September 28th, 2010

I Know

Day 27, I Missed a Sunday Post

Well, I spent a lot of Sunday recovering from Saturday and did something I haven't done in a while... just read a book. Had on the last Diamondbacks home game (had we played like that the whole season, we may have made the post-season) for background noise and basically did little else. We took Barb's mom out to lunch (and found out that the little pub where we like to eat once in a while does not actually SERVE lunch until noon, so we actually had breakfast again).

Was 165 on Saturday morning, 167 on Sunday morning, and 169 on Monday morning. I don't get my weight these days. Doesn't seem to matter what I eat. I can drop a few pounds when I'm REALLY good for several days, but if I have one largish meal, it ALL comes back.

The upshot is I did nothing and therefore took no pictures. This is a very difficult meme for me because we so rarely DO anything worthy of commemorating in photos -- you've already seen what I see pretty much daily. So I'm gonna start cheating here every so often, and post pictures I've taken on trips where I DID do something.

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Back on overtime, so I'll post Monday and today later.
Dale at RR

Day 29, Overtime Tuesday

Oh, hooray, the Grand Ole Opry House has been rebuilt, restored, and finished! They even dried out and restored the sacred wood from the Ryman House.

Was up before dawn again today to get to work by 6, and with some dedicated work, we got caught up (now let's see if we can STAY that way). Tomorrow the supervisors are going to have a telephone conference to see if they can tweak and adjust. Things would be okay if the Pac Northwest office would get in gear (I know they have a lot of work, but seriously -- in years gone by they've asked us how we do things, how we keep on schedule, and we shared... and they deliberately chose to continue doing things their way. Cool. But hey, don't blame us when you fall three days behind!).

And just because I do occasionally like to get up early does not mean I'm some sort of weird freak. Honest. We're early(ish) risers here. I realize that puts us in a weird minority in fandom, but there it is. *grin*

It seems to me that had someone (who I won't name) hadn't squandered away a surplus and then further cut taxes, we not only wouldn't have such a vast deficit, we'd have money to shore up a crumbling infrastructure and to fund major disasters. Isn't that how we're supposedly taught, to hold onto our savings in case of emergency?

Ah, if only I'd stuck it out and gotten my diploma!

Why do Americans have such short, short, SHORT attention spans? Obama's been in office less than two years, and apparently he was "full of empty promises" and they're ready to bring back the same people who put us in this hole in the first place? Argh.

Pictures!

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Dinner is ready and Barb's not home. There is salmon in wine in the oven and a pot full of cous cous & corn on the stove. Nom.