Friday, February 25, 2011

What do you mean you didn’t invest the money?

I thought when companies and cities or states set up retirements they invested the money so they could get a return on the money. I didn’t think they would just pay for everything out of taxes and hope for the best. What were they thinking? Sure wasn’t sound advice. Not even a good scam either unless you were the mob steeling money from the unions like in some movie. So what were all these cities thinking of when they made all these promises, that growth would go on forever? Maybe back in the 50’s it looked that way but now we know uncontrolled growth isn’t good. What gets me is all these so called leader couldn’t figure this out years ago. Maybe it time to dig up some past names and splash mud on them.

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Snow and skunks

Put some cat food out a bit ago not thinking that I’d have any guests beside the little kitty. Looks like momma skunk and a baby since it’s so small. Usually the babies don’t come out until May. The weather in January and February has been real warm like summer and trees have blossoms on them for now until they freeze. It’s really snowing now and has been for about one hour. The high winds have stopped which is good.

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Another day

Well I’m up and sort of walking with my shell on. Have so many months to go yet. Still in a lot of pain. Seems the pain is every where on my body. This shell I’m wearing is painful. Just don’t know how I’m going to handle this for all these months.

Bug man was here giving me a quote and how to get rid of the ants. Have to get rid of the ants. I’ve lived with them too long.

Body really hurts and hope that pain slows down someday soon.

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

What’s wrong with republicans? Is it brain damage?

Why do the republicans want to harm people? They want to cut social programs that work and pay for themselves like social security. Why not cut at the top where the money is? Cut republican governors pay? Cut state elected peoples pay? Why when it comes down to it they put that off but cut programs that help the poor which is less then what it would be when you cut the fat at the top.

There’s no “A” in Boehner

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What’s up with Winter?

As I just made coffee with my espresso machine and killing off the ants. For the last four years January and part of February has been summer weather. The bugs start coming out like flies and moths and ants. Then it snows. The trees start to bloom depending on where they are planted. Rich my neighbor up the hill has peach blossoms started and had to cover his tree. Lucky for him it's small.

The ranchers I've talked to said that apples have been down and real small apples. Blossoms fall off trees when it snows late in the year. Been having snow as late as end of May.

What is amazing when you heat the ocean it expands and takes up more space. Simple concept. When you heat water moisture comes off water too. That's easy to understand. Think of it as taking a shower and the rest of the house is cold. Steam condenses on the cold surfaces. That's like the big freeze on the east coast this winter. We are having snow where it never snows before because the moistures in the air from the warm expanding ocean.

Bark beetles are suppose to die in the winter when it gets cold. Since we have this warm winters the only way to kill off back beetles is when they run out of food. They eat pine and there are several types of them. They live at different heights of the tree. One night I was sitting here when it sounded like a bird hit the screen, it was in summer. I looked at the door and it was a bark beetle the size of a small bird. I've found that adding fertilizer to the base of a tree will keep the tree going but the bugs are still there. I used a weed and feed and think that killed the bark beetles because it brought up stuff in the sap they weren't ready for. I've checked many colleges about back beetle and there's nothing you can do about them. Until they run out of food they are going to be here.

Took pictures of it snowing but it's too hard to hold up the camera. I even put my smallest lens on and it's still to heavy.

If you can get KPFA streaming they are playing Grateful Dead a lot of never heard tracks before. Then they have been like that for years. Made money touring and not on records. They were also the only bands that would give out bootlegs of concerts.

One reason I'm bringing up this winters weather is because I've been active in phenology with many colleges. I've been sending them pictures of plants here that they never have seen before and when they have bloomed. Times are changing. If our food stocks start blooming and then goes into a freeze the blooms die. So does out food. So this is a real problem.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Out of ICU and Home

Oh the pain of it all. This is going to take so long even longer then waiting for surgery. The wait was hard but the recovery is going to be even harder. There’s a lot of mobility I’m never going to have again.

Happy Birthday to me. What a way to add another year. I’m hoping I’ll be able to put on boots one day. No slip on shoes for me.

Need more phones around the house.

Sitting it real hard and painful. Need a bath real bad. Hair is a mess. Hoping for the RN’s to get here soon.

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