Saturday, November 30, 2013

What th'a ....

Can't say I've ever seen a Christmas tree here in the Legion before, but I guess all things change. Having a woman bar tender seems to have changed that. Someone had too much time on their hands and the deer got a red nose out of it.

The Thanksgiving dinner here turned out good and was actually real enjoyable since the place wasn't full of people. Perhaps a total of 15 to 20 people showed up. I guess a lot of that was because since originally I was not getting any response from people thinking we should have such a dinner this place almost closed. There was a feed at the Cow Head Ranch about two miles from here and George Goss had a shindig in Lajitas so that cut way down on people that would come. There was also another feed up this way that got its share of people. I'd at first decided to shut down for Thanksgiving because of lack of people wanting it, but shortly before it that all changed. Donations of food started coming in and a number of people wanted to have the feed so we had it.

We had been needing a way to play music around here and one of the customers donated a 1 Terabyte USB drive too store it all on. I decided to use my old lap top to run it off of, but the keyboard was bad because it had a huge gulp of R&R and Coke one time. The USB keyboard I was using on it was worn out to, but MsB (Ms Belinda) of the Terlingua Dreams Blog was kind enough to send me a high visibility USB keyboard so between the three. (Dennis' drive, my computer and MsB's keyboard) we're fixed up on sound at the Legion.

Got a really bad star ding in my windshield driving down 118 a few days ago. A rock bounced out of a trailer going by me and sounded like a small explosion when it hit the windshield. I've since patched that with one of the windshield ding repair kits and hope it holds up as good as the one I used on the falcon about 30 or so years ago. Its still working well.

Progress on the chopper project is real slow mainly because of me being basically lazy and having plenty to do besides that also. That and a community project that it was supposed to be has manly fallen on me to do by myself. Maybe one of these days? The cold weather sure hasn't helped any either.

The above picture was a beautiful sun rise back on the 18th before all the damn cold weather! Have I ever said I hate COLD???? Can't say I'm too crazy about Christmas anymore either, but now there seems to be a lot of interest in having a feed then to so I guess that will be in the works.


  1. I have heard if you put super glue on a windshield chip it well keep it from forming a crack which could spread across your windshield.

  2. Sometimes it takes a woman's touch to make a place more warm and home like.

    Glad to hear that you had a good turn out in spite of all the other activities going on in the area. I swear you all have more fun in the desert than I do in "the city" :-(

    Sorry about the new ding in your windshield. I got mine the same way as I was going to the cook-off last year and due to my procrastination...have yet to get it fixed!

    Good to hear EZ Eyes is going to make a good team with the other two donations and benefit the Legion.

  3. BTW that is a beautiful sunrise!

    Sunrises and sunsets are one of the things that I am more looking forward to when I can finally move to my favorite desert.

  4. DD, not sure what the so called resin is that comes with the repair kits. It could be super glue? If not I don't know how long super glue would hold up to the UV rays.

    MsB, thanks for the keyboard. It filled a gap and helped me and the legion both out.

    Yes, lots of beautiful sunrises and sets down here, but plenty of other stuff that isn't. High wind, sand storms and really nasty critters. ;)

  5. I never did ask, but what happened to Dave S.?

  6. Don't know where he is for sure Bkid. I hear he's out of this area and probably at his brother's.

  7. "Yes, lots of beautiful sunrises and sets down here, but plenty of other stuff that isn't. High wind, sand storms and really nasty critters. ;)"

    I can handle all the above but I must admit the nasty critters is something that is holding me back. In particular...rattlesnakes...:-(

  8. Quote MsB "In particular...rattlesnakes..."

    Funny you should say that. I just caught a bona fide Mojave on the patio of the legion about 7:30 PM. Was an unusually warm day for this time of year so I guess it was out looking for food.

    Poor little critter was hungry. ;)