Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Thanks & Welcome

To my new friend, Larry of Last Refuge of a Scoundrel. Larry I promise to always reply to your comments. My response might take a few hours, even days if my life gets complicated, but trust me I shall reply.

To my other friends I ask, please, run over and say hello to Larry. He's a grandfather, retired from the Navy and an all around nice person.

Larry, you are now among friends. Again, thank you and welcome.


Short and Sweet

Since two people I love most in this world are female, this struck home with me.

H/T Oleg Volk


Blog of the Week

It's been awhile since I've posted a blog of the week. Holidays kind of 'got in the way.'

As you well know I have certain criteria when it comes to my blog picks. First, I like to list those blogs I feel are overlooked, those with few followers. Second, the author must write, keep the old cut and paste to a bare minimum. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing at all wrong with cut and paste, but when it's the main course...well, it doesn't catch my attention.
Third, I like to read blogs by authors of 'like minds.' With world views that reflect my taste, not only in politics but life. You know, the important stuff; firearms, and the outdoors, family, food and cooking, books, and politics, art, homesteading and preparedness issues. Life.

I've found my man. MSgt B of My Muse Shanked . He's a sharp writer. Witty. He's one of us.

Please, run over and say hello. I'm sure he'd appreciate a kind word and a few new followers. Warning, for those of you not 'used to' military language, be warned.



Bits & Pieces

It's been a morning of technical difficulties. First thing this morning I find my internet connection down for the count. Hit the phone. Two hours later a dude appears at my door, which is a miracle. Dude checks out my modem, then walks back outside. Repeat. Twice. Said, "Hey, man, we gotta rewire the whole system from the pole back to your business."

In the meantime I'm dealing with customers, writing checks for the first of the month accounts, and answer fifteen phone calls an hour with buttwipes that want to sell me their version of a card scanner.

Comcast dude, at noon, checks my system and said all is well, have a good day. Finally.

I take a break, close my shop and jump into my truck to make a run to the bank. I turn into the commercial line with my deposit at ready. Pretty lady at the window said, "Sorry, our computers are down."  Bang head on steering wheel.


Today was Little Bit's first day back to school. I pick her up at our regular time, she's climbs into my truck, she makes adjustments to my radio, heater fan, and then buckles her seat belt. Down the road she begins to wrap herself around my arm.

Then, "Papa."

"What, Honey."

"There's nothing like a good 'ole Papa arm, and Papa truck. It sure is nice to be back to normal."

I'm telling 'ya, this little girl can tie my heart into knots.



My internet connection is down. Back ASAP. Posted from my Dingleberry.