Not According To Plan

It was a cold and windy weekend. It still is cold and very windy.

I’m getting ready to get the house painted, and I planned to spend Saturday on moving a large amount of tile and cinder blocks that were next to the house.. Well, I went for breakfast first with friends and had a flat tire and it pretty much took 3/4ths of the day to get that sorted out. So I ended up moving the material on Sunday, and I got it done Now I can start worrying about the money needed to paint he house..

I still am not supposed to scuba dive because of my tooth and bone graft. Next weekend oughta be OK.

On a positive note, I went out and had a solo dinner and watched Cincinnati win. Very pleasing. I grew up in Missouri, but as a boy, I saw the Bengals practice in Wilmington Ohio, where my Mom is from. Plus, in Missouri, most people were Cardinals fans and switched to KC when the Cards fled to Arizona.

it was the first NFL game I have seen in probably 2 or 3 years.

And now it’s back to work…. 🙁

Have a good week!!!

Book: The Difference Engine

i reading a book called The Difference Engine. I’m reluctant to post about it because, at about 15% of the way through, I can’t really even tell you what it’s about.

In my opinion, it starts with this very old woman in the early 1900’s. Then she goes back and we hear about her child and young womanhood in the mid 1800s. She gets recruited by who I thought was a scam artist/con artist. AND then, the chapters jump around in about the same time frame. The con man gets the girl, (who may or not be the main character) to break into a hotel room to retrieve an item that was stolen from the con man. But she seems to be at least the third burglar and there is a bloody death. Then there is what seems to be these steam powered horse races. These guys with a new machine blow everybody away in the race. These are the con man’s acquaintances. I think.

And also there’s these boxes of cards, like punch machine cards, seemingly in every chapter, but I haven’t figured them out yet.

It’s interesting to read, but I’m waiting for the “click” where all the bits come together, and I probably should have waited before trying to post about it, but… This book makes me consider looking up the genre of “weird” and see what comes up…

When I was looking for the image above to use, I saw that this book is attributed to be one of the starting factors of the Steampunk genre/style. I try not to read the book reports or reviews of books I’m reading because I don’t want to be influenced by anything other than the book, but I did see that.

I will read reviews in order to find my next book, but not once I start reading the book.

What attracted me to steampunk in the first place was the people and clothes and machines. Look it up.

Happy Friday! Have a good weekend.


I walk the dogs in the mornings and turn around at a spot I call Doublepaint. It’s at a “T” junction where I guess the paint machine put down some extra thick paint.

i took the pictures this morning, then had an inkling that I had posted about it before. And I have. But it’s interesting (only to me probably) to see the difference between then and now.

Tomorrow is Friday! The weather is supposed to turn crappy, but I don’t care, I can’t dive this weekend because of my tooth, or lack thereof.

I’m reading a weird book that maybe I will post about tomorrow.

Have a fantabulous day!

Covid, I’m done.

I’ll follow the rules, I’ll play the game, but I’m done caring about covid. If I get sick, it’s just going to be plain old sick. Covid sick is no different than any other sickness.

i’ll wear a mask, I’ll follow all the rules, but deep down inside, I don’t care anymore.

To me, it seems no worse, no more transmittable than any other sickness. It’s going to be here forever and it’s time to end the special treatment and lump it in with other everyday occurrences like the common cold, allergies, broken shoelaces and fender benders.

I’ll get more shots, wear the mask, take the tests. I’ll go with the flow and cooperate all I can but I don’t care if I get it and I don’t think it’s going to hurt me worse than anything else if I do.

Hasta mañana!

Tuesday Not Monday

Yesterday was a holiday here, Heroes Day.

I (hopefully) fix the leak mentioned in the previous post.

I took the dogs to the beach where we.saw a fallen tree that may survive. Hopefully.

Also had coffee at Cafe del Sol where, across the way, on the roof of Cimboco, is a purple door which I find most intriguing.

And now it’s M̶o̶n̶d̶a̶y̶ Tuesday and the start of another work week!

Enjoy !

Third Implant

Happy Friday Yet Again!

Today I am going to the dentist to get a tooth 🦷 pulled and hopefully the titanium for another implant. I thought I lost a filling, and I did, but it’s because the tooth split in half front to back. Then I’m getting an ultrasound to look at my kidneys because of my high blood pressure.

Also, Michael Lee Aday, better known as Meat Loaf, has died

Paradise By The Dashboard Lights was one of my favorites.

On a more positive note, I’m taking the day off today and should have all my “requirements met by 1 PM. And it’s a long weekend, Monday is a holiday!

so have a great weekend!

Blood Pressure Poser

I’ve been taking blood pressure medicine for many years. First it was Lisinopril, which I never thought worked too well. Then, in April, I switched to candesartin plus, and it was working beautifully. My BP was good from April thru November.

in December, I went to the eye doctor, and it was high. After several consistently high readings, I went to the doctor who basically doubled my dosage. (And took other tests) The double dosage had zero effect on my BP. None.

So now I’m getting more tests, and my medicine has been changed to telmisartin and amlodipine.

But the doc and I agree, the high BP is a symptom of another problem, and we need to figure out what it is.

I feel fine, and I think it’s fortunate that I’m even aware of the problem. I just want to get it behind me.

Have a great day!

Spotted Eagle Ray Mate

My Spotted Eagle Ray now has a mate. It occurred to me that there needed to be another eagle ray on that blank spoton the wall, so I made it happen.

I like it a lot.

Last night I made a huge piece of salmon in on the grill. It was rather bland. I need a salmon recipe.

It was busy morning this morning. It was hard to get up, and I stayed up a little late and had to do my last night’s chores this morning.

Have a great day!