Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Just a fill in. this and that.

I guess it is easier to obstruct then to actually govern. 


Today should be the warmest day of the next 5 but might not be the most uncomfortable. That might be Friday . . but today will be a very very close 2nd.  Expect pop-up thunderstorms the entire week coming to an end Sunday and a beautiful week NEXT week.   Very very muggy starting today as the moist air slowly moves in today.


WHAT, have we gotten ourselves into with A PUPPY - what were we thinking!.   The good news is that yesterday Gus rang the out out bell 4 times and actually went potty. 

The bad news is he is a Tasmanian Devil at times and it's freaking scary.  We consulted a Goldendoodle Facebook group and they all say it's a phase and goes away . . . . OR,  they are just telling us this.


Remember - reps from the DOT will be at city council tonight so you can tell them how to do their job with sidewalk creation.  No really - ask questions and get answers.  It's all good according to the federal Americans with Disabilities (ADA) standards.


geez - I can't believe people are SO anti downtown trees. What are they afraid of with 8 small trees. They will be ugly?  A nuance?  It's been done before?  String banners all up and down James Street to make it pretty?  Seriously?  More brown dirty banners?


In 2009, there were $2.5 billion in subprime auto bonds sold. That number is up to 26 BILLION in 2016.  Delinquency on paying auto loans is up 3.82% and 90 day auto loans are up even more. Sound familiar to anyone?

Loose regulations sink ships


Starting to prepare for football season looking at Rotogrinder and other sites but we decided to wait until week 4 or the season to jump in.  So many variables before real numbers start to accumulate.


Check out my hole in one in pretend golf .  189 yards


Monday, July 17, 2017

here come da humidity


After today things turn sticky - FINALLY, real summer.  It's not going to be that HOT but it will be sticky with pop-up thunderstorms at least until Sunday and dew points near and above 70 until Monday.

The good news is Mullins will offer 1/4ers and $5 lunches this week so get'r done in your tummy.


Mel is doing well-ish for his conditions.  Funny story.  He is at the Sun Praire Healthcare facility and I was taking Gus out to go potty.  An older gentlemen and his wife were sitting there and the guy asked "How old is your puppy" and I say "10 weeks"  "Oh what a cute puppy".  We go on and as we are coming back we pass him and he asks ""How old is your puppy" and I say "10 weeks" and he says "what a cute puppy".

AS I am leaving because Gus is a little over stimulated they are still there and as we walk past "How old is your puppy" and I say "10 weeks" and  "what a cute puppy".   LOL - I chuckled on the inside.

As for Gus OR Gustav, when he is in his . . . . Tasmanian devil mode that we have had to learn how to deal with, is doing fine and learning,

He now rings the bell to go out  . . every so often but more and more he is understanding.  He has learned to walk on a leash much better, and somehow has learned what "SIT" means.  And he also LOVES to play fetch and actually brings things back except when he is outside.  I guess his "retriever" is showing through.  Blake NEVER fetched.  My cat Sophie fetch's but only brings things back 3/4 of the way . . .like she is pimping me a little.

Seems Gus gets distracted with fire flies, birds and anything else that moves.  He is NOT a good gardener as he will see me pulling weeds and wants to help by pulling anything green. It's almost like he does not understand the concept of "weeds".

I took Gus for a walk on James Street with multiple dump trucks being loaded with gravel and backhoes and all sorts of noise - not a problem.  Getting past bars was a problem as he is a magnet for humans.   I look SO MUCH BETTER with a puppy next to me.  I'm very popular.


I STILL cannot find ANYPLACE that sells a 31x36 refrigerator tray that goes under the frig. THOUGHT I did but the the trey measures 31x36 on the OUTSIDE. Not where the frig actually sits which was 28x33 and it's completely useless.  Anyone need a 31-36 tray?  or a real good almost like new lawnmower?

I really have run out of options and will have to buy a new refrigerator at some point.  The service man says unless they can tip it upside down  . . . . . . and after 8 years we still do not know exactly where the water comes from as it only leaks at 2 to 4 in the morning.  THUS it must be the defroster which is dripping water on the OUTSIDE of the hose.  But the entire frig bottom is bone dry in the morning.   Drip pan is dry.

How do we know it's leaking somewhere?  Dry Rot under the frig.  a lot of it.   sigh.


New poll ABC Poll which gets an A+ for accuracy has Trumps approval ratings at 36%.  Historically low.  No President has ever been hated this much so early YET, the GOP all stand behind him like a bunch of lemmings. No wonder more and more people are saying the GOP no longer stands for what they stood for 10 years ago.

439 counties were polled on Trumps approval rating.  These counties were important on getting Trump elected.  Of those counties his approval rating is 50%.


6% of weddings have banned ALL songs by Justin Beiber

A New York City Taxi medallion today is worth from $200,000 to 500,000.  These medallions allow you to drive a yellow cab in New York.

Three years ago these medallions were worth 1.5 MILLION and backs were allowing you to use those medallions as collateral in loans. No longer.


Friday, July 14, 2017

Quick update

Just a quick update - Mel is safe and sound in a nursing home and all is well.  Stress level has gone down DRAMATICALLY in the Melotte household.  Well  . . .I did get up to take Gus out at 3:00 this morning and we have been up since 5:45 when he decided it was time to play but besides that we're all good.

Now if we can get some of Gus's anxiety to go away whenever we are not near him . . . A work in progress I guess.  I HOPE it's only a puppy thing.


Cubs made a good trade giving the White Sox their #1 best prospect in the Minors and he could be worth 1 more win for them this year and 3 a year the coming years.  Brewers don't have to respond. They are doing fine and I hope they don't give away the future in some trade for some St. Louis pitcher.


Seems there was a previously undisclosed dude in that meeting with Trump Jr and in the past that guy was a military officer and now turned lobbyist, Rinat Akhmetshin, a Russian-born lobbyist accused of having ties to Soviet military intelligence ???   It just gets deeper.  OH - I guess they forgot to mention he was there.  Simple mistake.

Then I read that  a major GOP donor and opposition researcher who said he tried to work with Russian hackers to retrieve deleted emails from a private server used by Hillary Clinton,  died in a suicide.   

Westworld and Saturday Night each had 22 Emmy noms.   LOVED Westworld.

OK - I have nothing else but will enjoy the calm as Gus is sleeping