Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wednesday 11/24/2010

I missed writing an entry yesterday.
Actually, I had one going, I just didn't finish it and it's in a draft form.
You might be surprised at how many entries I have in draft form, lol.

What to say?
Politics.
North Korea.  If a military attack from one country against another is not considered an act of war, what is?  Unbelievable.  Let's just give out useless "condemnations" from the White House forever.  Oh, and BTW, why was it such a great shock to find out they have much more nuclear capability than what was previously thought?  If we don't do anything, they will just continue to grow their nuclear ability until - yes, until they can send nukes wherever, just like we can, just like Russia can.

Sanctions aren't working and they are NEVER going to work, that's all I can say.

Vacation.  What's to say?  I'm enjoying the time off.  The temps outside are unbelievably wondeful.  I spent  a good part of the afternoon working out front, trimming ground growing vines and still attempting to come up with a plan for the dirt - I really want to put a pond out there.  It's just a bit over half way through my days off.

Thanksgiving Day - tomorrow.  My son isn't getting off work until 2:00 pm.  We are usually eating Thanksgiving meal by then.  However, my son and I are the ONLY ones showing up at her house, so, it makes it a bit easier to decide to wait until Caleb is off of work and take off to grandma's house.  I would let Caleb drive - but he has never driven on the freeway, number one and number two, rest assured we will get there FAR faster than what he will get us there : )  Maybe he can drive the way home.  The freeways should be virtually empty and it will be a great time for him to get used to trying higher speeds without all the dangers of driving on Phoenix freeways.

Trailer Tenants.  They continued to insist that Thanksgiving dinner wait until we get home.  I told them that I won't be home until 7 or 8:00 pm.  Cook the dinner, eat it, enjoy it!!   They got the hint and will be in here cooking tomorrow.  I think they still feel that they are an imposition to me, I have attempted from 7 ways to Sunday to tell them they are more than welcomed here and I don't consider them some sort of blockage to life.   I can do no more than that.

Pickup truck inhabitants.  There is a pickup truck parked beside a house on a sort of parking area on the property belonging to the house.  It's been there a long time.  I have half-noticed that there are always people around that pickup.  It wasn't long ago that I became suspicious that possibly there are people living IN that pickup.  There is definitely a couple living in there.  I half know one of them.  No, I am not going to give them a place to live, there isn't any room left here for more people.  But, we can take a Thanksgiving dinner to them.  This, I feel, mandatory.  What kind of people are they?  Does it really matter?  They are part of God's creation, that's all I need to know in this particular circumstance.  Okay, there are things that would limit my desire to help, I don't think those people fall under any of those guidelines.

Black Friday.  Walmart is advertising a flat screen HDTV - 19 inch - for less than $100.  I don't want a 19 inch TV, my mother does for Christmas.  I'm not convinced, however, that I want to show up at - what time do you need to show up at nowadays? - to be sufficiently in front of the line to be able to score one at 5:00 am.  Or will they disappear that fast?  Who knows.  I have resolved that if I do anything, it's going to by the Cyber version of Black Friday - isn't that on Thanksgiving?  I dunno.

More? Sure, but I'm tired, it's late (for me) and I'm going to bed soon.

G'nite.

ben

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