May 7th

Well…another Chrysler morning with getting up at 4:40 but not out of bed until a little after 6 so I consider that a win and the new normal for no cocktail nights….and I feel okay today if a little sore from nothing that I can pinpoint…it can’t be from just cleaning the bathroom, can it? Darn…it is a pain to get old…the tomato plants seem to be growing better under the light downstairs and they should be ready to go outside next week but I am having the same problem as always getting the green peppers to come up….not sure why that is but I probably should do some research on that this morning since it too damn cold to do anything outside…and I may lose the plants I have already planted outside since it is only 34 out there right now…darn…I really do think I’m right…there is going to be no spring this year and that just sucks…didn’t get much done yesterday but the deep clean on the bathroom and I probably should do that to the kitchen today since I haven’t done that since I moved in over two months ago and the microwave is pretty bad…and I need to start designing the corner work bench that I am going to build in the garage so I can mount the vise to hold stuff that I need to work on…it needs to be a small one since the garage is small and I just need room to mount the vise and have a little work space to set stuff on….I wonder if I should just buy a small piece of 3/4 plywood for the top or build it out of the 2×4′s I already have? Not sure yet…not much to do today…need to run a couple of errands this morning but I’m in no  hurry to get started since it is not even 7 yet and I am going to try to get on the bike today but that will mean gloves for sure with a high of only 51 out here today…yeah, there is no damn spring…51 for a high in May? This really does suck….more later…

What the hell is wrong with repubs?

Well….was just sitting here thinking about the weird crap going on with the repubs these days and can’t figure out a few things…first, why the hell are they so scared of the idiot in chief who lost the last election in a landslide? Every damn one of them but Liz Cheney and ole Mitt are still parroting his lie that the election was stolen and the only reason for that has to be fear of the idiot boy and his crazy assed followers…and this rot goes from top to bottom to the point that they are trying to throw Cheney out for saying out loud that Biden won fair and square…now that is just wrong to have an entire party based upon lying about damn near everything but that is where we are now and who knows how to fix it? The only thing I can think of is to take the few sane repubs out there and turn them into independents to keep the repubs from winning the house and senate in 22. That party is just performative right now, too, they have nothing to give to the American people at all but voter suppression and death and sucking up to the idiot, as evidenced by the moron governor of Florida, DeSantis, signing a voter suppression bill this morning but only allowing fox news to cover it so the idiot trump would be sure to see that his lips are firmly attached to his white pimply ass….what the hell are wrong with these people? I can only shake my head….geez…

Got some work done…

Well…yes, I am going to do a political one but it won’t be til after lunch that is cooking right now…so I have 10 mins to fill and thought I’d talk about the morning…I did get out to Lowe’s before 9 this morning but they didn’t have the fencing that was on their website…or, they didn’t have it at the price that was listed and I am not ready to spend 50 bucks on a temporary gate…I can get a chain link one for 250 bucks so it doesn’t make a lot of sense to burn a fifth of that on a plastic one…after I got back here, I took a look at my tomatoes in the cups and they are just not growing fast enough sitting on the windowsill so I hung and lit my T-5 flourescent downstairs and put them under it…I’ll keep them lit for 24 hours a day for the next week or so to get them big enough to transplant outdoors…then I got after my bathroom and did a full cleaning that I just finished and that felt good since it needed it for the past week or so…but now, I am going to get lunch and watch some drag races as I eat….more later….

May 6th

Well…didn’t sleep for crap last night and I think part of it is stress from having to take on the new “end the noise” project out here to make it livable for me and the rest of the neighborhood…but, I’ve done these kind of things before and I am looking forward to seeing how committed Muskegon is to making this a welcoming city for everyone…and hell, I’m retired and don’t have much else to do so let’s get started…I did get some work done out in front yesterday and seeded the parkway where there was nothing but weeds before…and I cut out the rest of the sod that had crept over the sidewalk even though that part belonged to the neighbor on that side…just didn’t look finished with ending the trim 6 feet from the end of the parkway…and, again, I used that sod to continue to fill in the entry to the back yard and the 3 foot deep holes that were there are now just a memory…I had a brainstorm yesterday about how to fence off that entry and found some 4 foot tall green plastic fencing that I can stretch across it and remove when I want to have access with the mower and that should work until I put in a chain link gate…and it’s only 15 bucks for a 50 foot roll and should serve the purpose for now….so I may go out to Lowe’s and take a look at it this morning since it looks like rain all morning…I should clean in here some and I will get to the bathroom at some point today….I may not get a  ride in with Man U playing at 3 and the rain looking like it’s stretched back into Minnesota…a day off may help my legs some after going out into 20mph winds yesterday…but, my legs don’t really hurt today so I think they may be adjusting to wind every day….more later…

I’m a troublemaker…

Well…as you know, I have been having trouble with the constant thump, thump, thump of people playing music so damn loud that I have to put earplugs in to sit in my living room at times…even to the point of me calling in a noise complaint Sunday that the cops responded to and finally shut the music down…but that is not a long term solution to every damn house out here doing the same thing…so today, being the troublemaker that I am, I e-mailed the city manager (the guy who runs Muskegon) with the particulars of all of the noise and the fact that no one is doing anything about it and that it is ruining my quality of life out here…and, to my surprise, I got an e-mail back a few minutes ago from the manager saying he is bringing in the neighborhood officer and they will start to put together a plan to deal with the noise…now, I’ll believe it when I see it but to get back to me within an hour from his phone is pretty cool and gives me a little hope that something will be done….but, as in GR, why the hell do I always have to be the person to fix problems that affect everyone?  I guess I do have time on my hands and most other people don’t so I’ll make it my job to raise as much hell as is necessary….not going to be liked out here, that’s for sure…

