Thursday, February 14, 2019

Post 3842 - Getting Better!

I am still coughing, but not nearly as much as I have been. I took the puffer once, this morning. Haven't had a coughing jag in a few days.

Is this bloody cold/virus/cough/whatever, finally in my rear view mirror?

Frig, I hope so.

This particular "whatever" has been very persistent. I have paid my dues. I have tried the patience of everyone around me, with my coughing, for far too long.

After work tonight we went to Halifax Shopping Centre. I wanted a new money clip as I have long since misplaced the last one I had. The "Things Engraved" store had several varieties in stock. I selected one. Patricia took it from me as she wants to buy it for me for my upcoming birthday. It was on clearance, but when it rang through it was less than half the price it was on the box! The lettering we had added cost nearly as much as the clip itself.

It says "BDK", on the front. My initials. And "Bevboy" on the back, for obvious reasons.

We had to wait for the work to be done, so we drove to the Kempt Road Swiss Chalet for a Valentine's Day dinner. I ate too much. We like Swiss Chalet a little too much. Other than my birthday next week, we have promised not to eat out going forward. We have too much food on hand. We are foodies, but we can be foodies at home, with victuals prepared in the Instant Pot or on the stove.

I have been on a course at work the last few days. Wednesday night we did not finish until after six pm. I was fried. We drove home and I turned in early. We finished at 5:30 tonight, which made me happy.

The weekend is nearly here. It will be a three day weekend, as Monday is Heritage Day here. I do not know who is being honoured this year. I just know it isn't me. :-(

You have a good evening, my lovelies. See you tomorrow.

Bevboy


Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Post 3841 - What? You're Still Coughing? Get On With Your Bad Self!

Yeah. Still coughing. Still ticking off everyone around me who's getting sick and tired of my coughing up a lung. Really. Nice.

After work tonight we went back to Costco to pick up a few provisions. I also put twenty bucks in the gas tank. Then Patricia remind me that gasoline goes in the gas tank. I felt really silly, and then angry, because the gas tank refused to give me my money back. Said it was "owed" this money but refused to tell me why. Then the gas tank went off in a huff and I haven't seen it since. So, if you happen to see a gas tank for a 2016 KIA Soul, let me know, okay? There may be a small reward. Twenty dollars or so.

We ate our dinner and watched "The Rookie". Hadn't seen the show in a few weeks and kinda missed it.

We are apparently supposed to get a massive storm over night. I would love to work from home in the morning but I am on a three day online course and I would prefer to take it at work rather than here.

In practice most of these Winter storms fizzle out, but there are enough warnings from all the local weather people that maybe there is something to this one. We will see in about eight hours.

I am going to turn in. I am still worried about the gas tank and hope it shows up during the night. I will keep you informed.

See you tomorrow.

Bevboy


Monday, February 11, 2019

Post 3840 - Yes! Still Coughing! How Did You Guess?

Pretty much says it all. I am still coughing, weeks later. The puffer is sometimes useless. I may as well be taking it orally for all the good it's doing me.

After work tonight we grabbed a meal at the Chinese place in Clayton Park, the one close to the Lawton's Drugs. From there we went to Costco where we got some provisions for the upcoming storm. You know, the one that is supposed to end life as we know it in Nova Scotia.

We were both tired this evening. I am glad I bundled up the cardboard boxes Sunday night, so they can go out Tuesday morning. Along with that is the vegetation that has gone bad around the kitchen. It is a sin to waste food, but sometimes we just misplace stuff and it gets forgotten about. I don't like to make excuses, so I don't.

So, we're supposed to get this terrible storm on Wednesday morning. I am not sure how it will pan out. If it is really bad, I will work from home that day. But I have found that most of the really bad storms are seldom as bad as the weather forecasters around here make them out to be. I remain skeptical until I hear more details.

I am going to turn in for the evening. I have to work a few extra hours tomorrow, plus Wednesday and Thursday. Won't be home until quite late all three nights. You understand.

See you tomorrow, my lovelies.

Bevboy



Sunday, February 10, 2019

Post 3839 - Sunday Night Ramblings...

Before you ask: Yes, I am still coughing. I am still taking my puffer. I likely have a case of thrush right now, come to think of it, even though I gargle most times after I take a puff.

We had a quiet day. Slept in. Ate something. Did some work around the house. Got caught up on "Outlander" episodes. I cooked an early dinner.

It is back to the grindstone tomorrow. I don't know where the weekends go. Into the ether, for the most part.

I am going to turn in early. After all, I have to get up early.

See you tomorrow.

Bevboy


Saturday, February 9, 2019

Post 3838 - Still Coughing

Man, will this cough ever go away? I am starting to doubt it.

I have been taking a puffer for more than a week. I am supposed to take it twice a day. I often take it four times a day, pretty much until the coughing goes away. Eventually it does.

