Mundane Doesn't Describe It

For the slackatudinally challenged.

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I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting. Mark Twain, Hard work doesn't harm anyone, but I do not want to take any chances. - Unknown, I am retired and have tried to do as little as possible - slowly. Me.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Yaaaaaaay! Winter Is Here!

Mary was laughing the other day when I commented that I wanted snow. I guess from 1989 when I transferred back from Germany to Texas that I’ve been continually in hot weather. So I guess you could say that I’ve been acclimated to living down South again. Although I don’t like really hot weather, I do like really cold weather. I’ve always been that way in liking winter over summer.

I have seen why old people prefer moving down South instead of living in frigid climates. I’ve noticed since I’ve gotten older that when winter gets here there are a few aches and pains that always show up. So as much as I prefer cold weather, I still like a very warm house.

I still try to understand how my Grandparents and before them could take this weather. As I’ve said before, air conditioning is a necessity down here. Plus fire places during the winter are nice, but when it’s really cold, central heating is also a must. I’ve thought from time to time that people back then were sturdier than we are now. However, I don’t believe that’s true. It’s all in what you’re used to. I think if A/C and central heat were invented 200 years ago, that my Grandparents would have wonder how people survived without it.

My reason for liking cold weather is that it always makes me more active. I know, I know. Me and the word active just don’t seem to fit together. So I’ll say it makes me less slackerly. I mean I do expend energy when I get up to turn the thermostat up. That’s at least a 20-foot round trip from my chair. Alas this winter we’ve decided to start using the fireplaces again. So to be even less slackerly, I’ll be toting in wood and cleaning out the ashes. So I’ll keep wondering how people made it before and not die from exhaustion from toting all that wood. The things we do to stay warm.

Everyone take care


Monday, October 27, 2008

Hello Everyone.

Things here have been chugging along. I was by myself for about a month, but my brother and sil are back for awhile. I don’t mind living by myself, but its kind of nice to have them here at the moment. Of course, this will probably last for about a week.

I go tomorrow to talk to someone about a part time job. I’m still not sure what all of it will encompass, but anything is better than nothing. I’m still waiting to find out what is going to happen with the house and everything else. I’m having to depend a lot on my brothers and sister of which I never have before, but they’ve all been very supportive so far.

Tonight we’re supposed to get down to around 33 F. I love to see the grass stop growing, but now the leaves are falling. So the only thing that would really satisfy me is snow. I figure as long as I’ve got plenty of food, electricity, phone and TV then we could be snowed in for a long time and I wouldn’t care. There’s the problem of George though. I guess I would have to dig out somewhere for him to go to the bathroom, but I could always just throw him out in the snow and then see if he could tunnel his way back.

I’m still finding it difficult to write things or come up with things to say. I did however want to let everyone know that things are going OK, and that I’m doing fine.

I hope everyone is doing fine also and take care


Added: For those of you who haven't seen it yet, Mary has finally put up a blog. I never thought it would happen, but it has and it's a wonderful blog. You can get to it here - Alone With Each Other

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