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Friday, May 16, 2014

RIP Raccoon's Bookshelf

A friend of mine has finally thrown in the towel. The Raccoon's Bookshelf, a great repository of furry writing, has been shut down. The owner of the site felt it wasn't worth it to continue maintaining it.

I'm sure I'm not alone when I say this was a sad day for the furry writer's community as a whole.

Had I known this was coming, I would have taken over hosting the Bookshelf on my site, since I have tons of webspace that is not being utilized.

Goodbye Raccoon's Bookshelf; we will miss your presence.

The sad old warhorse

Posted by Kellan Meig'h at 8:44 PM
Edited on: Friday, May 16, 2014 9:17 PM
Categories: Friends, General Blogging, The Soapbox, Writings

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Chapter 14 of "Scribe"

Well, this is the first post of the New Year.

I thought you might like to know, Chapter 14 of "Scribe" has been posted for your reading pleasure.

Enjoy!

Kellan, The Old Warhorse

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Wishing all of my family and friends a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Kellan, the Old Warhorse

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Chapter 13 of "Scribe"

Hey All!

It's been a while, held up by the need to get the Tigress laptop running again.

Chapter 13 of "Scribe" has been posted for your reading pleasure.

Enjoy!

The old warhorse, Kellan

Sunday, April 28, 2013

I'm A HAM Radio Operator Now!!

Well, went to take the HAM radio exam yesterday.

Passed Technician, so I could take the General license test for free. Passed that, so I could take the Amateur Extra test for free. Passed that, with no study, so now I'm a top level HAM operator! Wow!

Once I have my call sign in ten days or so, I can talk around the world if I want to.

"Scribe" should return this Thurday with a new chapter.

CL for now,

Kellan, the old warhorse

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Chapter 04 Of "Scribe"

Hey All!

Here it is, Chapter 04 of "Scribe" has been posted.

Enjoy!

Kellan, the Old Warhorse

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Yahoo! Was Hacked!

Thursday, 12 July 2012 @ 2330 hours -

Okay, according to the news, Yahoo! was hacked and 1/2 million passwords were stolen and dumped on the 'net for all to see.

If you have a Yahoo! account, change your password! Now!! Apparently Yahoo! doesn't encrypt the passwords. How dumb.

Kellan, the old warhorse

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Happy Independence Day!

To all of my family and friends, wishing you all a Happy 4th of July!

Having served in our nations' armed forces, the 4th of July has a very special meaning for me. Our forefathers fought for our independence and I have served to continue our freedom. I am proud every time I see a soldier in uniform.

Hoping you all have a great 4th,

Kellan, the old warhorse.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Chapter 24 Of "Redemption"

Here it is, a treat just before Independence Day!

Chapter 24 of "Redemption" has been posted!

Enjoy!

Kellan, the old warhorse

Monday, June 25, 2012

Another Update

Just a short-ish update;

I've been dealing with this new laptop for a bit and work has been kicking my hiney real hard. So far, it's been a 'relatively' smooth transition to Window$ 7, now that I've done some 'tweaking to the (L)user interface.

I have had a few programs not work or fail to install, but I think that was to be expected. Most depressing was the failure of my Visioneer 9420 scanner to install. It works with everything up to Vista but 7 is enough of a different animal to not accept my scanner.

On the up side, it found my networked HP ink jet with no problems. Go figure. Windows XP fought me tooth and nail to configure it. My old laptop still doesn't like that printer, taking as long as ten minutes to send a print job to the printer.

Anyway, "Redemption" Chapter 24 might be ready by this weekend but don't hold your breath. I have family coming in this week so any writing will be put on hold once they arrive. I'm sure you will all understand this stance.

So, we might buy an Epson workforce 7510 ink jet for the house. It scans 11" X 17" and prints 13" X 19". What a beast. It all hinges on finding a place for it to live other than the closet, since it will do wireless networking.

Take care all!

Kellan, the old warhorse

Friday, June 08, 2012

General Update

This is just a short update to let all of you know, there will be no update this week due to the continuing agony of setting up a new laptop.

Have a great weekend,

Kellan, the old warhorse

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A General Health Rant

Sorry for this rant but I must get this off my chest.

