Home sweet home

Cathouse in the Snow

Cathouse in the Snow
What a lovely day in Paradise

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Inspection Complete

Well, we got the inspection paperwork back today.  Not bad on the requests from the buyers, just a few things which I have agreed to.  I need to in order to ensure the sale goes through.  So it will cost some money, but soon enough I will be out of here.  Time is going by quick, got to haul some more stuff, get a laptop and back up files on CD, so I guess I had better get off my butt and get this all done.  Not looking forward to it, but it is what I have to do.  Talked to a moving company today and got a plan together so will set a date and be gone from here.  Will update on this site dates etc. after I am moved out.  I should be busy this weekend and most likely every one until I get moved.  Will have plenty of time to enjoy the RV living, glad I did a shakedown cruise and will get a plan together.   So, the "CAT" will be on the prowl soon. 

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Haulin More Stuff

Made a couple trips to the storage place this weekend, slowly getting stuff cleared out.  Will be glad when over.  My target date is in May sometime.  Then full-time in the rig, "holy cow"  this is happening quick.  Understand what Howard and Linda say about emotions.  Mine run at times too, wondering if I am making the right decision etc.  That is why the storage, besides we have a house on the ranch in SD, so if I decide to move into it I will have that capability.  However when I retire, my plans are to be in the southern part of the country.  If anyone has endured a SD winter, you will understand why. 
Not a lot to report, just keep plugging away and taking life a day at a time.  Besides got the rig in the shop, getting some mods to the cabinets and warranty work done.  Wonder why the builders go with such cheap products.  Had to replace the fireplace, now the ceiling fan.  Made in China.  Don't get me started.  It has to make dealers frustrated as well, think of the time and cost for them to do warranty work.  I do understand if they get cranky as well.  They want so sell a good product and would rather not see it in the shop all the time. Then we wonder why the prices keep climbing.  I will nitpick on warranty items, the cost we pay for this equipment is just too high to ignore the problem. 

My dealer "Wichita RV" has been absolutely great on fixing any problems I have had and I know I am not alone here.  Just hope when I start living in it full time I won't have toooo many problems.  But we all know that issues come up and we deal with them as they arrive.  I understand that after being around airplanes, farm equipment, motorcycles, etc. it comes with the beast.  I know a number of others experience problems as well.  However, a good feeling is that we have a great suppport network of other RV'ers out there. 

One of the best sources for information is Howard and Linda's site http://www.rvdreams.com/.  Check this site out and you will see what I mean.  They have really put a lot of effort here.  They along with Ed and Marilyn have been a great inspiration and support for me and I thank all of you for that.   Ok, enough of a rant, but sometimes this "cat" has to get if off his chest.  Then he will be in a better mood to enjoy what I see as a wonderful lifestyle. 

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Signed a contract on the house last night.  In a week or so, after inspection and appraisal go thru, hopefully we are out of the woods.  The full timing is coming faster than I thought it would.  Like a whirlwind.  Don't want to get hopes up yet, party ain't over till the paperwork is signed and I hand over the keys.  So will keep you all posted.  Wish me luck. 

Friday, April 2, 2010

At the Lake

Finally, got the rig at the lake and have been living in it all week.  Very enjoyable, got a nice site with a view to the small pond that is below the dam.  As of now I plan to stay out there another week and then take the rig to the shop for some minor modifications to the kitchen cabinets etc.  Rain storm this AM so a good time to get some needed rest time.  Besides at 0800 still pretty dark from all the black clouds etc.  Came to town today and went to the office to catch up, then do laundry and head back out.  Will not come back until I go to work on Monday.  A beautiful day today, so laundry hurry up, cold beer at the rig and brats for supper tonite.  Hopefully my daughter and her family will be able to join me on Sunday.  Only communication I have with the outside world is my two Blackberrys, one from work and the other personel.  Can get email etc.  Will not be online in the rig until I sell the house and get a good laptop setup.  So the cat will wave his tail tonite and enjoy the outdoors and peace and quiet.