Jim, formerly of Jim’s Stuff, started the “Pic a Day in May” challenge three years ago. I’ve done it each year, and will continue since that’s all I pretty much post these days. The only other blogger that I’m aware of who is also doing this is Blobby of Blobby’s Blog.
Until next time...
Friday, December 9, 2016 at 11:32 am
“Dick angel”? This is why letter choices are sooooo important when picking a vanity plate.
Some of you might have seen my Instagram post this morning. The Husbear was going out to the truck to go run some errands early this morning, and found the inside of the truck had been ransacked. He looked over in the car, and the same thing. *grumble*
Apparently someone, or ones, decided to pilfer through our vehicles last night. We live in the country. Down a dirt road. It’s rare the Husbear locks his vehicle, but I almost always do. Or both if I think about it. I am fairly certain I locked the car when I arrived home yesterday, but can’t be 100% certain. Either way, they got in both vehicles. Luckily there wasn’t much in the vehicles. They took all the loose change, sunglasses, the iPhone adapters and accessories, and a radar detector. *grumble*
The dogs didn’t bark. Or if they did, neither one of us heard them. And the cats weren’t too helpful either.
I called the Pea Ridge Police Department and reported the incident. The FIRST officer arrived in about 10 minutes, if even that. The Detective arrived a minute or two later. And then the Captain arrived a few minutes after that. Must have been a light morning today.
I reported what happened. And think I threw the officer for a loop when, after he asked about my wife, I corrected him that my husband was the one who found the burgle, and that he had to leave before they arrived to run errands for his business. Maybe we’re the first gay couple he’s met in this little town? They took the report, and then the Detective and the Captain left. I talked to the officer for a bit about tattoos (since he could see mine), and then he left.
A little frazzled, and upset, I headed off to the studio. I rearranged my evening tattoo appointment, left the studio early after completing my first appointment, and went to Lowe’s to purchased several outdoor motion-activated security lights.
I installed both the hard-wired and solar-powered security lights in various places around the house and yard. Hopefully that will shine a little light on the subjects if they attempt a repeat visit.
I also adjusted one of the indoor security cameras we have to cover the area where we park. I will add an actual outdoor security camera this weekend.
Maybe a little over-kill, but I’m all about catching bastards who do shit like this. Or at least making their attempt a lot more difficult for them.
And I’m so glad it happened. Thank you to the Supreme Court for being human. Well, most of the Court.
We’ve (probably) all seen what Justice Kennedy wrote (bolding mine):
No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.
Exactly that. Equal dignity.
My heart goes out to all those who came before this moment who didn’t have the opportunity. As a friend posted:
Along with the joy, there are also bittersweet tears as I remember all of my dear friends that were taken from us too soon who also dreamed that one day they would be equal to everyone else, especially during the very ugly years when it seemed the majority of the world thought we were disposable people of no value. This day, is for them.
For now, I just want to celebrate this moment, and think happy thoughts for the future of humanity.
Until next time...
Friday, June 26, 2015 at 10:22 am
I woke up to the best news ever. I love you, my Husbear! It’s hard to believe the day is finally here that our love and relationship will now be recognized in the country where we were born. And only a few days from our 18th anniversary together. #LoveWins