Sunday, February 7, 2010

New Orleans Saints Win The Super Bowl!!

Yeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaw!
That was a GREAT game!!!
Freakin' Colts dominated the first half, but the Saints came back in the second half, ran over the top of the colts and dominated for a second-half win to take the game. Ohhh yeah, I'm always for a good game of football even if my favorite team isn't in the picture.

I'm not saying Manning is a sucky QB, but I am saying that the Saints won the game, there are going to be NO accusations of "they stole the game" BS such as what happened with the Steelers last year, and anyone that thinks that can go blink off.

Hats off to the Saints!

Couple of things

First off, the room is rented. That was pretty fast. This is not a long-term renter, but I don't really care, get the room rented out as fast as possible. I've got a $200 for the rest of the month. It's not a full month's worth in terms of what I would normally get, but - I try to give incentives to get people to move in here.

I have decided to re-arrange my living room so that the TV's are not against that bedroom wall where he will be staying. I went in there just now to hear what kind of noise levels are to be heard with the tv on loud - which it is daytime hours but I mandate night hours it be turned WAY down - I think the best answer is to simply move them away from the wall there and deal with it that way.

Second, I was pleasantly surprised to find a message in my Facebook box from an old, old friend - a person I have not seen in 25 years. We parted ways after "growing up" - he went to the military, I ended up on the mission field. Two completely different lifestyles - not that one is better than the other, but we lost contact. We used to hang out ALL the time. He was one of my best friends from high school days.

So, we wrote back and forth a little - there is too much to discuss in emails to get caught up = we both came to that conclusion and decided to meet up somewhere. Well that somewhere is next weekend. He wrote me and asked if I ever do any shooting and if I wanted to go to the shooting range. I was floored by that statement, because my bro bought Caleb a .22 rifle for Christmas and I was planning on taking him to a nearby shooting range - a private club but the range is open to the public for a $10 fee per visit. HE is a MEMBER of that club and wants to meet up Saturday. Wow, is all I can say about that, talk about - fate - whatever you want to call it. He is a grandfather already, he sent me a pic of him holding a newborn.

Hopefully this will be a cool, good reunion and maybe we can pick up where we left off, sort of.

I went to town on that trailer today. The guy didn't show up and he wanted to do something that I was opposed to: leave some rotten wood on the floor that has black mold. He just wanted to screw wood over top of it. It took me a good half hour of prying and such, but I got that junk out of there. The resulting repair will be a GOOD repair, not some half-@$$ junk. I will have to keep an eye on him - he's in a hurry to get the thing finished and get moved in here. I understand where he's coming from, but I have repeatedly said I want the job done right the first time. You do not want to be living in a thing that has black mold, period. So, when he come back, he will find that the repair job will actually be easier than what he was proposing and the rot and mold will be gone. Anything else he tries to smooth over he will find me coming along behind him and doing whatever it takes to make it a good repair. We are going to work on sealing up any leaks - the roof is good but there are leaks on the sides where there are seams that have come apart on the outer skin of the trailer. Mostly, that simply entails a caulking gun and caulking. Already bought. I want him to do the jist of the repairs - I am going to focus on the electrical outlets since he says he doesn't know squat about electricity and also I am going to install the new paneling since he also said he doesn't feel comfortable doing that, either.

Superbowl Sunday. It really SHOULD be an excellent game, I hope so. I am rooting for the Saints - but it's all good, neither one is my team, but the Saints have this one shot at it. It may never come again. I only hope it's a close games and that the refs make good calls and that they catch all the junk that might be happening with fouls, especially.

Well, that's it. I did my work on the trailer, got my rent check and now I'm finally going to have the chance to do some rock work out the east side of the house.
G'day.
ben

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