I still don’t have a new license

It is Sunday, July, 12, 2020. The weather today is supposed to be the same as yesterday but without the rain. Which is a cool 86 degree high with lowish humidity. Definitely not like July in central Iowa. As a matter of prediction by KCCI weather, we won’t be back into the 90s until Friday. And that is fine by me. I have to be somewhere on Thursday.

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Yay, I slept thru the night. Would have slept longer but Alexa goes off at 7am to tell me to take my Levothyroxine and I get up to feed and then take out the dogs. Sometimes (like today) it’s hard to go back to sleep, so I thought I’d write this blog entry and then try to go back to sleep.

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Last night we went to HyVee for fruit and to get me a new driver’s license. We got the fruit and the Kiosk was broke to get my license. So, we decided to drive to the other one in Waukee. Which wasn’t close at all. Anyhow, they were closed, so I still don’t have a new license. However on the way home, we discovered Teresa’s car had a flat tire, and we didn’t know we had a jack (It was under the spare). Teresa calls our roadside service number from our insurance and gets to talk to “Larry”, his accent was so thick it was almost assaulting. Wherever he was from he tried to spell Campbell “KMBLE.” She had to spell Campbell to him at least 5 times and read the entire vin number to him twice, to further confuse things we were on an offramp from the 80, so literally the cross-street was the 80 or R Ave. The guy couldn’t grasp that a road would be named R Ave. Then he asked for the closest city, which was Van Meter. So anyhow, thankfully, he got a local tow truck driver to come help us out. He asked where we were cuz “Larry” told him we were in Van Meter. DOH. Luckily the tow truck guy spoke English and called before her came and Teresa was able to give him directions. The whole trip went from a 20 minutes trip to over 2 1/2 hours, and its gonna cost a pretty penny for a new tired too as I doubt the old one is fixable. Such is our luck.

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Also earlier last night, I added an 8th game to my wish list for GenCon Online. Another one on Sunday. So, I will have 8 four hour games in 4 days. The Con itself was free, but the games are going to cost me 16 dollars total. Not bad for 32 hours of entertainment. And still none of the games are on Roll20. Half are on Zoom, the other half on Discord. Yes, I am gonna show my 49.99 year old face on Zoom. I turn 50 four day after GenCon is over.

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Earlier than that I was turned down for 2 Saturday night games because of my age. Getting old in the gaming world means none of the kids want to play with you. I can understand to a certain extent. Just sucks getting old.

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Tomorrow I have nothing planned during the day. So, I will work on my plan to change Feise San Aeglias. I have finally come up with a major storyline for it. No more lists after list 2. Then all hell is going to break loose. I’m happy with the concept and think I can do something with what I have planned.

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Tomorrow evening is the one of the last of Jason’s Eberron games. That is assuming he is up for it. Then we take a week off cuz Jason’s gonna be layed up after his surgery. Then we are on for a week. Then off a week for GenCon. Then back on schedule every Sunday until we are done with this campaign. Then we are gonna jump into Spelljammer. I am very much looking forward to this.

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Monday at 11:00am I will be hitting the send my wish list to GenCon Online. And hoping I get into every game I want. I should, these are obscure games, so it’s all good. I took this opportunity to broaden my gaming scope, I hope its worth it.

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Tuesday will be the start of the big change to the Feise San Aeglais that I really hope the players like. It will be interesting if nothing else. And hopefully be darkly fun.

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Thursday I will go out to see Kristel, Dr. Wehbe’s nurse and get labs. After I do that I may drive way out of my way to get my new driver’s license. The place is so not conveniently located. So since Kristel visits take such a short time, I should be able to make it to the license place before they close. And I will finally get my new license. I am running out of time.

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Thursday night will be another night of Chronicles of the Lost, with Filett (can’t believe that is the name he chose) hopefully being the last change to the party. He is being dumped into the middle of a boss fight . Then he is going to dumped into a dungeon to search for orb #5. I told him this to not make him think it’s all combat, just his timing on joining. I have a twist coming for them too, but not for a while.

