Thursday, October 16, 2014

Personal Random Stuff

Wow, it’s October 16th already and I haven’t posted anything since the beginning of the month.  Writer’s block?  Too busy?  Nothing to say?  Two out of those three would be accurate.

Randomness:  I’ve had some kind of abdominal situation for the past two and a half weeks.  Tests and evaluations, seven hours in the ER, a doc visit … diagnosis? Uhhh, they don’t know.  Treat the symptoms.  Had an entirely different medical situation two years ago with the same outcome … they don’t really know, so they treated the symptoms.  It’s a little scary.  Generally I am in good health and my family lives forever.  Wish I/the doctors knew what’s going on.

Coming soon: a short road trip to Asheville NC, one of my favorite places in the world, to visit one of my favorite people in the world.  And my travel partner is another of my favorite people in the world.  And these two favorite women will meet each other for the first time.  This will be an awesome road trip.

Work:  I love my job.  I hate how much there is to do, how sporadic the communication often is among the people further up the chain who direct things related to my job and how many times I have to revise things.  Talk to each other, people!

Transportation: my nine year old car with 159,000 miles on it is great but I want something newer.  Not going to happen any time soon, however.  See the next paragraph for one of the reasons.  I just spent $1600 in repairs on a car valued at $4500.  I’m keeping this thing awhile longer.

Divorces:  What a f@$#ing pain in the a$$.  And a co$tly f@$#ing pain in the a$$.

BUT, all things considered, life is good.  I shouldn’t complain.  Many people have it worse.  All for this post.  Thanks for visiting.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Updates and Such

I started using a personal fitness trainer almost a year ago. I am not in any way a body builder or athlete but I am in better shape and I lost a little weight. I don't think about it much except when I wear older, larger clothes. This week TWO different people I haven't seen in awhile said things like 'wow, you're half the size you were last time I saw you' (an exaggeration) and 'have you lost weight?' (Closer to reality). I've lost about 10-15 pounds, one pants size and my shape is slightly more athletic looking. Slightly. The compliments did feel good though.

Cars are more reliable than ever and last a long time.  My current ride is almost ten years old, has 158,000 on it and is in pretty good shape.  That doesn’t matter, though, because I want something newer.  NewER, not new.  The luxury SUV I want is 4 years old.  But even that ride is too expensive for me right now.  So I thought about just leasing a brand new not-so-luxury SUV.  Not much money up front and the payments are low.  Meanwhile, in advance of an upcoming road trip to North Carolina, I drove my current ride to my trustworthy auto mechanic.  Blue Book value of this car is $4500, my repair bill today was $1600 … I think I’ll keep my current vehicle for awhile.

Fall used to be my favorite season.  For several years it fell off my fave list.  Now it’s back at the top.  Fall is a season that begins renewal in many parts of nature and life.  I dig the colors too.  Hope to see plenty of that during the afore-mentioned trip to NC.

That’s all the randomness for the tonight.  Thanks for visiting.