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

― Frank Herbert

Thursday, October 31, 2013

There will be some cold little monsters tonight.

 I just went outside and it's pretty chilly. There's a strong wind blowing and the leaves are coming off the trees in big showers.  I hope the kids trick or treating tonight don't get cold. It's easy to let them stay out in the weather too long if they are having a good time.

My scanners are going full tilt. The local police seem to be pulling over everybody with an out of state plate today. They must be behind on their quota.

Bad time for the EMT/Fire people too. Old people out splitting wood, they start getting chest pains and decide they are having a heart attack.  There's one of those on the scanner right now, as I type this. Seems like people wait too long to get their wood in, especially older people.


Took the truck out for a run this morning. I haven't had it on the road in awhile.  It's always a pain, having to stop the vehicle, open the gate, drive through, then stop again and shut the gate. But it beats coming home and finding I've been cleaned out.  Before I built the gate,  I always had people coming up the trail to "see what was up here", as I have mentioned before. Even worse, once they got up there to the house, most of them couldn't turn around in the limited space available and I had to move my vehicles and get them turned around. No more.



The ferrets are in good spirits, and battling one another on the couch.  Sometimes the youngest female joins in but since male ferrets get to be much larger than females, this usually ends with shrieks and squeaks, and I have to come rescue the girls.  If you are going to live way out in the back of nowhere, you need some indoor pets to keep you company.  Most people I know keep a little tiny dog or a cat. I prefer ferrets myself.  You sure never have rodent problems if you have ferrets free roaming in the house. I'd put a couple out in the shop or barn, but I'd never catch them again in all those nice niches and crevasses they'd find.


I can't remember if I ever mentioned this particular magazine before.  It's different, because it isn't published by a big magazine outfit.  As far as I can tell, a couple of survivalists started it on a shoe string. They're home based in Florida.  It's actually a pretty good magazine.  Comes out every other month (or so), and they mail it well wrapped in plastic.  It also has a white cover over it so nobody can see what it is. I'm sure my mail lady thinks it's a porno mag like Playboy, but I can live with that.  

You can get it in paper, or you can get it on Kindle.  I still have a paper subscription but when it lapses I will switch over to Kindle. If they are still around. I notice lately their web page has been up and down, which usually implies some financial troubles. Just guessing about that, though.

If the web page is up, and it appears to be right now, here's the link:



 One other thing I should mention. If you subscribe, it's up to you to keep track of when you need to renew. They don't send you any notice, the magazine stops coming.  I actually like these people pretty well. I called down there once to see about my subscription, and one of the owner/editors answered the phone. He asked me if I could call back in awhile because he had to go pick up his grandson at school.  I told him sure.  I like that kind of person better than some slick who just blows me off when I call with a problem or question.

8 comments:

  1. It's going to be a cold one here to!

    The ferrets are cute! I'm allergic to anything furry, but I love admiring them! I bet they are fun to watch wrestle around.

    You were the one who mentioned Wind and the Willows to me.

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    1. Do you have a mailing address other than your home where I could mail you a package. If so email it to me. I have a nice Easton Press edition I would like to give you.

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  2. I try every Summer to get wood in early the underbrush just makes it 20 times more work it seems. Then if it's a wet Fall I am really hurting :)

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    1. That's why I just buy my wood now. Carrying it out of the woods to the truck alone is too hard.

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  3. The ferrets are cute ! I understand that they play a lot too. My daughter mentioned that she would like to have a couple whenever she can move out of the apartment.

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    1. Ferrets play constantly. If you have carpet in your house, you can't let them free roam because they will tear huge holes in the carpet. If you have screens in your windows they will tear holes in the screens. Ferrets are "special needs" pets! :-)

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  4. I wish we had some cold monsters, you are probably on the back side of that front coming through us tomorrow.. today was record highs, my kids zombie make up was melting off....

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    1. The storm last night was terrific. The wind was blowing things through the air that thumped into the house. Rain was coming down like spray over a ships bow, all in all quite a storm. Today (Friday) it is very warm and nice outside.

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