Nothing more I can add to what everyone already knows about this modern day version of the Boston Massacre.
Since the savages that commit these acts of insanity care nothing about life, including their own, there isn’t a whole lot of satisfaction when they’re eventually taken down like the dogs they are. But we owe it to the victims and all freedom loving people to begin again the task of lifting up rocks seeking out the scum that have scurried into the darkness and squash them like bugs.
I was quite shocked Monday morning as I headed to the Hudson, South Dakota locker plant to pick up meat we had processed there. Sioux Falls came within a whisker of missing the snow and ice that brought such devastation to the city last week. Five miles South of town the snow disappears. Canton has very little tree damage. Hudson had none.
The branches, large and small, which came crashing down on our house and yard..snagging a powerline on the way..now make up a five foot high windrow that extends along the entire length of our boulevard. After passing through the neighborhood several times, the electrical linemen finally stopped at the Lund residence. I’ve gotta hand it to them, they had us up and running at full power in short order. One of them told Linda that it’s a good thing we didn’t go out and try move any branches ourselves since one of the wires was still hot and very dangerous.
Sunday afternoon, a young man who attends our daughter’s church and operates Yard Dogs lawn care service came over and within a couple hours had our place cleaned up. Now, we’ll have to wait until the city’s branch removal brigade, made up of guys in the orange jumpsuits with “INMATE” printed on the pant leg, to stop by and somehow clear all the boulevard hedge rows.
The Yard Dog bill was 400 bucks. For another 60, he’ll come back and rake up the million little twigs that remain. I think I still have a rake or two that Linda can handle. (Kidding)
On the brighter side, The South Dakota Rock and Roll Music Association Hall of Fame ceremony and concert at the Ramkota Exhibit Hall on Saturday afternoon and evening was another sell-out and an absolutely fantastic show. All ten bands being inducted into the Hall of Fame performed and were just great..especially considering many of the musicians hadn’t played in years.
This marked the Music Association’s fifth year for the event and plans are already underway for 2014. If you love old time rock and roll and have fond memories of going to ballrooms to see and hear your favorite bands..you simply must take in this show.
An update on my latest diet which involves fasting two days a week. If you’re one of my fellow geezers who believes time flies by way too fast when you get older. Try not eating anything for 24 hours at a crack. Minutes are like hours.
As for noticing any difference after a week. Well, I don’t weigh. (Numbers on the scale don’t go that high.) I can usually mark progress or failure by how my dress slacks fit. On stage, Saturday night, they were so tight I was afraid a button might explode off my pants and put somebody’s eye out. And so it goes.