Friday, August 10, 2012


After jacking up my back a week or so ago, I'm finally feeling better. I am able to set at the computer for a short amount of time. Now if we could just do something about the heat here in Colorado, I'd be a happy camper! I made the mistake of telling Kathi that I was ready for some fall like weather. She fell off the couch.

I really like summer and all of the things that go with it: fishing, camping, eating BBQ, lounging in the hammock, eating watermelon, walks around the lake, BBQ, road trips, skinny dipping, picnics, homemade ice cream, corn on the cob. . . you get the idea.

Out of all those things, I've managed to do four of them. And, I'm not telling which four. Since my back has been whacked out, my waistline has whacked out some also. In fact, I think we need to get a new scale. Either the floor is moaning or the scale is. I'm not sure which yet.

Last night, I grilled some burgers and deep fried us some french fries in one of my dutch ovens. (Maybe that is why the scale makes noises.) The fries were really good. Crisp on the outside, and kind of soft on the inside. I also had a Jack and Coke, for my back (of course), and it really hit the spot. I did it all outside so the house wouldn't be so hot.

Now that I'm feeling a bit better, I need to think about beginning to commence to work in the man cave (aka, garage.) Plus, I need to mow again. Since it has been so damn hot, I think I have mowed the yard maybe six times. Really. We have watered, but it has not really grown. But if it rains just a bit, the grass takes off and in a week it looks like it hasn't been mowed in a month. Go figure.

A friend of ours just recently got his concealed carry. He is all excited. (Who wouldn't be!) Now he just needs to figure what he will carry. He has several. I told him to pick one, shoot it at the range, and get really comfortable with it. And to try several types of holsters until he finds one that works for him. He will also be taking extra training as he goes along. Good for him.

Also, another friend of mine had a tumor removed from his head in June. He has finished all of his treatments of chemo and radiation. He has lost all of his hair, and now has some peach fuzz on top of his noggin. Now it is a waiting game for several more months to see if the treatments did their jobs. Money is tight for them with all of the medical bills and such.

SO, I'm thinking I might do something to help raise some cash for them, to help out. And what I have in my mind is a little wacky. I've been known to do some crazy things when I was younger and, okay even as I have aged some. So, I'll work out some of the details and see if I can set things up.

You all will just have to be patient and wait a few days. I'm sure it will be fun for those who follow this blog. And you will have to pass the word. I'll have video, or pictures, or both.

In the meantime, I'll try to knock number five of my summer things off the list.


  1. Flier - i am glad that you are feeling better and getting around to doing the things you enjoy! congrats to your friend who had the tumor removed....i am looking forward to your crazy idea and of course we will try to help out. i'll wait for your next post with glee! a big hug and kiss to you and kathi!

    your friend,

    1. kymber, thanks for stopping by. My back is feeling much better. though I don't think that I can lift any great amount of weight, or bend over or down. It's even hurts pushing my self away from the supper table.
      As for the crazy idea. it is something I will post on my blog. And maybe some will link to it. Also I'll get Kathi to post it on facebook. And, I'll see if I can get it up on U-Tube also. Every one should get some laughs from it. And I hope to make some dollars, to send to my friend and his wife, to at least pay a medical bill. Or, help towards a bill of some kind.

      And, hug and kiss right back at the both of you.

  2. Nice to hear your back is in better shape. Nothing worse than back problems. You know, it's been many years since I've fried a batch of homefries. Thanks for reminding me.

    1. Stephen, thanks, the back is some what better than it was. Still kind of hard to set at the computer for a length of time.
      Man, The fries were really good. Cooked them up in one of my Dutch Ovens, out on one of our grills. It has a burner off to one side. It worked really good. Now, I'm hooked on them. Going to have to invest in more tatters now.

  3. You and I are apparently running parallel courses here, Bubba.I too am the proud owner of a bad back. It goes out once or twice a year like clockwork. I just finished a crazy day of garage slave work and just finished a couple of adult beverages in shiny cans. I feel soo much better now. Glad you're up and around. Meloxicam is my favorite friend at those times. Works miracles it does. Be good and get to work; quit being so dang lazy...

    1. Hillbilly, I sneezed once, and threw my back out. I also was setting on the tail gate of a friend's truck once several years ago. My feet were maybe two feet off the ground. I sled of of the tail gate, had both feet on the ground, and damn if my back didn't go out from just sliding of the tail gate.
      I'm going to check out Meloxicam. A couple drinks of Jack on ice seemed to help also.

      Thanks for stopping by.


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