Big Winners!

If only Randy and I had known we were big winners before we left Las Vegas!  No telling what we could have done with that information.  The only clue we had was that Randy won an eBay auction for the first time!

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Those of you who have known Randy a long time may remember that he bought his little yellow car on eBay – but that was after the winner couldn’t get financing and the sellers contacted him after the fact.   It is now my mother’s little yellow car.

This time it was a true eBay win – and it was even a bargain!

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We have enjoyed our new satellite system but finding the satellites has been hit and miss and sometimes quite frustrating.  Randy purchased a cheap satellite finder and found it unsatisfactory.   The BirdDog Ultra is professional equipment.  He saw prices near $600 for a new meter and decided to try eBay.  The winning effort was the third or fourth BirdDog he bid on – and then went for the least amount of money. Whoo-hoo!

The used BirdDog meter was waiting for us when we got to Boise.  Randy has only used it once, but so far so good.

I won too! I won $5 from the Albertsons-Safeway Monopoly Game. There are 900,000 $5 cash prizes and I won one of them.  It is the least valuable prize on the board, but it was a win!

We are winners because we got to celebrate Elko’s 13th birthday!

034 When he came into our family March 20, 2010, he was thought to be between four and seven years old. We and our vet decided to christen him age five. Given that, he just turned 13 – a good long time for a 90 pound lab.

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178At his semi-annual exam last week Dr. Katie asked if we wanted to do the annual blood work.  She suggested that sometimes “ignorance is bliss.” I would have gone with that but Randy thought it was better to know. So now we know – and fortunately we know that he is doing great.

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No significant health concerns for Elko at age thirteen!

We got good news on Randy’s health as well!  We are in Boise this early in the season for Randy’s bladder cancer follow up tests and maintenance treatments.   His scope and chemical exams came back normal. The treatments are painful but seem to be working.

Not only are we big winners, we are blessed.

About Serene

We live full time in our fifth wheel and travel and volunteer. We remember everyday how blessed we are to have the opportunity to live this season of our lives in this way.
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7 Responses to Big Winners!

  1. Peggy says:

    Great news all around.

  2. Dave says:

    We are so glad to see that both old dogs are doing well. Randy, you look like a true satellite guy….except for 2 things. You need a Flask of whisky in your back pocket and a cigarette hanging out of your mouth. Otherwise, you have it aced, buddy.

  3. Gord + Catie Ireland says:

    Such awesome news. Nice to appreciate these wonders of life and celebrate them. Hugs to you three. Catie & Gord

  4. Teri McClelland says:

    Love the Elko pictures, especially the one on the ridge of the sand hill. I’m glad him and Randy are doing so well-and you too!

    Congratulations on all the recent winnings!

  5. Mark says:

    Great news on the health of all involved! And who doesn’t enjoy a new meter for the RV??

  6. Elaine Ehlers says:

    You do have good news all of us like to get. Serene, I am glad you can enjoy the small things in life – Such a big win you received.

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