Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fake news…. Not new….

There has been fake news long before the past year.

There were the news of Pearl Harbor.  That we learn later the heads of our government KNEW there were Japanese ships heading for our country..  But the government wanted to get into the World War ii.  But the people were so against it. This left the door open with Japan on the way to our country. Knowing full well the American people would not take our shores being bombed..  And they didn’t..
That is why they let the Japanese diplomats cool their heels in the lobby, waiting to see our government officials, so they could declare war on USA.  But our government, let them cool their heels there while they got word that Hawaii had actually been bombed.

Same thing in the Vietnam war… we were lied to as General Westmoreland told the reporters we were winning battles that we weren’t  and that he lowered the count of deaths. 
And then there is the ship called the USS Pueblo, that got us in to another citizen protest war.  

So many things have been printed over the years, only to be found out later that it was not true.. Fake news.. 

And sadly I doubt it will be better, more likely worse.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Battle of the Sexes...

We have all heard the battle of the sexes in so many different ways..  Then there is the Billie Jean King vs Bobby Riggs… which by the way, they are coming out with a movie about that.

Anyway, we all have the battle of the sexes in our own homes, right?   You all hear about how the King made a remark about women’s work is inside work..
So I dropped the log I had in my hand and was stacking, to walk into the house..  And when he cried out, where are you going??  I repeated his words of “women’s work is inside work”, as I head in.  By this time is is along side me.. and saying, well, I didn’t mean you… I stopped and said…Oh? Are you saying I am not a woman?  “no, no, you are putting words in my mouth.”  Then I told him being inside work is women’s work, that he couldn’t cook anymore.. after all he wasn’t a woman… 

Then jump years ahead.. to who is going to take the garbage out to the bin…. Which he said his little comment of inside work, women, … and outside men’s work.. Which I pulled the bag out of the can, tied it off and threw it out on the deck… looked at him.. well, it is outside now… lol..

We don’t need a garbage compactor.. after all neither of us likes to take the garbage out.  So each of us, will push the garbage down in the can, so I don’t have to take it out.. and he does the same. So it is well packed by the time we have to take it out.

Now that it is getting colder…and summer is gone.. it is that time of the year.. THE FURANCE will kick on.  But we have it turn off, as the King clean the filters and etc.. last week.
Neither of us has turn it back on…I have put on sweaters, he has put on long pants.. but neither of us is hitting the button.
Last night, he mention, it is getting colder.  Did you shut the windows yet.  One of them, I said.. the bedroom one is still open (we usually leave it open all winter about an inch, as we both like to sleep with fresh air). I asked him, why are you cold?  “well, yea, a little.”  … so I asked.. do you want me to turn on the heater for you?  “No, not unless YOU are cold”
I told him, I was fine.  “oh”, he says. That is ok, you don’t need to turn it on for me.. lol..  Later he walked by it.. looked at it.. and then headed to bed.


So who flinches first? 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Monday, Monday …

Once again I borrow some song words…

Monday, Monday, so good to me
Monday mornin', it was all I hoped it would be
Oh Monday mornin', Monday mornin' couldn't guarantee
That Monday evenin' you would still be here with me
Monday, Monday,

Woke up yesterday morning.. with these words on my lips.. and to great joy… I think everyone in our area was thrill to the sound of rain… to see actual puddles in our driveways…

Oh, what a blessing for our firemen out in the woods who are still fighting forest fires..  First was the snow in Montana over the weekend…which dampen the fires there.. and then this morning rain, helped ours.. I hear that south west part of Washington and the north west part of Oregon got rain over the weekend as well..  so much needed for all the fires in our northwest area.

So Monday, Monday.. so good to us…it was all that we hoped it would be. And then Monday, Monday, evening was just as it should be.. more rain.. sadly lightening joined it..but I hope it did not start any new fires.. Hopefully the rain cancelled out the lightening.




Monday, September 18, 2017

Oh, it is a long time from May to December

To borrow some of the words of Frank Sinatra’s song

For it's a long, long while from May to December
But the days grow short when you reach September
And the autumn weather turns the leaves to flame
Frank Sinatra - September Song Lyrics | MetroLyrics

With the frost of Saturday morning .. the leaves are either going to be colored or withered and black.  Withered black if it is your garden..   colors if it is the trees and bushes.

I had to break down and wear pants on Saturday when I got up.. I had been hanging on to summer with shorts each day. I might have wore a jacket or sweater but by job I had shorts on.  But have to admit.. it is getting to the time of getting winter closes out and putting away the shorts and t tops.

