Thursday, November 28, 2013

Giving Thanks......

As we begin the craziness of the year's Holiday Season, we just wanted to pause to give THANKS for all our family, friends, and adventures from this past year.

While we still have one more Podding trip scheduled, 2013 is slipping away fast.  No matter where today finds you, with family, friends, or neither, but far away.  We are thankful for each and everyone of you.  

Until next time, stay safe out there.....-R,T,&J.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

We Be Camping Y'all.....

Happy Weekend everyone!  We be camping and we be so happy!!  (Please excuse the grammar, but we just couldn't resist!)  It seems like forever since our last camping trip the end of September. 

We've both been busy with school, and looking after our parents.  On top of all that, Rob managed to work in a Root Canal and Crown during the last few weeks.  

But all is good now.  We're at the season ending (for some) Tanglewood Toast Un-Rally  here at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, NC.

There are T@B's, T@DA's, a vintage DeVille, and of course Pod.  Rob and Pod rolled in around 10:30 Friday morning.  Trisha got here about 4:30 Friday afternoon.  This campground and park is less than 40 miles from home, so it's like camping in our backyard.  This is a huge park containing a great campground, aquatic center, golf course, par-3 golf, the Manor House B&B, picnic shelters, fishing lakes, an Aboretum, and much more to see and do.

We rode around this morning to do some exploring in the park.  Once back at the campground, Trisha went "junking" with a group, while Rob got beef stew going for supper and just planned on relaxing the day away.

Here are a few pictures of our weekend so far to enjoy......


As always, thanks for checking by today.  Enjoy your weekend!  

Until next time, stay safe out there.....-R,T, but no J!  (Grandma sitting again!)

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Pod's New Tool Box.....

Happy Sunday afternoon everyone.  Here in my part of North Carolina it's a sunny, beautiful, 70 degree kinda day.  It's Pod here, and I am taking over the blogging duties today.  

I had noticed it had been awhile since Rob and Trisha had made a blog post.  I guess with school, looking after their parents, and the house, they have been real busy.  But that's OK, because this coming Friday, we're off to the Tanglewood Toast Un-Rally!  YIPEE!!

For a long while now, I have been trying to tell Rob he needed to get me a tool box for my trailer tongue to give me some more storage.  I told him he could also store my battery inside such a box and keep it locked away out of sight.

This morning, here came Rob with a tape measure and I just knew good things were going to happen.  Pretty soon, I saw Rob and Trisha hop in Truck and take off.  About an hour later, Truck backs up in my driveway and well, just read all about it.....

First thing Rob did was to unplug my power cord since he was going to be disconnecting the battery.

Here's what I looked like before Rob started the install.

Here you can see my battery and battery box removed.  Rob also had to remove the old propane tank cover.  But he says he is going to put a snap on it later one so he can reuse it.

Here's what Rob and Trisha bought for me at Lowes to use for the install.  The tool box, a mat for the bottom of the inside of the box, three hole grommets, two vent covers, and a back of one inch self taping screws.

After test fitting the tool box.  Rob marked where the positive and negative battery wires needed to enter the box.  He also marked where the power wire for the tongue jack needed to go also.  He then drilled these holes and put rubber grommets in them to protect the wires from chafing.

Rob also drilled several  holes on each of the tool box sides.  These are to allow air flow for the gasses from the battery.

Rob then covered the holes on the outside with simple air louvers to keep out rain, etc.

Next, Rob then put the tool box back into place, and worked the wires through each of their holes he had added to the box.  

Here are the wires on the inside of the box.  Rob uses some "zip-ties" as strain reliefs for the wires. 

Then it was time to attach the tool box to the frame with self-tapping bolts.  Next, Rob put the battery box in place, attached it to the tool box, and drilled a few drain holes.  Rob then installed and hooked up the battery.  

Finally, Rob put all the items in the tool box he normally needed when he first gets to the campground to unhook and set me up.

Below, you can see me enjoying this warm sunny day with my shiny new tool box.  Don't I look grand!!  

I am so excited about getting to go camping this coming weekend.  I am looking forward to spending time next to my cousin Splash T@B and catching up on all of our comings and goings.

This is Pod wishing everyone a great week.  

Until next time, stay safe out there.....-Just Pod today!