Tuesday, November 14, 2017

We Are No Longer RVers



Our motorhome has new owners. They took ownership of it today.  They are probably reading through all the manuals and trying out all the remotes right now.  It is overwhelming how many manuals and remotes it has.  Mom thinks she may have accidentally left our Dish remote in it.  We don't need it because we no longer have Dish and we know they have Direct TV, so if it is there, they will just toss it. It is better than when we sold our house. She left her robe on the back of the door.  Dad saw it but didn't tell her. She is still upset with Dad for not telling her it was there. Anyway, it is really strange that another family has moved into our motorhome.  Another dog could be on my couch.  I don't even want to think about that.

We have not moved into our actual rental yet. We are in the one next to it.  We are beginning to think it is not going to happen. We are still waiting for the countertops to be installed.  Mom saw the condo again today and it needs countertops, a sink, outlet covers and lots of cleaning.   It really doesn't matter now if we get to move into it.  We moved here to see if we liked living here and we don't like it, we LOVE IT.  We also wanted to get the RV sold and that is done.  We are now getting ready to make an offer on a condo to buy.  We hope that happens this weekend. Mom is so scared that someone is going to buy it.  It will be nice to be settled in our own place again.  It will take a little while to get it fixed up the way we want it, but that is okay.  The first thing the folks are going to buy is a bed.  They want a bed that doesn't sink in the middle.  BOL!  I think they may buy another Sleep Number.  That is what we had in the RV and they liked it.

We definitely love our view.

Do you know what I did on Sunday?  I went island hopping!  We drove to the end of Galveston Island and then paid $2 to cross the bridge to go to another island.  We then drove to the end of that island. We couldn't go any further because the road ended at the water. We got out and walked around and watched people fish.  We then got back in the car and drove back to our island. 

Mom's favorite shell.  It is prettier in person. The base of it is shiny.
We love to watch the sunrise each day.
Can you believe that next week is Thanksgiving?  Mom is going to fix a turkey but probably not on Thanksgiving. The folks have reservations at a seafood/Thanksgiving buffet.  I hope Mom doesn't forget to bring something home for me.

Joey,
The Greyhound Who Thinks The Beach Is The Best

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Still Loving The Beach

We are loving living here!  Mom and I take a morning walk on the beach each day.  It is our favorite time of day.  We walk 1.5 miles.  I always think that I can go further, but it is a good thing that Mom pays attention because I am dragging by the time we get back.  We have taken afternoon and evening walks too, but I can't do those every day.  It is just too tiring for me.  We took an evening walk with Dad last Sunday and that was fun. There were lots of tourists on the beach.


This past weekend was the Lone Star Rally. It is motorcycle rally.  It was LOUD!  Mom moved my bed away from the patio door because the noise was getting to me.  I actually stayed in the bedroom quite a bit because it was much quieter.  In the evenings, the folks sat on the balcony and watched the bikers go by.  Many of them had lights on their bikes, so that was fun to see.  I did sit out from time to time with them.  The folks went to the rally on Saturday. They rode the trolley to it.  Mom said it was obvious that they didn't fit in.  Dad wore his camo shorts and Mom had a blue and white polka dot shirt.  She said she should have worn black and she would have fit in better.  They ate lunch at Willie G's which is a seafood place.  Unfortunately, they do not have a lunch menu on the weekends, so it was quite pricey for lunch.

On Sunday, the folks looked at a condo in this building that they are interested in buying.  It will be really small.  It will be as big as the RV.  We are used to small spaces though. Tiny houses are the in thing, right?  LOL  It is probably bigger than some New York apartments.  The folks have been thinking about it for a while and have some plans to make it work for us. The price and the lower HOA fees make it attractive.  It is on the second floor and we are on the fourth.  Mom thought the motorcycles would be extremely loud from that condo, but they weren't.  The patio door in that unit is much better.  Our door doesn't seal and the noise and air do not stay out.   We will see what happens with that condo.

The view from the condo on the 2nd floor.

Another photo fo the view.


The RV may have a buyer.  We are waiting to find out if they are approved for a loan.

There is always something going on at the beach.

We found this written on the beach.
We almost stepped on this guy.

I was exhausted Saturday night!
Mom and I went to Petsmart today. She wanted to find a collapsible water bowl for me to take on our walks.  They didn't have one.  We will have to order one online.  Mom has been carrying a bag with a water bowl and a bottle of water.  She is thinking of getting a fanny pack type thing to hold everything.    We stopped at McDonald's for lunch.  Yum!  Yes, she is still losing weight, but we go out from time to time and she orders something like a McDouble instead of a Big Mac.  It works.

Joey,
The Greyhound Who Thinks The Elevator Is A Great Invention

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Double Digits Baby!!!

Today is my birthday.  I hit the big 1-0!  It is really something special because I am the first grey in this household to do that.



I was all ready to head to the beach to kick off my birthday, but it is a rainy day.  We are going to try for an afternoon walk on the beach instead.  I love my beach walks!

Since it is my birthday and today is all about me, I thought I would share a few photos of yours truly.

My first Halloween as a retiree, 2011.

I added a coat and now I kind of look like George Washington. BOL!
I have worn this costume several times at Halloween and also RV events. 

My cool dude look.  This was in 2012.
Enjoying my couch! 2017


Enjoying life at the beach!

Life is good, don't you think?

Joey,
The Greyhound Who May Be Getting A Hamburger To Celebrate Turning 10

End of March - More Condo Updates

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