Sunday, February 18, 2024

Unlimited Hydros, Scraping and Shoes

This will probably be short because the wretched internet has gone done about every five minutes since we got home.  Monday I am calling Century Link and asking for a supervisor, and asking that person if they could pretty please possibly send someone out who could fix this.  The last guy said it was slow because of a short at the power pedestal, and we did get 40 Mbps for about 5 minutes.  Something is wrong somewhere and I'd like it fixed, immediately.  Well, good luck with that.  

Anyway, we rode from the house up to Christopher Columbus.  We were greeted with the sounds of radio controlled boat racing.  We haven't seen the boats for a few years, and technology has marched on in our absence.  They're bigger, louder and faster.

This is how they're launched.  Start engine, throw in the water.

Here we have team Whataburger.  These are miniature unlimited hydros.  Hydroplane racing used to be very popular, but as of late has fallen out of favor. 

Where the pit crews work.

Yesterday was the first calm day in a long time.  Instead of riding,  we elected to scrape and wire brush oxidized and cracking paint off the shed.  Because we are idiots, we didn't put on sun screen.  At least we got the bandanas out to protect our necks.

I am scraping, Jim is caulking the gaps.

Yesterday, staff of the orange ectoplasm decided that in order to connect with the youth, he should go to Sneaker Con.  Sneakers are a very large deal.  If you go out to you'll get the idea.  Kids actually buy, hold and collect sneakers.  I have lost touch with that part of my culture.  He was scheduled to speak for an hour.  An HOUR!

You can get same shoe on QVC for $18.  It won't have the T on it, but there you go.  Anyway, he came out, the audience started booing, and chanting "let's go Biden."  Less than a minute later, ectoplasm oozed off the stage.  Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

Saves are taking longer, I think the force of the internet is weak, so I'm going to quit while I'm ahead.


  1. Those shoes are horrid. And, those boats are, too. No excuse for that much noise.

  2. did you see where some moron paid $9000 for an autographed pair? Probably thinks he can resell them for triple. I saw also that some people bought them and immediately put them on the market for more than twice that $400.

  3. I did hear that Trump was booed, which is pretty awesome. At least Jim is working in the shade! (Or was at that moment.)

  4. I do hope that you're able to get your internet issues resolved quickly.
    A fool and their money....