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Kid, You Just Don’t Know.

My daughter and I got into it yesterday. Basically it came down to her feeling like β€œI judged her friends and already had a preconceived notion of how they are”.

Well, yeah. I watch people for a reason. It’s not just because it has been trained into me to do so. I am always aware of my surroundings and the people around me.

I have very few friends I still know from school. I still have friends from all over the world from my time in the military. Bonds we’re formed in that time.

I watch her friends because I see the way they act and I don’t want my daughter presenting herself like some of them.

Trust your gut; your gut is almost always right.

On occasion, it can be wrong. But that’s a rare occurrence.

I’m trying to get it in her head that I’m only watching out for her and her heart.

She’s a good kid; she takes what people say and trusts in that. And it’s tough to make her see when someone isn’t being a good friend.

But these are lessons we have to learn on our own. I can’t save her from every heartache.

So I have to let her go on her way and learn.

I know this in my head but my heart is with her.

That’s it. That’s the post.


I Feel

I feel like this old house. It’s off the side of the road I take to another part of my territory.

It has been standing long before I came along and the way it’s looking, may be well after I’m gone.

It has good bones, I suppose.

There are a lot of holes in the roof and walls. Some morning I can see the sun shining straight through it.

I think it wants to give up, it just doesn’t know how.

Like me.

I’ve been watching it through all the storms and ice and rain. I keep expecting it to fall.

But it doesn’t.

Like me.

That’s it. That’s the post.



Winter storm Izzy is moving through, and our power has already blinked out and come back once.

I hate to miss a day posting, so I am dropping early today.

I’m getting some hit tea in me while I can as I finish up laundry before we do lose power. Hopefully we won’t, but it is what it is.

That’s it. That’s the post.


All About The Plan

There’s a plan in everything.

Plan A was already out the window earlier this week.

Plan B fell through early this morning.

I was on Plan C at 10:00 AM.

And then that fell through.

I ended up driving three hours to my last store. I left the second at 1:00 PM and arrived at the third around 4:00 PM.

That’s a bit misleading because in between, I was picking up the kids from school. I drove over seventy miles just for that.

And they were nice enough to accompany me to my last store.

They even threw in a bit.

I think I ended up somewhere around Plan F today.

That’s it. That’s the post.


Windstream Sucks

Maybe this will get through on what little Verizon signal I have here.

Windstream sucks.

Our β€œhigh-speed” β€œinternet” β€œserviceβ€œ is out. Yes all three of those belong inside their own quotation marks. When we call the company they keep hanging up on us.

I pay my bill I expect the service.

This has been an ongoing crapshow for years.

If you have ANY other choice but Windstrean I would advise you to make that choice.

That it. That’s the post.


That’s Not Like You

We are short on help, and that means sometimes corners get cut. I’m not too fond of that but sometimes it’s necessary.

This morning I was at my first store, and a manager asked me about the section we take care of and why it wasn’t priced. I started into the spiel about we don’t have enough time to do that; if they could get someone to price it, that would be great.

She looked disappointed and said, β€œThat’s not like you.”

I have a reputation in my stores for doing more than I have to. I do my job, and I do a little bit of somebody else’s too.

Part of my New Year’s resolution, I don’t make them, but this one’s going to stick, is that the job will be done. I will do the job correctly, and I will do it to the best of my ability.

I’ve really got to get back to basics.

I guess what it comes down to is that I got told about myself this morning.

And maybe that last feeling I have left got hurt by that.

Sometimes we lose our way and stray from the path.

But we find it again.

That’s it. That’s the post.



Went to work. 

Came home. 

Cooked supper. 

The wife hasn’t been feeling well this week. Suffering from a migraine. 

And that is fine. I don’t mind helping out and doing supper. I’m feeling pretty good. It’s my place. 

I’m disgusted by a comment from Senator Ted Cruz and I’m hoping that it was a clip of video taken out of context.

I don’t think that the folks who entered the Capitol were in the right in any way on January 6. I think it was foolish to do what they did. But I don’t think it was a β€œviolent terrorist attack”. I think we’re looking at another RINO if things aren’t proven otherwise.

He says in the video that Jan. 6, 2020 was β€œa violent terrorist attack” on the Capitol.

If it wasn’t taken out of context I’ve lost what little trust I had in the man.

But then you can’t trust any politician. 

That’s it. That’s the post. 


It’s Time

I used to blog over on another site called Searching The South, and today I was on Twitter and remembered I had an account for that blog, so I signed back in.

I miss doing what I used to love. Photography, exploring, history, and the weird.

I realized that the account was pleasingly missing one thing, politics.

It’s nice. I want to go back to where I started writing at. I want to explore. I want to find what’s lost.

I want to wander.

That’s it. That’s the post.


Day Three

I’ve started off my morning at 0530 listening to the wind howl outside. A cold front is moving through leading to strong winds and I do not like high wind.

A couple of years ago, a tornado went over the house, and it’s given me a little PTSD in that regard.

So I’m sitting here with G and listening to the wind. Praying we’re okay and hoping the roof stays intact.

This is the early morning part of the blog. I need to get to work, but I’m not driving in the dark in these conditions. Better safe than sorry.

And the wind calmed down and the clouds burned away, and then…winter came.

I mean it got cold, quick.

I’m thinking spaghetti tonight so she won’t have to cook. Me and the kids can.

Yeah. Spaghetti it is.

I’m trying to show the kids what we can get done when we work together.

This afternoon when we got home I put everyone to their tasks. Sam on folding clothes and getting trash up. Logan on dishes and getting clothes out if the dryer while I browned hamburger meat and started another load of clothes.

And my plan would have worked too if it hadn’t been for that…kid.

Attitude is everything, and this afternoon, Sam had a bad one.

We still got a lot done in under forty minutes, but we could have been done sooner and on about our day. He’ll learn how to control that temper. Hopefully.

We got everything done so quickly I was able to get a lot of other stuff done today before supper. Usually I’ll spend my nights catching up. Tonight I’m just enjoying the evening.

That’s it. That’s the post.


Time To Go

Tomorrow begins a new year at work. I’ve had to rush through so much being by myself with occasional help (no slight to the boss, he has been excellent.)

I think it’s time to slow down. It’s going to require me to work a few more hours but doing these jobs we’re being paid to do, it isn’t right to rush and possibly short any customer.

So, time to downshift. Pump the brakes. Do the job because that’s what I’m paid for.


Off to church this morning, and afterward, we did our shopping and errands and went and got haircuts. We came back home to chores that we’re left sitting on New Years Day.

The tree had to come down, and Mags and Sam took care of that. She’s going easy on me due to my back.

Fans of boxes but not big empty moving ones for Christmas trees.

While all that is happening and the clothes are drying with the kids done with their part of the chores, our Sunday afternoon is resting and watching a little something.

Today’s choice was The Replacements with Keanu Reeves and Gene Hackman. Excellent football movie! While I’m not a sports fan in the least, I love football moviesβ€”especially comedies. This is where I get those little bits if football knowledge that shock and impress the wife every once in a while.

This one has a little bit if everything. Laughs, drama, sports stuff. It checks a lot of boxes for both of us, and it’s an excellent way to spend a couple of hours.

Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory… lasts forever.

S. Falco

Off to bed soon and so…

That’s it. That’s the post.


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