Well…there is nothing like a bike ride to explore my new surroundings…just today, I decided to go east along Muskegon lake where the trails are clear and discovered a few things….the Muskegon minor league hockey team plays at an arena that is within walking distance from here so when the covid restrictions are lifted later this year, I’ll be able to walk up and over the hill to see some hockey…and just to the east of that, there is a huge, modern business area that is being built a few blocks from there….and there is a street at the bottom of the hill that is full of old buildings with new businesses in them…it would be great if one of them would be my neighborhood bar…oh, and I have a bike shop just 3 blocks from here…going to go exploring over in that area tomorrow…there is a huge stainless steel sculpture at the end of the gentrified street in some sort of a park that looks interesting…I think my house is on the edge of the part of the town that is revitalizing and that is pretty cool and will give me something to do…and when they get the trail repaired, it will make for an easy ride out to the lake…I am pretty happy with how things have worked out with the house so far….now I just need to figure out the slow drain in the kitchen and get everything put away and I can just live for a while….
Well…we all know how terrible the repubs are…there is not a good person in that whole bunch and Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida is one of that basket’s most rotten apples…since vaccines have been available, ole Ron has been making sure that his rich, white buddies got to the front of the line, taking vaccines that were meant for poor, minority areas and essentially selling them to his buddies to enrich his re-election fund…and he had his best fundraising month ever in February, raising 2.7 million dollars and not a dime of it was from the repub rank and file…one rich white guy even gave him a check for a quarter of a million dollars after DeSantis got him a place in line for the vaccine. Now in any other political era this would have spelled doom for any candidate or politician to stiff the poor from the protection of the vaccine but in these times where nothing is too low for any repub politician, they just don’t care about anyone who didn’t vote for them. I wonder if there is a bottom to all of this corruption? Okay, yeah, stupid question…where there repubs are involved all there is a black hole that has not bottom and they are in a race to the bottom…geez…
Well…man, my eyes are really itchy and filled with crap this morning and that leaves my vision pretty blurry…I really hope it’s not allergies this early in the year…but, it probably is since my nose is running and my head is plugged up to go along with the eyes….darn….slept okay but was up a little after 5 and tried to go back to sleep with little success…I should be sore after getting the first ride in yesterday…and my legs are a little stiff but not sore at all…we’ll see how they are after heading back into town today to pick up more stuff for the next to last time….and it will be the last run with the snowies on the car…was going to put the summer tires on yesterday but wanted to get a ride in instead…so I think it will be tomorrow….I did find all of the stores I frequent and 4 of them are within a mile of each other and the other two are only about 3 miles from here…so I am finding my way around here a bit…have never been good at finding my way around but Muskegon is small enough and everything is based on about 5 main roads so I’ll get it soon…it appears that Lake Michigan is a little farther away than I thought but 6 miles is still doable on the bike…only a 12 mile round trip and I do that all the time….not much to do today…just the run into town and then more putting stuff away…going to try to get back on the bike but it is going to be in the 30′s and that makes it less pleasant…still in exploration mode on the bike so I think I’m going to go north east today around Muskegon lake to see if the trails are clear…there was still a lot of ice on the trail to the west I rode yesterday and I had to turn around near the sub….more later….
Well…yeah, I’m really late today and it has just been from busy work around here…oh, and I did get 10 miles in on the bike today for the first time in 6 weeks and that felt good…but, that’s not what this is about…as you know, or I hope you do, the dems have been trying to put together a covid relief plan that would get the economy working for everyone again and it includes some more direct payments along with money to help cities, states, and struggling businesses and help pay to re-open schools….the latest polls say the even 59% of repubs really like the bill and want it passed along with enough dems and independents tot get the support to over 70%…so, what are the repubs that represent these 70% of the country doing? Yep, doing everything they can in the senate to derail it and stop it’s passage….so who the hell do these repubs represent? If 70% of the country want this bill passed and the repubs aren’t going to help, I guess we need to look for who they really represent…and this time it’s not even business since even the damn Chamber of Commerce wants it passed…so who? I don’t think it’s anyone but their own little shitty brains that have only one mode left…oppose anything the dems want even it it will hurt the country and it’s popular…so, we need to make them pay in 2022….what a bunch of assholes…
Well…damn, could this be a pattern? Got up at 6:27 again today but I don’t feel like I got any sleep at all…just worn right out and feel like I should go back to bed…and yep, I did part of that to myself last night but working on this place all day contributed, too….and today is going to be another busy one with three stops for the grocery run in a few minutes and then putting the new tires back on the car…and I hope I can fix the leaky outside faucet when I get back here…and replace the shower head that I just hate….I do feel good that I got a bunch of stuff done yesterday and the house is starting to come together….and today is going to be the first bike ride out here and I can’t wait for that….going to ride down to the landing and try to find the trail so I can go out to the lake….really need to get back to getting some exercise every day and start dropping the weight I’ve put on over the winter…and I hope that riding will firm up my abs again and help the pain I’ve had in my back for months now….can’t say not much to do today because I have lots to do and don’t feel like doing it…but, I’ll suck it up and get going in an hour or so…but I need more coffee right now….more later….
