Wednesday, September 28, 2011

So what’s the grump between the news and the government and Ford? I told GMC in a survey;  in response to a dealership questionnaire and in person that I’d not buy another GMC product, pointing directly to the bail-out and the rip-off of both the stock holders and the tax payers.

Said I’d rather have a Ford.

‘Course, none now at the dealership will talk to me; which is fine, I suppose, but the parts department for my tractor is in the same spot as the parts department for the dealership. In fact, the guy that owns the auto dealership owns the tractor dealership.

He’s a pretty fine fellow – young, but a decent sort.

I still wouldn’t buy a GMC, however. I’m glad I purchased just before the dust up with the economy.

photoshare Untitled Lower Lake CA noneinc (Woodpecker rookery) 


I’ve caught us up on the Co-Op service station (that’s a misnomer any more, for certain. We need to work on new generic name for the old fashioned gas station), except for one item.

I didn’t know about it until yesterday when I was picking up the tractor tire. Danny is back. He’s limited duty type but he is back. In spite of being an EMS type, he told me in gruesome detail of crackling back bones, hospital smells, rods implanted and instructions limiting him to certain this and no doing that.

He’s never complained about hurting people centralizing the world on themselves when ill, so it’d be a shame not to listen politely while he rattles on. But I must admit, he sounds like a ninety year old in a group of ninety year olds slapping a shopping bag of pill bottles on the table and matter of factly admitting they’d left four or five home – forgot them, they’d say.

But it is good to see him with hue and color and with a smile on his face. While I was loading the tractor tire on the truck, we agreed to blame the flat on another of the workers at the shop. That guy had, in fact, installed the new tire in the first place and the bead was what was leaking.

While I’m on the subject, the Co-Op is also installing a 10 AM to 7 PM type of café in the new building. While I agree we really need a place in the business section of the village, I’m not sure the Co-Op tire service building is the place for it.

Given that the combined Bar/Restaurant went out of business, a self contained building, this combined thing might or might not work. Best of luck with it. I’ll change my habits somewhat and rather than make the once daily trip fourteen miles one way for a cupa, I’ll support the Co-Op.


The next ‘previous’ post will be 11 Oct. Dog puppy will be one year old 3 Oct – he is beginning to understand “No.”

He’s like his master. A little slow.


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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5 Responses to Wednesday, September 28, 2011

  1. tenwhiskey says:

    SPAM comments will usually be allowed once. After that they become what they are.

    • mark says:

      I would first like to ask you why you chose to use MY image (the above acorn tree) in your blog.
      It is not copyrighted so I guess you have the right, but it would have been nice to be asked (or even given credit)

      • tenwhiskey says:

        Mouse over the photo for the credits.

        Read the TOS for the site published to for the ‘rights’.

        By publishing you granted the permissions.

        Other than mine, I have tried since learning how to give credit.

  2. tenwhiskey says:

    Mark: I suppose I should answer your question as to why I chose to publish your picture because you did ask, and I failed to answer.

    The answer is simple; I liked the picture. I thought it was very good.

    If you’ve reviewed (scrolled through without reading) the blog you’ll find that I try to honor quality pictures. It’s one of the things I’ve tried to do with the blog without poking a finger in the readers eye.

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