What Kind Of Perverse God?

Would think "I'm going to create Man. He's going to be stupider than the other Gods but slightly smarter than animals. AND as he get's older, the hair on his head will thin and turn gray. BUT, the hair on his back and arms will get bushier and darker the older he gets.” (And then there's that nose-hair and ear-hair but let's not go there.)

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Stormy the past couple of days. Lots of wind and rain. Trees down all over. Multiple reports of power lines down (and one power lines down across an occupied car). Right now there's over 20k people without power. More of the same expected for this afternoon (but maybe not as severe as yesterday).

SWMBO texted me from the ferry last night. Seems she had a rough ride! She made it home safe though. Her son had a rough day yesterday with the Wx and flat tires and getting up late and more; but he survived also.

Dog and I did manage one walk before it really started coming down. Tried to keep him occupied in the big room chasing balls and playing tug-rope but I *do* have things to do.He's gonna have to get used to keeping himself entertained.

So, got back online and managed to refill my Rx's. Man, that new MHS Genesis shit is confusing. Plus, my Doc isn't set up on it so it's impossible to message him or make an appointment. Calling Tricare For Life Helpline is a total waste of time too. I tried. I was so frustrated I made a batch of Peanut Butter Cookies!

Got this back in reply to my "feedback:"

There are currently no medical records available for you in the MHS GENESIS EHR. Check back after your first visit with your healthcare team or PCM or contact their office.

The TOL Patient Portal (www.tricaare online.com) will only display Historical Data for Madigan and it's Satellite Medical Facilities.

All Fort Lewis /Madigan and it's Satellites Medical Facilities  are using the MHS GENESIS electronic medical records system. Please call your local MTF appointment line for further assistance with Web appointing using the Patient Portal.

So, if there are NO records for me (which I have seen BTW) then why (WHY?) am I being forced to use a system that can't help me? This being run by the VA or something? Still, it really looks like a canned answer from folks that have absolutely no idea what the Hell they're doing. (AmIRight?)


Made an appointment for a carpet cleaner to come by this afternoon. Will cost about $120 for the one room; but that's worth it to me! Means I don't have to go to Safeway and rent a shampooer and buy the chemicals and do it myself. Which would also probably cost me about $120 if you factor in everything. (It went well. They were here only about an hour and the carpet really looks clean! Smelly, but clean.)

COSTCO rescheduled their guy that's going to come over and estimate how much to install one of those tankless water heaters. And I saw one of their space heater thingies that would work well for the basement. It'll be spendy but would make things a bit better around here.

Do This Right Away: Put a couple scoops of vanilla bean ice cream in a bowl. Add a tablespoon of my homemade blackberry jelly. Eat. Yummy!

Anywho, SWMBO is home and eating her dinner. Think I’m just going to take it easy until time to go lay down.


Half-Way Through The Week Already

So, bought myself one of these little O2 Sat/Pulse monitors, you know, just to check, and, not too bad. Just sitting here it reads 96% O2 level and 69 Pulse. Walking up the hill the O2 dropped to 85% and my pulse was 101 at the top. Stood still for 15 seconds or so and my O2 went back to 94%.

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What’s all this telling me? No fucking idea. That I shouldn’t have smoked 40 years probably. While oxygen depravation could be some of the problem, I probably have something else that’s causing me to feel tired when I do something physical.

I know: AGE. Fuck.

Had more snow last Sunday morning. Really BIG flakes at times. Didn’t last though and it’s been not too bad since. Really cloudy today and supposed to rain a bit for the next few days. Winter. Sucks.


Bought 2 Charge Controllers for the solar panels and they got here yesterday. Looking at a place in the garage to mount a couple of batteries. May have to put another hole in the wall and I’m not sure how SWMBO is going to take to that. I think she’d be okay with it the first time the power went out and we could charge her tablets/phone from solar; but you never know. Wives are strange that way.

SWMBO’s home and fed. The MCARC 2-meter Wednesday Night Chat Net went expecially well; since everyone heard me loud and clear tonight. Radio stuff seems to work better in the rain around here!

Tried logging on to the “new” (to me) DS Login shit trying to get my Rx renewed. What a waste of time! Gonna have to call the Hospital to find out if my Doc even still exists. Damned DS Login thing would only bring up Madigan. (I don’t want to have to go to Madigan. That’s a special trip. Long trip.)

Anywho, I’m going to lay down and read.


Holy Crap! It Snowed Today!

For the first half of the day. Talk about unexpected! Caught everyone by surprise. I had told the Club that it was gonna start snowing around the 25th or so. Nope! Missed it by a mile this year. Was kinda nice though. Cold.


Me and Verizon: I had two LG tablets. Broke the first one then got the second one when I got my new phone. Broke it. Turns out I’ve been paying insurance to replace them if broken. Tried that last night. Turns out my deductable is $99 (not the $20 I was told it’d be) AND the device has been discontinued.


So, I called Verizon customer service to complain and ask for a refund of all the insurance money I spent for nothing. She connected me with the place (Asomething) and they said they’d send me this other tablet. For $99. Nope. Sorry. Can’t afford it. Old Guy. Fixed Income. You know the drill.

So, not really happy with Verizon right now. Can’t believe I spent $18/mo for almost 2 years for insurance that did me absolutely no good.


Made this “dirty rice” stuff for dinner. Added hamburger and some peas. Should Have Paid More Attention To The “Real Cajun Spices” splashed all over the front of the box. Phew! Spicy!

Anywho, picked SWMBO up at the QFC as per the usual Friday evening routine. We be home. I be going to lay down and read awhile.

Oh, BTW, that new waterbed we put together: Works great. Wednesday I woke with a headache (probably due to Wx changes). So, Wednesday night I last looked at the clock at 2303. Next thing I know it’s 0530! Felt Great All Day Thursday! OMG. The difference was something else. Nice!

Last night I slept most of the night (only woke up once around 0430) and felt pretty good all day even if it did snow. Me and the Dog did about 8 walks about. Nice.

Freakin’ Snow Today.