Thursday, June 15, 2017

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - May 17 - 22

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - May 17 & 18, 2017
Getting Buster ready for a short move. We are going to the “shore”, for a softball weekend. The softball tournament is in North Myrtle Beach Saturday and Sunday.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Friday, May 19, 2017
Morning 67 Degrees, Wind NW at 2 to 3 Mph, Humidity 92%, partly cloudy.

Carrollwood RV Park Tabor City, NC
Driving during this trip was more comfortable with the replaced convex spot mirror on the drivers side. Most of our trip was on local and state route roads. We did have a short portion on interstate ninety-five and seventy-four. You probably noticed that Buster is still in North Carolina yet I said the softball tournament is in South Carolina. Well they are both close to the state line on their sides. Only a twenty mile drive to the fields. The reason we are staying here is the other parks in the area are booked for the weekend. In checking to find a site I found out that there is a “bike week” going on. On our trip we noticed the bikes on the road and on trailers heading in the direction of the beach.

A nice wilderness campground with plenty of trees. We were able to get a signal on the satellite dish. After parking in the site (full park) and getting setup we went for dinner. We were going to a restaurant the park suggested but they were closed for remodeling so we continued on ending up in North Myrtle Beach, SC. After dinner it was a short ride to checkout the location of the ball fields for a heads up for the early game tomorrow and back to Buster.  


Carrollwood RV Park Tabor City, NC - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Morning 66 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 1 Mph, Humidity 99%, light fog.

Happy Birthday Zane  


Hot day at the ballpark there were two games with a game off in between games then done for the day. Which meant beach time for our grand children. We got there a little later and after that we all went to dinner. They were in a motel with their parents and we went back to Buster in the campground.


Carrollwood RV Park Tabor City, NC - Sunday, May 21, 2017
Morning 72 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 1 Mph, mostly cloudy.
It was a rough day on the softball field they did not play well at all as a team.

Carrollwood RV Park Tabor City, NC - Monday, May 22, 2017
Morning 69 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 1 Mph, Humidity 98%, mostly cloudy.

Rain today and a plan to stay another three days. I said we have satellite TV but as it turns out we are only getting the cable channels local over the air do not make it thru the trees, o well.
Well over the weekend on the fly we were planning to stay in the area for another week. Zane has a baseball tournament in Oak Island, NC next weekend and again we are late in making plans and getting an RV site. The closes place to the ball field is full, then backing away from that we found a site that left us a thirty-four mile drive to the ball park. Today we drove thru the woods, skinny state roads driving past the next RV park. Just a double check of the location for latter in the week moving Buster. We then continued on to Oak Island to the baseball field.




Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Apr 28 - May 16


Not much to write about, but here is some goings on. High school softball as our granddaughter is on the high school team. There were successful in their regular season finishing first in their division. That finish resulted in s birth in the state championships a win or go home type bracket. They were seeded second in the bracket and won two games and losing one game so that is done. The winning games were home games (no traveling) but the loss was two hour east drive and a long trip home.

So our granddaughter now moves on to “travel ball” this weekend there is a tournament in Myrtle Beach, SC the travel team is playing.

Our grandson is playing baseball on a team that travels around the area for tournaments so if there is something almost every weekend. Yes there has been a weekend without “ball” playing. Buster is doing well parked but there is a road trip in his future.




Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Apr 20 - 27

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Thursday, April 20, 2017
Morning 58 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 1 Mph, Humidity 99%, partly sunny.
Afternoon 89 Degrees, Wind NW at 2 to 3 Mph, Humidity 43%, partly sunny.

 Walk the Cary Town Center mall about a half hour then went for New York style pizza.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Friday, April 21, 2017
Morning 65 Degrees, Wind SW at 6 to 11 Mph, Humidity 94%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 85 Degrees, Wind W at 3 to 7 Mph, Humidity 50%, partly sunny.

At our grand daughters softball game tonight, rain drops and lightening caused a one half hour game delay, no more lightening in the haf hour. With the Holly Springs Hawks down  down 4 - 2 they comeback after the delay to win 4 - 5.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Saturday, April 22, 2017
Morning 65 Degrees, Wind WNW at 2 to 4 Mph, Humidity 97%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 8 Degrees, Wind  at  to  Mph, Humidity %, mostly cloudy rain.

