Thursday, December 05, 2019

You're Funny

Laughter can pull you out of almost anything. If you can laugh, you can deal with any situation. There's always something funny.

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

The Jump

There are times when you're about to make the jump to hyperspace, but when you hit the button, all you hear is the grinding, winding down sound of the engines shutting off. Right when you need that speed the most, the bottom drops out. Stranded in space, you're forced to deal with the issues trying to chase you down.

When that happens, you better hope you have an R2 unit, or a Wookie.

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Appreciation for Today

Too many opportunities have flown by. Here today, gone tomorrow. All the wasted chances pile up. Next thing you know, you can't see the top.

Keep going. Yesterday will stay back there, but tomorrow is still ahead. Opportunity might be waiting right outside the door. Unless you keep moving, you'll never know.

Monday, December 02, 2019

Livin' on Monday Time

Why do Mondays last so much longer after a couple of weeks off? Noon came around fairly quickly, but the last few hours were some kind of reverse time warp. It seemed as if the clock lost a few minutes every time I looked at it.

Sunday, December 01, 2019

Christmas TV

Time for Cousin Eddie's RV to be on TV almost every day. The Grinch, Scrooge, a Red Ryder carbine action, 200 shot, range model with a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time, bring lots more red and green to the screen. Also, there are new channels with nothing but a fireplace on them.

Angels named Clarence and Donkeys named Nestor sit right alongside Santa Claus and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The TV is packed with 'em. It's the most wonderful time of the year, I reckon.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Go Outside

Doing yard work makes me remember how much I enjoy being outside. Being inside a lot can get a bit claustrophobic. It's nice to not have ceiling above my head, once in a while. Then, after a few hours of hard labor, I start thinking about how nice it is to go back indoors.

Today was a good day to be outside, though. The temperature was moderate enough to not give you a heat stroke. I wound up working a lot longer than I had intended.

Aside from a lot of yard work, I got to use the explosion method of putting a tire back on the rim. The old Chevy truck had a flat when I went to get in it, this morning, to do my chores. The tire had zero air in it. When I tried to pull it up to my air compressor, it came off the rim.

I had some carburetor cleaner, which I sprayed into the tire. While doing so, I lit a sales paper. Then, I shoved it where I had just sprayed. It made a sudden sucking sound and then, POP! It was on the bead.

I should've videoed it. It's a pretty neat trick. I was surprised at how easy it was. The tire was on fire, afterwards, where some of the carburetor cleaner ran down, but I blew it out easily.

After I aired it up to capacity, the tire seemed to be holding air, pretty well. I noticed the tread had some bad spots, though. Instead of trying my luck with it on the road, I went ahead and pulled it off the truck and put on the spare.

How boring does your life have to be for that to seem like a fun day? I wish I could motivate myself to get and do stuff in the yard, more often. I used to practically live outdoors. I blame the internet.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

So Sleepy

Belly is full. Nice day. Great time. I'm tired.