Sunday, June 25, 2017

25 June 2017 (Sunday)

On this day in 1936:
Brownies. Went to baseball game Seals vs. Indiana (ours). Seal got 1 in first score 1-0 to the eighth. One-one in the ninth. Then we hit a homer score One-two. 
I guess today was pretty okay. Slept decently well. Ate in. Watched the F1 race which was interesting for a change because there were some minor wrecks and penalties and the usual winners didn't even podium. Also watched some Indycar. And the NASCAR race at Sonoma. I like the road courses.

Went to UVil as usual. Ate outside because it was warm (96 today). Shopped, had a frozen yogurt because lunch made my stomach feel not so great. Was kind of pleasant down there.

What else. Came home, watched the race, did some chores, albeit minor ones. Dinner. Oh, I finished off the Natural Light beer I bought, oh, maybe a year ago. I admit I'm starting to not like that plain domestic beer. I don't have any snobbery about it, mind you; if I could drink beer regularly, I would probably keep some around for those times I really just wanted something really light to guzzle. But mine is very tasty and low alcohol so it's about my ideal. I drank some of mine yesterday and then some of the NL and the latter really didn't taste like much of anything. I do find it refreshing though. I'll not buy 12-packs of domestic anymore, unless I can get some cool old fashioned kind, and then I'll buy 6 at the most.

Anyway, walked. Did nothing particularly embarrassing today. 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

24 June 2017 (Saturday)

On this day in 1936:
Two weeks of summer almost up. Gee. I'm getting brown. Sewed today and laid in sun. Daddy's sick with a cold. 
I made up for Thursday night by sleeping like a log last night. I woke up on my back in the bed and could barely stand up and make it to the TV room. No assistance though. Slept until 5.

Went out for breakfast. Damn thing keeps getting more and more expensive. It was like $27 today! Yay, go socialism.

Only did a few minor chores around the house this morning. Put my beer into the second fermenter, although that's only going to stay there for a couple of days. I do try to keep busy  although I do like alone time to try to set all the new behaviors in place. Being angry helps a lot.

Went to an estate sale and then to NGate for lunch and then a little shopping across the way. Came home and trimmed up the big rhody in front. Swept up the roof. Walked.

Around 88 today, 94 tomorrow. 

Friday, June 23, 2017

23 June 2017 (Friday)

On this day in 1936:
Listened to Radio. Went over to Aunt Lula's & tried to make flowers out of wood pulp (all the rage).Went up to Mary's & played. ([Memes] got a new kitten called Mitten)
Tired as I write this. Went up to the watershed to monitor and screen and the latter was killing me. Was very warm but nothing like Wisconsin; had I been there I would have been sweating buckets. Anyway, didn't find much. Not much monitoring, so I screened for a couple of hours, but I guess we're only supposed to stay until they're done excavating. So blehh.

Got back here around 3:30, after leaving the site at 1:30 and doing a bit of stuff at the Shop. We went to Ivar's Salmon House for dinner. It was okay. Walked at Laurelhurst.

Saw three deer on the way in, just nonchalantly waling alongside the road:

Sunny 80-ish today. Supposedly in the 90s tomorrow and Sunday. 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

22 June 2017 (Thursday)

On this day in 1936:
U. of W. crews won all three crew races (Whopee). We won over California & big crews back east. Read a Nancy Drew story. Played paper dolls. Poughkeepsie.[on the side]
 She was a very big UW sports fan even at that age.

First day back in this awful town, blehh. Couldn't get to sleep (ambien) and then woke up at 3 and was wide awake, but some ambien came to the rescue again so I was reasonably well rested. Workout was okay, although my right knee hurt on the presses. Sadly, can't work out tomorrow as I have to go up to the watershed. I came back and started in on some work, then went to Cascadia and finished a report. Got my materials for tomorrow, came back home and we (Spousal Unit took these two days off) went for lunch and got the vehicle washed. Stopped at the frame store on the way back and got a frame for my old Dodge Boys Rodeo puzzle and for some other little pictures we have.

I think I worked some more on the report after getting back, and then got my field gear ready. One of my boxes came, too. Mostly kept busy all afternoon. Made dinner. Walked up to the Slaveway to get some other things I'd forgotten at the QFC this afternoon. Waiting now for the cat sitter to come by and get paid. 

21 June 2017 (Wednesday)

On this day the last several days in 1936:
16 June
Ruth came over about 10:30. We made are[sic] own lunch. Went down to church for Commercial Club Dinner. (Played paper dolls too)
17 June
Ruth’s birthday. Went over about two o’clock. Stayed till after 8:00. Ate “the birthday dinner” with them. Sewed & played.
18 June
Stayed down at store. Sold 37[cents] worth of things. Lloyd came down. Played in sand. Went over to Ruth’s Party.
19 June
Took music lesson. Ate lunch. Bob came down with his bike. Rode it. Played house with Mimi & Chuck. Played baseball. Surprise party for Allen[underlined].
20 June
Practiced. Walked over to Ruth’s. Went down to Audrey’s ‘cause John was there. Ate. Went out. A miracle, I[underlined] stayed all nite at Ruth[underlined]
21 June
Harold’s birthday. Went to S.S. Went to Brotherhood Picnic. Swam from 2:30-6:00. Bob’s afraid of the water. (Last Friday) Leslie King & Grace Crosby were engaged. 
On flight back to Seattle. Kind of bittersweet, as usual. I’m so very comfortable in Wisconsin but there’s nothing for me here. And I dislike Seattle. But then, I probably don’t belong anywhere except where the Spousal Unit is.

