My holiday list... in no particular order..
Mow the grass and trim.
Feed the cows, fill the tank and check the wire
Wash the truck.
Keep various edible stuff going into the smoker and hoping its still edible
when it comes out.
Play with grandcritter
Hold down the hammock
Happy 4th !!
Yes I used it on the vettes through the years, it actually protects agains
stone chips as you build coats. But ya gotta put it on per the instructions.
Also you have to strip all the old wax off first. Dawn will work but I like
Prep Sol better. Then clay it, then wash with Dawn a last time. It will be a
weekend deal. Ohy, Dawn is a dish soap not the toothless broad at the local
Ya damn farmer, just cause it says hot don't mean the water has to be 100
Like I said, it must be an east coast thing.......if you ain't soaking it in
hot water, you're soaking it in cold...
I just went for a little drive, all the 'hogs must be off visiting
relatives. Not a one of them was out playing.
Suddenly, without warning, Denny exclaimed (03-Jul-05 7:37 PM):
Assuming you're speaking of the two wheeled kind, that's cause they're
all terrorizing us over here. I've come to the conclusion that most
British bikers have death wishes. (apologies to any who are lurking
here. Purely personal stereotype)
It's legal here for bikes to pass down the center (centre) line, even
with oncoming traffic. On roads where one lane of traffic is barely
wide enough to accomodate my Dakota, which makes them way to narrow for
"articulated lorries" - 18-wheelers.
After nearly three years driving a Dakota out here in the English
boondocks, driving pretty much anywhere in the US - including such
horrors as the DC Beltway - is easy peasy.
<BG> The 'hogs I'm talking about are groundhogs. I'm a part-time farmer
helping out on the family farm and the hogs love to eat soybeans. I try to
do my part with my trusty .220 swift to keep the profits in the family
instead of the furry little bellies. But I did enjoy your take on english
Suddenly, without warning, Denny exclaimed (03-Jul-05 3:37 PM):
I am, sorta. It's the fourth for me and my coworkers, but not for the
locals here in England (what? You're not suprised?). Hubby's off doing
a guy thing (Ok, he's at a hamfest - radio rally here).
Had a nice horseback ride earlier (a hack here) and I've failed to wash
the truck, in preference to holding down the couch and watching a
western. Ah, it'll just get dirty again anyway, 'sposed to rain tonight.
The weather has been absolutely wunnerful here though - we're actually
having Summer (which failed to arrive last year). It's only in the 70s,
but that's a hot summer day in Northern England...
Later, we may or may not go to the base for the fireworks.
Let's not forget all our servicemen and women, who will be celebrating
this most American of holidays someplace other than their homeland, and
in much more dangerous places than we've landed.
Suddenly, without warning, Carolina Watercraft Works exclaimed
(03-Jul-05 5:35 PM):
It's weird, 'cause you'd think the only celeb would be at the American
bases, but I saw an ad for a 4th celebration at a nightclub downtown.
Must be enough of us here to make it worthwhile. Doesn't seem like
something your average British would celebrate. Then again, what do I
know? They celebrate some suprising things here, like Guy Fawkes night,
where the celebrate the failure of said guy to blow up Parliment. With
bonfires (including effigies of the Guy), and fireworks. Since there's
very little control on fireworks, it's like a warzone here that night,
terrifying pets for miles around.
And the wonderful "just for the heck of it" Bank Holidays.
Thanks, jmc and everyone else. We appreciate your thoughts and support.
I'm not overseas this year (for a change), but I am about 1000 miles from
home this Fourth of July without my family. This is the third in a row I've
ETCM(SW/AW) Greg Surratt
Naval Network Warfare Command
Currently sitting in a barracks room in Millington, Tennessee
not me... plenty of time to be bored when ya die...
we've been getting ready for our block party for 2 days... had it last night and
probably 100+ folks... ran out of food before dark and the local guy that
collects cans and bottles is probably got a real good bank deposit going in..
We decided to make it a "Independence Day Eve" party this year, since the 4th is
on a Monday/moanday... gives us today to clean up from the party and
Please remove splinters before emailing
Lets see, the 4th is for Summer cleaning and re-arranging of the
apartment. I got a new puppy at home (Rhodesian Ridgeback/African
Lion Hound). He needs a little more room to romp in my 500sqft
allotment. The focker is hopping up an down like an ADD hell-child at
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