Biden Admin Quietly Finishing Border Wall. Quietly Because They’re Tired Of “We Told You So!” Posts. Besides, Democrats Do EVERYTHING Behind Our Backs. Schlong Covid Lockdown Next!

Something just doesn’t seem right about this. How can DRIED cranberries be “Whole & JUICY?” But don’t get me started.

Couple of hours after going to be last night I had to pee (because: Old Guy) but climbing out of bed hurt my back so much I was tempted to just crawl to the pisser and back. Even contemplated (that means “thought about”) having SWMBO take me to the ER cause I just plain hurt! But I went back to bed instead.

At 0600 when I woke up I sat right up, climbed out of bed, and had no more than a twinge in my back. Been that way most of the day. Go figure.

Date Day! Took SWMBO to the teriyaki place in Gig Harbor for lunch/dinner. Stopped by Walmart for a new Roku (since the one built into the big tv doesn’t want to work anymore). Then stopped by St. Vinnies where she bought 15 old cd’s for $3. (Which I now get to rip for her. I don’t mind. Most of the time I enjoy doing things for her.)

And that was Date Day. Simple dedicated time to spend with each other. Going on 37 years now.

Before we headed out I took my new tractor out back and started working on the path/trail. I think this thing is going to work out fine. As long as I don’t cut too deep I can move a lot of dirt. Nice. Need some plastic drainage pipe …

Freeze dried some pulled pork riblet things. Made them up as pulled pork sandwiches by slow cooking them in Dr. Pepper. Ran it an extra cycle but it all still feels slightly oily; so I think it’ll only be good for a year or two on the shelf even with Oxygen absorbers. I don’t add the BBQ sauce until it’s time to re-hydrate so all that flavor is sucked into the meat.

Tomorrow is “meat” day and I’ll be cutting up and cooking 8 large chicken breasts, a whole chicken rendered and pulled apart, and will BBQ (well, Grill) the rest of those riblet thingies and get everything on trays and into the freezer. More taters to do before they go TU. Oh, I did a couple of slices of German Chocolate Cake that didn’t turn out too bad. Won’t be “re-hydrating” them though.

Got SWMBO’s new Roku up and running for her. She’s been Jonesing for This Old House.

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Police confront nudist sunbathers over not wearing face masks amid coronavirus outbreak

Which was a real headline, BTW. Nice to know I can still air out my junk as long as I wear a mask. Even 10 years ago it would have been illegal AND (probably) a sex crime to be naked in public in a mask.

But y’all ain’t seen nothing yet! Wait until the “Monkeypox” measures are slammed in place. COVID will seem like a cold or something. Wait …

I did hear a police call the other day where the Officer on-scene reported “She’s completely naked now and still talking to someone who isn’t there. I can’t get any response from her.” Some people get all the good calls.

How times have changed! I “grew up” with 720k floppies. Then 1.2mb. Backing things up was a real pain. Used a program (called “Fill” appropriately) that took a directory of things to be copied to floppy and filled each to capacity if possible. Had hundreds of the things in sorted boxes.

Hell, my first “IBM Compatible” was a twin floppy Hyundai XT. (640k ram. CGA monitor. Four colors whether you needed them or not!) Started out with a Vic-20 then C-64 and the external floppy drives for those were nightmares. But one upgraded from the tape drive as soon as one could!

So, where have times changed, you ask? I just looked at a directory of video files (CSI Season 5) that came out to an astounding 41.6 GIG and thought “That’s not so bad.” (Haven’t been run through Handbrake yet which will bring it down to about 15 gig or so.) 41.6 Gig &”Not so bad.” Wow.

Went out yesterday and bought a Tractor. It’ll be delivered Thursday. Basic with a bucket and backhoe and a 3-point hitch connector thing. A bit bigger than I wanted/needed but anything smaller really had no attachments or any real power to get those (slightly) bigger jobs done. Diesel. Of course, my neighbor up-hill will get on about “You shoulda got this and you shoulda got that.” Which would work great for his 60+ acres. But I have only 3.2 acres and don’t need a BIG tractor. I need something that’ll mostly keep a 70 year old guy from having to pick up a shovel to move some dirt or drag a downed tree out for chopping up. Semi-annual driveway care. You know: Stuff!

I think it’ll be fun. $22.5k worth of fun; but fun. And what the hell else am I going to do with my money?

So, got it today instead of tomorrow. Cool. Now, what’s the first job I’m going to do with it?


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