Now A Proud Member of

I feel like I have made the BIG TIME. My blog has been picked up by This is how I started my reading about other full-timer RV blogs. Thanks Ron and Terry!!! Thank you, Maryanne. I am listed on her great site Frugal RV. These are great reference sources.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

I've Had a Major (computer) Illness!!

Happy Thursday everyone, did you miss me? I'll admit it, I've missed you. Remember a while back when I said I was in computer purgatory? This week, it upgraded itself to computer Hell. My fairly new HP lap top (three years old), decided it was going to malfunction. The right side of the screen flickered a few times, and then went black. After a trip to the computeroligist, and the application of many dollars, Little big HP is running again. The repair of, that was supposed to take 24 hours, ended up being six days. What a PITA, (pain in the ass).(Can I say that here?). The computer doctors suggested I put it up on craigslist and sell it, immediately. I'm not quite ready to crank out another thousand dollars, so, we will see how it does. I have received several e-mails about why I haven't posted. Now you know, it was due to illness. Don't you just hate sick computers? The bad part is that my software was corrupted and I spent nine hours yesterday, trying to restore to a point that I can work with it.

In a continuing effort to share some of the musical highlights of my life, I offer this next vid. It is by my friend, John Sprott. Here he is doing his version of "Sleepwalk". John is very much a master guitar player. See if you don't agree....

I have done a lot of work on my house this week. I still need to move out the furniture and actually put up my for sale signs. This is the final step in my transition to full-time RVer. I got my banners in, both of them. Here is what they look like. That is my real phone number, so don't call unless you're interested in buying this lakefront house, okay? The rest of this week, I have several nagging projects that must be taken care of, before I advertise my house in the local papers.

Is it hot where you are? We have set several records, for the heat, so far this summer. Both of our major firework shows have been called off, due to fire risk. Fireworks had been banned county-wide. This is the first time I remember it ever happening. Of course, we have had no rain since October 2010. What do we need? We need some of this right here......



I am having a bit of a problem restoring my photos. There are almost 3000 of them that don't want to load. Here are a few that were left on my camera.



 Street view of my house

 Trumpet vine

Blue...1/2 Husky 1/2 Chow
One hairy fellow!

I would like to express my gratitude to those that wondered where the heck I had gone. That really makes me feel good. I'm very proud of the family we have here. My dream is still alive in my heart, and I proceed with confidence that it is going to materialize. I have to tell you, though, patience is not one of my strong virtues. I read of my fellow RVers in their travels, and it seems as if I am consumed by RV envy. I do know that I will get there, it's only a mixture of time, desire, dollars, and a new stepping out of my faith. Anybody want to buy a lakeside house? I know you're out there.


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Hot and Hungry?

In a continuing effort to shamelessly self promote my musical conquests, I have posted mostly vids of musicians that I have known or worked for, I felt that this one fit right in. In my first musical job (circa 1971) at the Celebration of Life festival in Louisiana (click), I was a stagehand. As a youngster of 21, it didn't get any better. I was asked to assist John Sebastian. He was no longer part of the Loving Spoonful, but had a great band and was a nice guy. I even got to bring his auto-harp out to him when he was ready to play it. Great memories for me. Here is an apropos Spoonful hit...

What made this so apropos? The part about hot and the back of my neck getting dirt and gritty. Here are two photos of the past weekend.


The heat has been miserable here. I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir, right? I have been working on the house and making a little progress. I have kind of bogged down on cleaning out the boat stall. The only place I have to put the nasty refuge is in my roll-away trash dumpster. I filled it up about 2/3 full this morning and then had to get my neighbor to help me roll it back out. Waterlogged gunk weighs a lot. I hope the truck can pick it up in the morning and then I will fill it again. I feel like I'm trudging my way towards my happy destiny. Heavy on the trudging part.

Here is one of my best crock pot stew recipes. It's very simple and very good. My sweet Mary had a bowl last night and said it was my best stew, ever, and named it Red Hot Stew. Of course, I feed her on a regular basis and I'm sure she knows not to p/o the cook. She tried 'Meals on Wheels' and did not like the food, so I took over. Since she lives across the street, she calls it 'treats on feet'. She is a clever lady, and very appreciative. For a long time, I helped an outfit that feeds the homeless. I was not stretch to feed my dear friend. The only variable on this recipe is the braising of the meat. Coat the stew meat with olive oil and braise in the oven at 400 for about 20 min. The rest of the recipe is self explanatory. Your ingredients may vary.

cook on high for 3 hours
absolutely delicious 
Thanks a whole bunch for reading this. I hope you will come back soon.


back in 1933, living in the dust
was killing me


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

NOT! my day...

