Friday, August 7, 2015

2015 #14

Good day to all;
A couple of days ago I installed Windows 10 on my PC.  I was running Windows 7.  Still working my way through the new system, but everything seems to be working well.

Watched the debates last night.  It takes  a lot of guts to be up there and answer questions off the cuff.  I thought they all did well, some better than others.  What and awesome interview process.  Seventeen people are interested in the job.  Probably the only job you spend more money to get hired than you will earn.  But consider we have only had forty four in our two hundred and thirty nine year history.  What and honor.  What a responsibility.

As the final selection takes place, I hope we all give a great deal of thought to our choice.  We badly need to change the direction this country is going.

My thoughts on $15 per hour wage.  That's nice, but every job I ever had a raise meant they expected more  from you.  At the end of the day ask yourself "Did I make money for the company or did I just put in my time?"  If you made money for the company you did good.  If you just put in your time, start looking for another job.


Thursday, July 30, 2015

2015 #13

As we gather here this evening to remember our past and the errors we have committed.  Let us not forget that some where along the way maybe we did some good things.  More often than not we dwell on mistakes we have made.  Decisions that were not the best.  We are our own worst critic.  Let us use these mistakes as a learning tool.  What have I done in my life that was so wrong?  Sure there have been lapses in judgment.  Things that I could have done differently.  Minor mistakes that hurt me mostly.  Let us look ahead and be a better person tomorrow than we were yesterday.  Kinder more accepting of other people.  Our history used to be written in stone now it is in the"Cloud".  Is this progress.  The writers in stone are now without a job.  Did they tell their children to study hard and get into that line of work?  What line of work do encourage your children to study for?  The buggy whip maker went away.  Sin and evil have been a constant thru our history.  Is this a good career choice?

Have good evening.


Friday, July 24, 2015

2015 #12

2:38 am, can't get to sleep tonight.  My mind keeps going over different things.  Another shooting in a movie theater.  To many copy cats out there.  Troubled souls get left behind and don't know how to catch up.  Family life is not enough anymore.  Troubled kids come from troubled families.  Can't tell right from wrong. 

Not much else going on.  Taking care of business. 

Have a pleasant day, be kind and understanding.


Sunday, July 19, 2015

2015 #11

A rare summer rain has brought some relief to Southern California.  Saturday we had thunder and lighting and a considerable amount of rain for this area.  The mountains received more and there were some mud slides.  The draw back is is very muggy.  We can deal with that for a few days.  Kinda nice for a change.

Travel plans being firmed up this weekend.  I will not be going but I am excited about the trip anyway.  It's nice to hear the excitement in their voices.  I am sure they will have a wonderful time and enjoy each others company.

My brother and sister will be here with me while they are away.  So that we will have some time together.  Haven't spent that much time with them for many years.

Our daughter was here from San Diego for the weekend.  Always such a joy when she comes to visit.  She has become a lovely adult.  I love her so much, there's not much Dad wouldn't do to support her.

Things happening around here are normal.  Quiet street good neighbors.  Health wise we are doing well.

I wish you peace and love in your life.


Friday, July 3, 2015

2015 #10

Tomorrow will mark 239 years our country has been in existence.  We were born out of rebellion and a desire to be free.  How could a upstart take on the British Empire.  The British had colonial country's all over the world.  We weren't a large population, nor were we rich.  We had men who were leaders.  Who wanted a better way of life for themselves and their fellow country men.  A shared sacrifice to achieve a goal.  The men who wrote the Constitution did a masterful job.  No way they could have know what the future would hold, but the crafted a document that has stood the test of time.  I will pause on July 4, 2015 and give thanks to the men who laid out a frame work for a great country.  I am proud to be a citizen of the United States of America.  God Bless the USA!!!!!

Some what warm here in SoCal.  But then it is summer, so it's expected.  There is not much going on, we are taking it easy.  Go out in the early evening and water the plants, enjoy the evening breeze from the ocean.  Sunday I may watch some of the FIFA World Cup for Women, hope the US gets the win.

Enjoy the 4th.  Be careful, drive safely.


