THE CLOWN CONVENTION

…… And so it begins tonight with a constant stream of rudeness and lies and as far as I can see NOT ONE 2016 manifesto/platform promise even  close to being fulfilled.

Well ?    pick one

While we forget about the Post Office shambles, and the Loon’s ridiculous unfounded predictions, we can also forget about the Covid 19 Pandemic, as after all that’s just a Hoax, and if that’s the case then clearly there is no need for Stimulus Checks, or any help for the unemployed, as there are all these NEW jobs which he was waffling on about this morning as the Stock Market soars once again! WHERE DOES HE GET THIS CRAP FROM?????  …… and the next MEGA, indeed MAGA disaster, of school openings hits home in the next few weeks

Meanwhile, and just in time when he gets back from his whirlwind campaign nonsense it will be “SHARPIE” time again as we have a Double Whammie in the Gulf and he will no doubt include the Great State of Alabama in his modified prediction tract!

……. and here they are

Easy to see now, with 24 hours hindsight, that  our Worldly Acclaimed Doctor Extrordinaire pressured  the head of the FDA (who he had recently appointed) but then made his “own” bullshit predictions about the safety and availability of the new plasma treatment which subsequently was conveniently leaked to the Stock Market. I honestly do not believe he knows the difference between a vaccine and a cure ? With Wall Street waiting for any glimmer this pushes the numbers up and hints of a booming economy for all those holding big pharma shares ….. must be jobs too!

I’m afraid I DO NOT TRUST this Oaf with anything and I don’t believe any of the nonsense that dribbles down his chin. I am a little surprised, perhaps I shouldn’t be, that the ENTIRE Trump family gets a speaking part at this convention, or whatever you want to call it? Not one of them has any political knowledge or experience other than what WE have given them while they have been enjoying 3.5 years as contestants on “political apprentice” at our expense  ….. it will be with great delight when this is all over to be able to say 

“TRUMP family you’re FIRED!”

Of course there are other speakers, some paid, others just loving the sound of their own voice with nothing to say other than lies and political rudeness which is the norm.

Well so far absolutely nothing!

Meanwhile USPS still under the hammer, pandemic/ schools/ stimulus checks …… forget it !   But more screaming about Goodyear  …….

 Is USPS right for you ?

Night 2 and even more fun!

Glad she doesn’t live anywhere near me !

Also from dreamworld, and we are told (paid)

Seems like poor editing again!

…. and there was little old me believing the news that 40 million were unemployed  ……. how can they seriously spew this crap out ?

…….. and this one really makes me chuckle

Pray tell me learned firearm expert is this a custom left handed model ?     …… if not, you are in for an almighty surprise when you squeeze the trigger!!!!!

….. and here is something else that didn’t happen ….. but they had it ready if it ever does

……. but they acted just in time with this one

…… not quite quick enough with this one

Never mind

There goes the “Vet” vote

……..and from his sister  (not invited to speak of course)

Pretty solid endorsement here

Like Stephen Colbert I was unable to watch the constant stream of abuse and lies and switched off Nights 3 & 4 in favor of entertainment!

I was reminded by Mask Dispence of the fantastic leadership by Trumpty Dumpski in setting up the Space Force ! Nobody has yet said what this fine body of men will be doing or what threat they face that demands a “Super Duper Missile”   ????

That went down well

…….. and to finish with Night 4 of Zero!

…… and tonight

……. and when asked the question ?

I can’t wait to watch this!

How very, very true

We live in hope ……. meanwhile

 

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THE “JOY OF JOY” POST OFFICE ?

Just as I predicted !

