Hard to believe

December 14, 2017

Early Wednesday morning while watching local news we heard of
a house fire in Maysville, Iowa. As the morning got later the
reports got more specific and we learned a car had hit the
house and there was an explosion. It had been called in around
11 pm Tuesday.

The woman who was in the house when this happened got out ok
but the driver didn’t fare so well. It was then called a
fatality accident. And this morning we learned the car, which
was a total loss, was a 2013 Ferrari 458 Spider.

This happened on a two lane blacktop road that I know fairly
well so I mentioned to wife I’d bet speed was involved when we
saw the first broadcast. I was thinking a kid in a hot rod.
Turned out it was a 58 year old man in a Ferrari. Then in a
later update the reporter mentioned that authorities believe
speed could be a factor in the crash.

This Ferrari makes 570 horsepower, has a 7 speed transmission,
tops out around 200 mph, gets around 14 mpg, and a used one would
set you back around $250,000 today. Since these cars are made
to go fast one has to wonder if he hit a gas main that caused
the explosion.

Our condolences victims family and friends and the lady who
now has to have her house put back together. To learn more
about the event, go here.

Enjoy our Thursday as it looks to be a good one here. Now I
need to hunt down some more coffee.
Comments are always welcome.

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The promised pictures

September 26, 2017

We took a different route into Boise yesterday as our son was
driving so I brought my camera. I still find it hard to believe
we saw all that did so I’ll let the pictures do the talking.
About halfway there we spotted this critter, who may look
familiar from yesterdays post.

Just as you enter Boise this building sits right off the road.
It is a corporate headquarters for some company which I didn’t
catch as I was busy focusing and aiming the camera.

A little further in we noticed the fire department putting out
a grass fire. This was quite a sight from the road.

Our Destination was the Discovery Center of Idaho which had an
exhibit on sharks. It was interesting, but we felt expensive.

When we came out to get in the car we saw a bunch of geese on
the grounds and had to get a pic.

Taking the back roads to return had its benefits. No traffic
and views that can’t be seen anywhere else.

And to top it off, when we arrived back at the kids apartment
two peacock hens and their chicks came strutting up! It was a
sight I hadn’t seen outside of a zoo.

We even saw a buggy hauling the Logan Hotshots home from a
fire in Montana. Enjoy your rest back in Utah.

I’m telling you, if it gets better than that I’d have a
bigger grin on my face everyday. Not sure what today is going
to bring but am ready for it. Perhaps we could go to a burger
joint and order crabs?

Enjoy our Tuesday as we know we will.
Comments are always welcome.


Our future?

August 12, 2017

As someone who used to read every single Popular Science issue
in hopes of seeing a glimpse into the future I found this
concept mind blowing. If you did the same perhaps this video
will amaze you also.

I remember now ancient articles on how by the 21st century we
would all have automated houses with attached runways for our
personal planes and heliports on the roof. Most of those
predictions haven’t come to pass, yet some have.

The futuristic firetruck featured in the video would look right
at home with Dick Tracy standing on the sidewalk below talking
in his wristwatch radio. Don’t know if the world is ready for
a silent, self balancing bright red burger basket looking vehicle
that is steered with a joystick, but what a concept!

And yes, we will post a snicker later today. Enjoy our Saturday
as our summer winds down. Now I have some leftover pizza to
finish.
Comments are always welcome.