Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Bits & Pieces

Chester Raccoon has ridden with us these last few mornings. Chester is Little Bit's new friend. A few weeks back I'd ordered her the series of books in which Chester and his mother serve as the main characters. She reads me one every day on our ride to school. Chester's a cool dude.

Anyway, when we reached the half-way mark of our ride, along the marshes of the river, Little Bit looks up from her book just in time to see a flock of Canada geese wing south as an even larger flock of seven or eight Herons fly north. It was beautiful, the contrast....she said, "Oh, Papa, look, an illustration from my books."

Never underestimate the intelligence of a child.

If you get a moment and have the time, click here: Penn Jillette gets it. - Imgur. This link was sent to me by my beautiful niece, Hannah. She's a bright and extremely conservative young woman. And, as you can tell she takes after me....thanks, Hannah, and now it's blush time...are your ready....I love you.

I'm sorry for the light posts of late, aside from the fact I've been preoccupied with other matters in my life, my computers mouse is giving me fits....about ready to sling it against the wall. Rusty, my computer geek, said I need to purchase a new one. I reminded him its almost brand new...said, "They don't last forever."

It's less than six months old. Guess they just don't make them like they used to, you know, back a year or so ago.

My office is all nice and clean again. Makes me feel like a new man....I can turn and not get whacked in the knee, twist an ankle, stumble over a box. Anyone want a batch of used brass....I found four sacks and a one pound coffee can full. I have brass up to my ears.

Hey, gotta awaits, and I need to jerk another cup of coffee. Take care.



  1. Well if you were in my neck of the woods I would give you one of my spare mice.

  2. As far as computer mice go cleaning helps a lot especially with ones that have the little ball instead of the red light underneath them.

  3. mmasse, thanks, my friend. I'll get a new one.

    YeOldFurt, nope, sorry, a mixture of .308, 30/06, and .30/30.

    Odysseus, my has the little red light. Super sensitive and even with the settings low, double clicks just about every time I hit. When I say double clicks, it will open pages beneath whatever I click on...a pain in the royal butt. Thanks.

  4. Does Little Bit or Papa know about this site?
    When the grandson and I grow tired of our books at home and can't make it to the library, we check here for some new reading material.

    Tell Ms. Hannah that was a very good link she provided you. He is dead on. People used to take care of people long before the government started interfering.

  5. Mamma Bear, thank you, I'll check it out and bookmark the site...I'll give Hannah the message..

  6. I have a cordless mouse myself and it wasnt working too good. I couldnt scroll up - down wasnt a problem so I got my trusty little pin out and dug carefully around the little ball roller on top and got a lot of little dust bunnies out of it. Well they really werent dust bunnies, guess I'll have to put my wool roving elsewhere...hmmm. Anyway it works great now. Didnt really want to spend any money on a new one if I could fix the old one.

  7. I would love to take the brass off your hands but I am in SC


  8. Denise, this mouse is one of the newer, with a cord, red-eyed monsters. No dust, new. Hate it.

    TCinSC, I understand. I have brass running out of my ears. Thanks.