Saturday, October 22, 2016

Randoff's Big Bend BBQ

My friend Randy De La Fuente has been doing the smoked meat / barbecue thing on Fridays and Saturdays for awhile now, located at Far Flung River Tours.  I don't get out very often and it takes a lot to lure me away from TFL.  This morning, Randy posted a video on Facebook of today's slab of beef brisket and I suddenly got really hungry and just had to try one of his sandwiches.  It tasted even better than it looked!  79,85,48,0,B    

Friday, October 21, 2016

road repair

A nice neighbor has been using a bobcat to do some work around his place and brought it out to repair the road damage caused by an inconsiderate neighbor - a trench and berm that creates a new path for water during storms.  Rather than flowing across a wide area, the trench fills and channels all the excess right across the road.  Since the water caught in the trench only lasts about two weeks, it really serves no purpose other than destroying the road.  Since he doesn't have to drive on this portion of the road, he never lifts a finger to repair the damage and the inconvenience it causes to the rest of us who have to pass through here.  I came out ahead of the repair vehicle and pulled all my wood bits I had thrown in the ruts.  Now it is smooth sailing again...till the next rain storm.  76,81,53,0,B

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Frank Chronicles...

Guess who showed up again today?  Turns out when Frank got returned last week, his owner has since decided he didn't want him after all so he just turned him out.  The folks who came out to take him home to his irresponsible owner came out again and are taking him in and will give him a good home.  72,81,60,0,W

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Hoop visit...

Long time TFL follower David Hooper (The Hoop) dropped in for a visit yesterday.  It has been four years since he last stopped by.  He brought 10 pounds of carrots - for Ben (and a little something for me).  Ben has never had a carrot nor have I ever even thought of giving him one - even though I constantly feed them to the burros and the rabbits.  Turns out HE LOVES THEM!  Thanks Hoop for enhancing Ben's quality of life.  87,97,56,0,C

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

somehow they just knew...

Got my wheels and axles today.  Will also be using a couple of the fiberglass rods as structural framing.  Finally settled on a metal order for the rest of the rig from my favorite one stop shop for metal bits in just about any type, size, or quantity - Speedy Metals.  I thought I had it figured out and placed an order late Friday afternoon with them, but changed my mind over the weekend.  You have to call them to cancel an order and can only cancel bits they haven't cut yet.  I frantically called them at 7 AM Monday and caught it before they had begun which was lucky because they are very "speedy" when you order from them - the order I placed today will most likely ship tomorrow.  About an hour after confirming my order, I just happened to get one of those reminder emails from Amazon Prime - new recommendations for you based on your browsing history.  Low and behold they had just the suggestion for the exact part I needed but forgot to order.  88,95,56,0,B

Monday, October 17, 2016

time and temp

My buddy Brandon showed up this morning and took a couple of short flights.  After he packed up, I installed the tach/hour meter and the head temperature meter on my paramotor.  Both worked like a charm. Gotta love YouTube How-To videos - tach and temp.  Good thing I decided to add the head temperature meter because I discovered that my spark plug was barely finger tight which is bad enough and any looser would have been a very bad thing.  Something to add to the pre-flight checklist.  87,97,59,0,B

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Be the 1%...

Luke 15: 7  I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more that over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.