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Morning Seditionists

Leap Day

Posted by pjsauter on February 29, 2012
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Big news for the Mittster, as he stomped Sanatorium in AZ (as expected), and squeaked past poor little Ricky by about 3%. And so, yet another Republican hopeful is now being declared all but dead because of his pandering to the most radical parts of the GOP base. Of course, since they’re all running against Romney, expect somebody else to make some noise in the next round.

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Tuesday

Posted by pjsauter on February 28, 2012
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I was reluctant to get up and get the party started at 4:45 this morning, but Fritz insisted. So we all went out. Then came in and had breakfast (well, the puppies did), and then went back out again. Now the puppies are both cuddled up on Fritzi’s couch, and he’s relegated to the floor. Things are much more at ease these days, as Fritz has learned that puppies are kinda fun after all. Especially his little buddy Bud, who takes a pounding and keeps coming back for more. My favorite move is the body slam into the tree stump.

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Sunday

Posted by pjsauter on February 26, 2012
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I did something last night that I haven’t done in a long time. I stayed up and watched a basketball game that started at 9:00 (PM). Consequently, I’m kinda tired this morning. It was kinda funny, ‘cuz we were hanging out and I changed the channel and poof – my wife disappeared. In theory, I understand her lack of interest, but I don’t really understand her being incapable of even being in the same room with the game on. But, whatever. Her presence was definitely not required, and Fritzi, Peggy, Bud, and I all had a good time.

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Friday

Posted by pjsauter on February 24, 2012
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At long last, we have reached Friday. It’s been a struggle, that’s for sure. Expensive, too, what with my having to buy an ignitor for one pellet stove, and a pump for my hot water heat. The pump didn’t ship until yesterday, but it’s on the truck for delivery this morning, which is pretty nifty. It left Uniondale on Long Island at 10:00 last night, got to Latham (which is basically Albany – not that anybody cares, I know) at 2:13, left Latham at 4:00, got to Syracuse at 6:30 and was out for delivery at 7:17. All for $18.
I gotta say, that UPS has quite a system going for it. This means I can put the pump in tomorrow. It’s not absolutely urgent, but just in case it gets down below zero or something for a few days, I want to be able to circulate the water. It’s a good thing I replaced the domestic HW heat exchanger with an electric water heater, though. Otherwise, we’d have had no hot water. I am not a happy camper without a shower.

Thursday

Posted by pjsauter on February 23, 2012
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So, was I just dreaming, or are those stupid GOP debates finally over now? While I certainly didn’t subject myself to watching (instead, I subjected myself to listening to SU muddle through another game where they won despite playing like crap; they had better get their act back together, or it will be another disappointing March), consensus has it that Rick Sanatorium blew it, and Mitt’s the Man, once again. A shame, really.

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Wednesday

Posted by pjsauter on February 22, 2012
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OK, so maybe this will have to become “Afternoon Seditionists,” at least until it either starts getting light out earlier, or I can trust the little monsters to go out on their own and not become coyote breakfast. Last night was a bit of a bummer, as I was awakened at 10:30 or so, and never did really get back to sleep (though I did have one interesting waking dream that involved my office being in kind of a hospital ward where my long-dead godmother was a patient, and I had my dogs there, my sister’s dogs there, and one fuzzy little brown kitty). So today is dragging pretty slowly here.

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Tuesday

Posted by pjsauter on February 21, 2012
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Today, I stayed in bed until 6:00. Not asleep. I was awake for at least an hour. But it was very quiet, and I was reluctant to start up the puppy machine. Plus, the closer it gets to daylight, the better, when it comes to letting the monsters out and trying to keep track of them. That doesn’t leave a whole lot of extra time for the normal morning routine. Not that things are normal these days. Just getting from one side of the house to the other is a challenge not unlike a steeplechase. Except in this steeplechase two of the little horses are trying to tackle you and lick your face (before chomping on your nose). I think maybe I’ll put a cot in my office and just start sleeping here.

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Monday

Posted by pjsauter on February 20, 2012
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This is one of those rare days that are holidays, but not for me. So that’s a bummer. In fact, we both have to work five days this week (I realize I shouldn’t lament that fact, what with so many people out of work, but still).

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Sunday

Posted by pjsauter on February 19, 2012
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I stayed in bed longer this morning than I have in a long, long time. Not actually asleep, mind you. But none of the creatures were stirring, and I wasn’t about to get things going until I had to. It’s amazing how much you appreciate peace and quiet when it’s a rare commodity. The cats came around a little bit last night and this morning. Not that they’re ready to be BFFs with the puppies, but it was nice to see them at least thinking about tolerating them.

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Saturday

Posted by pjsauter on February 18, 2012
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So, today I picked up Siggy’s ashes, which really hit me like a ton of bricks. Kind of like getting hit in the face with a shovel (I imagine). They made a little ceramic disk with his name and paw print. So, that’s that, I guess. Now it’s time to mend some fences.