Saturday, December 29, 2012

RV Update & Women

This is an RV blog right? Lately I know with all that’s going on in the world and the RV being in storage, it’s hard to write RV things. The last time we were up there was 2 weeks ago and the “bad” batteries that Scott’s RV claimed were worn out 3 seasons ago are still holding 75% of their charge after 3 weeks… Disappointed smile We’re going up there tomorrow to replace the mouse traps that have new victims and to check the battery state. I’ll probably drive the rig to a gas station and top the tank off since we are down a bit from a month ago, but now in the last week its up 10 cents again, dagnabit.

Ronda picks up her Ruger today, it will be stored in a special place that is kid proof but easily accessible to us. After getting that comment from that guy who hates women but lacks the stones to say his name I thought I would say something about women. Over the years I have always thought of women as these vulnerable creatures that needed protection, I put them on a pedestal.

Women by and large don’t commit the same kinds of crimes men do (of course some do, but statistically by a huge percent they don’t), I believed they think cleaner than we do, that was until I took a crowd of women in my limo (back in 1986) to a bachelorette party. What they talked about in that car that night made every guy I had ever known up to that point including Marines seem tame! I learned something that night and of course continued learning as I grew older. Since then I have come to realize they may be feminine but they aren’t as vulnerable as you think.  They can be tough when they need to, it’s just hard to figure out when we’re supposed to know they want to be tough versus wanting to be protected, us guy’s don’t get this part right a lot of the time.

The anonymous user who posted how much he hates American women clearly wants a woman who caters to him and doesn’t think for herself so he comes up with every vile thought he can come up with and places “American women” into this category. American women used to be considered below men, it took them fighting for their rights to get equal rights and yet we as a country would brag that “all men are created equal”, I know mankind is supposed to include women as well but it sure didn’t seem that way for 160 years in this country did it. Even today too many men think women are to be barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen.

American women today by and large don’t take the same crap they took 50 years ago, nor should they. My wife can be very feminine but piss her off and you’ll find the tough side of her real quick. If somebody broke into our house she wouldn’t cower in a corner waiting for me to do something, she would charge out the door and God help whomever broke in. However she knows I would be out first because I believe that’s part of my job, and she knows I aim to do it.

I digress, anonymous miss-understands completely, I don’t know, maybe he was coddled as a boy and didn’t get weaned off until he was 10 or something. Who knows what broke in his twisted mind but I believe that all women are special and overall my belief is they are better then men, not superior mind you, just better people (this is too hard to explain). I believe they are more kind, thoughtful and caring and they make men better people. I know my wife does, there are too many examples of when I wanted to do something stupid and because of her I didn’t do it, how many of you guys out there have almost done something you know you would regret but your wife, girlfriend, Mom or sister stopped you? Now how many times have they saved you from yourself?

American women, like all women all over this globe are to be cherished, treated right and we should try to make them proud of being with us. Men like anonymous have a place in the Arab world where women aren’t considered to be equals but more like property, he should move there since he clearly doesn’t belong here.

I tip my hat to all of the ladies in this great country, without you there would be madness. Red rose


Friday, December 28, 2012

Comment – Boycott American Women – By Anonymous

12/29 - DELETED, Rod made a very valid point, why allow him another forum to spew his anger.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!!

Us Scandahoovians celebrate Christmas on the 24th soooooooooooooooooooooooo Red rose




Sunday, December 23, 2012

1st Christmas Party Of 2012

The step kids came over yesterday for a gathering for the first time at our house. So Ronda and I got the house festive and prepared.

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Thomas Kincaid special edition bible opened to Luke 2:8-12

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Loki did her part… so did Jessie the cat, which was lay around and look cute…  I couldn’t find Jessie as she was doing her job so well, elsewhere… under or behind something. Smile 


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Ronda working very hard in the kitchen…

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The kids opening their gifts… Sophia went first, she was a bundle of energy!

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Carissa and Bryan went next, how does this thing open?!?

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You take the pictures from any angle! Tayler and Matthew went next. Thorin, Sam and Amy watch, Thorin has (ack!! I can’t remember her name, I think it was Mema? They are dog sitting her) tucked into his shirt.        

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Then Ronda went, Sophia helped her, it was a beautiful cross ornament for the tree.

