In high school, no matter what apparatus Clif had, he took it apart, piece by piece, to find out how it worked. It usually did not get re-assembled, but that is how I guess the male species is driven. Jim and I have both threatened him, he may not modify, lower, lift, etc. anything on this new "used 2005 Sierra" unless he wants to take over the payments...pictures of new ride below, 4WD, Z71, all electric, XM Satellite, more bells and whistles than my new Sierra has.
Blogger won't let me upload any other pictures, but the truck is very nice, and something he has really wanted. If I can afford On Star for his truck, we will get that. However, with gas prices as they are, we might have to consider bank robbing.
I grew up in Houston, Texas, and I know all the environmentalists don't care if we drill in the Gulf, but come on guys, let's drill everywhere we can in the U.S. You're not going to intimidate people into alternative energy. I'm so tired of these NIMBY's (Not In My Back Yard.) Had we started this drilling off the Atlantic & Pacific Coasts and Anwar during Clinton's Administration...had we been that farsighted, there would be no problem. But we have so many people in the U.S. that seem to think we need to be a "part" of a "global" economy that they have lost sight of the wonderful, ADMIRED (yes), good ole U.S. of A. We don't need anyone but ourselves (as the founding fathers' said.)
We don't need the French, the Germans, the English, the Japanese, the Chinese, the Russians to take their temperature, to intimidate us. WE ARE THE BEST NATION IN THE WORLD, the most giving, the caring-est...the most tenacious, the most self-supporting, defending all that is right.
OH COME DOWN OFF THE SOAP BOX SUSAN, IT'S SOMEONE ELSE'S TURN. But God help us if we need to take a global poll to be a better leader. That is so NOT what a leader is all about.
The Ruffin family had a good weekend. After we bought Clif's truck on Saturday, we headed to S'Port to get a new bed at Sam's for his old bedroom. Then lunch at El Chico and grocery shopping.
It's now Sunday, Clif went back to Baton Rouge around noon, and am enjoying the short time off.
Ruffinism for the day: A word to the wise ain't necessary -- it's the stupid ones that need the advice. - Bill Cosby