Building in the Snow

Today I helped my daughter build a snow fort. We had a dumping of the white stuff last night and the weather was pretty warm today so the snow was perfect for packing. It turned out well and she promptly challenged the boys next door to a snowball fight.

Here are a few jokes that I though I could post here too.

Q.  Do you know what a wok is?
A.  It’s something you throw at a wabbit.

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 MICROSOFT NEWS RELEASE:
It has come to our attention that a few copies of the Georgia edition of Windows 98 may have accidentally been shipped outside Georgia. If you have one of the Georgia editions you may need some help understanding the commands.
The Georgia edition may be recognized by looking at the opening screen.

It reads WINDERS 98 with a background picture of the General Lee super imposed on a Confederate flag. It is shipped with a Daisy Duke screen saver.

Also note:

Recycle Bin is labeled Outhouse
My Computer is called This Infernal Contraption
Dialup Networking is called Good Ol’ Boys
Control Panel is known as the Dern Dashboard
Hard Drive is referred to as 4 wheel drive
Floppies are them little ole plastic disc thangs.

Other features:

Instead of an error message you get a winder covered with a garbage bag and duct tape.

OK = ats aww-right
cancel = hail no
reset = awa shoot
yes = shore
no = Naaaa
find = hunt-fer it
go to = over yonder
back = back yonder
help = hep me out here
stop = ternit off
start = crank it up
settings = sittins
programs = stuff that does stuff
documents = stuff I done done

Also note that winders 98 does not recognize capital letters or punctuation marks.

Some programs that are exclusive to winders 98:

tiperiter…………….A word processor
colering book…………a graphics program
addin mershene………..calculator
scratch paper ………..notepad
jupe-box …………….CD Player
inner-net…………….Microsoft Explorer
pichers………………A graphics viewer
IRS………………….M/S accounting software
IRS2…………………M/S accounting software with hidden files
coon dog……………..American kennel club records
fishin……………….Bass Anglers Sportsman Society records.
NRA………………….National Rifle Association
shot gun …………….Remington Arms price list
riffel……………….Winchester price list
pisstel………………Smith & Wesson price list
truck………………..Ford & Chevrolet dealers in GA. by zip code
house………………..Nearest Mobil home repair service by zip code
car …………………same as truck, just need two lists in Texas
cuzzins………………family history usually a 3 meg file
tax records…………..usually an empty file
shells……………….ammunition inventory, another 3 meg file
bud………………….list of Budwiser dealers by zip code
racin………………..NASCAR racing schedule includes list of TV stations that carry the race car n’ truck
Parts…….nearest Junk yard by zip code
doc …………………veterinarians by zip code

We regret any inconvenience it may have caused if you received a copy of the Georgia edition. You may return it to Microsoft for a replacement version.

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Winter has finally come

The Christmas Parade took place last weekend and I took the family down to the event. Even the little Fella. He enjoys the travel in the car and the walk amongst the people. He is sure to get plenty of attention as he is such a cute pup. The night was beautiful. About 5 degrees and clear, which allowed a good turnout. I think that the best part of the parade for Buddy was the Radio Controlled cars. As they came racing down the street he wanted to get a closer look and ventured out on the street much to the pleasure of the assembled crowd.

I think that I will have to ask for one of these cars…just to give him a little joy of the chase.

After a very mild start to November and a beautiful couple of weeks winter has finally come. The snow has hit the ground and the yard is now buried under 13cm(5 in) of snow. I spent part of the morning clearing away the driveway and as soon as it was clear, I had to start all over again. Eventually the snow let up but not until my back was sore and shirt was all sweaty.

I took the little fella out with me while shoveling and even though he is cute in the snow, it does make it a bit difficult trying to scoop the stuff off the driveway when all he wants is to jump in front of the snow being thrown.

He seems right at home in the snow but he has a problem when his paws tend to have the snow stick in the pads and form small ice balls. Then he has to lay down, tries to remove the things with his mouth which makes his paws wetter causing his paws to pick up more snow. 

The house then has little ice pellets all over the place as they free themselves from the fur on his paws.

MaruskaI would also like to mention that today is the birthday of a good friend of mine. I would just like to wish her all the best today. Happy Birthday Maruska.

Hi there everyone.

I know it has been a while since I last dumped my thoughts onto the net but here goes. Hallowe’en has come and gone and Heather cleaned up in the neighbourhood by raking in a good haul. Now I will be eating small bags of chips and little chocolate bars for the next couple of weeks.

I finally got around to updating the homepage again with the new Christmas season graphics. So guess what… Ya that’s right. Christmas is coming

Here is a little one that I made up from scratch. Buddy under the TreeA little picture of Buddy under the Christmas tree. Hey I know what you are thinking. How did I get that star to flash so much in the house. Well I guess I used a little artistic licence.

There was a big Lottery draw in Canada a couple of weeks ago and all the people at work were discussing whether they would show up for work the next day if we won. Well I guess it doesn’t really matter as we were not the big winners. Some group of oil rig workers raked in a cool $3,000,000 a piece.

Although I would likely retire on that much I find that I would have to have something to do just to keep myself busy. Maybe I would dedicate more time to this blog instead of just putting down a couple of things every now and then.

Speaking of Christmas, I still have not even begun my Christmas Shopping yet. I don’t know what it is but I can’t seem to get into the spirit of the season until the last couple of weeks before the big day. And of course by then we have been inundated with commercials and Christmas Carols up the hoop by then.

Of course Christmas shopping will likely form the bulk of my comments over the next couple of weeks as I will elaborate on the trials and tribulations of finding the right gift for everyone on my list. Of course I could not post the gifts I get for them here. That would spoil their surprise.

Anyway until next time.

Cheers, Bill