Saturday, November 29, 2008


Well, it never seems to amaze me what I can get done when the Barngoddess1 is helping. I only did construction, and the Barngoddess1 did all the sanding, staining and poly urehaning. Of course the Little Princess was in there sanding away too. She did a great job helping.

Anyway, after spending most of the week laying around with foot on ice and elevated, I finally got the metal bar top holders in place and the bar is done.

Well, it's done, but the floor trim is still being crafted over at the Ozarks Workshop of Jim (not the Bus).

So the olelongroof fan is out looking all over the birthplace of speed for a 66 bronco for me, and I enjoyed our phone call as he walked the infield today.

Here is the pic of the bar, and the top.
Hope you enjoy it.

And this is the top, made of maple, the grain is exceptional.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Just a simple ice sculpture that says it all. As a former firefight (27 years worth) it touched my heart and I wanted to share with all of you. Thanks to Sharksangel for sending it to me.

Thanks to all who have served, whether in the Armed Forces, Civilian Guard, Law Enforcement, Fire or EMS. Also to our Doctors and Nurses, especially those called away from their families on this Thanksgiving Day to nuture the sick and injured.

Have a beautiful day.


Monday, November 24, 2008

What I saw today (copyright OleRagTop)

So to give my bigger younger brother his due, I have taken the liberty of using his famous qoute "WHAT I SAW TODAY" in this feature.

If you are current, or nearly current on OleLongRoofFan's blog, you know he has this thing for old long roof vehicles. In fact he even owns a 1963 Ford Falcon Econline, one of the true long roofs. His ordeal of finding it, traveling to Texas fm Florida to pick it up, and trip home is definitely worth the reading. Not that it is in the quality of reading that "Hunt for Red October" or "Hansel and Gretto" but close.
LOL gottacha ......

So I left for work today after spending the last 4 1/2 days laid up with an ankle injury that won't go away, but that isn't the point. I traveled about 3/4 mile west of us and there on the left side of the road is this other master piece.

1964 Ford Falcon Econoline ...... Automatic, two bucket seats in front, back seat for two against the left wall behind driver. Even has CB radio.......
Motor rebuilt back in the 70s when the Ole Man got it. He used it for transportation. has rode out two tornadoes with no major damage. New battery, turn signals don't work, brake light has comedy, one works, the other doesn't. the other does and one doesn't. Put new battery in it and drove 6 miles RT to put gas in it. Runds a little rough, but may be due to it's been sitting for a number of years. Dad is now in Nursing Home and kids want to get rid of it.

I call Richard (the son) and his sister said to put it up for sale, he wasn't sure of the price but thought around $800 was right.

So Ole long roof fan, here is what I saw today.............................

Celebrate Life.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Fun Facts

Here's some facts out of a book I got for an early Cristmas. Papa could not stand not giving it to me. Oh man, I can't use the John F. Kennedy story of him getting shot, you probably already know it. Here they are.

Old beer names,
Old Knucklehead,
3 Stooges Beer,
Kill Ugly Radio,
Flying Frog Lager.

He Said She Said,
Carpe per diem-seize the check,
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

A happily ever after only comes in fairy tales.

Love to all
Little Princess.


A while back I posted that the Barngoddess1 and I had gone to the Farm Show at the local Fairgrounds and picked up a new toy.

Well it has been in use for the past month and I thought the Oleragtop would get a kick out of seeing just what the Barngoddess1 bought that day.

Of course when it is time to fill it, the Barngoddess1 hooks it up to my little mule

Now my little mule isn't the white 3 wheeler in front, or the white 4 wheeler in back, but the black truck everyone is using as a couch

and goes 5 miles to the grain bin and gets it filled again.
The Little Princess loves to get corn from here, as it means simply opening the chute and here it comes.

So that is what we bought when we posted way back then.

Celebrate Life


At times when I am laid up for whatever reason....... this week it is the left ankle that let go and I have a watermelon for a foot, on crutches, bed rest with leg elevated, ice, etc. At least no breaks found.........

I try to get my office in order and in doing so usually find something interesting.

Yesterday was one of those days and I came across some old pictrures.

Now we all know that the Barngoddess1 and I are into horses and wagons and stagecoaches, parades shows and family days at the farm.

I often wondered where we got started, and it turns out that this old photo from December of 1964 could shed some light on it.

The bus is the blurred head to the left, Jeep Junkie in front and Oleragtop to the rear.

Looks like they want to help rob the stagecoach at the next parade.

