​​​​​​LIFE   LESSONS  
​                                                                   By  A  TRAVELER

I  POST FROM TOP GOING DOWN. 

........................................(means that I am still working, on the story below.)

#   1   June   2018

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Everyone talks about how fragile life is. Yesterday, while me and my friend, Donna, were traveling down the road, some blonde woman, was passing two cars. While we were traveling in the opposite direction. Donna, was like a deer caught in the head lights. ME, I had a similar situation a few week earlier; NOT like this one, though.


I saw a white something, which could not make sense of, as I was on cruise control, 52ish, in a 55 mph zone. I finally noticed it was some SUV with the head lights off, and it was coming straight for us! NOT slowing down to get back in her lane.


I immediately hit the brakes, shutting down the cruise control, and when she got back into her lane, I was down to 30 mph. In less than 5 seconds we all would have been D.O.A.

IF someone was behind us, and didn’t know why I was breaking, I would have been rear ended; spun into her lane, and BAM!!!

That is one of the reason, I refuse to go RV’ing in the months of June, July and August. Too many idiot parents on the road because school is out for the summer. And rush, rush, rush. I will not ask, if your one of them because you most likely are.


Later that day, as we proceeded on a journey to visit a dozen RV Sales places, I went to the one furthest dealership away; or so I though. 

I was about to go another 1/4 mile down the road, and turn into some commercial property and make a U-Turn and go back in the opposite direction. Just then, Donna points out, there is a RV place on the right. And she was right.

We pull in, and I speak to the sales man, Vince. I explain to him, what I am looking for. Vince says he knows exactly what I want, LOL. Yea, right.

He takes us to this RV, 2,700 dry weight. Nice outside, and inside, and it is exactly what I wanted. A bed facing long ways in the RV, a bathroom at the other end, and as an extra; a table/boot for two. 


Plus, it is new, and the price is $3k below what I expected to pay, without any extras. $12k with extras furnished by the dealership.

NOW I have to say, IF you want an RV, go to:

LIVINGSTON CAMPER SALES
3364 ALBERT PIKE ROAD
HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS 71913
501-760-2177
ASK FOR: VINCE !

Not that I have been around, but I have surfed the web, in looking for campers, and this place, is by far the best deal you can ever think of. Contact Vince first, and see what he can do for you!

Needless to say, I immediately put a 10% deposit down, Credit card. What good are they if you don’t use them? Beside I get 01% back. LOL.

Then we went to my bank, another story, on getting a secured loan. Two hours later, I have the check in hand.

Bloody secured loan, I give the a $15K c.d. and all I want is a mere $12K loan. And they want to do a credit check. ‘We do that on all loans.” Jerks!

Come that night, well, I have to tell you, What the Phuck did I do!!! (yes, I was in a stupor mood. $12K, first RV I seen, no haggling, etc.)

Well, I went to sleep, all jittery, and I must tell you; I had a pleasant dream, and I woke up the next morning with no regrets. I made a good decision. I had slept on it, literally, and I was over joyed with my purchase!

Come today, (or the next day, or next day, etc.) I got a number of web sites to review for best deals on parking the camper; and stories to read. More on them, as I read them, I'm overwhelmed.

My friend Donna came over and she cooked us a meal, we watch 2 DVD’s, and she left back to her home. Without Donna​'s cooking I be losing weight again. I was once down to 140 pounds. Yes, that was scary! Now I average about 160 to 165 pounds. And yes, I have a gut, that I finally decided to do something about. Lipho-suction. LOL! yea right.

I got very depressed, and I thought: You are going to be in an 18 foot camper, by your self. At least here on the ranch, you can cook, eat, watch a DVD, chocolate, wine or beer, or hard liquor and do so much more.

There, in the RV, which I am now going to name, the TARDIS; you can’t even pace the floor without hitting your nose on the wall, if you go too fast; or turn around quickly. LOL sad, but true.

I got to think, why do people give up their home and travel. It dawned on me.

1.    The couple who are together, and are childless. They decide to sell all and buy a motor home. Smaller, but Never the less, 3 times bigger than my little TARDIS on wheels. Only difference is my is much smaller. LOL

And when you read their story, there is no room for doubt. They just did it. Yea, right! I have lots of doubts because there are stories and then there are the real stories.


Like now when it is raining, what the hell am I going to do alone in a 7 x 18 space? NO TV, NO friend, NO food to cook and definitely NO Happy pills or drugs to take. LOL sad, but true.

NOW, I could be a runner, like so many woman have know to be. I have to LOL because they allowed their fear emotions to control them. 


Did I ever tell you the time I had spent with General Patton? 

Yea, we had a chat over some mud. That is what he call coffee.  I asked him, did he ever get afraid before going into battle? 

In less than a blink of an eye, he said, “YES!” And then proceed to add, “I never console my feelings before I go to battle.” 

How any of us, console our feeling and then run like scared rabbits? 

I can tell you, to date, about a dozen women have run from me, like the wind after they came at me full throttle. And those that haven’t, I now call them friends. Good friends. 

Although, I am a LEO, I’m also old, lost my growl and most of my teeth. LOL sad, but true.

So, my point is, simple. I will be taking off mid September, for a camp ground unknown so far. It will be a shakedown trip, and I will learn what I need to do and don’t need. What I have to do, and don’t have to do, to survive. Most importantly, will I enjoy doing it!

Back in the summer of 1977, I took 3 months off from work, to see the country. 

I did 30K miles, visited/drove thru 20 states. LOL yea, that was me in a Karman Ghia, a yellow Labrador, sleeping bag, air mattress and a pup tent. Boy did I have experiences like none I ever had before. And the memories are wonderful!

NOW it is time to do it again, yet more better, than ever, before.

And in that process, I will write to you about it. 

Please tell you friends about me. Maybe I can visit you some time. Or your friends. It does get lonely on the road alone. Or you can travel with me. 

Here is a breakdown of expenses:

Camping fee for one day:        $  20 or less.
Breakfast out:             :            $  10  eat in. eat fresh and buy for the next morning(s)
Lunch out                    :            $  12
Dinner out                   :            $  20  eat in. eat fresh and buy for that night on way back to the                       camp site.
Gas costs split             :            $  20

TOTAL PER DAY             :     $  52 Approximately each (which in my opinion is still expensive)

 

(FYI: I HAVE MADE CHANGES IN THE MENU. SEE BELOW.)

Yea, IF you don’t do a lot if eating, and we don’t do a lot of driving, cost does go down. Simple math.

2. There is thing, about the boondocks; wanders. 


This person definitely separates them selves from 99% of society. Usually singular human being, has a pet dog, and camps outside the grid. Again, they prefers solitude. I am not one of those people; because I like people, especially women. 

