Thursday, January 4, 2018

Endings & Beginings...




Gett'n to be time to pack up and strike out on a new trail. 

Last year was a bit of a tough one, what with losing Dad to the great hunting grounds in the sky,  the estate problems with my brother (who I essential lost as well), and getting the house on the market.


The house is in escrow with closing the end of this month.


The estate online auction people have been here for two days photographing everything that is going on the auction block.   It was interesting to watch, they were very adept at putting together vignettes of items. They will catalog everything, and put the listings up on their website next week. Buyers have next week to make online bids through Thursday. On Saturday they can come to pickup their purchases under the supervision of the auction people. Oh my gosh, this is the way to go.  Beats the heck out of my trying to yard sale, ebay, craig's list all this stuff.


My daughter and grandson are bringing up the enclosed car trailer for me to put my things in. That way I don't have to rent a storage unit and be packing and unpacking things so much.  They will take Willie home with them to stay til I'm out of here. They love him and he likes being with their motley crew of dogs.  

I've no idea where I'll be setting up cowcamp next... but I'm doing fine. I'm blessed to have my health, and a great support system in my family and friends.




45 comments:

  1. So sorry about your brother. Feel blessed my sister and I have been through two estates and a long term nursing home situation without great drama.

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    1. WSF,
      Less drama would sure be nice, but it isn't the way things have gone here.
      You are indeed blessed!

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  2. Yard sales are the pits. I've got quite a few things that I'll probably take to auction instead of ebaying them. Mainly because I'm sick of packing stuff.

    Can't wait to see where you land, Brig.

    Your brother? Meh

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    1. Adrienne,
      Yard sales were fun once upon a time, before it became a nightmare of rude and thev'n people...
      I can hardly wait to see where I land, too!

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  3. Congrats on being in escrow! Let's hope your buyer is solid and it flies right through.

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  4. Sounds like a lot of material for your blog. I look forward to following your wanderings!

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    1. Cheri,
      Looking forward...there is the possibility that I've got a few good posts ahead.

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  5. Yea escrow!!
    New year, new beginnings.
    Moving is the pits, but I will be interested in hearing if the auction folks work as well as advertised. Keep us posted.

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    1. Suz,
      Yay!
      I've moved so many times, that if nothing else I've learned that (for me) my attitude is what makes or breaks the move. I choose to look at as an adventure.

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  6. Happy New Year!!! I hope things go smoothly this time for your house. I also hope you find a great place to live(-:

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    1. CiNdEe,
      Happy New Year to you & yours!
      Thanks!

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  7. *hugs* on your brother and father.
    Things sound like they are going good. Very happy for you. God bless.

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    1. LindaG,
      Thanks so much for the blessing.

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  8. Happy New Year, and happy new beginnings. You're so wise to have someone handling the estate auction online. It's a great way to simplify a very complex situation. I'm glad to hear that good word about your health, and glad you've got such great support. I know 2018 will be a better year for you.

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    1. shoreacres,
      Thank you for the well wishes.
      A friend told me about the estate auction people and they have been a mind saver.
      May your 2018 be a great one.

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  9. Keep blogging. I enjoy your spot on the internet.

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    1. BW Bandy,
      Back at you Bucko! I've enjoyed your back of beyond photos so much, please keep'm coming!

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  10. Best wishes for 2018! You are a Badger Friend, so will be in my thoughts.

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    1. SCOTTtheBADGER,
      Thanks and best wishes to you in this new year.

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  11. You are a very strong woman and I have no doubt that you will have a bright future ahead of you. Hope you will continue to include us.

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    1. Changes in the wind,
      I'm just me...
      I consider you all my extended family, so you are in this whether ya wannabe or not...lol

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  12. This time next year you'll be set up somewhere great, and feeling fine. An opportunity to keep the things you've found to be good, jettison those that aren't, and try some new stuff. Forward!

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    1. c w swanson,
      aah, thanks cw.
      I could use a few more pics of horses, cows, and wrangler butts to help me on my journey...

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  13. Good luck with the next cowcamp.

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    1. Nelly,
      Thank you, have an extra glass of that special wine for me!

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  14. Glad you got it taken care of and can start the new year with a clean slate. Hope your new year is a good one.

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    1. Rain,
      Hoping your new year is a good one, too.
      One never knows when an ol cowgirl might show up on their doorstep to simply give a friend a hug.

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  15. Hoping your next cowcamp brings you comfort, pleasure and enough challenge to make it interesting.

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    1. A Patti,
      Thank you for the kind words. We like challenges don't we!

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  16. Sounds like your new life is getting ready to blast off. Someday I'll tell you in private what I think about losing your brother.

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    1. I could add quite a bit too, Odie (but she already knows that.)

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    2. Odie, Yep, here's to exciting adventures ahead.
      Hopefully this year I will get the chance to meet you & that talented quilt lady who lets you live with her!

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    3. Adrienne,
      Yea, I know that, but don't let that hold you back, lett'r rip!

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  17. New year, new beginnings! Good luck with finding your next cowcamp!

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    1. Jenn,
      Thanks, I'm looking forward...

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  18. In the words of Elias McDaniel a.k.a. Bo Diddley, "Who do you love?". Go there.

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    1. Ed Long,
      Good advice.
      I can visit there and plan to as soon as snow is gone and the roads are open.

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  19. Thoughts and prayers. One door closes, another door opens...

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    1. Old NFO,
      Thanks.
      Yep and one book closes and another opens (waiting impatiently for your next grey man in the series).

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  20. New year, new beginnings, new YOU!
    Whatta ride!

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    1. Barbar Cat,
      New year, new beginnings, new adventures, same me...
      YeeHaw!

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  21. So glad things have worked out, despite the turbulence. Prayers are with you.

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    1. LSP,
      Thanks, please keep those prayers coming Padre, it ain't over yet!

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