Whenever I feel myself getting too big for my boots I strive to remind myself that I have undoubtedly wasted all of my own gifts that God gave me, in comparison than if someone else had been blessed with what I am endowed. We move closer to God when we move away from the self. … Continue reading Too Big for My Boots
How about no driving? or can't drive worth a damn? Eric Peters has a great article on "Defensive Driving". But it's really about the lost art of driving properly. This hit a nerve with me, since I spent the lions share of my career travelling around. I've driven 20K-30K miles in some years. I was … Continue reading Defensive Driving?
I'm almost afraid to admit it. I wasn't taking care of my business. For the longest time there's been water around the spa. It seemed to coincide with colder weather so I was figuring that it was simply the water cooking off condensing on the top falling to the pavement. It vexed me something awful … Continue reading DOH!
Awhile back I did a post on the destructors. My three dogs. But I forgot one of the other creatures that live here. So I thought add her. But first, look at this doofus: Always wants a ride Whenever I open a car door, the doofus Jasper jumps in. You see car=fun, so if I … Continue reading Yet another critter
After the once in a lifetime freeze here in Dallas, I'd like to revise and extend my post welcoming the folks from other states. I'd like to add... Every few years, more than one, less than five, something will happen that will smash your stuff - your house, your car, your life. Dead freeze this … Continue reading Welcome to Texas!
I often marvel about how smart dogs are. But maybe it's because we're stupid. We've had a spell of really cold weather lately. Much colder than it normally gets around here. In most things in nature, things slow down in the cold. Not us humans. We gotta do what we gotta do. We had a … Continue reading Dogs are Smart
I thought for a while about blogging about this. But after reading the thread at the feral Irishman Thought it might help if I just put down some notes. I honestly don't know how I tore my rotator cuff. There were some things that happened a year ago or so that caused me a lot … Continue reading Riding the Pain Train
I had a friend tell me this at work one day. We'd just been through yet another round of layoffs, and the deadwood got clobbered. He said that as he pointed at the cubes where our mostly useless colleagues sat. Sad thing, it failed some time later when we got clobbered, leaving utter uselessness to … Continue reading On some level…the system works…
Couldn't resist the quote from Trump when asked why he called it the Chinese virus. It's Sunday night. As I write this, I'm three beers into it. It's been quite a weekend.I had a lot to do. Mostly finishing a bookcase I built for my wife's office. But it's been too cold for any sort … Continue reading Because it’s from Chiiiinaaa…
Read the post. Read.The.Post. An overloaded Persimmon Tree It's all I ask. How hard can it be? We have a persimmon tree in our yard that is overflowing to the point of breaking with fruit.What're persimmons? They are a soft fruit that goes from almost ripe to over-ripe in two seconds, turns into a gushy … Continue reading No Good Deed