The idiot doesn’t deserve any credit…

Well…with all of the lies the repubs are telling to try to give the idiot trump credit for “operation warp speed” being responsible for the vaccines that are available for covid, let’s take a look at the reality. The timeline for development of the vaccines starts to put the picture together that the repubs really are lying about the whole thing…the vaccines from both Pfizer and Moderna were in the works and being tested three months before warp speed was even announced…and that means that not one dime of government money went into that development, contrary to the story that the repubs trying to sell…and why they are doing it, who knows? To made idiot boy feel better? So the two most widely used vaccines had not one damn thing to do with trump or his stupid minions…but, what about the companies that did take the warp speed cash? The two biggest recipients of all that cash, Sanofi-GlaxoSmithKline and Novavax have taken billions and have not produced one dose of a viable vaccine…gee, could this just be another grift by cronies of trump? It sure looks that way since, as time goes by, the need for any vaccine from either company becomes less and less with the other four big companies having made more than a billion doses so far. So, whenever you hear that idiot boy deserves credit for anything to do with the vaccines, remember that he had not one damn thing to do with any of it…and I wouldn’t be surprised that some of that grifted cash found it’s way back into his pocket…geez…

May 5th

Well…that was a little better…up at 5 again but stayed in bed until almost 6:30 so that is a win….and I feel okay this morning even with mowing the lawn and then treating it with liquid weed killer and that was a lot of walking for one day…and I got a bike ride that was into the wind of 15+ again and damn cold…had shorts on but had to put on my leather riding gloves since my hands were freezing after about 200 yards…and I was glad I brought them with me….and today is going to be cold with the high of only 52 out here…in frickin May? oh, well…I do have more work to do on the lawn this morning….need to seed the front part that was all weeds and is bare now and then edge the rest of the sidewalk…but that is after doing the second grocery run to Aldi’s around 9…need to get some chicken and other stuff so I’ll have healthy food for the rest of the week…and I still do need to get some stuff out of the freezer to start emptying some of the food out of it….need to plan some of those meals but not right now….the cukes and beans I planted outdoors have survived 3 days and that gives me hope that maybe I’ll have veggies this year…but I’m waiting to put the tomatoes out until it gets over 40 for a low…and I have lots more in the cups so the garden is going to be a little crowded…just like last year…might even have to have an overflow garden like last year, too….not much to do today….need to get out for the errand at 9 and the right on to the lawn…and I need to prep veggies for snacks later since I’m giving up my favorite nuts and that may even be harder than giving up cocktails….more later…..

51 years ago today…

Well…just a short rememberence of the day….51 years ago today…about an hour ago… Ohio national guard soldiers murdered 4 students at Kent State University…some of them were protesting the Vietnam war and others were just on their way to class….I was 16 at the time and couldn’t understand how kids could be killed just being kids….and I still can’t…but it still goes on every damn day….think I’ll go listen to “Ohio” by Neil Young…peace…

They have nothing but hate…

Well…after getting the yard work done this morning, I have been reading a bunch of news as I finish off my last cup of coffee and one thing strikes me after that reading…the repub party has nothing left but hate to offer anyone…and that revelation was spurred by an article where an army of the asshole tucker’s minions were standing outside a damn middle school in California screaming at the kids and their parents for wearing masks to keep them safe from transmission of the virus…I mean, how would you feel if your kid was walking to school and a bunch of crazy assed adults started getting right into their faces…trying to use fear and hate just to intimidate them…and what kind of an adult would do that to other people’s kids? This is the modern repub party folks…when was the last time you read anything positive that the repubs are doing for you and me? Yeah, me either…all there is now is hate and trying to make the “libs” uncomfortable by passing laws targeting trans kids, by restriciting the votes of people of color, and now passing laws that would allow for voter intimidation at polling places with the same angry mob that was at that middle school this morning….they have nothing but hate…and that isn’t good for our country…

May 4th

Well…it just dawned on me that it is Star Wars day…may the fourth be with you…yeah, kind of corny but it still makes me smile…slept okay last night with being good but I forgot to hit the timer button on the coffee maker so my first cup of coffee is about a half hour late…and I woke up at 5:24 but that is okay, too, since I didn’t toss and turn too much…and that still give a a solid 6 hours and I’ll take that any day…I’m a little sore this morning with doing a double on the bike yesterday and finally getting some plants in the garden…but, I may have jumped the gun on my beans and cukes with the possibility of frost coming over the weekend…but, I can cover them if I need to since I only have two rows in…have lots of work to do today since the lawn needs to be mowed again and I need to seed a big part of the front of the lawn where there was nothing but weeds that I finally killed with liquid weed killer so that means seed and covering it with some topsoil to keep the seed moist and watering it for a week or so along with the flower seed I put in a week ago…and I need to do the grocery run to Meijers to get some veggies this morning since I need to get more fruit and veggies into my diet…wouldn’t hurt to have a few salads and some carrots and celery for snacks instead of the dry roasted nuts that I know have huge amounts of calories….more later….

What you never want to be….