Sorry about that complete skip of a blog post last week. Sorry about the near complete skip of this week too.
We are extremely busy these last few days trying to rid the house of a bunch of stuff we don't want anymore.
Step one is a garage sale. That's going on this week.
Garage sales are weird. The stuff people will buy. One guy today picked up something from our big huge table of tools. I have no idea what it was. It was certainly specialized for some purpose.
"What's this thing?" he said.
"No idea. I was hoping you'd know."
"What do you want for it."
"I'll take 'em both then. I'm sure I can figure out some use for them."
That's how garage sales work.
I think my favorite people are the ones who walk over from 3 or 4 blocks away. If they're talkers, you'll have an amusing little game of "Six Degrees of Separation" going in no time.
I'm not talking about the Kevin Bacon version of the game. Just you and the garage saler trying to figure out who you know who knows somebody that knows a guy you know.
If you want to add a challenge, I suppose you could make the connection go through Nebraska's second district Congressional Candidate for the house of representatives, Don Bacon.
I am only mentioning that, not as an endorsement for any candidate or political party. I prefer to generally keep my political views to myself. I am only mentioning it because his last name is "Bacon."
But go ahead. You and your tree hugging buddies sit around the campfire, killing children and playing "Six degrees of Brad Ashford."
I'm not suggesting that Brad Ashford kills children, but I can see where you'd get that idea. You'd be wrong of course.
I have to stop right here and reiterate that I am goofing around. I don't care who wins this race. I really, really don't.
Although, I must say that Don Bacon is way handsomer than Brad Ashford.
In fact, I bet you've already deduced that the photo above is Brad Ashford. Not that he's "ugly" or anything. However, it's clear that he's not "way handsomer" than anyone.
But Don "Bedroom Eyes" Bacon ... Gasp!
You're right, we should probably vote for Ashford because he looks more like the way the rest of the country expects a guy from Nebraska to look. Although ...
Bacon is an Illinois (fyi - I'm pronouncing the 's' in Illinois) Native so I have to wonder where his loyalties will be on Saturday when the Huskers take on the Fighting Illinis ('s' added for clarity).
I think these 2 should just arm wrestle for the job. That seems to me like the only fair way to decide anything.
Oh look, I've strayed off topic. My topic was that I'm sorry I won't be posting this week.
Next week for sure.
Thanks for your patience.