Saturday, April 13, 2024

Carly Simon - Nobody Does It Better - The Spy Who Loved Me

Don't we all.

oh.... dear.
Some Things Never... Change.
; )
Spent this morning going over documents... I was recently handed.
{last week... was a Doozy. oh...my. }
; )
{still practicing 'The Pause'... on some of last week's 'events'.}
; )

Glad I didn't read through them all... when they were handed to me.
Needed a bit of time, to acclimate my mind to them.
The 'words'... in the documents, after... taking a 'moment'...
seemed a little,
 'Silly'....
: )
 Knowing...
 'What' 
we
 know.
: )




Indeed.



yes...
That's Always The Question!!
Always.
; )

Visited with Fairfax's Mayor... a bit, today.
That Girl...
Has Her Hands Full.... with 'City Hall',
by God...
She's Trying!!!
; )
Visited with the newest Councilman, Dan... this morning, as well.
He's... Trying Too!!
'Two' are Trying So Hard... at Fairfax City Hall!!!
; )
Two More 'Trying'... than we had, before the last election, in my opinion.
oh my.

I gotta tell ya, flame's were shooting out of the top of my head, last night...
after seeing the Fairfax Video.
; )
The sad part... as I was leaving... 
stepping away from the podium...
at the Council Meeting, on the 9th...
after...
 a bit of a 
'Skirmish'...
 between me, and 'them'...
the
 'Council' was tryin' to Shut Me Off...
; )
Threw My Hands In The Air...
 and said...
"So Much For 'Transparency'!!
; )
 How's Your Camera 'Workin' Tonight????
Is It Gonna 'Malfunction'...
 'Again'???"

Hahahahahahaha

Who... 
Knew.
???
; )
Hahahahahaha!!!


Nothing surprises me about 'Fairfax'... anymore.
but, it...
truly, truly...
deeply...
disappoints me, every time I have to deal with 'City Hall'.

Grateful... for Jo Ann Beer, the New Mayor.
We may not always agree on everything, but....
 I believe, she has Fairfax's Best Interest, at Heart.
'All' of Fairfax, not... just a 'chosen' few.
; )
and
Dan Wozniak... our Newest Councilman.
; )
He's All About 'Books'... and 'Numbers'.
; )
I'm guessin'...
He's got his hands 'Full'...
Too!!!
; )

Don't we all.
; )

Love to Ya..
Prayers for All.

Barb C.

{ You All... Have No Idea... How Very Much, I want to Clarify Every Inch of This IDOT/Fairfax... Mess!!!
It's Heartbreaking...
 'Exhausting', on every single level.
and... 
It...
 Should NEVER, Ever... 'Happen'... to Anyone, Ever... Again.
EVER.
Period.}


City of Fairfax, Iowa 04 09 2024 City Council Meeting

Oh my.


Heading to The May 2 - 5, Estate Sale... this morning.


We'll be working on it day and night, through Sale Time.
It's PACKED!
Packed!!

Every time I pull in the drive...
at The Sale...
that Old Oldsmobile Rocket 88, brings a 
Smile to my face.

The Home was built in the 1950's... so, seeing the Olds 88, sitting there... 
by the picket fence, kinda makes me feel like I'm stepping back in time.
: )
A Much... Simpler Time.
The Olds has been inside the heated garage, for years.
It's not used to sitting outside.

This Sale... is Coming Fast!!
Wow!!

Stay Tuned for Updates, and Details!!

Love to Ya...
Prayers for All.

Barb C. 

{To those who are following the Fairfax Mess, I'm going to post the April 9, 2024, City Council Meeting video, above.
If you recall... the city's camera 'malfunctioned' at the last meeting, when... I really needed to see it.
When The Corridor MPO was talking about 'Trails'.
Seems the 'camera'... only 'malfunctions' when they are discussing 'Trails', and works fine, when they aren't.

The Mayor, Assured me, the camera was Ready to Go... for this meeting.
; )
They even tested it, just before this meeting.
There was Much discussed about Trails, got pretty heated... at the last meeting, on the 9th.
I didn't record it with my phone, because I needed my phone to keep track of questions I needed to ask.
after all...
I was Assured, everything would be working properly.

The City... loaded the April 9 Meeting, on YouTube, at the end of the day, yesterday.

You Guessed It.
their nearly brand new camera... system,
'malfunctioned'... 
again.
April 9th's video is totally inaudible.
A Garbled Mess.

The reason the camera is So Incredibly Important, is because the minutes Say Nothing, compared to what REALLY Transpires at those meetings.
and...
the Council... has a Very... Short, and Selective Memory...


To say the very least, again... I'm disappointed.
Had quite an exchange with the Mayor, whom... I don't hold responsible for this, in any way, last night.
I'm beyond angry... with City Hall.
Sadly... here's what I'm not...
'surprised'.

