By beckysdad on Aug 2, 2015 at 6:02 AM
It was a very long game but ultimately very satisfying. Today will be interesting as it will be the first start in a Giants uniform for Mike Leake who we just acquired in a trade. We used our bullpen pretty extensively yesterday so we're hoping he can really eat some innings today. It's a 2pm local start time so it's going to be hotter than hell. The Rangers got nearly eight innings out of Hamels yesterday so their pen will be fresher. I slept until almost five this morning so my schedule is a bit off. Are you sleeping good again? It sure sucks when your sleep pattern is off. Are you still having to give potassium to Elf? How's that going? Is he all good again?
By beckysdad on Aug 1, 2015 at 9:28 PM
OMG...I'd forgotten you're a mutant. You just function at such a high level it's easy to forget you're left handed. Ugh...the drinking days...between the drinking and the smoking...waking up in the morning with a mouth that tastes like the Russian Army had marched through it. I celebrated 29 years this last week. Well...remembered it anyway...don't really "celebrate" it...just gives me a day of feeling really, really grateful. Dealing with the sheep is very low maintenance. I mow grass in various fields and then keep their feed tray filled. The wool slowly builds in bags on a pallet. I only need to use a front-loader to lift the pallet and carry it to a flatbed and place it on their without dropping it. Then I'll have to transport that flatbed to the place where I sell it. The "drop spot" is tucked behind a building in a fairly tight spot. I haven't figured out whether I need to be able to back the flatbed into that spot or if I'll need to drive the front loader over there to unload the pallets. I haven't interacted with any of the gals in town. Oddly, rather than Daisy Dukes they wear tight business skirts. I'm not complaining...either works quite well in my book. Chuck did indeed earn that lazy day. The Giants won in extra innings tonight...whew...good day.
By beckysdad on Aug 1, 2015 at 5:22 PM
I dream about rain often enough that I'm still in touch with the sound of thunder. LOL I didn't tune in to the local news so it probably was covered but I didn't have to risk injury due to emphatic eye roll. I have purchased fifty sheep so I'm getting some wool. I haven't taken any to market yet but I have had to lift some pallets up onto a flatbed. No mishaps there as yet but it's tricky business. I'm sitting on a bunch of cash right now so I'm trying to decide how that will get invested. I stuck my toe in the tater market earlier but did it with inferior equipment and found the process too frustrating so I sold that harvester off. I've got the cash now for the top of the line model so I may go back there again.
By beckysdad on Aug 1, 2015 at 9:59 AM
Absolutely I'd be interested in checking it out. Hey, I meant to tell you. We had a thunder sprinkle yesterday afternoon. I heard half a dozen peals of thunder and it sprinkled for just a very short time. It was enough to wet the exposed road out front but not enough to cause some runoff or make its way through the leaves to wet the road under my big tree out front. I'm surprised we didn't have news crews out...
By beckysdad on Aug 1, 2015 at 5:23 AM
That's so exciting to finally have it listed and shown. That's been a lot of work and more than a little frustration. At least there's an end in sight. Of course there's all kinds of details and last minute tweaks, changes and surprises that inevitably come up. I remember when buying my place it felt like I had a pen in one hand and my checkbook in the other for weeks. There were so many things to sign, initial and pay for it was insane. I can't imagine it will be any different on the sell side. I know just the disclosures are daunting. There's probably not much you guys are putting on your schedule for a while. It's all about being available to deal with contingencies.
By beckysdad on Jul 31, 2015 at 6:06 PM
The ribeye sounds like me but I think nearly all the dentist themed LOLs around here have been targeting that tiny-dicked murderer. I can't bring myself to call him a hunter. He's a sad excuse for a human being. I don't usually wish violence upon anyone but the Lion Chow and the toothpick LOLs have really struck a chord with me. Now that's what I'm talking about...get it sold before it even hits the market. That happens out here sometimes. I just hope you're both pleased with how the rest of this real estate gig plays out. I think I'd trade one of my dawn walks for a bunny/chippie goober session in a heartbeat. It wouldn't be prudent to invite Becky along but I'd write her an IOU for her walkies and she could trade it in for a beach day later.
By beckysdad on Jul 31, 2015 at 11:58 AM
Congrats on getting the house listed. It's been a long time coming. Let's hope you get a quick sale for a good price and can close out this chapter and go back to doing things just for yourselves. That's cool that you caught a break this morning and got to open up the house. It was overcast and cool here so the dawn walk was very pleasant. The Giants picked up another pitcher before the trade deadline last night. He's not one of the top line crazy expensive guys but he'll fit into the rotation nicely. I think he'll start Sunday. I hope he's a good fit. Some clubs really went to town bolstering their lineups. It will be interesting to see if they play out. There's not a great track record for team success after blockbuster trades.
By beckysdad on Jul 31, 2015 at 6:01 AM
Mmmmm...rib-eyes... just the thought of it gibs me a happee. We're past the worst of the heat here and Bend is forecast for 98 for a couple days at least. They're probably catching a break. They'll find a way to make it fun anyway. I'm ready to move into Fall in hopes that this much talked about El Nino actually happens. I'm way tired of this drought. Have the ladies suggested anything else be done around FILs place or are they ready to put it on the market?
