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The mountains are calling and I must go...Got the t shirt in Georgia one year and this is our calling! We'll see y'all down the road!

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Sealing the stock tank, Red Neck patio tables, tankless hot water, Sunday :)

 Today's the day! Behlen Country sent two tubes of their rubber caulking to use on the stock tank. Some days it was just too hot to use but finally Ken got it done.  Waited a day and then he put the flex seal on too. Next season I plan on painting the inside of the tank, so don't care that it's not pretty LOL.  So later today he'll fill the tank. Fingers crossed it works. 😁

Doing a little deep cleaning in the house, since that's the only cool place to be after about 1000. Hoping the temps drop soon! 

Got a little "art project" going on here. Introducing our Patriotic Red Neck Patio Tables. πŸ˜πŸ’™

Which one do you like best? 

We've used these 5 gallon buckets with a patio paver on top for years. Decided to order some stickers to put on them. We bought some white buckets and put the stickers on, which I really like.  Then I decided to paint an old Lowe's and Home Depot bucket (that awful orange) blue. Really like the blue buckets with the foam stickers.  Today I went with red paint!  Guaranteed not to blow away in our Nevada winds and easily portable! 

The red tank was cheaper than the white or black LOL. 

Ken got the instant hot water heater hooked up to the cab over. It has a wet bath in there so now if someone stays and wants a shower they can do it! 😊 Thanks  to Aaron Lowery for telling us about the propane tankless heater!  So much cheaper to purchase than the electric one

Ordered some new pots and pans but not as nice as the ones I bought for the motor home.  Since we only use the motor home a few times a year and close to home, changed them out with the new ones I just bought and put those in the outdoor kitchen. Got the new bar stool I ordered and a new coffee pot for the kitchen. Oh too much fun! LOL. 

Yesterday we were invited to John and Karen's for barbecue.  Great time with  friends. We know Chaz, and he brought his mom, daughter and granddaughter. Too much fun  was had by all and we didn't get home until after 0030.  Karen sent home steak, chicken and potato so we've got dinner! 

We had a late breakfast today, around 1000 so what goes with a good brunch on Sunday?! 

You got it! A Mimosa for us! 

Eric sent me this picture yesterday of my mom and daddy!πŸ’™
They used to have a party every summer and that's about the
only time my daddy drank beer.  So cute πŸ’™ He did enjoy a 
whiskey when he had to put together 2 bikes and a tractor one 
Christmas Eve! LOL. Sure do miss them both πŸ’–

Grandson Adam took himself on a mini vacation this last week and sent a few pictures...

California coastline 

He hiked to the highest peak overlooking Crater Lake 

It appears there is a small leak somewhere on the side, we'll see how it looks
 in the am, but wasn't measurable over an hour later. 

Looks like Happy Hour is in the house today as the porch is showing about 108 degrees! We'll wait until later to head outside! 

Have a great evening! 

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

A great time in Silver Springs! Time to get some work done here at home :)

 We headed out last Wednesday afternoon and got to Johnny's property in Silver Springs around 1400 hrs or so.  The group was out riding, which we expected.  More people came driving in right after was got there. 

Our awesome hosts every year!
Johnny and Kelli πŸ’™πŸ’™

Johnny and Kelli's container home! It has all the comforts of home for sure!

Randi and Joel's set up

Joel and Randi's ride! 

Once they got back and we chatted a bit, I brought out the 7 layer dip I had made. Always a hit wherever! Johnny made a taco bar for everyone and it was amazing! It was a late night of catching up and enjoying the Nevada sky πŸ’™

Next morning I brought out some scrambled eggs and a breakfast casserole for the group along with some bacon. There was till some left when they left to head for Gabbs, NV but I don't think anyone wanted a heavy breakfast before leaving for a 150+ ride in the desert. 

