Holy Schmolie, It’s Wet Out There!

It’s been pouring for over 2 days now. We got our backyard river back yesterday morning. The alarm on the septic went off intermittently starting about 0100. (Was NOT happy about that!)

Wx Warning 1.8 to monitor the weather.

Still all kinds of warnings and watches around our area. Dog and I have to wear our poncho’s for our walks. Driveway is really flooded (gotta fix that).

Otherwise, SSDD around here. We still haven’t finished the MILA but did get out and buy the pedistal/sink ($70) and medicine cabinet ($120 all at Lowe’s). Then we spent $60+ at Home Depot for 12×12 ceramic tiles for the MILA bathroom floor. Now SWMBO really doesn’t have any excuses for not getting down there and getting that done! Smile with tongue out

7b52d7c2-fb1b-4226-a238-4cfb2a4a49a9We’re on the high side of broke and she’s looking for a job. Locally this time. Hopefully at the Naval Hospital so she’d have only a 20 minute commute. It’s too bad she has to look for work but she can’t retire right now. It’d be nice if she could. (I gotta win the lotto! But that would mean remembering to go buy a ticket!)

I can’t get a job. I’ve tried but most people hiring feel I’m too old. They don’t SAY that, but you can see it in their eyes. Unless I want to be a greeter at Walmart. Then, I’ve been on SS too long. I’d have to pay all that back if I got a well paying job someplace. Not happening.

So, had this 5 ft tall pine tree trying to push my RV aside in the RV’s parking spot. Had. It’s now SWMBO’s first Christmas Tree in several years in the Library. (We don’t really go in much for “Christmas” stuff or decorations since we have no kids or grandkids hanging around. And this year we’re really too broke to indulge.)

8f4b31af-714b-4b6e-9dc8-8465e4a2f864Got out and pulled the filter in the septic and rinsed it. That’ll be a green (GREEN!) spot in the yard come summer! Took a couple of the end-caps off the drainage field thingie and turned the pump back on. Alarm went off and when the water quits coming out of the pipe it’ll be time to put the end-caps back on. Doesn’t even really smell that bad since it comes from the “clean” side of the septic. You learn how to do these things when you own a home. (Well, renting from the bank. You never really OWN a home. Just try not paying your taxes sometime and see who really owns your home.)

Anywho, that’s it.

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Woke up yesterday morning already into a full-blown migraine headache that hung on all day. Worst I’ve had in many years. It actually hurt to think. Let me say that again: It Hurt To Think!. (No, really. It did.)

Needless to say (but I will anyway cause it’s MY blog) I was pretty much totally useless all day. Tried freezing my brain; didn’t work. Tried heating my brain; didn’t work. Took way too much ibuprofen and aspirin. Didn’t work. So I didn’t get much “work” done as I wanted to. Didn’t trust myself to drive either so I didn’t even check mail.

Damned Beautiful But So Much The Loser When She Doesn't NEED You.

I tried sleeping after my normal bedtime but it was off and on. Was looking at the clock at 0202 when, in the space of a second (as the clock switched over from 0202 to 0203), the pain was completely gone. Nada. Zilch. Like I’d never had a headache in my life. WTF? So I got some quality sleep until 0515 this morning.

Been moving the Renters “stuff” into storage  uphill out of Belfair. Having to pack it all, load it into the truck, take it up, unload it, repeat. Man, she has a lot of stuff! Texted her today that I’m doing that and that I’ve reported her two remaining cars as abandoned and gathering all her “outside” stuff into a pile. Haven’t heard back from her. Yet. Not really looking forward to it either.

She does have a nice underwear drawer though. Cat-O-Nine-Tails. That sort of stuff. Nice.

So, I’m about 3/4 the way to getting the MILA empty. Then I have to go after the stuff outside. Multiple Subaru engines, butt-ton of tires and springs and just parts laying all over the place. I’ve only got to keep all her stuff until 30 May and then I can do with it what I want. OR she can come claim (and remove) it anytime until then. It could go either way right now…

No Idea What They Did To Make The Floor Pucker Like That.

Whole place needs to be cleaned and repainted. We’re going to replace all the lights presently in there with LED lights like we just put in SWMBO’s sewing room. Several of the smaller, round, led lights in the kitchen and hallway (I’m thinking). Try to make it feel less like a dungeon or basement. All the blinds need to be replaced. At least half the floor in the master bed room needs to be replaced.

Anywho, that’s probably enough bitching. Looks like my days will be busy for awhile. Which could be a good thing when you’re my age and “retired.”

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