And the Thunder Rolled . . .

or if it’s not one thing, it’s another.

Well, the rains came back today, and pretty much didn’t stop all day. Here’s what it looked like at the height of the storm. Note that it stretched from Alabama to west Texas.

20120109 Storm 2

20120108 Storm 1

One thing the rains did do was tell me that my recent caulking job had some effect. Although the rain was much heavier today, I had a lot less water coming in. So when things dry out I’ll get back up there and take another look.

I mentioned on Monday that I had ordered a new door switch for our Splendide washer/dryer, and that I would be able to install it without pulling the washer out of the wall.

So of course, the karma gods wreaked their revenge. Last night when I did a load of laundry I found that the dryer doesn’t. So it looks like I’ll be pulling it out anyway. But I need to check the schematic before I’m sure. I guess it’s possible that this is a further problem with the switch. I’ll have to investigate a little more.

A little after 4pm Jan and I headed out for dinner. We ate at Chili’s again, but just to mix it up, we ate at a different Chili’s this time.

Wouldn’t want to get in a rut, now would we?

When we parked at the restaurant, I noticed a black Suburban right next to us with “Dove Island Lodge – An Alaskan Experience” painted on the side, and in addition, it had Alaskan tags.

A long drive, I thought.

The place wasn’t very busy, and there was only another couple seated behind us. And as they were leaving, I noticed the woman had an Alaskan jacket on so I asked her if they drove all the way from Alaska.

She said they hadn’t driven all the way,but had taken the ferry down the Alaska Marine Highway System from Sitka, AK to Bellingham, WA.

As it turns out, the Dove Island Lodge is a hunting/fishing lodge located on private island near Sitka.

Dove Island

They were down here for the winter, along with another couple, making the rounds of the sports and fishing shows and conventions. They were in Houston for the Houston Safari Club’s Sporting Expo & Convention that starts this Friday.

We talked about the temps in Alaska right now and how we’ve seen –50 shown for Fairbanks this winter. They said it doesn’t get that cold in Sitka, usually in the 30’s, and occasionally in the teens. But that was about it.

After a nice conversation, and finishing our dinner, we made a quick stop at the PO to mail a letter, and then went by the house to pick up our mail. Then, it was a quick stop for some groceries at H.E.B., and finally, a quick visit with Chris and Linda to pick up a circular saw.


Thought for the Day:

John Kennedy was killed with a 5 shot bolt action rifle.

Bobby Kennedy was killed with a .22 Iver Johnson Cadet revolver.

George Wallace was wounded with a 5 shot Charter Arms .38spl revolver.

Gerald Ford was attacked with a 7 shot 1911 semi auto.

Ronald Reagan and Jim Brady were shot with an RG-14 .22 revolver.

So of course, we need to ban “Assault Weapons” and high capacity magazines.



3 Responses

  1. You forgot to include that Abraham Lincoln was murdered with a single shot small revolver. But that would only add to an already flawed argument. Perhaps you can explain to the parents of the dead children from Sandy Hook elementary what is the value to the general public of being able to own assault weapons. I can’t wait to read that one.

  2. And all those shootings happened when? And how many innocent bystanders were killed or wounded in the process?

  3. Linda,

    I guess I’m not sure what you’re getting at here.

    The only other person wounded in this list was Governor Connally of Texas who was shot along with President Kennedy.

    What am I missing?

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