Recently, I was having trouble with high blood pressure and a high pulse rate after waking up at night for no apparent reason. At one point, my heart rate was over 100 (!) and my blood pressure at that time was 180 over 91 (!!). I had my tigress take me to the hospital emergency room, since my numbers were not coming down very fast.

While we were there, my better half offered up that I would stop breathing at night. Well, to make a long story short, I was diagnosed with moderate obstructive sleep apnea. This is when your muscles in your throat and tongue relax, allowing the tongue to slip back into the throat, blocking the airway. Your body then wakes you up enough to begin breathing again. I had one-hundred and forty seven such event in seven point two hours of sleep on my test night.

I have Kaiser for health insurance so they supplied me with a CPAP machine to try for a few days, one week, to be exact. This machine works by increasing pressure to your airway, opening that blocked area to keep you breathing. After the first night, the effect was dramatic. I finally felt rested for a change.

I started using the loaner CPAP machine on a Monday night and by Saturday morning, I was out of bed and ready to go by 7:30 am! Normally, I didn't get out of bed before the crack of noon on a Saturday.

Anyway, I had to give back the Kaiser loaner and that night, I tried to sleep normally. No go. I woke up this morning feeling like crap. I was tired, achy and grumpy. Just like before.

I was told by Kaiser that it would be five to ten working days before my personal machine arrives via FedEx or UPS. That means all of the good that the CPAP machine did for me will be undone. In talking to a fellow worker that has been diagnosed, he informed me that he had been waiting two weeks so far, but the machine was on its way, according to a message from Kaiser Sleep Lab.

Did I mention this machine is being fulfilled by a company in my city? I can't just go pick it up, because it's not done that way. The order has to go from my city, to a city four cities away that has FedEx and UPS terminals, then back to me. I can't rent one, since that would need a prescription. Said script could be obtained, in a week for a Doctor to write it out, then mailed to me, another week. Can't just go get the script, either, according to the Lab.

Oh Well, maybe I'll get lucky and my machine will arrive in three days, like I was told in the first place, not the five to ten working days that my co-worker has waited (so far).

Sorry for the rant.

A disgusted old warhorse

Friday, May 11, 2012

The Next Chapter Of Redemption

Hey All!

Get ready for the last and final piece of the puzzle!

Chapter 22 of "Redemption" has been posted!

Enjoy!

Kellan, the old warhorse

Friday, April 13, 2012

Chapter 20 Is Up!

Hey All!

Well, how about Another Chapter of "Redemption"? 

Enjoy!

Kellan, the Old Warhorse

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Chapter 17 of "Redemption"

I guess my muse was in a generous mood.

Chapter 17 of "Redemption" has been posted for your reading pleasure!

Enjoy!

The Old Warhorse

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Chapter 15 of "Redemption"

Happy New Year to One and All!

Just a short note to inform all of my readers that a new chapter of "Redemption" has been posted for your reading pleasure.

Enjoy!

Kellan, the old warhorse

Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas One And All!

Hello from somewhere South of Casa Del Meig'h-

Just taking a moment, since I have very limited internet access and laptop battery power, to wish all of my family and friends a Very Happy Yuletide Season.

A special wish goes out to Aslaug, The Silver Coyote, Tigermark, Aramis, Styx, The BioCobra, Teric, Sigurd & Patty, Mike and Chris. May all of you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Cheers,

Kellan, the old warhorse.

Posted by Kellan Meig'h at 1:29 AM
Categories: Family, Friends

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Civilian versus Military

Just thought I would share this with my online family and friends.

Civilian versus Military

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Tell you not to do something stupid when drunk.
MILITARY FRIENDS: Will post 360 security so you don't get caught.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Call your parents Mr. and Mrs. So-and-so.
MILITARY FRIENDS: Call your parents mom and dad.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Hope the night out drinking goes smoothly and hope that no one is late for the ride home.
MILITARY FRIENDS: Know some wild stuff will happen, set up rally points and an E & E route.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Bail you out of jail and tell you what you did was wrong.
MILITARY FRIENDS: Will be sitting next to you saying, Damn, we f**ked up but, hey, that was fun!"

