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I’m old enough, experienced enough, and dumb enough to know…

…that the list of possible answers to the question “what could go wrong?” is extremely long. Name a mistake, I’ve probably made it. If it was fun, I’ve done it lots. But I do try to learn from the more … Continue reading

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Got some D news today…

He’s still in hospital but out of ICU and out of danger. Says he can kind of make a fist and his right arm is tingling, rather than still numb. His speech still comes and goes. Supposed to be about … Continue reading

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Fanboi!

I enjoy Ian McCollum’s videos as much as anybody. He’s been doing it a long time now and he’s truly good at it. I fully understand that he has lots of devoted fans, and he has earned them with a … Continue reading

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There’s a language barrier but we’re still pals.

“Slap me five!” “Don’t understand.” “Slap me five!” “Sniff your hand?” “No! Slap me five!” “Still not…” “Slap me five!” “Can I…buy a vowel or something?” “Slap me five!” “Okay, look. How about you just pet me?”

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Taking a step back to get something I’ve missed…

The Monsoon has hit pause and it’s gone back to being sunny and really sweaty hot every day. Fine, there are advantages and disadvantages but you know what? I really like taking showers. And someday there’ll be a new water … Continue reading

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I like this bike!

Honestly I didn’t expect to. The only other time I tried to use a bicycle around here it was not a pleasant experience. Between the soft sand in the wash crossings and getting my kidneys beat to death on every … Continue reading

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Turn in your weapons, citizens…

We promise we won’t let it get ridiculous. Yeah, it’s a little old but I still think it’s funny. In a not very funny kind of way.

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“Sell it BACK to the government?”

Lady, I don’t recall ever buying a gun from the government. So I don’t believe I’ll be interested in selling any “back” to it. But thanks for the open threat. One appreciates a clear statement of where one stands with … Continue reading

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D Update

I had a long phone call from Neighbor L this morning, catching me just as I was leaving for morning chicken chores. D had a setback shortly after the stent procedure, having trouble with his left arm and periodically with … Continue reading

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Pretty sure I heard a wolf this morning.

Lying in bed at quarter to five, I was trying to go back to sleep and Torso Boy was trying to get me up with sufficient subtlety as not to get yelled at. He was doing his squirmy-but-not-pushy thing when … Continue reading

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D&L’s Batteries

I may have mentioned that Neighbor D is, er, particular about when and how certain issues of maintenance are handled. He has 16 big Rolls Surrette batteries, (he needs all that because he runs at 48V for his 240V workshop … Continue reading

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News at last!

It’s been a very pretty day, and I’ve been out in it. Finished digging out the plugged drainage ditch, took a long walk, set up a timer on the bike charger, just generally hung around waiting for the phone to … Continue reading

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By comparison wolves are kind of relaxing.

Other people get all the fun. I’ve heard two reports of wolves today – from neighbors who happen to live close by each other. Both shot over them and chased them away. There haven’t been wolves in this country since … Continue reading

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Oh yeah! I remember anxiety…

No news yet on Neighbor D. I just got back from town with L for the Monday morning water run, she’s pacing and fuming even when sitting in a driver’s seat but still needs drinking water and they don’t keep … Continue reading

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Oh, this isn’t good…

Back feeding horses again this afternoon. D’s been hospitalized: Maybe a TIA, maybe a stroke. He was reported better, then he wasn’t. And it was such a nice week…

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Also butler to batteries and chickens and horses…

Since it seemed likely to rain yesterday evening and today, I brought the bike’s battery and charger back to the Lair with me. I don’t expect this to be regular practice since I’m currently storing the bike in Ian’s Cave … Continue reading

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Silly little bastard…

Days are starting to get shorter. Which means Torso Boy’s Favorite Time is getting a little earlier every day. I’m sitting in the bedroom chair reading a book. It’s sevenish and starting to get a little dark when TB suddenly … Continue reading

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Okay, then. Assume 20 miles range.

I just got back from afternoon chicken chores, riding the electric bike through the wash for the first time because the sand is knocked down a bit and the mud has mostly dried. That will not be a route open … Continue reading

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Aaand that’s the last time the word “Epstein” will appear in the news…

Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide in his jail cell by shooting himself twelve times in the back. No, really he was “found hanged.” Epstein’s suicide also comes just after he named several prominent Democrats as members of his alleged sex ring. … Continue reading

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Rain, rain…

It was dripping rain before daybreak. It’s dripping rain now. Looks like it’s going to do this all day long. The forecast for the weekend is even worse. It’s just a day for a good book and a pot of … Continue reading

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