Dang, just when I was really enjoy it all.. finally it wasn’t cooking us.. it was 80’s and sunshine.. but then SMOKE came into all of us Northwestern states, and there was not much sun.. and it was red… angry red.. with the smoke. And you couldn’t hardly see across the road.. never mind the mountain view we usually have out our living room window.

But Fall is here.. even if it has 3 more days to be official.  It meant over the weekend, the air conditions came out and found their winter spot in the garage..   Yard art is packed away in totes…  just waiting on the boat.. As we have to have that in the shed before we can pack other things like table and chairs around it for winter.

Ah, September, you are so beautiful.. but I know you are just the beginning of a long winter..



Thursday, September 14, 2017

Always heart breaking...

Yesterday, was another school shooting…  by a student.
This is heart breaking on so many levels..  that a child was pushed so far to want to do that. … for the parents of the children shot.. for the parents of the child who died.trying to talk him out of it,  for the parents of the children who were scared to death as they ran out of the building.. …… and for  the parents of the shooter.   How horrible for all of them..

Years ago, when my children were still in school.. over 30 years now.. I thought they should have a class on compromise. Where kids would learn how to adjust to life..  How to comprise, tolerate, and most of all.. find a avenue to go to for problems they can’t handle.  This class would be done in 4th grade, 8th grade and 11th.  I think it would be instilled in them, for adult life.   In this class they would learn how to talk to others who aren’t of the same mind that they are.. ones with different views… and how to talk to each other without bring violence into play..

To me this would be a ploy of how to deal with bullying.. and maybe for people who normally bully, could find how to talk to people without having to bully people.  People thought I was crazy to suggest it…

I wonder in this day and age.. of protest that turn bad, bullying, shootings….. if there were these classes 30 years ago or more.. would we still have it going on?


So prayers for the town to be able to live thru all this.. to the parents of all the children in Spokane, maybe you learn how to deal with this blow… hope and pray this is the last one.. but some how I don’t think it will be..  

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

THIS IS OUR AMERICA!!!!!

We saw on television a couple weeks ago the horror of some people, the damage they can do to each other… In Virginia.
We were in disgust as our President did not comdemn this behavior.  With his words of both sides are at fault.. which is true.. but he should have followed it up with … AND THIS BEHAVIOR IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.. IT IS NOT WHO WE ARE..

But since then.. in the past week, we see once again…
OUR AMERICA… OUR AMERICA, is the people who you see, taking their boats up and down floated streets .. looking for people who are stranded.  People .. black, white or what ever.. carrying others to safety.. no matter what the color. Blacks carrying white children, while  in water up to their waist…...  Whites carrying black women, all to safety..


Electric companies, from Washington state, and many other states, heading to the South to help where every they can, to get electric back to those homes that did survive. 

Last night, HANDS IN HANDS, was on television.. from L.A. Ca. .. New York, Nashville…. Actors, singers, dancers, tv host.. you name them.. none of their names were used as they sang… or manned the phones for donations. When people called in to donate, they had no clue who they would be talking to.. Oprah, Cher, George Clooney, Jamie Fox or any of the many stars who were not only taking donations from the public, but also giving hundreds of thousand of their own money.. Companies calling.. (Apple donated 4 million AND matched their employees donations.. Foot ball players matching others.. with the Football Assoc. matching that..
All to help these people who have no homes, lost love ones, and have no possessions at all. Even to help the dogs and cats stranded…



THIS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN..IS OUR AMERICA

If only this was a feeling carried to each and everyone .. every day.. every month … every year..


  

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Two eyes, almost...

Last Wednesday I had my second eye done. The removal of cataracts and placement of a len.  And so far, so good.

I can read pretty good without glasses at a slight distance. Meaning as I type this, I can read it…. Without glasses. But definitely need reading glasses.  And because it takes about 3 week or so before the eye really settles down.. I won’t get reading glasses until October.  But I have cheater glasses for now.  So went to the Dollar Tree and picked up 2 pairs for a buck each. Got one of them bright red.. So I can find them.

See I have wore glasses all day long for about 30 years. So putting glasses down and then go get them when needed.. is going to take some getting use to.  So figured if I put them somewhere, where I don’t remember… bright red should make it easier.

