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Friday, October 11, 2013

Tuning out for a while was great


I’ve been away visiting family for the last couple of weeks.  I can’t express how great it was to be away from TV, radio, and any other news.  Frankly, I didn’t have time for it and I get plenty of that in my normal life at home.  I don’t get to visit family often and the time went by way too fast.


Tom Clancy - Wikipedia
Of course, life went on while I was away.  I came back to find out author Tom Clancy had died.  This was a shock.  He was only sixty-six and made number one on the New York Times bestseller list sixteen times during his writing career.
Part of the government had shut down and they’ve closed the national parks, among other things, which doesn’t surprise me.  There are protests here with people crossing the barricades to go hiking anyway.  The government website has crashed for the stupid Obama care we’re supposed to sign up for, if we have no insurance.  Again, this is no surprise.  I don’t want to get into a political rant here, but the government is so incompetent.  Did any of you know that on page 57 of this healthcare bill, that no one bothered to read before voting into law, states that the government gets control of your bank account when you sign up for Obama care?  That right there is good reason not to comply.
Government people cannot live within their means.  They should learn how, just like the rest of us.  Okay…on to other things.

Gas prices are a lot cheaper in Texas than they are here.  Wow!  I was stunned over that because sometimes it varied by a dollar a gallon.
When I stepped off the shuttle from Vegas, it was freezing cold, well 65 with a stiff north wind blowing.  I should have stayed in Texas where it was about 85.

Tarantula - clipart

On another note, we’ve seen a lot of tarantulas here lately.  This is surprising since we’ve lived here for nine years and have only seen one or two during that entire time.  I found out why in this weird news article, if anyone cares to read that.  Apparently, we have a bunch of lust-filled spiders this year.  Hmmm…
Please see my other blog here for more details and pictures from my trip.

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