“Wyrd biõ ful ãræd.”

Friday, July 21, 2017

Worn down to a nub.


 The kids will be headed back up North on Monday.  We have accomplished a good deal , both in terms of visiting and in terms of providing some support that most people their age appreciate.

I got the windshield of the Commander replaced, and got the oil changed in it.  My mechanic say it is in good shape. My son has improved considerably in maintaining the vehicle, but I like to "trust but verify."

My wife bought them some new clothes for work. Since I mostly wear work khakis, or walking shorts and a light shirt, I was out of touch with what office wear costs these days. I am not anymore. But we want them to have nice things to wear. They both have their father's innate tendency to try to get a bit more wear out of that shirt or pair of pants or whatever than is really a good idea. My wife helps them with that.  I myself can say with pride that up until recently I no longer owned a suit, or a button down shirt, or a tie. I saw it as a sign of my freedom from wage slavery.


I bought my daughter a new cell phone.  She was using an old "flip phone" I got her after Conquers the Squirrel chewed her last smart phone up. But she needed a smart phone. She can use it check the weather and to check with her office. And I wanted her to have one.

They are leaving the city they live in now. It's just gone to hell.  I think I mentioned that on the fourth of July, the new black residents their complex has been blessed with due to new laws, shot pistols in the air in the complex parking lot and set the dumpsters on fire. Time to leave.

They are going to transfer to one of the other offices their company has. My daughter has been talking about Nashville. I told her she was just jumping from the fire into the frying pan in terms of who she'd have to contend with.  There are other offices in Florida, including Daytona Beach and Jacksonville. I virtually begged her to go down there, and promised that the wife and I would come visit if they do.  I don't need to be culturally enriched so I'm not going  to Nashville.



I should start getting back to  my normal routine on Tuesday of this coming week.  

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23 comments:

  1. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)

    I read what you posted above. I hope your kids are able to move somewhere where its more peaceful.

    I found an interesting YouTube channel run by a guy in his 50's or there about. The channel's name is 'Colin Patrick Flatturney' I may have misspelled it.
    here's the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1SoYTKhK4s

    This guy does video's on inner city trash. The latest video is on a group of gargoyles that watches one of their own homeboys drown in a lake and all they can do is 'watch and crack jokes' No one even wanted to call the police because of the inconvenience. The guy that drowned had tattoo's all over his face from a recent mugshot so it was not a big loss for the human race to lose such a fine individual.

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    1. More and more, life becomes like "Lucifer's Hammer" without the asteroid.

      No, the demise of a cockroach is no cause for alarm or concern, I agree.

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  2. We use Straight-talk's cheapest flip phone by LG ($20).

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    1. We have four lines on AT&T. Two are "smart phones" and two are just little cheap phones. Runs us $150.00 a month .:-(

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  3. I use Republic wireless. Usually costs me about $12.57/month. That is not a typo. I have their $25/month plan, but usually use all my data on a wifi network so get a refund every month. They no longer have that plan, but even the new ones are pretty cheap. The rub is that you have to buy the phone, but some are reasonably priced. I got a waterproof phone that I run navigation charts on so replaced my hand held gps.

    I'm not a fan of any city, but some are better than others. Sounds like it's past time for the kids to move.

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    1. I haven't heard of Republic. Sounds like a good plan, though. AT&T has the best coverage here in the mountains, followed by Verizon. They pretty much have the market sewed up as a result.

      Things have deteriorated considerably where they live. It is a self proclaimed "sanctuary city" run by Democrats. What more is there to say?

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  4. Hi Harry :) I kind of miss my old flip phone! I liked being able to flip it shut, gave me a silly thrill, lol...but I have one of those Androids now and it's pretty useful. Though it makes Alex and me lazy, we text each other from floor to floor instead of calling out or climbing the stairs...lazy huh? :) We're on a plan since we have the same phones and service, but it's still quite a rip off. Good for an emergency though, I always have mine when I'm in the woods.

    That's too bad about your kids living "experience". Begs the question why, and more so, why be a stereotype, why not evolve and be a better person? But I guess that could apply to anyone and everyone these days. I hope they find a safe place to live. For me, any city is a cesspool, though I grew up in Montreal. It was a safe city for the most part, but I could never live in that environment ever again. I like this area of the mountains, though we're still a little too close to cottage country and the weekend tourists who annoy regularly! We're going to be extremely selective when we start property-hunting.

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    1. Rain, the old flip phone is good enough for me as well. I only use it to do voice calls, and mainly I keep it for road emergencies. Even if there's no service should I break down, I just have to walk along the road until I eventually get a signal through a gap in the mountains.

      A lot of the people who cause all the problems are happy living like they do. I suppose it's all they have ever known, and they aren't burdened by moral scruples.

      We have the problem with weekend tourists. My wife and I went into town yesterday and the road was virtually bumper to bumper. It took forever to get in and out of there.

      Living way out has it's advantages, and they far outweigh the negative aspects.

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  5. Harry,

    Sounds like you had a great visit with your kids coming up there on the mountain. I'm sorry to hear about trouble moving into the neighborhood. It's no fun dealing with those type of problems.

    Toyota, Lockheed Martin, and a few other large corporations have moved their headquarters or main offices to the Dallas Fort Worth area of Texas. Maybe your kids would like to move out that way?? I love the Fort Worth area. Lot's of work coming in there now, along with people moving in for work. Just a thought!!

    How's Rufus handling his new digs?

