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EIEIO    Posted 08-02-2002 at 02:45:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good Morning, hope all goes just the way you want it to go today!!!!!

Technology Terms for Country Folk
1. LOG ON: Makin a wood stove hotter.
2. LOG OFF: Don't add no more wood.
3. MONITOR: Keepin an eye on the wood stove.
4. DOWNLOAD: Gettin the farwood off the truk.
5. MEGA HERTZ: When yer not kerful gettin the farwood.
6. FLOPPY DISC: Whatcha git from tryin to carry too much farwood.
7. RAM: That thar thing whut splits the farwood.
8. HARD DRIVE: Gettin home in the winter time.
9. PROMPT: Whut the mail ain't in the winter time.
10. WINDOWS: Whut to shut wen it's cold outside.
11. SCREEN: Whut to shut wen it's blak fly season.
12. BYTE: Whut them dang flys do.
13. CHIP: Munchies fer the TV.
14. MICRO CHIP: Whut's in the bottom of the munchie bag.
15. MODEM: Whut cha did to the hay fields.
16. DOT MATRIX: Old Dan Matrix's wife.
17. LAP TOP: Whar the kitty sleeps.
18. KEYBOARD: Whar ya hang the dang keys.
19. SOFTWARE: Them dang plastic forks and knifs.
20. MOUSE: Whut eats the grain in the barn.
21. MAINFRAME: Holds up the barn roof.
22. PORT: Fancy Flatlander wine
23. ENTER: Northerner talk fer "C'mon in y'all"
24. RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY: Wen ya cain't 'member whut ya paid fer the rifle when yore wife asks.
25. MOUSE PAD: That hippie talk fer the rat hole.

scooterhead    Posted 08-02-2002 at 03:56:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Our mail aint been prompt now that we got us a new carrier , the one we had fer yrs. was here by 9 AM every day , now we got us a new guy , get it anywhere from 12 ta 5 !!! have seen him come back up the road cause he forgot to drop somthin off !!! And I feel like I got that floppy !! Goin in this afternoon ta see the doc ta get me some more medication ta go with aunt Ema`s bloomer solvent !!!

ger    Posted 08-02-2002 at 09:14:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
hope your feeling better ,tough when your backs acting up but tell ya what , i gots lots of the medication , i,ll trade ya for some of aunt emma,s bloomer solvent , i hear that is the stuff ta fix all that ailes ya later ger

Les...fortunate    Posted 08-02-2002 at 03:25:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ain't no keyboard in this house. Keys never get took outta the vericles.
Like it always.

F14    Posted 08-02-2002 at 04:38:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Useta be that way here, but I'm beginning to wonder. The Real Estate Crook...ah, Sleaze...ah, "Agent" next to me has a rental hovel on wheels that usetabe a trailer out back of his office. Current residents are not likely to be invited to any of Martha Stewart's Soirees. Boy just got busted for Grand Theft Auto, and another "friend" moved in who is so evil he's been permanently expelled from grammar school.

I'm thinking I might want to get out of the habit of leaving the windows on my garage open. Haven't left the keys in the vehicles (at least, not on purpose) for several years now.

Hopefully, the Grumpasaurus is up to her job and will sound the alarm if they try any funny business on my patch. I'm pretty sure they know I won't put up with it, but you never know what they'll get up to after they get into the recreational pharmaceuticals.

Gotta move further out into the puckerbrush...

EIEIO    Posted 08-02-2002 at 03:53:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Of the many "city" habits we had to break, one was not locking the doors when you stop at a local store and another was leaving the keys in the vehicles. Also we don't lock our house doors here. I was just thinking about the safe feeling here while out in the washbuilding. Dark as can be, not a sound but the crickets and roosters (our roosters wake up way to early) and there was not a fear in my bones. In the city everything was locked be it daytime or nighttime and any noise would scare the holy heck out of me. We are so far away from anything by the time a robber would get here, that is if he found the place, he would be too tired to rob.

Only thing I watch out for when I am up and about in the dark is snakes. We already found a couple. One was in the rafters in the barn, I used to only look down, I learned you have to look up too.

Have a great day, I think I may practice retirement big time today!

scooterhead    Posted 08-02-2002 at 04:10:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
All the would be bad guys around here know it`s not a good Idea to enter another persons property !!! They hit stores in town every now and then but very seldom a res. when they do it`s usually a inside job . Anywhere ya go there will be a few punks around and thats just what they are is punks , they dont like lookin down the wrong end of a double barrle , they`ll take there chances with the cops though .

Clem    Posted 08-02-2002 at 08:43:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yup, kinda like that around here, too. Several years ago, a local rancher went out to check some cows on a distant pasture and found four rustlers loading up their 18 wheeler stock hauler. It turned out not to be a good day for the rustlers. The rancher, a former SEAL killed two and badly wounded the third, the fourth was never seen again. The ranger was wounded himself but was able to kill the second rustler with a head shot from his AR-15. Since that time rustlers have avoided the area.

Grove r    Posted 08-02-2002 at 10:35:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Poetic justice.....need some of that around here... neighbor just down the road a mile, lost seventeen head of yearlings from an open quarter, less than a mile nw of my place, hadn't been for his neice looking after things a little, would probably have lost a lot more......For the life of me, I cannot figure out how these people do this! These are range cattle! Not tame barnyard animals, how do they manage to go into a herd with some sort of convieyance vehicle, round up however many cattle they want/can, load them, etc? there is absolutely no way I could go into my herd and do this......what am I missing? It's obviously done in the wee hours of the morning, when everybody but them are asleep.......but, to me that would make it MORE difficult! When I want to work my animals, I have to entice them into the coral with a bale of hay, and when they are all busy eating, sneak around and close the gate, before they notice what is going on! Then...I get dirty looks from the old cows for doing it!!! and....this is in broad daylite......I sure am missing something here........have a gooder, R.E.L.

Clem    Posted 08-02-2002 at 12:46:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yup, I know what you mean. I know them dirty cows looks real good. In the instance I posted they had baited the cattle with range pellets into the ranchers own corrals on a about a section of ground with no one living close by. The shootout happened about day break. they had just about finished loading up. I think ,too, that sometimes the rustlers feed the cattle a while before they take them. What I mean is that they come along and throw out feed every night or so for a while and then when they pull in to steal 'em they are easier to round up. Some rustlers get pretty brazen and come out with portable corrals and horses. I guess it depends on the location.

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