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7/28/2014

Monday Meanders



Da CUBS.  Rhymes with FLUBS.  'Nuff said.

Today is my 11th day as a divorced man.  I don't like it much, but I'm dealing with it.  That said, I'm changing beds.  I presently sleep on a King Size Sleep Number Bed.  Nice bed - but it doesn't bounce.  I'm putting together a Queen Size bed with headboard and footboard, from Ikea.  It's cool looking and even though it's much smaller than a King Size bed, there's still room for company, should there ever be company, and it WILL bounce.  Because I like a bed to bounce.

My Mom is getting better.  She is one tough old cookie.  No timeframe for coming home, yet, but at least we're closer to her coming home than we were.

I inherited a bicycle from my son because he moved to Colorado and left it behind, accidentally.  Meantime, he bought a new bike while out there, so I got his old one.  It's a nice Schwinn Mountain Bike, a type of bike I have never, personally, owned before.  I don't like "knobby" tires - they're too rough and it's harder to pedal against knobby tires.  The tires on this bike, however, are knobby at the side of the tread body, leaving the center of the tire body flat and even - and easy rolling.  So far, the only replacement tires I can find with this configuration are Schwinn Tires - Bell, apparently, doesn't make them.  Anyway, the bike rides really nicely - the first day I put 5 quick miles on it and I felt great at the end on the run.  That 5 mile run included a bridge over I55, which I made without walking the bike up the grade.

FIND OF THE WEEK:  I happened upon a garage sale that was just setting up and I saw a set of 4 wooden TV tables on wooden frame and I got them for 5 bucks.  They're real wood - not presswood.  and they are heavy.

Ndinombethe.  Ubuntu.



7/25/2014

Haiku Friday




Haiku Friday 

These are days of change
surreal, unexpected
Life's calm distorted.

Ndinombethe. Ubuntu.

7/11/2014

Haiku Friday




Haiku Friday 

Don't be sad, Laundry.
No one's doing me, either.
Funny. Sadly true.

Ndinombethe. Ubuntu.


This was taken more or less directly from Facebook. Today. Because it's been one of those days and when I saw it, it struck a chord in me. And it made me laugh.
7/03/2014

Haiku Friday




Haiku Friday 

National Birthday
Fireworks blaze, and echo
the Rockets Red Glare


Ndinombethe. Ubuntu.


7/02/2014

Slightly Wordy Wednesday


Tornado!!

In Plainfield Monday night.  For those who DON'T know, I live in Plainfield.

Again, me and mine were spared.  Our home and property were spared.  Of course, last Saturday we weren't so lucky - the heavy winds blew down our big old weeping willow.  Into my neighbor's yard.  But last Saturday, there were NO tornadoes.

Plainfield last saw a tornado in August of 1990.  We had been living here for something like 10 months.  Me and mine were safe, although LM(Love Muffin) kind of looked like I used a 2 by 4 on her, for a while.  She got caught out in it - in her car.  Which the tornado totaled.  Her passion for seatbelts saved her and those in the car with her.

But, again, we had tornado activity here in Plainfield.  I'm starting to feel a little paranoid.

I may have to save up some shekels and buy one of those big ass generators at Harbor Freight.  (P.S. I LOVE Harbor Freight) I will NOT be caught up short during a power outage.  I need to keep my refrigerator, freezer, well pump, and house fan going.  My Mom lives in this house and she will be 88 years old in two weeks - I like to think I can keep her surroundings stable.  A generator will help do that.  So I'm going to get my hands on one - hopefully before the next tornado/windstorm/ice storm/transformer explosion/down power line hits and knocks out the power.

Besides, in need my cable access Internet.

Ndinombethe.  Ubuntu.
7/01/2014

Asleep at the wheel


Well, not quite asleep - distracted, more like it. 

I missed "Monday Meanders".  I was so distracted by things at work and legal things going on that I just went to sleep at the wheel.  Missed the turnoff, so to speak.

Fortunately, I'm still on the highway.  Haven't driven off the road.  So to speak.

I'll make the next turnoff.

Ndinombethe.  Ubuntu.


6/27/2014

Haiku Friday




Haiku Friday 

The Beautiful game
One won, one tied, one was lost.
How far will we go?

Ndinombethe. Ubuntu.