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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, January 22, 2023

Nevada background check not so easy anymore, Back to Reno on Monday, Aaron and friends, Cold!

Our grandson Aaron with his girlfriend Kenna ๐Ÿ’™

Kenna, Aaron, Brandon and Elaine..gorgeous couples aren't they?!

 Friday morning after reading blogs and enjoying our coffee Ken checked his emails and there was one from Cabela's telling him his new gun was in. Want to go to Cabela's today? Sure. 

The high school was holding a dance called Aurora..kids 
didn't want to go but they wanted to get dressed up and
go to a nice dinner ๐Ÿ’—

How do they grow up so quickly. This is our youngest grandson
he'll be 18 in March! ๐Ÿ’—

Aaron and Brandon. 

We took our time getting ready and headed out around 0930 or so. It's close to 2 hours to get there. 

Headed to the gun counter and talked with Darren. He got the gun out and all was good. Then he said "Hopefully you can pick up your gun later today" What?! When ever we've bought a gun before it's the background check which took about 15 minutes and we were out the door. 

Well, thanks to our ex Governor Sisolak the 35 people who worked backgrounds were cut down to about 20 in 2020. Then they were transferred over to unemployment office to work on unemployment claims that were brought on due to Covid. After awhile he let most of them go and now there's maybe 3 people to do backgrounds daily for all of Nevada! They used to let the stores run 20 names at a time, but now it's only 10. Needless to say the wait time is horrendous! We were told stories of how they'd wait 2 hours or more just to get connected and then hung up on. The process starts over again! Frustrating. Darren did not charge us for the background check because I had retired from the Sheriff's Department, so that was nice! 

I did find a pair of jeans that I bought before we left the store. 

We left Cabela's and headed to Ross so I could look at some clothes. Came out of the store with nothing. Not like i'm hard to please, just wanted some t shirts and jeans..LOL. Simple. Not to be for me though. 

It was nearing 1330 so we drove the 1/2 hour to Betsy's Big Kitchen for linner.  Basically, we were killing time in case they told us we could pick up the gun. By the time we were done, we headed back to Cabela's thinking as it was going to be close to 1600 maybe it'd be ready. Nope. I did buy a 2nd pair of jeans in a different color though. Then we headed home. Around 1650 they called and said we could pick it up. Told them we'd be there Monday.  No way are we going to Cabela's or Reno on a weekend! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Happy hour at Karen's after coming home. No need for dinner as we were stuffed! 

Saturday morning I spent making some low carb treats to go with our morning coffees. New recipes and they turned out awesome if I do say so myself. ๐Ÿ˜€

Another cold day as we woke up to 9 degrees with a high of 34. Not sure if it ever got that high or not. John made it home for Saturday evening and Sunday. Spent a couple of hours over there catching up with him.  

At 1300 I got a text showing the fire...haha. Out I went for 
awhile. I know, crazy. It was actually nice in the sun ๐Ÿ˜

Sunday morning dawned very cold! Made Ken a toasted tomato and grilled cheese sandwich since it was Champagne Sunday today! ๐Ÿฅ‚We enjoyed in the house with a nice fire going and watched a movie. A nice slow morning until Ken went to help John with installing some chimney pipe in his new garage area. 

Part of our Christmas gift from Russell and Lori was different coffees from 
Black Rifle Coffee Company. Veteran owned. Coffee is a dark roast, delicious,
robust flavor and not bitter at all! Thank you Russ and Lori ๐Ÿ˜

Right now it's 34 with a feels like temp of 25. So where is my hubby? He's in the outdoor kitchen making a fire so we can have Happy Hour out there! ๐Ÿ˜‹

I'll get this posted so I can join him out there! ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿท Have a great evening!

Watching the icicles grow rather than shrink! LOL.  


  1. That is ridiculous about the background check! I don't even live there and I'm happy he is the ex-govenor.

    Saw your comment about the howling, Barb could not find where it is located or who to contact for a site. Do you know?

    1. I commented on your page Jim. :) Yeah, we'll hope this one is better but...he was Sheriff of Clark County (Vegas).

  2. Gosh, I thought California's check was long ... which is ridiculous since most of it is done electronically anyway!!

    1. California's is long, we don't have a 10 day waiting period. That's why usually it's only 15 min until our governor screwed it up and now it's hours. But today is the day :) LOL.

  3. The cold is everywhere out here this year. I would have thought the background check would have been done when you ordered the gun.
    Beautiful photos of the young folks all shined up!


    1. We ordered the gun online with the pickup at Cabela's. If they had what we wanted at the store, then background would have been done then. Which used to be about 15 minutes from start to finish. Now it's several hours. Love the face that the kids wanted to get dressed up..but not go to the dance? I think I would have wanted to go LOL.

  4. Your grandson and his girlfriend make a cute couple. Tom said that the gun check process for Ken was crazy. We have been enjoying the Black Rifle Coffee, also. Great flavor and a nice gift.

    1. Yes they do..we'll see for how long LOL.Yes it was surprising to us too! Still quicker than Ca for sure. It really is good coffee!