Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Music While Sailing

Today was a great day for sailing.  Sunny.  About 75 degrees on the water.  A slight breeze.  Picnic lunch.  Music system and all four speakers cranked up a bit.  Wifey and I living the life.

At one point Nat King Cole and his rendition of Candy played over the boat's music system.  Appropriate.

Here's yours truly waiting for the wind to come up (no, not that kind), listening to music and "thinking".

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

The Rental

Turned the keys to the rental over to the tenants yesterday.  Glad the ordeal of readying it for lease is done and I can get on to the fun parts of my life.  Now if they can only stay in it for at least two years.  You see, it takes one year to recover costs associated with the repairs and upgrades,  The second year is all gravy. 

Before I left the rental I shot this video for future use next time it becomes vacant.  Prospective tenants always want those pictures worth a thousand words and this video does just that.  Note the sounds of the squeaky door midway through.  One thing I forgot to oil. . .damn that squeaky wheel!

Off to have fun.  

Monday, June 04, 2012

It's Raining! It's Pouring!!!

Hard to believe but it's June 4th and raining in California.  Yesterday it was sunny and 90 degrees in Cowtown.  Today. . .not so much of any of that . ..unless you call buckets of rain liquid sunshine. 

So much for sailing today.  Sigh.

Saturday, June 02, 2012

What Floats My Boat (and fills the sails)

I often get this question from those we take sailing:  What makes a sailboat 'go'?  Here's a pretty good answer.

Friday, June 01, 2012

It's the Wild West on our highways and city streets.  And it's not my imagination either.  It's kill or be killed. . . drive like there's no tomorrow.  Hang the rules of the road and common civility, it's every driver for themselves.   Take for example, red light runners.  I'm talking not just going through a yellow soon to turn red light but folks entering the intersection after the light has turned red.  Idiots.

Have you noticed that no one seems to know what a solid white line means.  Do you?

Then there's those who take "cuts" and barely miss hitting the front of my truck in the process.  I want to yell, "Feel better now?  You've shaved all of 2 seconds of your driving time!!"

Those passing over a solid double yellow line should be shot.  Period.  It's bad enough they're liable to kill their passengers but how about the car they hit head on?

The guy who works for our painting contractor has a bumper sticker on his truck that reads:  NEUTER THE STUPID.

I'd vote for that.  That might solve a lot of problems.

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