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Posted on Sunday, January 19th, 2020 at 12:14 pm

The shipment came from Fort Worth, not San Antonio. And the adaptor works, capable of transferring files to and from select applications. It doesn’t work with the old iPad because it doesn’t have a compatible structure. Good thing is that I can drop mp4 movies on the USB stick and play them on the new iPad while on the go, without transferring files to the pad’s memory. I can also draw straight off an external drive.

I went to the store and got gas about 10:30 am, thinking it would be a good time to avoid the crowd… NOT! Ugh.

Got the sausage gravy cooked, a very distinct flavor not attained with tube pan sausage. The risotto needs to be cooked in the next day or two to use up the milk. The dirty rice turned out quite well, very similar to a mild boudin from southern Louisiana (I-10). All in all, eating well.

Doctor appointment Tuesday morning for an annual physical. Filled out the questionnaires online. Doing well, so not much to worry about. Otherwise, nothing on the calendar for the next couple of weeks.


Posted on Friday, January 17th, 2020 at 8:21 am

The jam downtown was fun, though sparse. There were just four of us, not too unusual for the first time, and I was the only leader. I played a few songs that weren’t 70s radio, but most were. I stayed mostly on the upbeat, and people were bopping and smiling. It was a fun audience. And the owner fed us, I had the brisket chili. All in all, a good time, and I headlined in downtown.

My pads and voice survived. I have the oils to thank for saving the pads. I have no desire to perform music today. The Egee is still packed.

Today is a cooking day, sausage gravy and dirty rice. I’ve been eating too much food that other people cooked. Laundry and garbage are the chores for today. Otherwise, it’s catching up on my dailies and resting.

I had to close the windows about 1 am as the temp went down into the 60s. They’ll be opened again when the sun warms things up. Enjoy it while I can.

I ordered a lightning to USB female adapter for the iPad from Amazon. I also got a 10 pack of cheap mouse pads to fill out the $25 for free shipping. It will be a while before I need to buy more. From what I see, it’s shipping from San Antonio, and the package could be here tomorrow.

They’re alive!

Posted on Thursday, January 16th, 2020 at 12:10 pm

The pads survived music school. YEAH!!! My voice gave out first. High praise to virgin coconut oil and virgin shea oil. I will be able to make the jam this evening.

Headlights went out temporarily on the way home. It was after using brights on 105 between Navasota and Washington, after crossing the Brazos. They went out three times, and were restored by turning the switch off and back on. After the third time, it had no further problems. But it is something that definitely needs an inspection, with lots of ideas about what may have caused it.

Looking at lightning to USB (female) adaptors. I’d enjoy using mouse, flash drive, iPad to iPad, etc. Amazon seems to be the place.

I need to cook. Don’t feel like it at the moment, but I need to cook. Sausage gravy and dirty rice.

Windows open. I forgot to shut the windows before heading out yesterday. Fortunately, Myka didn’t attempt an escape. But I am enjoying the short sleeve lifestyle while it lasts. Next week will be a cool one.

Change of menu

Posted on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 at 9:32 pm

The baked potato soup has been dropped from the plans. In its stead will be sausage gravy & spuds, and dirty rice w/ pork tenderloin and chicken liver. This accommodates the pan sausage and liver that I got at Brookshire Brothers with the prepped ingredients for the soup. The split pea soup and risotto will follow. Then steak.

Two evenings of music ahead. Tomorrow, heading to Bryan for music school. Doug promised many questions about the iPad. Thursday will be a 90 minute jam locally at Pioneer BBQ by the tracks downtown. I will find out if I saved my pads or merely postponed the inevitable.

Windows are open at 9pm. They’d be open all tomorrow if I wasn’t leaving town. But I have until Saturday to enjoy it. And I plan on enjoying it. I’m sure Myka will enjoy window gazing. Definite a mild winter, as predicted by NWS.

Myka just got a workout. She was ultra skootchie and needed to shed some energy, pestering me to no end. She’s hugging cool bare floor with eyes closed in satisfaction.

In a holding pattern for tomorrow, nothing major starting until I get back. Nothing needed in the next 30 hours that doesn’t pertain to the turnaround. I might make gravy tonight, or the dirty rice.


Posted on Friday, January 10th, 2020 at 12:36 am

I haven’t cooked yet, but I have been busy with the cutting board. Diced up a chicken quarter and half a pork tenderloin, broccoli and cauliflower. I decided I needed another leg quarter, so I thawed one, and it’s about to skinned, deboned, and diced like the first one. I expect to be cooking later today.