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Borrow your stuff for a few days then give it back.
MILITARY FRIENDS: Steal each other's stuff so often nobody remembers who bought it in the first place.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will listen to your relationship problems and hope it works out for you.
MILITARY FRIENDS: Will listen to you over a long hard road march, and will help you straighten it out better than Dr. Phil.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Know a few things about you.
MILITARY FRIENDS: Could write a book with direct quotes from you.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Might try to hit on your girl behind your back.
MILITARY FRIENDS: Have spooned with you in the field more than your girl has, and would never even think about doing that.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Would knock on your door.
MILITARY FRIENDS: Walk right in and say, "I'm home!"

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will wish you had enough money to go out that night, and are sorry you couldn't come.
MILITARY FRIENDS: Will share their last dollar with you, drag you along, and try to work free drinks all night.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Want the money they loaned you back next week.
MILITARY FRIENDS: Can't begin to remember who owes who money after taking care of each other for so long.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will tell you "They'd take a bullet for you."
MILITARY FRIENDS: Will actually take a bullet for you.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will ignore this
MILITARY FRIENDS: Will re-post this.

Kellan, the old warhorse

Posted by Kellan Meig'h at 3:11 PM
Categories: Family, Friends

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sorry For The Rant, But . . .

Okay, I'll start by saying "If you continue to read this post, it is a rant." There.

Yesterday, August 20th, the San Francisco 49'ers handed the Oakland Raiders their collective asses on a silver platter. Score? 17 to 3.

It's not so much that the Raiders were steamrolled, which by the way, I predicted to my niece, but it's the fact that there was violence afterwards.

After the game, some dumb-ass or dumb-asses decided he/they didn't like his black and silver being defeated so he/they shot two persons for wearing Niners clothing.

It's not bad enough that we have to spend money to get to the game, pay an outrageous price for tickets, endure warm beer and cold hot dogs (it balances out, right?), but do we need to wear ballistic vests to protect ourselves from post-game violence?

I'll put this forth; I do believe in the Second Amendment. Those few words are what keeps our land free. What I don't believe in is our judicial system. Illegal gun possession is treated very lightly by our mollycoddling judges. Collectively they are afraid to send someone to jail for illegally possessing a firearm of any kind. All they seem happy with is to enact further gun restrictions to make it harder on the legitimate firearms owners to continue to possess weapons of any sort. But I digress.

It's a sad statement that violence has to occur after (or during) sporting events. First the fan being beat up and hospitalized after a baseball game, and now this.

I am losing faith in my fellow man.

A very disgusted Kellan

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Chapter 10 of "Redemption"

Without too much fanfare, I have done it.

Chapter 10 of "Redemption" is up for your reading pleasure.

It's not much but it moves the story along. Enjoy!

Slainte!

Kellan, the old warhorse

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Social Networking and Virus Distribution

Just a word of warning.

If you use Deviant Art, Gaia or Aiwa, be forewarned. My daughter managed to download an infection of the main computer. Looks to be a Google Redirect but may contain a root kit and a trojan.

I can't get on-line with it, as the CPU usage in normal mode stays at 100%. Safe mode, I can't start Avast AV or get on-line. I'll have to put some diagnostic/disinfectant on a CD so I can fix this poor, hosed computer.

If I were ever to get face to face with a hacker that was responsible, I swear, that would be the last time they would ever be able to use a computer.

Grrr!!!!!!

Kellan, the pissed off old warhorse.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Pending Burnout

Hey All -

Just to let you know, just as my close friend Alaug has burned out, so have I. I cannot bring myself to write more "Redemption" at this point. Chapter 10 has languished for more than a month with no more than a few paragraphs completed.

I have another story in mind, but it does not have the Immortal Couple in it. All I can share at the moment is that it will be a post-apocalyptic tome, set in the near future and there will be humans and others.

It will be a while before you see this new story, whose working title is "Scribe". I hope you all understand that just like my friend, I can't seem to write that story anymore. I have hit not just a wall, but the side of a very tall cliff.

I'm not gone, just on hiatus.

Kel

Sunday, March 27, 2011

What's Up With This?

Sorry about the rant but this is just something I have to do to get this off my chest.

