Friday, June 17, 2011


I haven't had a video camera in over ten years.  Yesterday I saw one at Big Lot's for $30.00.  I figured it would be a temporary thing till I could afford a good one.  So here is my first attempt at making a video with my new camera.  Please excuse the excessive movement of the camera as well as the loud background sound.

A 360 degree view of my street.  Wish that big coach was mine ;-)

My front driveway used to be a beautiful courtyard with trees and shade till I tore it all up and made a top deck to shelter my van.  Now I'm looking into having a cover built for the coach which I know will look crappy but is much needed.  The hot sun is just cooking my motorhome inside and out. 


I'm still working on my "Bucket List" and will add to it as I plan our next safaris.

~~ all Louisiana State Parks

~~ all the beaches on the Texas Gulf Coast

~~ all the South Carolina beaches

~~ Key West, Florida

~~ the Natchez Trace from Mississippi to Tennessee

~~ Yellowstone National Park

~~ the Dakotas

~~ the Oregon coast

~~ Nova Scotia's Evangeline Trail

~~ every island in the Caribbean

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Finally got a call from the realtor today.  She informed me that the buyer has run into another road block.  It seems that her bank is now requesting that she apply again and this time her husband's name must be on the paperwork.  This will require another 2 week extension.  Well, guess what?  I refused to sign another extension.
The realtor then informed me that there is another interested party who will be a cash sale client and has said that he would offer more than the price agreed upon with the current buyer.  So once the current extension expires on Friday, this new person will make his offer and I will take it from there.
So this is good news and maybe for the best that the current buyer has had so many problems with the purchase.  Now I will get a little more money for the property which makes me very happy as I felt really cheated at the agreed upon price on the current deal.  A loss of $30,000 would make anyone feel cheated but I felt that the market was so bad that I had better take what I could get.  It's funny how your gut tells you what your brain won't.  I wanted to back out of this deal a long time ago and take my chances but I was afraid to do so.  Now I'm not.
Grand Isle, LA

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Sitting here bored while waiting for the phone to ring and the realtor to tell me what day we are closing on my property.  The last 2 week extension is almost up and still no word from anyone.  How frustrating!
So here is a little humor about my people that might give you a chuckle. 
Artery - the study of paintings
Barium - what you do when CPR fails
Cesarean Section - a district in Rome
Colic - a sheep dog
Coma - a punctuation mark
Congenital - friendly
Dilate - to live longer
Fester - quicker
G.I. Series - baseball games between teams of soldiers
Hangnail - coat hook
Nitrate - lower than the day rate
Node - was aware of
Outpatient - a person who has fainted
Post-Operative - a letter carrier
Protein - in favor of young people
Tablet - a small table
Varicose Veins - veins which are very close together