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A small but passable life.

by Neogy Titwhistle

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4 days ago

Feeling stupid!

I’ve always known that I wasn’t the smartest person in the world, but at the same time I was certain that I possessed a little common sense. The day before yesterday proved me wrong. It all start...


August 13, 2021

More rain!

I finished reading “A Renegade History of the United States” by Thaddeus Russell. That makes nine books read so far this year. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in US history. It e...


August 02, 2021

Quietudeness?

I finished reading “Devoted” by Dean Koontz. I’ve found about four inches of rain in my rain gauge in the month of July. That was more rain than the whole last two years or more. The grocery bi...


July 08, 2021

Mission accomplished.

I found a pressure washer for $80. I got half the trailer washed before it got too hot outside to do any more. I finished reading “The Machiavellians” by James Burnham and “The Righteous Mind” by...


June 02, 2021

Going thru the list.

May expenses: Food $111.25, transportation $0. Accumulated miles on the scooter to date: 102. I couldn’t be happier with it. I’ve had to charge it twice since the initial charge. And there is 53...


May 14, 2021

We're free?!

At least those of us not ignorant and are now fully vaxxed. No more masks! CDC just announced the news. One week after my fourteen day waiting spell. It couldn’t have been timed better. Be well ...


May 06, 2021

Here it comes!

Today was our first 100 degree day of the year. Exactly 100 degrees. Last year it happened in April. And that was the first of 145 days over 100 degrees last year. I did an Instacart order yeste...


May 02, 2021

Errands.

I finished reading “Permutation City” by Greg Egan. I returned it to the library today and found the new Stephen King on the shelf. I have another book in the pipeline but it was a purchase reque...


April 15, 2021

Monkey wrench.

Well, it seems as if the pandemic has thrown a real monkey wrench into the whole mail order bride business. Is it still called mail order when no mail is used any longer? Anyway, the bureaucracy ...


April 04, 2021

The one week of Spring.

It is over. Summer arrived April 1st with our first ninety degree day of the year, coming in at ninety-four. Today will be our third 90+ day of the year. And a few more days to go, maybe. I just ...


March 26, 2021

A morning mission.

I got up a little earlier than usual. I drank one cup of coffee and then rode the scooter to the grocery store pharmacy and got my first dose of Moderna. Easy peasy. Next dose, April 22nd. I kept...


March 20, 2021

No clue.

Today is the first day of Spring. I’ve heard there is weather in other parts of the country. Not here. It was 84 degrees yesterday and may do it again today. And then a week of seventy somethings...


March 17, 2021

First road test.

I studied the wiring schematic for the scooter. I realized there was no switch on the schematic. The switch is located below the USB port inside the little cubby they call the phone holder. I tur...


March 14, 2021

Still no rain.

Today should be the last day of cooler temps until it returns to normal. For the last three days it has tried to rain. Two mornings in a row there were a few drops in the rain gauge. And even aft...


Two weeks and one day after I ordered the scooter it arrived. I uncrated it, assembled it, got rid of the crate and then found a problem. The running lights and turn signals don’t work. Everythin...


February 27, 2021

One book?

I finished reading “The Ministry for the Future” by Kim Stanley Robinson. That’s one book read for the year so far. We had our second eighty degree day of the year a couple of days ago. The weat...


February 23, 2021

Done did it. Two its.

Sunday I Ubered (Uberd?) to the pot shop that is only 3.3 miles away. I found and purchased a 1/4oz of Lava Cake POP for $50. And it has taken so long for pot to be legalized that now I get a sen...


February 21, 2021

Surprise email!

I knew it would come, just not when. I just put a deposit down on my Starlink! Supposed to start shipping to my area sometime mid to late summer 2021. I can’t wait to cancel my current almost no...


February 11, 2021

NPR, interrupted.

Daughter called this morning. She said it is cold back there in the Ozark’s. Right now at 4pm it is 18 degrees there and 72 degrees here. My afternoon napping while NPR drones on has been interr...


February 07, 2021

It is what it is.

That’s a zero waste fail. I broke down all the boxes from amazon and the other shops I’ve ordered from over the last few months and slid them into one of the big boxes. The other big box I slid t...


February 06, 2021

Totally impressed!

My Sweetwater order arrived this afternoon. The FedEx driver looked like he wasn’t old enough to drive. Seriously. Two huge boxes. First one had the hard-case for the guitar. I don’t remember wha...


February 05, 2021

Done with amazon?

Well, at least for now. My last order arrived today. The Mueller stainless steel double-walled French press and the Bretani manual coffee grinder. They are both quality made, like works of art. T...


February 04, 2021

Winter?

I’ve heard there is winter somewhere. Here? Nope. Yesterday was our first 80 degree day of the year, coming in at 82. Today it was 81 degrees. Forecast to be cooler tomorrow at 71 degrees. I’ve ...


February 03, 2021

Ordered more stuff.

The other part of my amazon order arrived yesterday. Days earlier than stated. Again. I ordered two more items. They are supposed to be delivered on Friday, the same day as my Sweetwater order. ...


February 01, 2021

More stuff delivered.

My Amazon order was split up again and the watch arrived yesterday, two days after I ordered it. That’s why I don’t pay for prime. I believe there is a fulfillment center about ten miles west of ...


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