As usual another home remodeling project was in progress, the installing of laminate flooring in the living room, hall, and bedrooms. If you were reading this BLOG in APR08, you know that the kids bought this house at that time; and during the initial remodeling we discovered parquet floors in these areas. At that time we refinished them and thought that was the end of it. Unfortunately having two large dogs in the house destroyed the finish. Rather than trying a different refinishing product, it was decided to cover them with durable laminate flooring.
From 16-19NOV, Dan had to attend a conference in Baton Rouge for his part time employer, NCBRT. We decided to take the RV to a county park in Baton Rouge so that Corrie could accompany him. One night we had dinner with John Rials (a former NCBRT associate) and wife, Laurie. They have become very active RV’ers in last couple of years and are looking forward to becoming full timers. Dan also introduced Corrie to his favorite diner for breakfast, Louie’s Café a LSU institution since 1941. If Frenchie the cook is on duty, Dan recommends sitting at the counter so you can enjoy his constant (and sometimes nonsensical) conversation.
Also during this time Joe stopped by several times for dinner and/or BBQ’ing. On occasion he even participated in a spirited game of Yahtzee. He was even fortunate enough to be off work for Thanksgiving and spent the day with us at Rebecca & Raymond’s. It was a beautiful day and the younger adults even went to the park to throw a football and kick a soccer ball. Although all three of them were athletes in school, it is obvious that they have been sitting on the couch too much playing video games! After Turkey Day it was off to the local Xmas tree lot to get a tree and decorate it for Christmas.
After recovering the turkey day feast, we decided to continue with the house renovation. Soon after the house was bought major work was done on portions of the electrical system, but there wasn’t enough money to do everything needed. So at the end of November we called the same contractor and continued with upgrading portions of the electrical system. This included adding a true 30 amp RV plug on the front portion. Now all we need is a sewage dump connection, and we will have full hook ups at Rebecca & Raymond’s.