Monday, April 21, 2014

Show me the bullet

At the end of this week the NRA is holding its annual convention in Indianapolis. My favorite female country singer – Sara Evans is appearing – along with  Sarah Palin – so it is an all star cast.

I don’t think I will be able to convince Cate to go because she does not like guns, country music or Sarah Palin. This will be a shame because we would be able to see the Midwest in full cry.

Cate is horrified that almost all of her staff are licensed gun owners. She has not been able to come to grips with the gun culture.

Many Americans like to kill each other – and God’s furry creatures – in droves – and using guns is the most effective way of doing it.

We are not supposed to understand it.

It is what it is – and will never change.

Yesterday while everyone else was at church we painted our back fence – or at least the inside of it. God punished us by giving us both crippling backaches and today I can barely walk.

We are going to paint the outside of the fence – but only the part we can see. Our neighbors can make their own arrangements. Given the condition in which they keep their backyards and trash bins I don’t think they will be too worried.

Today I saw our first yellow bellied sapsucker. At least I am almost sure it was a yellow bellied sapsucker. It did not stay long so I could not get a picture.

The birds have found the bird bath and I now have to fill it five times a day.


  1. I would recommend painting the entire surface of the fence at least one time to protect it from the elements. When I went to South Dakota in 2007 I found a backyard fence we installed for someone else back in 1972 and it was pretty much intact and my father had completely forgot about it. It had a woven pattern to it, veRy sturdy.

    I think the gun culture wiLL never go away. I like 45 ACP weapons, 1911's. I don't own a Kriss Vector but they look interesting.

  2. I do have to agree, that is a once in a lifetime "middle America" exposure event. I have heard from people that knew her that she is very beautiful in person. I would go. I am also going to buy a gun.

    I just never get around to doing what I say I am going to do.

  3. esb: Yes you are right of course. We will do that.

    fmcgmccllc: I might sneak there on my own on Friday.