2016-05-26

I Be Old. Fat. Old. And Klutzy.

Tanya RobertsActually, today started out with me sleeping late. Finally got up at 0600. Damn! Must be getting old or something. I didn’t even realize that SWMBO had climbed out of bed to get ready for work.

Not a whole lot going on either. Felt lazy so, when I went to get mail, I continued on to Safeway for a breakfast sandwich. Sausage & egg on an English Muffin. It was okay. Nothing to write home about though.

Don’t really feel like doing anything today. I will; just don’t feel like it. Just realized that the days I don’t really feel like doing anything are usually cloudy, cooler, days. Wonder why that is?

In the mail I got a notice of “Important Safety Recall” whereby the “Tensioner cable” on the driver’s seat could break in an accident. There is presently NO fix; but they’ll let me know when it becomes available. Meanwhile, I could be ejected through the windshield in an accident. Luckily, I’m not one to have accidents.

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Oops. Guess I should rephrase that: As long as I don’t use a screwdriver, I’m not prone to have accidents.

I did get off my ass, somewhat, figuretively, and get the MCARC Insurance renewed (online) and a check made out for the PO Box for the next year. Updated the spreadsheet and money program I use to track our finances. It really doesn’t take a whole lot of time to do the Club finances; I just put it off as long as I can for some reason.

Went to the NMARES monthly meeting. Was fun. But, it’s time for this Old Man to go lay down and read awhile. Which means checking Tumblr.

Smile with tongue out

2016-05-24

Been Having This Pain In My Right Leg

Sometimes I Miss My MSFSX CollectionComes on of a sudden and I can barely walk. I don’t remember injuring it and the only thing “unusual” I’ve done lately is drive for 3 days. SWMBO said something about Deep Vein Thrombosis and wants me to go get it checked out. Pain hasn’t happened today (so far but it’s early) so I’m kind of iffy about going to the Urgent Care place here in town. Not to mention the expense! (So much for “free” medical for the rest of my life.)

Other than that it’s too early for anything to be going on. One of the hazards of being Old and Retired. Should get off my fat old ass and fix myself some breakfast, I suppose.

New WebCam came in today and is already hooked up to this Windows 7 VM and Skype installed. It works pretty good. At least as far as the picture goes. Now to add my Uncle (and SWMBO) to see if it is really going to work well.

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Skype Profile PicKeep meaning to get off my ass. Worked on the hole I’m putting in the wall some. Got the hole and stud completely cut out. Time to cut the wire, but, I ain’t doing that until SWMBO is going to be home “just in case.” I’ve been bitten by electricity enough times to know it can kick your ass when  you least expect it to. I want someone around that knows CPR!

Decided to take the easy way out for dinner: Fried Tilapia (in bacon grease!) on a bagel and real crispy french fries. (Not those limp noodle POS fries SWMBO likes.)

Been uploading our pictures to Google Drive manually since none of the “apps” seem to want to do it. In Linux or Windows. They do the directories just fine; they just don’t upload the pictures in the directories. Ah well.

MCARC 10-meter Tuesday Chat Net went well. I actually heard half the others!

2016-05-22

Nice Sunday At Home.

butt011bI did start off the day uninstalliing Windows Update KB3035538 so SWMBO’s laptop would quit bugging her about “upgrading” to Windows 10. Tried it out on this Windows 7 VM first and it seemed to work okay. Seemed to be kind of a hassle but nothing any reasonably knowledgable tech can’t handle. Told her to do manual updates; or call me to do it.

Not a whole lot going on. The usual Sunday routine is in effect. Which means laundry is already started. We do need to straighten up around here if her Home Teachers are going to drop by this evening.

Got out and mowed the Front, Front-Upper, Front-Lower, and Back yards. And most of the path to the back of the property. Only took an hour for the rider-mower part. Now comes the whack-weeding the parts I can't ride the mower over. But not today. No. Not today.

Working on the Rental agreement since our Renter's are thinking they'd like to rent out the "extra" bedroom to help make the full rent payment. I have mixed feelings about it. As long as the "3rd" person agree's to sign the rental agreement (so we have some legal recourse if needed) I really can't see any reason why not. Mostly: 1) try to hold the noise down after 2200 weekdays & 2300 weekends, and, 2) Don't pitch a fit if it's a nice day and the Dog & I take off all our clothes and go for a walk. (And don't be doing drugs in the house!)

The light of my life (SWMBO) made some kind of fried chicken, veggies, and spinach ravioli in spaghetti sauce for dinner. Was good. Later we're going to have root beer floats and watch a movie

Well, we sat and watched “Age Of Ultron” together. So it’s late. For me. I’m going to bed.