A forum that I haunt(?), uses Cloudflare , a proxy server of sorts that supposedly protects your website and speeds up performance. Now just to clarify, i do not own, admin nor mod the board in question.

What I am fed up with is the various "Error Pages" that I see when trying to access that board. At least twice a week, I am greeted with the classic "Go Away, Not Available, Come Back Later" page. Generally that means give it up for the evening because the site isn't coming back until tomorrow. Doesn't look like Cloudflare improves things if you ask me. If anything, access to that board is worse now that Cloudflare is being used.

Anyway, sorry for the rant. It just makes it so hard to communicate with the folks that are reading my stories.

A (very disgusted) Kellan, the old warhorse

Monday, January 24, 2011

Redemption Chapter 05 and a health update

Well, here it is

"Redemption" chapter 05 

It's not the best chapter I have ever hacked out but I think it serves well for the needed story progression.

Enjoy!

By the way, I've been diagnosed with an 8 millimeter kidney stone that will have to be broken up to be able to pass it out of my system. This one's too large to pass by itself, according to the doctor that treated me in the emergency room last Friday night. The problem is, I don't know if I can work with this, since I need to take pain meds (oxycodone) every 4 hours. Well, I'll try going to work tomorrow and see how it works out. I won't be seen by the Urologist until the first of February. I know, insane, isn't it?

Kellan, the very sick old warhorse.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Not The Way To Start The Year

Okay, this is no way to start the New Year.

Yesterday evening, my Tigress brought home Friday Dinner, a 6" Subway BMT. Tasty, enjoyable as always except when I had finished it, I had a sharp stomach ache start. This one was different, however. Besides the stomach ache, I was hurting in the vicinity of my left kidney.

The pain worsened, eventually leading to losing my dinner. You know, 'Driving the porcelain bus'. The pain continued to increase in intensity, leading to a trip to the Emergency Room.

The staff had a tough time getting me comfortable, eventually resorting to something much stronger than morphine. A cat scan revealed an eight millimeter(!) kidney stone. Yeah, not good.

They sent me home in hopes that I will pass the stone but I'm sure that's not likely. That means early next week, I'll have to have the stone broken up.

The pain pills have left me in a huge, San Francisco type of fog, so I had to wait until I was somewhat straight to type this. In a little bit, I'll be taking another pain pill and go back into the heavy fog again.

And how was your weekend?

Kellan, the old (hurting) warhorse

Posted by Kellan Meig'h at 2:02 PM
Categories: Family, Friends, Ranting

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Chapter Up!

Aaaand here it is!

Chapter 04 of "Redemption" 

Slainte!

Kellan, the old warhorse

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

 

Merry Christmas to all from the Old Warhorse and his family.

Slainte!

Kel

Sunday, November 28, 2010

New Story!

Hey All!

well, I kind of hinted around that this story might not be penned so soon, but here it is, Chapter 01 of "Redemption" 

Please note that my proofreader is out of commission at this point due to real Life problems. As such, you might find a few typo's.

At any rate, enjoy the ride!

Kellan, the old warhorse

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Final Chapter Of "End Game"

Well, here it is, in its entirety,

Chapter 18 of "End Game" 

I'm sure the ending will be a shocker to everyone.

Thanks for reading,

Kellan, the old warhorse

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Well, I've Obviously Done Something Now

I'm not sure if the people I'm reaching out to will read this but . . .

Somehow, I've managed to do something to cause several people to stop communicating with me. I had a problem with a supposed 'safe' program stopping a lot of emails but now that I've rebuilt my Hdd (without that program), I still don't hear from them.

I've ran this through my head numerous times and I can't figure it out. I'm fairly sure I haven't spammed them, called them bad things or some other slight. I've even tried a PM to one person, to no avail.

This really bothers me to no end. Several of the persons I haven't heard back from, I considered close friends, even though half the globe separated us from one another. I feel like I've stepped on some toes/paws/hooves here but I don't know how. I'm at a loss. Even if they don't communicate with me for whatever reason, I'll still consider them friends and consider my life been enriched for having known them.

One friend, SC, I know why I haven't heard from him. Still keeping him, his mate and their family in my thoughts and prayers.

