Sunday, June 20, 2021

Now that I have a computer that actually works

It's a Dell, not a Lenovo that takes 20-30 seconds to decide to do anything........

It's for sale BTW- about two months old and only used for a week $200 with everything it came with.

Anyway, watch a horse eating a 50 foot tree.

Sunday, June 06, 2021

I had to do it- WIN10

 After the storms coming through- straight line winds during a hail storm, which knocked over one of the 50' Post oaks.

We were intermittently without power almost all day.

I'm now on a Lenovo WIN10--which completely sucks.
I can't do anything without having to make a windows account- fuck you very much Bill Gates.
I'd include a picture of the said tree, but I can't add pictures to my picture folder without fucking making a microsoft account. . Fuck you very much Microsquish.

I learned my lesson on the last computer, so I've been trying to download a restore flash drive for the last . FOUR FUCKING HOURS.

I'm able to get to gmail with some of my links and it's 1847 now (6:47PM for you unfamiliar with real operating time) and haven't been on FB all day.

As of now, it's been over four hours and the bar says it's still got 33% more to go.

I'm going to go digging back through the posts and find the one with all the Linux suggestions- I need to buy another flash drive for that,,,, so tomorrow.

The reason I had to go was the old one was getting really  glitchy and the repeated outages must have been enough to knock out the internet part. Everything else was able to connect.
So I replaced it with this Lenovo from the bottom shelf that I bought several weeks ago just because I knew this was coming.

Now that I'm at least able to surf the net, I can't get this fucking thing to recognize when I put a CD full of pictures in. It opens and downloads to the laptop in WIN7.

So again fuck you very much Microsoft.

Thursday, June 03, 2021

Thursday Rule 5 puzzle

 The only thing I can say about her is WOW!

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Your Tuesday throwback TeeWee

Making hay while the sun shines.

 I wonder how many of my younger readers (if I have any) understands what that means.

This isn't about taking opportunities while you can, it's about hay bales.

With the alternating downpours and droughts we've had this last year, there's been a hard time finding hay- round bales especially.
The donkeys are hungry and broke into the storage area to eat the oldest s box of saved books and they're starting to strip bark off the younger mesquite trees.

SO... I was supposed to pick up a round bale today, but the thunderstorm we had last night made it too muddy for him to get to them today. Maybe tomorrow.

So I bought three square bales. for 7 donkeys and two horses.

Six donkey decided they were going to share one bale when Lottie saw an open one.....
Then there's Clementine who has to be different.

That green you see is mostly pigweed and not forage.

Monday, May 31, 2021

"Why" he asked rhetorically-

 "Are Democrats so opposed to honest voting?"

"The law would — among other changes — make mail-in voting more difficult by requiring voters to give extra information, bar local officials from sending absentee ballot applications to anyone who did not request one, and end after-hours and drive-through voting."

And as usual from the stories Newsmax uses, it's completely slanted to the left.

Sunday, May 30, 2021

She likes it

 Inland M1 carbine barrel date of 9-1942 with all the correct stamping on the stock and metal (that I can see).
Had some FtFeed from the mag he supplied- which looked brand new, so it'll need some wearing in.

The horses and donkeys weren't impressed...

AND- since I can only find ball ammo right now, I'm going to need st get a reloading set-up so I can make bullets like Extreme Cavitator I ran across.
I wonder if it's patented?
Maybe I can take a wedge out of the side so it...'bends' when it hits and get a tumbling action from that...

Friday, May 28, 2021

Your Rule 5 Thursday

 On a Friday again because I'm out on Workers Comp with a thumb injury and am starting to lose track of days... instead of having my days and hours mixed up because of my work schedule.

Anyway, enjoy some long range shooting-

Thursday, May 27, 2021

For you who work on vehicles

I'm sure you've noticed this phenomenon before....

Smoke Theory of Electronic Devices
From the basic concept of transmission of electrical energy in the form of smoke, a better understanding of the mysteries of electrical components, especially those manufactured by Lucas, a British manufacturer, is provided.
Theory of smoke-
Smoke is the thing that makes electrical circuits work; we know this to be true because every time one lets the smoke out of an electrical system, it stops working. This has been verified repeatedly through empirical testing by countless EE212 students. When, for example, the smoke escapes from an electrical component (i.e., say, a Lucas voltage regulator or a 741 Op Amp), it will be observed that the component stops working. The function of the wire harness is to carry the smoke from one device to another; when the wire harness "springs a leak", it lets all the smoke out of the system. Once this happens, nothing works afterwards. For example, starter motors were frowned upon in British automobiles for many years, largely because they consume large quantities of smoke, requiring very large wires.
It has been noted that Lucas components are possibly more prone to electrical leakage than either Bosch or generic Japanese electrics. Experts point out that this is because Lucas is British and all things British leak. British engines leak oil, shock absorbers, hydraulic forks and disk brakes leak fluid, British tyres leak air, and the British defense establishment leaks, naturally, British electrics leak smoke.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Friday, May 21, 2021

Rule 5 thursday puzzle on Friday

 Well at least I know my thumb isn't broken. Now we need to see why it's hurting the way it is. MRI soon to be scheduled.

