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December/January – Abominable Weather Ahead?

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by on 12-01-2017 at 08:02 AM (18759 Views)
Stick a fork in it, The Season of DOOM is over! Now it’s time to sit back by the fire and enjoy the Frosty days ahead, or not.
Long term predictions from the CPC are showing the south to be warm and dry through the winter…..






As we well know, it only takes one deep cold intrusion to freeze everything solid, especially in S. Fl. We’ll have to keep an eye on the radar and hope no blue blobs make it too far south.



Abominable weather ahead? I guess we'll just have to Bumble along to find out!

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  1. McBart ender's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by KanKunKid
    There aren't many Luthiers around these days. Nice to know Juan.
    I too have a Les Paul Epiphone that I have tweaked. I like it because it doesn't have a "whammy bar." With some nicer pickups and keys, it is better than a Gibson, although identical in most respects, the Gibson neck is weaker at the nut (personal experience).
    I also have an Ibanez Les Paul in the Philippines. My next guitar was going to be Fender Telecaster, because of its unique sound. But, when I got the idea, about 10 years ago, I was not thinking so much about how long I was going to live. You can only cram so much stuff in your life and once you reach a certain point in your life, you have to face reality and whittle down your hopes and dreams to the doable.
    It's not all bad.
    Acknowledging reality and acting accordingly, is all a part of the wisdom that should come with age, which is probably the one and only "perk" you will get, that and grandchildren, which I will probably not have. But I got the other thing, which will rear its ugly head and stop me from drinking, overindulging in anything and generally keeps me from having fun like I used to. Youth suffer from the lack of wisdom, but they still have fun doing it. Still, there are certain things I used to love doing that I don't anymore, like riding a roller coaster, or a dirt bike up a steep hill, or any other thrill producing activity, except a few that I won't mention, but not anymore.
    No, sir!
    But I find other ways to enjoy the bit of life I have left.
    I have never been bored for a minute of my life and I am annoyed by people who say they are bored as if it is someone else's job to occupy their mind with something interesting. My dad used to say that people who got bored had a self inflicted mental disease. But he used to say a lot of things. I cannot empathize with such Juans. I am grateful for every second of life I have and to be able to sit unoccupied while my mind is free to run, is something to be treasured! The down side is that times flies quickly.
    So now that I am making a new family, I had to discard some of my plans. I wouldn't mind having a new guitar, but the Juan I have sits too much now, it would sit even more and cost money I need to put somewhere else.
    See? That's the line of reasoning that old people develop. A younger man will reason differently and believe he has the time and strength to do everything!
    My view point and life experience has led me to believe that you should not have to wait till life is almost over to do your "bucket list." But nobody ever does, because when we are young we ignore the counsel of the old, and by the time we realize how wise they were, we are out of time to heed their words, and it takes us that long to appreciate the value of that wisdom, which doesn't always hit you over the head like a hammer, but gradually and insidiously, it manifests itself and overcomes disbelief and denial and it peels away the philosophy that you had developed from youth, to reveal the bare truth at last and with no escape, you are forced to deal with the reckoning.
    But Juan thing is for sure, enjoying what you have and your family and friends now, is never a waste of time.
    If you get bored easily, you might want to get that fixed.

    Sage advise above for a 14 yr old. I need a drink, ...and a dose of perspective.
  2. McBart ender's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ossqss
    How come Elsa gets plastic coated purple handcuffs?

    Hey, It's Disney. ...right?

    Surprised they're not rainbow colored with unicorn glitter..
  3. McBart ender's Avatar
    Never drive and blog.

    (no wait,)

    Never drink and blog.

    (no, that's not it either. Uhmmmm,...)

    Bartender! Gimme another Juan.

    (Yup! That's it.)
  4. InTheCone's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by McBart ender
    Never drive and blog.

    (no wait,)

    Never drink and blog.

    (no, that's not it either. Uhmmmm,...)

    Bartender! Gimme another Juan.

    (Yup! That's it.)
    Here! Here!

  5. McBart ender's Avatar
    luvs ya Cone. You da man.
  6. InTheCone's Avatar
    Good Morning Bunkerites!

    Got yer back Barkeep

    Could there be a wee bit o' sneaux for Aislinn on Friday? Always a risky bet, but there is a small chance....

  7. InTheCone's Avatar
    Aislinn is on the road this morning so I'm serving up a quick breakfast buffet.....

  8. KanKunKid's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by InTheCone
    Aislinn is on the road this morning so I'm serving up a quick breakfast buffet.....

    Where's Mark?
  9. InTheCone's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by KanKunKid
    Where's Mark?
    Hi Triple K!

    He went missing again, hopefully he's doing something fun and will have some good stories when he gets back.
  10. InTheCone's Avatar
    What happened to the blog??

  11. Landfall2004's Avatar
    Tax prep time is what happened/is happening with me.

    See ya in a few months........................
  12. Ossqss's Avatar
    Cone is right, we need some blog respect!

