Fall is here. The storm must have brought it in, since the change has been so sudden. The trees are turning red and gold, the air is drier and cooler. It's good weather for working outside. I have quite a list of repairs and minor improvements I want to get finished before the real cold weather of winter sets in. I got a good start today but there's still a good bit to do. The plan is to start work once it's light enough outside, and then when I get tired, I'll knock off. Then, in the afternoon, if I feel like starting again I'll try to get something more done.
Tomorrow I need to go into town to the depot, and get some lumber, and a few bits and pieces of hardware. I don't need a lot but I need enough to justify the run into town with the truck.
When you live way out in the woods, and your house is made of wood, there's always something to fix. I like living in a log house, though. Mine is cedar, and that's a wood that stands up well to the elements and is less susceptible to insect damage. Still, this is a rough environment for homes, no matter what they are built of. Wooden homes and buildings need constant maintenance. If you do a little every day, it isn't bad but if you get slack, it can get away from you. Fortunately, I got the worst job done today.
My wife's plant room is a glass house attached to one side of the main house. It has a huge stained glass window in one wall, about four feet by three feet in size. Years ago, I put a big piece of plate glass over it, to protect it. But that broke, and I built a wooden wall across that. She wanted the stained glass window to be visible, so today I tore all that down and removed the broken plate glass. That was a dangerous job, the glass was in big pieces and really heavy. Even with gloves I worried about the sharp edges, but it's done now. One less thing on the list. Tomorrow I will work on a retaining wall that needs some reinforcing, and then the next day try to get all the remaining boards in the porch and wrap around walk way replaced that need it.
As fall comes in and the leaves start coming off the trees, my view of the mountains will open up. I could have a pretty spectacular view all year round if I cut down the trees around the house, but I've never been able to make myself do that. Some of them are very old and very big, especially the oaks. There are some impressive poplar and maple trees that would have to go. I'd rather have the forest all around me, and just enjoy the view part of the year. If I want to, I can always walk up slope a bit and that gets me high enough to see over the tree tops.
I upgraded my satellite radio subscription so I could get the Patriot Network. That's a conservative talk radio station with all the people like Beck, Caine, Rush, etc that the liberals hate.
|Why is it people with a good imagination can't spell?|
However, as I scanned through them, I kept hearing about Hillary Clinton and her promises to do this , that , and the other thing about "gun control" when she is elected. I had to keep stabbing the change channel button because the news story would start out "Hillary Clinton became emotional today while talking about gun control." She sickens me even without that kind of theater,
That woman is like a bad nickel. She just keeps turning up. I have a ton of anti Hillary pictures from the last go around. This one above is one of my favorites.
The mind boggling thing to me is the fact that people will still vote for her after some of the things she's said, let alone the things she's actually done (like Benghazi).
She really said that. It's not made up. I remember hearing it when she came out with that and I wondered what kind of idiots would buy into that. But a lot of people did, and do. Then again, a great many of the people who vote Democrat can't tell interviewers who the current President is as they are leaving the voting stations. The same intellectual giants who , when asked why they had just voted for Obama , said "he black!"
One of the radio stations I was listening to said that the last gun store in San Francisco closed today. I wonder why. The story also said that Californians bought more than 90,000 guns in 2015, despite all the bureaucratic attempts to make it so hard that no one would follow through. The same government that can't stop druggies and can't police the borders is going to go door to door confiscating guns from people who don't want to give them up. Good luck with that.