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Wednesday

Posted by pjsauter on May 30, 2012
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Well, we finally got the rain they’d been promising yesterday afternoon. After getting up to 93 degrees or so, a line of pretty impressive thunderstorms came through yesterday afternoon. Since God hasn’t lifted his veil of protection from us (unlike the Midwest, South, and Southwest), we didn’t have any tornadoes or anything like that. Just some power outages here and there. Now it’s quite a bit cooler out.

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Bleh

Posted by pjsauter on May 29, 2012
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As expected, it was very difficult to get out of the house and go to work today. I’m mentally ready to retire. Financially, however, I’m not even close. So off to work it is. It might be just as well. I got a lot of sun over the weekend, and I think I need a break from it. Plus it’s supposed to be 90 again today, and that’s just too darn hot. Unless you’re hanging out in a swimming pool; then it’s not so bad. Tough on the dogs, though, who seem unwilling to jump in the pool. Oh, a stinky frog pond is no problem (and I did take Fritz to go play with his cousins, so he got to go for a swim in the pond), but I guess clean water is just too icky. Probably just as well. I don’t need any holes poked in the pool liner. Oh well, another seven hours to go to get this crappy day over with.

Memorial Day

Posted by pjsauter on May 28, 2012
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Happy Memorial Day. I hope everyone’s having a nice weekend, and is going around remembering all the people (and critters) that you’ve known and lost. Despite them saying there’s a chance of rain, it’s been dry and very sunny (and warm) around here (though it’s a little cloudy at the moment). And today it’s supposed to get into the 90s. I haven’t been accomplishing much, but I have gotten a lot of pool time in. The thought of going to work tomorrow is pretty depressing, so I won’t think about it. Enjoy what’s left of the day.

Friday

Posted by pjsauter on May 25, 2012
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Finally, it’s Friday. Good news for most of us, with what in America passes for a “long” weekend (I think three days is barely adequate; four days might qualify as long, and two days are just plain way too short). Not so good news for my wife, who told me last night that she has to work tomorrow. That makes six days this week (quite a few shifts for a part time job, no?). Too bad, ‘cuz she has a lot of work to do this weekend.

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Thursday

Posted by pjsauter on May 24, 2012
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It may only be Thursday, but my brain has already left for the Memorial Day weekend. This is unfortunate, given that I still have the better part of two days to get through. It ought to be a real challenge. And when I’m facing a challenge, it’s clear that I need to do at least one thing to get through it: buy beer. So that’s what I’ll be devoting my lunch time to today. I even brought the thermal bags filled with fake ice packs so it’ll stay fairly cold in what is supposed to be 80+ degree temperatures this afternoon.

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Wednesday

Posted by pjsauter on May 23, 2012
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It was a bad foot night last night, and my half-throbbing, have numb foot kept me awake for pretty much all of it. This is what happens when I don’t drink. The other interesting thing is that, where my foot is numb, it can still feel itchy. Even better, though I can feel the itch, I can’t feel the scratch, so there’s not only no relief, but a tendency to claw it raw.

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Tuesday

Posted by pjsauter on May 22, 2012
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This morning, I decided that my project for the day would be to paint my firetruck. It’s an olde tyme firetruck – no top, with the ladders hung on the sides. I thought I’d give it a nice new red paint job. Then, a couple of things occurred to me. First, it’s not the weekend. And second, I don’t have a firetruck, which is odd, because I was looking at it, and there it was. That’s when a third thing occurred to me: I was dreaming. I’ve been doing a lot of that lately. I’m not quite sure if I’m awake or asleep, but it feels like I’m awake, and I know I’m dreaming. More like daydreaming, really. It’s kind of strange. I’m hoping to get to the point where I can do things like fly on demand or something.

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Monday

Posted by pjsauter on May 21, 2012
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For a while this morning, I was in bed thinking it was Sunday. When I realized it was actually Monday, I was severely depressed. In fact, I’m still quite depressed. But, quick as it went, it was a good weekend. Very warm and sunny, and I got quite a bit done (though not everything on my list, of course). Now it’s back in my windowless cave of an office, wondering how the hell I’m gonna make it through the day (let alone the week).

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Friday

Posted by pjsauter on May 18, 2012
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I know I say this a lot (‘cuz it’s true), but this has been a long week. All I can think if is how much I need to do this weekend, and how I probably won’t get much of it done. My first goal is to get the pool open, and at least see what crawled under the cover over the winter. I’m really hoping there aren’t any critters in there. Especially mammals. Toads, frogs, and worms are bad enough, but mice and moles are really icky. Especially if they’ve been in there for a while. Then I need to take a trip to “the Depot” to get some more decking. There’s an endless job. The grass needs to be cut, the deck needs to be stained, the laundry needs to get laundered…. I’m sure there’s more. Two days just aint enough.

Thursday

Posted by pjsauter on May 17, 2012
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Remember that $2 billion loss JP Morgan had? Well, looks like that was a wee bit off. Now it’s said to be at least $3 billion. Oops. Of course, that’s just a pittance, and taxpayers are ever eager to help them out should times get tough. And, no, we certainly don’t expect a share of the profits when times are good. That would be socialism.

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