Saturday, January 30, 2010

Did I mention not having a fondness for snow?

     I don't like it any more today, but it is still here so we will move on.
I tried to get out of the driveway for about 2 hours yesterday, and finally gave up and called work and told them I could not make it. The last time it snowed any to speak of, the same thing happened. Maybe I need a taller car.
     This morning I tried to get Sharon's car out and quickly gave up. She walked to work. I considered walking with her, briefly, and then developed a little sense and told her to be careful and came back in the house.
This morning it was 3 degrees. I know a person who tells me that this is the first time they've seen snow and it is still magical to him. At the end of the week that might change.
Later Y'all.

Friday, January 29, 2010

I hate the snow.

I Hate the snow.
Yup, that pretty well sums it up. Oh sure, it is good for the wheat but if it never snowed here again, I would not miss it.

This truck was stuck across the road when we got up this morning.

Just generally all around Hate it.
Y'all be good.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Cross Monument

Well, Howdy there Y'all.
      Greetings from the Texas panhandle.
This country is so flat, that I watched my dog run away for 3 days.
      Nah, just kidding. I never have had a dog run away. My dogs all seem to like me well enough. In fact, one of my dogs named Emily could probably be attached to my ankle with a one foot leash, and never would take all the slack out of the leash.
      That's not what this portion of blog is all about though, seeing as how I titled it Cross Monument, it probably should be about that.
     You know?
Here in Texas when you ask "How far is it?",  the answer you get is not Miles, but time. I never really liked that because I might drive a little slower than some one else.
     So about 2 hours from here is an enormous Cross and is really worth seeing. My photos were taken at night and are blurry and dark so if you want to check out better pictures then go to;

     This is the largest free standing cross in America.
This first picture is from about five miles away. As you get closer,
the enormousness of this cross comes through to you.
Like I said it is well worth seeing and all around the base, are sculptures depicting The Crucifixion of Christ.

The second picture is from the parking lot.

In this last picture I am standing at the base of the Cross so maybe you can start to see, this is big.
      Of course, everything is bigger in Texas.

More later.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

animal control

       Well I suppose that if a person is going to title a monolog as "animal control" there ought to be a reason to do so. Well it is not that I wear a badge and take the dogs in cages to another cage somewhere and all the stuff that goes along with that job. What I mean to say about animal control will be evident shortly and it is truly not even something I had control over at all. It was the animals in question that had the control.
     So I will tell you about the animals. I once had a favorite puppy that I selected from a large group and I introduced that puppy to my constant company. She went every where with me inside my jacket, starting before her eyes were opened. Well this meant that naturally she would spend some time riding motorcycles with me. Her name was Chopper. After awhile, she became too big for the coat, and so I had to move her out onto the gas tank.
     She still went everywhere but then I aquired another dog named Melodie. Melodie did not want to stay home by her self and would chase us when we left the house so one day I just stopped and said "C'mon". Without hesitation she jumped right into an empty spot behind Chopper. We rode for a good spell like that and Chopper taught Melodie that when I went into the store I would be back eventually so they might as well sit a spell. They would stay on the bike for a long time.
     Then, if I remember right, we got Blondie, a small dog who also wanted to get some wind in her face. We still had an open area under Chopper, so that is where Blondie would ride.
       At the time I worked on an oilfield rig, #56 to be exact. There was a dog who became our rig dog and so naturally her name was 56. To make a long story shorter, 56 became Sharon and my dog and you guessed it, She wanted to ride.
56 rode behind me, Melodie, Chopper and Blondie in front and they all learned from Chopper to stay on the Bike. I would come out of a store and people would be sitting around waiting to see how I managed. While those dogs were alive, Perryton people knew me not by name but as "The Guy With The Dogs".

Here they are.
    Y'all have a good day now, You hear?

Sunday, January 17, 2010

riding to work with Rick

So, I have a blog web page. That means I am control of what to write about and when and all that stuff. Well then let's  blog. Some how that sounds almost like something you might step in. Where do these words come from? Anyway, we're off.

Hmmm. Writer's cramp the first time out.
     Nah, not really.
As I said I will tell all a Y'all about the Texas Panhandle among other things. One thing, to get me started is that here in the Texas Panhandle, we have the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets, especially if there are a few clouds scattered around. Let me see if I can figure out how to show you.

       Ah, there we go.
I often carry a small camera in my pocket and just whip it out and push the button while zooming down the road and these two are taken exactly in that manner.
     So please excuse the windshield and any blurriness and possible bug splatters.
One thing that makes our sunrises and sunsets so outstanding is the fact that there are very few things sticking up from the horizon to interfere with the view. If it sticks up, it is probably man made.
     More later, folks.
Have a good day.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

You know something. It looks like it is working.

Well, Here goes.
Howdy, there Y'all. Greetings from Texas and I hope all is well with every body. I will try this for a spell and see if I like it.
Blogging, as I understand it, is pretty much just telling the whole world what is going on in an individuals life, with some interesting stuff thrown in.
Today is the start of a new experience for me so bear with me while I talk about Texas, particularly the Panhandle, that is most familiar to me.
So for starters, stay tuned for news and updates about My Wife and Myself, all the animals and just generally anything that comes to mind.