My goal, is to meet a woman that can afford her share of the expenses, and doesn’t want leave. I know that is hard, and I accept that.

To make my life simpler, IF your, a woman, sorry guys, no men; should like to join me on my travels, (which you will read about here). Cool. And let me know.

Let me know when you want to meet, aka what dates, drive down to the campsite with your car, and off we go, seeing the sights. Any time you want to leave, there is your car. Bye-bye. 

NOW I have only one bed. A queen size. And I am buying a long and large snuggle pillow, as a separator, IF you choose not to snuggle with me. Simple; there is a divider.

I have given thought to the need of posting my journal, and I think once a week, twice a month or monthly would be in order. Just still not sure. Although, I have leaned towards, every 15 days, which give me time to re read, correct mistakes, and post after the fact. (Been doing this for almost a month, and boy is it hard. Will bring cameras for photos to show on this site.)

And IF you want to make contact, you can reach me here thru e mail here, or my cell phone number: 501-547-1334

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I have given much thought to food and food costs. 

I have concluded I can save $300 a month by having breakfast in the RV. Why not? 2 eggs, toast w/cream cheese; honey walnut. Eggs with cheese, liquid smoke, some spices, and let me not forget the ketchup, on top of the eggs. 

Next on the list was dinner. 

Just had a short thought. Stew in a crock pot. Easy to make and prepare. I have small crock pots. Will work greatly. Or a baked potato, peanut butter sandwich, or turkey or chicken, etc.. 

By cooking my dinner I the RV, another saving of $500; for a total of $700 in food saving each month. Although, IF you can cook, all the more better. I will buy the food if you cook and clean up. Still cheeper than eating out. Fair is fair.

And like the Chinese, you buy just what you need for dinner that night. No bulk extras in the frig.

NOW if you have a food that you think I can cook, I am LOL, because I took a cooking class, and it was not for learning how to cook. I had a phobia about doing dishes. I washed dishes, 80% of the time in that cooking class, class. I no longer have a problem with water. 

NOW, as it was explained to me, I am a LEO, a fire sign, and as a fire sign, I fell like a flame going into water, sexually, with a water sign. 

Thus the fear of doing dishes, because I have to emerge my hands in the water. IF only life was that simple. LOL

 

Yes, lately I have been think of food, and how to save food/money costs, by cooking in the TARDIS, two out of three meals a day.

 

​This is where you come in.

 

Please offer me suggestions on simple cooking, not to high on carb. or cereals. Something a 10 year old can prepare, like me, with a brain of a 10 year old and the body of a 67 year old. Send me an e mail here, (atraveler@atraveler.info)  with your suggestion(s), or you can telephone me at:

501-547-1334 is my new cell phone number. IF I am not in, please leave a message. I will telephone you back.

 

So, lets start with breakfast. Here are my options:

Scrambled eggs, (2) with grated cheese, spices of sorts and some liquid smoke with 2 pieces of toast with honey n pecans cream-cheese. on them.

​I can use a packet of oatmeal, or grits; microwaved.

Protein drink.

Soup, can or packet.

 

I like those for break fast, so far, so good and easy to prepare. A good, healthy, break fast to sustain me, until lunch. Which I figure, lunch will be at a buffet, of sorts. most likely a Chinese buffet. 

 

​For dinner, I  figured:

​Soup, can or packet again. maybe left over from breakfast.

Franks on the grill, maybe beef burgers. Good to reheat in microwave.

French fries in the toaster oven. 

Bag of salad and dressing.

Canned or fresh corn.
Can buy fruit cut up for desert.

(Still thinking, because I hate to eat the same thing, every day, over and over. Reminds me of the time I was in the Big House. LOL, NOT!)

 

​Moving on, I sold my boat. it only cost me only $3K to use it for a whole summer. it was worth it. I got boating out of my system and memories.

 

I pick the TARDIS up on the 21st, a Thursday, at 1400 hours. Plus they will do a walk thru and tell me and Donna, (you remember Donna, she is my only local friend I have),telling me, all you need to know about the TARDIS, tow package, etc.

 

We, me and donna, almost got killed again, on the road, by another blondie, who was going around a turn, and decided to come over on our side of the lane. This time Donna screamed. LOL Apparently, we are still alive. Don't understand this conspiracy blondie has against me? Actually, hind sight has a lot to do with it. LOL because Mary, my (deceased) lover, has a way of telling me things I keep putting off, and shouldn't. This time, it to prepare a will. actually, a Long Term Care Will/Trust. Which is slightly more complicated. So, I guess I am going to live a longer life than expected.

 

I checked up on the Corvette, and they are still waiting for parts to come in and stop the leak in the roof. ​(Personally, I think it has a secondary leak as well, but we will see, come the next rain and it is parked here.)​

So, lets have a shake down period with the Tardis.

 

I figure, I will need to replace the water pump, belts, hoses and  coolant; and with that done, and then the 98 Dodge should be road worthy.  The A/C is shot, but not sure if I want to spend the $ on repairing it. Although, I most likely will, since everything else is being done at the same time, belts, etc.. When you consider the cost of a used F150 or there about, $10K and still need to replace parts, what the hell. 

 

​And then I though, spend a few more dollars and get new. why get used, and have to pay another $3k in parts.

 

I also spent $200 on the TARDIS, getting supplies at Walmart. I still am in need of a tv, microwave, and it was suggested a small wok to cook with. so, yes, traveling is going to happen. late August or early September. 

 

I always believe that road blocks come to prevent you from obtaining one's goal. I think of them as trees falling in front of you down the road. you can either stop or go around, over or under. depending on just how determined you are. so, yes, I am going to be prepared. 

 

​Like now, my friend Donna took the p/u home, because her motor-vehicle, had a water leak. Donna called me today to tell me, the p/u has no brakes. Better now than pulling 3K of metal behind me. Brake line rusted out. yea, go figure. 


Speaking of road blocks, in the summer of '77; I was 30 days out, and I got side swiped from, my left front wheel down the whole side of my car. I missed a head on, by a second. Ended up in the ditch. That is another story in and of it self.

 

So, I was once told, about a guy, who would take his new car key, and put a scratch in his chrome bumper.


Simple: now his car is NOT new; it's damaged. Somehow, new seems to get damaged some how, some where by someone, eventually. Thus also the reason not traveling when the school is out; months. Idiots on the roadway in a rush.

 

Now there are three scratches on the rear bumper of the TARDIS. Me, Donna, and the rep.s at LIVINGSTON CAMPER SALES. Hopefully I will have a long and memorable journey in the TARDIS. After all, you can't take money when you die, only memories.

 

I got the pick up truck fixed-up, and have to take it to a second auto mechanic for re-inspection. Better to get a second opinion than go on the road, and have an breakdown. 

