“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.”

― Frank Herbert

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Sunday



I got up early this morning, before dawn, and went for a drive.  There's a big lake east of us, and I wanted to be there for the sunrise.  Part of the trip is made on a four lane road.  Even though it's Memorial Day weekend, nobody was stirring. I don't think I saw two other cars in the thirty minutes I was on that highway.


It was pretty clear even that early thunderstorms were on the agenda for today.  This afternoon we've had terrific rain, hail, and lightning bursts right overhead. Thanks to the ferret bad weather warning agency I had time to go through the storm procedures and had no equipment damage. I even got up on the roof, in that hard place to work on, and got that done before the rain came. My wife held on to the rope anchoring the ladder, and it was no trouble. She wants me to build a platform there to work on, and I think I will. It will be a sort of extension of the porch.


Sunday morning is a good time to be driving down the road, with a cup of coffee in the cup holder, the dogs in the back of the truck, and not a soul to be seen.  I took this picture one handed, without using the view finder, and through the window. Not too shabby!


This is the new show on the Sportsman Channel that I think looks pretty good.  I'm going to watch the first one and see how it goes.

13 comments:

  1. Interesting. It reads kinda like a secessionist wet dream if ya ask me. I would prolly love it!!!

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    1. Maybe the times, they are a'changin'.

      People have had enough. I know I sure have.

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  2. I love a sunrise, even if it is through my apartment window. I gotta say that your view is much more spectacular than mine! I've been noticing lately, on the local news I read online, that every now and then there is a spark of unrest - like perhaps some mainstream media is picking up on the discontent that many of us are feeling. But then, I am always hopeful...

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    1. Vicki, I have seen some of those reports, and though they are dismissive and deprecating, they are still there, as you say. That's a change from the norm, where "people rescue ducklings from bridge" would be the lead story on the half hour .

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  3. a great day for sure. What channel is the sportsman?? We have Direct TV

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    1. Rob, channel 605 on the Direct TV satellite system.

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    2. Found it thanks Harry.

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  4. Harry (and others)


    (captaincrunch)

    Thank you for your concern on the previous post about my quiting my job. I feel strangely relaxed (and somewhat relieved) at my departure. Some things are not worth the stress and drama and so its best to go somewhere else and start new.
    I am stuck were I am at right now. Yeah' I could go to West Texas, or the American redoubt (a subject that I am very familiar with) but I am stuck here. I have a huge support network of friends and other like minded individuals in my area and that will work to my advantage.
    One other factor. There is no where to really hide. If I bought a section of land (240 acres I think) in West Texas. I would have to deal with illegal aliens stealing all my stuff. If I went to the American Redoubt. I would have to worry about meth addicted white trash stealing my stuff.
    This is a no win scenario. I don't live in a big city (one plus) and I live in a state that lives, eats and breaths guns and gun rights ( really big plus) Sometimes its best to stay put. Stand your ground and "Fight like a Ferret on Steroids"

    This is Texas. We will survive one way or another and if it takes another Alamo and "Battle of San Jacinto" I think we will pull it off. Never underestimate the power of ingrained culture on a populace. The Afghans ran off the Greeks, English and Russians. I hate saying this, but we will leave soon enough and then the Afghans can say they ran off the Americans.

    Texans have defeated Indians, Mexicans, The Mexican Army and other enemies including Nazi U-boats in the Gulf of Mexico during WW2.

    (and we got Chuck Norris too:)

    That's a claim that no other state can make.


    I will find another job in time. We got oil seeping out of Ferret holes and 200 (plus) years worth of Natural Gas at current consumption rates. There are job openings all over the place.

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    1. I understand how you feel. Still, there might be some perfect place out there that suits you. It's a big world. Besides, it's hard to uproot and leave some place you have been living for a long time.

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  5. That is a stunning sunrise - I LOVE early mornings - they are a very special time of day.

    Yeah - that "porch extension" sounds like a good idea...! :)

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    1. I like morning and I'm often up during the wee hours of the night, so I get to see a lot of them. Sometimes I will go to some particular place where I want to see the sunrise. There's a "gap" near the house (that's a pass in the mountains) that has a spectacular view of the sunrise and sunset.

      Miriam is tired of the drama of working on that part of the roof. If I build an extension it will make it as easy to work on as any other place. It will probably be worth the trouble.

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  6. It's got to be nice to walk around, and not have anyone bother you. I loved our last vacation because it was so secluded.

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    1. I almost never go to where there are people. I know places on the lakes and rivers I can get to where I'm not going to run into anyone, and I can let my dogs run loose.

      There are certain times when you can go to our town and it looks like the set of a post apocalyptic movie. No one around, no traffic. Sunday morning before church time is like that.

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