Saturday, October 4, 2014

Finished With Doctor Appointments and The Weather

Rantoul, IL.

38 deg. clear, Wind SSW 13 MPH Gusts 20 MPH.
Forecast = A mix of clouds and sun. Gusty winds diminishing during the afternoon. High 52F. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph.

That cold front came through this area with a vengeance! The wind picked up, (25 to 30 mph), it rained very hard at times, (bringing us around 2" of rain), and the temperature dropped like a rock!!!

What a change, going from the mid 80's a few days ago to the upper 30's this morning!!! Brrrrr!!!!

Linda's last eye doctor appointment with the cataract surgery doctor went very well and she gave Linda the OK to head out. :-) She said that everything looked good and that she'd like to see Linda again when we return next summer.

While Linda and Jim were at the doctor's office, the weather front that would eventually bring these cold temps started moving though with heavy rain. In fact, it rained so hard that Big RED said that on his way back here, he had to slow way down so that Jim could see where they were going. Since then, it has been very windy with off and on rain.

So, as far as getting ready to travel, not much got done around here. Today, they're forecasting more windy conditions, so it looks like cleaning the awning before we leave is out. Jim also has a patio mat out that will definitely need some cleaning before it can be folded up and put into the back of Big RED, and there are sewer hose supports, sewer hoses and water hoses that will need to be cleaned and put away before we leave.

Tomorrow is supposed to be a pretty decent day though, so although Jim doesn't like waiting until the last day to get ready, some of the outside preparations to leave may have to wait till then.

Did you know that on this date in 1915 - The Dinosaur National Monument was established? The area covered part of Utah and Colorado.



  1. We're glad to hear that you two can hit the road once again. We'll be traveling along with you as you head south.
    Hugs and best wishes!

    Selene & Hank

  2. Great news about Linda's eye status. I think the weather is definitely telling you it's time to head to warmer climes! Travel safe, and we look forward to seeing you soon.