Monday, March 28, 2016

No Winter

And here I was all worried about another hard winter.
It never snowed, it never iced up and we were not stuck in the house for days on end.
All that has happen the last two or three years and I was not looking forward to another one. This year, yea it was cold a couple of days and we even had a month where we ran the heaters at night, but other than that, summer time is among us now.

Yes I have been busy. Not so much on the house or anything productive so to speak, but busy nevertheless.
For my birthday in February I bought a nice little 1967 Mobile Scout camper trailer. Candy and I have been talking about getting an small old camper to fix up and redo. So she found this one on Facebook and we went and picked it up the next day.


 The problem is, I didn't really want another project and I didn't want a camper where I had to just about redo the inside from the floor up. The previous owner covered up the rot with more paneling. Kinda like using a band aid for a broke arm, it's just not going to do any good. Even though I knew better, I still bought it.
So now it sits just like all my other projects, half finished with no end in sight.





 The camper and all the other projects really suffer when I go out and get a new fly fishing set up. Ever since the fishing trip last year I have been wanting to go back.
I justified this purchase by telling myself it will be cheaper in the long run because now I do not need to rent the equipment and just use my own.

There is just something about fly fishing that got me hooked the first time I did it. I don't know if it was the challenge of it all or if it was just the peace and quiet, being one with the nature. Whatever it is, I am hooked.





In the mean time I have still been taking my little boat down to the creek with my Zebco 33s and finding my own peace and quite only a 1/4 mile from the house.



I hope everyone had a good Easter weekend.

See ya,
Jerry  

12 comments:

  1. Although I fish just about anyway I can, fly fishing is my first love and has been since my Dad introduced me to it at a very young age. I remember those trips to Yellowstone like they were yesterday even though it was 50 years ago. I'm fortunate in that I live in an area in Idaho close to some of the best fly fishing streams and rivers in the world. Don't go as often as I should.

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    1. I get all that now. Thanks for the comment Jim

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  2. Jerry,

    What a really nice trailer. I know you'll make it look lovely inside for your sweet wife. I can already picture you both out camping, fishing, and having a wonderful time.

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    1. Time and Money is all it takes Sandy and if the fish are biting, then I don't have the time. It's one of those projects that is there when I am looking for something to do but the wife has already put a time line on it.

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  3. Thought maybe you had died or something. Good to see you back and blogging.

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    1. I understand Anoy. This is just hard to do with my schedule. I would like to do more, but work and sleep is hard to make sound exciting.

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  4. MDR - We have just had our first snow on the mountains - in MARCH!! That has never happened before in South Africa...

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    1. Wow! It's hard to plant with that schedule. I hope you get a good, long spring break before the summer sets in.

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  5. Sounds like here. Too much to do and not enough time to do it...or maybe I just don't make enough time. I find I just don't have a lot of energy now. If I skip taking all my blood pressure pills for a morning, I get all sorts of things done but the do bring down my energy considerably. Sometimes I feel like I just need a vacation but Phil and my schedule don't mesh with him working during the week and me working weekends so there is no way to fix that and we do need to work...sigh...it will fix itself eventually...always does.

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    1. I feel you becky. I hate taking mine but if I dont then I feel bad. I have also leaned that a vacation is only one week out of the year and I always say the first day back to work, "I need a few more days"
      Here's the deal, you have to take time for yourself. You have been a reader of MDR for as long as I have been writing it. I have followed you for about the same time. You work just as hard as any other person out there and I can tell you this, you have to take time for yourself, in any way you can or it's just not worth it all. Mine is chili cooking and fishing. It gets me out of the stessfull environments that take all my energy. Yes the work will still be there when you get back and sometimes its two times fold, but a different outlook after a few days of doing something relaxing can make a world of difference.
      Good luck with it all and I hope you can find that happy place we all desire.

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  6. actually, if you get hooked fly fishing, you're doing it wrong......glad you're having fun though!

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    1. It's funny Steve, last year I hired a guid and yes, I got hooked up. The good thing about a guide is that they will walk out in the deep water and get you untangled. I really did feal sorry for him, but he should have got me in a more clear area.

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