I also found out how the Jeep Junkie became famous as that great mechanical genius. This picture has been posted before, but


Sometimes it is good to go way back to the early days, 1955, December to be exact, could be 12/11 - a birthday bash, or 12/25 - Christmas time

Here is one to cherish; The Bus, BBB, and the Horsefarmer, in their younger years.

And I hope to provide a bit of education today. Ozark style

If pro is the opposite of con, what is the opposite of progress? Congress

Water is composed of two gins, Oxygin and Hydrogen. Oxygen is pure gin, Hydrogin is gin and water.

And with all the bail outs and mergers, here are a few that will probably not happen:

Hale Business Systems, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Fuller Brush and WR Grace become:
Hale Mary Fuller Grace

Knott's Berry Farm and National Organization of Women??? Knott NOW



Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Just for the Oleragtop to tow behind his olelongroof.

Go to Craig's List, Springfield MO and look under car and trucks for sale.
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1947 Teardrop Trailer - $3900 (verona)

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This is an original 1947 Teardrop not a replicant. it is in good condition. This little cutie has an icebox, pantry(tiny) and a three burner propane stove. It is twelve foot long including a 2 foot tongue. It has fenders but one needs repair. The interior sleeps two and has an interior 12 volt light.There is clothing storage. we are not flexible on this price.This is rare and you dont see many.

Location: verona
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Thursday, November 13, 2008

What Papa taught me

Computers and Printing Press
The printing press and the computer both printed words on paper. The printing press had type. Type is a metal block with numbers or letters on it. The printing press could only print one copy at a time. Computers can print as many copies as you like.
A printing press could take hours to print one copy of a newspaper. A computer can take a matter of minutes. The printing press made books less expensive. With the computer it made books even less expensive.
Johann Gutenberg built the first printing press. Konrad Zuse built the first programmed computer. Johann Gutenberg lived 1398-1468. The computer as said had a big impact on the world.
Computers help doctors diagnose illnesses. Computers help with homework. Computers even help deaf people read messages from a telephone call. Computers help with a lot of things.
The printing press could do none of that. All it would do was print things. The printing press did print the bible. When the printing press did print things it cost a lot of money.

I had to write this for my school homework. I asked my Papa what he knew about the printing press and he knew alot. My Papa's Daddy had one and my Papa told me how to use one. I learned all about type and how to make the words come out right. Papa told me that it took a long time to make one sheet of paper and that most of the people who used to be typesetters were people my age, and I am only 10! That must have been hard work.

Thank you Grandpa Lee for teaching my Papa all about printing presses.

Oh I got a 100% on this assignment. Yeah!

Love to all,

Little Princess


You have two cows.

You sell three of them to your publicly listed company, using letters of credit opened by your bother-in-law at the bank, then execute a debt/equity swap with an associated general offer so that you get all four cows back, with a tax exemption for five cows.
The milk rights of the six cows are transferred via an intermediary to a Cayman Island Company secretly owned by the majority shareholder who sells the rights to all seven cows back to your listed company.
The annual reports says the company owns eight cows, with an option on one more. You sell one cow to buy a new president of the United States, leaving you with nine cows.
No balance sheet provided with the release.
The public then buys your bull.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Here is the latest from the wire..... took me awhile to figure this all out, but I only give you bits and pieces.

You have 2 cows
You give one to your neighbor

You have 2 cows
The State takes both and give you some milk

You have 2 cows
The State takes both and sells you some milk

You have 2 cows
The State takes both, shoots one, milks the other, and then throws the milk away

You have 2 cows
You sell one, and force the other to produce the milk of four cows.
Later, you hire a consultant to analyse why the cow has dropped dead

You have 2 cows
You count them and learn you have five cows
You count them again and learn you have 42 cows
You count them again and learn you have 2 cows
You stop counting cows and open another bottle of vodka

You have 2 cows
Both are mad

Everyone thinks you have lots of cows
You tell them that you have none
No-one believes you, so they bomb the hell out of you and invade your country,
You still have no cows, but a least now you are part of a Democracy

More later

Celebrate Life

Is This the Problem?????

So when I built the counter island wall with barn boards, my little big brother "Olelongrooffan" had a level that he used when he was much younger in the construction business, and I used that level.

He put his name on it and our Dad used that level for the past 20 years. When Dad went on his merry way to the big farm in the sky, I inherited the level. It is nice and in my previous post I showed the level being used on the countertop. You will also notice that the level did not reflect the true levelness of the wall tops.

Well the Olelongrooffan told me that I didn't have enough of Ernest Hemingway's favorite juice in my system and that is why the level doesn't reflect true level.

I think if you look at this picture, you will see the true problem with the level...

