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September 29th

Well…that was okay…tossed and turned a bit but I had some dreams and only got up once at around 3 and then not out of bed til after 6 so I’ll take it…and I feel pretty good this morning…compared to how I felt with having cocktails at night…I’m still old and creaky but I can live with that….had a good day yesterday and I am looking forward to today with loading up my slow cooker with chicken, potatoes, carrots, onions, and pasta sauce…and I just had the idea to add some pasta at the end and I’m not sure if it is going to be the half box of elbow mac I have or the 8 lasagna noodles that I can break up or some egg noodles that I have…or maybe a combo of all of them that I will add at the end so they don’t go too mushy…I am going to get out on the bike for two rides today but I’ll have to wait til 11 or so to get started since it is pretty cold out there right now and I still want to go out in shorts…I did get laundry done yesterday so I only have working on the house to do today and I’ll get at that after I get the slow cooker going….still haven’t healed my back or obliques even with the two days off the bike and I think part of it is the straining I’m doing with the sanding on the door so I guess I’ll just resign myself that I’m going to hurt until the work on the house is done…I did have a surprise the other day when I went out to work on the door opener in the garage…it was cold so I dragged out a pair of jeans that always were too tight and they just slipped on and were even a little loose and I got a little smile out of that….have been working hard to control my weight and it’s nice to see some success….not much to do today…just going take it easy and have some more coffee, read the news, and enjoy the day….I do have to figure out why I have such a headache this morning and how to deal with it….it’s probably from the dust from sanding combining with my allergies so I’ll just have to live with it or suffer the side effects of allergy meds…and I think that is worse….more later….

Got a bike ride in…

Well…I was planning on doing two rides today but I got a surprise call from my brother who had time on his hands and wanted to go to lunch at the place down the hill to get the lunch special…and it’s a pretty good deal for a half pound burger, a bunch of fries, and a beer for 6.95…but that was a good 2k calories so it will be my only meal for the day…I did get out on the bike for a ride around two and it was pretty windy but nice to get out after two days off…and I did ask him if he could take me for my colonoscopy and he said he could so that’s a load off…I even got the door and the frame sanded for the first time but I am re assessing how I’m going to do the work from this point forward…I am leaning back toward “good enough” instead of doing hours and hours of work to still not have it look that good so I think I’ll just clean things up and get them painted….I can live with just having things clean and the other bedroom is going to wear me out and I need to keep some energy for that…and I have lots of windows to be done and that takes weeks to do each one…I did get everything I needed on the grocery run this morning and now I have food for a couple of weeks…didn’t run the slow cooker today since I didn’t need to with going out for lunch so that will be tomorrow morning as I wait for the temp to come up from the low of 34 tonight….okay, that’s enough….need more water and to read some news and I may even come back for another one later if I find a topic…

September 28th

Well…that was a little better…still had choppy sleep but I feel pretty good this morning after getting out of bed at 6:05…and there is something to this being good again…got a bunch of stuff done yesterday and today is going to be really busy¬† with doing the grocery run getting the slow cooker going when I get back, doing some work on the door and frame, and getting back on the bike for two rides today…and I have to hit 5 stores this morning to get everything I need so it is going to take a while…read some good news yesterday when it was announced that Medicare premiums are going to go down along with the almost 9% increase in SS so next year should be better and I can get back on track of saving 8K for the new Miata next spring….and yet most old folks still vote for the asshole repubs who want to end both programs and leave us all to starve…I will never figure that out….okay, that’s another topic for another time….I think it will be time to take the last of the tomato plants out this weekend since we are going to get a freeze here in the next couple of days and that will kill them and the flowers out back…..I did get the lawn mowed yesterday so that leaves me with doing the weed walk later if I have time since I see a lot of them in the yard…I won’t say not much to do today because I am going to be really busy and have lots to do but I can’t get started on that til around 8 and that will give me time to read some news and have the rest of the coffee….more later….

Second day off the bike…

Well..dang, it’s been raining off and on out here all day so it looks like it is going to be a second day of being off the bike…and even if it wasn’t raining, the wind is blowing out of the NW at around 20 is how I hurt my back that I’m still struggling with so I don’t want to aggravate it…I did get some work done today with sanding and filling more of the door and will start on the second side tomorrow…and I got the first fill of the frame done today, too, so that will have to be sanded tomorrow and then refilled…but I am pulling back how much work I’m going to do on this stuff…this house is 82 years old and I just don’t want to work as hard as it would take to make it perfect….I did get the hinges for that door out of the strip and wire brushed to get them ready to paint in the next couple of days…and I took the ac unit out so I could close the window and get rid of the drafts that have been blowing through here with the high winds…and the heat has been on the past few days and I don’t want to heat the outdoors….so, I did get some stuff done today and will start working on the yard tomorrow…had a big branch fall in the wind that needs to be cut up and bundled along with mowing the lawn…I think I’ll wait to take the tomatoes out til the weekend since I may get 4 or 5 more off the plants by then….but right now it’s time to relax a bit…I did see some video of the dart spacecraft hitting the asteroid and I can’t wait to see the plume that was generated from the Italian cubesat that was right there when it hit…should be later today….

