The Three Amigos... Sage, Dixie & Wingnut!!!

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  1. Coastal Redneck

    Coastal Redneck Well-Known Member

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    Looked at a home in Lakeside today, nice property on a small knoll or hill in the forest, had plenty of trees but they weren't quite as magnificent as those on my current property... meh, must have been a couple hundred trees on the 2/3-acre parcel, and some of 'em were decent-sized Ponderosa Pines. Plenty of room for the kittehs to roam, no worries, but the home itself had several issues: septic tank cracked with tree roots growing in it, leveling issue with the original trailer, tiny bedroom, cracked & fugly tile in the main bathroom, small kitchen with limited storage space, no pantry, etc., etc. The addition was a different story: high vaulted ceiling, primo stone fireplace, plenty of room for the 8' pool table in the center (no shorty cues required, unless ya wanted to make a statement), enough windows to allow light & a good breeze into the home, blah, blah, blah. :cautious:

    This home doesn't lie far from the Mogollon Rim, so a cool breeze blows across the hill and through the house if ya have the windows open. The parcel itself is tucked away in the woods, yet it lies in a central location near Walmart, Lowe's, the Home Depot, etc. I like the location and the quiet neighborhood, plus the proximity to White Mountain Boulevard and all those businesses I never checked (for employment) in Lakeside & Pinetop. Downside is that several issues exist with the home, and these negative factors may outweigh all others... fixing stuff ain't cheap, and I'm handy with tools too, but I have to watch the money this time around, even more closely than I did when I first arrived here. Might still load the rental truck and hammer down for the Northwest, haven't decided yet. Anyway, here are pics of the property I looked at today, the home is a medium green color that blends into the forest:

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    THAT FOURTH SHOT SHOWS A SIGN POSTED NEAR THE ENTRANCE, WHERE THE DIRT DRIVEWAY ANGLES UP THE HILL TOWARD THE HOME, LOL... LAST SHOT SHOWS A NEIGHBOR'S HOME TUCKED AWAY IN THE WOODS ACROSS THE STREET AND LOWER DOWN THE RIDGE. :cool:
     
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    Kittehs & I are watching "CONAN THE BALL BEARING" on a brand-new DVD from the library, not big on Ah-nold or his politics but this flick is a classic, LOL. Got "CONAN THE DESTROYER" on next, it's a compilation DVD, WOOHOO!!! :cautious:

    P.S. This cold beer tastes pretty darned good too, it has been hot here for the past few days... :whistle:
     
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    When I first saw Arnold running for governor, I was imagining he would say something like, (imagine his voice) " As my first act as governor, I'm going to nuke San Francisco and get rid of the AIDS problem.".

    In the Terminator 2 movie where the kid asks him, "Let me get this straight. Your a terminator...right?" He says, " Yes, Siberdine Systems model 101." I would love for him to say, " Yes, Siberdine Systems "ARNOLD" 101". That would have been hilarious.lol
     
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    I voted for him at the outset, especially since he claimed, "I CANNOT BE BOUGHT!" Then one of those vandal punks bothering my family called in a false report about how I "had a rifle on the roof"---no firearms on the Coronado property at that time, and the fake report led to an hours-long standoff with greaseball cops, S.W.A.T., D.E.A., every chump with a badge within 50 miles, I reckon. I didn't feel legally obligated to leave my house just because some douchebag called in a bogus report, and the cops all left after a few hours of bull$h!t intimidation... trying to make me look bad among neighbors, I suppose. Well, the very next day I fired off a $h!tload of e-mails and certified letters about the fiasco, stressing the waste of public funds just because some punk filed a false report, but the little punk got off scot-free because his unlocal dirtbag family did the towing for the greaseball cops, nothing was ever done about the waste of money and cop-hours, though the felony vandalism to our property DID increase. One of those detailed e-mails was sent to Ah-nold's office, but again, nothing was ever done about the criminal false report... supposedly a felony in itself to make such a serious false report to the lying greaseball cops. Then there was the flap about pardoning the murderous criminal as a political favor at the end of Ah-nold's term of "service" as governor... lost all respect at that point, but corruption is the name of the game in the Socialist Republik of KaliMexiFornia, nobody knows that better than I do. :cautious:
     
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    The rodeo is rolling into town tomorrow, and there's a skateboard contest at the local park on my birthday, so I've decided to ditch my relocation worries and attend both events. My friend Jake is helping with the skate contest, he's a bad@$$ Navajo BMX rider, dude rips in the bowls and pulls big air off the spine, very smooth & stylish, and I say that as a hand who has seen some vertical riding, AYE??? Think I'll charge the Hero Cam and take the Canon for still shots, should be some good action at the park on my birthday... as good a gift as any in my book, yeah??? :cautious:

