Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Part American Indian



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I almost posted something making fun of Elizabeth Warren and her claim to being "part" Indian.  Then I realized that anything I said could also be applied to me!
I grew up believing that my maternal grandmother was 1/2 Indian - probably Choctaw - Don't just skip over this - actually click here , 
and it gets even more complicated.  My nephew, the only member of the family to do any serious genealogy research, found no official records listing her family as anything but white.  

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Gut Music


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Honey made a big pot of home-made soup for supper last night - the perfect way to greet the first cold snap of the fall.  
If there was any downside, it is that I woke up this morning with a musical gut. The gurgling could be heard all over the house, and got even stranger when Dusty started snoring.  
My dog and my innards singing a weird duet.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Monday, Monday

Sorted through several ideas for a post today - none of them was a chart topper - then I saw that ...

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Cherry on Top

I love cherries - have as long as I can remember.
Cherry pies
Cherry Cokes
Cherry Jello
I can even tolerate cherry flavored cough syrup.
But recently I bought Honey a bottle of vitamin B-12, and failed to notice that the label said they were cherry flavored.  About that time, she decided that I should be taking B-12, too.  If I regretted my mistake before, I really do now.
Those pills not only taste terrible, the taste just won't go away.  A full cup of coffee later, I still have the residual taste in my mouth.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Up A Tree

The fellow we found to take down the big oak tree got a late start, but made good progress yesterday.  The tree should be down today.
Because he got started so late - his helper was unavailable until after noon - he was up in the treetop cutting limbs until it was too dark to see him up there.  Scared Honey, but apparently he could see better up there.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

$$$ Update

A couple of the problems I mentioned yesterday are on the way to being solved.  
We found someone to take down the big tree in the back yard, and he helped me get the starter out of the mower.
I was able to determine that the starter needs a rebuild - bushings are worn and. although it spins on the bench, it binds up when on the mower.  I called the dealer, and after three trips to the garage for serial numbers, he said a replacement starter would cost $235 plus tax, and he would have to order it.  I found the same starter on line for $134, and ordered it.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Watching the $ Fly

Everything had been rocking along pretty well here at the old Boggy Thicket, but over the last few weeks, I have found several new ways to spend money...
  • the 5th wheel has some minor damage that may end up costing major bucks
  • Honey got an estimate to replace the sheet metal on our barn
  • I'm going to have to take the zero-turn mower in for service
And, just this morning I noticed that one of our huge oak trees is dying.  I showed Honey when she came in from her walk, and she says I can't go outside anymore.