Jan 05

Well, I Did Get Out Of The House Today

Made a trip to Shelton to check the MCARC Mail box; since it hasn’t been checked in over a month. Wasted trip. Box was stuffed. Didn’t keep a single piece of mail. As much as there was, only 1 piece wasn’t spam. Comcast really wants the club to buy Internet through them. One piece of mail was from a prisoner in one of the local prisons to someone we never heard of. Gave that one to the Postman to send back. Everything else went into the trash.


Pretty much rained all the way there, and all the way back. Lot’s of flooding around the area. Mudslides knocked a couple of houses off their foundations. Blocked access to Aberdeen. Rivers up all over the place! Good thing the rain is supposed to end tonight. Was still I nice ride though. Stopped at the bank and Safeway. Got gas for $2.05/gal. Not bad.


Spent pretty much the rest of the day working in the Pantry. It’s still a disorganized mess, but the new shelves we picked up last Saturday are assembled and in place. Tomorrow I’ll get in there and straighten up and clean it out. Just didn’t feel like doing it today.


Was so tired I took the easy way for dinner and cooked up a couple of burrito’s. That’s it; just burrito’s.

Dec 19

Really Raining Out There Sometimes!

Old Sci-Fi Movie Day running in the background while I continue working on getting my radio/computer room back into shape.

  • Beast From 20 Thousand Fathoms
  • Beginning Of The End
  • The Deadly Mantis
  • Earth VS The Flying Saucers (Need to fix)
  • Flight To Mars
  • The Mole People
  • Teenagers From Outer Space (aren’t they all?)
  • Them
  • Thing From Another World, The
  • War Of The Worlds (1952)
  • When Worlds Collide

And then I should be ready for bed by the time all those end.


But I did get a lot done in my room. Cabinets are back up on the wall. CD/DVD’s are back in the holders. Shelves are almost full of the stuff they were full of before. Curtain rods are back in. (Still need SWMBO to adjust the curtains though.)

And I managed to still get my usual chores done. And I’m making myself pseudo-BBQ Pork Chops (nobody tell the Muslims), Mashed Taters, & Corn (yeah, I know. Two starches) for dinner. I may even save some for that lovely young lady I married.

Talked to my friend down in California on 14.342 using the 6BTV antenna. Worked pretty good for not having any radials on the thing. That’s why I tend to take it along when we go on trips and I take my radio. It just works. Probably one of the best $100 I’ve ever spent.


SWMBO texted me to pick her up. Late. She didn’t know her Son wasn’t going to make it until she got to Bremerton. Ah well. I don’t mind. At all. Just gives me more time with her. So she had me stop at Rite-Aid on the way home. Cool.

And that’s about it for now. I lead a very un-remarkable life. And I only made it to “Them.”

Dec 11

Again–Holy Crap! It’s Wet Out There!

Man, even for a place where it rains a lot, we’ve had a lot of rain the past few days. It’s really coming down out there right now! Supposed to get wetter and windier later today too. I’ve got everything charging that can charge so if the power goes out I can do things. Heck, I can turn my phone into a wifi hotspot if I need to. Wouldn’t last more than a couple of hours but I could.

HM1 Stan King. Desert Storm I

Sprayed that texturing on the new walls in my room. It doesn’t look right though and II ‘m thinking I’m going to have to re-do it with a different sprayer. Or by roller. Think I’ll get SWMBO’s opinion on it before doing anything else. (Holy, Shit! That’s probably a smart thing to do!) But I didn’t wait. Just didn’t look right to me so I mixed up another batch and applied it with a roller. Looks like it’s supposed to now.

I Took This At Black's Beach 1988

So, let me get this straight. News is covering people who built houses on “Wash Away Beach,” who are surprised that their homes are being washed into the ocean. Hmmm. “Wash Away Beach” would have been a big clue for me.

Bowl of chili with hot dog for dinner. Slice of apple pie with whipped cream and a scoop of Rocky Road Ice Cream for desert. Ready for a nap now.

Took SWMBO To See Pink Floyd

Wind is really starting to kick up and the lights just flickered enough to set off the battery backup. And it’s supposed to get worse until around 0400 tomorrow.

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Looking ugly out there!

Dec 10

Holy Crap It’s Wet Out There!

So, I’m doing some laundry and I’m looking at the dryer and thinking: Wouldn’t it be great if I could climb in the dryer for 10 minutes and climb out wrinkle-free and 3 sizes smaller! Hell, I’d spend half an hour a day in the damned thing.


Started that “Bill Pay” thing at my bank when I acquired this new Truck payment. Money was deducted from my account Dec 2nd and was supposed to be to the new Bank by Dec 8th. Stopped by the new Bank today and they still haven’t seen any money. First payment on the new truck is due tomorrow. Right now I am not a happy camper with my present Bank. I had to log-on and instigate an “inquiry” to find out what the hell is going on. What happened to being able to be helped while you’re actually at the bank?


Stopped and bought 3 furring strips at ACE on my way home. Need them for the masking off I’m doing. Was lots more in that store I wouldn’t mind buying! Probably the best Christmas present I could ever get (aside from SWMBO) is an unlimited spending spree at Home Depot.


And had to make another run to ACE to buy one of those mixer thingies you can put on your drill to mix the stuff for the walls. This time it was raining harder and “rush hour” was in full bloom. Damn!