Good morning everyone. It's cold and sunny here this morning. It was down in the single digits last night. Be fore we know it the lake will be icing up. I don't hunt, but the cold and snow is good for the deer hunters. It is our season right now. There are not many to be seen though, numbers are way down after cold and deep snow of last winter.
Yesterday was pretty mellow as planned. We finished our shopping and I had to order some parts for my Jeep on Amazon. One thing nice here is we do not have any vehicle inspections to deal with. I can imagine that is a pain. We had dinner with friends at their house, no cooking to deal with so that was nice.
I made a big breakfast this morning for everyone. I don't mind, but I stood too long and that bad spot between my shoulder blades fired up again. It makes for an uncomfortable day. I was hoping to get a massage somewhere but we really don't have the money for it. I did find a place I can go when I can't see my therapist. There is nothing big I have to accomplish today though so I should be able to rest.
I hope you all have a great day with little to no pain. Take care everyone.View Thread
Good morning everyone. Cold id the common theme looking at the weather map this morning. It was 10 degrees when I woke up at 7. I know it was in the single digits away from the lake.
I am slow moving today. The cold stiffens me right up. I had to run down it the basement to prepare for the plumber. This requires going outside to get down there. My knee and wrist lit right up with pain.
He is here to install a city water meter. Here with an abundance of fresh water from Lake Superior, they have a flat rate no matter what we use. Once metered for a bit they will adjust our rates. We do not use much here.
The house hunting has turned into more of a house dreaming until we get some bills paid off and more in the bank. We will see where we are at in the summer. I have a lot of small things to fix here to prepare for sale anyway.
The DW and I did some much needed shopping. We were almost out of everything you can imagine. This made for an expensive trip but we were able to finish it off with a nice little lunch date before we came home. She is getting more understanding of me. When we do have to drive to the next town now, I drive there and she drives back. It's much easier than when I had to do all of the driving. It's 40 minutes each way.
We have to go to the grocery store yet, yesterday was Target and Sam's. We do that here in town so it should be a pretty mellow day today.
I hope you all have a wonderful day. Take care everyone.
Good evening everyone. I am still on one piece, not sure how. Sometimes one rough day can do me in for a long time. It will be my tenth in a row tomorrow, none have been easy. I hope it doesn't get me alter. just tomorrow left!
It is cold but we were given a break with the snow, just three inches as apposed to the 6-10 they predicted. I had to shovel right after work, but it was not too bad.
The DW came home in tears. It finally hit her that she left school and is working in a regular labor job. She has not had one like that in years and worries about her back. She worries about loans to pay and bills to catch up on but all of that will work out one way or another. I did all I could to calm her and reassure her. I hope she will be ok. I don't know if she will stick with this or any job at the moment, perseverance.
I do hope you all have a good night. Take care everyone.
We have an inch of snow and icy roads here on the North Shore. We are to get 6-8" before it is over. We won't see the sun until Friday. Winter is digging in. People are sliding and having minor accidents everywhere, especially in Duluth where it is very hilly. People forget every year how to drive in it.
Work was ok, it went by fast being an 8 instead of a 10hr day. Right away this morning we had a repair and it went well enough but my bad spot between my shoulders let go. It feels like have a large knife stuck in there. It makes it very uncomfortable to take a deep breath or stand up straight. Hopefully it works out over night and I can get through these last two days.
Take care and stay warm everyone. I hope you have a good evening.
Here it comes, 6-8 inches of snow coming for us thru tomorrow night. The twin cities is supposed to get the same. I am still getting used to the cold so a break before it snows would be nice, but it IS northern MN after all. Maybe next year.
Today was my 7th and last 10hr day for our maintenance shutdown. I honestly didn't think I would make it through without foaling apart in some fashion. I had the good fortune of working with a good person when I was paired up on a few jobs. On my own I was left to work at my pace. It went as good as it could have.
Tomorrow it's back to normal 8hr days for three days then it looks like I get my 4 day weekend that I desperately need. It will feel a lot easier though, being back in my routine.
Mimi, I hope you were able to rest after your busy day yesterday.
Nancy, there is a definite benefit, I'm glad I am here too!
Geez, everyone apologizing to me. No need, I am a man after all. I can take it, lol. I may act simple, but am rather complicated once you get to know me right?
I had a decent day being the end of a 60hr week. I am pooped out and very sore, but alive and well. I will keep it short though, my left wrist does NOT want me to use it tonight despite my best efforts to ignore it.
I hope you all have a good night. Take care everyone.
Good evening. Cold is indeed on it's way. We saw snow during the afternoon today. It was the first time for the year. After Sunday it is not supposed to be above 30 degrees as far out as the ten day forecast goes.
Today was my 5th 10hr day in a row. I am past being sore, just pushing through and trying to smile. I think I crossed the line on Tuesday or Wednesday. It is all OT now so that helps me focus some. I am dreading the days ahead but things are going ok. I am ready to wave my white flag.
Sorry you were up so early Mimi. I hope you are not up so early tomorrow.
Lisa, I feel for you. I had to cancel my massage as well. I hope you find a way to feel better.
CTW, I hope your meds work out. Changing them is never fun.
Good evening everyone. It will get very cold here very soon. The high for Saturday is a mere 34, the same temp it is now at almost 8pm. I am not ready for that. It has to happen eventually I suppose. I sense more layers are in my immediate future.
One more long day complete. They are not getting any easier. I am very sore and just trying to think of the end and a good amount of overtime. I am trying not to think of the possibility that my back could let go at any moment, or that my other nagging issues might get the best of me. So far I am doing ok. I asked the boss, sounds like we do not get a day off until next Saturday. I am going to try to work some magic and get Thursday and Friday off. I need some time to heal from this run. Things are alright. I am able to rest when I get home.
I do need to have words with my brother though. He was asking me lots of questions about my work hours this week. It turns out he was trying to figure out why his girlfriend's ex wanted her home by 4:30 am when she sleeps over. My brother is mad she has to leave so early. Her ex needs her home for their kids so he can go to work. I work with him I need to make sure he knows I want no part of it. I like the guy. I feel bad his wife is leaving him for my brother. Nobody wins in this scenario. Especially their combined 6 kids. Sorry, had to vent.
I don't think life is much about luck. I think GG's comment is so true. I am very sensitive to other's life struggles, but some of it is the result of their actions, thereby preventable.
I do wish you all a good evening. Take care everyone.