38 thoughts on “Alive, I swear

  1. Yep. I was thinking, “Oh goody, Friday’s pay day.” Followed by “Oh no, Friday’s the end of the month and I have to [list of things to do].” But I’m 3/4 of the way through grading. And got 5000 words written today. And its 30 degrees cooler than this time last week. *happy redhead dance*

      1. 40 this am here in da Yoopee in the mid 60’s afternoon
        it was 87 Monday, Accuweather claims it was 75 as a High the past 2 days, but it never got above 70 here at the house or at work.

        1. Supposedly got to 66 here, south of Cincinnati. Was 89 sometime earlier this week. I really would like to get a couple more weeks out of my bell pepper plants, since I got them started late.

          1. They told us it was going to be a warm fall, and after two days of 80’s we got 4 days of normal to below normal and our first frost warning of the fall, then I see those 2 days readjusted to slightly above normal. I call B.S.

          2. oh, yeah, we had a shorter growing season this year too. I know some folks who plant gardens/raised beds and they either didn’t plant until late or what they planted took its merry time coming up.
            blizzards on April Fools weekend don’t help. Out by the bay, the drifts were still lurking come May

    1. We’ve already had our hard freezes (26 F in the morning), but next week should be in the mid ’80s. Now that it’s officially Autumn, I can admit that I’m preparing for winter.

      In the near term, I need to do too much.
      Tomatoes, greenhouse and shut down water collection.
      Rake pine needles in preparation for Carbon Footprint Day. I’ll stop at 30 piles; usually 20, but reasons.
      The contractor will quote on a solar ground mount. Once I have that, I have to finish the permit application and submit the engineering packet.
      More house stuff, along with fixing insulation high in the shop. That needs scaffolding, and I’ll upgrade lighting at the time.
      I’m looking forward to Winter, sort of…

  2. No, there’s still too much to do before opening night; I could use some extra September at this point.

  3. Have a blessed autumnal equinox.
    The world will keep turning without a timely Saturday post.
    And your epic informative rant on PJMedia surely reached more folks who needed to read it. Take care of yourself.

  4. And it’s a whole new season upon, with Ray Bradbury Month, Turkey Day, and Christmas on the way. Hope good stuff doesn’t have to wait for Santa to bring it! Hang in there!

    1. And ours, while cranky, is almost two months with over a month at home.

      Being a pillow is tiring, but rewarding.

      May you be a pillow soon. 😀

      1. Oh, booger…

        I just found out that Wolf Howls-at-Moon (the blogging name I know him by, but also his actual legal registered tribal name) has a grandson who isn’t doing so well:


        Link for those with a few dimes, the main point being to ask for prayers, doctors are getting into the “we want to talk about end of life measures” mode with baby’s mom.

  5. Don’t swear; it’s coarse and vulgar.

    Hadn’t you been saying not two weeks ago about needing more brain cells not blogging? Be assured that this blog is worth every penny we pay for it.

  6. Need more days in the month myself.
    I gotta make 1008, one gallon jugs for Hewlett Packard before the end of the month, which means by Wednesday shippingwise. The previous 820 took me 96 hours.
    Although they got me help doing the labeling and box building (a novel concept!), I still went in for a half day today. 10 hour shifts until it is done, or Wednesday is over.
    Planning brainstorms from Thursday.
    not that they got much in the way of brains

  7. >> “Alive, I swear”
    Every time you say things like that I want to start channeling Monty Pyhton.

    Sarah: “Excuse me, I’m not dead yet.”
    Me: “Yes you are.”
    Sarah: “No, really, I’m feeling MUCH better,”
    Me: “You’re not fooling anyone, you know.”

    1. I used that in class this year. It took the kids a few seconds, but they started laughing in the right places. *sigh* They don’t do humor. I have to tell them its OK to laugh.

    2. Will Monty Python be around, and as relevant, 500 years from now, as Ol’ Billy Shakespeare is today?

      1. I’ve occasionally wondered if someone like Mel Brooks will be remembered as the Shakespeare of our time.

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