Tuesday, May 31, 2016

So right and proven so wrong.

     Well had a huge weekend doing BBQ. Still had customers coming to the house 3 hour after I was sold out yesterday. Total Profit was just over 1200$. That means I had money to buy 4 cases of butts and ribs plus the money for that property. I decided to walk the property before I sent off the money. Make sure it was a sure thing.

     I waked the property end to end looking for the utility connections, None to be found no where. The power pole had been dragged up at some point but no septic or water could be found. The property was nice but had a lot of scrub brush taking over , So I went up on the road to find the water meter, nadda couldn't find it. While on the road the lady across the street came out to find out what I was doing.

    I told her I was thinking on buying the property and was looking for the water, septic and power hookups. She knew the family. I was informed the Aunt lived in the house and her nephew had the mobile home on the lot I was looking at. The mobile home used the houses water and septic . So my lot doesn't have any.  She said when the aunt died her daughter got her house and told her cousin he need to get his own water and septic tank she wasn't going to pay his bills like her mom had. He moved instead.

   So I have to pass while 930$ is a great price  water and septic will cost  6500 to 7500  so no profit to be made. Glad I took that walk when I did !!!!! My wife gets her way  and I wait for a better deal.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Small time investing .

      Took a chance and set up on the road with the BBQ stand this evening. Normally I never sell on Thursday but I had a full grill smoking while more was cooking. It was sit and watch it in the front yard or advertise  I was ready, by doing it on the side of the road.

    Free advertising won out so I spent the afternoon under a beach umbrella on the road side smoking 8 butts and 6 slabs of ribs watching traffic  waving at customers and friends. I was getting a jump on this weekend  OR SO I THOUGHT !!!!

   About 4 o'clock people started stopping. First it was sandwiches ok I had trim meat from the butts (I trim the butts to 7 lbs so I can sell them for 20$) then it was whole butts and ribs. When I left I had 2 butts and 2 ribs left smoked and 240$. It seems a lot of people are taking Friday off and leaving town.

    Now here is the investing part, I didn't expect this money I made about 160$ profit for 4 hour of fun. That is 2 extra cases of butts or 20 ea. The sale is this week only for 1.28 a pound all my other suppliers are 1.63 to 1.68. 40 cents may not seem like a lot but  I use 120 lbs. a week  about 12 to 16 butts. If I spend a little now to cover June  I will get a 30% return on what I invest or spend now. Butts always are sold at loss for the 4th of July but the price will be high till then.
If I spend 500$ on meat now I save 150$ over 30 days. I got to do it I hate to but I can't think of any other investment that has this return in such a short period.

    Yea I am rambling but its midnight I just smoked 8 more butts and 6 more slabs. The oven has 8 more butts starting and ribs will follow at 8 in the morning then back to butts while I go back to the road. My butcher is going to hate me ,I better take him a  butt when I go begging for 6 more cases.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Memorial day weekend starts early !!!!

 Monday morning I was drinking coffee at Big Lagoon in Perdido Bay and my Phone rang.  A customer wanted to reserve 2 BBQ Butts and a slab of ribs to pickup Saturday at 11. Well no problem we were leaving at 12 to head home . We broke camp got the camper set to hit the road and headed home. We ran into road paving and a 10 mile traffic jam at 2 and I had just cleared it and got going 65 mph with idiots wizzing by at 90 thinking they could make up a hour in traffic.   My phone rings again . At this point I have a white knuckled grip on the wheel and my wife say its for me.  Who? A women. I get the phone and that glare you may die from my wife. Its a customer wanting  6 Butts chopped and panned with 2 slabs of ribs single rib cut plus sauce ready to pickup Friday before 5. Its for a wedding ok no problem. I hang up and fall in behind a Snieder truck they are governed to 65 max. HOW MANY WOMEN HAVE YOUR PHONE# ?  A LOT ! women hate to cook REMEMBER. It was a long drive thank god no more calls .

