Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Stop sign....dead end.

All my life I just jump behind the wheel an' head on off down the road. Go a hunnert mile a hour most times (speed limit or less). Weren't many times I would get all worried bout break'n down somewheres out in the middle nowheres. But that's happened a few times in my journeys too. But I'm a fix it up kind of guy, I can fix most anything. It's been a hard road but a well traveled road. It's call the "road of life" in case you're wonder'n.

The last few years, bout 2 or 3 I been go'n down a straight road with no turns to go see stuff or to go visit a old friend or anything like that. It's just a straight road. Lately I can see what appears to be a stop sign at the end of the road an' there ain't nowheres to turn around. Ain't no left turn an' ain't no right turn. A dead end.

I been think'n bout that for a bit now, that da gum stop sign. Had me a few episodes where I thought it was the end of the line. But I pulled through, not with fly'n colors but pulled through none the less.
I know my days are get'n short with all this stuff what ails me, but I'm think'n I done did my thing an' there ain't no reason to give it much thought.

Ok, I need to get off this subject an' talk bout some other stuff. Ya wanna hear bout my aches an' pains? Pass on that one too. Oh wait.....last week I cancel my back doctor appointment. It was just a follow up an' I figgered it weren't worth the ride over there just to tell him my pain level an' stuff like that. Yesterday I gets a phone call. From a nice lady tell'n me my doctor ordered me a TENS unit thingy. I had already told the doctor I didn't want one.....but there it is, wait'n for me to get instructed how to use the damn thing. I'm gonna try to cancel the thing. I've used them before an' the only relief I got was when I had it crank up on a thousand volts zap'n hell out them muscles back there. Anyhows????

Ha ha, the "billy jeep". I was gonna fix that a/c as soon as I got the gasket (O rings) kit. Got that sucker almost 2 week ago an' that a/c still don't work. Ya see, I just ain't got me no energy to go out there an' work on the damn thing. Now the temps are up in the mid 90's an' that's get'n on the warm side.....makes sweat run down in yer eyes an' ya cain't see shit. Work'n on a car a/c ya got to see shit.
I rekon I aughter just put my shoes on an' go out there an' suffer it out.

Hot damn, I done invent me another recipe. Everbody knows how to make a pan of chop up chicken gravy....pour it over fresh baked biscuits or toasted bread. Well, I was sit'n here an' got to think'n, that chicken gravy sure would be good over some noodles. Ha, I ain't got no noodles. But I do got me a package of Korr Pasta Sides....chicken flavor. I like that shit with chop up chicken gizzards....yum yum. Anyhows, I brew up the chicken gravy.....damn it tastes good like a sum-a-gum. And I brew up a pan of the Korr stuff. They taste different from each other. How bout mix them in one pan? Holey cows, you talk some good eat'n.....buttered corn on the side.

Have ya ever been somewheres where you ain't the least bit happy? Happy does matter ya know. Well lately that's just how I feel. I suppose that if'n I didn't have all these health issues an' get'n older than dirt, I would be back in Texas try'n my darndest to be happy. But that ain't the case. I am happy that I am well took care of by my son Robert, "yo mama" an' HIL Harry. But my heart is back in Texas.

I got me another son an' daughter in Texas, along with another 5 grandbabies. It's been way way to long since I've seen them.....an' I miss hell out them. I'm probly on Obama's no fly list from the things I posted on social media, so I doubt I could fly to Texas for a visit. I'm also skeered to fly again after the last time. Anyhows, I sure would like to see my son, daughter an' grankids.

In answer to a question in the comments.....NO, I did not got to the family camp'n trip. Sit'n in a chair for a camp'n trip is not what I call fun. But they did send lots of photos. Ha, just like I was there with 'em.

Ok, I got to get off here. Maybe I'll find something to do.....RIGHT!!!!

Oh Oh, blog didn't update on other blogs....try again....

And again.....

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Another day, spend a hand full of $$$$

Ha ha, I don't much feel like do'n this, but I'm gonna do it anyhows. Just 'cause I can an' so's I don't have to listen to everbody say'n..."where's Billy Bob". Please don't take that wrong an' thing I don't love ever one of ya, It just sounded good.

So, what's been go'n on for the last couple days? Well, yesterday I brewed me up a pan of sloppy Joe mak'ns, an' here come Robert...."Are ya ready for your tacos"? Oh hell ya, I love tacos. But I eat way too much. When it was time to break out the chocolate ice cream, I was still full of tacos.

