Friday, August 25, 2017

Think, think, think

Sometimes you just have to step off the world a while.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Country cat, city cat.

Took the dogs for our evening walk. Car turns down the road so the dogs and I move to the side of the road. I glance behind me to see Gandalf, Colt, Alice and Possum slowly move to either side of the road also. The car stops next to me and the window rolls down, the woman driver glances around and says "farm cats?" You don't know how friggin tempted I was to say "No, they're city cats in a survivalist training class".

Time flies

I can't believe it's been two years since I last posted. I have been remiss. 
The puppy is now a 75# bundle of furry love.
Had him dna tested, he is Beagle, German Shepherd, Lab, with some unknown hound mix tossed in.
He's tried to kill me twice since I got him. Once he knocked me down a flight of stairs (luckily just bruises), and once he yanked me down the side of the ditch (tore the knee that time) 
It's been two years since I quit smoking. (I quit shortly after I got Sal)
I only see the Clock-Maker once a year now, which is a good thing. 
I will try to post more often, but life has a way of getting in the way. 
I hope you all are well.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Tucker with new puppy Sal

The house was pretty much trashed once they were done, but it was worth seeing Tucker, the chocolate Lab, initiating play with the new puppy, after 3 weeks of wondering if he would take his head off. Stanley, the yellow Lab, had no issues adjusting to the new puppy.

Tucker and Sal (this will take you to a facebook video of the two wrestling)

Here are a few stills of the new puppy.

Now, if I could just teach them to wipe their paws, before coming in from outside, and pick up everything they shred....

Friday, January 16, 2015

Sticker Shock

I figured I would share some sticker shock with y'all.

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I wonder if this is a post surgical stress test, or what!

Insurance paid a total of $55,058.68 out of a total billed of $82,277.65. 
The rest was considered insurance discounts or ineligible.
By the way, my total cost out of that whole thing was $2750.
Thank God for insurance.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

About time

I read this post today, and felt an immediate need to not only share the link, but do an in-depth comment. He hit the nail so squarely on the head, I am surprised it didn't explode.

Those are emotionally fragile Miranda walkers. Because anything you say "can, and will be used against you." Political correctness has crippled this society. People need to not only grow up (mature), but get a backbone also. They need to stop dispensing Prozac as a "cure", and start pushing therapy, so people learn to deal with unpleasant situations, not just cover them up with false feelings of happiness. Now, I realize there are people out there, who truly have lived through something so traumatic they require extra help in the form of a prescription, but this should be a temporary measure, not a lifelong fix. We have created a massive zombie society. They can't handle anything that might hurt their little feelings. If it bothers them in the slightest they need drugs to make it all better. On top of that, they demand new laws to stop whatever word/situation caused them such emotional harm. Then come the lawsuits.  Our courts are being inundated with frivolous lawsuits. And hate crime enhancers, because this whole everyone is created equal is just a load of nonsense to some. Time to put on your big-boy pants America.

By the way, if my comment offends you in anyway........... deal with it.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Back to work

Monday was my first night back to work after the stent placement. I followed most of the doctor's orders. Didn't drive for 24 hours, no heavy lifting for the first week. I also neglected to see the no pulling/pushing for 2 weeks. And they specified stuff like raking, vacuuming etc. Whooooooooooooops. I had to run my old machine Monday night, which consists of pulling apart bales of material and putting it on the conveyor belt. Tuesday morning rolled around, and 5200 pounds of material later, needless to say I was a bit sore. (ok that might be an understatement, my right shoulder was singing an aria) I figure it was not related to the ticker, since I didn't keel over yet. I'll see how it feels tomorrow. For today, I plan on curling up under a ton of quilts, and sleeping until such time as my body decrees it is time to get up. All phones are turned off. If I don't talk to you later tonight, I hope everyone has a safe New Year's Eve.