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Free the House!


Well, last night it finally happened. I was able to get out of the old place. Now don’t get me wrong. I loved a lot of that house. It was open and neat, weird angles, light, etc. But… it had NO storage. Nada. The dryer vent had a run of over 25′ and my neighbor had a bird get in there and die — their house reeked of rotting dead bird for weeks. That was just sloppy design! The back bedrooms had NO ventilation. In the summer you ROASTED in there — I think, they felt they were for kids and “who cares?” or something. I bought a window A/C unit this summer — made it bearable.

I watched them put up a whole lot of these townhouses and for the most part, they just threw them up. The newer ones have all the neat stuff stripped out. I think the first few sets (like ours was) were done back before the housing crash and they added some neat stuff, wood floors, nice tile work, neat angles, kitchens, etc. but this was all offset by shitty workers. I say this because this winter, I took a number of handfuls of tile, wood, construction debris out of the master bath floor vent. How did it get there? Lazy and sloppy workers… Wasn’t the only thing. One neighbor’s toilet froze solid. One place had mice already when they moved in. Another (the ones w/ the dead bird) had a leaky master bath shower… the ceiling in the foyer was all rotted out. Neato huh? There’s more, but not now. Not worth my time to type it…

Still, it was a good house and we might have bought it except for a couple of things 1. the landlord wanted like $30.k more than it was worth and worse, our neighbors (whom I have chronicled before and call (like all on that block) “The SHITHEADS”). These people are from Philly. They live for drama. Really. Just nasty and rude. They smoke like chimneys all day and the smoke would usually waft over to our porch — nasty! Sure love being gassed out by this nasty crap and it made it so my wife couldn’t go outside there. No, I will not miss “Dick” and “Lina” — no, not at all. My dog has more common sense in the tip of his penis than these two do in their entire beings. I despise people like this. Whatever, like my mother-in-law says “Don’t look back.” I am not. I will miss my tree — the only ones not dead on the whole block because, GASP!, we water and fed them. Something the hillbillies could not understand “Whut, ya mean ya WATER yer grass and that tree???!?” Anyway, this is my “closure.” 🙂

I am finally calming down… not having to feel guilty because I’m not over there packing and cleaning before the looming deadline. Well, it’s done and I’m out. Wanna bet the landlord will try and stiff us out of our deposit? I am told he doesn’t like to return them. We’ll see. I am not perfect, but that place was okay. Anyway got home tonight, took the Wifial-Unit to Wally World, then came home and took stuff out of bedroom one and unpacked, rearranged, etc. From full to door to pretty empty room. Then hung some stuff in my room/office. Looks strangely the same, yet different because I hung much of the stuff in the same relative areas. Works for me.

Messed w/ Mac side of computer… imported all my iTunes crap — that works better for me here in PC world. Must be because that’s where I started it. Got it all back going. 🙂 Even got my music that I d/l-ed on my old laptop to re-download. Awesome! This computer is a joy to work on… music, FAST, fun again. AND… the damned Internet actually works here. At the old place, I never hardly had more than a dial-up speed, yet paid Embarq/Century Link for DSL… I think it was the phone lines in the town house there — they never all worked. Hell, that worked better at our old place in Ft. Loudon and that was built in the early 50’s I think. Anyway, core I5… 8gb ram, Win 7 pro, Mac Snow Leopard, etc. Setup for dual monitors. Yay!!!!

Anyway, time for bed. Late on my Friday night. Too much going on at work for tonight…


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Got house!


Yay! We just closed on our new home!! Look left. And… we’re soon to be all gone from the nice looking, but ghetto-people-filled neighborhood we live in. One of my neighbors who moved out, called it the nicest trailer park he’d ever lived in. Not fair, as I’ve lived in trailer parks before and they were nice. Our neighbor’s on the one side just suck! As in ignorant, flies buzzin’ around their face suck. Fine, soon I shall never see their sorry asses again. ’nuff said about them. Oh yeah… “vile” works.

Anyway, now we just gotta move our stuff. 🙁 Of COURSE, right during hurricane Irene… And being short a driver at work. Still, I have until Sept. 30… I have a company that helped me before — Mr. Moves out of York, PA… Awesome workers, reasonable prices, no bullshit. Gotta pack though and wife’s health is AFU. 🙁 Just gonna take time — come home from work and friggin’ pack… Did that shit last move and it blew!

Being a homeowner IS cool though and when my brother Jim asked if I had made “carpet angels” I had to admit “yes.” :-p

Of course, Lowes got the fridge handles wrong, but they were cool and ordered new ones and then loaned us some stainless ones until our black handles come in. Oh, and dumbass me on first trip over, I missed a step and landed right on the knee I crunched slipping on truck… D’oh! Dat done be a hurtin’ still now.

Please excuse any typos, I’m writing this on my cell out in front of Wally World… Starting to rain pretty good…  Hey, at least it will water my new grass! Needs it, been dry here — not back-home, Cali dry, but for Pennsyltuckey, it’s been bad. For a bit, they’d throw a cig out the windah of the car and stuff would catch fire. Duh!

Some good news, I have a great new programmer who has gotten the Reenactor Consumer Guide (RCG) going. It had a LOT of bad code that wasn’t allowing it to work. Microsoft ASP really sucks!! Anyway, it’s working at BTW, we have now made it “all-era” vs. just WW1 and the orignal WW2 version. What is this thing? Well, it’s a place for reenactin’ folk to review their experiences, good AND bad with vendors servicing the hobby… Give it a look! It sure helped straighten up some shady dealers in WW2 reenacting (and made a couple of the real bad ones go away!)

