Generalities

  • Nothing much to say here, but since I get more play here than on the family BB, I’ll post the b.s. here.
  • Ernest and family stopped by this past weekend and we sat out front chatting for about a half hour and catching up.  
  • I’m starting to read about “tiny houses for real sized people” at various sites on the web.  It’s amazing how small a space certain people need to live in when they don’t accumulate crap in their lives.
  • Tomorrow marks the 1 month to anniversary party point.  I’m looking forward to the party and the vacation after the party.  Going to Ouray for the first week and the second week is up in the air still.
  • I had to disallow people from signing up at at my business site.  Spammers again.  I was deleting 10+ people a day.  What a pain.
  • Pilates today.  Still doing it.  Still enjoying it, mostly.
  • This site people are still allowed to join and post.  It takes a few posts to be able to post freely, but once that threshold is reached you can have at it.  I think it requires 2 approved posts to be able to skirt my vetting, sort of a system requirement.
  • Andy is now in school.  This is a 2 week course that is a precursor to his career path I’m told.  He also will be taking a full load at SFCC this semester.  
  • Tori is talking about a Florida vacation in October with Erin.  I smell a trip to Disney.

My first YouTube video

I was playing with a camera I’ve had laying around, a sports camera with video capabilities and I took this video to try the iMovie program that came with the computer.  I just did an update and was trying to decide if I should delete the program but I felt it needed to be tested first, I mean it came with the computer and I’ve not even tried it in the 2 years I’ve owned the thing, so here it is.  It’s a bit long and you don’t have to watch the whole thing, it was just a test.

httpv://youtu.be/y2500gf2CRQ

No fun again.

While out and about with Erin, the Ruby printer, a.k.a. the gas register printer, went tits up and died.  Then the sperm donor’s mother arrived early to pick Erin up and I wasn’t there with her.  That was a good thing in my eyes.  The printer on the other hand took all the joy out of that little win and Erin left with me trying to fix things and we had a PPP goodbye.

It was determined that I couldn’t fix the printer so I left for Alb. to pick up a rebuilt unit from D & H, our gas equipment people.  I made the trip there and back in almost exactly 3 hours.  Not my best time, but very respectable.  I managed 115 m.p.h. for around 10 miles.  It was kinda cool, no cars,  no cops, no nothing.

Replaced the printer in no time flat and we were back in business faster than if it happened at night.  Then I get hit with the mail from Hell.  No breaks, no chance to have a cold water, just more shit.  Charge back had to be addressed.  We get the thing on 8/2/12 and it has to be back to them by 8/9/12.  That’s an iffy thing with our current mail system.  I’ve had things make the trip cross country in 2 days and some stuff makes it in 2 weeks.

Tax forms and other stupid shit had to be dealt with also.

Then the capper.  Cooking brats on the grill, the damned thing hit 800+ degrees and turned 9 perfectly good beer brats into charcoal.  I’m thinking of shooting my grill.  I hate ruining perfectly good food.  Now we get something less for dinner.  Shit.

Release

Releases all filed and registered!  Now we need to list this divide, list, and sell this dump.

Gonna stay out here on the divided portion and sell lots to the dismay of Ann, my neighbor of 18 years.  She says that’s a mistake.  I smiled.

The Guys say they can build a mobile home cheaper than Karsten, but it won’t be mobile.  We have no intention of moving it once in place so that may happen.  We’ll see.

Mom sent me this:
11YR OLD SHOOTS ILLEGALS thanks FOX NEWS for reporting it

BUTTE, MONTANA 

Shotgun preteen vs. Illegal alien Home Invaders… 

Two  illegal aliens, Ralphel Resindez, 23, and Enrico Garza, 26,  probably believed they would easily overpower home-alone 11-year-old Patricia Harrington after her father had left their two-story home.  It seems the two crooks never learned two things: they were in Montana and Patricia had been a clay-shooting champion since she was nine.

Patricia was in her upstairs room when the two men broke through the front door of the house. She quickly ran to her father’s room and grabbed his 12-gauge Mossberg 500 shotgun.  Resindez was the first to get up to the second floor only to be the first to catch a near point blank blast of buckshot from the 11-year-old’s knee-crouch aim.  He suffered fatal wounds to his abdomen and genitals. 