Also first thing in the morning it takes a bit to get my eyes to adjust.  As reading is out.. glasses or no glasses.. but after I am up about an half hour or so, they are on track.  It is really nice to be outside without glasses.. no fogging up and etc. in the heat. Except for the fact that my old glasses were also dark glasses in the sun.  Now I have to wear big hunky sun glasses as the sun is too bright for my new eye yet..


And by the way, this time was easy as well as the first one, but especially with the fact, that I knew what I was in for, so that makes it easy… Like I said before the worse is the getting the shot of Novocain like shot…. And even that isn’t really that much worse than getting any shot..  The rest is easy peasy… So if you ever have to have cataract laser surgery, have no fear.. 

Monday, September 11, 2017

I don't understand travelers....

What is it about people, especially from the West Coast..but even North East… they have this death wish to travel to Florida or the Bahamas from July to October.. What is the big draw to there?  

It is the same in the winter… Thanksgivinging.. flying from the East Coast to the West Coast or the other way around. What is it about Thanksgiving and Christmas time…people feel they have to go? 

Is it Russian Roulette syndrome?  After all, you see the same pictures every year…

What part of HURRICANE don’t they get? HURRICANE SEASON!!   Yet they still go… and then are seen crying, about how it ruined their vacation..  No, ma’am.. you ruined your vacation by going to the most vile weather season for that area.

Same for the Thanksgiving and Christmas crowd. Crying on the news shows as they lay on the floor in Chicago OHara airport.  What part of SNOW STORMS of Novermber, December and January .. don’t they get?   


I just don’t get it.. 

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

The day of Smoke....

Woke up yesterday, Labor Day the 4th of Sept. smelling smoke in the house.. only to find out it was from outside. Looked up at the sun and it was bright red..  when I took the picture it didn’t look like it.. but to the naked eye… it was RED.  So we closed the windows, and doors.. Which was kind of sad as there was a nice breeze going thru. But it also brought smoke with it.  Pure hell for those who have breathing problems.. thankful, we don’t.. but my heart went out to those who do.

So the day was spend inside.. The King watching a movie and DEAD MAN CHANNEL… better know to others as MYTV.  Which shows just about every 1970 and 80 old western… Big  Valley, Gunsmoke, Rifleman.. well  you get the idea..    And I read some magazines and dabbled on Facebook… keeping up with where the smoke and the fires were. 

Seems like most of them are on the MontanaIdaho border. With a few smaller ones about 30 miles away.. and then there were some down south of us.. with more in Washington state.. But most of our smoke was coming from Montana will brisk 30 mph winds going NE… putting it right across our area.. all the way to Spokane and beyond. 

The air quality had hit 429 by 4pm.. But lowered down to 290 by 8pm.. still too high, but a lot better… the bad news is the air is going to stay right where it is.. due to the wind just going in circles…


And I won’t be blogging tomorrow, as I will be heading to Spokane to get my other eye surgery done. Cataract laser. At least this time should be faster.. as for time there.. only have the surgery and not all the evaluation and etc. So should be shorter by an hour and half.. It will be interesting to see how this comes out…  As wearing the same glasses on the new eye.. has had my stomach flipping…. Kind of like wearing someone else’s glasses..  So hoping this levels the playground of seeing.   So until I can see well again.. probably Thurs. if I am lucky.. other wise next Monday. 


 it looked a lot redder than this shows...




Thursday, August 31, 2017

August, I hardly knew ya....

Where has this month gone? Today is the last day
Of summer, for me anyway… because my mind set,
Turns to September and start of cleaning up the yard and putting things away.

But this year it seems like we just started the month and here it is the last day.  I know I was gone the first 15 days, so that pretty well shot down the half of it. It was a fun time with family, wedding, garage remodeling, fun times with grandchildren.. and best of all.. NO TV AND NO INTERNET.
Whole 2 weeks of it.

But what about the last 2 weeks?  Some of it taken up with the first laser surgery on my left eye, with the right eye coming up next week.  So life has been yard work, and eye drops.  No hot tub, no driving for a week. No fun.  Lol.. and reading was hard to do, with my glasses and one eye changed.  But still the time flew by. And the thought of winter being just about 45 days away.. well, I am thinking Spring already.. Now that would be good.. to slip right thru winter like we did the summer. 
But any way… it is what it is.


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

May have to renegotiate...

About 30 years ago, the King and I were outside working together.. he was splitting wood and I was stacking.. when we got into a conversation about men and women.   When the King made a fatal remark.

Men’s work outside.. women’s work inside…  He has regretted those words for 30 years….

