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Cathouse in the Snow

Cathouse in the Snow
What a lovely day in Paradise

Monday, March 29, 2010

RV at the Lake

Finally did it.  Got the rig out to the lake, El Dorado Lake that is.  Got it de-winterized, checked tire pressures and aired up to include the spare.  Water system works, no leaks yet.  Checked heat and AC, all good so far.  She is lookin like a piece of home.  Now, I need to stock the fridge with beer, food, etc.  Will do that tomorrow.  Going to live in it for a few days, got a nice spot below the dam until they get the water on up at Area 4 of Bluestem point.  I will live out there off and on until the house is sold.  Wish me luck.  Hope the weather gods are good and we have good weather, but as we know here in Kansas, if you don't like the weather, wait 1 hour.  In SD, wait is only 15 minutes.  Enough for tonite, I  am a tired pup.  "Cathouse" is open for business.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Is winter over yet???

Guess I better make a post to this thing.  You all might think I forgot to.  Another open house yesterday, went well according to my agent.  Hopefully some good prospects.  Just show me the money so I can sell the joint.  Need the extra money to pay other bills and more health insurance.  Yes, they passed the health Care Bill yesterday.  I am not into the government getting more and more into our lives.  What has happened in this great country??  I will vote in the primarys and in November and I plan to hold our elected officials accountable for their actions, that includes the local government in my home state of SD.  Please get out and vote, it is a valuable right that we have and I strongly say, that we must exercise that right.  Too many things being taken away, smoking bans, extra taxes, you name it.  The results are not good.  It is getting out of control.  I have read other blogs and I know that I am not alone in my feelings. 

Ok, enough of a rant for one day, but I am sure there will be others.  More positive things, joined Escapees RV club.  From what I see they offer one heck of a lot for the Fulltime RV'er.  Got tax money back, paid some bills and a huge payment on my Harley.  One small payment left and she is mine.  No banker owning her anymore.  Like sharing your girlfriend, not a good thing.  Now that money will help on getting rid of more bills.  It is like eating an elephant.  Ok, you ask: how do I eat an elephant?  One bite at a time.  Pretty soon he is all gone.

Pray for good weather, ready to get the rig out, de-winterize, and get it ready to live in.  I will live out at the lake at least part time until the house is sold.  Also want to get the bike out as well.  Ok enough BS for one night.  But, you all stay tuned and hear the yowl of the cat. 

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Day with Daughter

Today, spent most of it with my daughter Tina who lives here in ICT.  It is great to have at least one of my kids here.  Spent the day taking a load of pallets out to the storage place and then drove around the park at El Dorado lake where I plan to live for part of the summer.  Looking and comparing notes on spots and getting her opinion on what would be good if she along with her boyfriend and kids come out.  Got to have a place for the kids to play plus a decent spot to pitch a tent.  They would rather be in the tent.  In fact the kids have started to become "grandkids" of my own along with my other two grandsons.  Not sure if I posted, but my other daughter Becky had her second; a boy, name is Sean Joseph Gonzales.  Photos on facebook, will have to post some here. 

Had another open house today so a good time to "get out of dodge" if ya know what I mean.  My rule is to take a load of stuff from the house to the storage each time I make a trip out there and that is working well.  Before you know it, should have a good portion of it out of here, also a good time to sort and toss. 

I am ready to take the rig to the lake and live there for a short period before the house sells, get a feel for what I need to do.  However, the "weather guesser" does not seem to want to cooperate.  Looks nice all week and then weekend comes with cold and windy.  I am hoping to be out there by the end of this month.  So raise a toast to the "weather gods" and hope they will toss winter aside and allow spring to arrive.  I am so ready, guess I need to take a dose of patience.  Well, enough "cat crap" for one day. 

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Taxes filed

Got the taxes filed tonite.  Will be good to get refund.  Will pay off the Harley with part of it along with some other bills.  Late nite so will be short.  Another open house this weekend.  Hopefully an offer soon.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

New Grandson

Last week was a happy time as my daughter Becky had her second child.  A boy named Sean Joseph Gonzales born on Feb 18, 2010.  I am very proud of my daughter and her family.  Sean joins his older brother Christian who is over 2 years old and he is thrilled with his baby brother.  So a very happy time here.  Not much to report, waiting for the weather to warm up so I can get the rig out to the lake.  About three more weeks.  Still waiting on a good offer on the house but, no takers yet.  Wish me luck here, guess I just need to be more patient.  Well, enough "Cattails" for today.