(Managed to save this entry from before my VM went TU. Thought Iâ€™d post it anyway.)
Hey. Anyone reading my blog expecting lots of excitement, fun, thrills, chills, or profound thoughts, really is in the wrong place. My blog is about my daily, normal, unexciting (usually or something is seriously wrong), run-of-the-mill, fairly normal life. Mostly itâ€™s just boring as Hell.
Not to say that I never have any excitement (being with SWMBO), fun (being with SWMBO), thrills (being with SWMBO), chills (emptying the Wasp catchers!), or profound thoughts (Iâ€™m married and have to get her approval before voicing them). Iâ€™m just not sure if yâ€™all are ready for them.
Nope. Mostly this is for me; and anyone else that might be interested to see how an Average (Retired) American spends their day. Mostly itâ€™s boring for anyone else. But thatâ€™s the way it is, pretty much. Once you get â€œolderâ€ American Society pretty much ignores you. After making sure that weâ€™re â€œregularâ€ and we have our â€œDependsâ€ and our (increasingly short life) insurance is paid, no one pays any attention to us. (Until you die. And then itâ€™s all â€œWhatâ€™d he leave me?â€)
Oh, sure, itâ€™s nice being able to do what you want. If you can afford it. If you can physically do it. If your significant other gets off their high horse about â€œYou fall off the fuckinâ€™ roof (again) donâ€™t come crying to me!â€ bullshit. And if there isnâ€™t any local, state, or federal laws against it. (Which is highly unlikely.) Oh, and if something doesnâ€™t need to be done around the house. Then I can do what I want.
But I guess us older folks just arenâ€™t considered to be productive members of our society anymore. It kinda, sorta, doesnâ€™t really matter that I worked my ass off between the ages of 10 and 55. All that is in the past. Doesnâ€™t count. Forget that shit, old man.
Where was I going with this? I forgot. Another hazard of growing old. You forget things. But never the things youâ€™d rather forget. Unless you get Alzheimerâ€™s. Then you just forget everything. Just put me down if that happens to me.
Anyway, before I got seriously sidetracked, I was going to say that: itâ€™s a pretty normal Sunday around here. SWMBO is off to church. Iâ€™m getting my usual chores, plus laundry, done and â€œplayingâ€ with this Linux installation. Everything seems to be working pretty good. Tried some of the programs I installed yesterday and have begun uninstalling those I didnâ€™t really care for or wonâ€™t use. Thatâ€™s fun.
Listening to some of the 2-meter repeaters yesterday, I heard some of the folks that were told to evacuate their houses because of that fire over in central WaRshington. Hope theyâ€™re all okay. I already dread the day thatâ€™ll happen to us. (Which it will. Eventually. One of the bad things about living on the edge of a forest.)
SWMBO made Ham slices, rice, and corn-on-the-cob for dinner. It was yummy!