Baseball in Oxford, NC one o’clock game delayed to two o’clock and Five Star Wildcats won the game 11 to 3 then one game break.  Game two was delayed rain. My wife and I were wet and cold decided to pack it in and head for Buster. The drive back we were in and out of showers most of the way. As we were driving the second game started and arriving at Buster and they won 10 - 5.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Sunday, April 23, 2017
Morning 53 Degrees, Wind E at 4 to 8 Mph, Humidity 99%, rain, overcast.
Afternoon 57 Degrees, Wind ENE at 6 to 11 Mph, Humidity 99%, overcast rain.

Almost an inch of rain off an on all day. Baseball game canceled before six thirty am today, we were scheduled for the first game at eleven o’clock. So it was a good day to stay inside and watch television.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Monday, April 24, 2017
Morning 54 Degrees, Wind E at 7 to 11 Mph, Humidity 99%, overcast rain. Afternoon 59 Degrees, Wind NNE at 7 to 21 Mph, Humidity 94%, overcast rain.

.6 of an inch rain today but we went to lunch with Cindy for our only out in two days. The boys Five Star Wildcats team 11U were declared the winner of this weekends tournament.

Two teams were 2 - 0 and the Five Star Wildcats team scored more runs and allowed the least runs scored against them.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Morning 60 Degrees, Wind variable at 2 to 4 Mph, Humidity 99%, overcast rain.
Afternoon 64 Degrees, Wind NNW at 7 to 17 Mph, Humidity 78%, rain clearing to partly cloudy.

The rain finished late morning then I went to Kroger as Tuesday is senior day a ten percent discount.  


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Morning 58 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 2 Mph, Humidity 99%, overcast.
Afternoon 80  Degrees, Wind variable at 2 to 4 Mph, Humidity 54%, partly sunny.

Today it was lunch at the farmers market, seafood from North Carolina.
Ariana high school softball, she had a home run to bring the score up to 8 - 6 and good fielding and the Holly Springs Hawks won 8 - 12. They gave up a lot of runs early and scored late in the game. The early innings were a nail biter.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Thursday, April 27, 2017
Morning 61 Degrees, Wind WSW at 1 to 4 Mph, Humidity 98%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 8 Degrees, Wind  at  to  Mph, Humidity %, .

   
shift lever with button

Drove Tan Jan to the dealer for the transmission button problem. Ordered a part come back tomorrow for the installation. While there I had them do the recall for the rear lift gate strut. This has been the first chance to get it done as there has been no other reason to go to the dealer.





Saturday, April 29, 2017

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Apr 12 - 19

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Morning 56 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 2 Mph, Humidity 96%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 86 Degrees, Wind WSW at 2 to 3 Mph, Humidity 35%, mostly sunny.

Raleigh our new kitten four months old is requiring our time for attention. He sleeps quite often in the bathroom sink. When not sleeping there he wants our chair as a favorite place to park himself.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Thursday, April 13, 2017
Morning 57 Degrees, Wind SW at 2 to 3 Mph, Humidity 99%, partly cloudy.
Afternoon 90 Degrees, Wind N at 2 to 3 Mph, Humidity 34%, sunny.

We went to Cary Town Center to “walk the mall”, Pizza and a movie, Going In Style, good movie.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Friday, April 14, 2017
Morning 52 Degrees, Wind SE at 2 to 3 Mph, Humidity 73%, partly cloudy.
Afternoon 88 Degrees, Wind wnw at 1 to 3 Mph, Humidity 54%, mostly sunny.

Lunch and Mini Golf with our grandchildren and their mother, fun time.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Saturday, April 15, 2017
Morning 57 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 2 Mph, Humidity 99%, partly cloudy.
Afternoon 89 Degrees, Wind E at 3 to 7 Mph, Humidity 37%, mostly sunny.

Goldsboro, NC Zane is guest playing with another team baseball in a one day tournament.  There were three games the team played resulting in a tournament win for the team. Zane and two boys from his Five Star Wildcats team guest played.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Sunday, April 16, 2017
Morning 58 Degrees, Wind E at 4 to 5 Mph, Humidity 98%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 88 Degrees, Wind NW at 4 to 5 Mph, Humidity 36%, mostly sunny.


Happy Easter


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Monday, April 17, 2017
Morning 61 Degrees, Wind NNW at 3 to 5 Mph, Humidity 88%, partly cloudy214.
Afternoon 93 Degrees, Wind E at 5 to 6 Mph, Humidity 66%, overcast.

Tan Jan shiftier has a button on the side for the lower gears after selecting low range with the shiftier the button can be used for low selections (3 or 2). Today trying to select third the button felt funny, when selecting there was no detent or push back to the button neutral position. I could bring it back and get the gear selection but there is a broken part in there.  


