29 June 2011

waiting for the Terlingua rainy season

current interior pic...2011

"BEFORE"...in 2006...my '49 Packard


Flat tires, dead battery, won't start, but does turnover after charging the battery. I had it running and inspected in 2007.

Finally getting down to selling one of the Packards. This is proof positive that cars ALWAYS lose money (except for the craze over old muscle cars lately)....$6,000 of cost now selling happily for $2000. This 1949 model has simply become a storage unit with misc crap stuffed in the car, and the numerous kittens that have taken over our place love to climb up underneath and sleep on top of the big flat topped straight eight 288 motor.

There is a guy coming up from Houston tomorrow to buy this and haul it back home. We'll use half the cash to pay down the 2011 property taxes for this place here in north TX. Not due until Dec of course...but at least it'll be a lesser hit when that comes due. Funny how no income forces you to get rid of things you "used to" think you couldn't do without..huh?

I still have the '48 tan colored Packard, but it's a keeper. All original CA car, still starts and runs, but I need to get it into some covered storage.

Caren and I are looking forward to another trip to South Brewster Co....but only after the extreme heat eases up down there. 115 degrees every day...doesn't sound like a place to drive 8 hours to for "fun". We'd probably end up spending hours each day hanging out at the Legion trying to stay cool.

Even with low grade gas prices lately down to $3.40 here...it would still cost $200+ for gas alone to make the round trip to Terlingua in the 20+ mpg town car.

Late July - early Aug should be getting into prime time for heading west. Call me a wuss.....but I can't seem to handle the high heat like I used to could.

The garden here is pretty much toast...after a good start and several nice medium/smallish fruit, the tomatoes slowed down to nothing now, withered, but still alive. Pepper plants slowed to very little production, Watermelon plant never made a melon, and cuke plants made one usable cuke and a few that died or yellowed on the vine at small sizes. I water these things with rain tank water every day...but I think the 100+ degree days and hot dry winds have taken their toll. Or..it could be the Chemtrails??

Dang..wish I could sell some cats....we think we have about 12+feral cats hanging around here now...(maybe I could contact some Chinese Buffet place?



19 June 2011

Nothing exciting to report...106 here yesterday - MID JUNE..??

First..lookie here...a 1913 era political cartoon depicting the set up of the Federal Reserve...not anymore Federal than FedEx...but most of the sheeple actually to think the Fed Re is a part of the US CorpGovt....NOT! It is simply a private club of the biggest, wealthiest, greediest private banks.
Looks like they had to invent a new"boogie-man" from the mountains of the middle east goat herders...since they have killed Osama too many times now. (gotta keep the Dept of Homeland Security and the always "on" TERROR THREAT for the US)
The two parties that are no different..whomever pays the most gets the laws passed to help their corporation. Two headed monster...has been since the 60's.
On a lighter note...my son has a buddy that bought a really sharp, clean looking older Chevy 4x4 with a 454, and 4 wheel drive, etc. He bought it on Ebay, went to Alabama to get it and it broke down on the drive home. Turns out, it is a great LOOKING truck, but mechanically it was a rust bucket.
He's got it in his dad's shop and giving it a mechanical makeover. That's a 1991 Cummins diesel motor with rebuilt auto tranny sitting between those rails now. And he's reworking the nearly wornout front end steering, etc. OUghta be a real Hoss when he's done.
My brother who had the liver swap-out last summer, finally got back to work at Lockheed a few weeks ago. Caren made this "sick liver" cake for him to give him today when the family gets together at my parents' house for Dad's day today. Really turned out nice, if you can say a sick liver looks "nice">?
It was 106 here yesterday with a gusty hot wind. This is still nice though, compared to the miserable living hell our friends out Terlingua way are dealing with on a daily basis.

Happy Dad's Day to all you dads out there...!!!


11 June 2011

It's toooo HOT to go to Brewster Co....!!!!!

Well...since I cannot get my pea brain to work BACKWARDS...like Blogger's pic imaging does...here are pics inb REVERSE ORDER...!!!

Here's the local blow-hard....hard at work...on his KNEES..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WOW....new Wally World 12' diam pool...to replace the old one....$79 total with pump and all.

Here's the old one....only slightly used...cause I don't throw NOTHING away.!...makes a good tarp for something??

Here's a rare tarantula.....used to be common here...along with Horney Toads when I was a kid...but very rarely seen now here in North TX.

This is the "team" that handled the (some say faked) OBL whack job...it's those goat herders that brought down the twin towers....AND tower 7 that was blocks away(sure looked like an implosion job)...yeah sure..that's how it happened.!!...baaa....baaa...baaaa...!!!
Okay...off the soap box for now.

Been hot here...but not near as hot as south Brewster Co....gonna be around 110 daily there next week.

I hope Tffnguy, OGT, Frann, JustMe, Robert.D, James, Lee, David.S, even ElvisJW,et al....are doing okay and staying in the shade.

We plan to make it there once the "rainy season" begins....late July.