Monday, August 30

August Burning

- (5 min:07 secs) Burning of trash in a 'burn barrel' that is. Plus a lot of stuff leading up to it, like getting tools from the tool shed and then filming while walking back to the burn barrel. Basically it's just one of those things we do on a regular basis out here in rural Missouri. Of course there is awesome narration by yours truly as well. http://www.youtube.com/user/FringeFolkFarm?feature=mhum http://ramblemans.blogspot.com

Sunday, August 29

August trash burning

A bag of trash about to be taken out and burned in a barrel about the same size

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Trash, the barrel it's going to be burned it, and the lid held down by a bucket of colored water in old soda bottles that were once used in the pool by the kids when they were younger and wanted something to dive for

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Wire screen over the burning trash, to keep any ashes from floating out and burning the dry grass

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Another view of the bucket of bottles

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Empty bag that'll be in the kitchen for even more trash. It holds more than the 'usual' plastic trash can, so I don't have to take the trash "out" as often

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This whole process, from taking it outside to the barrel to burn it, to the lid and wire top, to the tool shed and back (between the barrel and shed), plus some narration by yours truly, and video of our surrounding will be uploaded by tomorrow (8-30) at YouTube. It's a 5 minute video that's going to take a while (hours) to upload, so I'll start the upload just before bedtime (around midnight)

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http://ramblemans.blogspot.com

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She's my daughter, I have to, right?

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Monday, August 23

Must sell! Home for sale by owner

I won't do this again for a while because it's not something I'm very comfortable doing. But, my wife really wants to move. So here it is...
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Beautiful 2.5 bedroom, one bath home with 4 outbuildings, and a 24 ft. above ground pool on 10 beautiful acres in the country of South-Central Missouri - asking price: $75K firm. Very peaceful and quiet 99.9% of the time. Only 20 minutes to the nearest Supermarket, other stores, a middle & high school. A common (not quite daily) presence of baby to adult deer come to the yards, visible by eye from the porch that's around half of the home.
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If interested, send me a comment from my blog , DM me on Twitter , or send me a message on Facebook .
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Todd

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Saturday, August 21

Making food because...

...my awesome mood seems to have plunged and now I'm cranky. I was doing so well. *sigh* It's weird how quickly emotions can change that it's kind of annoying.

Falling in love again

Oh, hey, it's not what you think. lol. That being said, it's 91.6 degrees Fahrenheit ans sunny, and I am LOVING it! I decided in my infinite wisdom that despite the warning of the sun and heat being "bad" for people like me, that I'm going to try and embrace the sun & heat as much as possible. See, I used to always love the sunshine, but I got away from it. But no more, if it's hot, sunny, and I just feel like doing something outside, I'm going to. Screw it! (in a good way. lol) I'm back baby, back I tell you! :-$

Thursday, August 19

Chores done

Vacuumed: Living room, cat room, video game room, kitchen, bathroom, entry hallway. Made/cut out: 3'x3' hair catcher for DD's cosmetology practical (proof of hair cutting & manicure skills/knowledge). Other 'too insignificant to mention' stuff done. Rest of the day? We shall see. Have a nice day! ;-) <wink>

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Hair catcher, or what some call a mat

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Hair catcher, or what some call a mat

Wednesday, August 18

Butterfly, Moth, Ex Chicken yard

Been wanting to get a close-up picture of this type of butterfly for eons. Today I finally did!
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Black and blue butterfly-3of3

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Black and blue butterfly-2

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Black and blue butterfly

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Close-up of a moth on/under the top of the porch-table

Moth on/under porch table

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The ex chicken yard I mowed and de-fenced yesterday

Ex chicken yard

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Monday, August 9

Groundhog eating weeds

Birds Of Prey Story

One member of The Barataria Birds Of Prey program telling a story about an encounter with a hawk. Springfield, MO, August 2010

Bird Of Prey Public Service Announcement #1

A member of the Birds Of Prey group giving a brief "announcement/disclaimer" at the Barataria Faire in Springfield, MO in August 2010