I thought it would be a “go slow” while the new leader found his feet and assessed the situation, but No, no, no! Clearly if you can give Trumpski Dumpski several millions for his campaign then you don’t really need a job, do you? So what are you there for ?  You have no experience in this or ANY similar operation so you can only be there to disrupt, slow down, or destroy the Organization that is NOT a profit making unity! You Sir are a fraud and to my mind are CRIMINALLY responsible for your ridiculous actions which are NOT, and I repeat NOT, going to improve the service, or be in any way, shape, or form, a cost cutting measure. YOU SIR, ARE ANOTHER LIAR, LIKE THE MAN WHO APPOINTED YOU.

Immediately!

These locks and block plates were not made in a hurry, so this mission has been ongoing for some time

It almost says it all, but  ….. here is the real thing >>>>>

…. and could it just be that those mystery “police” have now taken on a second job with unmarked trucks ? Mercenaries WILL do anything as long as they are paid!

……. well, in other news, what has the “cretin in chief” done this week?

Well he has of course been rude to all and sundry, Kamala  Harris is still phony, the work on the Post Office had to be done, …… and if the house passes it I’ll VETO IT! so there!

The child was further outraged when Goodyear Tires announced no more MAGA hats and Trump slogans ….. stomped off tweeting how bad Goodyear tires were ….and everybody should buy better and cheaper tires……. and is having them taken off his security limo! what a child!

With raging wildfires in CA, and the Governor trying to declare a state of emergency, Dumbshit has the audacity to say he warned them to sweep the forest floors ?????? and they will have to pay for HIS help ?

He is still going on and on about how long it will take to get the votes counted, maybe weeks, maybe months, maybe never and of course THIS IS ALL PART OF THE SCRIPT THAT THE PUPPET MASTERS WROTE AND THAT WILL THEN BECOME REBELLION and once more we will see BLACKWATER BACK ON THE STREETS AND MARTIAL LAW DECLARED  …… and for what ?

As a final part of the week’s a surprise entry with more on the Wall but first let’s think about the important issues, The Pandemic ? No, don’t want to see the numbers etc, etc

I guess it vanished ?

Guess not

How about the Stimulus Package ? Won’t agree on that unless I can close the Post Office

Schools ? It is what it is !

Would you send your child into this semi prison environment ?

……and finally the show stopper of the week

Here’s trouble

There seems to be a problem with the wall, the foundations…. no not the donations, I’ve spent them

Oooooops

Foundations support walls ……. not donations

Before you go Mr Trump I have a couple of bills

 

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3000 X 3

So here we go having cracked 3000 miles for the third time in the magic journey around the Equator! This mission for those of you that have lost track, or couldn’t give the proverbial, started out with a nasty bout of pneumonia back in September 2015 with the cold that would not go away. Eventually it was diagnosed as Pneumonia and I was given antibiotics to sort it out. ……. Then a visit to “The Lung Specialist” who puts me on an inhaler and night time oxygen.

 

Last couple of Class Wins at Turkey Rock before the Pneumonia attack

A very clear explanation of “where I’m at” and life expectancy, as I have COPD Stage 3 ……. needless to say I ask the questions and I’m told the next phase is END PHASE!    Good enough he said “I hear what you say” and with that stubbed out the last cigarette of his life on 11/11/15

The END of that!

Cycling time!

Here we go, 3/28/16 and the journey begins

How to recover ? well clearly there is a need for more oxygen, so how is that going to be achieved ?  Let’s try some cycling, always good for the cardio even up here at 7000′ ……. so after much wheezing, coughing, and productive coughing up of all matter and colored liquids from the lungs cycling begins and runs through 2016 during which I return to said Doctor who tells me he,  (an ardent mountain biker himself) has never seen a recovery like it in 15 years of his practice …….. he tells me I’m now COPD Stage 1, and a few months later, after my next visit, I’m off oxygen and the inhaler.

No more night time oxygen

No more inhaler, no more ash tray either!

2016 finishes up around Thanksgiving as the snow is now on the ground and its getting dark and cold. However, at the end of this first year of cycling 2031.22 was on the odometer and as with any person involved with competitive sports the question is “how do I improve on this?”

