Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Ain't nothing new

Not a damn thing going on over here. Did have my MRI last week but won't know till Aug. what is going on back there. Boy did they put me in la la land when I had thank dang MRI. They gave me this little pill and 30 minutes later came and put me on that table and next thing I know its over. I sure liked that pill it was a 1mg xanax. Why are those dang machines so loud? They put ear plugs in my ears and towels next to them and it was still loud.
 Glad that is over with and now my dang insurance company sends me a letter telling me its time I had a colonoscopy now ain't that a fine howdy do. OK enough of the doctor crap.

Been going through some pictures I've taken over the years out in Big Bend, as you can tell I'm bored stiff I did find some I had forgotten about.

The Window

Casa Grande

                                                  Then I found some pictures from 1899

The Window

Santa Elena Canyon

North Peak 


This is Nine Points Mesa from my place

 and another when it was raining on the Mesa

Now here is Nine Points Mesa in 1899 

I'm guessing this 1899 picture was taken on the 118 side of the mesa. Its hard to say.

I'm thinking he is with the photography group or he might be a cowboy.

If you have some time to kill check out the pictures here I had a lot of fun looking at all the old pictures from out in that area and other places as well.

As you can see this is a poor blog today I just don't have anything worth writing about lately.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Just doing a whole lot of nothing.

Not much going on in my neck of the woods just setting watching the wind blow.
Went out to the ranch and found everything safe and sound and hot. The second day I was there I heard some noise and headed out to see where it was coming from. I found some friends lurking in the brush.

                     I went down there and dang I had a whole lot of new friends.

and some young ones

I had one eating out of my hand for awhile then the ole male didn't like her getting all the food and one snort from him and everybody left. 

 I have had back problems for 14 years some times the ole sciatic nerve will act up then it will quit hurting and my hip will start hurting and the longer I stand the worst it gets until I have to set down for a few minutes and then I can get up and go on for awhile. Well the second night we were out there we went out to get something to eat and I was setting there and started to get up, it felt like someone was stabbing me in my spine. My dang disks starting giving me hell. I didn't think I was going to move from that chair I finally got up and made it back to the my place. I take pain pills with me just in case things like this happen. I reached into my bag and where the hell is my pills? I left the damn things at home so I did without and managed to get some sleep that night. I felt better the next morning so we went and payed ole John Wells a visit.We tried to get that dang thing he bought to fly around on up but the winds would not quit blowing so he practiced taking off and having the fan on his back. 

My dang back started giving me hell again so we decided to pack up and head home. I get home and call my Doctor up and tell him I have hurt long enough and its time to get my back fixed. The fun begins, he sends me to a pain specialist. This quack asks all kinds of questions and wants to get x-rays and a MRI but until I get all that done he will just stick a needle in my back and wait a damn minute I just met you and I don't like the idea of a needle being stuck in my spine by you right now so forget that it ain't gonna happen. He then tells me OK we will start you on some physical therapy until we get the results back from the x-rays and MRI I tell him unless the insurance pays for that therapy I ain't going. Last time they tried that crap the insurance would not cover it and it was $75.00 a session so I'm waiting on getting the MRI which I get at end of the month.We'll see how this plays out. He did give me some good pills, you take one of them pills and in about 30 minutes your thinking this is pretty good stuff but then you wake up and its the next day. I ain't taking one of them again unless I really need it.

My damn tomato's have gone crazy as hell I've been all over the place getting rid of them. I bet I've given 40 pounds of them away. 
My hydroponic maters had sex together and I have my own strain of tomato it's a cross between a Cherokee Purple and a Yellow Pear. What came out of that night of sexual bliss is one hell of a good tasting yellow tomato that averages around one pound and I have a lot of them that dang plant is nine feet tall.

The maters in the garden are doing great this is whats left from one day of picking and giving some away.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

I'm still Kickin

Haven't had much to write about in a while.The only thing going on around here is the wind. I've been selling off some of these dang extra tomato plants I have and have sold around $200.00 worth and still have a bunch left anybody want some tomato plants I'll give you some because this is the last week I'll be taking care of these its time to pull them because I'm tired of messing with them.