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Last night was impossibly fun

It’s finally Saturday. Woot. A day of much needed rest after the week I had. But first let me welcome you to Saturday, July 11, 2020. A Saturday not unlike many Saturdays before. But maybe a little better as I do have something planned for today, a rarity to say the least. Looking at the weather prediction, it looks like a good day to hang out for tonight it storms. It’s not supposed to break 90 today, so it’s a wonderful day

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Last night we finally got to play in Cori’s Oneish shot (which will be 4 or 5 shot). From the beginning she said it didn’t matter what we played, so we had a very unbalanced party. First encounter was 15 Dire Wolves. Yep, 15 Dire Wolves attacked and did quite a bit of damage, until I let loose a 5th level sculpted fireball on top of us and them. The wolves that survived this blast ran away. Encounter Builder called it a Medium difficulty encounter for a balanced party, again I point out we weren’t a balanced party.

The second encounter was also called a Medium difficulty. It consisted of 6 will-o-wisp and 2 banshee. A series of bad rolls on our party had most of our party down and 1 of our party dead. Beyond that these creatures had insane Armor Classes and mad resistances. We collectively got out butts handed to us, but somehow prevailed.

The odd thing is I had fun. Even though both fights were slanted very much against us. We managed to win. Next week 1 of the druid is switching to Paladin, that should make a difference. I am looking forward to next week. Should be more fun.

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I slept almost normal last night, yes, I was awake at 4:20am, but I was back asleep before 5:15 and slept right thru the doggies wanting breakfast. I didn’t wake until 7:30am. Naps will be in order for today anyway. Because I really enjoy napping, it makes the day go faster.

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Tonight, we are going grocery shopping to HyVee. The significance of this trip is I am going to renew my driver’s license at the kiosk while I am there. We are waiting till it gets darker and cooler so we can take the dogs as well. So, it’s gonna be a whole family trip. This will be my first venture out of the house for non-medical since March.

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Tomorrow during the day I am doing much of nothing. More napping for sure.

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Hopefully, tomorrow nigh, Jason will feel up to running his Eberrom campaign. We didn’t play last week, we aren’t playing next week. So, I hope we get to play this week, but its not the end of the world if we don’t.

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Then Monday is registration for Gen Con Online. I want to register right at 11am (Noon eastern) cuz I really want the games I want. And since they are non-roll20. I figure I can’t be the only one who doesn’t liker Roll20. So register early, get my games and be happy about it, that’s the plan. I have no back up games. If I do not get any of these 7, I am kinda SOL.

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Well, Teresa who got up to feed the dogs finally went back to sleep. I think I am going to join her. 26 days till I’m 50 and get to join AARP. Only 5 more chemo runs to go until I get to try life off chemo. Only 19 days till Gen Con Online. Only 6 days till my monthly visit with Kristel, Dr. Wehbe’s nurse. And only about 5 minuets for me to find a video, hang on.

it is almost upon us

It is finally Friday. Wow, this was a long week. Anyhow, it is Friday, July 10th, 2020. The weather looks relatively nice for today, just a little warmer than yesterday. Lots of sun today, but there is supposed to be a nice breeze to make it feel great.

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Still waking up at 4:20ish every day today not being an exception. I did nap considerably yesterday after 8am before 1:30pm. LOL. I really want to try Ambien CR, but insurance will only cover 6 pills and the remainder would cost a fortune to pay cash for since its still a name brand. So, until my body decides sleeping the whole night is important, I will be waking at 4:20ish for a while, which is still better than last time which had me waking at 2:10ish.

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We did not playing Chronicles last night as Filett (Still the name he choses) was not prepared to play (his character had not been made) because he literally just moved into his new place on Wednesday. So not faulting him, nor taking blame myself, I decided that we wouldn’t play last night. That leaves us playing on July 16th and 23rd for the rest of this month. I am doing GenCon on the 30th. I am also taking August 6th off because it is my 50th birthday and I want to spend that with Teresa.

