I have been enjoying visiting blogs and decided to start my own, even though I don't know what I am doing or if anyone will even be interested in reading what I have to say. I am a 50 year old management consultant who has been married to the the love of my life for 30 years and have two grown daughters and a son-in-law who we are very proud of. We are blessed to live in Scottsdale Arizona and are enjoying getting out and experiencing it in our RV! Thanks for stopping by our blog and please consider joining us, who knows where we will go...Kevin & Tracy.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

A Whirlwind Weekend!

I look forward to long weekends because I can get alot of the chores that have been on the back burner done and this long weekend was no exception.

It started off with a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner at my In-Laws and the installation of the new soft top on the Suzuki. 

Then Tracy and I were looking through the Black Friday ads and found a 7.5 foot artificial Christmas tree at Home Depot that was pre-lit for $59.00. I told Tracy that if I happened to get up early I would head down there and see if there were any left.  So at 6:30am my eyes were wide open and I could not get back to sleep, so off to Home Depot I went. When I arrived, there was an employee who was helping to load the trees in people's carts and there were three left.  So I had him load one up for me and I asked him if they had a display, which they didn't.  So I took a chance at an unseen tree and headed home. Below is the tree, we are pretty happy with our $59.00 purchase.
A shot without decorations
Shot with decorations

After my big BF purchase, it was time to put up the outside Christmas lights, since my neighbor Gary had already put his up three days earlier.  Here is a shot of the front of the house with the reindeer that purchased at Big Lots right after getting the tree. 

Once that was done, it was time to wash Tracy and Sarah's cars and change the oil in the Suzuki.

Once the oil was changed, I decided to degrease the engine and detail it.  I always forget to take the before picture, but here is the after, not bad huh?

I finished the day by mowing the lawn and cleaning up the lawn.

Today was housecleaning and wash in-between the college football games because Tracy was out with her Mom to see the three tenors at a dinner show. 

So Sunday will be church and a trip to Sarah's house in Tempe repair a flat tire on her bike so that she is ready for class next week. 

Boy I am tired and that is enough for this weekend, I hope yours was great and thanks for stopping by!


  1. When the engine compartments get so dirty that it is an embarrassment to open the hood, that's about when I think its trade in time.... I admire your ambition to clean it all up like you did on the Suzuki...

  2. Sounds like a busy but productive weekend, some things just need to be done. Now you can relax and go back to work.

  3. Nice tree! Ours is about 2 feet tall :) I don't miss putting up all the decs, honestly. No kids at home anymore. We do a few decs here in the fifth wheel..I gotta pull them out :)

  4. Wow...you have the engine looking great!