Thursday, December 5, 2019
Why did the black cat cross the yard and other fun questions
As I was out hanging up freshly laundered bed sheets this morning I espied a visitor.
It was the neighborhood black cat, of course. This cat I choose to call Brutus for no good reason. The cat meandered his/her way across the neighbor's back yard. Handsome cat imo.
I understand that across most of the nation it is now eye-leegul to hang laundry outside for drying. Using sun and wind to dry clothes causes global warming. You have to use an electrical clothes dryer powered by fossil fuels. It's vital to put more carbon in the air by using an electrical appliance because the carbon generated in this responsible fashion actually hunts down and kills murder carbon. Also, hanging laundry outside causes very severe and horrible victimization of people who worship greta and eat lead paint and other cornstitutionally garn-teed freedoms. Butt I digress.
Why did Brutus cross the neighbor's yard? Because he/she felt like it. Cats do what cats do because it's what cats do.
Another fun question is this: Why were people looking at me funny yesterday?
There's no way to know for sure. Maybe I look like the ax murderer featured on 'merka's most wanted last night. Maybe a lot of people realized they were in the presence of greatness. More likely the answer is the same as for the previous question. Because people do what people do because it's what people do.
By far the most likely answer, however, is that my face looked funny. You see, my cordless razor ran out of juice halfway through my morning shave yesterday, and I got called away before I could complete the job. Then I forgot that I needed to complete the job. This morning I remembered though, and the razor was fully charged.
Today I'm unsure why people continue to look at me funny. My face is evenly shaved, including on both sides. I'm thinking it's probably that "presence of greatness" thing.
The final fun question for the day is this: Did they change the traffic laws when I wasn't paying attention? Today on three separate occasions vehicles ahead of me signaled left, moved into the turn lane, then suddenly turned right, directly across my path. Good thing I are a defensive kinda driver. Not everyone is. It seems a bit dangerous to me, that whole suddenly cutting across traffic to make a turn thing, but I ain't in charge of the laws. I'm just wondering if I'm doing it wrong. I'm pretty sure turning across traffic like that was forbidden when I learned to drive, but I can sure see where someone could be victimized by having to follow such a restrictive regulation. We can't have that!
Having not really answered those questions, I set out to do the day's stuff.
While checking cows I was able to get over to the well switch for the first time since the storm. My plan was to shut the well off. That way the cattle will drink the stock tank with the not-very-well fixed float down, making it easier for me to adjust the float properly (for certain values of properly) tomorrow. But of course...(sorry 'bout the sideways video. Eww-toobe knows better than I what the proper orientation should be. Thank goodness for al-gore-ithms).
Having turned the switch off I got to work. Same excuse for the sidewize video presentation.
Hey presto, fixed! And not mis-oriented (although that is a judgement which victimizes eww-toobe). Also a very pretty if cool, gray, and overcast morning.
There was a ray of sunshine, which Red took full advantage of.
Then it was onward and upward to more better things!
More stock tank and cow stuff.
Finished with the cattle I got stuck in to loading scrap in the ROF. The Bobcat did yeoman service. Driven correctly it can handle snow and ice with little problem. I got a lot of stuff loaded, and as tomorrow and Saturday are forecast to be quite warm and nice I should be able to finish filling the box. If all goes as presently planned. Which it won't. so we'll have to see what actually happens.
I was going to make the moving pictures of Bobcat scrap ops, but I got busy working and forgot to document. Need to get me one of those go-amateur cameras with the headband thingy or something.
Instead of that, how about this? UNREP training film from 1965. Very top secret and for officers only! Now I know why UNREP's could so quickly devolve into a straight up romeo foxtrot. Nevertheless, this video brings back a lot of fond memories. And the guys featured here were the guys who came just before me. Pretty cool.
Be well and enjoy the blessings of liberty.