We've had off and on showers through the weekend, and that trend looks to be following us well into the week.
Had to also run the heat over the weekend...don't want to inside of the house to become as "cool" as it was outside when the temps dipped into the low 40s, right?
Warm and comfy works for us.
Today's weather will see us with mostly cloudy skies and temps climbing only to the 60-degree mark. We will also see some scattered showers throughout the day.
So, since most "fun" activities will be mainly curtailed, let's pour a nice soothing cup of our favorite morning beverage and see what we've been missing out there, shall we?
*** First out of the starting gate is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature, and we've got some catching-up to do, so here goes...
October 4 - Saturday was National Golf Day
It was also National Frappe Day...hoped you managed to "frappe" someone.
|Admiral Ackbar LOVES 'em.|
So, take yer pick and have at it.
It was also International Frugal Fun Day, and even these days, fun can be had "on the cheap"...if you want to look for it.
October 5 - Sunday was Do Something Nice Day (I observed it by not shooting ANY of the neighboring "locals" - a very nice gesture on MY part).
Oktoberfest ended, too (well, in Germany, anyway).
World Teacher's Day (I cooked a roast of Angus beef for Wifey in celebration). You'd think they'd have this day during a SCHOOL WEEK...so the teacher's can get a day off for something worthwhile.
That brings us to NOW...
October 6 -
Today is Come and Take It Day...whatever the hell THAT means (2nd Amendment perhaps?).
ANYTHING from our abode get the "treatment" I neglected to pursue on Do Something Nice Day, if you get my drift...lol.
Mad Hatter Day, and I don't know if that means we all need a HAT,to become as "mad" as a hatter, or should be acting like the person from the Wonderland novels
Physician Assistant Day, for what that's worth.
Go hug an assistant, unless he or she looks like Nurse Ratchet.
*** This is Fire Prevention Week, and we all know what that means.
|Sparky the spokes-dog.|
I know none of this is targeted at me...it's all those who so-called "adults" who have the attention span of a 2-month old infant (not that I mean to insult 2-month olds).
|He's a goooood boy!|
And every year, we see more smoke detector "giveaways"...makes me wonder.
These days, fire code dictates that ANY new constructs has the smoke alarm (system) WIRED into the house with a battery backup (2 modes of power).
Older houses (like our "Fortress") are basically exempt..unless we'd like to blow several thousand bucks to install such a system (no thank you).
And some residential constructs even have sprinkler systems in them...helluva choice, fire damage OR water damage...insurance companies must LOVE those people.
In any event, don't let common sense take a holiday whenever it comes to dealing with fire prevention in and around your abode.
|You guessed it...the SE side of Fort Wayne|
A little safety goes a LONG way to keep your house or apartment from winding up on the news.
*** Next up, there were some shots fired over the weekend, and only WPTA covered it.
Imagine that...three (obviously black) males walked down the street near 400 E. Suttenfield and Caroline around 2000 hrs Saturday night shooting up one house, and striking another and a vehicle...sounds like a frigging OLD WEST, doesn't it?
Sure glad our FWPD chief has got this under control...NOT!
One girl was slightly injured when shots tore through her house...between 30-40 shell casings were found on scene , in fact.
Three types of caliber rounds were used, according to investigators.
|On the SE side...AGAIN!|
I have a friend who lives up there, and he told me many times about all the sh*t that goes on, and how frustrated he was with the police in the manner they handled things.
So much for any progress, hmm?
*** Guess the "jury" is back on this one...healthier school lunches basically SUCK, and here's the proof:
|This stuff tastes like doo-doo...and looks like it, too.|
Whole grain pizza crust, whole grain cookies...and other such "staples" of school lunch lack TASTE...
The word "cardboard" comes to my mind...LOL.
Well, many kids DO get a free lunch, so they can't really gripe...or can they?
Schools are tossing out tens of thousands of bucks worth of food that is NOT being eaten (paid for by taxpayers)...that's a fact.
|Yeah, the KIDS hate YOUR crap, too...|
*** Last back to the garden today...have you ever noticed how more and more people just don't seem to have the sense they were born with?
Think about it...
LESS for themselves, and that HAS to translate to not THINKING for themselves.
That can be a dangerous prospect.
It's bad enough when people stop DOING, but when they stop THINKING...well, that cna lead to electing a president based on "coolness" rather than policy, or it can lead a city to develop it's downtown to the exclusion of the rest of the city.
And the sad part, it's the all the John and Jane Does of America who re doing this...
It's NOT any of the elitists...THEY are still doing and thinking for themselves (usually ONLY for themselves)
Everyone ELSE has to get back on the self-reliance bandwagon...and quickly, too.
We all have to begin to do (more) for ourselves, so that we can effectively do for others when the need or cause arises.
This whole dependence on others or a government to take care of us has to end, if for only two reasons:
1 - That's NOT the job of any government.
2 - We've done well for ourselves in the past
There are other reasons, but these are the most profound.
Our nation was predicated upon such tenets and I feel we can reclaim them, of we make a decision to do so, and crawl out from under the thumbs of both over-intrusive government and our over-dependence of technology.
We CAN do for ourselves...and we should.
Stay SAFE out there,America.