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I'm not a glutton!
Well when it comes to geocaching I'm no glutton.
Today I was on the road most of the day for well over three hundred miles and I found
one cache, and it was a drive by in Ellijay.
I started the day by going to the Delano Farm Market in Delano, Tn.
Got a little produce, but not much there due to them not getting enough rain this year.
I then stopped at the Savannah Oaks Winery in Delano. They had the best Muscadine Wine that I had ever taste.
I got a case of it to bring home. Very goooood.
I then came back through the Cuhutta Mountains. I check on a unapproved mountain cache, It had already been removed. Then I went to Conasauga Lake camp ground, it was full up.
I guess this weekend is the last hoo-roo for the season.
I then went by the group camp ground were we had Fall Camp Out in the Montains . Nobody there but it was nice. mowed and very clean and nice.
From there I rode over to Ellijay and stopped by the cabin and kick back a little while.
A great day of caching and stuff.
I have worn out most of my good duds going to set in doctors offices, and waiting rooms.
And no one is sick. Well Dot (sister-in-law) broke her hip, I guess that is sorta sick.
45 trips in 90 days, (that will knock a hole in geocaching.)
I went to the doctor 8 times. (maintenance)
Dad 8 times. (eyes)
Pebbles 4 times. (sore Lip)
Lois 5 times. (test)
Dot 20 times.
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Two rednecks happened to meet in town. "How're thangs with y'all, Jeb?" asked Bubba.
"Not bad atall," Jeb replied. "Kay ain't talkin' to me thiseyer week...and I ain't in no mood to interrupt her."
My stashing Buddie is back. We took a tour of the hills yesterday.
I cannot pass 4R's without stopping by. It is always a new hunt.
I can't go to it without hunting it all over again. So it was yesterday.
If fact Slay found it while I was still looking. I already have a smiley
but I did some trading, and signed the log. Why does it rain every time I
AAADD- KNOW THE SYMPTOMS....!
Thank goodness there's a name for this disorder. Somehow I feel better,even though I have it!!
Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. -
Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.
This is how it manifests:
I decide to water my tomato garden.
As I turn on the hose in the driveway,
I look over at my pick-up and decide it needs washing.
As I start toward the garage,
I notice mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mail box earlier.
I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.
I lay my car keys on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table, and notice that the can is full.
So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the garbage first.
But then I think, since I'm going to be near the mailbox when I take out the garbage anyway,
I may as well pay the bills first.
I take my check book off the table, and see that there is only one check left.
My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to my desk where
I find the can of Coke I'd been drinking.
I'm going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Coke aside s o that I don't accidentally knock it over.
The Coke is getting warm, and I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.
As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke, a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye--they need water.
I put the Coke on the counter and discover my reading glasses that I've been searching for all morning.
I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going to water the flowers.
I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote.
Someone left it on the kitchen table. I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I'll be looking for the remote, but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers.
I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor.
So, I set the remote back on the table, get some towels and wipe up the spill.
Then, I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do.
At the end of the day:
the car isn't washed (is the water still on?)
the bills aren't paid (where are they?)
there is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter
the flowers don't have enough water,
there is still only 1 check in my check book,
I can't find the remote,
I can't find my glasses,
and I don't remember what I did with the car keys.
(Sometimes I find them in the refrigerator!)
Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done, I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all damn day, and I'm really tired.
I realize this is a serious problem, and I'll try to get some help for it, but first I'll check my e-mail....
Don't laugh -- if this isn't you yet, your day could be coming!!
Now that food has replaced sex in my life, I can't even get into my own pants!
One of my FAVORITE Poems
"Comes the Dawn"
After awhile you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul,
And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning
And company doesn't mean security,
And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts
And presents aren't promises,
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes open,
And learn to build all your roads
On today because tomorrow's ground
Is too uncertain for plans, and futures have
A way of falling down in mid-flight.
After awhile you learn that even sunshine
Burns if you get too much.
So you plant your own garden and decorate
Your own soul, instead of waiting
For someone to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure...
that you really are strong
And you really do have worth.
And you learn and learn.. .
With every goodbye you learn.
-- Veronica Shoffstall
6th Annual Lacy Geo-event
Well it is time for the annual Lacy geo-event. It will be Saturday Sept 29. This will be the sixth event, as well as the third camp out. We like to move our event around, some times to the west, sometimes to the east. This year we are going so far east that it is in SC. The campground is a primitive campground, which keeps it cheap but that means you have to bring everything, including water.
