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On the side of a hill in the deep forest green, tracing a sparrow on snow-crested ground,
blankets and bedclothes the child of the mountain sleeps unaware of the clarion call.
On the side of a hill, a sprinkling of leaves washes the grave with silvery tears,
a soldier cleans and polishes a gun.
War bellows, blazing in scarlet battalions, generals order their soldiers to kill
and to fight for a cause they've long ago forgotten

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Weekend at home

While all the cool kids are Penguicon. One of these years. One of these years.

As it is I'm thinking I won't make it to many Cons in the near future. Not that I don't want to, but not that I have the time.

Spent the day working outside, cleaning up the yard. On the plus side I fixed the hose caddy, so I can take back the one I bought on Friday. The wood is bucked up and put away. Various sticks are picked up. Leaves are raked. The mower is cleaned up, but the local hardware store didn't have the oil pan I was looking for, so I wasn't able to finish it. We'll do that next weekend more than likely. We also prepared the snowblower for storage. Also except for the oil change. I took the blade off the mower, and nearly twisted my arm off. We'll replace that along with the air filter and a few bolts.

Today I also destroyed the second pair of jeans this year. It's somewhat gratifying to have clothes long enough to wear out. I also retired two t-shirts this year. And I have enough jeans that its not a problem. And the two jeans were in the the worse repair, which was why I was using them for my work jeans.

So, for now, I think a movie.


Dr. Phil (Physics) said...

Been to Penguicon once. But many years it is held during grading weekend for Spring semester -- can't take the weekend off. Alas.

Dr. Phil

Steve Buchheit said...

Dr. Phil, it always seems that something keeps me from going. Last year it wasn't having a job. The year before was Village and job business. This year was classes, money and energy. And every year I think, "Man, I should have been there."