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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Only in Alaska!

"All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife."  --> Daniel Boone
     Earlier today, B and I decided we would sell one of our shotguns to a pawn shop so later down the way we can buy a better shotgun.  We get to the shop, and B tells me to just stay in the car because it should only be a minute.  30 minutes later, he gets back in the truck.  Turns out it was stolen.  We had bought the gun from a pawn shop in Alaska a few years ago.  No wonder it was only $100.  Pfft.  Alaska. 
     Fortunately they found the record showing that B had bought the gun from a pawn shop, and is not in any trouble.  Of course, you can't sell a stolen gun, but we can take that as a loss and move on. 
     The days just keep getting more interesting.

Thanks for listening!

Carolina North
"Gun bans disarm victims, putting them at the mercy of murderers or terrorists who think nothing of breaking the gun laws."   -->Michael Badnarik 

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

"Just tell yourself, Duckie, you're really quite lucky!" Dr. Suess

"I've been lucky.  I'll be lucky again."      --> Bette Davis

     So I have some news.  Two Saturdays ago, B was in a car accident.  He was sitting (stopped) at a red light, and got rear-ended by a car who was rear-ended by a truck.  So he was the third car involved.  The bad news is that he ended up with whip lash so bad he got a concussion and was kicked out of Airbourne School, and then kicked out of the CA Program he had just started.  Now we're being restationed to Fort Bliss in El Paso, TX.  ASAP.  My daughter, dog, and I will be leaving next week.  B will follow shortly after, once our household goods are picked up. 
     The only good part about the whole situation is actually a blessing and a curse.  He was driving our car instead of our truck.  Curse: if he had been in the truck, he might not have been hurt as badly as he was, thus possibly allowing him to finish this school and stay here.  Blessing: if he had been in the truck and it hadn't moved on impact (the car was turned at a 45 degree angle) the older lady in the car (who was rear-ended by the truck) probably wouldn't have survived the accident at all.  If you ask me, I would much rather pick up everything and move knowing that lady lived.  
     Honestly, this whole thing was to be expected.  That's just the luck we've had since we left Alaska.  I know I never did finish writing about our travels here, but lets just say that my dog rolling in human feces on the side of the HWY in TN was one of the highlights.  
    And now I either have terrible tonsilitis, or strep.  The test results aren't in yet, but the doc is leaning towards strep.  Today I'm better than yesterday though.  Those antibiotics really do work wonders sometimes.  I suppose I'm lucky for that too.  If I had been born 100 years ago and ended up with strep, it might have been my last days alive.  

     Being a realist with an optimistic side is kind of new for me.  Maybe I could get used to this.  :)

"For each petal on the shamrock this brings a wish your way.  Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day."   --->Irish Blessings Quotes
Thanks for listening!

Carolina North.