Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween, Is it Harmless?



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First a warning about decorative contact lenses, and other safety issues from the FDA:

'Lucky 13' Tips for a Safe Halloween

 STAFFORD, Texas -- A Stafford dentist is making an offer to children to help them earn cash and thank men and women serving in the armed forces, KPRC Local 2 reported today. 
He knows that after the tricks and the treats, those yummy, gooey candies may do some real damage to little ones' teeth.

Lomonte said, "We always know it's busy after Halloween because everyone eats candy and pulls fillings out and all this, so we said, 'Why don't we buy back the candy from these kids?'"

So Lomonte has a proposal for kids: he'll buy back their surplus candy at $1 per pound, package it up and ship it off to service men and women fighting overseas.

Lomonte explained, "It's still going to give them a little touch of home, knowing that their kids are out trick-or-treating, and I know it would probably touch them knowing they're getting some trick-or-treat candy from someone."  More at:  


Hi Y'all.  I do not believe in Halloween, and I think this article explains pretty well the reasons why:

"Is Halloween simply good, clean fun, or is it something else entirely? You need to know!

Every year at Halloween, well-meaning parents dress their children in grotesque and ghoulish costumes. Is Halloween really harmless? Who and what's behind this bizarre holiday?

It all looks like so much fun and seems so harmless: jack-o'-lanterns, grotesque grinning masks, long black witch attire with pointed black hats, costumes painted like skeletons, outfits that represent demons and goblins, and children going door to door, soliciting treats from compliant neighbors.

But when Halloween comes around, do you find yourself yearning for the hours to pass until the whole trick-or-treat farce is over? If you don't, you should!

Halloween's not-so-fun side

Since when is it acceptable for little children to threaten to commit vandalism?
What happens if the homeowner doesn't come to the door or doesn't have the treats the kids might expect? Is it permissible for children to then soap his windows, toilet paper his trees, chalk mark his sidewalk or turn over plants as they leave? When is it okay for children to commit vandalism while on another person's property?

Some history of Halloween:
On this holiday "huge bonfires were set on hilltops to frighten away evil spirits . . . The souls of the dead were supposed to revisit their homes on this day, and the autumnal festival acquired sinister significance, with ghosts, witches, hobgoblins, black cats, fairies, and demons of all kinds said to be roaming about. It was the time to placate the supernatural powers controlling the processes of nature" (The Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th edition, Micropaedia, Vol. 4, p. 862, "Halloween").

It was, bluntly put, a day devoted to appeasing demonic spirits and the dark side of the spirit world—something no Christian should have any part in (Ephesians 5:11).

So how did this dark celebration continue into modern times? Sadly, Halloween came down to us from the Roman Catholic Church, which assigned a day of each year to each of their saints. When it reached the point that they had more than 365, they then combined them together on Nov. 1 and called it "All Saints Day" or "All Hallows Day"—the night before being "All Hallows Eve" or "Hallow Even" (holy evening), contracted to the name Hallowe'en or Halloween.

Why did they choose this particular day? Again The Encyclopedia of Religion explains: "Samhain remained a popular festival among the Celtic people throughout the christianization of Great Britain .
The British church attempted to divert this interest in pagan customs by adding a Christian celebration to the calendar on the same date as Samhain. The Christian festival, the Feast of All Saints, commemorates the known and unknown saints of the Christian religion just as Samhain had acknowledged and paid tribute to the Celtic deities" (p. 177).

Thus a pagan celebration was relabeled as Christian.

The Bible versus Halloween

You cannot find any support for Halloween in your Bible, because God is adamantly opposed to it and the pagan, occult practices it revels in. He warns His people to have nothing to do with these (Leviticus 19:31; Deuteronomy 18:10-12). They blind us from the truth of God.

God does not take Halloween lightly. As He says, "Learn not the way of the heathen" (Jeremiah 10:2, King James Version). And, "Take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, 'How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise'" (Deuteronomy 12:30). "
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Please have a safe Halloween Day.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

NO Chocolate For Dogs. Bad Lanterns.

 "Pets can join in Halloween festivities too, but make sure to choose tricks over chocolate treats during your celebrations -- chocolate is toxic to pets!
Is your pet getting ready to share in on the fun? Feel free to share your costume creations and Halloween pet festivities below … and remember, don't ever make your pet do anything he doesn't want to do.
If a costume seems to be restrictive to your pet or is causing him anxiety in any way, take it off immediately."


