Week Ending 4/25/2020

And the bullshit continues……………………………………….

As always, first the chronology:

4/19/20 – Sunday – Up a little late today. Grand kids stayed over last night. Had a big breakfast for all. Helped Kathy clean up. Then down and did the blog. Julie came over to retrieve her kids. Kathy and I napped. Up and chores. Dinner. Downstairs to chat with the guys on 2 meters. Computer work and updates. Upstairs to bed, TV and sleep.

4/20/20 – Monday – Up at the usual time and usual morning routine. Made some phone calls for administrative things. Kathy and I decided to get outside and do something. We started moving some dirt from the dirt pile in the back yard. Then went to cutting down three small pine trees that the deer ruined and we pulled the stumps out with the truck. Inside and a very late lunch. Cleaned up and a nap. Up and downstairs to chat with the guys on 2 meters. Computer updates. Upstairs to bed, TV and sleep.

4/21/20 – Tuesday – Taxes are done so went to the accountant’s office to pay the bill and pick up the paperwork. Did some financial re-arrangements the end of 2018 and it seemed to pay off. Getting money back from both federal and state. Back home and started the yard work. Took a break for lunch and finished up around 3:30. Inside and cleaned up. Kathy made a great dinner. Downstairs and chatted with the guys on 2 meters. Upstairs to bed, Big Bang, computer updates and sleep.

4/22/20 – Wednesday – Up at the usual time and usual morning routine. Kathy was up and out early to go watch the grand children. Did chores and played radio in the morning. Had a light lunch then out on the motorcycle. Rode 113.5 miles and out for a couple hours. Made a stop at Rural King. Kathy was late coming home so we ran down to Taylorsville and got Subway sandwhichs. Home and chatted with the guys on 2 meters. Then back upstairs and ate my dinner sandwich. Worked on a laptop for Julie then bed, Big Bang, Computer updates and sleep.

4/23/20 – Thursday – Up at the usual time and usual morning routine. Kathy was up and out early again to go watch the grand children. I stripped the bed and started the laundry and kitchen chores. Worked on a laptop for Julie in between. Had a snack for lunch. Got bacon cooked for egg sandwiches for dinner. Kathy came home and we ate. Downstairs and chatted with the guys on 2 meters. Did computer updates. Upstair, chores, bed, Big Bang and sleep.

4/24/20 – Friday – Up a little late as I didn’t sleep well last night. Usual morning routine. Kathy said Julie wanted Zoom on the laptop I up Linux on yesterday so I put Zoom on it this morning. Did chores. A bite of lunch. Downstairs to play radio. Not much happening. Started organizing tax files and discovered a lot needed shredded. Spent the rest of the afternoon shredding tax files. Dinner and downstairs to chat on 2 meters with the guys. Some computer updates and upstairs to bed. More computer work, TV and sleep.

4/25/20 – Saturday – Up at the usual time and usual morning routine. Chores around the house in the morning. Bite for lunch then downstairs to work on my garage door project. Up for dinner. Down to chat with the guys on 2 meters. Computer updates. Upstairs to bed, Big Bang and sleep.


Now the specifics:

Last week end the grand kids stayed over Saturday night so Sunday was a big breakfast morning.  Enjoyable indeed.

One positive outcome of the COVID-19 is a lot of work is getting done in our yard.  Monday we were looking for things to get out for so we started digging at the dirt pile the pool installers left behind.  After digging awhile Kathy decided she wanted to take out some dead pine trees that the deer have destroyed.  So, I got the chain saw and chain in the back of the truck and brought that over to do the job.  A hard days work but got a lot of things accomplished.

Monday got a call from the tax guy that our stuff was done.  So I went over and paid for it so they would do the filing for us.  Did some re-arrangement of finances the later part of 2018 which appears to pay off as we are getting money back from both federal and state.

I have been checking the radio bands occasionally this week and they suck.  It’s been a long time since I’ve seen them this bad.  Makes me wonder why I went to the trouble of setting my stuff again.

Wednesday I did some chores around the house in the morning then took off on the motorcycle after lunch.  Rode over 110 miles.  Great day.  Stopped at Rural King during the ride to pick up some things.

Thursday I spent the day doing laundry, cleaning up the kitchen and rebuilding a laptop for Jule so the grand children won’t have so much conflict when doing their distance learning.

I think my friend Gary is really feeling the isolation.  He is getting more and more off the wall with a lot of his comments.  I guess the best I can do is make sure I’m on the radio every night at 6:30 to give him someone to talk with.

The new Megexcel computer has been working well.  It had been rebooting itself but that seems to have stopped now.  It was never a problem as it was doing it late at night.

Otherwise the only other thing happening is my continued work on the garage door system I am building.

No COVID-19 this week.  I think I’ve said it all and everyone knows my opinions.

Hope this finds everyone well.  Please, stay safe and healthy.

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