Saturday, July 30, 2016

Invitation

Captain Midnight’s secret code of the day
Is an invitation to come out and play
You’ll find me using your decoder ring
That came in that package of Ovaltine
If your mom didn’t throw it away

Friday, July 29, 2016

New Post

When I prepare each day's blog entry, I click on a box that says "New Post."  Well, today's new post is about a new post.
Since we moved to the Boggy Thicket, our mailbox has sat atop a pipe - actually a  galvanized fence post - that was set in concrete.  After forty years, it is time to replace it. 
It is breaking off at ground level - still standing, but very wobbly - likely to go at any time. I almost expect opening the mailbox door to pull it over.
I purchased a replacement (and a new mailbox) yesterday at Home Depot.  This time, I'm going for a treated wood post.
My project for today is to get it installed.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

The First

Democrats and media have backed off from claims that Hillary Clinton is the first female candidate for president, and are now saying the first from a major political party.  Sometimes the truth can be so inconvenient....
 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

January 2017

The cartoon below sums up my feelings about the presidential race:
 I do not like the candidate from either major party, and consider the Libertarians, etc. to be irrelevant - they have no chance of garnering enough votes to matter.
I may be grasping at straws here, but I do have hope for our country.  
I consider both Clinton and Trump to be totally without morals, and willing to do anything to get their way.  The one glimmer of hope I have is that history has proved that the most truly decent man elected to the office in the past century, Jimmy Carter, was also the worst president.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Rain-Free Zone

This summer is shaping up to be almost like Déjà vu all over again, as this post from last year illustrates.
The old Boggy Thicket is drying out, we are running sprinklers almost every day, and what rain there has been is missing us completely.  Yesterday saw heavy rains - thundershowers with rates of two or more inches per hour - to our northwest, southwest and southeast, but we only got a few drops.
There's a 60% chance of rain again today, but I'm not holding my breath.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Oneupsmanship

I posted the following poem here yesterday:
I have to admit, I hate when my spouse
Decides to thoroughly clean the house
But I grab rags, and vacuum and mops
Jump right in - pull out all the stops
Does that make me a man or a mouse?

I also posted it on Addicted to Limericks, a group I founded on Facebook.
Almost immediately, George Smith, a retired newspaper publisher, replied with:
I, like Bob, hate when my spouse
Decides to thoroughly clean the house
I run and hide in a place she can't find

Out in deer blind or down in a mine,
And I don't care if that makes me a louse

Housework is something I abhor
I scrub and scrub till
I can't take no more
Beer and Twinkies are what I crave
I won't be no house-bound slave
Now if I could just figure out why she's sore

Honeybunch, can't you see
A domestic goddess I don't want to be
Where's the TV clicker?
Can't you be any quicker?
And now tell me why you're leaving me

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Clean

Tomorrow is the day that the guy from our new insurance carrier is coming to take photos of our house, and we have been cleaning non-stop since Thursday.  
It does make some sense - after all, his pictures will be a permanent record of how well we keep house - still...



I have to admit, I hate when my spouse
Decides to thoroughly clean the house
But I grab rags, and vacuum and mops
Jump right in - pull out all the stops
Does that make me a man or a mouse?