Random thoughts

It’s been a great week camping here. We’ve been bike riding and of course, walking every day. We have a nice rhythm going with coffee in the French press, then walk out to the lake, home for camp breakfast, then figure out the day’s schedule.  Tonight I’m going to try pizza in the Lodge. I watched a youtube and it looked fairly easy.

Tomorrow our daughter returns with the border collies. It’s been fun to have them here. Then Friday I’ll head back down the ‘hill’ and get home to take care of chores.

It’s been one of the best vacations I can remember. Well, you can’t beat Santa Barbara or Capitola but still Tahoe is quite unique. If anyone is ever visiting and needs some ideas let me know.  Speaking of visiting my sister from Connecticut is going to visit in October with her 3 adult daughters.Not sure what has prompted this except she has had a difficult yea with a diagnosis of  interstitial( not sure if that’s correct) lung disease.  Anyway, they are staying in a hotel( thank you) and only staying 5 days. Not sure what to do in that time but heck, if she wants to do that , OK.  she is always quite helpful and fun.

We’ve had absolutely no communication with the bank o the refi despite me now calling a different person. I guess we are done with them. I’m going to check with our CU if they do the HARP, otherwise I’m going to check with Wells Fargo.

That’s it in my world.image

Back home for a day.

I got back home Friday and then today I’m leaving for Tahoe again. It’s my son’s 22 birthday. Not doing anything special since this camping trip has added up. We did get him and REI gift card, a backpack stove, and $100 cash, so I think that’s plenty. I’m not sure what he wants as his special dinner or cake. it may have to wait till we’re all home.

I’ve been non-stop trying to keep up on things. I changed the pool filter but the water is still green. I guess it’ll have to wait till B’s home. Plus laundry, cleaning, going over to take care of the neighbor’s cat….  that’s another story in itself.

 

Well, my daughter will be driving home with the dogs today.She is probably going to hit serious traffic. I’ll probably be okay as most people will be driving the opposite way. Except for near Sand Harbor Beach where the traffic to get in was backed up for miles. I’m guessing I will be in that till it clears. But I hope not.

I’m getting stuff out to the car and should be ready to roll by 10am. I think.

On another note, I’m having the worst time with Ynab. I guess I’m going to cancel for next month. It seems everything is balanced and then its way off from what I have. Budget wise it is not helping since I’m just frustrated trying to figure out what their  amounts are doing and how that’s not matching what I have.  yesterday it was all balanced to zero. today its like off by -$1600 . So that’s not good nor accurate.  Well, I’ve had it so, It’s not easy to cancel, as you’ve got to email them.  But I’m better with just paper and pencil. it’s only $5 a month but if I can’t figure out the errors , it’s not worth it.

Tahoe

Of course, by my blog name Tahoegirl, you know I love Tahoe.  It’s where I want my ashes scattered when it’s time to leave the earth body behind.

But it’s been lovely. No wind and the lake is always it’s beautiful blue. We’ve had a great 3 days alone. WE went bike riding and took the kayaks out yesterday. Kayaking is a lot of fun. Getting in and out of the kayak , not so much. I look like a beached something trying to hoist myself out of the hull. Oh well, it was fun.  Today my daughter arrives with the 2 doggies and then my son a little later with girlfriend in tow. We’ve got the tent set up for them and my daughter sleeps in the  one side of the tent trailer.

We love looking at the different RV’s and saw a Coleman tent trailer that’s quite a bit bigger. I looked on line but Coleman stopped making tent trailers in2012. So no luck there and when I looked at  used, nada, zilch. I’m guessing people won’t be giving theirs up.  So we keep looking and it’s fun to see different set ups.

Lake TahoeI’ve made one Lodge camp dutch oven meal so far. Mac and cheese. It really came out good. Not dry. Tonight I’m going to make the corn bread first and then a chili.  I have black beans for the vegetarian….

We’re headed to the store and then stopping at Red Hut ,which is iconic here in South Lake Tahoe, to buy Todd Borg’s new book. I wanted to get to a book signing but the times don’t work so I’ll get one there.  If you like mysteries that talk about real places, his books are great and we discovered a number of places due to reading his books.