 

​Well, I went from a used F 150 to a new F 150, to a new Chevrolet Colorado, to a new Jeep, to a used Jeep, and back to a new Chevrolet Colorado. the Chevrolet Colorado is cheeper than a new F150, and I hope it has a manual transmission, but I doubt it. Reality is, new is going to be $25K and used is $15K, and fix up dodge, is another $2K. 

 

Well, I'm mentally preparing for a road trip. I will keep you posted, as I journey to the center of my mind.

 

I picked up the TARDIS yesterday, and it is now scary, because now I have a travel trailer! I feel like the dog that caught the car. NOW what do I do? LOL sad but true.

 

I still need to review "camp grounds" web sites, and work still needs to be done on the TARDIS; wheels balanced, and make sure I have all my needs such as: a such as microwave, stock pile the TRADIS with canned food, bed sheets, etc..

 

My goal is go out in the TARDIS, after Labor Day; because the silly parents and children should be back in school and work. Less idiots on the road. 

 

I'm still not sure in my direction of travel, because I  still need to review camp grounds and locations; as well as prices. 

 

Just read a brief article on Boondock camping. Very interesting. Last time I boondock was in the summer of '77 in a pup tent. Now in the TARDIS. (Time And (something) Distance In Space. I think; LOL

 

So, IF your reading this, than let me know IF I can park the TARDIS on your property. Visit and stay a few days, play a few games, good conservation, and mention you in my journal.

 

NOW I just realized I need to get my air mattress and sleeping bag, just in case. 

 

What about your 5 man tent? That is an interesting thought, camping outside. I will have to see IF it still works. 


 I have been researching camp grounds. I have two that I like membership in: ESCAPEES RV CLUB & PASSPORT AMERICA. There is a third one called Coast to Coast. More about Coast to Coast later.


Both are cheep, and under $50 each. When you shake down the sites, there are some $20 below or less, camp grounds/with showers. Most are limit on days there. Although some are from unlimited to NO: weekends. Some are just good for one night at the discount prices. Again, need to sort them out. 

My present plan is to either go: AR, OK, TX or just go to TX. Just not sure; and then there is Darlene. This ramble reminds me of the ski boat I bought. I got it, and then found a lover who had a boat dock. Now both are gone.

To date, I say, I have spent a good $1K on needs for the TARDIS. and still another $1K to go. Not bad. LOL...

I begin to wonder, IF the TARDIS is like the boat, a fad, that will evaporated after some time. I hate to go on the road alone; and the prospect of a companion is not looking good for the future. Yet, who know what roads I may travel down and people I meet along the way.

Back to the TARDIS. I will be going out on the 8th of July for a week. that is only 10 days  away. WoW! Weeeeee! I didn't realize it was so close.

I have met a woman friend, Darlene, that I hope is going to be a traveling companion. I’m not going to get all excited until we meet, and talk and see how we like each others company. 

Something to look forward to since I am going on a shakedown trip, to her town, and I will be there for a week, with Darlene. We plan on traveling about the countryside, and get the bugs out traveling.


Update: due to the heat, I have postponed my shake down trip; until September. Darlene is a friend; like Donna. Nothing sexual to constitute a Lover. And If someday we become friends, and you like to take off for a few days, seeing the county side, cool.

I have to admit it’s a scary future, yet as my friend George did say, I don’t console my emotions. 

I also recently got a hair cut. New photos of me will be posted. Just have to figure how to do it. LOL sad but true.

IF you ever choose to date someone, I suggest you read Linda Goodman, Sun Signs, and go to Facade.com to compare biorhythms. 

NOT that all that matters, just a little help in understanding where you are going. An example is me and Mary, my lover of 30 years. Under Intelligence/(communications) we had a 4% communications between us. That meant that 96% of our conservation was not completely understood. WE did make it work, just was difficult at times.

Yet, I now tell my new lovers/friends, you have the new improved A. After all, I made a lot of mistakes in my 30 relationship with Mary, and yes, I am sorry for being such an asshole. I now do my best, not to be. 

After all, who the hell is going to care, 50 years from now? So, best to not have power struggles, emotional out bursts, and mind the medication your taking.


OH before I forget! I got to cancel Sprint on my cell phone. I didn't realize I could have done it sooner; I think? 

Anyhow, I am getting Verizon with Straight Talk for about $20.00 less than Verizon it self. NOW I will not be in a dead zone and I can, as advised, drop HughesNet telephone system because they have a problem with the Satellites. 


I have Straight Talk, and the phone works at home. In 4 years, the savings will have paid for my new Iphone.

So, IF your reading this, and you have my land line phone number, send me an e mail asking for my cell phone number. 

I guess I am coming of age, where you no longer have a land line. Sucks, but that is OK, cause I don't answer my phone 100% of the time any way; and I don't remember to carry it with me either. LOL sad but true.

So, I guess, I have now have to get back to were I was during the 60 our of 90 days, where my blood sugars did drop below or about 150 or I will die, or get a stroke. Sucks, but hell, like my friend Donna says, you just got you travel trailer, and going on a journey now. so, yes, time to get back into exercising, eating right. 

When I was moving down here, my friend, Norene, asked me one morning, “who were you have a conservation with, at 0100 o’clock in the morning?” 

I told her I was asleep. LOL because apparently, I was talking in my sleep. Never been told that before.

NOW fast forward to present. 


I woke up with bites on my ankles. Itched like crazy. No idea how I get ankle bites on both ankles.


I got to the kitchen, because the night before, I had put water and detergent into the sink basin, because I had some food stains on the bottom of the sink. 

When I got there, the sink stopper was removed and the water was gone.

OK…

Next I stepped into the shower, and on my inner, upper right arm, was a tick. NOW how the hell did I get all these things? Bug bites, sink stopper removed and a tick? 

Am I now sleep walking? And I guess I had to put on shoes, but then again, was I naked to get a tick on my right upper, inside arm? Beats the hell out of me! And what is causing me to sleep walk?

I recall a figure on the refrigerator top missing. Some times I think I know where something is and it is not there. I just blame it to old age memory. Now I begin to wonder…What a long strange trip it has been.


And Donna says, aspartame is not healthy for me and you.


I have read both sides about aspartame, and I think you should also. Being a diabetic, I accept both sides and my conclusion is stop or at least slow down my consumption of aspartame; aka diet soda. Yes, I recall a time, when I was not such a soda junkie. I will follow Fran's footsteps, and enjoy caffeine free, unsweetened tea, found at Krogers only, so far. After all, it is basically just flavored water. 


So, thank you Donna, for pointing that out for me! 

