Thursday, June 27, 2013



One day you get married and the next it has been twenty years! Where has the time gone? Looking back most of the time I was stationed on a ship and out to sea, so ten years we was apart. Maybe that was the key to being married so long, free time away from the wife. Sometime I wish we were never apart for so long, but that is why I think we are so close today. I'm trying to make up for the time we was apart. Living in a RV you have to get along, there is no where for you to go. You cant go to the other bedroom or lock yourself in the bathroom.

Because of her birthday just a few days ago we did not do much. I made her a video DVD of pictures of us together over the last twenty years with songs from Journey: After All These Years ([2008] Revelation) and Bret Michaels: All I Ever Needed ( [2005] Freedom Of Sound). We took our wedding rings to the jewelry store to get checked and cleaned. Then, we went out to eat at a Japanese buffet for late lunch/early dinner. A nice quite day all to ourselves.

I had to do some digging, but I found some of our wedding pictures. I had to scan them (no digital camera in 1993). I also found some of our Japanese wedding pictures too, but that anniversary is not until October.

Wife's dress same my mom worn when she got married
and me in my service dress whites
Japanese Kimono 
Japanese Dress and Tuxedo

Wednesday, June 26, 2013



How hard is it to throw a surprise birthday to someone who knows you like no other and someone I can't keep a secret from? I spent most of the week leading up to the wife's birthday away from the RV and in the Adult Center just so that she would not see me and know something is going on.

It was a perfect day, everything I had planned went off without a hitch. As every week we went to the parents to do our laundry. I told the wife that I would do the laundry today and she did not have to do anything. After we ate lunch I pulled her presents out and she was shocked. I got her a slow cooker and electric burner. When the weather is too hot to cook inside the RV she can cook outside. Then, I carried her birthday cake (red velvet). After our laundry was done and on our way out to take her out to eat dinner we said our goodbye to the parents. As we arrived at the restaurant there was two lines coming out the doors and over a hour wait. To my credit, I called in early to get reserve seating and had to wait only five minutes. Just as our beeper went off I pointed to our left for my wife to take a look and it was my parents coming in the door. Everything I did surprised my wife and she had no idea what was coming next.

Opening gift like a kid at Christmas
 Look at that smile... says it all
 Blowing out the candles
 Trying to cut the cake
 The wife's dinner
 My dinner

Thursday, June 20, 2013

7,8 & 9 JUN
My favorite baseball player (Travis Shaw) returned home for a three game stent against my beloved Cleveland Indians Double A farm team the Akron Aeros. I had this day marked on my calendar all season. I got tickets for all three games behind the visitors dugout, where last year I got two game balls... will my luck continue? Travis had been in a slump lately and when he left Ohio, he was still in the slump. He was 1 for 9 with 3K's 3BB and 1SB. In the end the good guys (Akron) took the series 2-1. As always I was on the hunt for autographs at the game. I put all my efforts on the Portland Seas Dogs and after the three game series was over I made a killing; I had 9 autographs (8 Travis Shaw and 1 Xander Bogaerts [Red Sox number 1 prospect]) 1 game used baseball and one night was bobblehead give-a-way where the person was at the game and signed one of the bobbleheads. 

The Akron Aeros won the 1012 Eastern Leagues Double A Championship, but I could not find the pennant anywhere. I walked to the box office and asked one of the workers where the pennant was. She told me it was in the lobby of front office. I told her I want to take a picture of it and she lead me to the office. I got a picture of the 2012 Champions pennant and also saw all four Championships trophies from 2003, 2005, 2009 and 2012.  I'm glade I asked, or I would never have seen them. Another view of the game behind closed doors.

Travis Shaw throwing ball in to stands
 Travis Shaw Fielding 1B
 Travis Shaw at the plate
 New Scoreboard
 Xander Bogaerts [Red Sox number 1 prospect]
2012 Championship Pennant
 2003, 2005, 2009 and 2012 Championship Trophies
My autographs, game ball and bobbleheads collected in the series

As a foot note the MLB draft was held during this week and five players from Kent State was drafted Tyler Skulina P (4th R Cubs), Taylor Williams P (4th R Brewers), Eric Dorsch P (21st R Reds), Derek Todvine 2B (22nd R Yankees) and George Roberts (26th R Diamondbacks). This makes the third straight years that Kent State had five or more players drafted in a season.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


First I want to apologize to my family, friends, followers and curious readers of live-in-RV. I have been off line for over two months and not much has happened. I'll summarize since my last post. 


While staying at the Air Force base in NC in April I did go to my first minor league baseball game of the season. I went to see my beloved Cleveland Indians Advance A farm team Carolina Mud Cats. Remember; back when I talked about visiting the Pensacola minor league park… anyways two years ago that team played as the Mud Cats. While talking to a season ticket holder before the game the owners sold the Cincinnati Double A team to Pensacola and bought the Advance A from Kingston and made a good little profit in the process. A nice story behind the game. This years team has the 2011 and 2012 number one draft picks Francisco Lindor and Tylor Naquin, along with some young good talent and a fellow Kent State Alum. The good guys won 12-3 and I was able to get four autographs on MLB Baseball after the game from Francisco Lindor, Tylor Naquin, Bryson Myles and Kent State Alum Anthony Gallas.

We have made our way back home to Ohio for the summer. To see family, put away stuff we did not use that much and to pack the thing we did not bring that we found out we should have brought with us. That is the lesson we learned in our first full year on the road. There are some important paper work we have to update like driver license, and registration for our RV and car and of course to see the Football Hall of Fame game in August that the family has had tickets for years.  It is a good thing we did make our way back home and that the RV is still under warranty. As we arrived back in Ohio, our refrigerator-cooling unit went bad and stopped working. We took it in to the dealer and got it fixed in ten days. We only have to pay our decidable and the warranty cover the rest. While staying with family we found out that they had a pest roaming the yard and drive way at night. We found out only when the parents car and my car had our engine light turn on when we stared our cars. I took my in and found out that there was some kind of animal eating the wires in the engine block. We got it fixed. The next morning, it happened again. This time I called my car insurance company and told them a rodent has  eating the cables wires. I have learned my lesson and parked on the side road until the animal was caught. Within one hour of animal control placing the trap it was caged. To our surprised it was a groundhog. After asking a few question why a groundhog that eats vegetables was eating our wires in the car. The plastic that is used in covering the wires in the engine block are made from soy and since soy is a vegetable this made more since. Also, we were told that placing moth balls along the drive way will prevent other animals from arriving and for the last month there has not been any sign of any type of animals around the home.


May arrived and the campgrounds in Ohio have opened and we have moved in to our new home for the summer. We are at Cutty’s Sunset in Louisville, OH. We have family who’s been here for three years, so at least we have someone that we know. The campground sites in the middle of four towns and there are places to shop and eat. We are on the back lot, which is too far for TV and internet connection. We only get two TV stations and the internet single is to weak to reach us. I have to carry my PC and/or laptop to the adult center to get connected. After a few weeks this it has become a pain, but If I want to get on the web I have to do it. I was told that they are in the works of upgrading the Internet connection, but that will not be until next year. Something to do with contract with current provider or something. Now that the weather is getting hotter I will be spending less time on line and more time at the swimming pool or outside with the wife.

Besides that April and May have been pretty quite. June is here and hopeful there will be more to write about. I will try and post once a week or bi-weekly, not sure yet, no more posting once every two months. I will do my best to keep everyone up to date.