This blog no longer functions correctly(not able to add JPGs. videos, or links to a post). Text only and That won’t do. I started a new blog, BIG DADDY’S PLACE, and the address is:
Timewarner finally got things back up to snuff this morning.
I got up yesterday morning at my usual three a.m. to find no internet, phone, or about half my cable channels. The res seemed to be playing a game of popping in and out on a regular basis. A call to Timewarner got me the information that yes there was an outage and they were working diligently to get things straight. Everything should be uo and running by 11:00 a.m.
No such luck.
A call told me that the next available man was between eight-to-nine this morning.
The man showed, but never entered the house. he informed me there was a digital box on a pole with a crack in it. It would be another hour before the truck with a crane and a bucket would arrive, then probably lunch before it was fixed. He had to go inform other neighbbors of the same information.
Fortunately they were faster than he’d predicted and I’m good to go.
Another minor milestone for me. This blog reaches its 2000th post with this one.
As I’ve mentioned before, the day I started NOT THE BASEBALL PITCHER, no such thoughts had ever entered my mind. I was doing what I always did each day upon logging in to the computer, checking my favorite blogs. I’d quite grown to enjoy such activity, but had never entertained notions of my own. One author was gone, his blog suspended by himself. Beside that was the line “Start your own blog.” I clicked in on a whim and here we are today.
I’ve touched on many subjects over these last years: book reviews, movie reviews, thoughts on music I like, both old and new, politics, family, personal stuff, and a bit of humor now and again. I never thought I’d have that much to say, but so I did.
I think I’ve gotten better over these years. At least I hope so.
And along the way I’ve made some good friends with common interests I would have never found any other way. That we haven’t met, and likely never will, matters not. I look at it sort of like the pen pals of old(I’ve had one or two of those as well).
I plan to keep going as long as I have something I think people might enjoy. Or until I pass this Earth. Whichever comes first.
Thanks out there, guys!
Clip worth watching. Warning! Will bring a tear to your eye!
A owrd about the clip. ESPN produced it and the main soldier dispersed through the reunion clips is real. Staff Sergeant David Martinez of Peoria, Arizona, who has served three tours of duty in Afghanistan.
We just got through a severe line of thunderstorms that stretched up and down the country at a northeast to southwest angle. Fifty to seventy mile an hour winds, rain, and hale. The storm seems to have ripped up the middle of our city, Eden. Powers’s out on the main drag. I live on one end and see no downed limbs. My sister lives on another end and has one broken limb. Her daughter, though, in a third sector, has no power, two limbs on a tree in the yard are down and her mother-in-law has a whole tree lying in the yard. Our county is one of the northernmost and has 2100 people without power. A county southwest has 38,000 outages and various smaller amounts in the surrounding counties below us. No reports of deaths so far, just a few injuries.
I know other areas of the country have been hit far worse and we sympathize with them. Stay safe folks.
update: outages and damage have risen considerably as reports come in. Still haven’t heard about any deaths. We’re lucky I guess.
Can’t believe I missed it. May 9 was the blog’s fifth birthday. As I’ve stated before, that day I logged into my computer and began checking in on my favorite blogs. I came to one and got the response “Blog shut down by the owner(said author has started and shut down another blog since then).” After that was the invitation to “start your own blog.”
On a whim I did.
Now five years and 1888(this one) posts, here I am.
I’ve delved into books, movies, music, politics, family, and myself. made a lot of friends along the way as well.
I’m getting flooded with spam once again. This time it all seems to be dumpster rentals. Every time I turn on the computer, I’ll have from five to ten of them in the spam queue.