"if you are not living on the edge, you are taking up too much room"

Sunday, March 10, 2013

shake, rattle ... time to roll?

We are seeing a light at the end of the tunnel for this process at our gate. The crew told us they should be finishing up sometime Sunday and then there will be a mass exodus. I'm sure it will take them another day or even two to remove all the equipment so we are not out of the woods yet.

Speaking of out of the woods, we had a visitor just a few hundred yards up the road from our motor home.

Yep, that's a Rattlesnake that is at least 4' long! One of the truck drivers told us about it and said it was the second one he had seen that had been ran over in the roadway in as many days. I guess the warmer weather has got them moving again. Rudee is pretty sure that she will be moving too if they get any closer! :-)
I would go so far as to say that if she saw one that was still alive she wouldn't come back out of the motor home until we crossed the Indiana state line! :-)

Since I work the night shift it was my job to change all the clocks since we "spring forward". The good news is I will get off an hour earlier. Well not really since that means Rudee would get an hour less sleep and I just don't have the heart to go in and wake her up early.  I'm not sure if I like the daylight saving time or not. Until recently Indiana did not change their clocks and it was always a hot topic every year the law makers tried to change it. They finally got it changed a few years ago so now, twice a year, there are big debates if it is good or bad. I'm kind of on the fence on the issue. I mean, does it really matter to full time RVers what the clock says when the sun rises or sets? Oh well, I set the clocks ahead anyway and in a couple of weeks our "internal clocks" will adjust as well. I'll keep you posted.


  1. Being from N Indiana I like the longer daylight when we are camping but other than that It could stay the same year around

  2. I told Steve that I wanted to have an encounter with a rattlesnake just not a close one. I like seeing all wildlife...from a distance.

  3. Had the same thoughts on the time change, does it really make a difference now that I am FT?
    Man those are big mean looking rattlers.

  4. Thought it was too early for rattlesnakes. Where are you located?

  5. Bob,
    we are about 6 miles south east of Big Wells.

  6. You are out there. We have been working in Karnes County for a year now and looks like we'll stay in this area. Stay safe.