Still moving

Jenny and I are still moving. We got the basics in the house, like beds, dishes, toiletries, etc. But, there’s still a lot at the apartment.

We have until they rent the place out, or until the lease is up, whichever comes first.

Shemp is in town for the Livestock Show so he can help Louie set up for Monday. We still have some large, heavy items to be moved so we decided to recruit him to help. He’s cheaper than movers.

Right now we are digging through trash bags to find socks and underwear. So I’ll be happy to have out armoire at the house. I’ll feel a little more civilized I think.

The other items are a buffet, dining room table, a cedar chest and Jenny’s desk. All are solid wood so they are heavy.

I’m not looking forward to this. It’s cold and rainy this morning, so the idea of doing anything besides laying on the couch, watching tv has no appeal.

On the flip side, though… We still don’t have cable at the new house so I suppose I’d be sitting on the couch watching Redbox movies all day.

I am actually ok with that idea.

Right now two of the kids are at their dads house. One is at Jenny’s exes apartment, one is at our house, and Louie is at Reliant Arena settling Boomer in.

Me? I’m on the patio, smoking a cigarette and Jenny is taking stuff out of drawers and cubby’s so when Shemp gets here we can start loading.

Yeah, good times.

I am planning to take my beautiful girl to dinner tonight. She came in second for teacher of the year but that’s still quite an accomplishment. So, I’ll take her out for a night that’s all hers.


Countdown to the Houston Livestock Show!

It’s crunch time folks! Back in December, Louie and I made a three hour trek to San Marcos, TX to purchase a pig.

He was a 6 week old barrow spot.


He couldn’t even see due to his giant floppy ears. In fact, the green 2012 tag that was punched into his ear for identification, was bigger than his ear was.

He weighed 23lbs and I was able to carry him by his hind legs. When we took him to be castrated, he bit the crap out of my arm. I had a bruise the size of my foot for over a week!

As time went by, he grew. He shared his pen with his “big sister”, Bubbles. Louie’s FFA pig.


After she was gone, he had the place all to himself. Literally. Every pig was gone except him. See, not many kids have the discipline to raise, train and care for 2 show pigs.

Because he was alone, Louie decided to give him a little more freedom.

He met the cows next door.


Discovered the joys of fresh mud.



And even got his first haircut yesterday!

We are in the last few days before he’s put on display.

Packing on the pounds is priority #1.


3 feedings a day! This guy can really pack away the food!

Saturday, he’ll be taken to Reliant Arena and Monday is his big day!

So, without further ado… May I introduce, BOOMER!!


Fingers crossed!