Got some things done…

Well…just finished up my work for the day and got a few things done…made a run out to depot for some color chips and to get some fast setting cement to fill a seam in the basement that was leaking dirt onto the floor and may have been the entry for the two mice I killed a month or so ago and wanted to get it fixed before winter….then I washed the bike and put that downstairs after it dried and rolled up and drained the hose, put up the hook for it, and put it in the garage…oh, and rode the bike before any of that so I’m pretty much done for the day…should do a once over of the bathroom and I just might after I get done here…but I want to take a break for a few minutes before Man U plays at 3:15….I did watch the new Venom movie last night and it was just okay….didn’t really see the point of it at all but it filled and hour and a half so maybe that was it’s purpose? Who knows?

Isn’t that perjury?

Well…with the women’s right to control here own body hanging by a thread because of the three stolen seats on the supreme court voting against women…I have a question…during the confirmation hearings for the three new far right justices, each of them were asked if they would uphold Roe and all three of them spewed the same bullshit that roe was “settled law”…so now we know all three of them were lying…isn’t that perjury? Or at least lying to a congressional committee? Isn’t that reason to impeach and remove them? The newest one, Barrett, even came out with the stupid idea that women can just carry the fetus until it’s born and give it up for adoption so why do they need to have the right to terminate a pregnancy? So now we have a SC that says you can’t force people to get vaccinated but you can force a woman to carry an unwanted fetus…and that reveals this is not about abortion at all but about control of women and that’s it….and Sotomayor was blunt when she said overturning Roe would taint the court with the “stench” of politics that it may not survive…what about you John Roberts? What is going to be your legacy whey you overturn a ruling that 76% of the people in the US don’t want you to….and you will always be the chief justice that ruled over this travesty…and you can’t escape that….geez…

December 2nd

Well…my damn phone woke me up this morning and I may have been able to get to 7 or so…but I guess I’ll take 6:32…that’s not bad so I can live with it….I was really hoping to ride outside today since it is already almost 50 out there but the wind is blowing  20 and that is a bit much for me….so, I wonder if I should just wash the outdoor bike and put it in the basement? Not sure yet….I guess it wouldn’t hurt to wait a bit….my hip is still sore and it has hurt my whole life so I guess I shouldn’t hope for it to get better…..same for my right shoulder…and I am getting fatigued from it…oh, well….didn’t get much done yesterday but cooking and riding the bike downstairs and I now have enough leftovers so I won’t have to cook for about a week…..it looks like we’re going to have at least half of December without any big snow storms so I am going to wait to put the snowies on the car for a while….I did try to use some stripper on the floor in the spare bedroom but it’s about 40 years old that I brought from the Valley house and didn’t work too well…even with that, most of the glue came up in two spots so I think I may just get a gallon of new stuff for 25 bucks or so and see if the floors are salvageable….will start working on the walls in there next week….I may make that one my bedroom since it is a lot bigger than the one I’m using….not much to do today….I should go out and get color chips for the interior painting but I’m not sure if I will…just don’t feel like it right now and it can wait til next week….I think I may need to cut back to a thousand calories or so with only riding once a day since I feel like I’ve gained a bunch of weight already….this is going to be a fight all winter and I’m tired of the fight already….can I take one day off and eat what I want? Nope…never have, never will….more later….

They did pick up my leaves….

Well…after looking out to the curb last night at about 7 and seeing my leaves still out there, I just assumed they weren’t going to pick them up on the last day of leaf pickup….and I didn’t know what the heck I was going to do with 100 pounds of shredded leaves in two big bags…but, to my surprise, they were gone this morning when I went out to do the grocery run today…so, yay! And that completes my outdoor work for the winter other than putting up a hook and draining the hose and putting that away….so, I guess that means I need to get my butt in gear on the inside of the house….will probably go out and get paint chips tomorrow so I can plan the inside colors…especially the kitchen that is going to be the most work…and I need to get a new range hood to replace the gross one they painted white…that will be stainless but I may wait til I paint to replace it….so it will surely be next year…I really hope to have the inside complete next year but we’ll see….still not too motivated…but, the pork shoulder came out great so I guess that’s something….

This makes me sick…

Well…another day, another school shooting, and  this time right here in Michigan over by Detroit….some punk 15 year old took daddy’s pistol that he bought last Friday and decided to go kill his fellow students….but there is one strange thing…all of the victims are either black or young women…along with one teacher….3 dead…6 more in intensive care that may not make it and all because some hate filled little shit had access to daddy’s gun…and when they searched his house, they came out with three armloads of other guns that this moron had just laying around his house…and I am going to make a wild guess that this asshole’s father is a trump supporter and goes off on racist rants all the time…and has no respect for women at all…how else would this 15 year old get these ideas? They are taught all over this country by these right wing assholes…that only wimps talk things out and men take action…being a racist just doesn’t happen…kids pick up what they hear and see and when daddy is one, it’s a safe bet that the kid will be one….I’ve had enough of this crap…repeal the 2nd amendment…it has no use in modern times…

December 1st

Well…running a little late today with not getting out of bed til 7:30 or so but I woke up around 5 and that  is not enough sleep….and that has been the pattern lately…not sure why….had an okay day yesterday but didn’t accomplish much but I’ll need to change that today with all of the things I have to do….they didn’t pick up the last of my leaves yesterday so they will go into the trash next week…will have to put them in trash bags, though, and I hope that I can just put them in 30 gallon bags without taking them out of the paper bags…a little bit of a pain in the butt….I may not be able to get out on the bike today since it was spitting some rain when I put the food out for the chickens a few minutes ago and I don’t want to get wet…or cold…my right hip has been really painful the past week or so and I’m not sure why that would be…haven’t really done anything that would hurt it so that’s a little confusing…not much to do today….okay, that’s not true…going to be on the run most of the day starting with the grocery run here in a minute….and then on to cooking when I get back here….going to have a big meal for lunch today and I’ll have leftovers that will last me most of a week…pulled pork sandwiches that I want to try some new sauces with….more later….

