30 June 2015

Tuesday Tidbits...
Yessir, right back into the weather rut again.
And, just in time to "celebrate" the 3rd anniversary of the really BIG storms we had come through Fort Wayne in 2012, which knocked out power to damn near the entire city.
We had an almost 3-day outage going on.
Talk about "fun" (and dominoes)
The worst part about THAT storm - the temperatures were a lot more "sultry" than we're currently enjoying.
Say goodbye to June (that used to be such a friendlier month...lol)
APRIL showers...in JUNE?
Today, our Hoosierland weather will be a little bit on the foggy side to start with, but that will give way to (you guessed it)...MORE rain showers, so I wouldn't plan on seeing a whole lotta sunshine, unless you're planning a flight at around "angels 20".
We didn't even make it to 70 degrees yesterday (wasn't my fault), so we'll try again TODAY, with an expected high in the mid-70s.
And now, you can plan YOUR day accordingly, as we all get our morning drink poured and parked nearby and see what's going on...
*** First out of the drainage ditch is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
June 30 -
Guess that means a lot of people will be doing NOTHING, because I didn't hear of any impending threat to the planet regarding meteors.
Just what we need...another day to "goof off"...like we don't have enough of those already (yes, days AND people).
---It's also... ((rolls eyes))...SOCIAL MEDIA DAY
Isn't this another one of those "everyday" events?
And, be honest now, how much BETTER has your life become since the advent of social media?
How much more "complex" has it become?
Has it made you happier...more content?
How about getting more pissed off at all the trolls, idiots, uninformed misguided socialists and other assorted heathen?
Does it make you long for hand-written letters in cursive and fewer choices of tripe on the television?
Today the TV and computer are fast becoming ONE.
Oh, the fun you can have with that premise, hmm?
Moving on...
*** Yes friends, since it's Tuesday, it must be time to celebrate the chronic (and terminal) stupidity of the (local) human flotsam, as we look at ALL the shots fired and armed robbery calls we had around the city, which local media sources will NOT report, so you can feel more (falsely) AT EASE at home:
Let's practice "duck and cover", kids.
JUNE 22 -
15F079092 03:06:31 113 SHOTS FIRED 2700 PAULDING RD E
15F079327 15:28:43 113 SHOTS FIRED 900 ELIZA ST
15F079527 22:10:16 113 SHOTS FIRED 200 HOOVER DR E
15F079108 05:28:50 53 ARMED ROB 5400 ANTHONY BLVD S
15F079093 03:07:59 58 SHOOTING 2700 PAULDING RD E
JUNE 23 - 
15F079609 01:39:47 113 SHOTS FIRED 3200 CENTRAL DR
15F079622 02:45:27 113 SHOTS FIRED 3600 CENTRAL DR
15F079672 08:40:04 113 SHOTS FIRED 600 RUNNION AVE and MORRISON AVE
15F079627 03:22:01 53 ARMED ROB 700 TILLMAN RD E
JUNE 24 -
15F080546 23:14:33 113 SHOTS FIRED 1600 SINCLAIR ST
15F080562 23:46:10 113 SHOTS FIRED 5900 BUNT DR
((NO armed robberies))
JUNE 25 -
15F080577 00:28:22 113 SHOTS FIRED 4200 HOAGLAND AVE and LEXINGTON AVE
15F080781 13:13:00 113 SHOTS FIRED 6500 ALVAREZ DR
15F080795 13:55:04 113 SHOTS FIRED 2600 MAUMEE AVE
15F080992 20:27:42 113 SHOTS FIRED 2100 HANNA ST S and DEWALD ST E
15F080993 20:30:45 113 SHOTS FIRED 2400 FOX AVE
15F081060 22:28:25 113 SHOTS FIRED 2500 MAPLE PL
15F080651 06:35:16 53 ARMED ROB 1500 GOSHEN AVE
JUNE 26 - 
15F081114 00:56:49 113 SHOTS FIRED 1600 ANDREW ST and HUFFMAN ST
15F081458 17:54:38 113 SHOTS FIRED 1600 HOBSON RD
((NO armed robberies)
JUNE 27 - 
15F081646 02:01:59 113 SHOTS FIRED 3000 REED ST
15F081991 16:45:29 113 SHOTS FIRED 2400 EDSALL AVE
15F082076 19:53:53 113 SHOTS FIRED 400 PONTIAC ST E and WARSAW ST
15F082139 21:41:48 113 SHOTS FIRED 1100 CAPITOL AVE and OLIVER ST
15F082142 21:49:58 113 SHOTS FIRED 600 PAULDING RD E and HANNA ST S
15F081768 08:50:01 53 ARMED ROB 3100 STATE BLVD E
JUNE 28 - 
15F082320 03:23:06 113 SHOTS FIRED 1700 RUDISILL BLVD E and ANTHONY BLV
15F082630 20:05:32 113 SHOTS FIRED 2700 GLENWOOD AVE
15F082253 00:28:59 53 ARMED ROB 2500 SPY RUN AVE
15F082335 04:39:00 53 ARMED ROB 200 COLISEUM BLVD E
15F082619 19:39:25 53 ARMED ROB 400 STATE BLVD W
