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Gwen bought Kenny and Rob matching thongs. They wore them in the Pool Friday night after we closed the bar. No soap exists that is strong enough to wipe that image out of my brain. It is officially hot here. tripple digit heat index. I finally broke down and turned on the AC at the farm this weekend. I did almost no work on Saturday because it was sweltering. Sunday I got up and went into town for breakfast and met Jenn face to face for the first time. We had a nice breakfast or rather I did. She was working. She had planned to stop by my place later but I guess plans fell through. I went out to a cookout and hay rack ride last night which was a blast. Touch of a hangover this morning though. Homemade peach wine and a cold bottle of Meade will set you on your ass every time. Can't wait for next weekend when my folks show up again. For their sakes, I trully hope gas does not hit $5 a gallon.




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Jul. 17th, 2006 11:27 pm (UTC)
*gives you a pacifire, a stuffed animal and a blankie to comfort yourself with
Jul. 18th, 2006 02:32 pm (UTC)
A good night's sleep an lots of water and I'm right as rain.

Jul. 18th, 2006 12:01 am (UTC)
You know, by next week it could.
(hit $5)

let's all hope not, this is absolutely rediculous!

Peach wine.....do you make it yourself, with all
your canning/cooking expertise?
Jul. 18th, 2006 02:36 pm (UTC)
I have no argument that we should be paying more for gas. But when it goes up so rapidly, it's awfully hard to recover. Ther eare those of us who can make adjustments and carpool or take public transport. But there is a significant population out there like farmers or highway workers who have to use vehicles and machinery that don't make great gas mileage and it's especially hard on them.

I don't make wine often. I stick to what I'm good at. But I have a friend who makes it and all I have to do is find the old 16 oz galss soda bottles and give him those. I give him 6 empties and he gives me 3 back full of various wines. He has his own bottle capper and we just keep on recycling the bottles.

Jul. 18th, 2006 04:24 am (UTC)
$4.00 is bad enough. $5 would be devastating.

As for the heat all we can do is try to stay cool and inside as much as possible.
Jul. 18th, 2006 02:41 pm (UTC)
I'm sincerely glad I ddin't decide to really take up farming when I moved back here. I manage the farm and it was bad enough burning old fence posts and mowing a few acres on Sunday.

Jul. 18th, 2006 06:45 am (UTC)
Let's see. A gallon of gasoline, here in Fanta Se, New Mexico, is currently just a bit over $3 per gallon. Two thirds of that is taxes, and the oil companies are making less profit per gallon than ever before, in spite of the media lies to the contrary. A gallon of the renewable resource known as milk is also just over three dollars per gallon here. Explain to me again why every fuckwit in America is complaining about the cost of gasoline?
Jul. 18th, 2006 03:15 pm (UTC)
You'll get no argument from me that we should be paying more and should have been for years. Most of us can do more to conserve. It's just when it rises by a dollar or more overnight that it's hard to stomach. I have a fuel efficient car that I can choose to drive over my truck when I don't have to carry a load of lumber or gravel. But people like farmers don't really have that choice to make when it's planting, spraying or harvesting season and they have to operate machinery and vehicles that burn a lot of fuel. It can strike these folks pretty hard. My concern had to do with reports from various parts of the state over the weekend that gas would go up over $4 per gallon by the end of the weekend. So I'm a fuckwit now because I'm concerned about the price of gas rising faster than many people can financially afford?

Jul. 22nd, 2006 05:53 am (UTC)
The fact that every fuckwit in America complains about the price of gasoline does not logically imply that everyone who complains about the price of gasoline is a fuckwit.

As for farmers... I'm not familiar with Illinois law - or New Mexico law, for that matter - in this respect, but in Missouri, farmers could purchase either diesel or regular unleaded tax-free. In Missouri, taxes were nearly half the cost of gasoline. Missouri is a low-tax state. Illinois is socialist hell.
Jul. 23rd, 2006 12:33 am (UTC)
In Illinois as well as in Colorado, you have to purchase 500-1000 gallons to be able to take advantage of the tax free status. Doable for some of the medium to bigger guys but not so for the family farms.

Jul. 27th, 2006 08:25 pm (UTC)
Hey, once again I'm headed your way come Sunday. Email me at dierker@frontiernet.net or reply to this and let me know a way to contact you if you want to get together. Maybe go out a shoot a ghost town or two. Last year you were still getting moved in.

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