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Scumbags and What We should Do with Them…


I’ll rant about the scumbags and such. I used this in a post on Facebook and then decided it was so apropos to our modern life that I would write more on it… I then decided to post it here, on my blog.

Scumbags You ever get where you just hate people, especially incompetent, lazy, dumb ass people… There are the mean ones, the rude ones, the inconsiderate ones… ever watch the reality jail shows? Kent and I were watching one and we both commented “WHY are we paying for these people? Just put them down!” They’ve killed, robbed, etc. Many are so f-ed up and violent and asocial that they will NEVER be let out. I am sorry, but if you kill someone in COLD BLOOD, you do not deserve to live and WHY should I have to pay for you to live on? And I don’t mean someone that comes in and finds his wife in the sack w/ someone and shoots one or both. I do not mean where someone heinously screws another over and in a fit of blind rage the dumbass gets shot. I mean where someone plans to kill or callously kill someone for the thrill or insane serial killers, etc. In C-O-L-D  B-L-O-O-D… just put them down. “No, you cannot “find Jesus” and be absolved of your sins. Well, maybe in the next life, not in this one.

People You Know

You know, we should just take some people and sterilize them right off the bat–we already know how they’ll turn out. Others, well we wait, and they’ll prove they shouldn’t reproduce. And face it, there are people we all knew in high school (and earlier) who we KNEW were totally f-ed up and should have been sent in to the “dentist” for “essential dental work” wherein they would “have to be sedated” and then, well, if it were Kaiser Marshall I, they would just not wake up… no fuss, no muss, no crying appeals from their mother on TV. No last meals, no nothing… They just don’t wake up. Buh-BYE! Yeah, we all know some like this… people who should just not be allowed to live.

It Won’t

It won’t happen though because we, as a Nation, have lost our momentum and our drive and everything that made us unique. We’ve lost our way. We’ve lost our morals. We’ve even lost our Nation (well, it’s close now). And now, we all buy all our stuff from China WalMart… “Made in the USA” is just a slogan that some mouth… very few actually follow that. My friends Kriss and Donna do in their business and in life… few others I know do.


My brother rants about tariffs… how come we can’t have them? How come Mr. President? How come Congress? How come? How come we can’t start making shit here again? How come? Why can’t we punish companies that outsource to the third world? “Oh no… we’re a global economy.” they tell us. Oh BULLSHIT! Sayeth I. Can I have an “Amen!” ?? More than one or two? Will YOU look at a lbel or three to see where stuff is made? Will you?

I’m gonna stop now. My wife is bitching that I need to go buy her some ice (don’t ask) and so, I need to get all bundled back up to go out and drive to Rutter’s. The ice is probably made in China too. Waugh!


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Life is so strange


Today was a hard day to begin, but ended good with an old friend bringing a smile to my face… 🙂 Where would we be without friends?Happy days, happy days.

So, Pacha and I are sitting out front of the Mart de Wal watching the mutants and some punk black kid comes out “rapping” using the f-bomb every other word, to impress some girl… Needless to say Pacha and I weren’t amused by this idiot. I could go on, but won’t… oh, I will mentiont he stretch limo that pulled up w/ the prom kids (no shit) all dressed up and all 10:45 at night. Wow! Is it cool now to go to Wally World after Prom?

Started it is!


Finally, I did some real work on the WWII section… it’s not all linked together, but the main WW2 pages are there, plus all the Allied pages and Axis Main. I’m too tired to keep after it. Will work on that tomorrow. It’s just labor-intensive :-0 However, saying all that, it’s not so hard, mainly a lot of search-and-replace in the code I am transferring over — you just have to get that right or it’s ALL messed up.

What else?
I dunno… we had chili tonite. Watched the series finale of M*A*S*H as it was on and I really needed a break. Kind of wierd looking at it… you see sooo many 70-isms and stuff. Plus, being a reenactor-geek, I see ALL the farbisms (besides long hippy hair on 1950’s American military) and Wee hates me going on about stuff like that :-0 Kinda like Cross of Iron with the long 70’s hair… a great movie that needs CGI haircuts real bad.

Battlestar Galactica
Galactica last night was interesting. They seem to just be going off on some wierd tangent. I wonder if it will all end with Zac Adama getting out of a shower and it all being a bad dream of Starbucks?? Ron Moore couldn’t get away with that nowadays as this kind of thing is considered old and hackneyed. Who’s the final Cylon? I’m betting on Gaeta… kinda seems that way, but I bet it’s too obvious. Cottle maybe or a real kicker would be Bill Adama. Or the President… We shall see — in TWO weeks, of course… isn’t that bunch of crap how they do that when a series is winding down… hey, Sci-Fi, you idiots… I’m not gonna watch your other crap in the mean time. I hate corporate hacks.

Was going to go to town to pay my rent and get my meds, but couldn’t get a hold of my landlord. Will go to his work tomorrow. Then on to Wally World with the $4. prescriptions (probably made in China, but who can afford US made?). Shopping at Wal-Mart is like bills, you just sweep the thought under a mental rug and don’t look at it. You’d like to shop somewhere else, give the money to Americans, but it’s kinda hard when everywhere else is sooooo expensive. You know what I mean.