Saturday, October 29, 2011

The way we roll, Part Deuce

For the next 10 days or so, our communications will be sporadic. Two reasons: we are on the road or we are staying with relatives with no internet. Sometimes both.

Car's fine. Dog's fine. We're fine.

This morning, I am in a Starbucks in Ocala. FL., mooching off their wifi. It does not feel comfortable. I much prefer my Dick Tracy wristwatch. You know, the one that was loaded with electronic gadgets. Ahead of its time.

Anyhow, I won’t bore you with a travelogue. Just wanted to let friends and family know we are still out there.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

E-Mail Troubles

We're in the mountains and having e-troubles. but we're having fun and will check in later.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

This is how we roll

Perhaps you are wondering why I have been so quiet of late. After all, it is not my natural state.

I've been BUSY, BUSY, BUSY

Let me count the ways:

-- the family minivan nearly died. We replaced it with a newer model minivan. You know I always go for the splashy image. well, this beast had to go to the shop not once, not twice, but thrice. Hang on, it gets better.

-- the roof had to be replaced. Not on the van...on the house. Roofers require lots of personal attention. Often, they don't show up on the day promised. Neither does the trucker who off-loads the dumpster on the wrong side of the driveway which effectively pins in the sexy minivan. And the rain threatens. They did finish. Had they waited til this week, the snow would have threatened.

-- undaunted, we loaded the boxes, suitcases and movie screens into the van ready to roll outta here this morning bright and early. But, lo, fate had another grin for us. You know how they say a newborn is not grinning, it's only gas. Well, in our case, it is gas and we are not grinning. Twice the gas company had to come to the house to trace the illusive gas leak. When they found it, the technician red tagged our home. He shut down the entire heating system and gave us two little space heaters and admonished us to be brave. He reminded us that had we left town, likely the gas would have accumulated and made a big impression on the neighborhood. We were lucky.

-- at 6:30 this morning, Ethan's wife called to say he would be here at 7. Ethan is a heating contractor. Ethan is my new best friend forever.

So, we will try to hit the highway mid-morning. Still on schedule.

Oh, did I tell you Mel Gibson wants to make a movie of our adventure?

And -- do you want to buy a house? a minivan?

Thursday, October 13, 2011

GOP creates eight jobs, at least

If all the Republicans running for president were laid end to end, would marriage still be restricted to only a man and a woman?

What the Republicans need is a return to the good old days when the presidential ticket was decided in the back room. You know, the shifty guys in the smoke-filled back room. That’s how we got Roosevelt, Truman and Eisenhower.

The current flavor of the week system underscores the weakness in the field of wannabes. And it has given birth to some revealing doozies:

“Corporations are people.”

“If you are poor, it’s your own fault.”

“Nine, nine, nine plus a noun and a verb.”

“The State of Texas plus a noun and a verb.”

“God told me to run plus a noun and a verb.”

Things have gotten so goofy that the Tea Party is considering changing its focus from the presidential race to hopes of gaining control of the senate. Seriously.

This GOP beauty pageant has got to stop. It’s so bad on the campaign trail that even Sarah Palin won’t run.

At the risk of repeating myself, let me ask: if all the Republicans running for president were laid end to end, would they excite the electorate?

Or just the crazies …

PS--need a laugh? Check out the Dumb Quote Random Generator at the Houston Press

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