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

2015 #9

July 1, 2015.  The year is half over or is it half to go.  Fifty Fifty I say.  The first six months of 2015 have been good.  Celebrated 50th Anniversary with my lovely wife JP.  Our daughters and Grandson were here to celebrate with us.  It has been a wonderful ride these past fifty years.  I say I am in a comfortable state of mind and happy.  After 50 years you would be surprised  at how we have adapted to each other.  Very good feeling.

Today was the end of the second quarter, so there were household closing paperwork.  It is nice to end the month with a surplus in the bank account.  

Have a great day.


Monday, June 29, 2015

2015 #8

My weekend is over.  What did I do you ask?   Sunday we invited a friend over for some grilled ribeye steaks.  I made potato salad, grilled fresh corn on the cob.  Oh yes garlic mayo.  We had a good time.  He and JP planted some tomatoes in those container you hand upside down.  I had not seen him for quite awhile, he looked good and was more like his old self.  Monday was a total kick back day.  In tthe evening JP and I sat outside on the swing and watched the hummingbird's play.  They were very active.  JP took some pictures of the little creatures.  They are a very interesting bird.

Greece is like a uncle that likes to party, but wants to use your money.  The Greek people are good but they sure elect a poor leader for their country.

Our neighbor got themselve's a Chevrolet Spark.  He will use it as a commuter vehicle.

Not very exciting but a pleasant weekend.


Friday, June 26, 2015

2015 #7

I have heard it said "It takes a village to raise a child".  My view  on this is no.  To raise a child you need a loving Mother and Father.  Children are born pure.  The environment they are brought up in has a strong influence.  A loving caring parenteral unit, caring and nurturing them are needed.  Many of today's parents came from broken home's, drug addiction, alcohol, prescription drugs, etc.  Are these good role models?  I think not.

Today's ruling on same sex marriage should settle the scene.  For those of us who have a more traditional view of marriage you can now leave us alone.  You have your view on the subject and I have mine.  Please  respect my rights Under the Constitution to have my own opinion.


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

2015 #6

As I was leaving the house this morning to do some errands, I was greeted by by a pleasant morning.  The street was quite, and rather nice looking.  I paused for a minute and thought about my uncle's on my Mother's side of the family.  They were all hard working and honest men.  As they got older and retired little changed in their life.  They didn't work any more, but they still went to the bar on Saturday.   I am talking about thee three single brother's who lived together.  Each had medical trouble at various times.  But they remained friends.  As some of their friends got older and needed a place to live, they fixed some of the out buildings up to be liveable space for them.  On winter days they would sit on a bench in the sunshine and talk.  There was never a lot of emotion showed.  Just a comfortable friendship.  No boasting or bragging.  Memories of the life they had lived.  I admired these men.  World War Two veterans, and one a Korean War vet.  They lived a quite unassuming life.  Providing for themselves not dependent on anyone.  When I was younger I worked along side each of them.  They taught me many things.  I can say we never had a cross word among us.  I never got money from them, but if I needed help on fixing a car or something they were there.  After I got married and moved to another state, I wasn't in touch with them as much.  Whenever I went back to see Mom and Daddy, I would always make a point to visit my Uncle's.  These were great men in my life.  I thank them for the love and caring they showed me.  They have all passed on now.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

2015 #5

June 10 was my Dad's Birthday.  Got to thinking about him today.  He is in my thoughts a lot and sometimes in my dreams.  He was a good Dad.  We didn't share a lot but we liked each other.  We did several projects around the house.  Raised chickens when I was in FFA.  I learned a lot from him.  He was a gentle man and his church meant a lot.  I wasn't into church at that time, still not but when I was stationed in West Germany I began to read the Bible he gave me.  I began to have faith.  Religion is a very complicated process.  You have to just accept the teachings in the Bible.  Nine people can read the same passage and come up with nine different meanings.  I just accepted what I read and believed in God.  I think that's what my Dad did.  He went to church on Sunday, sang in the choir, Bible study on Wednesday.  He had fellowship with other members of the church.  This gave him purpose and hope.  I respected my Dad very much.  He seldom used cuss words, didn't drink, smoke, or fool around.  He loved my Mother.  They had a hard time in the early years of the marriage.  Dad was a share cropper in OK and didn't have much money.  It was in the 1940's so he used horse and wagon to go to town and till the fields.  In 1946 we packed up and moved to Dixon, CA.  (not just us, there were 4 kids by this time, but his father in-law and a couple of brothers in-law)  He worked on a farm for a while, then got a job in construction.  Dad never got past the 6th grade.  But he made sure I studied and learned my lessons.  He was not shy about using his belt on me to keep my attention.  I can reminder those times still.  Thanks Dad.  As a kid growing up sometimes you don't appreciate your Dad.  As I get older my respect and appreciation grows for what he stood far and how he lived his life.

