“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”

"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds

Sunday, July 12, 2009

More randomosity

Yes, it's a word. I said so.

I've managed to have a nice, relaxing weekend with my wife and kids... no callouts, no insanity, and a chance to get a chunk of stuff done. Very much nice and appreciated. Plus, it gave my wife a chance to get a nap today and get some of her work things done over the weekend - so while she didn't get to sleep late, at least it helped some I hope!

Unfortunately I also have a to-do list waiting for tomorrow (which WAS a day off) which keeps growing exponentially... So I'll be working on an eight-inch stack of paperwork, getting my police truck fixed, and trying to fit in a few more errands along with it. Plus somehow getting in a good run, working on packing for the upcoming trip, and oh yeah, spending time with the family as well...

Spending a wonderfully quiet evening, listening to the rain outside and watching an old movie with my wife. Both of us enjoying the little ones being asleep and the chance to relax. One of those advantages to this whole "normal schedule" thing that I've grown fond of.

Made it to the local gunshow yesterday, with the rare combination of having the time as well as a little bit of extra money for a few things I was seeking. Unfortunately it ended up being a complete waste of time. On the good note things like black rifles, magazines and ammunition have all reappeared in stock; on the bad note the prices are still higher than they really should be (although starting to move back down) & the amount of junk that is out there is still disproportionate to the amount there. Didn't find any of the things I was looking for, but I was also good in that I avoided making any idiotic purchases.

In the sole work excitement of the week we had a call for a Civil War shell a lady had in her attic... apparently this thing has been there for at least 80 years (probably longer, though not all the way back to the 1860's) & had even been played with by the family kids for years; but she has recently had dreams about it going off & decided it's time for it to be gone. Wise choice I agree, so it ended up taking up most of the day with us getting it out of her place to the demo range and making it go away. After the time I've spent with this stuff it still surprises me the number of people who have no idea how dangerous some of these old war shells, grenades and whatever can be - but it seems every couple of months we are dealing with it yet again. Job security I guess.

1 comment:

Front Porch Society said...

Who the heck keeps an explosive just laying around for years and then decides, "oh, maybe i should get rid of this?"?!? Geez....talk about a dangerous thing to have laying around the house!

Love the new word! :)