Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Deer Delinquents

On the drive in this morning, we had to brake heavy for a 4X4 buck that started standing on the shoulder of the road and as we got closer, started walking into the lane of travel while looking at us. All I could think was hearing the other deer in the trees saying, "Go on, they'll stop." and "Chicken!"

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Busted wing update

Appointment with the Orthopedic Surgeon today. Got the first cast off. I was so swollen when they put t on that now the cast was seriously loose. Fresh x-rays show it is healing nicely and got to wash my arm so I am not offending myself for now either. Fresh cast and a bit of manipulations made for a painful morning but all good news. Have a picture of the x-rays but they really don't have enough detail of them to see the fractures Also doesn't show the swelling and discoloration of my hand. Now off to eat and drug.

Latest Update:  Bills have started to arrive. Even with pretty good insurance, the copay will be more than we got for the cow damnit. Now on to the important stuff, like taking care of one of our own. Tam is without insurance as selfunemployed writer. So the gun blogesphere is helping out with her medical bills. So go help out already.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Your TLA is not my TLA

Acronyms have become so ubiquitous in our language that conversations with people in other fields can get confusing.  Sometimes it's just funny.  Not too long ago, one of my best friends and I were agreeing that we were both doing a lot of PCRs lately... except that in her job (EMT), that's Patient Care Report, while in my job, it's Polymerase Chain Reaction.

Sometimes, though, it's just downright disappointing.  Once a month I get an email from HR inviting me to attend EOD* training... but they won't ever let me blow anything up!

*Employee and Organizational Development.  Much less exciting than Explosive Ordnance Disposal.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Thank you... all veterans for your service, and your sacrifice.

Yes, I know that Veteran's Day was yesterday.  But yesterday, we were holed up at the ranch, with zero opportunity of seeing a veteran.  So, like the, I choose to observe it today, when I am out in the world.