Its all gone!

I have used up all my data. That didnt last long.  Hubby has told me that I need to cool it with the internet. lol  I guess I do.  The government will not allow phone carriers to supply unlimited internet data, so I am stuck!!

We are at the library for a few minutes. Hubby told me since it is his day off, he doesnt want to be here long – and I understand.  When he left work yesterday, we headed over to Animal Kingdom.  They are starting to keep that park open late.  This is something they never did before. Usually the park would close around 5 or 6, but I guess so many people complained that they decided to keep it open.

But it was pouring last night when we got home.  I mean, the sky opened up and just let loose!  We were hoping that it was not leaking in the “condo”……which it was!  Today we stopped at Lowe’s to get a rubber sealant  spray to see if we can maybe spray a few areas where the leaks are coming in at.  It was $9.98 and we just didnt have the money for it.  We are absolutely broke.  Thankfully paychecks will be on a consistent period now. Faced with the “What the heck do we do?” I told hubby that our Shop Kicks may give us immediate Lowes Gift Cards.  If you want free money too, get ShopKicks on your phone and use my referral code: http://get.shopkick.com/edge73726

I pulled out my phone and starting letting my fingers walk all over that app.  Sure enough, we could get a gift card that could be electronically sent to us and used immediately. Hubby had enough for $5 and I had enough to get a $5 gift card.  I absolutely LOVE free money!  The only thing we paid was tax.  We paid $0.63 out of our own pocket.

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Now we just need to get it on the roof!  Which is another reason why hubby wants to hurry up and get out of the Library!  By the way, the contest is still going for my son.  Just look for this picture to vote:web Z TUCKER-47

VOTE HERE

There is only a few more hours left, and he is in 3rd place.  Really good since he just entered a few days ago.  Everyone else entered earlier in the month!!  I wish he would win – but we are ok if he doesnt. lol  Thanks for your votes.

Until tomorrow, or the next day!!  Thank you all for reading and have an awesome day.

The Perpetual Campers

 

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Busy morning

I have been busy this morning. I picked up a little around the “condo” and got son started on school work. I know, I know – its Saturday.  What we are doing is having him do school on the same days his dad is working.  This is a way where we can spend hubbys days off with him and not be tied down school work OR get behind.  Yes there was a lot of grumbling. lol  I expected it.

Hubby came home just dog tired yesterday.  The uniforms they have them in, well the pants are made of wool.  Who the heck planned that??  We are in FLORIDA!!  I went and got him a Gatorade yesterday to take with him today.  The part he is learning today and for the next few days will require him to be outside all day.   I am going back today to get him more Gatorade.  He called during his lunch break and I could tell he was exhausted.  Thankfully, his job will not require him to be outside all the time.

If you have voted for my son on this little contest – thank you.  He is now in 4th place with only 3 more days.  It would be nice for him to win because not only will he win a new pair of shoes (hehehe), but they will have him as a model for a short time in their print advertisements.  This would be awesome to put on his resume.  You can go to:  HERE TO VOTE.   You will need to have facebook to vote.

On another note, our friend was cast as Grunge the Tattoo Artist on “The Do-Over” with Adam Sandler.  It comes out today (I think) on Netflix.  Our friend, Tim was so cute. He texted me this picture back when the movie was filming and said, “Do not post this at all until it is ok, but I wanted lil man to see it.”  He calls our son lil man. hehehe  We havent gotten Netflix yet, but we are going to soon.  This is one of the first things we will watch.  Tim knows that son absolutely LOVES Adam Sandler.  If you watch Sleepy Hollow, you might have recognized him from the first show of the last season during the prison shot.  He was cell mates with Ichabod Crane.  Tim and Adam in the Do-Over

I am sure you may have already seen this, but a few days ago, a car was carted off by the Police for illegally parking in Key West.  I totally want one!  It looks kinda like they took a golf cart and converted it.  But I LOVE it. lol  They have not released the owners name.  I wonder if it is Fred?  My lil man is starving, so I guess I need to feed him.  Thank you all for reading and have an awesome weekend.

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Quick fix …. DONE!!

Hello.  I was absent yesterday. lol  I got tangled into a web of good ole trouble-making.  When we were at the library the other day, I saw a book right on the end in a display that I have been wanting to read badly.  While I was checking out movies, I picked it up too.

