Week Ending 3/29/19

A rather uneventful week but a lot of work……………………….

As always, first the chronology:

3/22/20 – Sunday – Up late as I didn’t sleep well last night. To much spicy food yesterday. Chores around the house. Then downstairs to do the blog. Helped Kathy with some things on the computer. Back downstairs and worked on my Python course. Upstairs for a light dinner. Back downstairs and listened to the guys on 2 meters. Then upstairs and inventoried my ammo. To bed, TV and research where to get ammo cheap. Then sleep.

3/23/20 – Monday – Up late but slept great last night. Cleaned up and out to the John Deere dealer for 2 spindles for the mower deck. Then to Walmart and some shopping. Stopped at Arby’s to pick up lunch. Home and ate a late lunch. Over to the Morton building and put registration stickers on all the vehicles. Cleaned up a little from fabricating the bracket for Mike’s air hose reel. Then into the house and a nap. Up and a light dinner. Down to chat with the guys on 2 meters. Computer work. Upstairs to bed and continued my Python course. Then sleep.

3/24/20 – Tuesday – Up a little early and usual morning routine. Downstairs to play radio awhile. Did some banking business. Upstairs for lunch and dressed and took the lawn tractor over to the Morton Building. Took the snow blade off and put things away. Replaced 2 spindles on the mower dieck and removed the blades for sharpening. Back in the house and cleaned up. Downstairs to do more banking paperwork. Upstairs for an excellent dinner. Back downstairs to chat with the guys on 2 meters. Upstairs to bed, Big Bang and did some work on my Python course and sleep.

3/25/20 – Wednesday – Up at the usual time and usual morning routine. Kathy was out early to babysit the grandchildren. I went downstairs and play radio. Bands where great. Spent the morning and finally quit a little after noon. Upstairs for a snack. Then back downstairs to study Python. Kathy came home and we had dinner. Down to chat with the guys on 2 meters. Up to bed, Big Bang, computer work and sleep.

3/26/20 – Thursday – Up at the usual time and usual morning routine. Kathy was out early to babsit grandchildren again. I stripped the bed and did the laundry. Finished shortly after 1PM. Over to the Morton Building and checked out the motorcycle. Then out for a ride for an hour and a half. Put 60 mile on the bike. Got home to find that Kathy had brought the Grandkids over to our house. So I play Cribbage with Carter till their dad came to pick them up. Burgers and Dogs on the grill for dinner. Down to chat with the guys on 2 meters. Computer upates. Upstairs to bed, Big Bang and sleep.

3/27/20 – Friday – Up at the usual time and usual morning routine. Kathy was out early again to watch the grandchildren. I played radio till lunch time, then out to the Morton Building. Finished putting the mower deck together with sharpened blades. Then put the deck on the tractor and tested it. Cleaned up the Morton Building and headed back to the house. Cleaned out the garage bay that Kathy parks in. Waited for Kathy to come home and had dinner. Downstairs and chatted with Mike on 2 meters. Upstairs for desert, to bed. Watched Pluto 007 TV and worked on Python. Then sleep.

3/28/20 – Saturday – Up at the usual time and usual morning routine. Intended to do yard work today but discovered all the summer clothes are still upstairs in storage. Kathy went to Kroger to pick up supplies for the week. When she got back we got down the summer clothes and put away some winter clothes. Had lunch and decided to go up to Mike and Julie’s to help out. I taught Carter how to change the inner tube in his bicycle tire. Then helped Mike finish the lighting work in the walk in closet. Took a CO detector off the wall for Julie that was malfunctioning and no longer used. Came home and had dinner. Chatted with the guys on 2 meters then to bed. Worked on my Python course, then Big Bang and sleep.

Now the particular:

Well let’s start with a Corona Virus update:

I don’t get, I just don’t get it.  This week the Governor of Kentucky signed an executive order that all non-life sustaining businesses must close.  Now in my humble opinion, that allows places like Kroger, Walmart and Meijer to remain open as they provide food to nourish people.  Gas stations and auto repair facilities so people can use and maintain their transportation to go and get life sustaining things.  But how do we explain that Academy Sports, Point Blank Gun Range, the tobacco and liquor stores are all still open?  Perhaps my interpretation of life sustaining is different then other people.  Or perhaps I’m just stupid.

As I watch people in their efforts to social distance and protect themselves I see so many things that are just stupid. I watched a lady coming out of the store with her gloves on.  She got to her car, removed her gloves and stuffed them into her purse I would guess for use later.  I would say that people are really trying but a lot of this is unnecessary and/or counter productive.  Yes, as I went to get gas in the motorcycle this week, after putting my card in the pump I wished that I had a pair of protective gloves on before I punched my pin into the machine.  But that is not realistic.  Being careful what else I touch afterward and sanitizing my hands after I was done pumping made sense.  I think a lot of these efforts are really making things worse and they are a result of people with no idea what they are talking about putting information out there that misleads and is outright wrong.

The General Electric plant called their workers back for next week which I think is great and I applaud their efforts.  They reconfigured their assembly lines to keep a distance of 6 feet between each station and those that could not be separated they used plexiglass partitions.  The Kentucky health department was invited in to check the facility and where very impressed with what they did.  Now if other companies would do the same we could get people back to work.

OK, enough ranting about the Corona Virus.  Moving on.

My studies in Python are slow and tedious.  It certainly gets harder to learn the older we get.  But I am pushing through.  I will not give up.

Last week after going to the range I realized that I was low on practice ammo for my 45.  So I took inventory of what I had and it seems that is all I’m low on.  So I got online to order some and discovered that my observation of what was happening at the gun range store was the situation around the country.  I’m not sure why people feel the need to stock up on ammunition these days, you can’t shoot the virus to get rid of it.  Perhaps they don’t understand the difference between self defense ammo and that used for target shooting.  Anyway, after checking my first two “Go To” places I finally found some really cheap stuff at Natchez down in Florida.  I ordered it and they said they would deliver by 4/7.  We will see.  Perhaps it was the ammunition manufacturing sector that started the Corona Virus.  Ah, another conspiracy theory.

Yesterday I had the chance to teach my grandson how to fix a flat tire.  The front tire on his bicycle was flat so we took out the inner tube, went to Walmart and got a replacement and put that back in.  He did most of the work himself.  I was very proud of Carter.  Of course when I was done I was asked by my daughter to also teach Chloe and Shelby how to do things like that.

I got out on the motorcycle this week for an hour and 1/2.  Put 60 miles on the bike.  It was a good ride.  A lot of bikes out on the road.  I promise, I kept my 6 foot distance from everyone.

Well that’s about it for this week.  Hope this finds everyone safe and healthy.  I will blog at you again next week.


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