Update on the update

July 31, 2017

Told you the Navy base at Norfolk was on partial lock down
earlier due to possible sightings of an unknown diver in the
water. The lock down of ships and piers has been lifted because
it was indeed a diver in the water.

The world’s largest military base was breached by a scuba diver
who somehow got around the underwater wall that runs along the
water surrounding the base. For more on the update go to
Stars and Stripes.

Enjoy our Monday.


Update

July 31, 2017

In case you haven’t heard, Naval Station Norfolk has locked
down ships and piers after several lookouts on watch spotted a
possible diver in the water. NCIS, EOD (explosive ordinance
disposal), security, and fire departments are on scene.

The base is not on lock down, just the piers and ships. We hope
everyone remains calm. News came out about an hour ago and
hard telling how the lock down will last.

We had a few of these when I was in dungarees and it usually
turned out to be nothing and we hope that is the case here. It
does make for tense moments for all involved. Especially on the
ships with munitions loaded and ready to go to sea.


A different snicker

July 30, 2017

Sent by friend, made us laugh, and not religious or politically
correct, so we had to share it.

There once was an Indian who had only one testicle

And whose given name was ‘Onestone’.

He hated that name and asked everyone not to call him Onestone.

After years and years of torment,

Onestone finally cracked and said,

‘If anyone calls me Onestone again I will kill them!’

The word got around and nobody called him that any more.

Then one day a young woman named Blue Bird forgot and said,

‘Good morning, Onestone.’

He jumped up, grabbed her and took her deep into the forest where he made love to her all day and all night.

He made love to her all the next day,

Until Blue Bird died from exhaustion.

The word got around that Onestone meant what he promised he would do.

Years went by and no one dared call him by his given name
until…

A woman named Yellow Bird returned to the village after being away.

Yellow Bird, who was Blue Bird’s cousin,

Was overjoyed when she saw Onestone.

She hugged him and said, ‘Good to see you, Onestone.’

Onestone grabbed her, took her deep into the forest,

Then he made love to her all day,

Made love to her all night,

Made love to her all the next day,

Made love to her all the next night, but Yellow Bird wouldn’t die!

Why ???

OH, come on… Take a guess !!!

Think about it !!!

You’re going to love this !!!

Everyone knows..

You can’t kill Two Birds

With

OneStone!!!


Sunday snicker

July 29, 2017

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Quickly, God was faced with a class action suit for failure to file an environmental impact statement. God was granted a temporary permit for the project, but was stymied with the cease and desist order for the earthly part.

Then God said, “Let there be light!”

Immediately, the officials demanded to know how the light would be made. Would there be strip mining? What about thermal pollution? God explained that the light would come from a large ball of fire. God was granted provisional permission to make light, assuming that no smoke would result from the ball of fire, and that he would obtain a building permit and to conserve energy, He would have the light out half the time. God agreed and offered to call the light “Day” and the darkness “Night”. The officials replied that they were not interested in semantics.

God said, “Let the earth put forth vegetation, plant yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit.”

The EPA agreed, so long as only native seed was used.

Then God said, “Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth.”

The officials pointed out that this would require approval from the Department of Game coordinated with the Heavenly Wildlife Federation and the Audubon Society. Everything was okay until God said the project would be completed in six days. The officials said it would take at least two hundred days to review the applications and the impact statement. After that there would be a public hearing. Then there would be ten to twelve months before…

At this point God created Hell.


A good sandwich

July 28, 2017

A few years ago in a restaurant out of town I tried a sandwich
called an adult grilled cheese. I liked it so much I kept trying
to duplicate it until I got it. Thinking it was the perfect
breakfast sandwich we stuck with my system until a just
recently. The picture doesn’t do it justice.

My version of the adult grilled cheese involves 4 slices of
bread, butter, Parmesan cheese, 8 slices of bacon, and 4 slices
of two different kinds of cheese. Usually cheddar and Colby
jack. But I upped my game and went to 8 slices of bacon the
last sandwich made.