The book I have been wanting to read was TroubleMaker by Leah Remini. If you are not aware of her story, here goes!  She was brought into the Church of Scientology when she was really young by her mother.  The book was about her struggles to conform to the ways of life in Scientology and, eventually, her move to leave the organization and the harassment she received while doing so.  It was a very interesting read.  She also wrote about her struggles getting started in Hollywood. I normally do not take the time to sit and read.  I just have other things to do and I have found it hard to read when I am working with son.  I am soooo glad I read it.  Actually, I finished it in a day. #Troublemaker #LeahRemini

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On to my quick fix!  We have these vents that are in the kitchen, bathroom and our bedroom.  They have the little handles on them where you can turn them and the vents will pop open to allow fresh air, etc.  Ummmm, I’m in Florida.  We dont need any fresh air here!  lol  If we did, it would only be hot air.  We even have hot air at night. I noticed that during the middle of the day that it would just get hot in here.  I told hubby that I wanted to cover those vents as a way to keep the sun from coming through.  The vents are a cloudy cover, so its not like it is direct light, but they are not insulated and the sun does come through them strongly.

I went over to Dollar General and got black poster board.  OK, I cant cut a straight line to save my life if I needed too! I brought it back and cut it to fit the vents in the kitchen and bedroom.  Well, it helped……..but I just cant cut right!  hehehe  The poster board did not stay long.  Hubby took packing tape and tried to stick them into place.  That didnt work either.  I told him that maybe we needed cardboard.  But after seeing the black poster against the cream colored ceiling, I just couldnt put brown up there.

I went back over to Dollar General for a fix!  After touring the school supply area, I found a thick poster board that was just the right color.  This was thick like cardboard.  PERFECT!!!  I purchased it for less than a dollar and brought it home.  Mr. Carpenter AKA hubby took out his measuring tape and box cutter and got to work.  I should have let him do it to begin with.  He is so much OCD with stuff like this.  He measured it out, took a ruler, drew his lines and cut.  The new cardboard posters stick into the vents perfectly!!  We have had them in place for about a month and they have not even tried to come down.  It has made our “condo” a lot cooler in here during the heat of the day too, which means our air conditioner will not need to work as hard.  Here is what it looks like.

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I also ask, if you have Facebook, please go onto this link and vote for my son Zachary.  If he wins, he will win a new pair of shoes and will be a model for them for a short time.  Thank you in advance!! The link will get you to the top of the leaderboard and then just scroll down until you see his picture with my name under his picture, Stacy!!  Baby needs a new pair of shoes!

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http://s.heyo.com/0a7489?media=096287c5-824c-429b-b4a6-c28039019963

I have many things to do today.  Thank you all for reading.  Have a fantastic day.

The Perpetual Campers

Traditions aka Orientation

Well, yesterday was the first day for hubby as a cast member at Disney.  He called me during his breaks and OMG at the enthusiasm.  Before any phone calls came, I first received a text from him. The only thing he sent me by text was a picture!  Here it is.

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This is something they give to all of their new hires.  Everyone gets a pair of ears.  Some might say that you are not official until you have earned your “Ears”.  I still have mine from many many years ago. They are put up in storage somewhere.  But I will always keep them as a reminder of me working at the Mouse House at one time.

He was able to meet with the Union Rep and is now part of the Union for his department. I told him that this was very important and he would want to be a union member.  There is a fee associated with it, but they will take that out of his paycheck weekly.  I asked him how much and he responded, “I dont know, I dont think they told me.”  LOL  I am sure they did, but he was on OVERLOAD.

The next picture text I received was this:ID

All personal information was removed.  This is his employee ID.  If he wants to go to the parks for the day, he shows this. If he wants to get discounts, he will show this.  If he wants to go behind the parks or in any of the employee only areas – he will need to have this.

Then it was a while before I received another text from him.  I knew what he was doing though since I have been through Traditions (Orientation) before.  They teach you all about Disney, the history of Walt Disney, etc.  They introduce you to the Disney way of doing things.  They end up taking you into the tunnel that is below Magic Kingdom.  Yes, there is a tunnel below the Magic Kingdom.  It was really yucky and stinky, but hubby said it smelled nice – like pizza!  He said there is now an ice cream joint and Starbucks in the tunnel.  Of course, it was not there when I worked for Disney back in 1995.  The next picture he sent was from the Magic Kingdom!

