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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Dodged a Bullet and a Long Awaited Sight

It must be a wonderful thing to be a weatherman on TV.  You can be wrong most of the time and still keep your job.  If I made that many mistakes in my career, well, there wouldn't have been much of a career.

However in this case, I'm not complaining at all.  The "Historic" snow fall that we were supposed to get in our area was mostly just a cold rain with an occasional snowflake.  The best part was that there was nothing to shovel.  Dodged a bullet. Phew!

Along the way yesterday something else we've been waiting to see slipped in and surprised us.

Sometime yesterday, our realtor swung by and changed the sign in front of our house from "For Sale" to "Sold".  We're counting down the days to November 28th when we close.  :c)

Another really nice thing happened last night.  Marti and I got a chance to meet a wonderful couple that have been reading our blog and weren't afraid to be seen in public with us.  :cO

Steve and Karen Fischer are fellow RVers on their way to the full time lifestyle in their Tiffin Phaeton motorhome.  They've been RV owners for years and traded up to the motorhome just last year.  They are planning on putting the house on the market next spring.  It was a wonderful time being able to talk "RV" with them, trade ideas, plans, adventures and tips.

You meet the nicest people in the RV world and we look forward to seeing them again, hopefully they get on the road soon.

Sorry the picture is a little blurry, I forgot my camera (Duh!) so we used Marti's cellphone.

Today dawned clear, sunny...and cold.  We had the appraiser and the house inspector coming today to do their portion of the necessary things required for the house sale.  The inspector nicely asked us to leave so he could work with no "interruptions", he didn't have to ask twice.  We beat feet and had a nice time enjoying a leisurely breakfast and doing some Christmas shopping for the grand kids.

After about four hours, we came home just as the home inspector drove away.  I guess he was thorough in doing his job.  We decided since it was such a nice sunny, cold day, we'd go for a ride on our scooters.

Marti on her blue one and my red one.

They are Honda 50CC scooters that we carry in the back of our Honda Element Toad.  We call them the "Tadpoles".   We don't often get a chance to ride them but hopefully we'll burn up the highway when we're gone full time.

So now that we've dodged that snow bullet,  I'm left with my favorite job to take care of this week.

Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment.


  1. I like your scooters. Hope you get to use them a lot more.

  2. Wow, seeing that 'Sold' sign even made me grin for you! We love your scooters. George thinks we should get 2..not sure where to put them :)

  3. So sorry you didn't get snow that you could scoop instead of leaves you have to rake. I wonder if your little scooters can double as an ATV. If so, come and join us.

  4. now the sold sign must be such a sign of relief!!..whohoo!!..happy scooter riding and no shovelling!..perfect Sunday!!

  5. nothing better than seeing a sold sign in front of the old home...

  6. Seems I've told you before to make like a tree and leave! :)

    If it's sold, I wouldn't bother with raking anymore!

  7. I'm with Judy, those aren't your leaves anymore. Maybe the new guy wants them for something!

  8. That "Sold" sign is a beautiful sight!

  9. Fortunately you were spared the shovel, but please be careful with the rake ;o))

    Love the 'SOLD' sign!! Please forward to us when you are finished with it :o))

    Can't wait to see where those scooters take you two!!

  10. I had one of those 50CC scooters when I was in the Netherlands on my last tour. I called it my suicide machine. Too much power to go really slow and to little to get out of the way.

    At least there, we had dedicated bike and scooter roadways. Even so, I had a few close calls.

  11. Ahhhhhhhhhhh......sigh of relief....not quite as big as yours I know. LOVE THAT SIGN!!!

    One down, two to go. :-)

  12. Steve and I had a great time finally meeting you and Marti in person. Thanks for the fun evening, words of encouragement, and the nice picture (I'm using it as my profile pic on Facebook!) We're so happy for the two of you....hope we'll be following in your footsteps soon.

  13. Howdy y'all,
    Sure glad you 'got'er dun'!! Which
    way are you going? Lotz of chersez!
    You might go to Florida, but everybody else is there, already!!
    You might go to California, but thatz a loooooong trip for a beginning one.. Well, you can come
    to the Heart of Texas, where everybody is somebody and they're
    all friendly, unless they're from somewhere else.. Itz warm and fuzzy
    in the wintertime and you can GO NORTH in the summer(if you don't want to burn up)!!! Or you could go to Kansas(WHY?)!!!
    You're always welcome at the RSR in
    Coleman county Texas;the coffee-pot
    is always on! May all of your trips
    be on Smooth roads, under clear blue skies & with balmy breezes!!!

    butterbean carpenter
    RunningStar Ranch
    Coleman county