Sunday, November 29, 2009

What a wild weekend

So this old Horsefarmer was talking with the Bus yesterday morning about a cousin of ours who used to dive for Jacques Coustoeo (SP) and I relayed that I was too tired to do anything.

The Bus told me that #10, our baby sister, the school teacher, was in town and had stopped by his place for a visit and they had a grand time looking thru old pictures. A little later, my daughter relayed that #10 was going to call me and wanted to come out for a visit.

In the mean time, that younger brother of mine, the Ole Long Roof Fan, called me from the Birth Place of Speed to relay that he was pounding the pavement of that great race track trying to see all 1,800 vendors at the hot rod show and parts extravaganza being held this weekend. Seems the Jeep got tickets from some friend of his and the Long Roof just couldn't see them going to waste. I told John to get tickets next year, and I would pull the mobile house down and spend the weekend there. Well not being able to sit on the phone while he bartered some guy for a beer mug with Springfield Mo hot rod nationals (or something like that on it), I told him I had to head for the garage to find a box of old photogs for the #10 school teacher and I to go through prior to playing out on our little homestead.

So I trudged out to the Ford Garage, that's what we call my little garage, it's only 30 by 40 and stuffed full of old ford parts, 3 fords, and misc horse items like stagecoach, wagons, harnass etc. Well one wall of that Ford Garage is nothing but shelves, floor to ceiling, 30 feet long. And let me tell you, those shelves are plumb full of everything that doesn't fit in a seabag. So the other day I tell the Barngoddess that I need a shop building to hold all my wood working equipment, my welding outfits, all my parts supplies, etc so we could park our Fords in the garage. I won't repeat what was said about a new building going up before she gets a roof over her hot tub....

So I made sure I had the correct boxes pinpointed should #10 the school teacher, come out.

The barngoddess mean whilst, is in bed with the flu, or some resemblence of the flu, that is making her sicker that a dog that ate horse manure..... anyway,

So my noble assistant and I decide to paint the master bathroom while waiting for the school teacher to come out. Saturday was picture perfect, the day to play outside, but as my noble assistant said, we can play when Aunt Joan gets here.
Well, the school teacher never did rescue me from painting that bathroom. And in fact, my noble assistant and I had to make two mad dashes to her favorite NASCAR sponsor's store for supplies.

For the first time that I can remember, that store did not have what was wanted for the master bathroom. Not on line, not in the store... boy was I disappointed. Their competitor (Home Depot) was too far away, so we dropped by Sutherland's in Aurora .... and bingo, they had what we wanted, and the bulbs were on sale too. Looked like the bulbs had been in inventory for awhile based on the dust covering them, but what the heck.

So late this evening, after another run to Lowes for paint... we came up a quart short of having enough wall paint to finish.... typical Lee planning.....
so off to Lowes and the noble assistant is laughing her head off at my presentation ........ I am dressed in shorts that are paint splattered, got paint on my legs where the shorts didn't cover, got my Lowe's commercial services shirt on that was also paint splattered, but who cares.... I also had paint in my hair... never said I was a neat painter, just a danged good one.

Ran into a woman from work, bound to hear about that tomorrow.......
So my noble assistant and I finally get the painting done, and put the new lights up and connected, and presto, everything works as it should.
So the new lights over the mirror now make it possible for me to shave in the mornings without guessing where I had run the razor. And the Barngoddess said she could see to put makeup on... I asked her why she put makeup on when she was such a hot chick.... won points for me today......

After doing a quick job of evening chores, grabbing a bite to eat, my noble assistant and I settled in for a 5 track race on the playstation... it's a game that I understand, 4 wheelers racing over circuits that I can easily manage.
For once since we have been playing, I only lost to my NA but 2 points.... boy did that make me feet good. She replied that she was exhausted from having to follow me around wiping up all the paint droppings and that's why I got so close....

But the bathroom is done, the Barngoddess loves it, my Noble Assistant even painted the baseboards, all the while our Sharks Angel was doing homework and studying for finals later this month....

adn that's how we CELEBRATED LIFE this past weekend.

#10 the school teacher, missed a grand time, I even had a rag for her to follow me around wiping up paint splatters...........

Joanny, catch you when we visit your state next year....

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Turkey run 2009

So the LongRooffan, old John-John put the following post on this blog about today

Happy Thanksgiving

Just sitting here in thejeepjunkie's garage after a wonderful tradional Thanksgiving meal lovingly prepared by thesungoddess.

thejeepjunkie is untangling Christmas lights for the front of the Kid's house while the Kid heads off to work at that high faluting country club just up the road a piece.

the Kid's sister is inside playing with her new to her laptop and thesungoddess is putting up the Christmas tree.

And knowing that I don't have to do any of that really makes me thankful and I will

Celebrate Life.

WELL TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH......................




What??? Barngoddess you want me to do what????

