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Oct 15, 2014 - Status update

Hi every1, been awhile, we were forced to move because of landlord violations, I am still working at Walmart and they helped re-coup some moving expenses,that was nice of them. We recently(last week) celebrated 21 yrs of marriage by using the 3 Dollywook tickets we received as a 2013 Christmas gift from my sister. We had fun , it was a much needed mini-vacation for us. I am adding some pictures. We are talking about trading in big travel trailer for something more movable and heading to Mass to be with family for a while, Willy having a...

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Apr 30, 2014 - Bucket List

Monday night 4/28/14 I landed the biggest fish in my lifetime so far. I caught a 36" x 28 lb Channel Cat. I brought it home cleaned it , froze it overnight , gonna cook on grill today. It took over 20 minutes to bring it in and what I fight it was. I had lost 1 about same size or bigger 1 hr before and I wasn,t taking any chances. Go figure that i would catch a fish this big only at7pm and not latenight, I guess because the Super Cells were coming through Tenn, I guess they were feeding early. I tell switching to 50lb braided line was well...

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Apr 16, 2014 - Work update

I am still working Part-Time at a local Walmart in the Meat Dept. Now that Willy has graduated from ITT , we will be looking into travel plans for next yr. We Have alot to think about the 3 of us, We will put his career ahead of mine when making choices. I will update when I can

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Apr 16, 2014 - Willy news

Well Willy graduated from ITTECH Saturday 4/12/14 and it was a beautiful ceremony. We are very proud of him, he receive an Associates degree of Electrical Engineering. They also slipped a perfect 2 yr attendance award in his diploma folder. Although not at top of his class academically, he had very good behavour and as usual students and teachers loved him. I have he can find work soon because of the student loans, he is trying very hard and we wish him well .

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Apr 16, 2014 - Wacky weather

After a wild winter, and a week of 80 degree days we had 2 days of bad /cold /windy weather with a freeze warning last night. Well my tank and hose heaters were all ready dis-connected for "spring" but we did ok. I went fishing the other night for 6 hrs, after rain on and off, broke a fishing rod, broke lines, bent a hook, lost several fish, I finally landed a 4lb fat cat, most people would have given up before that but I am not most people ,especially after living in an rv through a terrible winter without giving up. I pray for those folks...

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Mar 12, 2014 - New update 2014

Well been a while, Willy just finished his 2 yrs of trade college, wow flew by. I have given up on internet businesses and been working at a local Walmart as a Meat Associate. Wife refiled for dis-abilty after 2nd denial hearing, still waiting for results from 3rd hearing. We are still living in 5th wheel at or old campground mngr's property . We have our own lot with utilities which we pay for. Just had Att&T install a new phone line and jack from street sow we can have steady internet instead of the old pre-paid piece of junk. Got a...

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Jan 6, 2013 - summer at Yarberry Campground

When Willy graduated from Greenback, we moved back to Lenoir City to a great campground for summer. I started a new part/time job in Maryville TN for a big food service company as a Kitchen Utility Worker and closer. I did alot of night and weekend fishing at campground(pennisula) . Took alot of work to learn the ways here, my old tricks from yrs of experience were useless here. I soon learned the ways of feeding habits here and started doing ok before they announced a mandatory Nov1 closing of campground including the monthly sites. Get to...

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Aug 4, 2012 - 2012 Gatlinburg August

On the road again where we should be. This is our yearly vacation trip with the Zientek family, which last year was to Hocking Hills Ohio. This year we will visit the Smokey Mountains in Tennessee with Stephanie, John, Zach, Zane, Zeth, Zander and Zyler. Stephanie and John left on Friday evening to break the trip into 2 drives instead of one long drive on Saturday, they left Zane and Zander with us to ride to Gatlinburg so their van would not be so crowded. They drove to Lexington KY the first night and got a hotel room. We departed home at...

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Mar 10, 2012 - new line of work and good news about Willy

Hello , been busy, I was forced to quit my dish washing job at golf course because of lack of hrs and not enough gas money to keep going in for 1 night every other week or so. So I decided to got full time with my internet marketing in Jan, I took well over $200 and I signed up for 10 work at home programs, I have dropped out of a couple, a couple aren't doing anything at all and 2 are dependable but very slow building, It is gonna take time to come out of the negative and into the positive I'm sure. My wife tried working part time for a...

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Dec 18, 2011 - New church

So we joined a new local church, the 1 that help us move, get settled, brings us food baskets etc. It is a Missionary Southern Baptist Church Me and Ruth are being Baptized on Christmas Day. Have to say I am going to be a little nervous with a big turnout.

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Oct 30, 2011 - wife's ssi case- bad news and good news

So we got the bad news about 1 month ago that SSI was denied for 4th time for her. Her lawyer sent her a release saying the case is not worth persueing any longer unless she wanted to start all over again with the 18 month waiting period. With my job cutting me down to 1 night a week and no more days until next spring we had to do something, (i have been searching left and right for work) My wife was determined to go back to work. Would you believe she found the perfect job within 1 week? She is working for a cleaning company that does...

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Aug 20, 2011 - doing ok

All moved in and settled in new rv park, Willy going to school ok. Willy's teachers and Guidance councilor have been so he3lpful with getting us moved here, school supplies and canned goods. It is beautiful view here of the Smokey mountains/Tellico plains. We git sat tv hooked up and watch free movie "Paul" last nite., been waiting a yr to see that movie and it was worth the wait. Our cat Tiger Girl has adjusted to move and is back to her old ways, she has petty much stopped hunting for or other deceased cat that was run over at the...

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