I guess I'm on a roll. Snake eyes, that is. Have you seen the Traveler's Insurance commercial where the dog is so troubled over his bone? He buries it, digs it up, puts it in a safety deposit box, and sings the trouble song over and over? I can relate. It's not serious life or safety affecting stuff. My 3 year old laptop went to the doctor today. The Computeroligist told me that it has a common problem. My inverter is bad. His advice was to patch it up and sell it. I told him I really couldn't do that. His answer, "suit yourself". I guess I will let him repair it and then transfer the files to a new one. No big deal. Well, it is inconvenient. This is being written on my old desktop and I can really tell the difference.

The other problem in on my right side, lower molar. I went to the dentist and was told he could try to fix it, but no guarantees. Yes, those exact words... no guarantees. I couldn't believe it. I am looking to get it 'extracted'. I hate that word. I have yet to have an extraction. I am not afraid, for I have a high pain tolerance. I just hope I don't have trouble chewing and such. So as you can tell, two of my favorite things are affected..writing and eating. This sure puts me in a blues mood. I have met and talked with most of my Blues Heroes. Here are just a few....

Master of the Telecaster

The Texas Cannonball
I saw him 6 times in!

With my buddies, Tommy and Chris 
(Double Trouble)

C B Stubblefield (Stubb's Barbecue)
introduced me to this great man

Local buddy Dangerous Danny Ernest

Okay, I'm going to quit complaining, before I get hit with some real trouble. This is the sort of thing I call real trouble. Click Here and Here. My heartfelt wish for all of you is that your troubles are few and small, and that your blessings are many and LARGE.


Another song about trouble..
(not blues)
Goose Creek Symphony
(bet Bob knows who they are)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Stuff just gets Harder!!

You know how when we were much younger and we thought life was going to get easier as we aged? That sure was a big, fat lie. I am once again in computer HELL. The computer that I use for my blog, an HP, late model laptop, has died. If the repair guy can get the monitor to fire back up, it may live again. I went to the dentist yesterday. I thought it was strange for a dentist to be open on Saturday, but I knew I needed to go. It turns out I was right. He wanted to do an extraction (pull out my molar!) on the spot. I insisted on some 'let me think about this' time. Could be it is inevitable. I will get a second opinion on Monday. I'm not afraid or anything like that. It's just that I am fond of my teeth. This is just a wake-up call for mortality. 

My dad passed to Heaven about 25 years ago. I have realized that the older I get, the smarter he has become. I would rebel at some of his teachings and tell him that he was just old-fashioned. I have learned that true wisdom is ageless. 

To all, I wish an absolutely fabulous Sunday!! 


photo I took last night

Saturday, June 18, 2011

From Varanasi to Liverpool to…Grapevine, Texas?

For those that don't know, it was another hot one, today! The sun is down and it's still 97°. I worked out in it, too. I was mucking out my boat stall. Lots of treasures in there.(dead fish, rotting leaves, tourist litter, etc.) but I would only do it for 15 or 20 min. at a time, then wash off with a hose, go in the house and drink iced tea. I get to do it tomorrow, too! Ah, the joys of home ownership. Yes, I'm being slightly facetious. Someday soon though, I will be free. That's enough about work. I have thought all day about how I was going to write this post. It is a history lesson, of sorts. Do you remember Ravi Shankar? Here, let me refresh your memory....

Here are some things about Mr. Shankar, I bet you didn't know. (from Wiki):
still alive 91 years old
Shankar married Allauddin Khan's daughter Annapurna Devi in 1941. Shankar separated from Annapurna in the 1940s and had a relationship with Kamala Shastri, a dancer, beginning in the late 1940s. An affair with Sue Jones, a New York concert producer, led to the birth of Norah Jones in 1979. In 1981, Anoushka Shankar was born to Shankar and Sukanya Rajan, whom Shankar had known since the 1970s. After separating from Kamala Shastri in 1981 Shankar lived with Sue Jones until 1986 and married Sukanya Rajan in 1989. Norah Jones became a successful musician in the 2000s, winning eight Grammy Awards in 2003.Anoushka Shankar was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best World Music Album in 2003.

