Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Guns Save Lives - Nevada Style 3-26-12

Another homeowner defending their life. Locally. Good job! I would shoot someone who kicked in my door.

Resident shoots possible intruder near Washington & Jones

 Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A resident of a home near Washington Avenue and Jones Boulevard shot a a man attempting to break in on Monday evening.
Police said the suspect kicked in the home's door in the 5800 block of Iris Avenue after 6 p.m., prompting the resident of the home to shoot the suspect.
The suspect fled the scene and was caught and arrested two houses down.
He was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Action News will update this story as new information becomes available.



Monday, March 26, 2012

Canner conundrum.

<p>My sweet sister-in-law is due to have a baby soon and I am going to go help out. To prepare I am making some of my usual canned goods to take. I did spaghetti sauce Saturday. About halfway through the pressure all of the sudden lessens and my weight slows. I scrubbed it well and looked it over. There were no leaks from the seal as it cooked and other wasn't looking weird. I figured it was a fluke. Today I put in some tortilla soup. 7 quart jars. The max for my canner.  With 20 minutes left the pressure started to yo-yo. Never changed the heat but the pressure went up and down. Any ideas? Do i just need to replace the whole shebang? Did i do something wrong ? Is there some upkeep I don't know about? It is a presto pressure cooker /canner. 7 quarts. It is not even 3 years old yet.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Such a little thing....

To be causing such problems. I broke a tooth. That one, right down there. I went to the dentist who told me enough of the tooth had broke that I was going to need a root canal. Now look close at that root. Does that look normal to you? No? Me either. It is shaped like a corkscrew. Not so easy to do a root canal on. He was only able to get half of the nerve but figured I would be ok. I was not. Two days later, I was in his office, in tears. He hollowed out my tooth like a pumpkin and took out the posts from the root canal. He then packed the hollow tooth with gauze so the infection could drain and covered it all with a temporary filling.
Last night I hurt so badly I wanted to rip the damn thing out of my mouth myself. My pain pills are not doing a thing and the fact that this tooth sits under your sinuses (I developed a sinus infection that first day) didn't help. I called the dentist at home today and begged him to pull the tooth. He found one of his assistants who was willing to come in on a Saturday and told me to come on in. He studied my x rays while he waited for me to get there and told me I had two options.
Option A: He pulls the tooth. There is a strong possibility that root will just break right off and he will have to remove some of my jawbone to fish it out.
Option B: I go to an oral surgeon who will do the exact same thing, but has the capabilities to put me under if that happens. He can also build up the jawbone for the implant I will need to fix this mess.
I of course opted for option B. I was prescribed stronger antibiotics and some Percoset to get me through until I can call the surgeon on Monday.
Just thought I would let you all know why I am going to be out of the blogging sphere for a while.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Be back soon

I have been having dental work done and will start posting again once I can feel my face.

Guns Save Lives - Nevada Style

Have a new incident here that is raising the awareness level but the questions as well. I personally think I would feel threatened too. We have a 6 foot stone wall for thee sides of the yard and then a locked gate on the house side so if I saw someone weird there would be some issues.

Shooting of possible intruder prompts more residents to get armed


 Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A Las Vegas resident took matters into his own hands by fatally shooting a possible intruder on Tuesday morning. 

It happened around 9:30 a.m. in the 2100 block of Spurs Court, near Sahara Avenue and Hualapai Way on the far west side of town. 

The victim was shot in the back yard of a home. Police believe the victim had no right to be on the property and did not know the resident who fired the shots.

The resident called 911 and claims to have shot in self defense.

People who live nearby say this is the last thing they expected to happen in their quiet neighborhood.

"You're talking nine in the morning, in broad daylight," said Stacy Hawkins. "This is an upscale neighborhood. It proves it can happen anywhere. It's kind of scary. It definitely makes you think."

The incident has prompted many residents to question their own safety, and the protective measures they have in place at their homes.

