Sunday, 07/12/09, Public Square

serene pathMay your Sunday be as serene as this path.  This beautiful path looks cool too and if you’re in Kansas, you’re looking for someplace that is cool!



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9 responses to “Sunday, 07/12/09, Public Square

  1. Good morning blog fans.
    The wife and daughter are doing a duet in church again, and I should probably go.
    New preacher too.

    Like Eeyore says, Oh bother….

  2. I didn’t know the wife and daughter sang — cool! Yes, you should go. 😉

    • I know, oh bother.
      Good advice though. They are my loved ones.

      On the bright side, I think I will like the new preacher.
      His bio is interesting.
      Wife is Malaysion I believe.

      TMI – Better go poop and primp.

  3. Bad Biker

    Second cup ‘o’ coffee is down, so maybe I am awake enough to post. Those pre-coffee or post-beer posts can be so embarrassing.

    Ya’ know it’s hot and humid when even I don’t want to be standing over a grill. 100 degrees just takes all the fun out of it, so tonight’s menu is chicken fried with mashed potatoes, gravy and corn on the cob.

    The heat and humidity are giving me fits on a project I am doing. Jason’s dogs were bored and unattended with him gone, so they decided to eat the house. They chewed up parts of the siding on a thirty foot stretch by the patio.

    Cheryl gave the dogs away, since she can’t care for them with everything else going on.

    Anyway, I trying to fix up the damage on the cheap. Normally, I would tear off the damaged siding and replace it, but that costs major bucks.

    So I am “bondo-ing” it with wood filler. With the temp so high, the filler dries with a skin on it, but the inside stays raw due to the humidity. When I tried sanding it, large chucks fell out.


    So, a two day project is turning into a week-long effort. I thinned the filler down with a bit of water and applied 1/16″ – 1/8″ thick layers. Apply – wait a day for it to dry – sand – apply another layer – repeat. It is going to take at least five layers plus a skim coat.

    I’ll be heading out in an hour or so to sand and reapply filler. I should be ready for prime Wednesday, paint Thursday.

    Of course, when it’s done it will look better than new.

  4. It is blazing hot where I am. I want to roll around on that path. I also want to know where that path goes. Either way, it is somewhere I want to be.

  5. The official reading here in Wichita, Kansas says the temp is 99 and the heat index 103, wind is calm.

    The wind in Kansas almost always blows, except when a tiny breeze might feel good. 🙂 I have also known the Kansas wind to feel like a blast furnace.

    Did I mention the official readings are taken at a place all of us believe is in deep shade, where the rain gauges have lids and there are no windows? Either that or all our individual thermometers and rain gauges are WRONG! Like the Mother of the soldier watching the platoon march past who says, “Look, my boy is the only one in step!"

    I loved that path as soon as I saw it, and wondered, like you, where it goes, where it is.

    We can make up our own ideas about that.

  6. Kansas, where many Republicans live, where many gun nuts live, where the natives grow more restless daily… Probably whipped into a frenzy this morning in church —

    Gunman storms Topeka, Kansas hospital

    TOPEKA, Kansas (BNO NEWS) — An unknown gunman stormed a Topeka, Kansas hospital on Sunday afternoon, officials told BNO News.

    Multiple emergency services are at Colmery-O’Neil VA Medical Center after the incident began. A police officer told BNO News that a gunman entered the building but said it was unclear if it’s a hostage situation or a gunman barricaded inside. The Topeka Capital-Journal said the incident is being described as a hostage situation, but did not say how many people may have been taken hostage.

    The police officer did not know if any shots had been fired. A SWAT team and hostage negotiators are responding to the scene.

  7. Now, this is the way to watch the news! 🙂

  8. Bad Biker

    I posted this on the “nameless blog.”

    “Freepers refuse to apologize for calling Malia Obama ‘a typical street whore’”

    “Among the comments on that thread, according to the Sun, were: “A typical street whore.” “A bunch of ghetto thugs.” “Ghetto street trash.” “Wonder when she will get her first abortion.”

    “They make me sick …. The whole family… mammy, pappy, the free loadin’ mammy-in-law, the misguided chillin’, and especially ‘lil cuz… This is not the America I want representin’ my peeps.”

    What was that about the “vicious attacks” on Sarah Palin and her family?

    Bristol Palin is an adult.

    Malia Obama is eleven years old.

    Classy folks, those Freepers are…………………………….