Thursday, December 31, 2009
Do you remember where you were December 31,1999? Due to the shortsightness of computer makers, at the stroke of midnight, all computers will roll over to 1900 and turn themselves off because they didn't exist then. People bought and hoarded canned food, bottled water, kerosene, gasoline, batteries and candles. How would the computerless future look? Would anything you owned work?
Well, as we found out, all that pandamonium was unfounded. I won't call it a hoax, but possibly the most over hyped event that I can remember.
Were you prepared for Y2K or did you just go about life as normal?
Monday, December 28, 2009
I started laundry before Lady Nottaguy-TYG even started getting ready for work today. I had seven loads (counting the bedspread). You know it is Christmas time when you have an entire load of reds. Since I was taking her to work today so I could have the car, I needed to get started early.
With a load in the washer & one in the dryer, I took her to work. After I dropped her off, I stopped by and took care of a couple of dogs that we are sitting. I then came home and did the dishes so I could take Mom her deviled egg container that she sent home with the leftover eggs with my wife on Christmas.
I wanted to get that dish clean so I could take it back to her with the ham bone & pies that she forgot at my brother's. I also etched their names on two tool sets that they got in the gift exchange. With that, I also has a disk of pictures to take with me to load on their computer. The drive there was quite an adventure, due to the snow we recieved. I was glad I was driving the car and not my truck (that thinks it's a sled).
When I got back, I joined my wife for lunch. It's nice to have lunch with your spouse during the week. I then came home and finished the laundry.
After I picked her up from work, I folded and put away all the laundry. We then ate supper and I read a book that I got in a lot from ebay. I purchased this lot for one specific book (which I gave as a Christmas present). The rest came along for the ride. (BTW- the book I read was Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie Tolan. Technically it is teen book, but was pretty good, and an easy evenings read.)
I then went and put the dogs out again. When I got back, I turned on the electric blanket to warm up the bed (Thanks again,Mom). It should be warm by now. Good night to all.
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
I don't know whether to take a shop vac to it or put Sparky the wonder dragon in the truck for a while so he can clean it up.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
I was at my parent's house the other day when Dad told me of something that happened to him recently. But first I must get some of the ensuing details painted first.
My Mom had a home health client who recently passed away. Her client was concerned about what would happen to her little poodle when she died. Mom told her that she would take the dog. My parents haven't had an inside dog in a very long time.
This dog hated men when it was with Mom's client. Now that it is at my parent's house, it is the constant companion of my Dad. Dad can't even go to the bathroom without CoCo following him.
The other day, Dad went to the bathroom, followed by his little furry shadow. While he was sitting "upon the throne", CoCo curled up and made himself comfortable in Dad's underwear.
The problem was, is that Dad had a stroke a couple years ago and his arms just aren't as strong as they once were, and neither is his balance. When he finished, he tried to pull up his shorts & pants but with the extra weight of the dog, he couldn't get them up. He couldn't bend over and pick up the dog for fear of toppling foreword. He told the dog to move with no avail. He called out for someone to help him, but wasn't heard over the TV. He sat there and contemplated what to do. Finally, he lifted his legs straight in front of him, and out plopped the dog. He now closes the door upon entry to "the throne room".
Friday, December 18, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
D: Can you move that skid for me? I can't budge it.
Me: You can't budget?
KQ: I hear that a lot of women can't.
At first D didn't catch on (you could tell by the look on her face). When the light came on, she put her hands on her hips and said sarcastically "Very funny". One of these days, KQ is going to say the wrong thing to the wrong woman, and she'll clean his clock.
Monday, December 14, 2009
The difference being, he did not elbow the boy standing next to him off the top riser like his momma did.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Goodbye to the Butcher Boys, Hello new neighbors.
Hello, Welcome to another edition of Flashback Friday. In today's edition, we cover the topic of having a good friend move away. We had lots of neighbors, but the Butcher boys were the little brothers that I never had, and now they were leaving.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
I wonder if this was one of Santa's reindeer?
I also like this one. When your neighbors get carried away, and you get tired of keeping up with the Jones, you do the next "best" thing (said with tongue firmly in cheek).
I have a feeling that this is what Charlie Brown's house would look like if he was in charge of hanging the Christmas lights:
What redneck wouldn't be proud to be seen in this?
Finally, Here comes Santa Claus
Sunday, December 6, 2009
There were two Hungarian brothers (Zsolt & Geza) who were very poor. (OK everyone, say it, "How poor were they?") They were so poor that they had to live in a cave. The survived by selling scrap metal the found in the street for pennies. Their parents severed ties with them, and lost touch with them until the parents died. You may ask what I found so intriguing about this.
Their grandmother recently died in Germany. As far as they knew, grandma didn't even know of their existence. Grandma was incredibly wealthy (can we say billionaire?). Under German law, direct descendants are automatically entitled to a share of any estate. They learned of their good fortune after homelessness charity workers in Hungary were contacted by lawyers handling the estate . Now they, and a sister who lives in America, are said to be on the verge of inheriting their grandmother's massive fortune after a life of poverty.
Geza added: "If this all works out it will certainly make up for the life we have had until now - all we really had was each other - no women would look at us living in a cave. But with money maybe we can find a partner - and finally have a normal life."
Becoming a millionaire, so easy even a caveman can do it.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Boy: Wow, Dad. Look at that price. How can you pass that up? That's a great deal!
Dad: For that, a great deal would be free.