Teh Squeaky Wheel
Linux Rob had snow in Oregon.
Here it is.
I was just reading Thursday’s thread.
Here’s my contribution such as it is:
We have one black trash bin.
They take everything together, and Patriot, then has machine and AI sorting that separates all the trash.
So… Except for that we don’t use those old steel cans, it’s pretty much like it was in the ’60s. And the big trash bin has wheels so it’s easy to put out.
Merry Christmas and good Sabbath, GN!
The thread pic brought to my mind Miss Emily’s cat, Jeoffry. From his “origin story” of Rejoice In The Lamb, op. 30, by Benjamin Britton, I quote:
Great personal valour or not, hospitable disposition or not, teh mouse has left the field of battle.
I really like having Christmas on a Saturday with Boxing Day on Sunday because of the way visiting people and re-gifting things fits in with church and the usual visiting that goes on. It’s very relaxing and festive to me. Of course, many people in Britain now shop on Boxing Day which would ruin the Sabbath just like it’s already ruined Boxing Day. Well, not “just like” but you know what I meant.
As Paddy’O will say later, have a blessed Sabbath. Good night.
Sent from my Galaxy
Sunday greetin’s and Happy Boxing Day, GN!
Hi, dv8 and…Harper!!1! 🙂
Hope all of you had a lovely Christmas.
We had a quiet day yesterday; FTR, SiL and the kids all have miserable colds. (But not the coof, so they’ve got that going for them.)
MamaK sent us an Omaha Steaks gift box, so we had steak, potatoes au gratin and SackO’Sugar K made her excellent green bean casserole.
Had a chance to use our (relatively new) meat thermometer, which lead to perfectly done steaks; that was quite nice…and easy.
Jim made it home safely from TX; I’d expect we’ll have a busy Tuesday, Friday (and possibly Saturday) fixing leaks during breaks in the rains…plus trying to efficiently coordinate same starting tomorrow.
Sure glad the wonderful CA government has been busy building catch basins over the past fifteen years…it’d be a real shame if all the rain were going to waste. 👿
In re trash collection: When I first moved to CasaK, we had our choice of four different trash haulers; when their service got carpy, we could fire one and engage another.
Naturally, the Gwinnett local government “fixed” that under the guise of less wear-and-tear on the roads and safety of the chiiildreeeen! They assigned each of the haulers a particular territory and that was that. Payment is now bundled with our property tax bill. (This has, of course, worked out every bit as well as when L.A. County did something similar for commercial buildings, HOAs and apartment buildings.)
Several years ago, the county quietly admitted that “recycling” was too expensive and dropped it, so everything goes into the same landfills. Nonetheless, the various garbage goons still provide recycling bins and send two trucks around every week. Clearly, a make-work program for goonyun members.
And when the refuse retards “miss” emptying our bin, Republic repeated lies that they’ll “pick it up tomorrow”. (Narrator: “Even after three phone calls, they never do.”) Next time that happens, I intend to make myself persona non grata with my County Commissioners office.
Happy Sunday, boys and girls! Lovely to see all of you this sunny morning!
What did you think of the Omaha steaks, Fatwa?
A blessed Sabbath, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning/afternoon, dv8, Harper!, Fatwa, and Sven!
dv8 -- I’m glad Linux Rob got his Christmas snow.
Harper -- thanks for sharing. That was wonderful!
Fatwa -- glad to hear you had a good and quiet Christmas.
The family will be heading up to start work on a float for the Tournament of Roses Parade. After missing last year, it will be good to see our float family again. This year we’re working on the Aids Healthcare Foundation float.
I was just wondering if the parade was on this year given the dire chinese flu situation in SoCal.
Hiya, Sven and Paddy!
Last night’s steaks were the best I’ve ever made at home. (Pan fried ’em.) Pretty sure it was a combination of really good meat and using a thermometer.
Doubt I’d ever purchase Omaha Steaks myself, as they’re a little expensive for my tastes. But they were a lovely gift; Brenda said the hotdogs were also great. We’ve got two more steaks, some chicken breasts and some burger patties left in the freezer.
The shaker of steak seasoning which came with them is pretty good too.
