That looks super relaxing!
Alissa, my place doesn't have a view like that, wish it did. Right now we are all closed in by the forest. But it's very peaceful living up here.
Hey Harry,(captaincrunch)I'm still here. Been checking this blog almost everyday just in case something new pops up.Tomorrow a big race rally is going down in Boston. We will see how that one turns out. Hopefully it will be peaceful. I don't really care for either side but Antifa and BLM are the new Bolshevik's.I think October 2017 will be rather violent being its the 100 year anniversary of communism of sorts. I think the American Bolshevik's know this too.
I've decided to pass on blogging. I tried to back up this blog,because it has a lot of information on it I want to preserve. But the backup function didn't work, so I haven't deleted it yet. I figure if I can't get it to back up in a format I can use, I will just have to restrict access to myself. Rather not do that since it looks like I am excluding individuals.I haven't watched the news or listened to it in several weeks now, other than for a few seconds accidentally as I flip through the channels. No point in it.
Well I wish you wouldn't stop blogging nor delete whst you've written. The last time you quit, it took years before you came back.
Matt, I'm pretty worn out, both with the things happening in the country, and with just plain getting old. I want the blog to be a good one, and it's getting harder to do good posts. It's hard to feel good about the county in general, and I thought if I just had as little contact with life off the mountain I could relax a little and not be so aggravated. I appreciate your thoughts and I'll just let things flow along for awhile and see how it works out.
Harry, I hate to hear you are going to quit blogging. I don't comment, well, only once but I do read all the time. I will certainly miss this place. That said, take care of yourself and yours. Margie in Arkansas.
Thanks, Margie. I'm not sure what I'm going to do about the blog. It's a real "love,hate" relationship because it forces me to think about things I would rather not. I miss it and the people though.
Hey Harry,(captaincrunch)I understand.If you don't mind me making a suggestion. Take as much time off as you want. Maybe at some point in the future, you may get fired up about the blog again and return to it.get e-mail addresses from your fans and e-mail us if or when you return.As always I wish you and your family the best.(captaincrunch)
CC, That's good advice. I don't need to be precipitant about it. I started out just to take a little time off, but the news has been so bad in the last few weeks, that I just stopped watching it. So I thought if I were going to do that, I might as well just drop out completely and concentrate on being happy. At 65, I feel like I need to try to get the most enjoyment I can out of every day.
Harry: A lot of what is enjoyable about your blog is just the stuff that is going on around your place...turn off the news and tell how the ferrets are doing.
Bob, I could do that, I suppose. But it's hard to avoid getting embroiled in all the highly negative things going on in the country today. I am trying not to think about them, especially the fact that the subhumans are pulling down our statues left and right and the government isn't doing anything about it. That's a personal affront to people like me. I can't think of a single thing I can do about it though, but it sticks in my mind. I'd have a hard time doing a post and not writing about things like that. I feel like I either have to do a good job on the blog, and put in the time and effort to make it worthwhile, or just wash my hands of it. I appreciate your being willing to put up with a sanitized version, just not sure I could write one.
I'll miss your posts, but I understand - age catches up to all of us, and you are right that the news is depressing; the pot is getting stirred and it looks like evil is afoot ... and I doubt it will turn out the way that the stirrers expect it to...
Jonathan, I so hope you are right. Things are going terribly now. I don't understand why those scumbags at the news networks can just lie and liable and nothing gets done about it. I don't see how the gutter trash can keep desecrating Confederate statues and anyone who tries to stop them is vilified as a "murderer" on the news. I hope the whole thing blows up in their faces and they have to use bulldozers and dump trucks of lime to get rid of the bodies.
Hey Harry,(captaincrunch)If you get time. Do a blog about Ferret's, dogs, cats and the critters your kids bring home:)That may he a hell of a lot less aggravating. We miss all the stories about ferret mischief and mayhem:)
CC, I appreciate that, but I am just sure if I sat down to write a post, and the porcine mayor of Charlotte had just covered up Confederate statues with black plastic bags, I'd wind up being furious and writing about it.
I would hate to see you stop blogging. Maybe you could limit the blog so you don't have to blog about all the garbage, just things that you might be up to during the day etc. It's sort of the way I have been heading for a while now for the same reasons you have. once a week or so...
Randy, it's tough to stop yourself from writing about the things that get your attention though, isn't it. In my case, we've now got Moslems coming into our county. You go to subway to get a sandwich, there's Addullah and his Burka clad ugly wife. You go to Walmart, there are three Arabic 20 somethings, being horses asses , clogging up the check out line. One of the bastards took a broom out of their buggy, pointed it at the other people in line, and went "boom, boom, boom" then they all giggled hysterically. Jesus... If I write, I'm sure I'm going to write about things like that, and then I get angry and I get loads of hate mail, and on, and on....