Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Correction and More (Cross Creek, FL)

In our last post we "cleverly" spoke of the presence of Buffalo in Florida.  Who knew?  Well, after a moment of clarity (which included speaking to my father, a long time resident of Florida) and a little research we are pleased to announce that there are Buffalo in Florida.  The only problem is that the animals we were viewing at Paynes Prairie were Bison and not Buffalo (not that I've figured out the difference).  There are, however, Buffalo in Florida, raised domestically for their meat.  I also found that there is at least one privately owned hunting preserve located north of Ft. Lauderdale where you can pay to hunt Water Buffalo, if you're so inclined.  So now you've heard "the rest of the story."
So on with our life.  I left you last Wednesday.  Thursday we "worked" again.  Friday we took the camper in, believe it or not,  to have the 9 month old satellite dish replaced as directed by Winegard.  The work did not go well and the problem has not been fully corrected.  I won't bore you with the stupid details but I assure you, we're not pleased!

Saturday we embarked on another marathon trip to replace the last of the furniture in the camper we felt had to go.  This last effort is to replace the 2 fabric recliners.  Please remember our shedding dogs.  We bought 2 Hjellegjerde leather recliners, known also as "Euro" chairs.  You may be familiar.  They're made in Norway and are suppose to be extremely well made.  We are hopeful!  I had the old chairs loaded in the truck and we were on the road a little after 8am.  We then drove 2 1/2 hours to my father's house to give him the chairs.  We carried our fabric recliners into the house, had lunch, yakked a little and then we headed out to pick up the new chairs, not too far from where my father lives.  The pick up went well, except I scraped the front bumper of the truck on a  building.  I was furious with myself.  Debbie said all the right things to minimize my self-imposed anxiety.  The damage is minor but I'm feeling mighty stupid!  We then headed home and got there about 5pm.   The good news is that we love the chairs.  They fit the space very nicely and are quite comfortable.  Here's what they look like if your interested.  I've included a photo of the new lazy boy reclining loveseat we got a few weeks ago also.

Sunday was pleasant and productive.  I went to the laundromat.  You know I love doing the laundry.  Then it only got better.  We went to the SUPER Walmart.  $275 worth but we hadn't done any significant grocery shopping for several weeks.  We didn't buy too much junk, mostly meals, a little makeup, dog biscuits.... you know - only the essentials.

"In life, it's not where you go, it's who you travel with."



  1. When my late husband and I lived in Holiday, FL (Pasco County) we often passed a herd of Bison when out motorcycling. One ranch between there and Tampa raised them. It always tickled me...then I went out west. LOL!

    Love the new loveseat...someday we need to replace ours which Stu thinks is a LazyBoy.

  2. Really nice looking chairs AND I really like the reclining loveseat. The satellite dish issue must be frustrating as hell.

  3. Love the new furniture. I am sure that we will go with a LAZBOY when we are ready to replace our sofa. Hope you are both doing well and not working too hard.