Yesterday I had me a few areas what feel better than the days before. One stomach med I been tak'n I take at night. On the bottle it plainly states, take 1 hour before eating. Well I'm not gonna eat at 2am so's a couple days ago I started tak'n the med in the morn'n. Not certain, but I'm think'n I should have been tak'n it in the morn'n all along. Stomach feel a mite better.

This morn'n....or was it early afternoon, I goes outside to check out the a/c on the "billy jeep". It were pretty low on refrigerant, but I got enough in it to find a "new" leak. Auto parts stores do NOT sell "o" ring gasket kits for a/c compressors. But you ain't never gonna guess who does. Amazon....it's ordered an' on the way. Maybe bout 3 days or so.

You ain't gonna believe this dad gum cat. He's done let everbody know, he's a outside cat an' there ain't nobody gonna tell him to come inside until HE is ready. Only time he come in the house is when he wants a bite to eat or a head rub'n. Then pooooof, out the door he go.

I rekon I'm gonna have to make me a visit to a doctor bout my swolled up feet. This is happen'n way too much. Something must be wrong. Last night they hurted like hell, but this morn'n they don't feel so bad. Go figger!!!

Wil, I got me a idea for a new project, Just something to get me off my lazy ass....buttocks, if'n ya wanna be PC bout it.

Not for Sadie May, she lives in "Sally da house" with air condition. Robert has 2 big dogs and 2 small dogs. Think'n they might use this.

RunNRose....and Dizzy Dick....in answer to your question, yes I am kin to my son Daniel and my daughter Angela. Ain't we purty??? Angela's wedding.

Granddaughter Kaitlyn.

Just in case ya don't know, this is how a father giv'n his daughter away should dress like.
 Scooby Doo an' hollerweeen socks. Daughter would not allow me to wear white tennies.

A special thanks to TROUBLEnTExAS and MsB. We been hang'n out together from way back in 2008. Both have visited me in different campgrounds where we had some pretty dern good conversations. I sure do miss these girls. One day MsB, I hope I am able to treat you to that Taco Bell treat I promised you.

The rest of my followers, your are super special to me also.

Oh shit, I got all sentimental. I better get off here fore I say something stupit.
Love all my followers.

Monday, June 6, 2016

This quick sand is eat'n me alive....up to my neck.

Ok already, I'll try to write something.
As each day passes by, I sit here in front my computer an' try to think of something interesting I could say. It's a dead end road an' have ya ever try to turn a motorhome around on a dead end road? I just said that 'cause it remind me....the time.

Ya see, I was travel'n along the highway an' I was get'n low on fuel. I see a gas station so's I leave the interstate, go down the access road bout a block an' I pulls in. Fuels up an' I point "Sally da house" at the access road. Oh shit, I done forget which way I pulled in. Right or left. So's I turns right. Something don't look right, these houses weren't here before. I had turn the wrong way, an' now I got to turn around.

I see's a street. A couple right turns an' I will be back go'n the right direction. Blinker on, I make my turn. Oh shit, there's a sign star'n me in the face...."DEAD END". At the end of the street is a small warehouse of some kind with a rather small parking lot. Have ya ever tryed to turn a motorhome pull'n a toad around in a rather small parking lot? I'm right at 58 feets long an' the park'n lot is 40 feets wide with only one exit. I lock the steer wheel on the toad an' do me some go forward an' go backards until I am back on the dead end road.....in the right direction.

Leonard has been do'n a lot of hunt'n. Bring'n his catch in "da house" for me to see. I throws it in the trash can. As soon as the sun goes down an' Leonard can no longer see, he's out exploring until the wee morn'n hours. I'm gonna rekon Leonard weighs right in the neighborhood of bout 12 to 14 pounds. Damn cat eats too much. An' he sheds hair all over the place. No fleas yet that I can see. 

Health issues ain't no better. Sometimes breath'n is a issue. Damn smokes. Still have a pain in the right hip, but I done give up on fix'n it. But then again, it ain't near as bad as before. Maybe get me another shot in it. Not shot, ablation. Kill the nerves again.
The new medication the stomach doctor put me on ain't do'n it's thing. Back to not eat'n much an' a few pains ever once in a while. Gonna have to go have another talk with her. Not eat'n full meals make me have no energy. Get dizzy....shit like that. 

Feet are back to swell'n up. Have no idea what's caus'n it. But it will have to wait till I get some other stuff took care of. Ha, like I'm get'n a lot took care of.

