Monday

i did not go for my walk yesterday it rained a good bit of the day so I figured a day off wouldn’t hurt. My neighbor cut down a nasty dead tree that was sort of on both of our property’s , I have lived here for 35 years I think they have been here maybe like 20 maybe a little less anyhow I never talked to the guy just never had the occasion and I am pretty much private person these days, anyhow I went out and we chatted for about an hour he has a nice 70 Nova he restored and of course I showed him my 57s it was a fun day getting to know him he is a really nice guy.

went walking today 4.7 miles my foot was starting to hurt so I cut it short maybe 5 tomorrow, I have been torn as to weather or not to pay off my truck I had the money saved up but kept thinking I should hang on to it but today I pulled the plug and did it, that only leaves me $ 550.00 I savings but will save me $ 315.00 per month so I can save back up.

Enjoy Life

Tim

Today

This morning I walked 4.7 miles I thought it was 5 but my phone said 4.7 so a little farther tomorrow I felt pretty good this morning so if it does not rain, tomorrow I will go my first 5 and will just I think keep it at 5 when I lose about another 10 I plan on buying a good mountain bike the trail is 20 miles long so I will switch from riding the bike to walking.

I did not feel like making breakfast so I went down the road to this little dinner and had breakfast it was excellent I had a 3 egg omelet with sausage and cheese. I mowed when I got home but that is all I need to run weed wacker but doubt I will be doing that today just don’t feel like it that is pretty much for today, oh first of month so git my check deposited today that is a good thing was getting a little low on funds.

Enjoy Life,

Tim

 

Love retirement

I retired the end of last year didn’t know how I would feel about it but it’s not bad getting used to my new life style sometimes I forget what day of the week it is. I started putting on weight, well I put on a lot when I quit smoking but more so when I retired, I didn’t realize it till I went to Clearwater Florida in March, so after I got home I figured I had time so I would figure the best way to start losing it. First I began intermittent fasting, I only eat from 9:00 am to 5:00pm then no more so I fast for 16 hours and my window for eating is 8 it’s called of course 16/8 plan, then I only eat 1500 or sometimes a little less, then cut out all sugar and most all carbs, on top of that I go out on rails to trails and walk in morning before breakfast. Have been walking everyday for 20 days I started with 2 miles and am now up to 4.5 my legs ache but that will go away as I get stronger I think have been on 4.5 miles for 5 days all in all since I started this I lost 12 pounds, need to lose 60, so will be keeping track on my journey here so I can read back to when I started

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Tim

No doubt summer is here

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

Tim

Tuesday

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..

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Tim

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.

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Tim

Great Weather

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..

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Tim

Merry Christmas

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..

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Tim

Colder

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..

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Tim

Long Week

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..

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Tim