Monday, October 26, 2009

Blog Fodder – Weekend Update

Quick note here, post weekend. New stuff on the way later today. Navy tech stuff.

As you can see by the little widget on the left side of the blog I am a member of the Navy's VALOUR-IT Solders Angel fund raising effort. Please, please consider donations. This I one of the most worthwhile charities around; The IT drive is geared to providing disabled military personnel with equipment that will get them connected electronically, to the rest of the world. The boost in morale by getting back to the social networking environment is a life saver and really helps in the re-hap effort.

Solders Angels is a remarkable organization that really does the work of the Angels. Injured service members that are evacuated out of the AF are evacuated alone, with only the personal items on their person at the time of the injury. The Angels are there in Germany and here in the US to give them some tender loving care, they distribute packages to each injured member that includes new cloths, personal care items and blankets or Quilts designed to help them this most un-nerving time. They also sit with them and give them someone to talk to during those very early times in what is usually the most traumatic event in their lives. They are aptly named, angels. Give till it hurts.



Weekend Update:

I posted on Saturday a news articles from the NRA, it was my way of getting ready for the Gun Show that I was going to go to later in the day. It is a small show but nearby. I went while it was raining out and the Good Mrs. T was down at the local Wegman's grocery store (it's like a Whole Foods). It's not too local and she was gone a good long time and I was able to get down to the Gun Show and back before her return. Gun's are a touchy topic in our house. One would think with all the military influence there would be no dissent here but, the Marine Mom is anit-gun. So, my dark secret is not porn or wild women, its well things that go boom in the night, and day for that matter. My secret life with Strum Ruger! Anyway, the gun show was a good distraction from the rain and the toil I left, I was hauling insulation up to our attic, one of my winter jobs is to lay a new blanket of R-30 insulation in our massive attic.


We have had a lot of rain here in the Swamp. Over the last couple of weeks we have been getting rain pretty much every other day. This has backlogged outdoor maintenance activity. Cant tend the garden with it so muddy out and I can't mow the lawn or rake up all the leaves until things dry out. Well, we had a dry day on Sunday and I was out there taking care of business. By the end of the day I was tired and worn out, too much activity for one day.

The new week is upon me and I must get busy. I have some new posts ready on Navy stuff and news as I see it!

BT: Jimmy T sends.


Buck said...

the local Wegman's grocery store (it's like a Whole Foods)

Oh, that's just WRONG. Mentioning Weggie's and Whole Foods in the same sentence is sacrilege. First: Wegman's has variety Whole Foods only DREAMS about. Second: Weggie's is affordable. Third: Real people shop at Wegman's; poseurs, geeks, and wannabees shop at WF (don't believe me? count the Volvos and Beemers in a WF parking lot, then compare with Wegman's). I could go on, but I won't. Can you tell I miss my Weggie's? :p

JimmyT said...

Buck, I have to assume you are correct on all points, I have never been to a Wegman's, only the Wife. I have been in a Whole Foods once, and I think that was in San Diego too, not here but I know there is one near here.

I love our small little family store just round the corner but the Wife likes the Weggie's, like you said they have a bunch of goodies there.

BT: Jimmy T sends.

Buck said...

i STILL have my Wegman's shoppers card and I haven't set foot in one since I left Rochester (NY)... that was ten years ago next month.

Wegman's is literally the BEST grocery chain on the planet. I used to stop in my local Weggies... conveniently located at the foot of my freeway off-ramp... and pick up dinner after work nearly every night after the maid quit. My "local" had a sushi bar, Chinese buffet, sandwich bar, and the usual collection of grilled meats... plus a wonderful on-prem bakery that sold cake and pie by the slice. Their beer selection also rivaled that of specialty stores. What more could an aged, newly-made bachelor ask for? :p

JimmyT said...

I may have to break down and go to the one my Wife goes to. Sounds like quite the experience.

BT: Jimmy T sends.