Bob Irwin, the owner of The Gun Store, says things like this typically cause an increase in gun sales.

"People realize how vulnerable they are, and want to have a gun in the house to protect themselves," Irwin says. "It's a normal reaction to crime."

"If somebody comes after me, with the intent to harm me or my family, I want to be able to protect myself and the ones I love," says Ned Barnett. "That's all I care about. That's why I'm here looking for a pistol to keep at home."

Irwin says gun sales are already up 31 percent over the same time last year.

Friday, March 16, 2012

I can sew!!!

My mom just came for her first visit in ages. (Hard to have visitors when the guest room still have live-in family!) She brought belated Christmas and birthday presents. For me she brought a sewing machine. I can not tell you how amazing this is. I have been wanting one for ages. I know it is high on every list but really we never had room before and then it always seemed like we had other things to buy and then family moved in and finances got tight. My husbands older sister was here as well and she is a sewing guru and we found this great pattern for pillow case dresses. (My mom had mentioned them) We opened that box and made that gorgeous thing sing. I love it!!!! What do you think?

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Dinner in the smoker

I made two different kinds of chicken tonight. I used a suggestion from my nephew and used a cajun rub on six chicken breasts. I wrapped them in bacon and threw them in the smoker.
The other pieces of chicken I used a Mojito Lime seasoning from Grill Mates.
Dinner is on!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Holy Honeycomb Batman

I opened my hive yesterday since it was such a nice day. I wanted to see how my bees were doing for honey stores. Apparently, they had a very abundant season last summer as they had loads of honey left. I will still feed them because there aren't really any flowers blooming yet, besides my few crocuses. One frame looked like whichever bee was in charge was high when she designed the layout. Instead of building flat along the frame, they build all sorts of little tunnels and mazes SIDEWAYS. It was all built out away from the frame and looked almost like rungs on a ladder. I cut it all off to encourage them to build it like they are supposed to. They had quite a mess going on. My kids have been picking at the comb ever since. I have to admit, fresh honey tastes soooo much better than what you pick up at the store!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Spring has sprung?

We had a snowstorm blow through three days ago and dropped four inches of snow. Today I took this picture. Mother Nature is off her rocker.

Monday, March 5, 2012

MRE Thoughts

JW wants to add some MRE's to our food storage. I honestly have no idea where to look, who sells the best tasting for the best [rice. I am a novice here!! Any thoughts?

Friday, March 2, 2012

Awesome girly backstraps for your gun!!

So I stumbled onto this great gal who takes the removable backstraps and adds some wicked flare. Color, style, affordable!!  I am loving her. I was super sad because my gun was not one she worked with but when I mentioned my disappointment we got to chatting. I think she is going to do some for me! I am stoked. I love her black and purple swirls design. Now I can have some color to my gun but still have my gun. All the options out there for girl guns tend to be pink, not for a lefty, and not FMS friendly. So if you have removable backstraps and want some customization to your gun go check her out. She is on Facebook or sells through Gun Goddess!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Tactical but fashionable?

So I am wanting a bag/purse to carry. Not for my gun but for all those things you men carry on your belts and some others hehe. I want to carry my knife, baton, flashlight and any other items I might need fast in exterior pockets and then other stuff interior. Water, snack, baby wipes, glow sticks, fire starter, any other items that might be useful in a stranded scenario but not really as a defense. Finding a bag is proving hard. I have a friend who sells Thirty-One stuff and is a cops wife who has some ideas. *Awesome personalized organization and chick stuff btw for you guys who want gift ideas!! She is happy to ship* Anyway that is a big possibility right now. Most things I find are either guy oriented, ugly carry purses, or really plain. Nancy R. thought diaper-bag which is another good thought. They make some great possibilities these days that aren't kid themed. Usually have great exterior storage. Hmmm..... any ideas? This is one I know a few women carry but then make a bit girly. As you can tell it is hideous.