Five for Friday


Here we are once again even if I’m a bit late with this. Let’s see what I can do today.

  1. It’s a beautiful day in central Minnesota. the temperature is a wonderful 71F (22C) with a nice breeze. It started out with clear skies this morning but it faded to partly blue out there. It feels great to me. The windows are open and I’m airing out the house. I mowed the lawn too.
  2. I actually did battle with the IRS phone system and I actually got to talk to a real live person this morning. Will wonders never cease?
  3. I pretty well quit drinking soda quite a while ago but I’m getting tired of other sweet drinks. I’m finding myself going thru a lot of tea and a particular brand of frozen apple juice concentrate lately.
  4. I didn’t realize that today was Friday the 13th. Ooooooo! Spooky.
  5. There are a number of outdoor chores for me this weekend. The weather is going to be perfect to work outside.

There ya have it. Feel free to comment and/or wave a vigorous “HOWDY!” on the way thru if’n you would like.

Hump Day Morning


I’m watching my 401K drop … and drop … and drop … and drop some more. I cringe at the thought of how much I’ve lost since January. Thanks Dems! It’s a good thing that I’m not dependent upon it a this moment in my life. The crooks in DC are getting richer while a good segment of American society is getting poorer.

It’s “Take your clothes off and run around nekkid outside” weather!


Well I would if there wasn’t lil’ kids, lil’ ol blue haired ladies and maybe priests out and about. I wouldn’t wanna cause them trauma or scare them or anything along those lines. The poh-leese may show up and end up peeing their pants laughing at me. Then I’d get tazzed or whack on the head with multiple riot batons. Then someone would make a movie of it and I wouldn’t get a vote on who played me cuz I’d be locked up in the looney bin.

Yep. It’s better to enjoy the temps by opening the windows.

Five for Friday


It’s waaaaaaaay past the normal time that I post this and I wish I had a good excuse; but I don’t. Let’s do this anyway.

  1. I gave up the war between the bunny and me for the ultimate control of my herb garden bed. I can’t keep it closed because everything inside of it would suffer from global warming introduced by me and then shrivel up. So, I took some 2X4 welded wire fencing and I surrounded the herbs that I din’t want the bunny, or its baby bunnies, eat up. They can eat the parsley. I can always get parsley at the market if I need some.
  2. I also put some welded wire in my 4X4 bed where I planted some crocus and daffodils. The bunny, or bunnies, were nibbling them down to almost nothing. This will keep them at bay for now.
  3. It was beautiful out there today. The sun was shining, the sky was blue and the temps were pretty good. Dare I finally say Spring has come to central Minnesota? I have yard work to do this weekend.
  4. Given that I have yard work, I also have some projects for outdoors this season. I have five projects that I need to have done by the time the “brrrrr” and icky bad weather returns later this year. Let’s not rush time tho.
  5. I tore out a bunch of old, useless stuff in my laundry room ceiling. Out went the old security box and siren since nothing was connected to it anyway. Out went a signal booster for cable TV since it was plugged in to an outlet but not connected to it. I cut the cable for the most part anyway. And finally, out went the telephone landline box. I cut the landline cord years ago and I cut all of the outside connections to my house when it was resided. Who uses a landline in their homes any more? I don’t. And I don’t need cable TV because I stream via wifi.

That was quick. Feel free to comment and/or wave a vigorous “HOWDY!” on your way thru if’n you would like.

Some Random Thoughts for Thursday Morning


The electrician is done outside and the house should be ready for a permit inspection. Thank God! I want to get back to a “normal” life … whatever that is. I didn’t reconnect the phone landline box to the house. In fact, I cut it and removed it. Who has a landline nowadays anywho? Too bad I didn’t get a chance knowing that I could remove it before they resided that side of the garage. It would have been one less hole to patch in new siding.

I missed a meeting because I was busy with the electrician. I’m sure it will be OK.

The weather is finally getting warmer but we’re still having grey skies. My eyes are hungry for blue skies. Well, not just that but you get the idea. My hoop house garden is doing great but I hafta check again to see if a bunny tried to rebuild a nest in it.

I just read about the prairie dog problem at Why Not Minot AFB in NoDak. I come from a different day I guess. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/air-force-to-airmen-please-stop-shooting-prairie-dogs-with-blow-darts/ar-AAWWOrx?li=BBnb7Kz

More later.