New Year

Ok well here we go again another new year 2020 can’t believe how nice the weather has been here in PA don’t remember it ever being this warm in January scary in a way things are changing I remember in my younger years we would get tons of snow and it lasted all winter now they are calling for 60 degrees this weekend, well I will take it don’t like cold and snow all that much now that I am getting older.

I went to a different trail,head this week for my walk it is closer to my house and different scenery the trail is total 20 miles so I will be switching up want to eventually see it all

Kept pellet burner going all night as it was 17 last night now the warm up starts today but for now also have wood burner going on in house might work on car some, seems there is always something to do on it and with it going up to 40 today an for sure going for a hike.


Another Christmas done it was a good day we had a smoked turkey this year for something different it was ok not great but was ok will probable do it every year now as Mom does not want to cook but still wants everybody at her house for holidays so smoked turkey it is Ham is not a problem it just gets cooked for a couple hours then I slice it and put in aluminum pans, so it worked out well, my great grandson Landon got a battery powered truck he loved it


It was surprising warm I think it was in the 50s seems strange for Christmas but weather appears to be changing for the better I remember in my younger years winters were brutal now not so much I didn’t even plow once last year so that is fine with me.

I am going to go and clean out pellet burner and get some heat fired up in garage I will be tinkering out there today, I put Moms car on trickle charge she has not driven it since August and battery was dead, and my daughter Cris, is coming to take her out for lunch and decided to drive her car it will do it good to be driven.

One year ago

Exactly one year ago today December 20th 2018 was my last day of work I was really looking forward to Retirment and it has been great I got myself comfortable financially so I am doing ok well except for December with Christmas it is always a little stretched out but I am fine, I always have something to do if not I am in my garage tinkering with my old cars, and now with Mom being sick I am extra busy but all in all life is good.

glad my furnace broke when it did as it was 15 this morning, I think I got all my Christmas chores in order it is like pulling teeth to find out what the girls want I figured a couple thinks and will make up the rest with cash that always seems to work.

health wise things seem ok had a ct scan done again on my lungs and a sonogram done don’t know why but she wants me to go to a specialist for a consultation I guess she wants a second opinion I don’t know will wait till after holidays to get that done


Furnace trouble

It was about 8:30 this morning I was feeling a little chilly I always wear sweatshirt in house but it was just not feeling right checked thermostat and it said it was 68 I keep my furnace at 72 so I know trouble I checked breaker box no tripped breaker, didn’t know what else to do fairly new 2012 furnace so all pretty much electronic, so called local company who installed it left a message they called back 1/2 hour later told me parts were 10 year warrantee and they would have someone over this morning, sure enough the guy showed up at 9:30 was bad pressure switch had it up and running by 10:00, relieved me of $ 140.00 plus $ 20.00 Christmas tip so I am back in business.

went walking yesterday on trail it has been almost a month since I have been out there after hurting my back, wow makes a difference my legs hurt, did 3 miles, going to have to keep that up and stay in shape.

Rainy day

Yesterday was wet all day just a gloomy day took Mom to doctors then called about my radiator it was done they lost my number not the best way to run a business but it is done so I went and picked it up now just to reinstall it

Today started out nice and warm but slowly going downhill suppose to be in 30s tonight I guess it is that time of year

Marleys eyes look really good the surgery was a success I think she is happy being able to see so much better it was a rough night when she came home she cried almost all night but now stitches are out and she seems happy $ 600.00 hurt a little bit but I had to have it done I guess that really was not too expensive for surgery.


Well I guess summer is officially over so cold out today, I went for breakfast only ate half brought the rest home with me another thing I am trying with my weight loss struggle is I love to eat out so I always take half home with me for later, has it helped ? No but I figure can’t hurt I will continue doing so.

I hurt my back moving a stove for my daughter it was finally starting to feel better when I did a dumb Thing I was working on my car the front end is up on jack stands and I was reaching across to pull a plug from carburetor couldn’t quite reach it so I kind of jumped sidewise and felt my rib pop as I landed on fender, yes cracked a rib and that hurts like hell.

Thanksgiving went good Marleys eye surgery went good also her stitches are out and she seems to be feeling pretty good and I think she can see much better.

I love Christmas season but not when it is over starting first of year not much to look forward to except spring kind of depressing but that’s ok I will get over it I love retirement


Fall weather

Well according to weather guys 88 degrees weather I’d gone they say we will be lucky to see 60 tomorrow they only good thing about that is it will be cooler for walking in morning.

I am ready for winter I guess I might as well be as it’s coming one way or another, got to ride my bike a good bit this summer however didn’t get the car out as much as I wanted to it is the brake system problem this winter I am changing front drums to disk and putting vacuum booster on it that has to make a difference plus it is hopefully going to body shop if the estimate is not too high.

Mom is slowly getting better damn Lyme disease really took a toll on her but she seems to be getting better sure is taking A long time though. I got out to a lot of things this summer we’re i didn’t that much when I was working as I was just too tired but now it is fun going to different festivals in the area.


Fall cleaning

Well is seems summer is coming to a close it is September summer seems to have flown by sine my Retirment that that is how it goes I guess.

Mom has been in hospital for now over 2 weeks they could not figure out why she was so weak thought she had a stroke it was bad I sat with her for days it was like I was watching her die she is 89 so I guess you never know when, then finally one blood test showed she had Lyme disease finally figured something out they started her on antibiotics then 2 days later she went to rehab, she is doing much better now so maybe will be going home in maybe a week at least that is what we are hoping she is making a lot of progress.

I got my small garage started cleaned out it was bad now I got a ton of cardboard to cut up and put in bags been neglecting that area for a long time so figure it was time and I can finally get to my old bike out there and still a shitload of old boxes to get rid of I will get it done



i decided I had better take care of my supply of pellets for my pellet burner in garage, I pre ordered them so got 10% off they came in had till end of month to pick them up got first load Friday I have to unload them and restock them on porch lot of work, got second ton Saturday got them unloaded and stacked and covered so that is done7C65E9E1-1F4F-4D58-AE57-9D873751F5FF

went out to Summit motor sports Sunday to pick up a few things I needed 2 hour drive but worth it there was an all Chevy car show there so that was an extra added bonus, that is about all Mom is back home from hospital and doing well


Old truck

i finally decided to do something with my old truck it is 2003 ranger rust bucket, been working on it for 2 days both front brake lines rusted off and transmission cooling line rusted through, finally today got brakes done but had to order transmission line from Ford unfortunately it did not come in so it’s leaking pretty bad it will have to stay inside while 57 has to sit outside and they are calling for rain I suppose it won’t hurt it to get wet.F02E40E9-D914-4494-B634-43577755C716

ok not much else going on in my life I love being retired still walking a lot not making much difference in my weight still only lost 15 but at least I am not gaining took last few days off from trail as humid as it is been it is miserable out there