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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Photos in review

I ain't gonna write nuttin right now, but I do have a couple pics for ya.

This is what I'm work'n on for the bluebird bird house.









I will be back at another time to tell ya a story of this construction project.

Have a nice day.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Log cabin? Why not....

Ok, I'm gonna give this a try.
"Oh yeah, we gonna give this a try when you don't got no idea what ya gonna say" "You go Billy Bob".

Well shit, how long has it been? What have I done to write about, Nuttin. It's very very hard to sit down an' write when your life is just a day by day thing.

Went off to see the breath'n doctor a while back, bout a week or two ago. Very little improvement in my lung capacity....like 1 point. From 37% to 38,4%. Whoop-tee-doo, I can breath again. Staying onthe same 3 puffers and nebulizer stuff for the next 4 or 6 months. Hell, I don't know....puff puff puff. Weight still bout the same, 13# low.

We had a pretty nice time through that nasty storm thingy a week or so ago. Lowest temp at "da house" got down to 16 degs one night. Mostly in the lower 20's at night and mid 40's daytime. Mr Heater and 2 electric heaters kept me more than comfortable. Ha, you should see the heavy thick blanket what sleeps with me. That sucker would handle Alaska winter weather.
This week has been beautiful, as will next week be also. Mid 50's at night and....wait for it....upper 60's and lower 70's daytime. You people up north can have all that snow you want.

Oh crap, forgot....had to buy another computer. Bet ya never guess what operating system it has on it. Windows 10. And it upgrades at least 3 times a week. What the hell is Bill Gates think'n? I am NOT at all happy....but at least the letter X works on this one. See...xxxxxxXXXXXxxxxx. No more cut and paste ever time I type a word with a X in it. Like EXCITIS.

I went to another doctor, but I think I may have already tole you. I don't have cancer. It is just a normal growth people get when they reach a certain age (any age) and from eat'n too many pinto beans. I'm think'n pinto beans.

Ok, I may have me a new project. I been think'n bout it for some time an' now I'm think'n serious. A two story log cabin bird house for the blue birds. Now where am I gonna get me a truckload of old pallets. Pallet wood is perfect for build'n log cabins.
Here is one I really like. Rustic and room for bout 6 bluebird apartments.

Shoot, I could live in this one....if'n I never had to go upstairs. I love log cabins, yup I do.


Or maybe something like this but with a rustic look'n wood roof.
I could easily live in this one too.

Everbody want'n me to go back to Texas. As much as I would love to do that, it's just not possible. My health issues would never allow that. As long as I have my son Robert, "yo mama" and HIL Harry to care for me, I'm stuck in Georgia.

Sorry I don't have much to say this trip, but this is all I got. Until next time, I love ya all.

Monday, December 19, 2016

I am not dead

Ok, just a very short post to let everyone know I am still kicking. I am not dead!!!!

I've put much thought into what to do with my blog. It was built as an adventure blog.....I no longer have adventure. I am [this] close to deleting the blog but haven't yet had the nerve to do it. Too many of my nonsense posts would be lost forever. I do enjoy going back and reading them. Laughter is a great medicine.

Have ya ever had a case of migraine depression? It's a depression that will just not go away. That's where I'm at. Nothing matters to me, not even my health. Although I really don't want to kick the bucket just yet.

Much to do with my depression has to do with "it's cold in Georgia" and not being able to do the things I want to do. I know, sorry excuse, but that's all I got. I can no longer go outside to sit on the deck sip'n up a cup....and it ain't even winter yet. 

Health wise, I'm do'n pretty good. Got a pain in my lower back what ain't supposed to  be there, but I can live with it. Lung issues are bout the same, or maybe a little worster. I faithfully take my puffer meds every day. The stomach issues seem to be all repaired. 

I did go out to the shop a month or so ago an' do me a little project. Ya see, I was all worried bout what them birds gonna eat during the winter....so's I builded a neat little bird feeder. 


 An' then I got to think'n, how them birds gonna keep warm? So's I builder a fireplace for 'em.

I are a stone mason.....yeee ha
The birds are happy. But, blue jays bump their heads on the porch roof. Since this pic was taken, the bird feeder has been lowered to the top of the chain link fence. They like it better there and now I can see it from inside "da house". So I like it better too. 

