This has only been up less than a day and already 2000+ views?! Nice view.
Nigh on 6pm here. 102 outside and I have got it down to 92 in the rv so far. Yeah, frost on the windshield tuesday morning and it was 65 when I got up before daylight today! I suspect a long hot summer in these parts.
Already 100+, huh? Here in the DFW area it was still cold (60s) until this afternoon. got to the 80s though. Real nice. Wanted to take the afternoon off and swing a hammock. But I'm sure it will be in the 100's here soon. It does look like it's going to be a beating this year.
Wish we had that kind of heat, still snows here every couple days,doesn't stay but still cold,,lol,,sux
Is this pic up near Post, or near your home? It looks like around Post. That is definitely a beautiful scene. One of these days, maybe, I'll win the Lottery and be able to buy a place where I have a view like that, and own everything in that view! Funny thing, how the camera only shows a few feet up close.
according to the weather channel today. But, I agree, looks like it's going to be a hot summer here again this year. And if we don't get some rain soon, it's going to be a dry one too!
Pic from yesterday, just SE of Post. Phone cam, It don't do the view justice. Dry and hot for sure. Long range forecast calls for a chance of rain in May but nada for April. Put away the jacket and coat. Good luck on the lottery!
I was in SE Oklahoma, cool, damp and ya had to hunt for sunshine. Now I'm in west TX, hot, dry and no shade. I love my job! It's the acclimation that sucks. I do enjoy the scenery though.
Tremendous, beautiful, and jealous. That is all I ever wanted when all hell broke loose in 69'. I envey you, and admire you. I am with Randy though on lottery. Some day, but getting old fast. Maybe you come around again and get to do it your way. I was feeling pretty good about the past and pig kill and the soreness but comaradery was worth it. You guys got me feeling good about the past and figured I had a chance after all. Then today I went to my 13 year old Grandaughters play. A woman my wife had worked with was there and is a ministers wife. I did not know it, but they were gabbing along, but she was saying to my wife, your husband must have been a savage when he was young to be paid back by God in such a way as he is disabled, all these years. My wife broke the silence for the first time in her life, and said very angrily " He was tortured for three days and three nights while you and your husband were studying to be Clergyman, or whatever. And then we walked out ! Who dare I ask was right? JLC
I make no claim to military experience, but, if GOD don't want soldiers then he probably don't want me. We may be rough around the edges but this world is better off for it! I never paid much mind to preachers wives anyway. "Judge not lest ye be judged". Bad things happen to good people and good things happen to bad people. Life aint fair but it aint all bad.
I'm with Vaq here. I have NEVER heard a "minister's wife" say something like that, and hope I never do. My brother-in-law is an ordained minister, and a chaplain in the Army reserve, currently of voluntary active duty. He was deployed to Iraq in '02 or '03 and was there when near the Iranian border when Saddam was found in his little hidey hole. I don't think I will ever hear that out of my sister. My ex-brother-in-law is now an ordained minister and has a church in Post, Tx. where Vaq is staying. However, I don't think I will hear it out of them either. God, I hope not. Anyway, I'm proud to be a veteran, and I choose to appreciate those veterans who came before me and those who have come since. I do not judge them for what they have done, and I don't care. They (including you and me) have served and defended these United States, and given the idiots like this woman the right to think how she chooses rather than how a communist government tells her she MUST think. I pity her. She has no idea of the can of worms that I believe she has opened up for HER final judgement day. I ain't no bible thumper, but I am a christian. I believe that there is a verse in the Holy Bible that applies to her here. Not sure where it is, but the jest of it is, that Christ said "why do you worry about the splinter in your brothers eye when there is a plank in yours?" This quote may be slightly paraphrased, but it get the point across.
Fuck em, don't mean nothing...
Some people have not grip on the truth that Human Beings are self glorified Animals first and foremost. Nothing more than that unless they themselves choose to be more.
There is right and there is wrong, sadly those looking down their nose ever realize that the only reason they have the ability to do so is because of those same people they down down upon...
Kind of like the Police, for many the thought of a LEO is one that is otherwise disagreeable except when they need their services. Then afterwards it turns back to the negative opinion....
How many times have you heard someone say " I don't own a gun and never will " then at some point in time they will make another along the lines of " If everything went crazy I would go to (fill in blank) because he has all kinds of guns and knows how to use them "
I know you guys are right, it is just a bitch, sorry to the ladies' That everytime I start to feel like I and some others not so lucky, who did not come back. Just did what we had to do, and feel proud about it, especially from the great comments from Randy and Vaq and all you guys really. A wrench is thrown in and makes me start to think the old way and feel ashamed of some things that had to be done. My computer is acting up! That is when I and some other fine men, get back to silence and no pictures, memorys, reunions, medals, commendations, letters from presidents. Cannot tell any stories to my kids or grankids without all this flack from there teachers. Like that asshole I talked about before. Nam wasn't a real war, just a conflict. So that does not count. I guess I just have to live with the fact that some guys will remember me and others, while most americans, still think all we did was kill babies. It is just F@#$%^# depressing. So back to silence and just live with it the best we can. Move on and let it go. I will always buy and shoot my guns, and be a man of my word and help anybody that deserves it. The rest of the time, and stuff will be buried with me. I am never going to bring it up again guys. Just Girls, guns, hunting and cars etc.Always upbeat for now on, I promise you. I was even thinking about going to the VFW and have some shooting fun. But somebody will say something, so screw it. The old saying, "a man is his own Island" not sure if that is right.But that is the way it is for now on, or always has for me and a few good men anyway. Thanks guys JOHN
Yep, you need some "face time" with Vaq. I aint no shrink, not by a long shot, but I'll have you feeling good about yourself before the last pig dies. Guaranteed!
This sweaty, dirty, filthy, unworthy SOB is gonna clean up and hit the hay.
GOD willing I'll catch yall tomorrow.