I see that POS Desmond Tutu is an ex-Bishop; hope the worms spit on his carcass.
I keep seeing their advertisements and thinking about trying them out.
Today has been a morning of repairs. An hour and a half tearing apart the vacuum cleaner and cleaning it up -- it just might have been mightily dirty as now it functions as it should. Then my heater blower in my truck stopped functioning the other day, so started testing/replacing fuses and relays. Turns out the knob on the control panel was broken. Duh.
Got a way more expensive Christmas present than I deserve courtesy of Mrs Sven and her brother: a Kimber 1911. I’ve only owned one new firearm my whole life and purchased that 30 years ago. Brushing up on the bullshit CA written test that I have to pass in order to take possession of it. A practice question: The mechanical or electronic combination lock utilized by the gun safe shall have at least ____ possible combinations:
WTF? Really? The correct answer is apparently 10,000.
I’m now committed to getting back into the shooting sports.
Wow! Kimbers are very nice. I had a Kimber Crimson Trace. It was a full size, 5″ barrel, but with an aluminum alloy frame. Had an interesting feel. It had laser grips and I added night sights. I sold it later but it was a high quality gun. What size are you getting?
That’s a nice looking gun. Mine is a Custom 2 model with a 5″ barrel. I have a Springfield Armory 1911 that I bought used from a friend, but it’s always had problems, or the shooter, me, always had problems with it.
Those look really nice. I find I much prefer the 5″ length on 1911 pistols. The alloy frame on my Kimber was nice if it was to be carried daily but I like the feel of the steel frame like yours. It looks like it has a number of features I also like. Probably my main issue would be that I like the standard hammer spur and grip safety. I learned to cock and uncock the 1911 with confidence using either hand as I pick it up or put it down. I can’t really do that with the duckbill or beaver tail type. I have never been bitten (hammer bite) by any 1911 other than my Seecamp conversion. I need to find a smith who can install a standard grip safety tang. My last range session had both hand bleeding. It was made from a Combat Commander so it is Officer sized but all steel and has enough weight to be comfortable. I had a Colt Officer model with the alloy frame and it had a nasty kick because of the light weight. Nice to carry but not fun to shoot. I traded that off. The Seecamp is nice to shoot if I can cure the hammer bite. My fathers full size GI gun is the first cartridge handgun I ever shoot when I was 11 years old. It still is fun to shoot. Of course it is in much better shape now then it was 59 years ago. Still just feels and points naturally for me.
The Springfields are supposed to be very good guns. I was thinking of getting a service type before I had mine overhauled. It just had too much history to be retired.
This is it with my Seecamp double action conversion .45.
I do find 1911 pistols fun to shoot and easy to shoot well. I have my father’s old GI .45. I had a gunsmith who was well known for working on them go through it and check it, replace all springs, and do an action job and feed mod for it. I also added a straight mainspring housing and higher visibility fixed sights and an extended safety. After new grips and reblueing it was great to shoot.
I need to get back to the range.
This was the Kimber
I usually use the right hand for the right target and the left hand for the left target.
That’s not bad for shooting with both hands -distance?
I think it is 15 yards. I used to shoot mainly at 25 yards but shorter barrels and older eyes have made me move closer. That is a better distance for training for inside my home in any case. My practice set up is 15 yards at home.
I train to use my left hand with a handgun or a knife as well or better than with my right hand. I always gave my left hand some practice but then injuries made me use the left more. In 2007, just before I was to retire, I fell and broke my right shoulder. I just moved my holster around to the left side and drew my gun by holding my palm out and sliding it between the gun and my side. It worked better from a sitting position so I kept it that way after my shoulder heeled, until I switched to a Kahr CW40 semiauto as my carry gun and went back to right side carry. As nerve damage, arthritis, and cataracts moved from hand or eye to the other, I shifted priority to the best side. Unfortunately I never learned to use a rifle left handed so I largely gave them up as I lost vision in my right eye. The handgun is much more important to me in any case.
Someone forgot to mute Mac.
It’s good to see you here, Mac -- you’ve been way too quiet lately.
I seem to have developed an aversion to almost all social media.
This is causing me problems in some ways.
And I’m so glad. Muting Mac is NOT a goodness.