September 26th

Well…that’s 3 days in a row of waking up at 4:53 and that is starting to suck…but at least my internet is working this morning so I can do my normal routine and not feel off about that…slept crappy again too, so I am feeling pretty slow today….and I forgot to make coffee last night so I had to do that this morning…not a good way to start the day…my allergies may have something to do with not sleeping even with taking something for it since I am miserable right now and have lots of crap in my lungs….had a whistle in them last night that sounded just like a dove’s call and that was damn annoying…I did get the windows done yesterday and it didn’t take long so that was cool….but I am not going to do much today….not even going to get out on the bike until 10 or so with Man U playing at 7:30, then F1 qualifying at 9….I had to laugh when I was getting a tray of pork chops ready for the freezer and found that there was one that looked more like a pork steak…I mean that thing is like a foot long and 8 inches wide so I put that one and another one that is almost as big into a gallon bag to marinate for today…and I have another tray downstairs since I couldn’t pass them up at 99 cents a pound….but that tray will fill my freezer again so I need to not buy any more protein for a couple of weeks…not much to do today…just going to wing it and try not to have a schedule…I do need to toast a bagel here in a few minutes since I missed one yesterday….more later….

Even Putin thinks trump is going to lose…

Well…with the polls holding steady only 5 weeks from the election, more and more pundits are saying what we all hope for…that trump is going to lose the election…and the other day, it seems even Putin thinks idiot boy is going down and has started to bail on him by trying to soften the response that Biden is going to do when he is elected. Putin knows that he has had a useful dupe in idiot boy and has been able to do whatever he wants since he knows that trump won’t do anything against him, but Biden is different…he will listen to his intelligence folks and then take action against anyone who screws with us and our elections…that’s why Putin just floated the idea that there needs to be an agreement between the US and Russia not to interfere in each other’s elections or other internal matters…trying to get out in front of any action by Biden to retaliate for proven Russian meddling in our elections. This is what is keeping Putin up at night, losing his useful idiot in the WH and the hellstorm that is going to happen when someone who is not an idiot is elected and Russia and Putin has to pay for what trump has let him do…or even helped him do. To paraphrase a pundits comment during the Vietnam war about Walter Cronkite…when you’ve lost Walter, you’ve lost America…when trump loses Putin, he’s lost period…geez…vote!

September 25th

Well…yeah, running really late today and it’s all Comcast’s fault…my internet was out when I got up at 5 and just came back on a little after noon…but I’m here so let’s get to it…slept pretty crappy last night but powered through the fatigue to get on with the day…but, not having internet really screwed up my schedule for the day…I’m used to getting up and getting to this first thing and morning is pretty boring without being able to come here…then I normally have lots of coffee and a bagel with cream cheese after the first ride but it wasn’t the same without being able to read the news with it…so, I skipped that and got right to cleaning the outside of the windows which only took an hour or so…and the internet was still out so I jumped back on the bike at 11 and back here a little after noon and, finally, it was working again so I thought I get this done while lunch cooks….got a lot done yesterday…I finally have a front lawn that is coming around and looks pretty good…it looks like I’m done for the day other than coming back here for another one once I have lunch and then get to reading the news to find a topic….more later….

Something lighter…

Well…have been doing so much doom and gloom over the past few weeks that I am getting tired of it and you probably are too so I’m going to do something a little lighter today. When I was out on the bike yesterday, I had to take a detour onto the roads since the trail was being repaved and during that detour I ran across a small snapping turtle that was trying to cross the busy road to get from the park to the river…at first, I rode by and just looked at it but then it dawned on my that there was no way that the thing would get across the street safely so I turned around, dropped the bike, and walked it to the other side….I really couldn’t figure out how that little thing had gotten to where it was….the nearest water was the Grand and that was almost a hundred yards away while the nearest water in the park was twice that far and over a hill that has to be 50 yards high….at the speed the turtle moved, it would have taken him months to get there….I wonder if he was coming from the river side? that would suck if I was the turtle….

September 24th

Well…what a crappy start to the morning…forgot to get the coffee ready and set the timer last night so I had to do it this morning while I was sleepwalking trying to wake up…and I’m running late too, with not getting up til after 6:30 and having a fitful night of sleep with no dreams at all…and my butter is rancid after I bought a baguette yesterday so I have to go out and get more right after I write this one and that is something I just don’t want to do feeling so crappy…oh, well…I may get another tray of 99 cent pork chops too, just to have some in the freezer…I did get two mice in the traps yesterday and I didn’t feel bad at all for getting them…they had been making a mess in my garage and chewing holes in everything so they had to go…and I re-set the traps overnight to make sure I got all of them…man, my forearms were sore yesterday after abusing them putting the awning back up and I could barely move them last night but they seem better today….miracle ibuprofen….I need to take some time off now that I have the outside of the house finished….just worn out and need some time to recharge so I think that will be the plan today…I haven’t taken a day off in forever so I think I’ll start my weekend early and just ride the bike and veg today…I do have to mow the lawn but that will be all for today….more later…

