Saturday, March 7, 2015

That commercial, it is no longer funny....


The commercial with the giggling girls giving the muddy stray dog a bath, not funny anymore, not even a little. We finally got snow the other day. Eight inches, and all you heard was snowmagedon. Yeah, they don't get much snow down here very often at all. Usually blows by us, or we get a dusting. Well, the snow melted during the day, the neighbor kids are out enjoying the 50 degree weather, riding back and forth along Spike's fence line on their four wheelers. Dog likes playing border patrol There is a rut along the fence line where he ran back and forth. I had to wrap him in towels to get him to the bathroom for clean up. Hoses are still put away for winter and outside lines are shut off, or it would be the hose for him. Finally get him cleaned up, which he did not like at all, and he romps over to the door to go back outside (after drying off on my leather sofa, nothing dries a dog off faster than rolling on a leather couch). NO WAY. He is grounded. Got the leash tied to the back porch. He gets a tiny circle of patio block to romp on until the yard dries out a bit, probably about June. It is a flooded mess. The snow is melting at a radical rate.

 Suppose to hit 60's next week. Not bad. Two snow storms all year. A three inch on Presidents day, and an eight inch snow the other day. They shut the schools down for a week for the three inches we got on presidents day. They were talking sending people home on second shift. The college campuses closed. Eight inches up north when I was a kid was called, snow. Nothing to even be worthy of news. Be happy if it wasn't lake effect and measured in feet. The people over the Ohio river got it pretty good. A good portion of Kentucky got nailed. We lost a few workers for a few days. Farther than I would want to travel for work in good weather. Hopefully that is the last of the snow for the year.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas all

Finally feeling much better. Throat no longer feels like it is full of razor blades. Throat's still a bit tender, but much,  much better. Been resting a lot, which helped. Hope to actually be able to get out and enjoy some of vacation after Christmas. Still haven't got my magazine for the pistol I got at the auction. Ordered one through TripleK. Last time I use TripleK, period. I ordered  a magazine, it showing in stock on web page. After a week of waiting, I get an e-mail, not a package, an e-mail, stating it would be back ordered for upwards of four months and they will let me know when it will ship. I ordered one from e-bay which will be here early next week at the latest. First, and last dealings with TripleK. Got a kick out of their web page as well. Warns not to "bother" them with e-mails pertaining to orders as they will get to them when they get to them. They can kiss my a$$, I will never "bother" them again. Way too many suppliers who want my money, I needn't bother anyone.

Been relaxing and watching lots of Doctor who, as they are having a marathon. Haven't watched it in many years. I remember watching it as a kid, with my brother many years back, when it was on PBS. Effects were a bit more primitive in those days. Tom Baker with K9 remain my favorite doctor characters. The newer doctor is pretty entertaining. Saw a newer episode with K9 in it. He looked a bit worse for wear, but aren't we all. Like to see what the modern Daleks look like.

Hope everyone has a great Christmas and a happy new year. I am going to nap a bit more. Spike doesn't seem to mind, as long as I wake enough to feed him and let him out (and the occasional cookie doesn't hurt either).

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Vacation at last

Vacation has finally arrived. Didn't manage to get out of work without catching whatever nasty bug that has been going around. Feels like razor blades at the back of the throat. Me and the dog are just relaxing. Try drowning it in Nyquil and getting a bit of rest. I had been one of the few who avoided it. Just in time for the holidays. Hopefully it is short lived. Bah humbug.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Need a vote

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/poll-support-connecticut-gun-law-state/

It's looking great so far. Over 95% are against the universal background checks. Still doesn't hurt to add to the number.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Yeah, bonus day today

Bonus day falls between paydays, so, you get paid three weeks in a row. Awesome. I get the weekend off which is another plus. Have to head to the club and pay my dues for 2015 tomorrow. Shoot my new guns while there. Have to drop Spike off at the vets for his semiannual tuneup. One more long week to work and 2014, at least the work portion, is over. The 4H gunshow is this weekend and the armory next weekend. It's going to feel great to just sleep in a bit. The getting up at 4AM is getting old.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

54

YES, it is now 54 seats held by the Republicans, or, more importantly, NOT by the demorats. Life is a tad better. Now if we can just flush the white house, all will be on an uphill swing, or at the least, a slower downhill spiral.

Nice relaxing day. Slept in, made breakfast and started laundry. Plan on just resting up a bit today. I believe the coming week will be just eight hour days, so should be a bit relaxing. I need it after the hectic pace we have been holding at work. Want to head over to the range after work tomorrow for some fun. Pick up some ammo for the new plinker on the way. Need to order a magazine (or a clip as the liberals refer to them as) for the other one. Found some on e-bay. Do a bit of snooping on the net and see if I can find a better price.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Oh well

The broomhandle headed north of two grand, so, it didn't come home with me, dang it. I did pick up a couple plinkers and another enfield though. Picked up a .22 Stoeger luger. Needs a magazine, but it was under two hundred, so I can afford a magazine. Got a FN1922 plinker as well. Came with a holster with the Nazi markings on it. The enfield was just too nice to leave on the shelf. Silent auction was horrid. I really don't understand why on earth they put air rifles and bb guns in the auction. I wish they would have had all the real guns first with the junk at the end for those interested in toys. They splattered them here and there so you couldn't even go out for a snack break.

Still two weeks until vacation. Don't know if I can wait that long. Works been beyond busy with no end in sight. Lots of work, which is good. I was suppose to work today, but with a gun auction going on and me being the senior worker, one of the other guys filled in for me today. Next two weekends are local gun shows.