Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Dem nabit Rabbits

Well, I've been on the hunt again.
Rabbit tracks all over the yard.
No matter how much I keep
an eye on this,
They find a breach in my security.
Kinda like the hackers trying to get
into our computers.
They just keep trying.
Now I've got chicken wire woven
thru all the trees and shrubs
around the perimeter of the yard.
But with the deer and raccoons,
and assorted other critters that can
climb fences, I have to be
diligent on keeping everything
secure.
but it always happens, there develops
a breach, and the rabbits find it quickly.
But this weekend,
I got lucky and nabbed a couple.
Number one, Sunday in the first pic,
and number 2 on Tuesday in
the second pic.
You'll notice the lack of snow in the
second pic. We had a freak but welcomed
warm front come thru. It hit 45
degrees on Monday and Tuesday.
It won't last. A cold front is coming
thru this evening,
And tomorrow's high will only be 18.
But we enjoy any nice weather we can get.
Still a long winter to go.
Why I trap the Rabbits?
Well, click on the last 2 pics,
and you'll see. They eat everything
in sight! The first pic was a Yucca.
Just stubs of leaves left.
The second is an Evergreen Euonymus.
You'll notice, no leaves left, and the bark
nearly gone. Fortunately, they'll come back.
But it'll take a couple of years to regain what it looked like this last year.
And don't worry, no harm came to the little beasts! They just became the latest participants in the Wayne Relocation Program!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

New Orleans

The following pictures come from Dave and Randy in New Orleans. They are full timing in their RV. Currently work camping at an RV park in New Orleans. We met them in Saugatuck this past summer, as they were heading south from their last job in Gaylord, Michigan. Originally from Palm Springs California, they are working their way across the country, one season at a time.
They took these pics on Bourbon Street, in the French Quarter.







Just shows with all they've been through, the still have a sense of humor.

Friday, January 25, 2008

funny friday

1. There are two sides to every divorce: Yours and Shithead's.
2. The closest I ever got to a 4.0 in college was my blood alcohol content.
3. I live in my own little world but it's OK, everyone knows me here.
4. I saw a rather large woman wearing a sweatshirt with "Guess" on it. I said, "Thyroid problem?"
5. I don't do drugs cause I find I get the same effect just by standing up really fast.



6. If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the "terminal" ?
7. I don't approve of political jokes. I've seen too many of them get elected.
8. The most precious thing we have is life, yet it has absolutely no trade-in value.


9. I am a nobody; nobody is perfect, and therefore I am perfect.
10. Everyday I beat my own previous record for number of consecutive days I've stayed alive.
11. No one ever says, "It's only a game!" when their team is winning.

12. How long a minute is, depends on what side of the bathroom door you you're on.
13. Isn't having a smoking section in a restaurant like having a peeing section in a swimming pool?
14. Marriage changes passion... suddenly you're in bed with a relative.
15. Why is it that most nudists are people you don't want to see naked?

16. Every time I walk into a singles bar I can hear Mom's wise words: Don't pick that up, you don't know where it's been.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

2 years!

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Yep! today is my 2 year blogoversary!

2 years! Wow! Where has the time gone!
When I started this blog, I really didn't know what I was doing, or even why I was doing it. I started this blog as a means of keeping in touch with people I didn't see often. But over time, I've met other people who've stumbled on my little blog. And I've discovered other people's blogs I enjoy reading. It's been a fun trip!

I want to thank everyone who've left comments, and sent e-mails. I've met a lot of interesting people in cyberspace. And even a couple in person!


I look forward to sharing another year of our life.


Thanks again for all the support! Everyone's been Great!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

brrrrrrrrrrr........