Last one for the month…

Well….damn, where the heck did November go? It seems to have passed so quickly that I almost missed it….but, it is nice that the first wed of December is the first so I get more cash in my account in only two weeks…..I’ve gotten a few things done this month and am making slow progress on this place but that pace needs to pick up if I want to get the interior painted over the winter…but that’s about 3 months so it should be enough time…and then I can take the summer off next summer and just fool around and go to the beach a lot….and if the damn virus will just go away, I will be able to go out sometimes and have a beer or two and get to know more of Muskegon….and maybe make some friends out here….I did get laundry done today along with fixing part of the cold air return for the furnace so it will pull air from up here instead of just the basement….and four of these if that counts for anything….I did do a bike ride, too, and I think it was the hardest ride yet….came away with my t-shirt totally soaked when it normally is only half soaked…I may be outside for the ride tomorrow but I just noticed that the black bike has a flat on the front tire and I must have damaged it putting the knobby tires on it last week…darn….I will have to wash the grey bike tomorrow and get it downstairs since it is going to be warm enough and I will then need to put a hook up for the hose after I drain it and hang that in the garage…and I may have to replace the valve I put on the outside faucet with the cap for the winter since the valve is plastic and probably won’t survive sub zero temperatures….so, it looks like a full day tomorrow with  doing the grocery run, cooking the 7 pound pork shoulder, riding the bike, and then cleaning it up….trying a new recipe for the pork that has a sauce made of onions, bay leaves, garlic, chicken stock and butter…and, since I used rosemary for the turkey, I am going to substitute Italian seasonings for that….and it all cooks in the instant pot while the pork is cooking…and then you thicken it with some cornstarch when the pork is done…not sure if 12 cloves of garlic is too much so I think I’ll cut that back to 6….oh, and some roasted carrots and mashed potatoes to go with it….so, I only had one meal today with the big one coming tomorrow….happy December…

A little rant….

Well….you know, I wonder why every damn corporation has to be so greedy…just last week, the dollar store that I go to announced it was going to raise prices by 25% to 1.25 per item, and the reason why was to ensure the profitability of the company…yeah, right…the company, Dollar Tree, had profits of almost 2 billion dollars last year and paid it’s ceo over 11 million dollars….so my question as always is: how much is enough? Is it 3 billion or 10? If everything else stays the same, they will make another 500 million dollars in profit that will go straight through to the owners that really don’t need it and it will act like a tax for those of us that shop there…while I don’t have to, what happens to the people who are forced to shop at these types of stores because they can’t afford anywhere else? I wonder what would happen if just one of these assholes would say “hey, I’ve got enough…let’s hold the line to help our customers”….yeah, never going to happen…every one of them is just too damn greedy…geez…

Some movies…

Well…with so many new shows out there that I like, I very seldom remind myself to look at the movies section of plex to see if there are any that I have requested in there….and there have been a few…like the new James Bond movie that I thought was pretty good if a bit long…to Red Notice that was also an okay movie but Ryan Reynolds annoys the hell out of me….last night, I watched Shang Chi and the legend of the 10 rings…and that one kept me interested all through it with lots of martial arts fights and good special effects so I’ll call it a good movie…it’s supposed to be in the Marvel universe so there will probably be a sequel to some point and that would be cool….one that hasn’t shown up yet is the Eternals and I would really like to see that one….oh, and the new Beatles movie that I’m almost done with…and that is a fascinating look at the creative process they used to write their songs…it was so cool to see Paul go from a couple of notes to the finished version of Get Back and a lot of the songs on both Let It Be and Abbey Road…I was huge Beatle fan when I was young and even saw Let it Be at the Midtown theater in GR when it came out in 1969…and that entire concert is in the movie and the rest of the movie is about them writing the songs for it…pretty cool…think I’ll go there right now and see if anything hew has been added….

November 30th

Well…damn, how did this happen? Woke up at 6:23 but was able to go back to sleep until after 8…I haven’t slept in til after 8 in years and I really don’t know why it happened today….don’t feel refreshed, though, so I don’t think it did any good….and I slept on my right shoulder again and it hurts like crazy this morning…oh, well…I did get a few things done yesterday but probably won’t do much but clean today…if I even do that…just not too motivated right now but that could be that I’m on my first cup of coffee and it hasn’t had time to work yet….I may be able to get out on the bike tomorrow and Thurs since it’s supposed to be in the mid 40′s but it it’s just so easy to  go downstairs to ride that getting cold has lost it’s attraction to me….and I’m pretty sure the trails are getting some ice on them…and being careful is just too much work…..the chickens have been here a lot since I started to put some food out for them and that is pretty cool….they just stand there and wait for me to put out a couple of cups…and they have already been here this morning to completely clean up the leftovers from yesterday…need to get out there with more here in a minute….not much to do today…just going to ease into it and have more coffee for a while and then see about getting on the bike downstairs…again, no motivation….and I’m not sure if that is going to change….more later…

What you never want to be….