Note to the readers

I’ve rented a plane and a block of time and am flying to Texas tomorrow AM with my other half, to visit my niece, husband and their kids. I’ve not seen them in 10 years. My brother is already there with his wife so it’s a chance to have a few days of a gabfest.
My medical is good and my eyesight is over minimums so we’re good to go. I have a commercial instrument multi from my time in the military and kept that up. Depending on winds aloft, flight time should be about 5 hours± for that 310. Air miles are 860 and the Cessna twin cruises around 210 mph.

I plan on being back on 11/30 so I hope to post on 12/1.


Historical happenings

10/15/1582 ~ The Gregorian (or New World) calendar is adopted in Italy, France, Spain, and Portugal; and the preceding ten days are lost to history.

10/15/1863 ~ For the second time, the Confederate submarine H L Hunley sinks during a practice dive in Charleston Harbor, this time drowning its inventor along with seven crew members.

10/15/1917 ~ Dutch exotic dancer and courtesan Mata Hari is executed by firing squad at Vincennes, outside Paris, on charges of spying for the German Empire during World War I.

A change

Historical Happenings is being dropped until I can find another source. The current site cannot deliver the ‘cookies’ properly causing the browser to lock up. I’ve tried different settings to no avail. It might be my security system; I don’t care. Everything else works fine.
When I get another source, that posting will be back.

Your powers of observation

After you get through staring, read below…

How long did it take you to realize that she is wearing a stainless steel Rolex band and no ring on her left hand.


The next two days will be short posting. I’m going to be up to the VA hospital for chemo and CT scans. Unfortunately , they have the appointments scheduled early and late so I lose the whole day Thursday and Wednesday chemo just wipes me out. I’ll prep up something for each day but it will be short.

A last word on Toon in and see ya later

If you want any change in DC, you have to fire the Senate. This doesn’t mean getting rid of the GOP Senator and replacing IT with a Donkey. Get rid of the Party critters and put in people that are not lawyers, local politicians or TV hucksters. No Pastors, priests or nuns either, they have their own agenda and have the practice of running auto dà fé street shows once in power.

Try farmers, plumbers and electricians for a difference. That’s what the Founding Fathers had in mind anyway.

This is it for me. I’m tearing out the built ins this afternoon; the painters are starting Wednesday. That gives me time to tape up the holes in the walls and get out of the way. I’ll be back after Labor Day.
For now I’m off faster than a prom dress in the motel room.

To the Readers

August 24, 2008, this site came into being with this post: 
With the exceptions of my time in the hospital for surgery and recovery ( about a month and a couple days total) I posted every day for the past nine years.

Now the renovations to the house are going to cause a break in posting. All the interior work I was to do is done. I have to now tear out the built in desks and tape up the holes, repair all marks in the walls and remove the electrical plate covers. The furniture has been sold or put into storage. When the desks come out that ends the computer space so those also go into storage. This should occur Monday next, perhaps Tuesday.

The painters are coming in sometime around 6 Aug; after they finish the flooring people are ripping out the wall to wall carpet and installing hardwood floors. in the bedrooms, dining room and kitchen. As soon as they finish, the contractor starts on the addition which becomes my studio.

This place will look like a war zone for August and probably until after Labor Day. I haven’t had a vacation in Vermont nor since moving to South Carolina. I’m taking one. It’s going to be a photo vacation. A rental Pace Arrow will make the travel sweet and all back roads to Wyoming, back across to Vermont and down the mountains to home. Should take about five weeks maybe six. My other half has all the accrued leave from her Federal job she needs.

My neighbor who was in the contracting business in GC’s the job for me keeping the folks putting  up the addition on the straight and narrow  so I’m free to leave and not worry about the construction.