  Now I have been doing this for a long time and know I will be having a big weekend. I went today at 8 am and picked up 40 butts and 18 slabs of ribs  plus reserved 20 butts and 18 more ribs to get Saturday.  While talking to the butcher he ordered a butt plus 3 others ordered butts and ribs. Pre orders I like because most of them people want them chilled so I can pre do them they are for tavaling to families or the lake. I started cooking today at 10 pm and will finish Monday at 2 . Triple A says this will be the busiest travel memorial day weekend ever. This is why I went to the gulf last week . This Summer is looking to be a blow out!!!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Thrift store finds.

   Today my daughter went to my favorite thrift store to look and see if they had a washer and dryer still she saw Saturday. Dad is back  with the truck and  can move them :( for her. Well they still had them. Maytag washer and drier from the late 80s but guaranteed to work. She got them for 30$ each and I bet their better than the new ones. I found her a back door for the trailer for 15$ no frame or hardware but a good deal. For 190$ at  the thrift store she has got a 4ft. sink base, a sink, washer, dryer, fridge, stove, and 2 cabinets. I love this place!!!

    Ok dad always looks around this place. I think it is the only place I SHOP at, most places I get what I need and LEAVE. Back by the doors they had luggage in the corner some nice high dollar stuff to . Sitting on top of the luggage was 2 full mollie backpacks in hellcat setup with frame including shoulder and kidney padding brand new!

  It has a place for the water bladder but it wasn't with them. For  the price who cares. They were marked 3.98 with 20% off . I snatched (I had 2 men ask me where I found them) them up and raced to the register paid and got them locked in the truck then went back to SHOP. I also got a 6ft tall 3 ft wide steel shelving unit with 6 shelves (the old good ones) for 3.98 for storage. Yep I had a good day Shopping even if I had to load and unload the washer and dryer .

UPDATE....  Went back to the thrift store today on a hunch  looked around and asked where the sleeping bags would be. The girl said it was her department and led me to them. They had 2 oversized poly bags from Academy  good for -10 . I asked her if they ever got in cloth sleeping bags. She said she had a kids bag and a green adult bag in back. I asked for the green one she brought out a perfect M-1949 down filled Mountain bag.  I got all 3 bags for 18.54 !!!!!!!!

Monday, May 23, 2016

I want to see this !!!!!

    I hope this movie comes closer I want to see it. I think it will be good or at least different.

   It is a limited release and so far the nearest it has come is 250 miles from here :( .

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Good Deals ,Mad Wife

    In my in box today I got a property quote from the state . It is one I wanted and have researched . Its in a good area on a road that is 8 miles to anything a person could want to buy or do. The property is 1.1 acre and has an old shed  a mobile home pad, water is run, septic tank and it has a power pole. The place had a mobile home on it till 2006 or 07. In research it appears the lady died in 2007 and left it to her daughter and she quit paying the taxes in 2010. The price from the state is 931.89 $  all I can see I have to get it sellable is about 1/2 acre of brush to clear and 1/2 of bush hogging. Once clear it should sell for 9 to 12,000 . This is the one I hoped to make clear profit with.

      Here is the rub I was going to pay off most the loan on my daughters property . As it turned out we just redid the loan for a shorter term. The loan is in the wife's name and is drafted from her account. Now I put the loan amount in her account every month but she is quick to point out "she pays the loan "????? I am using her check for these properties ??????? I have dragged her to the bank twice this month  for a loan and we have nothing but a payment to show ????? Women are Weird . Her CDs , my saving bought them to use as loan collateral. The cash land purchases, cash from the BBQ. Am I going to buy this lot ? YEA  cause what I say goes!!!!!!!
      P.S.  Next week I will be on the coast I may have found my balls and made a stand but it has cost me 12 days on the beach to  keep her from crushing them under her heel.  :(

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The law that is ignored.

    Known as the McCarran-Walter Act, the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 allows for the “Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by president. Whenever the president finds that the entry of aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, the president may, by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or non-immigrants or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.


