Saturday, September 10, 2016

In Washington...

... license plates are referred to as "tabs." I'm used to "tags." Also, four-wheeled vehicles are often referred to as "rigs." Where I'm from, a rig is a tractor/trailer, or "semi." The only time I recall hearing "rig" applied to a car was in an episode of The Sopranos.

First scooter ride since November, 2014. Need to get title to my people back east!

Cauliflower ear.

Tenant next door loaned me his Vega DOT:

Also hell on my huge ears.  :)

Sunday, September 04, 2016

An Episode of Twin Peaks

In photos.

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign.

Does not look like a native plant.


"Ring my bell-ell-ell! Ring my bell!"

Chens and Hixsons.

The crapcam couldn't focus in on the spider in its beautiful web. 

Lady of Spanish/French roots living here, painting this.

Baby, I'm amazed.

Just a neat, funky house.

My newest friend and I were discussing The Expanse, the SyFy Network's latest, greatest hour. Ten of them, actually. I bought the only ten episodes on Google Play. I've watched it a dozen times.

Particulate measurement, huh?  Paper mill monitoring?

Amphibious craft, mayteys!

Boy, howdy.

Monday, August 29, 2016

First PNW Homemade Eggy Burrito!

I stopped by Goodwill on the way back from the doc's visit today, and for $8, I found a very unusual hotplate!  It worked, so mine.

I'm not so great with non-non-stick cookware, huh?

I'd show you a photo of the eggy burrito (2 eggs, onions and ham w/hot sauce), but I inhaled it.  :)  There will be others.

Not For Sale (not that I could even think about it), but a purty one.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Conan, What Is Best In Life?

"Strangely named legal cannabis, and oral sex, both giving and receiving."

Monday, August 15, 2016

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Nashville SFV Cats

Sallyh's Bugsy, a/k/a "Capt. Fatbelly."

Yusef & Bugsy.
Julie tries to blend into the stuffed animal collection.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Life Is Good!

... and getting better, I think. Looks like my echocardiogram yesterday was uneventful.

* Bed: Queen-sized mattress and box spring, two thick blankies and a comforter and flannel sheets! Even seeing one's breath in the morning inside in July doesn't necessitate all of that, but I do "sleep hot." The comforter is more than adequate at this time.

* Food: I get $194.00/mo. That's adequate, and better than a single old man might get in most other states. But you can't buy toilet paper, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, laundry supplies and laundry-doin' or even showers (yes Virginia, there are coin-op showers, here!) with SNAP benefits. So it doesn't cover everything.

* CPAP: Well, actually an APAP, which is an auto-adjusting PAP. It works great!  And records all kinds of data about my sleepin', so... excellent!

* Power: Now provided by marine deep-cycle battery, which has to be transported to "the grid" for recharging every other day. A solar charging setup should cost ~$200, and negate the need to move the fragile battery around. On a scooter.

* Scooter: Getting close to having it up and running. Need a new helmet.

* Toiletries: I have an application to receive $194 cash per month to cover all non-food items (hopefully this can cover fuel for the scooter, as well). I mentioned showers... ideally, I'd be able to shower every day, yay!  But that's not likely, soon. Three a week, then?  That's a trip into Mos Eisley, 12km away!

* Fuel: Gasoline for the car/scooter. I'm hoping LIHEAP will cover me for a rick or two of wood to burn in the cabin this winter.

* Begging: I'm going to beg Georgia residents to sit back and not read this, as they've been awfully generous in the past! In time, all of this will sort itself out, whether through Social Security benefits or freelance tech help to the locals, I am sure.