Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year - A detour, but almost to Wauchula, FL

Happy New Year to everyone. We are parked in the shop at Camping World/Lazy Days RV at Seffner, FL, just east of Tampa; having some much needed electrical upgrades to the motorhome, AND we changed out the old TV antenna for the lastest DirecTv HD antenna. Also have 2 new DVR HD receivers. NOOOO, there are not any HD TV's in our future, but we'll be prepared when we do decide to upgrade the TV's.

We did have a bit of a scare last night when Kasey ran away when firecrackers went off in the neighborhood. He was actually at the door, and I was about 10 feet behind him. He just raced away. This complex is about 20-25 acres, completely fenced with only 2 or 3 gates to enter. Most of the space is taken up with several hundred RV's for sale and an RV park. They have 24 hr security here and after looking for him for 2 hours, we finally went to bed hoping that the fireworks would end after midnight. The security people cover the whole area in golf carts. I gave Charlie some treats for Kasey and he said he woud call as soon as he found him. And he did; at 4:10 am. He was at the far north side under some bushes in a fence corner. One of the girls got down on the ground with a treat and he came to her. He wouldn't come out when they called his name. She picked him up and he licked her face. Typical Kasey. He has slept all day today. I'm sure his adrenalin level was really high last night since the fireworks continued for so long.

So thankful we didn't start the new year wihout him. He will always be on a leash now when we go out. Just can't trust him.

The techs still have some things to finish up tomorrow. We should be in Wauchula tomorrow evening or Sunday.

The staff at Camping World and Lazy Days have just been wonderful to us.  Not just with dealing with a lost dog, but they have been great with our motorhome issues.  We've had electrical problems for about the past year, and haven't been able to get things squared away.  Our lead tech, Rich, actually listened and took notes as we explained the battery problems we've been having.  These guys are all so competent and very willing to share what they are doing and being sure that we understand all they are doing. 

Several of Lazy Days security people have stopped by today to see how Kasey is doing after his "ordeal last night."  He has slept ALL day.  I baked Steph's monster cookies as a "thank you" for everyone's help. 

Otherwise, we've watched some TV and just hung out. 

Next post should be from Little Charlie Creek RV Park in Wauchula, FL where we'll be for the next two months.

More later.....

1 comment:

Debbie Goode said...

Wow! Poor Kasey it must have been quite the night for him too! So glad he was found safe and sound.