Dollar Tree recalls Halloween lanterns over fire risk

Dollar Tree Halloween toy recall"Dollar Tree is recalling nearly 700,000 Halloween-themed battery-powered lanterns over concerns they could start fires, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
The plastic lanterns were molded to look like either a pumpkin, ghost or skull. The CPSC said the bulbs can overheat and Dollar Tree said it received a complaint about one overheating.

This is Dollar Tree's second recall of Chinese-made battery powered lights for kids in a week. A kids' flashlight was recalled last week. Similar issues arose last Halloween.
The newly-recalled lanterns are about 6.5-inches high. They came in orange (pumpkin), white (ghost) and black (skull). The model number 954439-13096-003-1005 is on a label on the bottom of the lanterns.
They were sold at: Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Occasions, Deal$ and Dollar Tree Deal$ stores nationwide from August to October for about $1.
The lanterns should be taken away from children and the batteries removed. The lanterns should then be returned to the retailer where they were purchased for a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Dollar Tree at (800) 876-8077 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern."



Jay and I blocked the awning out, so that Ray could paint under it, then he painted the other side of the cargo trailer, while Jay and I spent ages screwing down the new floor.  Looks the same as yesterday, so I didn't take a picture.

It was colder last night, and I evenCats-on-porch-2010-Oct turned on a couple of oil filled electric radiators.

But the sun came out, so the cats enjoyed being out on the porch today.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Safe Halloween for Pets.

I don't celebrate Halloween, but I thought that the Pet Halloween Tips from The Humane Society and the ASPCA ought to be the subject of this post.

Also, I thought you might enjoy some cute Pet Costumes.

51D-9jqgM3L._SL500_AA280_ From the Humane Society:

"Scares on Halloween are fun and games for humans, but sometimes a little too spooky for pets. Pets aren’t used to the costumes, constant doorbell ringing and just general commotion that tends to occur ever October 31.

The Humane Society of the United States has some tips to help make it a Happy Halloween for all members of the family, including the four-legged, furry type.

•Keep pets indoors, away from trick-or-treaters and other Halloween activity. Halloween_Tips-1.jpg

•Make sure that all ID tags are up-to-date. There is a higher likelihood of a pet escaping with the constant door opening for kids.

•Keep candy away from pets. Chocolate in particular can be toxic to them.



•People enjoy costumes. Pets, on the other hand, don’t particularly have fun wearing them. If you must put your pet in a costume, forgo masks and make sure that the pet will be safe in the costume. Some costumes might cause discomfort or injury.

•Keep decorations safely out of a pet’s reach. Candles could burn their fur, while fake cobwebs can cause choking. Fake webs hung up outdoors could also be a hazard for animals that live outside, like birds.

•Leave the pets at home when trick-or-treating. The commotion can get overwhelming, and might cause pets to get scared and bite, or even run off.

"Halloween can be a good time for kids and grown-ups alike, the Humane Society of the United States is reminding all of us pet owners that this haunting holiday may be too scary for our pets. Dogs and cats and other companion animals simply aren’t used to all the doorbells ringing, costumed creatures and general hustle-and-bustle that come into our homes at this time of year.

“For your pet’s comfort and safety, the best thing that you can do is to make sure that they have a stress-free holiday,” said Adam Goldfarb of the Humane Society. “The noises, smells and people can be overwhelming for many pets on Halloween, so create a safe haven in one room of your home where he or she can quietly relax.”

To help keep pets safe and happy this Halloween, the Humane Society recommends the following tips:
• Keep your pets safely indoors, away from trick-or-treaters and other Halloween activities.

• Make sure that all of your pets are wearing tags with current ID. Opening the door repeatedly for trick-or-treaters creates plenty of escape opportunities.

• Keep candy out of your pets’ reach. Chocolate and other ingredients can be toxic to them. (Same goes for chocolate Easter bunnies in the spring; we found out the hard way.)

• Most pets are happiest wearing nothing but their birthday suit, but if you’re one of those people who has their pets wear a costume, skip the masks and make sure costumes are comfortable and do not pose a risk for injury.