​And not only getting a new cell phone carrier, and new cell phone number, bring the Dodge named Mary Helen, to the shop to get it checked out again, and maybe front wheel bearing greased, I think it may need an idler arm and after that, see how she tows the TARDIS. Nope. All checked out by 2 mechanics, and MaryHelen is all set to go.

 
#   2   July   2018
 

For those of you wondering about Donna, Darlene, or a number of other women I know, I'm still looking for that one, Woman Lover. Simply put, I now do, have number of women friends; and If you can't handle that, sorry that is your problem. I'm not giving up my friends, no more than you are giving up your pets, family or friends.


​OH, I joined another dating site and took a lot of personality tests. Here are the results:


Openness: You are quite habitual, not a risk taker. (go figure; plain vanilla. NOT a player.) 

Conscientiousness: You are within the average.

Extraversion: You are within the average.

Agreeableness: You are quite compassionate; (in touch w/others emotions/feelings.)

Neuroticism: You are quite stable emotionally.

I hope to add more as I remember, but truth be told, I blinked and I forgot what I was to do. 

So, simply put, I'm normal. Nothing wrong with me. (Explains a lot...to me, at least.)


​AND IF you want more information about me and dating, go to dating, at the top. While your at it, explore the rest of my web site. 


​No news about traveling. Although I do have to put together a list of what I have concluded, that I need in the TARDIS. In case anyone out there should want to go RV'ing. Figure on an extra, $2K in costs for necessary items.


Plus, I figured it out, 10 miles to the gallon. Or about $25 every 100 miles. WoW!


And IF you just want a family get away, for the weekend, or family vacation, then there are other RV camp grounds to go to other than what I have found. The list I am putting together, will be put together later.


One more thing. I upgraded my website here, and now I have to copy and past everything to the new web site. Me being computer silly, it should take a good year or longer. Only changes is that  I can now rotate the photos I take.


It has been a strange day yesterday. I left Diamondhead, and on the hood of my Mercedes was a grasshopper. The bloody grasshopper, stayed on the hood of the car, from Diamondhead, 15 MPH, thru the 40 MPH, and then I got into the speed zone and did a mild 53ish MPH to Malvern. Dropped it down to a 40 MPH, rolled into town at a 30 MPH, 40 MPH, 35 MPH, grasshopper still on the hood. Down to a 25 MPH, and as I was closing in on Donna's, blocks away, by the school, the grasshopper flew away. 


​Then when I got home, I had a visitor in the front yard. pictures were taken with the iPhone. It was a deer. just hanging out in front of the house. Usually I see a deer in the mornings, from my office window, going down to the road and across.


​I now decided to add dear corn to the back of the house. The dear, eat it in the mornings before I get up.


And my dreams seem to be increasing. Strange, because this time I was driving the Corvette, and Tabby, (Fran's cat, who Donna has now, because Fran is deceased.) was also in the dream. LOL because she spoke to me in a sign language sort of way, and said, "I'm going to stay here" and I said OK, but I don't know, where here is. 


​I am on new meds, and one says side effect, sleep walking. maybe it is also more dreams I remember.


I want to talk about Elder Law and about an Rvocable Living Trust and a Ilrvocable Living Trust. Now I am not an attorney, yet, this is what I understand about it. Which is very simply not much, but here is the bottom line. First it cost more that a Revocable Living Trust. Twice as much. So, why get it?


The only difference is, with a Revocable Living Trust, after 5 years, you get to keep your house, one car and any money you have, up to $2K. Anything over $2K you have to spend. You can not give it as gifts or you will be penalized. NOW you will spend it on updating your home, because you can. Buy a new a new car, (and new car prices are at an all time high, $30K is the average.) And when you do, Medicaide will cover your costs until you die. Pretty Cool. Except, from what I understand, when you die, your spouse can stay in the house. When the spouse dies, the house and car go to the Govt. Simply put, your screwed, or should I say your air's are. They don't get anything. 


ON an Ilrvocable Living Trust, the first thing is you get to 50% savings off the top, and each year, 60%, 70% etc. until 5 years have passed and you get 100% kept from the government; as far as property goes. Money, they get your pension and S.S., every month. So, before you go in, spend what you have on the house. And when you die, your will, will state what you want your possessions to go.


NOW if you are over 60 years old, you and me both know, that someday we are going to die. Reality is, I know a guy from W.W. II who is 95 and is in grand health. My mother died at 82. And people have been sent to nursing homes for rehab. as well as just plain dementia. So, IF you end up in a nursing home, and you have money, you pay for that stay, until you are out of money. And yes, the Govt. can take your home and assets to cover your cost of staying there.


​I know of two people, one was crying how her parents went into a nursing home, and now she can't get their house. She was about 40ish. Another told me of a parent who died in a nursing home and his dad had $250K in bonds, that the nursing home took the $250K when he died. Him and his brothers and sisters, never knew Dad had the money. So, you decide, screw your children or screw the Government.


​The other way to go is twice the money, yet same work for the Attorney, since it is all form printed, fill in the blanks. I have a copy of mine, and yes, I could screw the attorney and recopy it and submit it, or keep it, etc.. I choose not to, but pay twice the money. Karma is something I strongly believe in.


It is called an Ilrvocable Living Trust. The only difference is, after 5 years, you get to keep everything! That is correct everything that has a money value. House, car, boat, motorcycle, money, everything. To me, that I worth the twice the price payment. And I have rules on what to do with it once I am dead, or power of attorney deems me incompetent. All gets sold, and money goes into the Mary Helen Keith Scholarship Foundation, at Ivy Tech, Fort Wayne, IN.


​Also, once you have it, I understand you save 50% off the top; and as years go on, it increases to 100% after the end of the 5th year. (Did I just repeat my self?)


NOW understand, I can't afford twice the price but I can afford the cheeper one. Cool. NOW we fast foward to 3 years later when I can. OK. I want the expensive one. Cool. NOW it start all over! I just lost 3 years, and the new plan don't become 100% effective for another 5 years!!! 


HELLO! I just lost my money by being cheep.


I now do have peace of mind, knowing that after 5 years all my assets will go to the Mary Helen Keith Scholarship Foundation. (When Mary died, I promised her, that her money would go into an educational fund. Simply put, I put $100K of her money into that foundation. Now, periodically Mary gives me a dope slap, when I procrastinate. LOL sad but true.)


So, you decide! Cheep or Expensive? Today or maybe when it is too late? Screw your children or screw the Government?


I don't sleep with you, so I don't care what you do. And IF you do, find an attorney that specializes in it. I am sure there are more cheeper ones than there one I got, but hell, he has been doing only this for 13 years now. Yes, he is more expensive, locally in Little Rock so it is a drive. And yes, he wanted me to take the Revocable Living Trust! I decided, why should I pay twice the price twice later, because what will happen IF I win the lottery and shortly there after die? (I know it would not cost me anything to pay it twice, but what IF, I had to go into a nursing home and then what? How the hell am I going to spend the money and get down to $2K. OH sure I can pay someone to take care of me; and maybe live another 20 years...)


