Nov 30

So, In The Dog House For Answering One Of Those “Wife” Questions …

Sitting around watching some show on tv when she turns to me and asks “IF you could go back to when we were first dating, would you still ask me to marry you?”

To which I responded “Knowing what I know now or still blissfully ignorant of what was to come?”

Which, according to some unwritten female code, is NOT the right answer.

But, I blindly walked right in to that “Does this dress make my ass look fat?” type question. (Which also should not – can not – be answered with “Compared to what?” I found out.)

But don’t get me started.

Not a lot going on around here. Had friends visit us from Utah over the Thanksgiving weekend. I made the turkeys and they made everything else. We STILL have too much pie in the fridge! They “broke in” the FILA and said they really liked it down there. Cool.

Wx is getting a lot colder. Supposed to start getting wet tomorrow for the next 4 days. The thumbnail on the wx map shows possible snow tomorrow. Wouldn’t doubt it but my “feelings” about it is we won’t get any real snow until mid-December. But who knows around here.

Took our dog (Wiz) to the vet this AM for teeth cleaning and probably a tooth extraction. If he only gets the cleaning, that’s around $1000. If he gets an extraction, that’s around @$2000. How much y’all want to bet he gets at least 1 extraction. Would bet on 2 “just because.” SWMBO is off picking him up now … (A new dog would be cheaper.)

And I had planned to pay off the credit card this coming month. Damn!

Two 10 lb chubs of 85% burger cooked down to 16 lbs of usable meat and now resides in the freeze dryer for the next day or so. Yummy stuff!

Ham slices, peas, and sweet potatoes for dinner tonight. Time to make a beef stew tomorrow.

BTW, I would. In a heartbeat.

Nov 23

What Were YOU Doing 60 Years Ago Today. I Was Sitting In The School Hall Waiting To Get Bitched Out …

For being in a fight when someone came out (crying) and told us to get our asses (that’s a quote) back to class cause the President had been killed. You know the news is bad when the adult cries. As an 11 year old kid the only thing I got bothered about was wasn’t this funeral EVER going to get over with? It was all there was on TV all the time.

Feel differently about it now though. Standing by for an onslaught of “new” theories, conspiracies, and outright “we don’t really know but we’re going to tell  you anyway” talking heads tonight. Glad I don’t watch regular TV anymore.

Not a whole lot going on around here. Getting things “straightened up a bit” for guests that should be arriving tomorrow. Need to sweep and swab the kitchen and my part will be oh so not done.

Made a dump run. Need to make a Habitat run. (Or call their truck.) Faith-In-Action run could be in my future also.

Bought two turkey breasts (which would equal 4 turkey breasts wouldn’t it?) and thinking of trying something “different” with one of them. Maybe use Mesquite rub in the seasonings. SWMBO doesn’t eat cold turkey so I can pretty much do what I want (that won’t get me jailed or divorced or placed in a mental “institution”) with the other. Hm-mm. The possibilities …

I do like a cold turkey sammich with LOTS of mayo though. The only good reason to have Thanksgiving sometimes.

Anywho, hope all y’all have a good, and peaceful, Thanksgiving.

Nov 18

Helped A Friend of SWMBO’s Friend Move Out Of Her Trailer Into Her Car …

This lady was living in this crappy little trailer along the edge of one of the lakes around here with no electricity and a hose for water. She got to where she wasn’t paying space rent so the owner asked her to leave. She needed help moving the stuff she wants to keep into an already overstuffed storage place down the road. So we helped.

And she’s a “hoarder.” Big time. She didn’t want to get rid of anything she had stuffed in that little trailer even though she’s on the verge of having only her car (parked next to her Mom’s house) to live in

I don’t really know all her story, and I’m not really interested, but SWMBO and the other ladies that helped weren’t too upset that this lady was having to move into her car. SWMBO says she’s paying for a life long series of wrong choices and stubbornness.

I thought it odd that she pays (at least $70/mo) for a storage unit and chose not to pay rent. .

Not a good combo. But, I figure I’ve done my part in all this and the rest is between her and the world.

Anywho, SWMBO took me to Sherries Restaurant in Silverdale before making our usual stop at WinCo for Date Day. Picked up two turkey breasts (we like the breasts) and other stuff for Thanksgiving. Friends coming in from Utah this year. Cool! We spent so much we qualified for the free turkey; which SWMBO is going to donate to the food bank tomorrow morning.

So I’m sitting here watching the original Gojira (1954) in Japanese (and no Raymond Burr) and ‘re-ripping’ my Godzilla movies because I can do a better job of transcoding them now. I’m wondering how I got more Godzilla movies on my media drive than discs on file? Looks like a trip to Amazon tomorrow. (I do try to stay ‘legal.’)

Nov 15

Well, Survived The Silver Stallion. Now What?

I wasn’t as nervous about the procedure this time. They got me all positioned and an absolutely stunning apparently 25 year old young lady introduces herself with “Hello, Mr. King. I’m Doctor <so-and-so> and I’ll be doing your procedure today.” No. Not right. Not right at all.

I remember them telling me that they were sending me to my happy place NOW and I had just enough time to mutter “Not the way I wanted to get half naked in a room full of girls but when you’re 71 you take what  you ge….” when, the very next second, they’re telling me “Wake up, Mr. King.” and turning over on my back I let out the most loose butt-cheek ‘wobbly’ (the only way to describe it) fart that lasted a good 3 seconds.

In school, I’d have been proud of that one. In the recovery room: pretty much the same.

They told me I probably wouldn’t poop for a couple of days (no shit!) but I kind of expected I wouldn’t since I’d just spent 24 hours shitting out everything I’d ever had in my guts since High School. I think I even passed a leggo once.

And I guess I made an old fool of myself asking about Dr. Wow. Turns out she’s in her 40’s and has a couple of kids, etc, etc, etc.

I don’t know what they use to knock you out for this, but that’s some good shit. No preamble. No drowsiness. No I think I’ll go to sleep now. You are OUT.

Anyway, things are back to “normal.” Re-installed the water heater in the FILA yesterday and am dealing with a sink leak today. Gonna give that walk-in shower a try out tomorrow I think. Then I’ll turn off the water heater until someone actually stays in the place. Just no sense in paying to heat water no one is going to be using.