    Hugs to you and your family,
    Sandy

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    1. I talked to my daughter and son about Texas. But the corporation they work for only has vacancies in Austin, which now has an unsavory reputation as a dumping ground for "refugees", and the city is run by Hispanics. I told my daughter that they would just be setting themselves up for more misery going there. They are both uneasy about the idea of leaving their current jobs and starting over with a new company, and my son is particular is adamant he doesn't want to move to a new location unless he has a job waiting for him there. Can't say I blame him. I haven't been out around Fort Worth in many years, but it was a fine place when I last visited.

      Rufus is doing pretty well. He spends most of his time asleep on the couch in the living room. We are taking him in Monday to have all his fur shaved down, because it's too hot here for the thick heavy fur he has on now.

      Hope all is going well out your way at the new place. Monday I should be able to go around and catch up with everybody.

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    2. Hey Harry,

      'Get Your Kids To Texas!!!

      Its not that bad in Austin. We are still a red state and I mean 'red as hell'

      I would fear more from Antifa than the refugee's. I have a friend in Austin and he owns a mess of rifles including some wonderful M-1 Garands and he's never had a problem.
      I hope you see this comment.

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    3. CC, I always check the blog for comments, even when I am not posting anything.

      I envy that guy his collection. I only have two M-1 Garands, one really nice DCM gun and one "shooter grade" gun that was brought back from Korea before Obama and Hillary stopped that practice.

      Texas is a good state. I wouldn't mind living somewhere along the gulf coast down towards Mexico.

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  6. Off Topic, something I thought might interest you,,,,https://westernrifleshooters.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/edward-abbey-freedom.jpg

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    1. SB, thanks for the link. I am very interested in Edward Abbey. I recently got his book "Confessions of a Barbarian" and saw a side of him I was completely unaware of. But none of us are perfect, and I like his nature stories, however much a communist he might like to proclaim himself to be. I think he was one of those people who just like to shock others with extreme rhetoric.

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  7. Jacksonville has some bad sections, I would recommend a scouting mission (armed) with them in certain sections. Most of the city is sane, though.

    Daytona and Daytona Beach are okay. Lots of good old white trash (which are much easier to handle than yard monkeys) and access to really nice stores. Recommend not living east of US1, as that is a tad exposed to storms (which suck, but you at least get a day or two of warning.)

    And, well, they can get their damned carry permits if they don't already have them. Even if their company says no-carry in the office, they are protected storing in their car.

    Plus, well, Florida is a nice place to live (north of the I4 corridor.) Not too cold though they will still need their winter coats as 30 degrees with 100% humidity and 20mph winds just suck. Brutal suck. Hope they can rent a house in a decent section (above the flood plain or at least higher than the roads) and put in a generator.

    Good luck to them on getting out of Africa North. Hope they move someplace safer and sensible.

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    1. Andrew,

      Years ago, when they came back from Canada, G and E lived in Jacksonville. We did not know much about the place, and we got them an apartment on the wrong side of the river. It was a nightmare. After the first years lease expired, they moved to the right side of the river and they liked JAX better then. They really liked the beaches.

      I will get them both to read your comment, there is a lot of good information in that and I really appreciate your taking the time to pass the word.

      The city they live in now is going down the toilet at the speed of light, thanks to the enlightened policies of the city government which essentially consist of importing as many troglodytes , both home grown and foreign, as they can.

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  8. Glad you have had a productive and good visit with the kids.
    I sincerely hope that they will move to Florida, although I guess there are problems in any city now. It would give you and your wife a chance to visit them more often. Jana

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    1. Jana, I'm rooting for Florida too. It's a nice state, and it has some problems with overpopulation and with water, but those pale in comparison to having the Goblins setting fire to the dumpsters and shooting off pistols at your apartment complex.

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  9. My mom used to say about company ...You love to see them come and glad to see them go. As I get older, I can relate to that. Don't have the energy to keep up with the younger generation anymore. We have TrackFone..25 bucks a months for 2 lines. I had my land line number transferred to a smart phone while my DH still has his flip phone. I love being able to send and receive pictures of grandkids over phone and like texting. Also love that I can block non contact numbers. Hope your kids find a good place to live and work. Florida sounds like the best bet, and that is within visiting range, right? Ahhhhh beaches!!

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    1. Tewshooz, the kids left yesterday. I was sorry to see them leave but I was really happy to be able to sit down in my easy chair and not feel like I should be "entertaining."

      I hope they go to Florida too. I'd like to go down there for a visit, but I have no interest in going to Nashville.

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  10. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)

    Whats your e-mail address again Harry?

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  11. I have a friend who was a nanny in Jacksonville. She said it had everything you needed and more. She said the people were friendlier than her first nanny job in Boston and her and her American husband would like to move there with thier family. She says it has a real good mix of age groups and his brother already moved there following his parents who retired to near Daytona Beach saying it is about 1hour 45mins away. Making getting together really easy at weekends or holidays.

    I hope they can move to somewhere safer than where they are, that sounds crazy scary.

    Work wear is expensive and you also find in offices that (with the women), they tend to show off a little with new this and that and it becomes expensive. I read an article on this the other day about building you own style and the lady bought all white shirts and black trousers, so she had her own uniform for every day. Its cheaper and there are no, "what the heck can I wear today". I would add a couple of blazers and one suit jacket that can be worn for funerals or job interviews. I'm small clothes are a huge problem for me. Here is the link, if it is good enough for Saatchi its good enough for me!

    http://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/features/a10441/why-i-wear-the-same-thing-to-work-everday/

    I have another friend in Tyler Texas, she likes it good enough, says their rent is cheap (they own a house in Nevada).

    Look at me actually knowing something about somewhere in America. Quick the wind must be blowing in the right direction and the moon blue!

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