It’s Monday and just another typical day in Texas. Sunny, hot and very dry. Funny how that happens (all the time)! I will say however that I did wake up this morning, and for that I am grateful.
In case you haven’t noticed football season has started and it’s akin to having an orgasm for most of the folks who live in Texas. Hell I like sports too and I am an avid Yankees, Giants and Celtics fan. I just don’t lose sight of reality or beat my wife when they lose, nor shoot up the neighborhood when they win.
Here, you see, on Sunday, everyone wears their Dallas Cowboys jersey, T-shirt, cap, button, or jockstrap, and churches let their flocks (a.k.a, donors) out early if there’s a noon game….all just a matter of priorities here in the Lone Star State.
As for detecting? Still too hot, and I honestly cannot remember what rain looks like. Our house is feeling the effects of all this (again), and I suspect another foundation lift will be in order very soon. The doors are getting difficult to open and close, cabinet drawers are sliding out on their own, and all the pictures on the wall are tilting in one direction. This will be the fourth foundation repair, and they are not inexpensive by any means (as in thousands). What you save here by not having to pay any state tax you pay out in foundation repairs and highway tolls (a.k.a., taxes).
Okay, if it sounds like I am pissing and moaning, you’re correct. Remember, I told you it was my job! It’s what one does when they get old, and after experiencing 25 years of Texas heat it most assuredly qualifies me for inclusion in the upper echelon of “pissers and moaners“….
Lastly I am well aware that things could be worse. I could be living in Warsaw!
I know you are aware of the Ken MacIntyre effort, but I will continue to remind you anyway. It’s important. If you belong to a club, do me (and Ken) a big favor. Print copies of THIS, and hand them out at your next club meeting. Encourage everyone to join our effort. They will be helping out someone in need, and just maybe they will come away with a new detector in the process. Thanks as well to everyone who has already contributed….
INTERESTING UPDATE ON THE ATX FROM EDDY CURRENT
Thanks as usual to Eddy Current’s “Metal Detecting News” on Facebook for this tidbit. Apparently the new Garrett ATX is not all that new, and is similar, if not identical to a military unit Garrett released in 2009. Sure looks so anyway…