Rehab, care, and oddities…

At 85 lbs apiece, now I get to keep the ‘puppies’ occupied, while PP bedrests…

But I did note a couple of odd things yesterday on the trip to the surgery center. One is the proliferation of tiny houses, apparently being bought by those who aren’t able to get a builder to come back in and build a new house after the fire, and saw an ad for this one, HERE. $72000!!! Stopped at MickyD’s for a biscuit and OJ, and it was $1.39 higher than it was in Itchy Paw Falls… sigh…

You can tell where the money is, and that is down in Santa Rosa. Houses are going up left and right, usually with a 3 car garage and mother-in-law suite over the garage, apparently being occupied by the owners while the ‘big’ house is finished. According to PP, what they then do is rent out the MIL suite…

Up the hill, where people don’t have all the cash, you see, even 2 years later, campers on the property, and maybe one in 10-15 houses being rebuilt. That is truly sad. And those folks are clinging to their property by the skin of their teeth…

Oh, and a pic of PP and K at lunch the other day. Went to Thai, and K chowed down on the Satay Chicken! She at three pieces like you or I eat corn on the cob… LOL

 

 

Power… sigh…

Apparently the ‘outage’ was ‘local’ and restored after we left this morning. PP is home and resting ‘semi-comfortably’…

Operation was successful, and the labrum was repaired, along with scar tissue clean up from the previous surgery.

I’m glad that is over, and that 2 hour drive over the hill from Calistoga is in the rearview…

Well crap…

Up in northern California and PG&E decided to once again cut power… NOT fun with PP bedridden and needing things in the night. No power = keeping food cold, no internet, no cell, time back on unknown…

Waiting on surgery on PP.

I’ll be back when you see me pop in.

Posted from my iPhone.

Grrr…

Surgery moved to tomorrow… Maybe… Maybe power and maybe no power… Third world California strikes again.

And dogs… I thought Vito was bad, but there was only ONE of him. Karl (light color) and Koda (dark color), are licking and wanting attention all the time.

On the road again…

Travelling out to NORCAL, posting will be light to non-existent for the next couple of weeks. PP will be operated on tomorrow, and I’ll be trying to corral two single digit midgets, plus two pups…

Pray for me… I’m going in…

And I’ll leave you with this sunset from last night.

Finally!!!

Bought from an auction Feb 2017…

Kept contacting the people whom it was ‘supposedly’ sent to… And contacting them, and contacting them…

Finally, in November THEY called the people that were supposed to have shipped it… They claimed I’d never authorized the shipping nor provided an FFL for them (I had done both). Did it again, hand delivered… They ‘guaranteed’ it would be gone before Christmas…

Called the contact, nothing in January, nothing in February, nothing in March… I initiated a stolen property investigation and low and behold it FINALLY got shipped in April. I go down and do the paperwork (1 1/2 hour away). Since it’s in a trust, had to get others documentation done (turns out for EACH NFA item you have to redo ALL the documentation… Got all that taken care of in late May 2018…

Start calling in May 2019, figuring it would take a year. Zip, nada…

Call the head office of SilencerCo in Austin, they are less than helpful, other than to say paperwork was submitted. By this time I’m beyond pissed, so I get in touch with the owner of the range where it has been sitting in the safe for now over a year. She calls the head office in Austin, and finds out low and behold, my paperwork wasn’t even completed down there until 10/31/18 and not SUBMITTED by the home office until November of 2018!!!

Last Thursday I get a call, your paperwork is back! Trotted my less than happy butt down there yesterday, and three months short of THREE years, I finally have the suppressor in my possession… Sigh…

At least the kids working the desk were apologetic for the clusterf**k that this turned out to be. Now I gotta get to the range and function check it, but that won’t happen until December, since I’m flying out to help PP as she recovers from yet another surgery…

Book promo…

Two friends have books out that I want to promote. First is DJ Butler and AM Ritchey’s The Cunning Man.

As always, click on the cover for the link!

