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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!

Friday, March 29, 2024

A quick catch up!

 Good Friday Morning! Waking  up to a cool, cloudy morning here in Yerington, NV. 

Erin was in a wedding last weekend. Love this picture of
Adam and Erin!πŸ’™

Such a cute pic of 4 cousins when they were into BMX Racing!
Mason, Seth, Jacob and Aaron πŸ’™ Now they're all grown up! 

Cousins! Russell and Jesse! 

The time has flown once again! Last week Ken had his angiogram done and came out with nothing but good news. No blockages were seen. The doctor saw improved heart function since the last procedure was done. Some of the best news we've had in a long time! πŸ˜ƒ

WE've been home mostly, just getting a few things done. Hard to believe it's Easter this weekend and then it's on to April already. 

Bryan got a new toy last week. A brand new zero turn 
lawnmower. πŸ˜€

Went to Tru Value last week and now we are half owners 
of chickens with John and Karen. They've got the coop! :)

Since I was going to be cooking for a lot of the day in the
outdoor kitchen, Ken suggested champagne to start the
day! Who am I to argue?! πŸ₯‚

Ken's used this 2 burner stove a few times but I hadn't til
yesterday. I love it and will definitely be using it more! 

A good days work 😁

WE have an appointment on Wednesday with a techy guy at Michael Hohl Subaru, where we bought my car. He's supposed to show us how to work all the gadgets on the car. We'll do some shopping after that.

A few days later the plan is to head out to Arkansas for a bit. Bryan got a wood stove delivered the other day and Ken will help get it ready to be installed. Some brick work etc. We definitely don't want to be there for the eclipse. Heber Springs will have over 4 minutes of eclipse, so the place will be packed. Actually, we don't want to be in any of the states that has a good viewing of the eclipse. LOL. Another reason, they're jacking up motel rates everywhere. So we'll wait a bit. πŸ˜€ This trip we're taking the car. When we return in October we'll take the Mansion. 

Hoping for some company this weekend, but it all depends on weather over the Sierras. We shall see. 

Enjoy your day, time to get this one going here! 

Monday, March 18, 2024

VORRA was in town! Champagne Sunday ride in the SXS. Reno and Carson City today.

 Friday afternoon we headed to town for a quick stop at Raley's and then to Karen's store and to see what vehicles had come in for the Yerington 250. VORRA is in town for the weekend! 

They had a poker run there wasn't that many in yet. We visited with Karen at her store for a bit and then walked downtown. 


We stopped by Joel and Randi's place about 2 miles from us, but they were out for a ride. 

A beautiful cover for their 5th wheel on their property

In the evening we visited with John and Karen before calling it a night.

Saturday morning we got ourselves going to find a place in the desert to watch the races. BLM had changed the track so it wasn't as good a spot as we normally get. We met Joel and Randi, along with their friend Chris and his daughter. 

A nice morning and early afternoon was enjoyed. It was a beautiful day and by the end you could have had shorts on, it was that warm. 

Joel and Randi's new sxs  (Yellow) and Chris's next to that. 

In the late afternoon we headed to John and Karen's for a fire and Happy Hour. 

Sunday was Champagne Sunday once again. A little different as we were going to meet  up with John and Karen for a nice side by side ride to Walker River State Recreation Area. They hadn't been and wanted to check out camp sites. Ended up being about a 40 mile round trip. Very nice day for a ride! 

Changed it up from pizza this week. Conder Ranch sausage,
potatoes and eggs, it's what's for breakfast! YUM!

Of course mimosas! πŸ’—

Pork steak, eggs and potatoes. My bowl fo mish mash. I 
know my friend Irene just lovers this ...NOT! LOL. 

Coming out of the park..lol. 

Thank you Seth and Holly for my Christmas present! Used it
to transport my mimosa to the park! YUM! πŸ’•

I made up some coleslaw and we took hot links next door later in the day. Most of Karen's family came over for a barbecue. She did ribs and they were delicious. 

This morning we were up and out of the house by 0630. We were headed to Reno as Ken had a ophthalmology appointment for 0830. Traffic sucked in Dayton so we were late, but they got him in anyway. This is a dr he's seen for years who has now branched out on his own rather than the group he's been with forever. Now Ken will continue to be seen 2x a year but with only 1 doctor rather than 2! 😁

After he was done, we stopped at Total Wine for a small pickup then on to AAA which is in the same parking lot. Well, we were going to get the new car registered but couldn't find the insurance papers. We headed to Carson City as Ken had to have labs done. I got on Progressive and was able to download the card onto my phone. Stopped at our safe deposit box in Reno and then back to AAA. Got the car done and then to a UPS store so I could send back the dash cover to Amazon. 

By then we were hungry. Gassed up the car and then on to Betsy's for a delicious linner! On to the room in Carson and here we are πŸ˜€

Ken has to be at Carson Hospital tomorrow am at 0645 to get ready for his angiogram. We're only 5 minutes away which makes staying here  worthwhile! 5 minutes compared to 2+ hours. 

Forgot to mention on the last blog that as of March 13th we've been in the house for 11 years! Ken also turned on the water in the outhouse and outdoor kitchen! Woohoo! How nice it is to have both working now! Spring is here (we hope). 

