Was hot today 95 I think was the high was not easy but i made it through the day. All remodeling done the siding turned out beautiful and of course today I am really appreciating the new central air it felt great coming into a cool house I left the temp on 76 and that is perfect with ceiling fans running.
Work has been picking up we are working 6, 10 hour days per week this overtime is getting harder for me but the money will help with some of the remodeling expenses ran up the credit card pretty good with the porch railing but so worth it.
Still have not figured how to upload pictures maybe from the laptop right now using iPad. Just wanted to check in all is good
Today’s high was around 38 or 39 degrees where is spring sigh I built a fire as soon as I got home sort of wanted a nap but decided to make my lunch, take care of Bertha and gave the the meds and put her outside now to make some dinner and relax it has been a long day.
Snow is in the forecast for tomorrow not much in fact they say it will not even lay but still however I am seeing 70 degrees for Monday that will have me smiling oh before I nap I need to call and get an estimate on siding and new windows time to make the plung and spend some money..
I decided to migrate my old diary to this new site I see it will take time to get used to it. Easter was a lot of fun I think I ate way too much as usual but it was fun spending the day with the girls and for a change Friedmans was closed so Sam could spend the day with us.
I was spoiled with the warm weather we had a few weeks ago now the 50 and 60 degrees stuff is getting me down a little bit I want 70 degrees, I know it will be here soon.
Bertha had another episode with her arthritis but Cris stopped with some meds for her so she is now doing a lot better poor girl is getting so old she is 14 now. Can’t see yet how to post pictures yet but will work on that, oh I got the new I pad I like it.
Well I certainly can't complain about the winter here this year no major snows i only had to plow once and 2 days later it was all melted right now it is 26 and sunny and the weather reports say in the 50s later on this week that is great with only 4 more weeks till March and once March gets here it is downhill till summer and that is my favorite time of the year..
I recently got a new pair of work boots i always buy Red Wings (american made) they have always fit good but this pair is tight on my right foot so I have been trying to get them broke in at home before I start to spend 8 hours on my feet with them I hope I can soon get them to where i can wear them to work without blisters I have enough trouble getting through 8 hours don't need hurting feet on top of that. Work allows us one pair of work boots per year I bought these in October so i am thinking about buying another pair maybe a different style that might fit me better don't know still thinking about that one..
My wood supply has been holding up very wekk I think between the mild winter and all the insulation I have put up has helped i have only used up 1/2 so far that is 1 1/2 cord that is good will save me a lot of money for next winter. Both trucks are inspected for the year the 96 passed grest except for the windshield I had to replace ($250.00) that hurt and I just had the 03 done and it needs a new right front hub that will be around ($200.00) but what are you going to do they are both getting old and do need a little maintenance once in a while I guess just like me.
Am beginning to see a little light at the end of the tunnel for retirement I am 58 now 4 more years if all goes well I am not packing away 14% into my 401K and between that and my IRA I have around $50,000.00 right now my plan is to hit 6 figures then between my SS and my railroad retirement I should be OK at 62 I will then have enough to pay for hospitalization insurance till I hit 65 a lot to think about furtunatly I am still healthy and doing Ok so nothing else to do my just keep plugging away..
No vacations plans yet for this year I have my week in June and another week in September will no doubt just stay at porchview and maybe get my old bike project done..
My Week is finally over it seemed to last forever but it did end and we got an early leave which means we got to leave at 2:30 instead of 3:30 so that was nice I have 3 days off we have Christmas Eve and Christmas Day off with pay so since they Celebrate Christmas day on Monday I get paid for Saturday as christmas Eve and Sunday is my scheduled day off and i will get paid for monday as Christmas so i love a 3 day weekend..
All my shopping is done tomorrow I will just do some house chores and watch the game then I will be going over to Mom's to cut up the ham and turkey i enjoy that as i get to sample everything and bring some home with me..
Work is good no more overtime miss the money but damn the 10 hour days are brutal for me but things are slow at work and we are getting caught up on a lot of stuff madly over due so all is good there. No snow yet I am thrilled with that and the warm weather only 9 more weeks till march no meaning to with my life away but I am anxious for spring winter always depresses me I want the warm weather and a ride on my Harley but as usual that will come in time.
I am anxious to see the girls Sunday we always have a really good time on Christmas..