Just after midnight, and the office window is still open after 14 hours. Window thermometer shows 73°F. I shut the rest as the sun was setting, anticipating cooler temps. I never found a reason to shut it. Myka is grateful.

Tonight (after today), the front arrives, and the temp will drop for a couple of days, then pop back up again. Today is forecast to be a wet one, a serious dump coming after sunset.

Got the valsartan refill yesterday. It was back ordered, but it came through in time. I didn’t have to use an alternative. I also got a $3 16 oz. rubber mallet.

Music school next week is on the schedule.


Posted on Thursday, January 9th, 2020 at 10:59 am

Haven’t started cooking yet. In a zap and eat phase. Not starving. Picked up some boudin this morning.

Got a new watch. Wrist band broke on the old one. Replacing the band on the old one is a pain and never worth it. Closest I could find as a replacement turned out to be a Timex. One thing that bugs me is all the labeling of the obvious. But maybe the band will last, unlike the last three no-names.

Windows are open at 10 am today. Ahhhhh.

New chat is turning out well. People are returning.

Keeping things on the status quo, but not being ambitious. Facing what comes, but not pressing forward. R&R is starting to give way.

Sounds of power yard tools wafting through the house.


Posted on Sunday, January 5th, 2020 at 2:47 am

I have determined the line up for the next projects in the kitchen.
First wave:
Baby back ribs. (Tacos w/ bbq sauce…)
Baked potato soup w/ pork tenderloin.
Chicken/broccoli/whole wheat penne alfredo.
Second wave:
Fried chicken.
Split pea soup w/ hambone.
Cheese risotto.
Steak (TBD), broiled.

We’ll be topping 70°F for the next two days, which means open windows in the afternoons.

I think I’m off the hook for horde sitting for a while. I had Annie in the house for a couple of minutes to see Myka. They don’t fight, but the magic they once had is gone. Annie just can’t handle a cat friend who is as large as she is.

Pads continue to shape up. I may wait until next week to play a session again, just to be on the safe side. Debating whether to put Dixie Chicken in the book, because it is so iconic with piano/lead guitar. It’s almost a two chorder.


Posted on Friday, January 3rd, 2020 at 9:43 pm

(Noting the strike on Qassem Soleimani as a benchmark. Don’t expect politics here.)

I think I might have saved my pads. They shine up a bit when I play, but they’re pliable and they don’t get sore after a few songs. The coconut oil and shea oil helped. I need a bit more therapy on the middle finger, being the largest pad, but it’s getting there. I’m starting to think that they’ll hang round and be pro-grade monsters. Would be nice. After all, I paid for them.

Working on the freezer contents, chipping away. Getting a hankering for pasta, say chicken/whole wheat penne alfredo. Split pea soup as well. Maybe a baby back rib or two.

50s and 60s, damp, lots of light rain here and there. Stay at home weather, but clearing for the weekend. Went over to Fuel Depot to top off before prices go up, 2.5 gallons.

House sitting for the horde again. Simple one nighter. Myka has to sniff my hands every time I come in the back door.


Posted on Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 at 4:13 am

I slept about ten hours yesterday. I think I needed it.

I made a dent in the fridge as well. One more serving of dirty rice left. One more pastrami sandwich. One more serving of peas. Brats. And I’m slow thawing a bag of fried chicken to make some room in the freezer. Mostly light courses for grazing. I plan on eating sparsely for the next couple of days. Holidays are over.

I’m pretty much done with computer work for the nonce. Passing time is the name of the game. I’m up to it.

2020 blindsight

Posted on Wednesday, January 1st, 2020 at 8:32 am

I may miss partying for NYE, but my fingers and much of the rest of me won’t. I was spent. I got to sleep last night.

The Giant Spudocado did me in, but I woke for about ten minutes to see the new decade in. I promptly cocooned in poncho and blanket and Myka between my calves, I woke up toasty and radiating.

The horde is fed and outside. I’m off the hook for the rest of the day. My only chore is NYD food. Not a lot of effort in that. I have already done the 2020 reset on the laptops, emails archived and the biz records set. I am ready for the new decade.

