Not Quite Prime Time


I spoke too soon on things getting the blog fixed so I'll blog the way my ancestors did....with a computer.

Friday I head to the NC coast for some diving on Saturday. This will be the first big boy NC diving that I done in over two years. 

They don't call the NC coast The Graveyard of the Atlantic for nothing. The currents are big, storms come out of nowhere, and sands and conditions shift unpredictably. 

We will go out 20 miles and dive two wrecks in about 90 of water. The first is The Hyde. It was a WWII era dredge equipped with guns that was sunk in 1988 for a ref project. 

The second was The Gill, torpedoed by the Germans in WWII. 

Both should be interesting.

I have been to The Hyde once before but never saw it. The visibility was zero so I just felt up the Hyde. 


Good Lord


Okay, so here is the deal. I have been perfectly willing and able to post my blog here, but my iPad software of choice crapped out on me back in March. No worries I thought, they'll fix it.

They did fix it and broke it worse.

Then I turned to my Mac and the entire computer was corrupt. 

Today I got my computer back and it is operational. So, I'm blogging old school for now on a computer.

For those who hung around, thanks. 

wReggie

Happy April Fool


Well, I gave up waiting for a bug fix on my trusted until two weeks ago Blogpress app. So I'm updating the blog the old fashioned way.....with a computer. The picture below is just a test to see if it renders properly.
Off The Wall - St. Croix, VI

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Technical Difficulties


The blog is active but my choice app Blog Press is too buggy to post. Sorry for the interruption.


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My Weekend

You fill in the words.









Happy St Patrick's Day!





Word of the Day

svelte
svelt,sfelt/
adjective
(of a person) slender and elegant.

Such a cool word svelte. Who else tries and pairs an S with a V?

I use svelte whenever I can because life is short, and it's a cool word.

Now you go out and use svelte today.

There's A Story Here

My dog Georgie has one very bad habit. She forces herself out from under the huge fenced area to freedom.

The problem here is while I love her dearly, and she's not the smartest dog in the world, plus, she has one eye and is hard of hearing.

So I bopped over to Home Depot to buy some wooden stakes to stabilize the fence bottom and they wanted $2.25 a stake. Steak costs about the same.

HD has reject wood for 70% off so I made my own at a cost of 20 cents each.


Whatdoyouthinkofmenow?

The Amazon

They have electric ells, man eating fish, and other real monsters. Nope, I'm not going....ever.

Not on the bucket list.

Until the Cows Come Home

Traveling the rural roads in North Carolina yesterday and these fine beef cows appear in Ashboro.



NC Style BBQ

A few weeks ago I made pulled pork. It was wonderful, but brief. The refrigerator went out that very night and I had to throw most of it away.

Today I'm firing up another batch of BBQ. It takes about twelve hours to cook.

The sauce? It is a NC original and it takes months if not years to prepare.



Ingredients:

1 cup cider vinegar
2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon cayenne
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Preparation:

Mix all ingredients together. Let stand as long as possible, at least 1/2 a day, but the longer the better. The stuff I'm using now is a few years old.


I'll let this sit in the brown jug until football season. It ages like fine wine.

Some of the Gang

Pickins......A1 mouser. Never even seen a rodent turd where he patrols.


Georgie.....A1 fool.


Carly.


They make my life more enjoyable.

The Proper Way

The proper way to serve a squirrel.


This is where my three squirrels live in the hollow top.

Knock That Off the Bucket List

Great seats, good fights, an entertaining night.


Damn guys hit hard.

All knock outs or technical KOs.

This old guy rarely stays up until 1 AM.


Friday Night Fights

I'm excited.


Getting ready to go to a professional boxing match. Ring girls, thugs, blood, sweat, knock outs, and I even took a beauty rest. I watch boxing on HBO and Showtime but never attended the real deal. I wish they tailgated before hand.

Sabbatical Over

I took my first blog sabbatical and it felt good and guiltless. Ever since my editor retired, I've been overwhelmed trying to run this blog.

So, the rest was needed. I am refreshed.

I had time to plan.


There was travel planning too. I'm headed to Napa this spring.


There was family time too.


I'm ready to go.

Tonight, I will attend a real live professional boxing match. Roy Jones, Jr.

The Battle Lines are Drawn

Like the Golan Heights or Gaza Strip, I too have a small piece of land that I constantly fight for. I have been to court to defend successfully my property.

Once I won I fenced the property.

Now my rights are being challenged again. This time by the State.





Notice the red circle to the left? That bridge is failing and it is the only access to the neighborhood.

The state wants to take my promised land and build another bridge and road through my property with no offer of compensation.

Ain't gonna happen.

Winter Fact





February 6

Last dive and I was warm and happy.