Home sweet home

Cathouse in the Snow

Cathouse in the Snow
What a lovely day in Paradise

Monday, May 31, 2010

Life at the Lake

Fri was a good nite, went to my favorite watering hole, drank beer, smoked cigars, and listened to some great rock and roll by my favorite local band "Ten Day Wish".  These folks are awesome and also great friends.  Had enough to drink and slept very well.  Got up on Sat and had breakfast at the local truck stop in Newton, KS.  They have a great buffet breakfast.
 Some of the best eatin I have had while on the road is the truckstops.  Big rig friendly, room to park, etc.  Just have get used to being on the diesel side with the 18 wheelers etc.  Course some of the rigs we pull are getting to be that type of length.  Big Rig Diesel pumps much faster if you do not mind the oil and grease.  But growing up on the farm and dealing with large equipment, not a big deal for me.
Then off to the lake, some friends showed up and went jet skiing, while I just wanted to relax after a busy week.  We grilled steaks in the evening, then I sat out by the fire and enjoyed the night.  Neighbor came over with some home brew which was quite good.  I gave him one of my rubber chickens as he asked about the one hanging on my king pin.  If you want to know about the chickens I can tell in an email etc. 
Sun, went to town and had a nice lunch with my daughter and then did some shopping with her.  She, her boyfriend and his kids plan to come out here today so should be good to have them out here. 
After I got back to the rig on Sun, put some things away, got ice, prepared to dig in.  But nature had other ideas,  big thunder boomers all evening so that pretty well got everyone headed for cover.  I just dug in and watched the "Patton" movie I had just picked up. 
So today "Memorial Day" a day to remember those who sacrifaced their lives so we may enjoy the freedoms we have.  The down side is I am not in SD.  We always had a service at the local graveyards and paid tribute to those fallen troops.  This was a tradition while growing up at home.  So I will reflect here and remember our troops and give them our support. 
Still not closed on the house,  will give update on another day.  The "goat rope" is now turning into a "cluster" but tomorrow we plan to close.  Will keep you all posted.  So this "kitty cat" is going to clean up and get ready to face the day. 

Friday, May 28, 2010


If all goes well, we finally close on the house.  Scheduled for 4 PM today.  So ends a chapter and beginning of another one.  What a lifestyle change.  Finally able to relax this week at the lake and just drink beer, smoke cigars, and think about life and what is next down the road.  I will keep you all posted. 
By the way been fighting with the Satellite dish all week, but finally got the best of that.  Bought one of those small carry-out dome antennas and so far this rascal seems to do the job, once I got some things figured out with the DVR etc.  Had to get it back to thinking it has only one TV now.  Somtimes trial and error works and even a blind hog will find an ear of corn.  "Goat rope" is a good way to define it.  Guess I should go back to bed, 0530 comes early but could not sleep, so here I sit.
 We close, beer will taste extra good at my favorite watering hole tonite, with my favorite local rock band, "Ten Day Wish".  These are awesome folks and great friends.  I love them and totally enjoy their music.  Will tell more of the move "tails" later.   

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Full Time Rv'er

As of 17 May fulltime Rv'er,  hectic week. details to follow. 

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Closer to the time of full timing.  Hard to believe, kind of bittersweet leaving my house etc.  Got the recliner and a lamp into the rig this evening.  That makes it more homey.  Still staying at the house and RV until I get all settled in. Will be very soon. Closing right around the corner.  Am tired so this will be short.  Email may be changing soon, but will advise.  Hope we don't get tooo many thunderboomers tonite.  Last nite was a doozy.  Tornado very close to the airport here in ICT.  They evacuated the tower etc.  Close call there.  But the hand of God came down and swept it back into the clouds.  Awesome power of a thunderstorm. Not anything to mess with.  Cat is tired so going to take a catnap and howl tomorrow nite.  He gets another life tomorrow. 

Monday, May 3, 2010

Inspection Update

Sometimes it helps when buyers screw around and don't get paperwork back on time.  Too many cooks in the kettle and you all know what that means.  Anyway, they did not get the reply back to me which acknowledges the requirements for the house, so I made a deal through my agent and I agreed to pay for a window replacement (they originally were to do that) if they dropped the requirements.  So they took me up on it and agreed to drop the other requirements.  Gotta love it.  They were quite simple and I agreed to them, but my agent thought it was a good idea so we presented them with it.  Success!!
 So window is ordered and we now go into the holding pattern and see where it pans out.  Hopefully we exit the hold and get on with it.  I am so ready to get this crap out of here, relax, and take a load off. 
I hate the moving and keeping a lot in storage, but have a ranch house in SD for the future if I so desire.  Plus nice to have exit strategy if things do not work out.  However, I am the optimistic type and will make this change in lifestyle work. 
Still got much to do, computer backups, new laptop, dome dish antenna, (one they sell from Camping World), dish changover etc.  Guess I better get off my butt and get this all done.  By the way, that small antenna I mentioned has gotten great reviews so that is a plus. 
So I see a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel, please don't tell me it is another train.  I have already seen the train.  :)