Friday, September 17, 2010

Running out of summertime

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Jeez, I have been putting in hours of yard-work most everyday since April and I still have many major projects that either are in progress or totally untouched. While I have not been diligent on keeping up with my blog entries, for the most part I have kept up reading the blogs listed on my sidebar. In order to finish out some of my projects I am going to need to leave my laptop OFF and keep painting and digging even after sunset.

Since I quit smoking and started dieting I find I have a little more money than I planned; as a reward to myself, I paid cash for a brand new, made in the USA, Toro Timecutter Z4200 Zero Turn riding mower. It took HOURS off my weekly mowing. I have a small yard but over many years I planted more than a hundred trees and shrubs that create quite an obstacle course; the 21’’ push mower just was too much work for my old knees to handle. The new zero turn rider with the 42’’ mower deck zips through the job in less than two hours. Simply AWESOME, it gives me far more time to work on other things.

I am hoping I can spend more time online beginning in October or so. I am looking forward to reading my favorite bloggers again soon.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

My final thoughts on the 2010 National Preparedness Month

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Non-profit organizations and the Local, State, and Federal Governments cannot do it all. People who can take care of themselves lighten the load on available public resources.

During any active emergency and during the recovery period following a disaster there is a good chance you will be on your own for quite some time. An event that was supposed to last a few hours may last days, weeks, or months. I don’t mean to sound preachy but you may want to give some serious thought beforehand on how to survive a variety of situations. Stock some supplies and make plans for different possibilities. Have plans to bug-out as well as plans to shelter in place. You may find it best to follow instructions issued by emergency agencies. For example, should the authorities say to evacuate due to an approaching Category-5 Hurricane with 30 ft. tidal surge, you may want to pack up and make the run to higher ground.

Include plans and provisions to save your pets. While agency-run disaster shelters may have room for you, I doubt that they will accommodate your critters.

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Mexican Independence Day 2010

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I’d like to wish a Happy Bicentennial Independence Day to all of my Mexican and Mexican-American friends and neighbors.
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

As of this moment, Numrich has magazines for the Remington 522 Viper

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I already put my order in for two of them; my guess is that they will sell out quickly. These are the steel-body magazines; some folks attribute many of the problems with the 522 Viper to when Remington switched to the plastic magazines. If you have a Viper that has feeding problems but is otherwise functional, consider trying one of these.

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PROGUNS.COM is open for business and ready to ship!

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A new to me Online Store for AR 15 Assault Rifles, AK 47's, Handguns, Rifles, Shotguns, Used Guns & More!
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Sunday, September 12, 2010

As of this moment, CDNN has magazines for the HK P7 PSP.

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It has been a long time coming; I finally was able to score two spare mags for my H&K P7. These mags have been hot items for quite some time; availability has been very spotty.

This was my first purchase from CDNN (yet another Texas outfit); everything went well.

Click HERE for CDNN’s HK P7PSP 9mm 8rd Blue Mag w/Bottom Release New Factory

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

September 11, 2001 plus nine years

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Throughout the spectrum of humanity, people of God continue the acts of godless people. Nothing has changed; hate justifies hate. 

It is profane to pretend that a deity gives sanction to any of our insanity. Religion justifies nothing; our sins are our own. War is indeed hell, and we are at war. Welcome to hell.

Report: US must deal with domestic radical problem  (Associated Press)

U.S. faces "Americanization" of terror threat  (Reuters)


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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Bulkammo.com GRAND OPENING!

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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Two years of abstinence

It has been two years without smoke. I don’t miss cigarettes (none since 1997) but I do get real itchy-tingly whenever I drive by a cigar store.

Click HERE for last year’s progress report.

Should I live to have an eightieth birthday, my family is to arrange for me to resume my self-destructive habits of smoking, drinking, and over-eating. Until then, I will do my level best to behave.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The only hospital I ever stayed in overnight was the one where I was born, Augustana Hospital, Chicago, IL.

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That is a cool old postcard. I found it over at Chuckman’s Collection. Nothing lasts forever; that hospital is long gone, demolished for urban renewal. Townhomes now occupy the site.

My aging carcass cannot keep up its run of good luck forever. Sooner or later, some hospital will strap me down for an extended stay and subject me to both the miracles and the barbarities of modern medicine. There were a couple of emergency room visits during the past few years when they wanted to keep me overnight for observation; against doctor’s advice, I declined. I am as hardheaded as Mom and Dad were when it comes to doctors. Maybe that is not a good thing; my folks might still be around if they had followed the doctors’ orders. Then again, maybe nothing would have changed.

Many people in my world have passed recently; among them were family, friends, and former coworkers. Life is precious. Nobody gets off this big spinning rock alive; all we can do is live and love while we can.