    The rodeo kicks off tomorrow afternoon with "Mutton Busting"---where tiny tots ride atop sheep for as long as they can hang onto the critters. Now, a grown man trying to do this, well, THAT would look a little weird, LOL, but these mutton-busting kids are HILARIOUS as they hang on for dear life. No worries, they wear lightweight crash helmets & sturdy pads, might be a bloody nose in the bargain, or a limb stomped by a crazed sheep, LOL. Hero Cam material all the way, I'll be there to film some of the action... in the meantime, here's a short video clip taken at a rodeo down in Houston:



    ALRIGHT, YOUSE MUTTON-BUSTING... ER, I MEAN MONKEYBIKING HEE-ROES & CRUSTY MINI DEMONS O' DIRT, DON'T SAY I NEVER DID Y'ALL ANY FAVORS, LOL. CHEERS, YOUSE FOOLIOTS!!! :cool:
     
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    Holy Cow!!! That rodeo was cool, and I also attended the skateboard contest at our local park today... probably be easier to just post a link to what I already wrote at another site:

    https://www.truckforum.org/threads/weather.31906/page-765#post-534948

    Tuckered out now, gonna call it an early night... I'll deal with the photos & video later, don't know how they turned out and I'm too tired to mess with 'em, LOL. :confused:

    CHEERS, YOUSE FOOLIOTS!!! :whistle:
     
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    Uh-oh, trust Crackhead to unearth this classic video while surfing the web... and drinking my beer, dammit!!! :confused:

     
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    That is so wrong, but hilarious at the same time.lol
     
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    Waxing nostalgic about the skateboard scene back in the day, so the kittehs & I watched a few videos... these clips are more modern, of course, but the gritty poolriding is still radical. Love the segment where Duane Peters makes the gnarly straight roll-in drop... almost, LOL. :eek:







    Y'ALL HAVE A HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!! :whistle:

    THE KITTEHS & I WILL BE ROCKIN' THE BBQ!!! :cautious:
     
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    Wait, here's an extra-special BONUS VIDEO for the 4TH OF JULY!!! Youse monkeybiking fooliots keep yer eyeballs peeled for the CLASSIC BBQ SHOT, LOL!!! :eek:



    MAHALO, YOUSE LILHONDA HEE-ROES!!! :cool:

    P.S. All of the Lance Mountain "Pooling Around" videos are worth watching, in case ya gots SKATE RATS in the family, LOL... :cautious:
     
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    The local rag had a few pics of the Deuces Wild Rodeo I attended last week... I'm tellin' ya, some of these AZ rednecks are tougher than dollar steaks, LOL. :confused:

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    That was some radical riding... I thought I took some shots as the show progressed, but I guess they were the other kind of shots, the kind that come out of a flask, LOL. Good thing the paper sent backup photogs, aye??? That bronc buster Killian was a real hand, all those riders were taking heller abuse from those horses... and I still can't believe the gal who won the barrel riding event is 66 years old, maybe that's a misprint. Hell, all those gals were riding like demons, not much slower than yours truly on a dirt bike, throttle wide open, LOL. :eek:

    Here are a few more pics from today's paper, the first shot is of the rodeo in Taylor, 15 or 20 miles up the road:

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    Now, that last pic shows some 75-year-old local hand who paddled the length of the Yukon River... I'm tellin' ya, these heroes are gluttons for punishment. Pretty solid achievement for a guy who's 75, I don't think I'll even last to that age, given the way I've lived & partied. And I damned sure wouldn't make the voyage without being fully armed, and I'm not talkin' bear spray... more like a Weatherby .460 and a Hibachi grill for bear steaks, LOL. Bring an Ugly Stik along for pullin' fish outta the river, yeah? Anyway, those are the newspaper pics, if you want to see them more clearly or read the articles, just Google "White Mountain Independent"---the rag has a free electronic edition, 10-4? Rodeo shots are under "Sports" in case youse heroes haven't figured it out yet, LOL. :cautious:
     
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    Couldn't sleep last night so I was reading a book in bed, and the two kittehs woke from a sound sleep and alerted on some critters in the yard... I got up, turned out the light so I could see better into the darkness, and there was a whole herd of feral pigs cruising through my yard, LOL. Didn't look like Javelinas, these things were big, mostly adults with a few youngsters in tow... must have been at least 20 of 'em out there, just passing through on their way to the forest. First time I've seen pigs in the yard, I went out this morning and saw their tracks, but thankfully they didn't cr@p all over or tear up my shrubbery. The entire herd crossed the narrow lane to the west and vanished into the absentee neighbors' yard... that was a trip, I've never seen so many wild pigs before, though I have seen half a dozen Javelinas while hiking at lower elevation. Funny thing, I didn't hear any dogs barking last night, I guess pigs are stealthier than I thought, I knew they were elusive in the field but this was a whole herd cruising through the 'hood, maybe the dogs were all inside by that time, since it was after midnight. o_O
     
