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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

BLOG~WORDS ABOUT WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BE ME



The Most Interesting
Man in the World



How is everybody doing? I think in my last update, I had some people look at my house. I did in fact have two interested parties, but neither one worked out. Oh, we went through the motions, one group of interested buyers(or tire kickers, if you will) did not trust my measurements, and hired a fellow to come out and measure the house for them. Now I'm not an expert, but this guy said you didn't measure hallways, or closets, our stairwells. That kind of thinking, in my opinion is pure BS. I like to see a house do without those things. The other group wanted a complete home inspection, which they paid for. The good old house passed with flying colors as they say, not bad for an over 40-year-old house. Both parties offered about the same amount of money, and I actually did get within $20K of making a deal. So yes, there was a little excitement, but it didn't pan out, so back to the old proverbial drawing board. I'm still working with the new company on a reverse mortgage. It's the same story, not only here, but all over the Internet. We can't find comparisons to match the value of your house. Okay, I get it. This is just not my appointed time. If you had told me last year at this time, I would still be waiting to cast off on my journey, which is being a full-time RVer, I would not have believed you. It goes back to my basic core of beliefs, there is a time and a purpose for every event, under heaven. Sounds like a song, doesn't it?


Speaking of songs, we had quite the musical event here in Lubbock, Texas, a couple weekends ago. Just a quick video, a little bit of Wikipedia history about my friend, and the compulsory "heck yeah, I was there", picture. Have you ever heard of Bobby Keys? Here's the WIKI link...Bobby.(click here)  

If you haven't taken time to read that link, here's a short list of the music that he's played on. I'm sure all of you will recognize some of these songs. 




I feel really honored to be friends with what I consider rock 'n roll royalty. My gosh, he played with Buddy Holly. And the Beatles. And 40 years with the Rolling Stones. The first time I met Bobby, we were sitting in my living room, listening to the radio, and Carly Simon's hit "You're So Vain", came on. Bobby tell me that he and Mick Jagger had played on that track that he and Mick were roommates in an apartment flat in London, England. I said, "Bobby, really". I did have a rather large album collection back then, so he suggested I go look at the record. Sure enough, they were credited on the back of the album. I said I'll never doubt you again. You have to remember these were the days before the Internet you can not look that kind of stuff up. Okay, here's the promised gratuitous picture......


Nina, Bobby and Michael


I think we look a little like rock 'n roll relics, but you know, it's the mileage, and not the year model the counts. I made this rather amateurish video, with my little bitty Samsung camera. I actually think the sound turned out pretty good.(This is not the first music video I have made, but the first amateur one I have made and posted)


                                                             Joe Ely and Friends
                                                                   Buddy Holly 

I don't know about you, but I absolutely love this time of year. Here's a couple of shots I took out my backdoor, just after a surprise rainstorm a few nights ago. Pretty, huh? 


Rainbow Treasures



Just one more thing, everybody be safe during your winter migrations. I may, or may not, be able to flee from my trappings of what can be considered a normal life, and join you in Quartzsite,  Arizona. Time and circumstances will certainly tell. God bless everyone.(I mean that!!)

Michael Ultra 



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14 comments:

  1. Rooting for things to break for you Michael.

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    1. Thanks John. I'm rooting for you, too!!

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  2. Just go to Quartzsite, the selling of your house can be put on hold for a week or so.

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    1. Thanks DD~I may just do that. I do want to close up here with no hooks left in me.

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  3. Sorry things have not worked out as planned but as you say, everything in its own time. I enjoyed your homemade music video. Bobby can sure blow that sax. I love that old time rock and roll, that kinda music just soothes my soul!!

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    1. Donna, we are going to get along great. R&R and FOOD, and of course, Russ. I can't wait. You two travel safe.

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  4. Such great sounds and memories. Love it. I think you need to come to Q no matter what and meet up with us out there. We have a group that's going to be parked out there for a couple of weeks.

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  5. Sandie~oh how I yearn to wander and enjoy my winter with you guys. The problem is, I will not leave a mess here to comeback to. I have lived here 25 years and made up my mind to cut the strings. I do have a qualified looker coming tomorrow. So, fate my come then!!

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  6. HAHA...love the poster.
    What beautiful rainbow photos. Great job!
    Sorry about the house sale. It has to be one of the most frustrating things to do! Good luck my friend.

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  7. You know, I have heard of fulltimers actually buying stix and brix. Can you believe it? Thanks to you both for being loyal readers. I am one of your's, too!

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  8. I hope things are close to being finalized real soon, buddy!

    Gotta be about your time, I reckon!

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  9. Thanks Jim~loved the Frito story. My parents took me to Disneyland the first month it was open, I still remember it well.

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  10. Hi Michael, just saying HI! Hope you sell soon. Me, I changed my plans (nice way of saying nothing has gone right) to a few years down the road.

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    1. Hi Bob~I feel the same way at times, but never give up your dream! I think things unfold just as they should. (I hate the waiting part)

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