Gonna make my morning walks a bit more interesting!
My Father-in-law gave me a stack of old pc games discs. Computer Gaming World, PC Gamer, PC Magazine, others. And I’ve been slowly making .iso’s out of them. No, I don’t know why. Just started doing it and am now going to finish the job.
Anywho, on almost every disc is a directory for Earthlink (and a few AOL) and the description for it is: Unlimited Internet access, 6mb web space, and tons of extras – Earthlink makes the Internet fun and easy!”
Well, that hasn’t aged well at all! Remember when “The Internet” was a “special” thing?
It’s Wednesday. Two good things for today: My SS check is in (I can BUY stuff again!) and it’s World Pantyless Day. So I guess *I* won’t be wearing any (panties) today. Might go to Walmart and try to see how many other’s will celebrate. Naw. SWMBO would probably get upset.
We appear to have become a nation that has lost its collective mind!
* If a dude pretends to be a woman, you are required to pretend with him.
* Somehow it’s Un-American for the census to count how many Americans are in America.
* Russians influencing our elections are bad, but illegal Mexicans voting in our elections are good.
* Twenty is too young to drink a beer, but eighteen is old enough to vote.
* People who have never owned slaves should pay slavery reparations to people who have never been slaves.
* Inflammatory rhetoric is outrageous, but harassing conservative people in restaurants is virtuous.
* People who have never been to college should pay the debts of college students who took out huge loans for useless degrees.
* Immigrants with tuberculosis and polio are welcome, but you’d better be able to prove your dog is vaccinated.
* Irish doctors and German engineers who want to immigrate must go through a rigorous vetting process, but any illiterate Central-American gang-banger who jumps the southern fence is welcome.
* $5 billion for border security is too expensive, but $1.5 trillion for ‘free’ health care is not.
* If you cheat to get into college you go to prison, but if you cheat to get into the country you go to college for free.
* People who say there is no such thing as gender are demanding a female President.
* We see other countries going Socialist and collapsing, and it seems like a great plan to some of us.
* Some people are held responsible for things that happened before they were born, and other people are not held responsible for what they are doing right now.
* Criminals are catch-and-released to hurt more people, but stopping them is bad because it’s a violation of THEIR rights.
* And pointing out all this hypocrisy somehow makes us “racists”?!
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Sorry about that. Been catching up around the house and getting back into freeze drying and totally forgot to post. Not that anyone is really interested in the daily routine of SSDD around here.
The “post trip’ mellows have finally arrived. My body no longer feels like it’s still speeding down the highway when I sit and relax for a moment. Which was an all over body quiver back when I was still riding a bike but is only a sudden jerk when I close my eyes now that I’m approaching 70. (Years. Not speed. 70 years. Nevermind.)
Several things I noticed on our trek: Lots of American flags across the middle of our country. The Prairie views are just as pretty as the mountain views (but, my God is it flat between Wyoming and eastern Ohio!). And both Gun Shops and Gas stations were doing good business.
Speaking of which: Never saw a gas station closed for lack of inventory. Prices are way (way!) up because of distribution difficulties and lack of imported fuel, but no stations have closed down because of it. Just seems weird. One has to wonder then, if the stations aren’t getting “new” gas, how come we’re paying more for old inventory? A few weeks ago we were paying $4/gal for gas they bought for $3/gal. Now we’re paying $6/gal for that $3/gal gas. What changed?
When gas is $6/gal you can figure I’m going to rent some goats or sheep to “mow” my lawn(s). Hear goats are hell on blackberry bushes. Just the leaves though. Hell, my dog eats blackberries off the vine.
I read that Fauci caught the covid. There *is* a Just God. And I see where the guy (him) who owns some of the Wuhan lab and funded “gain of function” studies on the COVID virus now states that there is “strong evidence that the COVID is naturally occurring.” Yeah, and Santa lives in your underwear. I’d believe Killary had nothing to do with offing Epstein before I’d believe Fauci.
And only in today’s America can Border Patrol Agents cleared of any wrong doing be punished for actions they didn’t do by another Government Agency that has nothing to do with the Agents jobs. Kind of like your Dad punishing you because your sister didn’t shave her legs I guess.
Got out and did some more of the whack-weeding between the raindrops. That electric weed-whacker is doing real good and when the battery shuts off it’s time to take a break!
Date day tomorrow. Think I’ll take SWMBO to the all-you-can-eat Chinese place.
Ah, well. Just trying to catch up and let everyone know I still breathe.
So, we’re back from our “vacation” and getting back into the daily routine of things. Which means I’m pretty busy doing “things” around the house. You should see our yard! I know lawns are an artificial construct, but, mine has taken this “get back to Nature” schtick a bit too far even for me.
Our Vaycay? Well, I’m glad to be home cause I need a break from Vacation. Aside from doing all the driving I spent two weeks busting my ass trying to get my FILA’s garage (and house) de-cluttered and cleaned out. There was so much stuff to do. So much.
(At one point I had all the boxes he’d saved up over the past two years flattened and in the back of his van. Filled the thing! Luckily we found a recycle place that took them off our hands. Guy asked where I got all the boxes and I told him that my FILA had saved them. He asked “Why? Are they limited editions or something?”)
Even bought a 6×10 dump trailer to facilitate getting rid of stuff. BUT, I filled the trailer with limbs and garage trash once then couldn’t find anyone that’d let me dump it. Oh, some places in Ohio (around Toledo) took garage trash; just not mixed with “lawn clippings.” Meaning the limbs. Others would take the limbs; but not the garage trash. Finally found one place that took both but charged me $150 and I got to dodge the big garbage trucks. Unfortunately we couldn’t burn the limbs because his proximity to the gas refinery and fuel pipelines going through the field next to his house. (The pipelines in the field; not the refinery. The refinery’s 3 blocks away. Nevermind.)
At the end of two weeks I still hadn’t accomplished what I wanted to and pretty much gave up. I needed a break.
Meanwhile, my 83 year old FILA absolutely needs a live-in house keeper. Who should be paid a LOT.
He did give me his Shop-smith and table saw; which was another reason I bought a utility trailer. Bought a $84 winch (without a cable guide) at Harbor Freight to help me pull those items into the trailer; and promptly bent the damned thing pulling the Shop-smith up the ramps. My bad cause I wasn’t watching the winch but was watching what I was pulling into the trailer. So, bought another one, with a cable guide, and got the 400 lb table saw loaded without a hitch. Or problems I should say. Without problems.
Once the trailer was loaded with those items and several toolboxes full of tools and sewing magazines (in boxes) and everything we were going to take back it all came to about a ton. Trailer handled that rather nicely.
Ride back was a bitch tho. Just once I’d like to head West and NOT have to fight a headwind all the way! We used twice as much gas coming back as getting out to Ohio (even considering the trailer and it’s ton of cargo). At one time in Western Iowa, I had the cruise control set at 75 and was managing only 68; thanks to the wind. Was getting only 7.1 mpg that day. In the non-windy spots (all 4 of them) I got 15-18 mpg. (Over all for 6400+ miles we got 15.7 mpg. Not bad for a 8 cyl Silverado.)
Gas ran the gambit from $4.20 in Washington to to $4.50 in Toledo to $3.99 in mid-Iowa to 4.99 in Kansas to 5.99 back in Washington. We Spent A Butt-Ton On Gas! Especially coming back.
Won’t be doing that again for awhile. Thanks Joe Biden.
Also, I gained 10+ pounds somehow! Even with all that physical work and effort the Fast Food and sodas piled it on. Fuck.
Crap. Forgot to post this last night.