The answer became a Specialized S Works Roubaix and 2017 became easier with the lightweight (16 lbs) machine although a few changes were needed to the gear ratios, seat and riding position. Riding continued to Thanksgiving when once again Snow closed Play for the year on 3602.09

First time passing 3000 miles on a bicycle at 7000′

The S Works wonder bike

A few mods here

The Infinity seat …… highly recommended 

The mind flashes back to RAF and aviation and Google refreshes the memory that the circumference of The Oblate Spheroid is 24,902 statute miles, not nautical. Well whoever’s miles they are it’s still a bloody long way! That now becomes the goal and the question is can I do it in my lifetime ?

24 x 1038  = 24,902 

         

Along comes 2018, and not quite so cold or as much snow so cycling begins early and 986.22 is done by the end of March. Steady  stuff on the cold and windy days that herald spring in the mountains but I stick with it until the Saturday after Thanksgiving when the white stuff comes back  …… finish year 3 on 4644.30 which now gives the global total 10,277.61

As I enter 2019 I can’t help but feel as though I should be somewhat slimmer after all these pedaling miles so, once more into the good old Nutri-system Diet to get down from about 210 lbs to circa 190 which would be nice. About the same time I get signed up with a local Physician which in the past in the RAF I have never needed and indeed I have been blessed with good health all my adult life until the pneumonia/COPD debacle of 2015.

Some of the weight falls off, but its constant snow, making up for the previous year’s drought. It even snows on the last day of school 5/23/19 !!! Little is happening on the pedal front and my targets and expectations are reducing on a weekly basis.

Although I’ve lost a few pounds I’m severely troubled by night time gas! …… this eventually requires a Doctor visit and I’m scheduled for the flue brush treatment of the jolly colonoscomy  ……. which didn’t take long as I had STAGE 4 COLON CANCER ……. fantastic! With all the fun of the operation, plus 12 sessions of Chemo poison which knocks you sideways for 5 days cycling was a very hit miss affair and I only managed 1113.32 for the year. I didn’t have any trouble with the diet as what Nutri-system didn’t shift Chemo poison will move just like that! …… so since then I’ve been bouncing along at 172.4 for this current year.

Seems everything to do with my “Cycling” has a bloody great “C” in it  as it all started with “COPD” and the “Circumference” then it moved on to “CANCER of the COLON” and “Chemo” ! ….. and now the current big “C” is of course “COVID” and the halfwit “Clown” supposedly in charge of it.

Looks to me as though the rest of this year will not feature a school bus, due to the Pandemic, as with my personal “high risk” situation it would be exceedingly foolhardy to even attempt it until a vaccine is found.

Well of course that leaves plenty of time to get those miles, weather permitting, and continue with the never ending weeding. Another 2.5 days this week but I did get out there yesterday afternoon and the big total is now 3026.68 which I would like to see 3200 by the end of the month. Overall, the total for the mission is now  a solid 14,417.61

 

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JUST PEDALS & NUMBERS

Made it ! August 7 th, and it’s my Birthday, and the number has clicked over to 74 for those with the slightest interest. After 5 days of intensive gardening a return to the highways and byways of sleepy Dolores for another 35.03 which gives me 2675.46 for the year and with all good fortune I should be through 2700 by close of play.

Meanwhile the Pandemic rages unabated through the country and local case numbers continue to rise all around us. In my opinion, for what that is worth,  the MANIC desire to get everything back to a “Norm” just doesn’t hold any water ……. a lying buffoon keeps his stupidity rating at an all time high with yet more nonsense on how children’s immune systems are not affected by this virus. We seem to have mighty short memories here as it was deemed too serious, or even dangerous to reopen schools after Spring Break when there were only 3-5000 cases nation wide, but right now with 5 Million cases its OK! Well I have to say NO IT IS NOT!!!

Perhaps this would have been the way to go ?

from the Master of exaggeration !

Going well on Day 1 … 3 masks, 0 social distancing!