• Decorations can be dangerous, so be sure to keep them safely away from pets. Candle flames can set fire to a pet’s fur (and trick-or-treater's costumes, for that matter). Hanging or dangling decorations also can be an entanglement or choking hazard.

• Use fake cobwebs sparingly, if at all. Pets can choke on fake cobwebs set up indoors. Outdoors, fake webs are a hazard to birds and other wildlife.

• When going out trick-or-treating, leave your dog at home. Dogs can be easily excited by the Halloween commotion and a dog bite or lost dog will quickly end the evening’s fun.

Also, don’t forget about wildlife on Halloween, either. Nocturnal animals such as raccoons, possums (or is it opossums?) and foxes will be out looking for food.

If you come across a wild animal while out trick-or-treating, keep your distance (and keep your pets away from wild animals, too).

And though bats are classically associated with Halloween, those in colder climates will most likely be hibernating at this time of year."

Happy Halloween everyone!"

Halloween Safety Tips from the ASPCA:

No Scaredy Cats This Halloween: Top 10 Safety Tips for Pet Parents
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"Attention, animal lovers, it's almost the spookiest night of the year! The ASPCA recommends taking some common sense precautions this Halloween to keep you and your pet saying "trick or treat!" all the way to November 1.

1. No tricks, no treats: That bowl of candy is for trick-or-treaters, not for Scruffy and Fluffy. Chocolate in all forms—especially dark or baking chocolate—can be very dangerous for dogs and cats. Candies containing the artificial sweetener xylitol can also cause problems. If you do suspect your pet has ingested something toxic, please call your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435.

2. Popular Halloween plants such as pumpkins and decorative corn are considered to be relatively nontoxic, but they can produce stomach upset in pets who nibble on them.

3. Wires and cords from electric lights and other decorations should be kept out of reach of your pets. If chewed, your pet might suffer cuts or burns, or receive a possibly life-threatening electrical shock.

4. A carved pumpkin certainly is festive, but do exercise caution if you choose to add a candle. Pets can easily knock a lit pumpkin over and cause a fire. Curious kittens especially run the risk of getting burned or singed by candle flames.

dog dressed up5. Dress-up can be a big mess-up for some pets. Please don't put your dog or cat in a costume UNLESS you know he or she loves it (yup, a few pets are real hams!). For pets who prefer their “birthday suits,” however, wearing a costume may cause undue stress.

6. If you do dress up your pet, make sure the costume isn't annoying or unsafe. It should not constrict the animal's movement or hearing, or impede his ability to breathe, bark or meow. Also, be sure to try on costumes before the big night. If your pet seems distressed, allergic or shows abnormal behavior, consider letting him go 'au naturale' or donning a festive bandana.

7. Take a closer look at your pet’s costume and make sure it does not have small, dangling or easily chewed-off pieces that he could choke on. Also, ill-fitting outfits can get twisted on external objects or your pet, leading to injury.

8. All but the most social dogs and cats should be kept in a separate room away from the front door during peak trick-or-treating hours. Too many strangers can be scary and stressful for pets.

9. When opening the door for trick-or-treaters, take care that your cat or dog doesn't dart outside.

10. IDs, please! Always make sure your dog or cat has proper identification. If for any reason your pet escapes and becomes lost, a collar and tags and/or a microchip can be a lifesaver, increasing the chances that he or she will be returned to you."




Please keep your kids and pets safe this Halloween.



Jay and I screwed more deadwood to the floor, and fitted the last piece in.  Now it just need to be fastened down.

Ray primed and painted one side of the cargo trailer.

Then Jay and I went into the next town and he bought a lovely vinyl $250 storm/screen door for $50, for his house from the 'Scratch & Dent' dept. at Lowes, and I bought more paint for the trailer.

A quick stop at Kroger's and we found some salmon on sale, and then PetSmart to get Bobcat's special food with Glucosamine and Chondroitin Omega 3 in it.  That helps her arthritis.

A lovely day, after a low in the 40s last night.  No AC needed today.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Singin' In The Rain. Thoughts of Somerville.

Or rather "Drivin' in The Rain! 
Well, we haven't had any rain here for ages, though there was one blowing downpour while I was in Somerville.  When I got home, I couldn't believe that most of my yard was covered with pine needles again.
But there are a lot of storms in other parts of the country
Let's all be safe when the roads are wet.


