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Splittin’ Wood, Running Water and Lying About Grand-brats

We just spent Saturday in a geriatric wood-split-ting session. I had gotten the daughter a load of mill ends. For you city folks mill ends can be anything from the…

Blizzards, Trampedes and The Whole Truth 

Original Run Date: February 11, 2010 We are having a blizzard and I have been riding around in Slight Si, my little minivan and counting the fools who are out…

Frozen Pipes, Camping and Porta-potties

On Friday morning Management and I awakened to discover our water pipes were frozen. This was my fault. In one of my continuing multi-year construction projects I attached a new…

Making Waves, Jet Skis and Suspenders

On the day before the day before Christmas which I was calling Christmas Eve Eve (until I realized it wasn’t) it was morning, the son was making waves. As with…

Stolen Trucks, Practicing Evil and the In Crowd

Last month someone stole my little Dodge truck Sioux.  I was upset for several reasons.  The first being, where is the self-respect of anyone who would steal Sioux? Sioux (pronounced…

Genetics, Yesterweek and Texting

Genetics are an interesting subject. At our Jones family Thanksgiving dinner at my sibling’s house there was a herd of children. Of that herd about half were genetically related to…

Head Injury, Foresight, & Blessings

Friday as I was walking out of the shop I bumped my head on the overhead door.  Of course, I wasn’t seriously injured since it was my head. It did…

Enough Guns,  Enough Stuff, & the Rationale

I have finally figured out the situation with Clarence and our deer.  The deer are so afraid of him that whenever he shows up they come huddle around the house…

Clarence, Subcontracting and The Bionic Deer

There is an old story about a woman in West Virginia who was seeing a man named Clarence.  After a few years he abandoned her with a child on the…

Loafers, Expanding Stuff & Beagle Brat

My bride Management just bought me a new pair of shoes. I am concerned. Are we getting ready to have another one of those Averett improvement campaigns? As you know…

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