February 29th

Well…that was an interesting night…didn’t sleep that hot but I did sleep without earplugs for the first time in over 10 years…this place is pretty quiet at night and I can barely hear the furnace…not like my apartment where the furnace upstairs whined like a jet when it ran and the new one they installed in my place sounded like a 747 taking off…and that was in addition to the stomping around that sounded like a damn square dance above me at times…so, I think I can go without the plugs for now after I get used to it…it is different, I’ll say that…I did take the day off working on the house yesterday with my hands feeling so beat up that it hurts to even do this…I have cracks in the ends of my fingers that I think are from washing them so much and I think the plaster isn’t helping…I guess I’ll have to start to wear vinyl gloves all the time until they heal…didn’t get on the bike for the 4th day in a row but I am going to get out today…it’s supposed to be 32 today and that’s warm enough to go…and the trails should be okay since it hasn’t really snowed much since it turned cold….and tomorrow is supposed to be 50+ so I can do a double…I think I’ll start doing that every day to make up for the days I’ve taken off…and I’m ordering a new bike this week since I have just about worn out the current one and it will take too much money to repair…but, I am going to make it a project for something to screw around with and learn more about how to take the crankset apart…and the swingarm bushing that is worn out…it will be relaxing to do that with having a bike to ride while I work on it…and if I can fix it, it will be cool to have a spare bike to ride in the muck….the new one is going to be dark gray with a black swingarm and black front forks…looks pretty cool and I can’t wait to get it in a week or so…not much to do today…just going to ride the bike in the afternoon and then out to have a couple with K after 3….so, an easy day today….more later…

It’s still all about him…

Well…with taking the day off of working around here, I find I have time on my hands so I thought I’d come here for another one early with all of the economic stuff happening right now….now, you’d think with the world on the brink of a global meltdown that the idiot trump would have an “all hands on deck” moment as Obama did during the 2008 crash and would be leading a team to formulate a response…but, you’d be wrong…with crazy assed tweets this morning, idiot boy is still making it all about him…that the virus and the concern that people all over the world have about it’s effect is just a “liberal” attack on his greatness and to defeat him in the fall election…and it’s all one big conspiracy with business, stock traders, economists, and everyone else in the world in on it since they just can’t stand his greatness and are jealous of his accomplishments. Yeah, that’s a whole new level of crazy and it’s going to get worse since the idiot can’t take anyone trying to get him to read information and act on it…and that is what’s necessary to avoid a crisis…and his virus “czar”, Mike Pence has nothing on his calendar today that has anything to do with the virus response that is needed…just political bullshit at CPAC…oh, hey guys…and I mean you idiots in the WH…the dow is down another 900 points in the first hour of trading this morning as the bad economic piles up from across the world….I wonder if a tweet from idiot boy can fix that? Okay, I was wrong…in the minute it took me to post this the dow dropped another 200 points so now it’s down by almost 1100 points….tick tock, trump….

February 28th

Well…running about on time this morning and it was a re run of almost every other damn morning so I’m not going to talk about it…I was pretty sore yesterday for some reason and I still haven’t figured that one out….I did work on the window in my room but that shouldn’t be enough for all that pain…and my hands need some rest since I have cracks in the skin on two fingers that also hurt like crazy so today looks like a day off to let them heal some…I think I’ll just do some clean up work around here and put the trash out and that will do it for my day…I did find out why the frame of the window in my room was rusted so much…there is so much condensation at the bottom of the window with it being cold outside that the plaster that I used to fix the top just turned to liquid at the bottom so I think I’ll have to wait until it gets warmer outside to finish that one…I still have two kitchen windows to do so that one can wait…it looks like a warm up is coming in the next week or so and I can give it another try then….is anyone starting to prepare for the coronavirus outbreak that is coming? This kind of reminds me of the swine flu outbreak from the 70′s when I got my first flu shot and I really didn’t prepare for that one but I have enough food here for a month by accident with all of the protein I bought this week…but, I’m not going to be too concerned since I already spend most of my time alone here so “sheltering in place” for two weeks is just a normal two weeks for me….more later….