Hope you found someone to drive mine

Meanwhile in Dolores my birthday presents of NEW Sidi cycling shoes in the MEGA fit were perfect and the wrist rear view mirror worked well.

Another 35.45 for the day takes me through the 2700 marker finishing on 2710.91

Saturday and another good run for 37.21 but then phut! yet another flat tire. Well I now have the inserts so I’ll give that a try. Sunday, and start with that tube change and fit the first of the tire liners. Wrong!! its a double flat so I’ll now be fitting both of the liners. Great, no instructions and no glue either so trial and error to fit around the tube . 3 thorns later about to fit liner No 2, but first a coffee! Well they are in, I’m hoping they will work!

We will see ?

No riding for me today with lawn mowing after repairing the double flat from thorns and  inserting the tube protectors. Lawn gets done, various other garden tasks, and a load of work with that weed eater …. still on target for where I want to be.

Monday and back out there for 33.18 dragging the numbers up to 2781.30 and some more work on tree branches in the RV park. Need to buy the GTA26 electric hand pruner from Stihl but hard to find anyone who has one.

Tuesday and back to the hospital for more blood, pick up my two prescriptions, check with local Stihl dealers, get 4 new tubes, refuel the car, and order the Stihl from my next door dealer. They are everywhere on Facebook but ordering from that source is VERY unpredictable! Banged in another 20.45 taking me over the 2800 marker …… next stop 3000.

2800 in the bag

Stopped by the Dolores bus barn to meet the new mechanic, Bill, who has also taken over as the Transportation Director. Today there is a meeting but as it was an inside affair I declined the invitation. Also gained some info which further added to my fears. They are planning on 1 child per seat, or 2 in the case of siblings, but are planning on every row? This means they are all within touching distance and back pack banging ….. so ZERO social distancing, and they only have to wear masks to get on and off the bus!!!! Well there will be a lot of those left on seats and the floor!!!!

For ME it is clearly UNSAFE as I am in the HIGH RISK category and after all this time in quarantine it makes no sense:

74 years old, COPD Stage 1, Colon Cancer Stage 4 under treatment, which reduces the immune system. So three strikes here! It does feel as though I’m letting the side down but I believe the risks are too high.

Out again this morning, 8/12 and despite a strong wind crept round the morning run with 26.87 and should get a few more this afternoon. The day finished up with some more branch removal from our tree in the exit zone and topping off with 35.57

Thursday 8/13, which would have been my Mother’s 106 birthday had she still been here. On the ride side, conditions were good, but I was not ….. couldn’t get with it at all, late start didn’t help and the enthusiasm button would not stayed depressed! Only 19.56 this morning but I WILL do better this afternoon as the idiot Trump has me all riled up.

Turns out its Left Handers Day ? Didn’t know that until my cousin Ian told me!

Afternoon goes very well finishing on 36.60 for the day!

Hard work today!

Friday and a pleasing first session of 22.65 and a Doctor’s consultation and then a “shortie” to finish off the day on 32.05 …. a sodding flat rear tire despite the insert! It seems there is NO answer to these bloody thorns …… almost as annoying as Trump!

Less than 100 to go for the 3000 marker

Another thorn through the sidewall so I can’t blame the inserts as they don’t go down that far! Next few sessions I will be going for 25/day and then push the numbers up again.

Saturday 8/15 and eventually get going and after 2 outings finish on 32.66 but Sunday I’m on tree branch removal which takes all day and the pedals don’t take a turn.

Monday with 62+ miles to go and not much incentive as my arms and back are sore from all the pruning. Finally get going and surpass my first mental target and think it still might be on! press on, and the miles keep coming and at lunchtime I’m on 20.65   ……. out again and run the total for the day up to 35.65 leaving the target within reach for tomorrow.

Almost !

Well here we go, 8/18 and 3000 or bust  ……. so despite a blow out from a personal device (pleased it didn’t happen while I was out) finally get on the road for 19.30 for the morning run.