I have some Cherokee Purple these have a great taste to them. 
Believed to have originated in the Cherokee Nation in Tennessee more than a century ago.





 Some Brandy Wine 


Some Rutgers



Some Yellow Pear



OK don't laugh at this one this is what its really called, ready?

Black Seaman 


 and a couple other types of tomato plants.


 I put one of those Cherokee Purple plants in my Hydroponic setup and it is going crazy. Should have ripe tomato's before long.





My garden is going plum crazy this year I spent a little extra time fixing it up this year and its paying off. I put 400 pounds of cow manure in it this year and made rows for each type of tomato.



 You see that black hose running through there? I have tomato's on dang near every tomato plant and I had a regular ole sprinkler that watered them and sprayed water every where. I've been told if tomato's have water on them when the hot sun is shining on them they will blister and have brown spots on them so I rigged me up a little irrigation system every second row with the sprinkler heads on each side of the row. Like this.

These little sprinkler heads are pretty dang cool they are so small you wouldn't think they would spray much water so I had it figured I would have one on each plant until I read the directions on the package. These dang little fellers will spray an area with a 180 degree spray for 4 feet. 

You can tell by the twist tie how big these little sprinkler heads are. As you can tell gardening is about all I've done in a while.

I still have my ole squirrel dog to run off the other squirrels and keep them out of my garden. He's made himself right at home as you can see I have to run him out every now and then to make sure no squirrels are in the garden.

  The dang wind has blown so much that we haven't had the balloon out much. We did a tether for some elementary school kids last week and we got a flight in last Friday for the first time since Nov. of last year. Our records show that this past year has been the worst windy year since keeping records all the way back to the 80's. What some people don't understand is it can be calm on the ground and the wind could be blowing 50 miles an hour 200 feet above you. So here's praying to the wind gods to give us a break on the dang winds so I can make some money.


Looks like my blog is acting up I was fixing to comment on the spacing between each line of writing half way down my blog when it starts writing in bold print.








Sunday, February 23, 2014


I told you I had A.D.D and I'm hyper as hell and at times I look at something that I've done and go holy shit what is wrong with you. I told you about the garden and how I over killed that project now let me tell ya I have topped that one I have around 150 damn tomato plants that I'm running out of place's to put the damn things until the last freeze so I can plant 20 of them and the rest I have no idea what I'm going to do with. I've put an add on Craigslist but nobody has called yet. I'm hoping someone will I need to get rid of some of these dang plants. I have Cherokee purple, Black Seaman a Russian tomato, Rutgers, Yellow Pear and Brandy wine tomato's.
It has kept me busy and I have to stay busy to stay sane if I just set and do nothing my dang mind gets to going places it has no business going to and I get all depressed and bitchy and then I set and eat and than I get fatter and then ,well you get the idea so I would rather have all these damn tomato's keeping me busy then doing nothing.

          This is not all of them I have 24 beef steak and 24 cherry tomato plants as well .

I think I have solved my squirrel problem. For some reason one squirrel has taken me as his buddy and he will eat out of my hand.

Now I know what your thinking, that damn squirrel is gonna eat every dang tomato old Jim has. Well I have it figured out. That dang squirrel won't let another squirrel any where near my yard so all I have to worry about is him now. I have some water out there for him to drink and I feed him pretty good so I think he will leave my garden alone. He looks like he owns the place.

If he doesn't I'll just have to eat the little bastard.

            This has nothing to do about anything but it was a pretty sunset a couple of days ago.