*** And let's not forget that the 4th of July is too quickly approaching, so let's see which idiots has been "practicing" their pyrotechnic prowess:
Outta the streets, morons.
FIREWORKS CALL - 6/22 - 6/28
JUNE 22 -
15F079510 21:35:39 44FW 2600 ALLEGANY AVE
15F079523 21:59:52 44FW 600 PUTNAM ST
15F079536 22:18:29 44FW 2600 INDIANA AVE and LINCOLN AVE
JUNE 23 -
15F080008 21:54:40 44FW 4900 COVENTRY PKWY
15F080045 22:56:22 44FW 1200 RUNNION AVE and SINCLAIR ST
15F080050 23:04:03 44FW 2200 HOAGLAND AVE and CREIGHTON AVE
JUNE 24 -
15F080094 01:37:45 44FW 5100 STONEHEDGE BLVD
15F080448 19:52:24 44FW 2400 CORTLAND AVE and IRENE AVE
15F080471 20:44:42 44FW 7400 VALLEY MEADOWS DR
15F080497 21:41:29 44FW 8300 QUINCY CT
15F080551 23:18:19 44FW 5100 STONEHEDGE BLVD
15F080565 23:35:42 44FW 2300 HOAGLAND AVE
JUNE 25 -
15F080573 00:13:31 44FW 400 STATE BLVD W
15F080968 19:41:05 44FW 1400 SWINNEY AVE
15F080980 19:46:45 44FW 5600 COUNTESS DR and CORONET DR
15F081057 22:21:32 44FW 900 LINCOLN AVE
JUNE 26 -
15F081118 01:07:34 44FW 10500 BRANDYWINE DR
15F081164 03:32:01 44FW 3100 HARRISON ST S
15F081411 16:17:54 44FW 700 MISTY CT
15F081428 16:21:41 44FW 6100 REVERE PL
15F081489 18:34:51 44FW 1000 COLUMBIA AVE
15F081535 21:52:57 44FW 7700 AUBURN RD and HIDDEN RIVER DR
15F081562 22:18:25 44FW 2300 HOAGLAND AVE
JUNE 27 -
15F081611 00:20:33 44FW 7500 DECATUR RD
15F082009 17:16:04 44FW 3800 MAUMEE AVE and WASHINGTON BLVD
15F082027 18:06:58 44FW 6100 CALHOUN ST S
15F082064 19:26:52 44FW 4800 MARSTON DR
15F082126 21:21:39 44FW 8800 VOYAGER DR
15F082156 21:57:35 44FW 1100 OSAGE ST
15F082158 22:05:47 44FW 2100 EBY AVE
15F082162 22:08:25 44FW 7600 MELODY CIR W
15F082166 22:16:36 44FW 1500 HOWELL ST
15F082211 22:18:14 44FW 2700 ALLEGANY AVE
15F082167 22:18:33 44FW 700 GOSHEN AVE
15F082170 22:22:47 44FW 1400 ANTHONY BLVD N and LAKE AVE
15F082180 22:27:01 44FW 4300 REED RD and STELLHORN RD
15F082186 22:28:21 44FW 800 LADDIE LN
15F082181 22:39:25 44FW 6100 CALHOUN ST S
15F082194 22:54:04 44FW 900 WAYNE ST W and UNION ST
15F082197 22:57:11 44FW 3400 AUER DR and RUANN DR
15F082203 23:05:25 44FW 3900 NEWPORT AVE
JUNE 28 -
15F082450 13:14:30 44FW 600 GREENLAWN AVE
15F082647 20:34:30 44FW 2700 ABBOTT ST
15F082670 20:54:21 44FW 7400 RIVERTON DR
15F082686 21:52:46 44FW 1400 WALL ST
15F082702 22:01:08 44FW 2700 WASHINGTON CENTER RD W
15F082727 22:27:13 44FW 4500 REED ST
15F082711 22:29:08 44FW 1400 VANCE AVE
15F082712 22:32:49 44FW 3900 BOWSER AVE
15F082726 22:47:11 44FW 4400 WERLING DR
Makes me wonder how MANY of the shots were fireworks...and vice versa (even the police might not know).
*** Next up, a story about a man, a shotgun, and some "pointing" going on.
Here's the link:
This took place on the SOUTH side of town.
A man was seen pointing a shotgun at passing cars (from his own yard), and when police got there, the man tossed the shotgun over a fence.
(at least there was no concern over a CONCEALED firearm...lol)
Seems he was charged with intimidation AND being a serious violent FELON in possession of a firearm. Oops, that last one is gonna cost.
(SHOULD be a mandatory 5 year stretch in the hoosegow)
No one was injured.
THIS is what these mooks have to do all damn day...shit like THIS, because none of them work...or even want to work.
Most times, these illiterate bottom-feeders just drive all around, blaring their sound systems on their large-rimmed vehicles (where does THAT money come from?)...and police never stop this crap. It's like saying it's OKAY to do this (at least on the SOUTH side)
Or, they walk down the middle of our streets, or just STAND in an intersection (on the damn phone) - police NEVER stop that either (when the sidewalks are a mere foot away).
And police never seem to stop loud parties, unless called to do so - absolutely NO proactive policing taking place WHERE IT'S NEEDED.
(imagine that)
*** Now, while we're talking about the crotch of this city, let's see ANOTHER upstanding citizen doing what they do best...
Here's the story link:
A search warrant was served by the city's EST (vice and narcotics) at a house located at 4421 Sanford Lane (off of Tillman between Hessen Cassel and Wayne Trace) yesterday morning around 0715 hrs.
