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Porch Repair and Sin City: A Busy Week

| 6/22/2010 4:00:02 PM

A photo of Nebraska Dave

This last couple weeks were away from the ranch. Five days were spent in Las Vegas. Hey, I know what your thinking, but there was no gambling going on for me. I'm smarter than that. One look around and I just knew all the glitz and glamor was not built because people won fortunes. No, no. I had a Grand daughter that was graduating from high school. She will soon be 18 years old. Oh boy, I don't even want to think about how close I am to become Great Grand Father. Sheesh, that sounds old.

Since we are into sky pictures, here's one that my sister took last May from her back yard of the Las Vegas lights. She lives in a town to the South of Vegas that's called Boulder City. Just over those hills is the valley that Las Vegas resides in so the picture is taken facing North toward Vegas. What you are seeing is not the sun going down but the lights of Vegas reflecting into the sky from the other side of the hills.


After returning from Vegas, my friend's parents in Iowa were having a 50th wedding anniversary. For some reason his parents took a shine to me and made sure that I received an invitation to the celebration. Of course during that three-day stay my friend roped me into a tree-sawing experience. I always carry work clothes, gloves, and a set of basic tools everywhere I go, just in case.


Allan Douglas
10/2/2010 2:38:37 PM

Sorry I'm late... is the coffee still hot? I had a little trouble finding my way here - wandered down a few side roads of watering tank and electrical wiring. But it was a thoroughly enjoyable trip. Thanks for sharing your adventures!

Nebraska Dave
7/3/2010 8:39:10 PM

@Lisa, nope don’t have that fear of closed in places. That’s a good thing for crawling under porches. We worked on the other end of the house last week. We didn’t have to crawl under anything but we got to destroy a set of concrete steps with sludge hammers. We then formed and poured a concrete base for a more aesthetic looking set of stairs to be built. I’m more of don’t like high places person. I kind get weak in the knees when I’m up high without surrounding protection. You know that glass floor thing built out over the Grand Canon where you can look down for 2000 feet. There’s not enough money to get me out there. I can’t believe people actually pay money to go out there and look down. I don’t think I could jump out of a perfectly good airplane to sky dive either. However, I don’t seem to have any fear of flying in an airplane big or small even if the flight isn’t smooth. I guess we all have things that we just don’t like to do.

7/3/2010 5:57:18 AM

I just have one thing to say....CLAUSTROPHOBIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!You are a brave man to get under that porche. ACK!

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