At the time, I just dropped the piece of wood on the ground and started to head to the house.  He asked where was I going?  I told him …. Women’s work inside… so I am heading inside.  He said, what about the rest of the wood.. I told him.. you said .. Men’s work outside..  Oh, and forget about cooking, don’t want any one to mistaken you for a women.  He said, he didn’t mean me.  “WHAT?”  Are saying I am not a woman?.... No, no, you are putting words in my mouth..I didn’t mean that either… This is going so wrong…”

Since then I have pulled this gem out of the closet, when needed…… like when I asked him if he would take the garbage out side…. and he said … Men’s work outside.. Which of course, I didn’t want to let him down…  So I pulled the garbage out of the can, tied it off.. and open the door and threw it out on the deck… and told him.. “Garbage outside.. on deck.. waiting for men’s work outside”…  he was not amused… but he did put it in the outside can.  I have used it many times over the years…

So here I was today, pulling weeds, and had a line of about 20 feet long, about 4 foot wide and about 10 inches deep of weeds and etc.  As I looked back at it, I got to thinking about how did I end up with this?  After all OUTSIDE IS MEN’S WORK…  have to renegotiate this… but in his defense, he did show up about half an hour later and loaded it in the truck and took it to the dump…

  

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The good and the bad of Hurricane Harvey

As we see on the news, the horrors of Hurricane Harvey and the rains that come with it, and seem to be sitting over the coast of Texas.

This is not their first rodeo … Texas coast line has had many horrible hurricanes come to their shores over the years.
So I have to wonder when I see the pictures… why weren’t they more prepared. The home owners, I mean.

If the weather man in my area, told me.. that a Hurricane is coming my way.. and having experience it many times before.. that the forecast was for 24 inches of rain over night..  I am sorry, but I would have all my things packed in my truck in boxes.. I would put all my things I wanted to keep but not be able to take, stacked on top of the table and anything else I had.  If I had a two story house.. I would have  them on the second floor so I could get them later.. and hope no one looted the house. And the 12 hours before the storm was due, I would be heading out of town and to higher ground… way in land…. I would be a believer… So why didn’t these people do this?

One of the worse pictures I saw was 3 feet of water in the living room of a nursing home, with the residents there.. with their feet and legs underwater..  to me, that is elder abuse.. That reads LAWSUIT to me.. if it was my family member and I lived out of town.. I would be suing for a suite at a good hotel, and a around the clock nursing for them.. for the rest of their lives.  That was so disgusting…

On the other hand.. in this world of ours of late.. the hatred and fighting and protesting.. it was heart warming to see so many people helping others.  Boats coming out of yards to go up and down the neighborhood, giving rides to others to dry land. Men carrying children as well as adults thru the water.  Those with cell phones, up on top of tall buildings, directing the police and fire dept.. and others to those who were stranded thru out the town.  All pulling together.. THIS IS THE AMERICA I REMEMBER…

  

Monday, August 28, 2017

Seeing better....

Got to admit that I do see better, but still a ways to go.
Once I get the other one done, I can ditch the glasses.
But will be having to get reading glasses.. and that is ok
Too.

The surgery itself was easy peasy. Nothing to worry about..
Says I AFTER the fact.  Took about an hour for the evaluation. Then 3 minutes for the actual surgery.
The worse part and painful was the Novocain like
Shot on the cheek bone.. Which has gave me a partial
Black eye.   I saw my blood pressure climb as I was
Going thru the whole process (they take it 3 times) and
When given a choice of having a mellow out med.. I went
For it.  They taped my eye shut and put a ball on it for about
15 minutes. The King said next time he is bring a ball just like it and put it on the good eye when they do that.. and take a picture .. with BUG EYES to share with my grandchildren.)
Funny guy.. not..

But once in the surgery room, the lowered a white mask like thing on my face (ball was already removed before I went in) I could feel them touching the eye area.. kind of.. and then he said .. OK, ALL DONE?  ALL DONE??  YOU DIDN’T TAKE THE TAPE OFF.. lol.. but I guess they had, and then did the surgery.. As the King watched it all from the next room.  I sat for about 20 minutes after I left the room. (walked out) and then they explain everything I had to do at home.. gave me paper work.. AND then they gave me a gift. I had a choice of 3 things.. a baseball cap, a coffee mug.. OR a vest.. I chose the really nice black vest.