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It was really hot yesterday and I knew that they were all jumping at the chance to get back into the classroom.  In Traditions, you have to wear business casual clothing and shoes.  Even if you are in a position where you will be wearing a uniform – you still need to dress in business attire.  It was getting near the time for Traditions to be over and I was sitting here just waiting for an update.  I was surprised when I got this:

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Picture was taken with the trainer.  I removed her from the picture since I do not have permission to post her picture.

They had Mickey come in and say HI and Welcome to the “family”.  They did not do this when I was a Cast Member.  Bless my hubbys heart – he is such a kid in an adult body!  He was so excited to see Mickey.  lol  He also came home with gifts that Mickey gave to each of them.

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Well, that is a small glimpse of what it is like to be a new hire at Disney. Thank you so much for reading.  I am needing to get off this computer. I am sitting at the Campground office plugging into their wifi this morning since the library is closed.  I cant sit up here for long.  Just too much going on and my attention span due to lack of enough coffee is HUGE. lol  Have an awesome day.

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A night out!

We went out last night.  Hubby was off work at 5pm last night and we decided after we had dinner that we should go out and get exercise.  We went out to Disney Springs for a little walking.  I was able to get about 7000 steps in while I was there.  I have found that my amount of steps that I have gotten in have diminished – greatly!!  I am not getting the exercise I was once accustomed to.  Hopefully that will change soon since I will have a little more money for gas and can get to parks.

Anyway, boy I have such a problem getting off track sometimes, we decided to go to Disney Springs.  We were able to listen to a symphony orchestra.  We also watched a guy play a guitar like I have never seen before.  It was really awesome.  Hubby told me that the way, and type, he was playing was very  difficult.  Very good!  We enjoyed both.  But the one that we had the most fun with was an acapella group.  Their name is Right On Key.  Very talented group.  They allowed people to come take pictures with them and of course – son was the first one up in their face.  lol  I think he wanted to get into a sing off with one of them. All were very personable and just treated everyone there so nice. #rightonkey  #disneysprings

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Before we left, we had to stop by the big merchandise shop and swap out our antenna thingie.  We had one that was Oswald the lucky rabbit.  imageSon had picked him out when we got our van.  Our can has an antenna on it, so we could get one finally!  Well, poor Oswald lost an ear one day.  I dont know when it happened or where we were even at, but Oswald was riding around on our antenna with only one ear.  Thats just unacceptable.  We took Oswald to the shop and traded him in for a new one.  We now have a complete Oswald leading our way down the road!

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Hope you are all having an awesome day.  Our breaker has already flipped three times today.  That is no bueno for us since it is in the 90s today. Thank you all for reading!!

The Perpetual Campers

Air drama aint for this mama!

Well, if its not one thing – its another!  Sorry I have been MIA lately.  We have had things around the condo that we needed to repair.

First off – we know we have to fix the leak.  We don’t have a whole lot of money and we don’t really have the money to have anyone come out and fix the leak.  We are pretty sure that where it is located – it is coming from where the slide-out comes in and out only on one side. We went to home depot and bought this foam that goes around air conditioners. It does not retain water – but repels it.  Hubby took this foam and squished it under the foam seal that has become weak.  It is a temporary fix and we know that.  He also took metal flashing and placed it on the top of the slide-out in a way where water will run down the flashing instead of going into the slide out. Our neighbor also had a waterproof tape that we put on the top and bottom of the flashing.   Kinda like a cover.  It has not rained yet, so we do not know if it is going to work.  Keep your fingers crossed.

You might wonder what we did with the tarp.  Well, we took it down.  When hubby and the neighbor put it up, they put it over the air conditioner.  I tried to tell them that it could not go over the top of the air.  But do you think they listened to me?  Heck no!  At some point over the weekend, we started to smell a funky burning smell.  The fan in the air conditioner was also rattling.  Great, no air.  We had it turned on, but there was no cool air coming through.  All day Saturday and Sunday, we were here with no air.  It wasn’t that bad, but the next few days were projected to reach in the mid to low 80s.  Monday morning, we were on the phone trying to find a repair person. We talked to one guy, who said he wouldn’t be able to come until next MONDAY!! We left messages for a few others but had no calls back.  We opened all the windows and went to storage to grab our huge cyclone fan.  Lets just say that it was HOT.