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GenCon happens in 20 days and runs for 4 days. I dumped the 8 hour game on Thursday and picked up two 4 hour games to replace it with some time between them. 8 hours straight would be too much for me to handle, would wipe me out mentally as well as physically. So by doing this I saved 8 bucks and some wear and tear. I have 7 games in 4 days now. 5 of which I have never played, a Cthulu game, and 1 D&D game. It’s gonna be fun.

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Tonight is Cori’s one-ish shot. She has put a lot of work into it, I hope it all works out for her. Blasty McBoomBoom is ready. The party consists of a Monk, a Rogue, 3 Druids, and Blasty the wizard. Cori kept saying play anything you want. So we got a totally unbalanced party. It’s a oneish shot, so it doesn’t really matter much.

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My 50th birthday is on August 6th. I have no clue what to ask Teresa to get me. I don’t really eat cake or ice cream anymore. So that is kinda out too. I am going to ask her to go pick up Texas Roadhouse for dinner on my birthday, I’ve been jonesing for a steak for a while. We would normally go, but Covid rears its ugly head again, and I have to settle for take out. Hmm, thinking maybe I can’t wait for my birthday for steak, maybe I will convince her to go sooner and pick someplace else for my birthday. Yeah, I think that’s a plan.

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Teresa is doing much better. Still has some swelling which seems to be going and then coming back and she has some lingering pain, Ibuprofen helps with that. The oral surgeon had told her it was going to hurt more than originally anticipated. He forgot to mention longer too. Ah well. She will eventually be fine and all will be well.

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I know its the middle of Summer. But Fall will be here before you know it. And with Fall come Seasonal Affective Disorder. Before transplant I got it in the Spring, but now it happens in the Fall. SAD (appropriate name) for me is a crippling depression, as dark and gloomy as they come. Dr. Eastin, my shrink says he can stop the depression, can’t wait to find out if that is true. The last anti-depressant he put me on had unacceptable side effects. But he said he had more to try. I do hope he can do it. It’d be nice not to get really depressed for 3 or 4 months from beginning September to beginning December, the I have the whole Christmas depression. Heh. Anyhow, September isn’t that far away. If he is going to do something it’ll have to be soon.

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21 days to go

Woo Hoo, today is not supposed to be hot and muggy. You read that right, today, Thursday, July 8th, 2020 is supposed to be cloudy, stormy and 8o degrees. I still have nowhere to go and nothing to do, so I am going nowhere today. Not that going nowhere is new, it is just how my life is.

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I woke up at 4:20 again today. This is indicative of my sleeping disorder and not from 2 Allegra. At least I am getting more sleep this time with my sleeping problems than last time when I was waking at 2:15am. I can almost function on around 5-6 hours of sleep, plus I am able to take short (20-30 minute) naps during the day, so it all works out. I hope this sleep problem goes away quickly cuz GenCon is coming in 21 days and I need to be awake for that.

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Well, tonight was supposed to be Session 4 of Chronicles of the Lost, but Rho the guy who just joined us for one session, had to leave because he got a promotion at work which requires him to be on his way to work while we were scheduled. His timing sucked, but it could have been worse. I did have a person who wanted to play on Thursday nights waiting for an opening to occur. Filett (yes, that is the name he choses to go by) logged in and said he was interested, so I hooked him up with a Discord invite and gave him introductions to most everyone. I think he is going to be playing a Sorcerer, which is cool. His other idea is Barbarian, which is also cool, but less so in my opinion. But I won’t force him to play either. It’s all good. But Filett can not play tonight because he was in the process of moving. But he said he will be ready next week.

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S0, my only hope for Dungeons and Dragons this week is tomorrow night on the Gang Gaming Page. Cori is finally readyish to run her one-ish shot. Its been looming so long that I do not want to play my wizard anymore. Blasty McBoomBoom the stripper by night/semi-powerful wizard by day. Yeah, I am bored with her. But I won’t change things on Cori at this point. A change like that might cause a brain aneurism or something. So, I will play Blasty, its only for a couple of sessions.

