Monday, September 28, 2020

Been a while...

 

 

It has been a while... 


 

Wired some of my sunflower seed heads to the pine by the back patio. The  Chickadees made short work of them.  They are pretty cheeky little birds, and not afraid to have Willie and I out there watching.

 



Took a break from working on the hovel and went up the Columbia gorge for a few days salmon fishing with my BIL & SIL and another BIL.  Great couple of days, caught my limit both days! Thanks in no small measure to my BIL.

 

Second day was just my brother in laws and I, as my SIL wanted to stay at the house and can some of the salmon. She sent me home with canned salmon, and her great pickled asparagus to boot! 


Brought home a bunch of fresh salmon to share with another BIL & SIL, a niece & her husband, and a couple of neighbors. 

Not getting as much done around here as I would like.  Need a good swift kick in the backside.  

I'm increasing my walking/hiking. Chucker season is just around the corner, and I want to keep up.

Not too happy about the extra HOA fees that keep getting added on here. I've talked it over with my kids and it may be time for me to sell while the market and rates are good.  I think I have time if the election goes the way it should, otherwise if Biden is elected the market will go to hell.  Considering Idaho, Texas, and a couple other states.  


 

This needs to be my last move, she said tongue in cheek... 

 

30 comments:

  1. We're looking at Thompson Falls, MT. The huge hitch is our church.

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    1. Thompson Falls is about the size of town I'm looking for.
      It is hard to find a church that fits sometimes. I've been lucky in that most of the small towns where I've lived have had active churches.

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  2. And........that sure is a big fish

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    1. They guys were great for cleaning everyone's catch. Roe was saved for a friend of theirs. SIL & I vacuum sealed a lot and the big fillets we bagged for the plank cookers.

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  3. It's hard to catch salmon like that in Texas.

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    1. That is part of my hesitation about Texas. Here or Idaho I'm only a few hours away from my BIL & SIL and great fishing and hunting...

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  4. Nice to hear from you and see what you are up to. That is a huge fish!! I wish I like Salmon but afraid I don't. You are a free spirit and holding you down won't be a easy task.

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    1. Since there is no one to hold me down, I can fly (by the seat of my pants)...

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  5. Nice fish! Sorry about the HOA games, they DO seem to do that crap on a regular basis...

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    1. Circumstances at the time made it the best option to buy the hovel. I would never recommend an HOA, especially to someone ranch raise...lol

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  6. HOAs, A few people with too much time on their hands, IMO.

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    1. And that think they are way smarter than they are...

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  7. All dozen of the first things I said were in jest. I mean them, they just don't pass the test of life. I'd vote for Idaho. Understand, I've been a lot to both Texas and Idaho and I find I preferred Idaho. Texas is rapidly turning into California. As one who lived there for 30 years I think I can state affirmatively that they are about 2 years from turning into California. Austin was never a prize and yet they seem run everything, ...badly...into the sodding ground.

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    1. Please resubmit, it's making me crazy that I Can't find the dozen first things you said!
      Not looking at any metro or suburban areas, very much a small town country bumpkin.

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  8. Seems like so many states, including Arizona, are turning into California. Not sure where a person could go and escape that.

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    1. Looking to find a small town, that the hordes are not interested in. A real estate buddy is being a big help.

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  9. As my husband told me when we bought a place in South Central Montana about a year ago, " The same problems exist in CA, AZ, OR, WA, ID and MT--the only difference in MT is that there are fewer people so fewer of the problems are in your face daily. But it is COLD there and I mean bone-chilling cold.

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    1. Ron is right on! I can handle cold better than hot as I get older. But I haven't lived for any length of time in places that are that cold.
      Now would be the time to sell here, as rates are low and so is inventory...

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  10. Try looking at Utah, Colorado or New Mexico. I live in Arizona, which is turning into a suburb of californica.

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    1. Utah is on the short list.
      (my grandson likes the parks in Utah & wants to do his residency there when he is finished at UCDavis)
      Been to Colorado and New Mexico, not interested.

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  11. Idaho would be on my short list. Adrienne can tell you about the good points.

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    1. It's on my short list as well. My Sean lived and built a home just outside of Athol, and said he really liked it there. A cousin had a golf course there as well, so I have some input about that part of Idaho.

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  12. GREAT fish. Jealous. And never tried pickled asparagus, sounds tasty.

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    1. Yummy, nothing quite like fresh salmon that you caught yourself. My SIL got a good deal this spring while going through asparagus country and bought a case to can. It's good and spicy!

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  13. I am so jealous of your fresh salmon. What a bounty! I can't imagine paying homeowner's fees like that. I'd move too. Of course, I'm hoping the election goes to Biden, but may the best man win! My vote's already cast, so I've moved on to worry about other things.

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    1. The hovel was a needed place to live and the price was doable. It isn't a bad place, just not a good fit for someone that needs space and a small town.

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  14. No worry about hunting and fishing in Texas. Granted, there aren't any salmon here, but the redfish, trout, and flounder are great, and the various offshore opportunities are almost unlimited. Hunting's good, too. If you get tired of filling your freezer with venison, you always could branch out to alligator!

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    1. Ha! I just got you into my WordPress Reader, so I can keep up and find out where you land.

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  15. We have salmon here in the Land of the Badgers. Burbot, too, for Friday Fish Frys!

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    1. I had never heard of a Burbot. After a bit of research, it seems we have them (Burbot: fresh water cod) here as well. Who knew!

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