CYPRESS AND RETIREMENT

Thursday, March 6, 2008

DON"T CRY FOR ME, ARGENTINA ~ JUST PASS THE DRUGS

Many moons have come and gone since this brave graced the pages of Blogit. I turned 60 in January and my body is starting to head south. I just got home from having a MRI done. I’ve cursed a lot since Sunday night. The pain was unbelievable. I came close to driving myself to the emergency room. Now... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

CYPRESS GOES UNDER THE KNIFE

Last year while I was having my eyes checked I told the eye doctor that reading the newspaper was one big hassle. I was tried of reading the same paragraph twice. He told me the problem was cataracts. He told me that I will reach a point where the problem is just too great and I would come running... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 26, 2007

A HUMBLE CYPRESS PATS HIMSELF ON THE BACK

Time to catch everyone up on my part time job. It has been two and a half years since I retired. I’ve had my second performance appraisal and just like last year I approached it with confidence and a I do not give a sh*t attitude. My boss knows this and treats me as an equal. Like last year I sat... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

CYPRESS'S BUICK NEEDS AN EXORCISM

I wrote about my Buick back in July of 2005. The transmission was completely rebuilt on a new car with 300 miles on it. Now with 6 months left on my warranty it is in the shop again. My gas gauge says my tank is empty. While I was in the dealership I had them look at the power steering, which has... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, October 26, 2007

CYPRESS MISSES FIRES AND GARTER IN CALIFORNIA

Bride and Groom L->R Brother's wife,groom,niece, brother Carmel beach View from wedding patio Another view of background Just about the time Elton John performed at Kansas City’s new Sprint Center my nephew got married in Carmel Calif. I was concerned because the weather on Friday was cool and... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 8, 2007

CYPRESS STILL RECOVERING FROM BACHELOR PARTY

Lindsay And Mike with dog Luke. Cypress, brother and Mike Mike and his friends This weekend I joined my brother and several 25 year olds to have a bachelor party for my nephew. The wedding will be Saturday in Carmel California. We all got together at a local riverboat casino. Gambling, a few drinks,... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

THREE IN A HOSPITAL BED

This past Sunday I visited a friend recovering from surgery. I have mentioned these people before and refer to us as “The Three Amigos”. The doctor says she is doing fine but she still was on her morphine pump. I tried to cheer her up by wearing that ridiculous balloon hat. We all watched our Kansas... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 16, 2007

CYPRESS GOES BEFORE A JUDGE AND WINS

This summer with all my extra work at the retirement home I had one more hurdle to handle today. Johnson County politely asked me for jury duty. Friday night I called the juror summons court and listened to the recorded message. Darn I said as my court number was listed. I arrive at the courthouse,... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

RETIREMENT? ~ I HAD IT AND NOW IT IS GONE

Well it is my turn to “ tell them to go in there with all they've got and win just one for the Gipper”. That’s right, I take my inspiration from Knute Rockne. I had my vacation last month and now it is my time to lift that bale and tow that barge. It is hard to believe that my second year... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 4, 2007

PICTURES OF MY SAN DIEGO & LAS VEGAS VACATION

Home and the comfort of ones own bed find this blogger at peace. This vacation ranks in the top three in my lifetime. I found San Diego to be a great city. The weather was wonderful. The streets were wide, clean, and lined with beautiful trees. The airport, which is next to the bay, is only 1.5... Sign in to see full entry.

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