I am in no hurry this morning, now that chores are done. I am getting better, recovering from virus and party season, but I’m not 100% yet. (I doubt if I am alone there this morning.) I can do everything I need to do, but I’m not volunteering for much else. Glad to be able to rest when I feel like it.

Not sure what I’ll do with the day.


Posted on Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 at 9:18 pm

New Year’s Eve is just another night here. I’m home, because I don’t want to be somewhere with people expecting to see a guitar in my hands. My pads are not ready for it.

Dinner tonight is a monstrous baked gold potato with butter, bacon, cheese, and a jumbo avocado. I hope I have room tomorrow for the traditional fare. After that, free fall. I shouldn’t have much of an appetite, because I don’t have much of one now.

Pay day deposit is still pending, though funds are available. This is a strange system. 21 hour delay and counting? I guess I’ll get used to it. I’m never on the brink, so not something that matters that much. Just new clock work.

A few fireworks here and there, most are at a distance, barely discernible, but a few are loud. I expect a little, but not a lot. They’re pretty strict here.

No email coming in today, but I sort of expected that. But I mean no email, zip, nada, nil, nary a one.

The horde is in bed. Nothing much going on. Guess I better tackle that spud. The Giant Spudocado of New Year’s Eve. Not sure I’ll be awake at midnight.

Eve’s eve’s morning

Posted on Monday, December 30th, 2019 at 12:57 am

I have been treating my guitar pads with my Swiss Army knife’s file and virgin coconut oil. Trying not to spit out the core plugs. Playing a few songs a day to keep them active without stressing them. They’re still a little sore when playing, but not painful enough to make me stop. Just enough to remind me not to overdo it. No predictions yet.

Went shopping yesterday, getting all the NYD stuff. Got half a pound of Boar’s Head pastrami. Also a fresh jar of virgin coconut oil (old one is about 9 years old, though still good for external use). Still trying to make the jambalaya disappear. One more piece of unfrozen chicken. Fresh pound cake for the strawberry puree. Cheesecake sampler. Jumbo avocado, yikes.

24 hours to pay day. 48 hours to NYD computer housekeeping. Later today, take my new prescription insurance card to the pharmacy. Not a whole lot action for as many events that are taking place this week. Most are just note and remember. I’m just about there for the new year.

Feeling pretty good. Throat still a little tender, but it has been since solstice, and it is definitely improving. It’s just not quite 100% yet. Overall, in pretty good condition. A bit more R&R and I should be whole again.

Wind out

Posted on Saturday, December 28th, 2019 at 1:20 am

Four more days left in 2019. I have pretty much taken care of the year end duties and legalities. There are a couple of things to do, like see if the prescription for valsartan can be renewed under the old insurance and file the new insurance with the pharmacy. And of course, there will be the twice annual email dump on new year’s. Got the internet paid to whittle down the bank account before the deposit. $11 to go, and that will go to the traditional black eyed peas, cornbread, pastrami, and cheesecake for new year’s day.

Floating in fried chicken. I purchased three years quota in one week. Drat the convenience of those coupons in reducing the bank balance. There is zero spare room in the freezer. I just finished the last pork tenderloin (w/ gouda) sandwich for a while. I whittled down about a third of the tenderloin. I have other cuts that need my attention.

The jambalaya is first rate, but I haven’t had a chance to eat that much of it yet. But most of the competition as been eliminated, just the spicy rice, golden potatoes, poundcake w/ strawberry puree, fried chicken that wouldn’t fit in the freezer, hot buttered cheese danish… well, maybe not most of the competition. But it will not go to waste. Priority by expiration. Progress without excess. (Except maybe Christmas day, and not that excessive.)

The eggs ackley tacos are an excellent addition to the freezer. Excellent way to start the cycle. Worth the effort. Can’t buy that in the store.

Today will be the last of five days in a row with the windows open for the afternoon. It will turn cool for a couple of weeks, at least, but no freezing in the forecast. It has been a nice spell of mild weather. I will miss it.

The pads on the middle and little fingers look iffy. I might try a little emory paper and see if I can avert a possible peel. Still playing a song or two here and there. It’s helping some.

Things are pretty slow, RnR still in progress, but feeling pretty good over all. I look forward to a long rest, having gotten the last long rest out of my system.