Champers now in the fridge and gearing up for the finishing stretch despite increasing westerly winds. Seems I can handle the wind and my final run down by the Fire Station is complete and now just the run home to the Bubbly.

Down by the School on Central Ave …. and, yes you guessed it another bloody puncture …… well no matter, I’m through that 3000 mile Banner for the third time in my new found cycling era.

Man, that tastes good!

Thank you

Yes the Champers tastes great and I’m pleased I hit my target which was looking a bit shaky in the last couple of days.

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WHAT WILL HE DO THIS WEEK ?

Donnie takes one for the team, with the latest Russian Vaccine complete with micro chip and Tiktok

We all wait with baited breath ready for this week’s round of lunacy and wonder where those butterflies will settle next.

I see Congress might be called back from yet another recess, and they will try and resolve the USPS debacle ……

perhaps they might show some interest in the Stimulus, supposed Cares Act, before its too late as I sense growing friction throughout the land which will surely bring back the Blackwater Police, to quell, inflame, and provoke more violence, shooting and looting.

Pandemic, the usual meddling with numbers, for Sunday/Monday, and then forget all about it. Stimulus Package forget about it, send everybody back to work, reopen everything ……who gives a shit ?Schools, well get some more teachers if they keep resigning … who gives a shit ?

Meanwhile combating the ignorance from those who STILL think this is a HOAX!

Closing in on 200,000 now!  …..the only one not getting it is YOU!

Meanwhile, none of this USPS interference seems to bother many people?????   THIS IS A CRIME!

……. and as the butterfly moves on, which of his puppet masters told him this absurd nonsense ?

but if none of these lies work there is always the “switchback” which we are getting used to

Now this I can believe!

Right for you ?   …….. ask a Doctor

Maybe we should trust some people with an inkling of common sense, manners, and intelligence

……and now a realistic look at the situation

A ray of hope at last

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WHAT ELSE ?

I think this must be a plea for help. Not that “He” would have a glimmer of understanding as he has NO knowledge of any part of history but if any of his so called advisors were to recall, you may remember, that during the reign of King Henry VIII ( that’s 8 for non Latin scholars) every time Henry wanted a divorce, he couldn’t get one, as an Archbishop stood in his way …….. and so it came to pass that this saying went into the history books   

“Who will rid me of this troublesome Priest? “

The similarities in this saga are all there, except the characters are reversed! It is WE the PEOPLE  who are asking, and the Priest is short of the task lacking a “d” and an “n”

NOT in my book!

and genius does not refer to the arsehole in the black coat

August has certainly been a bumper month for our No1 Dickhead as there seems little left that he can fuck up short of another global war! The country is in a shambles, no sense of priority or leadership, no answers to the pandemic, vaccines, and once again congress clears off for another much needed break having achieved nothing in 15 days! The Loon has been busy dismantling the Post Office which one has to ask the question, “don’t republicans vote by mail?” or as they can’t spell perhaps its just a thumbprint.

Indeed they shall

Well I could see the USPS disaster coming after he appointed yet another person with no qualifications for the job who then set about firing people, slowing down the mail, stopping overtime, and removing postal sorting machines. Hopefully the Board will take note and remove this individual before more harm is done.

How do republicans vote ????????

So what else has the Master Mind thought out for August? Well of course …… Absolutely Nothing!

It amazes me that people don’t see any of this coming, and remember, HE isn’t thinking any of this for himself, it’s his puppet masters that are writing the script …… and still the nation says nothing.

The so called Homeland Security Police are back again in Portland, mailboxes are being taken away from their current locations, the pandemic that he has been too busy to notice rages on. Schools are closing faster than they are opening as teachers and other staff, such as myself, withdraw knowing how hopeless and dangerous the situation is.

