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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.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Don’t Worry ‘bout a Thing, ‘cause Every Little Thing… Gonna be All Right!

I just can't believe it's the last day of August, 2011. Like Merle Haggard said, the years reel by like high-line poles on the highway.

 My ad has been posted in the newspaper for one week. I have shown my house three times. The first people low-balled me by $115,000. I told them thanks for looking, and I would let them know. I should've said I would let them...NO!! The second looker has low-balled me by $65,000. I will try to negotiate a more fair deal with them.(for me) . I haven't heard back from the third group of lookers. It was a couple, and their son (fresh back from Afghanistan). The papa said that mama had loved my house since 1976. I asked the mama what she thought, and she said "I have a lot of deep thinking to do."  

To tell you quite honestly, I need some sort of inspiration, or sign, or good feeling, or something. Okay, it's just like the universe said, "Here's your sign!"

Outside my window this morning!

         Just like heaven singing to me

That was pretty cool, wasn't it? I've got one more really cool video that I found. I hope you enjoy this......

Thanks y'all. One of these days soon, I know in my heart of hearts, I will be making an announcement that this house is sold! That's what I believe, at it's what I picture in my mind, and it's what I hold in my heart.

 I appreciate you being here, really!


Monday, August 29, 2011

Murphy's Little Know sub-Laws

Law of Mechanical Repair: After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you'll have to pee.
Law of Gravity: Any tool, nut, bolt, screw, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.
Law of Probability: The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.
Law of Random Numbers: If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal and someone always answers.
Law of the Alibi: If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the very next morning you will have a flat tire.
Variation Law: If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will always move faster than the one you are in now.
Law of the Bath: When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone rings.
Law of Close Encounters: The probability of meeting someone you know increases dramatically when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with.
Law of the Result: When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, it will.
Law of Bio-mechanics: The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.
The Coffee Law: As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.
Murphy's Law of Lockers: If there are only two people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers.
Law of Physical Surfaces: The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on the floor are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet or rug.
Law of Logical Argument: Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Come and Let Us Ponder Together

In an ongoing effort to sell my house and move on out of here, I showed it to my first prospective buyers, this morning. After their viewing, I asked the wife how she liked it. She said that she had a lot of deep thinking to do. That kind of thinking always gets me in trouble. It's Sunday afternoon, and I couldn't sit still. I really didn't want to do any deep thinking, today, so I will just share some things I found on YouTube last night. These really are two of my favorite artists, and I think you will enjoy them, too....

                                                     Ponder on This!!

I've got to admit, I just love that Johnny Cash. I really like the message in the first one 'I wonder where I am bound'. I do wonder where I'm bound. I'm pretty sure it's in the direction of full time RV'ing. Let me that my favorite Canadian girl explain something to you. You have to watch to the end of the video to understand what I'm talking about...


I have to admit, I love me some Joni Mitchell, too. Does it get any better than this? Yes! Here are the two of them, my, my.... 

It looks to me like Johnny was a bit smitten with Joni. I think I was,too. I am so proud to be from an era that produced those two. If you love this kind of music, we are going to get along just fine. It's a funny thing about music, it draws the line and we do the dance. What I mean is, sort of like politics and religion, music has a way of defining who a person is. I try not to judge styles of music that I don't care for, because this is still America. (I have zero tolerance for gangsta' rap). I tend to gravitate towards blues, gospel, country, and rock 'n roll. As in the case for religion and politics, everyone has their own opinion. 
I do recognized talent and truth and good performances. Like these two....

I sure hope everyone of you has a fantastic day today. I sure have enjoyed your visit. Thank You!


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What's That Ticking Sound?

Shhh.. can you hear it? Listen.. tick, tick, tick, tick, tick!! That's my timebomb ticking. I put ads in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, the Thrifty-Nickel, and a listing on Lubbock's Craigslist. All the ads will come out at once, tomorrow. I haven't decided yet, but I might put it on my Facebook page. This morning, I put my for sale banners up. Today I have been scrubbing and mopping and vacuuming and dusting, and I'm just about ticked out. I've had enough time to thoroughly think this situation out, and I hope the first person buys it. This is a major, life-changing decision that I am involved in. Ch-Ch-Changes are sometimes hard for me. I am pretty level-headed and don't rush into many things. I have listened to this song quite a bit lately....

I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I'm not all that worried about my house selling. I'm sure that it will. How do I know that? Because I have faith and faith can move mountains. (It certainly shouldn't have any trouble with a simple house sale) I can't really explain it, but I have a knowing in my heart that this house sale is going to work out okay. In fact, it's going to be better than okay, it's going to blow my mind how good it will work out! That's my proclamation for the day. (my Daddy said it would work out fine)

Well, I got to get back to my maid duties. Thank you so much, I appreciate you taking the time to have a little read about my part of the world.


