Friday, May 8, 2015

The Thought To The Grave

"You can take only one thought with you to the grave, and invariably it is a thought that bugs you..."

My first thought would be I  have loved and they loved me. I have no regrets, but I know I have no witness to my life.  Pity though, I have enjoyed my life.  They did not love me enough nor did I love them enough. We all missed out on that one.
Two quotes that sum it up:

When it comes to men, I must admit I have very poor judgment,’ she said. ‘I’ve turned down most of the few really nice men I’ve encountered in my life, and have gone unerringly for the dysfunctional, maladjusted, insecure bastards every time.

Well, I dabbled with men in my twenties. Quite a lot actually.
But they all seemed so frightfully fond of themselves - they didn’t seem to really need me to be fond of them as well.  So I just got on.

So now anyone who reads this has the most true entry into my soul.  I have never admitted any of this before.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

I Am Back

But you didn't even know I was gone, did you?
My daughter decided to fix my computer and ended up - well let us just say that it has taken almost two weeks and many phone calls to Apple and some special disc, but she did it!  It is like a brand new computer and so I have some new visuals to get used to, and I did not lose a single file that I have seen so far.
A  lot has happened and when not watching Midsomer Murders, Call the Midwife, Inspectors Morse, Lewis and Endeavor, I have pondered some of the goings on in the world.
Baltimore - except for Fells Point and the Inner Harbor area and the Walters Art Museum, it is a hell hole of their own making.  I haven't been there since 2006.
The ever growing field of presidential candidates - what is wrong with the media when they go on about how this candidate will get so and so votes.  Good lord, but we know this, I certainly hope voters don't look at only one aspect of a candidate and look at the bigger picture.  I have always refused to be put into a "category."
I missed the brouhaha waiting for the birth of Princess Charlotte (horrible name) and didn't find out until Monday.
I heard of the tragic murder suicide of a couple I knew.  On the day it was discovered, they came into my thoughts and I wondered how they were doing.  Now I know why they came into my thoughts.  I must remember to pray for people when this happens.
More for another day, I am sure......

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Harry Down Under

Harry Down Under

Couldn't resist posting this!
Thanks, MiniCapt!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Water heater update

She developed a slow leak this morning.  I swear she heard all the chatter about having her replaced and is heartbroken-shedding tears.
I left work early because I did not trust my daughter to tell me the truth about the damage. The plumber was conveniently across the street and came by to assess the damage.  They are currently installing a new one!
Let us hope the other appliances don't feel slighted and throw their dummies out of the pram!
Timing is everything.  I had my taxes done earlier this week and am getting a refund.  No deep pockets for this off budget expense.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

She Should Be Shamed And Never Published Again

But of course, that has not happened yet.  She is still being protected by Rolling Stone for writing her piece of fiction.  I hope the UVA fraternity goes after every one involved - EVERYONE!  Did I say that loud enough.  For every penny every one of them has.

Such harsh treatment for one fictional story?  Well uh no.  She wrote more.  I found this links in the comment section of Duff and Nonsense
Before Rolling Stone
More Shoddy Journalism

If she wants to write fiction, then dammit, get a publisher and write a book.  But then that would require discipline and most likely research.  At least two things she really doesn't do well.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

I Need Advice

I need some input if you don't mind.  
My house was built 87-88 and the only appliance I have replaced so far is the fridge.
When the plumber was in replacing my kitchen faucet this morning, he mentioned that in mid April the price of water heaters is going to probably double because the government is changing some regulations.  I looked it up and he is right.  
Currently it would cost around $1000 to replace my water heater - including installation, and would - from what I have been reading - double in price after the government changes come into force.
There is nothing wrong with my current water heater.  It heats water just fine, and after an unusual high usage takes under an hour to heat up again.  
Should I go ahead and replace it now, or just save more money and when it needs replacing then so be it.  From everything else I am reading, the cost savings per year to have this new govt regulated supposedly more efficient contraption is negligible.  And all I can see, from my brief research, is that more insulation to the heaters will be added.
I don't believe in replacing something until it well and truly dead, so am a bit a loose ends.  Will I save money now, or just waste it on something that may last me a bit longer?
I guess I can say that the reason I hesitate is because I have listened to advice before that turned out to be not so good and still regret the decision.
Thank you for your input.