Winter has Michigan in it's icy grips. Yesterday's high.....13. Today's high.....10. And that's Fahrenheit, not Celsius! It would be -12 Celsius!
So today, we'll be staying indoors.
Craig has finally finished all his end of year paperwork for the business, so it looks like this weekend will be a relaxing, not do much, kind of weekend. And that will be nice. He took a puzzle out of cabinet to work on, and we'll do some fine tuning on the season's camping schedule.
With the business climate here in Michigan, we came thru the year down about 3%. Considering we took more days off work for our RV trips, and didn't have a price increase last year, we did okay. We will have to raise prices this year. Costs on supplies have gone up considerably, and so does rent and utilities. But customers are expecting it. I've been asked a lot if the prices are still the same. They know it's been a while since the last increase, and are expecting one.
Hope everyone stays warm. It looks like this cold weather is going quite a ways south.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

funny friday

This week's Funny Friday is from Dave in New Orleans.....


One day Superman was feeling a bit horny. So, he asked his super hero friends for ideas on where he could get a bit of action.
"Hey Batman! Who's good in the sack?"
"Well Superman, everyone knows that Wonder Woman is the best sex in comicland. Why don't you try her?"
replied Batman.
"I'd love to, but Wonder Woman and I are friends. So I don't really want to take advantage of her."
"Damn shame."
said Batman as he waved goodbye to Superman and drove off.
Ten minutes later Superman was flying low over a city when he saw the Green Lantern.
"Hey Hal, I'm looking for a little action. You're a swinging bachelor, who's the best babe in comicland?"
"Hey, Superman! Everyone knows that Wonder Woman is far and away the best lay in comicland, why don't you try her?"

"Well, we're sort of friends," Superman said, "but I didn't realize she had gotten around so much." and he flew off in frustration.


Twenty minutes later Superman was flying over a field when he saw Wonder Woman lying naked, in the middle of the field, with her legs apart. Superman was tempted. He thought to himself, "I'm faster than a speeding bullet, I can be in and out of there before she even knows I'm here."
So with a blur and a sonic boom he was down, in and gone. Wonder Woman stared up into the sky with a dazed expression. "What the hell was that??" she exclaimed. "I don't know," said the Invisible Man as he rolled off, "but my ass is killing me."




Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

2008 camping schedule

I know it's only mid January,
but we've spent a good part of the weekend
putting together our 2008 camping schedule.
Like I said in the previous post,
Due to our work schedule,
and the fact campgrounds fill up
quickly on popular weekends,
we sat down with our work schedule,
and came up with a tentative camping schedule.
We are planning on 13 long weekend trips.

Our first of the season, will be in early April to St Louis, Missouri.
Next, early May to Indianapolis, Indiana.
2 in June, Chicago, and Saugatuck, Michigan.
2 in July, Petoskey, Michigan, and another Saugatuck MI.
3 in August, Cedar Point Amusement Park near Sandusky, Ohio, Chicago again, and a 3rd, yet to be determined.
2 in September, Saugatuck, and another yet to be determined.
2 in October, both yet to be determined.

We have 3 to Saugatuck, because it's a fun summer tourist town, and a fun campground, and it's not very far from Lansing.

Now, if I have any readers that live in or near any of these destinations, or may be going to any of them, send me an e-mail, and maybe we can get together for drinks or lunch. Always fun to meet in person, people from cyberspace!

Monday, January 14, 2008

busy....busy

An update to let everyone know I'm still here.
Last week at work was very busy. And Craig has been working non-stop in all his spare time with end of year bookkeeping, estimated taxes, sales tax, 1099's, renewing DBA's, you get the picture.
So I try to stay out of his face.
I spent yesterday cleaning up the room our computers are in. I'm amazed how dusty things can get. One thing I did was open the computer case and blow out all the dust that can accumulate inside. I highly recommend this to every one. Especially if your puter is as old as mine.(a 2001) A layer of dust can cause things to over heat and die!
I also thru out piles of old PC magazines, and notes and papers I found from older pc's I owned.
I'm also starting to put together a camping schedule for this summer season.
Park reservations start to fill up early. And we try to schedule our trips around our work schedule. We have a lot of "regular" customers. They are ones that come in every 3-4-5 weeks for haircuts and-or coloring services. We have customers who book their appointments for the entire year in advance. So some Saturdays have a number of "regulars", and we try to take off Saturdays that aren't very full of them, so as not to inconvenience too many.
Remember, when your self employed, customers are your bosses.

