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April 27, 2023
Tim decided to tie the knot with his long-time girlfriend.
One evening, after the honeymoon, he was organizing his golfing equipment.
His wife was standing nearby watching him.
After a long period of silence she finally speaks:
“Tim, I’ve been thinking, now that we’re married maybe it’s time you quit golfing. You spend so much time on the course. You could probably get a good price for your clubs.”
Tim gets this horrified look on his face.
She says, “Darling, what’s wrong?”
“For a minute there you were beginning to sound like my ex-wife.”
“Ex-wife!” she screams,
“I didn’t know you were married before!”
“I wasn’t,” he replied.
April 26, 2023
SIL just picked up the youngest granddaughter. My wife was doing the granddaughter’s hair and noticed red spots on the back of the girl’s neck. Upon examination, there were spots on the backs of her knees, her belly and all over her waistline. I said “yup, chickenpox”. The wife thought so too. The doctor asked for pictures and said “Don’t bring her in, but I don’t think it is chickenpox.” I don’t know how you can tell from pictures, and isn’t the doctors job to look a sick patients?
Anyway, she may or may not have the chickenpox (she does I don’t care what the remote doctor says).
Here is some music to get you over the midweek hump. You can never go wrong with the King. Who doesn’t dig the spoken word lament in the middle?
April 25, 2023
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April 17, 2023
Here we are on a chilly Monday. I stumbled downstairs to make coffee this morning and glanced at the thermostat. It was 63F in the house. I turned the furnace back on with a distinct air of disgust. It is sleeting against my office window as I type. It was 80F Saturday!
We had a great weekend. Our good friends came down to visit Saturday evening. We ate dinner on a restaurant deck overlooking the reservoir, then came to our house to play some cards and enjoy some laughs. It was typical old boomer entertainment for sure. Yesterday was uneventful. The wife did laundry, I made tacos for dinner.
It is now back to work Monday. I have to prep for a customer visit tomorrow. I will be traveling to the greater Cleveland area. It has been a while since I visited The Mistake by the Lake, and this will be a quick in-and-out affair. I will drive in for my appointment and return home in the same day. I have a great audiobook ready to go and it should last most of the drive.
I have Two out of Three Ain’t Bad by Meatloaf bouncing around in my skull this morning. i don’t know why. I haven’t heard that song in years.
Have a great Monday.
April 15, 2023
The youngest granddaughter has her first soccer game this morning. It is hard to believe she will be four in a couple of weeks.
Soccer should be interesting. She is a competitive little girl. It will be a case of extremes, either she will coast along like most little kids playing at that age, running to and fro, or she will erupt in a total anger meltdown the first time someone kicks the ball away from her. I don’t think there will be a middle ground. I hope am wrong. She is the sweetest, happiest, good natured little girl. Until you play a game and then she really likes to win. Insists on it, even. And she likes to be right about things.
Okay, she is my little clone and my Mom is sitting in heaven laughing her butt off.
True confession, I don’t care if it is my granddaughter, soccer is sooooo boring. It was when my kids played, it still is.
April 14, 2023
It is Friday. When I am king of the world, the week after a vacation will be a shortened week. I’m just sayin’
The beautiful weather continues today, though it is cloudy. Rain is forecasted for Sunday, then cool weather moves in next week. I suspect you have weather too and do not care about mine. So it goes. I don’t see you writing posts at this piece o’crap blog.
We had a long engineering call with a customer this morning and it scares me a bit that I understood pretty much everything discussed. After thirty plus years in the industry, I guess I am starting to know my products.
Have a great Friday
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April 10, 2023
I finally trudged through my emails from last week. Sheesh, sometimes it is not worth going on vacation.
We have learned over the years that vacating Florida on a Saturday morning during spring break is not worth it. Traffic moves at a crawl on I-75 at least until Atlanta. We have started leaving Friday night and getting home mid-day on Saturday instead of O-Dark thirty on Sunday morning.
We left around 9:00 or so Friday night. I drove up the toll road and onto I-75. It started raining hard. The wife wanted me to keep driving until the weather got better. Finally its slacked off just short of crossing I-10 and I moved to the passenger seat.
I woke just after the wife drove through Macon and she said she wanted me to drive through Atlanta. It was about 2:00 AM. As soon as I took the wheel it started raining again.
I pulled into a rest park just after Chattanooga and slept for about 45 minutes. It was around 5 or so. I drove on toward Nashville since the wife was still snoozing.
We stopped for breakfast near Nashville. After eating and coffee I was feeling good so I kept driving. We crossed back into Hoosierdom around noon. I finally got tired as we hit the south side of Indy, but I wasn’t stopping at that point. We pulled into the drive about 2:00 PM. The total drive time was 14.5 hours. Not bad at all.
Vacation is over and that is sad. But I am glad to be home.
April 9, 2023
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: 'He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.' Now I have told you."
So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. "Greetings," he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me."
April 7, 2023
April 6, 2023
It sucks sitting under an azure sky reading, listening to music and watching life go by, often in revealing swimwear.
I am up to the challenge.
Soon it will be next week. Real life. I am not thinking about that.
April 5, 2023
not the Alice Cooper song, rather the number of holes of golf the wife and I played yesterday. I will brag and say I won, that is not always the case when competing against her. I can admit it. More remarkable was my score: one under par. I had three holes-in-one. I aced holes one, seven, and twelve. I had a couple of bogies to compensate. If the wife and I had scored match play, I won 17 of the holes.
Of course it was mini-golf.
The proprietor did look at me a bit askew when I asked if the green fees covered cart rental.
April 4, 2023
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It is the start of a new work week. The weekends seem to fly by. It is as if they are only like 2/7th of the week or something.
April 2, 2023
Tornadoes to the north, tornadoes to the south. Storms and beaucoup winds in between. My hometown got some damage. My best friend and generous owner of a nice pool where we spend many summer weekends found his fence knocked down and a tree uprooted. It takes a strong wind to snap off treated 4x4 posts at the ground. To the south of Indy, Whiteland sustained a direct tornado hit. That community is about 15 miles from where we lived until 2013 when we moved to the north ‘burbs. Storms rolled clear through the south and Midwest. We were safe and I offered prayers of thanks for that.
The youngest lives very close to the Whiteland area, but his apartment suffered no damage, cyclonic or wind.
The wife and I missed much of the storm. We were down the road arguing with this witch who was trying to take our nieces’ little dog.