Roofing And Another Trip

Thursday the Cowboy roofed one side of the shed.  Again I was the backhoe operator–raising and lowering him and his supplies up onto the roof.

Friday we went to two yard sales and I came home with a huge $3 haul–two decorative crosses and a cake plate. The Cowboy didn’t find anything he couldn’t live without.  We were then off to Sierra Vista again taking the Emmi girl along.  Does anyone else out there other than me worry about leaving their pets home alone, having someone break into the house and steal the pet???  Am I crazy???  It was a very warm day and Emmi would have probably been more comfortable at home on the couch but I decided she was better off with us.  We take her into Home Depot or Lowe’s with us and when I go to the grocery store, the Cowboy and Emmi stay in the truck.

We needed paint, screen making supplies, and various other small items.  The screen making supplies were a bust–the little corners don’t fit!  So we ordered some different ones from Amazon and will return the Home Depot ones–ugh!

As of Saturday morning the shed has a new roof and the Cowboy was certainly glad that chore could be crossed off the list! It was a very warm morning and the temps made it even sweeter to have that project finished.  As we were sitting on the porch cooling off the Cowboy asked me if I had seen any tables at the yard sales which would work in the motorhome.  One of the Beaver motorhome’s previous owners removed the table but left the chairs?????  Well, we went back to the Lion’s Club garage sale and found a table which will work perfectly–$20!!!  I will have to refinish the top but that’s OK–I’ve done that before to a much larger table!

In earlier days of our RVing life hanging out with Jim and Ellie as well as Gina and Rollie I made a lot of cream cheese pound cakes–everyone loved that recipe.  For some reason (watching our weight??) I’ve not made one for a long time.  But Saturday night we are invited to a large gathering at Dan and Louanne’s.  I was asked to bring a dessert which would feed lots of people–cream cheese pound cake to the rescue.  I have no idea where I got this recipe–probably from Southern Living Magazine–but here it is–

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

1 1/2 cups butter softened

1 (8oz) cream cheese softened

3 cups of sugar

6 large eggs

3 cups all purpose flour

1/8 tsp salt

1 TBS vanilla extract

Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugar beating well.  Add eggs, one at a time beating until combined.

Combine flour and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating at low speed until just blended after each addition.  Stir in vanilla. Pour batter into a greased and floured 10 inch bundt pan.  (and word of warning–grease and flour that pan well!)

Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour and 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool in pan on wire rack for about 15 minutes; remove from pan and let cool completely on wire rack.


It’s not bad metal roofing, it’s dust! 🙂

We had such a delightful time at Dan and Louanne’s tonight.  So many good friends and neighbors and so much great food!  As always Dan did a wonderful job smoking a huge brisket!  The season is winding down and many of us are making departure plans–it was good to see everyone tonight.


17 thoughts on “Roofing And Another Trip

  1. While the cheesecake receipe sounds delicious, the photo of the mountains and desert really caught my eye. It’s beautiful! You have gorgeous scenery wherever you live!


  2. Great to have another project completed before you head north!!
    Well you are a little crazy, but not because you worry about Emmi :-))))) I’m sure she loves going with you guys.
    Beautiful view of those desert mountains.


  3. I was looking a cake picture! Sounds delish. Do you have good luck with Pam spray or do I need to get hard shortening for greasing the pan?


  4. Pound cake is one of my favorites! I think I have used the cream cheese recipe before, but it has been years. Thanks for the reminder and the recipe. I am so impressed with all the projects you have done…what a beautiful place to call home. We do leave our pups at home. Taking three along is much harder that just one. We have an Arlo security camera and I can check on them as often as I need too. They are always sleeping!


    1. When we lived in North Ranch we had complaints about Emmi howling when we would leave. Out here there is no one to hear her howl and we are fairly certain she doesn’t do it any longer. But, she does love to go along and like you said, one is way easier than three! I may check out the Arlo camera!


  5. The roof looks great! It has been a very hot spell. Luckily, it cools down back to more spring temps. Hope you cool off, as well. Doesn’t look like time to return to Montana yet. Looks like snow in your area


  6. Thirteen years ago I promised Paddington I would do everything in my power to keep him safe. I’ll continue to do so as long as he and I live and breathe. Your doing the same thing for Emmi. There is no such thing as “just a dog”. They have feelings just like we do or the same as a small child. We are their security blanket as well as parents.


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