Friday Thoughts

Since I’ve retired, every day feels like a holiday. I have to keep checking the calendar to see what day it is. I can’t recommend retirement highly enough. πŸ™‚ As the warm weather approaches, though, I’ve learned to dread the weekends. The new scourge of country living are 4-wheelers and underage humans with no discernable parental supervision. Why would a parent buy a 520 lb metal unfeeling machine for a small child? Do they think it won’t happen to their child? That’s crazy. I’m glad it’s illegal for an unlicensed driver, or anyone underage, to even operate these machines on the road but apparently these laws are flaunted as long as there are no repercussions. Some one that young has zero driving experience and they tend to be fearless, in all the wrong ways. A few years back, there was one instance of one of these hapless youngsters ending up impersonating a hood ornament on someone’s pickup truck. It was very tragic. I don’t even like to think about how sad it was for the child and for the driver who had to live with the aftermath. I grew up riding mini-bikes and dirt bikes. All on dirt and away from traffic. I acquired quite a bit of driving experience in a somewhat safe environment. A motorcycle is infinitely safer than a 4-wheeler. It’s only 2 wheels, much lighter and easily maneuverable. If one gets into trouble on a dirt bike it’s easier to just ‘step off’. I’d knock the dust off, feel like a fool, then get back on and go. When a 4-wheeler gets into trouble, they almost always flip over. It’s the nature of the beast. That leaves the less than 100 lb kid with no protective gear permanently mangled or dead from the weight of that monster machine landin’ on them. It does not end well. πŸš‘ Happens all too frequently every summer. It’s even happened to a few adults and they never walked again. 4-wheelers are really dangerous in inexperienced hands.

Rant over. 😜

For real! Who’s been spying on me?! 😁😁

It rained a lot yesterday with no severe weather! β˜” Rain is God’s special blessing. β›ˆ My thoughts and prayers are with all those that were severely impacted. Seems like Alabama always gets slammed. Thank you to everyone that’s been praying for our area. We needed the rain pretty badly but not the storms. Praising the Lord God for His protection.

Not much going on today. No hard-fast plans, anyway. πŸ™‚ If we don’t go for a ride, we’ll probably work around Red Bird Acres. You know, doing a little of this and a little of that. When one has over 6 acres, there’s always something that must be fed, washed, repaired, maintained, fertilized, burned, planted or whatever. πŸŒ»πŸ’ And that’s not complaining. I feel very blessed that our ✞ Lord ✞ would let us borrow this land while we’re His Ambassadors here on Earth. It’s kinda like a pre-Paradise sample courtesy of God’s mercy and love.

I hope you have a blessed day folks.

(っ^▿^)ۢ🍸🌟🍺٩(Λ˜β—‘Λ˜ )

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8 thoughts on “Friday Thoughts

  1. I have never been on a dirt bike or motorcycle so I dont know the feeling; but I do know the damage that could be done with a child riding and the parents sitting at home thinking everything is ok. Hope you have a good day at Red Bird Acres!

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    1. That has to be the answer ’cause it sure isn’t any overabundance of intelligence that influence’s the Parental Units to allow this. πŸ˜‰

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  2. Retirement is sounding better all the time!
    We get the four wheelers here too, We live on a country road and they love to race up and down. Scary for sure with those young ones.
    My Grandpa used to take us on motorcycle rides. We loved it!

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  3. I hate when kids are turned loose on quads. Not only are they inexperienced, the part of their brains that recognize consequences and make judgements aren’t fully matured yet so they make rash decisions. Love how you say you are borrowing the land. That’s all it really is, but we too often forget that as Christians and the rest of the world, well…. Have a blessed and happy weekend!

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    1. For me, remembering I’m just visiting and that I have a job to do for Him, makes life a whole lot less complicated and easier to take. I like my life and I like being alive, but this is not the end of all things. Praise God for His mercy. Have a good one! πŸ™‚

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