That was when I decided it was the perfect breakfast sandwich.
When I told the wife my thought on adding another slice of
cheese between the bacon she thought it would be too much. So
I’ll share how to make it and you can decide for yourself if
it’s a good sandwich.

You’ll need:

4 slices of bread

butter or margarine

Parmesan cheese

4 slices of cheese

and as much bacon as you can handle.

When all that’s assembled, and after the bacon is cooked we’re
ready to begin. Butter one side of a slice of bread and shake
Parmesan cheese on the butter. Set this slice on your griddle
with buttered side down and butter the top of the bread.

Add a slice of cheese and either 4 or 8 slices of bacon then add
another slice of cheese on top.

Butter another slice of bread and place on top buttered side
down, then butter the top and shake Parmesan cheese over that.
Repeat for another sandwich and grill until brown. Place on a
plate and cut it in half and enjoy.

Works well with ham also but we prefer bacon. The Parmesan
will smell when cooking but the end result is worth it. Try it,
you might like it.

Enjoy our friday, it means the working folk may get a few days
off after work today.
Comments are always welcome.


The fires

July 27, 2017

Our youngest is out working the Whetstone fire which was caused
by lightening and as of the 26th of July covers 2,104 acres.
The smaller Myers fire is also burning about 1,082 acres as we
speak.

Ten days ago the Whetstone fire was at 371 acres and the Myers
fire at 75 acres. Watch your 6 Kenny, things can escalate
quickly. We know you like what your doing but ask to remember
that while certifications are nice, in a tight spot a gut feeling
can save your bacon.

At least these fires were caused by the weather. We’ll keep
updated on this end and thanks for the call Kenny. A short call
is better than none. To all those fighting fires, be careful
and know you are in our thoughts.

This is short but we just wanted to get the news out there.
Enjoy our thursday. Now I need more coffee and something to eat.
Comments are always welcome.


As I see it

July 26, 2017

If you have any access to media you have heard of the current
debacle in Washington, D.C. No, not Russia hacking our election
process. I’m referring to repealing Obamacare. The topic seems
to be all over the media with varying degrees of accuracy.

It numbs my brain when I hear, or read, that if Obamacare is
repealed 20-30 million people will lose their insurance. Since
there are only about 8 million people on Obamacare where do all
the other people come from? And since when is health care a
right?

Remember AARP lobbying for the bill then getting an exemption?
Or hearing Congress would have to pass it so we could see what
was in it? Or our favorite, if you like your doctor you can
keep your doctor? Yet with all that has transpired since this
bill was passed some people still think it’s a good thing.

One has to wonder what our government is up to since they can’t
get anything done. A bill to allow illegal aliens to work is
more important than getting the government out our health care
and ensuring that social security is there for those who paid
into it for decades? We think not.

Republicans ran for office on the platform that they would
repeal the Affordable Care Act and are now saying it can’t be
done. It would be nice if there was an adult in Congress who
could play well with others and get something done. Excuses
aren’t getting it anymore.

I don’t blame Trump for this as I believe he is doing what he
said he would do during his campaign. He may doing it at a
slower pace than some would like, but he is doing it. And
finally, how can you be against a bill a isn’t even scripted
yet?

Enjoy our wednesday as it is the last one we’ll see this month.
Now I need more coffee and a pizza infusion.
Comments are always welcome.


I don’t get it

July 25, 2017

In the corner of my mind where empty boxes gather dust an idea
started and began to grow. As I lay down to have a nap this idea
took over and while the body was tired the brain was on high
alert. It got to the point I had to get up, make more coffee,
and try to reason things out.

The whole fiasco started yesterday after my brother stopped by
to show me his new Harley. When he was gone I cruised the
information highway and paused at a story about a 71 year old
man who died when he rolled his street rod. The short article
planted a seed and the comments heaped on the manure to help
it mature.

Back when I first started cruising the information highway
condolences to the family would out number comments of any
other kind. And there were a few of these, yet what surprised
me is the majority of comments were split between ‘it can be
fixed’ and ‘why wasn’t he wearing a seat belt?’