Here's daughter number one....

Here's daughter number two, doing duets with some of our old friends. Keith never really could sing, so Nora is certainly a compliment to his style...

Two Great Texans!

Isn't Willie a marvelous treasure? He really is one of my favorites. I'm very blessed, because I had an opportunity to drink coffee and have a conversation with him. I love Texas! Here's a Willie duet that I've been listening to this week. This song, in fact, the whole album, saw me through some tough times.

w/ bonnie raitt

another one from the same album

I am very tempted to get the Harley out and go on a night cruise. I hope it cools off soon. . I appreciate ya'll stopping by, but you already knew that, didn't you?


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Cheerio…My Good Chap!

What shall we talk about? The weather? It was 106° here today. And that's all I got to say about that. I'm putting on a couple of vids and I would like for you to listen to them both. If you're not familiar with him, John Prine is one of America's best songwriters. Here's a couple of lesser-known dazzlers....... (the first one's a little risqué).....

a perfect peach of

What a master he is. Now, this isn't a cooking blog, but how would you like to make a delicious dessert that takes only 10 min. to fix, and cost about four dollars? My mom used to make this recipe for me, so a few years back I searched for "cherry-o pie". That's what she called it, and to my surprise, I found the recipe. The last few months, I've been doing all my shopping at Walmart. I have Walmarts listed on my GPS, as points of interest. I decided if I was going to use their facilities for overnight parking, I might as well get used to shopping in their store. You will notice that I used Walmart brand products in the manufacture of this delicious dessert. Previously, I had used name brands like Eagle Brand and Philadelphia Cream Cheese. It was just an experiment to see if the Great Value brand made the same quality pie, as I was familiar with.

this simple recipe has five ingredients

combine the cream cheese with the sweetened
 condensed milk

squirt in an extra large dose of lemon juice
use the mixer and beat on high for
a couple of minutes

pour mixture into the pie shell
top with cherry pie filling

flip the plastic insert around and cover the pie
store in the refrigerator until the next day
I'll let you know how it turned out

good neighbors are priceless
I had honestly wanted to do some touch-up painting and some carpentry work today, but it was just too hot. I went next door and sat with my neighbor, LaWayne. We sat under his patio and solved the world's problems. We still have a little work to do on that issue. 

LaWayne is retired, but he stays very active. He's a camping enthusiast, with nice fifth wheel trailer and a F350 Ford. He's been a good neighbor for many years, and I will miss him. Of course, he says our trails will cross again....'out there'. I would bet money on it!

I hope you do have some use for the pie recipe, it is delish! It really has been nice, writing my blog, inside, in the air-conditioning! Nope, not hot in here. I love this country.


Oh yeah, mmmmmmm!

I couldn't resist this

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Yes, It’s Hot….So Why Don’t We Chill?

I don't know how the weather is where you are, but here it's hot! It got up to 107° yesterday. We have had less than 1/4 inch of rain since last October. At least, my yard's not suffering. Several years ago, I got tired of dragging around the water hoses and sprinklers, and paying the high water bill. So for less than $900, we installed a sprinkler system in my yard. I hired two young, strong fellows to do the digging, and I did all the mechanical work. One of the benefits of living on a lakefront is a ready supply of water. There is a water restriction in effect from the County. You can't water during most of the daylight hours, basically. No problem, I don't water with the County water supply. Here's how I did it.....

 Here is my electric water pump and
the supply line running to the lake
(and Cammie the Poodle)
"Free" water

I took my dear sweet Mary to Walmart again today. That's twice this week, so far. It seems as if I have become her caretaker. Well, to be honest, it's a pleasure and an honor for me to help her. Even though we started out as neighbors, now we have more of a mother/son type relationship. I have taken on the task of sharing my dinners with her, which is also a pleasure for me. I love to cook and it's almost depressing to cook for one person. The best part of it is, she thinks I'm a fantastic cook and eats anything that comes from my kitchen. Plus, I get so much praise and so many accolades from her, it's almost embarrassing. She told me something today that I thought was over the top, as far as touching my heart went. She says "I do two things every day, I floss, and I pray that your house will go ahead and sell and you get a good price for it." That is touching, isn't it? I have to admit, I'm going to miss my Mary, when I start my full- timing adventure.

