Drawing A Blank Today

I’m drawing a bank today about what to post about.

Although I said I wouldn’t, I’m taking my scooter back to the shop to see if they can get it sorted out. It still isn’t running right. And I found a bolt on my floorboard on the way home. I buy a new bike, and I want to keep it perfect. Do all the maintenance and everything I’m supposed to do. The maintenance people don’t even care enough to put the bike back together.

I’m pretty upset, I’ll be walking all over the island again today.

Albie: Missing Cat

One of our Seven cats is missing, Albie. She has been missing almost a week. I am afraid she has come to an ill fated end. She was my favorite of our Seven,  both the bravest and the shyest. She was the smallest and seemingly the weakest, but she was the only one of our Seven who would stand her ground against any of the other cats and the chickens who tried to steal her food. Yet she always demanded that you treat her like a lady.

She started off as Al Bina, because she was all white, (except her tail). Then became Al B (but Al  was too boyish) so she morphed into Albie.

If she comes back she will be an even greater treasure and if she doesn’t, she will be forever remembered and missed.

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Albie, photos by Sunshine

New Weather Radar

I should do a Flashback Friday, but don’t have a topic in my list I feel like writing about.

I’m glad it’s Friday, although it’s cloudy and rained while I was walking the dogs, the online weather still says sunny and nice today.

radarYesterday I went to a commissioning of a new weather radar for the airport. I hope that now I can find an accurate source for our local weather. Here’s a news story about the radar. Above is a picture I took a few weeks ago.

Below is a video I took, walking around the balcony near the top

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It is a very cool radar, much more modern than the ones I worked on in the Navy.

It looks like I have a busy weekend lined up. Have a good weekend!

 

 

Week Flying By Like A Comet!

This week has flown by. I can’t believe it’s Thursday already.

I got my scooter back yesterday. It seems to be running OK now. Call me paranoid, but now it seems the brakes are worse. I’m not taking it back.

In the news, at the end of this year, we should see a comet in our skies. AND, if it survives it’s trip around the sun, we should be able to see it in the DAYTIME! I remember that comet in 1997, Hale Bopp it was cool.

Comet_Hale-BoppI remember looking at it, and it was weird, because it felt like looking at something that you couldn’t quite focus on properly. I didn’t have my binoculars then. I got ’em now! I hope we get to see it!

Today should be a good day at work. I’m looking forward to the weekend. Let’s go lets go lets GO!

The Bus Is For Them Rich People

Last week I took my scooter in for it’s 3000 kilometer (3 megameter) maintenance. When I got it back it would cut out and bog down, and to accelerate, I had to open the throttle all the way. Yesterday I took it back. I figured that the spark plug wire was loose or something. They promised me I could have it back by lunch. At 3:30 yesterday afternoon they hadn’t started on it yet. and when I got there after work, they were working on the carburetor. I had to walk half way across the island to catch the bus. Now I have to take the bus this morning, and walk half way across the island from the bus stop to work.

They better not fuck up my bike.

There’s one guy that works there, when he’s there, everything always goes smoothly. When he’s not, it’s all shit.

Yeah, he’s on vacation.

I was listening to the BBC this morning about France legalizing gay marriage. The gays kept saying they were all happy they could have kids now. I didn’t think it worked that way. I learned it took opposite sexes to reproduce. I thought the gays wanted to get married so that they could cover each other on insurance, file joint taxes and in legal matters.

Anyway, I gotta go, because I have to catch the bus. I can’t afford the bus. It costs $2 each way. $2 one way and $2 back. $4 a day! That’s a weeks worth of gas for me. The bus is for them rich people.

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Monday Mayhem

Woke up this morning to two sick dogs. I thought there were two, now I’m thinking only one. Ditto has this medicine that the doctor said if he gets sick, stop giving it to him. Well, I’m stopping. This morning after our walk, bloody diarrhea all over the living room. And Ditto was so humiliated I couldn’t even be mad at him. One of my New Years Eve wishes was that Ditto would be healthy and happy for 2014, but I don’t know if he’s going to make it. I can tell he’s in pain.

It was a good weekend, went to the beach Saturday, and Sunday, went to a Guy Harvey Earth Day Mangrove cleanup. After the cleanup we had lunch at Morgans Harbor. Below are some videos and photos from both.

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