OK one other thing since the Olympics where on. How about the Olympic sport of  CAT CURLING.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

A little more about what happened in Terlingua

Here is a little more about what happened the night Glenn Felts was killed. It's really sad. It seems that both people where well liked around the Terlingua area. I don't guess we will ever know what really went on that night.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Bad News From Terlingua

The community of Terlingua was rocked this morning by news of the death of La Kiva owner, Glenn Felts.  In less than 15 minutes there were more than 300 posts on Facebook between mutual friends — shock, devastation, disbelief. Felts operated the bar since 1990, when he assumed ownership following his uncle, Gil Felts, who built La Kiva in 1979.
The Sheriff’s Office is now investigating Glenn’s death as a homicide. The Brewster County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Rangers, and 84rd District Attorney’s office are all investigating.

Brewster County Sheriff’s Department confirms Tony Flint of Terlingua has been arrested in connection with the death of Glen Patrick Felts, owner of the La Kiva Bar.
More news here

Here is a link to La Kiva if you have never been there. It is a really neat place.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Seems like every year starts out sucking and doesn't get much better lately. This year is no exception.
A couple of days before Christmas the other half started getting sick and by the day after Christmas she was sick. We head to the Doc and our doctor was out for Christmas so we get the pleasure of seeing a different Doctor that was a POS of a Doctor. He takes X-rays of the wife's chest and tells us that if it was anything serious that he would call in a couple of hours and if we didn't hear anything all was good just take the antibiotics. We didn't hear anything all day so we figured all was good and the antibiotics would take care of her problem. Friday she still was feeling real bad and needed to go back to the Doc and get some paper work so she didn't get fired from work. Monday we head off to the Doc again and see a different Doc and he says he wants a chest X-ray and we tell him the Doc before had taken one and would had called us if anything was wrong. This Doc goes and pulls up the X-ray and comes back and tells us to come look at it. We get to his computer and he tells the wife that she has pneumonia and the spot the pneumonia is in usually hides a tumor and to come back in a week for another x-ray and gives her some more antibiotics. We head out of there thinking that her smoking has caught up with her and she had lung cancer. I'm not feeling real well at this time but am more worried about her than myself and don't pay any attention to my sickness the rest of the week and when we finally get to see our Doctor the next week and he takes a look at me and tells me he needs to see me now and I tell him I couldn't get an appointment that day and he says I'll work you in while we get another x-ray of the wife's chest. While shes gone I find out that I have pneumonia and he puts me on antibiotics for a week. The wife comes back in and we have a look at her x-ray and there is nothing there its all gone. So it came down to worrying ourselves to death because of some asshole that likes to make a guess on something that he should had never told us about until the next X-ray was done and could confirm his thoughts, it changed our lives for a week in a way I don't ever want to go through again. We are both back to normal and over the pneumonia, I have never been that sick in my life.

 This week I felt like doing something so I broke out my tiller from hell to till up my garden for the coming spring. Did I ever tell you about the tiller from hell it will work you to death in no time. That damn tiller fits onto a weed eater shaft and will give you one hell of a workout beat the hell out of ya.

After a couple of days I only had about a 5x5 section tilled up and was thinking maybe I'll stick to hydroponics this year and forget the garden then a friend of mine shows up and says let me bring my tiller over and us it instead of that thing you have. He brings that tiller over and I'm thinking I'm driving a high dollar Cadillac and before I know it I have a big ass garden bigger than I've ever had

Hell I might have to open up a store up now to sell off everything I grow that sucker is 30x17 about 4 times bigger than what I had.

I have over 100 tomato seeds and some pepper seeds planted here in the house waiting for them to come up and hopefully be ready to plant when the last freeze hits. With A.D.D I do some things and after I've done them I think, you know Jim you should had thought that through a little more before you started that and I think this garden is one of those times. The wife just shakes her head at me and goes on about her business.

 Before Christmas I made some extra money cutting peoples names out of wood. I hadn't used the ole scroll saw in so long it felt good to get back cutting up some wood.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Spring Cleaning In Dec.