So.. so far.. all is good. Got a appt. with the local dr. and then it is back again on the 6th of Sept. for the second one. It will be a lot easier and faster this time.. As it is the surgery only, and I know what I am going in with.. so the blood pressure should mellow out.   Looking forward to it.


So if your Dr. says you need cataract removed … go for it. It is easy peasy.. 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

AND NOW...a word from your sponsers....

Yep, taking another break… of undermine time.

See, as you read this…I will be in Spokane at the
Pacific Laser and Cataract Inst.  Having my first eye taken care of..  seems old age has caught up to my eyes.

And then the 6th of September, the second eye will be done. So how much will I be able to see?  Will I be able to type, will remain to be seen (no pun intented). 

So until I can once again see what the heck I am doing, I will be out of here for a while.    


And if you are the praying kind, please say a little pray for the steady hand of the Dr. and all goes well.  

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Much ado about nothing…

Well, that was like seeing nothing.. Eclipse ..
All the hype for it.. months and weeks ….
No glasses left… some where selling the bum kind.
Some bought or got  for free from libraries… and
Sold them for $30 and up..

Crazy people left their homes and drove to Oregon or
Other states from their northern state..  Pictures of the
Fields in Oregon where 100’s of thousand people camped
Out since last Tuesday.  What a mess of traffic that must
Have been.  They should fields full of campers.. thousands
Of them..  the amazing part was .. with these days of
Violence, it sounded like everyone got along.. wow..

But here in Sandpoint Idaho, it didn’t even get dark. That
Is what I thought and waited for.. the temp never changed.
It did not look like night… It was just another sunny day.
Did look at it thru a welding hat, and saw that the moon
Did move by the sun.. but at no time was there dark.

A news reporter had a conversation with her young son
On the phone.. he was so bummed it didn’t get dark, he
Was crying.  IT SUCKED!!!...  he thought his mother could
Have a do over, and make it go dark… 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWEET AUNT JO



Monday, August 21, 2017

No News, is good news....

No News, is good news…

We survived 12 full days with out internet, and with tv more or less. Our tv watching consisted of watching LITTLE HOUSES about tiny houses built on trailers… and cartoons with the grandkids.  And little of that.

And you know what.. we didn’t miss it bit. First news we saw was on August 14th at night..  saw very little of the news as we were unpacking our camper.   So I guess you might say it was the 15th.

We had no clue about the Va. Incident. (but news has made sure we have caught up on that.)  To me… humans hate what they don’t understand…. And chose not to try to understand.  Otherwise they could sit down without raising their voices, and listen to the other side, and express their own views, while the other side listens. And who knows even comprise… imagine that.. But we all know this will never ever happen.  And as long as leaders of the world don’t stand up and say something… because as long as they stay quiet or speak lightly about it..  it not only will remain, but spread more.


It is times like this.. it saddens me, and makes me kind of glad I won’t be around to see the end of this.. unless it speeds up.  But breaks my heart to know my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.. who I love dearly… will see it.  Hopefully common sense will come back.  

Friday, July 28, 2017

Vacation time..and second thoughts..

This will be my last post for a while.. we are going out of state for 2 weeks.. Have a granddaughter’s wedding to go to, and then the King offered to help one of the boys remodel his garage.

So right now it is list time.. List of what clothes to pack in the camper. What other things we need to take..  What food to pack.  Packing Misty’s things too..  as she is going with us.
List of items to take.. list of last minute food to buy.. List, list, list.. and list within a list..

List of things to do before we go.. The housesitter is going to be here with in a hour before we go.  Turn off the paper, turn off the phone as the housesitter has her own phone..   Line up neighbors who will take care of the mail.. putting garbage can back… watering the garden and flowers.. Yep, one List after another.

I won’t be around computers and etc.  So a dry spell of 14 days or so, of no computer.. I got this..lol.. done it before. Even Facebook.. Will take my Nook so I can read. That way I can take several books without giving up space.

So while I am away.. and not posting on my blog for 2 weeks.. I wonder if I might come home and decide to end it all..  I will leave a good bye.. if I do… But then again, I might be so full of stories.. I will keep going.  I would like to make it to March 5 of 2018 at least. Then I will have completed 14 year.  An maybe that is just enough..  I will see.  And hopefully while we are enjoying our family.. the Nation can hold it together to not lower the bar anymore than he has today (with the transgender subject) and Congress grows some balls and stand up to Mr. Trump.  I can hope.
So enjoy your summer… I should be around here about the 20th.. give a day or two one way or the other. .




Thursday, July 27, 2017

My mother taught me this...

