Friday, March 27, 2009

SBF weekend

As coined by my lovely bride. :) After the roofers got done on Friday, I was able to escape to south Georgia and Laura Walker State Park for a couple of days of guy stuff. Fishing, boating and golfing ensued, interspersed with a couple of adult beverages and some really damn good food! Sunday was a lot of fun when we headed south down near the Okefenokee swamp to shoot sporting clays at Okefenokee Sporting Clays. I haven't had that much fun for so few dollars in quite a long time! Those folks have quite the setup going on down there! If you're in to shooting clays, make this a destination.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The roof, the roof, it's not on fire

I'm on vacation this week so that we can get some much needed work done to the house. This is something that I just won't tackle myself since it's so time consuming and I just don't trust myself to put a roof on my on home. :) Anyway, the word was that work was to begin on Monday, but since Atlanta had over 3 inches of rain Saturday, Sunday and Monday, they weren't able to begin work until today. Now that work has begun though, it's proceeding at breakneck speed. The interior guys came in this morning and scraped the kitchen ceiling of all the nasty popcorn that was sprayed when that room was constructed. They got done about 1:30 and took off, promising to be back and be done tomorrow. They still have to put a textured (not popcorn and not stiple) ceiling in the kitchen, paint the living room ceiling, paint the master bath ceiling and re-popcorn the garage. The roof guys showed at about three and are still at it. So far, they've stripped about 2/3 of the roof of the old shingles and I think are beginning to lay down the felt underlayment. They promise to be done tomorrow as well. Here's hoping! In the meantime, I'm taking this opportunity to clean and re-organize the garage. It's slow going, but I'll get there eventually. We just have way too much stuff! Anyone need some whippet size wire drop pin crates? How about Verikennals, small whippet sized? Let me know and I can send pictures.

All this is really getting in the way of my fun, let me tell you! :) Me and my buddies have had a camping trip planned for about three months. That trip is supposed to start tomorrow, but if the work around here isn't done, I probably will be joining them a little late. I just don't want to leave and the work not be done yet.

The good news? All this work is being covered by our homeowners insurance! This is the first claim I've ever made on homeowners (hail damage to the roof and subsequent water damage) and I couldn't be happier! Didn't have to squabble with the adjustor or the mortgage company about the cost of getting the funds. It's been quite a pleasant experience.

Well, let's hope that the work is done well and done soon!

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Proving the GA Legislature still has it's head up it's ...

Georgia is one of three, yes three, states where you can only buy packaged alcohol six days a week. Every year a bill is submitted to allow voters to decide whether their municipalities will allow Sunday sale of alcohol and every year that bill gets lots of attention. Attention from the news media, attention from the pulpit and attention from the general public. Seems that public sentiment always leans towards allowing the people to decide, but try to sell that to the legislature. This year is no different.

Bandwagon issues get lots of attention though, and usually sail right through. Take for example octo-mom and her brood. Don't worry about that happening here in Georgia, no sir! The legislature will tell you how many embryos you can implant.

Choice is what it comes down to. Obviously the Georgia legislators think that their constituents are just not intelligent enough to decide what is best for themselves.

Throw the bums out.