All in the Family featured the curmudgeonly Archie Bunker. Archie was television’s most famous grouch, blunt, blustering, straightforward and untouched by the PC crowd. He was the archetype of the conservative male. Michael desprately tried to reeducate him, but he persisted in his breviloquence.

Looking back at the last 40 years, we realize: ARCHIE WAS RIGHT!


Personal Update

Farmer Tom gave me a call yesterday to see what I was up to, and to invite me to join the group on Face Book.  He asked how I was and how I was doing.  Then  a customer came in and I had to get back to work.

The short version is that I started a new job six months ago.  It's in a different town almost 400 miles from home.  We've been trying to sell our house but where we live now there are lots of homes for sale and not a lot of buyers.

The new job is great!  I haven't lost my touch.  I like not working with crazy people.  I've been greatly blessed and Mrs. Ipsa is able to stay home full time and home school.

The original plan was that the house would sell quickly and we'd have a new place.  To keep my expenses low, I rented a cheap apartment.  There is no TV or phone or internet in my apartment because I didn't want to sign a contract.  I don't have the luxury of a non-monitored internet at work.  I doubt my IT guy spends a lot of time checking up, but they let it be know that he can.  No blogging on the clock for me.

I'm home this weekend.  It's supposed to get into the low 80's today.  My son is nuts about fishing and I think there will be at least some mayfly hatches this afternoon.  In a little bit we are getting back in the truck (I just got home last night) and taking another drive.  I'm hoping he'll connect with some browns.


  1. Thanks for the personal update. As I mentioned in the comment on your last post: yes, when you are able, you should do the FB thing. Glad things are going well, and will be praying that your house sells quickly.

  2. Difster3:53 PM

    I'm glad the new job is going well.

  3. WaterBoy8:13 PM

    Would hope that you and your boy caught some dinner, but IIRC, you're largely C&R. So instead, I should say that I hope you both had a great time together.

    Also glad that you have a job that you seem to enjoy. The sale will happen eventually, so just keep on trucking (literally) until it does. The fact that Mrs. Ipsa gets to be with the kids full time is definitely a plus, too.

    Maybe y'all will finally get a chance to come down and unwind on the boat this summer....