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Morning 61 partly cloudy Degrees, Wind E at 4 to 8 Mph, Humidity 98%, partly cloudy.
Afternoon 78 Degrees, Wind E at 2 to 4 Mph, Humidity 42%, partly cloudy.

Zane lunch today “Taco Tuesday” at Tijuana Flats as his track out ends tomorrow and school starts on Thursday. Ariana High school Softball game a squeaker but they won over Fuquay-Varina high school.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Morning 57 Degrees, Wind SSW at 2 to 3 Mph, Humidity 73%, overcast.
Afternoon 81 Degrees, Wind SE at 2 to 4 Mph, Humidity %, partly sunny.

Ariana High school Softball game an easy win tonight over Middle Creek fourteen to zero.





Friday, April 21, 2017

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Apr 9 - 11

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Saturday, April 8, 2017
Morning 36 Degrees, Wind NE at 1 to 2 Mph, Humidity 68%, partly sunny.
Afternoon 74 Degrees, Wind E at 1 to 2 Mph, Humidity 20%, mostly sunny.
Zane at bat
 Zane baseball, Wake Forrest weekend. Zane’s playing was good but the overall team play did not add up to winning games. The first game they scored a lot of runs but they allowed more runs than they scored. The second game, after a one game break was not good no hitting and allowing the other team to score a lot of runs and were never in the game. Time to go. We did have lunch during the one game break at pizza parlor. The pizza place calling itself “New York style” pretty good for North Carolina pizza. There were these tiles on the wall showing the different boroughs of New York City, a nice touch of New York.



Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Sunday, April 9, 2017
Morning 39 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 1 Mph, Humidity 87%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 78 Degrees, Wind ENE at 4 to 6 Mph, Humidity 48%, mostly sunny.

Late baseball, first game today was not scheduled until four o’clock and the earlier games ending late this game started closer to five o’clock. Zane is “tracked out” so he is able to sleep in tomorrow morning. I would call this a lost weekend, fodder for other teams. These boys all had an off weekend together.  


We got home late, or we were out after dark. Just the travel one way was just about an hour, at least there was light traffic for the after dark trip.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Monday, April 10, 2017
Morning 46 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 1 Mph, Humidity 99%, partly cloudy.
Afternoon 76 Degrees, Wind SW at 4 to 14 Mph, Humidity 35%, partly sunny.

Today after four in the afternoon we picked up our Kitten. The shelter nurtured him in the morning. We have been getting “cat stuff” again. Litter box, water fountain, cats like falling water for drinking, it is like drinking from the faucet. Scratching post and other toys, balls so the house is ready for a cat.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Morning 55 Degrees, Wind NE at 2 to 3 Mph, Humidity 97%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 92 Degrees, Wind SSW at 5 to 13 Mph, Humidity 34%, mostly sunny.

Playing with the kitten day, seeing him experiencing his surroundings, learning new things it is a lot of fun for us.




Thursday, April 13, 2017

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Apr 1 - 7

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Saturday, April 1, 2017
Morning 64 Degrees, Wind SSE at 7 to 9 Mph, Humidity 66%, partly cloudy.
Afternoon 82 Degrees, Wind S at 2 to 3 Mph, Humidity 41%, mostly sunny.

We got thru the day without any pranks, (April Fools Day). More little projects, got some wood to remake the exhaust port for the portable air conditioner that vents the heet out the drivers side window.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Sunday, April 2, 2017
Morning 52 Degrees, Wind S at 5 to 8 Mph, Humidity 72%, mostly cloudy.
Afternoon 81 Degrees, Wind S at 2 to 5 Mph, Humidity 58%, mostly sunny.

We went to and visited with our daughter in Apex and having late lunch at Outback.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Monday, April 3, 2017
Morning 54 Degrees, Wind WNW at 4 to 5 Mph, Humidity 81%, overcast.
Afternoon 77 Degrees, Wind NE at 3 to 4 Mph, Humidity 55%, overcast.
And a half inch of rain late in the evening.

I cut wood for the portable air conditioner exhaust vent plate out of pine. I might need to get a hard wood as this pine board is already showing signs of splitting.

Zane (our grandson) is in a year round school program (sixth grade) and is tracked out now. So we took Zane to lunch his choice, Wendy’s.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Morning 62 Degrees, Wind NE at 5 to 6 Mph, Humidity 99%, mostly cloudy.
Afternoon 86 Degrees, Wind WNW at 5 to 6 Mph, Humidity 36%, mostly sunny.

