This is another of the W.O.O.D. series of semi-regular
Weekly Occasional Open Discussions.
(i.e. if I forget and skip one, no big)
Immediate prior one here:
and remains open for threads running there (at least until the ‘several month’ auto-close of comments on stale threads).
Canonical list of old ones here:
The House Hunt is ongoing, so expect things to be terse a while longer.
We’re likely going to rent for a while and work on buying “later”, just to get the move finished.
I need more boat time ;-)
FWIW, I’ve had 2 “Australian Friday” dinners that I’ve not gotten posted. Had the lamb & wine, but didn’t get the posting done. I’ll see if I can catch that up some.
There’s been a “Recall” on the ML class for a rust issue in the brakes assembly. (Up in the vacuum / master cylinder assembly). It only happens in high humidity / rust areas, so having a California Car I’m not worried, but it still may delay the coast-to-coast hauling operation as I need to run it through the dealer for “approval”… Only those with evident rust get repair parts in the first round, so mostly I expect it to be “You’re good” for a few years. Mix that with crazy Diesel prices, I may just be renting a giant gas truck to move the stuff… once we have a destination.
The upshot of all this is that posting is getting squashed as my time is scattered and I’m mostly working on a tablet that is “user hostile” for fast typing.
This will be DIY for a while as editing HTML and urls is a Royal Pita on the Tablet.
Also will be terse.
Biden has announced the new Ministry Of Truth (in the Dept. of Homeland Security) is now “on hold”, so “Watch This Space” for a Return Of The Zombie Ministry as soon as they think nobody is watching anymore.
Ukraine is WINNING! and surrendering in Azovstal. Nobody really knows what’s actually happening on the ground. Rumors are going around that Russia may just “declare it is a war after all” so so they can use all their toys and be done.
Sweden has formally applied for NATO. Turkey is saying “Give me Brib-O Goodies or you don’t get in”. Putin is eyeing Finland as potential St. Petersburg West… and Finland is just certain that signing a bit of paper will stop the Nasty Russians. When in reality it is lighting the match.
Biden & Co is busy destroying the USA via collapse of infrastructure and runaway fuel prices, but that’s not news.
We had some primaries and MAGA folks won some of them. Details? Sorry no time for details. Anyone who’s keeping up on this can bring clarity… I do note that Dr. Oz may or may not have won his near tie… so back to endless counting of mail in ballots.
And, finally: June 1 is the official start of Hurricane Season (I think…). This will be fun to watch from “on the front lines” ;-) BUT: It may bring a bit of disruption as I may end up posting from my cell phone hot spot via a tablet in “God Only Knows” where… Hurricane Plan: Sit down, strap in, hang on, and pray. Post during the eye… ;-)
For more recent events, see:
Trump Social Media site:
I’ve also gotten addicted to the Top Ten Memes of the week from WatchMAGA here:
They have interesting “bite” to them, along with a tendency to highlight the news of the week in memes, so good as a social attitude pointer too. Plus they are “way fun” ;-)