I had told you that I have a lot of things to do this week. Well, here it is Wednesday, and I've made progress. I've cleaned up quite a bit around here, and I've been working on my 'house for sale' website. Everything I've done on that website is still in draft form, but I am ready to release the web address. 

I feel very fortunate to have acquired such a descriptive address. How did I get it? I went to GoDaddy and had a list of websites that I thought would work. On their automated form, you type in the address you would like to have, and GoDaddy searches the Internet to see if it's available. I was very surprised when the one I wanted was available. Then, I paid them a paltry $10, for it. I tried using their software to build my website, but that didn't work out too well for me. So what did I do? I think you're going to guess the answer, before I write it. Yep, I went to Blogger and started a new "blog". I have to say, it works like a charm. All of you know what the word blog stands for, don't you? It's an abbreviated version of "web log."

When you're under the gun, you use what works. I am under the gun to get my house sold. I am going about this rather unconventionally, but I think it's going to work. Having called the local newspaper and the local classified-ads paper, I asked them both, would they publish my web address? The classified ads paper had no problem with it whatsoever. After I explained to the local newspaper that it was a web address that I owned, and that I would only be advertising my house for sale on it, they agreed that they would publish my web-address, also. I am having two large, very visible banners made. One for the waterside and one for the street side of my property. It has my website address and my phone number on it.

Hopefully, I will draw enough traffic to find the right buyer for my place. One thing I am doing, though, is including a line pertaining to the fact that I will not show this property, without an appointment. Maybe I can do a little screening on the phone. I was a finance manager, once. I should be able to qualify my perspective clients.

Why am I doing it this way? Well for one, it is simply a matter of economics. My expenses for publicity will be less than $1000. Also, I have a knack for salesmanship. I would love the convenience of a Realtor, but I would like to avoid paying a $20,000 commission. For $20,000, I am willing to put up with some inconvenience.

It is my sincere hope that you are cool and relaxed, not out in the heat and not stressing. You know what the mind gurus say about stress and worry, don't you? They say it's like paying interest on a debt, that you have yet to incur. How about let's chill and listen to some rockabilly?

Life long friends!!

Thank you everyone. You guys have been incredible. When I started my blog, I didn't know what to expect or if anyone besides my friends would read it. This past November, when I decided I wanted to be a full-timer, I searched the Internet for information about full-time RVing. It took a while, but I finally stumbled on to other's blogs, about the subject of  RV-full-timers. I read probably a half a dozen, all the way from the start. I loved reading about like-minded people. I really have never done any writing, other than in school, so it was a reach for me to start my own blog. I did my first post about four months ago. To my amazement, I have had over 8500 hits.(as of this morning). I know that's not many compared to some of you, or to the hits leader, Mr. Tioga George, but I'm impressed and humbled, and I owe it all to you. (heart felt appreciation!)


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Another Sunday Rolls Around….

Hello? It's me. Oh, there you are. This last week went by so fast, I could hardly believe it. I did talk to my two Harley riding buddies, TR and George, today. In about three weeks, we will be heading back to Ouray, Colorado. It's been a year since we have been there. The three of us were really kind of astonished with how swiftly the last year passed. Now George is older than TR and I, and he informed me this morning that the older you are, the faster the years go by. I know it's true with the toilet paper roll, and the last quarter of a gas tank. I've had a pretty good Sunday, so far. I took my darling neighbor, Mary, to Walmart. No surprises there. It was awfully hot here in West Texas, today. 100°+. She is so funny. She said "It's so hot, I wished it was winter again, so I could gripe about that." But we got our shopping done, everything put up, and I've had a kicked back Sunday afternoon, watching the Western Channel. The last 24 hours, it's been nonstop "Gunsmoke."

I've got a pretty big week ahead of me. I have to finish moving stuff, and getting my house ready to put on the market. I have to go get two new banners made, with my new waterfront house for sale website on them. We've had plenty of traffic at the lake the last couple of weekends, and if I hang those on each side of the house, and put an ad in the local newspaper, and a couple other places, I believe I'll get the word out. So basically, this coming week is just gonna be a grinder. But I can tell, I'm on the downhill side of this whole big mess. And yes, I did call it a mess. I'm a little ashamed of all the excess stuff I had managed to store away in this lovely shackle I have called home, for the last 24 years. As I unburden not only my possessions, but my life, I do feel lighter. Of course, this whole move, this whole new lifestyle of becoming a full-time RVer, revolves around my house selling. I know I have a nice place, in a nice location. It's just all the naysayers that have been saying the real estate market is dead. I hope not. Stick around, we're gonna find out.

