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Rant 00002 and other sundries

Posted by retiredpo1 on 02/27/2010

I caught part of the “health care summit” on a break at work. Talk about a joke! Does the cinc/totus have any f***ing clue about what is the feeling out here in the real world. The space inside the beltway is it’s own little world, after all.It resembles Helion Prime from the “Chronicles of Riddick” more than the country it is the “center” of. Even with raw data staring them in the face, the three stooges, obama, reid and the wicked witch of the west still want to socialize one-sixth of the US economy. And help a large number of the citizenry to the grave, since they would cost to much. Rat Bastards anyway!

Sorry for the slacking off. I has been one of them weeks with broke airplanes and lots of flights. As the new guy and grade ten I am the designated first up on the list to prep, launch and recover. Then is the preflight/basic post flight, fuel and secure the aircraft for the day. Keeps one busy. Several mornings a week I start with the lights on out on the line. It is has an overhead shade and lighting!

At least it is the weekend! But so much for hitting the weeds with roundup. It is raining. Yes it does rain in the High Desert. There is still snow on the tops of the San Gabriel Mountains between us and the LA Basin/San Fernando Valley Metro Mess.

And just for Snigs. Keep on Truckin”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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A Sunny Day in Cal City

Posted by retiredpo1 on 02/14/2010

New solar sidewalk lights

I put in the solar ones today, as it was a fabulously sunny and warm day here in the Desert.

The Patio!

The Patio at the Casa de Sharon y Glenn. The BBQ got a work out later in the day. Filet Mignons and Lobster Tails for dinner. OH MY! 8)

I can’t call it theĀ Veranda, as my buddy Buck at Exile in Portales already has that covered.

Looking north

The Tehachapi Mountains near the Red Rock Canyon State Park. It is a short drive from here. Ain’t the desert pretty in the sunshine? šŸ˜‰

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Rain………Rain……..More Rain

Posted by retiredpo1 on 02/06/2010

BBQ getting clean!

Front yard

Running down the driveway

Been like this since last night. Winter in the Mojave Desert/Antelope Valley, ya know.

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Pictures of a winter day in The High Desert

Posted by retiredpo1 on 02/05/2010

UP Ballast Regulator

CA58 and The UP going down the hill to Mojave

Wind Turbines in The Tehachapi

The Mojave Airport Bone Yard

One of these former Air Canada B767s is the famous or infamous Gimli Glider.

More Bone Yard

UP Hopper Car Train on the Ridgecrest Line

Downtown California City!

My Street

Condors Maybe?

I had to go to the Doctor in Tehachapi for a check up and meet & greet with the clinic we picked. I took the trusty old Z612 from Kodak.

The birds in the last one are two of about 40 or so that were circling over our part of town. I want to say they are condors of some kind. I have no idea but they looked neat.

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