APRIL 27, 2022


I’ve been in a good mood lately. We have a new resident in our home, and he is full of naughty energy. If you have ever been around a wire-haired Fox Terrier, you will know exactly what I mean. We adopted him from a family in Palm Springs, California, who had another wire Fox Terrier and the two of them did not get along. So, through some very good friends we were able to adopt him. He immediately settled in and made himself at home. He doesn’t seem to mind the radical climate change of living in the Pacific Northwest. Our Schnauzers both died of old age over the past couple of years, so we were dog lonely. Our friends laughed hilariously when we told them his name was Trevor. Trevor loves to watch TV and take naps with the old guy. We took him on this first camping trip to the river last weekend, he loves the outdoors. His presence in our home makes life a lot more bearable and fun.


We live in a relatively small town, but it seems to have the same problems as the larger cities around the state. While we were having dinner this evening, we both commented on how the restaurant was beginning to look a little dingey. The waiters didn’t seem to look as neat and well dressed as in the past. We were seated next to a window overlooking the parking lot, and I noticed it hasn’t been cleaned in a while. Lots of little bits and pieces laying around, and the shrubbery needs to be trimmed. I’m willing to give them a pass, I’m surprised they are still open after what our illustrious leaders put them through for the past two years. I’m sure they took one hell of a financial beating.

My wife commented that the whole town is looking like the Obama years. We just came back from a driving vacation covering six states. Everywhere we went looked poorer, dirtier, and the roads are not up to standards of the past. Phoenix, Arizona was the one exception. Phoenix is experiencing a boom, and it looks great.

After dinner we went by the local market to pick up a few food items, about six bags, over $200.00. The shelves seemed to be fairly well stocked, but we were stunned by the price of beef. A package of two dinner sized steaks was $42.00. Needless to say, we opted out of that deal. I’m thinking they are trying to force us into eating plant-based meat substitutes. We are only feeding two people, and I work from home, so my gasoline purchases are pretty spaced out. My wife asked how do people manage, that have three or four kids, drive two cars to work daily? Food has to cost $350.00 per week, and gas for two cars $200.00, plus all of the other day to day expenses. Life has to be pretty damned grim for a lot of folks. So, when exactly can we expect the “Build Back Better” thing to kick in?

Click on the link below to feel better about how the government is spending your tax money.

Ain’t life great? Well, it would be if we had a lot less politicians constantly screwing it up. God Bless all of you and your families. Stay alert, your wellbeing depends on it now more than ever.


2 thoughts on “THE VIEW FROM ST. CHARLES

  1. We are terrier people, they’re awesome. Check out a wire, they are crazy fun dogs. Thank you for your comments. God bless. My father had a saying he must have made up himself, he said; “It’s a great life if you don’t weaken”. Certainly true in today’s times. BTW, we took about a one year break before getting Trevor.


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