Monday, November 26, 2007

Wow, Dude.... like snow.

Forecast for Nelson
Updated: 4:15 am CST on November 26, 2007
Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 3 PM this afternoon to midnight CST tonight...
Mostly cloudy. Scattered flurries in the morning...then slight chance of light snow early in the afternoon. Snow likely late in the afternoon. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Highs in the mid 20s. Northwest winds around 5 mph increasing to west around 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of measurable snow 60 percent.

Mostly cloudy with snow in the evening...then partly cloudy after midnight. Snow accumulation up to 2 inches. Total snow accumulation up to 3 inches. Lows zero to 5 above. Breezy. Northwest winds around 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph decreasing to around 10 mph and gusty after midnight. Chance of snow 80 percent.

Monday, Monday....
Not working today. Have a couple of chores to do. want to spend a lot of time studying Spanish. Got a test manana. Horses look hungry, but they always do. They're just so worthless. We spent money to get them trained, but it takes struggling for about an hour just to get one saddled and bridled. Then you don't know if the nag is going to accept you on it's back. This is not acceptable. Oh well....

Bought two albums recently, Badfinger's "Straight On" (1971) and Quincy Jones' "Sounds...And Stuff Like That!" (1978). I'm trying to get them onto CD so I can listen to them in my car. Got the Badfinger but still working on Quincy. Time is always fleeting.

At least the Chargers won yesterday. Not a great year since they lost most of the coaching staff last year. Struggling a bit but they might be OK by next year. A.J. Smith is an idiot, he should have tried to get along with Marty better.

I can't believe the Broncos lost! They should have had the game but the Bears came back and stung them. Lots of special teams for the Bears. Ha-ha. Gotta love it!

So, now what? Is there anybody out there?

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Of Turkeys and Snow

Feliz día de pavo

Another day another turkey. It has passed and we are all stuffed. We were going to have Kay-Cee's Family (total of 10) but they backed out kinda late. 22 pound turkey plus lots of other appetizers and food. So we spent the day cooking and eating and we have lots of leftovers. Very quiet day. Watched Rear Window with Jimmy Stewart and Evan Almighty. Got to bed late

Weather's turned cold here. It's been flurrying a lot but there's not much on the ground. Maybe we'll have another dry winter. It'll be cold, but snow won't be a factor. The tree breaks are transparent without the leaves. This one around the house is kinda thin. I fenced off a portion of it for the horses but we leave the power off when we aren't using it. This was probably a bad idea because the wandering deer have messed it up and I can't use it until I get out there and fix it. I wasn't going to use it during the winter anyway, so I'll wait until it gets warm.

I never get out and wander around parts of the yard. I get out to the quanset or to the barn to feed the horses, but I haven't been to a lot of the edges and corners of the place. I want to get the 4-wheeler working before I have to shovel. I'll get some pictures and post them soon.


Monday, November 12, 2007

It's a balmy 54 today

Almost feels hot. It hasn't gotten cold yet but chilly sucks too. It was really windy yesterday. I insisted on flying our US flag as it was Veteran's Day but the wind eventually broke our pole. We have a barn cat here. She recently had a couple of babies. They are really wild. Then one quit being around. Yesterday I found it in the yard. Ick. I think a coyote got it. The weird thing was, I had my phone on vibrate in my pocket and one hand happened to be in there too. I was looking at this cat and reached out with my foot and turned it over. Just as I did, the phone went off! Man, I jumped.

My klunky computer was running badly and had stuff mucking it up. So I pulled off all the relevent files (thanks to my Seagate 500Gig ) and reinstalled the system. I love how you can do that now without even having a "startup" disk. Now it's running better. We still have a problem with the internet being slow because we have a satellite connection. It's all I can have here but it isn't usually a big problem for me.

I'm amazed at all the Ann Coulter vids on YouTube. Don't spend much time there which is why I don't post them here. (Maybe I should).

Found a cool blog at:

Hey, just for grins, tell me your three favorite albums/CDs of all time.

Whatever, dude.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

"To us in America, the reflections of armistice Day

will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…" President Woodrow Wilson Nov. 11, 1919.

Yes, It's Veteran's Day and we all need to remember everybody who has served in the military of this country to keep it free.

