Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Some days you should just stay in bed

Tuesday morning started out as usual up early,morning constitutional, take dog for a walk.

It was a beautiful morning cold but not windy that fresh crisp taste to the air. While walking the dog I warmed up the truck and spoke with my neighbor about the weather. The usual BS Then it all went south. My roads don't get plowed in my neighborhood until at least 3 days after a storm. No big deal 4 wheel drive truck and redneck neighbors with big trucks to pack it all down.  My 1st clue to go back inside, the 4 wheel on the truck wont engage again. No big deal I should be able to get out i have decent tires a load of snow in the back for traction and i came in without it. I start up the road and find a caddy blocking my way.
As I would later learn this guy came home from the bar that is a block and a half away at 2 in the morning and this was as far as he made it. Just in the right spot to keep me from getting by and blocking just enough to make it hard to turn around. This was where I should have left my truck and reason 2 to go back inside. But not being an asshole like my friend i decide to get turned around and get out the  way or at least back to my driveway. After getting stuck and shoveling out and getting stuck again and again trying to turn around i decided to just back out. The snow had melted the day before then froze leaving 1 inch of ice below the slushy top and the slight grade slid me nicely into the front yard in the picture above. Now I'm stuck real good but never to quit i shovel one more time get in put it into drive and this happens
Yews I don't believe its supposed to come off like that. I would love to say I had a hearty laugh but truth be told I got pissed and punch a hole in my dash because sometimes I'm just an asshole like that. Now with bleeding knuckles and a busted truck and a crushed ego I must accept defeat and go home tell the wife and call for some help. this was reason 3 to go inside and stay there. half hour later my nephew shows up and with his, my neighbor. wife and a tow strap we get the truck back in front of my house. we just need to push it out of the street in to a parking spot. It required more digging and pushing. Did I ever mention I have 6 herniated or otherwise fucked up disc ok well I bet we can guess what went down next. after a good push I grabbed the shovel jumped up to the front of the truck an dug in. Then that wonderful sharp and unholy pain shot down my spine weakening my knees and dropping me to the ground. my temper then kicked in I yelled leave it where fucking is I'm DONE! and went around back to puke. Yup some days are best spent at home and  I listen today. I probably could have made it but I decided instead to take meds sit in my chair and read. Good choice I might add. later I will do some stretching and take a walk to loosen things up. Ill be walking with a good limp for a few days it appears but things could always be worse and one day I may learn to listen to that inner voice of reason but then what fun would that be. 

Monday, January 25, 2016

The little truck that could (almost)

So as it turns out the 4wheel drive would not work because I knocked the plastic hub half way off the wheel in the snow Friday night. Had to dig out the front tire to inspect them and found the hub packed with snow. I took it off cleaned it up snapped it back on and all was well. Looks like I'm gonna have to buy some rim caps to protect them you would thing that something that vulnerable on a front wheel of a 4x4 would be metal and at the very least bolted on gotta love Mazda/Ford trucks. I will say it a beast in the snow neighbor hood wasn't plowed and it blasted right up the road with no problems except now I can't get the hubs to unlock which made for a interesting ride on pavement.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Blizzard Update

I was gonna head to work and help my guys shovel but the 4wheel drive broke in the truck so I'm doing this instead.Y'all stay warm.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Random Meanderings and Flag Poles

         Totally random but swung in the 7 11 near work and saw this plaque on wall.
Which in turn sent me down a worm hole and now I have more useless information about OUIJA boards then one would ever need to know. 

Then Saturday at work again I got to watch a guy do this

Our flag rigging broke free in a nor'easter earlier in the year and as it turns out there are not to many people in the country that climb 50 foot flag poles on 10 story building left anymore. This gentleman named Chuck owner of American Climbers LLC out of Wisconsin was the only one I found. He genuinely loves his work and was up snapping pictures of the city and enjoying the view.Apparently we have a small pole on a little building. Hell of a nice guy and fellow hunter (we were swapping stories while he was here when I first tried contacting him he was elk hunting in Montana)and at 59 he sure puts a lot of youths I know to shame with his energy. Only took him a few minutes to get her done and now old glory fly proud again.

I took video but can't seem to get it to load maybe ill work on it later. And because he finished so fast and I happened to have my 45 with me I hit the indoor range on the way home.Its probably the first time in about a year that I shot by myself. I seem to always have a tag a long or new shooter with me. The time alone showed that I really need to work on my shooting, it was dismal. The good is I have no problem spending more time at the range. the bad is  for the life of me I don't know what I'm doing wrong.  A friend with a lot more experience than I do is going with me this week and the bonus  I get to shoot his new Walther PPQ so that should be fun. I hear the triggers are nice, not that I at this point would know the difference. 

Saturday, January 9, 2016

A fine Saturday

      After some chores I intend to spend this weekend as I did last week end at the range breaking in the AR15 and putting some rounds through which ever gun makes the trip with my family. So its off to the vet for the pup and to wally world yeah me. hope everyone has a fine rest of your Saturday.
Nephew and his girlfriend popping bowling pins with the Remington 700 .308

Nephew and the 45

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year

My Resolution More Bacon, More Beer and More Sex. I figure I can keep this one. On a personal note I will be the same sumbitch I was last year.