Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Friday, October 29, 2021
I am really shocked and saddened
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
To my out of town friends and connections who may not be aware
A tornado briefly touched down last Wednesday in the Geranium City Wickliffe that I reside in, about 5 streets from my house
The storm/tornado moved in quickly and was over quickly
In fact I was out driving around in the area and wasn’t even aware of the tornado
It briefly got dark, windy, rained hard and then it was over
The tornado destroyed one house, toppled trees and our electricity was out from when the storm hit at 4 pm till 5 am the next morning and our internet was down until late Sunday
These are photos are from my late night walk the night it happened to assess the damage
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Another Hobby - Metal Detecting
Hobby number 131, I think?
What have I had more of, jobs or hobbies? That's a good question, I think it may be hobbies.
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Sunday, March 14, 2021
Stupid dumb and idiotic
So why doesn't the government do as I do if they must play games with our clocks
I will advance my clock 1 minute each day for the next 60 days.
Surely I can miss a minute each day without losing sleep.
Tomorrow I will be 58 minutes late.
But each day I will be closer to running on time
I know what some of you are saying
Carey, you're always late so why does it matter?
Well they do have a point
Monday, November 16, 2020
When you do a blitz of a road trip as I did it all gets blurred and confusing. 4 days there, 3 days home so yes it is a blur.
Final numbers are: Fort Smith Arkansas to home is 15-hrs 30-mins, 987 miles. I traveled it in 19 hours, that was including gas, toilet, snacks and supper.
Stretches of the area I drove through are a pickers paradise. The covid blues have really done a number on so many of these towns that were in hardship before. Building after building is shuttered. Motels, restaurants, gas stations are spray painted or just left decaying.
As far as covid, nothing is making sense. Some of the motels I stayed at were not serving breakfast because of the covid. We were told go next door to Denny's or Waffle House. Why can these places serve meals but not the motel?
Anyway... I was excited to eat dinner with someone I met on Facebook. Driving through Amarillo stopped and ate with Michael S.. The section of the city we were in is swamped with corporate places. We eventually found a small independent Mexican restaurant. Very good dinner, excellent conversation.
After that I motored onward to Van Buren Arkansas and stopped there for the night. In the morning I started the long trek home, 19 hours.
And wouldn't you know it, the whole week I was on the road was cool. Since I was heading north to home the last day I put on a sweatshirt. The day started cool, 57 but warmed up to 69 in Missouri. The last day of the trip and now the weather warmed!
My last stop was in James, Missouri for supper. I saw a faded sign for Country Bob's Diner that made me exit. It turned out to be a fantastic dining experience. I felt more like I was at someones house eating with friends rather than a restaurant. The buffet was delicious. It was smoked meat night. Country Bob's is definitely an oasis for the road weary traveler.