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Marriage wisdom, winter thoughts, and oh those 70s shows

January 16, 2022

Printer breaks down. Message says ink pad is full. Completely frozen. Wife researches how to fix. Explanation on internet indicates tools required to open and empty ink pad. Done then? Nope, next we have to buy a code($10) to unlock the frozen state. And then, maybe, maybe it will possibly work. According to responders on internet, doesn’t work in all cases and manufacturer states in that situation they suggest buying a new printer, i.e. planned obsolescence.

Anyway, wife fixes. Whew. Hope we get a few more years out of it. She mentions after singlehandedly bringing the printer back to life that printer repairs fall under the umbrella of the husband. I respond quickly that it should fall under the office assistant umbrella. Allowing some air to settle, she sets the mood and tilts her head toward the backyard while inquisitively asking where last year’s landscaping project fell, which my contribution to that project consisted of mentioning to her if she was hot to take a break.

Being a veteran husband now with major battles in my past and an array of purple hearts, it’s time for me to toss a pregnant pause grenade.

“Let’s take the dogs for a walk and get some lunch! My treat!”


Low temps dropping from 45 degrees to 35 degrees seems a whole helluva lot different than a measly 10 degrees. It requires me to dig out different clothes in my wardrobe. While writing this I just realized I don’t just have seasonal clothes, but within season clothes also. Probably 8-10 seasonal options. Really? Pathetic.


70s shows review

Green Acres- Finished the whole series by wrapping up Season 6, which is right when the CBS execs executed the Rural Purge, extinguishing all country format shows at the time. Oh how I wished they had done it one year earlier to prevent Green Acres being stained with the season 6 turd.

Eb should never be the central character of an episode and he had quite a few this year, or maybe it just felt like it. Even Hank Kimball and Arnold appearances became labored. Can’t believe I just wrote that previous sentence.

Mary Tyler Moore- Finished season 5. Brilliant. Writers and actors really were in a special place. And with Rhoda leaving (not a minute too soon I believe), it opened up great opportunities for the writers. Additionally, more so than the main characters, it opened up space for the newbies Georgette and Sue Ann, who steals every scene she is in.

Cannon- Almost done with season 2. How long will I continue? Dunno. As I child I couldn’t turn the knob quick enough to get stuff off the screen. Now, I love the rotund rascal. Always underestimated but his uncanny knowledge, sense, and physical strength is too much for all those great bastard guest stars. Hi ya! Karate chop to you!

Songs Listening To-

Nat King Cole- There Will Never Be Another You

Paul Williams- What Would They Say

Peaches & Herb- Reunited




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Gramma out of the hospital. And back to normal. She bragged that in her room of four people she was the only one who didn’t wear diapers. And for lunch, while she was getting hiyashi chukka, my wife,

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Rainy season has lifted, and the heat has set upon us. Brutal. Adding salt to that wound is that mother-in-law is in the hospital. Gallstones. Two weeks. Two surgeries. On the bright side- Total expen

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