Author Archives: Ronald D. Drobeck

About Ronald D. Drobeck

I've read, learned, been discriminated against, patronized, lied to, laughed at, laughed with, and ignored. I'm not a minority, not tall, not good looking, not skinny, not hairy, and can see 10 miles, but not two feet. I've been a paperboy, college student, licensed nursing home administrator, professional musician (swing drummer), duck and goose hunter, fisherman, conservationist, Eagle scout, camp counselor, canoeing instructor, lifeguard, comedian, restaurant owner, licensed exterminator, insurance agent, warehouse manager, carpenter, conservative, father of 4, baseball coach, husband, worrier, writer, embryo gardener, and nice guy.

Grumpy (showing me his colors this morning)

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Keeeerrrrrrrr Flushhhhhhhh – The Tucson Monsoon fun

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A wonderful down pour.
We should have had enough now to start filling the water table back up. We were ahead by 3/8 of an inch yesterday locally. We here in Tucson ‘DO’ understand what it means to us. The great flushing and filling again. Kerrrrrr flushhhhhhh.
Before the monsoon, I had cleaned every down spout around the house.
Unfortunately, the winds that come with this rain blew leaves and debris into the troughs which then plugged them up again.
I was prepared, put on my rainproof jacket and bare legged, proceeded to undo screws at the elbows to release the clogs in the warm rain…. grinning all the way.
I’ve been doing this for over 25 years. I clean ’em, they get plugged and I let the rain be the flusher. LOL
Nothing inside the house….. all outside stuff.
I’ve tried all of the screens and covers but they just get plugged up too so…… it’s me….. maintenance man…. out there, fighting mother nature.
Why do I get the feeling that she’s doing this on purpose and loves to see me grin??????
Ha! Thanks!!!! That was fun, got me off of my butt, and I won again …………… for now. Life is a great adventure.

Minions and Libions (serious comment)

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Minions and Libions

My family’s left me home alone again, while they go on vacation in the North.
I had no idea. It’s been a year since the last one.
Two days in a row relaxed!!!!!!!
I just woke up from a corked grape juice induced nap.
Two days in a row, the dogs haven’t startled me awake.
Ahhhhhhhhh!
So, relaxed I can’t even change the channel and anyway something I wanted to see is just coming on.
“Minions”!
I wouldn’t normally change the channel to see it, but ………. it’s right there coming on! So……………
You know, I’ve been seeing Minions around for some time now but didn’t know where they came from!
I wouldn’t ask.
I was just going to accept their existence like I accept the existence of Libions!
Ha!
I’ve been expanded. See what happens when you leave me alone?
Life’s good. rdd

 

Tomorrow, tomorrow (poetry the day after Memorial Day)

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Good Morning
Tuesday the day after Memorial Day.
Today yet, I still celebrate their victories and mourn their loss. Thank you brave people.
Today, Tuesday 5/2918, I will still fight to save our nation.
I only have words now.
Oh ya! I have my vote, and I have my dollar that I can spend wisely.
Well, I guess I still have my ears to listen to reason, and my mind to practice common sense.
My heart still beats to be used on things of the heart.
Ha!
I guess those that gave up their lives …………..
are still counting on me today, tomorrow, tomorrow.
rdd