Christmas Jambalaya

Posted on Wednesday, December 25th, 2019 at 4:39 pm

It’s on the stove with one minute on the timer. brb

The jambalaya is now covered and resting, with a little over an inch of bubbly aromatic juices on the bottom. The rice will soak it up. Marinated pork tenderloin/shrimp/diced sea scallops. First time for sea scallops, a couple of bucks more expensive, minus a bite or two. But it’s still scallops. And it is Christmas jambalaya. Upgraded shrimp count too.

Myka got a couple of shrimp preview. She is more anxious to see it done than I am. I’m getting poked a lot, with the aroma filling the house. “I can smell it! Don’t tell me there’s none.” “It’s hot.” “SO? I can smell it!”

Windows are open all afternoon. That is a nice Christmas gift. Brenham is quiet. Gas stations and convenience stores and Denny’s are open. Everyone else gets the day off.


Posted on Tuesday, December 24th, 2019 at 7:59 pm

I was unable to find bay scallops in town, so I settled for sea scallops and a larger grade of shrimp to match for the jambalaya. It is Christmas, after all. And I am thawing a tub of strawberry puree (I needed the freezer space.) I have a fresh poundcake and plenty of whipped cream.

And there is the Church’s chicken. I had forgotten about the coupon sheet until I was straightening up the mail yesterday. Let’s just say that there is zero freezer room to spare. And I’m not going hungry.

Anyhoo, my finger tips are hardening rather quickly. I hope that I’m not going to lose a central plug from the pads. There are circles forming on the tips. It will be close, I may or may not lose them. I played a lot in ten days’ time after being idle for months. Wouldn’t be the first time. Time will tell.

So now it’s Christmas eve. HEB is closing. The town is slowing down. The next 34 hours will see a quiet time in contrast to the mania of yesterday and today. About time!

Solstice aftermath

Posted on Monday, December 23rd, 2019 at 12:09 am

A bit sorer for the effort, I’m home after spending solstice playing music. I pushed the pads and the throat last night, playing longer than I expected. And because I didn’t want to risk the throat sleeping in the back of the truck on a cold night, I drove home. The throat is the one thing a blanket can’t cover. So I slept in the warmth of home with the thermostat turned up a couple of degrees.

There were fewer leaders than in years past, so staying in the circle was necessary to keep the show going. Fortunately, my pads had enough rest last week to survive it. It was fun, I got to play quite a few of the songs in the book. But I didn’t get to visit as much, especially leaving after the music ended as I did.

But I did get the crowd singing on several occasions. So it was worth it. I got to make up a little for missing TRD. And people got to see that I’m still healthy. And so ends the party season of 2019, a short one for me because of health and transportation.

So, back to the kitchen tomorrow. I’m thinking jambalaya (tenderloin, shrimp, bay scallop). I ate the last tenderloin/brie sandwich. Have mercy. Thinking about the chinese buffet. It’s been a while since I ate there. And I have the black eyed peas, cornbread, pastrami, and cheesecake for New Year’s in mind.

But foremost on the agenda is rest. Sit around, do nothing, fight Myka for the LZB. I got enough of the social life to hold my sanity for a while.

There are no bay scallops to be had for vice or money in the Brenham city limits. I did draw it to the HEB seafood manager’s attention. I found a frozen cornbread stuffing, which just went in the oven. I’ll postpone the jambalaya decision until Thursday. If there still are no scallops, I’ll make it with just shrimp. The stores were crazy busy today.

Facing Solstice

Posted on Friday, December 20th, 2019 at 7:07 pm

Tomorrow is the solstice gathering in Bryan. I haven’t unpacked Egee since the brewery. I still have a little shine on the pads, but not enough to prevent me from playing a few hours, which is probably all I’ll get. I expect a full line up.

Made a large batch of eggs ackley with pork tenderloin, and I rolled a dozen breakfast tacos. I also had a medium plate with an avocado. So I’m ready for breakfast next week when I come crawling back home from the party. Need to wash a couple of dishes, shower, and start laundry. After that, rest up for tomorrow.

I will thaw some of the tenderloin for tomorrow, make a little room in the freezer for the tacos. The tacos will be a nice way to munch in the morning without having to cook up a batch. And the tenderloin will finally end up where it was first intended, in the stomachs of others.

One more tenderloin/brie sandwich to go. I’ve almost killed off the brie. Maybe tomorrow before I head north. Where there is a will…

I am looking forward to seeing everyone. Lots of catching up to do. I have rested my voice, speaking mostly to Myka in a quiet voice. A little quiet singing, but not much, despite the urge to cut loose with the Egee.

