Saturday, August 19, 2023

They Only Come Out... night...but sometimes they come inside, too.

We were watching something forgettable on TV when Karen got up for more ice water and I heard a scream.

"Aaah!  There's a bat in here!"

It was clear she was not happy about our uninvited guest, and no wonder.

As Ace Ventura observed, "Have you seen a bat?  They're hideous!"

He has a point.

Given that, a lesser man might have wondered, "where can I hide?"

But not me.  I jumped to my feet, grabbed my cell phone and leapt into action.

"Where is he?" I asked her.  "I wanna get some video!"

"What?" she replied excitedly.  "No!  Get him out of here!"

Luckily, cooler heads prevailed in this domestic crisis, and we now have recorded evidence of a bat flying in our living room!

Ok, so maybe that's not quite the big yank I thought it would be.

But still, it is kinda cool.

You can hear Karen encouraging Loki, one of our pointless felines, to get the flying mouse, but he did what cats always do when commanded: nothing.

Eventually the problem was resolved sans bloodshed; we opened the door and Dracula flew back into the night...

...from whence he came.

How he got in remains a mystery.

For a delightful change, The Twins Report is decidedly upbeat:

After 5 long, trying months in the NICU, both boys are home with Mom and Dad!

They started life at less than 2 lbs apiece, and now one is over 8 pounds, the other over 9.

There are still challenges ahead - one of them will be seeing a retinal specialist this coming week - but this is a major step forward in their continued growth and healing.

A sincere thank you to those who took the time to pray for these precious lives.

Here's all you need to know about golf this week:

That's where I left a putt for par, and so went my round.

This was a transition week on several levels, and I spent quite a bit of time in my backyard adjusting / correcting things.

I know you'll be disappointed to hear I'm sparing you the details...

...but do try to bear up.

Every time I check the headlines it's more bad news.

We've become the laughingstock of the entire world, with a corrupt, cognitively impaired buffoon pretending to be president while the behind-the-scenes puppet masters wreak havoc on everything they touch...our military, our economy, our energy sector, our justice system, our personal freedoms.

The gaslighting and obfuscation is non-stop.

Biden stands accused of illegal influence peddling - of selling out his country to the highest bidder for his own personal gain.

It is in fact the only endeavor at which he's succeeded in his 50 year career of feeding at the public trough.

You think you can afford this home on a Senator's pay?

The Big Guy's gotta do something to supplement his income, and he's not bright...with a 1.9 GPA and graduating 76th out of a class of 85 from Syracuse Law, he's one of the dimmer bulbs on the tree.

What to do?

You know what he did; everyone with a brain knows what he did, and finally he's being publicly called to account.

What happens now?

They dust off the Marxist playbook and implement DARVO:  Deny, Accuse, Reverse Victim and Offender.

Deny: Biden hasn't done anything wrong!  There's never been a whisper of impropriety in his long and distinguished career!

Accuse: Anyone making these kinds of claims is guilty of domestic terrorism!  They're part of the white supremacist movement!

Reverse Victim and Offender:  Biden's not the criminal here, Trump is!  We'll sic the DOJ and all the Soros funded DA's in the blue states and indict him for his many crimes!

With this constant drumbeat of lawless corruption it would be easy to become discouraged and disillusioned.

However, as an older Christian mentor and friend has often reminded me, God is still in control:

God's will is immutable; what He has ordained will indeed come to pass in His time.

That's one of the reasons He reminds us, "Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished; the seed of the righteous shall be delivered." (Proverbs 11:21)

So as we face the constant onslaught of lies -

 * whether it's about meaningless trifles like Biden's imaginary confrontation with a breakfast cereal ("Corn Pop was a bad dude!")

 * or something that actually matters like his SOTU fantasy that "take home pay has gone up!" when due to Bidenflation Americans are demonstrably poorer than ever

- we would be wise to do as King David did:

We soldier on.

It's that time folks, so sit back, grab your favorite refreshments and let's see what's playing at the local Drive-In...

...hope it's not another rerun:

gotta love Ballard Street

Loki, our unresponsive bat exterminator from the video

56 degrees outside this August morning, and our fireplace came on

as Larry commented, the King(fisher) on his throne

another gorgeous sunset at his cottage

these next photographs are from the KBH files:

mcm fireplace in our bedroom; that's a sexton cat on the wall

more laundry day issues on the golf course

gotta ask Karen what these are, but they're beautiful and in the process of turning pink

and speaking of pink, our dinnerplate hibiscus are radiant this year

raul, the daredevil tree specialist, doing his thing

Just one more weekend in August, folks...

...grab hold of the time that's left and squeeze as much summer delight from it as you can.

later, mcm fans...

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