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Monday, February 27, 2012

If I Had Ever Been Here Before, I Would Probably Know Just What To Do. Don't You?





 Wha' cha looking at?



Hi friends. No, I'm not dead, or in the hospital, or AWOL. In fact, things are going fairly well.(please notice I said fairly). I have had a dental episode, and, it seems like I have developed a little high blood pressure. I'm pretty sure the blood pressure issue has to do with the stress that I am feeling, right now. To some, it would seem like I had it made. To those of you who have blazed the trail that I'm on right now (purging and selling and becoming a full timer)  you know that it does create quite a bit of stress. I wonder why it is so hard to let go? I have a fairly good philosophy about stuff....


" Would pay to acquire it, paid housing on it, pay to store it, when we run out of room, and pay to move it too, when we seemingly and inevitably upgrade to a larger place. We repeat this cycle a few times, until the day comes when your next of kin gets stuck with paying once again to dispose of it".   
   
That really does say it all.


Taking it to the streets.
     
Gotta love that, don't we? This next one has to be one of my all time, favorite songs.  I was barely out of high school when this song came out. I may not 100% agree with every line, but I agree with most of it and I absolutely love the guitar solo.....


 I got a friend in Jesus
                                             
Saturday would have marked George Harrison's 69th birthday. He was, and still is, my favorite Beatle. Here is a live version of a song that was on his multi-platinum, solo album, All Things Must Pass. RIP Brother George!


Love you George!


As you probably know, I just love YouTube. Every once in a while, I find something that is just too crazy for words. This video is from a Lawrence Welk show, and was written by a duo named Brewer and Shipley. Read about them here.....


 Mr Welk calls this
 "A modern spiritual"


I am certain the producers and the artists had no idea as to the true content of that song. Can't help it, ROTFLMAO!




I had some play on my house. It is encouraging, but I am reluctant to say anything about it until the money is in the bank. We all know that the road to poverty is paved with BE BACKS! My Anatidae family of birds, (Annie and Roxi) over at THE GOOD LUCK DUCK, had this to say....
  
       "I won't breathe wrong or quack with joy lest I jinx your aura or something.  Break a footer! Webbed toes and wings crossed." 


I am not superstitious (well, a little), but I agree with that logic. I'll let you know how the deal turns out. I have done my research into the reverse mortgage idea. It looks like a very viable alternative. The bottom line is that the federal government pays you 60% of the FHA appraisal. That would be free and clear money. If you sell your house, you owe them what they "loaned" you, plus 5% APR. I think it's a pretty good idea and a place to fall back on if my house doesn't sell, soon! It's an all or nothing situation around here. I either sell the house and pursue my dream of being a full-time RV'er,  or go get another job and stay here in prison/Hell. Yes, I am that determined. Have you ever heard the term "root hog or die"? It's good that I believe God is helping me through this transition because I don't know if I could really do it on my own.


I will try not to go so far between updates. It's hard to write about the same old stuff, nothing is really happening, I wished I were in 'Q', life's not fair, nobody loves me, etc. etc. I wouldn't enjoy that, and I don't think you would, either.


 I do thank you for your comments and your support, because as I've said before, it means an awful lot everything to me.


Michael Ultra.


Below the Ocean

19 comments:

  1. Been wondering where you were! And here you are! I know it's tough to blog when there is nothing "exciting" happening. Just read my blog and you'll know! Teehee! Hope your teeth and house get "done and dusted" as the saying goes in Scotland. Teeth issues taken care of and house sold, sold, sold! Yes, parting with stuff is tough, but you will start to feel lighter and it is enlightening (giggle) to be free of so much "stuff" weighing one down. Hang in and hang on!

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    1. In truth, my problems are small. I have no problem parring down. Way down, like to 400 sf. BTW, I have read your blog from day one.

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  2. I guess I missed that episode of Lawrence Welk!! That really is hilarious - and the singers seem so sincere and all. Hang in there Michael and glad to see you checking in.

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    1. Wasn't that a hoot? I'll bet heads rolled afterward.

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  3. Hang in there Michael, this too shall pass. I know what you mean about not having anything to post. I am going thru that. Get tired of just saying the same ole thing, but, it's good to let people know you are still around.

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    1. Thank you Sharon. I'll try to do better.

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  4. We're still rooting for you to join us Michael. Thanks for the Donovan memory.

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    1. John, Donovan Leitch was just inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2012). Love it!

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  5. As said above, good luck and hope all your dreams and plans come true. Also, kope ir happens real soon.

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    1. Thanks DD. I have everything crossed and talked to Dad about it.

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  6. I believe they were singing one toque over the line, imagining that the protagonist was tired of culinary school.

    Roxanne
    The Good Luck Duck

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    1. Wouldn't that be 'one tart' over the line?

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  7. Keep that chin up! All good things take time. I am with you about not saying a word until the money is in the bank. You never know these days what will happen!
    Sorry to hear you aren't feeling 100%. Hope you have everything under control. ~wheresweaver

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    1. Thank you Paul and Marsha. You know that encouragement really helps.

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  8. Michael - I'm so glad to see your post. We are all praying for you that things go well. The Lawrence Welk show cracked me up. I am so looking forward to seeing you out here on the road.

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  9. Thanks Sandi. I'm coming. Hope Jim is good.

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  10. Hang in there Michael! Hopefully you will be on the road in no time.

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