Welcome home, babe!

“And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry. For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.”

We were working on a “sittin’ around” post to go with Rick’s “Friends Friday” post, when we saw Brad’s comment. So, we quick-like shifted gears a bit and turned it into a “naked head-to-toe post. It’s so good to have you back, babe. Hope you like the pics!

Bunch of dudes just “sittin’ around” on “Friends Friday”

Hey, guys. It’s Rick. It’s funny how posts happen here on URD. This one came about because I ran across pic #1, and thought “I’ve got to put this dude in a post.” The question was… what kind of post would he fit in? Best I could come up with was “dudes just sittin’ around.” So I found some other pics I thought worked with him… and here you have it. In a way, this photo theme reminds me of the “Flandrin pose” post I did back in August, 2017. If you like it, let us know… I’ve found lots more pics that fit the theme.


We closed on the lake cabin loan last Thursday and it’s ours now. Here’s something interesting. After Scott and Denise finalized the purchase from “Phil,” Alex told us the furniture in the cabin was, in fact, valuable. He said it was all antiques – “some of which are quite good.” He said that’s probably why the owner kept the heat and air conditioning running all that time. So, Alex got an antique appraiser to go look and put prices on everything. There’s a “Queen Anne” dining set he says is “particularly nice,” and he’s selling it to some people whose house he’s redecorating over in Tiffany Greens. The rest, we’re selling to an antique dealer and Alex says we’ll get enough money out of it to pay for new kitchen appliances and flooring for the cabin. How cool is that?!
Travon is finally getting excited about “his place on the lake.” He has Alex’ sketch of his room on the wall in his room at home and he’s jabbering about having Dub and Austin sleep-over. We’re going to go down as soon as possible and attack the weeds in the rock garden. The cabin is gonna be a “project” but all the guys say they’ll help us with it. It’s nice to have such amazing friends!

A grand Thanksgiving… and it’s good to be home!


It was, indeed a wonderful Thanksgiving at the lake… and now we’re home… apparently just in time for the big snowpalooza. We have a TON of things to tell you, but since WordPress didn’t see fit to put up the post Rick scheduled for Thanksgiving day, I’m going to go ahead and get today’s pics posted. That’s so our buddy Jingle can sit back with a pot of french roast and concentrate on looking at neckid dudes instead of doing something really stupid like venturing out to shovel snow.
A quick note about the asparagus casserole I made for Thanksgiving. This is the recipe, in case any of you haven’t located it on-line:
https://www.marthastewart.com/1143345/asparagus-casserole
You’ll notice the recipe calls for a 9″x9″ baking dish – and serves 8. Since we were having a BIG crowd, I essentially tripled the ingredients and filled two 9″ x 13″ casserole dishes. I followed the recipe directions pretty closely except I substituted Provel cheese for the gruyere cheese. I did that because provel is Dub’s absolute favorite. I’ll get to the Thanksgiving crowds reaction to the casserole in a later post 🙂
Jingle, stay inside and keep warm, damnit. Seriously, it’s looking like you’ve had several inches of snow and we don’t want anything bad happening to you. Call a buddy who owns a tractor to clean off your damned driveway.