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this little happening.
While waiting for Cindy to try on some clothes in a ladies dress shop I approached the lady helping her and before Cindy could acknowledge me I asked the young salesclerk, in my best Scottish accent, “Do ye sell kilts, lassie?”
She kind of stammered and stuttered that she didn’t and then Cindy laughed.
So I walked around to the other side where three older ladies were leaving and again, in my best accent, told these ladies “that thy dinna sell kilts here!” in somewhat of a grumpy Scottish voice.
Two of the ladies grinned and the third took me serious and suggest downtown at some store she told me the name of, they might!
Ahh, it’s fun to play with the civilians! 😉
Nice opinion piece. I agree with the man. I am sick and tired of idiots who use the term “cowboy” as a derogatory term. If they knew any “real” cowboys, they’d know it is a compliment!
as the Norsk lady said. 😉
Got up over 100 yesterday afternoon according to Cindy’s car thermometer. I saw on Facebook that last night was one of the “Summer Nights” events in Rapid City,m they have been doing on Thursday evenings. they block off a side street and bring in music and food and people stroll around and eat and visit and look and listen to it all. I have always wanted to go one time, since they started it, so when Cindy called yesterday to say she was about to head home after checking ion her Mom, I suggested I come in and pick her up and we attend. She was all for it, so we did. Tried to get another couple to go along but they were too busy. Had a great time and took Cindy shopping before hand and got her some clothes she wanted for her up coming birthday. I just plumb spoil that woman! 😉
We brought her car home and I drove her back in this morning and bought a few groceries and then came home. Been working on some broken planks in the corrals and got them patched up. Got one or two more in another spot and we should be all set to work cattle and ship this fall.
Then I remembered to dust the tomato’s with some white fly powder made for cattle. About the only thing we have ever found that works. you got to wash it off the tomato before you eat it, but shoot, I usually did that anyway! 🙂
Now I think it’s time for an AC cooled leather shop!
Supposed to get up in the 90’s today. Not much breeze today, but they are calling for the wind to blow tomorrow.
Cindy and I drove down to a Memorial service for the father of a friend, in Wall last night. Cindy hadn’t been there in awhile so she got to see some of her old working partners, from when she worked down there. On the way back, the car bumped and jumped, so I guess it’s time to run it over to the garage and jack it up and knock the dust off the insides of the rimes, which throws the wheels out of balance. As long as you stayed under 50 mph, it wasn’t bad. I suggested she could do that this morning, and then take it somewhere and have the rims cleaned out or she could drive my pickup and I’d do it. Seeing as my pickup is gone and her car is setting here, evidently she decided on the latter!
The things I do for that women! 😉
And damn fine ones at that, stopped in and spent yesterday. they are heading on this morning. So far on their trip, Darrel told me they had gone over 8,000 miles. We looked at a bunch of their pictures on the computer, which they had not gotten to see other than on the small screen on the camera. Wow! They have been to and seen some cool, places and things. Many of the same places Cindy and I would go to when we can afford the time and travel. Chance and Hope and kids came out for supper to see them and we had a nice evening.
I have another person who I have met thru’ the computer who is in this area working, who is going to come visit for a day, sounds like. he is a member of the ranch board that I have linked on the side. If he can’t make it over, I will drive closer to the Hills area where he is at, and at least we will share a meal and some conversation.
Then next week, another friend from the board, who I have visited with but never met face to face, is coming to stay for a week and spend some time here. Mike is a cool guy and I am looking forward to it. He will be here for the poetry gathering over at Devil’s Tower on the 4th. Several others from this wide area who are on the board are supposed to show up also. It’s so cool to get to shake hands with people you’ve only visited with on the interwebs!
I ordered a wall tent yesterday. I’ve always wanted one and Chance and Hope need something like that so they can go camp on the river during the Artist Ride, so it seemed like a good thing to do with my tip money. Besides, me and Darrel are talking about an elk/deer hunting trip in the fall of 2013. He has a nephew who has been deployed to the sandbox on several tours of duty and Darrel would like to take him to the mountains on a hunt. Darrel and I would just go along to pack him in and enjoy the country and company. Darrel found a pack saddle and he is taking some of the rigging from mine to fix it up.
We will also set up the tent for when we get larger groups of people stopping in. It is large enough to sleep quite a few and has a chimney hole, so I can build or get a small stove for it to warm it and even cook on.
And Miss Kitty finally got around to having kittens this past week, while I was gone. some blood spots and Cindy was having a fit. Finally found a dead kitten yesterday and this kept up with more dead kittens as the evening proceeded. this morning she has one dead on and two live ones, which is plenty of kittens for anyone! Now, to convince her to raise them, outside!
if you are involved with mountain lions, elk hunting deer hunting, or running cattle on private or public land.
I’d like your thoughts on this one Corky.
It gets better the further you go. Might want to just check out my comments to and from Jim, for a quicker read.