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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Chicken Feathers Everywhere..and It Still Doesn't Work

I have been very busy the last two days with computer issues. I've spent the morning and part of the afternoon, working on my desktop computer. I have two computers, the desktop and the laptop. To be quite honest, I need them both. I had a virus creep onto the desktop, so I ran a complete restore. It didn't quite work out, so I had to go see my computer guru to get this fixed. The common remedy was applied, which is, reinstall the operating system. That means you start all over. Really this doesn't bother me, because I do backup important files, in the event something like this happens. It's just frustrating, you know what I mean? Not only has it taken a good chunk of my time, but my little trip to the repair shop cost me $100, last night.

I was a little surprised by the minor furor yesterday's post stirred up. So, I decided to expand on the reasons that I'm becoming a full-time RV'er. I no longer have any desire to be tethered to any location. I don't want to maintain anything but my truck and my toy hauler. (and of course, the Harley). I don't want to pay any more property tax, mow anybody's yard, or spend another minute painting on my house. I've had nearly a quarter of a century in this location, but the time has come to move on! Not only do I want to go see my children and grandchildren up in Northern California, I want to revisit with my brother and his family in Palm Coast, Florida. I also want to see my family and my friends that live in Austin, Texas. I want to wake up in a pine forest again, or see the sunset from Mallory beach in Key West Florida. I'm ready for another lobsta' dinner in Maine, or green chile stew at the Little Chief Café in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Basically, I've always had a wanderlust. That's evident by the fact that I have been in two-thirds of the States, and 11 foreign countries.

I did curtail my traveling lust some by accepting heaps of responsibility the last 2 1/2 decades. With that said, and with those responsibilities taken care of, I'm going to head out on the road. Although I have many lifelong friends here in Texas, my family here either moved or passed away. My time has come to follow my dreams. That's it, plain and simple. I listen to this following video quite often, and I think you will remember it.....

I just got back from an 800 mile Harley ride.
 I guess I'm a slave to my wonderin' ways.
 I am already yearning to wander again.
 I was born the next of kin to the wayward wind. Let's roll! 

The computer guy just called me, and had sent me a file for a universal audio bus driver. Did you know your computer had a bus driver? Well it does. I need me some good old rock 'n roll, and don't you?

I am still working on my other dang computer. It's funny, I thought about sacrificing a chicken, since that's what I want to have for dinner. Does it count if it's already wrapped up in plastic? I met this guy back in the 1990s. My buddy was playing drums for him. It was at a club in downtown Dallas called Deep Ellum. He was opening for Buddy Guy. His name is John Campbell, and unfortunately, he has passed away. I was told that he did sacrifice chickens before each concert. I got to meet Buddy Guy, too,  which was absolutely awesome for me, for I have been a fan of his for many years.

Time to saddle up my 
Harley (pony)

I really do want to thank everyone of you for stopping by. I have noticed by my audience stats that I have visitors from other countries. Germany, Israel, the Philippines, Thailand, and quite a few others. If you are a reader from the foreign lands, leave a comment and say hello. I'd love to hear from you.



  1. That guitar he's playing.. Is that a Tin top Les Paul? sure looks familiar or maybe it's Gibson?

    Ole school buddy's dad had one similar that he played across his knee like Hawaiian . No amp on it,but it was loud enough for a small venue.

    Come on,,tell us what it is.

  2. Okay, it's a 1934 National Steel Guitar. They are no longer made and most National's are valuable. Similar is a Dobro. They both have steel resonators and sound really cool, don't you think?

  3. I'm posting from a foreign country, but I'm US born and raised and have only been down here for 7 mo. So, the stats from Honduras aren't as 'foreign' as it might seem.

  4. Shadowmoss~I have read your blog and have two words for you, come home. I am giving that advice with the best intentions.

  5. Michael, I'm still having problems with Blogger ! So frustrating !!

  6. Michael, I really need you to operate radio station. Such good tunes, every time I visit! It's such a treat to stop by here and see what kind of ear candy you've got lined up for my listening pleasure!

    In the last 3 months, I've had to completely reformat my hard drive 3 times, thanks to the low lifes with nothing better to do than wreak havoc on the rest ofus. I finally broke down and bought the discs necessary to do that.

    I feel your pain!

    Cyndi & Stumpy @ RVly Ever After

  7. OK, I understand. I would do the same thing but my wife does not like to travel a lot.

  8. Sas~I just kept reading the blogger forums and found one tiny bit of info that cured my blogger issues. I'm glad you feel better.

    Cyndi~I'm glad you said that. I wasn't sure if anyone but Ben listened. Death to hackers?

    DD~“Some small rubs, as I hear, have been cast in my way to hinder my coming forth, but they shall not profit.” or...Ah! That's the rub. I would love another partner, but she would have to be a full timer.

  9. Michael,
    You shouldn't have to explain yourself, but I know we are compeled to do so sometimes. I had not been on the road for years. And it bugged me and everytime I saw a rig of any kind on the road I wanted to be in it or pulling it. SO what do I do come up to the White Mountains in my 23' motor home and buy a stationary travel trailer LOL well at least I can still travel Southern AZ in the winter months and other southern places where it is still warm.
    Sorry for all the computer problems you are having. Hope you get it going soon.