It’s Been Forever, I Know.

And I can’t even really tell y’all what the heck I’ve been doing. All the usual around the house; and working willy-nilly on the MILA trying to get that done. Daily walks with SWMBO and the Dog. Several with the Dog.

Getting COLDER outside too. Sucks. Today any standing water is frozen solid. Luba01-04Think it got up to almost 36 degrees today. Maybe.

Did get another 30 day time-out from Facebook! That’s sweet. Posted a quote from Hitler about finally achieving gun control. FB said it went against their (completely arbitrary) community standards. I protested and they came back that they had made a mistake and my post was put back up. HOWEVER, they then went back and “found” 11 previous posts (a couple from last year) that they claim went against their (completely arbitrary) community standards, so the 30 day time-out is still in effect. Bastards. Guess they gotta win. Zuckerberg’s a dick though. He’s the Monica Lewinsky of the tech world.

Otherwise, just not a whole lot (different) happening. Since I can’t spend as much time on FB I’ve been cutting back on Tumblr and READING. I Love Reading! So I’ve dusted off my Kindle Paperwhite and started re-reading the Dragonrider’s of Pern series. There is a strong possibility that I’ll not go back to FB at all cause I want to catch up on my reading.

Oh, we had Thanksgiving on Wednesday cause SWMBO’s Son had to work Thursday. Was okay. They did up a tasty turkey. The rest of the dinner was good too. Stuffed myself; as usual.

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Got a flyer in the mail that The Learning Company had put all their courses “on sale” for $40 or less and I mentioned to SWMBO that it figures they’d have a really great sale when we really couldn’t afford to spend much. So her son and his girl gave me $80 to buy a couple of courses for my Christmas Present. Nice. So I got and “Intro to Geology” and “Geology of our National Parks.” Really interesting stuff. I should have been a Geologist.

Oh, been rebuilding my computer and finally got Linux Mint 17.3 to install. Been reinstalling all the programs I use and pulling all my data off the old drives. THAT was a chore: the old drives came up as unpartitioned and unformatted so I had to use “testdisk” to pull everything off. Mostly worked. Now I’m spending a LOT of time moving things around drive-to-drive until I get everythig where they were and how I like them. I’m kinda picky that way.

Anywho, that’s really about it from around here. Supposed to snow tomorrow morning for  a bit before turning to rain. Cool!

Posted in #GeneralBS, #Wx

Ended The Week With Food Poisoning

Or started the week with it; depending on how you look at it.

Switching to daylight savings kind of threw me off and I had a hard time sleeping Saturday night into Sunday. So I got up at 0400 (new time) and watched some TV. (Watching TV for us is starting something we’ve downloaded. “Discovering <famous actor>” this time.)

Wish I Were Playing With Real Money!

About 0600 I really started feeling bad. Spent the next 12 hours “sleeping” next to the toilet cause I didn’t dare (DARE!) get more than 4 feet away. Yes, had all the food poisoning symptoms and episodes. Repeadily.

Feeling WAY better today. Even got a fairly good night sleep. Should have because of how exhausted I was from my day.

Another Watch List

Last week went pretty much normally. Can’t give you a blow-by-blow cause it’s all so mundane. I got up. I did shit. I tried to get to sleep. Repeat.

I am way past ready to move down south. Southern Utah/Northern Arizona or Yuma even. I get this way when summer’s faded out and all the days are cold and we’re starting our move into wet weather. I hate Western WaRshington. I’m only here for SWMBO.

My Idea Of The Perfect Window Seat!

Phew. Not feeling completely up to par. Yet. Just puttering around in the basement tired me out. Took the Dog for a tour of the back 40 and wanted to call a taxi about half way through it. Phew.

Anywho, since I’m just not feeling “normal” I’ve taken it kinda easy. Flying from Portland to SLC in the 787 and watching my FA-18 “Friend” shoot down other planes.

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And even though it’s ONLY 1730, and DARK outside, I’m ready to lay down and read. Sounds good!

Posted in #GeneralBS

Another Month In Paradise

I know. I know! A couple of months without updating (a blog that really no one reads) is a bit much; even for me. I’ve been busy. Really really busy.

Of course, we returned to our Renter having abandonded us (Thanks, Terra Lynn Burk!) so I’ve been busy in the MILA getting rid of the rest of her stuff and cleaning up. Completely tore out the bath (I mean everything OUT!). Slowly getting it rebuilt.

SAC Museum

We found a nice, almost new, walk in shower pan for $15 at the Bremerton Habitat. Got a new valve and handle stuff for the shower. I paid a plumber $250 to move the water valve up to shower level and install the shower pan. Money well spent!

So I’ve been installing th hardiboard (cement board) and building a new soffet (that’ll double as towel/whatever storage). and whatever else needs to be done.

SAC Museum

And still doing all my regular stuff around the house. Finally got off my fat, old, lazy ass and moved things around in the basement and did a long delayed cleaning up. That took almost a week of “spare” time!

Since SWMBO isn’t working (except for her college classes to be a Genealogist) we’ve kind of gone into short rations mode. Not spending nearly as much in our weekly trips to the store. Going to cheaper plasces for dinner on Date Day. WinCo foolds getting a lot of our business. Habitat for Humanity gets a lot of our business too.

The Weener Mobile at The Henry Ford

SWMBO got a bunch of ceramic tile and trowels at Habitat the other day and swears she’s going to tile the MILA shower and bathroom. With her being busy with her classes though I can imagine I’m going to be learning a new skill.

Also gathering all the info I need to take Terra to Small Claims Court but I have to do it in the County she lives in. I think that puts an unfair burdon on the aggrieved party; but what do I know. I’m going to start everything Dec 1st just so she can have a great Christmas worrying about it. (Yeah, I’m still upset.)

Star Trek Exhibit at The Henry Ford

Honestly, I’ve just been working around the house or suffering through headaches since we got back. Had 2 or 3 really bad headaches a week so far. There are times I know I’ve gone into another migraine only because my head aches instead of hurts. And I’ve gone through the prodrome without getting a headache also. Weird.

I’ll tell y’all all about the crap Peninsula Credit Union tried to put me through today some other time. They lost a loyal customer today.

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