Okay then. Too much to blog and a Scotch and Zinfandel fog to blog through. Yes, I probably imbibed more than my share tonight, but not enough to get to the blog-blackout level, and just the right amount to put up my shields against the pusilanimous Veep Biden's abrasive (and losing, if you score on REAL debate standards) debate vs. the NEXT Veep, Paul Ryan.
But, I'm ahead of myself. I arose early this ayem, put on the Coveralls, Men's Cotton Sateen, Ty pe 1, FSN 8405-00-131-6509, and got to work. Work involved End-of -Summer/Start-of-Winter preparation, and here's why:
That's the first winter-weather front of the season, right on time to enter the PacNorWest tomorrow. It will be followed by several more over the next six days. The WET season is less than 10 hours away as I write, so first up was the winter-covering of the M35A2, end result shown here, time expended, one and a half hours:
Next, the winter-covering of Petey The Popup, shown here, time expended, forty-five minutes including trimming back the rosebush hedge so I could tie the tarp down on that side:
Then I loaded the empty propane bottles and 5 empty gas jugs into the Little Black Truck and drove out to Shorty's Corner, about 12.5 miles East of here, where they sell 92-octane gasoline MINUS the Ethanol (it's $4.65/gallon and worth every penny), so I now have 35 gallons of gas on hand, and 30 gallons of diesel, and all vehicle tanks are full. That's prepping, baby! Some of the supply below:
Cleaned out the garage, swept it out, and now the LBT sits snugly in it's Winter Haven. Rolled up the garden hoses and stacked the outdoor chairs, while the gudwife stored their cushions in their "hole" under the second-story stairs.
At 1630, fired the big Pit for the last time this season, and, thirst slaked with Famous Grouse, cooked a small Cross Rib Roast for the gudwife, I and our Dee-Bate guest for the night, the Founder of the Gresham TEA Party. A delightful BBQ dinner ensued, the wine being Wilson Creek Zinfandel 2007 (appelation, Temecula Valley). Had several glasses, and noted that the Guest was live-tweeting the dee-bate, so I began suggesting tweets to her, and she published several.
A delightful evening was had by all, but somewhat overshadowed by intell from the Middle East suggesting that Bibi Netanyahu might have also been tweeting the debate, but his tweets would have been to his Chief of Staff. Best guess is that if Bibi figures that Obama gained back his lost initiative, the Israel/Iran war might start this weekend, because of three factors: First, Bibi hopes to finally convert the US Jews from being hopelessly bound to the (D)onks, and a war of Israeli survival would do that, and Second, if Bibi thinks that Obama has the best chance to win now, the war has to start before 06 November, because an Obama win would make that war damn near impossible to carry off, Third, the New Moon is Monday. Bibi might bluff the Won into air tanker support BEFORE the election with 3 to 5 million Jewish votes hanging in the balance, but NOT after an Obama victory. BTW, that 'splains MY prepping also. Bibi is a better prepping guide for the 'ol Rivrdog than is Obama.
Oh, the Dee-Bate: the liberloons say Biden won with his forceful presentation, but real Dee-bate fans know he lost. Whines lose, and he whined to the Moderator three times that I counted. Facial expressions such as smirking count for points off, and Biden smirked all the time. Verbal put-downs, unsupported by facts, count BIG against the put-downer, and Biden did that about 4 times that I noted. On points, a loss for Biden. On "style" where points don't count, Biden at least tied, maybe won, because of his more aggressive style. Depends on how you score. I score like I was trained to score, and so Biden lost, in my view.
The MSM will likely declare a Biden victory, but the result of THIS debate only counts in Israel.