Sunday, June 14, 2009

The New JS

I am copying and pasting a post I made to whatever that place is called - KCL. I have not decided yet. I have become so nicely comfortable with THIS place, but - Westy offered to put up my old template from JS. Very tempting.

Anyway, on with the show.

My complaints with this site.

I HATE the green headers, good Lord. Might as well put a row of frogs up there, it's totally ugly.

It's totally foreign. So I'm a blog illiterate, I make no claims of computer literacy. Therefore, I am the perfect person to identify for blogging complaints in terms of use. It takes me a while to figure out where everything is and how to use it. I'm pretty comfortable with Blogspot - and here we go - an apparent ex-JS favorite site pops up.

Okay, you can tell me it's been here a while, nice. So has Swine Flu and I don't see anyone clamoring to acquire that - or the kid that died of Bubonic Plague recently.

I am not equating this blog host with anything negative, I've just been thrust around from site to site after JS disappeared and I have had enough. The ONLY reason I would consider moving here is because of all the ex JS'ers that are here, if that weren't true, I wouldn't even know of this site.

So I'm whining. It's no pity party. It just takes so long to figure out a new site, how to navigate it and get comfortable with it..........

I'm done.

For today, anyway.

I have spent the entire weekend working outside and I have loved every minute of it. So much so that the weekend disappeared far to quickly. And I loved it so much that I have decided to try another Craigslist startup: property maintenance.

I'm good at it. I love it. It isn't a chore for me. I could take on a house or 2 and make some extra income. As I have stated numerous times before, I am always looking for ways to increase my income, especially after feeling the effects of fully 2 hour reductions in less than 6 months.

Speaking of extra income, one of my clients recommended me to one of his relatives. I'm referring to dog-watching. This person called me today. They want to bring their dog over and have a pet meeting. I'm all for it. ANYTHING to make some extra money right now.

In fact, I'm all over this property maintenance stuff, I am posting an ad tonight and see where it might go.

I'm done for the weekend - and I am posting this post on 2 sites. One will figure out the other. If that makes sense, welcome to the looney bin!

G'nite and have a great week!

ben

Sunday

I heard something last night that just made me shake my head.
Michael's brother, Anthony. I mean, how is this kid going to survive in the real world? Is he going to live with his mother forever?
Last night, I'm sitting there listening to the boys talk about Anthony's life as it stands right now. He stays in the house all day long, smoking pot and getting drunk.
That's it. He apparently has sniffed out a girl a couple of townhouses down that he is allegedly hitting on. He paces around the house, back and forth, back and forth.

I won't go into all of how I feel about that entire situation over there again, as I have done it too many times and it isn't worth wasting my time. One thing that got me yesterday, though was when Michael and JD went to JD's house to play basketball. JD is being raised by an 82 year old grandmother. Michael is Mexican, JD is black. When they got back, Michael was all up in a huff. JD's grandmother had come out of the house and told JD to "keep that Mexican boy off of my property". She's racist!! I couldn't believe my ears - but JD wouldn't make up such a story. They then started in on Michael's grandmother. I hadn't heard this little gem before, either: she hates both white people and black people.

I'm not voluntarily exposed to racist people, so I don't encounter such very often. I always attempt to see things through the eyes of the Lord. Not that I am God, just trying to take His perspective on things, if that is, indeed, at all possible for a human speck of dust to do. The Bible says we are all created in His image and likeness. Racism is not a part of my equation. There are certain religions that I most certainly hate, but - not entire people groups.

My excitement for today is continued work in deweeding and degrassing on the east side of the house. I transplanted one of the plants I wanted to move yesterday and in a little bit, I'm going to move another plant from the back of the house to the front - hole already dug. I have also decided to go ahead and plant some shrubs next to the rear fence on the east side of the house that has nothing. I still have several plants from that auction. I had no idea that those plants could basically live in those pots indefinitely. Only when they get too big and the roots start getting all bunched up - then you can either plant them or put them in even bigger pots.

High today 96 - but the dew point and humidity are up enough to make it feel uncomfortable even at that low of a temp, so I'm going to try to get this stuff done before noon.

I don't know how everyone is doing, so I am definitely going to make the rounds today to various blogs. Later on - after all the sweat and heavy work is over. Trust me, digging in that dirt is hard work. It ain't soil that just comes out and walaah, you have a hole. It's rocks and hard dirt that only come out after a LOT of energy is thrust into it. Which is why I sorta put on hold, some time ago, planting the final plants from that nursery auction. I just got tired of it.

That coupled with the weeds and grass that are constant chore on the east side of the house. It's great exercise, I'll say that much.

Have a great day.
ben

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