Here is thegeocache page Like the last two campouts the main events are during the day Saturday, and spending the night is optional.
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It took four and a half hours to get on line today.
Dumb confuser! I still don't what was wrong. A few minutes ago I rebooted for the humpteen time and then it worked. yea I'm on line for now.
Here is a funny story.
I am telling this in my own words, so I hope it makes sense. I heard this on daytime TV news.
The story is about a cockatoo, a pretty white bird. This bird was from a normal home of four.
A mom, dad, and two teenagers , a boy and girl. Mom was a church worker with lot of friends from the
church. Dad was in a country club with friends that played golf a game of poker ever now and then.
The teenagers was all into their school friends.
Back to the bird. This was a talking cockatoo and was a very smart bird. He knew over three thousand
words and knew what they all mean. In other words this bird can speak English. He could tell on you if he wanted to.
Back to me. when I heard this story on TV I laugh so hard that my face hurt. I miss some of the end of the piece because
of my laughing.
Mom sometimes, like when she broke a dish or something like that would let a cuss word or two slip out.
Dad too when he got pissed would cuss. I know you know where this is going, but just hang in here for a few minutes.
The teenagers thought it was a hoot the the bird knew what cussing was a when you should cuss. So them and their friend
would come over in the afternoon before mom and dad would get home and talk for the bird and laugh cut up and call each other
bad names use some very bad language.
Well now the bird would join in. Like one time when the son had a friend over for the evening meal and
work on a book report, they was loud and messing with the bird. The bird told them to "Shut the f*** up"
Hang on we haven't got to the story yet. Just setting the stage.
Soon the dad and mom seen that this could get them in a very embarrassing moment.
After talking it over they made a very hard decision. They had to find their love one a new home.
Mom spoke with the folks at the local zoo. They agreed to give the cockatoo a good home at the zoo
in the bird habitat. The bird habitat was big and had a lot of other birds that live there. They only seen the care keeper
when they fed them and clean the floor each day. The cockatoo only talked bird talk and set up in the trees with the other birds.
The zoo visitors could see them but but they were not very close to them.
After some time passed it came time to upgrade and enlarge to bird habitat. They put the birds in a big cage and hung them
out side over the monkey habitat. Teddy was a monkey that claim that part of the habitat as his territory did not like the birds
hanging in his turf.
This is when the stuff hit the fan.
The monkey set out to run the birds off, out of his territory. The monkey after hollowing, jumping up and down, took matters in
own hands. He threw some of his poop at the birds. Birds squawked, and the monkey got some fresh poop and threw
it. The cockatoo said "cut that out" This scared the monkey. He heard English and thought it was somebody.
The bird said "get out of here" "go away" The monkey was still jumping up and down raising cane.
Meanwhile the construction workers that where working on the bird habitat heard all the fuss.
The bird is talking. What the matter bird? The Bird said "the damn monkey is throwing shit."
This is when I lost it and laugh so hard I missed the next few minutes.
The Lady with zoo that had the bird on the news program had to take the bird home with her till
all the work was done, because all the worker were doing playing the bird.
The bird would not say anything on the show. They had the three second delay in place and tried to get him
to say things, but he just set there watching the people.
If I didn't tell it right and you didn't laugh, I guess you had to be there.
After a full week of family and Hospital visits, I took the weekend off.
It has been to hot to work outside, so I worked on Henry yesterday and today.
Just odds and ends that I let go till I had some time.
Next week will be busy again but it is mixed with some fun stuff. I hope to add a smiley or two. We are heavy in the planning for the fall event by the Lacys.
I am working on a new game, and Allen is working on some activities as well.
I hope we get back to the eighties and nineties this week. So does Abner, he don't have no ac.
Rich Mountain Road
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August 4, 2004
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The things that come to those who wait are usually the things left by
those who got there first.
Dot fell and broke her hip a week ago. It took a week in the hospital, most of it in ICU to get her ready for the operation to bolt it back together. She has a weak heart, and her lungs are not too good either. That and being a dibetic she was in bad shape.
The operation went good and she is back in ICU for a day or two.
We will wait and see how it goes.
It is said that if you line up all the cars in the world end to end,
someone would be stupid enough to try and pass them.
The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting
something right, there is a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.
It is hard to understand how a cemetery raised its burial cost and
blamed it on the cost of living.