So... guess I'll have another opportunity to stick needles in my eyes, at City Hall, again.
Have a Friend lined up... already, who will record the meetings, no matter how they improve their 'system'.
I don't believe in coincidences.}






Friday, April 12, 2024

Uneasy Rider

Another Snippet of The May 2 - 5 Estate Sale!! More 'Adventures'... too.


These Folk's had a Major Ceramic Operation.
There's Everything You Could Need... to Make Cool Ceramics!!
Including TON'S Of Molds!! 
; )


Even a Kiln!!
; )


Worked in the basement, and Garage... of the Estate House, yesterday...
and, sorted through another Pile... of Vintage Jewelry!!
oh...
my.
: )


Love This Little Old... Cream Can!!
; )


Pretty... Pretty!!



There's Bunches of Vintage Christmas!!
: ) : ) : )

remember...
I'm just showing TINY Snippets!!
; )
We'll be Unpacking, Sorting... and Displaying Until 
Opening!!
; )

Nearly 70 Years' of Accumulation.
; )
Oh My!!

Helper Gayle, was a Welcomed Sight... Yesterday!
<3



Had to run Home... mid afternoon, yesterday... for a minute.
Bill... had to go to his Home, as well... to take care of His, and Mel's 'Kids'...
Kitties.
: )
then, was also going to return to the Sale, and work... late.

I... no more than got Home...
and the phone rang.
It was Bill.

I answered...
"Oh...no. What's happened."
Bill Burst Out Laughing!!!
: )
He was about two miles away, sitting on the shoulder with a Blown Tire...
on his Van.
: )
No Spare.
: )
So... I jumped in The Ford, picked Bill up, we went and got his little tire pump.
Hoping he could get enough air in the tire, to get it to the Tire Store.
It didn't seem to be holding air.
but...
it was a very tiny pump.


then...


a Man... did a U Turn, on the highway, and pulled up behind The Ford.
: )
{Simply 'Iowa'}
: )

He walked up to my door, and said...
"Hi!! Remember Me??? I was at your shop, last year... you helped me figure out what to do with some of my Things!!"
{He recognized The Ford. ; ) }

Oh Yeah!!!
: )
The Man said... he just happened to have a Full Air Tank, in his Truck!!
YAY!!!!!
: )
except, not so much.
: (

The Air was going out of Bill's tire, as fast as it was going In.
: (

Grateful... He Tried!!
; )

I told Bill... just to 'Drive 'er on The Rim.'
SLOWLY...
On The Shoulder.
: )

That's what he did.
About three miles. 
I followed him, in first gear, at about 10 MPH.
Flasher's a Goin'!!!
Yeah BOY!!!
: ) : ) : )

Bill got a pair of tires... I went back to work...
then, Bill... arrived, in record time, really.
; )

Bill said the Guy at The Tire Store, said...
"Saw Ya pull in, I'm guessin' you need a Tire. : ) "

Hahahahahaha!!!
Told Bill... he should've replied...
"No... I'm here for an oil change, figured I'd get a tire, next week."
: ) : ) : )
Hahahahahahahaha!!!

Yesterday.... was yet... Another 'Adventure'!!!
; )
I haven't 'Shared' The Best Part of Yesterday.
Oh My.
: ( : ( : (
practicing...
'The Pause', a bit, with 'THAT'.... 'story'.
; )
oh... my.

Back to Work!!
{Poor Bill!! GADS!! : ) }
We Just Keep LAUGHING!!!
Laughing... and Laughing!!
: )

Love to Ya...
Prayers for All!!
{Especially... Poor Bill!! : ) }

Barb C.

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Miranda Lambert - White Liar (Official Music Video)

Baked Beans.

Was up early...
making another batch of Baked Beans!!!
; )
My 'World Famous'...
Baked Beans.
; )
I'd told Pal, Allyson... about them, a long time ago.
We had a 'meeting' scheduled for this morning, so...
thought I'd share a Jar... of Those Amazing Baked Beans with her.
: )
My 'Amazing Baked Beans'...
 are Sweeter Than Tupelo Honey!!
; )
{Allyson... Loves Her Sugar!!! Hahahahaha!!!
Trust Me... There's PLENTY Of Sugar... in my 'Baked Beans'.
: )
Dark... Brown Sugar, and... Molasses.
; )
Tons of Garlic... Dill Weed, Onions... 
Minced, Fresh... and dried onions.
Big Dash..
of
Pepper.
: )
a...
little touch of...
'Liquid Smoke'
; )
<3
A Pound... of The Best Thick Sliced Smoked Bacon, I can find.
; )
and, a bunch more...
'Special'
'ingredients'.
: )
Yeah... my baked bean's are kinda 'sinful'.}
; )
oh...dear.

Love to Ya...
Prayers for All.

Barb C.

{Love... Miranda Lambert. ; ) 
We both...
HATE 'Liars'. ; )
and...
the
attempted...
 'Manipulators'
oh my.
; )
Especially... when I'm Payin' for 'em!!!
: (
So, are You!!
; )
: ( : ( : (

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels...
; )
Crazy Train,
Crazy...
Train.
; )
oh my.
: )

The Truth... Will Come Out, inch by inch.
; )
It Always Does.
<3
Stay Tuned.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Gloom, Despair & Agony...