Here is a throw back Thursday thoughts…. Not posted before.
There are things we do, without thinking about it..
They have become habit… unless someone ask you or you happen to think about it.. You might not think about why you do some of the things you do.

Wash the toilet from a man’s point of view.

Iron (who does that anymore?) shirts with the arms first and then the body, back first and then front. Less chance of rewrinkling

Pull dead flowers off of the potted plants, (and garden plants as well… as the dead leaves will soak up the water, and starve the rest of the plant.

Pull off of the bottom of the tomato plants, all the little leaves. Called sucklings.. go up at least 6 inches up the plant.. That leaves the leaves, buds and tomatoes getting the water that they need.

But the one thing that I can remember about my mother was when my father and I were washing one of the horses. We were getting him ready for showing the next day. I was visiting from Washington state… and an adult by this time. But the routine was the same, as it was when I was a kid.. Wet, shampoo, scrub the white stockings and hooves, then rinse from top to bottom.. letting the water wash off the soap on the bottom as well as the top.   After getting the horse done.. I was inspecting our work. My dad did one side and I did the other.. But then I noticed something. So I shouted out to my dad on the other side…  You forgot the front hock on your side… (now that word I remembered),but what was to follow, made my mother stop and then a belly laugh… What I said was… “he has poop on his front hock.”
The silence and then the belly laugh… My mother said.. you have been around kids way too long… but it is ok.. it will all come back to you… see.. around here we call that manure…

Most of my adult learning was garden rules… cut off dead roses, if you can .. go down to the 5 leaf area..and cut there.
Then they will grow more..
I planted so many petunias over the years.. driveway planters, house planters, around the tack room planters.. I thought I would never plant them again, after she passed away.. and here she has been gone, 27 years.. and I am planting petunias, because they are easy… and yesterday, there I was going thru each pot pulling off the dead flowers, with out a thought to it.. until I did… when the King asked me what I was doing and why. 

Oh, yea… it is manure now… lol… 




Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Weeds and hast makes waste.....

Spend most of the day on my knees… pulling weeds.
I had cleared this one area about a month ago.. and here they are all back together and in a vengeance.  I swear they multiplied and grew twice as tall.   This far from all of the yard.  This is just the stone walk way, which has the black paper under it.. which is NOT suppose to let weeds thru…THEY LIED. And if I get my way.. this will be cement next year..

Then to make matters worse, I embarrassed myself… I was placing a sprinkle we have.. it is two round circles with a butterfly  in the middle, in the front yard.  I put the spikes in the ground and stepped on one side.. It went in about half an inch… then stepped on the other side..same.. back again.. after 3 times, I figured this is going to take all day… So I decided to jump on the two sides at the same time.. and my full weigh should bury them… NOT… What happen next.. happen so fast, I not sure.. lol..  See I found my self on the lawn…. On my back.. and hit my head on the ground…  Which by the way.. the dry dirt under the grass is HARD…  like stone.. Thought I was going to knock myself out.  But after gathering my thoughts quickly… I jumped up and laughed at myself.. Why?  Because as I was laying there thinking.. it dawn on me, as I walked into the front lawn.. there were 3 workmen across the street at Litehouse Red barn..  The last thing I wanted was 3 guys running across the street to pick up the old lady who stupidity had jumped on her sprinkler.  And then the King came around the corner.. THANK GOD, he didn’t see me go down.. I would never hear the end of it…


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Washington's new law

The state of Washington has increased their no cell phone
calls law.  It has been a law for a while, to not make cell phone calls.
It has been a running question of mine, when ever one of my children call me from their cars.  ARE YOU ON YOUR CELL PHONE??? “NO,
MOM, I am using my speaker, or blue tooth (what ever that is).” So then I talk to them..but still make it short, as even though you aren’t using your hands.. your mind is not on the road.. Your eyes are, but you mind is on the phone.  

Now they have further this to mean… no texting, no talking on the cell phone (yes you can use hands free items still)… but they also added, NO EATING.. no drinking water… coffee.. no putting on make-up, shaving and etc..  Which some of that I am glad..as I have seen women putting on eye make up while driving.. as they swerve from side to side..  But NO COFFEE drinking?  What are the workers going to do, as they head to work, with their wake up coffee in their hand?    So I guess, if the officer doesn’t see your hands at 10 and 2 on the wheel… you could be pulled over.