Anyway, I owe several people some proofing work, then after that, I don't know what I'll be doing. I do think I've decided to give Torvald and Victoria a rest. I'm not sure many even care for these stories, at any rate.

I have another story that I will start on, just for myself this time. It will not be posted on PlanetFurry as it is only half-furry in nature and there might be a few mature (adult content) scenes in it. But as I said, it's just for me this time. If nobody likes it, too bad. It's just for me. Maybe later, I will return to the follow-up story to "End Game", the one that puts it all to rest for Torvald and Victoria.

Back to proofing,

Kellan, the sad old warhorse

Posted by Kellan Meig'h at 7:07 PM
Categories: Friends, General Blogging

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Chapter 17 of "End Game"

Well, here it is, in all of its glory; Chapter 17 of "End Game" 

My one remaining proofreader has had some sort of a setback in RL, so this had not been past him for scrutiny. In all honesty, I cannot ask him for help at this time. It would seem that it should be me that is asking how I can help him out.

If you read this, my friend, contact me if you need an ear to bend or a shoulder to lean on.

I hope y'all enjoy this chapter, since the showdown that many of you have anticipated, finally happens.

Kellan

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Chapter 16

I have felt better today so I managed to salvage Chapter 16 of "End Game" to some degree. Here it is.

Enjoy (I hope)

Kellan, the old warhorse

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wednesday Morning

Well, I'm taking a moment to blog this morning.

Worked on that HP Pavilion a847c computer last evening, first putting a new plastic piece on the damaged SATA connector, then reloading Win XP Pro again to get rid of the hhd being recognized as the I:\ drive.

All is better now and it actually works as advertised (somewhat). Still need to get the sound working (driver issues) and install a suite of some sort for productivity. Maybe Saturday's project.

One interesting thing; I am having to set up one account as a regular user for the owner and a second account for a roomie that has no safe surfing clues at all. Well, to the point that I installed WOT add on for Firefox and put it in "Parental Guidance" mode. The 'puter owner and I were talking about how unsafe a certain site was and the roomie was stating how he wanted to go there! Yikes!

Anyway, I have to get ready to go to work.

Slainte M'hath!

Kellan, the old warhorse

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sunday's Musings

Chapter 16 of "End Game" has been sent to my proofers so hopefully they will send back enough to be posted. Chapters 16 and 17 will tie "End Game" and "Defiance" together solidly, leaving no doubt as to where the two stories began and ended.

"End Game" will not stop there, however. There is still one more romp before it's over. I.E., the tigress has not sung yet.

On another note, I've been working on a HP pavilion a847c desktop computer that was given to a friend. It had the drive wiped on it so it was bare (no OS) when he received it.

I started to load Win XP pro on it and I started to run into problems. First was the problem that the installer couldn't write to the hdd. Took the drive (Maxtor 160Gb SATA), diagnosed it as bad and replaced it with a WD 320Gb SATA.

Another attempt at installation found a stick of RAM bad. Funny layout, too. 256 meg stick in Dimm 0, 1 gb in Dimm 1, 256 meg in Dimm 3. That 1 gb stick was bad, so we used the remaining two sticks to get it up and running.

Initial install went smoothly, then we attempted to install drivers. Now the fun began. It seems the hdd was set as I:\ not C:\. The HP drivers would try to unpack to a non-existant C drive, then fail and abort. Numerous attempts to correct the drive letter issue failed so I dug into the system further. I subsequently found where some joker, not knowing to press the clip in to unplug a SATA drive, had pulled the plastic guide away from the pins on the MOBO for the SATA 1 position! FARK!!

Now I'm researching just how to fix this, since the friend in question is on disability and he has no money for buy a new computer. Maybe I can scavenge the connector from somewhere and cobble it onto the board. Oh Well . . .

Anyway, look for Chapter 16 of "End Game" soon.

Take care,

Kellan, the old warhorse

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

End Game Chapter 15

Hey All ~

Chapter 15 of "End Game" has been posted for your reading pleasure.

Kellan

Posted by Kellan Meig'h at 10:51 AM
Edited on: Wednesday, September 08, 2010 11:40 AM
Categories: Friends, General Blogging, Writings

Monday, August 30, 2010

Missing Daughter Found!

