I must apologize for the lack of posting, things have been super-busy for me, and I’ve had a series of personal catastrophes to make my life even more complicated.
I brought the Jeep in for brakes and to fix a bad O2 sensor. $1200 later, I got it back. New brakes, rotors and calipers. Front U joint. My radiator blew while there. That wiped out a chunk of savings, along with the money I had set aside to finally put in a patio in the back yard. Maybe i’ll have enough in the fall.
A close friend had a stroke, but luckily there seems to be no permanent damage. Looks like the same thing Teddy Bruschi had, a small tear in an artery near the heart where clots are forming, then breaking free. Tip o’ the cap to modern medicine for the excellent care and thorough testing.
I saw Roger Waters at Fenway Park on Sunday. Great show! Any seats centered to the stage started at $400 in the nosebleeds, and went up to $2000 for front row. I paid $180 for a seat past the Pesky pole in a field box off right field. Cheapest seats without an obstructed view. The acoustics in Fenway suck, but I thought they did a great job with such a poor venue for a concert.
Lots and lots of family drama. I’m supporting my Mum, and told my brother to piss off. He’s burnt every bridge except for Mum and a single friend. Everyone else that he used to call a friend has cut him off. I wonder if it will ever get through his thick skull, but I doubt it.
I’ve been busting my butt trying to lose weight, but not having any success. At my six-month follow-up my doctor suggested I “drink a large glass of water before every meal” and to keep a food diary. The water is horseshit, I eat fairly small meals, portion control was tackled earlier on in my diet modifications. The food diary has backfired. Based on my weight and activity level I should be eating 3100 calories a day. I’m averaging 2250 a day, and exercising 3-4 days a week. I had blood drawn last week for him to check my thyroid and testosterone levels. Let’s see what the tests comes back with.
I’m finally getting caught up on the cleaning, yard work, etc. that i’ve neglected over the years. I get odd looks when mowing my lawn with a 35# backpack on, but that’s almost 1.5 miles of walking, and at a very fast pace. when not pushing a lawnmower, I’m doing about 2.5 miles in 50 minutes. I need to up the weight again.
The unfortunate part of the areas I walk, public parks and state forests is that they are now what I refer to as “pickle parks.” Homosexuals congregate there for anonymous sex. I’m of the opinion that I don’t care what two (or more) consenting adults do in private – their home or motel room. Not a public area like a rest stop on the highway or a park in the middle of a city where families bring their kids, or a state forest where there are public hiking or bike trails. I got this new workout shirt just for this situation:
I have every right to use state or city land without catching two pickle-smoochers playing hide the kielbasa. Go fuck some other dude in your home, or get a hotel room. I don’t want to see some dude fucking his girlfriend, either. Keep it behind closed doors, and show some decency. BTW, they trick they pull is to have their dogs with them so if the law asks them what they are doing, they can claim to be “walking their dog,” when everyone knows what they are really there for.
I’ve built a bunch of the wooden storage boxes, and took a bunch of pictures to document it. I promise to do a full write-up this weekend. They could be built with all hand-tools, but a table saw makes it SO much easier. I’ll have to keep track of some tips and tricks for those of you without a woodworking shop.
Work has gone from bored-to-tears to ten-hour days. All the kids are out, so I’ve got a lot of work in schools to bang out. I wonder how long it will last? The economy is still in the shitter, regardless of the lies coming from the MSM.Many businesses are scaling back on their IT expenditures, which means less work for me. I had one customer go back to using a spreadsheet for their bookkeeping because their accounting program shit itself, and the cost for support was too much.
I’m going to have a yard sale to purge some of my crap. I’ve started at one end of the house, and am mercilessly accumulating items for sale. I’d like to get a couple hundred from it in cash, but we will see. Originally I wanted to use it to buy silver, but looks like I’ll be replenishing the rainy-day-fund.
Hope everyone else is enjoying the summer! More better articles to follow!