The left side L3, L4 an' L5 (not the F3, F4, F5 like I said...thanks for the correction) shots I got not long ago seem to be work'n fine. No lower back pains to speak of.

Ok, no more talk bout health issues. The weather here in Georgia has been almost perfect. Low to mid 60's at night an' highs in the upper 80's to low 90's daytime. These people over here say it's HOT. Ha, just wait till it actually gets hot....then what they gonna do? 

Ok, I got my Georgia driver license. For 8 years. Probly be the last one I will ever have to get. I'm now a resident of Georgia....rather I like it or not. Question, did I already tell you this? Ok, I just check, no I didn't. Went to change the "billy jeep" to Georgia plates. Nope, they won't do it until my insurance card say Georgia on it. And, it's gonna cost me $250 for the first year. Some kind of tax thingy. I can imagine how much it's gonna cost to register "Sally da house". 

Speak'n of the "billy jeep", the a/c fix didn't work. I either got another leak or the new "o" ring didn't hold. Back to the draw'n board. Guages, a can of freon an' try to find the leak. But not today.
Wait a minute, I didn't even tell ya bout the a/c repair on the billy jeep"....damn. But anyhows, I'm working on the a/c for the "billy jeep". 

I been mak'n arrangements to pay off "Sally da house", but I ain't got it done yet. What the hell I gonna do when I don't make a loan payment no more? Celebrate an' go to Taco Bell for some tacos? Due to the age of "Sally", I'll crop comprehensive coverage and save me a few bucks on insurance. 

Ok, this is long enough. Nobody  likes to read long ass blog posts. See ya next time.

Oh my God, I almost forget to tell ya, my youngest son Daniel got married.


Sunday, May 15, 2016

Yup, It's me

I'm gona take a moment to see if'n I can think of something to say. May not be much, but then again, it may be a full page ad.

I rekon I better start with my health issues 'cause I'm sure everbody wants to know. It's been so long since I last posted that I don't 'member if'n I tole you bout the 3 shots in the F3 F4 an' F5 on the right side my lower back. Ya see, I was beginn'n to get me some lower back pains again. The radiofrequency ablation nerve killer last Aug. worked, but the nerves are regenerating. The doc says...."well hell, let's shoot them again". Those shots lasted a few days an' all a sudden I get me some lower back pains in the left side. Left side shots were ordered an' last Friday, he shoot me up. I'm do'n pretty dad gum good, but not pain free.

Went an' visit with my stomach doctor the other day. Damn I like that woman. She look in my eyes an' do some press'n on my belly an' says..."I see you in a year". She answered a couple questions I wanted to ask an' back to "da house". Oh wait, no we didn't. We went to Ace Hardware....just look'n round. Didn't buy a thing. Then we went to Dollar general so's I could get me some coffee. Then we go back to "da house".

For the last few days, I been feel pretty good. But a week ago I thought I was dead. That was till Leonard that damn cat jump up on my back an' dig his claws in. That's when I knowed I was alive.
I was hav'n dizzy spells for bout a week. Feet swelled up again, but went back down. Charlie, Robert's dog, jump up on me on the couch an' leave a big ol' bruise on my arm. Think I'll live thru that one. Damn dog.

'Member last year when I buy "yo mama" a big red wagon? Well, it was left out in the weather and begun to rust....the paint was com'n off. I figgered to spray some automotive undercoating on it. Well that didn't work out....ALL the paint was peel'n off. You ain't never gonna guess what the old Billy Bob did next. I yanked all the wheel stuff a' the steer handle off that thing an' throws the red bed in the dumpster. Builded her a wooden one and reinstall all the stuff I took off. Painted it with the undercoating. Now she got a big ol' black wooden wagon.

The leak stuff I put in the "billy jeep" is work'n. How long I don't know. And, the code in the computer, after I reset it, came back. Hope the hell I don't have to buy a new computer for the car. Shoot, that cost almost as much as the car is worth.

The weather has been absolutely beautiful....with a little rain now an' then. Today is a bit on the cool side at 71 degs. Oh yeah, got down to 46 last night. Damn, it's winter time again.....where my trusty Mr Heater?

Shoot, I ain't got no other news to talk bout. I ain't builded nuttin. Ain't did nuttin excit'n. Ain't got no plans to do nuttin excit'n neither. Oh wait, maybe I do. Theses a family camping trip planned by the kids an' grandkids for Memorial day weekend. Don't know for sure if'n I'm gonna go or not. Think'n not, but that could change. Ya see, I would be the only old person there an' I ain't got nobody to talk to. Just sit in a chair with a cup of coffee an' pout. That's no fun. I would rather sit at home with a fresh cup, watch some tv, slam some keys on the computer an' pout a bit.

