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April 3rd, 2017

It’s Monday Again?

A Very Happy Monday to you all.

Having a disabled 14 year old Son who requires constant care I am use to having a wonderful Home Nursing staff at the BPU Ranch 16 hours a day, every day. Although it can put a real damper on my ball scratching skivvy’s time, having well qualified care givers in my home helping care for my Son is well worth it.

Last Monday our home modification projects kicked into high gear so on top of my nursing staff, I had my contractor, plumbers and electricians in and out of the house every day all last week running jack hammers and cement saws. The BPU Ranch is on a slab foundation that had to be busted up to run new plumbing for a new stand up shower being installed off my Sons room.

Here in my little area of this great big beautiful land the electrical grid is such a fragile mess of wires, transformers and poles that if someone breaks wind in the wrong direction at least 50,000 people are guaranteed to lose power. As my Son requires more equipment to sustain life than you would find in most hospital emergency rooms, we also had a big ole, ‘Briggs and Stratton’ whole house generator installed over two days last week.

Needless to say but, I will anyway, finding any quiet ME TIME last week to sit and think let alone turn on the computer didn’t happen until yesterday. By then all I wanted to do was drink a few frosty cold ones while smoking a couple racks of ribs. I spent most of the day sitting outside on the BPU patio enjoying the warm sunshine while watching the NASCAR race at Martinsville.

So far this morning other than a nurse wondering around here somewhere it is still pretty quiet, the calm before the brewing storm. It should be a little less noisy around here than it was last week though. It didn’t matter where in the hell you hid in the house. When they were running that pavement busting jack hammer it was enough to jiggle your giblets.

Have a great day and, ‘Scratch Away My Friends’.

March 22nd, 2017

“Woe To You, Oh Earth And Sea”…

‘UNBELIEVABLE’, it has been thirty five years now since the release of the third Iron Maiden studio album, the first to feature Bruce Dickenson on lead vocals and last with drummer Clive Burr,

‘The Number Of The Beast’

Iron Maiden was the first band to lead me down the high powered path of thick massive sound created by the highly amplified guitar solos, melodic driving bass, intense drum beats and extended virtuosic vocals of Heavy Metal music.

In 1985 while a young Airman stationed at Altus AFB, OK., I had the privilege to catch Iron Maiden while on their POWERSLAVE tour three different times and the same number of locations. Oklahoma, California and Tokyo, Japan.

I was and still to this day have been hooked on Iron Maiden and Heavy Metal music…

Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast 35th Year Anniversary

Three of my favorites from Iron Maiden – The Number Of The Beast…

March 14th, 2017

Tuesday Tunes and Open Thread 3/14/2017

An offshoot of the popular band Boston, Orion the Hunter featured former Boston members Barry Goudreau on guitars and Brad Delp on backing vocals, as well as future Boston lead vocalist Fran Cosmo. The group’s self-titled album, Orion The Hunter released in 1984 yielded the hit single “So You Ran,” and featured the sky-high vocals which prompted Cosmo’s entrance to Boston in the early 1990s.

March 13th, 2017

My Kryptonite

Like Supermans weekness is Kryptonite, Spidermans weekness is his Aunt May and Mary Jane and Ironmans is drinking and a bad heart, my weekness is…

‘Sour Patch Kids’!

‘Damn You Sour Patch Kids!’

“DAMN YOU AND YOUR SUGAR COATED CHEWY GUMMIE GOODNESS ALL TO HELL!!!”

Sour Patch Kids

Since having reset my website stat counters a few days ago and gotten a litte more serious about my blogging I noticed today that I have over 100 hits.

A heartfelt Thank You to those who have and continue to check in on me and monitor my sanity. I am grateful.

March 11th, 2017

Saturday Sounds and Open Thread – 3/11/2017

The Other Kind
This Saturday Sounds was compiled by RP aka the Sandlove. ‘Thank You Sir’