I truly am glad to see no cell talking….AND NO TEXTING… Texting while driving is assine.. to say nothing of killing…  There was on the same news tonight along with the new law… a young lady who was drinking… and instragraming at the moment…  You get to see her horsing around at the wheel.. with her sister and friend.. then CRASH.. AND (insanely) still has her camera going as she tries to get her sister who is killed, to talk to her.. and yelling at her friend.. and talking about how she just killed her sister and she will probably go to jail… DO YOU THINK???   The second tragedy of this is… her parents.. they have lost one daughter, and will lose the other daughter to prision..

PEOPLE… THINK… what is the obsession with having to be on a phone.. to take pictures of your every moment?  FOR THE LOVE OF GOD.. THINK..




Monday, July 24, 2017

Correct me if I am wrong....

It has been just 6 months since Trump took over the reins of this nation.  And for the life of me… I can not see where he has done anything, nor has Congress.

This is suppose to be the ideal Congress for a President. Meaning the majority of Congress is Republican, just like the President.
Yet he doesn’t trust them to do what he wants… The only thing that I have seen is the healthcare issue.. which is not going well for him.
He celebrated in the Rose Garden, after the House passed a health care plan to replace the ACA. Better known as Obamacare.
A premature celebration I thought at the time..  After all the Senate had not voted on their plan, and didn’t even like their plan. So came up with one of their own.. which is not going well either.  And now in frustration, they are going for Repeal Obama care.. which is not going well either. Even with one of their Republican Senator in the hospital (McCain) it still isn’t looking well for them.  So what has Congress done for the country?  I sure haven’t seen it yet?  Did I miss something?

And then there is the President himself. … first of all, it seems he doesn’t trust his own Congress….so he keeps writing Executive Orders, which Obama got razzing for all the time.  And it seems to me.. and I could be wrong.. but ever single EO has to do with repealing anything Obama..  This President is bound and determine to ruin everything that President Obama did.  I have never, ever, ever, heard of a President who came in the offie with the agenda of removing EVERYTHING the previous President did.   It seems to me that President Trump only agenda is to remove everything Obama.. and has no original ideas of his own. Nothing.. At least that is my humble opinion. … which is sad…  


When ….. oh… when… is this Governement going to start thinking about its citizens again.. Because I see NOTHING in any of this for us.  

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Throw back Thursday... July 25, 2006

COnsidering this weeks blog post have been none to POOR.. I SEE I HAD THE SAME PROBLEMS EVEN 11 YEARS AGO...

TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2006

Sometimes it Turns Out OK

Last week I had a good week of
blogging... I am not tooting my
own horn. But there is the ups and
downs of blogging.
Times when you wonder..what the
heck are you going to write about.
Some times you draw blanks...
Sometimes you throw something
in just to fill space.
But last week, maybe because I
had a project I was doing, that it
was bloggable. And with the other
two... it was just a week, I was
proud of... I didn't feel like I just
mailed it in of sorts.
Now to just stay out of the heat.
And figure out this week.

Cis's Health Plan...

Why not, everyone else has an idea… so do I.
And watch the insurance companies scramble..
Although they will have home, vehicles and life insurance
left.

See each and every one of us should have a meeting
With our own Dr.  We explain that we are cutting out
the middle guy.  That we will play the Dr’s office each month.  We will pay $100 for each adult in our household and $50 for each child. If you have two kids.. you and your wife will pay the office $300 a month..  Which is a heck of a lot cheaper than what you are paying now.   And then when the Dr. multiplies that times all of his patients, he should have quite a chunk of change for his wages.

Then we call up our insurance companies and cancel all of our
Health insurance.  Yes, this might ruin the health insurance companies, but they have been not good to us either. After all jacking up the monthly premiums and also telling us what they will cover and what they will not. What is preconditions and not.  It would be worth it just to see their reactions when WE are in control.    Oh, they can keep Congress as their clients.

Now granted there is a few clinches in this deal.  We have the ones
Who partake in the world of drinking and smoking, thusly using the dr. services more than the rest of us..  But we can figure out what to do
About that…  Also there is the problem of if you travel a lot. How do you get other Dr.s  cover you?  Maybe the Dr. can have a trade off  when their patients are in our area?

The other thing is.. you will be saving money this way.. right? So you will have to save $100 a month out incase you need a specialist. And hopefully you will save enough in 5 years to pay for them.  The Drs will have to shave some of the prices as well, after all they don’t have to deal with insurance forms and offices as well.. so there should be some saving them.

