Showing posts from March 5, 2011

Friday 3/4/2011


Got home from work yesterday, got out of the car and...........smelled the smell of burnt wood. That such of wood that has burned and is wet. Walked into my side yard - same smell.

The house also still smelled. I opened the windows on the other side of the house, by this morning that smell was gone, thankfully, but not outside. I don't know if, when it dries out, it will stop smelling so much. I do remember that the day after my house burned down, the wonderful City of Phoenix had already slapped a notice on the house. Fix or demolish.

He - my neighbor - had JUST gotten home before I got home from work. He was not in a good way. It was sad to watch him break down in tears. I have no idea what kind of settlement the insurance company gave him, they also showed up shortly thereafter.

I don't have much more time this morning - I did not get a late start getting out of bed but, I must have stayed in the shower too long this morning. Plus, when I came out to get on my computer a…

Thursday 3/3/2011


It would be nice if I would post all these into their own entries, wouldn't it? LOL, I keep forgetting when I get home from work.

Anyway, last night. Sleeping away. Ear plugs in, box fan running - helps me sleep at night. Something woke me up. I turned on the bed lamp. Dogs were alerted, but they weren't growling. I didn't hear anything else, so, I turned the light off, put my earplugs back and was going to go back to sleep.....when......

I heard a noise at my bedroom door. I get up - it's Lynnette, rather excited, telling me the next door neighbor's house is on fire. I put on socks and shorts and went out there to see flames leaping out of the roof of the structure, smoke billowing.

I was immediately taken back to when MY house burned down on July 15, 2007. Funny how you can remember things like that with such clarity. 110 degree day, clothing that was on me? The ONLY clothing I had left.

Anyway, the fire department wasn't there yet, but Mark was OVER…

Wednesday 3/2/2011


Just a quick one here, I got involved - again - in other online activities and now my pre-work time is about gone.

But no biggies. Hump day. Worked out yesterday, 30 minutes on that Stairmaster machine. That was it, too, I was finished after that workout and left, sweating profusely. I had hoped to do some free weights but not in the cards yesterday.

This roommate of mine is avidly attempting to hook me up. I dunno about all of this, lol, this guy gets around, I'll say that much. He has "too many that I need to deal with".

Stopgap bill. 2 weeks worth. Are they going to come up with a budget in 2 week's time? I doubt it - there is too much contention and fighting going on over how much to cut/not to cut. They may be dumping these 2 week bills forever, lol.

Now Ohio is under the union spotlight, whose proposed bill would ban worker strikes and punish walkouts. Yes, well if I walk out of my work cause' I'm unhappy about something, I might as well take all m…

Tuesday 3/1/2011


I continue to read the news about the standoff in Wisconsin between the governor and the unions. I hope the governor stands his ground and starts a nationwide trend: the gravy train is over. The more I read about the absurd amounts of perks and benefits these people get simply because of "collective bargaining rights" - well, I can only say I'm glad Walker has the intestinal fortitude to, so far, stand up to them.

Nothing much new going on. I came home yesterday from work and took a look at the hummingbird nest. She was in there, keeping those eggs warm. There are 2 tiny eggs in it. She wasn't looking too comfortable with me coming up too close, but, I just wanted to see if she was still tending to those eggs. It seems awfully early in the season for a bird to be nesting eggs? It's still quite cold outside, I thought this stuff occured in spring or even summer. What do I know, lol. It will be very interesting to see if the eggs are hatched and what happens …