Saturday, July 9, 2016

A goal...



metal sculptures in a pasture,  Sisters, OR

I got to test out one of the fixits today, I finished installing six new Bull Ring tie downs on Hank, the pickup.



Do you think there might be something anal about a berserker that notices that the screw head slots are not in perfect alignment. Tested the bull rings out with a huge load of brush to the landfill. The guy with a very pricey dump trailer next to me, looked a little startled when I flipped the netting off the top of Hank's load, let down the tailgate, got back in Hank, popped the clutch, and unloaded in one fell swoop.   I wish you could have seen his face! Obviously not raised in the country.
 
Dad has WWW (wealth wider woman) visiting for the weekend.  She has great stories to tell of flying with her late husband. Stories of throwing a knife at a map, and wherever it stuck is where they would fly to. It's too bad she remembers a few of my inglorious daring do's from high school.
 





 A little time in a meadow, in the mountains, just a tent, a horse, a trout stream, and no one else's schedule would sure be nice.

 A goal...

20 comments:

  1. That tent looks mighty opulent: lamps, Lay-Z-Boy, dinette set. Reminds me of the days when I went camping - tents, Coleman lanterns, sure. But I always used to throw my beat up Lay-Z-Boy recliner in the back of the pickup to sit by the fire. That's camping.

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    1. Fredd,
      No Lay-Z-Boy recliners in this outfit, now my rocking chair is another matter.

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  2. Well if 'ya ever want to share that trout stream..... :o)

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    1. Chickenmom,
      Saddle up, I'm willing to share.

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  3. WoW ( woman of the world) sounds like a real character. And yes, you need to take a weekend and set up a campsite just like that evocative photograph. I love the metal sculptures in Sisters! Brig, since you are so handy and determined, have you thought of welding as a hobby? Look at all the art you could create, all the money you would make, and all the men you would surely meet.

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    1. Cheri Block,
      She is quite the character. Has a fantastic memory and a bazillion stories to tell.
      Hmmm, I have considered taking welding classes, but thought learning how to make edible biscuits might be better... I should reconsider that decision.

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    2. Have you watched the PBS (now Netflix) series called The Great British Bake Off?
      http://www.pbs.org/show/great-british-baking-show/

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    3. Cheri Block,
      No I haven't, I don't watch much TV, occasionally I watch a Giants game with Dad, and that's about it. I will look this one up thought.
      OFF TOPIC:
      Got the copy of "The Epic of Gilgamesh" that you recommended today. It should be interesting to see how Kovacs translation compares to Mason's ( I have had his in my library for many years).

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  4. LOL - love the brush unloading technique! :)

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    1. jenny,

      It's simple and it works...

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  5. Your tent time is sure to come, perhaps when the cooler fall weather comes in. I was raised in the country but did not know what a bull ring tie-down was! I am sure I would be just as impressed with your "download."

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    1. Tabor,
      I sure hope tent time comes, though it won't be as opulent as the one pictured, which is fine with me.


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  6. You're making all of this up aren't you?

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    1. Granny Annie,

      LOL, Nope! I do wonder if I'm boring everyone to tears. but it is what it is.

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  7. Nothing wrong with your unloading technique Brig. That's how we did it on the ranch in east Arizona. And that's what we all drove pickups with a clutch.

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    1. Euripides,
      Thanks for the validation of my cowboy methodology.
      I was part way home, and realized that he was a healthy middle aged male, and he didn't even offer to help an ol granny. That is just not right, or normal in this part of the back of beyond...

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  8. Yep, that works... :-) And good luck with peace and quiet... sigh

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    1. Old NFO,
      Yes sir it does. I try to set attainable goals, but that one might just be stretch'n it a bit, all right...

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  9. Ok, I wanna know who packed that chair and lamp and table and tent and rug all the way out there?? I bet you one thing--it wasn't the person who'll be sittin' in there, LOL!

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    1. LOL, You got that right, it's a dinning tent on an old Colorado mining camp retreat. At $2,841 per night for two, way beyond my where with all. And you get to share the amenities, no thanks. I do like the photo, and it was free...

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