Week Ending 11/20/21

A nice week…………………………………………………..

As always, first the chronology:

11/14/21 – Sunday – Up at the usual time.  Chores around the house and cleaned up.  Out to church with Kathy.  Home and lunch.  Down to do the blog.  A quick nap and out to Gary’s for the afternoon get together.  Back home and picked up Kathy.  Went to Cattleman’s Roadhouse for dinner but they had a 1/2 hour wait so we went up the road to Cracker Barrel.  Home and usual evening routine.

11/15/21 – Monday – Up a little late.  Dogs didn’t sleep well last night.  Got cleaned up and out to the shop.  Ran the portable generator, checked over the Vibe and did more work on my wood project.  In for a late lunch.  Kathy came home from shopping and I helped her put things away.  Downstairs to work on Perl.  Up for dinner.  Usual evening routine with a trip up to Mike and Julie’s for Mike’s birthday.

11/16/21 – Tuesday – Up at the usual time.  Out to Country Mart for some grocery shopping for Kathy’s cooking and my lunch.  Home and some chores including a little cleanup in the shop as the wood project seems OK.  Early lunch and up to the bank to drop off some paper work.  Home and weather was so nice I took off on the motorcycle.  Out for a couple hours and about 80 mile.  Helped Kathy with some things and study Perl.  Dinner and usual evening routine.

11/17/21 – Wednesday – Up a little early this morning.  Kathy was getting ready to go pick up Shelby.  She had her second COVID shot and wasn’t feeling good enough for school.  So now it’s Kathy, two dogs and Shelby in the house and I have nothing to do in the shop so since the weather was nice I was out on the motorcycle.  Got back around 2PM.  Found a ceiling light hanging down by the wires.  Checked it out and the plastic electrical box broke.  Mike came after Shelby and we had dinner.  Then over to Lowes for a box.  Home and replaced the box and put the light back up in place.  Otherwise usual evening routine.

11/18/21 – Thursday – Up at the usual time.  Cleaned up and out shopping.  Hit Walmart, OfficeMax and Homedepot.  Then to Hooter’s for lunch and a couple stops at my favorite watering holes.  Home and put things away.  Kathy came home and then my friend Ron and his wife Linda arrived.  They will stay a couple days on their way to Florida.  Had a nice dinner and chat with them this evening.

11/19/21 – Friday – Up at the usual time.  Spent the day with my friend Ron and his wife Linda.  Went over this morning and picked up Mike (Son-in-law) at the garage and brought him over to the house while his car was being worked on.  Took him back when it was done.  Stopped for some lunch meat on the way home and had lunch.  Then over to Shelbyville.  Dropped the ladies off at Walmart while Ron and I went to Lowes to look at some things.  Then to the Blue Grass Outlets for the ladies to do some shopping.  Ron and I hung out in the food court.  Then home.  Ordered Chinese for dinner and Mike, Julie and the kids came over to join us.  The Rice family departed.  Watched some TV and to bed.

11/20/21 – Saturday – Up at the usual time.  Had breakfast and chatted with Ron and Linda.  They departed around 9:30 or 9:45.  We cleaned things up.  Kathy started doing some laundry.  I went back to bed and took a nice long nap.  Up and had a late lunch.  Downstairs to catch up on some computer work.  Then usual evening routine.

Now the specifics:

Here is the finished wood project. The hole will house a speaker and the bottom opening will be covered by a metal panel that will have a VU meter, switches, jacks and connectors. I’ll give you another picture when it’s completed.

Monday was Mike’s (Son-in-law) birthday. So after dinner we went over to have cake and ice cream with the family to celebrate. A nice get together.

Got out on the motorcycle a lot this week. Tuesday it was nice so I went for a short 80 mile ride for a couple hours. Wednesday I took off for a longer ride. Put around 150 miles on the bike and was out for 4 hours. Stopped during the ride for lunch at Frisch’s Big Boy. This will probably be the last I’ll get out till spring. We’ll see.

Had an unusual surprise this week. Looked in the family room and one of the recessed lights was hanging down by the wires. A strange thing indeed. Upon investigation I discovered that the plastic electrical box that was up inside the drop ceiling had broken. Seems to me it must have been cracked when it was installed. Anyway, a trip to Lowes to pick up another box. Took all the old pieces out and put up the new box and re-assembled things. All is well now.

Thursday I spent most of the day running around looking for Christmas gifts. Got just about everything I wanted. I’m sure Kathy will come up with some last minutes Items that I’ll have to jump through hoops to get for her, but that’s just the way the season goes.

My friend and past co-worker Ron Kozlowski and his wife came down from Wisconsin to visit on their way to Florida. Ron is from Colorado but was visiting his brother. We had a lot of time to sit and chat. Ron introduced me to some new lighting methods that I will be taking advantage of. The ladies got to do some shopping at the outlet mall. Julie, Mike and the grand kids all came over for dinner on Friday night and everyone got to meet each other. Definitely did enjoy them being here. Perhaps if we get down that way next year before they leave Florida, we will visit them.

Well that’s about it for this week. Hope this finds everyone well and safe. Stay that way and I’ll blog at you again next week.

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