Talked to our loan officer at the bank in Ennis yesterday and she got the appraisal back for our house construction project. She said the numbers are excellent, so now it gets reviewed by a third party and we set the closing. I also talked with our contractor yesterday and he said as soon as that is done he'll order the trusses and windows. He also said if the weather holds like it has been they can start the slab work much earlier than anticipated. If they can do that the building shell might be in place up to a month and a half earlier than anticipated and we are good with that! At this rate there's no reason this whole project won't be done by the end of the summer and then I can start concentrating on filling the freezer with deer and elk meat. For now I'll just have to keep restocking my fly box in anticipation of poking holes in the faces of trout when we get there in April as soon as the RV park opens. Started with purple bead head pheasant tails, which were a great fly all of last year. Got 50 of them done, which is good enough to start with, and now it'll be on to do 50 natural colored bead head pheasant tails. If I can average a dozen flies a day for the next 2 months I'll be all set for the summer.