Wednesday, October 31, 2012

What was that?

So what about hurricane Sandy. What was it? A super storm? Three storms? Hundred year storm? Thousand year storm? There hasn't been a storm like this in forever. Not while humans were around to document it anyways. There are a lot of flaws in the system that's for sure. No way of plugging up all those hole going under ground. Of course there are the houses built in the wrong place, on a sand bar right on the coast. The talking heads call it extreme weather but that's what they called the hundred plus degree heat this summer. Then the last hurricane was suppose to be a fluke, a once in a hundred year storms. We're getting those event every year now. They don't say anything about global warming or climate change. The talking heads say you can't say this storm was because of global warming or climate change. This year was the hottest year since they started taking records. Last year was the hottest since they started keeping records. It's been getting worse every year for the last thirty years. For me here it seemed like there was only a few days that it wasn't over a hundred this summer. It was months at a time over a hundred. Last year it was weeks at a time over a hundred. Seems like I'm hearing, "That really was a fluke in the weather" more and more. The talking heads on TV call it extreme weather. Was extreme rain storm that was a thousand miles wide. That's got to be a fluke. "Had we listened to climate scientist....." They said it was going to be like this and it is too.

What can be done? Don't build there. You can't build houses on the shore and expect insurance to pay for a new house every other year. Maybe if insurance companies stop insuring houses and things on shores where you know storm surge is going to hit the beaches. Would be nice if the shore line would be shared with more people then cluttered up with boxes on the beach.

How many extreme weather event does it take to get your attention? Just in the USA, 14 extreme disasters last year and 7 this year so far. Knowing that green house gases cause the problems it would be a good idea to get rid of them as soon as possible. There are going to be areas that will be lost to the future and sea level rise. They will be a marker of a time gone by. It's going to cost too much to repair or replace things when the extreme weather events happen every year in the same spots. More people are finally getting the boot to the head to wake up and pay attention to whats going on in the world. Some people though have their head barred in the sand saying it's not really happening but that will change.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

One sunny day

 Momma Kittie on the fence enjoying the sunny day. The ropes on the cedar fence is just for looks. It's all screwed and wired together. The rope is to give it a more rustic look. It's not even rope but part of a old carpet I found here when I moved in. I was looking through my pictures and finding such good one that I over looked. For every picture here, there are hundreds in storage.
 Where's the worm? Robin hunting for worms. They are so interesting to watch catch worms and take it back to the nest. I've found one robins nest last year and was amazed at the construction. The inside was lined with mud and smoothed out perfectly.
Got cha! Robin makes a catch. They will collect a bunch of worms before they head back to the nest to feed the babies. They are sure a very unique looking and acting bird.

Monday, October 22, 2012

A Different Era ...

1951 fashions are a bit different then today's dress. This is my mother in 1951.

No hip huggers for my father. No, it's high pockets, riding all pulled up.

Interesting how wide the side walk is. Years later the city took the grass out and paved from the road to this side walk. It's amazing how small houses were back then. Wonder if my fathers leaning or the house is leaning or it's something to do with the lens of the camera.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Little buddies

 Kitties on the play house. It's a jungle gym for the kitties. The kitties like climbing around the pallets.I cut one pallet in half and made it with hinges so I could open it up and clean it out. Then put carpet in and on top. It's good for rain and is water resistant. It's amazing all the things it turns out the kitties like to play with. The raccoons like playing with different toys which I find amazing. They like getting into everything.

Little baby wandering calmly with it's tail down. Easy to make friends with the little ones, much easier then the kitties.

I always find pictures I like when I go through them. At the time I took these I was interested in one photo and disregarded the rest. Going back through them I'll find some really nice photos. Well. it's going to rain soon so I better run to the store for trash bags and food. Tried getting one of the kitties inside but didn't want to come past the door. I tried carrying a cat inside but it wouldn't have anything to do with that.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Sneaks in the night

"I'm sneaking here"

 Stealing cat food

Mystery hand print that opened the door about 3 AM the other night. Have nose juice on the window too.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Don't throw stones in a glass house

"Mitch Ramney" doesn't like it when he's slandered but he sure throws a lot of crap. His whole campaign is nothing but what Obama did or didn't do.I just have one thing to say, the man's got no lips and beady eyes just like a criminal. 

Have pity on me, I'm a douche bag and a big government mooch.
(no lip, criminally insane)

You can buy everything and I will too.
(you can never trust a person that can't tie a full Windsor)
I have an elevator to park my cars. My wife, she's got a couple cads. What will I do as president, make you pay higher prices for health care. Cut taxes for the job creators. I'll pay for it with revenue enhancements on the middle class, working class and poor.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Hot again


Too hot for too long. No breaks insight. I don't mind hot days but I need breaks in this heat. I can't have the life sucked out of me every day, day after day. It's like opening the door and walking into a wall of heat. Taking a cool shower mid day feels good for about 5 minutes. This global warming is only going to get worse too. I just hate to think of the summers 20 years from now where it's going to be a hundred every day if not higher and hot at night too. People will look back and say why didn't anyone warn us. Then the scientist will say we warned you about this. The people will say you weren't perfectly clear about what you meant about getting hot. I just know so many people who think like rocks now will be the ones saying that. They are the hyper people that talk and talk saying nothing only to talk to hear their voices. You've seen those people. What gets me is those people seem to do well in the economy and have all the toys. They never seem to have to work and what they do for work is things like selling things. They don't know what it is but they sell those widgets like crazy. If your like me your seeing the news reports and sit there asking why isn't anyone doing anything about this because it's going to be bad. You tell everyone you know but some of your friends live for bumper sticker slogans and vote that way too. The others are those that say it's a debate and it's just politics and hide their heads in the sand.