Here's a couple of oldie-goldies. Some songs, I never get tired of.

Look how young
Van is here

My hometown buddy!

Thank you, my friends. I hope everyone has a simply marvelous week. I want to let my full-time friends know that I am just eaten alive with RV-envy. It won't be long before I'll be out there amongst you.


Thursday, June 9, 2011

i'm getting ready to get ready..already

I have had a pretty good, productive week. My computers are up and running, crisis is over. The last couple of days I've been working on my house. I washed the whole shebang. I started at the top and washed the metal roof, which was a job in itself. As you can see in the pictures, it's a little steep and fatally slick. When it was being put on last year, two of the roofers slid off. Most of the job was done with a pressure washer, while the rest was done with a high-pressure nozzle on a regular hose. Here are a few of the pictures for you..

You wouldn't think spraying off the house would be all that much work, would you? I know it's been a few years since I worked on the construction sites, and yes I know, I'm not getting any younger. As you can see from the picture, it's quite a ways up there, to the peak of the roof. So I got on the next to the top step of the ladder, and blasted the smithereens out all the dirt, spiderwebs, and gunk. So I guess a couple of days of climbing ladders and stairwells , holding up a high-pressure sprayer will take its toll. Am I preaching to the choir? 

I haven't heard from the moving guys yet, but if their bids are not low enough, I'm sure I can get it done. I really expected to be out there already. You know what I mean? I'm talking about actually fulfilling my RV dream. In my minds eye, I already see myself in a national forest campground, doing this blog, in the natural surrounding it deserves.  I have been trying to explain to myself, that everything happens when, and in the way, it is supposed to. I do feel like I'm making progress, which is the important thing. The anticipation is torture, though. I have looked at so many toy haulers, and still don't have my mind made up 100%. Seeing a picture on the Internet and then seeing it in person, is what I need, to make my decision. I think there's always a good deal out there, if you're willing to do the footwork. It's really the same way with life, isn't it?

Did you guys see the movie, Woodstock? Yeah? You remember when Joe Cocker singing "With a Little Help From My Friends?" Did you ever wonder what the heck the lyrics were? The code has finally been broken. Lyricosis fans, we have the true translation…

I always wondered
what he was saying

I always wondered what the heck those lyrics were. Nothing like the Beatles. I've worked hard today, I fixed myself a nice dinner, I'm relaxing in my living room, and even got my blog done. In the meantime, while marching towards my elusive dream of becoming a full-timer, life is sweet. It's a good thing I know that the only constant is change. Now you know it too. Thank you so much for stopping by.


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Entirely Esoteric. From the Discerning Point of View.

I think today's post is going to tend to be a little esoteric. Not eclectic, esoteric. What I'm trying to say is, things are moving along with exactly how they are supposed to. I expect the moving company to come and give me a bid this afternoon. My target expected bid is $300. I would go up a little more than that, for I don't want to move couches and chests down a flight of stairs. No, I'm not lazy. (Well maybe a little). There are just some things that a young man can do better than a 60+-year-old. Which brings to mind the motto, "Old-age is Not for Sissies". Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining (nor am I bragging). I know I could probably do it, with a little help from the guys that hang out on the "I want a job" street corner, but I would suffer from the strenuous lifting and contorting for several days. Most of you that read my work are probably in the same boat. Remember, with age comes wisdom.(we hope!) Here's a video from an old guy, actually part of my rockabilly essay.....

It feels like I got my computer fixed. Everything seems to be perking along as it should. I'm asking you, can't these modern wonders call computers be a real pain in the butt?  But like Hermit Jim said, "I couldn't imagine being without a computer." As some of you might know, one of my favorites for breakfast is biscuits and gravy and Wright's bacon. I called my Harley and camping buddy, TR. I asked him if he ever made biscuits from scratch. He said "Yes I have, but it'd been a long time." Back when I lived in the mountains, outside of Santa Fe, we got into making sourdough culture. I don't know why I lost interest in it, because I had a really good culture going. I found this video this morning and it gave me inspiration for my new project. Watch this....

Next time I go to Walmart, I'll get all the necessary ingredients, and make up a batch of sourdough, buttermilk biscuits. I'll let you know how they turn out. How's the weather where you are? I tell you how it is in West Texas, Hot and Dry! No doubt about it, summer is here. Here's a couple of inspiring summer videos....