Summer is on it's last leg although it has been really warm the last few days i have been really enjoying this weather today the instaltion guy put me new storm door on it looks great it is my Christmas gift from Mom I really like it and it should make a heck of a difference when it does get really cold it is sealed really well and happy with the way it turned out..
We Changed our clocks back Saturday night so it is getting really dark early will take some adjustments but i will get used to it every year this happens i really dislike winter and cold and snow I just want to complain a little bit it is coming there is nothing I can do about it. I still need to get my quad started and put the plow on before you know it the snow will be here I am ready on all other aspects except for my attitude I want summer back..
For some reason this week seemed like it would never end but finally as usual it did end and my weekend is here we had a temp supervisor this week and i think he was trying to make an impression he never let up all week it was not all that bad but as soon as one job was done it seemed like he was there giving me another I realize I am there to work but it would be nice to have a little down time between jobs it is just not what I am used to….
The weather is exceptional 80 degrees out today makes me feel good to have all my wood done and ready for winter and not having to use it although a couple days last week I did fire it up my house warmed up quick and stayed warm it really made a difference to put the plastic on my windows. I have a new storm door ordered from Lowes well Mom ordered it she is buying it for me for Christmas I had to special order it because all they sell is 80 inches high and my opening it 78 inches they had some that could be cut down but Mom did not like them so still have to go up and pay for it before it is made Oh shit I mean Hope Depot we did not like what we saw at lowes..
Today is a football day we play the Titans after last week I don't have high expections for today my daughter Cris is going to the game i hope she is careful and has a good time going to start my laundry..
Well that was the first time I lost an entire entry just before getting ready to post will try it this way copy and paste from open office..
Today I begin my vacation as of 3:00 today I am off for 9 days I know it will just fly by but still I really need to time off. I have to get my wood finished I got one cord done I just can't seem to find the ambition after work so will take advantage of my days off and get it finished up..
The last couple evenings were cold like in the lower 40s so I decided I better get my furnace serviced and make sure that is working Ok so far it is still I need to go to Lowes here maybe tomorrow and get the filter I need other than that it is working fine I keep the thermostat on 66 that is warm enough.
So I still need to clean out the chimney before I light the wood burner that job also will be done sometime next week. Speaking of next week my Aunt Linda is coming to visit for the week will be nice to see her it has been about 6 months should be a lot of fun.
I broke up with my girlfriend from Mexico the language barrier was just too much for me she could speak English OK but not all that well it was really hard to keep a conversation going when I know she did not understand a lot of what I was saying, there were many other issues too many to get into but I am glad I ended it was not going to turn out good but on the bright side I did see a lot of Mexico. So now it is just myself and Bertha again LOL she is always here for me…
I had my eye exam a couple weeks ago I need a slight change of perscription and have not gotten new glasses in 3 years but as good as my insurance is at work they only pay $75.00 toward frames and lenses i remember last time I got them I had to pay a little over $500.00 so did not order them but they gave me my perscription so I had this bright idea to order them online I found what i think is a good site and can get them for $212.00 hell frames alone at the eye doctor was $200.00 so I am going to give them a try I got the no line progressive and transisition so I will see when they come hopefully i did not waste $212.00
I guess summer is almost over as usual summer went by too fast although yesterday felt like mid summer it was 95 degrees i know other places are hotter but working outside in theat crap was miserable at least i turned on the AC for bertha before I left so once i got home it was nice and cool I did venture outside but only for a minute was way too muggy but I am now watching the news and going to rain today but going to cool off next week..
I am thinking today to do laundry I am way behind usually I try to get it done every weekend but was lazy last weekend so far i have one load in the dryer and another in the washer I just finished up my dishes. I have a picnic to go to later on today I am thinking 4;00 it is with my ex girlfriend to her familys house we all get along well so it should be a good time. Am i going to kick it in with Jane again ??? I don't know it did not work out last time but that was 11 years ago I know you should not look back but we get along well and I do get lonely i don't know we are fine now but what happens later ????????????
Tomorrow the weather guy says a lot cooler so i might get back on wood splitting it is that time of year again i got a little bit done last Monday but just was too tired after work so I hope to get a big dent in it come tomorrow.
Work is going well not too busy no overtime so am glad for that 4 more years to go…