UPhill or all DOWNhill from here, depending on you particular mood.
The Hoosierland weather will see us with no rain today (that I heard about), and a nice sunrise coming over the hoveltops, with temps again reaching into the mid to upper 60s...very fall-like and I'm sure that will confuse the leaves on the trees sufficiently to start them falling...oh, well.
So, while the rest of the world decides how best to extricate it's head from it's collective anus, let's grab ourselves a nice warm cup of whatever is today's morning beverage of choice and get this bad boy up and running...
*** First off of the bookshelves this morning is our WHO SAID THAT? quote of the week.
"It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things."
Now, I'm sure we can all benefit from such words of wisdom, so WHO said that?
The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back in the nation's capital...
*** Just when you "think" you have the newspaper delivery problem resolved....it's NOT.
MORNING paper (J-G).
It's "supposed" to arrive by 0600, but, since we're in a state of flux when it comes to carriers in OUR part of the ghettohood, it becomes more like a crapshoot - WHEN will it arrive?
I already called to register a complaint, and instead of the automated button pushing crap, I get handed off to a warm body, and she tells me that the paper is not late if delivered by 0900...
"WTF???" moment in my book.
The paper was coming around 4AM (remember the jerk that woke us up the other week who did get canned?), so I KNOW the paper can arrive in a TIMELY fashion...it just isn't, and why remains the big issue.
Granted, we are probably one of a DOZEN people that can functionally READ a newspaper down here, so the route is simple enough, but SERIOUSLY, how can delivering a simple-ass thing like a newspaper become SUCH a problem?
(Wifey likes to gloss over the paper before heading out.)
There was a time when the paper came EVERY day (even with 6 inches of snow on the ground) by a carrier we had for years, until he retired, and he was a go-getter...you could damn near set your clock by his delivery time (between 0500 and 0530)
If he was ever late, I can't recall such a day.
But that was when people still had some sort of work-ethic, I suppose.
And the times are changing...just not for the better, right?
Well, we shall see when the hell the damn paper decides to show up (maybe time to change to the News-Sentinel,...at last THAT paper isn't a morning edition...lol)
((BTW - It finally arrived at 0754 hrs))
*** We have had a VACANT Target store along S. Anthony Blvd. for what seems like AGES (since 2005, anyway - a good NINE YEARS), and FINALLY, someone has decided to buy the building and do something with it.
|We USED to shop there, before crime closed it down.|
Now, before any of you tout this as a "revival" down here...hold the phone...
It's NOT going to be any sort of RETAIL venue...it's going to be a DATA_STORAGE facility, employing a whopping TEN people!
(they better install a ten-foot high fence with concertina wire on it...for security - they're gonna need it.)
Lifeline Data Center is the buyer, and will invest $15 MILLION into the former store's conversion.
They're based in Indianapolis and provide a location of companies' computer servers to various entities like health care, utilities, government and life sciences...sounds like a decent gig so far.
The company was founded in 2001, and says that the services it provides to businesses will generate even more jobs.
We shall see.
Construction will start by the middle of NEXT year.
*** And now a couple news briefs (no boxers)...
-- Shooter from last year gets 20 years in the hoosegow - here's the link:
(all starting from a Facebook taunt...seriously?)
-- Eby Ave. thugs get day in court and are formally charged - here's the link:
-- Spouse wanted in stabbing n Kosciusko County - here's the link:
(cripes, if you wanted Beefaroni instead of Ravioli, you should have just SAID so)
-- Five people charged in thefts from Lowe's - here's the link:
What the hell kind of world have we created, and why did we even allow it in the FIRST place?
*** Last back to the garage today...there is simply no other way to put it...this old world is royally F$CKED THE HELL UP!
And I know that I had nothing to do with it....and neither did any of YOU.
So, what the hell has gone so wrong in our lifetimes?
Remember a time when you might have only a few things to fret about...every other week?
I miss THOSE days...!
Usually, it's something EXTERNAL in nature that causes concern, that meaning outside our four walls (sometimes it's inside...like a basement flooding, but that's a rarity, hopefully...lol).
And what we try to do is keep the outside crap where it belongs, and it's not to invite in into our homes for a meal and place to crash for the night.
But my God, look at ALL the crap that IS external and problematic these days
You also have to consider rising prices for damn near everything...all the time, be it groceries (which we're being told that prices have dropped 11% - sorry, NOT seeing that), or utilities like water, gas, and electric.
Every consumable item has also risen in cost (to us), and naturally, we can add fast food into that mix (thanks to raising minimum wages for no reason, except to promote liberalism).
Life USED to be a helluva lot simpler, and we survived damn well (actually thrived). It's just a shame we didn't appreciate it as MUCH as we should have.
I know I could use a good, healthy dose of "good old days"...how about you?
Stay SAFE out there, America.