Ok, I'm out of here. Hope to post more often under better circumstances. You know, like feel'n happy, big smiles an' run round the block a few times. Ha ha....next...

Friday, April 29, 2016

Still alive....an' kick'n

When ya climb that last mountain, an' your bucket list is now empty, there are no more mountains to climb. When I reached the peak of that mountain I had forfilled my last dream. I reached inside my bucket an' the damn thing was empty. "What ya gonna do now Billy Bob"?

That last mountain was a few years back, something like bout 5 years when I left Deming, NM for the last time. All that was left was to just ride around an' look at things, stay in one spot for extended stays...dread the thought of "on the road again". After 13 years I'm think'n I did a pretty good job.

But....as I began to desend from that last mountain top, I took a few falls. Each fall bringed on another fall until I said to hell with it....if'n I make it to the bottom in one piece, I've had a good life.

Ok, that water leak in the heater core of the "billy jeep" is fixed. Well not really fixed, but temporally fixed. I put a jug of radiator stop leak in that sucker (Bars leak). That should hold me for bout a year if'n I don't drive it over 5 mile a week. Speak'n of driv'n it, I ain't drive it a good 6 months. There is still a "code" in the computer an' it gonna cost bout $500 to fix it. I ain't bout to walk home if'n that sucker dies out on the road somewheres. Like Walmart or something like that.
Ha ha
Oh, did I mention bout the a/c in the "billy jeep"? Grrrrrrr....that sucker ain't got the first ounce of refrigerant in the system. A leak. I'm a a/c guy so I gonna throw my guages on that thing, put in a can of freon, inject some ultraviolet leak indicator in there an' fire it up for a bit. Probly 2 cans of freon so's the low pressure switch will kick in.....think'n $$$$. Then break out my uv light thingy an' see where the leak is at. Then fix that sucker.

I mentioned before that the SI nerve kill'n did a wonderful job on the hip pains. Then while I was fix'n up the couch, mov'n the destop an' bring'n the couch back in "da house", my back an' hip began to hurt again. I goes to the doctor an' he inject some stuff in F3, F4 an' F5. Last bout 2 weeks. Yesterday I goes to the doc again, an' he inject somemore that stuff in there. Supposed to last bout 6 to 8 months. Then he says come back in 2 weeks, we gonna inject some on the left side where a new pain showed up. *think bout fall'n down that mountain*. This morn'n I don't feel much pains.

I've pretty much made the decision to apply for residency in Georgia. As much as I hate the idea. I was look'n at their rules an' holy crap, I got to get a lot of stuff together. As hard as I try, I got to have a birth certificate to prove that I am a living US citizen an' not a illegal. That's for driver license. Shoot, illegals get driver licenses with NO papers at all. Good ol' US of A......yeeeee haa!!!

Anyhows, I got on the internet night for last an' order my birth thingy. It will be here this afternoon. Now that's what I call super faaaast for a government agency. Last time I had to get my birth thingy, it took over two weeks to get it. Now all I got to do is listen for the UPS guy to show up. "Sadie Mae, bark when he get here". Ha ha, just check UPS tracking....it's on the truck for delivery.

There ain't really been no good news to post bout the old Billy Bob. It's just been a "sit on yer ass" couple weeks here. I cancelled my hernia surgery cause I don't like needles an' stuff. The hernia don't bother me at all an' the doc said it was OK to wait. Ha, how freak'n long is it OK to wait?

Ok, I'm gonna go sit outside an' sip me up a cup....do some think'n. See ya all laters.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Where have ya been Billy Boy, where have ya been charming Billy????

This is gonna be short. I betcha you heard me say that before an' then read for the next 14 hours of Billy Bob stuff.

Well let's start ff with a couple doctor appointments. I went to my back doctor an' he stick this big ass needle in my lower back. I was think'n it was gonna be just one shot, but he give me three. Inject some shit in there to help relieve some pain. Ha, it worked....but for just a short while. More on that later.
Now let me tell ya bout the nice nurse lady, or what ever. She come in to the little room where they ask me all kind of questions, take my blood pressure....stuff like that. She prepares to place a needle in my hand veins for the sedation stuff. By the tone of her voice and some the stuff she was say'n...."no Mr Billy Bob, I'm gonna place this big ass needle in the vein I choose....not your choice". Not think'n, I says to her..."I don't think I trust you". Big mistake Billy Bob....she hurt the hell out me. An' poooof, she was gone, just like that.

