So all is well. Mom, myself and my nephew did rapid tests and all were negative ( know... not sure how reliable those tests are) but at least the stress level i way down from yesterday. I'm still not going to my son's house to visit the grandkids just in case. We might retest in a few days but all the stores are out of stock (had to search everywhere for the ones we got) None of us are sick so that's good. I'm going to mix a few new recipes (ironically, I never have time... always helping my son so it' nice having the day free)
Afternoon porch goers, slick day here, rainin ice. Couldn't even walk down the drive without fallin. My drive is on a hill so I keep it salted so the neighbor kids don't fall and get hurt, they love to slide down it
@Jimi , yes, life does go on. And we go on. And sometimes, people surprise you (just when you think there is no hope for humanity) it always amazes me... when things just seem so messed up, and then someone does something really nice and reminds me... there are still good people out there. Somehow it usually all works out. It helps to have friends (a support group)... like this thread. Love to all (yea, I'm in a good mood today) Just wanted to say one last thing "Your health is your greatest wealth" Yes sir... the mind and the body are one... peace out, vape on!
Even with a throw over myself, and another one folded up and covering my feet, I think they (my feet) are permanently frozen. It's almost noon here and the temp outside is 24 degrees. Usually, even if it's pretty cold at night, it warms up more than that in the middle of the day. I think we must have a Canadian air mass blowing this way - it's a damp cold, and that usually translates to Thank You, Canada.
It was a Tuesday Tuesday here with 20° and below all day~! Helped my neighbor out with my portable compressor and while cooking dinner have been wrestling with a Verizon Router which will not let me Login. Factory Reset a few times and now going back at it again after powered off for a while.
It's for our in town high school. Will be working with another fellow to do what is dubbed the annex, band room, outdoor trash. Get to lob bags of trash out of a second story window at a dumpster.
The guy usually working it shifted over to the middle school. Warned my wife that my IQ might drop 100 points working with the other guy. He has no filter at all, goes through his mind out his mouth it comes.
That might actually do me some good though. Let me see that it's okay to ease up a bit, maybe even learn to relax. Job is pretty much gravy with a few minor chunks at times.
The outdoor trash includes baseball, football field trash. They got a golf cart though with a trailer we can use to go around fetching it. Might take just a little but think I can manage operating the cart.
Biggest fuss will be backing with the trailer. Worst case I let the other guy figure out jam ups. Will learn and at my pace. Nobody will care, or fuss, unless I royally bungle.
Got the papers all printed out. Wife will legibly fill in the lines for me. Take it by the office ASAP, has to be in no later than the 19th. We'll see, ...
My mom pulled me out from under her house trailer. I had gone 34 shades of white. I was attempting to wrench her water heater's intake snug. Had roughly 6 inches to work in and I took up 3 of that.
Middle brother tricked me into going into a pickup tool bin, shut it on me. I tried and nearly did put my fist through 20 gauge steel to get out. I come out about 34 shades of white then as well.
Uncle Buddy had me worm through a simulated VC tunnel for a half mile. He swore he would never make me scream like that ever again. He heard me two miles away & Pap said I was whiter than the whitest snow.
(Yes, that's VC as in Vietcong from the 'Nam. Yes, it was rigged, obviously safely so yet if I triggered a trap it was marked. None got tripped, well no, apologhies one did but by a "dummy" body not me. *nodding* Yes, you recall. Spike pit at the latrine cubby.)
I can go spelunking & in the caverns & such but only within reason. If I say I need topside, full priority it is. That's claustrophobia to me. Do appreciate the joke as well. We fear it being Monday's here because our favorite Chinese restaurant is closed. *grinning*
Had that before uncle Buddy's "fun & games". He like most common wisdom, "well, face up to it." I told him later he ought to go for a swim. Uncle Buddy feared water after a guy climbed up him like a telephone pole to save himself from drowning.
I was talking with my neighbor who's house is being rebuilt after a fire yesterday about radiators. When I came home I was talking to Mom explaining how the radiator near the front door was not there and noticed ours was Ice Cold~! Cleaned the Valve of paint and lubed it with penetrating oil but wasn't getting totally hot this morning. So I pulled the valve and cranked the heat to see if the radiator might have been blocked inside which it might have been. Got it nice and hot now so will wait for it to cool down and check it again.