Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Hallows Eve

I know, its sick, but how many of you have thought of doing this. Thanks to a friend for sending this to me. I might put something like this at the end of my driveway next year.


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Nice and relaxing weekend so far, airing some gear out, cooking some wings, and conferencing on a project.

    Today was a beautiful day here in the upstate of South Carolina. The sun was out in all its brightness, and the temps warmed up to a real nice 75 degrees here at the house. I have been wanting to do this for the past couple of weeks so today was the perfect day. I broke out the Cabelas 6-man geodesic tent and a smaller 2-man that I let the boys play in from time to time, to let them air out. After we were done setting them both up, I think they are getting in the mood for a camp out one night, so I think I will plan something out for them. So the boys and I locate the tents in the storage building and commence to setting it up.

From bag to this in 15 min (1 adult, 2 Kids)

35 min's total time (1 adult, kids quit)
    Once this one was setup, I let the boys put the smaller one together, with some guidance from me of course.

   So after they were done, they got in the tent and became camping kids. This is one of the best things to occupy their time. You should have heard some of the ideas they were generating. I, on the other hand decided to relax a bit in a hammock.

     I was just about out, when JUGM was calling for me, as she was about to head to town for some shopping, which meant fresh chicken wings from our local meat shop. After she left, I got out of the hammock and grabbed a chair and slid up next to the boys in the tent and had a good time chatting with them. Of course, later this afternoon, I like cooking, and I like chicken wings.

Yes, I know, I should be cooking them on the ground.
     This afternoon, I had a discussion via text with John over at MSO about a project I was working on. I am always looking for cost savings, as he is as well. Looks like we both will be doing our own versions of this product and trying them out with panel of judges. Stay tuned, hopefully I will receive all my materials this week and have them ready for next weekend. Not like this project is new, but I will publish my results in a future post.

     Well gonna sign off, SEC football is on and my team is playing. Stay safe, carry often, and don't ride public transportation with a bunch of sneezing riders.



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Few notes to pass on, new resident here, views of recent news events and some group stuff.

    Hello everyone, things are moving right along here in rural South Carolina. As you may have seen at my better half's blog, JUGM has been busy being a mom again with 18 chickens, and she is doing a great job at it. Soon, the oldest pullets will be providing me with fresh eggs, god I love cheddar cheese omelets, yum!!!!

    Went to the county complex to find out why I haven't received my property tax bill and they stated they were a couple of weeks behind in closing the books. Go figure right? Well I am pleased to announce my property taxes for the year is $222.37. Gas here as of today was $2.70 a gallon.

     Been doing some work each evening on the tractor. I want to get my gun range up before the ground freezes. I haven't had a chance to go to SCDOT and put my name on the list to receive free fill dirt from their jobs. I probably wouldn't get any right now, they have had several roads around here that washed out within the last month from 8" of rain in a 3 hour period, so fill dirt is at a premium.

    We have a new resident that is starting to pass through the garden. I have had a few of his friends running around properties adjacent to us and along the state road we live off of,  I will look for him this weekend as I am in the stand.

     Well seems the latest crisis that we are seeing is EBOLA. Well, like we didn't see this coming. I mean, really, we have bumbling IDIOT as President, the head of the CDC and Prevention is a MORON, "We will make things worse if we restrict travel from West Africa"? AYFKM!!!!! Lets put is a clear as possible, if your body has this virus and you step foot on my property,

     This is what will happen.


   Can I be any clearer than this? I will not risk infection of my family, PERIOD!

    All eyes are the upcoming mid-term elections, and I have been asked, do you think the Republicans will take the Senate? Yes, it is possible, I am optimistic, but my main concern is, will they wont do anything to fix what is "F"d up with the country. Probably not, face it, all these politicians are all about power, plain an simple.

     Saw the First lady, Michelle Obama was dancing with a turnip? Uh, Really.
     Are you that desperate for attention? Pretty pathetic for a first lady, but typical for someone who have never been proud of her country.

    Debates in Florida are underway, here is the next Florida Governor.....

    Sorry, but when you cry like a baby about a fan during a debate, then you are labeled a cry-baby. Whats next, glass of water? Paper to take notes?

     I copied this from a website, and I quote "Southern Oregon University students claim university officials threatened to call the police and take disciplinary action against them last week after they passed out free copies of the U.S. Constitution and asked other students to sign a petition to end limitations on areas where students can demonstrate."

solution: exercise your second amendment rights, that will take the heat off. 

     This weekend will be a busy weekend, we have a large gun show in Charlotte to attend on Saturday, and I mean large, helluva lot larger than anything in Jacksonville and Sunday, we have another group meeting at one of the members houses. He has chickens too, so it will be good to see his set-up. I guess I can say I some seniority now, we now have a new member. I have brought along from the group in Florida that you need to have members that have a specific skill set. I agree with this whole-hardheartedly. The new member is a certified EMT in several states, pediatric care, and may not make it back for the meeting as he is on a wilderness EMT certification course for trauma care and extractions from the wilderness.
     I really like how this group is well structured with a combination of military veterans and regular everyday people. Yes, we have military specialties and have a good combination with USAF, USA, and USN, but I really like the ideas of the members who haven't served. Hey, everyone chooses their path in life, that's what makes us the United States of America, we have the freedom to choose. With myself and many career veterans, we sometimes think we have all the answers, yes we do, in a military environment, but as retired members, we have to adapt to our new commands in the real world and who else to look to than everyday professionals. Looking forward to hosting here at the house in the coming weeks for a cookout, maybe I will have the range somewhat done by then.

     Well its getting close to bed-time. I will try to do another post in the coming days. Stay safe out there and look out for the Ebola Zombies. Carry Often!!!!