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14 June 2010

Life is funny

Well, i seem to have fixed my Gmail without Duane's assistance.   It took me most of the AM (Sunday).  I haven't done updates on certain applications in a long time.  In fact, it has probably been a couple of months since i turned the laptop off.  I hate waiting for it to come on, so i usually have it just "sleep."  So i loaded the updates & then, *gasp!* turned the computer off!  Then rebooted it & things seem to be working fine now.  I'm still waiting for it to lock up on me, but that hasn't happened yet.  

Duane came home for dinner Saturday night, & then headed out to Holcomb Valley to camp in order to be there for some early AM race.  He expected to be home Sunday PM by 2 or so, but was not.  They didn't find the guy they were looking for.  From his first description of the search, it almost sounded like some older guy had gone out into the desert to commit suicide.  However, Duane told me at dinner that they think that he just went out & got drunk & lost.  He was actually in an area of a bunch of houses assumed to be deserted, but they weren't allowed to actually search buildings for him.  Also the family had been out to look for him & their prints had destroyed whatever trail he had made.  

So, the result from that search might not be as dire as i first suspected.  He might be holed up somewhere, sleeping it off.  The results may not be good, still, but it isn't quite as bad as it could be.

I didn't make it to town on Saturday, but did on Sunday PM.  The other book (besides the Sally Fallon book, which is much bigger than i expected) is Jason Boyett's Oh Me of Little Faith.  I read the intro & part of the first chapter while at lunch.  

On my way into town, i saw 10 or 15 Jeep Wranglers ("the he-man" form of Jeep according to Duane).  We've often commented about what a high percentage of them up here.  So i decided to do a limited count.  I decided to use the 1.1 mile stretch between Division & Stanfield Cutoff along the "marsh" section of the lake.  I counted the cars in the opposite lane coming toward me.  Ok, here are the stats:

  • I counted 50 cars.
  • NOT ONE of them was a Jeep Wrangler!
  • Two were Jeeps of other types, like a Cherokee or Patriot.
  • As soon as i reached Stanfield Cutoff & stopped counting, i immediately saw 2 Jeep Wranglers coming toward me.  
  • There were also 2 Jeep Wranglers in the line ahead of me.
  • This kind of count is useless.

Isn't life funny?



Rosemary said...

Not useless, amusing - giggled over the he-man jeep comment. I hope they find the missing person soon and okay; hopefully, you're right and he's just sleeping it off.

Amrita said...

Hi Kathryn, my computer plays tricks on me too. These days it is making it difficult for me to log in to some pages and also comment. It makes me go round the bush so to speak.

Duane 's job sounds so exciting like the hollywood thriller- (don 't mind me please)

Kathryn said...

Thanks, Rosemary! :) We laughed because you laughed. It is so fun to share the funny side of life.

The missing man was found on Sunday, but he was deceased.

Hi Amrita - yes, my computer had me dancing on Sunday! I'm so glad it worked out.

Duane certainly enjoys SAR, although it is volunteer not a paid job. He'd wanted to be part of the Sheriff's department for a long time, but wasn't able because he is color blind. But he got in "the back door" so to speak, by becoming SAR. He could at this point become a "reserve deputy." He might, in time.

I'm not sure he'd consider it "Hollywood thriller" but i know he thinks it is fun. :)