Tuesday, August 31, 2010

So much for Summer

My fucking furnace kicked on two weeks ago in the middle of the night, in August.

Nasty smelling shit went through the joint for a couple of minutes, you know what I am talking about.
Hey, at least it still works.
It has been getting down into the fifties at night around here for a while now.
I just kicked it on for a few minutes to knock the chill off.
We had a weird assed Summer around here this year.
It rained like a cow pissing on a flat rock all the way to the end of June.
Then it got nice, then it got wicked hot for a bit and it rained all fucking day today, still is.
Fall is here just a bit early.
I felt it change all at once about this time of year the last two running.
This year it is a bit different but I heard a couple of other people mention it and I can certainly agree.
I haven't got shit done that I wanted to do yet it seems.
I spent the last week at my folks while they were on an Alaskan cruise, volunteering to help take care of my Grandmother who fell off the toilet the same day my folks left and broke her wrist. My Mom's friend was there to take care of her but when I heard about that, I had to go.
It was a good thing as it took two of us to take care of her, she can't see or hear hardly and couldn't walk three fucking feet. We were busy.

At this point, I would like to take a moment and seriously thank a few people who donated some hard earned cash to the cause.
I almost don't know what to say, other than thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

I am still in shock that someone would do that for me.
Blind sided actually.
I will be using that to pay the bill for the internet connection and then I will be ranting and raving again.
Are you sure that's what you wanted to do?
Thanks again, seriously.

Back to the weather, my garden didn't do shit this year and every one I talk to says the same thing.
It is going to cause me to completely rethink what I need to do over the winter.
I was hoping to have some kind of Indian Summer but at the rate it is going now, I ain't counting on it.
I have kind of been out of the loop when it comes to the news lately but I already know what is coming and it is going to be extremely fucking ugly.

Do what ya can and try and take care of each other, we are all we have.

Thanks fer stopping by.


  1. 50s? That's perfect sleeping temps! We have been getting down into the mid 50s, I love it, looking forward to some crisp nights, heck it gets cold at night here, then as soon as the sun comes up, it's back to comfortable again.

    Hang in there, things will work out, I'm not just saying that either. You're building some karma credits by taking care of gramma, and I'm sure a few other good things you probably don't divulge here. :)


  2. This might be a good time to recharge yourself. Take it one day at a time as they say and leave all your options open.

  3. Anonymous6:38 AM

    "...my garden didn't do shit this year and every one I talk to says the same thing. "

    Seeds of Monsanto-DuPont? I'd take if u with ur schedule and attendance will screw it but most of gardeners are pretty careful and dedicated to their shit.
    So those "Mons-Assholes" and "Du Fucked Pond" most likely achieved their rat-assed dreams.

  4. BK:

    Barb and I are getting AT&T internet installed in our home later this afternoon. It's one of their $20 introductory deals. You can go to Whitefence.com to see the deals they offer. It sort of acts like a mini Dogpile of other offers from all sorts of other providers. You may want to check it out.

    Myself, I'll be so glad to say goodbye to this cafe and its crappy, faggy music and us having to pay upwards of $150 a month buying overpriced coffee to use their wifi. Mrs. JP shares my joy.

  5. Anonymous8:55 AM

    why, honey, how you talk . . . ok, the music does suck, and then sticks in your brain for hours.
    but, yes, bk, cheap internet does exist. go for it. it sounds like you are going to be needed more than ever sooner than we would all like.
    best, mrs. jp

  6. Anonymous9:36 AM

    To all that read the comments. Don't let BK fool you Grammy's passing fast with massive sensory deprivation. No sight, Little to no hearing and little to no mobility. I tell him that everything happens for a reason and it seems that at this point his employment status and her current condition are related. Don't any of you think for a sec that PP aka BK doesn't have the biggest heart in the world. My thanks to all his friends for helping in the monetary sense to allow is forum to continue. Keep on keeping on bro


  7. I'd help you in a new york minute if it wasn't for the fact that I'm farther down the toilet bowl than you. Remember you're not a 99er yet.

    If you're like me and in your 50s then...... we're fucked!

  8. "Do what ya can and try and take care of each other, we are all we have."
    Now where have I heard that before?? Maybe from my parents, aunts and uncles who all banded together to make it through the last "Conservative Financial Fuck UP"!!
    Hang in there Busted... Best wishes to you , Granny, who needs you, and the rest of your family..
    Your friends in RWC

  9. Well I ain't got two nickles to rub together but I can lend ya some "moron support" as my friend calls it. Tippin' a cold can o'suds at ya bro and sendin' y'all my best wishes.

  10. Just had to pay $600 in dental bills, but when I get my first check in Sept., I'll kick some shekels into the pot.

  11. Would have put some money in the pot on the 1st of Sep-my monthly payday-but my water softner went tits up on the 1st so had to get a new one.(water here, while safe,stinks and stains the clothing that you wash and is HARD) is nothing that the wife will put up with, so had to get a new system) Cost for a new system? $2,100...... nice, right? Went with Alamo, a very good system. Had an Alamo for the past 6 years, worked great, but this new one will be the 6th one since 1974. They last about 5-10 years. My new one comes with a 10 year warrenty. Yea.