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Wednesday, March 25, 2009


A lot went on since we last yacked.

Last week was a busy week getting all caught up with the shut ins. Making sure they had a weeks supplies.
of everything. Then getting the cats happy around here.
Then a untaking of getting a 3 day basket loaded with BRE's. Some of you cachers may know about
the one day BRE that goes with me on day hikes. Then a day of packing the 50 Ford with all the hi-tech
stuff. It look like I was moving. Tools, spare parts, luggage, and all.
All of a sudden it was Friday. The day started like any other day. Getting up, turn of the news and weather,
get something to eat, go on line and check the email. Feed the cats and put out their BRE's.
A little after 10am we set out to make a trip south.

Stopped at the rest area near Macon and eat out first meal out of the basket. Back on the road and
made one more stop near Tifton got gas and got two drinks, we had cold water, but got the drinks in place of having a snack.
After a 7 hour ride we were in Ocala Fl. That was our first long trip in the past 10 years. So we were tired
from setting in the car for a few hours. We checked in, then went and eat out. Called my buddies and told
where I am, found one geocache and went to bed early.

Saturday morning, we were up early since we went to bed early. About 7 we found the motel breakfast.
We had toast egg and bacon. We then rode over the silver springs. As soon as you turn in you have to
give seven dollars to park. We had been there many years ago when our son was just a boy. We had
took it all in back then, boat rides and the whole nine yards. This time, us being two old farts we were just
going to walk around and see how much it had changed over the years. Boy had it changed.
They had a gate, you have to give them 40.00 dollars a piece to get in. They called it a day pass
that will let you do anything there, including walk around. We said no thankyou and hit the road out of there

There was a big ole car show in town that we skipped due to cost and way too much walking and no
nobody could get out till it was over. So we rode around taking in the sites by car for most on the

The reason we were in Ocala was our V8 ford friends were in town to meet and greet. We had just been
names on the puter. We were going meet and display our cars Sunday at 10am till when ever.
Turn out that there was 15 or so of us at the same motel. So we all got together and went to eat at
Ruby Tuedays. We had a ball telling stories and enjoying each other in general. Then back to the motel
for a good nights sleep.

Sunday morning back to the motel breakfast. We all met in the parking with our cars at 9 am, and set
out to tour Ocala on our way to the park. I thought it would be sorta like a parade so people could see
the old cars going by. But the leader cranked it up to about 50mph in the 35 zones. Then when we
got on the wider streets with 45 limits we were high balling at 55 to 60mph. Here they come-there
they went. It was wild. We were at the park early.

We took lots of pictures, met a lot folks from all over the country. Sorry I don't remember many of
their names, but I do rember most of the cars LOL

For those that are still reading here is the url for some of my pictures,


After hot dogs and a lot of talking we left and drove north on the back roads.
We join I-75 at Perry Ga where we stayed Sunday night..

Monday after sleeping late we headed home to be welcomed by the cats.

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Friday, March 13, 2009

taking a long weekend.

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

What I did today.
I lay in bed for 30 minutes after I woke up.
I clean the shop and put the tools in their place. Charged up the batteries
to the drill and saws. I then watched "In the Heat of the Night" for my tv fix.
After lunch I went to Cedartown to visit my wifes sisters son, who had been in
the hospital. He is doing a lot better. Then we rode across the state line to Ala.
Came all the way back on country back roads. A quick supper when we got home.


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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What I did today.
First I got up. LOL
I started the day cleaning up the Fifty Ford, after driving it to Ellijay
yesterday. Then I watched Matlock for my TV fix.
Then I did all my bills, went to the bank, and post office.
After a late lunch I went to the cemetery and cleaned two family plots.
On the way back, stopped at a new bicycle shop, just to look around.
Back home raked leaves off driveway, talk with my caching buddy by phone
and then cooked pork chops, and bake taters for supper. This spring weather
has got me out and stirring around...


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Saturday, March 07, 2009

I am going to QUIT!

Well I am thinking strong about quiting, thats for sure.
I am working on this list as we speak, and I have QUIT some of them already!

Go ahead and read this message...read, enjoy and then QUIT!

Also, the message is a bit blunt at times, but sometimes you have to be.

It Is Okay To Quit! - Reality says there are a lot of things that we need to quit:

1) Quit arguing with people about the same old foolishness!

-Respect their position and keep it moving!

2) Quit telling people your secrets when you know they are not going to keep them!

-And if you keep telling them, then quit getting mad when they tell your secrets!

3) Quit trying to pull people on your journey who don't want to travel with you!

-Either they believe in you and value you ...or they don't!

4) Quit complaining about things you can't and won't change!

-I am not working on being a size 6 or a model...so instead of complaining about the weight charts, I negotiated with my doctor for a "comfortable weight for me." Forget the charts! I created my own "healthy weight!"

5) Quit gossiping about other people!

-Minding our own business should be a full time job!

6) Quit blaming each other for things that in the big picture aren't going to matter 3 weeks from now!

-Talk solutions...and then implement them!

7) Quit eating things you know are not good for you!

-If you can't quit...eat smaller portions! (I know...this is hard for me too!)

8) Quit buying things when we know we can't afford them!

-If you don't have self control, then quit going to the stores!

-Quit charging things, especially when you don't NEED them!

9) Quit staying in unhealthy relationships!

-It is not okay for people to verbally or physically abuse you! So quit lying to yourself!

-It is not okay to stay in the marriage for the children! Ask them and they will tell you that they really would prefer to see you happy and that the misery you and your spouse/partner are living with is affecting them!

10) Quit letting family members rope you into the drama!

-Start telling them you don't want to hear it!

-Quit spreading the drama!

-Quit calling other relatives and telling them about your cousin or aunt! Go back to #5 - minding your own business should be enough to keep you busy!

11) Quit trying to change people! IT DOESN’T WORK!

-I am still working on this because I really see a world of possibilities for others and try to convince them to see and want differently for themselves!

-Quit cussing people out when you know that they are just being the miserable and jealous people that they are!

12) Quit the job you hate!

-Start pursuing your passion

-HINT: find the job that fuels your passion before you quit!

13) Quit volunteering for things that you aren't getting any personal fulfillment from anymore!

-Quit volunteering for things and then failing to follow through with your commitment!

14) Quit listening to the naysayers!

-Quit watching the depressing news if you are going to live in the doom and gloom of it all!

15) Quit making excuses about why you are where you are or why you can't do what you want to do!

16) Quit waiting on others to give you the answers...and start finding the answers for yourself!

If what you are doing isn't working for you...then quit it!

-Quit settling and start making your dreams a reality!

-Quit being afraid and START LIVING YOUR LIFE!

CREATE THE LIFE YOU WANT! If you want something different than what you have had in the past...you must quit doing what you have done before, and DO something different!

JUST QUIT IT and START DOING something to create the experience you want!

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Sunday, March 01, 2009

It is a very sad day for me.
all time favorite geocachehas passed away. Sad Sad Sad!!!

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