Well…damn, I really was going to take a few days off after I moved in here but it just hasn’t worked out that way….I still have so much stuff over at the old house that I needed to go over there this morning and pick some up and then clean…got the floors washed and waxed and got some clean up done downstairs, then back here to clear out the living room so I could install the 9×12 rug that my daughter got me, and then put everything back….she has taste like mine…the rug has grey, black, and white in a random non pattern that looks cool…and it makes the living room quieter and feels good to walk on…it will go really well with the grey that I am going to paint the walls in here but I don’t want to think about that right now…and if I spill some grey paint on it, you won’t be able to tell….after my brother stopped over to drop off the rest of the keys for the house and had more stories of how many people are bidding on houses way over asking, I feel like I got a damn good deal on this house and I am so happy that we got it done…can’t wait to go exploring on my bike…might get out for a ride tomorrow but I do want to put the summer tires back on the car since the winter ones are damn near bald…and I need to get out to depot, aldi’s, and meijers for the grocery run in the morning so it looks like another busy one….when do I get a break?
Well…another spectacle in the senate today when one of the chief insurrectionists, Josh Hawley, was questioning the FBI chief Chris Wray about the January 6th attack on the capital…first, why the hell did they let one of the people responsible for the attack question anyone? You remember ole Joshie…the smug little prick who gave the raised fist salute to the attackers of the capital just before the attack began? And who was one of 9 repub senators who tried to overturn the legal results of the election? One interesting line of questioning was when ole Joshie asked if there were cell tower records of the day in question and if there were social media records for that day, too, and Joshie asking for that information sounds to me that he is really worried that he is going to show up in that data with either a phone call to the attackers or cell data that would show he met with some of them before the attack. I really do hope they have that data and find that little shit in it…he deserves a felony charge for conspiracy if he does…keep sweating Joshie…
Well…that was a little better…didn’t get up until 6:23 this morning and it’s about time I got some good sleep…I think part of it is that I got everything done I needed to yesterday and don’t have anything hanging over my head to do today…other than go back into town and clean this morning…it feels good to have my car inside again and my garage fits the Miata with room to spare…was thinking about putting the summer tires back on the car this week but it is supposed to snow a little on the day my son is moving back and I need to meet them at the house and the new tires are really bad in the snow…the winter tires are worn out and out of balance a little…we’ll see….just looked at the weather and I think I will put the new tires back on the car….the forecast says it will be rain/snow so I think I’ll be okay…but not til tomorrow…want to get the rug down here in the living room this afternoon after the run into town…it does feel good to have this house and know I can do whatever I want to it and don’t have to think about what anyone else wants….I think the pain from moving is finally subsiding since I don’t hurt too much this morning except for my hands…they are still stiff and sore and I think I’m going to have to take something for it…and it won’t help to go into town and clean for a couple of hours…I think it’s going to take 4 trips back to town just to pick up the stuff I didn’t move sat…I think I have a tote full of food to move today along with some tools….the ride will be much more pleasant after I get the new tires back on….more later….
Well…I’m back for a political one…not sure if you know but the big conservative hate fest called CPAC was held in Florida over the weekend, and the speakers were pretty consistent with all of them spewing the same old election lies that the election was “stolen” from the idiot trump and that the attack on the capital was done by antifa and BLM and they were just disguised as trump supporters…yadda, yadda….but, within all of the lies was a tiny kernal of truth of the fascist nature of the modern repub party….if you take a look at the main stage and it’s shape you can see that it is a little familiar to those of us who have had an interest in WWII….it was shaped like the “Odal rune” that was used on Nazi SS uniforms in WWII and is widely used by white supremacists in both the US and Europe…so now we know where the modern repub party stands…okay, we knew it was a white supremacist party and hates anyone who is not a white person but damn, trump has unleashed these folks with his “fine people on both sides” bs he pulled after the Charlottesville hate riots….how can this country not see that? Geez….
Well…yeah, I know, this is not a political one but I made progress today and wanted to talk about it…first I did get out and ordered a new washer that will be delivered Sat…and when I was finding ABC, I found where my Daily Deals and Harbor Freight stores are…in the same complex only about 3 1/2 miles from here so that is really cool….and I called to get my garage door repaired and they came out this morning and fixed everything wrong with it for only 80 bucks…the opener is toast and I’ll have to get another one of those and hang it but I have my car in the garage! The door is really light and I can open it with one hand but I am going to wait a while to put an opener up…probably not until it gets warmer…I can live with that…and I had the rear interior door re-keyed today so I can’t lock myself out…never got those keys at closing…and that wasn’t bad so I did get a lot done already… and I am going to get to a political one as soon as I can find a topic….more later….