Wednesday, March 23, 2016

WICHITA, Kan. — A strong area of low pressure will whip a cold front across KAKEland today. This system will be responsible for blizzard conditions this afternoon across Northwest Kansas. While snowfall totals will be relatively limited, high wind and snow could greatly reduce visibility.

The precipitation will likely start as rain in extreme Northwest Kansas before transitioning to snowfall as the more cold air is pulled south into KAKEland.

Rain and snow will spread south and east across the state of Kansas throughout the day on Wednesday. While very light rain will be possible in South Central Kansas late Wednesday, snowflakes are not anticipated

Which explains why I spent yesterday stocking the fridge and collecting mower parts. I hate, with a certain malicious bitterness, shopping. I never seem to quite get what I need and lots of stuff that looks good, but are not really necessary.

Take for instance yesterday. I went for the bearing for the front wheels of the Dixon. They had them, but didn’t have a mower deck belt. I was shown a fourteen page order form dtd Jan 2016, that had my belt on order.

Now, the mower man said, he could call me if and when the belt comes in, and he’d be happy to do that for me. But he didn’t hold out hope of any earlier than the middle of next month.

By which time I will have mown three acres three times, I’m sure.

The pharmacy didn’t have the supplements the eye doctor recommends. The earliest that would be available would be . . . well, sometime, soon we hope. That happened twice before I gave up the chase.

If all this is symptomatic  big business vs. gullible customers, then big business is winning. I hadn’t realized that built in obsolescence extended to the supply chain in quite that manner.

Should have, yes. Just didn’t.

  ________

From the reaches,

Ten Whiskey

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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