Thought of you GB when passing through Arizona last spring Stayed in Scottsdale for 4 days. Then went up to Oregon and visited the Boy and friends then to Washington and Idaho to visit my nephew and his family. Then back to Oregon for 3 more days thought of stopping in Montana to visit Ranch Hand but was hurting too much to take the time to do it. Got back here to S.C. and got scheduled for a knee replacement and it has been nothing but doctors ever since.
Edit: Corrected a couple of typos, Leppie
I order a new laptop for the good lady last night, I had planed on this for a Xmas present but with this forum back I thought she would like it for our annual trip to Hilton Head Island. it is a HP i5-cco23 15.6" touch screen laptop with intel i5 processor 12GB memory 1TB hard drive. Her old Fujitsu is still around but the cd drive died years ago and it must be 10 or 12 years old, while still in Mexico I stuck ubuntu 8.04 on (32 bit) runs that just fine. The Toshiba laptop some how broke the electrical plug inside the laptop, but while our son was here he manage to the electrical hooked back up as long as you don't unhook it it is usable. I know I have had the Toshiba for at lest 8 years so it was time for a new laptop.
The first phone I ever used was attacthed to the wall and had a crank on the side to ring your party I came accross this and though others might like to read it. https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/barbed-wire-telephone-lines-homesteaders-prairie-america-history
Ole and Sven die in a snowmobiling accident, drunker than skunks, and go to Hell. The Devil observes that they are really enjoying themselves. He says to them 'Doesnt the heat and smoke bother you?' Ole replies, 'Vell, ya know, ve're from nordern Minnesooota, da land of snow an ice, an ve're yust happy fer a chance ta varm up a little bit, ya know.'
The devil decides that these two aren't miserable enough andturns up the heat even more. When he returns to the room of the two from Minnesota , the devil finds them in light jackets and hats, grilling Walleye and drinking beer. The devil is astonished and exclaims, 'Everyone down here is in misery, and you two seem to be enjoying yourselves?' Sven replies, 'Vell, ya know, ve don't git too much varm veather up dere at da Falls, so ve've yust got ta haff a fish fry vhen da veather's dis nice.'
The devil is absolutely furious. He can hardly see straight. Finally he comes up with the answer. The two guys love the heat because they have been cold all their lives. The devil decides to turn all the heat off in Hell. The next morning, the temperature is 60 below zero, icicles are hanging everywhere, and people are shivering so bad that they are unable to wail, moan or gnash their teeth. The devil smiles and heads for the room with Ole and Sven. He gets there and finds them back in their parkas, bomber hats, and mittens. They are jumping up and down, cheering, yelling and screaming like mad men.
The devil is dumbfounded, 'I don't understand, when I turn up the heat you're happy. Now its freezing cold and you're still happy. What is wrong with you two?'
They both look at the devil in surprise and say, 'Vell, don't ya know, if hell iss froze over, dat must mean da Vikings von da Super Bowl.
Sunday I was reading an article to the good lady about amount of money for retirement. The article stated that to retire with a decent living you need $135,000.00 lper year, she replied well I guess we will have to keep living indecently. Biggest laugh I had in the past week.
The good lady got hacked again. She came and asked me what I had bought on amazon I told her had not bought anything since e-books I bought last November. Then she tells me her collage roommate got an e-mail from her without a topic, and for the last month she has been getting emails written with the cryillic alphabet. Any way she got an alert that $140.00 was charged to her card at amazon. Now there is a stop on all our credit cards till we get new ones. I have asked where she is going on line? She tells me it all started after she signed a green peace patition on line. She is going to busy changing passwords for the next day or two.
The Iditarod is underway the only sport I still care about. Love to see those dogs with all that enthusaism. I have paid attention to this race for the last 30 years or so. One of my best friends in Oregon wears a Tee shirt at the time of the running of the Iditarod that says on the front "Alaska where men are men and women win the Iditarod" This year there is 64 year old woman in the race, and I am rooting for her sure hope she is able to finish. Does not matter who wins just like to see the ladies finish, really makes the bible thumbers in S.C. mad to even see them finish the race.
South Carolina bible thumbers get saggy pants bill passed. unfortunatly they spell worse then I do. the law states pants crest must be worn no less the 3 inches below the ileum (in the stomach) not the ilium (the hips) all you kids out there will wear pants like us old men.
Florida man cought having sex with daughter in back yard. Thats a little sick.
Georgia woman arrested for impersonating a federal agent to get a discount at Chick fil-a. That will be a exlpensive discount.
Michigan man sets off smoke bomb in crawl space to get rid of skunks, it worked he burned his house down. no more skunks under house now.
Sitting here laughing my ass off the good lady putting on a fashion show, picking out clothes to wear on our up comming cruise.