The Cunning Man by [Butler, D.J., Ritchey, Aaron Michael]

The blurb-

It’s the depths of the Depression, and a mining town in Utah is shut down. Something has awakened underground, and now a monster roams the tunnels. Along comes Hiram Woolley. Hiram is a man with mystical abilities derived from the commonsense application of Scot-Irish folk wisdom and German Braucher magic. He possesses an arcane Bloodstone that allows him to see a lie the moment it is spoken. Behind the played-out farms and failed businesses are demons, curses, sorcerers, and unatoned wrongs. Bags of groceries and carpentry won’t be enough this time.The job will take a man who has known sorrow. A man who has known war. A man of wisdom. A man of magic. The job will take a Cunning Man.

At the publisher’s request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

About The Cunning Man:
“An attempt at charity during the Great Depression turns into a protracted fight against supernatural forces in this admirable paranormal mystery. . . . the richly imagined magic system and glimpses of Mormon culture create a fully realized world. Historical fantasy fans will delight in the zigzagging plot of this mystery.”—Publishers Weekly

“An amazing tale that grabs you by the throat and won’t let go! Butler & Ritchey are a literary force to be reckoned with! Hit that download button and grab your copy now! The Cunning Man will never let you go!”—Sherrilyn Kenyon, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

This one was hard to put down! Intricately crafted, multiple things going on, and a damn good story!

Next is Alma Boykin’s 7th tail…er…tale in the Familiar’s series, Eerily Familiar.

Eerily Familiar: Familiar Tales Book Seven

The blurb-

Something hunts the hunters . . .

Something waits in the shadows, watching. Lelia Chan and her Familiar, Tay, hear vague rumors of trouble among the shadow mages. Everyone’s heard rumors before, and keeping her boss happy is more important. Then a painting tries to capture her friend. When her mentor and good friend André and his Familiar Rodney both go missing, Lelia has to take charge.

She’s not ready. No shadow mage ever is. But she’ll find a way or die trying.

Things worse than than death hide in the shadows. And they LIKE meeting over-confident young mages.

A fun read, and Lelia’s ‘education’ continues, in some unexpected ways… 🙂

Semi-legal coup???

After two days of watching the BS and NOT throwing anything at the TV, I personally am getting more and more angry at the congresscritters for this BS impeachment.

Yesterday’s ‘star’ witness former ambassador whateverthehellhernamewas, WASN’T EVEN A PLAYER IN THE CALL OR ANYTHING LEADING UP TO IT. Apparently she found about it “in the paper” like everybody else. The only reason, that I could discern, that the she was up there was so the Dems could bemoan how she had been ‘smeared’ by the President.

But, ambassadors serve AT the pleasure of the president, and she wasn’t fired. She was already at end of tour (3 years), and in fact has not suffered any apparent ill effects, unless being a professor at Georgetown is durance vile.

And there are still transcripts that haven’t been released, more ‘secret’ witnesses, etc. Plus the fact that there are questions as to Schiff’s handling of the procedures, cutting off Pubs, and lack of Pubs’ witnesses.

Will there be any? Only Schiff knows…

But it’s funny to check the various MSM outlets and see their ‘incriminating’ evidence… Mueller Report, anyone???

Sigh… Just get it over with, send it to the Senate so they can dump it and maybe do your friggin jobs! Like passing a defense bill, the new NAFTA, and a frikkin budget!!!

Flump??? Flounce???

Three days of below 32 degrees and winds gusting to 50mph and the leaves flumped or flounced… Or said F-this, I’m outta here… anyhoo, they’re all now on the ground, in about 24 hours.

The spots of white down the center of the pic from the tree to the right side are six inch high rocks that outline a bed, just to give you an example of how DEEP the leaves are…

Oh yeah, the red arrow is a squirrel that was hunkered down in the leaves. Scared the crap outta me when it jumped up and hauled ass… Sigh…

Now waiting for it to warm up enough to get out there and rake them up (or hope to hell there is a nice strong wind in the next couple of days, then they will be somebody else’s problem).

TBT…

Busy doing stuff, so you get old stuff…

Who remembers???

And how many remember playing with one of them on car trips?

And rotary dials… or earlier…

And what ‘odor’ do you associate with it??? 🙂