Random thoughts

It is now 20 minutes to four in the morning and I just got in bed. I was downstairs just flipping through the channels and I saw the program “THE LOCATOR” so I started watching it and it really draws you in. It seems as I get older that it is harder to hold in emotions and that show is really a tear jerker. I don’t think it would be a good first date thing to do,lol. I have gotten much softer as I have gotten older, I don’t have that edge anymore that might make you an asshole sometimes but makes you a little more exciting,lol.  It would be nice to find someone to hang out with and let them adore me,lololol.

I went to my buddy Mike’s house this evening and hung out with him and his brother. We laughed a lot, it was fun. He lives in Prince George so I rode my bike and it was nice riding for a little while. Grandson Austin stayed with me Wednesday night and we played Wii for a little while. I beat him in bowling but he kicked my ass in everything else we did. His reflexes are just so much better than mine. We take that for granted at 16.
The house is looking good upstairs since putting in laminate flooring and only have one more room upstairs to do. It was nice having my son in law Vernon and foster grandson Jeremy over here working and laughing.  Jeremy also got up all the sticks in the yard and cut my leaves up with the lawn mower.  They were both a whole lot of help and I really appreciate it.  There are not very many people in our lives that do so much for you.
I would like to get a date and go on a bike ride to some park to hike and take pics. Been a long time since I did anything like that and with the weather turning it is about time to get off my gorgeous butt and do something,hahahah.
Have to go back to work this evening and through the weekend and I think Mike is taking off Saturday and Sunday again so I will be busier.

new bathroom floor

My best friend Mickey

new floor bathroom

bedroom floor

another view

Vernon working

work in progress

Vern and Jeremy



Meme & Reagan

Mila reading

Mila in pretty dress

It is April Fool’s Day at about 1:30 in the morning. I did not work last night and tonight because I had the last of my four periodontal surgeries, YIPPEE!!!! I got real sore last night about 8 PM and went to Walgreen’s to get my Percodan prescription filled, that stuff really works and I slept good too.
I bought laminate flooring for my bedroom, bath and hallway and I am going to get Vernon my son in law over to put that in for me, I will help and be the gofer. I also will paint my bedroom before I put the floor in. I have done a lot of work lately around here and it really makes you feel good when a project really comes together nice.
I am on the sofa right now and my dog Mickey is laying on his back up here snoring,lol. He did not used to snore.
I have been playing my Wii lately and it is fun, especially when someone else is here to play. I have had it for a long time and just let it sit. You can really work up a sweat when playing games on it.
My foster grandson stayed over here weekend before last and we had fun. We played pool, Wii and took my bike and rode to my friend JoEllen’s and went out to eat at Arby’s with her. She lives in Glen Allan so it was a nice ride from here. Jeremy is really funny and jokes all the time. I have not seen Jennifer or Natalie lately, I have talked to them on the phone. Jennifer is dating someone new so I guess he is more important than poor old Dad,lol. She says Austin likes him a whole lot and that is a good thing. Well, I guess that’s all for now.

Mickey yawning

Mickey needs a haircut


Jeremy, Mila & Reagan



Mila and Jessey

Reagan & Jessey

March Madness

We had a birthday party this past Sunday for Melinda’s 32nd year and Will’s 27th or 28th, not sure. It was nice to have the loud group over again. As the family gets bigger the Parties become more numerous.
My sleep this weekend was really sporadic and ended up more at night than the daytime again. I missed the whole day today since I could not go to sleep until after 9 this morning. I will be up all night tonight and will finish washing clothes and painting my bathroom vanity cabinet. It used to be that owning a home was a really good thing to do but now I not so sure. After you pay upkeep, insurance and taxes I wonder if owning is really better than renting. If you put the money in saving instead of continually spending on a house would it pile up better than the equity in a home now? I don’t really know but I did read an article not long ago that stated you would end up with more money. I will probably die poor anyway, I believe a good saver actually does less and dies with more and what good is that? My Dad died at 67 cheated out of a retirement so I don’t take it for granted that I will enjoy one myself, hope I do but there is no guarantee.
I read the shortest man in the world died, he was only 21 and his name was Pingping. He was a cute little fellow and I saw he on TV once and he seemed to enjoy his life. Looked funny to see someone that small smoking though.
Melinda called me earlier and told me the big dog they got recently bit Vernon bad enough to go to the hospital to get sewed up. The dog is a South African Mastiff and is one big muther. He would growl at me if he was barricaded in the kitchen but would not if he was in the kitchen. Vernon said he got out and when he did not run back into the house he grabbed him by the collar and that’s when he started biting him on the arms. Time for that dog to go before one of the kids gets eaten.
Well, this has been a good weekend, Mickey did not piss on my refrigerator.

