Well. Hell.

I just found out, on Facebook of all places, that my youngest living brother passed away last Sunday. We were not close, by no means, but my sister-in-law should have called/e-mailed me right away. Getting a lot of calls and e-mail from the rest of the family. So I may be taking a quick trip to Salt Lake City. Shit.

What I was posting before all this:

Saturday: MCARC meeting early; where we had a presentation on HamWan. Pretty interesting. Nice ride home along the Sound. Regular “date day” with SWMBO. She took me to Red Lobster to eat and Home Depot to buy tools. Cool! (She’s still the best part of any day though!) A Woman who will feed you sea food and encourage you to buy tools is a Woman to cherish!


butt013aSunday: Was the laziest day I’ve had in awhile. I literally spent all day “playing” with X-Plane and watching the last 4 James Bond movies. (I think Daniel Craig has been the best Bond!) SWMBO even made dinner. Oh, I got my usual chores & laundry done; but, other than that, it was a lazy day.

Monday: Cut the hole in the hall wall for the cabinet I want to put in. Stud right in the middle (almost as expected). My new saw made short work of the job. Now I have to cut the exact same hole in the internal wall to the closet, take the stud out, put the cabinet in, shore it up, make it look pretty, and it’ll be done. Should take, oh, 8 or 9 months. (Just kidding. Figure another 2-3 days cause I do other stuff too.) Thank goodness I have no load-bearing walls inside the house!


Sun is finally out again and it should be a fairly nice day out. I may get up on the roof and reposition my 2-meter/440 antenna. I may. SWMBO isn’t home and she doesn’t want me climbing on the roof when no one is home. We’ll see. (Well, the Sun was out.)

Anywho, spent the rest of the afternoon trying to contact different family members. Luckily (I guess) there just aren’t that many to let know. It’s just hard to get ahold of them. Started packing my backpack and plan to leave for SLC tomorrow morning. Should be there by 18-1900 (or so). Shit.

So, since I gotta get up way early and hit the road, I’m going to lay down. Who knows if I’ll get to sleep or not.

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From Now On, When I Go Out To Eat During The Week

Just as soon as they get their Kiosks, I’m eating at Wendy’s. I really like their “Fuck You” attitude and will support them as much as I can. Can’t wait for the same thing to happen at other fast food places. How long do you think it’ll be before “they” call to make Kiosks illegal; that if a company has a job that a person can do then you will be required, by law, (or regulation if they can’t pass a law), to hire a person (at minimum wage) to do that job? Any takers?


bend1aYesterday my truck had an appointment @ 0900 for it’s last free oil change and check-up. After that I went to Home Depot and bought 10 80-lb bags of cement mix. Loaded it all myself too. Got home and unloaded it. Went to my friends and borrowed his mixer and brought it back. Spent the rest of the day mixing and pouring cement. All told, I lifted 3200 lbs of cement. By my Old self. And still got only 1 form almost filled. Damn! And I haven’t been that filthy in a long time!

Today I got out and mixed the last two bags and poured those into the form. Topped it off right nicely. Smoothed it our and put in the bottom rows of cinder blocks. Got a pain in my left jaw and was sweating like a pig (it’s only 75 degrees out there) so I figured I better take a break for lunch.


So, basically, I just lounged around the rest of the day just in case. Tried logging in to the Club’s Bank to download our latest statement; but it just wouldn’t let me. Oh, I could log in, but, not download the pdf file. Kept security erroring out. ???

Anywho, picked SWMBO up at QFC @ 1920. Dropped Netflix off at the Post Office, made a quick stop at MacDonald’s, and we be home. Think I’ll go lay down and read a bit. Meeting tomorrow morning.

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