"Don't use cruise control. If you hydroplane, there's the chance your car could actually accelerate. Cruise control also allows drivers to be less vigilant and to take their foot away from the pedals — not a great idea when reaction time is so important.

Exercise self-control, not speed control:  Time will tell whether or not vehicle speed control units may actually contribute to loss of control on rainy roadways, but this much is certain:  Speed control use slows the driver's ability to note and respond to changes in road surfaces.  Save it for dry pavement.

If you see a large puddle up ahead, drive around it or choose a different route. It could be that it's covering a huge gaping maw into the front door of hell. Well, maybe not, but water splashing up into your car's engine compartment could damage its internal electrical systems.

Also, a pothole may be hiding under the water, just waiting in ambush to damage a wheel or knock your suspension out of alignment. If you can't gauge the depth, or if it's covering up the side curb, try to avoid it.

After you cross a puddle, tap on your brake pedal lightly to dry off some of the water on your rotors.
Exercise extreme caution after a long dry spell. During a dry period, engine oil and grease build up on the road over time. When mixed with water from a new rainfall, the road becomes extremely slick. Continued rainfall will eventually wash away the oil, but the first few hours can be the most dangerous.

Don't play Moses:  You can't part the Red Sea with your RV.  As the good folks in Arizona will tell you, NEVER cross a flooded wash.  It takes but a few inches of water to push a vehicle off the roadway and into harm's way. 
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Neither Ray or Jay could come here today, but I stayed busy catching up on different things.  A man came and bought the old patio door, and I listed some more "junque", …… I mean "treasures",  on and Craigslist.

My daughter, Wendy called and we had a long conversation about their place in Somerville.  My brother Nigel, and SIL, in England, had visited their cabin while they were over here.  While Nigel, Pamala and I were talking on Skype last night, they mentioned the remoteness of the place.   We each mentioned that it wasn't our "cuppa tea".  But then we three, all RVers, like wheels on our cabins.  Also that there is no access to the lake for their boat in that subdivision.  Richard has to tow it a few miles to the State Park boat ramp.

But without a word from me, Wendy is rethinking their plan to retire there.  16 miles to the nearest store or town, and 36 miles to the closest little hospital which serves 8 counties.  I hope it isn't a case of 'buyer's remorse'.  They have been putting a lot of time, work and money in it.

The forecast is for 40 deg. tonight!  Gee, I might have to wear jeans tomorrow.  Right now, it is a lot cooler, and less humid, so it is a "windows and doors open", and "cats on the porch" day.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Trained Dogs! Shopping

"OK Go’s “White Knuckles” music video is not only entertaining, it’s for a good cause!

Most of the dogs used in the White Knuckles video are rescues now in loving homes ... and OK Go has set aside a special page where you can donate to the ASPCA, with funds earmarked to support rural, volunteer-run animal shelters in the United States."


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It is Wednesday, so Jay and I went into Conroe.  I had to exchange some spray paint at Walmart, and we did the rounds of some of the thrift shops.

Jay bought a shirt and an ornamental ceramic fish.  I bought a summer dress, some red shoes, and a black purse with lots of compartments.

I just spent a long time on Skype talking to Pamala and Nigel,  my brother and SIL in England.  They said that they really can't believe that they did that 'trip of a lifetime' to Alaska.  Their RV won't get to England until mid-November.

Now they are waiting for their daugHeidihter to have her second baby, another boy.  Heidi, her husband Martin, and their son Ben, visited me last year, from England.

It is still very warm here, normal is 79 deg., but it was 96, and a record setting day.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Barcodes. Missourians Alert! More Floor in Cargo Trailer.

A History of Barcodes

"The industrial use of barcodes can be traced back as far as the 1960s, in some cases as a means to identify railroad cars.

Common linear barcodes started appearing on grocery shelves in the early 1970s as the UPC barcode to automate the process of identifying grocery items.

Today, barcodes are just about everywhere and are used for identification in almost all fields of business. When barcode technology is utilized in business processes, procedures are automated to increase productivity and reduce human error.