Birthday party

My three girls

My girls and myself

Vernon and Reagan

Baby doll Reagan


Jennifer in Red

The Bunch

The Gang

Austin and his girlfriend

My Mom Anne

Vernon, Melinda and Natalie

Main man Mickey


Well, not a lot has happened lately really. I have spent most of my time off lately working around the house. I remodeled the bathroom in my bedroom and it looks really nice but I still need to replace the floor. I will do that when I put floor in bedroom, I am planning on putting a laminate wood floor in both rooms. I have not been seeing much of my girls lately, I guess they are busy with their own lives. We will get together in the next week for Melinda’s birthday, she will be 32. I will try to remember to add pics after the birthday party. The sun finally came out today but the wind blowing made it cold. I really did not see much of it cause I slept all day. I could not sleep much last night and when daytime came I fell into a good sleep. This night work does screw up my time off. I have not eaten today so I will have to cut this short today.


I was surprised that we have gotten another big snowfall in such a short time since the last one. We have had mild winters for a lot of years and I hope this is just an anomaly. I had to work last night when it was snowing and I was exhausted when I got home, working in the snow is really rough for us that are not used to it. I am off till Wednesday and I hope most of it is gone by then. It is beautiful as long as you can stay home and just look at it.

I am worried about my grandson Austin as it seems he does not care about school. How can someone 16 years old in this world not realize how important education is now. Picking the wrong road can make life a long struggle and not as fun or rewarding as it could be. Why are some kids born and always do the right things and others do just the opposite? It’s not that he was not always reminded how important it was to do well and its not like he is ignorant, just wrong in though.I have been working around the house a lot lately, fixed up the spare room by painting, new light fixture, wood laminate flooring and new electrical receptacles and covers. Vernon my son in law laid the floor for me. He might not be such a bad guy after all,lol.

I have a futon coming to put in that room so I can use it as an office/guest/ TV room. I will feel better about my granddaughter Mila staying here upstairs rather than downstairs on sofa when I am in bed. I need to get in the garage and clean it out, it is a disaster now. I don’t know how it gets that way,lol. I hung a new TV in my bedroom and I was surprised that it was really not hard at all to hang. It was harder to run the cords down through walls and under carpet to make it look nice.


Not much has been going on lately really. I went to see Avatar at the theater but it was crowded and my date and I had to sit in the second row and I really did not enjoy it because of that. They really should not put seats that close to the screen. It was a good movie and it costs 13.50 a ticket because it was 3D. Being so close made it almost impossible to enjoy 3D or no 3D. I had started seeing JoEllen again but as usual it did not work out very long.
I started working on my spare room this week. I took the old ceiling fan down, took out the base boards, filled holes in wall and painted the first coat of white. I am going to put a laminate floor in and probably a futon and TV. It is going to be a guest room / office.
I really hope the cowboys lose this week, I can’t stand them. Maybe one day the Redskins will be back on top.
Christmas was really nice even though I had to celebrate it 2 days late since I worked on Christmas and Natalie could not make it the next day. I always love it when the kids open their presents and really anytime we are all together.
I am cooking a steak right now with microwave side dishes, really hungry after that painting today,lol.
Well, that is all for now. Later fans.

Football Sunday

It has been a while since I have written anything here because there really has not been a lot to write about. Day before yesterday I picked my youngest, Natalie, up on my bike and she and I and her boyfriend Will went bowling. I was the best bad bowler,lol. We all suck but I sucked best with a high 133,lol. We went to my middle girl’s house, Melinda’s, after bowling and hung out there for a little while. Melinda’s house is always a very busy place with all the kids running around making noise. I wonder if my house was that loud when my girls were little? I am doing the fun job of washing clothes today and I am going to try to make myself wash Mickey today. I did wash my truck yesterday so the day was not completely wasted. Dave sold his truck this morning and I think he let it go way too cheap but at least it is gone. Dave now has his deceased brother’s truck, it was great of Danny’s wife to give Dave the truck Danny drove all the time. That truck means an awful lot to David. Well, the Redskin/Cowboy game is on now so I will watch that unless the cowboys beat us up too bad.