Life does not go on as before as the lying Republicans Cares Act becomes just more wasted paper along with his ineffectual signed Executive Orders. The bitter crunch of no money, zero movement of unemployment funds, the threat of eviction, homelessness, rioting, looting, and mass armed Blackwater Police are all there in front of us.

All coming soon as predicted

Back again!

Not sure who this helps ? ….. and who authorized this????

Democrats are not without shame either as it is a total disgrace that no REAL effort has been forged between the parties to do what THEY are paid to do and that is the WELFARE OF THE PEOPLE THAT ELECTED THEM!  …… with this ongoing party squabbling both sides risk losing their own voters so for everyone’s sake DEAL with things in PRIORITY or you won’t have a Nation.

“It will be ready 7/31” they said ……. and indeed it could have been if they had got the 2nd round ready back in April/May

This is about as stupid as it gets …. it’s called STEALING and is a CRIMINAL ACTIVITY

So what else did Dumbshit  do …… well its easy to forget with all these Butterflies, but he carried on his constant RUDENESS to all his health professionals, claimed the Democrat presumptive VP is not legal under the Constitution (What he knows about the Constitution could be written on one of his tiny hands) started being rude about her, and of course dreaming up some ridiculous nickname for her.

He wants to be on Mt Rushmore, less said about that the better, claims credit for the Veterans’s Choice Act that was signed in 2014, and is still working on his USPS dismantling plans along with raping Social Security

How does Trump claim ANY credit for this ?

Wait for it!

More from the Post Office:

Beyond belief!

Stay on your toes people this is becoming VERY SERIOUS and with a DERANGED LUNATIC ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN

As a saving grace from another buffoon  ……….

 

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HE’S AT IT AGAIN!

Oh, YES!

Yet more meddling and interference on pandemic numbers from the Moron in Chief as many of my earlier forecasts are taking shape.

Where did the so called Homeland Police Force go to ? Why have they not been tracked to their location and living area? What is this NEW uniform?

Correct, they are Blackwater Mercenaries

Mortality numbers are being “bent” to hide the truth, which of course everyone expected since he stole the CDC. He does it every weekend, 2/3 Aug 439/546 then 1362/1287/1125/1258/947  then 9/10 Aug 510/513 and back to normal 1358

Our old friend the US Postal Service is taking massive hits from his newly appointed campaign funding loon and as I predicted it will soon be under massive slow down regulations creating huge backlogs just in time for the election.

Coming soon !

Oh, yes

Well, there’s always one, even if they can’t spell,  ….. so is it TRAITORS ? in which case it should be TRAITOR, in the singular, or is it TRACTORS ?  …….. good question for “ask a friend”

Pathetic attempts to appease the nation with ridiculous “sharpie” signed executive orders that actually have zero authority. Looking for more praise here as “I’m doing my best for everybody when both parties can’t agree” ……. sorry chum, its not going to crack it.

Zero progress here I’m afraid    …… and they continue

Nothing of course on the Pandemic which rages on, even more confusion in  the Stimulus Package, which of course is already 10 days overdue. Quite inexcusable as this “second round” paper work should have been written up in late April as a “what if scenario” and not left to the last minute.

Nothing on the Health Care Plan, only to be expected, as it doesn’t exist. Absolutely ZERO progress on schools as it is just wishful thinking, and contrary to his medical expertise it is not going to disappear any more than a vaccine will be available on November 3rd ???

Well, let’s ask his NEW Doctor friend

and what about schools ?

While the administration is convinced it can, students WON’T wear masks, or social distance …… they ARE children!!!!

1 Day ! school now CLOSED!!!

Meanwhile the butterflies have been busy and “himself” is looking to get on Mt Rushmore !!!!!!!!!!!!!

I thought it was a joke too, but it is for real!

Some ideas to consider …..

 

…… and while this ridiculous nonsense is going on they let him speak about pandemics showing his TOTAL ignorance of History, yet again, but at least its closer to modern day!

