Saturday, March 06, 2010

Mower guy things — Six Word Saturday — with a golf riddle

Here comes trouble — on six wheels

First a riddle: Why did the golfer bring two pairs of pants to a golf tournament? (answer below)

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I saw this first, pictured on the right, in the morning. Turns out the mower guy made these ruts the day before when he mowed. It looks like he got stuck, or at least his forward progress was stuck in the mud.

The white little post is the Out of Bounds marker for the golf balls. If the ball is on our side of that, i.e. in our back yard, the golfer has to carry his ball back to the tee box (one stroke) and hit it again (another stroke) which ends up costing a two stroke penalty.
A nice thing about living on a golf course is that it makes our back yard seem very large. And pretty too when the grass is nice and green.
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Today the mower guy sneaked in from the left and gingerly attempted to mow through without getting mired down and making more ruts.

That didn't work so he backed up a little and went around behind it, up on the berm.

This is the par five eleventh fairway (on the eleventh hole) of the Weiskopf course. Tom Weiskopf, like many other golfing pros dabbled in golf course design. He designed this course. I was standing in our yard taking the pictures. We are on the outer side of the dog leg.

In our ten years living here we have had three broken windows due to golf balls flying towards and hitting the house. It takes a pretty bad golfer to hit our house.

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Riddle answer: cause he gotta hole in one [from]


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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Homeless in America — MidWeek Blues —

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This is a sad picture for me. I was on my way into our local H.E.B. store in Conroe, Texas, yesterday when I was confronted by this scene.

Right away I said, "oh yes, a homeless fellow has gone shopping for some groceries and has left all of his possessions outside in and on the cart."

That isn't too unusual, Conroe is the county seat of Montgomery County, Texas, which is the home of about a thousand homeless people. At least half live in Conroe. Texas had 39,671 homeless back in 2007 before the bust, 16,395 were veterans (link). 42% had no shelter to sleep in. [Exact statistics for our county I don't have, Houston had 15,000 homeless (link) and Conroe is the next major town north of Houston.]

What was unusual to me was the dog. He appeared well fed and to show for it there was an unopened sack of dog food in the cart. And a nice doggy carrier kennel (Adi has one of those) was strapped to the back of the cart.

The suitcase on the bottom probably held a wardrobe for this fellow. I see he had a nice cooler, a Little Igloo like one we have, strapped to the rear. His bed, a tent for four was strapped to the other side along with his bicycle.

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Now to what is going on with the dog. It has turned its head, probably to rest. Possibly to avoid any interaction with me. .
What is nice, and so sweet, is that the dog has rested its head on a toy bear. A plush little WalMart type Teddy like Adi has and loves. (link) Click on the extra large button above to see this aspect.
Looking at that dog made me want to rescue it. In fact, if I could have, I would have rescued both the owner and the dog.

I am now surmising about the owner.

It is a he, could be a she, who has recently become homeless. Most of the items on the cart are in good shape, almost like new. It is like the person has gotten out of the Army or prison and has spent his last few dollars on necessary items for him and the dog.

My guess is a recently unemployed male who has lost his home and car and possibly has lost a wife or lover. Now it is just the dog and him living on whatever he could salvage from a previous life. Whether or not he can keep these possessions depends on survival skill and friendships. It is a jungle out there with a bad guy behind almost every bush.

When I came out of the store the cart was gone. I did have some food for the owner and dog which would now make it home with me. When I left to go into the store after taking the pictures, a lady had come up and was feeding the dog something. They had become friends for a moment.
I wonder how they make the night? And tonight? Tomorrow? I hope God blesses them greatly, it seems they will be needing that.

It is your turn to guess who the owner is, please tell me what you think in a comment you will leave below. You can tell about the dog too.

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If you want to post a MidWeek Blues picture, go get directions from Rebecca by clicking on the logo picture on the right. She has a Mr. Linky and good directions . Just do what I did.
Or do less. All she requires is a BLUE PICTURE, you don't have to write.

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Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Be sure to vote — Ruby (Red) Tuesday —

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I'll admit that there isn't much red in this picture nor in the one below. Guess the 'Red Party' has blue signs in Texas.

This picture isn't Texas, it is Sorrento, Italy (link). The political signs and the motorscooters are about equal in number. I have a lot of unposted scooter pictures. Just a lot of them have girls riding, those motorscooters are very popular with the ladies in Italy.

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This is our polling place in Texas, it is our subdivision Sports Club. The lines at our poll won't be long although down in Houston one could be waiting in line for an hour or two.

We are going to throw some rascals out of office this year. Most of our primary action is in the Republican Party so I'll vote there. I like the Democrat running for Governor a lot, he has just stepped down as a very progressive mayor for the City of Houston. But he will win his primary election, he doesn't need any help from me. Next we will all have until November to decide on Red or Blue.

Click the Ruby Tuesday button for Mary's Ruby Tuesday post list
of other interesting RED finds today.
Mary is in charge there, you can see more or post your own from there

I am getting behind a little with the last week's comments.
If I didn't answer yours won't you please leave another and for sure, I PROMISE, I will answer this one. Of course I will try to return to everyone, just that those neglected from last week have first priority this week.

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Dog for sale or adoption — Sunday night / Monday morning — Awww...Mondays


Mother Nature's way
replenish body and mind
let sleeping dogs lie

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© 2009 Jimmiehov
All Rights Reserved

This dog was sleeping at the Mount Vesuvius site near Naples, Italy. It opened an eye when I stopped to take its picture.
Chaucer "It is nought good a slepyng hound to wake"
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