That's what I call Thursdays. Makes a Thursday feel closer to the weekend.
I promised I would post photos of the pond. Last Sunday I removed the fish into a big bucket, drained the pond, and removed a load of the most vile smelly debris you could imagine. With all the trees in my backyard it was full of leaves and sludge and rotten waterlogged black walnuts. The fish didn't quite know what to think when I put them back in but I think they are very happy now.
Oh good - two photos uploaded now!
Just so you have a clear picture this one will certainly prove that I do indeed live in Georgia. Some people who have seen it ask if that is my outhouse. No. Duh. We got insude running water a few years ago. Geez! No, this is my yard shed. No telling how old it is. I'd like to shore it up and fix it up and paint it but that will have to wait until everything gets done in the house.
So, because this is me talking I just have to ask if someone could please tell me in what freaking country GWB lives? I just saw him on the news and he gave the old "he he, the economy is in great shape he he" line and I 'bout screamed. I drive a manual transmission Ford Ranger pickup truck. GREAT gas mileage, small tank. Yesterday I filled it up and it was $40. That's about what I spend in a week if I only go from work to home and only run errands and do my grocery shopping along that route. That's $160 a month unless I go anywhere else. Which I do. So it's more like $200 to $220 a month. And we don't feel it now but we soon will - everything is going to go up. Even if the gas prices went down tomorrow we would feel this for many months to come. But at least we are now going to "invest in alternative fuel research" to help out. Yeah, that's gonna help my budget next month. Funny - I saw this 2 years ago and I'm just a common person. Why does the leader of the free world only react after it is too late and his approval rating goes down another couple of points. What a dumbass. I can deal with my guy not winning an election. I am an American and I have always felt it my duty to at least make a pretense of supporting my leader. But not this one. NOT MY PRESIDENT. Is it 2008 yet?
And speaking of the economy, I will soon post on the job situation. Anyone who has followed me from Random Thoughts knows there have been some changes and I haven't ever addressed them. I will soon. I'm still trying to get real with the situation.
Had the exterminator over this morning. Have owned this house for 7 years and the ex was too cheap to put out $100 bucks a year to keep up the termite protection. Since the divorce it has been on my mind and I finally decided to buck up and do it. Thankfully no termites, and they will come out next week and drill traps around the perimeter and moniter them on a regular basis. I can really sleep soundly now. This house is at least 120 to 130 years old and inside and out it is all wood - walls, floors, ceilings - termites would NOT be good.
OK, think we're caught up now. If you aren't totally bored I do hope you'll check back.