I ain't gonna make ya no promises on when I'll make another blog post, but I rekon I'll still do another sometime. "When Billy Bob, we need to know"? 

About your phone call Louie. I listened to you talk to me and I tryed to answer, but my phone does not transmit what I say.....no sound or what ever ya wanna to call it. Then it went black, all the pretty lights turn slap off. I ain't yet took it in for repair. A repair was made to the power cord (charger) where it was chewed up. Two days ago my phone ring. I says what the hell....an' I says "hello". The freak'n thing works.  Ha Ha, end of story.

Ok, "yo mama" come down for a visit. Cut'n this short. See ya another time.


 


Friday, October 21, 2016

Time does not wait.....do it now.

Boy howdy how time passes us by. It's been 3 weeks since I last posted, but all y'all know all bout that don't ya?

I been one busy little feller since I last seen ya. Got that 18 item project list completed an' started on a new one. The shop has been finished and organized....gonna work out Ok if'n Robert don't clutter up the benches. Betcha a dollar he do as soon as he returns from his out of town job.





 Since these photos were took, there has been changes. Shelves, lumber racks, clean up an' that kind of stuff. It's now a woodworking shop.

I had me a winter inside "da house" project for front windershield curtains. Well guess what, it's done. Now let old Mother Nature try to come in an' make me cold this winter. That's my "wall".....no open borders in "da house".




I've done all I'm gonna do on the gnome house. I got me some photos of it an' that's all that matters at this point. No freak'n help at all from nobody. The two wheelbarrow loads of dirt are still sit'n in the back yard. The flowers "yo mama" was gonna plant is still at the nursery. The toys the grankids was gonna bring for the yard is still in toy boxes at home.

Since my last report on my back issues, my back has been do'n super good. Yup, no pains is super good. But I do have this one little spot that flares up ever once in a while. Could be I'm do'n much more than I should think'n I'm all fix up when I really ain't all fix up. You know what I'm talk'n bout.

Breath'n. Now breath'n is a issue I cain't do nuttin about. All these puffer thingys make a huge difference, but I'm still on a downhill trend. Get out of breath in nuttin flat. Got to go sit me down for a spell.

I'm still think'n I don't need this dad gum oxygen mak'n machine. It makes no difference in how I feel....not that it's supposed to. Ya see, they was tell'n me I quit breath'n at night an' my oxygen goes low. Well I check my oxygen levels at night when I wake up for a leg cramp or something like that. It's never been under 95% or what ever that number is. My next appointment I'm gonna have me a looksee at the reports from that overnight test thingy I wore.

Lost another 5 freak'n much needed pounds. "Ya gotta eat Billy Bob". Most days when I'm busy do'n stuff, I don't eat no breakfast....well I never eat no breakfast. For lunch I may wrap me up a cold hot dog in a slice of bread an' call it a meal. Many of my suppers are a peanutbutter jelly sammich dunked in a cup of milk. When I do decide to cook a meal, I get all the stuff my body needs, but that also ain't very offen. Gonna make me a daily high calorie menu an' see how that works out. "Walmart, I need to go to Walmart an' buy me some high calorie stuff".

Had me a couple three campfires burn'n up old scrap wood from the shop. One lasted up to 2am on one beautiful night. Ha ha, I runned out of wood. Well I really didn't run out of wood. We got a bunch of old oak an' pine from the two trees what died a sudden death. The oak won't produce no flames an' the pine is still green. The dead limbs off the pine burn pretty dad gum good though. I love campfires.

I thought I had some pics of my other projects, but I don't.
To gain more room in the lawnmower shed, I builded some shelves.

"HIL Harry, use the shelves, not the ground".
 
    Have ya ever see a plastic shed? This sucker is all plastic. But the doors are real.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Two weeks of blissful living....My God, I'm still alive.

Yeah I know, I have problems too an' just don't feel up to mak'n a blog post. I didn't realize it's been so long, but I did know it's been a while.

