Sunday, July 27, 2014

Looking good.

Went & spent some time with the folks today. The old man got in at 8:30 & we drank some brews until he decided that he was ready to go put on a feed bag.

He has been busy putting siding on the car port he boxed in. I'm guessing he will move the coach lights again after he adds the shutters. Then, yours truly will get to wire the puppies up.

Whatever he finally decides is OK with me. I need to go & get the tires rotated Monday & cut the grass.

It's gonna be one busy full day, but isn't that pretty much every day these days.

What a beautiful clear night, Go outside & check out the stars.  It's great to be alive!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Come on rain.

I have been watching it move across the state all day, yet it still hasn't let go of one drop here in my hood. Today was the hottest it has been all year, so far anyway.

I climbed under the truck & changed the oil & topped the fluids & did a little road trip. It was just too hot to cut grass today. Not because I'm a wuss, I love sweating. I didn't want to kill the grass by mowing it in this heat.

Did Steak n Shake earlier today (which I hardly ever do that) & tonight I'm in the mood for fish, so I'm whipping some of that up.

I give up on the rain.

Friday, July 25, 2014


You just have to go & treat yourself.

Made it through another dental cleaning, but I told them I didn't want the fluoride treatment this time. (that shit makes me sick every time they do it) & then, I feel like crap for the rest of the day. She told me, well, you're not prone to cavities (she didn't know me when I was a stupid candy eating machine) So, I don't guess you really need it.

Uh, no offense, but even if she wanted me to have it, I think I'm old enough to be able to say no & mean it. They took x-rays this time, telling me it had already been a year since the last ones. I can also tell that everything is starting to wear away. Hell, dust to dust comes sooner than one might think. I can live with it, because really, what choice do we have. I can say, that for my age, I'm holding together pretty nice.

Having them prod my teeth & gums & then the dentist fingering me like I was a virginal high schooler...I decided that I'll put off changing oil in the truck for later & cutting grass....Probably Monday. My mouth is a little sore, but nothing some frosty cold brews can't kick. Still have a few clothes hanging out on the line drying, but laundry is almost caught up.

Just a heads up, don't bother watching the movie, Under the Skin. She gets naked & big deal...the time wasted on this movie, you will never get back. You have been warned.


This time, it was a bank in O.R. I heard that it didn't even trip out the isolation panel, but since I didn't take these out, I can't confirm that statement.

I told them years ago that they need to update the power distribution for that area, since the technology that exists today, wasn't around when those rooms were laid out. They have equipment now that draws quite a lot of amps, can lead a horse to water....

Wasn't a bad night at all, minimum crackhead calls, yet they always manage to tear the shit out of something. I have to go to the dentist later today for the six month cleaning. I really hate to do that, but it is something I can't blow off. I also have a list of crap a mile long to do as well.

So much for a day off.

Hey, that is what living on planet Earth seems to be about. Dealing with crap on a daily basis.

Beats pushing up daises I guess.

Thursday, July 24, 2014


First call of the night. The nurse manager was upset, because no one would answer his call for a stat replacement. He finally waited till I got in & called it down.

By then, they had placed a very large woman in the room & he was pretty animated about the non-response he had gotten earlier.

I told him he was preaching to the choir & that I would replace it if he rolled the patient out of the way. Which of course, I did. He knows that I cannot possibly do anything about the behavior or individuals on another shift. He also knows how to rectify the situation if he so chooses. I use to beat my head against the wall over things like that & I would provide solutions to these kinds of issues.

The facility decided that they would rather have me in a position of reactive response, instead of allowing me to advance to a position of authority, where I could implement the changes necessary for rectifying these kinds of issues. I have since, learned to accept the situations as they are presented to me & I don't worry about what I cannot change.

I just do my job & know that one day, they will miss my input, whether they will ever admit it or not.

The cemetery is full of folks who thought they were irreplaceable.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Getting just silly.

The Pisser is starting to just become like a Monty Python episode of late. Just stupid situations, with folks vieing for twit of the year. (I have a few I would cast a ballot for)

I truly believe that common sense is a thing of the past.

I have quit giving a shit about those up there that are worthless & I have decided to celebrate those who actually care & go above the bar. When you change your mindset, you discover that there are folks like you, who want to do the best they can, in whatever they do. A dying breed for sure, but they still exist.

I'm where God wants me to be at the moment. If he changes his mind, I'll find myself somewhere else. Pretty simple & as true as the day is long.

So, bring on the dumb ass problems. I will do my best to accommodate you, as long as you are at least civil to me, when making the request.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Last few days...

I have been feeling like crap. Just all light headed at times & freaking sore in my neck & feet.

I guess I have turned into that person who whines about my aches now, except, I never really listened to those folks, so, I don't listen to myself either. I just continue to head into the land of crack, & deal with problems.

I did get some good sleep last night & that is probably a lot of my problem. Trying to do all kinds of crap & there is never enough time in the day to get it all done anyway.

Pacing ones self sucks, when all I want to do is run as fast as I can. No pain, no gain.

I can get older, but I'm gonna fight that shit all the way down...Now where is this Eskimo broad you want me to kill.... (old joke)