Now, if you take some time to check out the address on the maps, you'll see it's a DAMN NICE-looking neighborhood - not the "typical" place you'd find a HEROIN dealer, and certainly not the place a SWAT team would stack up at the front door.
Inside, they arrested one Sherwin L. Underwood, Jr., and he faces 4 felony counts of dealing, maintaining a common nuisance, possessing a sawed-off shotgun , along with misdemeanors of dealing MJ, and paraphernalia.
City health services were also there to test people for HIV and HEP-C. And, Animal Control took custody of one dog.
(wanna bet it was a pit bull?)
You can see that even in well-kept neighborhoods, people like THIS piece of crap can get established.
But again it IS the SE side of town, isn't it?
*** Next up, we took the Wifeymobile in for an oil change yesterday (plus, the low-oil level light was on).
Well, apparently, the car needed some "fixin"...it had a bad idler arm, an A/C leak and a transmission pan gasket leak.
Okay, so when the mechanic called back and told me all that, I had to pull a SITREP on the spot and "sess-up" what to have done.
Since the trans gasket wasn't leaking on the garage floor...we passed on that for now.
Shifts fine enough anyway.
Also, the A/C works well enough, and the mechanic said we could limp by for a year or two...again, we passed on that fix.
Now the IDLER ARM, that was another story.
When Wifey got back from southern Indiana (last week), the car felt "odd". I even checked the tires and she asked why. I said I thought we have a soft one, but we didn't. All the tires were up, so no flats staring at us.
The idler arm is an integral part of the steering system...you have one go bad, and the car doesn't steer as crisply as it should. Might even pull to one side If it breaks altogether...well, that's no fun and you can become a pedestrian real quick.
Yeoman's to the rescue...again.
Anyway, we got THAT job done, it didn't break the bank, and the car didn't act or steer as "sloppy" as it did before.
Chalk that up to decades of driving all sorts of stuff, and knowing what feels right...and what does not. Like Scotty on the Enterprise and the way HIS engines "feel"...lol
*** Last back to the garage...if there is one thing I learned about one's accumulated possessions, it's to acquire the knowledge and wisdom to be a GOOD STEWARD of that which you are permitted to have.
There are many people out there who don't have the slightest inkling as to what the hell that all means...and believe me, that shows.
The RIGHT priorities make a BIG difference.
If you are fortunate enough to OWN a house for example, you take CARE of it,. lest it fall into disrepair and cost you TOO much more of your hard-earned money (and time).
Even if you rent a house or apartment, the better you take care of that, the less problems you encounter.
When you own a car, the same thing applies - you take care of it, and it will take care of you.
(Dad always said that, and he was rarely wrong in such matters)
And you measure success by WHO you are, not WHAT you have.
Anything and everything that is in your possession is fair game for a similar mindset.
With people, the situation become more "involved", as the whole "ownership" thing doesn't apply.
But, a child, or relative, spouse, or even a pet IS under your guidance, care, or watchful eye, and that carries much the same responsibility to take care of him or her.
You can become just as good a steward of them, and by that I mean listening to them, providing a good example for them, and making sure they have every advantage that can be had without breaking a law, or promoting anything less than that which is good, honest, and true.
In that, we, as humans, all become stewards of one ANOTHER, and I think that is a better way for our humanity to advance, rather than retreat.
We should be looking out for one another, but some can't (or won't) even look out for themselves. Others just need a little help.
There is no shame in asking for help, and certainly no shame in accepting it.
Those who believe that they require none of that fool only ONE person, and we know who that is, right?
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