This would be an excellent opportunity for some actor or ex-president to visit a foriegn country and slam America for it's barbaric ways. I was scanning a few websites and blogs and I was amazed at the belief that all the wars since 1776 have been the fault of America. We haven't always done the right thing, but that's because people sin. Overall, though, this country has been a haven for personal freedom and a voice and arm for righteousness. During Vietnam, we were told that if the US disarmed, things would be okay. Okay means fallen to communism. I get so worked up because people want to believe what they want to believe and will follow the mantra that best fits what they want.

Imagine what would have happened in Europe if America had stayed out of WWII. Imagine what would have happened if the US had not gotten involved in Korea or Vietnam. How about if we didn't actively oppose the Soviet Union? If the US did not lead the world in support of Israel the Middle East would be worse than it is today. The US is the only hope for democracy in the world. Yeah, we must be wrong, that is why countries around the world are starting to elect consevative anti-socialist leaders.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

If a conspiracy theorist falls in a forest.....

and there's no one around to hear him, is he still nuts?

I went looking for other blogs to read, and the ones I found were all nuts except this one that posts editorials by people like Michael Reagan (whom I like by the way). Some were far-right and anti-zionist and some were far-left. Almost all sounded like Rosie spouting 911-the-goverment-did-it crap.

Even Clinton the first denounced that idea last week. Kinda reminds me of Heinlien's "Door Into Summer" where the cat checks out every open door during the winter because he knows he saw summer out there once. "Maybe", they think, "I'll find some real truth behind this one."

Oh well, I guess I'll go read Ann Coulter's latest post. You should too. If you're conservative you might like it. If liberal, you'll be offended and start whining that she's mean.


Electricity comes to Iowa!!!!!

A reference to an old Black Oak Arakasas tune. (c'mon, tell me something about it) Here come the caucuses. Will Romney get a leg up on Guilani? Will Hill fall to B. Osama Obama? Jan 3rd is the date and it will set up "The Race" for the rest of the year. Look, if you don't believe in god, at least consider the fact that people are basically selfish and will do what's best for them not mankind. Use that as a standard by which you vote. Vote as close to middle-of-the-road as you can get. Then you'll have your little social-eco-I-love-everybody programs and I'll have a more secure world that I can practice Christianity in without having to consult the Koran first.

I'll tell you what, the farther we drift from the ideals we were founded on, (the Bible "Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth") The worst-off we'll be.

Smarter, Faster, Stronger

An obvious ploy to rope in some of the younger bloggers. Hey! Haven't been here for a little bit. Busy, Busy, y'know. Just started a class in Spanish. been through two weeks so far. Kinda fun. I've no G.P.A. to worry about so there's no pressure. Taking it with Laurie, Alex, and Kay-Cee so it's a blast. They all hate me because I aced the first test. It wasn't that hard and I accually had time to study. Laurie works maybe more than I do and has been studying for her RN boards which are more important. Alex and Kaycee have other classes so they have a lot to do. I just work, so I have time to study. Also I lived in San Diego working in restaurants for thirty years so I have a basic knowledge of Spanish as well as a lot of learned nouns.

One of the surrounding farmers is out spraying Anhydros Ammonia on his field. This is prep for next spring. It's cool that I sit by my back window and get to watch them do stuff. And right now, the wind break around the house has lost it's leaves, so I can see through it.

I told my instructor about Gordo, a comic strip I used to read in SD. Gordo ran from the 40's to the 80's but I remember it from the 60's. Quite an interesting strip that gave me a lot of background in Mexican culture.

I'm going to have to winterize the motocicletas for the winter. I'm not sure how yet, but I'll find out.

I'm supposed to work 4 - 10 hour days, but there has been some overtime available and also each mould has to work every third Monday through the end of the year. When we go in on Mondays, we get to leave as soon as we get the blade done and clean up. So, we only get 5 or 6 hours in. It's not a lot of overtime, but it ensures me of 40 + hours each week. I've been going in and helping other moulds every Monday anyway. We were supposed to go in this MOnday, but have ben told we don't have to. I probably will anyway for the extra hours. Hey! at over time I get over $20.00 an hour. Why not?

More soon.
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