The next day, I goes off to the hernia doctor. He does some push'n here an' push'n there...."Yep, you got a hernia". I asks him all the questions I had wrote down an' he answer 'em all. Yes he can do local anesthesia with sedative. He says I don't HAVE to have surgery right now but he recommends it, as do all hernia doctors. I ain't yet decided if'n I will or if'n I won't. Ya see, with my age an' some risk with my health issues an' not know'n how much longer I'll live, I'm think'n maybe I'll wait. He says it may be years before I have complications....if any at all.

Then me an' Robert goes to Walmart. I'm gonna go buy me something to eat. We got us a couple more aisles to complete my shop'n....my back begins to pain me. I gotta git out of here. It's been hurt'n ever since.

Remember I was tell'n ya bout replac'n my awning material? Well, it arrived a couple three days ago. Me an Robert was sit'n out on the deck yesterday an' we decided to unwind the spring tension on the roller an' change the material another day. Well, we undo that tension so fast we still got a ton of sunshine left. We changed the material an' did the adjustments. Awning is finished.
 Big picture 'cause I'm proud of our work. Ha, looks just like any other awning you will see on a RV.

I'm at a complete loss as to what I'm gonna do. I'm think'n that my travel days are finished an' I need a place to live. I got two choices if'n I want to be close to family. Georgia an' Texas. My older children (5 of 'em) live in Georgia an' my younger ones (two) live in Texas. The two in Texas have no place available to park a big ass motorhome in their yard an' they are very busy with their lives. Watch'n over me 24 hours a day is next to impossible. Now here in Georgia, parked in "yo mama's" yard an' son Robert liv'n in the downstairs apartment, I have continuous "look after me". Get me anything I need, drive me to doctor appointments.....free eat 'em ups yum yum, all that good stuff.
Ok, I don't like Georgia, I like Texas. So what do ya do? I have applications to change residency to Georgia....man boy howdy, you wouldn't believe the hassle. But I ain't done nuttin bout fill'n 'em out yet. Decisions decisions.....!!!!

We finally got us some air condition weather. Be in the lower 80's this week. Ha ha, gonna sweat my ass off an' then complain "it's too hot". That's the way it works in a spoiled society. Too hot....too cold.

Ok, I'm gonna leave ya wonder'n "what's Billy Bob gonna do?" until next time.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Short an' to the point

Ok Barney, your followers miss you and want you to come back home with your blog.

I ain't been feel worth a crap for the last 4 or 5 days.....closer to a freak'n week. When I was do'n all that strenuous heavy lift'n an' stuff to make repairs to the couch an' reinstall it back in "Sally da house", I'm think'n I did something to my lower back....again. An' it was feel'n sooo good until I did that shit.
My energy level is so low I can hardly open up a can of Campbells Chicken Noodle soup. Seriously, I ain't got enough energy to do nuttin. But....today I feel a little bit better. So we'll see how that works out.

I want you lookie here. UPS just delivered the brand spank'n new awning material. And...."mama nature" just deliver rain for the next few days. That cold front has passed an' warmer weather on the way. Did I tell ya it got down to 31 degs a few nights ago?  Anyhows, I cain't wait to install the new awning material. "Be careful them springs Billy Bob, they can hurt ya".

Couple more days to get that injection in L5 of my lower back. Hope it does some good. Then the next day (friday), I got to be to the hospital to meet up with the hernia doctor. At freak'n 8:30 in the morning. 8:30 in the morn'n I ain't even finish half a cup of coffee. I'm gonna rekon they gonna do a bunch of test an' shit on me, be'n that early in da morn'n. You watch, the first thing they gonna do is suck a quart of blood out me when all they need is a couple drops.

Dad gum Leonard bringed another bird wing in "da house". I done tole him to leave them birds be, but he don't listen to what I says. I rekon if'n ya got a cat, ya also got a bunch of dead birds. But why the hell does he have to bring 'em in the house for me to clean up? Do ya remember the little humm'n bird he bringed for me to see? Sure am glad he didn't kill it.

Bout them meds I was talk'n bout that has dizzy side effects. I still ain't took one yet. But I'm think'n bout it just to see how dizzy they make me. I DO need 'em ya know.

Speak'n of meds. You shoulda see how many bottles I throwed in the dumpster. Side effects suck.

Ok, that bout it for this visit. See ya laters.