Thursday, January 13, 2011

Walter Cronkite!

Today has been great. This morning we received news that Rex is not paralyzed and he was able to move his arms, legs, fingers and toes, but he still has a long way to go to recovery, so please keep saying those prayers for him.

This morning around ten-thirty Ellen and Charlie Cooper came over to show me their 1978 GMC Midas "fixer-upper" motor home and I bought it! And it hardly cost me any money at all and I am so excited about it, because a little over a month ago, a friend called me up and out-of-nowhere tells me that she wanted to buy my Space Ship, because she loved it and she had to have it, so after discussing it with Ben, Tony and Jon—I sold it to her! Then I got mildly depressed about selling my beautiful Space Ship that I had fixed up, because I loved her and missed her, and that is why I didn't tell you about selling her. And since then I have been looking to buy another cheaper-than-cheap RV—that I could fix up.

So, yesterday when Charlie, Tone and I were visiting inside the trailer, I mentioned to him that I was looking for another cheap, old RV to renovate and decorate, Charlie says, "Ellen and I have one for sell, but it's definitely a fixer-upper and needs some tender loving care and it's really cheap..." And my face lit up like a Christmas tree when he told me the low price and the rest is history. Here is a picture of my new Space Ship, which I am seriously thinking about painting pink.

After Charlie parked my Space Ship for me, because I don't know how to backup anything, he and Ellen took off for Medina to go meet some friends for lunch, so that's when I fixed lunch for Tony and me. And I must admit that I talked Tony's ear off, about my upcoming Space Ship renovating plans, throughout our entire meal. Then we took off for Kerrville.

Our first stop was at Wolfmueller's Books to see Sandy and Jon. After I told them how excited I was about my new Space Ship, they told us that they will be Judges with T. and me for my cookbook contest! And before leaving their bookstore we unanimously decided to invite Mari to be one of the Judges, too! Then we took off for the Kerrville pound to rescue Cowboy and Buddy, because they were scheduled to be put-down tomorrow.

The minute we met Buddy, a friendly German Shepherd / Basset Hound cross and Cowboy a beautiful Border Collie mix with a blue eye and a brown eye, we fell in love with them. After signing off on their paperwork we put the happy dogs inside Trigger and took off for Hoegemeyer's Animal Clinic to get them neutered, shots and anything else that they needed.

As Tone drove Trigger, these two sweet, one year old dogs kept kissing us on the face and by the time Tony parked Trigger in front of Hoegemeyer's Animal Clinic, I had renamed Buddy—Walter, because he reminded me of the late, Walter Cronkite on the CBS Evening News.

After we dropped off Walter and Cowboy at Hoegemeyers we headed home and since T. was my captive audience—all I talked about was my Space Ship project.

P.S. Mari, please let me know if you will help us judge my soup cookbook contest! I promise it will be easy and fun and I cannot wait for you to read or if you already have—Karin's "kraut problem in Germany," Dogmom's (Mary) "fostering program for wayward dogs in Kansas" and Garnet's "trying to teach her husband Sandy that soups are not just appetizers before eating a hamburger with fries" reasons why they think they should win the cookbook, posted at the bottom of last night's post—they are hilarious! 

Y'all have a great evening!


Mari of the NoMads said...

Ok, Nancy, I am punping iron and running windsprint as preparation to be fit enough to judge the cookbook contest! Since I want to do a good job, is there anything else I need to do to get ready for the noble and challenging (can I add FUN?) task at hand?

cousin nancy said...

Hi Mari! I am glad that you are pumping iron and running windsprints, because I'm sure the heck not doing it, because I burned out keeping last year's New Years resolution.

Judging the contest will definitely be fun for all of us and challenging, but I am not sure about it being so noble, because people are starting to try to bribe me and I'm getting tempted. : )