Watch it all....funny!

Actually pretty funny.
The Beach Boys tried a lawsuit
but lost.

Gretchen has her a
little 6-pack going on

Thank you, each and every one of you, for stopping by. It is my wish for you that the rest of your day goes absolutely perfect.


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Digital Purgatory…or... What I Did This Weekend

How is everyone? I would like to say I'm just fine, but! The last two days, I really have been in computer purgatory. What is that, you ask? That's a place you go when you try every single thing you know to fix your computer, and none of it works. Let me start from the beginning. At the beginning of last week, I've got some kind of virus. Usually, Microsoft security can deal with this type of thing. Before I could even stop it, that mangy virus took control of my taskmaster. I had finally gotten to the point where I had nothing to do except a complete restore. I don't really have a problem with that, my important stuff is stored on flash drives and on my laptop. So I found the two HP discs and proceeded to do a restore. At the end of it, I was asked for the supplemental disk that HP had sent me. No they didn't. I loaded up my desktop and went to see the computer guru. $100 later, and a few hours, I put my desktop in and found out my sound didn't work. Okay. I know enough to know I didn't have the correct drivers loaded on my XP operating system. Six hours later, after many attempts, I ended up purchasing an online program called driver booster. It is sort of complex, because you have to load the drivers on some sort of separate media and then install them to your hard drive. I've been doing that since about 10 o'clock last night. I do have my sound back, but it's like peeling an onion. Do you know what I mean? When you peel and onion, you just find another skin underneath the one you just peeled off. It becomes a long process. I ended up buying another download that corrects problems in the registry. Even though this is a new, fresh scan of XP, I was told I had over 5000 errors. See what I mean, computer purgatory. I'm not say computer hell, as I think I can get everything fixed. It is certainly given me something to work on this weekend. Other than that, how was your weekend? How 'bout a little Billy Joe Shaver on a Sunday afternoon?

Between computer glitches, my neighbor getting upset with me, cleaning out the dregs of this house, I have been working on my new website. This is the one I'm building, to help me sell my house. I went through a big rigmarole with Go I solved that pretty easily. I simply started a new blog, bought a new custom domain through blogger, and it's up and on the world wide web. I'm not quite ready to reveal it, yet. It's still pretty simple, and I want to do a bit more work on before we go public. In a previous comment, I have promised a Blues post, and a rockabilly post. Here's just a little taste of rockabilly.....

 It's like big daddy is teaching
 all the little birds how
 to catch rockabilly worm!!

If things are going good for you, I hope they continue to go good. If things aren't going quite so good for you, I pray that that changes this instant. Well, I have to go install some more drivers. Talk to you later.


Friday, June 3, 2011

Fair warning, It's Patty Loveless day at RV0777

It looks like we made it to another Friday. Today I'm going to post some videos of who is probably my favorite female artist. I hooked onto her many years ago, when she recorded a song written by Billy Joe Shaver. This first one, she made with Ralph Stanley, the Bluegrass King. I have been watching this one over and over and have become strangely addicted to it .

That's right, Patty Loveless. You have probably never heard of her. She is absolutely my country music heroine. Maybe you'll remember this one, it's about getting over a heartbreak.

Here's one that she did with Ricky Skaggs. You know, he's pretty amazing himself.

 Here's a couple with duet partner Vince Gill. It was through Patty Loveless that I became a fan of Vince Gill. It seems to me that their voices were made to be blended together.

Here's a few more random videos of Patty's. If you take the time to listen to them all, I'm sure you would become a fan of hers, just like I did. Remember, I warned you it was Patty Loveless day.





Are you still with me? I would say Patty comes from a background that would truly make her recording artist royalty. She's a distant cousin to Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gayle, and she's married to Emory Gordy, Jr. (click on his name for more information). If you would like to know a little more about Patty, click here.

You can rest assured that I am making some progress on my march towards realizing my dream. I've decided I don't want to lift and move heavy furniture, so I contacted a moving company today. The company is owned by my friend, so I'm getting a good deal. I just don't wear myself out when there are strong, professional men that will do this job for me. What can I say, they are professionals, and I am not.

Thank all of you so much for stopping by. I hope I didn't wear you out of the country music, and I also hope Patty has gained some new fans. If you listen to all of them, drop me a note and let me know.