Sunday, July 21, 2013

Things Are Happening and It Keeps Raining

Rain, Rain and More Rain
We’ve really had the rain. It seems like every day we have a shower or thunderstorm. Sometimes it is a struggle to find a time to mow the lawn or go fishing. So far we have managed to accomplish both, but it has required some effort keeping up with weather reports, weather radar and checking the sky.

Fishing on South Holston Lake
Last week we made two fishing trips. On Thursday I went with a couple of my fishing buddies. We got our limit of lake trout and had a good day of fishing. Our 6 fish weighed a tad over 28 pounds and the largest was 6 lb. and 2 oz.

I returned to the lake on Saturday morning with Kevin and Zachary (son and grandson). We got the boat in the water early but then spent about an hour waiting out a thunderstorm that was threatening. I just don’t want to be on the water when there is lightening.

photo 1After the storm passed we began a short run to the magic fishing spot where we troll for the lake trout. We got our limit of 6 nice lake trout by around 1 PM. We all had a fun day of not only fishing but catching. Our 6 fish weighed a little over 28 pounds and our biggest fish was 6 1/2 pounds and was caught by Zachary!  The picture to the right shows Zachary holding his monster catch.

Here’s two more pictures. And if you look closely you will see there are only 5 fish. We caught the 6th fish after we had taken the pictures below. As we were cranking in our trolling lures to end the day of fishing we got a bite on the way in. It was another nice trout that added over 4-5 pounds to our stringer.

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Tennessee Granddaddy Says: 
A puzzle I received from a friend:

You are on a horse, galloping at a constant speed.

On your right side is a sharp drop off.

And on your left side is an Elephant traveling at the same speed as you.

Directly in front of you is a galloping Kangaroo and your horse is unable to overtake it.

Behind you is a Lion running at the same speed as you and the Kangaroo.

What must you do to safely get out of this highly dangerous situation?

Answer: Get off the merry-go-round.

Quote of the Day
You must welcome change as the rule
but not as your ruler.
~Denis Waitley

Joke of the Day

There's an old sea story about a ship's Captain who inspected his sailors, and afterward told the first mate that his men smelled bad.

The Captain suggested perhaps it would help if the sailors would change underwear

The first mate responded, "Aye, aye sir,
I'll see to it immediately!"

The first mate went straight to the sailors berth deck and announced, "The Captain thinks you guys smell bad and wants you
to change your underwear."

He continued, "Pittman, you change with Jones, McCarthy, you change with Witkowski,
and Brown, you change with Schultz."


Someone may come along and promise "Change", but don't count on things smelling any better.

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