Happy birthday, dear Ray… Happy birthday to you!

It’s a special day for all of us here at URD because it’s the birthday of one of our dearest friends. Thank you, Ray… for your fun, insightful comments… your genuine caring for everyone in our little community… and for your friendship. We love you and wish you good health and every happiness – today and throughout the coming years. Hugs, David and Ben

Since several of you are quicker on the draw than us, we’re going to move your birthday comments from the previous post to this one so they’ll all be in one place.
from ROBERTO: “Happy Birthday, Ray! Hope you’re having a tremendous day and that it is just the beginning of more and more great moments throughout the year. 🙂 The guys have been super busy lately, but I’m sure your birthday cake is coming very soon. 😉 Always think of you when I see a completely blue sky like today’s, and under this sky I wish you all the best, my friend, today and always. 🙂 Love and hugs,
Beto.”
from BILL S: “HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAY!
“Beto gets the credit for reminding me!!! Thanks Beto!
I hope today and all the days of the year bring you only the best of all things!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAY! I’m looking forward to sharing your “cake!” (-:
Love you! Bill XOXO”
from JINGLE: ‘ray’s birthday?!?! Oh, Brother Beto, how wonderful of you to remember, and to remind us all!! 🙂 And to my beloved Raimund, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! All Best Wishes, my dear friend/brother/lover!!!!!”
from DENNY: “I always feel like a URD posting is not complete until we hear from you!!
May your days be happy and bright all year through!! L❤VE, Denny”
from BW: “Happy Birthday to one of out favorite URD buddies Ray! Hope you have a great day, and as I always say, it’s your birthday – do whatever you damn well please/”

Here you go, dude. “Beards ‘n bones ‘n smiles.”!

Commenting on Saturday’s “Beards and bones” post, our buddy “Jingle” said:
“And given that the vast majority of these amazing, engaging guys are smiling; may I suggest “Smiles” as an additional tag?!?!”
And that got us thinking about a “Beards ‘n bones ‘n SMILES” post. After all we’ve been through in the past year we could all use a little cheering up… and a bunch of bearded, happy, smiling, boned-up dudes seems like it might just be the ticket 🙂

Check it out, dude. “Beards ‘n bones”!


It’s Alex. I asked David and Ben to do a post I could “tag-on” and boom! here it is.
I want to tell you about our new project. A couple of months ago, Nathan told us about an 80 acre property – not far from Koala Cove – that has been sitting vacant for a long time. Apparently it was once a berry farm and the owner died about two years ago without leaving a will. It’s been sitting in probate and never listed for sale. Obviously we aren’t interested in being “berry farmers” but it fronts on Table Rock lake – and even has a (RARE) boat dock permit. So… we’ve bought it and the engineering work is underway. Denise, Nathan and I will be equal partners as we are at Koala Cove. It’s a huge undertaking for us but we’re really excited about it. We’ll devote 15 acres to a lakeside luxury townhouse project and are hoping to build 6 units per acre. 90 units is a lot, but the market is strong and we won’t feel pressed for time. We’ve listed the other 65 acres and hope to sell it – perhaps to an ambitious berry farmer? David and Ben made us promise not to tell Dub the property was once a berry farm. They think with his love of growing stuff, he’d probably want to become a berry farmer himself 🙂
We haven’t named the project yet, but we’ve been thinking about “things Australian”. You know, Kangaroos and Kookaburras and the like. We’ll need the name before too long so we can file the plat and other documents. Any suggestions?
Anyway, we’ve all been thinking about our friend “bw” and praying for his complete recovery from Covid in the near future. xoxo Alex and Cal