Been a long time

It has been a really long time since I have written anything on my blog so I thought at almost 2 in the morning it would be a good thing to fill in what has happened the past year and a few months. First of all the last 4 years or so have been a bit sad as I have lost Uncles, Aunts, friends, brother in law, coworker, Cousin and a friends x wife. That is 11 people in a little over 4 years. My brother in law Gary passes away a few months ago and it broke my sister’s heart, he was only 64. She has 2 broken feet now cause she was cleaning out her attic and fell through, a bad luck banner year for her. My mother is on chemo for ovarian cancer and has been off and on chemo for a year. She is doing well now but when she was in the hospital after the operation she suffered a bout of delirium and was completely crazy. One of the doctors even told my sister that this was the new normal but from everything I read online I knew she had a chance to snap back and snap back she did, right back to normal and maybe a little better than normal,lol. My niece’s husband Chris was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer and a year later at 34 has been fighting this battle that also attacked his liver. He is such a healthy looking man and it is so unfair because he is a great guy and a wonderful husband and father. His children and wife will be devastated if he does not win this battle. They say with chemo he will have 3 years left and without it only a year. He is going to the University of NC this week to see if they can help. So you can see the type year that has surrounded my family and friends and maybe understand why I have only been on 1 or 2 dates the last year and a half. We had a surprise birthday party for my sister at her house last week and she was not expecting it at all, being laid up and have a bunch of people walking in singing happy birthday scared the hell out of her,lol. I stay up all night a lot by myself and watch a lot of Netflix, they have a lot of quirky movies and good documentaries. Christmas was nice, all the kids and grandkids were here and the house was really alive, it is usually quiet as a funeral home at midnight. I love to see my 3 daughters open gifts, they still love to open them and laugh at all the goofy things I buy,lol. I gave each of them a jigsaw puzzle of my face,lol. Well, I guess that is enough for now.

THIS AND THAT

Well I guess its been a long time since I have written. My roommate’s twin brother, Danny, died 3 weeks ago and it was very sad and David continues to cry off and on. Danny was one of the good guys and straight as an arrow, makes no sense. A little blood clot after an operation and there goes your life. Hi wife Diane will be lonely and sad a long time and I really would hate to feel the pain she is going through. I got to see him 2 or 3 times this year and I am glad of that.
On a brighter note we had a birthday party for Melinda’s son this past Saturday afternoon. My three girls were all here. along with their kids and a few other people. I really like it when we are all here, I see less of them as the years go by. They have their own lives now and that’s a good thing. I still are alone and sometimes it seems like I will remain like this, it is so hard to find someone you are attracted to physically and mentally when you are not a young person. Dave, Austin and I went to a pier at Virginia Beach a couple of weeks ago, did not catch much but it was fun all the same.
Rode my bike to Charlottesville by myself a week or so ago and took the tour of Monticello. I had never been there and it was very interesting, hard to believe that you could not take pictures in the house. It was a beautiful and was very eerie to stand in the room that Thomas Jefferson died. What a great man he was.
Luck here lately was pretty crappy. First I had forgotten to get my car inspected and when ready to take it the battery was dead so had to buy a new one, then my lawnmower broke down and had to have that fixed, next my new TV had lines in it and I had to call Samsung and they replaced almost the whole set and not long after they left it did the same thing again, damn!!!!! Another thing, I have to stop watching romantic comedies, I get all teary eyed and it is embarrassing, lol.

Last but now at all least I want to remember on this day all the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001 and the lives lost since them in the two wars were are fighting.  Bless our fallen heroes.