Sometimes I Really Do Think I’m Going Slightly Old-Guy Crazy

Luba01-01I spend WAY too much time alone around here. I’ve forgotten how to interact with people in inter-personal (age appropriate) relationships. I need to get out more but find that I can’t stand most people. Most. Not All. And that’s probably a failing on MY part and not theirs. Fuck. I don’t want to be a “Hermit,” but I don’t really want to get out either.

Probably the Depression talking. Today is probably the last really nice day of the Summer (around 80) and Winter is imminent so we’ll be ass-deep in rain and cold Wx again. Even the “Tree of Winter Doom” out back is starting to change colors. Maybe I ought to seriously consider moving to Yuma for the winter?

Otherwise, not a whole lot going on around here. Enjoying the last few days of Summer. My poor friend “just stopped by” to pick up some more of those ICF blocks and caught me and the Dog sans clothing. Dude, that’s what you get for not calling first!! He took it in stride though. Which was good cause it was a nice day and we were in our own back yard. Deal with it.

I can see your panties are in a bunch, Lois.

SWMBO and I had a pretty nice Labor Day weekend this past weekend. Had our usual Date Day Saturday and Monday we went out and about getting things at Home Depot and having a late lunch at Burger King. She stopped by Jo Anne’s Fabrics while I sat out in the truck watching the girls walk by.

Oh, we bought an uprite 20.2 cu freezer at Sears to replace our chest freezer. Which still works great even after about 20 years. Tired of digging through the top layers of frozen stuff to find things that went mummified 8 years ago though. I believe there are things at the bottom of that freezer that have been there since we first moved into this house 9 years ago. Maybe an uprite will fix that. (Maybe it won’t.) We’re going to try anyway. And even if it doesn’t completely work out, at $540 it’s not a too spendy experiment. Should be delivered Saturday.

Other than that: Both SWMBO and our Renter are driving me NUTS. For pretty much the same reason.


Getting tired of these damned headaches. Have had a couple of real croppers (meaning I had to try to freeze my head through the night) and I feel like I want to get one right now. Wx changes will cause me to have a migraine and that is about to happen big time. You think I’d be used to them by now.

Bought the tool-thingie I need to make my own cat 5/6 cable when we stopped by Home Depot for the new bathroom fan for the MILA. Figured since I bought that 800 feet of cat5 cable at St. Vinnys for $15 I might as well splurge for the crimp thingie to make my own. Now, when I tear out the ceiling in the basement I may be able to run cable throughout the house. Cool!

Anywho, had tuna sandwiches for dinner to use up that tuna I made the other day. It’s about time for SWMBO to get home and the MCARC Net to start. Was a really nice day outside today. Hope it’s not the last until next July!

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Sixty-Six And I Just Won My First Cage Fight!

Fucking Canary never knew what hit it!

I don’t really have anything. Found out the other day that I had some Rx’s at the Naval Hospital Pharmacy that I needed to pick up. Timely since I had just run out of the main medication I use. (The one that slows my heart down and allows it to beat. I like that one!) So, made a trip to the pharmacy and got in and out in under an hour and a half. Not bad! Must have been a slow day for them. Plus I got there at 0800.

Not a lot going on around here. SSDD mostly. Wx is up and down. Mater’s still coming in (can’t ear them fast enough). Dog’s still doggin’. SWMBO ate that one gigantic freakin’ beet I grew for her. Didn’t hear her retching so I guess she liked it.

Friend came over and we messed with setting up a packet station in my shack. I’m going to have to get my own Winlink log in and go from there. May dedicate that tri-bander I have to the cause since I really don’t use it much. Matter of fact: I listen to my radio’s WAY more than I talk. Maybe I should just switch to Shortwave.

He also took a bunch of those styrofoam blocks used for making those cement houses that I’ve had laying around these past 11 years or so. (WHY can’t I remember what they’re called!?!?) ICF! That’s it. Insulated Concrete Forms. I hate Senior Moments.

So, I’ve been “doing things” around the house that I’ve been meaning to do. Working on the pantry today. Found 2 cases of home made chili that I did back in 2014. Put them on top of the chili I canned in 2016 so I’d eat them first. Had a jar for dinner and it was okay. Wouldn’t drive across town for it though. (My chili never seems to turn out the same when I make a new batch. One year it’ll be great. Next year it’ll be blah. Go figure!)

And that’s about it. Not feeling very well this evening. Trying to get a headache. Usually means the Wx is changing again. Sux!

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