Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wind chime

Well decided to do a little work with my Dad...even though he's been dead since '88.  How you may ask?  He had made a wind chime out of different lengths of 1 inch pipe.  Had a sweet sound.  The wood had long since rotted (weather I suppose) so I took it upon myself to string them up again, with his help.  And so I did and they're hanging on the deck as we speak.  Might say a few words about dear old Dad here...we didn't see eye to eye much of the time as I was growing up but the older I got...the smarter he got.  Ain't that amazing!  Guess he ended up teaching me all the right principles after all, even though I never listened half the time.  Damn it, I still miss him.  Bet he and Ben's maw are getting reaquainted about now.  Thanks Dad for the help on this little project and all the others over the years.  (Okay, maybe it wasn't 1 inch pipe, I've been losing lots of things with age)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Phone tag...I'm it!

Well the kids talked me into a new Apple Iphone.  Guess it was time for a new one since the old one would crap out on me at times.  By crap out I mean the danged thing would shut off for no reason.  Not only would it drop calls but it would turn itself off and nothing I did could get it back on.  Finally had to pull the battery to get it to reset and come back on.  It was time!  Yep the iphone cost me...but I can eliminate lots of other gadgets with the fool thing.  Amenities are too numerous to I won't.  Been playing with the thing for a week now and I ain't at all sure I know anymore than I did when I got the thing.  Had to get my kids to bail me out on several occasions.  It is a wizard of a modern convenience.  Oh well its only money right?  And I never saw a Wells Fargo truck following a hearse (you can't take it with you).

Danged if I don't kinda enjoy spendin' it too!  Figure since I got it might as well spend it before "this government" decides to take social security away from us.