Friday, February 06, 2009

Too lovely...

The respite in our weather has been amazing these last two days! I spent most of yesterday in the garage sorting and putting away things that hadn't found their way "home" when winter set in. As I have to rebuild the "stovepipe" out there before I have heat, I hadn't bothered until it was warm! I started out planning to build a riser for my computer desk, as I need a way to slip the keyboard under the monitor to have room to use the new graphics pad I picked up a few weeks back, but in trying to get to the things I needed to cut and build it, I got sidetracked!

Today it's even warmer, so my plan is to wash my truck and perhaps get a coat of wax on it.

Dillon is spending the weekend and tomorrow Dottie plans on taking his Mom antiquing as she never spent all of her "birthday money" the last time. If he feels like going then I will tag along, if not I'll stay here with him.

I "let my fingers" do the walking yesterday just for some fun, thinking I had seen photos of Harry Truman in the Oval Office working in shirt sleeves. When I "Googled" I came up with some of F.D.R. but since they said they were "rights managed" I didn't dare to post them, sorry! If you Google "Roosevelt Oval Office" and click on images all 3 come up on the first two pages...of course if I'm lucky I just set a link to the first one!

Needless to say, I have own thoughts about the "sour grapes" being thrown on Captol Hill right now and by those sent packing last month...be it someone trying to play a trump "Card" in their complaint about "the dignity of the office" being compromised by someone actually working for the people there, or the ones being tossed by the war criminal formerly known as VP!

I've heard Senators this week claim that creating jobs in the National Parks doesn't help our economy...excuse me, but if someone is getting a paycheck that wasn't getting one before, they are spending money they didn't have before...do you really think we are so stupid?

Basically, I think those who are decrying the spending are actually decrying the drop in their campaign coffers they foresee if their friends on Wall Street and in that top 1% of the income bracket have to pay their fair share of anything...

Sorry...I know many of you are "politicked out" at this point, or just plain "ticked". Forgive the rant...

May the weekend be kind to each of you!

alan

Postscript: 6:44pm...truck is handwashed and thanks to my son and grandson has a fresh coat of Meguiar's Paste Tech Wax on it, along with tire dressing, Rain-X and that new State Park sticker we picked up last week! C'mon spring!!!

alan

11 comments:

beckyboop said...

Ahhh, I'm with ya! Make those 1 percenters pay back some of the bonus money they received for laying off people like me. They wonder why their companies are collapsing...quit laying people off and maybe we can start buying sh#! again. The large corporations have created this mess.

Raw roe...did I go off on a rant?

I went riding today. It was beautiful! Have a good weekend!

Teresa said...

Ah, yes- the grand hypocrisy of the Right. Let's pool our bucks to have Snarling Dick shipped off to The Hague for the Milosevich treatment.....

nerdgirlsspace said...

So where's the picture of this pretty sparkling truck of yours??

Oops I mean manly handsome sparkling truck of yours! =)

Jenny Harvey said...

We are having the samedebates over here in snowy Britain. The banks and bankers havebeen bailed out yet still wont move any credit around.
The way to get the economy movig is to support and create jobs.
Also if money is targeted into low paid workers,the money is spent, whereby tax cuts for the moderately wealthy will just be hoarded.

No_Newz said...

Nail on the head with the "politicked out" and I really like the phrasing of that. :)

I'm loving the warmer weather too. I, like Dotty, have lost my man to all the callings from the garage. :)

Have a great week!

ryssee said...

We had a nice day here too, finally, and no snow predicted for the week!
Totally agree with the political sour grapes. Getting a paycheck is getting a paycheck!

Green tea said...

Didn't hit 50 but was in the 40's and
my car got a good washing too.

Republicans in Washington right now are a bunch of hypocrites, did you hear any of them complain when Bush continued to ask for money for Iraq?

von Krankipantzen said...

I hope your weekend was lovely. We had some non-rainy weather but, sadly, I had to work. I can only hope I get even one tenth of my stuff done this week- I'm not as focused as you.

robin andrea said...

I am "politicked" out, or maybe I'm just ticked off! I am outraged by the obstructionist republicans and the centrist democrats. Tax cuts at a time like this is ridiculous. Not understanding that state governments need assistance is absurd. Who are these people? Sometimes I think congress needs a citizen oversight board. I swear we'd do better if we picked 535 people out of a phone book.

Dr. Deb said...

I also took advantage of the nicer weather. Washed my car too. No wax though ;)

Green tea said...

Robin I so agree with you.
Check the post on my blog from last Sunday.
At least the Senate moved forward today, but only God knows what the final bill will be.