Murdo Girl…Dream on

Dollie and I are lounging on the bed, watching an intense, if not a bit scary, TV show. I really don’t watch a lot of television, but for some reason, I turned it on and got interested in a show called, Blacklist. This episode is about a girl who used to be a FBI profiler and now lives alone in a cabin in some desolate area. She is trying to get over the violent death of her husband. Some bad guys, running from the Feds, come to the door and hold her hostage. Of course the weather turns bad and the roads are impassable, so they’re all stuck and one of the bad guys is bleeding to death only he manages to tell the girl that they are trying to kill him because he’s been talking to the Feds.

They killed her dog, so I decided to distract myself by writing about our day.


The morning was gorgeous. The Texan RV Park is beautiful, and we have water. We took the dogs for a long walk around the lakes and then let them run and chase a ball in the Bark Park.

After lunch, we drove to Athens to see more tiny home models. They actually have a factory here that builds tiny homes. They offer factory tours, but Kip has a bruised heel and it was hurting after our long morning walk, so we looked around at a few of the models and came on back to the park.

We have some nice people next to us who have a dog and a cat. We all took the dogs went to the Bark Park together. RVers, for the most part, are easygoing, friendly people. Evelyn and Ray recently became full-time RVers. Evelyn is going to work a few hours a week in the park office, and Ray is a motor home inspector. He is going to help set up a training center here at the park for mechanics, inspectors and other types of RV related jobs, all of which are in high demand. With all the older baby boomers, like Kip, and the much younger group, like me, who are now retired, traveling in some type of recreational vehicle has become a highly popular way of life.


We were both pretty tired today. We have been on the go for weeks now. In addition to the holidays and birthdays, we’ve had a lot of other things going on. It feels good to take a breather.

Here are a few more pictures of the houses we saw today.

There is no property tax on these homes because they are under 400 sq. ft. and have wheels. We have only seen one unit that was under 399 sq. ft. and it was built pretty cheaply.

The sales people we have talked to tell us the homes can also be built to suit as far as amenities, colors, flooring and types of windows. Minor changes can be made to the floor plan like making the bedroom bigger by reducing the size of the bathroom or living room. They can be transported like a mobile home and are classified as RV’s. They are not intended to be hauled from place to place, but if you live someplace for a while and decide to move, it can be done if you leave the wheels on.

Tomorrow, some friends are coming by in the morning, then after lunch, Kip and I are going to Mabank to check on the flooring project at our “small home”, and check out a couple of lots. We hope to buy the lot soon, but we won’t buy  TH1 until the house sells.

So there we are…we’re still excited about the possibilities and will continue to work toward our goal of having a TH1 and a TH2. In the meantime, we really do enjoy our RV.


Well the show is over. The girl’s FBI profiler skills kicked in and she wiped out all of the bad guys who killed her dog… (right before the weather got better and the roads to the remote cabin became passable.) When the Feds found all of the dead bad guys, the girl had disappeared. I guess I’ll have to watch it next week to find out where she went.



8 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…Dream on

  1. lifelessons January 4, 2018 / 11:58 pm

    I must ask, why four televisions? Also, what will the new floor be? Why are you taking up the old one?

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    • Mary Francis McNinch January 5, 2018 / 7:41 am

      When we bought the RV it had a television high up between the driver’s and passenger seats, small ones in the kitchen area and bedroom, and a large one that pulls out from a compartment outside. They were all outdated, so kip put new ones in and reframed them. Wood floors don’t hold up well with dogs and I have always hated the tile in the kitchen. It shows every little water spot and looks smeary. We’re replacing it with vinyl plank. We’ve had it before and I love it!


      • lifelessons January 5, 2018 / 8:32 am

        Did he replace them all because he likes to watch several sports events at once?

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      • Mary Francis McNinch January 5, 2018 / 12:10 pm

        Yes… and old fashion TV’s were not acceptable. At least on nice days, I can kick him outside. I’m not much of s TV person.


      • lifelessons January 5, 2018 / 12:30 pm

        I’m not much of a sports person.


  2. scoper07 January 4, 2018 / 1:32 pm

    You didn’t issue a spoiler alert! Now the Blacklist season is ruined for me. Actually, I haven’t watched a single episode this season. So can you please keep watching and keep me posted on the future episodes. Good luck on your TH1 & 2 hunts.

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    • Mary Francis McNinch January 4, 2018 / 2:26 pm

      Thanks 07. Gotta sell our house first. You know how that goes. I had never heard of that show. I’ll try to keep watching. It’s pretty good!

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      • scoper07 January 4, 2018 / 2:36 pm

        I think James Spader does a good job with his character.


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