It is hard to believe it is already October, where the heck did the summer go? At least the sun came out this weekend, lately it was like were were living in England with all the clouds all the time. I took the bike out 2 or 3 times so I finally go to ride a little bit, I love the feel of the wind on me when I am riding but when it is cold that is a whole different story.
We had a birthday party for Mila and Jenny but Jenny and Austin got to arguing again and she left early. Mila had a great time and I gave her a printer and a bunch of ink cartridges so she can print all the fun things she can find online. She turned 9 on Saturday and she is a cutie. Love that red hair!!!
I road over to Melinda’s house today and just shot the bull with her and Vernon and watched and played with the kids and animals.
Dave and I watched the Green Bay vs. Minnesota game this past night, what a good game and love it that Brett Favre is still playing so well on the week of his 40th birthday. Love it when the older players still have it and he played a great game.
I felt really good this weekend, you ever have those times when you feel really good and you don’t know why, its like a feeling that something good is happening. I don’t know what it is but I wish I felt like that more often.
I fixed pork chops, microwave mashed potatoes and beans for Dave and I tonight and it was really good. Dave said he will spring for ribs this coming weekend. I go back to work this coming evening (Tuesday) and will be off Friday, Saturday and Sunday and I hope the weather is nice cause I am tired of hanging home so much.
Well, I need to go finish drying and folding clothes, what fun.

cutie pie Regan

cutie pie Regan

More thoughts and observations

Well, have not done much lately really. We had two birthday parties this month. Melinda’s foster son Jessey was 7 and my youngest daughter was 27. I always enjoy it when we all get together, it seems now that is mostly on birthdays since they all have stuff to do and lives to follow. We will have another soon, granddaughter Mila will be 9 and Austin’s girlfriend will be 17.
The first girl that broke my heart contacted me through Facebook this past few days and it was interesting to talk to her and reminded me of thing from years ago like making love in my Karmen Ghia Volkswagon at the drive in,lol. I don’t think I could manage that now in a car that small. Too bad she is married cause it would have even been more interesting had she been single. I am not dating anyone at this time and I really don’t look as hard as I used to, ya get tired of going through the meeting up and selling yourself and of course being expected to pay for everything no matter whose idea it was to go out, what happened to equal rights? I do hope to find love one more time so I will have someone to share my travels and fun with. I would hope the next woman in my life will also like roller coasters and other fun things.
I am really tired of seeing Obama’s picture on TV and the internet news. I don’t think any president ever got this much coverage. We don’t need more government agencies and control. For the health care we just need to do like Switzerland does and require everyone to purchase health insurance and help the poor folks out that cannot really afford it. Health care coverage will only really work if everyone has it so the healthy pay for the sick, this is the only way for it to pay for itself without deficits. Really simple to me.
If the sun comes back I may take next week off, I have to take another week or so off this year or lose it. I have never built up vacation time like this before. I think I have over 250 hours on the books and another 470 hours of sick time built up. I used to take every minute I had. They let carry over 2 years worth of vacation over to the next year and the sick time can just keep adding up.
I had the TV repairman over Monday to fix my 46 inch LCD panel TV again. This is the second time they replaced the panel, as soon as he left last time there were pencil like lines in it. The video panel is an 800 dollar part so having 2 of them installed under warranty is more money than the TV cost,lol. Thank goodness for warranties. I even bought the extended one this time. The picture is great now.
Its funny but I hear more from Melinda now than my other girls, she used to be the one I never heard from and Jennifer was the one I heard from all the time. Now that Jennifer has a man she does not contact me as much. Natalie has always been busy and if I don’t hear from here in a week or so I call and leave a message asking her if she is still alive and she always calls me back. One time she called me not long ago while she was at a festival and Merle Haggard was singing in the background, how cool is that?
Well, I guess that’s all for today cause I am drawing a blank now.

my baby natalie

my baby natalie

my mom and my dog

my mom and my dog

birthday party

birthday party

Melinda and Reagan

Melinda and Reagan

Pat and Jennifer

Pat and Jennifer

Natalie and Mila

Natalie and Mila

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