Step 1

While searching for a good place to get "the Hell out of Dodge", the MG found a site for the Baylor Bears in Waco, TX. We are going to go there in early February to see a KU game. While it will be a little more expensive for the travel, the tickets are about half of the price of the Allen Field House Tickets. It should also give us a chance to visit two of my friends that live in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area. My oldest, no my long timest, no my best friend, no one of my friends, Harvey and his wife Wyn Sue live there and we'll try to work in an evening or two with them.Harvey and I were friends when he lived a couple of houses down from us on Byrd Street. Another friend Bob B also lives near Fort Worth and I'm sure he and Bev will be up to a little time on the town. I have known Bob almost as long as I have been in the Guard. He is one of those guys that you can give a job to and it will get done. Not the thing you can say about all the people I have met.

This is step one for me of my desire to see a road game in every Big XII basketball arena. I admit that I haven't seen a game in Manhattan at the new Arena. The last game I attended there was in the old field house down by the Student Union. I think the Civil War was about over and the rubber floor hadn't been burned yet. I have that goal to accomplish without a timeline.

Today the temperature is supposed to return to just a little above "normal" for this time of year. I'm not sure what anyone considers normal in Kansas. We are likely to have a south breeze bring up warmth from the south and have a cold front pass within 24 hours that crashes the temperature to zero. I could tell it was much warmer this morning than yesterday as the frost free faucet worked this morning. When it is 20 or colder, I can even turn the darned thing on. This morning it worked fine. I went out to get the paper and while the breeze is blowing about 10 MPH from the north, it didn't feel nearly as frosty. Must be one of those weird southerly breeze being shifted around a cold air mass. There have been times when we would have I-70 closed by a blizzard in western Kansas and a tornado in south east Kansas. We also had it so cold that we had no water in Gas, KS but that is another story.

Yesterday I made a pot of bean soup. I think it is about my favorite kind. I misjudged the amount of soup that 1/3 of a bag would make. I say a bag, but Barb was making cookies on a stick and used the beans as holders for the pretzel sticks so the bag was pretty good size. I think I love beans because they are the meal that keeps on giving. Not that annoying burp kind, the kind that would power a furnace if you could harness all that methane gas. That reminds me of the time I went to the Doctor. I told him that some foods give me gas but it doesn't make too much noise or smell too bad. He gave me some pills and told me to come back in a week. When I got there for the second visit I told him that I still had the gas and it now smells terrible. He said that he cleared up my sinus problem and now I need to see an audiologist to get hearing aids so I can hear.

Oh well, better get on with my day. have a great weekend out there.



  1. You have such a way with words, MUD. It's why I keep coming back. :)

    My Hunny and my Little Guy are in Hutchinson today for a Boy Scout thing. Earning an astronomy merit badge and visiting the observatory, I think. Good to know it's warmed up a little, as they were planning on lying under the stars tonight and identifying constellations.

  2. I hope they get a chance to visit the Cosmosphere as well. The exhibits there are such a treat to see. When we were there my son got to sit in one of the Mercury Capsules. I'm not sure that it was authorized but the experience is priceless. MUD

  3. we ust go to the same doctor!!!