Pandemic–Whatever The Hell Day It Is

Honestly, my life, other than SWMBO being home all the time now, just hasn’t changed all that much. Getting more done around the house than before for some reason. Expecially now that it’s been warmer and sunnier than it has been.

Finally got that OLD stand-up radio downstairs and taken apart. Ready to sand and refinish it. Don’t have any hope of repairing the radio part. Doubt I could even find the tubes. So I’ve got to figure out something else to do with that but keep the external looking the way it’s supposed to.


My Compound Miter Saw tried to kill me the other day. Was making a cut when the screw that holds the blade in snapped. Dang blade started wiggling around and the part that holds the blad on came flying out. Didn’t get hurt but scared the crap outta me! (Figuratively.)

SWMBO and I have been going on our dates on Friday’s but eating in the truck. McDonald’s and I are probably going to part ways. We stopped there last Friday and the total was $21! Turns out the buttermilk sandwich I got was $13. $13! For a not that good sandwich! We could have had a better meal at a sit-down restaurant. IF we could go to a sit-down restaurant.

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My battery charger/conditioner for the battery that runs my radios went TU yesterday or last night. Spent today running wires and hooking two of my solar Weissmullerapanels into the system. Now I’m really running battery/solar at least for the summer. I’m hoping it turns out.

Finally have everything ready to spray paint the MILA/FILA. Not a whole lot left to do if I get that done. SWMBO has to do the tiling in the bathroom and I’m hoping she’s as good as she says she is.

Speaking of SWMBO: She’s not feeling well lately. Sore and weak and sleeping a lot. I’m worried about her and I was hoping her retirement would be better for her.

Anywho, that’s about it. I don’t update as often as I probably should. Doing other stuff. Or not.

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Stay Your Ass At Home Day 5

I think. Sunday and this started last Wednesday, so, yeah, Day 5. I had a hard enough time remembering what day it was before all this; retired, you know. Old Guy too.


So, this is the prediction for this week. Notice Tuesday night into Wednesday. Won’t happen but it’s still kinda late in the year. Except every year we have a good snow in March. Except Wednesday is April Fools Day. Last year about this time we had our SnowMaGeddon. Go figure.

blnd2The Sun has shown and, except for the wind, is fairly nice outside. Me and the Dog have been on a couple of walks today. It’s Sunday so I’m not expending a whole lot of energy getting things done.

Except that I decided to make that Buttermilk Chicken for dinner. So I had to prepare the marinade (buttermilk and stuff), cut the chicken up, and start it to soaking for 3-8 hours. At 1700 it’ll be 5 hours so we’ll see. Adding some mashed and brussels sprouts. Wonder if I should try to pressure fry the chicken? (Not a whole lot of experience with pressure frying.)

I’m liking this new install of Linux Mint 19 Xfce 64 bit. Running from a SSD it’s pretty responsive. Well, that and that I haven’t gummed up the works by installing a LOT of other shit. Yet. Still gotta set up Thunderbird.

Had to change the Window Manager to Metacity + Composting cause Xfwm4 + Composting wasn’t working. Woiuld let me grab windows but couldn’t move or resize them. No, I don’t know why. Hard to get anything done that way though.

Got StreamWriter set up and running fine so I can listen to my Internet Radio Stations again. I really like Chilltrax and Chill In Zone and a few others. Oldies. Country. (But not really the “new” Country. Too Pop for me.)


Dinner was good. Watching the collection of “Mysteries at the Museum” shows I downloaded but haven’t watched. Kitchen’s clean. Think I’ll just chill until bedtime.

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