyland 
Mar. 20, 2010 9:17 am
Without getting too close to them, are you sure they are really meth heads? Wouldn't it be funny if they were just afraid of THEIR neighbors and think that you and your husband and dogs were the strange ones. You are, after all, a FOODIE! And you are always "tripping" around the world without ever leaving your trailer. lol. We had a Siberian Husky for 16 years. I sympathize about the dog hair. The only way I could reall remove it from our bedroom rug was with a horse curry comb. It looked like a small rake. It isn't just that there is a trash bag full of loose fur every day, but that it sticks to everything. The vacuum just wouldn't pick it up from the couch, rug, etc. I had to wear only clothes that it wouldn't stick to, like cotton and denim. I wore a smock to brush him, and tried to do it outside whenever possible. And it was water-soluable fur. Whenever it rained, it fell out faster. It was in light fixtures, ice cube trays - everywhere. But he was worth it, every last snuffle mark and paw print. We all still miss him.
 
sueb 
Mar. 20, 2010 10:10 am
What a way to start the day!
 
Mar. 20, 2010 12:30 pm
There is a place near my house that sells RVs...When I drive by it I always think about what an adventure life would be living in a RV! guess i was right!
 
Mar. 20, 2010 3:50 pm
I live in a trailer park (mobile home park) and can attest that there is no end to the unsavory characters and all their activities here. We had somebody plow into the side of a MH, not sure how he managed to do it... one of life's little mysteries. Ah, living on the edge!!!
 
debi2 
Mar. 20, 2010 4:50 pm
I too have a meth head living two doors down...always something going on...Makes me glad I am a child of the 70's ahww when life was good....all I can say we did have our teeth back then lol...I love reading your blogs keep them coming debi
 
Mar. 21, 2010 9:21 am
g'morning right back atcha, maui...no wrecks last night, it's good!
 
Mar. 22, 2010 8:55 pm
Oh, all of you, taunting me with lima beans! They are one of my most favorite foods, either the fresh/frozen green one or the pale dried ones in soup with ham (drool). We can't get either type in NZ. (Pout).
 
Skuba 
Mar. 24, 2010 8:21 pm
Good Eat you should grow some. I mail ya some seeds but it would probably be a no no in customs.
 
darjen11 
Mar. 29, 2010 7:41 pm
So glad to hear that someone else who is a skilled at cooking still struggled with rice and pie crust! Those are my two least favorite things to make since I always screw it up. I even manage to have rice stick and burn to my rice cooker despite following instructions.
 
 
 
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