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    Posted: 14 Jul 2018 at 5:11pm
I love this time of the year, we get 6 to 8 weeks of some REALLY GOOD sweet corn.  With a blizzard in mid-April, it kinda screwed up the growing season.  I told Mama to keep an eye out for anyone selling corn, she went to meet her friend yesterday and picked some up on her way home.

Look out tummy below, prepare for an obscene amount of butter and salt!  The ears are small, could have been left in the field another week, but they will be delicious!  I bought 4 chicken breasts too, already cooked but they warm up well.
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My decision to order a new remote for the converter was a good one, it came in the mail today. I did a scan and got my missing channels back.
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My decision to order a new remote for the converter was a good one, it came in the mail today. I did a scan and got my missing channels back.
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I finally fixed my right front tire, if there isn't another leak.  It was going flat in only 2 days.
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Too bad Troy lost his job, but great for you and Mama!  You'll have to send Mama out on errands to get more hugs!  LOL
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^LOL  Are those Asian Carp?

I trimmed the bushes around the house...I'm hurtin for certain! The wife was kind enough to rake it up.

It's hot!  88 degrees, feels like 100. It's friggin crazy uptown, lawn chairs lining Main Street, traffic slowed to a crawl. They are closing the bridge on the 7th...AngryAngryAngryAngryAngryAngry!  I don't see how the f*cking Wisconsin DOT can take such a long time and screw up so many peoples lives for this type of project.  Now!  There is a detour in the detour!

Mama has been relieved of her duties as Grandma/Babysitter. Troy, Henry's father, was fired from his job.

I mentioned to her the other day, the only bad thing about this is...I don't get as many hugs!  I always get a hug when she leaves! 
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I'm very pleased to announce that the boat is in the water!  Nice smooth idle, good takeoff power, clean smelling exhaust. I had to wake up Mama so she could hear the phone if I had trouble.
WinkGlad to hear she's all dressed up and ready to float...now keep her safe and away from bad watering holes like they have in Cleveland.
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LOLLOL

It does something like that if the stern drive isn't down where it should be.

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Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

I'm very pleased to announce that the boat is in the water!  Nice smooth idle, good takeoff power, clean smelling exhaust.


But can it pop a wheelie?


Great news guys.... With the Air Hawk, flat balls are no longer a problem!!!
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I'm very pleased to announce that the boat is in the water!  Nice smooth idle, good takeoff power, clean smelling exhaust. I had to wake up Mama so she could hear the phone if I had trouble.
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One of the Maple trees has some exposed roots that are above the surface of the lawn, I've mowed over them for years with no problem until yesterday.  The roots are getting bigger, the mower deck is hanging a little lower...BAM!!  It bent the crap out of one of the blades.  The worst part?  A new set of blades is over $50!
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My slow leak, in my right front tire, has turned into a fast leak. I just looked at it while I was covering the boat, "that tire looks low".  It was down to 15 PSI.  I'll have to jack up that corner and make up a solution of dish soap and water in an old spray bottle. The tires are old, if the sidewall is leaking I'm screwed.

If I find a nail or something, I'll have to see if I still have some tire plugs.  It can be a pain to push a probe and a plugger through steel belts.



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Originally posted by PaWolf PaWolf wrote:

Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

I need sleep!
 
Haven't been sleeping well lately.  Been averaging maybe 3 hours per night.  Some nights, I get zero sleep.  At best, I get 6 hours.  Been taking Melatonin, but it doesn't seem to do anything.  Oddly, I don't feel that bad.
 
Oh well, maybe with the weekend off, I'll be able to catch up---maybe get back on track.
 
 
 
 
What do you concentrate on before you try go to sleep? Issues at home or work? Are you 'worrisome' by nature?
 
 
I think a lot about work.  It's pretty stressful (we had "inventory" this week, and that's hellish).  I also think a lot about some of the things you mentioned.
 
But last night, I fell asleep on the couch around 6, woke up for an hour or so at 8, and then slept through till 4am.  Got up for an hour and then went back to bed for a few more hours.  All told, I must've gotten 10 hours of sleep!! 
 
