Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Lots of Updates

It's been a week since I posted anything.  Not because I had nothing to report, but because we have been so damn busy. 

My second cataract surgery - originally scheduled for the day we flooded - was finally done yesterday afternoon, and everything went well.
I have lost eight pounds hauling junk to the street over the past few days, but my hauling days are over. I have strict orders from the surgeon to not lift anything heavier than a gallon of milk for the next few weeks.
The other day we were sitting in our Coleman camp chairs outside the camper taking a much deserved break.  Honey looked down and there, coiled up within two inches of her right foot, was a Copperhead!  It wasn't the biggest snake we've ever seen, about 10 or 11 inches long, but my darling wife considers all snakes poisonous and 10 feet long.  She managed to lift both feet up and hold them while I went a found a shovel, and only put them back down after I had dispatched the critter to viper Valhalla, collected the carcass and threw it into the woods. 
We got our first check from the flood insurance folks, and we did find a contractor  He began demolition on the house this morning.  They are taking out all the sheetrock to a level of four feet.  He explained that it would prove cheaper in the long run to do it that way.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Murphy's Law of Pills

It's been a while since I posted to my blog, and there's a whole lot happening.  We were flooded out by Imelda and will be living in our 5th wheel for the foreseeable future, but I'm tired of thinking about that, so....
If you take a handful of pills (like I do every morning) the one that doesn't go down the first time will always be the one that tastes the nastiest.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Don't Write About Mice

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I was just logging on to my blog yesterday morning when my wife walked by and said "Don't write anything about mice."
I hadn't even thought about writing anything about mice, but once she said that, I couldn't think of anything else.  I finally gave up and didn't write anything at all.
I'm writing this quick before she can tell me again.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Just Tell Me I Can't

There are at least a dozen projects here at the Boggy Thicket that I have been postponing/avoiding all summer - washing the camper, pressure washing the house, etc.
The eye surgeon told me the other day that, with my second cataract surgery coming up next week, it will be at least a month before I can even consider doing any of those tasks.
It's driving me nuts, and I can't wait until I can do them.
Of course, knowing me, they'll seem a lot less important once I'm able to do them, and they may get postponed again.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Surgery 2

Surgery went well yesterday, and Honey got us home without incident.
Back to the office for a follow-up today, and the doctor was very pleased with the results.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019


My first cataract surgery is scheduled for tomorrow.  
To my mind, the worst part about it is that we have to get up early enough to drive 45 miles across Houston to the surgery center and get there by 5:30 a.m.
Ask Honey and she will tell you the worst part about it is that she will have to drive home.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Outlet Checker

When I actually worked for a living, I carried an outlet checker like this one in my tool kit, and used it quite often.  It is truly amazing how many electrical outlets are wired incorrectly - usually with the hot and neutral reversed.  Often such miswiring doesn't cause any problem at all, but on sensitive electronic gear, it can spell disaster,
I mention this today because the new refrigerator in the 5th wheel would not work on A-C, and kept blowing the breaker.  The guy who installed it came out, checked everything and disconnected the ground wire from the refrigerator's circuit board.
Once he did that, the refrigerator now works fine, but I would bet the farm that there are some wires reversed somewhere.