Now that I’m blogging, I needed a new computer. My old faithful computer is about 10 years old and is getting slower and slower, kinda like me. Not really but I have slowed down quite a bit over the past……..well over the years lets say. I decided to check with dell.com to see what they had to offer and I’m really glad I did. After looking around their web site, I found the refurbished laptops. I couldn’t believe how much I could save with a refurbished laptop over a brand new one.
I ordered a Inspiron 1525 laptop and saved 35% off of what a new one would have cost. I like saving money. That leaves me with money I can spend on something else I want like maybe a flat screen TV. I didn’t save that much but it’s a start.
My adoptive father used to take me to the North Carolina Outer Banks when I was growing up every fall for a fishing trip. It was and still is, one of the best places to go fishing on the coast. It has a lot of history along with it. The numerous shipwrecks in this dangerous stretch of ocean earned North Carolina’s Outer Banks the reputation as the “the graveyard of the Atlantic,” not the infamous pirate Blackbeard, who met his end here. Coastal erosion and increased risk of damage from storm surges are the real threats facing the area now.
We used to put up tents and camp on the beach while we fished but you can’t do that now in an attempt to keep human erosion from adding to the threat already facing the beaches. It’s a shame that things have to change like they do and when they do, it’s not usually for the better. I guess it’s all a part of life like everything else.
Kevin Fast who is a Canadian Reverend, has set a new record in the “heaviest vehicle pulled over 100 feet”. He beat his previous record for this category which was 125,660 lbs. Kevin pulled an International Loadstar truck and hauled a load of 126,292 lbs over 137 feet. Paramedics were standing by, and quickly inspected him after the attempt.
Fasts only food in preparation for the event was a cup of coffee. He pulled on a rope, anchored by a parked car. Stuart Claxton from the company Guinness World Records, has been judging record attempts for many years. My question is ‘Why would a man risk hurting himself as badly as he could have just to pull a truck farther than anyone else?’ Just goes to show that a lot of men are all brawn and no brains but this man should have some. He’s a reverend after all but I guess he was trusting in the ‘Big Guy’ upstairs to see him through it. I thought the ‘Big Guy’ gave us enough sense not to hurt ourselves as a way to see us through life. Shows how much I know I guess.
I received this from a friend of mine by email. I thought it was interesting and important enough that I wanted to share it with you. Animals are very important us as human beings and here’s part of the reason why. They don’t call a dog mans best friend for no reason.
Now meet Brutus!!! Brutus is a GOOD boy!!!!
The K9 below is Brutus, a military K9 at McChord. He’s huge – part Boxer and part British Bull Mastiff and tops the scales at 200 lbs. His handler took the picture. Brutus is running toward me because he knows I have some Milk Bone treats, so he’s slobbering away! I had to duck around a tree just before he got to me in case he couldn’t stop, but he did. Brutus won the Congressional Medal of Honor last year from his tour in Iraq . His handler and four other soldiers were taken hostage by insurgents. Brutus and his handler communicate by sign language and he gave Brutus the signal that meant ‘go away but come back and find me’. The Iraqis paid no attention to Brutus. He came back later and quietly tore the throat out of one guard at one door and another guard at another door. He then jumped against one of the doors repeatedly (the guys were being held in an old warehouse) until it opened. He went in and untied his handler and they all escaped. He’s the first K9 to receive this honor. If he knows you’re ok, he’s a big old lug and wants to sit in your lap. Enjoys the company of cats.
K-9 Congressional Medal of Honor Winner
Thought you’d find this interesting. Talk about animal intelligence and bonding with humans!
Fall is finally coming and I am loving it. I love to hunt. Yes I do hunt with a primitive bow like my ancestors did. Yes I only kill what I will eat. I’m sure someone will read this and wonder how I can kill Bambi. Well Bambi is not real and hunting deer helps the herd to stay healthy. Too many deer and there won’t be enough food for them. They’ll get sick and diseased and slowly die off. That’s not good. By hunting them for food, you are keeping the herd stronger.
I hunt strictly by the rules. I get my license and only kill bucks until doe days. I prefer to get the old spike bucks so that you weed out the poor racks and build a herd in your area that is more likely to produce bucks with nice racks. I put out mineral blocks for them through the summer to help make them healthier. I do feed them apples and corn to bring them in to my stand but I also take care of them when it’s not deer season. My ancestors taught me to respect the animals as they should be.
Deer season starts soon so I need to get out and practice a while to keep my skills sharp so I hopefully make a clean kill every time. The last thing I want is for the animal to suffer any more than they have to. IF I hit one and it doesn’t fall where I hit it, I track it down until I know the animal will either survive or I find it. I don’t leave a badly wounded animal to suffer. I would never do that.