Enjoy, and have a wonderful evening! We are too! 🍺🍷

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Grandma buys a new car too! A short week catchup!

The big news this week is Ken's 96 year old mother bought herself a brand new car! What did she get? A 2024 Subaru Outback! Adam started something by buying his Crosstrek and we followed. Grandma wanted something bigger than ours. Many happy miles Grandma!! 

2024 Subaru Outback πŸ˜€

Nephew Jesse drove it home from Napa, CA
for herπŸ’™

We are certainly enjoying ours even though we haven't been anywhere fun yet! 

Sunday was our usual Champagne Sunday that we always enjoy!

One of my favorite places to be..
right in front of this wood stove! πŸ’–

This week was pizza on a low carb tortilla, cooked on
the grill! YUMMY

Chicken and toppings..oh so yummy! πŸ˜‹


Monday Ken had an ophthalmologist appointment in Reno. Everything went well there. 

Then a pick up at Total Wine of course. We finished early, so might as well head home. 

Tuesday and Wednesday were at home days getting things done. Tuesday I got our tax stuff routed to the CPA in Winnemucca. In a few weeks we'll hear the damage. Ken worked on getting things ready for a dump run and other outdoor things. WE've had lots of wind so it can't be fun!

Ken had his yearly appointment with our PA, Danny. Went very well and this morning he went for blood work. The doctor's office called mid day and said all his labs were good. Glad to hear that. 

Wednesday I spent doing Bryan and Cheryl's that were a little more difficult because they lived in two states during the year. Tax programs sure make it easier as I wouldn't have wanted to do by hand like years ago. LOL. Crossing my fingers they're correct. Next year will be much easier!

Today, after cleaning a bit it was time to bake some low carb goodies for morning coffees. Zucchini bread and then a new one for me. Chocolate low carb brownies made with zucchini. We shall see. They smelled yummy while cooking. 

Owen's had the chance lately to meet
some sports stars! 

Little Cassidy is playing ball this season. Think she likes it?! 😁

Opening day. She was the only girl on the team this day.
That's her dad Dusty on the right in back

Well, it's getting to be that time of day. Happy Hour! 🍺🍷                          Enjoy your evening!


Friday, March 8, 2024

A quick week! Adam visits, We buy a new car, Carson City for a few days, Happy 25th Anniversary Bryan and Cheryl!

 A week ago on Friday, Grandson Adam showed up to spend the weekend with us. A week before that he bought a new Cross Trek Subaru. Nice car, we were impressed! 

Adam and his new Crosstrek Subaru 

Saturday morning it looked like this, but was gone
by afternoon! 

He stayed with us until 0330 Tuesday morning when he left for Polluck Pines and work. He came over in the storm that CA was having but he said the roads were good Tuesday morning. Always love having grandkids visit!

Champagne Sunday looked a little different, as Karen and John invited us over for biscuits and gravy! Now who can turn that down?! We enjoyed breakfast and a couple of drinks and then came home and continued enjoying the day at home. 

Before you knew it the weekend and more days were gone! 

Wednesday got ourselves going and headed over to Carson City. Ken had to get some blood work done and then we had a late breakfast at Betsy's. Nearing 1100 we were headed to Michael Hohl Subaru to put a down payment on a Cross Trek that was going to be delivered to the dealer. Yes, we liked Adam's so much we decided to get one too. 

Ken knew he was paying his truck off, so he wanted to get me a new car. We've been looking online for the last couple of months trying to decide which one. Adam had done a lot of research before buying his car so we went with his recommendation LOL. 

Got to the dealership and Pablo had pulled one from their huge inventory that resembled the one that was in transit. Oh gosh, I fell in love. This one had a few more bells and whistles than the other one. So you know what happens at car lots, we bought this one! We came to a decent price we think and we traded in the 2016 Patriot. Off we went in our new car!

We ran to our safe deposit box in Reno and got the pink for the Patriot then dropped it off at the dealership. 

We were spending the night in Carson as Ken had to be at the hospital at 0600 on Thursday. I had a couple of glasses of wine to celebrate. Ken couldn't have a beer though as he couldn't have any alcohol on Wednesday. 

Thursday morning we got to the hospital and got checked in. He was having a procedure to hopefully get him out of AFIB. About 1400 they called me that he was ready to go. He's out of AFIB so we're hoping it'll be much longer than with the paddles he's had done twice. The doctor ordered an angiogram for him and they called today with a date of March 19th. Great cardiology team over there! 

Instead of going home, we spent another night in Carson as the doctor recommended. 

Carson Tahoe is a beautiful hospital full of windows and
gorgeous views in every direction. 

I watched the weather change all day! 

This morning we took our time getting ready as we wanted to go to breakfast and then run to Costco at 1000. We were home by 1230. Unloaded the car and decided it's time to write a blog 😁

Happy 25th Anniversary Bryan and Cheryl! 

Bryan and Cheryl's new chicken house. So cute! 

Their new chicks for the chicken house! I love baby 

We'll be going next door for Happy Hour at 1700. 🍺🍷Let the weekend begin! πŸ˜‚