​I personally think the Ilrevocable Living Trust is the way to go. And don't be like me and put it off for 2 years. Inquire now!


Because we don't know when we are going to die, or be put into a nursing home. And IF you choose to give it away, for ever $5K you give away, you pay $5K in nursing home stay. You MUST have receipts to prove you spent it. And you know since it's the Government, they will check. LOL how sad but true.


​And yes, I am not an attorney, but I will tell you what I know, IF you ask me. So, ask.


​Some of you may know, and IF you don't I am impotent. I did sever damage to my little friend after Mary died. I went into a chocolate/sugar death dive for 6 months. Raised my A1C to an 11.

​So, now I think with my big brain. LOL sad but true. And that is not what I wanted to talk to you about. NOR the fact, that IF I choose, I can get a Pump, to raise the dead, LOL, at no cost, thanks to the government. Yet, since no one wants to play with me at this time, I choose not to get the pump. FYI: I also have the genuine little blue pill, but haven't tried them. (What the hell am going to do walking about with a hard on for up to 4 hours?) 


​What I am writing you about is I have tried over the counter pills, and no satisfaction. aka no hardness. Although, I have to say, taking a generic blue pill does stimulate my brain, eventually to the point, where I do desire an organism. just limp which is still OK because it satisfies the craving in the brain. LOL So, there is this ad for Big RED on the radio station! Yes, I am going to buy the free bottle plus shipping and write about it. LOL now that should be an interesting story.


LOL really hard, because the want $20 for one Big RED pill. Yea, $20 a pill. I can get the real stuff for $3.50 a pill. What a rip off!!! So, sure it may work, really exponently, but at $20 a pill. you must have more money than brains to pay that price. Although, IF I was younger, etc. I guess what is $20 to have an night of fun? 


I did buy an air fryer and I gave Donna my oil fryer. NOW there are a few differences. First is the cost of the one I have. Consumer Report stated it was the best of all air fryers. It is a NUWAVE 6 QT model. Cost me about $130. Now there is a new one, a 10 QT.  Someone wrote it has a small basket. And yes, there are much cheeper models about. You decide. I guess I have more money than brains. Go figure, but it must be true IF you know me. LOL!!!


Now we, me and Donna, did try flowered chicken. Nope. did not brown the flower. Great French Fries. And I have to try other things, like a grilled cheese sandwich.


It does come with a cook book with recipes, and yes, I think it was worth the cost. I will venture out and learn how to use it more better. Again, you can get a cheeper model.


​I also have 3 sizes of crock pots. Small, medium and large. I use the small and medium, a lot. I also cook in the crock pot with red wine. I fill it up with red wine over the meat. I did do some crock pot cooking using stew meat and then drained off the liquid, added flower, salt and pepper and made a gravy with the remaining red wine. It was very good, and what was left over I poured it over French fries later. Still not good at multi-cooking. LOL sad but true.


So, again, IF you like to share a simple cooking idea, let me know. Please.


​WE tried some ribs, off the bone, and I made the mistake of not boiling the ribs first, and second mistake was putting the ribs too long in the air fryer. Lesson learned. Yet I have to tell you I am getting damm good at crock pot cooking. 


That is right, CROCK POT COOKING!!! And I use red wine. I found that Oliver's Dry Red, is the best because it is a known brand, and dry. Although  I did recently buy some cheep $6 red wine, simi-sweet. And I personally like Italian Red Dinner Wine. (Cheep and dry for a diabetic like me.)  I cover the meat completely, and slow cook for 15 to 18 hours. And fast for a minimum of 8 or so hours. ​I also use the wine as a gravy, I think I mentioned this before.


Moving on! I have concluded that I need a schedule to keep me afloat and stop from drifting about. I made up a small, 16 things I need to do tomorrow and stop relying on my brain to remember, because tomorrow is another day. LOL how sad but true.


I am now going to go to the dating section.


​I just got a text from a friend in NYS and she says, "I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the legal information you sent me. It really put things in perspective. I have changed attorneys and now have an appointment with a recommended Elder care Lawyer." HOW cool is that?


At the ranch, I have been a couch potato for the last two days. My blood sugars are rising! Apparently no movement causes blood sugars to rise. I walked 1/4 mile today; getting back to walking again. Need to get those blood sugars down or yes, I will die. 


​Also, I believe as my blood sugars rise, so does my Blood Pressure. Another way to die!

​NOPE! just found out both are separate. 


I just wrote a really grand morning story, where I opened up, with true feeling, and an honest portrayal of me and my raw feelings. It was so grand, and funny, and real; that I was going to put it into my journal.


It contained depression, life and death, health, St. Michael, (he is in charge of healing), and it just took a 'stage right' approach, on me. I can’t explain it, but yes, it does that some times when I am write a message on ‘our time’ dating web site. The page actually, goes to the 'right' of the screen and disappears, and IF I'm lucky, I will be able to be swipe it 'left', and back into place. I did that, and it happened again; 'stage right' before I could copy and save it. Sucks! So, it is gone.


And I have no idea IF it just me, or it happens to other. And this is not the only dating site this has happened on.

I recall one time, I had made a 2 page copy of a letter I was sending out, to complain about something. Long story...short, I shredded the printed 2 pages because I had made minor changes on the computer, and at that time shreeding was like, in 1/4” or less; shredded strips of long paper. Show how far back it was. Now the shredding is cross shredded.

Well, I lost the new copy on the computer some how. I had though I had saved it, and again, it was not saved at all! Completely gone!!!

Yea, IF you thinking what I think your thinking, your right! 

Me and Mary got the long shredder papers out of the shredder basket, and pasted the letter back together again. LOL! We had to pull only the top shredded strips and it took about an hour to paste the shredded papers together, now; a 2 page letter is back together again.

Now looking back, I have to LOL because, what ever it was, don’t matter today. Funny how we take something so minute, because it has happened to us, and we explode and go to war.

NOW don’t get me wrong. I have always believed that IF everyone in this world, stood up and fixed one problem, we have billions of problems fixed, at least once a year. Yet, I also believe in the 80/20 rule. And only 20% of us are ever going to do something. Sucks. But than again, that is life.


IF you look the word objectively, there is a lot of 80/20 going about. water/land, gay/heterosexual, bell curve, millionaires/average, we only see about 18% of the galaxy.

I used to be a warrior, and after too many battles, and yes, I thought I was part of the 80% that was winning battles, LOL because just like the presently; I though I was getting my blood sugars down, LOL I am not! 

