Old man’s getting a belly.

Maybe start with formal exercise, maybe somewhat less bread in the diet…

I had come to wonder if the game camera was even working. I’ve moved it around several times but it’s like all the wildlife has just gone away this summer. Maybe they’ll move back down here when the weather changes.

Anyway, I brought the camera home to fiddle with it…

…and damned if I could find anything wrong with it. So I set it on the porch facing the front yard and just walked back and forth at different ranges…

And I’ve about concluded that the problem with the game camera isn’t with the camera, it’s with the game. Because as far as I can tell the camera works perfectly.

Anyway, by coincidence Laddie has come up with something going on nocturnally close to home that would have had me wanting the camera here for a while. So I’ll be setting it up next to whatever’s digging up mass quantities of sand near the bank of the wash.

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7 Responses to Old man’s getting a belly.

  1. You call THAT a belly?

    I usually reserve my nutrition rants for other forums, but given your age, amputee status, and eyesight issues (mediated by your activity level and perhaps good genes), I would urge you to closely monitor your blood glucose levels if you’re not already.

    Insulin resistance is pernicious. Onset of extra weight is probably the most benign warning sign. Meaning, better than arthritis, full blown diabetes, or a stroke.

    Bread would be the first thing to ditch unless you prefer the doctor-approved metformin/insulin/heart disease/blindness/amputation protocol.

  2. Mark Matis says:

    Hopefully it ain’t these critters whut’s diggin’ up mass quantities of sand near the bank of the wash:


  3. Robert says:

    Mark Matis: Haha! On the plus side, they got a good cardiovascular workout. Joel may need to emulate Burt Gummer.

  4. Tennessee Budd says:

    Joel, maybe it’s them Ay-rabs digging holes in your ground!
    When I was over there for the Southwest Asia Weapons Testing Exercise ’91 (sometimes known as the Gulf War), I could swear I heard the fellers talking all the time about “sand diggers”. Something like that, anyhow.

  5. DT says:

    Highly underrated movie Mark. One of my fav quotes:

  6. Unclezip says:

    Joel, do you have badgers in your area? My first thought when I read ‘digging sand in the bank’.

  7. Joel says:

    We do have rare badgers. There are also several burrowing rodents, so a new den in the sand wouldn’t be unusual enough to photograph. What I don’t understand about this is that it’s disturbed sand two nights in a row but no obvious den.

    Naturally last night there was no activity there, since I set the camera to watch it.

To the stake with the heretic!