One of the side effects might be.. your dr might decide you are too much of a hazard with your smoking and etc.. so they might drop you.

Like I said.. it still has a lot of clinks in it yet.. but like the Obamacare…we can work on it.





Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Word here, words there... but where are the words

There are words here and there are words there...
they are everywhere... except when you need them.

To be honest with you.. I flat out forgot yesterday..
and when it dawn on me.. I had not posted a post...
I figured oh, well...

So today..  thought about it.. but came up blank.
Not doing anything worth writing about...
And as the world turns.. I am so discussed with it
all, I don't want to write about it.. ... why ... no one
cares.  The Congress has us in disregard.  All they can
think of is how to cut funding.. so they can use it on what
their pet projects are, that they get a dollar return.... not what
the American people need....

They remind me of the Queen when she was told of the starving
in Ireland...  LET THEM EAT CAKE...    like they had anything to
make cake...

So maybe tomorrow.. I will find words.. ones that are not in disgust.

I have a subject I can think of a few.... an idea .. of my own health plan.
And watch the insurance companies and their CEO's fall on their faces.
Not a fool proof plan, but it would be almost worth it just to see the
CEO watch as every one cancelled with plan..

So until tomorrow..  I will be getting out the broom and brush up
some words off the floor, in to the dust pan and see what happens.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Throw back Thursday.....July 24, 2005...down she goes

WOW.. it was 12 years ago.. when the Panhandle Mill building went down..
now there is a strip mall there. 

JULY 24, 2005

Panhandle Milling Co. no more

This is July 24th 2005 and the Panhandle
Milling Co. building is no more...

As you can see from the pictures below.
And You will have to go to the side to click
on the rest of them.

I arrived at 5:30am for the 6:30 dimise
of the building. There were people there
(unlike last week) working on the cables
and there were large trucks there.
The people started to gather. And then
the flagger people arrived to have the
crowd that was starting to gather, move
back beyond Mr. Sub's. And the other
end was pushed back to Tilberg's
Conaco gas station.
It was 6:30 am and traffic was getting
lighter, as they were diverting around
the situation. Then it was told to us that
they needed a water truck before they could start.
About a half hour later, Jerry Foote's
water truck showed up on the scene.
And in 15 minutes he was watering down
all the sides of the site.
The traffic was stopped. The ladder went
up on the fire truck so they could tape the
event. The truck raved up its motor and
started to pull. It pulled for about 2 minutes
and the cable snapped. This happen about
8 times. With the crew going into the building
about about 4 times, and taking a chainsaw
to several beams. Which made the crowd
nervous as they didn't want to see any one
get killed. After 14 times in all, the truck driver
took the truck around the other side of the
building. And rammed it into the building
several times. Nothing. He came back and
he pulled about 5 more times.
They had a cable up high on the building,
which was used for tension. They decided
to give that one a try. But it only seem to
start to slice the building in half, until that
cable broke also.
Then return to the back again, and
rammed it again. This time the building
shook like a hula dancer.
All those involved, police, workers, and
owner got together for a discussion. They
decided it was a bad situation and something
had to be done.
The police came by the crowd and announced
they were going to use dynamite to blow the
building up. That the crowd need to back up
to the Safeway parking lot. So the crowd walked
back. Some of them still easing back to the
Sandpoint Drug store parking lot.
The police came by and explain the procedure.
A blast of horn, 10 minutes...all radio's and
cell phones off... a blast and 5 minutes...
then a blast followed by siren sounds and
blast off of dynamite.
All went as planned, and down came the building.

As you can see from the pictures...
It was a 5 hour wait for us early birds.
The Safeway did a good business, but also
had to put up with many using their toilets.
The sad thing about this... is not only that
Sandpoint loses one of its high (no pun
intended) profile building, and many memories
from the residents, but the wood could have
been used in so many ways, if they had taken
the building apart. Who knows many some
of it still can.


As the last sunrise shines on the Panhandle
Milling Co. in Sandpoint, Idaho Posted by Picasa

As they attempt to pull the building down, the police keep the traffic at bay Posted by Picasa
Fireman taping from ladder truck in back ground Posted by Picasa
Tammy of Panhandle Flagging Co. Stops the traffic Posted by Picasa
The streets are cleared and it is ready to go Posted by Picasa
A loud boom and down she goes.. Posted by Picasa
as the building crashes to the ground Posted by Picasa
As the dust settles Posted by Picasa
After the dust clears... what is left  Posted by Picasa