Haven’t kept up with this, I know. By the time I get home from Mom’s it’s after 7 and and my first priority is her Facebook entry.

It was a good trip, I got quite a lot done. Main things are the signing of the release papers for the annuity so she can still pay for a few more months; having a successful birthday party; getting at least the landscaping done. I didn’t do much socializing, except for at the party of course. Mainly I didn’t want to bother anyone so I let them contact me if they wanted to get together. Consequently, I only did some things with the usual crowd of the Pool People and the relatives (sans Michele). Only went out for fish once. Stopped going to the Gille’s after about 5 days because I was just getting fat. I did, however, drink a beer almost every day.

Tim’s daughter’s wedding was okay, may have written about that earlier. Drove to Spring Green and made it to the motel, and drove over with Tim and his brother. Didn’t know anyone for a while, so I just hung out and observed. Finally Tim’s mom, Rita, recognized me and from then on I had a few people that I knew. Tim, Beth, Jim and What’sHerName Reideman, and Tim’s parents. Didn’t really visit with anyone new except my dinner tablemates. Too loud though. The DJ should have turned it down and shut up during dinner; as it was we could barely hear each other. They played some silly game, too. A band, which included the father of the groom, played for a while and to be honest they were pretty good. Too loud though. The kids liked them. Stayed until about midnight. Then woke up at 5:50 which was okay, and decided to just drive home at 7. Back in Fondylac by 9.

Rest of the time was fairly busy. I went to Joe’s Fox Hut Tuesday afternoon as my Bar of the Trip. Kind of nice. They had Schlitz on tap which you never see anymore. I had one. Schlitz wasn’t my thing — they had probably almost gone under by the time I came of drinking age — but I like it anyway. Or at least the idea of Schlitz.

Rental car was awful, a Jeep Compass. Ick ick ick. Wimpy rough engine, bad seating position, everything awful.

Flight is okay so far. Trying to get texting access without luck.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

15 June 2017 (Thursday)

On this day in 1036:
Slept late. Cleaned room. Played piano. Went over to Hebert’s (Their 16th anniversary) Ruth, Bob, and I played games. 
It's all over.

Woke up at 3 and had to pop an ambien because I was WIDE AWAKE. Maybe because I ran out of chamomile; I totally miscounted. Could not find any locally, but I found some other junk with chamomile in it.

Workout was good. Did some work. Went to see Mom, she was very tired again. Did some errands. Finished putting the fabric in the back of the house and cleared out the south side of the porch. There was an old bed frame there, huh? I went and ordered more rock and that came around 4 so I went out and spread that in the area behind the house. Still have some left over, but I think I can just spread it around the existing places. Need to move the old dirty rock though. Will need to go to the dump tomorrow, too. Tomorrow will be busy. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

14 June 2017 (Wednesday)

On the last few days in 1936:
11 June
1 more hr. Didn’t do anything in school. Got candy bar for prize. Played with Mimi & Chuck today. Saw Bob.
12 June
Wonder of Wonders we’re out o’ school. Saw Bob & Floyd. Got 14 A’s. Had surprise party on Mom & Dad (25 anniversary).
13 June
Sunday School Picnic. Went all over the park. Awful hot day. Went swimming at Echo Lake. Water fine.
14 June
25 anniversary. Had party (all relatives). Woody, Verne, Dorothy & I went to locks. Still hot. Saw Bob. 
Not been keeping up with this. Last entry was last Friday. Quick summary:

I don't remember what I did Saturday, apart from riding the bike out to the Eden Grill for breakfast. 

Sunday we had the bday party for Mom and it went quite well. About 20+ people showed up and Mom was very happy. She even had some cake. Really nicely turned out to which I attribute Mom's many years of being a good friend and family member. 

Monday I worked out and then started in on the landscaping, which I may have started Saturday. I tore out everything in the back and north side of the garage and put down fabric and edging, and did the same for the old tree circle. May have also started to rip out the 8 miles of ivy roots in the back of the house. Ended up taking out all the rock, too. Well, most of it. I think Tuesday night we had a rip roaring thunderstorm and I drove home right in the middle of it (and recorded it!). Took a while because half the time I didn't know what street I was on. 

Today I ordered stone, 1 ton of it, and it was there when I got home this afternoon around 12:30. Only took a couple of hours to put it all in. Looks nice. Even had some left over and did a little portion by the porch. Tomorrow I'm going to try to fabric the rear of the house and put the rocks back in, and then clear out all the crap from the south side of the porch.