I've come to the conclusion that I'm a hoarder. With the crappie weather lately we have not taken the balloon out so I thought I would clean up my garage. I have my wood working tools and my rock blasting stuff out there and I have the bad habit of doing one project and switching over to another project without cleaning up my mess from the first one until I'm tripping over all kinds of stuff out there and have no room left to do any thing else. I don't have any where to put what I have so I rearrange my stuff in a neat order until I use something which is usually in the back of everything else that I've stacked up so I have to unstack stuff which I leave laying about however I unstack it and have a mess again. It is a never ending cycle.
 I got the garage rearranged and stuff stacked real neat and was bored so I decided to tackle my closet. My closet isn't like a normal persons closet I have no clothes in there but I do have stuff in there. I use to have the bad habit of collecting stuff that was hot at the time and I was gonna get rich. About the time I bought it the price would fall out of the market and I was stuck with it so I just held onto to my collectible stuff until it is collectible again but the sad thing is they ain't collectible again. Like those damn TY Beanie Baby's I have a whole bunch of those things in that closet. When McDonald's came out with the little Beanie Baby's back in the 90's I ate I don't know how many damn burgers just so I could buy one of them little beanie babie's until I collected the whole dang set. That's probably why I'm having heart attacks now, anyway I have 3 whole sets of those little bastards by the time I collected the whole set of them they weren't worth anything. I have some bigger ones also same thing they ain't worth nothing so I just look at them and cuss.
 Remember when those damn Furby's first came out in 1998? I do because it was around Christmas time and they were selling for over $100.00 on EBay. Well I was going to get rich off those little bastards I searched and searched and found a place that would sell me all I wanted for $50.00 apiece so I bought 7 of them. When the dang little furry SOB'S came in the mail the company that made them release a whole dang shipment of them and flooded the market with them, the price at the store was $19.95 a piece for them so the bottom fell out on them for me also. I lost my ass on those too but I still have them in the closet.

I have a Phillips 66 Truck Bank in the box.

Remember the Budweiser Frog's I've got them to.

Let's not forget the M&M radio in the box. He wiggles and shakes when the radio is playing but it has never been used.

I have a ton of Joe Camel stuff also. I don't know how many Joe Camel Zippo's I have back there in my closet I just looked at them this time didn't count them. I've got a remote control R2D2 still in the box from the 90's in there I even found some 16 gauge shotgun shells back in there which they havn't made in a long time. I just rearranged everything so it looks neat until I get something out of there then it will be a mess again.
After I was through in my closet I tackled the spare bedroom with all my photography stuff. Did I tell you about my glass cutter for my picture frames I make. When I made my first frame I went to Lowe's and had them cut my glass for me and it dawned on me that this could run into some money having them cut glass for me.I fell in love with that great big ole hunk of metal glass cutting machine they had hanging in there. I buy me one of those little hand held glass cutters but I just couldn't get the hang of it so I got mad and bought me a glass cutter that takes up one whole wall of that bedroom. Damn that thing can sure cut glass. I rearrange stuff in there and it looks neat again until I need something from in there also. I made it into the computer room today and the closet in here is a trove of vintage Cd's from AOL from the 90's that for some reason I just kept never used them but I kept them. I have windows 95 install disks all the way up to Windows 7. Games I still have all the games that I had over the years and enough parts to build a computer all the way back to the old 486 probably. I even have a complete Compaq 66M computer from the early 90's with monitor and a complete Compaq 4/33I from April 30th 1993. The pricing for a 3/33i back in 1992.
A Deskpro 3/33i Model 120 (all of the above features plus a 33-megahertz i386DX chip and a 120-megabyte hard drive) will have a list price of $1,979, Compaq said. A Deskpro 4/33i Model 210 (i486DX-33 and a 210MB hard disk) will cost $2,549 a lot of money back then.
After looking in that closet and seeing some of whats in there I decided to wait awhile before I tackle that.
 It has came to the point that its time to get rid of stuff. I'm thinking about donating the Beanie Baby's and some other things to a hospital if they will take them, put other stuff on eBay and just get me some more room. My collecting days are over.
Think I'll go see what else needs rearranging.