Sorry, there really is little hope

 

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BEYOND ALL HOPE

The manic leader is determined to drive his “super duper” USA golf cart over the cliff with more outrageous and ludicrous statements

Today his top three are:

Children are very strong and immune to the virus???????

A vaccine will be ready by 3rd November ????????

The Beirut explosion was a bomb, it was an attack?????

Not ONE ounce of fact or credibility in ANY OF IT !!!!

Sadly the list is ENDLESS

Well here we are, my birthday, August 7 and today marks number 74 with of course no thanks to him.

Zero progress on the Pandemic, nothing on the “Generous Stimulus Package”, and yet more blatant lies on children and how their young immune systems will keep them safe. Nothing on Health Care which was promised as recently as 2 weeks ago and now some further crap on a vaccine he claims will be available by November 3rd, even if nobody in the medical world agrees with him.

Oh, I think he was talking of “his” dementia test

So after all this evidence HE actually got something right!

Don’t worry, there won’t be many left soon …… but you do have a team of faithful followers

Cream of the crop!

Well all this will surely be small potatoes after the Harley Halfwits have had their binge fest at Sturgis, with a reported 250,000 in attendance, of course claiming its “their right” and freedom! Well good luck with that and your LAST RIDE!

A shirt hangs outside of a store

Lucky you, but some will survive, it’s only a hoax right Don ?

Tune in for Next Week’s lunacy and more from the Moron

 

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THE WHEELS ON THE BIKE GO ROUND & ROUND

August 1st 2020 Covid and the month begins on 2640.43 which gives a total of 14,031.36 for my journey around the Equator. So the next targets will be 3000 for the year and getting down to 10,000 left to go! That means the 2nd target will be another 870.64 down the road to hit 24,902 and the finish line if I’m still alive.

However, today will be a cycling rest day, and one of full on gardening in an effort to get that front bed fully cleared and the planting plan in action.

Area 1 nearly all done

Area 2 ready to go

The second area is cleared and should now be easier to dig for the new plants and shrubs. 90% of the carefully placed rocks have been removed for hole digging and leveling, but that bloody arsebine is back after the two big downpours and looks like I’ve done nothing! I’m hoping I can redo that before lunchtime as it depresses the hell out of me.

Another once round, but it made me feel better

I pressed on, wore myself out, but completed all the weeding in the center bed yet again! Now ready for leveling and the “tiered” planting and then the relaying of the rocks……. looking like Day 2 of the cycling restfest.

Little tidy up around the Rose bed and Scuffy surrounds then back to the whisky barrels which have all manner of weeds, cottonwood seedlings and grasses various.  Radish and lettuce still going well. Time for a cold drink! ……. let the leveling begin.

First another couple of wheelbarrow loads of rocks and dump them for washing in the front bed. All washed time for lunch and then load up for positioning, leveling and mega digging.

All washed up

Going to use my “feature” rocks in this project

My hands are getting very sore and the “Jesus blister” in the left palm is back.

The “Jesus Blister” normally about Easter time with Spring weeding

Decide to move a lily ……. never knew they made so much root! Layout begins along with some cut back. First 2 holes are dug, but each has a bloody great rock about 6″ down and has to come out ….. this takes a while and some struggling trying not to destroy all my good work ….. finally they are OUT!  …… having filled the holes with water for some of Mother’s “puddling” the storm arrives and heavy rain completes the day! Looking like yet ANOTHER  cycling restfest day?

Salvias and lilies need to go!

Day 3 of Front Bed Project Covid begins and I’m not happy with the position of the salvias so out they come! some cutting back of the lower large cotoneaster but eventually I’m ready for hole digging and rock laying.

The lower corner spirea is done along with the upper potentilla, both of which look pretty good complete with their edging rock. Need a break from this and the palm of my hand is hurting! A trip to Cliff Rose nursery nets three more usable pants and 4 Seasons has a few I could use to finish the job off.

