Jan 12

Really Unusual For Us: 19 Degrees Tonight. Wind Chill 11 to 5 Degrees Possible.

Crap. I hate being cold. It is snowing right now but isn’t supposed to stick. BUT, with 19 Degrees low, how is it supposed to NOT stick? Gonna make our morning walk a bundled up pleasure tomorrow.

Had a CT scan of my left hip & knee today so the robot can figure out how it’s going to give me a new knee next month. Oh, finally got scheduled and now have no less than 3 different appointments, on the phone and in person, to make sure that I’m ready to go. Well, I’m ready to go. I think. Fuck.

Not looking forward to several weeks of pain/uncomfortable-ness but it’s gotta get better than the daily crap I get to enjoy now. I can do this. In a year it’ll be remembered pain.

Watching the Youtube video’s has helped. Seeing what other folks are ‘suffering’ and their tales helps. Also their experiences with rehab.

And I’ll have She Who Must Be Obeyed to help me.

Been listening to 1.FM: Deep House Radio on the internet. NICE!

I use ‘StreamWriter” to listen to/record internet radio stations. It usually cuts out the commercials when recording. Mostly. Mostly listen to KWPX Cowpoke Radio (cause I grew up with this stuff and know all the words), Costa Del Mar (Original), Chilltrax-The World’s Chillout Channel, and some of the Oldies stations. Ancient Oldies actually. Hard to believe some of the music I grew up with in the mid-60’s to mid-70’s is 50 years or older now. Another Fuck.

SWMBO doesn’t like my changed tastes in music but that’s pretty mutual. Can’t stand most of the stuff she listens to (Loren Green: Ponderosa, etc) but have a bunch of it on a thumb drive for when we take trips together. And she does get to listen to “her” music on trips; just not all the time. There’s a lot of things I can put up with for awhile for her.

Just tried turning on the heaty snow melting setting on the starlink router and accidentally rebooted the danged thing.

Jan 09

Active Wx Alert: Gale Warning Until 1900 This Evening …

And at 0550 I got to hear my tower sing. True, it sits right outside my shack window but it’s the first time I’ve heard it make any noise in a wind. Pretty good gust though. Looking forward to walking around the property later to see if we lost any more trees.

Not a whole hell of a lot going on around here otherwise. Been cold and WET the last few days. Dog complains that I’ve gotten old cause when I look out and it’s raining we don’t go for our walk. Sure, normally I’ve spent too much time with the Grunts to let a little rain stop me, just put on your poncho and git, but I just don’t feel like it lately.

Went to a Doc for a pre-surgery appointment and he cleared me. Gave me 14 bottles of Ensure to drink in the week before said surgery. Bunch of exercises to do. Sent me home and I’ve heard Nada since. Gonna call them today.

In the meantime I went to a physical therapy session here in Belfair. Nice that it’s so close. They gave me more exercises that I’ll be doing after the surgery to start now. They keep wanting me to sign up to start regular visits but I haven’t been scheduled for surgery yet.

SWMBO and I are working out how we’re going to handle my post-surgery limitations. Told her to tell me if I’m getting cranky. Couldn’t shut her up! When she finally ran down I had to expand on that with “from the pain or inaction after surgery.”

Still experimenting with the freeze dryer and what I can make. Put together some ‘nearly instant breakfasts’ using 1 & 1/2 cups of scrambled eggs, O’Briens(?), & sausage mix (all cooked and freeze dried separately) that worked out rather well. Add between 1/2 to 3/4 cup hot water, mix well and let sit for a minute and you’re eating breakfast.

Of course, had to make two versions: mine with sausage and SWMBO’s without. She doesn’t like sausage. Poor woman. She’s from Toledo, you know. Diced some ham to try for the next batch.

Adding some freeze dried cheese to the mix should be good. Mushrooms? Maters?

I need an 8mm vcr/camcorder so I can convert all my old family tapes to digital.

Our House From Space! Fookin' Amazing!

Oh, got a review of a Tarzan movie collection I bought on Amazon REJECTED because it violated their community standards. In it I mentioned the OLD society norms and various racial stereotypes so “put your big boy/girl panties on and accept that that was the way it was back then.” Guess you can’t tell folks to grow up publicly anymore.

Still, Maureen O’Sullivan as Jane in that jungle suit she wore. Still nice almost 100 years later.

Y’all have a great day!

Jan 01

BTW Everyone: Happy New Year!

SWMBO and I will be celebrating in our usual way: in bed by 2300 with heads under the covers just in case the neighbors really explode their house with their booms and bangs.

So, everyone else ready to pay their annual subscription to the USA just to live here?

Dec 26

I Actually Had A Bad, Bad, Christmas Thought Last Friday.

Puttering around the house, as I am wont to do, I looked at the Dog and thought “I should get dressed and go to Walmart and check out the Christmas Sales.”

And a flash of light descended on me and, well, I realized what I’d just envisioned.

Me? Get out in the last-minute-on-the-way-home-from-work-shoppers? I don’t even like shopping on a normal (regular?) day.

Mama didn’t raise no fool.

Well, not much of one.

Christmas eve with SWMBO in Ohio sucked. So I had left-over meatloaf, potato’s, and green beans.

Today, Christmas Day, with SWMBO in Ohio sucked. So I had fried shrimp and fries.

Didn’t get out for our walk this AM since it’s been raining and I just didn’t feel like getting out in it.

Poor Dog. Had to poop in his own back yard. In the rain.

And I am getting a LOT of things done around the house.

Oops, gotta go check the latest Freeze Drier load …