Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Flyin' Brian is Heading Home.

Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers. Brian should be home tonight.

I got up this morning and saw this sunrise.

It pretty much matched my mood.

Do you see the Wildlife in this picture?

It's a Red Tailed Hawk.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Best Thanksgiving Ever

There should be TWO photos here.
Hit refresh if you don't see both of them.

Flyin' Brian's all-girl crew:
Mrs. Geezer, Stephanie his Fiance and Jennifer his Adopted Sister.

Hospital cafeteria food might not be your idea of a great meal but it was just fine with us.

Click for Updates.

Sad news about the missing girl.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Prayers Needed

Our son was in a helicopter crash today while on a Search and Rescue mission.

Please pray for him, Brian Grayson, and Kevin Orr, the Officer who was with him.
Update: Sadly, Kevin Orr has died from his injuries. Please pray for his wife and 4 children.

Click for Details.

Video Link.

Updates at Innocent Bystanders.

Flyin' Brian's Website.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Funniest Thing I Ever Read on the Internet.

Mrs. Geezer and I were wiping tears from our eyes from laughing so much after reading this story:

It was written by my Pretend Internet Friend, Compos Mentis.

** Sorry to say, it was deleted.**

Good Intentions ~ Bad Ending

It was a case of Unintended Consequences.

We thought we would give the horses a treat by turning them out in the neighbor's 10 acre pasture for a few days. They could run, frolic, kick up their heels and eat real grass.

We should have known better.

When we went down the next day, Bree, the lead mare could hardly walk. It took 20 minutes to get her back to Camp Geezer, normally a 5 minute trip.

We thought she just sprained a muscle and would get over it with a little rest.

After a week with little improvement, we decided to call The Vet.

We're fortunate that our vet is a former Farrier. He knows his way around a horse's drivetrain.

He discovered a small cut on the bottom of her hoof. It was all but invisible until he started trimming and digging the material away from the injury site, then we could see it.

Think Root Canal.

The treatment he prescribed is a Wet Boot filled with Epsom Salts for 12 hours, then a Dry Boot for the same period.

Mrs. Geezer and I are getting pretty good at changing it. Teamwork.

We decided to use the trailer because it is dry inside.

In the second picture you can see the injury site near the point of the V and slightly below. It looks like a tiny red strawberry. The Epsom Salts are drawing out the infection.

The hoof is discolored because I squirted Iodine on it.

The Duct Tape around the top of the boot is to keep dirt out.

The treatment is working, she's walking better and the infection is clearing up.

If you need a good Horse Vet with a sense of humor, I recommend Dr. David Hayes.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Amazing Music Video

Done by a guy who can neither play drums or piano.
In Real Time, that is.
He does pretty good in the Editing department.

"We'll Fix It In The Mix"... Words to live by.

Here's another pretty good one.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Scariest Tech of 2006

Here's twelve of the worst tech ideas for this year:

Starting with Amazon's Movie Download service:
"It's slower than a trip to Blockbuster, more expensive than buying the physical DVD, absurdly restrictive on how the consumer uses the movie he or she pays for, delivers lower resolution than a DVD, and requires running a cable from the PC to the TV if you want to watch the movie on something larger than a PC monitor."

Reefer Recording Madness and Blu-ray v HD-DVD.
...Or you can spend $500 to $2,000 for a high-definition DVD player - Blu-ray or HD-DVD, one of which might be obsolete in a year or two - and take your pick of a few dozen movies available for that particular hi-def format.

Read it All:

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Frosty Morning

I took Mrs. Geezer up to the mountains last night because today was the last day of Deer Season.

We woke up to some pretty images.

The ATV seat was covered with Hoarfrost.

The keyswitch had a little also.

It started to snow so we decided to head for home. Here's one of the smaller mud puddles we encountered before we got on the pavement.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Frozen Sprinkler Manifold

I have a good customer that moved here from a warmer climate.

I told him 3 weeks ago that he should have his sprinks blown out but the weather was beautiful and he wanted to keep his water on a little bit longer.

He went out of town for a few days. While he was gone, we had 3 days in a row where the temperature dropped below 20 degrees at night. He came home to a flood.

He called me and I went over there yesterday. His manifold was all cracked and split. I was unable to get any air through the lines because there was still ice in them. The best I could do was cut all the poly lines to his stations so that the ice might melt and run out on it's own.
I might be able to rig up an adaptor for the individual lines but the major damage has already been done.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Backflow Device

One of my last blowouts

Originally uploaded by Retired Geezer.

Frozen Fountain

The fountain made a pretty sculpture out of ice yesterday morning.

We have about 25 goldfish in the pond. I think I'm going to add a heater so they don't freeze.

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