We had a pretty good day over all. We decided to do a valley day trip. We left the house mid morning and went to Wolfville to the farmer's market. From there, we had brunch at the Applewood's restaurant. It was a bit awkward. People saw us there who know my sister, and they were not terribly friendly to us. I can't help but think that they slithered over to their house or called them or something this afternoon. Whatever.

We checked out the house this afternoon and hung around long enough to watch a movie, "Real Steel". It was on the hard drive attached to the media player I keep down there. We had never seen it. It had always looked silly, but we were on the edge of our seats this afternoon. You should check out this film if you haven't seen it. If it helps, it has Hugh Jackman in it.

We left the house around 4:30 and grabbed a bite at the sushi place in New Minas. Excellent food as always. From there we went to Noggin's Corner and then to the IGA in Wolfville to to get some victuals. We got home around 7:30. Newbie pretended to be happy to see us before ignoring us.

Tomorrow is Sunday. There is much to be done around this here place. I can hardly wait to get up in the morning and do it.

See you then.

Bevboy




Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Post 3837 - See What I Mean?

Sigh.

I messed up the numbering of the blog posts.

Again.

I somehow thought I was still in the 382? series, when in fact it was the 383? series.

How silly of me.

I am the only one who seems to care about the blog post numbers. People who want to take me to task will write me directly or leave a comment or reference the, say, February 4th blog post. I in turn have to turn around and re-read the blog post so I know what they are referring to. It is the circle of life.

I had a quiet day at work. Patricia had an amazing day at work. A project she was managing went very well today, and she is swimming in the accolades. Her boss told her to go home early. It was a whopping 30 minutes early, but even so. It is the thought that counts. We went to dinner at a place that sells fajitas, but they were disappointing so we won't go back there. Too bad. We used to eat there quite often, but the food quality has diminished to the point where we can no longer justify eating there. The fajitas at the place downtown by the library are 100x better.

We watched the news and somehow landed on "My 600lb Life" on TLC. What a sobering show! People who have achieved huge weights discuss their issues and hope against hope that they are elected to receive weight loss surgery from a doctor who clearly doesn't want to be there. We watched the show for two hours tonight. Couldn't take our eyes off it. Shame on us.

Tomorrow is Thursday already. Patricia is taking two days off work. You know what means? Uh... something something something.

See you tomorrow!!

Bevboy


Monday, February 4, 2019

Post 3826 - Would you believe, still ugh?

Yeah. Pretty much sums it up.

I took my puffer this morning, which controlled my coughing for most of the day. But after work, sitting in the car, waiting for Patricia to show up on the bus, I began a coughing jag as violent as any I have experienced since I got sick over the holidays.  I nearly vomited. I took my puffer again, and things returned to normal. Six hours later, the coughing is starting up again. Wonderful. Just wonderful.

We got home and I cut up veggies for our roast beef dinner. It was a blade roast, not my favourite cut at the best of times. Patricia threw everything into the Instant Pot I bought for us for Christmas.

It wasn't very good.

The amount of fat on this normally-fatty piece of meat was nearly off the charts. Even eating the small piece Patricia hacked off for me was a chore, and I very much like roast beef.

We hate to waste food. But we don't want to eat the rest of it, and I'm not sure that this is really food.

The thing is, there is another blade roast in the freezer. We don't really want to cook the thing, for fear it is along the same lines as this one.

Tomorrow I will be having lunch with a friend. Looking forward to it. I promise not to order roast beef!

See you then.

Bevboy


Sunday, February 3, 2019

Post 3825 - Still Ugh!

Slept in this morning. Coughed a lot. Took my puffer and it became less.

Took Patricia to the Tantallon library this afternoon. The folks who make the kimchi that Patricia likes so much were there, talking about the process of fermentation. The room was quite full of interested parties. The people giving the talk had driven in from their home in Canning this morning. That is quite a drive. I am not sure if they were paid for this talk or not. I hope that the library has a budget so that their costs were covered at the very least. They mentioned that they will be doing fewer farmer's markets in the future. Still selling their products at a couple places in the city, but likely just attending the farmer's market in Wolfville from now on. They recognized Patricia because she's always buying their stuff.

We returned home after a quick grocery trip. Patricia was tired so she took a nap. I did some puttering around down here. It has been a quiet Sunday evening around here.

Back to work in the morning. Where do these weekends go, anyway?

See you tomorrow.

Bevboy


Saturday, February 2, 2019

Post 3834 - Ugh

Six days later. Still alive and functioning, more or less. But it's still mostly me going to work and resting as much as possible in the evenings.

Went to the Valley on Friday morning to deal with some stuff. Very pleased with how it turned out.

I returned to the city during the lunch hour. Newbie and Patricia greeted me with a similar amount of enthusiasm. I tried to take a nap and didn't quite succeed. Took a long shower and watched some telly.

I am still feeling off, even though my doctor put me on a puffer the other day. It is treating the symptoms quite well but has a few side effects I'd rather not get into.

I am calling this short, as I need to rest because I will have a busy day on Sunday. Not watching "the big game".

See you tomorrow.

Bevboy