Thursday, February 23, 2017

TOOTHLESS IN INCLINE--Stylus Pens, Rocky Balboa , Goodbye KB/PO,-- "3 AND OUT"

TO YESSY
FROM JC
SUBJ   ENOUGH IS ENOUGH--

(UPTOWN #3)-- The shower in the unit was leaking into the unit down below. The grout had been completely eaten away along the larger tiles at the base. Fortunately, the room down below is storage so no real damage was done except for some drywall, which was ancient anyway.

The trip to Incline Village this morning, early, had more to do with the laundry, which had piled up to the ceiling in the grungy shower and a by-product of being terminally ill from  one mean, nasty, ugly, unbearable cold, flu, bout with double whatever. However, death was not an option even if 15 rounds in the ring with Rocky Balboa wasn't an excuse for dying. That was the Tahoe-Truckee storm that blew through on President's Day, exactly as scheduled.

The running dog was there in front of the shop last week, only it wasn't running, just hanging around. The Running Dog, the one that appears out of nowhere just before a major storm; feet landing wherever they may, eyeballs delirious and tongue hanging out to the ground. But this time the dog wasn't running.  So was it a genuine "3 and Out"? Probably.

The big January storm, the One-Two punch, like 15 rounds in the ring with Muhammad Ali, was still, on schedule, just around New Year's and Number Two. The first one came in on schedule around Thanksgiving. So in spite of all the atmospheric rivers, the Pineapple Expresses and El Nino's, it was, and still is, a "3 and Out" winter.

The dam didn't bust, it's a Frozen Chosin outside, but no indication it is anything more than a normal winter.

The Stylus Pen:  A great little gadget for tablets and phones instead of poking it with a flubug finger. So while the laundry is washing, a stop at Raley's to have "Yessy", the Latina doll, cut the bagel for toasting, a trip to the hardware store for necessary items to un-grunge the shower, and a stop at PakMail, it was on to Rainbow printing.  There , a number of stylus pens were purchased ranging from the cheapo Bic specials to the expensive, $20 chrome and gold plated ones. Losing stylus pens around the neighborhood is like losing teeth. And with about twenty teeth to go, it looks as if it's possible to be "Toothless in Incline" very soon.



Then, to finish the day, it was a stop at the Kings Beach post office to renew the PO Box. The counter clerk wanted 2 forms of ID, government preferred, and a recent stub from something to show proof of residency. In return, she received a change of address form and the key to the PO box.

JC, American citizen, born in Pittsburgh, PA, home of the Steel Curtain; USMC war veteran, gainfully employed full time, pay taxes,  passed numerous background checks and drug screenings, driving record without even a parking ticket in 15 years, current US passport. All of this isn't good enough.

If all of the above isn't good enough, then goodbye KB/PO--forward the mail to the Incline Village PakMail account, where I shall forever remain thankful, and possibly toothless in yet another yawner, boring, typical "3 & Out" winter season.

FWD ALL KP, SCULLERY COMMANDOS, 28TH REGT, 3RD BN...ATTN PVT MERTZ FOR "PUSHIN'; TOO HARD"...








Tuesday, February 21, 2017

FIAT 500--Hobnobbing Around the Ski Resorts--SPORTY

TO HAYES
FROM JC
NEW ADDITION

(NORTHSTAR)--Take a look at this compact item just in to the fleet. A great interior and options for various road conditions--




FWD MERTZ PVT SCULLERY--