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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.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

RV0777 Is Back, New and Improved!!

Hello friends, how are you? I've been a little sporadic in posting, but as I learned back in blog school, don't ever make excuses, just come back with a better post. (Just kidding about blog school). I did happen to read some pretty interesting articles about blogging, though. I think you might be interested, so here are the addresses....

That was pretty interesting, wasn't it? I like the part about '10 things I hate about your blog'. I also like what it had to say about editing your pictures. But they recommended was Picnik. I have several picture taken and not posted yet, so here are a few of them that I have 'doctored' with Picnik.


Although I'm not as political as some of you, I am aware of what's going on in our country. The following is a little bit about our budget, higher debt, and being downgraded by S and P. My question is, what took thim so long? It goes something like this....

Here is the budget and facts analysis...

Perhaps this  following analogy will put the budget into a perspective that we can understand.

Why S&P downgraded.....

• U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000
• Federal budget: $3,820,000,000,000
• New debt: $1,650,000,000,000
• National debt: $14,271,000,000,000
• Recent budget cut: $38,500,000,000

Let's remove 8 zeros and pretend it's a household budget:
• Annual family income: $21,700
• Money the family spent: $38,200
• New debt on the credit card: $16,500
• Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710
• Total budget cuts: $385

And........ the White House had the nerve to say “it was a Tea Party downgrade,” because they wanted to take away the credit card! If we ran our households like this, well, I don't think we could get our households in this big a mess. Don't you agree? Do you think the credit card company would allow us to abuse our privileges of credit, and continue to let us do business? None of the companies I've ever done business with would allow me to abuse my credit, that far. 

I think we need a whole new group of minds and philosophies, running our country. And please, don't get sucked in by another Texas governor for president.(And I can say that because I was born and raised in the great state of Texas, and have lived here most of my life).

Here is a little story about politicians....

One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut.
After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, 'I cannot accept money from you, I'm doing community service this week.' The florist was pleased and left the shop.
When the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a 'thank you' card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door.
Later, a cop comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his bill, the barber again replied, 'I cannot accept money from you , I'm doing  community service this week.' The cop was happy and left the shop..
The next morning when the barber went to open up, there was a 'thank you' card and  a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door.
Then a Congressman came in for a haircut, and when he went to pay his bill, the barber again replied, 'I cannot accept money from you. I'm doing community service this week.' The Congressman was very happy and left the shop.
The next morning, when the barber went to open up, there were a dozen Congressmen lined up waiting for a free haircut.
And that, my friends, illustrates the fundamental difference between the citizens of our country and the politicians who run it.


I seem to have come to a standstill in my quest to become a full-time'er. My home is been on the market for 30 days now, and I've shown it seven times. I worry a little, because Fall is definitely in the air, to be followed by Winter. I'm still going to hold on to my faith and keep believing that my buyer is out there. That's what faith is, isn't it?


I have a milestone coming up, here on my blog. I'm getting very close to 20k page hits. To me that is quite incredible, because I started this in March, and was really surprised when I had my first 100 page hits. Who could ask for a better hobby? I want to thank everyone involved.(even Blogger) Those of you whose blogs I follow, and there are quite a few, I want to thank you, too! I honestly believe you have expanded my world, my insider knowledge, and many of you have become my friends. 

So to all my blog writing friends, and to all our interested readers, I wish you peace, love, happiness, and contentment.



  1. Welcome back , been wondering bout you. Now about your "research" and those two links you made to Blogger "experts"? Both of them locked up my browser and I had to three finger salute them to get them to close. Personally I won't put a lot of stock in their blog formats and compatibility. Just saying....

  2. Is winter not a good time for homebuying in your locale? Maybe you should put your ad in some northern Craigslists.

  3. I never think about retweeting, but I'll be conscious of it now.

  4. Michael
    I'm enjoying your blog but wondering a little about the RVing. Do you currently have an RV or are you still looking for the right one? I don't remember reading anything about that part of your preparations. Are you thinking motorhome (Class A or C), 5th wheel, toyhauler, etc. I know you want to sell the house but are you prepared if it does sell? Have you thought about being a part-timer if it doesn't sell or maybe renting? I tried going back through the blog to see if you talked about any of this but didn't see anything. Could only look at what shows up in Google Reader since you don't have an archive on the blog page. Don't want you to get discouraged if RVing is really your dream.

  5. Glad to see you back, Michael! Now, don't get discouraged about hitting the road. You know things happen when and how they should, so keep that dream afire, okay? Sometimes when we least expect it, whoosh! Things happen! Keep bloggin'!

  6. Hi Ben~Those links are to Google Blogger Sites. Sorry you couldn't open them. Sold the Lance yet?

    GLD's~Weren't those cool? Winter get's cold in this part of Texas. Below zero at times. I'm really not discouraged, yet.

    Eric~I am adding an archive. The questions you have asked are there. Don't worry, we are going to see each other over a campfire!

  7. Thanks Betty, my friend. I believe you!

  8. Made my day to see your post. Still saying lots of prayers that your place will sell and we can meet you out on the road. (If we can ever get out there again.)

  9. Thank you Sandie, I believe it will happen.

  10. Things will probably happen when you least expect it!

    Just hang in there, my friend!

  11. It's a funny thing: I just read those blogs you have a link to yesterday while I was doing research on WordPress.

    And I appreciate your political comments and stories and stats. Good Grief! When are our citizens going to see what's going on? All we have to do is vote - so simple - to change things.

    My condo has been for sale for three months - short sale - very inexpensive and in perfect condition, and I just had my first offer. Hang in there, it will happen. :)

  12. Loved the little story about the Barber. Oh so true. Hope your house sells soon and you can live your dream.

  13. Good luck in your home sale and we here at Hitchich are glad to have you listed.