WEEK 6 2018
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10 February 2018
Saturday - Starting to move stuff into the new
place - February 4th was 100 days in the RV, and I'd actually planned to be
out by the end of December... Oh well.
If I'm on the road having the pets in the house across the street will
actually be easier for the boys to watch. The RV was actually closer
but Budd is always trying to escape the RV and it's a pain getting him into
the pen at night, and the cleaning and little pick-up is a bear.
Friday 9 February
Friday - Very
tired after painting yesterday. Did a few small things.
Thursday 8 February
Started painting the kitchen. It looks a lot better, even in primer
white. I'm thinking a very light yellow, with white trim, when I get
around to a final color.
I pulled the kitchen window curtains down...I'm pretty sure they hadn't been
moved in 25 years or so. Literally caked in dirt.
Wednesday 7 February
Wednesday - Well, it looks as though I am
going to go down to Ventura next week for a couple of days of
inspection. It's been over a year, and the contractor is going to
repair some bad wye joints that the District inspection has
discovered. It shouldn't be too long of a job, a few days at most.
I'll have to find my inspection gear - safety vest, hat, etc. I think
it was packed at the end of the move, so it should be accessible.
Tuesday - My brother's colonoscopy went fine,
no problems discovered...
Monday - Still cleaning in the kitchen.
Sunday - I need to start getting papers and
documents together for my tax appointment in March. It's been a very
messy year...and not very profitable.
One thing that happened a couple of weeks ago, that I didn't talk much
about, was the death of Robert Bruce Thompson. RBT wrote
extensively on computer building, astronomy, and in recent years
prepping. He was the proprietor of a very successful business aimed at
home schooler's and chemistry. Indeed, his kits were so good that
mainstream schools sometimes bought them, rather than assemble their own.
His health had been declining, and he finally went to see a doctor about
what he thought was the flu, only to discover it was congestive heart
failure. There was a successful operation, but he could never shake
the hospital infections to his lungs, and finally the heart gave out. (This
is reminiscent of my uncle, who went into the hospital for fractured ribs
and ending up dying of a hospital infection, "iatrogenic" I think the phrase
It's odd, I've been following his blog for 20+ years I suppose, and we've
exchanged a few comments, just internet acquaintances not close friends, but
this hit me hard. I actually gasped out loud on reading the news.