By beckysdad on Jul 30, 2015 at 10:25 AM
It was a year ago last December that the issues with that tooth came up. The periodontist proclaimed all is well with the implant so we can move ahead with the crown now. I learned that the other dentist just got married and is away on his honeymoon. He'll be the one making the call on whether or not this crown is viewed as a continuation of the original problem or if this is a totally separate issue. I wonder if being a newlywed he's happier than usual or if he's feeling more financial pressure than ever. I'm glad things were nicer outside for you this morning. You were due for at least a little break. How did things go with the grocery run?
By RA_BH on Jul 30, 2015 at 6:24 AM
EDing you and BD (trying to find the elusive Venn diagram -- icanhashelp? <g>), and saw this:"Well, I just wrote a monster message and hit paste instead of copy and lost it all. @#$@! " sometimes, not always, if you do an undo (in Windows, that would be <Ctrl>z) it'll restore the note/message to what it was. be well, Rick
By beckysdad on Jul 30, 2015 at 6:05 AM
I did the same thing with waffles. That was great fun and very tasty too. Dang...so my snarky disparaging comment had no basis in fact... I guess that makes sense as that's often the case. Snarky and disparaging is generally unfair. As I recall public opinion towards Dallas was generally pretty favorable prior to the real estate stuff. Hopefully we (I) can go back to positive once the place is sold. I prefer things that way. I'm off to the dentist this morning to test that implant to see if we're ready to move forward with the crown. Also we'll do a cleaning. This thing may be coming to a close finally. I'm curious to find out if my original dentist is going to view this crown as a continuation of the first or if this is a totally new procedure. The first one was never quite right as I think the problem he thought it was wasn't really the issue. I'm resigned to paying for another one so I'll either get an upside surprise or it will be as I feared and I'll just be whiny about it for a day.
By beckysdad on Jul 29, 2015 at 5:38 PM
A waffler, eh? You didn't order one for breakfast... Mostly I try to roll with things but there are certain situations where one must take a stand. Bacon and the DH qualify. Mom determined that a grab bar wasn't necessary as she's going to do a more minimal bath...more of a sponge bath...so that came off my to do list. My responsibilities got pretty modest at that point. I ordered some stuff on line for them and refilled their propane tank. I cleared up some confusion for Dad on the computer and will put some chicken quarter on the grill in a couple minutes. They responded well to the articles I provided to them, It was also determined (not by me) that it was too hot to mess with the chairs today so it was almost like a day off. You worked a hell of a lot harder than I did...and in worse temps, too. I'm not suprised that Dallas wants photos of the house now that SHE"S pretty much got things finished. ;^) I played the menu game with the folks. It would have been much more fun to play this game with Dad five years ago. Today we had to offer up suggestions and he'd make choices. I was saddened by how often the discussion brought up mentions of and comparisons to Denny's....sigh. The good news is we all decided on Bone in Ribeyes and twice baked potatoes as the main feature. I was raised by good stock!
By beckysdad on Jul 29, 2015 at 8:31 AM
Hey, if you're going to be a purist about anything you have to start with bacon...or the evil designated hitter rule. I already did part of my to-do list for today. Some estate tax and gifting questions were raised last week after the folks read one paragraph in an article written by a non-estate planning professional. They suggested I take it home with me and read it and get back to them. I read the paragraph and clarified what they were talking about and how it applied to the folks. Mom asked "are you sure?" Sigh...I was a certified financial planner who dealt with those issues for twenty years before being able to retire before hitting 44. You'd think I'd have some credibility. So I found two third party articles from actual expert sources that covered that info so I can reassure them. The other thing is I need to install a grab bar in the bathtub for them. They've never used the tub but Mom has to take oatmeal baths for a while so Mom wants me to put one in. That she trusts me with without question...something involved with her actual safety. The fact that I have no professional experience there doesn't bother her at all. The stuff I made my living at she's unsure about. I tell ya it's tough raising parents. Let's hear it for that cold front. With you taking shelter inside today you can devote that time to finding your winter clothes to prepare for this cold snap. I suspect I'll have enough capital today to begin my foray into digital sheep ranching. This could be interesting.
By beckysdad on Jul 29, 2015 at 6:25 AM
I'm shocked that you would even suggest that I consider the possibility that canadian bacon serve as a proxy for actual bacon. That's like considering turkey bacon. I'm willing to go a long way to find common ground but I can't got there. The new season is just rolling out on September 10. They won't have anything on DVD that soon. The on-line rate for Netflix is only 8 or 9 bucks a month. Wait until the season is over and then sign up for the free trial and binge on the full season.
By beckysdad on Jul 29, 2015 at 4:53 AM
I don't often direct you to ED SYL but I have menu comments there. Dtoh! I failed to note the ice cream in the Dove bar. I'm glad it got mentioned. Syl and I do cover a fair amount of the culinary landscape. I wonder which mainstream items we both shun... I wouldn't consider liver mainstream... I don't do Netflix on-line. I still have their DVD service. Since Netflix is producing it I kinda doubt they'll release DVDs but who knows.
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