Thursday, April 29, 2010


If you do your job right, as a dog owner, you'll keep your dogs healthy... keep fences good, and keep them out of traffic...

And if you do it right, sooner or later, you'll have to decide it's time to put your dog down due to old age.

Buddy was Daddy's dog, whom I've cared for since Daddy died. Today was his day. More thoughts/observations will follow, but he was (vet estimate) 20 years old. VERY old for a medium-large dog.

As I thought about his age a night or two ago... "When Buddy was a pup, nobody outside of Arkansas had heard of Bill Clinton". And I wasn't long out of High School, and couldn't legally buy a beer.

Miss ya, Buddy, Elder Statesman of the Pack.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Something I forgot to mention

Kim and Connie duToit will be starting a new internet radio show this weekend on .

The show will run on Saturday and Sunday evenings, at 7pm Eastern/6pm Central. You can find a BlogTalkRadio widget to listen to our "preview" show at our new site:

Notes on the Saturday show include "What can a conscientious citizen do in this political climate?" and "Holding their feet to the fire".

Looks like it should be interesting; give them a listen if you have some free time.

UPDATE: Yeah, I'm slow on the uptake... I don't generally listen to stuff on the 'puter, sorry. But I may start now. This is now (best I can tell) a nightly broadcast, 6pm Central weekends, 10pm Central weeknights. 10pm weeknights I'm a lot less busy than I am 6pm weekends, so I plan to start listening in. Sorry, Kim, that I didn't notice this sooner.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I have an advertiser!

Blatant capitalism at work... yay!

Preparedness Pantry is actually a really great company. I've done business with them several times; I've always been (at a minimum) satisfied with their goods AND their service.

Actually... their service is downright impressive.

I was really surprised, the first time I ordered some Gamma Lids from them, that the invoice that came in the box was initialed and/or signed by two people - the order picker, and the supervisor who checked the order. That's some pre-emptive customer service right there.

Add to that, I've never gotten anything from PP that my family and I didn't like... their freeze-dried stuff is really good!

They've been working hard on getting their blog out in the social networking circles, with multiple giveaways, etc, but this one is a straight-up $10 gift card for any blogger that puts their button on the blog.

I'll tell all of my readers, this is a fine deal. I've ordered several pieces of hardware, and quite a bit of freeze-dried food, and all of it has been at least as good as I expected. Some better than I expected, and always with top-of-the-line service.

I can recommend Preparedness Pantry wholeheartedly, and say honestly that I'm one of their satisfied customers. Please go check them out, and get your pantry or Bug-Out-Bag just a little bit more squared away.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Doc Russia is home

This guy ranks in the Top 5 Bloggers I'd Like to Meet and Haven't Yet.

I've met Kim du Toit, Rivrdog, DavidWhiteHorse, ThePackingRat, Ry, Josh, and Joe Huffman... great guys all. But I still want to shake hands and do some shooting, and maybe have a beer with Doc Russia.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

In other news...

Elvis is NOT dead.

He just went home.

Since it hasn't been in the news for over 24 hours, remember...

Micheal Jackson is still dead.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Today's Life Lesson

Pay attention, folks.

When welding up a repair on a broken piece of farm equipment (or anything else, for that matter), DO NOT:

1) Decide to take a break, and just raise the welding face shield up,
2) Light a cigar, and hold it in your teeth, and
3) Turn up some music that makes you want to nod your head with the beat.

This Life Lesson goes double for anyone with facial hair.


Monday, July 27, 2009

Lisa Laughs Again

She didn't read the earlier blog post, but when I reminded her of the conversation, she started laughing all over again.

She says I'm paranoid, and dark-minded... but then she laughs almost uncontrollably at the darkest of concepts....

Eh... she married me, that obviously means she has a seriously warped sense of humor.

But I still love it when I can make her bust out laughing.