Bird Of Prey Talk

A man giving an educational talk about their birds of prey program at The Barataria Faire. Springfield, MO August 2010

Belly dancers

Belly dancing at the Barataria Faire in Springfield, MO in August 2010

Friday, August 6

CD art

I originally was trying to my a mirror out of the Cd's to use on the porch when the porch light is on. As it is (the lighting situation) the porch light only lights up one side of the house, which isn't the the side where we park the car or come in the house. I wanted to make the reflection-light so the door was easier to see at night, but it didn't work. Need a real mirror. Maybe later. So, I turned it into "art" which I call "CD art". Started using duct tape to hold the Cd's together, but in the end used white glue. Still not sure where or if I'm going to hang this.

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In the beginning

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Outside on the lawn

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And after I was done

(In the kitchen without the flash)

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Thursday, August 5

Lightening and peeing outside

Tell ya what, when you're standing out on the porch peeing and a lightening bolt *pops* and flashes loudly across the sky, it's a little disconcerting. LOL

Tuesday, August 3

Public speaker on MS, medications, heat, and diplomas

Last evening Rosalee and I drove to a golf course club house to listen to a man, about 45 years old, a Professional PGA Golf player, who has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. He still plays Pro golf and says it's because of his positive attitude and faith in betaseron that he can do it as if he doesn't have MS. For the most part though, he plays in tournaments that are hot, but in places where the heat is dry. I spent about 10 minutes outside this afternoon in 100 degree (F), humid weather. Walked over to the the shed next to the house by walking around Annabelle's small yard. Plus I emptied the two cat-litter boxes, sprayed them out with the hose, and put some plastic bags in the trunk of the car. Although I didn't have any trouble doing all that while pretending I don't have MS and can be like a normal, healthy person, I started feeling nauseous after I got back in the house. Granted, that could've been caused a little by the fact that I hadn't eaten anything since about 8:30 this morning (it's now 4:05 in the afternoon). Not to mention the 100 degree heat here is humid. But "allowing" myself to NOT do things just because I've been TOLD I have MS is, according to Mr. Profession Golfer/Speaker who's sponsored by Bayer Pharmaceuticals , NOT an option. Wife and Daughter tell me that I shouldn't think that way in this heat because, "even a healthy person shouldn't be out in this heat for very long". So now I've got myself a conundrum. Admit I have it, or do what I want, when I want, for as long as I can, thus, you know, challenging the disease/myself into believing that this body is healthy? In other thoughts... I wonder why it is that when companies sponsor these events and have a free meal, that it's always a buffet. You're bringing people who have trouble walking, using canes, wheel chairs, electric scooters to get around, who have MS which is notorious for causing walking problems, that they feel it's OKAY to make them stand and sit in line to get plates of food and glasses of drink to carry back to their table. I mean, What Were They Thinking?! Can only assume that they assume that the person with the ailment will have a caregiver to get their food for them. Other than that, I don't get it. In hindsight I wish I would've asked him if he has spoken to Bayer about making their medicine affordable to EVERYONE, and not just well insured or rich people, or for people who happen to find out they offer assistance to very low-income people. Which he didn't, nor the Bayer representative, mention at all last night. *shrug* In case you're wondering, most medications for MS are given via needle-injection and cost 1,000 dollars a month or MORE. We can't afford any of them, Medicare doesn't cover them, so we have Low-Dose Naltrexone capsules made that only cost $50 every 90 days, and so far I haven't needed any other medicine for it. Other than ones that ARE covered by Medicare and Prescription D coverage. The night was capped off after we got home by finding out that DD-17/18 made supper for her and her brother (14/15), did the dishes (by hand), organized the bathroom towel rack, and started the laundry. We're very, VERY proud of her! So this evening we're rewarding her by taking her (and us) to Pizza Hut for supper.
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These are pictures of our daughter's diplomas.
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three diplomas on the wall
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