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I got some great pictures of the kids after a good dose of sugar!

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Everybody had a great time, we watched Paul and Christmas Vacation, well, we watched parts of them anyway! Everybody was hopped up on high octane cookies and such so not much watching going on. Smile

Have a Merry Christmas everybody, time to head into the kitchen and help with the dishes!

Friday, December 21, 2012

12/21/12 – Turns Out, It Was Just The End Of The Mayan Calendar



The B’ak’tun happened and we’re still here. NASA stated the world will not end, they even made a video about how it won’t end. Pretty safe hedging your bet against considering how many predictions have come and gone. Winking smile

I don’t think the end really means the end, unless of course it’s an asteroid the size of the one that killed off the dinosaurs in which case, it would have been an end of world event.


Otherwise even the apocalypse as described in the Bible doesn’t mean the end of the world. I’m not a doomsday kind of person, but I do think something bad is coming, be it another war or conflict of that kind. I hope not, the safe bet is I’m right, considering the track record of the world but I hope I’m wrong, we’ll cross our fingers.

We are very glad the end didn’t come because we’re going to host family tomorrow for a Christmas gathering of our step kids and their kids. This will be the first time we host them at our house and we’re looking forward to it. I’ll take pictures and post them when I can.

Have a great Friday everybody!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


We went up to the rig this past weekend and found we had captured two mice. The rig’s rear end is facing the woods, not sure that matters though.

I laced more traps and we’ll see how many more we get, little buggers! Smile with tongue out

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Pure Attitude

Jessie the cat, this is her, allowing you to be in her presence… Smile with tongue out


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Blog's Gone Silent

I have been noticing that many of the blogs I follow have gone silent, one says unplugged and all posts are gone. Another hasn’t blogged in a over a year and he used to blog almost every day. It makes me wonder what might have happened to them. Have a they passed on, have they forgotten their blog..

You get a snippet of a persons life and you get used to reading about them and then poof, no more.

I miss “RV-Adventure-Bound”, he seemed real happy in his new campsite then he posts about possibly being hacked and we hear nothing after Halloween of 2011.

I miss “Journey Of Little Sanitee”, nothing since Jan of this year…

I miss “Happily Hitched, An RV Blog”, they were excited about another season in their new rig, they’re young newlyweds and starting this lifestyle early and their blog was fun to read, nothing since May of this year.

There is a whole slew of them that have gone silent, I hope things are going well for them and that they are so busy and happy they have no time to blog. Smile

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Bye Bye To “The Dragon”

It’s time for it to go, I have had this monster laptop (lap crusher) since February 2007 and it still looks brand new. I’m putting it on eBay and hope it gets a good home. I spent the better part of yesterday rebuilding it back to Windows Vista x64 Ultimate. Why Vista you ask? Because HP, while I love their equipment is horrid at driver updates when a new OS comes out. This machine got zero Windows 7 love from HP so a few functions didn’t work when you ran Windows 7 on it, like the eject button, the bass and treble etc…

Either way, Windows Vista ran perfect on this machine for 2 years before I installed Windows 7 on it so I have no problem restoring this version to it. It’s almost like a portable TV, 20” higher than 1080p resolution, one of the last to use WUXGA and the screen is simply stunning to see.

So, bye bye to the best computer I have ever used, may you serve somebody else as well as you served me. Smile with tongue out

For some perspective on this machines sheer size.




Friday, December 7, 2012

December 7th, 1941 Pearl Harbor…

Happy Birthday Mom!
Pearl Harbor Day
The birth of my Mom happened on December 7th, 1940. 1941 my Mom was a one year old baby hiding with my Grandparents from the Nazi’s in Norway. Everybody was scared and an ocean away the USA was being attacked by the Japanese.
For me this day is a sad one on two levels, my Mom died very close to her birthday on November 29th and it’s also a sad day that thousands of men and women died. It brought the USA into WWII on December 8th with a declaration of war and the rest is history.

How many today are remembering this day and saying thanks to all those that protect us everyday. Our country has changed a lot since then, lets pray should another attack like this occur who ever is in charge does the right thing.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

December 2nd 2012 – The Fog

We did some decorating this weekend and tonight I thought I’d try to capture how it looks. However it’s still 50f outside at 9:00pm and fog rolled in before I could capture the entire house!