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I finally go thru to DriveThruRPG about my Chill 3rd edition rule book. They are “printing it” asap and getting it to me soon. Only 30+ days later than expected. I wrote them a message that ended in “I just want my book.” Heh, I was totally polite and magically things are going to happen. Hopefully I will have that book beginning-mid of next week.

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As of last night Teresa’s mouth was still swollen and sore. Not where they took the tooth from, but from where they stretched out her cheek to get at said tooth. It’s still swollen enough that she really can’t eat anything big. Last night she managed to eat leftover Swedish meatballs. The meatballs are large but were easily mushed down to size. I’m hoping that when she wakes up today she is not hurting as much and the swelling will have gone down.

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GenCon Online is in 21 days. I am very excited about this. I wish it was still being held live in Indianapolis, but I understand why its not. Besides if it was in Indianapolis, I wouldn’t have been released to go. My ears are gonna hurt so bad from wearing my headset for so much. Actually I am going to see if the MAC laptop that mom left us works with Zoom, if it does, then I can wear my Airpods instead of my headset for much of the time, that would be much better. A lot less pain. Too bad the Airpods don’t work with my PC, “you sound horrible” was what Cori said when I tested them. Oh well, what is a little pain when there are games to be played.

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Only the good die young

Nobody ever said life was fair…

Welcome to Wednesday July 8th, 2020. It’s to be the hottest and muggiest day so far this year with temps around 98 and feels like well over 100. Again I am glad I got nowhere to go today. I would have seriously considered rescheduling anything I did have planned if I did have something planned.

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Again I wake up at 4:20am. Again I am in no mood to be up this early. And again I am blaming Allegra. Now, the other reason I can be up this early, and the one that Teresa stands behind, is that I occasionally cycle into an insomnia cycle and this is somewhat common. Either cause sucks.

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I’m glad I only write this blog for me, cuz yesterday I had only 2 readers of my blog, admittedly the title was a little non-fun. So, it was probably my fault. But it sure is a blow to the ego, so I will go back to giving my blogs better titles. Yeah, when I have wild or major medically related titles, I get lots of readers. I have like 19 followers thru WordPress who get an email every time I post, you’d think some of them would read some of the posts. Who knows?

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Allergy wise, I am doing great. As a general rule I don’t have a stuffed nose nor runny eyes, heck, even my cough has seriously diminished. I think the 2 Allegra are the bomb for fighting allergies. I should have added the second a month ago.

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We did not play Feise San Eaglias last night due to personal issues that I don’t want to get into here.

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I spent the evening with Teresa who is still swollen and as of last night was still in moderate pain. The oral surgeon said her tooth was very hard to extract, that it was a perfectly healthy wisdom tooth which was growing the wrong direction. She has two more wisdom teeth that he couldn’t pull even though she really doesn’t have room for them; one is growing into her sinus cavity, and the other’s root is grown around the nerve. So they aren’t going anywhere unless they become a problem.

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I installed Zoom on my other laptop. It has a camera. I need working Zoom for the GenCon Online games I signed up for. 4 out of 5 require Zoom, the other good old Discord. I am so looking forward to GenCon Online. I am trying out 3 new game systems and then playing 2 Dungeons and Dragons games. It should be a lot of fun. I believe it is 22 days away.

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It’s been an hour since I “woke up”. I am gonna try to go back to sleep.

I don’t want to be awake yet

I sense that Tuesday, July 7th is upon us. A look at the weather is rather boring, hot and muggy, actually hotter and muggier than yesterday, tomorrow is supposed to get worse still. So glad I don’t have anywhere to go until the the temp is supposed to come down a little bit. Still going to be hot and muggy just not quite as hot or muggy.

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I find myself awake at 4:10am, not just groggily awake, but very much awake. Since I didn’t really nap yesterday, this is alarming. The only thing that changed is taking 2 Allegra instead of 1. Now Chris warned me it might make me tired, but I almost always have backwards reactions… could the extra Allegra be messing with my beloved sleep? Probably. I am enjoying being allergy free for the most part, but its not worth not sleeping. Going to not take my night Allegra tonight and see what happens from there.

