Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Well, I’ve resisted going wireless for the computer since wireless became a viable thing. I was never convinced that wireless was a good thing and I could do the business I had to do very well from the middle management chair (as old and uncomfortable as it is).

Now? I have two days in the books with a wireless key board and mouse and have concluded that wireless is definitely detrimental – to every thing. That’s true. Two days with wireless and already I’ve begun to consider new chairs and couches and rearranging furniture to free me from “The office” space, here in the corner of the dinning room.

Rue the day the geeks and nerds conceived the very idea. And then there’s the puppy. He is now large enough to stand on his hind legs, there in front of me and peer at me over my knees and the key board, and rest his fore paws on the back space key for support while I’m working.

Any time I’m well into the process. Unexpectedly. Usually before I can move the board out of the way.

I weep for sanity. I’ve discovered a new use for the thousand yard stare. The world does not exist. No noise. No mistakes. No lost data. No dead dog.

photoshare Through The Window shenandoah

The bath renovation included the plumbing work. The plumbers had to remove the stool to satisfy their overhaul. The stool ran quite a bit thereafter. As part of my pre-pay utilities program, I was worried that the stool had been damaged in the process. Yesterday the village clerk delivered the news that my water usage on the meter showed no excessive usage. Good news. I start the New Year in decent shape. The project for the New Year will be the work shop.

I need a break from the house. The earlier maintenance on the gas lines had the additional advantage of cutting the work shop and the yard gas light (yeah, I had one of those. Pretty and nice, but very expensive) from the system. I use the shop mostly for storage and minor machinery maintenance now, not wood work or small hobbies, so I’ll use electrical space heating or possibly kerosene.

Pete Du Pont, ex- gov, Del ®, was on FOX crying about spending. American Thinker had an article pointing the finger at the Repubs being no better than the Dems  – thereby recognizing what bloggers have been pointing out for years.

It is not difficult to point fingers, the hard part (as always) is herding the cats to cut the programs. The problem is the infrastructure of the government. Obama has allowed in the writers of regulations and the momentum they’ve built will be years in the halting, if ever it can be halted. The seduction of power has built over the good of the country and we are faced with distinct possibility of some type of revolt.

I use to think the Mexican Twenty Year revolutions were a good and bad thing. The good being the governments changed; the bad was the blood shed and deaths, and the fact the country stayed poor even given their natural resources.

I look for some means of finding men, or women, that believe in the Constitution to support to Washington. Amazing that they are so difficult to find at the level of trust required. And for the Yeah, yeah, people. No I’m not qualified.

Just thought I’d point that out. It will take persons of more conviction than I posses.

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From the reaches,

Ten Mile

About tenwhiskey

User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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