My missing daughter is no longer missing! (but boy, is she gonna be grounded!)

She was in a women's shelter and she thought she should call one of us after she found her picture on a poster at the bus station!

Anyway, she's fine and she's coming home tomorrow. And she's grounded.

Take care,

Kellan, the old warhorse

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Another Chapter Of "End Game"

I'm not sure how I managed it but Chapter 14 of "End Game" is ready for your reading pleasure.

Warning! The last part is a shocker so don't say I didn't warn you!

Take care,

Kellan, the old warhorse

Posted by Kellan Meig'h at 11:44 PM
Edited on: Saturday, August 21, 2010 10:40 AM
Categories: Friends, General Blogging, Writings

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Just Checking In

Hey All!

Just checking in so you know the Old Warhorse is still alive and kicking.

Chapter 13 of "End Game" went off to my remaining two proofers and one of them has already returned the remains of that chapter. ;D

I'm playing around with a program that might be able to convert my stories to EPUB format for those who use an electronic book to read from. I'll not go into this further until I have done the conversion on a story and had a victim, I mean tester try it for errors.

Still trying to sell my truck with little success. I'm not giving up, though.

Take care and have a nice weekend,

Kellan, the old warhorse.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Too Much Stress!

Arrrgh!

What's so hard about selling a 1973 International 1/2 ton pickup? Between low-ballers, crack-heads, tweakers and no-shows, I'm ready to scream! Is $2,000 too much for a daily driver? Hmm? Opinions, please

Kellan, the aggravated old warhorse.

Posted by Kellan Meig'h at 4:29 PM
Edited on: Sunday, July 25, 2010 10:51 PM
Categories: Family, Friends, General Blogging, Ranting, The Soapbox

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

New Chapter!

Hey All!

Chapter 12 of "End Game" has been posted. This particular chapter should tie "Defiance" and "End Game" together firmly.

Enjoy!

Kellan, the old warhorse

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Not Good . . .

Something had a foreboding feeling all day today. I couldn't put a finger on it but it was there.

This afternoon, my tigress told me she had been laid off from her job. Yeah. No warning, too.

So this leaves us needing to pull in the old belt a few notches and look at where we can cut corners. I'm glad I hadn't been able to secure lodging for Further Confusion in January. That would have been something we wouldn't have been able to swing right now.

It's also a good thing I didn't buy a brand new truck because we would have been hurting for sure. Gah, we have such bad luck . . .

Kellan

Monday, June 28, 2010

New Chapter Is Up

As a note, I have posted Chapter 11 of "End Game" for your reading pleasure.

Enjoy!

Kellan, the old warhorse

Friday, June 04, 2010

Busy Day Tomorrow

As a quick note, today is 'Baby' the cat's eleventh birthday. She's still with us but she's a bit weaker than she has been.

Now on to the real intent of this blog.

Tomorrow will be a busy day for me. Getting my eyeglasses (Yay!) in the a.m., then fix the driver's inside doorhandle and adjust the MLPS, or 'Neutral Safety Switch' for all of you non-Ford savvy readers.

The door handle is a common thing with these trucks and it's about an hour job. About five minutes to do the actual fix, the rest spent taking the interior door panel off and replacing it afterwards.

The MLPS, however seems like a thirty minute fix at best, since "The Buffalo" sits so darn high! The switch does more than allow you to only start in Neutral or Park. It also tells the TCM (Transmission Control Module) what gear has been selected so it knows how to control the electric solenoids that operate the gears. If it's out of align, it does some 'weird' things, such as a very late, rough upshift from first to third (direct). It also won't allow you to lock out the Overdrive. If adjustment doesn't help, it will be replaced with a $44.OO USD new switch.

A few other things, such as realigning the front and rear bumpers and replacing some burnt out lamps will occupy the remainder of the day. Two pix of "The Buffalo" below.

Front:

 

Rear:

 

Have a nice weekend,

Kellan, the old warhorse

Posted by Kellan Meig'h at 9:36 PM
Categories: Family, Friends, General Blogging

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

New Family Member (vehicle)

It had to happen at some point . . .

As some of you well know, I have been struggling with my 1973 International Harvester Corporation Model 1010 pickup, pulling my hair out trying to find parts for it. The fun and joy of owning an obsolete truck.