So Ok, here's the deal.....I been busy as hell do'n projects. Since "yo mama" an' FIL Harry has been in Texas, I ain't had me nobody to talk to all day long. So I been do'n stuff around the place....fix'n broke stuff, yard maintenance, attempting to repair a John Deere lawnmower, writ'n shit down that I want to do.... Had me a list 17 projects long. Down to only 5 to go. I been a busy little feller.
Did I mention I mowed bout a acre or so of tall grass? Took me 2 days.....I mow slow an' articulate.
Freak'n weed eater ate my lunch.

Oh shit, I almost forget to tell ya. I made it to 75 year old. Let's see if'n I make it another year.

The gnome house is done minus gnomes an' landscaping.
"yo mama" an' HIL Harry returned from their Texas trip an' I talk her into no flower garden on the backside of the stump. Now I can do anything I like to the landscape.

DIL Mandi is a short little girl. Getting into the pop up camper is a 16 inches step for her. Getting into the pull behind camper, it's a 10 inches step for her. So's I builded her a dual purpose step for both campers.
The step is in 2 pieces....it comes apart. The black an' pink is for the pop up camper...8 inch step. The pink is for the pull behind....4 inch step. Robert gets the job of carpet on the top to suit her desires.

Another big 2 day project was to make repairs to a crookit lawnmower shed. There are no photos.
Broked off key in the deadbolt lock thingy. Fix that right up....2 hours to put back together an' install.
We now have a "happy" lawnmower shed.

Me an' Robert talked for a few days bout adding on to the shop/shed we builded a while back. Bout a year I'm think'n. Today I sended Robert to the Home Depot to pick up some lumber for the floor. Add on is 8 foots by 16 foots. To be used ONLY for storage an' Roberts work tools he throws on the benches in the shop.




This will make the building 16 x 22 feets.

Tomorrow afternoon Robert will be picking up lumber for the walls. This will give me something to work on while Robert is out slav'n his ass off making a gazillion dollars a day. I know how to build walls ya know.

Ok, went to the back doctor the other day....Tuesday, an' the doc says...."what can I do for ya"? I tell him he can kill some nerves, L3, L4, L5 an' 2 nerves in the SI. The next day I was sedated an' he kill all them nerves....radio frequency ablation. Damn I love RFA. I have only two pains. One where he made an injection an' the other is a slight pain at the top of my right hip.

The lung doctor had sended me a device to check my oxygen level while asleep. A week later a health care place bringed me a oxygen mak'n thingy for me to use at night. Apparently I quit breath'n at night or something like that.
The first 4 days I used this device, I was still wide awake at 4 an' 5am every night. So's last night, I didn't use oxygen an' I falled fast asleep before 2 am. An' I sleeped all the ways to 10am. Hmmmm, what's the deal with this????

I been eat'n half ways decent, but still feel like I'm los'n more weight. Well....there are some days I only eat one meal....or what ever ya want to call it. Maybe that has something to do with it.

Poor Leonard hurted his right foot...2 days ago. He's been limp'n an' cry'n..."daddy I hurt, pet me for a hour or so". Today he is get'n round much much better an' says..."I'll let ya know when you can pet me". Think'n he will be OK in a couple more days.

This is all I can think of right now. I been feel'n super good, got my back fix up again, been work'n on projects, gnome house is done.....damn, I'm happy. Oh yeah....it were colder 'an a Canadian blizzard last night....48 freez'n degrees.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Boy howdy, what a day.

Ok, I'm back. Sooner than I was expect'n too. I'm gonna rekon this post will be quite short after do'n mostly nuttin today.

But I had me a excuse to do nuttin. Ya see, last night was a total disaster. From skeeter bites, arthuritis in my toe, forward an' backards leg cramps, terrible hips pains....I didn't get me no sleep last night. Well, I did get me a few hours, something bout 4 to 6 sleep'n with my head lay'n on the desktop while sit'n in my chair. Not the best sleep'n position, but it worked better than the couch or the bed.

Today, a health care feller showed up at my door with a device to check my oxygen level while I'm sleep'n. Ha Ha....good luck with that. After I tell him my sleep'n habits, he assured me the device would know when I'm awake an' when I'm asleep....technology at it's best....or something like that. My awake oxygen levels are just fine....96-97.

I was sit'n outside on the deck sip'n up a cup an' try'n to come alive when the thought hit me...."let's go see how the gnome house front porch fits". This is the porch when I glue the decking on it. Forget to take a pick of the porch in place.

