Nov 04

Not Sure What It Is…

But, right now, at 2333 it’s directly overhead. It’s like a smudge of light or a little almost round spot of light in the sky. Maybe a globular cluster of stars? I don’t know. I’ve been checking it out with my binoculars. Too cold to take the time to set up my telescope right now. It’s kind of cool looking though. If it’s not raining tomorrow night I’ll set up the telescope and check it out. IF I can find it again!

My landlord, Virgil, had a job for me yesterday so we loaded my digger on his trailer and hauled it to way out in the back country. Spent a couple of hours clearing brush and making a flat spot for him to dig a well. Then spent about half an hour pulling brush out for the owner of the land to find the edge of his drop-off. Was fun. We were supposed to pick up the digger today but Virgil got busy with Little League and got home after dark (I guess). So my digger is still sitting out at in the middle of nowhere.
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Nov 01

Dang I’m Getting Old!

SWMBO ordered two of the ’beach’ movies that came out when we were kids. Watching the ’kids’ gyrate (dancing) and hearing that music we thought was so cool back then; it all looks and sounds really fake now. Sort of what the oldsters thought kids should be like back then. Now even the ’bad’ kids look clean enough to put in a church choir. Yeah, I know they were meant to be comedies, but, damn! I’m almost embarrassed for my generation…

Smallville was pretty good tonight. Show’s getting kind of strange; but I like it. Lana’s turning into a real ’bad’ girl! Cool! They need to bring Ma Kent back! AND CLARK NEEDS TO LEARN TO FLY!!!!!

Nov 01

Thursday? Already? Damn!

Got an e-mail from SWMBO with a statement from our Broker stating that we’d entered a trade on oil at 93 and it was now at 94.7 (or so) and the margin call on it was $14.5k. ??? Far as I know we haven’t made a trade in weeks! Called the broker and he said not to worry about it as it was a mistake. Someone else’s trade that somehow got put on our account. Too bad because if it had been our trade and we closed it out we’d have made $6700+! B-U-M-M-E-R!! But at least I don’t owe someone $14k!

Spent most of yesterday backing up my drives and moving wire around trying to make things a bit neater here in the living room. Just the backup of my data takes over 50 Gig. Think it’s about time for me to go through all that stuff and delete what I haven’t used for awhile.

Not much else going on today. Went and got a haircut. It’s nice and sunny outside. Landlord’s helper is putting rain gutters on the house. (Should have been done 25 years ago!) Just waiting for Smallville. Think we’ll have BLT’s and fries for dinner.

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Oct 31

Ed Was In Trouble!

He forgot his wedding anniversary. His wife was really mad. She told him “Tomorrow morning, I expect to find a gift in the driveway that goes from 0 to 200 in 6 seconds, AND IT BETTER BE THERE.”
The next morning, Ed got up early and left for work. When his wife woke up, she looked out the window, and sure enough, there was a medium-sized gift-wrapped box in the middle of the driveway.
Confused, the wife put on her robe, ran out to the driveway, and brought the box back into the house. She opened it and found a brand-new bathroom scale.
Funeral services for Ed have been scheduled for Friday.