Buster’s new convex mirror has arrived need to get that installed. I was at the  Dentist in Durham early today.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Morning 55 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 1 Mph, Humidity 91%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 72 Degrees, Wind N at 3 to 6 Mph, Humidity 99%, overcast, rain.

It was back to the dentist today after two o’clock we were early. I have been having computer “issues” and was looking around last night and finding hh Gregg was closing a store near the dentist so that needed to be checked out. The window sign said that eight days remained. Going inside it looked pretty bare and I looked for where the computers were displayed. There were two computers on the counter. A small one I did not even look at and a Dell seventeen inch screen laptop that I walked right up to. There was not enough sale people so I just waited for one to come to me as I wanted the Dell computer. While waiting another customer came by and told me the price marked down to $ 260 and change from $ 499.00. At that price I did not want to lave and let someone get it and so I stayed with it while waiting for the sales person. I could not move it as there ws a security leash attached.

My wife was wandering around and came by waiting there while I looked around at what else was left for sale. There was two Shark vacuums (stick model) there that I thought my wife would like. So I sent her there to look and she picked out one.

Making the story shorter, the computer needed rebooting (I was not leaving without that being done) from the start and this takes a while so more looking time we found FitBit for $ 43.00, now it is checkout time. We did good saving $ 464.00 off list price in the going out of business sale.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Thursday, April 6, 2017
Morning 60 Degrees, Wind NW at 4 to 5 Mph, Humidity 99%, overcast.
Afternoon 65 Degrees, Wind SW at 5 to 28 Mph, Humidity 48%, mostly cloudy to overcast.

Rain overnight, Buster is staying so clean with these showers and no dirt-dust from ranch roads. Things here are grass or cement driveway. We went to the mall in Cary to walk checking out our FitBit and had a nice walk.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Friday, April 7, 2017
Morning 45 Degrees, Wind ESE at 4 to 5 Mph, Humidity 64%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 60 Degrees, Wind SW at 9 to 18 Mph, Humidity 38%, partly sunny.

We are getting another cat, went to the county animal shelter picking out a fout month old male that will be neutered on Monday and picking it up in the late afternoon.

On the way back to Buster we stopped for salad and pizza for late lunch.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Mar 28 - 31

Georgia RV Park - Commerce, GA - Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Morning 61 Degrees, Wind SW at 1 to 2 Mph, Humidity 91%, rain clearing to mostly cloudy.

A good rain over night so Buster is pretty clean or all the dirt - dust is washed off from the Texas gate.

Cross Winds Family Campground - Linwood, NC
Afternoon 78 Degrees, Wind NW at 7 to 9 Mph, Humidity 45%, mostly sunny.

We settled in here for the night after two hundred four miles for Buster today. The Karguard is working well as designed. The installation can be tweaked a little to suite me. The bolts at the ends of the towbar the tops have holes for the pins to go into, I would like them to be crossway to the front of the car not a random direction. There are brackets that are two different lengths, we are using the long ones. Maybe adjusting the position of the mounting of the Karguard on the towbar I could use the short ones getting the Karguard closer to Tan Jan.


Cross Winds Family Campground - Linwood, NC - Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Morning 52 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 1 Mph, Humidity 86%, partly sunny.

Buster was moving down the road just before ten o’clock headed for a short ride in the interstate. Most of our travel for today was on US 64.

Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC
Afternoon 82 Degrees, Wind NNW at 4 to 5 Mph, Humidity 41%, mostly sunny.

Total trip today was only one hundred six miles a short day. We are set up for a while. We went for some good New York style pizza for dinner the first in over a year.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Thursday, March 30, 2017
Morning 52 Degrees, Wind W at 4 to 5 Mph, Humidity 85%, overcast.
Afternoon 8 Degrees, Wind  at  to  Mph, Humidity %, .

A rest day and doing little piddle jobs around Buster. I ordered on line a replacement convex mirror for Buster. Be here in a week free shipping, should be free it is light and they are charging enough for the mirror. I have been having computer “issues” and need to get after that while we are here in North Carolina. I was able to move the Karguard back a little on the towbar, so we will see next time I connect Tan Jan to the towbar I can use the short brackets.


Buster’s Spot Duncan, NC - Friday, March 31, 2017
Morning 62 Degrees, Wind NNE at 5 to 6 Mph, Humidity 99%, overcast rain.
Afternoon 82 Degrees, Wind E at 5 to 7 Mph, Humidity 44%, partly sunny.

Inside projects today, until it clears. It did clear and I did some piddling around outside. I am continuing to go slow until Monday then it is “back to work”.