But tomorrow, we get to take a look at a brand new month and all that comes with it.
Our Hoosierland weather for today will see us trying to dry out from yesterday's rather HEAVY rain (record-breaking, in fact). I know my hope of not having to mow the lawn just got shot to hell.
Temps will top out in the low 80s, with mostly cloudy skies and some chances of rain throughout the day (when did it become monsoon season?).
In any event, let's get ourselves a refreshing drink poured as we see what has been going on elsewhere.
*** First out of the rain barrel is our WHO SAID THAT? quote of the week:
"The greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity or power, but self-rejection."
BIGGER picture - that of LIFE and being able to LIVE it.
Surely that is the basis as to why we see so many unhappy individuals who have the power, success and fame.
So, WHO said that?
The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back at the Abbey of the Genesee...
*** Next up, is the "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
AUGUST 31 -
---Today is NATIONAL MATCHMAKER DAY
---It's also NATIONAL DIATOMACEOUS EARTH DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL TRAIL MIX DAY
*** Next up, an update on our 26th homicide.
Nelson Antonio Lemus-Munoz, 24 was found shot in front of his house in the 2900 block of Stardale Drive. He died at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds. Shell casings found by police indicate multiple calibers used in the shooting.
The suspect vehicle is (still) a four door white Chevrolet, but what MODEL remains a mystery. Some folks can;t tell the difference between an SUV and a car, I guess.
*** Next, a stabbing close to the "Fortress".
This took place around 0545 hrs yesterday morning in the 4300 block of S. Monroe St.
A man (not ID-ed yet) was found by police suffering stab wounds.
He was taken to hospital and is in stable condition.
Before he was transported, he told police he knew who stabbed him.
It was a female, so I'm thinking a domestic that got out of hand perhaps.
In our part of the ghettohood, it's a common occurrence, trust me.
*** Next, remember that recent graffiti that hit a new NW neighborhood?
Well, keep this sort of thing in mind with this next story:
THAT closely related, they are in fact.
They are BOTH suffering the type of crime that leads to BIGGER crimes.
This time around, it's car windows shot out by BB guns.
(some leftard will want to ban THOSE next)
The vehicle vandalism (as I stated here Tuesday in the FWPD blotter reports) is something that has been ON THE RISE, and with good reason - the criminals need "more room" (they already damn near totally trashed the SE side), so they're branching out.
|You need INSURANCE to cover this crap.|
The recent vandalism occurred along the 3900 block of Buell Drive, (address from WPTA source)and is a nice neighborhood..like OURS used to be. The vandalism spanned from W. Rudisill to Lexington.
Hopefully, images caught on home surveillance cameras will yield some suspects.
One neighbor shared video with WANE, and said only two cars came down the street between midnight and 0400 hrs. (I'd give money to have THAT kind of traffic along OUR streets again).
Police are looking for a dark colored Hyundai sedan with LED fog lamps (obviously a newer model). That vehicle may be involved, and as many as five males were in that vehicle.
|Kinda sorta like THIS car (Hyundai Sonata)|
*** Next up, we always have some kinda crap going on in our neck o' the woods.
|I was at full zoom on the camera.|
MIDDLE OF THE DAMN STREET!
SPEEDERS and people not even slowing down at YIELD or STOP signs (again, the FWPD doesn't seem to catch any of them). At least the kid WAS "supervised" (for once).
|Here we go again. Another tribe moving in.|
*** Next, it's time for another chapter of "The Hobo Chronicles"...
OUT well enough...and pretty typical.
There was one squirrel (looked to be Squirt or maybe Tweak) who was mouthing off from a nearby tree.
FRONT step were gone, so some squirrel got a case of "the smarts". Maybe it was a titmouse or nuthatch.
Either way, others get fed too.
Our little buddy got good and soaked (but not that bad where he looked like he stepped out of a body of water).
We had a break in the weather, and took to feeding on the patio table. Hobo came out from behind that tall grass along the house and ate.
I suppose we're in for another round of such today.
No problem, we can handle it. I just feel bad to see his wet and staring from the patio steps. Our old cat doesn't know how good he's got it. Maybe he does.
*** Last back to the rain gutters...it's sad to see a good neighborhood go downhill.
|Houses like this become a common sight.|
But, I did say that crime was going to move out of the SE quadrant, and by God, you hate being right when it comes to stuff like this. Nevertheless, the truth will always wind up staring you in the face.
|'Cause it sure as hell don't love YOU.|
The sad part is that (with a new FWPD chief), there is a LOT of "catching up" to be done, and it can't happen overnight.
It will take time to undo what has been allowed to occur.
Like I said yesterday, running from the problem (like moving away) does no good, because soon enough, you will find there are fewer and fewer place to run TO. Then, what do you do, hmm?
When people refuse to be intimidated, refuse to bug out, and take a stand, fight back, and decide that THEIR life, liberty and property is every bit AS important and meaningful and the nest person's, then we'll see neighborhoods thrive.
|How the liberals have CHANGED things...|
And we always seem to return to such times, and not out of nostalgia.
Much can be learned from days like those, if we take the time to educate ourselves.
Stay SAFE out there, America.