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Yesterday Teresa had her sideway tooth pulled. Her face was very swollen and she was in a lot of pain. Some pain meds and some ibuprofen helped her some. Eating cold things was interesting for her. Then she went for the ice cream and that helped her a lot. I think time is going to help her the most. I feel so sorry for her though, I wish there was something I could do to make her feel better.

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Also yesterday, GenCon Online opened their gaming list. So I made my wish list of games I want to play. The tickets don’t get opened till next week. I have 5 games on my wish list, over 4 days. Going to cost me 22 bucks. I just hope I have the energy to play them all in such a short time. The big one, of course, is first up on Thursday the 30th, an 8 hour session. The other 4 games are 4 hour sessions spread out over the other 3 days. I chose 5 games that did not take place on roll20. So I should have a lot of fun. I will be one of the first online next Monday to get my tickets for these games.

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Events today during the day is getting the game ready for tonight’s game. Feise San Eaglais continues tonight, with the beginning of the revised List 2. I had to change some things cuz werewolves are humans and getting their skin would have been murder and the demon I had initially included getting a part of would have been too dangerous. So the werewolves and the demon were changed.

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I am not digging the premise of Feise San Eaglais though. I need to come up with a better theme, but until I come up with a better theme, the lists are working. I’m having problems coming up with how to add the BBEG. Or I might just change who the BBEG is, that might just work. I don’t know at this time what I am going to do, but I will keep it going cuz it is still fun.

But if I don’t get some more sleep, we won’t be having a session tonight. Can’t run if I am really tired, makes for a crappy session. The guys will understand.

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Oh yeah, for the GenCon Online games, I have to learn how to use Zoom. Should be no problem to learn. I will install it on my old laptop which has a camera built in. And maybe Zoom with some people I haven’t seen in a while.

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Gonna try to go back to sleep. HA. Here is some Queen to make you smile.

I do not like Mondays

It is Monday July 6th, 2020. It is hot and miserable outside and cool and comfortable in the air conditioned house. Needless to say, I had nothing planned for today, cuz it’s a Monday and Monday’s generally suck.

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Teresa finally got her sideways growing molar removed today. Her face is all swollen and she is in a lot of pain. But she is being tough and is actually doing work work now. No one can accuse my wife of being a wuss. She is handling this well enough. Personally, I would have tried to take a nap; napping is my solution to just about anything.

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We didn’t play in Jason’s Eberron game last night. He was in too much pain. 10 more days my friend and things should feel better, I hope.

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We started watching The Last Kingdom yesterday. We are now 4 episodes in and I am very hooked. Unlike Warrior Nun which was a Netflix new show, The Last Kingdom is on season 5 in Germany. I didn’t catch how many seasons of it Netflix has, but I hope its at least the 4 completed seasons. Teresa likes to bingewatch shows. I prefer to watch a couple and then take a day off, watch a couple, and so on. We usually end up bingewatching all Netflix shows.

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I mentioned a while back that I had forgotten to ask for my donor’s name and address at my last Mayo appointment. Well, I sent them a message asking for it. Instead of getting a name and address as I expected, I got a message saying to send or bring whatever I want to send to my donor to Mayo where it will be forwarded to him. Bleh, I wanted to write a thank you letter to someone, not just a generic To my donor:. But I guess that is what I will have to do. Write a letter to an unknown person and take it up there when we go the end of November.

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Yesterday I listed medical things and totally spaced. July 17th labs and appointment with Kristel. Then again in 4 weeks the same thing.

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I started taking 2 Allegra a day and feel much better for it. I have stopped feeling sick in the evenings. I should have done this months ago. But it took me writing it out here to figure out that it was likely allergies causing the whole mess. Still having some problems with being around the dogs, but event that is not nearly as bad. The only side-effect to note is it makes you tired. LOL. Me? Tired? Bah, I promise I won’t sleep any more than I already do.

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Speaking of which, it’s naptime. A nice short blog post.

