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Wetless
April 18, 2014, 6:37 am
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57 to 77 and then mid-80′s the foreseeable future.

And even better news, the weekend rain has been removed from the forecast.

That means I’m going to get a really good farmer’s tan. My yard looks awful. Last weekend’s rain has all my weeds in a growing frenzy. Maybe I’ll get to the fence, but I’m not sure. The yard is going to require all Saturday. I guess it just depends how my muscles feel when I wake up Sunday.

My sister made a surpise visit yesterday. They decided to see the Rangers play. Forecast called for 70 and sunny. It was 57 and drizzling. Fortuntately they were able to get into one of the ‘club’ areas. And with the Rangers winning, they had a good trip.

We met for dinner afterwards. Always enjoy our get togethers.

Alex has a lot to do this morning. He must have slept really good. Must not have heard the puppy barking to go outside. Must not have heard him 3 different times. Yep, Alex has a lot to do this morning.

Speaking of the puppy, my sister fell in love . . . immediately. The puppy ran over to her. She picked him up, held him belly-up, and petted him for a long time. It was love at first site.

I’m going out tonight. Actually late this afternoon. Trying a new restaurant. Going to get there around 16:30. The place is located in one of the busiest areas around. Lots of good places to eat. Lots and lots of people taking advantage of the different types of food.

Well, that covers today’s blog. Happy Easter!!!!!



Finally It’s Here To Stay
April 17, 2014, 8:09 am
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63 going to 70. 78 tomorrow.

And then . . .

80′s for the foreseeable future. I think summer is finally here to stay.

Work has been ridiculous. Old boss, interim boss, new boss all want things. All at the same time. Things should slow down next week.

Sleep schedule has changed. Normally I’m early to bed, early to rise. Much too early in a lot of cases. But for the last 3 weeks I’ve been up late at night. I still wake up around 05:00. But now I fall back to sleep, usually till after 07:00.

Not sure I like the change. I usually get most of my work done by noon. Now I have to stay at work till 16:00. Pretty sure I prefer getting off by 14:00.

We had a big storm with lots of wind blow through last weekend. Broke one of my fence posts. I know what I’m going to be doing Saturday. Actually, I’ll be replacing two sections. I’m changing out my wooden posts with metal ones. Going to leave the old concrete in. Putting the metal posts in the middle of wooden posts. All the metal posts will be 8′ apart when I’m done and no more wood posts to rot.

The puppy is getting big. He should with as much as he eats. Holy Cow! He consumes more than shepherd. Speaking of my shepherd, she’s quickly becoming the puppy’s favorite. Sammie loves to play. The puppy loves to play. It’s a good match.

She’s real easy with him, but ever once in a while I hear a puppy yelp. Watched them for a while. He yelps pretty easy. Falls down even easier. Then it starts all over again. For hours. And hours and hours.

My shepherd has slept really good for the last week. Tuesday night she hopped up on my bed, got close, and fell asleep. I read for another 2 hours. Fell asleep for 7 hours. Woke up. Shepherd never moved.

That puppy wears her out.



Totally Wasted
April 14, 2014, 7:54 am
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46-57-38. Those are the current, high and low temps for today. Way too cold for this time of year. Rain sure is nice though

Highs only in the mid-60′s for the rest of the week. Looks like a really nice Saturday and Sunday.

Both the Dallas Stars and the Dallas Mavs clinched playoff berths over the weekend.

The Endo’s visit went well. He did increase my Lipitor dosage, just as a precaution. Everything else looked good.

Our puppy-watching has been incredible. He’s the coolest dog I’ve been aroud for a long time. The cat still hates him, but hates him a little less than last week.

I had ample opportunity to workout for the last 4 days, but didn’t take advantage of it. Amazing how I get grumpy by just sitting on the couch. So today I get back into my regimen. It won’t be a wasted week like it was a wasted weekend.



2 Down and 1 To Go
April 11, 2014, 8:15 am
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66 going to 86. Cloudy and windy. Nice all weekend long.

My favorite nursery is having a big sale tomorrow. Going to get there early and pick up a bunch of flowers. That means all weekend in the front yard. Nice!

Alex trimmed the backyard’s red-tipped photinias. He did it differently than I always have and it looks great! The only one that didn’t like there new shape is my Weim. He can’t hide from my shepherd any more.

And speaking of dogs, we’re puppy sitting for Alex’s nurse friend. And the puppy is not just a puppy, but he’s almost full bred Artic Wolf. 12 weeks old and already huge. Which makes sense because dad weighs 150 and mom goes 115.

He’s the sweetest puppy I’ve met. Smart, strong and absolutely beautiful. I’ll try to post some Facebook pictures of him. The girl’s family was putting up a new fence to keep the puppy, but her dad is a baker and got injured at work. Alex’s friend showed my son the picture of his injure finger. Nasty. Bone cut all the was through. Finger hanging on by the skin.

We may be keeping the puppy longer than expected. Could be a while before dad starts to fence.

Saw 2 doctors yesterday. Both of them gave me the thumbs up. The Endo increased my Lipitor just because of my history. So, all I have left is my Cardio. I see him in June.



ZZZZZ’less
April 8, 2014, 8:51 am
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Sunny and the upper 70′s.

Went to bed last night at my normal 9:30 – 10:00, but I couldn’t fall asleep. So I watched some YouTube videos of lawyers and border patrol. Looked at the clock – 01:00. Man, that’s way too late for me. So I turned off all the lights, and closed my eyes. Kept them closed. Squinted through them for a moment. Closed them again.

How about that for as boring as it gets?

Took a whole Ambien. Double my normal dosage. Slept really good until 06:00. That’s about . . . way too little sleep. Working from the house to day . . . with only 1 eye open.

That’s me, 1-eyed Jack, or Jerry, or something like that. Too tired to really figure it out. :)



Mother Marathon
April 7, 2014, 9:03 am
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50. 71 today. Upper 70′s the rest of the week with an 80 thrown in on Wednesday.

I walked 13.1 miles Friday. My longest non-stop walk. Felt really good both mentally and physically. Real tired by the end of the day. Slept like a baby. Got up ready to go for another walk . . .

but . . .

It was drizzling. Drizzled all day long. Sat down for a while and just couldn’t get going.

So . . .

I played Everquest all day. But, I don’t just play. I usually have the TV on in the background. Saturday I watched an episode of . . . How I Met Your Mother. Cool show. So I played and watched another show, and another, and another. Turned into an EQ and How I Met Your Mother marathon.

It rained all day Sunday also. But this was a, read a book, day. At least until the Rangers started at 12:20. Texas was leading the game all day long . . . until 8′th inning. They lost.

An hour later the Mavs played.

But . . .

I was tired of sitting at the house.

So . . .

I went to Austin Avenue. A sports just up the street.

The food is just OK. But, the people watching is great.

The best response to a question I heard all night was:

“Yeah, I come here every Sunday . . . occasionally.”



Cooler Than Expected
April 3, 2014, 7:54 am
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Weatherman changed the forecast. It’s going to be cooler than previously forecasted for the weekend. 88 today, 71 tomorrow. Then mid-60′s and cloudy Saturday and Sunday.

Rangers beat Phillies on a walk off for the second night in a row. Bases loaded walk. Nice win, lousy way to loose a game.

OK, I haven’t blogged about anything for a while. My back has been bothering for several days. It’s getting better, but . . .

I still put in miles, but they’re slower . . .

So today . . .

I’m taking the day off. Pretty much not going to do anything. So my boring blog will continue one more day.




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