We waited until about 1030 and left to meet the gang in Gabbs for a lunch that Johnny puts together with the owner of the local bar there. We were early, so stopped in Middlegate and had a drink there before heading the 30 miles to Gabbs. Last year we made a right in Silver Springs and then stopped at Middlegate to celebrate the fact we were headed to South Dakota for our vacation. Wonder were we'll go this September??

We drove around Gabbs for a bit as we were still early.  Surprising the town is actually bigger than you would think for being in the middle of nowhere! 

Sand Mountain NV..lots of good times over the years!!

Gabbs, NV

Premier, the largest, oldest working mine in NV

R and D's Bar and Grill 

We had a drink and visited with the bartender when everyone started trickling in.  About 1430 or so we were treated to an amazing spread of food! Barbecued tri tip and chicken, salads, amazing potatoes etc! Then strawberry shortcake with home made whipped cream...oh so delicious. 

This was actually in Middlegate..dollar bills everywhere!!

This guy was here last year..looking no worse for the wear LOL.

Potatoes, bacon, mushrooms onion and cheese!

Toward the end, should have taken a pic at the beginning 
every thing was full of food! 

Chris and Keith 

More visiting and then we headed back to camp. A beautiful drive for us. We don't take our side by side as these side by sides are too fast for us. LOL. 

Joel's side x side was so clean...didn't last long!

Camp consisted of another late night and fun. 

Friday morning we were treated to amazing biscuits and gravy that Vickie and Albert sent with Johnny.  They couldn't make it because of puppy issues but sent it because she's such a sweetheart and a great couple!  Enjoyed by all! 

We loaded up and headed over to our staging place in the desert near the track for Best in the Desert, Vegas to Reno.  Got set up and waited for the race to get there. Johnny always brings his hot dog roller and hot dogs for the group. Others bring appetizers of some sort, a great day of eating, drinking and fun! He's got misters going so even in the heat you don't feel quite as hot, and hot it was!  

BLM Ranger stopped to say hi to us..same as last year

Black Rifle Coffee Company had a helicopter leading their truck
They are doing well obviously, Russell πŸ’™
Chatanooga Distillery had two trucks in the race! Shows
how far they come for this race!

Once the race was slowing, we packed up and headed back to camp. 

Saturday we had planned on heading home, but they wanted us to stay. I brought 2 big bottles of champagne so the girls and I had mimosas. Actually, I had just champagne  LOL. Hit the spot with everyone! 🍸

They were all going on another ride, so we headed back home and restocked our supplies. LOL.  Then we headed back to camp. We're only about 1/2 hour away so it's nice! 

Johnny got his hot dog roller going again, and I contributed some homemade potato salad. A nice, simple dinner for sure! 

Wasn't too late of a night, I think everyone was tired from the last several days.

Sunday morning we said our goodbyes as everyone left to head home. Chatted with Johnny and Kelly for quite awhile and then we headed home too. It was Champagne Sunday so we had some breakfast and then did a few things around the house and Mansion. 

Monday was a work around the house day.  We got the Mansion emptied and cleaned.  That sand leaves quite the mess and we've got people coming beginning of September so a family will be in there. πŸ˜€πŸ’—

Tuesday we headed to Reno, Total Wine had to be visited LOL.  Ken dropped off blood pressure readings to his cardiologist and then to Walmart for groceries.  Linner at Betsy's and then home. Continued Happy Hour at Karen's for a catch up. 

Today was a busy day for the both of us.  Ken got the last 5 pavers laid that I wanted for the big griddle. He also got the instant water heater hooked up to the cab over camper. Brought the motor home over so I can change out some pots and pans.  Make sure it's cleaned and ready, as there should be a family in there too. πŸ’™πŸ˜ He had to pull the toilet in the Mansion as it's leaking GRRRR...

I did some touch up painting in the kitchen. It's been 3 1/2 years since we painted the cabinets so you can see what drawers are opened most often LOL. 

Behlen Company did send two tubes of caulking for the stock tank, so we shall see! Ken did pick up some Flex Seal to yesterday. 