Another reason to get rid of the electoral College…

Well…if there already weren’t enough reasons to get rid of the racist electoral college that has given the past three repub *presidents the office when they got less votes than their competitor, the latest is the little known and never used clause that says that the governor of any state can seat his own slate of electors and ignore the votes of the people. And trump and his cronies have seized on that clause and are setting up the process to bribe governors of swing states where trump loses to do just that…so all of the repub bleating about “voter fraud” that is bad, bad, bad unless repubs do it…but we knew that, didn’t we? I really do hope trump tries it…there will be rioting in the street from all voters who suddenly find that their votes didn’t count at all with trump stealing the election. So, when we win…and we are going to win, the electoral college has got to go and we need to make the popular vote what elects presidents…it is the only fair way to support “one person, one vote” that is at the heart of our society…what’s left of it….geez…don’t these guys ever get tired of cheating?

September 23rd

Well…I guess that night of sleep was okay….but only slept until 5:30 and then just gave up and got up…and I am still pretty tired from the busy day yesterday….so, I think I’m going to only do one ride today and not have any other plans…I should clean both fridges since I haven’t done that in a while and the upstairs one has a little smell to it that I can’t figure out so I think I use a bleach solution to clean that one….I am going to do the grocery run this morning and it is still warm enough to put the top down so I am going to take advantage of it….the damn mouse that has been eating my grass seed in the garage chewed right through the mortar that I use to plug up the hole he had dug under the garage door so I had to re mortar it and then set some traps to kill the little sucker if he does it again…hate to do that but I won’t have him eating the seed I need to fix the lawn….the lawn is growing in out front and is starting to look pretty good but I think I’ll need to re-seed some spots that didn’t come in before it gets colder….but not today….okay, yeah, maybe today…it’s pretty hard to just take it easy when there are things to do…..not much to do today…just going to admire my work for one day and do an easy ride this morning…after doing the grocery run…man, it’s going to be weird not going out until later…but I think I’ve earned an easy morning….more later…

Got the awning up…

Well…I was going to wait to put the last awning back up til tomorrow but, you know me, I can’t stand to have work hanging over me when I can do it now…the paint was dry enough so I hoisted it up and struggled to get it back in place…trying to hold the 40 pound awning up with one hand while starting a screw with the other is quite a challenge and the screw that I was planning on hanging it on while I did that pulled out and let the damn thing bang me on the head…took a nice little divot out of my scalp since I forgot to wear my hat while I was working….but, I got it up…finally and it now has 5 screws holding it when it only had three before….just have a little repair work to do on the paint since I scraped it a little putting it up but that’s easy enough…and that finishes the paint on the outside of the house that I am going to do…7 hours on one damn awning is a lot of time…and I can’t even celebrate with a cocktail tonight since I’m taking the week off…damn…oh, well….

This is pretty cool…

Well…yeah, I’m running really late today but I have an excuse…did two bike rides and spent 6 hours painting the last awning today…what a pain with all of the detail…oh, the pretty cool thing…after RBG’s death Friday night, the dems have raised over 135 million dollars from small donors across this country to put toward defeating the cheating, hypocrite repubs who have vowed to fill RGB’s seat before the election. One of the names being mentioned is a woman who thinks that being a lawyer and a judge is just a means to and end…to do god’s will here on Earth…can you guess how she’ll vote on a woman’s right to choose? Let’s make this really, really clear…to everyone who has health insurance because of Obamacare, it is gone after this seat on the SC is stolen…to every woman who thinks the government has no right to control what you do with your body…that is gone after this seat is stolen….to everyone who thinks that legalized religious discrimination is wrong…that will be allowed after this seat is stolen…to everyone who thinks that voting rights are important to this democracy…they’re gone too after this seat is stolen. So, at this point, the only thing we can do is get out and vote these assholes out…and then spend the next 4 years undoing all the damage they’ve done….vote, vote, vote….it’s all we have left…

September 22nd

Well…that was a little odd….was good for last night for the first time in a while and that made sleep a little broken but I tried to not get up until after 6 and was successful…so I think I’ll keep that up all week and see how that feels…feel okay this morning so that alone may be worth it…not too sore this morning even with doing 30 miles yesterday and painting the underside of the last awning but I will be sore tomorrow with doing the rest of the awning this morning after the first ride….I may take a day or so off working after I put the awning back up tomorrow…need to find a house and that will be my sole job from now on until I find one…along with getting to 5K miles on the bike…had some damn animal digging into the garage next to the door so I had to mix up some mortar and plug the hole…couldn’t figure out where all the rocks and dirt were coming from but I think I have it fixed…and I patched a small divot in the front sidewalk with the leftover mix that I have been meaning to get to for a while now…damn amazon split my order and that’s why part of it got here so soon…they just sent the chain lube and not the rear cassette that I ordered…luckily, lubing the chain has stopped it from skipping so I think I can limp the bike for two more weeks…not much to do today…just the rides and the awning but that is going to take hours with all of the detail work that needs to be done on it and I will be sore tomorrow….more later….

What you never want to be….