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    Got a much-needed dose of rain this afternoon, it really came down for awhile... forest needed it badly, and the air was wonderfully fresh with the windows wide open during the storm. Crackhead doesn't like thunder, poor little guy was frightened by the loud claps, but he lived through 'em, LOL. Even Sage was a bit scared by the louder claps, they were pretty freakin' loud at times. :eek:
     
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    I had a black lab that was just terrified of thunderstorms. I think it was because he had been shot at so many times. He was dumb as a brick, but was very protective, loving, and loyal. For some bizarre reason, he started chasing cattle into ponds and I had to take him to live at my moms house to a fenced yard. It was hard to see him caged in a 1/4 acre yard when he was used to roaming free in the wide open country. One time I had to take him to vet because he was sick or something. When I talked to the vet, he said, "Did you know this dog is full of buckshot?" I said, "Oh yeah, he's been caught in a few chicken houses through the years and he doesn't learn. He's a complete idiot." When I saw his Xray's, I realized why part of his ear was missing. One time he came home and had a wound on his left rear leg. I think it was from a high powered pellet gun. When I would take off on my dirtbike, he would chase me for miles before giving up. When he got old, he started going blind and senile. Someone left the gate open at my moms one day and he disappeared. I never found out what happened to him. I miss him when I see his doghouse.
     
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    Poor ol' dawg... maybe he got hit by a truck, maybe some rich ol' gal in a Cadillac took pity on him and he lived the rest of his days in total comfort. The third option would be that some chili-pickers made tacos out of him, or some friggin' boat people roasted him on a grill, but I won't dwell on that scenario, LOL. :eek:

    Had some things happen today, might be easier to just post a link to what I already wrote at another site... OLD CT, maybe something will come of today's events, maybe not, but in all honesty, in my mind I've been halfway to the Northwest in that rental truck, juggling the cats the whole time, 10??? :rolleyes:

    ANYWAY, HERE'S THE LINK, IT'S EASIER THIS WAY:

    https://www.truckforum.org/threads/weather.31906/page-768#post-535040

    ALRIGHT, YOUSE MONKEYBIKING HEE-ROES & CRUSTY MINI DEMONS O' DIRT, TIME FOR THIS KID TO GRAB A COLD BEER... :whistle:
     
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    Rain's a-comin' down now, Boyz… a few more good steady soakers like this and the back of the drought will be broken. Crackhead is hiding under the bed, that last round of thunder put the scare in him, LOL. :eek:
     
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    Rainin' again, and I'm lovin' every minute of it... these good soakings are just what the ground needs. The forest is drinkin' it up too, some of these tall pines were startin' to brown out after that heller drought, but these monsoon rains should solve the problem. I can even see some patches of green grass coming up through my dirt "lawn"---about freakin' time. All that wildlife that has been thirsty for weeks will have plenty of water, which is good news... I hope it rains for days on end so the forest can recover and these Stage 3 Fire Restrictions will be lifted. :rolleyes:
     
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    Well, Boyz, the Stage 3 Fire Restrictions were lifted, since we've had a bit of rain lately... rained again last night, and my "lawn" is slowly starting to come back, as you can see from these photos. Took some pics of the apple tree too, must be 150 little green apples on that bad boy, I think those fertilizer spikes I put in last year finally paid off, LOL. Hey, our local rag had some more rodeo shots, so I'm tossin' those in as well, here ya go:

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    I'll tell ya, that bull riding & bronc busting is a young man's sport, those riders are tougher than dollar steaks, LOL. Even the gals are hardcore, they ride like demons around those barrels, and those horses are FLYIN' down the final straightaway. Anybody who wants to see the pics more clearly and read the articles, the local rag has a free electronic edition, just Google "White Mountain Independent"---ya might hafta go back an edition or two, these rodeo shots are usually under "News" or "Sports" (sometimes both). CHEERS!!! :cool:

    P.S. Now, some might call those leather chaps "salmon" in color, but I reckon they're pink... guess the hand with the pink chaps is man enough to wear 'em, anybody who gives him grief will get socked up, LOL. :rolleyes:
     
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    Whoooowheeee!!! What a day... got some lookie-loos coming over this afternoon, but I couldn't care less, this house will sell soon enough, LOL. Friend & I were watching a video, figured I'd share it with y'all… it's part of a forever series, let it run on into the next video and you'll see even more cool skating, LOL. Meh, here it is, youse monkeybiking hee-roes enjoy the action:

     

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