Time is flying so quickly and the last of our grandsons are in their senior year already!! Sure don't know how that's happened already!

Aaron is a senior at Woodcreek HighπŸ’™

Mason was a freshman in this picture 

Mason is a senior at Golden Sierra High School πŸ’™

Enjoy your last year of high school boys! πŸ’™

Hubby just checked the temp outside, so it's Happy Hour! Enjoy your evening! 🍷🍺


Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Stock tank woes, Heading out for Best in the Desert once again!

 Saturday we were out and about, talked with Cal Ranch and they acted surprised that our new stock tank was leaking and how quickly it leaked.  They said to bring it back and they would exchange it for another. 

Saturday evening we spent visiting with John and Karen. 

We bought lights for the outdoor kitchen and Ken got them up.

The lights are actually brighter than the picture looks.
We bought two strands and decided we liked just one 
for now.  

We sat out there and listened to the thunder, lightning and 
rain. So nice! Even got cold enough for a few minutes we 
were able to use the propane fireplace πŸ’™

Sunday morning we loaded the stock tank  back up and got there just after 0900.  Exchanged it and away we went. We hadn't eaten breakfast so thought we'd stop at Betsy's.  That didn't work as there was a line of people waiting, so on to Fandango, same thing.  Headed to Gardnerville and CVI. They were busy, but got our tummies filled. πŸ˜‹

This stock tank leaks even faster that the other one did..so now it sits with about an inch of water in the bottom. Ken wants to try flex seal on it, but it'll have to wait until after the weekend.  I've emailed the  company, (how they want you to contact them) Behlen but no response yet. That was on Monday. 

Spent the last couple of days getting ready to head to Silver Springs (about 1/2 hour from here).  It's the Best in the Desert, Vegas to Reno race once again. 

Heading out later today and will be back home on Saturday. Always a great time with friends. 😊

Time to get a move on and finish loading up! Have a great day! 

Thursday, August 4, 2022

We've got us a stock tank pool!

 Well, here ya go, the newest addition to our little piece of heaven (LOL). I've wanted a stock tank pool for a long time.  Never really got serious about it until this awful heat spell we've had here for the last two months or so. 

We've got us a stock tank pool πŸ’™πŸ·πŸΊ
We're going to add gravel on the remaining stall mats
rather than cut the mat. This will be so awesome for cooling off on
these miserable hot and muggy days! 

Luckily, once again my hubby didn't tell me NO! Talking in the last week or so he said, find one and we'll go get it! OK! I knew I wanted the 8 foot size and honestly even those are hard to find. 10 foot would have been awesome but that would mean going out of state so I couldn't justify that in my mind. 

Cal Ranch in Carson City had 3 in stock.  Yay! So yesterday we headed over with the big trailer to pick it up.  First though, as long as we were in Carson might as well go a little further to Reno for a pick up order from Total Wine. 😁🍷🍸🍺

We got to Cal Ranch a little before 1400 and got the tank loaded along with 3 stall mats to go underneath to keep it level and not have gravel puncture it. 

Stopped at Betsy's Big Kitchen for linner and off we went. I figured by the time we got home the project would wait for today. Uh no..Ken wanted to get the mats done and the tank placed.  That got done, but it wasn't level enough for him, so that waited for today. 

Ken working on getting the area level 😊

Time to get it off the trailer

Placed in its new home 😊 Until today when Ken leveled it more to his liking! 

Cool looking part of a rainbow 

Love when our skies are like this 

He came in for lunch about 1330 and had placed the hose in the tub to fill. About an hour later it was full to the brim.  

Looks awesome, but there is a leak at the seam near the bottom. Will do some research on how to stop that rather than hopefully not returning it and not knowing if the 2nd one would have the same problem. 

Anyway, this girl's a happy camper! 

Looks like we have some weather coming in once again today. Almost Happy Hour so i'll get this posted now! Have a great evening 😍