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Monday, January 29, 2018

The Good And The Bad Of Leasing

This was the last day that we could turn in all of the signed lease papers for another year. That was bad enough. Then, without warning, the maintenance supervisor and another maintenance man turned up to start repairing the things that I had to list as needing repair/fixing/renewing from the years... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Spring Merch

Already on the shelves, in catalogs, on the Internet and customers can't wait to buy it and to start wearing it and begin decorating with it. My favorite Spring Merch that I've seen so far is a throw pillow that I just love. I don't have it yet but it is on order. I'm not sure yet whether I'm going... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Can He Do It?

Well, I'm not sure how this one is going to turn out, but I assume for the betterment of all.....maybe. Ribcage is now 57 and has been smoking since before he was an adult (hiding it from us until he reached 18). His amount of smoking (and drinking) was exacerbated during the years that he was in... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Getting To Know You

Thanksgiving Day 1991 after a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner and large family gathering, I accompanied P.D, his wife and three children to the airport to see them off to a new life. All seemed well. A couple of years later a fourth son was born. But by the time Phil was ten, everything was wrong. Son... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Put In A Box

I feel like I've been put in a box and can't get out. Yesterday I made a trip to Walmart's Pharmacy to pick up a needed item (ended up with five items from other parts of the store, of course). At the checkout counter I smiled at the sacker. She smiled back and said, "I just love little old people."... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 22, 2018

The World Keeps Spinning Along

Two family members that have worked for the government for years, this morning were told to sign a bunch of papers and then go home and not come back. Due to Government shutdown (Trump Shutdown) they were informed that they were on unpaid furlough. One of them works in Maryland and the other here in... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

WHY? As in a dream, I see us there, framed by years that carried us to places never planned, or never seemed to call to us at all. Whence came those years that crept upon unsuspecting naive youth that never once suspected age or fate would come their way and interrupt their play? Down flowing,... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Should I Be Worried?

What does it mean to me for the government to be closed down? I'm certain that I don't know. I could make a few guesses, but what good would that do? It wouldn't help anything, would it? I guess that I will just keep on keeping on no matter what. Worries and fretting usually take over the mind when... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Wash Your Hands

It finally got above freezing today and the sun is shining, so I am going out for lunch and have some fun catching up on everything. We don't exactly gossip, but it is fun catching up on what has been going on, which happens to be pretty much nothing. I have just a bit of time here before my ride... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Murder In The Northland

The sound of gunfire at 11:00 p.m. was called to my attention, off in the distance. Multiple shots were fired. I would not have noticed on my side of the house and the T.V. playing, and me half asleep in my comfy, over-stuffed chair, wrapped in my winter robe but for Ribcage bursting out of his room... Sign in to see full entry.

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