I've also been told I have little tact, so if this offends you simply ride on.

Saturday, May 27, 2023


 For those of you celebrating a 3 day weekend, the fun should already be underway, that is if you plan on having fun.  For some of you I suspect this might just be 3 days of rest and relaxation.  For me?  Well, as with most holidays, I work.  

Historically, the Memorial Day weekend has always been one of the strongest for the orange retailer that I work for, but this year that's up in the air.  For my store, sales can pop over the $1 million mark over the long weekend, mostly from purchases made in our garden department.  Grills and curb appeal, that's what people buy, mostly grills.  Cookout season has arrived.  

I cut down my nectarine tree yesterday.  There were more dead branches on it than live ones.  

My only bit of really big news is that someone's been attempting to put charges on my debit card.  The first was for $132.95 from Agoda (something or other).  My bank shot it down.  They didn't get into my bank account, but they had my card number, which meant closing that number and getting another.  Of course that didn't mean the perpetrators were going to stop trying.  Last night someone tried to buy something from Dealsdirect, but the old number is now inactive.  I guess this means that at least 2 different individuals had that number.  Naturally, I started thinking about where I used that card.  The only subscription I have linked to it is Planet Fitness, so it's possible someone may have wormed their way into that database.  Two weeks ago I used it twice down in York, for lunch and then again at Dairy Queen for desert, so it's not like I use it frequently.  This is a curious thing, isn't it?

And, since this is the holiday weekend, predictably nothing political will happen.  Oh, sure, the debt ceiling talks will continue, but with both sides saying they're very close, nothing to worry about there.  Old Kev McCarthy isn't stupid enough to force the country into default just to satisfy the far right, mostly because he knows that in the end a large majority of the country will blame him and the Republicans.  

Oh, and evidently they have incriminating audio recordings of Trump and one of the witnesses in his NYC  corruption trial.  Ouch, that's must hurt... okay, you can stop laughing now.

Friday, May 26, 2023

This is Fine With Me

 Well, we are officially entering the summer season today... sometime.  

Here is sunny Central PA the weather is supposed to cooperate with the partiers, the barbecuers, and those still improved curb appeal more than anything else.  Me?  I'm off today, but the rest of the weekend I get to work.  Tomorrow I'm scheduled to spend my shift in the Paint Department.  Will it be busy?  However, there's no paint sale so that will hurt.

Yesterday, the temps were cool here, unable to climb into the 70s (F).  I know there are those out there who feel this portends to a cool summer.  A word to the wise, never attempt to predict the weather, you will always fail.  

The plexiglass arrived yesterday to fix the window I broke on the back porch.  This afternoon it will be installed.  

And because I was bored yesterday, I did 1.25 miles on the treadmill and then took a ride through Bavaria in the afternoon.  That's what happens when the temps are down and I don't feel like doing yardwork.

I made Spaghetti Carbonara, it was almost too cheesy.

For those who haven't realized it yet, the Republican primary is going to be brutal.  There are so many people lining up to run against Trump and each one has a sharp little knife in his or her hand.  This is what's going to take down the party.  They're going to destroy themselves from within.

\I know there were a number of people who complained that Biden didn't really campaign in 202, well, ;he's not going to need to campaign much in 2024 either.  A speech here and there and always a venue far from the splattering blood of the Republican candidates.  Of course, Trump will be indicted at least 2 more times and they will use that to bludgeon both he and his base.  This is fine with me.

Have a good holiday weekend.