Another one with no title in the original post. I’m doing great!!!


102-mangoI love short work days.  They go by so fast.  And besides, I don’t have to lug that 6 1/2 pound Dell laptop home and then lug it back with me on Tuesday.  It’s a long weekend and I don’t want anything to remind me of work this weekend.  I have plenty of stuff around my place that’s too much like work anyway.

Wednesday Night


IMG_0002-XLThere’s always something to do around my place.  This was a “sweat equity” home for the previous owners when they had this place built.  But I found out a long time ago that they didn’t put a whole lot of “sweat” into their “equity” and I’m the one cleaning up after them.  It’s OK cuz I have the technology and the skills.  It’s just the floor is a long ways down any more.

This mont it’s the deck once again.  A couple of the deck boards were awfully punky and spongy.  And I removed one which lead to another to be removed which lead to another to be removed which lead to another to be removed which lad to another to be removed.  Which leads to a new question of:  Do I replace all of the decking with wood or composite?  Composite is leading the way right now other than cost.  Unfortunately a total decking replacement will have to wait until next Spring.  I’ll do some patches to get by until then.  No worries.  We have the skills to put that down.

In the mean while, there is a nice cool breeze from out of the southwest this evening dragging the smell of the dairy farm that’s a mile down the road.  It smells like … money.

Dear God, Please don’t let anything bad happen to the President …


“The number one job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S.” —  Joe Biden

“His mom lived in Long Island for ten years or so. God rest her soul. And- although, she’s- wait- your mom’s still- your mom’s still alive. Your dad passed. God bless her soul.” –Joe Biden, on the mother of Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen, who is very much alive, Washington, D.C., March 17, 2010

“When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed. He said, ‘Look, here’s what happened.” –Joe Biden, apparently unaware that FDR wasn’t president when the stock market crashed in 1929 and that only experimental TV sets were in use at that time, interview with Katie Couric, Sept. 22, 2008

“Stand up, Chuck, let ’em see ya.” –-Joe Biden, to Missouri state Sen. Chuck Graham, who is in a wheelchair, Columbia, Missouri, Sept. 12, 2008

“Folks, I can tell you I’ve known eight presidents, three of them intimately.” –Joe Biden, Aug. 22, 2012

Random Thoughts on Wednesday


Coffee%20Mug%20-%20Far%20Side%20Damned%20if%20You%20Do%20Dont_2Hey!  It’s July already.  how did that happen?  Where did my June go?  Don’t you realize that I am halfway thru a year?  Do you realize what that means for those of us up here?  Now I have to start thinking about getting my snow blower tuned up.  Crap!

I am no longer subject to recall back to active duty in 20 days.  I guess they don’t want us old guys telling them what they are doing wrong.  Maybe I can get a job as a Course Marshall on a golf course when I retire so I can ride around all day in a golf cart and tell the golfers what they’re doing wrong.

Yesterday afternoon was a German Chocolate cake baking day.  God it’s good.

I dunno how many managers are gone for the rest of the week.  Who’s in charge?  Dunno.  Maybe they left me in charge?  Nahhhh!  I’d let everyone go home early tomorrow afternoon.

It’s back to my store of dreams tonight for some materials.  I have a couple deckboards on my deck that have gone punky and are in need of replacement.  It’s too easy to repair but the bigger picture shows that all of the decking should be replaced.  The question of the day is do I replace my decking with new wooden deck boards or do I replace them with the new composite decking?

Did anyone else see the orange moon this morning other than me?  No?  That’s because you were all asleep.