White Lightning Axiom: Redux: Merry Monday, last day off

Monday, November 26, 2007


Merry Monday, last day off

Today is the last day of vacation. The moaning and gnashing of teeth could be heard for miles about. Even the local bear population fled in horror. So then, we get up and load the Family Tank with everything be brought to the FOB and then some. A bit of electronics, new and old, get tossed in as well. By 1100 hours, we are on our way in the bone-cracking chill of the northern climes. It's 37 degrees Fahrenheit and raining. Deer hunters are out in force, the rain covers their scent. It becomes quite obvious that it's past Thanksgiving as we drive by the denuded cornfields. In one patch, jagged cornstalks sticking up like a 2 day old shave, was peppered with a gaggle of 20 wild turkeys, all strutting about as if they had just repelled the alien invasion of their world. Then there were the turkeys on the roads. One such fellow who needed to be served up was going over 120 MPH ... then would pull over ... and blast past again. Never understood what that was all about. Hope his comeuppance is forthcoming.

It turned out to be a 3 hour and 50 minute trip. Not too bad at all for the 230 miles we had to tread. Of course, that means about 35 USGallons of gasoline got burnt. Well, that's not quite true. We burnt about that much for the full 2 weeks. At $3+ USD a gallon, it turns out to be about 5 million euros. I had to sell one of our small pacific islands to cover the expenses of Black Friday Shopping and the stinking petrol we expended. It's a plus though since the island will be submerged after all the greenhouse gases that will be emitted from everyone and their lame dog going to the big Global Warming Conference in Jakarta. Grrr.

Oh, and we got our Real Santa Pictures done already of the Tyrants. Right after we got unpacked, we tumbled into the POS Saturn and zipped off to one of the local malls where he usually is. Our promptness was not rewarded. It was not our usual Santa. The Twin Tyrants of Turpitude were not amused. They recognized that it was not the same fellow this year as it was the last five. Sharp eye ... he is probably recovering from and organ transplant after Jovial Jacob did his flying ninja attack on him last year. Apparently, he is taking this year off and will be back next year. No matter. I'll see if I can get the Mrs to release the pictures to me and post it one of these days.

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