Finally, yesterday, one of the repair people called us back.  We told him what was going on and he said that it sounded like it would be an easy fix.  He wasn’t sure if he was able to get here or not on the same day, that he would try but warned that it may be Wednesday.  Hey – its better than next Monday. Lol  Hubby went on to work while my little munchkin and I sat here.  Ok, it was so hot that I became sleepy and ended up taking a nap.  Let me ask you, when it is hot, do you ever just want to veg and not do anything?  I get to the point where all I want to do is just sit around with a fan and a cold washcloth on my neck.  This was just bringing back too many bad memories. See, last August when my dad passed, our apartment air was on the fritz.  We went off and on for over a month without air. Yes, they gave us portable air conditioners, but it only cooled one room and we all had to sleep in the living room like we were in a commune. Here we are, almost six months later having air issues again.  Not good in Florida.  Especially with our crazy weather.  One day we are cold and the next we are hot.

So as I am sitting here dozing off in the chair, I hear a knock on my door.  The very nice repair man showed up.  He got onto our very soft roof and got to work.  He replaced the return something or another switch and was done in about 30 minutes at the most. Thank you Jesus the air is working!  Best of all, he gave me a discount for paying with cash.  After all was done, it cost us $106 for the repair.  We were really scared that the tarp had done bad damage to the air and that we would need a new one.  So darn glad that this was not the case.

What else have we done, you may be wondering.  The couch that came with this unit was old and tilted to one side a little. I know we have sons twin mattress on top of it since it lays all the way down, but I didn’t think he was getting quality sleep.  We decided to pull the couch out.  We had to unbolt it from the sides of the wall, but it was relatively easy to get out of here.  We put it in storage with the rest of our junk.  We went to Walmart and found a camping cot to use as a frame. We priced bed frames and the cheapest we could find was $75 and they we would need to get a box spring, which would have been another $100. YIKES!!  We went with the camping cot because it was only $32.  We put his mattress on top of it and fixed it just like we had it before.  The mattress hangs off the right and left sides by about 3 inches each.  After son slept on it, we asked him how it was and he said that it was some of the best sleep he had ever had. Lol

Well, I just wanted to catch up on everything that has been going on.  One think we are learning in this little journey is that we will always have something going on that requires our attention.  Have an awesome day and thanks for reading.

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I’m hot and I’m cold…..

Today is a new day.  But lunch was the same. Lol  Yup, we had the rest of our turkey loaf.  I put it in our little convection oven.  Once again, it came out moist.  We are so happy with our little oven.  We did our measurements this morning and OH MY GAWSH!!!  We gotta lose some weight. Lol  I am also working on our menu for when we start in a few days.  Dr Phil 20/20 diet seems to be a great weight loss tool and I am seeing people on FB with huge success.

Ok, it is official – I am TIRED of this weather.  I had this little “condo” so warm last night.  It felt so nice.  It was down to 43 last night.  Of course, when hubby got home around 11pm, he said, “Why is it so hot in here?”  Ok, just take your hot rear right on back outside and sit for a bit! Lol  Son and I will stay right here where we are comfy.  The high today is 62, but it feels so warm in here.  I am sitting here in shorts, tank top and socks and I am a little hot.  The door is wide open, but the air and heater are both off.  That’s the best about living in this little “condo”, we can sit here and let the fresh air in and have it feel really nice.  However, tonight I will have that little heater going again. Which brings me to the scratchy throat I had this morning when I woke up.  That’s all part of the winter weather here in Florida. Lol  But, throat relief tea will help with this.

Well, good luck to all who are playing the Powerball Lottery tonight.  It would be nice to win something that could help us with this financial situation we are in. Just so you know – I am NOT holding my breath for that win. Lol  It would be nice if we did win though, I would definitely be able to start that non-profit to help single moms that I have wanted to start.  It would also be nice to be able to get the brakes fixed on the truck and get me a car.  Oh, and have our flipping phones turned back on.

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Well, I have got to get son off the playground and started on school.  I am trying to let him go out when the other kids are in school so that he go and play without the bad antics that these kids pull.  Always drama with them.  I know that son needs the exercise and needs to wear down his energy too. Plus, if it stays warm like this, I might actually be able to get into our small bathroom and shave my legs that has turned into a forest I think. lol

Thank you all for reading.  Have a perpetually awesome day!!

The Perpetual Campers