And we all know what that means...right?
If not, we'll be taking a look at that in a moment.
Our Hooiserland weather will see us with a high today of whatever it is outside this morning, which in Fort Wayne currently is just below freezing at 31 degrees. From there on out...it gets colder once again.
Plus, just to add insult to injury, we'll supposed to get more snow here - anywhere from 1-4 inches (depending on the weather model and where you live). Those south will get more than those up around the Michigan state line, so plan accordingly, and never take any weather event at face value.
It can get real bad real fast.
Now, with that done with, let's get that hot cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa and see what the world's been doing the last 24 hours.
*** First out of the barracks today is our WHO SAID THAT? quote of the week:
"Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom".
Now HERE is a quote that every person on the planet would be keen to remember, especially those politicians we elect to represent US.
So, WHO said that, anyway?
The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back at the House of Burgesses...
*** And, it's also time for our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
February 4 -
---Today is CREATE A VACUUM DAY...didn't say anything about having to RUN one about the house...lol.
ANY given day.
And in our part of the ghettohood, most of the locals have a vacuum between their ears, and if you listen closely, you can hear the air rush in whenever the seal is broken.
---It's also THANK A MAILMAN DAY...
LADY, nut I am in a quandary - WHY should I thank those who work for a federally-run system that chronically runs in the RED, jacks up the cost of stamps (and other postage rates to cover their losses) and pays people to lose things in the mail? I'm just curious.
*** Next up, a pretty decent drug bust (make that TWO) in Fort Wayne, that netted FOUR perps quantities of various drugs, and some firearms
Good Lord...they're all BLACK...I would have NEVER guessed that.
And the places raided by police were on the SOUTHEAST side of town?
(Okay, I'll stop the feigned surprise)
This is what you get when there are few boundaries to stop such people, and when they make some REALLY bad choices in life (because they think it's the EASY way).
|Bet they played their music LOUD, too. Hope they like wearing ORANGE|
Police found 4 ounces of pot, 4.6 grams of heroin, 20 grams of cocaine, plus a loaded 38 caliber handgun (some ounces sy it was a .380) at the house (duplex) on Lake Ave.
|Another quaint old house on Lake full of criminals.|
They also found a STOLEN 20 gauge shotgun, and a half pound of MJ at the Plaza Drive house, which was condemned by NCE.
|And I'll bet they did NOT clear their sidewalk, either!|
*** Next, about the snow...
|One of two that rolled through...finally.|
And yes, this WAS after the schoolkids had been picked up by their bus along the side street - a slight change in route there.
The bus was running E-W instead of N-S.
Wifey was "supposed" to upload the pictures she took yesterday while driving to and from work (school), but even after repeated requests after she came home...I GOT NOTHING.
Sorry about that - not MY fault.
(Yo, sweetie...sometime TODAY, maybe???)
Suffice it to say that even after plowing, the side streets, and yes, even some of the major streets were STILL CRAPPY to drive along.
I guess that's what accounted for OVER FIFTY accidents yesterday morning?
Automotive body shops are gonna LOVE this.
It looks as if our side street got plowed sometime overnight, but I can;t confirm that (yes, even I sleep from time to time...lol).
|Before the plows - That bus takes up too much street.|
And we never see salt dropped at intersections - that would go a LONG way to solve frozen ponds along corners.
If I had to give a grade to the city department in charge of snow removal (this time around)...they get a nice solid... D+.!
They USED to be a lot better...then again, this NEIGHBORHOOD used to be a LOT better, as well.
(obviously, you get what no one pays for...LOL)
*** Next up, I recently bought two additional spotlights to replace that one that fell and broke the other week. Well, sometimes, I eve amaze myself (to quote Han Solo)...
All in all, not a bad return for the money, and the formerly broken one has been "butched" back together in functioning form.
There ARE those days when persistence pays off.
*** Last back to the mess hall...In life, there comes a sense of comfort with what we find "familiar"...
|Works for me.|
To walk in the door after a trying day and finding all the "comforts of home" as it were right where you left them, is something we often unknowingly look forward to...we EXPECT it, in fact.
Nothing wrong with that.
|This can also work...|
Many of them wouldn't know what a real HOME is if it bit them in their wealthy asses, anyway.
|Yes, THIS works well, too.|
|This is SO true...lol.|
Sadly, there are others (most of them seem to live around us for some odd reason) that don't have the vaguest idea about such things.
|The ONLY game for some...|
That's not the way this country used to operate...quite the reverse in fact.
We DID better when WE were better as a nation...we've proven that time and again in our short history.
And I think it's time to revisit that, for the future waits for no one, and will be here sooner than we think.
After all, doesn't the saying go "HOME is where the heart is"?
Too many heartless people out there, I suppose. That needs to change.
Stay SAFE out there, America.