Most of my effort this week has been online, gathering large documents. That is done for the moment.

Made a store run today for cheddar, as I didn’t have enough for the tacos. The streets and stores were nuts this afternoon. Holidays…


Posted on Sunday, December 15th, 2019 at 9:04 am

Forced to perform with shiny pads by crazed groupies, I was brutalized beyond redemption. Needless to say, my fingers tips are sore this morning. I did have a fun time last night. And I got lots of complements on my performing.

I have never performed in a brewery before. It was pretty noisy, lots of bleeding pressure off of the brewing tanks, and the building was an echo trap, lofty and bouncy. But the group managed to hold the audience.

I managed to get the gravy made and the pan washed. So I’m ready to make eggs ackley when the impulse hits. (Not in the next ten minutes, to be certain.) I will appreciate the frozen breakfast tacos done my way.

It will be in the 80s today, another tropical bulge preceding a cold front. 50s/30s this week. Fortunately, I have no social obligations until next weekend. I can let my pads heal and stay warm. But a soak this warm afternoon is definitely in order.

By the time Solstice is over, I will have made up for lost time.

Friday 13th

Posted on Friday, December 13th, 2019 at 3:38 pm

Back home from a jaunt to Bryan. Music School, bank, shopping. I was gone about 27 hours, all told. I ate out twice, catfish and migas, within 24 hours. Not all that common for me.

Still subnormal, but managing it SOP. I wasn’t slowed down on the road. I held up well enough. Overall, I’m handling things well, though I’m not that inspired now.

I need to cook, and I’m in microwave mode. I think I lost an avocado, but I’m not sure. (I had avocado with the migas, so not a total loss.) Sausage gravy and eggs ackley (make a bunch of frozen breakfast tacos from a large batch) are the next projects.

Music school was fun. Mostly 70s RnR, but I got to lead plenty. I didn’t get to eat any of the pork tenderloin I took. Not that I’m in danger of running out any time soon. Didn’t blow out anything, but my pads are still humming.

Took Doug to Best Buy to get an iPad for him. He got to the repair shop for his laptop to find a $300 deductible. So the tablet will help in the time being.

So I’m back home and recovering from the road. Not hurting, just not very ambitious. Made a store and gas run this morning. Caught up on dailies. Garbage out, very small bag this time.

Birthday party for Jill tomorrow afternoon. I’ll be playing with the locals. It should be fun.

Temperature train wreck

Posted on Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 at 12:07 am

Currently at the front end of a 50 degree nose dive, having gone from the 80s a few hours ago to a current 64°F. It will end in the 30s on Wednesday morning.

Ate a couple of cold marinated pork tenderloin and brie sandwiches a little while ago. I will make the brie disappear. I have eggs ackley to cook, enough to freeze half a dozen or more breakfast tacos as well a plate for the avocado. Also sausage gravy to go with the bag of spuds. I have some cooking to do, now that it’s turning cold.

Entertaining attending Music School on Wednesday. I have a check to cash at BoA. If it’s too cold Wednesday night, I’ll stay over, just for safety sake. I need to play music with people.

Nights are getting long enough to induce light deprivation. As usual, I will be glad to see the days getting longer. I have no problems with the night.

Blowin’ in the Wind

Posted on Friday, December 6th, 2019 at 4:11 pm

Whenever the wind blows from the east, I can smell Dairy Queen’s french fries. While the source of the aroma is a vent that is 270 feet away, I have resisted going and buying fries for a number of years. Today, I bought fries from the DQ. However, the wind is out of the WNW, so it had nothing to do with their exhaust vent.

I ordered an alpaca cap. I have two alpaca hoods, and my SOP wool/poly cap, but no alpaca cap. So I ordered one. On a Friday in December. No hurry, but I figured that it would be a good item for clothing of the month, which has been pretty strong tradition this autumn. A way of winding it down. I have a good winter wardrobe now. And unlike the $10 shoes, the cap should last quite a few years.

Still running subnormal, though I am doing considerably better. Today’s store run was pretty routine, no tail dragging. Back on the celecoxib, off ibuprofen. Thinking of changing the alarm song. (Okay, it’s now Eh, Petite Fille by Clifton Chenier.) Any way, I am getting back into the swing of things again. If I could get 98.6°F working again…

Got a tube of pan sausage to make gravy. Bag of taters. Also got a pan of cornbread, which is actually pretty good for a store bakery. Got produce. This and that. Kitchen is fluffed out for the next week. Pork tenderloin/broccoli fettuccine alfredo, spuds and sausage gravy, rib eye tacos, brie and cold pork tenderloin, steamed veggies, eggs ackley, fillers like pizza, popcorn shrimp, etc. Life could be worse.