    Please forgive me



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SVZvWaMWsA
  13. Ossqss's Avatar
    Updated 01-10-2018 at 02:57 AM by Ossqss
  14. InTheCone's Avatar
    Good Morning Bunkerites!

    That's a pretty big Juan Oss, haven't heard about any Tsunamis or damage from it yet. Hopefully it was all located offshore.

    I hope everyJuan has enjoyed the brief warm up, because the next cold snap is coming anf it's going to last awhile....

  15. Tulsahurrcane's Avatar
    Good morning Cone and Bunkies! It’s that time of year we hibernate. I’ve been consulting under timeline past week. But happy to do it as it contributes to my fun fund. I’ll check in more! Thanks so much for all you do.
  16. Tulsahurrcane's Avatar
    3k I have enjoyed your posts but in flyby mode. I always love them!!
  17. Tulsahurrcane's Avatar
    Santa Barbara slide situation is hideous. Had to wonder if that would happen after fires. Tragic. Malibu and Sata Barbara area some of the more beautiful spots in the country. I hate to see that. Even if it’s the rich and famous.
  18. Tulsahurrcane's Avatar
    On the other hand, you might be able to pick up some land cheap. That would be the land that just slid down the hill.
  19. Aislinn's Avatar
    Good morning, afternoon and evening, everyjuan! Morning, Cone and Tulsa! Snoh??!! I love Snoh!! I wish the local mets were saying the same thing, might build up my hope and anticipation.

    Our visit to the cardiologist was awesome. Well, son's was as it was his visit. His pulmonary valve is four and a half years old and we were told it would last five to seven years, so was very worried. But his numbers were excellent and they were very pleased and think it will last several more years. Also told he'd be wearing a 24 hour heart monitor every six months to check his heart and again, everything looked so good he didn't need to.

    On the other hand, the water was out in town for two days and then came back on, and the backlash of it that was it blew out all three toilets at the office, sewage covered floors. So at the current time Servpro is working there cutting out the bottom 2 feet of all walls and going to be tearing up the carpet when they're done doing the walls. We have to completely pack up every single item in the building, down to every pen and piece of paper. All of that was done yesterday and the day before while I was in Baton Rouge, just the front office remains to be packed up this morning. The guys had fun, my couch in the back which served as my 'desk' in my training partner's and my office? They grabbed a chain saw and cut it in half. Sitting with my laptop there was quite comfortable when working, much more comfortable than a desk and chair, which I did have one of in the very back office. It looks like I'll be learning some new skills in the foreseable future with drywalling, etc..

    Breakfast’s on the sideboard: country ham with red-eye gravy, biscuits and grits, sausage polenta with nested eggs, egg and sweet potato scramble, pancakes with butter and syrup, strawberries and cream oatmeal, bacon wrapped donuts, bagels with cream cheese and jelly, fresh fruit, tea and coffee, flavored creamers to the side. Enjoy!
  20. Tulsahurrcane's Avatar
    God Bless you Ais!! What a day.

    I’ll just have fresh fruit. I’m on a diet.
    Way too many Snickers and too much mie goring in my recent past. I’m atoning for my sins.
    Updated 01-10-2018 at 10:59 AM by Tulsahurrcane
  21. InTheCone's Avatar
    Morning T & Aislinn!

    Hibernate?? Not this week - great biking weather this morning except for the 10 min fizzle drizzle. Next week may be a bit chilly, hoping it stays warm!

    Quite the nasty adventure in office reclamation Aislinn - sewage everywhere is Juan of those images that you just wish you never had to deal with and stays with the olfactory sense for way to long

    Diet????? With bacon wrapped donuts on the menu???? Nevah! I shall persevere in my efforts to gain as much virtual weight as is humanly possible over the internet

    Now, on to breakfast - I'll have country ham with red-eye gravy, biscuits and grits, sausage polenta with nested eggs, egg and sweet potato scramble, 2 dozen bacon wrapped donuts and coffee - TYVM Aislinn & good luck with the clean up. Very happy to hear your son's appointment went so well
  22. Landfall2004's Avatar
    Good to see Tulsa. So sad about the 1/101 Pacific Coast Hwy. we drove last summer!!! T's & P's for those that lost their lives, their families and those that lost their homes. We love that area.

    Ais, so happy for you and your son and his excellent checkup! Terrible news about your office--eeeewwwwww. I bet you will be glad when it gets back to normal.

    Gaining Weight???? I am the Queen of gaining weight. Just reading Ais's breakfasts can put a few pounds on me. I am back to walking twice a week, but all this year-end paperwork keeps my rear-end parked in a chair most of the time.

