Thursday, June 21, 2018

Post 3735 - Much Better!

Pushing ten pm.

I feel pretty good today. I finally wrestled that migraine to the ground. I took yet another headache pill around 8 this morning. The headache washed away within 30 minutes or so, replaced by the faint euphoric feeling characteristic of this medication.

I had a pretty good day at work, too. Well rested, and sans migraine, I didn't feel sick or tired or anything else. Had a nice pizza lunch as a woman in my building is selling pizza to raise funds so she can rappel outside of a perfectly nice building in the downtown.  And when I got home tonight, and after dinner and the news, I was able to come downstairs to my home office and produce my latest true crime piece for Frank. It took me about two and a half hours. My editor graciously let me finish the piece tonight, even though it is hard against the deadline for the issue that comes out next week. I hope he doesn't have to do many changes to the text and that it goes in to print with few changes, if only to save him some work.

It is another unsolved murder case, from the early 00's. I will tell you which one next week when the magazine comes out.

(Yes. I am a stinker for not telling you which case it is.)

The weekend will be here in mere hours. What will we do? Hard to say. So many things to do that have to be done that are not one bit of fun. We can put some of them off a bit, but only a bit. I think some of those things will be worked on this weekend. Sigh, and double sigh.

Gotta turn in. Need some seepy time.

See you tomorrow.

Bevboy





Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Post 3734 - Yawn!

Been fighting something all week. Got home from work before 5pm. Ate something. Decided to recline for 30 minutes or so, but ended up sleeping most of the night away.

I hope I am not coming down with what Patricia has had for the last two weeks. That is not a fun experience for her.

At any rate, Newbie has been all over me since I got home. He is literally at my feet at this moment, no doubt waiting for me to finish writing this blog post so I can go back to bed so he can follow me.

I am not sure where this week is going. It is already Wednesday night. It used to be that the weekends went by super quickly. Now, the work week is whizzing by, too.

So much else going on in my life. Ever wonder why I'm so exhausted at the end of a given weekend? You will find out soon, I promise.

Turning in. Long day tomorrow.

Bevboy


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Post 3733 - Two Days Later...

So, I had either two migraines on Monday, or one really bad one. Even those magic pills didn't help. I took one very early on Monday morning, but the migraine just laughed at it and persevered.

Patricia was still not feeling well, so I took her to the local walk-in clinic, and then to Costco to get a prescription. After that, I drove her home and went to work, arriving around 11:30. Worked through lunch. The migraine, which had been at a dull ache, intensified throughout the day. By times, it was at a piercing level, nearly making me cry out. This never happens. Never.

I managed to drive home. Rested before dinner. Ate something. Returned some emails. And returned to sleepy time, not really getting up again until 5:30 Tuesday morning. The headache was finally gone.

Patricia returned to work today, but was sent home again this afternoon, so I left work for the day at 2, got a few victuals, and then drove her home. I have spent part of the evening working on my next Frank cold case article, and will finish it Wednesday evening. It will not be nearly as long as the one in the current issue, so  you can either be sad about it, or grateful. Your choice.

Patricia has gone to bed already. A little while ago I heard her coughing up a lung. What disease will I catch, next?

Let's find out.

See you tomorrow.

Bevboy


Sunday, June 17, 2018

Post 3732 - Sunday Night

Well, I wish I could say I did heck and all today. But I would be lying.

I slept in until 11:30. Got up and we ate something. By 2:30, I took a nap for a couple of hours. Made dinner. Showered. Put on my cleanest dirty shirt. And here we are.

We are heading into another work week. I am trying to figure out where these weekends go, and why they go by so quickly. In a week's time it will have been 36 years since I graduated high school. I have no idea where those years have gone, either. No idea, at all.

No. I didn't read any more of "Dead Skip" today. Hope to crack it open during my lunch hour tomorrow. I will tell you all about it when I am done.

Patricia is still not feeling well. Her husky, Kathleen-Turner voice is appealing to me, but it is not natural so she may end up going to the doctor in the next day or so.

I am going to turn in. See you tomorrow. Keep smiling.

Bevboy


Saturday, June 16, 2018

Post 3731 - Saturday Night Yakking

Sorry I didn't write last night. My body shut down earlier than I would have liked it to. But I am here now.

Patricia has been feeling poorly most of the week. She went to bed early, around 8:30, right after we found out what happened with Rooster on Netflix's "The Ranch". I will go to bed later, probably after I have watched something scary on tv which will keep me awake all night. Maybe there is a channel where I can watch my bank balance dwindle.

Newbie has been in a funny mood all day. He was by the back door, leading to the back landing, for several hours today. Then, this evening, he was in the hallway outside of the living room. When Patricia went to bed, he came upstairs with us for a few minutes. Now, I am not sure where he is.  Maybe the humidity is getting to him.

I haven't read any more of "Dead Skip" in the last two days, so I am not closer to finding out what happened to one of the main characters, whose life is hanging in the balance while another character is trying to find out whodunnit. I am enjoying the book so much that I think when I finish it that I will read one of the other four Joe Gores books I have laying around. A bibliographic blurb about him stated that, as of the 1970's, he had written in excess of 100 short stories. I know that I have read several of them, but the vast majority of them would be uncollected and I may never be able to find them all. What a drag.

What is happening on Sunday? Probably more of what happened on Saturday. I say, bring it on.

See you tomorrow.

Bevboy


Thursday, June 14, 2018

Post 3730 - The Weekend is Here!

Thursday night.

We are off on Friday. Patricia is still recovering from what ails her, so we will likely stay in town on Friday. Up in the air, what happens on Saturday and Sunday.

The book I started on Monday? "Dead Skip" by Joe Gores? Been reading it on my lunch hour this week. Page 64, which is about a third of the way through the novel. Gores was a respected crime writer in his day, but not that many years after his death, he is largely forgotten, and it's a damn shame. Really compelling plot and dialogue, and no wasted scenes. Not one of those bloated, 900 page novels where entire chapters go nowhere, and you wonder why you bother reading the thing.

What else is going on? My latest true crime piece in Frank is going over well. The source I tracked down got back to me and told me how much she liked the article, which is about two of her friends who were sex workers in Halifax, and how they were killed. One of those murders remains unsolved. Halifax's Stepping Stone was founded a couple of years later largely as a result of these two murders, and remains the only organization East of Montreal designed to help sex workers and those who have been trafficked into sex work.

Writing this article was extra hard. Finding the source willing to talk to me was gratifying, and is even more so because she appreciates the end result.

Even the police were helpful this time. I begged them to provide a picture of the victim, as none could be found anywhere else. They opened up their paper files, which had likely not been looked at in quite some time, found a photo they had not shared with the public either ever or for decades, and scanned it in and emailed it to me and my editor, just in time for publication in the current issue of Frank.

Very happy with how the article turned out. I hope you check out the issue of Frank that is currently on newsstands, and let me know what you think of it.

Imma turn in. Been a long day. Earned my beauty coma.

See you tomorrow.

Bevboy


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Post 3729 - Yawn!

So, I got home at 4:53 this afternoon. At 4:57 my work called, and I worked until 8:30. Patricia made me a sandwich around 8:20 as I hadn't had time to eat anything.

That was my evening.

How was yours?

See you tomorrow.

Bevboy