Has compassion and common courtesy died along with common
sense? This man was probably someones husband, father, grand
father, and brother yet the comments question his desire not
to have seat belts in his 40′ Ford.

The accident happened on a city street on a Sunday morning. I
noticed no comments about the possibility that he had a medical
issue that caused the wreck either.

If this is what our society has become, count me out. In the
first place all the safety equipment in the world won’t help
you if it’s your time to go. I would imagine his relatives
haven’t given much thought to the car. If he didn’t want seat
belts, it was his choice.

I guess this old redneck outlaw just doesn’t get it.

Enjoy our tuesday, it’s the last one we’ll get this month.
Comments are always welcome.


Overkill?

July 24, 2017


Picture is from article mentioned

I read an article yesterday about a man in Virginia who had
his Cadillac CTS-V confiscated because he had drag radials on
it and aftermarket exhaust. The article claims the man was obeying traffic laws when he was pulled over.

He was written up for too dark a tint on the windows, no front
license plate, having a modified exhaust, and not having street
legal tires (drag radials). The policeman asked the car owner if
he had a way to move the car and the owner made a call on his
cell phone then told the policeman his truck and trailer were
on the way. But before the rig could get there a tow truck
showed up and the car was towed after the plates were removed.
This cost the car owner $300 to get his car out of impound.

I have no problem with police and didn’t when I was getting
pulled over in my youth, but this is extreme to me. In the video
it isn’t raining so the drag radials would perform on the rear.

Back in the day we ran cheater slicks and got pulled over too.
But since the cheater slicks had two deep grooves most police
would cut you some slack. I have always had loud cars and the
police usually give me a thumbs up when I cruised by.

All that being said I don’t know the police man involved, the
car owner, or the laws of Virginia regarding modifications to
a motor vehicle. This just seems like overkill to me and I can’t
see the justification of impounding the car. That’s my opinion
and you’re welcome to yours. If you go to the article by
clicking on the link above the article has a video at the
bottom that tries to explain what happened.

Enjoy our Monday, we’ve only got one more left this month.
Comment are always welcome.


Looking back

July 23, 2017

Since it’s Sunday lets take a stroll down memory lane to a time
when things were simpler and morals were etched in stone. When
we were just wee little ones the family would always take a
Sunday drive after church.

The old 48′ Chevy would kick up dust on the gravel roads while
the folks talked with myself sitting on my mother’s lap. Oh my
God! Today they would be in prison. No seat belts, to child’s
seat, no air conditioning. That’s child abuse.

If you remember these rides you remember being dressed in your
Sunday finest, even as a toddler. These outfits even included a
hat and in the summer heat with all the dust could become quite
uncomfortable. So I’m told I’d take mine off and somehow manage
to toss it out the window.

Dad would stop the car, back up, and get out to find the hat
as Mom would scold me for losing the hat. After a few episodes
of this the hat was removed when I got in the car so I couldn’t
throw it out.

Then one Sunday I was put in a hammock that stretched from
window to window over the back seat and gently swayed as Dad
navigated the bumpy gravel roads. I would not recommend trying
that today. When the ride was over our treat was home made ice
cream after washing our face and hands at the well pump. And
everyone would drink out of the same tin cup that hung on the
pump!

Back at the farmhouse we’d change back into our work clothes
and gather in the parlor. Entertainment was an upright piano
if anyone there at the time knew how to play. If not it was
stories or Canasta until supper. And back then we ate supper as
a family. A good excuse was needed to miss supper and an even
better one to skip church.

After supper someone had to do the dishes and since the old
farmhouse didn’t have running water that meant another trip to
the well. Some water was then heated on the stove and poured
into a galvanized tub. When the last dish was dried the chore
wasn’t finished until to pan full of dirty soapy water was taken
outside, emptied, and rinsed off at the well and brought back
in.

There was no internet and the crank telephone was a party line.
No air conditioning meant looking for shade until things cooled
off after sunset. It was a different time that some would say
was a hard life. But we survived. And when we reflect upon these
times it brings a smile to our face.

Enjoy our Sunday as tomorrow some go back to work.
Comments are always welcome.