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Day 29, Overtime Tuesday

Oh, hooray, the Grand Ole Opry House has been rebuilt, restored, and finished! They even dried out and restored the sacred wood from the Ryman House.

Was up before dawn again today to get to work by 6, and with some dedicated work, we got caught up (now let's see if we can STAY that way). Tomorrow the supervisors are going to have a telephone conference to see if they can tweak and adjust. Things would be okay if the Pac Northwest office would get in gear (I know they have a lot of work, but seriously -- in years gone by they've asked us how we do things, how we keep on schedule, and we shared... and they deliberately chose to continue doing things their way. Cool. But hey, don't blame us when you fall three days behind!).

And just because I do occasionally like to get up early does not mean I'm some sort of weird freak. Honest. We're early(ish) risers here. I realize that puts us in a weird minority in fandom, but there it is. *grin*

It seems to me that had someone (who I won't name) hadn't squandered away a surplus and then further cut taxes, we not only wouldn't have such a vast deficit, we'd have money to shore up a crumbling infrastructure and to fund major disasters. Isn't that how we're supposedly taught, to hold onto our savings in case of emergency?

Ah, if only I'd stuck it out and gotten my diploma!

Why do Americans have such short, short, SHORT attention spans? Obama's been in office less than two years, and apparently he was "full of empty promises" and they're ready to bring back the same people who put us in this hole in the first place? Argh.

Pictures!



I had been hoping to get a good shot of the thrasher that was out there digging in the freshly-watered dirt, but alas, being as he is the same COLOR as the ground, none of those pictures really came out very well, so, here's the orange tree and my windchime:




Dinner is ready and Barb's not home. There is salmon in wine in the oven and a pot full of cous cous & corn on the stove. Nom.

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nutmeg3
Sep. 29th, 2010 01:12 am (UTC)
Politics brings out the stupid in a hella lot of people. It's terrifying.
wildrider
Sep. 29th, 2010 01:39 am (UTC)
Yes, and in addition, so many people seem to actually be PROUD of being stupid...

shipperx
Sep. 29th, 2010 01:52 am (UTC)
It seems to me that had someone (who I won't name) hadn't squandered away a surplus and then further cut taxes, we not only wouldn't have such a vast deficit, we'd have money to shore up a crumbling infrastructure and to fund major disasters. Isn't that how we're supposedly taught, to hold onto our savings in case of emergency?

I keep wondering whether people think the engineering reports grading our infrastructure as Ds are just kidding. Because, seriously, a vast majority of our current infrastructure was built 60 years ago with a 60 year life expectancy.


And that looks like fruit in your yard!
wildrider
Sep. 29th, 2010 04:31 am (UTC)
I should have thought the explosion in San Bruno would be a big CLUE that things need to be looked at... (not to mention the bridges collapsing, etc.). But that's just me...

Yes, the tree on the right is orange, the one on the left is grapefruit -- last year's crop, though, so way overripe (we never eat enough, and always have leftover that goes bad... I need to hire someone to come trim them!).
ljs
Sep. 29th, 2010 10:42 am (UTC)
Another early riser here. [raises hand]

Hugs and wind-chime music sent your way! :-)
wildrider
Sep. 29th, 2010 12:54 pm (UTC)
Yep! "Sleeping in" means I got to lay abed until 7 or even 8! (Although sometimes on the weekend I CAN snooze the day away, if given the chance!)

Hugs!!!

emerybored
Sep. 29th, 2010 04:23 pm (UTC)
1) 6am is only my wake time if there's some emergency or random early doctor appointment that requires me to have to slug through rush hour to whichever clinic (I live in a far out suburb of Houston and all of the clinics I go to are near downtown).

2) I'm very happy about the Opry restoration. I was sad when they showed the damage after the flood there.

3) [soapbox] I totally agree with you about the He Who Shall Not Be Named damage wreaked and then left over for Obama to resolve. It's absurd to blame him for those past problems (especially since some of those he immediately started dealing with as soon as he got into office), and absolutely ridiculous to say that he's not doing enough! Also, the people who are saying he's not planning tax cuts, not working on getting enough money to states to spend on infrastructure renovation (if that stimulus money's not spent on infrastructure, it's the state's fault, not Obama's), and that he's trying to expand government, are just dumb. The biggest expansion of federal government EVER came under the previous guy. Short memories are rampant in this country on both sides of politics. [/soapbox]
wildrider
Sep. 30th, 2010 02:02 am (UTC)
My usual work hours are 7 - 3:15. For a while I was on the later 8:45 to 5 and I HATED it. As soon as I could, I switched back. If I work out before going in, I have to be at the gym by 5 (when they open).

Much as I hate the standard run of trash coming out of Nashville these days, I doubt there's a single country music fan who wasn't touched by the sight of the Opry House in ruins like that!

Soapbox: WORD.
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