Friday, January 11, 2008

funny friday

It's been a very busy week at work, so a quicky for Funny Friday......


A man is at work one day at the factory when he notices that his co-worker is wearing an earring.

This man knows his co-worker to be a normally conservative fellow, and is curious about his sudden change in 'fashion sense.'

The man walks up to him and says, 'I didn't know you were into earrings.'

'Don't make such a big deal, it's only an earring,' he replies sheepishly.

His friend falls silent for a few minutes, but then his curiosity prods him to say, 'So, how long have you been wearing one?'

'Ever since my wife found it in my truck.'


I always wondered how this trend got started.



Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Going....going.....GONE!


We've had some crazy weather here in Michigan!
We had record snow fall and winter has just begun!
Our County Road Commission has already spent
it's entire snow plow budget!
With at least 3 months of winter left!

But we are having a reprieve.
At least a short one.
The first pic was taken on Dec. 30th,
just before the heavy snow hit.
The 2nd pic, Saturday, Jan. 5th.
And the 3rd pic Monday, Jan. 7th.

We went from a high of below 30,
to a high yesterday of 62!
Which was a record high!

Of course, now we are under a
flood warning.
But our house is on high ground,
so we needn't worry.
The forecast calls for slowly dropping temps
thru the rest of the week.

But we took advantage of the thaw,
and took down all the outside lights.
And finished putting away all the inside decorations also. I enjoy all the Christmas decorations, but it's also nice to have it all back to normal.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

back it up!

With the New Year, now is a good time to make sure everything on your computer has been saved to a remote drive or disk.
You never know when you may have a hard drive failure such as I did a year and a half ago. And after that happens, your totally screwed! Everything is lost!

So take some time this New Year to back up copies of everything on you computer.

Documents,
Pictures,
Copies of downloaded software,
Anything that did not come on your original installation disks.

Including all you favorites, or bookmarks.
I just spent a total of about 2 hours saving everything to a CD, and now I can relax, knowing all my "stuff" is safe! I do this twice a year.
Don't wait till it's too late!

Friday, January 04, 2008

funny friday

From my Florida friend Patti.........

The 11th Husband

A young man married a beautiful woman who had previously divorced 10 husbands. On their wedding night, she told her new husband to "Please be gentle; I'm still a virgin".
"What?" said the puzzled groom. "How can that be if you've been married ten times? "

Well, husband #1 was a Sales Representative; he kept telling me how great it was going to be.

Husband #2 was in Software Services; he was never really sure how it was suppose to function; but he said he'd look into it and get back with me.

Husband #3 was from Field Services; he said that everything checked out diagnostically but he just couldn't get the system up.

Husband #4 was in Telemarketing; even though he knew he had the order, he didn't know when he would be able to deliver.

Husband #5 was an Engineer, he understood the basic process but he wanted three years to research, implement, and design a new state of the-art method.


Husband #6 was from Administration; he thought he knew how but he wasn't sure whether it was his job or not.

Husband #7 was in Marketing; although he had a product, he was never sure how to position it.

Husband #8 was a Psychiatrist; all he did was talk about it.

Husband #9 was a Gynecologist; all he did was look at it.

Husband #10 was a Stamp Collector; all he ever did was........... God I miss him.

But now that I've married you, I'm so excited.
Wonderful, said the husband, but why?
You're with the 'GOVERNMENT'.. This time I KNOW I'm gonna get SCREWED!!






Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Snow


Here's a quicky post
for all you snow lovers!


More pics of the yard.


Had another 8'' of snow New years Morning.


Another 2" this morning.


Only 80 days till spring!



Enjoy!


Remember, click on the pics to see larger!































Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year


Wow! Another year has slipped by!
I know a lot of people are happy this year is finally over.
Here's hoping 2008 will be better year for everyone!
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