Monday, August 22, 2011

Get the Ball Rolling...

I wrote my ad for my house sale, this morning. The sale of my house is the last hurdle and hoop between me and a life of Full-time Rv'er. I have almost finished the for sale website. Here it is.....


I am putting the ad in the local newspaper and putting the website on the sides of my house. If you are the praying type, please remember us in your prayers. I am afraid I will go stark raving bonkers if I don't get out of here and on the road...soon!


pray for us so Daddy will chill out!
ps. has only one! Pop over and give him a read.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

This Place Is Going To The Dogs And Birds

Hello my friends, how are you today? It's another Saturday and I cannot believe how fast this last week went by. As you may know, I live on a lakefront, sort of out in the country. Here are some pictures from the last two days. The birds have been around, in force. I find this kind of stuff fascinating. These are just a few of the pictures that I could get. Pretty cool, huh?


I have always liked birds and dogs. To be honest, I like birds, but I love dogs. There is simply a place in my heart for dogs. Right now, I own three dogs, or you could say they own me. Let me introduce you to them.....

Blue, the Husky/Chow
Toby the baby (spoiled rotten)
Cammie the Queen
(with her tormentor)
The boys!

Have you seen Wendy's song about God and dog? If you haven't, I know you'll enjoy it. If you seen it before, I'm quite sure you will enjoy it again..

Okay, here are a couple that combine two of my favorite things... birds and dogs.

Byrds singing about a dog named Blue…ironic.

Thank you my friends, I enjoy your visits more than you guess. I sincerely wish you all the best today. How about getting in touch with your inner child and playing for the rest of the day? I think me and the dogs may go chase birds.

Michael  (Amen...Bow Wow)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Just the Facts, Ma’am….

It's a slow day in Lubbock, Texas.

The sun is beating down, and the streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit.
On this particular day a traveling Dallas salesman is driving through town. He stops at the Hotel Caprock and lays a $100 bill on
the desk saying he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one in which to spend the night.

As soon as the man walks upstairs, Woodrow, the owner, grabs the bill and runs next door to pay his debt to Sam the butcher.
Sam takes the $100 and runs down the street to retire his debt to Charley, the pig farmer. Charley takes the $100 and heads off to pay his bill at Gene’s Farmers Co-op, the local supplier of feed and fuel. Gene, at the Farmer's Co-op, takes the $100 and runs to pay his debt to
the local prostitute, Chelsey, who has also been facing hard times and has had to offer her "services" on credit. Chelsey rushes to the hotel and pays off her room bill with Woodrow, the hotel owner.
Woodrow then places the $100 back on the counter so the travelling salesman will not suspect anything.

At that moment the salesman comes down the stairs, picks up the $100 bill, states that the rooms are not satisfactory, pockets the money, and leaves town.

No one produced anything. No one earned anything. However, the whole town is now out of debt and now looks to the future with a lot more optimism.

And that, my friend, is how the United States Government is conducting business today.

A classic with a twist

I hope you realize the story is true…only the names have been changed to protect the guilty.

Thanks for your precious time.


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Let the Rain Come.....(PLEASE!!)

For the first time since October of last year, Lubbock has a chance for rain. Last night, the weather-casters gave us a 60% chance of rain. This morning, they decided it was 50%, and this afternoon they pegged it at 30%. Who knows, we may just get some rain. In anticipation, I built myself a new Texas rain gauge. You can't be too careful, you know? Here's a picture of my new gauge.


In all honesty, the sky is clear except for a tiny hint of clouds, way off in the West. I don't want the sky to be clear, I want the sky to be crying.(Now tell me you didn't see this coming)


I have serious doubts we're going to get any rain, but we can hope, can't we?

As always, thank you so much for stopping by. You're as welcome here as a sweet rain on a hot summer afternoon.


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Damn your Eyes, I’m an American Citizen!!

I am compelled to write the following facts. First I would like for you to read this post. When he had finished, come on back because I have a few words on the matter.

If you have read any of my posting, you'll realize that I have decided to turn activist, again. I have a big problem with illegal searches and illegal seizures. Here are some more stories I would like for you to read....

Okay this is for you, and I urge you to copy and print the following, and put it in your billfold or purse. If you are absolutely sure you have nothing to hide, I'm talking about illegal guns, illegal drugs, illegal aliens, illegal weapons such as switchblades etc., I urge you to inform the government functionary of the following....

