APRIL FOOL’S DAY

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

Reagan

Jeremy, Mila & Reagan

Jessey

Reagan

Mila and Jessey

Reagan & Jessey

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FEBRUARY IS HERE

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.

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

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS NIGHT 7-7-09

JULY 2009

JULY 2009

Well its Tuesday and I had a pretty uneventful day. I had to go to work this morning for some training and since I am a night worker I don’t like going anywhere in the morning, I would rather be asleep. I dreamed of a naked Zombie in my dreams last night, is that weird or what? It was actually a little cool riding my motorcycle this morning but was almost hot when I left work 2 hours later. I had the new KFC grilled chicken for dinner, I like it better than the fried stuff really. So, am I the only one that thinks this energy bill is gonna make is all pay a lot more for everything? I think we are headed for disaster and by the time the majority of citizens see this it may be too late to stop, it is almost impossible to crush a government program after it has been created, it takes on a life of its own. I think most liberals seem to have a good heart but the common sense factor is not there, like maybe we cannot afford to do everything that is the right thing to do. Michael Jackson’s service is said to cost L.A. about 5 million bucks, being that California is broke I find this really ridicules. The good news today is an 80 year old great grandmother won 1.3 million dollars in a Minnesota casino and she said she is going to call the judge she works for and quit her job,lol. Another bit of interesting news is that one of us in the US invented toilet paper. The first products designed specifically to wipe one’s nethers were aloe-infused sheets of manila hemp dispensed from Kleenex-like boxes. They were invented in 1857 by a New York entrepreneur named Joseph Gayetty, who claimed his sheets prevented hemorrhoids. Currently, the United States spends more than $6 billion a year on toilet tissue — more than any other nation in the world. Americans, on average, use 57 squares a day and 50 pounds a year. We also have a toilet seat toss at the annual Summer Redneck Games in East Dublin, GA. We are so rich in history here,lol. Well, I guess that is enough of my random thoughts on this night.

STILL SUNDAY

I was just looking through a few pics I took recently and thought I would put some pics on here for all my fans in the world to see,lol. My grandson Austin is here tonight, he likes hanging out here because I have less rules than his parents and he can con me into going to get his girlfriend and taking her home on many occasions. I slept from 9 this morning till almost 3 so I will be up till real late again, I do wish it was easier for me to turn my weekends around, since working at night I want to sleep in the daytime even when I am off and end up too much at night all alone.

My best friend Mickey

My best friend Mickey

MY HOME

MY HOME

FAWN IN MY BACK YARD

FAWN IN MY BACK YARD

SUNDAY THOUGHTS

I was watching to but mostly listening to one of those shows about the anti Christ and it got me thinking. If the bible is foretelling the battle between good and evil and that evil loses then why doesn’t the devil read the book and since he knows he will lose then decide to not fight? Maybe he can’t read,lol. I guess you can tell from my writing that I am not a very religious person. I just have a hard time believing in that guy that is supposed to be an ” all loving God” and then turns around and burns you in agony for eternity for not worshiping him. Plus I have a hard time believing things written by the nuts in the middle east, you know how crazy they are now so you can imagine how crazy they were centuries ago. Well, that’s my thoughts for today.

JUST LAYING AROUND

As usual I did not turn my hours around when off for my 3 days. I just can’t seem to turn it around to sleep at night and be up in the daytime when off. I never thought I would get this used to being on night work,lol. I have not been on a date in a couple of weeks and have not done any looking lately. I find as you get older it gets harder to find someone and really harder to find someone that you want to be with. I get along great with my dog though,lol. I rode my Suzuki to my middle daughter’s house late yesterday and then went and picked up Austin and took him to my oldest daughter’s house in Dinwiddie. It was a nice ride and was not too cool even in the middle of the night with short sleeves. I am really worried about the energy and health care bills that congress is working on because I am sure it will add taxes or fees (same thing really) and living is going to cost a lot more in the future. I don’t understand how we got to the point that we are trying to turn ourselves into Europe, did we not leave that country because we did not like their way of thinking in the first place. We have had the best country and zillions have wanted to be here and risked their lives to get here. The people that voted in this administration will find it the future that they made a big mistake. I need to get my ass up, I went to sleep about 7:30 or 8:00 this morning and it is now about 3:30, I will be up all night again.

JUST MY THOUGHTS ON STUFF

I am a single guy that lives in Virginia.  I am a state licensed waste water treatment operator for a county near Richmond Virginia.  I have been married three time so I guess I have struck out in the love department or I just know how to pick em,lol.  I am a consertive politically but not far right.  I read a lot of news and the stupidity of the American people continue to amaze me over and over.  How about this week when PETA said they wished the President did not swat a fly and that they would send him a contraption to catch and release a fly next time,lol.  That is just sooooo funny.  I worry what kind of country my children and grandchildren will have in the future and how in the world they will be able to pay for all this debt our congress and president have gotten us into.  I have ten years before I will probably retire and hope they don’t mess up social security or medicare anytime soon.  I have been to England and I want no part of their socialistic society.  Gas prices are outragous there and you have to go to doctors and hospitals that the government picks for you.  The Government screws up just about everything they get involved in so I certainly don’t want them running my health care.  How about saving a lot of money by only giving SS disability to those that are really disabled, it seems lawyers could get SS disabibilty for a family dog.  I also have a hard time understanding the thinking of people from a lot of countries, do you read about the guy that cut his penis off because his father would not let him marry the woman he wanted to marry.  Well, they could not reattach it,lol.  I guess he really showed his Dad a thing or two.  I wonder if he thought all this out?