Things are going pretty well. There is room for improvement, but considerably less than there has been for over two weeks.


Posted on Thursday, December 5th, 2019 at 1:17 am

Well, the fever has faded, but I’m still in the subnormal range. I saw 98.6°F briefly, but it didn’t linger. A few little complaints, but they can be ignored most of the time, and I still tire easily, tail dragging at times. So the bug is gone, the restoration is in progress. It’s encouraging.

I got the rib eye broiled tonight, ate a bit of it. One of the pork tenderloins is gone, eight and a half to go. And a quarter pound of the brie is gone, 12 oz to go. The risotto has one more serving left. Life could be worse.

Doctor said I look pretty good for having been mugged and rolled so brutally. Lungs and heart sound good. The scripts are treating me well. Got a script renewed, picked it up today. Did a little shopping while I was at it. I found a pair of $10 walking shoes that fit pretty well. I don’t expect them to last forever, but if they make it through the winter, I’ll be happy.

Warming up again. I had the windows open in the afternoon and will this afternoon as well. May be a touch cool Friday and Saturday for airing out the house, but Sunday and Monday will have lots of warm hours for opening the house.


Posted on Monday, December 2nd, 2019 at 5:32 pm

I finally cooked today, a batch of cheese risotto. A rib eye will follow this evening. Still bouncing between up and down. Caught up on everything except laundry, and that happens in a bit.

Some of the fever spells, while low grade, have been rather aggressive, withstanding a 440mg dose of ibuprofen as a fever reducer. But when I’m feeling good, it’s equally as strong. Salivary glands almost back to normal. Hopefully this is the virus’ last stand. It has been 13 days, and it’s due to collapse within 24 hours.

Longs spontaneous naps are still the rule and seem to help when I sprout a fever. And eating still assists in losing consciousness. Myka has been taking advantage of my time in the LZB and lap parking a bit, wanting to be pet, more than normal. Logic tells me it’s the cold feet needing warming, but she is in the attitude. She’s on the desk more often, wide eyed, looking for pets as well.

Got the replacement debit card. It’s been activated and updated on the few web sites were I use it and keep it stored. The old one was getting a little iffy in the card readers, so I’m glad to have it.

Doctor appointment tomorrow, a routine blood pressure check on the meds. Go see the doc when I get well…

Farewell November

Posted on Saturday, November 30th, 2019 at 4:28 pm

83°F outside, windows open from yesterday, drying off from a luxurious afternoon soak in the tub before the temperature drops back down into the 60s/40s. The sleeves are ready.

Not much of an appetite today. I had a piece of poundcake earlier. Can’t think of anything else since last night. I’ll probably start in on the brie later, with cold tenderloin and crackers. I may take the last of the older rib eyes out to thaw. I don’t want it to freezer burn. I’ll probably make the cheese risotto tonight or tomorrow.

Slept a lot today, maybe 9 hours total. No sign of fever today, but again, no sign of nailing 98.6°F either. Feeling better, though. Lungs are easier, not as tight. Feeling as normal as I have in a while. The weather helps. Glad that I’m on this end of things.

As usual, I avoided the stores on the TG holiday, especially on Black Friday. But I am well stocked on everything. Except for a new laptop, I can’t think of anything I need to get. I may go out to eat in December, maybe a trip to the China buffet on my birthday.

Boid gone

Posted on Friday, November 29th, 2019 at 6:12 pm

I killed off the last of the poultry in the fridge, the fajita turkey and the Popeye’s spicy. Down to less than half a pork tenderloin in the fridge. Glad to get down that far. Not sure what gets thawed next. I think a cheese risotto is coming soon.

78°F at 6 pm. The house may be open all night, with a low around 70°F. Increasing chance of rain through tomorrow, then cooling off again.

Still lingering with the bug. Not bad, but not 100%, temp still roaming, occasionally hot. Tuesday is the 14th day, so 4 days left. Coincidentally, Tuesday is my doctor’s appointment.

Retirement status being considered. I have a month left to decide.