Saturday, August 25, 2012

Change in the Wind at Moogie's Mansion

Did you fear I'd vanished from the face of the Earth?

No such luck, guys. 

The process of Pepper easing into retirement has been anything but easy so far.  Even so, we are both beginning to adjust.

Except for that part about him being in the house. All. Day. Long. 

Every. Day.

Now that he has gotten most all of the home repair projects done, he now spends most of his time sitting in front of the desktop (he had to give his laptop back to the company) while he works on his new gig -- performing and developing labor relations as a contractor.  This last part gives me very little computer time, so I've been following blogs and stuff on the iPad, but I don't have the correct app to allow me to do my own blog posts with pictures and stuff.  Moogie is not very Apple savvy, as Elder Daughter regularly points out.

Fortunately, there is a storm brewing in the Gulf, so that has focused his attention on getting the generator in shape in case (hopefully not!) it is needed in the next several days, and that means I get some quality computer time!  Quality, but apparently not much quantity -- I just heard him pull into the garage, so I'd better get this finished so I can "help" him with this latest project ( read: observe, praise, and troubleshoot). 

I ran across this clever little post at International Liberty this morning and thought I'd share:

"The Difference Between Liberals, Conservatives, and Texans

You’re walking down a deserted street with your wife and two small children. Suddenly, a dangerous looking man with a huge knife comes around the corner, locks eyes with you, screams obscenities, raises the knife, and charges. You are carrying a Glock 40 and you are an expert shot. You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family. What do you do?
Liberal’s Answer:
Well, that’s not enough information to answer the question!
+ Does the man look poor or oppressed?
+ Have I ever done anything to him that would inspire him to attack?
+ Could we run away?
+ What does my wife think? What about the kids?
+ Could I possibly swing the gun like a club and knock the knife out of his hand?
+ What does the law say about this situation?
+ Does the Glock have an appropriate safety built into it?
+ Why am I carrying a loaded gun and what kind of message does this send to society and my children? Is it possible he’d be happy with just killing me?
+ Does he definitely want to kill me or would he just be content to wound me?
+ If I were to grab his knees and hold on, could my family get away while he was stabbing me?
This is all so confusing! I need to debate this with some friends for a few days to try to come to a conclusion.
Conservative’s Answer:
Texan’s Answer:
BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! click (sounds of reloading).
Wife: “Sweetheart, he looks like he’s still moving. What do you kids think?”
Son: “Mom’s right Dad, I saw it too…”
Daughter: “Nice grouping, Daddy! Were those the Winchester Silver Tips?”"

I like it! 

I also see a new laptop in our future.


  1. Heh. I'd seen the liberal/conservative/Texan thang before, but it's ALWAYS good. I'm kinda surprised ya gave props to anythang from Tejas, though.

    As fer this... ( read: observe, praise, and troubleshoot)

    Yer doin' it right. Don't ever change! ;-)

  2. Good to hear from you. I'll be praying for you and Pepper :)

  3. Thanks, Lou. We'll gladly take all the prayers we can get!

  4. Moogie, the Blogger app is just so/ best.

    I've used it on my iPhone, but I don't have an iPad, so I'm not sure if it works better.

    I knew you wuz okay. Hope you don't have to duck & cover...or be a part of a traffic jam headed nawth! But, you can take I-49 if it's easier, and stop in for some tea.

    Or whiskey.