No way... well ok dear, as you wish

So all enjoy your day off, weather here is beautiful sunny day, few high cirrus clouds in the sky, and just perfect.


Saturday, November 21, 2009


Oh how I love Saturdays. The Barngoddess and I get to sleep in.

Weather here is great, one day is it Chamber of Commerce Day Weather (that is CoC Daytonna Beach, Fl) and the next is perfect for Aspen in the winter.

So sleeping in has become a tradition here at the farm, especially on Saturdays.

Leave the windows open, ceiling fan on, and boy isn't it great sleeping.

This morning................. different story.........

I kept dreaming that the Jeep and the Longroof were having way too much fun with a new toy..... something to do with numbers and Jeeps I imagine ( you know, CJ 2, CJ 5, CJ 7, CJ 9 ?????)

I always thought the CJ stood for Crazy Jeep (could be parlayed into Crazy John too)
and the number was so the Longroof could associate with them.

Anyway, wide awake at 5:30 AM today...... as we used to say in the USN,
failed open.

Alas, what to do, Barngoddess and I are snuggling and staying warm holding each other, perfect morning -- I believe Colonel Potter's term was "spooning".

BG: "Are you awake" HF: "Yes"
BG: "Wanta just get up" HF: "Might as well"

so at the unheard of hour of 5:30 in the morning on a Saturday, we are both wide awake and up eating breakfast.
Mind you, eggs from the chickens, meat from the pig, coffee and a beautiful gal across the table.

So into the computer to research my next idea, Barngoddess watching the morning news show.....

As soon as it's light, off to the stable to clean out the tack room (normal fall cleaning), then it is off to work on my Lil Mule and Casper.

But you can be assured that come 2:00 pm the Barngoddess and I will be pulling one of those "old folks" tricks (a quick trip to the bedroom for an afternoon nap)

So as you all plod through this day, remember to


Thursday, November 19, 2009

I think these are the same person ???/

When I starts to a thinkings, then I sometimes starts to a wondering if I is a seeing things that aren't there

Aren't these two pictures of the same guy????????

Saturday, November 14, 2009

What's that sound?????


Well it's the sound of someone getting another year OLDER

only problem with him getting older, is so am I

I thought I had him pegged today, but I was off by a year,

old well, next year on his 50th will be some bigger prank

that will rock the country


JEEP enjoy your 49th year in this good ole country and in doing so



Monday, November 9, 2009

Veteran's Day

OK all you bloggers ......

trivia question..........

Why is Veterans' Day held on November 11th?

NO FAIR using or,
use your brain power if there is any left

Don't know????

11 th Month
11 th Day
11 th Hour
significant event occurred.

so use you and google

Thursday, November 5, 2009

What a Trainset Layout

Good friend of mine was Engineer and then one of them "Ties" on the ole Santa Fe. He is an avid train person who is working on the ultimate layout at his place near the lake.

As a kid, we had a 4X8 HO layout that had about 5 levels and was really neat. Put it up in the parlor on St. Charles Place and BBB, the Bus, the Gentleman Farmer and I would spend hours playing with it.
Then while in Connecticut, I put together another train set in our Townhouse basement that was really cool (except mice love papermache)

Anyway here is a pic of the biggest layout around that Charlie sent me:

I have about 15 more pictures I can email, but would take 2 months to put up here,


This is the world's biggest train set which covers 1,150 square meters (12,380 square feet), features almost
six miles of track and is still not complete

Twin brothers Frederick and Gerrit Braun, 41, began work on the 'Miniatur Wunderland' in 2000

The set covers six regions including America , Switzerland , Scandinavia , Germany and the Austrian Alps

The American section features giant models of the Rocky Mountains, Everglades, Grand Canyon ...

...and Mount Rushmore

The Swiss section has a mini-Matterhorn

The Scandinavian part has a 4ft long passenger ship floating in a 'fjord'

It is expected to be finished in 2014, when the train set will cover more than 1,800 square meters (19, 376 sq ft)
and feature almost 13 miles of track, by which time detailed models of parts of France, Italy and the UK will have been

It comprises 700 trains with more than 10,000 carriages and wagons

The longest train is 46ft long

The scenery includes 900 signals, 2,800 buildings, 4,000 cars - many with illuminated headlights.. .

...and 160,000 individually designed figures

Thousands of kilograms of steel and wood was used to construct the scenery...

The 250,000 lights are rigged up to a system which mimics night and day by automatically turning them on & off

The whole system is controlled from a massive high-tech nerve centre

In total the set has taken 500,000 hours and more than 8 million dollars to put together, the vast majority of which has
come from ticket sales

Gerrit said: "Our idea was to build a world that men, woman, and children can be equally astonished and amazed in"

Frederik added: "Whether gambling in Las Vegas , hiking in the Alps or paddling in Norwegian fjords - in Wunderland
everything is possible"