Don't be. Just because this is the second post in a week it is nothing to be excited about. Trust me.

I got to work this morning and found a note on my desk: Thursday, 7:00. Underneath were two packages of earplugs. Have I mentioned my neighbor shoots guns at all hours? Did I also mention I found out my new co-worker (the one with 101 strikes against him) is a friend of this neighbor? That he is one of the shooters? Yeah. Make that 102 strikes against him. He tells me they met at a "Pheasants Forever" meeting. I accept that is a worthy organization and I also am not against hunting. (Just to be clear.) However, I am against practice shooting until the moon is high in the sky and all reasonable people are in bed trying to sleep. My co-worker tells me that their monthly shooting meetings only last about 90 minutes. Huh. He then tells me that the neighbor "likes his beer"… and is probably what explains the extended shooting sprees. Great. All I needed to hear. He's got a gun AND he's drunk. I try to tell co-worker my point of view, that if he really did only do it for 90 minutes – hell, for three hours even – I would be fine with it. If he did it during daylight hours and if he didn't shoot toward our house! I mean, the guy has about 80 acres of farm ground he could shoot toward to the south of his house that has no buildings, nothing to hit. My co-worker says, "he doesn't own that". Well, no, but he doesn't own the land he's shooting toward now, either. Some of it, yes, but most of it is ours. My co-worker says, "He shoots to the north-east now". Uh huh. That is still toward our house and our land. I used to like walking out in the timber and along the creek, but with my gun-happy neighbor "practicing" at all hours with no rhyme or reason, there is no way I feel safe going out there. Can I repeat again… they're moving! WHOOOOOT!

Update on the dermatologist. It was nothing. I forget what she called it but it is harmless. Always nice to know.

Okay. Back to your lives. Don't expect another post tomorrow. I mean, it could happen… but…

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12 thoughts on “Excited?”

  1. I am so glad he’s moving. I’m not a fan of hunting but even if I was I’d be on your side because it’s ridiculous how much that guy is outside liking his beer and shooting toward your house.

    Glad the dermatologist went well!

  2. I\’d be so tempted to leave a large cork and a note on said co-worker\’s desk. Then again, the shootist is moving. Maybe he\’s moving somewhere his gun habits will attract unwanted attention. I am not anti-gun. I am anti-idiots-with-guns. Of course, I am also anti-idiots-with-cars and nothing helps.

  3. *sigh* Neighbors can be such a PITA. We’re lucky our neighbors here are good, but we’ve had some pretty bad ones in our time. I’m glad he’s moving!!!

    Yay on the dermatologist! Excellent news.

  4. Guns and alcohol in any form are a bad, bad idea. Morons like your neighbors are the reason we have a government that’s trying to take away our guns, the reason why they automatically assume that all gun owners are irresponsible, inbred, low IQ, beer guzzling, anti-gov’t rednecks and can’t be trusted to have them. Any noise ordinances out where you live? Any chance of lodging a complaint with the authorities about them shooting towards your house?

    BTW, thanks for stopping by my place.

  5. Aren’t there noise rules that they can’t shoot after certain hours? Fortunately, he’s moving so hopefully you’ll get quiet neighbors.

  6. Guns + alcohol + rednecks = dead rednecks. Darwins Law in practice.

    Glad to hear they are moving. If they didn’t, maybe you should start shooting back. Blanks, of course.

  7. Sue..I’m glad you won’t have to endure any more of that nonsense!

    I’m glad to hear that your mom is doing well, but sorry that your daughter is still having problems.

    You’re a strong lady, and I’m proud to call you my friend.

    I hope this will publish…haven’t had much luck with it, lately.

  8. well all that sounds like pretty good news…Listen I tried the trial version of WOW..well I played 2 times and got so tired of runnign back and forth from the graveyard…how do you posssibly do it? can’t decide if i can go there are not, i need help!

  9. Sue, it’s been a very long time. But I think of you often…at the minimum, every time I see a full moon!

    So I wanted to stop by and tell you Happy Mother’s Day.

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