Momma Fargo said...

Good grief. I hope you have a force field out there amongst those shots around town. Have a great Tuesday, Bob. Only have to work four days this week. It's sorta hump day for me.

Bob G. said...

Momma Fargo:
Yeah, I bet it makes places like Casper, Wyoming look REALLY TAME, hmm?

Nice to see you got a short week.
I'm guessing some RANGE TIME is on store?
And, if the forecasters would get the weather RIGHT, maybe the rest of us could decide to get things done around the house...or go someplace without driving through the rain.
Today turned out rather GOOD...(those stinking liars)...lol.

Thanks for rolling up today and commenting.

Stay safe & dry down there, dear.

CWMartin said...

On the social media rap, I have these thoughts: I like it as a way to keep in touch with distant friends, and the new friends around the world I met blogging. Blogging itself is a form of social media, and I appreciate it as a means of expression and community. Used in the right way, it has a lot of benefits, and they outweigh the trolls, if you aren't just out looking for them. I believe in the potential.

Except on the WANE dot com comments section. There is a high concentration of mouthy idiots there. Guess that's the advantage of the "friending" thing.

But the domicile of the dealer is moments from slums and customers in any direction... probably what Sherwin Underwear was thinking.

Darn good timing on the oil change, eh?

Bob G. said...

I view it much the SAME way...saves a bundle on STAMPS...lol.
(everything else..eh, not so much)
Agreed on the blogging, too. (OBVIOUSLY...heh)

That's the thing...used in the RIGHT WAY.

Hey, I'm ONE of those who comment on WANE, Bub...HA!
(and I get deleted for the truth - go figure)

Yeah, I'll bet GOOD money that is NOT his "only crib" - probably has a STASH house AND a BUY house.
Yeah, talk about "Divine Intervention" w/ the Wifeymobile.
Never knew God was a latent "grease-monkey"
(learn something new every day)

Hey, thanks much for stopping on over to comment.

Stay safe and dry up there, brother.