Observation

North Central Texas Wildlife

I know most of the city-bread readers of this blog have a different idea what the Dallas Texas wildlife might be all about.  The attached pictures show a considerably different type of wildlife a little farther west in north central Texas,  near a tiny town named Cross Plains. The pictures were taken on motion detection cameras at feeding stations on a ranch located just several miles south of Cross Plains.  (32° 0’54.31″N,  99°10’43.01″W,  Front Gate) ...

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Larry the Cable Guy

Time Warner Cable pulled a fast one a few months ago. I have been using their cable service or their predecessor’s service since I moved into the house. I just had the basic cable plan (no cable box) but could get a few scattered HD channels that were paired alongside the standard definition versions. Also with the high numbered digital channels available on the new TV sets above the old broadcast group (the low numbers)...

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Terror in the Neighborhood

It used to be a friendly little neighborhood. Then the riff-raft moved in. Maybe riff-raft is not a “Politically Correct” statement about our neighbors these days but, what’s going to happen to them? “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn”, is what Rhett told Charlotte in Gone with the Wind. It works for me too. Some neighbors don’t deserve respect no mater what’s deemed sociably proper. The neighborhood of which I speak is the...

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Health and Comfort in North Texas

To what I am referring is the percent relative humidity (%RH) in the homes in my area and I am sure in thousands of other homes in the southern states. I am a Yankee by birth and a Texan by choice. I have been raised since birth in a business called Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. (HVAC) I am, as they say on Myth Busters, “Don’t try this yourself, we are experts!”, an expert in...

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