    Laterz
    Updated 01-10-2018 at 02:16 PM by Landfall2004
  23. KanKunKid's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tulsahurrcane
    On the other hand, you might be able to pick up some land cheap. That would be the land that just slid down the hill.
    You can pick up some land with a shovel maybe, but not cheap.
    Everybody there already thinks everybody wants what they have and so it is worth more than money can buy.
    People living where they could stand to lose from natural disasters, is becoming rampant, because people with that kind of money tend to think they know better than anyone else and truly believe that they got what they have by their own personal genius. I am sure we all know such people.
    When people ignore warnings and smugly look askance at you while doing so, they make it hard to feel sorry for them when the thing warned about occurs.
    But not every Juan is like that and a good person does not like to see any Juan suffer.
    Still, I can imagine that some attorney somewhere out there, will try to sue God. Since he doesn't have any legal holdings on record, he will probably go for the religious organization that claims to represent him; not the one that probably does represent him, but likely the Juan with the most money, assets and property.
    It's what they do.

    It's a nice place to visit, but you wouldn't want to live there.

    To set you in the mood...
    The original version..
  24. InTheCone's Avatar
    Ah yes..... You can check out anytime, but you can never leave. Sounds like a mental issue fo' sho'
  25. Tulsahurrcane's Avatar
    I hear you. But it would be hard to resist a home along the most beautiful spots along the PCH highway. If I had the money, I can see myself weighing the possibility of some distant future fire, mudslide, earthquake against living in an almost perfect climate gorgeous spot today. It’s the “almost perfect climate” that got them. And up go insurance rates again. After this year I can’t wait to see my bill.
  26. Landfall2004's Avatar
    Tulsa, there is a lovely town just south of San Francisco called Pacifica. It would be on my top 10 list, along with Marina Del Rey and Malibu.
  27. Tulsahurrcane's Avatar
    Oh yes. We need to meet there sometime! I went to the America’s Cup in Marina Del Rey in 96 or whenever it was. A company we did business with got a 110 foot yacht and 20 of us were out there watching. Only poor day in the weather in the whole year Rough seas, major seasickness except me and one other person. Yacht racing may be fun but it’s a poor spectator sport when you’re there in person. You couldn’t really see the boats. Had no idea what was happening. Eventually we sailed back to calm water and drank heavily. I have a Stars and Stripes jacket from that. We got our butt kicked. I may sell the jacket on eBay. Lol. I can really digress!!

    It was San Diego but I think we stayed Marina Del Ray. I could be wrong. Carry on! Reminence is over.
  28. Tulsahurrcane's Avatar
    I do want to go back to the Malibu area soon. It’s really wonderful especially if you hit beach for a walk early morning. It’s deserted. Later not so much. But there’s a park wher MASH was filmed near there where you can hike and it’s gorgeous. I may have to book something just thinking about it.

    We didn’t make Alaska together but let me know if you plan a trip to that area. After the mudslides.
  29. Landfall2004's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tulsahurrcane
    I do want to go back to the Malibu area soon. It’s really wonderful especially if you hit beach for a walk early morning. It’s deserted. Later not so much. But there’s a park wher MASH was filmed near there where you can hike and it’s gorgeous. I may have to book something just thinking about it.

    We didn’t make Alaska together but let me know if you plan a trip to that area. After the mudslides.
    It's Oregon, Washington and the San Juan/Orcas Islands this summer.

    We'll definitely be going back to Cali, just not sure when yet. 2 -3 summers from now. Maybe even over a spring break. Would like to take the grandkids to Disneyland. Timeshare is 1 mile away. We walk.
  30. NavarreMark's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by KanKunKid
    Where's Mark?

    I suddenly began feeling masochistic and self loathing, so the natural conclusion was that I needed to go to California.
    So I loaded up the truck and drove to Barstow.

    When I crossed the AZ CA border at Needles I had to pass through the check station. When they asked me if I had any
    fruits and vegetables in the vehicle I said no. For the first time in my life despite countless crossings of that border I was
    Not waved through, but pulled over for a search. Not sure why. Maybe it was because I was towing a large trailer and
    Florida plates. Who knows? The only thing they found was the equipment in the trailer and 5 Slim Jims and a Pepsi in
    cab. Good thing I didn't have any veggies I guess. I've always been just waved through in the past. Even the time I had
    the trunk of my 67 Chrysler New Yorker filled to the brim with Grand Junction peaches.

    Oh well. It is what it is.

    I was in town for Juan day and my truck started overheating. I've had it since it was new and in 300K miles the guage has
    been rock solid at 200 degrees. This was the first time it ever overheated. It has a new radiator, hoses, thermostat, pressure
    cap and the water pump checked out okay and I couldn't figure out why it was overheating. I took it to the shop I know and
    they told me that I had a blown head gasket which was allowing air into the system. That was what I was afraid of. They
    said that it would cost $1,500 for the repair. I said screw that. The motor has 300K on it. I called Jasper engines and they are
    shipping a new crate motor out and it should be here tomorrow. With the install it's going to cost me $4.5K.

    Oh well. It is what it is.

    I will be here for a week or so and then be heading back when I feel that I have suffered enough.
    Updated 01-10-2018 at 11:31 PM by NavarreMark (It could be worse. The truck could have broken down in Winslow.)
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