Thanks for giving me this interview.
About three years ago.
Why did you decide on a motorhome?
I wanted to travel and do the fiber art shows with you.
Had you ever been camping prior to the motorhome?
Can you elaborate?
(laughing) Years of tent camping when our children were small.
What did you like about the first motorhome?
I like sitting up high while driving....the visibility while sitting up higher.
The convenience of uh, stopping where ever I wanted.
It provided the opportunity to explore new territory and is more economical than using hotels and restaurants. And we can have our dogs and cat with us.
What did you not like?
It's size. Driving it was intimidating.
What mistakes were made when purchasing the first one?
Not spending enough time with the dealer and learning more about motorhomes.
Describe your first trip in the motorhome?
Our first trip was north of Chicago and we went through Chicago and I was petrified with all the lane changes, primarily. Our steps had a mind of their own and would come out while driving. That was nerve wracking.
Did you have a Toad?
No. Are we done yet?
Then how were you able to sight see and shop?
We had to drive the motorhome. Occasionally we shared rides with friends when we went out to eat.
Do you like emptying the holding tanks? I just have to ask?
I don't like it, but I don't really mind.
What is your baddest of bad mistakes you made driving the motorhome....so far?
I guess backing over the retaining wall in North Carolina.
And just what the reason for that mishap?
I should have gotten out and surveyed the situation before backing. I should have listened to you.
When we got married, I weighed ninety-three pounds. I don't weigh that much now. Do ya still like me?
Yes, there's more to like.
What would you change about me?
Your sudden mood changes.
Have they improved since I've started taking my anti-depressant in the morning instead of at night?
How did our kids to get to be so old and turn out so great?
I guess the same way we did....
I can't answer about our kids that but I often ask myself that question.
Are you still driving the Winnebago?
We traded for a newer motorhome with slide-outs and a diesel pusher.
How are you feeling now that it has been a year since you were hospitalised for respiratory failure?
Physically, I feel much better. I haven't felt this good for eight or ten years!
What did you learn from that experience?
How precious life is. How important family is to me also relationships.
What do you like about the Tiffin Allegro Bus?
Wellll, I like the stability of the ride, especially in curves. The Tiffin does not feel top heavy on the on and off ramps. The Jake-break is a real life saver! I like the roominess. I just like the comfort. And it's interior is homey and pleasing.
What do you like our new style of eating?
I'm sorry, was there a question? Did I miss something?
What do you like our new style of eating?
I like the flavors, the freshness, and it has helped me feel better. I appreciate Karen's introducing us to this lifestyle and I like the weight I have lost. I can breathe better!
(Karen is our oldest daughter)
Describe your favorite place we have visited thus far and why.
Oh boy......I am going to have to say that we have been to a few different deserts and their vastness, the quiet, how bright the starts are at night from the lack of light pollution, the coolness at night.
I really enjoyed visiting the Midway aircraft carrier in San Diego.
Is there one place you would not return?
There probably is, but it must not have been terrible, or I would remember it.
Why does it take you so long to wake up in the morning?
I have no idea, it's just me........leave me alone!
Where are we going when we leave here?
I don't know.......yet to be determined.
Do you feel that helping Jojo with the Koi pond retrofit and the pergola has helped you gain strength?
Yes. Physically = yes. I've made some calculation mistakes and that really bothers me. I think the mental mistakes are due to being on life support for so long...and the medications.
What have you enjoyed most about being able to spend so much time with her after not being able to for twenty years?
That's tough to answer because I just enjoy being with her. She's good and fun to work with. She is a great worker.
Thanks for giving me this interview even though you are still asleep and on only your second cuppa coffee.
You are welcome, I'm sure. Should I add a disclaimer.
I think you should add that this interview was done under duress.
Do ya still like me now that we are done with this interview? Huh, huh?
Yes, definitely like ya.