September 27th

Well…that was expected, hit bed at 11 last night but didn’t get to sleep until almost one…then up at 4:01 and got about another hour before getting out of bed around 6:30 so about 4-5 hours last night and with it being the first no cocktail night in a while, that is about how it’s going to go as I take the next 5 weeks off to prep for all of the doctor’s and dentist appointments I have scheduled….had a day off the bike yesterday and it’s raining and cold out there right now so it could be two in a row and I’m okay with that but my lower back hasn’t healed much and it still hurts to move so I hope that gets better today….my shoulder doesn’t hurt as much as I thought it would after scraping one side of the bathroom door but it is pretty stiff…want to get the rest of the prep done on the door today but the filling will have to be sanded tomorrow and I hope to get it painted by the end of the week…and I need to do the same to the frame but they are in such bad shape that I’m not sure how it’s going to come out…I guess I’ll just live with what I can do….will be taking the tomato plants out this week along with cutting the flowers down at the back of the house and I need to mow the lawn at some point….and it looks like the weather is going to cooperate after today….not much to do today…going to just have more coffee and ease into the day and then get to work on the house and have to figure out what to cook…I am going to refill the freezer with ten pounds of chicken from aldis tomorrow at 69 cents a pound and that will keep me going for a while…I do need to try some other ways to cook it, though, since I’m getting bored with just baking it…..more later….oh, I did watch NASA slam a spacecraft into an asteroid live yesterday and it was pretty cool to try to figure out how to protect the earth from and asteroid strike and I can’t wait for the pictures from the cubesat that was launched along with dart vehicle….pretty cool….

Still drinking coffee at 2pm…

Well..this is pretty weird for me…still have a cup of coffee going and it’s after 2 in the afternoon….this will probably make my sleep tonight even worse than it normally is but there was not enough left in the pot to have tomorrow and I just didn’t want to dump it out…I guess this will be an interesting evening since I’m back on the wagon for the next month or more so that won’t be putting me to sleep either…oh, well…and my heat has been on all day….

Didn’t ride today…

Well…I am really thanking the rain today since it has kept me off the bike and I really needed the healing time for my body…but that got me feeling guilty about being lazy so I started work on the bathroom door and spent a couple of hours sanding, filling and scraping it as I found that sanding the latex paint just melted it so I had to take my 1 inch wood chisel to go over the whole thing…just like the entire bedroom that I am now using…and it peeled off a lot of it but there is still more to do to get an acceptable finish…and then I have the other side to do….and my shoulder and right side hurt like crazy and they will be worse tomorrow…I checked the hinges in the stripper but they are not done yet so I’ll leave them in a couple more days as I work on the door and frame…there are paint chips everywhere and I need to clean them up in a few minutes…or maybe I’ll wait to do that until I do the other side…it was so nice not having paint chips or dust to deal with all summer…this is going to suck….oh, well…

September 26th

Well…only up once last night at around 5 and back to getting up after 7 and I am really not sure why that is happening…still don’t feel like I slept at all and I am happy that I’m taking the day off the bike today…have been so sore from going into the wind lately that it’s hard to just move…and the wind is blowing 15 right now and is supposed to get to 25-35 mph in the next few hours with rain coming in around noon so a perfect day to just stay in and sit on the couch….didn’t get anything done yesterday but I am going to work on the bathroom door and frame today…and I need to fish the hinges out of the strip to see if they are clean yet…they have been in the strip for a couple of days and I hope they are clean by now….and today starts my month of being good since I have my big doctor appointment in the first part of November and need to have a month to get my BP and liver enzymes down before they do the blood work…and I can use the loss of weight that will lead to…not much to do today…just going to ease into the day and read a little news for a while before I get started….don’t feel like doing much right now but I think the coffee will help after I have a couple of cups….more later….

Only one ride today…

Well…I really was going to do two rides today but the rain came in just after I got back from the first one so I put the bike away and gave up for the day since it is supposed to rain off and on all day with some storms tonight…and my damn garage door opener decided to puke on me so I had to e-mail the company to see if I can get them to cover it on warranty and I can get a new one…what a pain in the butt…more later…

September 25th

Well…that’s back to normal…got up at 6 this morning and that works with needing to go out to get the paper and it was warm enough to put the top down on the car…it was supposed to be raining but it isn’t so it looks like I’ll be out on the bike at 8 today and will get at least one ride in so I’ll be able to eat again…yay! I did get some work done on the bathroom door frame yesterday and I’m going to check on the hinges to see how they’re doing along with starting on the door today….damn, I was really hoping for a day off the bike today to take it easy and heal up a bit…everything from my neck down hurts and I even had my left thigh hurt yesterday and that never happens…oh, well…need to look through the freezer this morning to get something out to eat tomorrow…will be eating out of the freezer this week since there is no protein on sale but I need to check save a lot and DD in case there is something I can use….I guess there will be salads for the next couple of days but I’m running out of tomatoes and that didn’t happen last year…not much to do today…I just want to sit here and drink coffee but I will suit up in a little while and get on the bike….man, I’m tired….one of these days I’m going to go back to bed when I feel like this…but not today…more later….