Friday, March 02, 2007

The Joy of Logistics and Wounded Knees

DAMN! I KNEW I should have gotten the wagon or hatchback version of this car of ours. I drove over to Walmart this morning to pick up that new SDTV I told you guys about, and guess what? Damn box won't fit into the car! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Took THE Wife to her follow-up with the knee Shaman, who was very pleased with how well it all turned out. She is actually doing much better pain-wise than she was before the surgery. She'll get her lube job in about two or three weeks.

It rained last night and all day, which saved me from the horrors of hard labor out in the terrace garden, although before the rains yesterday I did dig up about five loads of dirt (what everybody else would call dirty sand) and dumped it in with the shredded leaves already there. So today, after the doctor visit, we went to the supermarket, and THE Wife got to drive around in one of those electric carts, showing me what to pull off the shelves. Luckily, no one was injured or killed in the shopping of these groceries.

The smaller of the two twins has come from Tampa for a visit. I am hoping like hell that HER car doors are just big enough to fit that damn TV in the back, although she's driving a compact car that isn't much bigger than ours, if it is at all. She's doing really great at her new job and has been promoted several times already.

In his typical "I'm the decider, but it ain't my fault" fashion, Dubya has been "disappointed" by the Walter Reed Army Hospital scandal, and heads have rolled. It was bad enough for the poor schmuck who happened to be in command at the time the news media got wind of the piss-poor care our injured soldiers were getting, but the Army Secretary did the perfectly natural thing you'd expect a republican appointee to do and returned the guy who helped it get that bad in the first place. He in turn payed the price for doing stupid things with a democratic congress in control. Now the NEW general in charge of Walter Reed is going to have to figure out how to fix the problem under the same circumstances that allowed such an outrage to occur in the first place, much like the Iraq war, Katrina, and all those other stellar examples of Bush Administration management style. The lesson here for all you young, patriotic American kids just itching to jump into the fight: They are much more willing to break you than they are to fix you. If you are still in such a hurry to be a real "American hero", well, you only have yourself to blame if you come back in less than one piece and they don't seem to be in any hurry to put humpty back together again. You were shown the ugly truth of the matter. This goes for you to, Mom and Dad America.

Meanwhile, the El-nino/Global warming influenced weather is tearing up the nation with tornadoes and blizzards on a grand scale. OK, so some so called "experts" want to claim that this is simpy a "cyclical" situation. Fine. When this "cyclical" situation becomes such the norm that the toll in lives and property begins to mount like never before and it seems like we are under attack by nature herself on a more or less constant basis, maybe these nay-sayers will wake up and notice something ain't quite right. Imagine the White House having to be "hardened" due to high risk of a "catostrophic weather anomoly". Imagine property insurance of ANY kind becoming a thing of the past. Imagine reinforced concrete being the ONLY approved building material for new home construction. Imagine the evening weather report including the day's casualties. Oh, forget imagining it. You won't have to. You may simply have to survive it.

Well, already THE Wife has deemed that I have been on the keyboard much to long, so I will wrap this up. I will mention that this medication I'm on seems to be having an effect. Till next time, as always, Blessed Be!

3 comments:

Whitesnake said...

You tell that loving caring beaqutiful wife of yours.............

To take care of you......
God...Whoops.......Bob bless you both

Whitesnake said...

You still coming over for the BBQ tomorrow?

Kindness (disarms the difficult) said...

Best wishes to your wife and may her knee be better than before and here is to hoping you get that TV in your daughter's car... dang! that is frustrating...