Anyway- that looks like the M-16 I carried- except for the scope and the round barrel shroud.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Sunday, May 16, 2021

The World turned Upside Down

Tradition has it that it was the  tune the Brits played at the surrender at Yorktown.

But when shit happens, it can be as quick and unexpected as a pipeline getting hacked.

The Colonial pipeline put almost 1/4 of the country on -at least- limited supplies of gasoline (why it affected airliners using Kerosene I don't know) and showed how some people act.

They probably stored that excess gas with their horde of TP. 

OR a shut down of an entire world because of an overhyped virus.

We're stocking up on food

We have well water- need a generator to supply it (we're working on that)
We don't really use enough gas to have a tank in the yard

Shortages and disruptions are still happening because of lingering affects from the shutdown.

People still are not going to work because the .GOV is paying them not to with our tax Dollars.

Supplies are still on back order- which is changing the dynamics of everything, including used pickups. I was starting to look for one about halfway into the plandemic shutdown, but decided to wait a while. Then I watched the prices rise as the new truck shortage went on............ because of a chip shortage. 

Now I'm seeing the prices of 3/4 ton trucks where I wouldn't pay if there were half the miles on them.

SO............. I'm thinking hard at a restomod. If I have to pay that much for a used truck, why not got with something with style?
I can get a '64 C-10 or 72 F-100 or even a 78 Dodge for less (nothing is cheap anymore) and throw in a crate motor and 5 speed manual -with modern conveniences for a little more than the going price of a 2500 Silverado with 140K miles on it.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Your Thursday Rule 5 puzzle

 My favorite gun bunny.
I love her smile.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Friday, May 07, 2021

Rule 5 Thursday puzzle on Friday

 Someone's fixing to lose some teeth...

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Your Thursday Rule 5 Puzzle

 And my favorite Gun Bunny on the left.

I think I've figgured it out

 When I get the new (okay, new to me) 3/4 ton at the sales yard, I'll have the salesman tell me to be sure to send that info to the office from your FFL.

He's a used car salesman, so lying is something they do naturally like Millennials.

Monday, April 26, 2021

I guess it's safe to put this up

 Don't tell the wife.
I still don't know how I'm going to tell her.

This is the most expensive rifle I've ever bought.

But she is purdy, isn't she?

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Another reason I don't drive Fords

 I shouldn't be bagging on them because I own stock and they didn't screw their stockholders when they took Satan's bailout..................GM.

But when they did away with the full sized Bronco and went with that butt-fugly late 90's body style they lost me.
Their radios suck.
The steering is completely isolated from the road.
Her 2013 has been in the shop more than my 2013 Silverado.

And the final reason is their capless gas filler neck. Which you can't open with a gas can spout, or jamming the pliers part of a leatherman into it.
If you try letting it pour in and seep in, it flows to the ground.
......So you have to improvise with anything cylindrical and handy.

I didn't know that it had to use a supplied adapter, and I'm NOT going to dig around in all the crap the wife carries in the back of her cab.

Friday, April 23, 2021

Your Thursday Rule 5 puzzle on Friday

Waddaya mean I missed?

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

I wouldn't think this would be a good way to get noticed

 ........But I'm not a seller of overpriced guns.
This guy has, since I've been watching, changed almost everything about his ad- except the pics.

Now his starting price is what he originally had it as a Buy it Now price.
But he threw in 500 rounds of steel cased ammo -worth about $300.
And you get the tactikool black stock to go with it.

So, it's true-

 Liberalism really IS a mental disease.

In examining Goldberg’s thread, Evie Magazine's Elizabeth Condra argued that "building resiliency against hardship is the best weapon against depression and anxiety, yet progressive ideology forces its followers to wallow in feelings of helplessness and victimhood. Instead of empowering women and minorities with self-knowledge, strength of character, and resilience to hardship, progressivism encourages victims to stay in a place of fear and helplessness."

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Your Rule 5 puzzle

 Relaxing after a hard day on the farm.

Monday, April 12, 2021

I guess I should be glad someone is going to outbid me

 I mentioned it on FB and the wife asked (well told me anyway) ANOTHER gun!?!
I couldn't even say it's my birthday present because I just bought a Colt 1851 Navy last week.

I don't think it would have gone over well if I said, but this one is for you- it would fit you better and it's light enough for you to enjoy shooting :-)

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Well no shit Liz

 But- HEY!

At least you don't have to be all outraged about the things OrangeManBad is tweeting, do you?I mean Democrats are only doing what they promised to do.

Thursday, April 08, 2021

Your Thursday Rule 5 puzzle

 Long range shooting.

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Monday, April 05, 2021

Your last Thursdays Rule 5 puzzle today

 Because every girl needs a little black dress.