Sunday, February 27, 2011

Monday 2/28/2011

Monday

Ummm, got busy this morning looking at all the news online and here we are, 12 minutes from work starting time!

Let's see here: the rebel in Libya are allowing oil exports - that's a good thing considering everyone in the entire world is hiding in closets, mortified of rising oil prices. 

Amazingly, governments are sending in planes, secretly, to get workers out of that country in secret military missions. Kudos.

Ummm, 40,000 pounds of mayonnaise on the highway? Yuck. Seeing stories like that - a truck driver losing control of his truck and resulting mayo-chaos - sorta helps keep me on my toes when driving, especially in this crazy city. I don't want the same fate.

Why would anyone poison trees? Much less 130 year old Oak trees. I don't get the reasoning for people's stupidity these days, but then again, the rash of parents killing their families and then themselves defies logic as well. Times we're in, I guess.

Somali pirates have seized another ship. Well, I just gotta think after this latest deal of theirs - killing innocent civilians - that the stakes will be raised on what extent Navy ships/crews are willing to do in order to extract hostages. 

As for this weekend that is now history? Uhhh, not too bad. I was going to go to my mom's house but rain cancelled that. We decided to do it next weekend. My dad wrote and said he and his current wife are going to move into an assisted living center. I suppose that's a good idea, I guess my dad really can't drive too much anymore and getting around is getting - harder. The place they are looking at has all kinds of amenities. I'm glad they have enough financial resources to be able to afford such a thing. 

That's it. 
Plenty of work in the truck routing system for today, today is the end of the month so they will be pushing to get whatever we can - out and delivered, invoiced and billed.

Have a great day.

ben

Saturday 2/26/2011

Work - the best numbers for a month that I have seen posted in a long time.  Over 300k - not bad for 2 people running an entire store.  The GP isn't terribly great, but, at least the numbers are posted.  Still one business day left in the month and another 10k or so in the truck routing system.  Makes me happy that the numbers are up for once.

The hummingbird nest.  To my great surprise - I just saw the hummingbird IN the nest, sitting in it.  I did not see any eggs - but maybe one has to get a magnifying glass out to see them, lol.  That bird is just sitting in there, even though we are coming very close to it.  Amazing the - guts - those little birds have.  It's very interesting to have such a phenomenon going on on my property.  I would have never noticed that nest or that bird in it.  The bird sits perfectly still and is so small, you really would have to be inspecting a tree very carefully to find either the net or the bird in there. I'm still amazed that bird built a nest that close to the ground.  Apparently it has no fear of cats?  There are plenty of them around here..........

Speaking of cats.  I have had enough.  I let it go for a long time, but they continue to piss and defecate all over my property, destroying several plants in the process.  They are going to disappear.  I am going to buy a new cat trap and get rid of whatever of them that comes onto my property - 2 of them I know of at this point.  No, they aren't going to be killed, I am not willing to take it that far, they are just going to be moved to a location far away from my house.  The problem is the neighbors behind me, who put out food all over both of their properties and feed feral cats.  You simply can't do that and not expect more, and more, and more cats to show up.  I'm just plain tired of them destroying my property, I don't know what else to say about it.

That was Saturday's input, Sunday's below.

Harbor Freight has those traps on sale for $25.  I am thinking of going and getting one today.  It only takes a bit of tuna fish set inside those things, set it out over night and walaah, you have a cat in the morning.  There are 2 particular cats that need to go.  One is a very large, black, feral cat.  It basically lives on my property, getting it's food from the neighbors behind me.  The other is my next door neighbor's cat, of which I have repeatedly asked that he deal with it - keep it off my property.  He doesn't do anything about it and he doesn't care one way or the other.  At this point, neither do I - in seeing the thing disappear.  If I catch it, drop it off 10 miles away and it finds it's way back, I'll just catch it again.

Umm, the day is over.  I would finish this post, but I am tired.  I started this much earlier today - oh well, it happens.

G'nite.

ben

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