According to trump, he should resign…

Well….have been busy today and just got caught up on the news on my twitter feed and all I can say is yow! Another 1100 point drop for the Dow today bringing the week’s bloodbath to over 3000 points…something that has never been seen in the history of the country…I guess the traders and businesses are showing that they know that trump and his cronies are in no way qualified to handle the coronavirus and it is going to get much, much worse before it gets better…that puts the stock market in official correction territory by losing 10% of it’s value…and that has happened not over months but over the past 4 days…and we still have another day this week…I don’t know if idiot boy’s memory is gone but just a few years ago he spouted off at Obama, saying that “if the dow drops 1,000 points in two days the president should immediately be impeached”….and I think there is another one where he said that if he were president and that happened, he would resign….so, donnie, what’s keeping you from it? You’ve been running on Obama’s economy and the huge deficits that your repub cronies helped create but now it looks like the happy fun times are over and you just don’t have the people or smarts to do anything about it….so, moron, resign since you are just a rotting stain on this country and the stench is spreading everywhere….hey, the weekend is coming…any bets on if idiot boy goes golfing?

The “messaging” is most important?

Well…this is what you get when you have radical idiots running the WH who don’t believe in science…have you heard of one action that these morons are going to take to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus? Nope, me neither….but boy, they are sure concerned with the “messaging” about the virus…..much more¬† than they are the about virus itself, muzzling all of the people in the CDC and the NIH and telling the world that every statement has to be approved by idiot junior pence…even though he is too damn dumb to understand anything that the scientists are saying…and how much do you want to bet that this bottleneck is going to help the virus spread instead of contain it when immediate action is needed. this is typical idiot trump bullshit…he has always cared more about himself and what people are saying about him than doing his damn job…just like a teenager having the mean girls talk about him…trump is going to get people killed with his bullshit and yet every damn repub still backs him…what a damn cult….

A busy, busy day…

Well….yeah, I’ll bet you’re here after lunch just waiting for a political one but I may be disappointing you today…have had a really busy day starting this morning at 7 and just finishing up a few minutes ago…got it all started by going out to look for more of the patching plaster I have been using to repair everything around here…but, they have stopped making it or both depot and menard’s stopped carrying it because I couldn’t find it and the people at both stores said no go…so I had to try something else…and I’m not sure if I like it or not yet…one weird thing is it it goes on pink and then turns white when it is ready to be sanded…and I am waiting for that to happen so I may not get to that today….oh, that means I repaired the entire window, too…then I ran the instant pot and made some chicken, then I washed the blinds that go back in that window and now I am having a glass of water and taking a break….oh, and I painted the hardware that the blinds hang on…it would be nice to get the first coat of paint on the window today but I think I’ll be happy just to get the sanding done….but right now I need to take a few minutes off and read the news to try to find a topic….

February 27th

Well…got all the way to 5:54 this morning but still feel pretty worn out…I wonder if it’s from not eating enough? Only had a half chicken breast and some roasted potatoes and carrots for lunch and then a sandwich with a third of a chicken breast and some chips for dinner so that could be it…but I didn’t get out on the bike so I had to cut 600 calories out of the day….okay, you’ve heard this before so I’ll stop talking about it…I did sleep okay so I guess that’s something….I did get started on the window in my room yesterday but I need to get out for supplies this morning before I do any more work…and I think I’ll get out early in about an hour or so to do that…I changed the coffee out with another roast and went away from the 100% Colombian that I normally make and I’m not sure what I think yet…it seems to be smoother and a lot less bitter so I think it was a good thing that I picked up two tins yesterday…and at 1.99 each it’s not a big investment even if I don’t end up liking it….not much to do today..it is going to be another day off the bike with the temps staying in the 20′s today and tomorrow and I am not motivated to do anything¬† right now…maybe the coffee will help….more later…

Yow….

