We heard on my hand held radio tuned to all the local repeaters, fire, police, and emergency local frequencies:
Sheriff: He says his name is Michael Myers and he was born 1981.
And Iâ€™m thinking: Sure. Donâ€™t yall realize thatâ€™s the movie â€œHalloween?â€
But Iâ€™d be off two years. Halloween was released in 1978. Halloween II was released in 1980/81.
Not a whole lot going on around here. Had a couple of rain-free, sunny but not warm, days but that ended this morning. Was coming down so hard it woke me up. But I was sleeping late anyway so no biggie.
SWMBO and I have date day on Fridayâ€™s now so she doesnâ€™t have to rush home from the Genealogy library so we can go out. This week we had breakfast at the Burger Claim in town. I always have to bring about half of my order home to finish it off the next day.
Sheâ€™s starting to take being â€œretiredâ€ seriously and weâ€™re going to have to re-negotiate all the chores I do around the house. If sheâ€™s no longer working then I shouldnâ€™t have to do them all. At least, to my way of thinking. A couple being â€œretiredâ€ together is sort of like rebuilding a house together. If you can continue (or learn) to talk to each other youâ€™ll make it. Weâ€™ve been married 34 years and almost built 3 houses together so I have confidence weâ€™ll make it through this.
Saw an ad on Craigâ€™s List for a guy down in middle Calif that was looking for old aviation videoâ€™s so I contacted him about all those video tapes I inherited from SWMBOâ€™s Uncle. Mailed them off Friday and he should get them Thurs or so. Seems like a nice guy and weâ€™ve e-mail back and forth a few times. He expressed an interest in X-Plane and Ham Radio so I hope he doesnâ€™t mind the â€œextrasâ€ I put in the box. Iâ€™m glad someone else will get some use and enjoyment out of the tapes and stuff.
Heâ€™s also agreed to send me a picture of my sisterâ€™s grave in Bakersfield; if it still exists. That Iâ€™ll really appreciate. I havenâ€™t visited her grave since she was buried back in 1963. Long time.
Still scanning all those pictures my Uncle gave me on my last trip. I estimate probably about, oh, rough guess, somewhere between 250,000 and 300,000 pictures in that 200lbs of notebooks. Scanning the complete pages as my Aunt put them together then the individual pictures of people. And some dogs. Dogs are family. Really donâ€™t need to scan landscapes and such. Unless itâ€™s a really good picture.
I know I havenâ€™t been posting as much here as I have. Part of that is because itâ€™s Winter. We usually hunker down for Winter and we really do lead boring lives. Still working on the MILA too. Not doing as much Ham Radio. Spent several hours updating the 7 Raspberry piâ€™s and 2 Linux laptops the other day. Joy. Dog and I still walk 2-5 miles a day depending on how I feel.
Oh, tried an experiment with CBD (which one has to buy at the local head shops) to see if it would help SWMBOâ€™s neuropathic(?) pain. She gets the same burning sensation all over that I get in my right leg. Itâ€™s spendy and it doesnâ€™t seem to have helped. Iâ€™m wondering if the 1 mg of THC spread over 10 gummies just isnâ€™t enough. But neither of us wants to et high. Or even a buzz. But we want the CBD to work. More experimentation is called for I think.
And thatâ€™s pretty much it.