Sunday, April 26, 2015

I've Landed

We are finally here at the new La Casa Kautz.  Note, no pine needles, no snow, nothing but clean cut lines and green grass (for now).

La Casa Kautz
The dust hasn't settled yet because we are having the carpet replaced with hardwood floors starting tomorrow. The garage is full of furniture and all my shop equipment is still in storage, BUT I will be out on a stream the week of the 3rd. General Trout Season opened yesterday. Now all I have to do is find my fishing equipment.

The only problem I have is that I can no longer access Outlook where all my email addresses are were. So, if you'd be kind enough please send me a Hi email at so I can start a new address book I would be much appreciative.

Thanks everybody.


Friday, April 17, 2015

I'm Still Here

The moving mania is just about to start. It's a good thing too, because we have so many boxes packed and sitting EVERYWHERE that we can hardly move around. That doesn't take into account that I've already filled two 10x10 storage spaces.

Escrows on both houses are due to close Today or Monday. Then it begins...............

Just an FYI, I'am scanning everybody's blogs, but don't always have something to say, but know I'm following.

I'll update as soon as the computers are back online again.

On a side note, the dish on the roof has been removed and the new one won't be installed at the new house until May 4th. I hope those SF Giants are winning. I'm having baseball withdrawals.

See you shortly.


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

I Knew It Would Happen

Bob said that in the 31 years he's lived up here, there has never been a year that it didn't snow. Not counting the couple of flakes we got a while back, it hasn't snow this year.

That was until yesterday. I know I've said it before that it always snows once (now I understand it's supposed to be the last time of the year) after the Dogwoods Bloom. Three days ago I noticed blooms on the Dogwoods across the creek.

The weather guessers said that the snow level would be about 4000 ft. Remember, we're at 3200 feet. It rained yesterday right up to 3:00 pm and then it hailed. The picture below is three (3) minutes of hail from bare ground.
Hail in 3 minutes
Then the snow started. Not a lot, mind you, but snow none the less. From a little after 3:00 pm until this morning, an inch of snow would be stretching it. But hey, we'll take all we can get.

The driveway this morning

Down by the pond
Since we're going to start moving the end of next week, I thought I might be able to skip the snow shoveling off the porch and the satellite dish, but no, it had to get me one last time.

Kirkwood Ski Resort reported 44 inches on new snow. Should put a little water into some of the lakes and creeks.  

I'm still slaving away packing and taking to storage, but it will be over soon and I can get back to fishing.

Stay tuned.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Death Of The Float Tube Cumberland

Hi, I'm still here.

Moving sucks. I've been spending all my time packing and moving "stuff" to storage. Do you have any idea of how much junk you can collect in 11 years? As Peanut (Jeff Dunham) would say, A LOT.

OK, the title of the post. I noticed the Float Tube Cumberland's right side was a bit flabby. I thought that maybe it had a little hole in the bladder because it was taking about a week to deflate. Well, it had a hole, but it was a crack in the part that you screw the air valve into and not something that can be patched.

For now, the Float Tube Cumberland is "dead in the water".

That's it for now. I hope everybody else is out catching fish.