So, did I make a difference? Maybe. But the Big Machine, just keeps on turning. Just a hick up in the system, no biggie. 

So, here I am, still staring at my drugs on the office desk top.


NOW what sparked this raw material of writings?

A note I received from a friend of mine. She is so Wonderful, and Grand, that her note to me, and here I am still thinking about it; yes, it makes me LOL!!! 

And that was my response that got lost, 'stage right'. 

I was just opening up and letting the damm break open. I felt such a release of emotions, that; well my morning coffee is drank, and I felt so much more better; writing about it.

Interesting, because I have friends, that I telephone and we talk to each other. So, yes, we are human creatures that need to talk to each other. How we forget how much we need each other. AKA, a couple. Some one who is always on hand to talk to, about life.

I got this note from my friend, Debbie, which sparked the note that went 'stage right' and well, here it is!

Hello A Traveler. I just read your novel aka profile. 

I am very interested in getting to know you. 

I am 6 ft tall, I weigh 125 lb.s, and I have no kids or pets; and I also have been disowned by my family. 

I own a very expensive and huge RV that would eat your Tardis for breakfast. 

I am looking for a man with 2 Mercedes and an older corvette. 

I do not wear anything but low cut shirts so my men have something to look at when we are eating our Dutch meal. 


I am extremely combative and live to banter back and forth. 

I cannot deal with anyone named Donna. I have been hurt by many Donnas in the past. 

I love PDA and my dates usually end with me throwing my man on the salad bar and having my way with him. 

If you think we are compatible, please message and if not, block me. However. I know where you live!

signed

Red Head in Waiting

I'm still LOL, still after reading it again. I have decided to make a copy of it and put it up in a frame, on the wall in the office. Just makes me LOL reading it. (And as I go over correcting grammar mistakes here, I still LOL, at what Debbie wrote to me. A really wonderful friend!!!)

Yes, Debbie, has a way with words! And that is what spurred me on, to writing about the ramble that got lost; aka 'stage right'.

Expect now, you will just have to settle for the watered down version of what got lost; when I get about to writing it again.

Presently, I have decided to take back my life: exercise, eat breakfast, lunch and dinner and get my blood sugars back down again. (and YES, the drugs, are still on the desk top. Yes, I still haven’t taken them or the needle. (insulin).

And I am learning to continually hit command S regularly now with a sign on the computer that says, “USE  PAGES!” Least I forget….(and I still do!!!)


​OH! Before I forget, I am being scammed for $150.00 past due. NO explanation. So, I'm sending letters out to P.O. Master, (mail fraud using a P.O. Box), 3 collection agencies, letter to scammer, letter to F.T.C. (monitors bill collectors), Attorney General of AR and OH, (senior citizen scam) and the scammers, (who say advise us within 30 days).


Well, I did walk a 1/2 mile today, had a good breakfast, cauliflower rice and some crock pot stew meat. LOL yea, I get tired of eggs and bacon and toast. Left overs are for tonight’s dinner.


Did you realize, that the frozen food section has a plethora of cauliflower mixes, and they also have cauliflower tater tots and there is sweet potato tater tots as well! Try them over white potatoes.

I need to start using my bull worker. Just a few minutes a day. Maybe help me give birth to that baby elephant I am carrying about. LOL, because I just measured my gut. 40" around. Yea, got to do something. OMG! I just felt her kick...LOL.

I saw a prepaid cell phone phone card for $60 a year. All I need it for is when I misplace my phone. LOL yes, I do that once in a while and I have to call in St. Anthony. And yes, it is recovered within moments, thanks to St. Anthony.

Going to get my “titles” at DMV and check about when I can order my next batch of drugs. Plus lunch at Donna’s. Fried green tomatoes, French fries, and I think I’m bring chicken patties. NOT...change of plans.

I'm giving thought to a NetFlix review of movies. LOL have to do something being a couch potato.

OK that is the short news for now. More later.


Today is another wonderful day. My blood sugars are below 100. I went to bed, after taking my drugs, and just as I was get started, in saying my prayers, (new word replacement: invocations) I was reminded; that I didn’t take my nightly insulin shot. (FYI: I didn’t take my morning shot either.) So, I pranced, LOL, out of bed, and took my night shot.


I can’t tell you enough of how I hate needles. Recently, my fat about my stomach seems to have gotten smaller, and the needle now hurts. I can’t explain this, because I still weigh in at 165ish.

I got up this morning, (funny how I thought it was 0745, closed my eyes, mind started to kick in, and I got up and it was 0645. Did I go back in time?  Anyhow, my blood sugars were 96. (anyhow: another term for anyway.) Thank you St. Joseph and Archangel Raphael.

I just found out that  two of my saints, I invoke, LOL, strange word, invoke; are healers. St. Joseph and Archangel Raphael. So, I recently started asking them for assistance. Both are healers, and yes, thanks to them, (and yes, I too take credit for minding my sugars) but they are there helping.FYI: my invocations are also on my web site. I think under Dating.

Strange dreams I have had last night: Attorney’s are taking 10% of my retirement, I ate salad with my hands, and spilled ranch dressing all over my sports jacket. What a mess. And I was with 2 women. I wonder IF they were Mary and Fran? I thought mother and daughter, but hell, it is my dream, so I will choose who they were. I said that, you didn’t.

The morning deer, used to be mom and her two fawns, that ate the deer corn which I put out, by the back sliding glass door.


A few nights ago, I put deer corn out for the morning breakfast rush, and there were 6 deer in the back yard; eating the deer corn that was for mom and her fawns. News travels fast here, 'A Traveler is putting Free Lunch out. Come and get it!' LOL, because I don’t give out 'Free Lunches' to women on a date.

The leader of the pack, LOL, saw me, and he or she picked up his/her right front leg, and we stared at each other. Must have been…6 seconds, and then they all bolted. I also put a salt lick, out there the other day, too. 


​Since we had rain, I put a colander over the salt, just to see if the rain, would not wash it away. After all it cost me a whole $3. LOL, this morning, the colander was kicked off the salt lick. LOL I can just hear them. ' Who the hell put this black thing over the white salt?' 'Must have been the guy who don't feed us!' Yea, that right!!!" 

Sad part is, when cross bow season come up, there will be hunters, who have to deplete the heard, or else the Govt. will come in, and extinct the heard for over population because of some deer disease. 

I just feel really really good this morning, because my friend Donna is coming over to do laundry, (not not for laundry, I have to do mine also) but because I am going to ask her to help me move boxes into the garage, and hang smoke detectors in in the house. AKA I now should have a home w/o boxes everywhere. Well, almost every where, since I have been here 2 years, and I'm still unpacking. 