Life... Is Always an Adventure... Baby!!




Oh...My!!
; )
'Indeed'.

Was chatting with Pal... Bill, this morning about All of Our Woes.
Comparing our Miseries.
: )
{I'll get into last night's Fairfax Council Meeting, in a bit. oh dear.}
Told Bill... 'If we didn't have bad luck, we wouldn't have ANY!!'}
Boo Hoo Hoo....
: (
Oh My!!
; )

I was working on the advertising for The May 2 - 5 Estate Sale, Bill was heading to The Sale... to get to work.

About an hour later... Bill called me.
He didn't have to say a word, somehow... I just Knew, Something was wrong.
said...
"Oh no... what's wrong, what's wrong."
Bill said...
"How did you Know... Something might be wrong???? Hahahahahaha!!! I'm sitting at the stop sign, near the Sale... in front of a Bar.... my Truck has died, and won't start."
Oh.... Noooooooo!!!
{Bill Loves That Old Truck!!! }
The Sale... is just a few minutes away... so, grabbed the jumper cables, bailed in The Ford, and headed to help Bill.
By the time I arrived, some Guys at The Bar.... had seen Bill, blocking traffic, and pushed his Old... Truck, to the side of the road.
<3
{Simply.... ' Iowa'. <3 }

Bill and I unloaded the Sale supplies, and risers, from his Truck, to mine... we took them to 
The Sale... while his Truck, 'Rested'. and... cooled down.
then...
we returned... to Bill's Broken Old Ford.
: (
I asked Bill to try and start it... wanted to hear it do whatever it could.
: (
It... started, 'Tried'...
 but... not for long.
 It was Knockin'... Bad.
Bad.
: (......
and...
Slingin' Oil.
: (..........

So... we dug out straps... 
I backed The Ford... up to Bill's Old Truck, got 'em hooked up.
Only had a mile to go... to get Bill's Old Ford, to The Rabbit Hole.
As I was standing there... watching Bill hook up the straps, in front of The Bar...
said, 
"Ya know... Bill, our 'lives', at this point, makes me think of the tune from 
'Hee Haw'... remember it???"
then...
I Burst Out In Song... Singin' It... Loud And Proud!!! 
In Front of The Bar!!
Hand's in The Air... and Everything!!!
: )
Hahahahahahahahahaha!!!!
{Why Not?? Most Folk's driving by would've thought I was Drunk...
; )
and, 
not...
'Insane'.
; )
'Free Pass', If There Ever Was One!!}
: ) : ) : )
Hahahahahahaha!!!!

We Laughed.... and Laughed... And Laughed!!!!
Sometimes, That's All... Ya Can Do!!!
: ) : ) : ) 


Normally... would've hooked the strap to the frame, but... we had such a short distance to go...
just hooked the strap to Bill's Bumper.
{I did have Bill... hook the strap to The Ford's Frame. It has a Custom Bumper, not made for Pullin'. Should've had him hook it to his Truck's Frame... too. : ( }


We got about halfway {6 Blocks} from The Rabbit Hole, and The Bumper on Bill's Old Ford, 
said ...
"Good-Bye".
; )

Hahahahahahahahaha!!!
: )
Bill... dug out More Straps, and strapped the Dead Bumper, back on...
his Beloved... Old... Ford.
: (....

sorry, but... Once Again...
All We Could DO... Was LAUGH!!!
Hahahahahahahaha!!
oh my.
; )

As we were talking through ALL of 'This',
 the...
Latest 'Mess'...
we actually...
 Counted Our Blessings.
: ) : ) : )
We Both Have So MUCH, and So Many...
To Be Incredibly Grateful For!!
<3
So Much.
So Many.
<3 <3 <3 
'Countless'
Blessings!!!!
<3 <3 <3 

Bill asked if I would swing by the store, on the way... taking him Home.
Mel, wanted him to pick some things.
: )
Sure!!
: )

When I went to start The Ford, leaving the store...
it turned over, like the battery was dead.
Oh... Dear... Lord!!!!

Hahahahahahaha!!!!
: ) : ) : )

 Mine, and Bill's Heart... STOPPED for a Split Second!!!
GADS!!!!!!
GADS!!!!!!

then...

The Ford Fired Right Up!!!
: )
<3
Hahahahahahahaha!!!
<3
; )
Hahahahahaha!!
{Ya can't make this Sh!t Up!!
'Adventures'!!!
Oh My!!}
: )

Was going to write about the council meeting, last night...
but, think I'll end this post, here.
; )
I'll share All of The Details, when I post The Video, of it.
oh...
my.
It... was Quite... a Meeting.
: (
oh...
dear.
Bless their hearts.
: (

Love to Ya...
Prayers for All.

Barb C.