Saturday, February 5, 2011

Roping, Ridin’ and ‘rithmetric

Today was a mixed bag day. Started off with a walk over to the new digs and while I was skulking around over there the seller stopped by and gave me the cook’s tour. He has been shutting the water off the last few nights to make sure that nothing untoward happens with the cool weather we have been having. After turning the water on and making sure all was well they headed off on their way and I continued my walk but had to cut it short as I needed to get back to the rig.

Lee and Hazel were taking us over to the local Swap Meet to have a look around. There was a lot of “good” stuff there but other than some great prices on produce which we took advantage of there was nothing else that cried out to come home with us. Interesting collection of stuff though. After that we took our hosts over to have a look through the new place and met our first wild critter on “Dogpound South”.


Later in the day Brenda and Hazel headed off for a little retail therapy and I signed on as “chute crew” for a few guys and their team roping practice. Even got a little ride in while they were warming up.


P2052218 Sometime over the next couple of days we will be pulling up stakes at Lee’s and moving down onto our own place. Nice to deal with some good folks from Canada, deal is sealed with a handshake, and that is that. Now we’ll see when the paperwork catches up but it seems we have a new place to hang our hats.



  1. You certainly don't waste any time. I hope you show some photographs soon.

  2. Looks like a really fun place to be... I worked a rodeo a couple of summers when I was a kid. I guided the calves out of the shoot. LOL LOL!!!
    Have fun & Travel safe

  3. Oh, no, does that mean you aren't coming back to join us here in the desert??

  4. good for made quick work of that real estate deal.!!

  5. Well I want some pictures as soon as I can get some. Sounds great and I know it is right up your alley.

  6. Congratulations on your purchase south of the border. Sounds like a great spot to spend your winters. Looking forward to seeing some pictures of it.

  7. Good for you guys, that is awesome. I look forward to seeing it. Is Mike still around??