Jan 09

So, Waiting For It To Snow …

2017-07-05-015aBut not really. Oh, they say (they being the Weather Weenies) that there’s a chance of snow today, but I don’t see it happening.  But, it is supposed to drop down into the 20’s starting Monday, so … Who kkows.

Not a lot going on around here. Had a migraine almost all day yesterday into this early AM. I was pretty much useless.

Did get my new silicone muffin pans and cupcake liners thingies. Made some banana muffins and they seemed to work just fine. Cool! Floppy things you can bake in! Who’d a thunk.

Oh, wait. It’s snowing. (Shows how much I know.)

Luba01-16That didn’t last long.

So we made a trip to Safeway for some things between snowflakes. Nice being out of the house. Nice being out of the house with SWMBO!

Now that we’re back I really need to get off my ass. Need to. Sure.

Nope. That didn’t work at all.

Post Migraine Headache Life sucks. Just can’t get motivated.

But, hey, it snowed some today. Cool!

Mar 06

OMG! You Would NOT Believe The MILA Mess!

So, RCW 59.18.310 not-with-standing, and the law saying that it considers a rental abandoned after 15 days of not paying rent, it still leaves a mess for me to clean Yes, Damned Good Looking.up. Took a butt-ton of pictures of the mess, yes MESS, down there. Dirty dishes in the sink, pans with grease in them on the stove, food left out. There’s a good 8 hours work just in the kitchen alone. So, should I stand at the sink down there and do dishes or should I box them up and bring them up and run them through the dishwasher?

Then, the rest of the MILA is dirty, dingy, disorganized, and just plain depressing. The clothes in the bottom of the closet fill her 10 ft couch 2 feet deep. Trash all over. Even in her underwear drawer. Even found fossilized cat shit in the closet. Her bathroom is about the cleanest room and still not clean enough for me to take a shower in it. I’m far from being the “perfect” housekeeper, but, damn, even I do a better job than that. (We’re messy, not dirty.)

All These Clothes Were On The Floor Of The MBR Closet

All the flat surfaces have a build-up of grime that’s going to take some scrubbing and, honestly, the whole place needs repainting and brighter lights installed. Many brighter lights installed. The floor is puckering in places (???) and needs to come up and fixed and replaced. Looks like the fridge might need replacing. I’ll try deep cleaning it first, of course.

Thought I Was Kidding?

Anywho, nothing else going on around here. It snowed again today for a couple of hours but nothing really stuck to the ground. Dog is bored as hell even though we’ve been on several walks. Even during the snow once.

P1170805bOn a brighter note: My soft-serve ice cream maker came in yesterday. Tried it out last night and it worked just fine. Need to finesse the goop mix a bit, but that’ll come with experience. Tasted just like real soft-serve!

A company was supposed to come fix SWMBO’s windshield today but rescheduled for Friday. Said the replacement glass had flaws and wanted to get a new one. Go for it! Only the best for SWMBO. (But, maybe, they didn’t want to work out in the rain/snow either. Just saying.)

Anywho. That’s about it from around here. Mostly stuck inside unless I want to get bundled up for a walk or two or three or … Starting to clean the MILA and kinda upset that we get to go through this. I see court in my future to collect what we’re owed. Fuck.

Feb 27

I Want Winter To Be Over With!

Started snowing again while the Dog and I were out on one of our walks. Itty Bitty Flakes and, so far, nothing has really stuck, but snowing none the less. Kinda sorta did that all afternoon. Danged cold out there. Snow is frozen over so it’s easy to walk on it.

Got a new ArtSeries ARD-12(b) antenna for the Icom-2000 that I use for scanning. $10 bucks from a friend. Seems to work ok and I can use that $130 antenna for something else. Like maybe on the truck when we go camping or on trips.

Speaking of which, SWMBO is talking about attending the Hollie family reunion this year. The one that’s the first full weekend of October. That would be ok with me. But the Dog and I would have to leave a couple of weeks early to get there and get the caravan set up. Then she’d fly in for the weekend. She’s talking about maybe riding back with us instead of flying back. That would be really cool! (I like her company and she’s a great Navigator!)


Well, looks like my Renter has gaffed me off. Was supposed to bring rent/electric to me today but I haven’t heard from her. To be honest: Not surprised. Seems like since her ex-boyfriend took a plea-deal and got sentenced she doesn’t want much to do with me. Which is okay. Her loss. Now I get to start Eviction processes. Which, to be honest, I’d rather not do. Maybe if I asked her nicely to be out of the MILA by the end of March? Think being nice one last time will work? (It doesn’t usually.)

Anywho, not a lot going on. Dark out now and I’ve wasted another hour watching crap on YouTube. Think I’ll go get my dishes done. Or not.

Feb 22

It’s Been Real Around Here

Not really able to get outside and get much done this past week; yet managed to get out and cut up the bottom half of that tree that came down at the end of our driveway this past snow. Used the new chainsaw SWMBO bought me last Saturday. Nice. Didn’t make lifting and loading the pieces in the back of my truck any easier, but made cutting it up WAY easier than doing it with a hand saw.


We’ve been cutting down the salmon berry bushes as we go on our walks in the back 40 since it’s so much easier to get to the bottoms of them since the snow beat down all the brush back there. I’ll tell you: it looks like a completely different place now. You can see a long way. Hope all of that between me and the neighbors grows back by summer or they’ll get an eye-full when me and the Dog take off all our clothes and go for a walk. Maybe they should move.

tumblr_pd2ue447f71tlo7gmo1_500-removebgSpeaking of moving: Not sure what our Renter has in mind since I haven’t heard from her at all about being a month behind in rent and two months behind in electric. Is she moving? (She still needs to give me 30 days notice.) Has she abandoned the place? (Which would be a LOT easier legal-wise to deal with according to RCW.) NOT looking forward to packing her stuff up though. And rent for March is coming up real soon!

Oops. Just got a text from her. Says she hasn’t abandoned the place but didn’t make any mention of WHEN she’s going to pay rent and electric. Just that she’s trying to get the money together. She’s a Manager at her work, lives with her boyfriend, has no real commute, so, what’s she doing with her money?

I still feel like I’m being taken advantage of.

Anywho, snowed about an inch earlier today. Big flakes. Most of it’s melting off so we don’t walk under trees when we can avoid it. Not sure what’s in the forecast for us but February is always weird.

I’ve been re-ripping our CD’s as I bring them upstairs to put on the shelf up here. Listening to stuff I haven’t really listened to in years. Some good music there. CCR. Quicksilver Messenger Service. Led Zeppelin. Joe Cocker. (Yeah, all MY cd’s are OLD.) I’ve done about 100 and have only (about) 400 more to go! Should be through by the time I’m 90!)


Really, the only good thing about Winter around here is all the drinks in the pantry are already cold enough to drink right off the shelf. Still, the next time I say “I’d rather snow than rain.” someone should bitch-slap me with the pics I’ve taken of this snow covered landscape. (But I’d still rather snow than rain. Purely sick of the rain.)