Ready for Retirement

My husband will be retiring at the end of March.

He saved vacation to make his last 5 weeks left easy. He is taking off every Monday and Friday until the end of March he wanted to experience 3 day work weeks lol.

Last week was his first easy week and he really enjoyed it. We did accomplish a lot last weekend.

Once he is retired we get to decide what we are doing and if we are going to move and find our next forever home. I have to call this home our forever home #1 since we have lived here for 41 years.

We would like a place with 20 – 30 acres so I can have some goats and some cows. If we can find property next to a national forest we would not have to worry about a subdivision on top of us. I prefer a house to be there already with some minor updates needed.

The whole idea of being surrounded by nature is quite exciting. I could take plenty of pictures & feed the wildlife.

This all sounds so relaxing and if there’s water its all the better.

Life is pretty exciting when you are entering this stage and the only thing you are responsible for other than yourselves is the dogs, cats, and birds.

 

 

 

Eastern Bluebirds Nesting

Finally, the Eastern Bluebirds have decided to nest in our yard.

I am beyond excited we have been trying to get them to nest in many birdhouses we have for the last few years.

They are a bit picky when it comes to birdhouses. They do not like perches on therehouses, they do not want to be in a tree or above 5ft in height.

We will keep this in mind for the future.

Birding in our yard is priceless because I never know what I might get to see.

Zelda’s Cane Corso Pups 2 weeks old

These pups are two weeks old and the first litter out of Zelda for Shady Acres Rosharon she is 2 years and 11 months old Formentino.

Her previous owner bred her once. She is such a sweet dog and an amazing mama dog.

There are 4 boys and 2 girls but I think our daughter is keeping one of the girls the pink collar one. She thinks she will be a blue Corso.

These were shot outside and its very overcast so I feel like their true color is off in these pics.

We will do more pics at 4 weeks to get the true colors.

They are all so cute. This mornings weigh-in was fromĀ  1.95 – 3.15 #s

This batch of puppies will be AKC & ICCF registered.

 

All Together Pic:

Girls: Purple collar is howling.

Boys: Very cooperative look at the head size difference lol.

Spam emails not from Amazon

I buy a lot of stuff on Amazon we are prime members and who can pass up free shipping on a great deal.

Over the last month, I have been getting spam text messages from a fake amazon saying for me to click a link to check on a package I have ordered. Well, it looks funny so I never click on that stuff knowing its not a good thing.

Always remember to check your main source first before clicking a spam or spoof email.

 

Family History and Roots

I have played in our family history for probably 20 – years on and off.

The truth of the matter is on my side of the family its all been done and published in two different books.

“The Hogan Family of Hogansville” is a hardback book that goes back to Ireland and then into Georgia it is 487 pages and was published in 1999.

The second book is the “Tumlin” book it’s in a large spiral-bound binder broken down into sections and subfamily names and groups. It is at least 500 pages maybe more.

I admire my family that did both of these books long before there was any internet. Can you imagine all the writing letters to relatives to put the pieces together.

Can you imagine typing all this stuff up with the brackets to connect family and have it all published?

I even have about 10 pages of handwritten Family history from a great aunt of mine on the Hogan side of the family. She was so sweet to include me with her family history information over 20 years ago.

I am thankful I have the books that go with my family history and grateful for all the hard work my ancestors put into this. It sure would have been easier for them all with ancestry.com.

All I have to do now is update the books in the special sections for our family from 1999 in the Hogan book and 2000 in the Tumlin book. Then our part of the family is all caught up.

Everyone needs to remember if your lucky enough to have such books published in your family remember to update the proper sections.

 

Neotropic Cormorant

These two birds are Neotropic Cormorant.

We spotted these two beauties while out at Brazos Bend State Park in Needville, Texas.

I like the way these birds colors look painted on.

Navigating Health Insurance

Has anyone been through the nightmare of having to find insurance on your own and you are not eligible for medicare yet?

My husband is retiring in 7 weeks and I have to find my insurance. His will be easy enough but I am younger than he is.

The first time I checked on this early last year I made the MISTAKE of giving the online form my phone number. I kid you not by the time I pushed enter my phone started ringing and I was getting 40 – 50 calls a day.

Now all those calls are blocked one by one I got rid of them.

I have a friend who suggested Humana insurance. Does anyone else have any suggestions?

What I would like is low monthly payments low deductable and prescription care coverage.

Please no Salespeople!

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