I'd stayed up for 1-1/2 hours after I took the pooch out at 5AM. Then, I returned to bed, hoping to sleep as long as possible, since I knew my day would be wasted. Unfortunately, When I awoke at 8AM, the dial on my clock was dark; that meant that the electric was off. I made as little noise and took as few steps as humanly possible to get to my “chamber pot” and back, hoping the pooch wouldn't hear me and expect me to get up and take her out again. I even prayed that the pooch would be content until I got up on my own.
A half-hour later, it was the MISSUS that came upstairs and woke me. She never could handle being without her TV and wanted me to get up and come down to be with her and the pooch. She was tuned to a local Christian station and the music was good, but the preachers that came on every few minutes left something to be desired. When the juice came back on at 10:45, the missus continued to listen to the radio, while watching the TV with the sound turned down. I guess she was trying to make up for a lack of electronic entertainment.
Yesterday evening, I saw one of the trespassers in his driveway on our way home from town. The missus didn't see him, and he didn't see me, but it confirmed where they were coming from. While the wife was getting a filling in a tooth today, I went out to the truck and talked to the DNR about the situation. I'm not sure there's much they can do unless they actually catch the guys on my place. I saw FIVE of the young hooligans (18-25 in age) in the same driveway on our way home today. This time, they saw me and I gave them the hairy eyeball. I would have stopped if the missus hadn't been with me. If I ever try to confront them on my place, though, I'll be sure and have my shotgun along, as they don't look like the type to cut a crippled-up old geezer any slack.
I mentioned being at Rural King yesterday. My main goal was to see if they carried hardware cloth, since they don't list it on their website. They do, but it looks like the zinc is put on electrically now, instead of being hot-dipped like in the good ol' days. Frankly, it wasn't very impressive looking. Tractor Supply didn't show it online, either, though I suspect they carry it. It would probably be the same modern cheaply-made version, though.
I got a phone message this morning saying that if I or my attorney didn't contact them in a certain amount of time, “my warrant would be activated.” I reported it online to the do-not-call folks, but when I tried to call the sheriff's office, I must have called the wrong number. It really gets me torqued that scumbags deliberately target folks that they know to be older. Oh well, God has a special place for them someday. I seem to find myself saying that a LOT lately.
We had 1-1/3 inches of rain in the last 24 hours, and more is expected, so the Ohio River will be coming up again. I pray that no-one loses their life or any more property than has happened already. I'm glad that I live on a hill. The wind might BLOW me off here someday, but I'll never get WASHED away! Copyright 2018