Sun. Feb. 4, 2018 EVERYONE let me sleep in…

62F and grey outside.  Never really rained yesterday, just got everything wet.

Today looks to be the same.

The log roller on my bucket trap looks undisturbed in my video cam picture.  I bet no rats…

 

nick

 

added- no rats in any traps.  wife didn’t hear any activity last night either.  One trap in the garage was tripped, but empty, so I know they are still around.

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17 Responses to Sun. Feb. 4, 2018 EVERYONE let me sleep in…

  1. DadCooks says:

    Today is National Home Made Soup Day, so open the refrigerator and throw all those leftovers in a big pot on the stove and make some hobo soup.
    http://www.gone-ta-pott.com/national_homemade_soup_day.html

    Or you can try this:
    http://allrecipes.com/recipe/213762/hobo-beef-and-vegetable-soup/

    If you have kids, or are a kid at heart, this is a fun one:
    https://thenourishinghome.com/2012/09/stone-soup-memories-in-the-making/

    Dad is NOT watching the Stuper Bowel, or even the commercials for that matter.

    TiVo is adding a game skip feature so if you record the game you can skip all that football nonsense:
    http://www.multichannel.com/blog/bauminator/tivo-let-users-skip-game-watch-commercials/417911

  2. Nick Flandrey says:

    “TiVo is adding a game skip feature so if you record the game you can skip all that football nonsense:”

    There you go, right to the nitty gritty. US TV is nothing more than a vehicle for the commercials to ride on, so its essence is just ads.

    n

  3. Nick Flandrey says:

    Oh hey, in the We’re all gonna DIE!!!11!!!! department— FMOD inbound, sorta.

    “Asteroid 2002 AJ129 Close Approach
    • Asteroid 2002 AJ129 will fly safely past Earth on Feb. 4, 2018 at
    4:30 p.m. EST
    • At the time of closest approach, the asteroid will be no closer
    than 10 times the distance between Earth and the Moon (about
    2.6 million miles)
    • 2002 AJ129 is an intermediate-sized near-Earth asteroid,
    somewhere between 0.3 miles and 0.75 miles across
    • The asteroid’s velocity at the time of closest approach, 76,000
    mph, is higher than the majority of near-Earth objects during an
    Earth flyby (the high flyby velocity is a result of the asteroid’s
    orbit, which approaches very close to the Sun)
    • Although asteroid 2002 AJ129 is categorized as a Potentially
    Hazardous Asteroid (PHA), it does not pose an actual threat of
    colliding with our planet for the foreseeable future
    • JPL hosts the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies for NASA’s
    Near-Earth Object Observations Program, an element of the
    Planetary Defense Coordination Office within the agency’s
    Science Mission Directorate
    For more information see:
    https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/asteroidwatch
    https://cneos.jpl.nasa.gov
    https://www.nasa.gov/planetarydefense

    Added- office of planetary defense makes it sound like we’d have some option to respond. Area 51??? Alien tech? MiB?

  4. Nick Flandrey says:

    Well, you better get ready!

    Survivalblog actually posted something helpful today:

    https://survivalblog.com/rethinking-federal-government-preparedness-resources-j-p/#more-53044

    Links to free .gov resources.

    n

    added- the one’s I’ve read are a great resource, and the online FEMA training is tedious, and designed by the tick boxers and CYA bootlickers, but still worth cranking thru while you are at your desk doing something else.

  5. jim~ says:

    Dad, I no watch Superbowl either, and the remains of that that $5 chicken always end up in the soup pot!

  6. H. Combs says:

    Wife watched the Puppy Bowl XIV on Animal Planet while I surfed the Web.

  7. Nick Flandrey says:

    Cooked hotdogs over the camp fire with the kids. Made and ate s’mores. Watched the last 2 minutes of the half time show. Bedtime for kids.

    n

  8. SteveF says:

    We don’t have a TV* so I couldn’t have watched the Knee Bowl if I wanted to. I’ll try to suppress my bone-deep disappointment.

    * Strictly speaking, we have three TVs. One I sometimes use as a monitor, one’s hooked to the Wii and a DVD player, and one is just sitting on the desk in the guest bedroom.

  9. Rick Hellewell says:

    Things a vewry, vewry quiet here… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzdxeBTm6gk

    Just a note that I was successful in my season-long goal of not watching any NFL football. Not even the commercials. Didn’t really miss anything. Not a big sports fan, although I enjoy(ed) watching college football. Will probably watch some of the Olympics.

    So, ‘yea me!’.

  10. lynn says:

    I watched the Superbowl with friends tonight. The commercials and the halftime sucked. The game was fairly good. And there was no kneeling at the national anthem.

  11. lynn says:

    Forgot to mention that we had a training class at the office last Friday. It was notable in that there were four nationalities represented: American, Russian, Italian, and Iraqi. The Iraqi has a two year engineering degree from the University of Baghdad and is working on a Chemical Engineering degree at Prairie View A&M.

  12. brad says:

    We had a years-long struggle with weasels in the attic. They had raised many generations up there. When we moved in, one of the first pleasures I had was removing many garbage bags full of weasel shit. It took us a while to figure out all the ways they had of getting into the attic. The last route turned out to be climbing the outside of a downspout. Slick metal – dunno quite how that works, but wrapping a piece of metal around the top of the downspout, in the form of an upside-down funnel, finally blocked their access.

    Now its moles. There’s apparently a whole family of them just wrecking the veggie garden. Usually, I can trap the damned things. But this batch must be extra smart – they just tunnel around the traps. I hate to go back to poison, because of the risk to dogs and cats, but I may have to give in.

    Getting the poison, however… It is illegal to kill moles in all of Europe – they are protected, I think this is because farmers got…overly enthusiastic at some point. So I have to order the stuff from the US. Finding a company willing to ship to Europe for a reasonable charge is surprisingly hard. And then I have to cross my fingers and hope that the package slips past customs.

  13. Nick Flandrey says:

    There are electronic mole ‘discouragers’. Have you tried one of them?

    My bucket looks undisturbed this morning too.

    n

  14. Nick Flandrey says:

    Oh, and Philly burning… they WON….

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/02/insane-videos-sunday-nights-super-bowl-riot-philadelphia/

    Open in a new tab, twitter makes it hard to go back to where you came from.

    n

    more idiots

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/02/insane-videos-sunday-nights-super-bowl-riot-philadelphia/

  15. JimL says:

    I had the pleasure of watching the Sportsball World Championship Tournament Grand Finale for all the Marbles. Good game. I had no rooting interest either way, even though I live in PA. The Philly fans made me not care much.

    The coaching is what impressed me. Philly did it with a backup that was close to just quitting at the beginning of the season. Coach changed the gameplan to match his talents and won.

    The only commercial that stuck with me was the stupid Tide commercials. If it’s clean, it must be a Tide commercial. Except for nearly every commercial that followed had a muddy or dirty shirt involved. They played me. The halftime show was okay. Not a huge fan. I did like the tribute to Prince.

  16. brad says:

    @Nick: Never had any luck with the noisemakers. I think the little buggers like the music. Or else they just haven’t got anywhere else to go. The forest around us is full of moles – there’s a lot of population pressure.

  17. lynn says:

    Now its moles. There’s apparently a whole family of them just wrecking the veggie garden. Usually, I can trap the damned things. But this batch must be extra smart – they just tunnel around the traps. I hate to go back to poison, because of the risk to dogs and cats, but I may have to give in.

    Try watching “Caddyshack” for inspiration.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080487/

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