Home sweet home

Cathouse in the Snow

Cathouse in the Snow
What a lovely day in Paradise

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Carpet Clean

Very nice of my real estate agent to come over this evening and help clean the carpet in the living room and one of the bedrooms.  Should be quite an improvement.  Thank you, Kay.  Another open house this coming Sunday, so wish me luck. 

Won't be much moving this weekend, as I am going to drop off some pallets at the storage place and go to the Sport Boat and Travel Show this weekend.  See what kind of deals there are on outdoor gear etc.  Plus many of the parks around the country are there.  Always enjoy going, gets me in the mood for spring, tired of the cold. 

Not much to report, got to be at work early tomorrow as the FAA is coming over to do an audit.  Like we always say "they are here to help"  and we say back to them "we are glad you are here."  How is that for a pair of lies. 

Like the sign I am going to hang in the rig.  "Hunters, fishermen, and other liars gather here." :) 

Stay tuned for more "tall tails." 

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Open House # 2

Had the second open house today.  My agent commented that it shows well.  Guess the work of "de-clutter" will pay off.  Now, lets get an offer.  Yesterday great day for moving and packing stuff, no wind and able to have garage open.  Also took some stuff to the storage.  Made a decision that anything more to go in RV will go to storage locker first and then to RV soon as it dries up a bit around the rig.  Getting my carpet dirty going in the bedroom.  Besides the storage locker is dry etc.  Easier to sort stuff there. 

Now today, windy and cold.  Not much incentive to face the elements, spent part of the time at the local Harley-Davidson shop and amazing thing, I did not spend a single penny there.  Guess the reality of moving into a smaller space is enough incentive.  Besides, got enough Harley stuff anyway, T-shirts, hats, you name it.  If anyone of you saw my rig at the last rally, you can see that I like the Harley decor. 

Another work day tomorrow, thankfully I enjoy the job and believe me that makes it much easier to go in and pour your heart into it.  I am very thankful for what I have, as I can remember the days of layoffs and believe me when it happened to me over 17 years ago was not the most positive thing that happened.  The thing I learned from it is never take anything for granted and thank the good Lord above for giving me the strength to keep plugging along and realize my dreams.

 Ed and Marilyn, you all have been a light at the end of the tunnel.  By keeping up with your blogs you have proven that this can and will be a worthwhile lifestyle.  Also, your words of encouragement on your blog has given me some incentive to get off my rear and drop a line onto mine.  Thank you for your words of encouragement. 

Will keep you all posted on these "Cattails".

Monday, February 8, 2010

Open House

Good way to spend Super Sunday, being away from the home so the agent can hold an open house.  Glad that she made good comments on how I reduced some of the clutter.  However garage is a disaster area, where is a tornado when you need one.  So to kill time before the big game went out to the storage facility in El Dorado to drop off some items for the RV.  She looked so cold and lonesome sitting there, guess she wants to go out and get on the road.  "Cathouse" will be open soon.  Got to get rid of this snow and cold.

 I remember as a kid on the farm after the snow, shovel out the feed bunks so we can feed the cattle (just think of all those nice T-bone steaks), dig the barn door out so we can get in and do the chores, hope we plugged in the tractor the nite before so it will start on a cold morning.  Need it to feed the critters.  Some of the good about the snow, riding our sleds as kids, ride a big boy sled i.e. a snowmobile, ice fishing,  a good ol snowball fight. 

However, now I wait for spring, the green grass, trees, cold 12 pack in the cooler, living at the lake in the RV and having a way to relax and get away from the everyday stuff about life and just live for the moment.

Ok, what else did I do yesterday?  Well, I got the storage locker secured, moved the motorcycle trailer into it and then went to friend's house to watch the Super Bowl.  Thought the Colts may pull it out, but that onside kick and the teamwork by the Saints allowed them to take the crown.  Too bad the Cowboys were not there, but maybe another time. 

Soon as we can get a weekend where the weather will be good, maybe I can clean out the garage and make more room there and keep sorting "stuff" and deciding what will go to storage, throw out, or move to RV.  Guess the best thing for the near future is I can live in the rig and decide as I go for the first few months as to what I want to have in the rig and what is not needed.  Goal, keep the weight down.  I read a lot of blogs, so if you all have any words of wisdom, I will certainly appreciate them.  To quote the words of the best newsman, whom I had the pleasure of meeting a few years ago; Walter Cronkite.  "And that's the way it is."

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Open House

Sunday, a good day to get out of the house seeing they want to have an open house here.  Guess I will spend Sunday watching the Super Bowl elsewhere.  Still trying to reduce the clutter.  Got my hands on a storage place so that will help if "Ol Man Weather" will cooperate so I can haul "stuff" out.  May have a home for my model tractors (Franklin Mint), my Nephew who is a farm boy like me.  He will enjoy them and they will fit our past and still present lifestyle.  Hard to take the farm boy out of me, I wish anyone luck in trying.  But I have to keep looking and realize when I am at the lake this summer with a cold "Barley Pop", good cigar, and Def Lepard playing on the outdoor stereo it will all be worth it.  I am anxious for winter to be over with, so I can get the RV out and start living and keeping life simple and stress free.  I will keep you all posted on how this "tail' works out. 

Live free, and enjoy the ride.