2014-09-02

Wasn’t Going To Post Today

But it’s still early enough to do so. But I really wasn’t going to post because I’m still slightly pissed from this morning. Damn, I Hate Driving To Seattle. Especially In “Rush Hour.” Which it ain’t.

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SWMBO did her usual farting around this morning and missed the Ferry. So she calls me (I was on the way home) to come get her and take her to Seattle. She is quite lucky I love her more than I hate driving in Seattle and it was her first day on the new (full-time) job! So she got dropped off 20 minutes later than she was supposed to be there and I finally got back home about 1000 with a gas tank on fumes. I had to pee!!!

So, recuperated awhile before pouring the remaining gas from the gas can into my tank (about a gallon) and went to town and filled up. Dropped the Renter’s check off at the Bank. Stopped by Safeway for milk (2 donuts & a bag of bagels).

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Finally got to take a shower about 1500. Thank Goodness! Danged cold and partially wet today outside. I actually turned the heater on for a bit this afternoon. Damn!

Picked SWMBO up this evening. Stopped at Safeway for some stuff she needed. Got home and tuned in to the MCARC 10-meter Chat Net but no one was there. N7YGE answered me when I called out to see if anyone was listening and we talked awhile. Didn’t hear anyone else though.

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And that is about it for tonight. Think I’ll watch the last episode of CNN’s The Sixties and go to bed.

2014-09-01

Labor Day Monday.

And I did. Labor. Well, my usual chores plus gardening stuff. Picked more bell peppers, cherry tomato’s, and (I think) the very last of the peas. Peas are shelled and out drying in what sun we’re getting to day. Bell peppers are sliced and in the freezer.

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The same couple that came over the other night and made us dinner with that Thrive stuff came over and helped SWMBO make an order. Wanted to be sure she got it right. Appreciate the help. Now we’re waiting for another couple that’s going to quilt with SWMBO the rest of the day. I think I’ll finish painting the deck. Or mow. Or anything else but quilt. Sharp stick to the eye, anyone?

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Other than that just a normal Sunday. Converted most of my Outlook mail to a format that can be imported to Thunderbird and have been going through that while Season 01 of the Doctor Who reboot plays on the other monitor. Doing odd and ends around the house. Finished the laundry. Mowed 3 of the yards. Sun really came out so I went and sat in it for awhile. Almost went to sleep it felt so good. If we hadn’t had company I’d have stripped down. As it was I went and got pizza for all of us for dinner. (It was good.)

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Had a guy come over this morning and give me an estimate for finishing the taping and pasting in the kitchen and my room. $300 and he wants to do it next Saturday. Ok. He started out at $600 but we “negotiated.” I personally think it’s only a $200 job, but am willing to go to $300. But Not $600.

2014-08-31

Another Pretty Normal Sunday

Meaning not much going on. Well, had to call the Cops at 0210 this morning on the neighbor kids riding their quads up and down the road, giggling like girls, shooting their hand guns, and generally being asswipes. Woke our Renters up also. And our other neighbor. Renter said the Cops showed up and stayed for about 2 minutes; did a check on one of the vehicles and left. Didn’t check the half dozen other kids in the house nor check to see if they were drinking. Which they probably were.

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And you can be damned sure that no one told the parents the Cops came in the middle of the night. They are the worst “parents” I’ve ever seen. Really. Absolutely no control over their kids. I swear I’m going to stay alive long enough to see their youngest kid “ride the lightning” for killing them all in their sleep some night. It’s gonna happen.

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Other than that really not much happening around here. Finally got cool enough this afternoon for me to get some clothes on. Ugh. Made Chicken breasts cooked in spaghetti sauce, spaghetti, and peas for dinner. SWMBO seemed to like it.

Boiling water now to de-skin some of the tomato’s I’ve had sitting in the fridge too long. Gonna render them down to tomato paste. This’ll be a first for me.

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Watching CNN-The Sixties 05 of 10-The Long March. All I’m feeling is shame, and incredulousness, that we needed to make special laws to force an integration that should have been totally natural. But I never lived anyplace where things were violent; except near Watts during the riots. We grew up poor in Los Angeles, CA and Greenville, Miss and played with the “colored boys” more than anyone else. I guess I just never cared what color you were. Still don’t.  You’re either a decent person, or you’re a dickhead. And I don’t like dickheads whatever color they are. (Even though I’ve been accused of being a dickhead a couple of times.)

MCARC 2-meter Sunday Chat Net went really well. Had 8 check-ins and it lasted almost 40 minutes tonight. Almost 15 minutes longer than usual. Cool!