The day after Pucky’s 10th Birthday

Hey, its Sunday, July 5th. I certainly hope that all my friends still have all their fingers and eyes from last night’s festivities. Seriously, I hope no one I know got hurt. All I know is it was hot and muggy last night and I wasn’t going to leave my air conditioned home to watch fireworks from the car. The only way to watch fireworks during this Covid-19 Pandemic.

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So, yeah, we watched the last few episodes of Warrior Nun yesterday. And let me tell you the show was great. And the twists and turns shocked both Teresa and I. Bravo to the authors. Very rarely am I surprised by something on TV. And Bravo to Netflix for producing it. And the season ending was worth watching the whole season for. So if you haven’t started watching Warrior Nun, it’s on Netflix. Yes, that other streaming service that isn’t showing Hamilton.

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For 4th of July dinner, Teresa made us Open Face Italian Sausage Melts with tomato sauce. We need to come up with a real name for it. But it was all Italian Sausage, Green Pepper, Onion, and homemade Tomato Sauce placed of a freshly warmed Italian bread roll. As with almost everything Teresa makes, it was phenomenal. Yes, I know I say that a lot here, but she is that good of a cook.

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I don’t understand how some people aren’t “Getting it”. Corona Virus isn’t going away any time soon, especially here in the United States. How can people be so stupid as to not wear a mask (properly) and not keep 6feet away from each other. It’s not rocket science. We (the US) is about to hit 3 million active cases, that is preposterous. And then they plan to open major league spots where athletes are coming down with it yet they are continuing to go thru with it.

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Teresa rescinded her agreement to go out to eat. Iowa is having a severe Covid spike. So, I am stuck at home for longer and longer. I just want to go out for a perfectly cooked steak and the good bread and cinna-butter from Texas Roadhouse. But instead Teresa has agreed to cook me a steak in her Sous Vide and finished in a skillet. Not quite professionally cooked, but still good none-the-less. It will have to tide me over.

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I don’t expect to be doing much today during the day. I will nap, probably multiple times. But other than that I have no plans. But tomorrow night we are supposed to play in Jason’s Dungeons and Dragons Eberron game. Luna is all concerned with tying up loose ends with Tink and Vakri. I am all for lets get it done. I mean I am still having fun, but playing in a campaign that is ending is just that ending. If you leave some loose ends, so be it. Let the campaign end. But I will sit here, playing H, listening to whatever transpires between my compatriots like a good guy. But I just want to kill the BBEG and call it a campaign.

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Tomorrow, Teresa is having her wisdom tooth which is growing in sideways removed. She has been waiting to have this done for a long time, her first appointment was before Covid, then Covid came and screwed everything up, and finally she gets to have it removed.

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I don’t have anything medical until July 21st. A video chat with my shrink, I guess they got things settled with Blue Cross. Anyhow, its all good, I want to talk to him about Seasonal Affective Disorder. I can not have what happened last year happen again this year. Last year, I shut down everything and basically walked away from everyone… I was so depressed I couldn’t hardly function for 4 months, then it took me a few months to rebuild those connections rekindle those friendships. It sucks. Anyhow, we broached the subject briefly before, but since September is looming in the closeish distance it is time to seriously talk about it and maybe put a plan in motion.

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Then July 27, 28 and 29 are chemo days. Same old same old.

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Then its August 20th as next medical thing and that’s is a trip to have my teeth cleaned. This was originally schedule on January 2nd, but not knowing how chemo was gonna effect me, I had to cancel. Now 8 months later, I will finally make it to the dentist.

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Then August 24, 25 and 26 are chemo days.

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Then there are chemo days in September, October and November. A trip to Mayo at the end of November. At this appointment in November I get to decide if I am going to try life off of chemo. Right now I am seriously considering it. No chemo for Christmas. Even if I can only go a couple months, it’ll just feel good to not have chemo looming over me. Nobody understands truly what chemo does to your mentally unless they have been thru it too. Anyhow, this is how I am feeling now. I reserve the right to flip back and forth several times between now and November.

