Jun 23

Ya Know, It’s About Time I Caught Up!

Although I may have trouble remembering exactly what the Hell I’ve been doing. Being “retired” is that way sometimes. And these endless days stuck at home doesn’t make it any better. All the days seem to run together.

Me On The USS Plymouth Rock (LSD-29) late 70's

Lets see. Today SWMBO and I went to Walmart. The Dipshidiots are still wearing masks like it actually means something. Picked up some burger stuff (buns, maters, onions, lettuce, etc) for field day this coming weekend. Got 3 new mater cages for the mater plants that need them. Just been hanging around.

Yesterday we sent to COSTCO via Home Depot. Bought a couple of bundles of trim and paid to have it delivered (Wednesday) cause it’s way WAY too long to fit in my truck. Then we spent too much at COSTCO and got only a small basket of stuff.

Last Friday we went to the All-You-Can-Eat Chinese Food place (Mandarin Palace?) in Port Orchard and had a sit-down dinner. Which was really nice.

Otherwise I don’t remember much.

SWMBO has started to use one of those electric carts when we go shopping. Bothers me ONLY because she has to use it to get around. Wish she’d find out what’s wrong with her and try to get it fixed. But her blood sugar is way down from what it used to be at! She’s lost a lot of weight too. I’m Really worried!

Course, I have my own issues. Had a dizzy spell a couple of weeks ago and let my Doc know. He ordered (and I had) a Pulmonary Function Test (which I failed) and a CAT Scan (that I really need to look up the results for). Did the PFT and the guy brought out the Albuterol and I got to do it again.Didn’t help much. Quit smoking 9 years ago but that previous 40 kicked my lungs ass.

It's Getting To Be Summer!

Been straightening up all my pictures on my drives (gathering them into one place) and online. One of the guys from NMARES said I can store unlimited photo’s in my Google Photo’s so I think I’m going to check that out. Stored and shareable. Cool So I’m practizin by posting various pictures here as a test. Hope it works.

Oh, the 30 day FB Jail is over as of yesterday and I’ve already pissed off several people just by being Conservative Logical. And my neighbor up-hill may never speak to me again. But when folks post how Masks are the be-all and end-all protection for the COVID-19 (or other viri) the HM in me takes over. And the “homemade” masks are the worst of all.

Anywho, I think that’s it. I’m sure there’s a butt-ton of things I missed (like finally getting rid of all but one of those Subaru engines and a bunch of the tires and other stuff) but that’s just the way it is for an old guy. We forget shit.

Mar 21

Well. Procrastinated Long Enough, I Guess.

Haven’t updated here since forever, cause there just ain’t nothing going on around here! Well, except for this Coronavirus (COVID-19) of course.

MAN! I cannot believe the panic, fear, and plain stupidity of people (egged on by the “News” agencies). This mass buy-off of toilet paper is crazy. Toilet Paper? What the hell doesn anyone need  years supply of toiolet paper for? Same with sanitary wipes and hand sanitizer. Dipshidiots.


SWMBO and I have pretty much hunkered down and stayed home. Except for Date Day yesterday.Took her to Bubba’s Burgers in Allyn then ate at the waterfront. Took a long walk on a short pier. Came home.

To show how crazy people are: When we got our order, SWMBO took a taste of her drink and a bubble went down the wrong pipe. So she started coughing. A lady sitting behind us exclaimed “Oh, for heaven’s sake!” fairly loudly and stormed off. She didn’t take time to see what was really going on. Fuck her!

But people are freaked out. Social distancing is a big thing. Cities under “stay home” orders. Businesses closed nationwide. Crazy.


And people on FB get upset when one questions the curbing of their freedom’s in the name of safety. Ok, explain to me how a Mayor granting herself the ability to curb gun/ammo sales has anything to do with a virus. Still waiting. And it’s getting to the point that the government is going to force people to stay in their houses. And probably use violence to enforce that. Crazy.

Otherwise, Wx is getting better. By better I mean warm in the afternoons and has been way less cloudy these past few days. Supposed to rain tomorrow though. Of course.

And that’sreally about it. Covid-19. Self Isolation. Plenty of TP left. Wash hands all the time. Cooking dinner now.


Oh, my colonoscopy was cancelled until a later date. At least I didn’t get through the “go lightly” stuff beforehand!

Feb 27

What A Nice Day (So Far)

It’s 55 degrees out there. Mostly Sunny. Makes it seem almos like summer is on the way. Too bad we still have at least one more snow to go through before the end of March. (Usually!)

pppSo, got out and worked on 3 of my raised beds. Pulled all the old weeds and stuff out and stirred the soild up pretty good to get to the deep weed roots. Planted 2 beds with one kind of peas and the other with a different kind. Then put Cauliflower.and Brocolli in 2 beds and cabbage in the other. We’ll see how that works.

Not planting any carrots or beets this year since SWMBO never eats them. And I’m leaving her tater bed to her. Not getting involved in that one again! Rolling on the floor laughing

Nothing else gonig on. Thinking of making my version of taco meat sheppards pie for dinner.

May 10

Just Not Feeling Like Posting Lately

tumblr_pcdp4e7JoL1u1b4w2o1_500-removebgCause I got a sore throat and a COLD the very same day the weather turned nice around here. So, for a week now I’ve felt like shit.

And I have no real idea what I’ve been doing except for “things” around the house. Weed-Whacked today. Finally got rid of the carpet that was in the living room. (That took 4 of us to handle!) Made a trip or two into town. Home Depot sold me another $236 or so in flooring.

Made a trip to the Building Department in Shelton to get a copy of the plans for our house. Forty minute drive. Waited in line for 15 minutes. Oh, we throw them away 6 months after completion. Forty minutes back. Laid out in the sun the rest of the afternoon.

But, the bright spot has been the Weather the last 3-4 days. Over 80 degrees so, naked Wx! Cool! Dog and I have been taking off all our clothes and laying out in the Sun and trying to thaw out down to our bones. Nice!

Planning to make some structural changes in the MILA. Take out a wall. Put in a wall and closet. Turn the shower/tub into a walk in shower. Replace the vanity in that bath. I may get a wild hair and redesign the kitchen and do that one cabinet at a time. We’ll see. Had a contractor come over to give me guestimates but I need to find out what’s in the wall I want to remove and we’ll go from there. Of course, the plans for our house no longer exist so that means I’ll have to cut into the wall. Sucks!

2017-07-05 13.53.42

Personally, I’m getting weaker by the week now. Don’t know if it’s this cold (this week) or I have something more systemic going on. My morning walks are getting harder. Sometimes by the time I get to the top of the road I’m ready to go home. Wouldn’t be fair to the Dog though. And I usually complete the mile. And do a couple more during the day by walking the back 40 (especially if it’s warm). But I’m damned sick and tired of being sick and tired. Especially the tired part. I’m only (almost) 67! Fuck!

Had a couple of real killer migraine’s last week. The “Just kill me and get it over with” kind. So I stopped by the local “head shop”l and bought a vape cartridge with 3/1 CBD/THC mix to see if it helps with the next migraine. Last time I took one of SWMBO’s oxycontin(sp?) and I really don’t want to do that again. It worked, but …

Anywho, didn’t make the choir this week and probably won’t make it next. Have no desire to pass on this cold or whatever has my throat feeling so sore. I do enjoy singing with them. Fun! Maybe doing this will get me trained some.

And that’s it. Just trying to catch up.