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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Radical - Not Really

Fight and slay the Pagans wherever you find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem.   Surah 9:5

This quote is from the Islam version of their new testament, the more recent writings. 

Shortly after 9/11, on a different blog, I received negative comments for stating that as a matter of self-preservation I have to consider all Muslims a threat until proven differently.  Muslim theology has been around for well over 1,000 years.  And that's over 1,000 years of violence from the Muslim world. 

My attitude has only altered in that I am more suspicious of Muslims than ever.  And I make no apologies for that.  Terrorists are not radical or fanatics, they are followers of Muhammad's teachings.  They are 'true' Muslims. A cancer on the earth that should be eradicated for their crimes against humanity.

Monday, December 5, 2016

More Limping

The orthopedist said  suspected partially torn Achilles tendon at the heel connection.  So I'll be wearing an air cast boot for 2 weeks.  I can navigate the stairs to my desk, but can't wear the required safety shoes in the shop.  The health and safety engineer will determine if I can go to work for the next 2 weeks.  Cleaning horse stalls will be a major challenge, though I suspect the granddaughter will be a big help.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Handgun Specs

Why is it that one of the most important specifications is never published.  That's the distance from the center of the back strap, circumferentially, to the center of the trigger.  That's just as important as any of the normally published specification, especially for those with hands larger or smaller than average. 

That's also why I only own one modern design pistol.  I prefer the Hi-Power or 1911because they fit me better.  The 1911 can easily be modified to fit most hand sizes.

Limping Along

A couple months ago I made the mistake of pulling, not pushing a cart loaded with a few hundred pounds of horse feed.  I pulled it right into my heel.  The soreness lasted a few days. 

A week and a half ago I helped the Boss do some yard work, and quit when the same heel started hurting.  Next morning I could hardly walk, but it went away a couple of days later.

Wednesday I cleaned our 2 horse stalls, 3 wheelbarrow loads about 100 yards to the pile.  Yesterday I could hardly walk again. Experiencing a lot of pain with any kind of weight on the foot.  Not working today.  Walking across the parking lot and climbing 36 steps to my desk is out of the question, though I barely managed it yesterday with a cane.   The Boss brought me crutches a moment ago, so I'm now mostly mobile again.  The policy is no crutches at work, even though I work mostly at a desk, so I'll be off for a while.

Seeing a orthopedist Monday.  I have pain and swelling where the tendon attaches to the heel.  Actually, the only pain is when I put any weight on that foot.  No pain at all just sitting here.

Monday, November 28, 2016

A Couple of Things

Tried to go riding with the Boss yesterday.  Notice I said tried?  Turns out my mare was beginning her cycle and was adamant that she would not leave the herd.  After struggling with her for a while, I gave up.  Too bad it was a decent day for riding.

I bought some herbs that's supposed to even out her swings, but the owner where she's boarding isn't good at giving her the daily dose.  It's not that she becomes hateful, she just hates leaving the boys.  I'll be calling the Vet this week about shots that will prevent her from coming in season.  I don't like doing that, but the Boss needs to ride for back therapy, and I don't want her going alone.


We have 3 grandsons and 4 others that are also grandchildren by our choice.  Tomorrow the 2 girls will be inducted into the honor society.  Kinda proud of them, especially considering their early childhood.


So on the OSU campus, a good guy with a gun stopped a bad guy with a car and a knife.  Good.  Saves the taxpayers the expense of prosecution and incarceration.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Another Holiday Past

The vertigo has subsided substantially.  Tomorrow will be the last of my antibiotic pills and I've only taken 2 motion sickness pills in the last 2 days.  Tomorrow I'll be cleaning the stalls, and if I feel OK, maybe a short horse ride.  I'd like to go to the range but with deer gun season opening Monday it's bound to be extremely crowded.

Survived another house full of people holiday.  Way too crowded and warm in this little house.

Hope your Thanksgiving was great.  For me it's rarely enjoyable.  Way too crowded in the house for my liking.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Totally Sucked

Ever had a vertigo attack?  Saturday morning it hit me, big time, before I even got out of bed.  It totally sucks!  Never felt like that in all my life.

Rolled over before getting out of bed and the world turned upside down and spun like a top.  Put my hands over my eyes and felt them randomly pointing in various directions, very fast.  I'm not even sure they were synchronized.  With time I learned to move very slow,  and keep my head vertical.

Missed riding my horse this weekend.  If I somehow managed to climb on, probably would have slid right off the other side.

Saw the doctor today, and with a couple of medications it's now mostly gone.

Been a week now and the vertigo is getting better, but it hits back near the time to take my med.  Hopes it's gone by Friday.  Want to visit the range the holiday weekend and do some riding.