Sunday, December 14, 2014
Rope Yarn Sunday
I've spent today fixing things. We recently bought our kids new smart phones. They mailed us their old phones, which were significantly better than the one's we use. I switched the SIM cards, but after a call to AT&T discovered that the cards are not compatible with the phones the kids sent. So AT&T is sending new cards by mail and that project will have to wait until their arrival.
Got a few other things done around the place, and this afternoon my wife is watching the first two parts of The Hobbit trilogy in order to get motivated for the last movie, which starts this week. Those are her favorite shows, and we plan on going to see the movie sometime before the weekend.
Last week we went to see Intersteller which was about an hour too long, but not bad other than that.
It's been down in the low teens here at night. You get up before dawn and the lights are sparkling off the frost on the vehicles. Great nights for viewing the sky, as clear as could be. The moon has been cooperative and put on some good displays this week, pity I don't have a decent camera that would let me photograph the night sky.
In keeping with my desire to avoid current events as a topic, I haven't said anything about burgeoning anarchy, the stupidity of the Di Fi report on "torture", or the Republican capitulation on Emperor Obama and his diktat empowering 500, 000 illegals. What's the point? Most people who come by here are as well informed on current events as I am, so it doesn't serve much purpose to hash it over again.
I've noticed, however, that MSN has stopped talking about Ebola, and I wonder why? All the same concerns are there that existed when it was "news." I suspect they figure they've worn out the interest factor and have more interesting topics to distort now. But Ebola is still out there, and still a threat. This issue of Survivalist is largely dedicated to the Ebola issue. One thing I do like about this magazine is that they tend to focus a specific issue on one specific topic. Makes it a good "go to" source for information you may want to go back and reread later.