I'm about ready for a nap right now, I think.  Thumbs Up
 
 
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Sleep can be an elusive thing, the wife can fall asleep anytime, anywhere.  I so envy her.

I should sleep good tonight.  I did a boat ramp test on the boat.  We'll take it out for a real test tomorrow.

It's been such a PITA the past few years, I think I may have fixed it.
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I need sleep!
 
Haven't been sleeping well lately.  Been averaging maybe 3 hours per night.  Some nights, I get zero sleep.  At best, I get 6 hours.  Been taking Melatonin, but it doesn't seem to do anything.  Oddly, I don't feel that bad.
 
Oh well, maybe with the weekend off, I'll be able to catch up---maybe get back on track.
 
 
 
 
What do you concentrate on before you try go to sleep? Issues at home or work? Are you 'worrisome' by nature?
I have exactly the opposite problem these days...since the missus has been gone, I really don't care about as much of anything anymore and now we're a few years down the road - almost five...and it is just getting worse as the days go by. Especially since I also perform 'Elder Care Duties' on the side, watching others die every day. Makes me wonder what's on the 'other side' and I know how old I am and what my state of health is. I can fall asleep and not wake up for 20 hours, wake up, get something to eat, and do it again. And I'm still working full-time in my chosen profession. I actually have 'My Pillow' on my extra-long couch out here on the Estate In The Swamp (I hate it here). Once my parents 'Exit Stage Left', I'm heading back to 'The Den' till 'The End'...especially since my last trip when I got to sit and 'talk to the rock' for a long time. Maybe I'm a little depressed, I dunno...but I do know I want a gun so I can shoot at things that lurk around in the dark, here in The Swamp. I know if I get that, it will help ensure when I start to lay down, sometimes my head doesn't even hit 'My Pillow' before I am asleep.
 
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Damn critters got six of my nearly ripe tomatoes last night.  Angry  They didn't really eat them, just chewed them up to 'taste' them.  Angry  I picked the last 2 they didn't get...  Angry
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Thanks for the advice, everyone!
 
 
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I take 100mg to 150mg of Trazodone as prescribed to me by my doctor for sleep.
 
My issue isn't staying asleep, it's sleep latency -- it takes me a couple of hours or more to FALL asleep regardless of how wiped out I am at bedtime.

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Take a couple of Extra Strength Tylenol PM's.

That sh*t'll knock you out.
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IF you MUST have Ambien (or equivalents) in the house, have somebody else hide the pills & only give them out when needed.  My mom was on the stuff and one night took 3 extra pills.  That would have been an OD in a normal case, but she'd been taking them for a long time & so built up so much tolerance they weren't very effective anymore.  I hid them the next day & the withdrawal effects (for the both of us) were hell.  I think a vitamin D deficiency was the main reason she couldn't get any sleep (melatonin didn't do crap.)  Found out that info way too late...
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You need vitamin D, by sun, milk, or pill.  Definitely stay away from Ambien & it's relatives...


 
I was thinking that might be the case, too!!  My Circadian rhythm might be all messed up.  These days, due to the weather here or my work schedule, I don't get much sun.  I'll have to pick some vitamins up.
 
I definitely don't want Ambien.  We see what Roseanne did, and a woman I work with told me she woke up one night while on Ambien, and made an entire meal in the middle of the night and had no idea she did so until the next day. 
 
 
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You need vitamin D, by sun, milk, or pill.  Definitely stay away from Ambien & it's relatives...


Had a growing collection of plastic grocery bags under the kitchen table.  After sorting, there were about 100, way more than I thought.  Boxed up most of'em for later use.  Never know when the greenies will ban them... Wink
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I need sleep!
 
Haven't been sleeping well lately.  Been averaging maybe 3 hours per night.  Some nights, I get zero sleep.  At best, I get 6 hours.  Been taking Melatonin, but it doesn't seem to do anything.  Oddly, I don't feel that bad.
 
Oh well, maybe with the weekend off, I'll be able to catch up---maybe get back on track.
 
 
 
 
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I'm letting the wife control the Critter Cam, she has a little Tripod.

The domestic Grand Mama in her natural habitat.


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