My brother works for a tow company so they get vehicles in from time to time that they lien sale off. One such vehicle is a 1997 Ford F-250 XL Heavy Duty Standard Cab 4X4 pickup. I went today and put my money down ($1,600 USD), making it the newest vehicular member of our family. I don't have a picture of her just yet so her stunt double (twin?) will have to stand in.

 

"The Great White Buffalo" is about 90% as nice outside as this truck is. Pictures will be coming.

My friend "SC" will be glad to know "The Buffalo" is a kindred spirit to "The Bowtie Beast".

Quick specs: 136K miles, 460 SEFI V8, Auto trans, Manual hubs, 4.10 gears. Runs smooth as silk. No kidding!

Because it's a lien sale vehicle, I have to go to the DMV and jump through a few hoops to register it. Wish me luck.

Take care,

Kellan, the old warhorse

Posted by Kellan Meig'h at 8:38 PM
Categories: Family, Friends, General Blogging

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Another Chapter! Yay!!

Just a quick note-

Chapter 9 of "End Game"  has been posted for your reading pleasure.

Kellan, the old warhorse

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Saturday's Tidbits

Well, I finally decided to post this. It's official now; our cat has cancer. And it's inoperable. And it's teminal.

The sad part is she's still her old self at this point, albeit a bit slower than before. Her eyes are still bright and sparkly and she still craves attention. I guess we'll just make sure she's comfortable and do the humane thing when it's time.

Now that I got that off my chest, you can see why I'm not very upbeat at the moment. I've been trying to write but I guess my depression over not being able to help the furry member of our family out is geting to me. Maybe I will get myself out of this funk soon, before it consumes me.

As a side note, have you ever received an email telling you that you have an e-card from Hallmark? Well, some person in our school district opened one of those emails, propogating a trojan of sorts. Before IT tried to put the brakes on it, the disaster had spread to 34 schools and hundreds of computers. Not good. They were still in clean-up mode two days later. Oh Well . . .

To SC; I hope the Sharks get their behinds in gear or they will miss another chance at the Stanley Cup.

Anyway, have a nice weekend,

Kellan, the old warhorse

Monday, May 17, 2010

Monday's Blog

Well, Monday morning here at Casa Del Meig'h is an uneasy one.

It seems the little furry feline member of the family, Baby, is soon to go to the vet's office. She's been under the weather lately and a trip Saturday turned up a mass in her abdomen. This morning she will have an ultrasound performed to determine what this mass is and if it is treatable. We really hope it is, both medically and financially.

This comes at a bad time for us, since we had some expenditures that we needed to take care of. Now all of that will have to go on the back burner while we take care of Baby's needs.

On a lighter note, Chapter 9 of "End Game" has went to my able proofers but they must have been busy this weekend. Oh well, I'll get that chapter up soon. I'm about 4+ pages into chapter 10 at the moment.

A few friends here in SoCal are having a get-together at the end of the month and I can't begin to tell you just how bummed out I am that we can't attend. I really wish we could have put the trip together. Maybe next time.

Kellan, the old warhorse

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Story Update

Well, as you may know, "End Game"  has its intertwined story penned by my good friend Aslaug, called "Defiance".

Since they are meant to read in some order, here's Chapter 06 of "Defiance" for your reading pleasure.

Enjoy!

Kellan, the old warhorse

Posted by Kellan Meig'h at 9:06 PM
Edited on: Thursday, May 13, 2010 11:07 PM
Categories: Friends, Writings

Monday, April 26, 2010

Tomorrow . . .

Well, I'm on edge this morning. Why you ask? Because tomorrow, Tuesday the 27th, is my surgery date for my cataract removal.

I've had it done before and it wasn't such a big deal so don't ask me why I'm nervous this time.

If I seem to fall silent for a few days on the 'net, this is why. I'll need to get some reader glasses so I can see to use the computer. I won't be able to do that until my post-operative eye settles down a few days after surgery.

Wish me luck,

Kellan, the old warhorse.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

My Eldest Child . . .

And here is my eldest daughter Jan, the one responsible for Dana's make-over.

 

Slainte!

Kellan, the old warhorse