April 20, 2021

The Countdown Continues

I thought the Aerostat was going to be launched this morning for only the 2nd time since January 20th, but it never did. Not a border patrol plane but a good way to look at the border I guess. He flew over the house this morning. Date to pick up the VW was confirmed yesterday, Directv disconnect and install scheduled today on the phone for May 7th. Hounds and the dog's medical shot record printed out and in briefcase as well as my letters of credit from each utility company in hopes of eliminating any deposits required for setting up new service. Things are right on schedule. The border "incidents" continue locally on a daily basis. It is really amazing how this place has changed so quickly.

April 16, 2021

Henry Visits His Mom

I always told the breeder, Michelle at Out West Bassets that I would bring Henry back for visits. This week was the plan since I am now moving in 12 days. I also wanted to see how he rode in the RAV4 compared the passenger seat and floorboard of the Tacoma. He was smaller then and I found out yesterday really quick after we left that he is so long that he has to ride in back. As he will ride with Stella on the way to the Midwest.

April 12, 2021

A Hike Behind The House

With all the exciting activity the hounds and the dog had on Sunday, they were in the dream state of sleep very early Sunday night. In fact when I turned off the lights to head to bed, not one of them moved. I left them there to sleep in the dark. 

April 11, 2021

From The Patio This Weekend

Not much to say tonight. I pulled the Nikon off the shelf to take the photos for this post. That is the Aerostat that Biden grounded in December. It was back in the air for a short time on Saturday. Maybe a test run if he changes his mind on using cameras on the border. I had a lot of different animals pass the house in back today and you can see it was a pretty laidback Sunday for the hounds and the dog.

April 09, 2021

Stella & Henry Go Walking

The sunrise was much much better than this photo shows. I guess it's hard to keep the camera steady so soon after waking up and before having coffee. The day started early though, 3:52am as the dog next door was outside barking at something. I was told last weekend all their dogs sleep in the bedroom with the door closed. Guess not all the time. I did not hear any coyotes, so not sure what had irritated the dog, but he was barking his ass off in the 'attack mode'. Needless to say, I never really got back to sleep.

April 06, 2021

Changes Around The Area

The weather is not the only thing changing around here. I have mentioned a few of the changes in recent posts but those issues continue on a daily basis and they don't show up on your tv news, your local papers but they do on Facebook. There are different local groups I have joined for this area that not only spread the word, they take live video so there is little no doubt what is going on. Yet I caught myself re-analyzing my thought process these past few months, making the decision to move. I wondered if I had overblown the facts I had used or what I have been told. After watching some live interviews with the Cochise County Sheriff late yesterday, along with some live camera feeds ... I knew as much as I hate leaving this area that I have made the correct decision for me, the hounds and the dog.

April 02, 2021

Moving Progress Made

It might not look like we are making progress with our moving plans but the past few days things have been pretty busy and we have locked into dates where things are going to happen. Just like when I moved out here, everything is falling into place when it needs to happen. No hangups or conflicts. I am down to just waiting for the end of April to show up before my next thing on the 'to do' list.