Chili Dogs

It’s so hot and humid out there and I have been working up an appetite. I thought I had something in the kitchen to fix for lunch, but nothing looked good. I ended up driving out to Sonic and getting two chili dogs with tater tots. Their coffee is pretty good, too.

The thing about Sonic is that you get a foot long hot dog and a nice thick chili sauce on top. But if you want anything else, you have to be sure and ask for it when you place the order. I like cheese and chopped onions on mine, so that’s what I ask for. Every once in a while it’s nice to add some chopped jalapenos on there, too!

My Fender Kurt Cobain Mustang

Okay, I have gone ahead and submitted my order for the fender kurt cobain mustang. It has taken a couple of weeks to decide which one to actual commit to purchasing such an extreme gift to myself, but what’s done is done. Considering I really feel the need to play the  guitar, at the end of the day I think I made a good choice.

Now all I have to do is waiting for it to arrive at the post office. They won’t deliver any packages to my mailbox since I live pretty far out in the boonies and the mailbox is almost a 1/4 drive down the driveway and who know who could grab it and drive away with it. So it doesn’t bother me to have to drive to the post office to pick up any packages, it’s only about four miles down the road and the Post Master is a good friend of the family. It’s always good to catch up with what is going on with everyone in town. If something is going on you can bet the Post Master will know before most people.

all that and a bag of chips

Fender Kurt Cobain

Raincoats, a Necessity

A good quality warm raincoat is what I’m currently looking for now that I have spent the last few months out in the wet and cold every morning, afternoon and night doing what needs to be done around the farm and all of the out buildings. The Internet is making this necessary search so much easier, I really like not having to drive town to town, for hours on end, looking for the best possible deal and fit, just sitting by the fire, keeping warm and dry, with my laptop, looking online is definitely the way to go for me.

Burned Right to The Ground

My buddy Gary, who lives in North Carolina, and has been a vendor at their local flea market, called me last night with very disturbing news. The flea market burned to the ground yesterday and every dealer lost everything. He isn’t sure what the insurance situation is, he is assuming that the owner has insurance on the building, but isn’t clear on if the vendors are covered.

This was a huge indoor and outdoor flea market that had hundreds of dealers renting space, with tons of merchandise that is now totally destroyed. Sad news for everyone involved indeed. The only good news is that no one was hurt.


I hate black flies, wasps, yellow jackets, horse flies, ticks, fleas, hornets, and mosquitoes. I spend a fortune on insect killing sprays to get rid of as many of them as I can. I don’t like how the mosquitoes come out during the twilight hours and cut short the outdoor fun. I enjoy sitting outside in the cool of the evening. But the mosquitoes usually drive me inside fairly quickly.

They used to be simply annoying, but now that I’ve learned that they spread the West Nile Virus, I don’t want to risk getting sick from them. I’d really love to buy one of those mosquito trap machines that attract the mosquitoes and keeps them from getting to you. That would make life in our yard much more enjoyable, and extend the amount of time I spend outside.