Friday, April 3, 2020


Have you ever noticed that when you put labels on a post, Blogger automatically puts them in alphabetical order. Only took me 10 years to notice.

That is the sound of me bouncing off the walls. We've been cooped up for 16 days (with the exception of going to the grocery store) and we have at least 27 more to go according to our Governor.

But, so far only 2 cases in Amador County and one took off as soon as he or she found out they were positive. Way to go moron. Let's spread it around some more. We have approximately 5000 people in our county, but are spread out all over the place. Hopefully that will help contain it.

Other than the complaint above, I have two more. You all know about the hip problem and it's a strain to just to put on socks. Ergo (I love that word. For those who don't know it, it is Latin for therefore) I have someone that trims my toenails. No not my wife. Unfortunately that shop is considered "non-essential" and has been shut down. Yesterday I had to trim my own toenails. Probably not something you'd care to hear about, but a massive strain on this old body.

The second complaint is my barber is also considered non-essential. Ergo, I had to mow my own head. Not an easy job if you don't have eyes in the back of your head, which I don't. Kinda figured I should throw that in.

So all I can say is that this "house arrest" sucks.

OK, I got an email from another blog site and I said I would do a shout out for them. It's called . They do reviews on fishing rods, cameras, fishing line, and some other things. They have techniques, baits, and gear to use for some specific types of fish.

It's worth a look and a read. A lot of interesting information. So go check them out. 

"House arrest" (Shelter at home)  is definitely putting a crimp in my fishing, camping, and going in general. Even if you could find a place to fish, are you brave enough to risk getting this deadly virus? If all else fails, put a sinker on your rod and cast across your back yard. It's keep your arm muscles in shape could come to my house and pull weeds. Yes, ladies and gentlemen it is that time of the year again where the weed population is taking over the hill behind the house. If it wasn't going to rain for the next few days, I'd be out there with my Roundup sprayer. Maybe next week.

As it happens, being the bookworm I am, I just happen to be reading a book about aliens releasing a virus strain on the world to kill off all humans. Yeh think ????

I hope everybody is OK. This is only going to get worse before it gets better. Keep your head down and stay safe.


  1. Mark whatever you guys are doing out there it seems to be working.
    I have re-read several books myself and found some stuff I may have missed the first time around.
    Be well.

  2. Mark
    Glad you guys have a governor with some sense; if the rest of the nation had followed his lock down the country would be much better off today. Possible lakes closing here soon, will be doing a post in a few days on the situation----stay safe!!

  3. Hope this thing blows over and you get back out there soon.

  4. Well, at least you're keeping virus free... that's the most important thing. I could use a haircut myself, really tempted to get out the clippers and do a buzz cut or mohawk or something. Continue to stay safe yourself.

  5. When we finish this quarantine we will look like zoo monkeys. be patient .... hug friend.