Archive for June, 2018

Farewell to June

Posted on Saturday, June 30th, 2018 at 5:39 pm

As usual, this is a slow time of year.  Ten weeks of summer ahead, A/C humming along.  Not much to talk about.  Cleaning house, cooking, etc, mostly during the night when it’s relatively cool.  Jambalaya and sausage gravy due up next.

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Things are quiet.  Season of the vampire shift, sleeping the heat of the day away.  Tonight is the six month shift, storing emails, etc.  Receipts and snail mail files tucked away.  General data cleaning for the second half of the year.

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Got a portable console box for the truck seat this morning.  Got tired of holding my drink with my legs.  It has an adjustable drink holder, perfect for the water bottle.  I can even rest my elbow on it, sort of.  I may modify it a bit for that.

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Six days to the final surgery.  I’ll be glad to get it behind me.

Vet visit

Posted on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 at 4:19 pm

Myka got her annual vaccinations today.  Needless to say, she did not enjoy the experience.  But she is back home and was fed her wet food, and things are back to normal.  She will probably be on the down side for a day or two as she responds to the injections.

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That lets me off the hook for the the rest of the week and most of next week too.  Now I can get back to sleep and get in the rest of my snooze time.  A quick store run late tonight, after it cools down a bit.

Doldrums

Posted on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 at 4:19 am

Sleeping a lot during the day, now that summer is here.  The med switch has been a very positive step, though I’m still not 100% on the digestive tract.  Can’t complain, though.  At least I’m no longer clogged.  My diet is much improved.

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Been some chaos in the brew, though I have tried to keep my distance.  Fortunately I’m not in anyone’s sights.  Enough said.

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Had the denture fitting with the teeth, and they do look nice, though the teeth are smaller than my real ones.  I’ll be getting the extractions and finished dentures on the 6th of July.  I’ll probably have a follow up visit afterwards, just to make sure they are working properly.  I have decided that the first thing I will buy after I leave the dentist office with my dentures will be honey roasted cashews.  May be a few days before I can eat them, but they will be ready and waiting for when I can.  Then I’ll go somewhere chic for a salad bar.

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The black picks were a bust, not the same thickness as the yellow ones, though the labeling said they were.  I ordered another 3 dozen of the yellow to make it half a gross.  I like the new picks.  I’ll even accept the yellow color at this point.  I like the picks.  Sweet.  Not sure what I’ll do with the gross plus of other picks I’ve got.  Give them away I guess, seed a few pick bowls.

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Not much going on, though I am getting ready to tackle a few of the procrastinated projects before the final slice and dice.  I am feeling more up for work than I have in a couple of months.

Med switch

Posted on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 at 8:35 pm

I gave up clonidine and now I’m taking valsartan for hypertension.  There are faint signs of improvement in the side effects.  It’s a little soon to see anything definitive, but I’m hoping for more, but I’m ready to take more drastic measures if it doesn’t resolve soon.  But I am hopeful.  clonidine is a rough drug, I’m not sad to be off of it.

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Got the new D’Andrea delrex picks today, and I like them, despite their bright yellow color.  Now I’m going to get some of the black ones.  I don’t want the reputation of being a lemon picker.  But I found my replacement for the discontinued Pro Grips.

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Not much else to talk about.  It’s summer, soggy, warm, sedentary.

Dentist – round 2

Posted on Friday, June 8th, 2018 at 1:57 pm

The first mold came back from the producer, and adjustments were made to fit my bite.  Then they were epoxied together to be sent back to the producer.  The top had a vacuum fit that is difficult to dislodge.  I also got to pick out the tooth color, a shade brighter than my natural color.  They will be pretty and look natural.

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I was expecting extractions today, but that won’t be for another two visits.  I try the fit with teeth in two weeks, then extractions in early July.  I expect finished dentures by mid-July if the schedule goes as I imagine.  If not, early August.

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So I can still sing.  And I need to take stuff from the freezer to thaw.  Soup diet is at least a month away.

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In the meantime, I have plenty to keep me busy.  Backup DVDs, install the scanner software and test, and plenty more.  I may even get in a few recordings as a singing comparison for before and after.

Rough Weekend

Posted on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 at 12:10 am

Spent in excess of 36 hours on my back to avoid extreme abdominal pain this weekend.  Again, it was the clonidine’s constipation bringing everything to a halt where it mixed a very nasty toxic brew, some of which irritated the appendix.  Standing for longer than 2 minutes was impossible for a while, due to pain, low blood pressure, distorted vision, nausea, weakness.  It was no fun, and it put a major crimp in my plans.  And while that mix is still inside me, the extreme symptoms have subsided.

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Prepping for Friday and the main dental process.  I hope that I have fully recovered despite the set back of the weekend.  I am working toward it as steadily as I can.

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Restrung my guitar today.  As usual, big difference.