 What the hell, it's backards....the left side is on the right side an' the right side is on the left. But, never fear, the old Billy Bob make it fit just fine. Nobody will ever know.

While I was back on the deck sip'n up a cup, I got to think'n...."let's go to the shop an build some winders". Bout 3 to 4 hours later....I got winders.

 Hey, I see a "billy jeep". Winders come out almost perfect. Too good pretty for a gnome house. Curtains. We got to have curtains. Oh boy, Billy Bob gonna be a seamstress build'n curtains. The winders are 3 1/2 inches by 5 3/8 inches. Them gonna be some small curtains. Silk, I need some bright red silk panties.

That's all I was able to do today. Took me a nap out on the porch sit'n in my chair. Long bout 6:30 or so, here come grandson Tim with a big ol' bag full of Krystal burgers an' fries. We also fix the fence where the dogs are get'n out. They climb up on the dog house an' over the fence they go. Increased the height to bout 6 foots high. Climb that you sucker dogs....

Tomorrow if'n I feel up to it, I'm gonna go out to the tree stump an' install 3 winders. Then I'll sit there on the ground wait'n for somebody to help me get up off'n the ground. It's a chore get'n up by myself.  

Ok, today is done, tomorrow is a new day. See ya laters....

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

UPDATE: couple more pics...."Gnome Home" progress'n little at a time.

Gonna have to try something different today. Since there were very few comments on the gnome condo, let's talk bout health issues.

First off, by freak'n back is kill'n me....an' it keeps my up most the night with dad gum "hurt'n" pains, leg cramps. backards leg cramps an' I gotta go pee. Aspirin seems to help, but it also thins my blood an' just scratch'n a skeeter bite on my arms, I get me a bruise. Seems like the bruises take a lot more time to go away than a few months ago. You would think a guy like me would wear arm protectors. Yeah I got me some, two pair, but I feel like a little sissy ever time I put 'em on. Then when I go out in public, people look at me like "who the hell beat the crap out of you"? I betcha a dollar them nasty skeeters cain't bite through arm protectors.

Breathing is get'n back to being a issue again. Not so much breathing, but shortness of breath walk'n out to the ngome house tree stump. An' bout a hunnert trips out to the shop to cut some sticks on the table saw. For all the people what been tell'n me I got to rinse my mouth after us'n them breathalyzer dohickys, I been do'n that. But mostly with coffee....an' I spits it out.

Just for Louie.....a freak'n cat.....Leonard.

Sorry but I couldn't get a pic of the "freak'n bark'n dogs", but I did get a pic of "lay freak'n dogs".

Now....back to the gnome house.
Yesterday I had to remove the add on kitchen stump from the hole I chain sawed an' chiseled for hours in the in ground stump. There's an old say'n, "ya got to build on a solid foundation". I was in such a hurry....an' all excitis bout install'n the kitchen that I plumb disregarded the old say'n. But I fix in in nuttin flat....bout 2 hours. Even put me some long screws in it to hold it in place. Screwed the roof in place an' shingled the last row. Looks good from my house.

This morn'n I made a chain saw cut for the door an' porch to fit in. Put a few screws in some loose bark that bout to hit the ground if'n I touch it. This tree stump is VERY rotten....fall'n apart. But I'll proceed the best I can. I have me a bucket full of confidence an' lots of free time.

Ok, I builded a porch framework. Cut an' chiseled the hole for the door to fit into. Yup it fits. Took right at a hour or so for a perfect fit.
Ok, I chain sawed hell out that tree stump an' now we got a straight roof.....see I tole you!!!

 Before an' after. I hold cameras crookit....out of level.

You will also notice the porch framework....what fall slap apart. Super glue don't hold too good on this kind of wood.....treated deck decking. The last 2 hours or so have been spent reglue'n with that good ol' "monkey glue" (Gorilla Glue). Damn thing better not fall apart again....I be pissed if'n it do.
Three more winders go in the front....one on each side the door an' one centered in the second story. Damn, them gnomes is gonna love their house. Think'n call'n it "Gnome Home". 

Looks like I need to do a angle change on the roof. Wonder if'n my electric chain saw will fix that.