By the way, sorry for recent absence from the blog; if anyone is reading this. Since the shingles were stolen a while back, I've hesitated to post anything on the progress in the off chance those worthless fu$&ers had the internet, a computer and even knew what a blog was.
It's funny (not really) how violated you feel when someone messes with your shit. Its been over a month now and I still can't shake it. I've been spending just about every evening up here waiting, hoping and praying they come back so I can sick ole Barley on 'em; but no dice. In time - they'll be back.
I talked to my neighbor today and he told me they got the Thaxton tire bandits. He had a truck load of tires dumped on his property back in May when someone swiped some parts off my dads track loader. I wonder if the bastards they caught were the same creole that took my shingles (fingers crossed) - http://www2.newsadvance.com/news/2011/nov/17/illegal-tire-dump-bedford-county-man-charged-ar-1467081/
Anyhow, I'm about to wrap up this day on the mountain burning brush and chasing the pups around.
[1 fire, 1 beer and 1 hell of a view]