From about 300 banker boxes to about 50 banker boxes, and still some large boxes that need to also be unpacked. Plus, I must have about 50 banker box tops, w/o boxes; that have to go to recycling. I have a shelve int the hall way, that needs to be cleared off; so I can put kitchen items there. It beats going into the garage for kitchen items like: Blender, Crock pots, pans…Mary was the cook and yes, I did get rid of some of her cooking stuff, which I will not use; because I don't know how to use them. And NO, I am not going to learn. 


Well, we, me and Donna, did some box moving, rearranged the freezers. Yes, I have 3 refigerartors/freezers and one stand up Freezer. Two in the kitchen, and one each in the laundry room.


Any way, I got the cauliflower mixes, rice and cauliflower pasta, in one freezer with egg rolls, and I don't remember what else. The other frig. has French fries, and some chicken and fish.


Then I have meat in the stand up frig. and a whole door side, and I think 2 shelves of chocolate and ice-cream, and ice pops. Hell, you only live once, (at least on this planet, for me; another story.), and since it is out of sight, it is out of mind. I don't remember what I have in the beer frig. I do know I have a lot of bottled, flat beer; because I have not had beer in a long time; as well as hard liquor, (which is about 25 different types of liquor).


I must have told you this story, that I took a cooking class at the college, just so I can get my hands wet, doing the dishes. Yes, it was explained to me, that since I'm a Fire Sign, naturally, I am not compatible with water; or Water Signs.

Yea, the other morning, I woke up, to the slight smell of smoke. NO! there was no smoke in the house, just, I believe Fran, (my second Lover, who was a smoker, who died a couple of months ago) was telling me, “Hey silly, you have smoke detectors, put them up and put them to use now!”.


Yesterday, Donna and I hung 4 smoke detectors. Bedroom, office, exercise room and laundry room. One was already in the hall way. There is one in the garage, and I like to put one in the kitchen...just when were cooking bacon, the smoke is so dense, cooking it in the oven. 


You have to understand, Sam's Club sell it, like...20 pounds at a time. So, naturally, the oven is filled with a good 10 pounds of bacon all smoldering away in fat. LOL and smoke fills the house. Because the overhead stove fan, can't keep up.

For those of you who don’t know, my first Lover, Mary, she did things like that to me, also. Giving me a 'back of the head, dope slap'.  Yes, I believe that maybe, WHEN a person dies, they can choose to watch over you. Who know, I may actually have an Army of Angels.

I always say, there is a reason I’m still alive today. Don’t know the reason why I'm alive;  just that I have all my fingers and toes, and I'm capable of walking and thinking, on my own.

I write about that too in my journal. My…what was that new word?… invocations? (Sentence makes no sense. LOL guess that is just me.)


I should, LOL, because when God was giving out brains, I thought I hear her say, trains, So naturally, I said it take 2. LOL. (Old grammar school joke.) Now I have no trains, no brains, " Now If only had a brain!" LOL...go figure.

For those of you, who are like me, (LOL, just imaging another one of me, LOL!) who sometimes misplace their cell phone because of sheer silliness. Well, now there is a prepaid cell phone card, for your second phone; the one you disconnected when you bought your new phone.


For only $60, your old phone can be used for 1 year of prepaid service. It contains 250: Texts, or minutes or MB 4G LTE Data. For me it is a god send, because I need that!!! I misplace my cell phone a lot!


And for $5 a month, I can telephone my self, and listen for the ringer, IF I have not muted it. LOL

The service  is speedtalk, GSM mobile and the sales phone number is 855-999-7266. Check it out on the internet, and see IF your phone qualifies. And NO, most places that sell phone cards, don’t know about it, like Walmart. Best deal ever!

#   3   August   2018
​Well happy birthday to me. Many years ago, when I went into a drug program, (1969), not that I need it, LOL, I was living at home, I would send myself  a telegram, each year of being drug free. It lasted about 6 years. Life goes on. 


Here is a bit of news that is going on with my life today.  I hope you enjoy reading my rambles. 


Finally after 2 years of moving boxes, I finally got almost all of them in the garage.


LOL from 300ish to 50ish banker boxes. The trouble is those 50ish have to be shipped or put some where. Today, I must do some kitchen adjusting. I already have one counter free. Now for the rest of the counter. Feel so good to get back counter space.

I live in a gated community next door to a state park. The deer here, get fed by me; with deer corn and a salt lick. Mom is a regular with her two babies. Had up to 6 deer once, eating here.

My goal is to get a schedule again; to exercise, eat, and get my blood sugars back under control. Up n down, it goes. I don’t mind, cause I know I am doing something and not nothing. I have been there, with excessively high blood sugars and I have no desires to go back.

You may have hear about an illrrevocable living trust. Just got one completed. Cost was 2x my normal monthly spendings. And I hate to say, the Crow Victoria car is now getting repaired, my normal monthly spending again, 2x more for repairs, and  I did buy a travel trailer, and that was 1/2 my monthly spending in getting DMV license plate tags. So I figure I have spent about 6x my normal spendings. OMG Where do I get the money?

I guess I am fortunate, I have some money left in savings. LOL did you start to think, OH NO! Here it comes. A request for money….LOL, got ya! 

No not my style. Just present news. Next day is another story. My life is a twisting, winding road as those of me know me.

I have a begun to use, a crock pot for stew meat. I put in a package of stew meat, from walmart/krogers and I fill it up and over the meat with red, dry wine. A simple $6 bottle. Simple, and I cook it for about 18 hours or so. Yes, I know, should be 12 hours for slow and 8 hours for high. Hell, the liquid keeps it moist, and I have bought baby carrots to add to it. 

The meat is very tender, and now there is cauliflower rice in the frozen food sections. Also, there’re now sweet potato tots. And I have cauliflower tots as well. Plus, they make pasta out of veggies now too. Maybe I will finally get to eat healthy. LOL! All in the frozen food section.

Well, that is the news for today, type when you can to me. Or even more better, telephone me because I am looking forward to hearing your pretty voice, and seeing you attractive face on face time.


Well, here is what is going on; presently in my life. I attempt to never look backwards, always, present into the future….and beyond!!!

I have been going to the library, not only for DVD’s because I don’t TV here, but now 20 music CD’s at a time. Yea, I have a music collection of 8K+ of music songs and I like that because I have it on my I-Phones as well. 

I'm presently downloading the Who and WoW! have they gone down hill since they first hit the charts back in the 60’s!

Here is me: 'Violent Femmes'. I thought it said 'Violin Femmes', as in female violin players. LOL yea, I know, sad but true. One song out of them all was worth downloading.

So, once I get started walking on the treadmill again, I can put the I phone on shuffle, and start walking and listen to different tunes; all I like. Yea, right....


Last night was a bit of a scramble. I talked with a friend until midnight, which is three hours longer that I usually stay up. For some reason I could not go to sleep. Very strange. very! 