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Happy 10th Birthday Pucky

Well, once again, there will be lots of Fireworks for Pucky’s Birthday. It’s amazing how many people spend their money to light up the sky for our eldest dog’s birthday and this year is extra special because he turns 10 this year. Seriously though, Happy Independence Day, Happy 4th of July. Happy day of more people blowing off parts of their hands or causing blindness or some such than any other day of the year. So I want to start off my blog by hoping that my friends partake of safe and sane firework handling and no one I know gets hurt. And for my Canadian friends, Happy Saturday.

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Although fireworks have been popping off semi-regularly for the last week or so. Tonight will be the night that Pucky and especially Mojo will go the most nuts cuz of the bangs and pops. Mojo really loves to bark along to the bangs and pops, and Pucky has taken to barking along to Mojo’s barking.

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Up at 4am with a terrible back spasm. Luckily I have a bottle of Flexeril next to me bed. Give it about a half hour to work and I should be back to sleep. Fell back asleep around 4:30, back awake at 6:10 back screaming in pain. Don’t know what I did, but I did a good job at screwing up my back.

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Teresa and I sat down together to watch Hamilton, I didn’t make it past the first song before I bailed. Not a huge fan of musicals in general. Don’t much care about a footnote in American History. And hate rap. Nothing for me to see there, so move along I did. I did accidently come back in too early and ended up watching the last 20 minutes. I won’t say I hated it, but I was glad when it was over.

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So, instead I spent a couple hours in her Lady Lair. She volunteered to go, but since she had her popcorn and candy and drink all set up, it just made sense that she got to stay in the bedroom with the nicer TV. I am perfectly content here in her Lady Lair.

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Last night I put a nail into the coffin for the local STILL NOT DEAD party. Yeah, there are people I know, but not a lot of localish people I would want to party with. So I am going to fire off an email tomorrow releasing my hold on May 22 at the Harmony House on Riverside. Glad I hadn’t paid them yet. I’m going to go back to the idea of inviting out my 20 or so friends to dinner someplace on the 22nd of May, 2021, Dutch Treat of course. Only cost us dinner for ourselves. Yeah, that just seems like the smarter plan.

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The STILL NOT DEAD Party on August 7th, 2021 in Indiana is going to happen, I just don’t know where at this time. However, I haven’t really started looking yet as it is a long way away, a really long way away. Food is covered for this event though, Teresa has said she will make enough of her incredible lasagna to feed the masses. That means that wherever we go to have said party must have a cooking area close.

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Last night we were supposed to start Cori’s one-shot on the Gang Gaming Server. However, with me being sickish still and Cori not being completely ready, it has been postponed one more week.

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I don’t know what is wrong with me, but we are adding a second Allegra in the morning to hopefully cut off the allergy problems I am having. Hopefully it won’t make me even more sleepy during the day. It is possible, that all my symptoms are tied to allergies. And as soon as the Allegra I take at night wears off, I am doomed. So, there is a chance that I will be feeling better in a few days, if I am conscious long enough to enjoy it. I started the added Allegra this morning, I don’t feel any more tired than I do any morning. Let’s see how I am this evening.

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Ok, HyVee put a switch on our frozen pizza and gave us Lotsa Mozzarella, instead of Screaming Pepperoni. We went into having the Lotsa Mozzarella Pepperoni pizza with an open mind and hungry guts. Have to say first and foremost, they do live up to the name Lotsa Mozzarella, it had a lot of cheese on it. The pepperoni was sort of bland, but the sauce was good. And most importantly the crust was really nice. Overall we gave it a not bad review, with special props for the crust. Teresa is hoping she can find Lots Mozzarella Ham and Pineapple, I told her that is doubtful. But it would be an excellent pizza for sure.

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I thought I have been drinking enough water, I’ve been working really hard at drinking water enough. But apparently I am not drinking enough water cuz my creatinine level was considerably high on my last test. Which elevates my liver tests, which are what gave Dr. Alkhateeb the idea that my liver might have GvHD too. No, I don’t have GvHD of the liver, I have really hard time drinking enough water and I am not sure what to do about it. I really thought I was doing good, but apparently I wasn’t.

