Archive for December, 2017

Adios 2017

Posted on Sunday, December 31st, 2017 at 10:41 pm

Bidding 2017 quietly farewell.  Freezing outside, north wind 18 mph/g30.  Chicken/veggie/rice soup is on the stove.  Got fresh long johns on.  Bring it on.


Posted on Friday, December 29th, 2017 at 12:16 am

I couldn’t end the year without a new mesh, a fountain.


retiring the 2017 card

Posted on Monday, December 25th, 2017 at 3:41 pm

Today is the final display date for the 2017 holiday card.


ho ho

Posted on Sunday, December 24th, 2017 at 1:12 pm

It’s Christmas Eve, and my fingers are sore from playing last night at the solstice celebration.  Julie and I went early and worked the afternoon, then partied into the wee hours of the morning.  That makes twice (Music School and Solstice) that I have pressed my fingers to the limit playing music.  But it was a lot of fun to be playing that much.


It has been fun socializing, but it’s time to hunker down and ride out the cool weather that has taken residence in the neighborhood.  I have plenty to do to keep me occupied here at home, not to mention the medical visits and procedures coming up in January.


I have plenty to eat in the fridge, a nice selection of items from the freezer thawed and ready to eat.  And there is plenty of produce to go along with it.  I need to use up the milk too.  Of note, I did get to eat one of the prime ribs this time around, sharing it with Julie.  I’m tempted to go get another pack, as today is the last day they’re on special.

Farewell Richard

Posted on Sunday, December 17th, 2017 at 5:11 am

Richard Dobson passed away yesterday in Switzerland.  I feel very fortunate to have seen him as much as I did during his final visit to Texas.  And it was an honor to have played music with him at TRD.   He will be missed, and his music will live on in those who knew him.  A wake is being planned, but no word yet on when and where.


No dental visits yet.  I’ve been working with Sarah to get the press kit ready for Vince’s new CD OJO.  Muse is turning out to be a pleaser, but I still need to learn a few tricks in its interactive formatting.


December looks to be on the cool side, but the seasonal forecast is for a very mild January and February.  The second alpaca sweater and the alpaca poncho are much appreciated this winter.  (I like my other new toys too.  The tenderized and marinated sirloin is very yummy.)


Posted on Monday, December 11th, 2017 at 6:45 am

Morning of the 67th.  I was half expecting to be in Elgin today to celebrate, but that fell through.  And I appreciate being home and the chance to be lazy.  The last of the smoked boudin is being thawed.  (Discontinued production.)


The clutch on the truck is fixed, and it feels more like a racing machine now.  It was over $200 more than I expected, but that is mostly due to the heavy duty parts being more expensive.  Still…  But it rolls well.  I just need to gain the habit of using the hair trigger.


Package from Amazon due today.  Silicon ice cube trays, meat tenderizer.  I got some sirloin on sale to test the tenderizer.  Second alpaca sweater due on Wednesday.  It was the second to last one available.  I was waiting on a better selection of colors with a restocking, but that failed to materialize, so I grabbed just before they were history.


Tomorrow, I make contact with the first dentist on my list.  But today, I laze.


(post # 800)


Posted on Thursday, December 7th, 2017 at 10:30 pm

Ugh, it’s snowing.  (Truck will be ready to pick up tomorrow morning.)




Posted on Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 at 9:26 pm

Clutch started slipping on the pickup, so it’s staying parked, while I sit out the weekend at home.  Rained today, with more on the way, so just as well.  Truck goes in the shop tomorrow.  Better here than sitting idle at the shop for the weekend.


Got started on Vince’s site overhaul, though only lightly thus far.  But I did get the footer graphic made, Vince’s V² by Vince Pawless.  It will lend itself to the text links and credits well.



Well stocked for the week, with rain and cold weather in the forecast.  Starting to make a dent in the freezer.


All in all, I’m doing well.  Digestion still an issue, but not debilitating.  Otherwise I have energy, focus, and inspiration, so I can’t complain.