Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Happy 4th of July

Just wanted to wish everyone a happy 4th of July. This is the birthday for our country and we all owe our freedoms to all our military both past and present for the freedoms we have here. Without them we would have no freedoms at all.

Got my computer back after an extensive rebuild. I lost a lot of files that I can't seem to recover, but managed to save a few. I went to Wall-World yesterday and bought a 32 gigabyte external harddrive and all my personal files, photos, ancestry files, email address books and documents will be stored there so I won't lose that stuff again if the 'puter crashes for no apparent reason.

I hope all of you are having a good celebration at your house. I plan on hanging around the house and relaxing some. I might have some good ol home grown mater sammiches for lunch today. Doesn't get much better than that.

We're still very short on rainfall over this way at my house. It looks like this drought is going to last until winter. I think we've had no more than an inch of rain here in the last 3 months or so. I heard somebody say that it was so dry here that the catfish in the river had fleas. Send some of that rain this way.


Wild Bill said...

The weather really put a damper on thangs here this year.. All the fireworks shows have been canceled till a later date and I dont know of anybody that planned any outdoor activities..

I cooked all mornin and it stopped rainin about the time I got ready to put the ribs on the smoker and it held off till just after I took em off and then it came down again and rained till this mornin..

All our rivers and lakes around here are above flood stage now and warnins for everybody to get cattle off the bottom lands..

The ground is so spongy that when we have a good little wind come thru it blows a bunch of trees over by the roots.. I hear the chainsaw business is really doin good tho !!

We had a few visitors but didnt get to locate the "jukebox" outside so we didnt have the good music to go with the company like we usually do.. Instead we had to listen to the neighbors Boom Box blarin thumper music(?) all day from their garage.. I just cooked, ate, and then took a long nap.. Not much excitement here at all unless you count the one time that the booger-eatin-mohrons next door almost blew each other up with their fireworks !!

Cheryl said...

Glad you're back on. You were missed! We're in a drought, it seems, here in California. Of course we never get rain in the summer!!! I am thankful for our military, as well, for the freedoms we enjoy. Thought a lot about our kids in Iraq and Afghanistan yesterday. God bless them all.

Send me a tomato sandwich! Darn, reading your blog and WB's, I'm going to get big as a house!

Almtnman said...

Sure wish I could send some tomatoes, but they might be spoiled by the time they got there. Where I live we have farmers that raise nothing but tomatoes...a lot of tomatoes. They ship them all over the place by 18 wheeler loads. Some of them might even go to California. I remember one year the tomato farmers in California had a bad year and the ones here had a good year. They sent tomato boxes over here from California that said the tomatoes were grown in California and the farmers here packed them with Alabama tomatoes and shipped them back to California. I figure nobody knew they did that, but they do. So if you buy a tomato, it could have been raised almost anywhere except what the box says.

Anyway, I've been eating tomato sandwiches everyday for lunch and they sure taste good with a big glass of iced tea.

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