~ by Carl McIntyre

(This episode is based on an actual conversation)


And finally, just before dawn, they were greeted by a smiling Big Mac outside Joe’s Café & Coffee…

Season 8—Chapter 8—Changes—Episode 2:

Continuing our story—outside Joe’s Café & Coffee… “I figured you’d end up here,” Big Car Mack was grinning ear-to-ear.

That transparent, huh?”

Big Mac & Boomer outside Joe's Café & Coffee

“That transparent, huh?”

Yeah, but you were less-than-forthcoming at Silverthorn’s.”

What do you mean by that?”

You said you were contemplating reverting the blog back to the way it was in 2007.”


I may be off-base, but I think you were considering ending the blog.”

The thought crossed my mind. Visits ARE way down, and since the virus attack, I’ve lost Photoshop 7, and now am stuck with Photoshop 11; which seems to be a far less capable program for drawing. Besides, many of my blogging friends quit a long time ago. No blog lasts forever.”

Hmmmm… I seem to recall that when you lost that old MS-Word program you used for original drawings, you thought you could no longer make drawings, and when you first got Photoshop 7, you thought the same way, yet you found work-arounds, and the illustrations actually improved.”

Okay, there probably is one, but I’ve yet to find it, and still, readership is way down.”

You ever look at the sidebar? There are 488 subcribers there.”

Most of whom never actually come to the site. Some have feed-readers, where they can read the blog without ever actually logging-in, so they don’t show up on the blog-stats. Others simply delete the email notice.”

So, it’s settled then?”

I need coffee, Carl, let’s go inside.”

Inside Joe’s Café & Coffee—the conversation continued…

Well, lookie who’s here,” Trigg Guudelender made note of Boomer’s arrival, “The blog-killer himself.”

Hello Trigg,” Boomer grinned, “Hyperbole, much?”

Inside Joe's Café & Coffee

“The blog-killer himself.”

Proud Czech Josef Rusicka chimed-in, “I just get this fancy new café and you’re gonna kill us off. I suppose you expect some coffee?”

Yeah, that would be right.”

Good luck with that!”

How do you feel about being erased?”

It sounds to me, at least,” Camille Farkleberry grinned, “You’ve made your decision.”

I have.”


We’re all still here. Where we belong.”

To be Continued…


About sgtmajcarl

A little crusty on the outside...but inside?
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12 Responses to Decision

  1. Jack Boardman says:

    FIRST!!! By default, no doubt.

    “How do you feel about being erased?”

    Okay, Carl, I DID NOT say this! 😀


  2. Sarah Cooper says:

    Gotta say, I am mainly a feed reader … reader. This is one of the few blogs I visit “in person”, because I know I’m going to comment and because I want the full effect.


    • sgtmajcarl says:

      I’m pretty-sure this “Boomer Guy” is on-the-mend. He seems to have figured-out his new drawing program, which really had him running in circles trying to figure the thing out. #JustSpeculating And too, for us it really never has been about visit totals, it’s about the community. 🙂


  3. Trig Guudelender! That’s Betty White’s boyfriend! Don’t
    cha know?


    • Jack Boardman says:

      “It’s a FINE morning here in Codger Corners!” The baritone voice belonged to Isaac Barrington Guudlender, president and owner of “Guudlender Bank & Trust,” Codger Corners’ only bank.
      “Good morning to you, Trigg,” Carl boomed back, “what’s an old Swede like you doing up and out so early?”
      “I’m about as much a ‘Swede,’ Carl McIntyre,” Trigg smiled, “as you are an Irishman—or is it Scots?”
      “Scottish,” Carl answered, “and my ancestors earned that name the old fashioned way—they worked for it!”

      Trigg predates this blog and was created for an “Active Rain” Real estate blog 04/27/2007. 😀


  4. fluttermatters says:

    Methinks thinks Fluttermatters the codger doth protest too much when the alternative is mowing the lawn.


    • Jack Boardman says:

      A surprisingly good point, Bird-Brain. 😛


      • fluttermatters says:

        Methinks thinks Fluttermatters that yee has little faith in the power of observation provided by BLUE tooth enabled PINK diamond encrusted spectacles designed by Elton John and sanctioned by non other than he who lives to the west of east in the bluest of blue mountains drizzled with pristine waters often mistaken for ANGEL’s tears and yes it is true – Fluttermatters speaks of the one, the only, THE MASTER!


  5. Chris Shouse says:

    I would miss these posts and be very sad if they went away. I am still without internet but I use my data to try and still keep up with my favorite blog! 🙂


    • Jack Boardman says:

      Chris, Remember these words from the post”

      “We’re all still here. Where we belong.”

      And take comfort. 😉


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