How To Read Country Of Origin In Bar Codes


The whole world is scared of China made 'black hearted goods'. Can you differentiate which one is made in the USA , Philippines , Taiwan or China ? For your Information ...  the first 3 digits of the barcode is the country code wherein the product was made.  
Sample:  all barcodes that start with 690.691.692 until 695 are all MADE IN CHINA.    471 is Made in Taiwan

 How to Read a Bar Code
"This is our human right to know, but the government and related department never educate the public, therefore we have to RESCUE ourselves.
Nowadays,  Chinese businessmen know that consumers do not prefer products 'made in china', so they don't show from which country it is made.
However, you may now refer to the barcode, remember if the first 3 digits is 690-695 then it is Made in China . 
00 - 13 ~ USA & CANADA
30 - 37 ~ FRANCE
40 - 44 ~ GERMANY
49 ~ JAPAN
50 ~ UK
57 ~ Denmark
64 ~ Finland
76 ~ Switzerland and Liechtenstein
471 ~ Taiwan
628 ~ Saudi-Arabia
629 ~ United Arab Emirates
690-695~ China   
740-745 ~ Central America  
All 480 Codes ~ The Philippines
This information is verified on - which has a more detailed and accurate list. "

More info from Snopes:


For Missourian Friends:

If you have a friend(s) in Missouri, please send them an e-card: so they know to vote "Yes on Prop B".   
It will save millions of doggie lives.  We are the voice for the voiceless.


SAM_0128[1]-1 I forgot to tell you what Wendy told me about her trip to the vet with her deaf Snuggles.  She took him in for a hearing test. 

The vet said he had trouble doing that, as he didn't know if Snuggles knew his right side from his left. 

Wendy said that she just wanted to know if Snuggles was really deaf, or if it was 'selective hearing', like her husband!!  LOL

Jay and I went into our little town, to the little old hardware/grocery store to get more deck screws.  Believe it or not, they are cheaper there than in Conroe at the big box stores.  We use deck screws for certain jobs as they are stronger than the regular drywall screws, which break easily. 

Then we went to the new True Value hardware store to get special 'Teks' self-drilling screws which "drill, tap, and fasten in one operation" when fastening wood to metal.  These are not like the regular self-drilling screws.   I had some, but they were longer than what we needed for some parts of the floor.

I also had to stop at Krogers as the foster cats have decided that they don't like chicken canned cat food, so I had to buy them some made with beef.  Picky-picky!

It was a good thing I stopped there as I found some Nolan Ryan All Natural Beef, (no antibiotics, no added hormones EVER), normally $7.99 lb for $2.99 lb. 

SAM_0163-1 After we had added more deadwood, we cut and installed one more piece of floor in the front of the cargo trailer.

Still no rain.  Seemed like it was going to, as it got humid.  It started out quite mild, but now it is an AC day.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Deer Hunting. Lake Somerville, TX

I said I would post some pictures of my trip to Wendy and Richard's (my daughter and son-in-law) cabin at Lake Somerville.  Thank goodness we had no rain, as Wendy was hauling four mattresses on a trailer.    The cabin is a work in progress right now, so I knew we would be in a 'construction zone', and roughing it.

We were really roughing it, as there is no internet, and only two channels on the TV!  But I took my camera cord and laptop, so that I could see any photos that I took, on it. 


It is really two single-wide mobile homes joined together under a really super metal roof over.  They call it a 'twice-wide'!


I was pretty beat after all the packing and the long drive.
On the way, Misty had sounded like she was choking on something, so I had to stop in Navasota, TX to move Paco's pet carrier to the front seat, and move Misty's carrier over to behind the passenger seat, so I could keep an eye on them both. I think she was just protesting being in a small carrier!

Wendy met me at the front of her subdivision on the golf cart, as I was getting lost.  The one time she didn't have a leash on her dog, Snuggles, and he fell off the golf cart.  He was alright, but wimpers if you touch his tail.

Once we had let our dog's out to do their thing and inspect everything, Wendy and I unloaded two of the mattresses.  The third mattress was a very heavy queen pillow-top, and it had no handles, so I just couldn't grip it.

As Richard and Tony (my grandson) wouldn't be there until the next day, Wendy went off on the golf cart and rounded up a neighbor to help with it and it's box spring.  As all the painting was done, and the tile had been laid in her bedroom, we were able to set that bed up permanently on it's frame.   The living room's floor had not been done, so it was camping on mattresses on the floor in there.


