Aug 25

Catching up, Part I

About time I spent some time catching this up! Let’s see….
Monday I spent all day splitting wood. Got about 99% of it done and I was MUCH worse for the wear Monday night. Sore as hell! I hurt in places I’ve forgotten I have!
Tuesday I got up early and finished off my pile of wood, then towed the splitter across the street to Pat’s house (she’s our 85 year old neighbor that heats only with wood) and split over a cord of wood there. HER wood was longer and ’thicker?’ than mine and I worked up quite a sweat splitting her wood. Luckily her daughter (Marge) stacked it.
Wednesday was a pretty normal Wednesday. SWMBO went into her office (as she is wont to do on Wednesdays) so I went out to the property and moved some dirt around. I’m putting in a little pathway so I can get to the back of the dome with the digger if I need to. Was a pretty nice day out there!
Thursday? I have absolutely no idea what the hell I did Thursday.
Friday was our normal ’date’ day. Was going to go bowling after breakfast at The Family Pancake House but had to make a stop at the Finance Folks (North Bay Mortgage) in Bremerton first. SWMBO took so long there that we just made our usual Albertson’s stop and came on home. She had to finish up some work so I mainly straightened up around the house.
Today I spent most of my time around the house except for a short trip into town. Went in to Big 5 Sporting Goods to get a pair of tennis shoes and wound up buying a telescope they had on sale. $60.00 bucks there. Then I made the mistake of stopping at Staples to check out the sales and they had a 400GB external drive for $140 so I got it. I knew SWMBO was going to kill me when she got home from the Genealogy Library (but she didn’t. Yet!).
So I’ve spent the evening ripping our CD’s and running outside to look at the moon and stars. Pretty good resolution on that telescope. It’s only 255 power but has several lenses that seem to bring things closer. Too bad it’s so damned cloudy out there! (It was supposed to be partially cloudy tonight!)
SWMBO’s looking for a Media Center PC. Cool! I’d like to put everything I have on disc and get away from storing CD’s and DVD’s on shelves and taking up room I could be storing BOOKS! I’ve tried reading books on my monitor but it’s really hard to take it to bed and read there. We love books and reading!
I’ll let y’all know later if SWMBO kills me in my sleep!

Aug 20

Damn, I’m Sore Tonight!!!

Spent the day splitting wood with the log splitter I borrowed from Virgil. I am so sore I can hardly walk!!!! Got about 99% of it done though. Cool! At least we’ll have heat this winter.



Aug 19

REALLY Not Much Going On…

Last Friday was our usual date; but we didn’t really go on a date. Talked to the finance folks (couple of hours there) and ate at the food court at the Silverdale Mall. Finance folks say it could be up to 8 weeks before we’ll know if we got financing or not. DAMN! I’m not sure we’re going to be able to get started this year. If we don’t get the dome up before the rainy season it ain’t going to happen until it quits raining. They can’t put in the foam at all if the dome is wet at all. Let’s keep our fingers crossed!!!

Been hanging around the house the last couple of days. Yesterday my landlord, Virgil, said that I could use his log splitter and that he’d drop it by. I waited all day…. Not that I wasn’t busy! Had to completely dismantle the toilet in SWMBO’s bathroom and replace the wax seal. That took a couple of hours! And man, was it ever fun!

Didn’t do much except dishes today. Little bit of laundry. Baked SWMBO some peanut butter cookies. Playing with X-Plane and Combat Flight Sim 2 and listening to the tv. It’s been raining off and on since yesterday so I haven’t been out to the property. Kind of miss it…

Aug 15

Damned Near Got Killed Today!

Silver little VW car pulled right out in front of me on the highway to Belfair. Stupid person at the wheel was busy talking on the phone and didn’t even look before pulling out in front of me! I caught up with her at the stoplight in Belfair and yelled at her that I almost rammed her ass back down the road. She just gave me this "What are you yelling at me for?" look. Man, I came so close to rear ending her that my balls where still tight an hour later!

Was nice at the property. Hot! But too dusty to move much dirt around. Laid out some. Kind of started to get a headache so I came on home.

Wasn’t home more than a few minutes when I went into a full blown prodrome for a migraine. Haven’t gotten many of them lately but this one lasted almost an hour. I get a spot in my eyes where it’s like looking through a heat wave. It slowly expands into a circle that makes it really hard to see anything directly. After awhile it usually expands past my peripheral vision and the headache begins. Soon as I saw the first heat wave I popped 1000mg of motrin and drang some caffeine drink and (so far!) I haven’t gotten a headache. Of course I won’t be able to go to sleep tonight now…

My Rock Pile at the Property.