And here I was getting used to not having to mow the lawns as frequently.
Everything has to end sometime, hmm?
Our Hoosierland weather will have us with mostly cloudy skies (that's partly sunny for the optimists among us), temps around 85 degrees and that chance of rain showers following right along for most of the day.
I do know the weekend will be cooler, and that's always better than sweltering heat and oppressive humidity, right?
Friday Fortitude poured and parked close by as we see what's going on elsewhere...
*** First down the stairs is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
AUGUST 19 -
---Today is NATIONAL AVIATION DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL SOFT ICE CREAM DAY
WILL be even softer soon enough)
*** And since the weekend beckons, let's see what's happening there:
AUGUST 20 -
---Saturday is NATIONAL RADIO DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL CHOCOLATE PECAN PIE DAY
AUGUST 21 -
---Sunday is NATIONAL BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT DAY
---It's also NATIONAL SPUMONI DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL SENIOR CITIZENS DAY
DON'T need on the eve of my birthday)
And there you go, a few things that should serve to keep you off the streets and out of jail.
*** Next up, one of the two juveys caught in the Woodbridge murder of a third teen will be charged as an ADULT.
The other teen involved has not been named OR (more importantly) formally charged.
Unlike adult court, there is no 72-hour limit on releasing a person not charged.
These teens should do what older men do in our part of town, namely pull up to a curb (after contacting one another over the cell phones) and then conduct their business along a city street...like OURS.
Then, they can be caught on camera...just like I tend to do with such vermin.
*** Next up, more "rubber-stamping" going on, as if this were a surprise to the well-informed.
Here's the story:
The three housing "projects" were unanimously approved. One is in Perry Township, and the other two are in Aboite Township (well, there goes those parts of the county, especially with apartment units going in.
DO have this federal assistance program designed to place dubious people (read the dregs of humanity) even closer to decent people in place...called the "fair housing act" (I've seen better actors and performances)
Thing is, what's "fair" to a few winds up being quite UNFAIR to many others.
Then there's people who cook at 3 A.M. and burn places down along the way...always a treat to displace others due to ONE moron, right?
*** Next, Kevin Leininger has a good column retarding the recent drug bust in Fort Wayne, and how our border situation figures into it.
|Jose Razo - ILLEGAL.|
And it would seem that the ringleader of that bust, Jose Razo is indeed here ILLEGALLY (in spite of having a dead son who used to attend South Side High School.
A case is made for the LEGAL immigration process, versus the cost to everyone else for the illegality of those coming across our border.
This is nothing new.
Back in the year I was born (1952) there were 300K illegals coming across the border. And it's not abated since, but increased. That 20 MIL everyone says is the illegal tally is woefully under-reported. It SHOULD be closer to SIXTY MILLION (the other 40 Mil managed to assimilate themselves under the radar).
Hardly a win for anyone.
*** Next, we finally got our first "warning light" on Wifey's new(er) car - it was a low tire pressure light.
TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system)...like we need that, but there we are.
I went out after she came home, got out the electric air pump, and took the pressure back up to specs (35 PSI) and that should be that.
Who knew? The damn onboard computer obviously did.
*** Next up, another chapter of "The Hobo Chronicles"...
Yesterday was another day to keep the food dry (in the shelter). And that again worked well enough.
|"Crunchy, not soggy. My favorite."|
But, Hobo doesn't mind it all that much...he comes right back to you and rubs against your legs.
He seems so grateful that you're taking the time to feed him and spend time with him, however brief it may be.
|"Put the camera down - the plate's empty again."|
*** Last back to the garage...when did we decide that life had to be easier?
And when did we think that easier was better?
|Don't push that button.|
Most things in life are meant to be a challenge, and we, as humans (and God's creation) are supposed to take that into consideration and overcome those challenges, no matter how large they may loom in our lives.
If we went through life just coasting along in "neutral", how would we become better people? How would we achieve more? And how would we be better able to tackle difficult situations?
Well, we wouldn't, and that's the truth.
We need to come to the realization that we are destined for something OTHER than mediocrity, and unfortunately, many people have ALREADY become mediocre in their beliefs, education, and lifestyles.
THAT path, we will be on the road to ruin, as a nation. It's a false sense of security and belonging.
We just need to not give in and follow the herd, for that would be the easy thing to do, right?
The easy way is not the better way, but the better way can be made easier by diligence and persistence.
There's a lesson for everyone.
Have yourselves a good weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.