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Closeing on my house


well we just got back from the lawyers office. We are now owners of 1.60 acres of beautiful Murray county land! It is beautiful, Sumac creek borders it on one side and has one hell of a view of the mountains. So now all that is left is to build the house.
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My Hike with Jerry on the Conasauga


It all started when Jerry came and picked me up. He was late, so the whole trip got started late. And it all went down hill from there. When we started out, Jerry couldn't take his sleeping bag. It was too big and the only way he had to carry it was with his belt(which was to small). So I let him use mine. I figured once we got to the camp I would cut some branches and make a bed from them. So we started off.

So the next mistake was mine. I thought we were going down this on ridge that gently sloped down to the river. Instead I went down the one that was next to it. This one was gentle for awhile, then dropped off (straight off) into the river. The last 1/10 of a mile dropped at lease 500ft. And on this last leg I tripped on a saw brier and bout cut off my leg. But we were at the river.

The time was about 9:00 p.m. So it was completely dark. No problem I would just build a fire and build my bed by fire lite. Well on the second strike of the lighter the wheel broke and the flint when shooting out. So no fire, no fire = no light, no light = no gathering limbs for my bed. I asked Jerry if he would share the "only" sleeping bag with me. So we unzipped it and layed it flat like a blanket. This was alright until about 12:00. The temp got down into the upper 60s. Not that cold, but add the 100% humidity made it feel like it was in the 30s. Because we never got dry! We were wet from having to cross the river and the humidity was like a film on us.

I woke up a few times throw the night. Once I woke up and the moon was out. It was only a quarter moon but it was as bright as a full moon. Anyway it lite up the mist that was coming off the river. That was one of those sites that no words can describe the beauty. Well after spooning Jerry throw the night it was morning. And with the morning came the Sun and all it warmth. So I got up went fishing and then went home.

This was one of the most memorable trips I've been on and promised myself I wouldn't do it again!
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