It is of note that the act requires that an applicant for immigration must be of good moral character and “attached to the principles of the Constitution.

Since the Quran forbids Muslims to swear allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, technically, all Muslims should be refused immigration.

Authenticated at: http://library.uwb.edu/static/USimmigration/1952_immigration_and_nationality_act.html


How many other laws can be  ENFORCED by an newcomer in power and force congress to repeal them to stop him. This act was passed in 1952 these men had just been through WWII entering Korea  lived the depression and were the planners of our countries growth economically. May be they were a bit smarter than our present leadership.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Never ask Newt his opinion if your liberal.

  Papa Mike post 3 or 4 articles a day and if you don't search you could miss a jewel hidden  in the day.


 Newt sums it up in one joke and gives insight into how Trump handles problems.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

My oldest daughter Graduated college today.

    Today I got to see my oldest graduate from College with 2 associate degree's. One is in automated manufacturing repair the other is automated automotive robotic repair. She already has certificates in Machine shop operation and Iso safety compliance and welding. As a father I am very proud of her.

 As proud as I am, I have worked in manufacturing and the repair side is always older male's that look and listen smile and mutter "that again". She is going to be entering a male dominated field who are of an age that will have a hard time accepting a woman co-worker. As a female with ZERO experience I think she will have a very hard time getting a job even with the degree's.

    She has 2 offers on the table both from automotive part manufactures  but they both have 5 year no compete clauses in them. Now the offers are decent 18$ start 2 years specialized schooling  and training top pay 28 +. Not bad but the no compete is regardless of fired or quit. She is looking elsewhere because she doesn't want to be lock out of a future job at better companies because she signed away the right to a whole industry. I agree with her avoiding those 2 for now. I would not sign a contract limiting me like that.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Old as sin sharp as a tack telling it like it is !


Lightning storm! A Maxine cartoon

     A lightning storm came through Friday night . At 50 feet a lightning strike isn't pretty it hit the pole in front of the house. I had no power for 13 hours and a fried Modem . It also burnt out the heat strip to ignite the oven. AT&T replace the modem today and I just ordered the part for the oven. It could have been worst, 3 houses and 1 set of apartments caught fire during it.


I bought a bird feeder. I hung it
on my back porch and filled it
with seed. What a beauty of
a bird feeder it was, as I filled it
lovingly with seed.
Within a week we had hundreds of birds
taking advantage of the
continuous flow of free and
easily accessible food.
But then the birds started
building nests in the boards
of the patio, above the table,
and next to the barbecue.
Then came the shit. It was
everywhere: on the patio tile,
the chairs, the table …
Then some of the birds
turned mean. They would
dive bomb me and try to
peck me even though I had
fed them out of my own
And others birds were
boisterous and loud. They
sat on the feeder and
squawked and screamed at
all hours of the day and night
and demanded that I fill it
when it got low on food.
After a while, I couldn’t even
sit on my own back porch
anymore. So I took down the
bird feeder and in three days
the birds were gone. I cleaned
up their mess and took down
the many nests they had built
all over the patio.
Soon, the back yard was like
it used to be ….. quiet, serene….
and no one demanding their
rights to a free meal.
Now let’s see……
Our government gives out
free food, subsidized housing,
free medical care and free
education, and allows anyone
born here to be an automatic
Then the illegals came by the
tens of thousands. Suddenly
our taxes went up to pay for
free services; small apartments
are housing 5 families; you
have to wait 6 hours to be seen
by an emergency room doctor;
Your child’s second grade class is
behind other schools because
over half the class doesn’t speak
Corn Flakes now come in a
bilingual box; I have to
‘press one ‘ to hear my bank
talk to me in English, and
people waving flags other
than ”ours” are
squawking and screaming
in the streets, demanding
more rights and free liberties.
Just my opinion, but maybe
it’s time for the government
to take down the bird feeder.
If you agree, pass it on; if not,
just continue cleaning up the shit!