Archive for March, 2018


Posted on Saturday, March 31st, 2018 at 1:32 am

Truck is registered for another year, insurance for 6 months.  Thursday was an expensive day, but I took Julie out to Chili’s for dinner.  I at least got a little fun out of spending a gob of money that day.  The truck passed inspection without any prep being done to it.  Met the deadline by two and a half hours.  I hate what sinus infections do to one’s schedule.  Big rain storms too.


Rehearsing Hum of the Wheels for Richard’s memorial.


Good Friday was a holiday here, so I just kicked back and holidayed, all my errands done.  Chili cheese spud for dinner.


Posted on Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 at 3:22 am

I have a street.  It went from compacted dirt mix to street in one noisy, smelly day.  Like the guy hitting himself with the hammer, it’s so nice when it stops.


And I think I’m finally over the sinus infection.  That means it’s back to business.  About time.  Too long a burden.  So nice when it stops.


Now onward to the third and last medical butchering.


Posted on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 at 5:16 am

Well, the upper respiratory infection has lingered on to the two week point today.  Not bad, and I’m once again free from medication.  But I still occasionally blow my nose.  But it is finally coming around.  Finally.  Knock on wood.


Road construction has been going on for two days, and the house has vibrated frequently.  Asphalt Zipper, loaders, grader, vibrating soil compactor, smooth vibrating compactor, water trucks, the list of road paving equipment has been a long one.  It will be nice when they get done, hopefully by the end of the week.


Still looking ahead to dental work.  Hopefully I’ll get started on it next week.  Also truck title, registration, inspection, and insurance.  I’ve got a week to get that done, once the road work allows me to get the truck out for inspection.


Put together a concept image in Photoshop for JW², a potential duet with Julie and me, since JW is both our initials.  My intent is to use the guitars in a photo, her Martin 12 string and my Yamaha, rather than this rough composite.  But it shows how to arrange the instruments for the PR image.


Turning the corner

Posted on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 at 8:32 pm

Well, I am feeling better, and some of the symptoms are improving, some are not.  Drainage is decreasing, but it’s getting more color to it.  The soreness is almost gone, but I’m getting a little short of breath at times.  It’s not so much the infection now as it is the symptoms that are giving me the most trouble.  But it’s now just riding it out.  I am feeling better, overall a definite improvement.


To celebrate, I broiled a rib eye.


and a half

Posted on Saturday, March 10th, 2018 at 4:49 am

The bug is going for my throat.  This is NOT what I wanted.


Posted on Friday, March 9th, 2018 at 9:20 pm

Sinus infection brought my train to a grinding halt.  It’s viral, so all I can do is wait it out.  Antihistamines, Sudafed, Afrin, and ibuprofen to the rescue.  Can’t seem to turn the tap off, though, and it’s depriving my kidneys.  So I’m in isolation, as I’m still contagious, and spending a lot of time in the La-Z-Boy with my eyes shut.


One silver lining.  I got relieved of the last jobs on the website.  They were the label reps ideas, and she has been dragging her heels.  So I got cut loose.  So I am prepared to sit around and watch movies and be lazy until this clears.


Posted on Monday, March 5th, 2018 at 9:42 pm

Side effects of long term medication can be a pain.  Fortunately, there are solutions.  I’ll leave it at that.  I’ll be able to sleep tonight.


Still on the website/CD release for a few more days.


Exile on the horizon.  Fuzzy but there.

BlueBell Strawberry Cheesecake is back!!!!!

Posted on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 at 1:24 pm

Just bought my first tub of BlueBell Strawberry Cheesecake since the shutdown.  Ahhhhh.  Found room in the freezer without thawing anything.  It was tricky, but…  Fibber McGee’s Freezer.  I have ample goods already moved to the fridge that made it possible.  (Ribs, pork loin, ground chuck, chicken, etc.)


Made a bacon cheese burger last night, and I will repeat the feat tonight.  I was planning it for the end of the release project. but it turned out that I’m not that close, and the ground chuck was already thawed.  Not complaining.  I’ll just do a ribeye to celebrate.


Saw the first bluebonnets of the year today.  Cherry laurels are starting to blossom with a vengeance.  Redbuds are dotting the landscape.  Many of the lawns in town have already been mowed.  Forecast shows nothing near freezing for the next two weeks.  Spring is indubitably in gear.


Waiting for the last of the content in the CD release project.  Might not have any work to do today.  But that’s okay.  I can be lazy.


High kudos from the producers of Vince’s CD (and the label agents) for the two slideshows I cranked out.  It’s nice when people are happy to pay you.  They like the website, too.  So all that effort achieved what it was supposed to do.  And it makes updating so much easier.  Win/win.