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I tried several times to play Civ4 Warlords yesterday and last night and just wasn’t able to get into it. I also loaded Skyrim: Special Edition a few times last night, but couldn’t bring myself to hit the play button. I am so burned out on those 2 games specifically. They have been with me for years, but it is time to find something else. Problem is nothing else available looks remotely like something I would enjoy playing. I spent 2 hour going thru Steam’s summer sale and found zero of interest. Still waiting for a release date of Bethesda’s space rpg, that is the one I am hoping to see sooner and opposed to later.

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Well, I have babbled long enough on this Holiday. I will go find some unrelated video to share with ya.

Go Speed Racer Go

Welcome to Friday, July 3rd, 2020. Another in the stream of hot and muggy days that are what is to become the normal for the next month or so. It’s like this every year, but this year is special because we have Covid-19 to keep us company. So when everyone is sweating and uncomfortable in the heat, they should be wearing a mask to protect themselves and more importantly to protect others. Teresa said she went to HyVee (the grocery store) and most people going in were wearing masks, but the employees all had their masks pulled down below their chins. Kind of defeating the purpose but hey they are probably technically meeting company requirements. It annoys me to no end that people aren’t taking this Coronavirus seriously. I am staying isolated as much as possible, but if I leave the house, I have a mask with me and on if I am dealing with people and I try to the 6ft distance thing too. So please people, use a mask and practice social distancing if not for your sake for others.

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I’ve felt sick every night since Sunday, I don’t know what is wrong per se. Nausea, achy, mid-grade fevers (nothing over 100 which means a trip to the ER), dizziness, the list can go on, but none of them are bad by themselves, but together they are making me pretty miserable. We cancelled Fiese on Tuesday night half way thru, and I postponed Chronicles last night completely. I am hoping to feel better later cuz Cori is ready to run her one-ish shot tonight. I feel kind of rotten this morning, but that is par for most mornings. We’ll see how I feel later.

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Teresa started watching Warrior Nun last night. I was leery cuz the trailer was kind of bad, not bad, just didn’t really make a lot of sense. But dang if by half way thru I wasn’t hooked. I won’t go into many details about the show in case you want to watch it. But the star of the show, Ava, is a fully developed character, she is believable. The Demons are pretty cool too. I am sure Teresa will watch a couple episodes today once she wakes up. I hope the show stays as cool as the first episode. That would make both of us happy.

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I was all set to sleep in this morning, silly me, Teresa has the day off for 4th of July. This day was just like a weekend day. Jeff gets up at 6:45 or 7am and feeds the dogs and takes them out. Mojo must’ve had to go cuz he was right out the door behind Pucky. Then they come in and get a stale french fry as a treat. Oh, the hard life that these dogs have. They were both back asleep within 15 minuets and I did a bunch of PCH stuff, caught up on Facebook, and am writing this blog before I am ready to go back to sleep. Mind is thinking 100mph this morning, there will be no instant resleep, need my brain to calm down.

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Teresa also got called to work last night. I do not know how long she worked. I slept thru all except for the initial ringing. But she rarely gets called now. Something really must have blown up for her to get a call in the middle of the night. So, I am gonna be really quiet next to her and let her sleep as long as she wants to.

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I haven’t paid the invoice from Harmony House on Riverside yet. I’m trying to figure out if I have 50 people who want to make the trip to Adel. The building which I would be renting seats 150. So 50 will look kind of pathetic as it is. But do I have 50 friends in the Greater Des Moines area or willing to travel to the Greater Des Moines area, for my party. At this point, I do not know. I can count 5 or 6 off the top of my head, but that is a far cry from 50. Maybe my STILL NOT DEAD Party isn’t meant to happen here. I have till August 30th to decide. Between now and then I will make a list and see who I come up with.

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I have 34 days to renew my drivers license. All I have to do is go up to the HyVee and let them scan my old license. Give them a debit card and wallah I will have a new license. Sounds simple enough, just have to get up off my butt and go. I will get it done in time. And the kiosk at HyVee is so much nicer than going to the DMV. I will go soon.

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