cake day ! come on now-- lets do more than 42 states of a cp giving a cake to a fire dept... i lost traCK... SO IF YOU DO TODAY LET ME KNOW... MAYBE MORE TO THE POINT... IF YOU DON'T CAN YOU EXPLAIN WHY NOT? ONE LOUSY CUPCAKE????? ANYTHING...
I GET ALOT OF MILEAGE OUT OF TEH LIFE SAVERS I GIVE TO THE POLICE-- I HAVEN"T BEEN TICKETED IN DAYS NOW. AND I DID HEAR A FEEDBACK BY WAY OF A POLICE WOMAN---SHE HEARD IN TEH OFFICE " SOME CRAZY LADY WITH HUGE DOGS IN TEH CAR GAVE ME A PACK OPF LIFE SAVERS AND DIDN'T SAY A WORD " LOVE IT !!-- IN MY CAREER I HAVE ONLY HAD 2 GUYS REFUSE-DOZENS OF OTHERS LAUGH AND SMILE/.
JUAT ANOTHER "USE" OF CRAZY ACRES.... I HAve come to realize this place is a destination of fathers and children-- mostly boy children-- they come with the full knowledge that plenty of things will need physicL ATTENTION.. AND WE PROBABLY WILL HAVE THE NEEDED EQUIPMENT/ TOOLS -- LIKE YESTERDAY-- AND ALL THAT PIPE--
A FATHER SON COMBINATION GOT ONE OF TEH CENTER HORIZONATALS PUT UP- LOOKS PERFECT... THAt happened after
a coulle colege age kids and i measured teh height OF TEH 4 "POSTS" THAT WILL HOLD TEH TOP OF THE TENT.
110-- 109-- 107.5-- 116 INCHES FROM GROUND TO TOP OF POLE
I MADE TEH EXECUTIVE DECISION 109 WOULD BE A GOOD NUMBER 110 ACCEPTABLE----
ALL THESE POSTS WERE 120 INCHES LONG-- TEH DIFFERENCE BEING THE HOLES IN THE GROUND BEFORE TEH CEMENT POUR. I ALSO MADE TEH EXECUTIVE DECISION THAT NO PIPE WOULD BE CUT WITHOUT MY AGREEING ON THE AMT CUT. A CUP OF DIRT MADE TEH 107.5 EQUAL 109- AND WE STARTED....
IT WAS FASCINATING TO WATCH -- FOR VARIOUS REASONS- THE YOUNGER KIDS ( COLLEGE AGE) ALLOWED THEMSELVES TO BE CONFUSED WITH "ADDITIOHNAL FACTS"
I STUCK MY MEASUREING TAPE DOWN TEH HOLE OF TEH 116 PIPI AND FOUND THE HOLE UNDER TEH CEMEMT WAS ONLY 4" DEEP- ONCE THAT 4" WAS IN THEIR HEADS THEY COULD NOT FIGURE OUT ANY "CUT"
( FOR THOSE OF YOU NOTICING 116 + 4 = TEH 120" OR 10 FOOT PIPE I STARTED WITH..) THEY COUlD NOT FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE THAT EQUATe TEH 109" WE WANTED ABOVE GROUND. and every time i asked why tehy said cut off "XX" tehy could not give me a reason-- but the things tehy said were said with great conviction. by giving them too much information they got all confused ( as often happens- particularly in.. --- well never mind--) they could no longer see if the pipe was 116 and we needed 109 that we should cut off 7 inches.
all i had to do was say "what about the 4" in the ground?" and confusion set in..
these are college kids--i am not picking on them specifically, what i am picking on is the lack of "experiences" that teach things you could never learn in school- or from a COMPUTER/CELL PHONE EXPERIENCE.
WHICH BRINGS ME TO HOW HOPELESSLY INADEQUATE IS MY EXPERIENCE WITH THE SMART PHONES whcih are an extension of these kids brains.... - - CLEARLY SMARTER THAN I AM. AND MY SMARRT TV IN MY ROOM--- MY DAUGHTER- GWEN- GOT IT SET UP SO A KEYBOARD AND MOUSE WILL DO THINGS ON IT. BUT I STILL CAN NOT GET it to do ANY LOGIC I HAVE EVER KNOWN. SO BECAUSE OF SOME "KID"( BY MY STANDARDS) AT THE LAST NURSING HOME-- SHE SAID ALL I NEEDED WAS A FIRESTICK- SHE SAID THEY WERE CHEAP---SO I WENT TO BEST BUY WITH A STRAIGHT FACE AND ASKED FOR A FIRESTICK- WHICH BY PRESENTING MY CHARGE CARD, I NOW OWN...
THE PATHETIC PART IS ... I AM VERY TIRED OF FAILING- AND AM TERRIFIED TO EVEN PLUG IT IN--FURTHEREMORE-- TEH INSTRUCKTONS- FORTUNATELY ONLY IN ENGLISH AND CHINESE-- SEEM SIMPL;E ENOUGH TO LOOK AT..
I ADMIT-- I HAVE NOT READ TEHM FOR FEAR OF BEING CONFUSED.
SO I QUIT-- I AM BAD.
CUTTING AND PASTING... I CAN DO THAT
Today, after spending 30 years in the South Pacific, and then spending 20 years in the southwest desert for the first time I found a snake in my yard. No snakes in Hawaii, never a concern. Not so in the southwest desert. Rattlers abound.
While reading on my lanai, birds began to raise a ruckus chirping loudly. Zoey, my dog, ran to that area of the yard where birds were raising the ruckus, and she began to bark loudly while backing away. Went to see and there was a 6 FOOT SNAKE LYING AGAINST THE STUCCO WALL. Walking over there to quickly get Zoey's attention to get her in the house before any harm could be done to her.
Needless to say I was a mess to maneuver her back into the house. I did, with the promise of a Greenie, her favorite snack.
Then called the fire department, who in the desert remove snakes from people's homes, most often Rattlesnakes. Fortunately they came and the snake was a Bullsnake, not a rattler. They retrieved it, put it in a bucket to take out in the desert and release it.
Needless to say it is a good thing that I am on blood pressure medicine! S.