I was up for two more hours, before I could go to sleep, not a deep sleep, on and off all morning;  then I woke up at my usual time, anywhere between 0600 and 0700 in the morning. I can’t do that again. I like my sleep. LOL, sorry.


CD's have been around a good 20 years. Well, this morning I finally learned how to take a CD out of the case. Yea, silly me! Took me 30 years to learn that all I have to do is just push 'in' the center, and the CD gets released. NO need to attempt to yank it out! LOL sad but true.


FYI: all information about cooking and recipes will be transferred to cooking/recipes. 

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If you really want to know what I have been doing:  How To Make Chili, Amazing Meatballs, Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Zucchini, Burrito Zucchini Boats, Carrot Coconut Soup, Championship Chili, Dynamite Chili, Easy, Crockpot Chili, Easy Pleas'n Chili, Family French Onion Soup, French Onion Soup, Garlicky Shrimp Zucchini Pasta, Low-Carb Big Macs, Low-Carb Breakfast Pizza, Low-Carb Breakfast Wraps, Mac N Cheese, My Chili, No-Bread Meatball Sub, Simple Turkey Chili, Slow Cooker Turkey Chili, Slow-Cooker Corn Chowder, Spicy Alabama Onion Beer Chili, Spicy Slow-Cooked Chili, Thai Pumpkin Soup, True Texan Chile, Zucchini Pizza Crust; so far, I have down loaded these recipies; and more. Well, not all...just reviewed them.

There is this web site, www.delish.com, that has some really cool recipies.

I figure that I have to eat, sad, Burt true; because I have not ate breakfast or lunch and now it is time for dinner. Hell, I can’t multi-task. So, I now have lots of recipies to choose from to make meals. I like that. I may become a cook. LOL never know. Yea, I know....LOL!

WoW! The other day, blood sugars toped over 300.


Yesterday I spent time researching Chile recipies and I really didn’t have breakfast, lunch and just a sandwich for dinner. Forgot to take my morning meds. I took them at night instead with a shot, (NO not that kind of shot, dee da dee, an insulin shot) and now my blood sugars are just over 100. Makes NO sense at all. (Although thank you St. Joesph and Archangel Raphael.)

Plus, I could not sleep last night. I spoke with Judy, a new friend, who told me that melatonin levels decrease in ones body, which causes sleeplessness.


She told me how she started out with 3 mg. and worked her way down. Interesting. So, I am going to get 1 mg. and cut it in half and take it at night and see how I do with it. Presently, getting 7 hours of sleep, with new B.P. pill, cut in 1/2, one sleeping aide pill, and no melatonin. Going to add a 1/2 melatonin pill to the mix. See what happens...


Judy also says, “Also on the Melatonin you usually have to take it for about two weeks before you notice any results, if your Melton is really low. Most people give up after a couple of days and say it doesn't work, thats because they didn't give it a chance.”


Presently, just taking .05 mg. because I have time to let it build up in my system. I used to take it to go to sleep when working on the RR, and I would sleep for 10 hours, be groggy for the next 3 hours. NOW, I just want to get back to normal, with no rush in mind.


A Traveler’s Chile(which is a combination of a 1/2 of dozen Chile recipes.) 

(Presently on cooking/recipes with more information.)

Time on Low: 10 Hours. ( or in my case, more like 16 hours on low.)

Ingredients
2.5  Pound of ground beef
1  15 ounce can Chile beans
1  Large onion – thinly sliced or 1 cup +/- of minced onion flakes
2  Garlic cloves – finely chopped (I forgot to add, but bought some garlic powder)
2  Tablespoon ground chili pepper
2  Tablespoons paprika
1  Tablespoon dried parsley
1  Teaspoon red pepper flakes
1  Teaspoon garlic powder
3  Teaspoon instant beef bouillon granules, (or 3 cubes of beef bouillon cubes crushed, I used)
1/2  Teaspoon black pepper
1/2  Teaspoon cayenne pepper
4  Tablespoons chili powder
1/4  Teaspoon onion powder
1/4  Teaspoon salt
1/4  Teaspoon sugar (forgot to add; added later, which took away the tomato taste. Thanks Sue.)
1  teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4  Teaspoon garlic salt
1  pinch ground allspice
1  (6 ounce) can tomato paste
2  (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce
3  tablespoons hot pepper sauce (e.g. Tabasco™) (add to taste)
1  (12 fluid ounce) can beer (I used a dark beer)
1  Tablespoon lime juice

Any way, the Chile is NOT hot, more on the mild side. I frozen the Chile in baggies, and today I am going to take one out for tomorrow's lunch meal. Will see IF it is as good as I said it was.


Actually; just right in taste and after the first mouth full, you just want to wash it down, with an cold beer. At least I did, after I tasted it, (after it was simmering for about 3 hours, in a large crock pot; slow setting.)


It is not watery, and has a nice consistency, for now. It is all about what you like.


IF you like it HOTTER, add more peppers, or tabasco, or what ever hot stuff you like. I am going to add different hot stuff to the Chile and find what is just right; not too hot. I bought two different types  of hot sauce. will do a dash of either and see what happens.


When you brown the ground beef, I used a potato masher, a plastic one, to break up the beef. I drained about 6 ounces of fat off it when it was done cooking. (FYI: it was not my idea to use a potato masher. I just read about using it today.) This is why Cooking/Recipe's is going to be added to the master list.


I am actually looking forward to stocking up the freezer with this Chile. (And I did with baggies, because I have the bowls w/lids in a box in the garage.) It is quite good. Besides what rule says you can only have Chile, in the winter?


I just made up A's Chile recipe, from many Chile recipes, and it has a very slight tomato taste. Very mild noticeable taste. NOT hot, and no heart burn so far either. I think leaving the tomato paste out or just one can of tomato whatever, or using a jar of spaghetti sauces will fix the tomato taste problem. (Fixed.) NO, thanks to Sue, a 1/2 tablespoon, cured the tomato taste.


I now understand how Mary felt about cooking. After a while, you just don't mind the cooking, but you do mind eating what you cooked. LOL how sad, but true.


Speaking of heart burn. I used to drink a 6 oz. of strong coffee. NOT any more. Now I am down to an 8 oz., an ice cube, and some colotical-silver? Plus, no more heart burn. Ah! I'm getting old. LOL!!!


Today, I hope to make Onion Soup. Will keep you posted on it works. I did make onion soup, and now it is on the cooking/recipes page.


​The deer that I feed are acting out. When they don't get fed, LOL, they knock over the salt block. Yes, deer are temperamental too. And I hear one snorting like a horse. Must be talking to the other deer. A is out and about, beware!











​To be continued….. LOL same page, same writer, stay tuned!














 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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