Well…did the grocery run this morning and all I can say is yow! Spent 85 bucks on food including 6 bucks for more bird food but damn, that’s a lot of money…I did get 10 pounds of chicken leg quarters, a 3 1/2 pound corned beef brisket for St. Patrick’s day, 5 1/2 pounds of pork chops, and some breaded fish filets along with cocktail materials…I really hope I don’t have to spend anything for the next three weeks other than for milk or other perishables to make up for it…and my freezer is now full and I may have to put something in the one upstairs…have enough room for a couple of chicken breasts but that is about it…will now have to start planning meals for the next couple of weeks and get some discipline about not buying anything else…but, I couldn’t pass up the leg quarters at 49 cents a pound, the brisket at 1.99 a pound, and the pork chops at 99 cents a pound….I did get started on the window in the room I’m using and it looks like the biggest job of all of them…all of the caulk has to come out and the layers and layers of paint have to be ground off and most of the plaster around the window needs to be replaced…I started on it but don’t have the drop cloth I need to catch the debris when I am removing the old material since the grinder throws it everywhere…and I don’t have the plaster or caulk either…so, I’ll make a run to depot tomorrow morning and get all that stuff and get back on it tomorrow…I have three days to finish it before I can get back on the bike so that will keep me busy…the outside of the window is in just as bad shape so that will be a project for the spring that will take days on the outside, too…trying to not get too discouraged about the work there is still left to do…felt okay about finishing the major work on the last room but this job is a little overwhelming…oh, well….

Here’s the difference…

Well…if you need another example of how destructive the repub party has become…and you really shouldn’t…just look at the response of the two parties to the potential of a coronavirus outbreak here in the US. The dems have come out in agreement with the professionals in the government health community (what few of them are left) that we should start to prepare just in case the worst happens…which is how every damn outbreak in the country has been handled until idiot boy trump and his minions were installed by Putin…very reasonable by my estimation…but the response of the repubs and the pundits on the right are all filtered through a political lens that says that there is no problem, it’s just the dems trying to scare us for political gain and to hurt the idiot boy…so I guess that the dems got to every investor and trader on Wall Street and forced them to sell their stocks? And the dems forced ole Rushbo to call this deadly virus “just an exaggerated cold” that no one has to worry about? And the dems forced China to quarantine at least 5 major cities and shut down factories, schools, and offices for no reason other than to make trump look bad? This is the problem when your entire world is based on conspiracy theories and lies…those on the right can no longer see what is true and by minimizing the threat, they are preventing the basic steps necessary to mitigate the effects if there is a huge outbreak…let’s just ask on simple question: do the dems control the CDC, the NIH or the funding for these essential pandemic fighters? Nope, it’s all on the morons including the moron in chief and they will continue to live in their delusions as the country waits for the worst…

February 26th

Well…I’ve discovered a downside to being good and going to bed at 10 pm…even with getting 7 hours of sleep in, I’m still up at 4:51 and now drinking coffee at 5:30….that may just be too early to start that since the news sites that I read won’t update for a while yet and I can’t do the grocery run until after 9 with needing some chicken at Aldi’s…and I must have tossed and turned like crazy since my mattress was displaced by a foot off the box spring…I do remember that I had some dreams, too but I don’t remember what they were about….but, I don’t feel too bad this morning so I guess that’s all okay…I do need to fill the time this morning so I am going to finish up the window in the spare room before I head out for errands…almost forgot to paint the hardware for the blinds so I couldn’t put them up yesterday but that gave the paint time to harden a little so I won’t chip it when I put the blinds up…and it looks like no bike ride until Sat so I should be able to finish the other three windows this week and then get started on putting my tools and supplies away to clean this place up some….I did have the idea to use my son’s power washer to try to take the paint off the copper gutters without damaging them but that is going to wait until it’s at least 60 outside…not much to do today….going to have a little more coffee before I start on the blinds but I am going to try to take some time off to rest my thumb with the pain that I’ve had the past week or so…more later….