When Garza ran to the foot of the stairs, he took a blast to the left shoulder and staggered out into  the street where he bled to death before medical help could arrive.  It was found out later that Resindez was armed with a stolen 45-caliber handgun he took from another home invasion robbery. That victim, 50-year-old David 0’Burien, was not so lucky. He died from stab wounds to the chest. 

Ever wonder why good stuff never makes NBC, CBS, PBS, MSNBC, CNN, or ABC news……..?  An 11 year old girl, properly trained, defended her home, and herself……against two murderous, illegal immigrants…….and she wins,  She is still alive.  Now THAT is Gun Control! 
Thanks Mom.   I’ve always felt that gun control meant hitting what you shoot at.

 

Why oh why do I get more than my share of shitty days.

Yesterday was just shitty.  Went to the bank and breakfast, as usual for a Monday, and when I got to town I remembered that I was planning on bringing papers to the county offices to register and Nina didn’t bring them either.  (separate cars since we had different plans for the day)  Banking was OK, but the teller was kind of a witch.  I wanted to say bitch but witch  sounded better because my mom reads this and I’ve already said shitty twice.

Came home and got the needed paperwork and planned to return to the county offices.  Just a little snag, while disciplining an employee I snagged the folder on a shelf and all the files went flying over the soda room.  Needless to say after I reamed the employee in an unnecessarily rough manner I felt shitty (4) about it an told him I was sorry about the severity of the dressing down.  I had to find a flat, open, uncluttered space to spread out all the paperwork to reorganize it and I found no such place in the living quarters.  Tori owns all the flat spaces in our house, so I had to do this chore in the store at the customer table.

Finally got that mess sorted out and found quite a few things in the folders that had no business being there, like an old title for an ATV that we no longer own.  County offices almost went smoothly.  Almost, not quite.  Lucky for me I have connections in the county offices and it appears that I have more than I thought because when the County clerk heard my name she came out and gave me a hug and told the other ladies to just do what I asked and hurry me along.  Paid my fees and I moved on.

My state senator’s son was chasing me all day wanting to get cash from me.  Mom and dad are in Ind. and he looks to me for money when they’re gone.  I was not so inclined yesterday.  Mom and dad always pay, but I’m still not inclined.

Erin managed to ruin a very sweet looking dress that was brought home from England by Nina and Tori yesterday.  She blames Josh, but I think she did it.  She got paint on it.  That put Nina in a foul mood and Tori was doing a lot of yelling, but she looked soooo cute in that dress.  It was supposed to be a dress similar to what the queen wore as a kid.  I doubt she looked as cute as Erin in that dress.

Spent an hour on the phone with IT trying to get Andy’s wi-fi up and running.  Never happened.  Now I have to find the router CD.  I hope I still have it.  He has internet, but no wi-fi.  Hour wasted though and very curious why I can’t program that stupid router.  Will do more research on it this morning.

Rain this monsoon season is very sparse.  Shitty (5) is actually a better word.  Getting tired of dust again.  It’s been a long time since we’ve had a summer this dry and hot.  Someone make it stop please.

We’ll see what today brings.

 

General reviews of what we did yesterday.

Spanish Market:

It was a disappointment from previous years.  The art we looked at was very good, but attendance was lighter than past years.  We get there early to avoid the heavy traffic.  There was no traffic, no crowds, no parking issues, and way fewer booths.  I’m hoping the Indian Market is a bigger event.  The corn was great though.

Karsten Homes:

When we arrived and saw that the Karsten sign was no longer at the street we were slightly worried but they were still there and the models were all open.  We spent a couple of hours walking through the models and I took some pictures of that visit too.

 

I am a husband, father, grandfather, friend, business owner, traveller, Harley rider, citizen, patriot, gun owner, politically eclectic person of strange personal habits. I support police, trust no politicians, and can argue any side of an argument just to amuse myself. People love me or hate me and those that are in-between don't know me.