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Tales from the O-NO Ranch 9-27-10

Mad Jack Hanks
Wellington, Colo.

Today is a Monday. Many of you got up this Monday sort of dreading to get off to work. Some of you didn’t. I didn’t. I didn’t because I don’t have a job to go to. Nope and I haven’t for a long spell. I am somewhat structured as I usually write this column on Mondays and I like to go to the cement pond for my weekly swim.

Mondays can offer up some good and some unpleasant things to occur during the day. I usually set a goal of 26 (25-meter) laps to swim. I reckoned sometime back that it would require that many to keep this magnificent toned 70-year-old body in shape. Now gentle readers, if you believe that, I have a three legged colt that just won the All American Futurity that I will sell you!

Today I felt so good swimming I did 40 laps! I got a really good night’s sleep last night and that helped I’m sure. Then it was off to Wally’s World to get a filter for the vacuum and one for the furnace plus a few odds and ends of food staples. Now here comes the part where my day started to get a little unpleasant at least for a short while. I searched the checkout lanes to find the shortest one. I’m always short on patience as hard as I try not to be. I finally found a lane where a woman was getting ready to pay out as her groceries where in her cart in sacks. Behind her was a couple that had a reasonable amount, but not too large of a cart full. Now the lady up front had about 850 coupons to cash in. After that long delay it appeared she was gonna’ run out of credit cards before she found one that had any credit left on it. I think I saw her use at least five before she hit bingo.

I got home, turned the ponies out, put up the food stuffs, put on a load of laundry, changed the sheets on the bed, fixed breakfast and discovered a heating element was out on the oven. I’m about through unloading all my troubles on you children, so I’m gonna’ quit and try and figure out how to get that heating element out of the oven and hopefully get a new one.

Today is still a good Monday and I’m happy about that, but it’s early yet.

Stay tuned, check yer cinch on occasion and I’ll c. ya.