Monthly Archives: September 2016

All New

In the past month we’ve had several big and new events in our family.

First.  On August 14 we had a baby shower in anticipation of the arrival of our newest member, my niece.  Notice the 3-D image, it is truly amazing what technology has made available to us.

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Second. We bought a Chevy Silverado HD2500 on Saturday September 3 based on what we were told its towing capacity was. Later that day we learned its towing capacity was 9400, much lower than we were informed. So Monday, September 5 we we went back, returned the Chevy and then bought a F250 white diesel with the towing capacity of 15,100. The dealership was good about working with us.  So, I guess you can say that we bought 2 trucks that weekend.  This purchase means we are ready to trade up for a different RV.

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Third. On September 7 my brother and sister-in-law welcomed into the world a healthy 6 pound 13 ounce daughter named Madison.  Big brother pictured below quickly stepped into his new role.  This was a truly joyous occasion with everyone healthy and at the same time I felt an emptiness without Mom here to see and hold her granddaughter.   I wore the “All is Well” necklace and Mom’s rings so that parts of her were present with us.

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Fourth.  We traded our 2013 Keystone Cougar Xlite 25′ RET travel trailer on September 16 for a fifth wheel.

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Fifth.  September 17 I got to hold my 10 day old niece for the first time.  I was an only child for the first 16 years of my life so for many years I thought I’d never get to be an aunt but that all changed several years ago. (I’m wearing a pearl ring that Mom received on her 16th birthday and always wore.)

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Sixth.  We picked up our new 2016 Forest River Wildcat 28SGX with our F250 fully adapted to pull a fifth wheel with an Andersen hitch on September 20.

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