Thursday, 22 September 2016

Settling in

Looks like I'm settling in to the new morning routine. Have to say that the sit-ups are are not as easy as they once were. Right now the coffee is almost gone and breakfast is done so once this is finis I will start tackling some of the to do list.  Fall is now upon us so it's time to start on the winter preps in earnest. 

The list isn't that long and the list items aren't that life and death critical but they are things that have to be done. Today I will be putting away the lawn furniture, going into town for propane and POL* stuff and booking the furnace cleaning and I have been trying to come up with a plan to deal with a dryer issue. 

Our washer and dryer are Maytag and they work real well. The only problem has been with the filter that is in the from of the dryer. There is a felt strip that has come off and now lint gets behind the screen and I'm worried that sometime in the near future, probably over the winter, it will catch fire. Living out here in the country means we are protected by a volunteer fire department. Volunteers fire fighters are also known as basement fire fighters and that's for a very good reason. By the time they arrive on scene and are set up all that's left of the building on fire usually is the basement. 

Oh well, we shall over come... Here are a few links for you. 

A few days ago on a farm out west near Saskatoon a farmer encountered three gentlemen with masks and hand guns. Now the area farmers are rightfully concerned about this armed trio so they have started carrying firearms (shotguns, hunting rifles) in the cabs of their vehicles. The area police (RCMP) don't like this. There is only one problem with the police response "when seconds count, police are minutes away." I suspect this could be a group of bad guys looking for fertilizer to make something go boom. 

The good old Liberals are at it again. Not only do they get moving expenses but these expenses include paying legal fees to sell homes. "Baby Doc" Trudeau doesn't see a problem that his staffers  made $500,000 plus profits on the home sales yet took government money for legal fees. Personally I would have thought if a home sale was at a loss this deduction would be OK but when there is a half million profit?  What was it George Orwell wrote in Animal Farm?

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

In California the war on cow generated methane continues...   

Oh, and while we are on the subject of governments being stupid... 

Canada is looking for a new fighter aircraft. While there are several good ones out there the push is on for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The F-35 has three things, it's over priced ($300 million plus per fighter), it's stealthy against radar but not infrared and it may be a flying  Edsel

According to the not so United Nations we are going to experience a little bit of economic turbulence in the next few years. 

Looks like the British are going to be on a bit of a learning curve when the first Tim Hortons opens up over there. 

Well coffee is all gone and the clouds have moved in. The weathertainers are calling for rain in the afternoon, but that's OK. I've been wet before. As for me it's time to hit the road. From up here north of disorder I'm signing off. 

* POL Petrol Oil & Lubricants, old military term.

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