Thursday, July 23, 2015

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Where Am I?

Actually when I first started the truck at the end of the workday the thermometer read 126.  

Truth is, the temp outdoors at that time was more so in the high 90's.  

But seeing a reading such as the above brings back some not-so-fond memories of the desert.  No euphoric recall for me!

Monday, July 13, 2015

The Wisdom Of Red Green

We're at something of a lull this warm season.  

County Fair is next week.  We're through the summer girls basketball league.  We as a family had the first big getaway of the summer (see previous entry).  

There's another vacation/journey on the horizon, you'll get the travelogue here just as you've had them in the past.  I'm still following my usual interests, just with a bit less verve as usual.  

However that doesn't mean all is totally quiet at the Geohouse.  In fact over the past many weeks I've unclogged a disposal, repaired a hole in the entryway drywall (left courtesy of a previous owner, something involving a wall-mounted phone back in the days of corded landlines), bought a small air compressor and actually learned how to couple air hoses, and brought new life into an old lawnmower.  

Never hurts to follow the Red Green philosophy:

"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy."  

Monday, July 06, 2015

Now we're in July

That means 2015 is half-over.  

The holiday weekend was a low-key one for us.  We did enjoy the fireworks out at the lake, the first show the local organizers have had for about two or three years.  Dry springs and summers put the kibosh on anything that might cause a wildfire.  

Now, the weekend before that I took a few vacation days and turned it into an ultra-long getaway weekend.  That's right, Geofamily took the camper to the foothills of the Front Range.  

Backing into the site was something of a challenge but staff and other campers were tremendously helpful in having me jackknife the thing in.  Our site was not exactly level (seems to be a common problem in the mountain areas where there's been much rain and runoff) but it was level enough for the refrigerator to work.  

Actually everything on the rig worked perfectly.  I even was able to stretch out the awning and enjoy plenty o' shade.  

Gals loved having a toilet inside the camper and the A/C was pleasant on a few hot afternoons.  The furnace was nice to have a couple of the mornings (still can get a bit chilly).  And Geodad will be tremendously jealous to learn the water heater is both gas and electric and using the gas doesn't even require me going outside and manually lighting the pilot.  

So far, money well spent.  

Our hope is to take it on at least two more trips before the summer is over.  And perhaps I can get some use out of it come fall, before temps force me to winterize the plumbing.  


In the "insanity-seems-to-be-ending" department, I was at Cabela's in Kearney a few Sundays ago and noticed .22 LR ammunition on the shelf.  

Plenty of it.  I did pick up one box.  

I since visited another retailer who also had some on hand.  

And Cabela's seems to have more on the web site.  Used to be you had to long in very early in the day and hope the inventory wasn't yet sold out.  

For those of you unfamiliar with this topic, .22 ammunition has been very hard to get a hold of for about the past 2-3 years.  Maybe longer.  

Plenty of theories about what this was all about but all I care about now is being able to get some without having to be clandestine.  Or quick.  

Now, time to take the ladies out to the gun range and do some plinking!! 


For my kinfolk in Texas and Arizona, we will have a very mild night here on the prairie.  Low of about 57!  We're sleeping with the windows open tonight....

And no more firecracker noise from the neighbor folks.  Last day to legally shoot those off here in town was yesterday.

Here's to cool peaceful sleep.