As most of you know, kids baseball has kicked into swing and I have been busy. Umpired a game yesterday and had to break up a near fight, in the middle of the 1st inning between two coaches. Then had our fourth game of the year, by the time I got home, I didn't want to do anything. After we ate our dinner, I retired to the backyard with a nice fire and short wave radio time.
Most of us on the east coast are bracing for rain, ours will be here tonight and last all day tomorrow. About this time of year, I start my preventative maintenance on the camper and my plan today was to climb up on top and wash and treat the rubber membrane that seals the roof to the elements and use some self leveling roof sealant around the protruding vents, TV antenna, and A/C, but before I start, I through a nice slab of pork ribs on the smoker around 11:45.
So with the ribs on, I proceeded to the camper to get to work. I climbed up there with the help of a 9 foot step ladder and saw the camper shaking a bit from the wind gusts. I thought for a second, should I or not. Well I said not, I will try again during the week. Instead, I decided to give her a bath and get the winter crud off.
Once done with the camper, I vegged for a couple of hours and then took the ribs off with a nice caramelized Sweet baby Ray's finish.
Now for some thoughts:
Everywhere in the news, they have been all over this Malaysia Flight 370 that has gone missing. I even let a bit out over at OLDNFO's blog so I will continue a bit, but I wont dedicate a whole hour or two like media outlets. My thoughts, the plane has been taken, but for what use? I assume for use as a delivery weapon. Now why would someone want to take a huge Boeing 777? (Rob, don't bust my balls if this isn't a Triple 7).
Let's see, maybe it has the capability to flew a very long distance? So where is the plane? Try looking at locations where people don't like the Western world, North Korea, Indonesia, Iran, and Pakistan, to name a few. As far as a weapon, the world saw how planes were used on the twin towers and pentagon, and if a terrorist organization has taken this plane, will they use it again to fly into a building? My assumption would be "No". I assume their next big attack will be on a massive scale, possibly a high-altitude detonation of a nuke (EMP) or chemical weapon air-borne distribution. With this being said, I hope and pray that the innocent passengers on this plane will be left unharmed, but I don't think that will be the case. Just so everyone knows, this is my own assumption based on the events of the past week. If I am wrong, I guess I will be wrong, so what.
Hope everyone has a great week.