Monday, June 6, 2016

Been busy, time for a post and getting the word out on SC Senate Bill 308

    Well we have been busy, and if you follow my better half you will know that the boys won the the county championship. It was a nail biter being down 5-0 in the bottom of the first inning, but over the next 5 innings, they pecked their way back into the game and the last two innings of the game ended in double plays. Top of the fifth, the batter was hit in the hand and fell to ground crying, but the rules state that his hands are part of the bat, well the ball went fair and NW picked it up as the runner was coming from third and a collision ensued with NW holding onto the ball for the first out. The pitcher came running to the mound to make a play, but NW tossed the ball to him and threw to first for the second out.
    Bottom of the 5th, NW had a double that brought in two runs, so going into the 6th, it was our team on top, 6-5. The team really held their ground getting the first out, then walked 3 players. You talking about parents being on edge, bases are loaded, and our relief pitcher has a 2-2 count, and the batter hits a small pop fly to the first basemen. The first baseman has had a terrible game, he had dropped several balls thrown to him but ends up catching it, and runs back to first to make the double play to end the game. You don't know how we felt to see our kids finally get their baseball championship. It was sweet revenge from last year to see the debacle of an error from the pitcher to the 3rd baseman that caused 3 runs to score and win the game. The kids threw their gloves up and ran to the dugout. After the handshake with the other team, NW came back into the dug out and I grab his gallon of water to cool him down and just started dumping it on him in celebration. I got ND later on the field with the rest. What a great season they had and I am really proud of them.

     Had a good T-Storm last night and got some much needed rain. Since Friday, we have had 2 inches of rain which really has helped the garden. Before all the rain came in on Sunday, I did a post a month or so ago about a huge pile of dirt that was coming my way. well today it showed up. Normally for a dump truck load of clean dirt, your going to pay $400 plus. Well I got 3 dump truck loads for $300. Plans are to use a small amount for planting grass but most will go to the shooting berm. I have already added a large amount of debris from my dads place and from trees that were cut down. Just wanting to build it a few more feet higher. 

total of 45 yards of red clay
     South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has finally signed Senate Bill 308 establishing reciprocity with Georgia on recognizing each states concealed weapons permits/licenses. This means nothing to me in the aspect of already holding a Florida resident CWL so I could still carry through Georgia but for the followers or readers, I wanted to put that info out to you. Here is the NRA-ILA link

    In the process of changing jobs, well sort of. I have been referred to a higher position which will cause me to change locations. That's fine because the morning drive will be 25 miles closer and the pay about $6000 more per year. Just playing the waiting game right now.

     Garden is doing alright. I have an issues with some of my corn toward the upper part of the garden, but the area equals to less than 15% of the garden and the rest is doing well. Bush Cucumbers are starting to produce, along with the squash (fried up a mess on Saturday) and zucchini. Tomatoes are spitting them out on the vine, but they are still green. Green and Lima beans are coming along as well. I still need to do some work on my onions. This is the second year that they haven't done anything, but we are not the only ones who have had problems as we have heard some talk from the Farm and Feed store. I may try something outside of the garden in a large planter.

         Well, that's about it for now. Between planting grass, doing stuff around the house, work, spending time with my wife and kids, and everything that pops up in between, not much going on here. Well there is, but..................


  1. Senior - a big congrats to the boys - you and JUGM must be sooo proud! i really hope you get that new position - less driving to and from work and a pay increase - not too shabby! you'll have to let us know if you do get the new position. your dirt looks like a nice big pile of dirt - bahahahha! but you got it for "dirt" cheap (see what i did there? bahhahahha!

    anyway, the garden sounds and looks like it is coming in gangbusters - so far all we have is various salad greens, chives and a pile of herbs. but we don't really start any serious harvest until mid-july.

    sending love to all of you! your friend,

    1. Yes, we are proud of them both. They are some outstanding young men. I need a change from my hectic job as the go-to guy. Hopefully I will hear something soon.

  2. Senior,

    I'm so proud of your boys winning the country championship!!!

    Congrats on the new job, give it sometime and before you know it you'll be in the position enjoying the perks :-)

    Now that's some really nice looking squash, and cukes. I'm still waiting on mine to produce harvest-able vegetables.

    Sending hugs and love to you, JUGM, and Your Boys.

    1. Thanks Sandy, yes, we are very proud of them. Yes, I would like to know something soon, but it is the nature of the beast. You know this is the first time all of them have had fried squash. I have had it for years. Looks like we will be planting some summer squash after the corn is done.

  3. It is nice to balance the work,friends and gardening. Happy to see your yields.

  4. Congrats on the win, and good luck getting the new position!

  5. Glad to hear the sports went well. My brother is two years younger than me, has a ten year old, and coaches baseball and soccer. More power to him.

    The new job sounds good. Less driving is always good.

    In all the years I've lived up here, I have only rarely gone to South Carolina ( I think twice since 1986) because I couldn't carry there.

    Now the wife and I can start going over that way to the beach instead of always going to Tybee.