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It’s That Time Of The Year

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 30-10-2019

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I just hate the cold weather….I don’t like getting out unless I just have to…You know, grocery shopping, doctor’s appointments and other very important stuff that pushes me out the door, into the cold. Forty-one is the expected high today and yes, we do have a doctor’s appointment. I will bundle up. I’m ready for summer…

 

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Aren’t you from Alabama? You are supposed to hate cold weather, It’s in the blood.

Your current posting needs putting into perspective. Forty-one in high and dry Albuquerque is like 75 in wet, cold Alabama, whereas, 75 in wet, cold Alabama is like a nice balmy forty-one in Albuquerque. So, actually we are talking about the same weather here. That Albuquerque forty-one is excellent bicycling weather. That cool Alabama 75 is excellent weather to hug q nice warm hickory log fire. It’s time to do it now because you ain’t likely going to have any better than 75 degree/41% weather anywhere in the real world. I use to watch our animal handlers feed the sheep on the Goat Farm. I noticed that the sheep were oblivious of what was going on around them, being only interested in their food and the quantity of it remaining. They could care less about the number generated on some man made contraption like a thermometer and much less of another number generated on another man made contraption called a hygrometer. They were only interested in their food and whether or not their big neighbor on their right was going to ruthlessly barge in and take it all away. What a life is the life of a sheep? They had it made, particularly when they were in government care. Best food in the world! Best medical care! Twenty-four hour on-call veternarians. We stopped using the term “Life of Riley” at the Goat Farm and started using the term “The life of a government sheep sentenced to death by radiation on a “farm” near Albuquerque, New Mexico. This was the life. We never had a complaint from the animal rights people as we did with the beagles. Either the animal rights people didn’t like sheep or they were just oblivious of what these sheep were all about: the satisfaction of their basic desires in a self-satisfied world.. At any rate, it was basic down-to-earth work for someone who was raised on a farm, like me. The skills that I attained from these four years I have used to make a pretty good living for the rest of my life. Thanks to the Air Force and the American taxpayer! It is no wonder that I like to wax philosophical about it from time to time. Our pet black sheep were worth every penny of it. If you had been raised white by black parents, I wonder how that would have gone over in the national media. Thank God our case didn’t translate into q racial incident, although it probably would in today’s environment.

Forty-one degrees to an airman in his early twenties and forty-one degrees to an old man are two different things entirely.
To this old man, forty-one degrees is stay inside and don’t get out unless you just have to type weather. Sorry, it’s cold. Not as cold as back east or down south 41 degrees, but it’s still 41 degrees…..I’m ready for summer…

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