There really isn’t much different to say about November except that had the vandalism not occurred, I would have left on October 31 for Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Florida. I had fought hard for reservations in the Florida State Parks managing to set it up so I was moving only every 2 weeks from November 1 to early April. First down the east coast, across the center and up the west coast. Two weeks at a time. I am hoping to force my insurance company to reimburse me for the $25 cancellation fee per reservation. Cancelling my entire winter will cost nearly $300.
I haven’t spent a November in Virginia for 11 years. I found that fall progressed and the rains dictated that the leaves were forced off of the trees before they became a lovely red. I really was hoping for a very colorful fall but it didn’t happen.
Having a tough time with this puzzle even though it’s only 500 pieces. Many of the shapes are the same as are the colors. But I love Beagles so . . . I persevere.
The rain provided clouds and some lovely sunsets
And fog sitting between the mountain ranges.
As I said, I haven’t been in Virginia during November for 11 years so I’d forgotten about the possibility of frost. I was surprised to see it covering one of the fields one morning. At first I thought it was a light dusting of snow.
In my last post (link above), I talked about our trails. I didn’t mention that David built at least one bench along each one. Mostly they are still in their places amazingly.
One of my favorites is along the stream at the top of the lower field.
Evidence of other visitors among the leaves.
In the middle of the month, I drove up to Maryland to spend a long week-end with Carrie and her family. It was cold up there too. Celia and I are bundled up for our walk. Thanks to Carrie for the pictures I am in.
The Doctors Iwanowski using their mother’s 37 year old doctor kit. The dolls and I were patients having blood pressure checked, our hearts listened to and receiving numerous shots.
Moving fast on her horse, Celia is out of focus.
Little brother pulls big sister around in the wagon. Too cute!
Nana’s favorite thing – reading!
If you have a little Nana, she can sit on your chairs at your table with you and play games and color.
The month ended with another catastrophe. I took Winnona 70 miles south to an RV glass places to which my insurance sent me. The drive, though it may not look it in this picture, is at a 45 degree angle. It’s the only way in.
This caused the RV to bottom out and damage the rear passenger bin door. That makes two in insurance claims within 3 months neither of which was my fault at all.
I should never have been sent to this business by my insurance. No big rig should be sent there. But it will still no doubt raise my insurance rates sky high.
I called the claim in and was told that their system was “under going upgrades” and they could not assign me a claim number or a claims agent until it was finished. They would notify me. As of today that was 3 weeks ago. No word. I called and was transferred to someone’s phone mail. That was Monday morning. It’s now Wednesday and no call back.
This picture is taken from the rear of the RV looking forward underneath at the bin damage. $4000 to repair my body shop says.
At this point, I wish I’d stayed longer in Vermont to bask in their color, stopped in Shenandoah National Park and gone straight on to Florida instead. Hanging around here has caused me months of trouble and expense. But of course I would have missed the peace of the farm and the joy of my daughter and her family.
Next post will be about December and I will be current for the first time in a long time. Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season until then.