Very well. Let me try this for the fourth time. I’ve gotten as far as the heading twice.
First it was Renter. His concern, on a Friday during the work week, was the snake bit calf. Some progress. Renter figures he’ll come back later and give it another shot of everything repellent.
I don’t mind, of course. After some discussion of long term effects of snake bite, we agreed that in the calf’s case it won’t matter much as the calf would be a thousand pounds of meat in someone’s freezer long before we’d have to worry about permanent arthritis or other joint illnesses.
Then cam the installer of the cameras. His work had dropped dead. No pictures. He fussed and fumed and finally, after my telling him I wasn’t happy with the black box he’d built, finding, I said, that a ten cent black box screwing up thousands of dollars of equipment, the box, not trying to hurt his feelings was without pedigree.
He wasn’t happy, but did admit he was tired of coming over. Which was fine with me, I’m tired of his face.
Friendly like, you know. He’s promised to make it work. I have thought of collecting all the blog entries and submitting them to a consumer site.
Nah. Can’t do that. I considered long (if not well) and choose this man. He is trying to establish a business and a place in the area after being bounced off the police force. A decision I from which I cannot retreat.
And thirdly: I mowed the road. The county road right of way. I mention that because it’s a quarter mile of barr ditch. I ran out of gas at the far end, of course. I had given some thought to gas in the mower, but thought I’d only done the back yard and the RR property off a full tank.
About the time I ran out of gas, not grass, I remembered I’d done the front and side yards and . . . yes, of course. I ran out of gas.
The temps have hit the eighties. The BBQ is smoldering. I have some quarter pound hot dogs and expectations.
AS a civic minded person, I bring you a reminder, and, if you’re travelling, several links to the Wichita River Festival, McConnell AFB has an open house, usually in the last week, just before the State Fair Opens:
Eight things you can ride at the fest
- By Annie Calovich
Jaime Green/File photo
A person rides the zip line across the Arkansas River at the 2012 Wichita River Festival.
Fernando Salazar/File photo
The Zipline operators help a young boy land safely at the 2012 Wichita River Festival.
Jaime Green/File photo
The S.S. Waterwagon docks north of the First Street Bridge at the 2012 River Festival. The Wagonmasters River Tour gives riders a look at attractions along the Arkansas River.
1. Helicopter. Take a three- to four-minute ride over the fest for $35 with a Wichita River Festival button. Takes off from the West Bank. Hours: 2 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturdays, and 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday.
Go to the papers links and enjoy the summer
From the reaches,