Saturday, August 15, 2009

Long time no post.

As anyone who has been here lately knows, I've not posted since the first of July.

I could use the same old excuses, but, fact is I've just not taken the time to do something about it.

I have been doing lots of different things in the intervening time.

I finished reading "Meltdown by Thomas Woods, "A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse". A cogent and concise explanation of why we are in the financial mess we are in.

I've been participating in an on-line study of Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg editor at National Review. Each week we read a chapter of the book, then Vox Day at Vox Popoli has a ten question quiz over that weeks reading. I've done well, 10/10 and not so well 5/10 (read the wrong chapter) and average about 8/10 over the first 8 weeks. Goldberg traces the roots of communism, socialism, fascism and American progressive liberals back to the same basic tree of evil. I've developed an even greater dislike for Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Delano Roosevelt than I already had. And although Goldberg hasn't touched the subject so far, my disdain for Jorge the Younger Shrub has also grown. Near as I can tell he is basically a progressive liberal who dislikes abortion like Margaret Sanger did. Of course Sanger was also in favor of eliminating "human weeds" like black people as well, so I wouldn't say he's in real good company.

Today we spent most of the morning processing fresh sweet corn to put in the freezer. Shuck it, boil it, then cut the corn off using a "Lee's Corn Cutter and Creamer".

I we froze 35 bags of corn, each with 3 cups of corn in them. Ought to last for a while don't ya think. Might go good with chicken!

I spent the afternoon, prepping for our family vacation. We will be leaving on Monday, stopping to load up a friends possessions which did not fit in the moving van. Staying Monday night at my folks, then leaving bright and early Tuesday morning for Colorado Springs. We'll deliver the things for the friend, then do the tourist thing for a couple of days in and around Colorado Springs before coming home.

I've put off posting pictures of our new purchase. In late March we bought a 1995 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 with a Cummins diesel engine. It was almost exactly what I was looking for, except for the fact that, (and I'm ashamed to admit) it has an automatic transmission. All those nasty things I said about wimps who drive automatics are going to haunt me forever. We felt like we got an excellent deal on the truck, it was a repo out of Arkansas, never been on salted roads. It has more miles than I wanted, but the price was acceptable.

We will be driving the truck, pulling a small trailer to CO.

Enough about our life for now. Thanks for hanging around my blog.