Thursday, May 28, 2015

End of an era

In the coming weeks I'll be good and busy. It's been decided by Susan, and I, that I'll be moving with her. As a result I'll be getting my house ready to sell.
So far I've compiled a long shopping list for Lowe's. I've also compiled quite a long list of things to do. In the coming weeks I'll be painting the house, and turning the second bedroom into a bedroom again.
It's almost like I'm reaching the end of an era. In some ways it's scary, and at the same time, it's quite exciting with many new opportunities.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Shed insulation

I was given some blue styrofoam insulation over a year ago. Until recently I didn't really have much use for it so it's been sitting in my backyard the entire time. More recently I started parking my motorcycle in the shed. I'm able to run the heater when necessary when it's cold out like when I need to do an oil change which I have to do often on my Chinese built motorcycle. I'm also thinking it'll be a little more comfortable in the shed when it's hot out.

So you can get a little better look at how I'm doing it here are two photos of the project. Dabs of construction adhesive will help keep the panels up long term.

I do realize it isn't very pretty but this is a shed after all, not a living space. What's nice is I'm getting rid of most the leaks at the same time.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

May 20

I've wanted to finish painting the house but haven't been able to because of rain. We've had quite a lot lately and that looks to continue for the next week. At least the garden is getting plenty of moisture which is good. Soon I should have plenty of pictures of my flowers. I should even have some nice tomatoes for cooking. There's nothing like the taste of fresh tomatoes you just picked off the plant.
One of the hobbies I've wanted to get back into again is photography. Toward that end I've been shooting some with my new camera phone, and I have a new SLR type digital camera with gobs of focal range on the way. I'll be able to do a good job of capturing some of this years memories for Susan and I.
This should make for an interesting summer. Susan and I are beginning to have a lot of plans. I'm actually quite glad I met her, and that she's part of my life now. I'm thinking I got very lucky :-)

Sunday, May 10, 2015


I've started going through the cleaning process so I can paint the inside of the house. The outside looks pretty reasonable after its new paint job and now the inside appears rather dreary in comparison.
   It's almost like starting a whole chapter, just like the rest of my life. I think my mind is set on a very light blue for the walls, and white for the ceiling. That should tie in well with exterior.

Friday, May 1, 2015


One of the things I've started having a lot of is various flavors of jello and I'll add fruit to it. This green jello I got on sale recently and I decided to make it up. The little containers are for my lunches.

What I figured would be good for this batch of jello is that pear would be good that's what I've added here. If you're going to put fruit in it you'll need to let the jello solidify a bit first before adding the fruit. For these smaller containers you need to reduce the total time a bit before adding the fruit.

This is one of the changes I've made in my diet. I figured I'd be getting a bit of fruit just about every single day. I've also made a lot of other changes too and my energy levels seem to be increasing.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


The mobile home court where I live got some new owners. They're kind of nice but they created new HOA type rules. Supposedly the rules are meant to maintain home values, etc.
   Anyway, as a result of the rules now being enforced there are some things I have to do to my house. One the laundry list is painting and the paint used must be one of ten colors. In the image you can see how it looked as of Saturday night. Toward the back of the house you can see the brown color it was.
   As of last night I have the west side to do, and the shed. I guess the blue color looks nice, it was the only one of the ten colors I halfway liked.
   Tonight, the shed. I'll have to use the extra thick roller pad to do it.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Story bit

I did quit writing but occasionally a bit will come up and I'll have to write it down. This is one of those.

   Smiling down at Charlie she stood silently a moment. He expectantly gazed at her eyes and held a small box in both hands. She had wanted this day for so long, and yet, a million doubts surfaced.
"What you say Maya? Will you?"
She wanted time to think about it. Given long enough she would have come up with a reason to say no.
The room became filled with painfull brightness, and the window shattered. Fragments of glass pelted the couple. Under them the floor violently shook and Maya fell on top of her beau.