1. The Olelongrooffan is again in his beach chair in a cow pasture in Missouri.
2. The Jeep Junkie and the Horsefarmer are slaving away.


Notice the Barngoddess1 and what she is using as a leaning post!!!! Could this be the downfall of the level?????

More to come



To all our country veterans I applaud you for your service.

Especially to BBB down there in Tampa land, and the Bus over in the Queen City, and of course the Jeep (even if he didn't make it past bootcamp due to faulty knees)........

Just a pic to remember our youth..........

And Danno if you are out there reading,

to all of you, thanks,

from one Vet to another, thanks again.


Monday, November 10, 2008

A few more pictures of the construction

The demolition done, the construction phase starts with the infrastructure ........

and almost done

OK here it is

I have only one thing to say about my brother "Olelongrooffan" and his help. It really isn't that good. Now he is an experienced construction professional and if you remember his help working with the Jeepjunkie, the Kid and I on construction of the Coup D' Chicken and how he was sooo comfortable in his beach chair and sun umbrella. A picture of the Olelongrooffan and his truckster wantabe at the stable with the partially finsished "Coup D' Chicken" to the right.

Well over the weekend I reconstructed the Barngoddess1's kitchen island using among other tools, his level.

Here is the counter before the construction phase began:

Here is the partially finished product.

and here is how Olelongrooffan's level is broken and doesn't function correctly...........

So to the "OLELONGROOFFAN.................. no wonder the chickens can't seem to lay their eggs correctly, the coup ain't level....


Celebrate Life

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Typical Lee weekend........................ auggggggggg

So it was a quiet Friday evening and the Barngoddess1 and I were sitting in the computer room reading blogs and playing Mahjong and other interesting things.... quiet end of hectic week , just some relaxation....... right.......... WRONG.

The Barngoddess1 calmly states that she thinks the island in our kitchen needs to change it's look and become more "country" appealing. So a casual conversation led us to the kitchen area and we discussed what was in mind. I could see a lot, and I mean a lot of work doing what she wanted. Old barn boards around the outside, a different counter top, and lower the top. Simple, yeah, ............... and she also says we need to paint the kitchen tooooo.......................

So the Little Princess, Barngoddess1 and I started a simple exploration of the structure of the island. No bad construction.

1. The counter top popped right off, the sheet rock walls easily came off and there stood our naked island bar.

2. Little Princess and I head to the most famous of places, Jimmy Johnson's sponsor, and spend a bundle on new lumber to make the bar look antique-ish.

3. The family spends Saturday afternoon and evening taking out and putting in new infrastructure for the new bar. (See how I learned these fancy words and someplace to put them in the text)

4. The Barngoddess1 and I are off to Lowe's again today to get the stain, poly-urethane, and electrical cable (she wants new plugs) and ground fault switches.

5. I will spend all weekend redoing the bar, and probably half of the week, as now our dining room will become the workshop for staining and depressing the wood. Living room makes way for dining room table.

6. I guess I won't watch the race this afternoon after all.........................

Sharks angel said she would take pictures so I can post them. So keep an eye on this site for later results.

have a good weekend and


Saturday, November 8, 2008

Thought for the day

Handle every stressful situation like a dog does:

If you can't eat it..........

If you can't play with it .............

just pee on it and walk away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh I know where to use this.....

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Senator Barrack Obama came to Springfield last night for a late night campaign rally with his wife and daughters.
I'm sure the Bus and the Private RN were in attendance, along with his family, and I even looked for them, but alas there were way tooooo many in attendance.

Now I looked for them on TV and on the web cam, as I was again laid up with the lower back problem all over again. Picked up too much yesterday and by 5 pm I was in no shape to even move down the driveway, let alone travel to the rally.

As it turned out, the line was from the stadium south on Grant to Sunshine, west on sunshine to Fort, and I couldn't have stood in line for that long.
Seems the years of firefighting and farming are taking a toll.

But the Barngoddess seems to be leaning my way concerning that Willys Oveland. We may even go look at it this week. (Jeep, I have been doing all kinds of things on the honey do list, and getting them done, so she is being nice to me)

Got the lean to in the southeast field finished and hay bales put in each of them. Feed trough is done for the little guys in the big field. Been doing chores twice a day ..........
Life on the farm is fun.

Of course I might make a play for a bud hitch wagon (miniature size of course) and that would make the Willys play second fiddle till next time.

Bus, hope you enjoyed the rally, and it was interesting reading the letter from your opponent... typical idiot. and loved the way the Newwsleader hid it on a backpage.

Jeep, have fun on the beach,
Longrooffan, get the topless babe going and enjoy.