Wendy took me part way to the back of the property, up and down hills, and over what they call  "The Bridge Over The River Why"!

I took the dogs out on leashes at first, as there was a place where they could get out of the fence if unsupervised.  Later, I knew they would not try to get out, and so just walked with them.


I had my X-pen set up on the deck for when we were busy.   At dusk we sat out on the deck, as deer often come to the fence, to eat the deer corn that Wendy puts out.  She filled the deer's blue water bowl.  Two small deer came, one still spotted, but they did not come to the fence.  At least we saw lots of birds there.

Wendy's dog 'Snuggles', is a deaf senior dog, so he is crated inside, when they are busy.  If he got lost, he can't hear you calling him.
I had a big carrier with me for my dogs, when they were in the house.


Wendy took me, with Misty, around their subdivision on the gas golf cart, but it has a lift kit and needed some work on the suspension, and it was just too rough riding, for me, so we didn't go far.


Wendy and I drove to Brenham, 25 miles away.  On the way we saw a car had hit a bridge railing and gone down the embankment.  By the time we had turned around to see if they needed assistance, they were all safely out of the car, other cars had stopped, and we saw the fire truck arriving.

We had to get some bolts for a bunk bed, and ground spikes for the mobile home skirting that I had taken with me. 
Finding the right size bolts to go in these special nuts took a long time and trips to three stores, as these were metric.
Even the spikes were difficult to find at a reasonable price.

On the way back, we stopped at a Garage Sale.  Wendy is looking for a couch for the cabin. 
They had a larger pet carrier than my large one for $3, so I bought it.  My dogs had more 'real estate' to sleep in that night, after I had washed and disinfected it.

We had had enough of walking around big stores, so we stopped the little grocery store in Somerville, and bought some salad items to go with brats.  We peeled and chopped the salad veggies, got it all ready, and then Richard called and said that they were on the way, and had stopped to eat pizza!  So Wendy ate some left over clam spaghetti, and I ate some left over Shepherd's Pie, which we had brought with us. 

It sure was good to see Richard, and my 15 year old geek grandson, Tony, again.


Wendy took me for a ride, in the Xterra this time, and we went 'deer hunting'.

She had been out on the golf cart and seen some in the subdivision.  We drove around all the places where they are usually seen,  but by the time she picked me up, they had all gone away.

So she took me on to Somerville State Park, Birch Creek, which is really close to their place.  It is where they go to put in their boat.


There is even a camping area especially for equestrians, and this is one of the many horse pens in that area.

We all had a good time visiting, and I showed Richard how the skirting all goes together, even though I had printed out the 'destructions'! 

They loaded up the golf cart on the utility trailer, and a little Rubbermaid shed on the back of Richard's truck.  They are taking them back to their house in West Columbia, south of Houston.  They were all so busy, that I loaded my van myself.

It took me a while to get all our stuff down the steps and into the van.  I swore I wouldn't go anywhere without my RV again!
I took summer, winter, good and lounging clothes in a suitcase.  Let's face it, "If You Don't like The Weather, Wait 15 minutes" applies to this time of year in TX.   Normally they could have just hung in a closet in the RV.   
I had to pack little things that I might need, things that would normally be in the RV's bathroom cabinet. 
I had taken an ice chest of food and drinks, and more in the 12v. cooler, which would have been in the RV fridge. 
I had to pack my favorite brands of regular coffee, tea, decaf coffee, and NON High Fructose Corn Syrup Creamer, etc., which would have been in the RV cabinets.
All the dog's food, leashes, treats, dishes, blankies, etc., were packed in the doggie stroller, not in a cupboard in the RV.
I had to sleep on a strange mattress on the floor, in a strange place, not in my comfy RV's bed. 
Then I had to unpack it all when I got home.
So I hope I never have to go anywhere without my RV again.
Golly, that is as bad as packing stuff in and out of a motel.

SAM_0157-1 Jay and I got my two pipe clamps and made them work together as one long clamp across the outside back of the cargo trailer.  We held it up with SAM_0160-1 a block.  We wanted to hold it all square while we installed the floor.

We added the 'deadwood' to the floor on the cargo trailer, and got one section of it screwed down today.