Happy Birthday Daddy. RIP


Sunday, June 7, 2015

2015 #4

What a nba game tonight.  Overtime in the first two games.  All even at 1 to 1.  This may  be one of the most exciting finals in a while.  I am still picking Golden state in seven.

It has been a quiet and pleasant Sunday.  JP finally got a computer that works.  She has been catching up since she installed it this afternoon.

In other news our Grandson finished his Junior year with all A's.  Good job T.   When I have asked him why he doesn't have part time job, his reply has been "school is my job".  I never looked at school that way.  He is right.  Education will serve him better later on. 

Friday I will have the "blue light" done on my arms.  Pain pills before for sure.  

Looks like we are going to have some warm weather for the early part of the week, then back to more normal temps for a few days. 

Not much else happening here.  Hope you all had a pleasant weekend.  Take care. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

2015 #3


Today has been kinda strange.  Went to wound care nurse, she brought the surgeon in that did work on me.  He looked at the area in question and said "my you must have been in bad shape for me to do that".  There is nothing more I can do.  You are a very sick man.  I got you three and half more years, maybe you will get some more.  Nice bedside manner doctor.  Thanks for the pep talk. 

It has kinda been bugging me all day.  I think I will put his opinion aside and go for the gold.  A happy fruitful life.  Loving my family and enjoying there love for me.   Yes I have health problems and I will do my best to deal with them.  But whatever time God gives me here I will enjoy myself.  I am blessed with a loving and caring wife, two wonderful daughters, a grandson, and siblings who love me.  A man tries to make his mark in life.  From my point of view I am doing that.

On a lighter note the nba finals start in a couple of days, the Giants are doing well and the final race of the triple crown is Saturday I think.

Wish all a great day, and much happiness.



Sunday, May 31, 2015

2015 #2

Hello all,

Today was a fine day here.  This weather is pleasant.  Gas prices are down from mid-week, $3.38 per gal at my local Sam's Club.  Good thing I don't drive to many miles in a week.  Do you have a favorite team in the NBA Finals?  I am not to fond of the Warriors but personal and bench will make a difference.  So I give the nod to Golden State in seven games.

My brother had his little toe cut off on Friday night due to some compilations.  He is doing ok and should be home Monday sometime.  It has worried me a great deal this weekend.  He will most likely have to make some adjustments in his habits.  Hoping all works out.

I slow roasted a beef briscut in the oven today with some bbq rub.  Turned out very tasty.

Take care, take a moment and be nice to fellow humans.


Friday, May 22, 2015

2015 #1

What a day.  I was scheduled to have a skin cancer treatment called the "Blue Light".  I was told there might be some pain involved.  They were wrong when the used the word might.  The treatment was supposed to last 15 minutes.  After the first minute I asked the nurse to stop.  Waited about one minute then began again.  This was repeated three for four times.  The nurse was spraying water on my face during the treatment.  After 7 minutes I called a halt to the treatment.  Wow did it hurt. 

My face looks like I have a sunburn, and is still tingling.  In June I am scheduled to have my arms done.  Not looking forward to the treatment.

Use sun screen, take care of your skin when you are young.

Take care.  Be kind.

Friday, May 15, 2015

May 15, 2015

I was walking down the street today and turned into a drugstore. 

Hello again, been sometime since I wrote.  A lot of things have happened, but more of that later.

Just wanted to get back into the writing.

Take care, be kind to people.

Pappy 1