Monday, October 16, 2017

LP's and Kittens

Good Morning

I have been converting some of our LP's to MP 3's. I found out that the one I wanted to convert was too far gone to do anything about it.  It was the album John Wesley Hardin by Bob Dylan. "All Along the Watch Tower" is one of the reasons that folks say that Bob won a Noble Prize. I can listen to it all I want on Amazon Prime so if you have Amazon Prime you can listen to it too.
The records that are worn out I just need to replace or just listen to them on Amazon. My new turntable is adequate but I have to fix things software wise.
The kittens are ready for new homes and they are a handful at this time.
Some of our Albums that are worth listening too on Amazon Prime are:

Spellbinder Gabor Szabo

In my Life 
Judy Collins

Judy Collins

Leonard Cohen 
Songs of Leonard Cohen

Jefferson Airplane
Surrealistc Pillow

Big Brother and the Holding Company

Cheap Thrills
Big Brother and the Holding Company

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme

Simon ans Garfunkel

Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Pool Temperature

While we were taking the steps out of the pool my grandson asked his father if it was alright to go into the pool? We said it might be a little cool. He said that would be all right. So he went and got his swimsuit on. The steps were out of the pool and we saw him run and jump into the pool cannon ball style.He came out of the pool like an explosion and jump on the edge of the pool all in one moton. His dad said, "Cold?" and our grandson said, "Cold!"

I asked my grandson what was the temperature of the pool.
 or Cold"
and he said,

Pool Steps and Winter Cover

Good Morning,

My daughter and her family came over to help me get the steps out of the pool and put the winter cover on the pool. We proceeded to take the weights out from the pool. The weights are under the interior of the steps (unseen). The weights are plastic juice bottles filled with sand. The weights had ropes on them so they could be removed by laying down on the steps and sticking your hands under water and lifting the weight out of the pool without getting in the pool. The weights keep the steps on the bottom of the pool.The hand rails keep the steps at the edge of the pool.
After we took the steps out it was time to put the winter cover on the pool. To keep the cover from gong under water and causing a mess I put in bungee cords across the pool to keep the cover from getting to wet and unmanageable.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Road Closed

Good Morning,
We had planned to go to Murray yesterday. We got up early as we planned to get to Murray by 10:30 AM. So we left Marion at 9:00 AM. The drive to Murray is about one hour and 15 minutes on the expressway.When we got on the expressway at about a 1/4 mile on the expressway the traffic just stopped. We spent 3 hours between 2 exits 20 miles apart from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. We never made it to Murray.

If you come from Murray to Marion travel 641 from Draffnville, KY to Eddyville, KY.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Good Evening,
Our home heats up funny. the south side retains heat and gives it back to us when we do not want it.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Good Morning,
The words were there on the tip of my tongue and by the time pen reach paper the words were there but I could not remember them. They were nice words.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017


 Good Morning,
Mom gave the kittens some canned cat-food a few days ago. Well this little orange kitten ate like a pig and the other kittens ate just a little. About an hour latter the mother cat called her kittens and the kittens came over and started nursing. The orange kitten that over ate came by a little later. She just laid on the other kittens while they were nursing. She farted (loud enough for me to look down at the mom and kittens) and pooped all over the other kittens and the mother cat realized immediately what happened and started cleaning up the mess; it wasn't much but enough to wake the mother and make her clean the kittens and their bottoms..

It is Wednesday and the planet is recovering from a massive flood, an earthquake an a extremely large Hurricane.
Do these floods, hurricanes and earthquakes happen everyday. I know for a fact that India floods during the monsoon season and that I can read about any one of those circumstance every day in the newspaper of newsreel.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

4 Weeks Old

Good Morning,
The Kittens are about 4 weeks old as of Monday. Some are going to the bathroom in the kitty liter(just the beginning), most are eating cat food (just the beginning).
They are sleeping at my feet as I type.Their mom is on a hamper just vegging out. She is a great mom. she want to go out and catch a mouse or get pregnant but she is not allowed outside. she will go to the vet soon.

Monday, September 11, 2017


September 11, 2001 
Delicate Being

We are so vulnerable. Our hearts are very strong. But when it comes to violence our body cannot protect itself without help. I was told that a plane had hit one of the World Trade Center Buildings in New York. I walked over and looked at the TV, as I watched the fire and smoke in one building, another plane flew right into the other building. I knew then that something was not right. I knew that something evil was taking place right before my eyes. I realized that human bodies were being consumed by fire and wreckage. The intense heat was vaporizing human lives in those buildings. 
I knew that the smoke was going to smother the lives of human beings trapped in the upper stories of these two buildings. As I watched in amazement white/gray smoke fell slowly to the ground. 
I thought to myself, " The other building is disappearing and falling to the ground." The concrete from the building was falling on human beings and disintegrating them right before my eyes. 
This catastrophe was pulverizing human life. More that two thousand human lives were being blown to bits by the heavy weight and pressure of the falling building. The vaporized bits of concrete and human beings formed a cloud that billowed over the earth. This dust of human form and concrete settled on the earth. Only pieces of life were blown away to fall to the ground and settle into their own dust. I watched again as the second building fell in the same manner with the same results. 
It is difficult to understand why another human being would take pride in seeing this happen. 
It is difficult to understand why any one would think that this was good and that god would approve of this violence. The dust of these human beings will settle over the earth. The dust that is choking me was once alive, a life with a family. 
Where is the value in the lighthearted flower? 
Could I paint a wonderful picture of a mare standing with her foal behind a black fence swishing 
her tail in the colors of the fall foliage? 
Would there be any harm in painting a picture like that. 
Could I write a poem about dreams in an obscure language making it flow with delight? 
Would there be any harm in that? 
I have wonderful choices. So why can't the world have those choices? 
Where did the world depart in the wonderful dreams of youth? 
Are we going to stand up and say what is on our minds? 
I think the world knows that we are divided and together as one. 
We will all behave differently. 
We will condemn violence but we will try to stop a recurring ball from bouncing out of control. 
Will our words make sense? Nope! 
Our emotions will tell the story. 
In the minds of the young, terrorism has sealed it's own coffin. 
The world now knows that death of two thousand people will not solve any of their problems. 
Like an old factory, the framework of their minds will have to be retooled. 
They'll have to update their thoughts and realize that violence does not solve anything. 
They are condemned in the minds of the world. 
The prison is in their minds; the falling building will fall repeatedly in their dreams. 
The screams of the children of god will slide down their walls.

Hurricanes and Earthquakes

Good Morning,
Did a piece of the huge ice have something to do with the size of the storm we just had? Some say yes and some say no. What caused the ice to melt? A belching volcano or a long line of autos going to work in California. A couple days later this monster hurricane swamped Houston. That must be the moon. I felt the earth shake a few days ago and read about the shaking in Idaho. 
In Idaho?
That’s got to be Fracking!
One thing I did notice this week was that they build their homes in Florida to withstand strong winds. I think maybe Houston will make their homes as strong as Florida’s and also on stilts or privileged manmade hills.