Good start, but my hands need a break

Back from break and time to get the pick out and deal with these holes! The pickax makes light work of the holes and the large spirea gets planted to finish off the day along with its edging rocks.

The shape of things to come! ….. and the rock work is always pleasing, well to me anyway

Day 4, hopefully the last day of this as my hand can’t take much more!

The last of the Cliff Rose Spireas

An unusual hibiscus type rose

This one says it is a rose ?

The last plant for day 5 of this gardening marathon!

Another full day, always takes longer than expected, and there is always the “trial and error” with rock layouts and getting things just where you want them.

The scene is set, last plant, roll on the drums please, but only to be expected another rock about 6″ down and slap dab right in the way! Even the pick is struggling but eventually the gardener has his wicked way and the rock is out.

That one took some effort to get out

I think the hole is big enough!

This monster is bigger than the plant that is going in the hole, but I have preserved ALL the big mothers that caused me grief and I’ll be making a Stone Henge right here in deepest Colorado.

Yes, one mega rock in each hole …. my tribute to “Henge” builders worldwide

Finally a last look at the whole shabang in early evening light

the Henge around the last plant

Back to cycling after 5 hard days ………   TONY DOWN

 

 

 

IT ONLY GETS WORSE

 

I’m at a total loss for words as the Dictator seems to have done a bunk for the weekend along with the rest of his worthless administration.

An out of control Pandemic with no answers, stimulus package in a state of distress with no answers here, and a tropical hurricane pounding the east coast while wild fires rage out of control in the west.

Same old saga, promise everything and deliver nothing and then blame somebody else, when, oh when, will America wake up and somebody take control from this demented fool ?

The entire populace is completely in the dark with zero information about rents, evictions, unemployment benefits, stimulus checks, the virus itself, school openings and the fast sinking Titanic wreck of the economy.

The weekend is over, nothing in the news of anything of importance other than the Butterfly is off again ……..

Targets, the Pandemic Team and Tiktok whoever they maybe ?

Has the fucking audacity to call Dr Birx  ….. “pathetic” which thankfully has brought in a strong response from both herself, and Dr Fauci ….. he JUST NEVER KNOWS WHEN TO SHUT THE FUCK UP!

……. and what might this “Tiktok” be ?

a kids social media dancing/hiphop singing app!  …… could be China spying!!!!! Get a Grip!

So nothing on the Pandemic, even less on the Stimulus package, and don’t breathe a word on the economy, or masks, and schools!

While the above is as expected there are some VERY TROUBLING  aspects coming from the White House as “The Chosen One” pursues his quest to stay in power……. difficult to understand why as he has fucked up just about everything he has touched.

Whip James Clyburn says Trump will not leave even if he loses

His puppet masters have shown us the Blackwater Army in full force with an eventual result of declaring Martial Law. We have had the tearing down of statues and defacing historical monuments.

it helps if you ACTUALLY know anything about history

Not so much on renaming Forts and US Bases, and we are currently going over and over the baseless idea of voter fraud for the upcoming  election.

The idea of moving/delaying the election met with a resounding NO from both parties.

However with all this turmoil, and remember he has recently appointed a friend (if indeed he has any) to be Postmaster General, what if an awful lot of voters didn’t have an address ? well with no stimulus, no extra unemployment, evictions and foreclosures will surely follow ….. and with that no addresses either! Perhaps the puppet masters have neglected to tell him who takes over if he screws up the election ?

Here I am again

So what if anything did happen, yesterday 8/4 Covid ? well it would appear another day of 4/5th of FA!  Oh, another 1362 Americans don’t get to see 8/5, zero progress on the stimulus and more risking of children’s lives with the school nonsense.

Social distancing and mask protocols working well!

As stupid as it gets

Come with me children

sadly there was an interview ……. not good

Only to be expected

……. and how are the mortality rates “per capita ?”

“it is what it is”

Without doubt !

 

 

TONY DOWN