Tuesday, July 22, 2014

My New Hobby

The girls and I went on a night fishing adventure last Friday.  We went down to the lake just before sundown to set up.  I keep a plastic tub hidden in the bushes down there with extra rods and tackle to keep me from having to carry so much back and forth.  It'd been about a month since I had messed with it, and I found some squatters had moved in......

I like honey and I have so much extra time on my hands so I've decided to become a beekeeper and attempt to adopt this swarm.  In preparation I've ordered one of those veil hat things and I've been watching lots of beekeeping-how-to youtubes.  The differences in the ladies from  Michigan and England versus the guys from Alabama and Mississippi are interesting.  I think I get the general idea.  The Africanized bees are intimidating.  Not sure what I've got. 
We didn't fish long. We only had a limited supply of fishing rods and tackle since the bees had commandeered our box, but Jonesy did catch this big drum.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

What it is.....Summer 2014.

Went to Lubbock for the first time in a long time and attended my 2nd littlest cousin's wedding.  Good to see some family and friends, but I left feeling old.
I got to attend the 7th annual Weekend With a Bunch of Guys With Whom I Went to College get together.  Spent the weekend feeling young again.  Felt old on the way home.
The kids have attended 5 or 6 VBSs and day camps.  Racking up the miles on the Joy Bus.
I took the girls on the 2nd Annual We Got a Free Ticket to Six Flags trip to San Antonio.  A little different than last year's trip.  Annie came along and Jonesy developed a fear of heights and freaked out on the ferris wheel.

School is starting again next month.  Boo.
Spent a lot of time in the pool and in the lake this summer.  Jonesy's new dream is to be an olympic swimmer.  She's got a great breast stroke and has the build.  Who knows?
Milam will be on the ground in two months.
I don't think Loden's going to handle it very well.  He's a mama's boy.
Leslie and I marked our 11th anniversary.
My wife looked great on our wedding day, but I think she's prettier now than when I married her and I'm thankful for that.  She's still nice to me too.  I know a bunch of guys who's wives have just gotten b    r and meaner over the years.
Jones and I are planning to go night fishing tomorrow night.  The mayflies are hatching.  Should be a good time.
If I didn't have to go to work I probably wouldn't leave the house except to go to HEB.  I like being home and there is enough there to keep me busy.
I'm finding the politics and cultural shifts of our nation depressing.  The next two years will be pivotal.  God bless Texas.
I've been reading a lot about the Great Depression, Dust Bowl, and WWII.  Hope I can raise kids that are that tough.  It may be an impossible task.
West is a good boy.  A four-year old struggling between having three big sisters and wanting to become a man.  I think he'll make a good husband and daddy someday.
I think I'm about 3 years away from a mid-life crisis.  When it hits please be patient with me and I'll try to get it over with as quickly as possible.
It's the middle of July and the weather is cooler and wetter than normal.  If this is climate change, I like it.

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