I hereby invoke and refuse to waive all of the following rights allotted to me by the Constitution of the United States of America:
I invoke and refuse to waive my Fifth Amendment right to remain silent. Please do not ask me any questions.

I invoke and refuse to waive my Sixth Amendment right to an attorney of my choice. Please do not ask me any questions without my attorney present.

I invoke and refuse to waive all rights regarding the Supreme Court ruling in Miranda vs. Arizona 384 U.S. 436. Please do not ask me any questions or make any comment to me about this decision.

I invoke and refuse to waive my Fourth Amendment right to protection from unreasonable searches and seizures. I do not consent to any search or seizure of myself, my property, or any property in my possession. Please do not ask me about my
ownership interest in any property. I do not and will not consent to this contact with you. If I am not presently under arrest or under
investigatory detention, please inform and allow me to leave.

Any statement, or alleged consent, will be given in response to questioning and demand that is under strict protest, complete
duress and in submission to a claim of lawful authority to force me to provide information.

Specific notice to immigration officers: I am a citizen of the United States of America. My journey did not originate in a foreign country or border equivalent space (international airport). I have not been to the border. Do not ask me any further questions.

Please also note: the above, as stated by the Supreme Court, our rights and privileges as guaranteed by the Constitution, and anyone (including Judges)  who knowingly violates those rights may be civilly and criminally liable under several federal statutes. Please see:  United States code, title 18 section 241 (conspiracy against rights), and section 242 (depravation of rights under color of law); title 42  section 1983 - section 1986 (civil rights).

That certainly is specific, isn't it? I would also urge you to find, copy and print the following.....

Now friends, I believe in law and order, as much as the next person. And I'm sorry if you disagree, but LEOs have started to go way too far in the wrong direction. When I, or my friends, start getting deprived of our rights, it pisses me off. You may think me radical, but remember, I am from Texas and we have a history of not getting along with authorities we don't think are right. Why hassle someone who is not a terrorist, drug runner, or illegal alien type?  I think it could be a power-trip of some sort. Isn't that possible?

Click here for the history of this Texas flag.

 I better listen up to a little West Texas inspired music. You know what a mean?

The Original by West Texans

The original by West Texans

Damn good copy but these England dudes

junior brown is my buddy

This drought is really causing some problems. I live on the lakefront and have a boat stall whittled into my property. I also have a 1/2 Husky and 1/2 Chow escape artist. As you can tell from the picture, I assembled what I considered a clever dog-wall. He came down there and watch me doing it, and when it was finished, ol' Blue was nowhere to be found. In the picture, the lake level is usually up to where the rake is. (he returned later, but he didn't spill the beans on how he escaped) The Lake that I live on, is normally constant level. We have not had enough water to even bring it up to level. I've lived here for 25 years, and I have never seen anything like this. God? When are we going to get some rain?

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I suppose I have ranted and raved enough for today. I appreciate you for being here. If you don’t already know, it means a lot. Thank you!


Friday, August 5, 2011

Today's Post is a Waste of Time (but fun!)

I don't know about you, but it seems like the quicker I try to get ahead, the farther I fall behind. Here I am, trying to get this house ready to sell, and all I hear from the newscasts is how bad our economy is. I want to reiterate, I am not a doomsayer. I picture myself as a simple man, rolling down the highway of life, in my faithmobile. And at times, it seems like I have forces working against me. I know that nothing worth having comes easy.

I have a lunch meeting today. I'm meeting with a friend of mine, who is a real estate appraiser. I have printed out my house for sale website, so I'm I'm going to buy his lunch, and get his opinion about the price that I should ask for my house. I've told you previously that I'm asking $365k for my house. I'm just very curious about what the appraisal is going to be. I don't want to leave any money on the table.( in all reality, that would be my money) I'll let you know how that turns out.

Now, onto less serious business. I have found two websites that kind of amused me. Yes, both of them are a waste of time, but I think they are fun and enjoyable. You know the old saying about all work and no play, right?

Now, that was amusing, wasn't it? Do you use Google reader? I do, and I think it's fantastic. At present, I subscribe to 107 different blogs, or journals, as some like to call our writings. I truly do love to read, and I have become fascinated with the writings of my fellow travelers. Here are four that I would like for you to take a look at...

I do want thank all of you for your interest, and especially for your comments. Some of you, and you know who you are, I feel like I already know. In a weird sort of way, we are communicating the way people did for hundreds of years. That's right, we're starting to know each other by letters. Isn't it wonderful that we don't have to rely on an antiquated postal system? It is time for me to get on the faithmobile and head to town. Today I'm going to take the two-wheel faithmobile. (the Harley). It is my desire that you experience peace, love, and happiness, today.