Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 my year in review!

OK....this should be my last posting for the year 2010. I tried to hold off from joining FaceBook for as long as possible, and the time I spend there has just about killed off this poor blog!

So here's the year in review......mainly just for my own personal memory log! Didn't use whole names just because I didn't want my friends to be directed here if someone googled their name!

Let's see.......January......
Learned all about Hawg farmin' from my buddy at Hog Heaven
http://bosshogfarm.blogspot.com/

Learned I didn't want to make a livin' raising hawgs, cleaning hawg houses, or operating and workin" on slurry wastewater reels? example; http://www.waterreels.com/wastewater.ivnu
Slingin' Shit as I used to call it!

Got into the nightvision and flashlight craze a little. Guess you could say I was on an Ebay binge for LED upgrades?
Bought this on Ebay for less than $400
http://www.opticsplanet.net/yukon-ranger-pro-digital-night-vision-5x42-monocular-yk28046.html
Upgraded my older flashlights to LED bulbs, and aquired a few extra Surfires
http://www.opticsplanet.net/surefire-handheld-flashlight-6p.html

Enjoyed the nightvision jaunts with Debra watching the deer and wildlife on the farm.

A good neighbor and a friend Teresa lost her grandmother. Went to SC for that. Haven't even had time to get over the death of another good friend Steve on Christmas day of 09? A truely remarkable musician, father to his children, and husband to his wife.
Buddy and Katy moved into their new home. I helped...just a little.

February......New washer & dryer. New hand truck w/solid tires. Upgrade wheel barrow to solid tires.
Buddy's father passed away. Mr Mercer you raised a great and loving family.
Lab tech Phillip at Castle Hayne plant has stints put in.
Start upgrading inside of my shed with insulation etc.

March......Ab & Em's yearly vet visit w/shot's etc. Sell some stuff on Ebay.....old cordless drill, and a night vision monocular on Craigslist etc.
Dad get dye injection in his back to find source of pain? On a Hibatchi cordless drill and saw buying craze via Ebay. Put doggie door and A/C unit in shed. Rick still trying to fix Debra's MicroRain gearbox! Doctor's can't find anything wrong w/Dad's back. Think it's a leg problem....vascular or nerve damage? Get Federal Tax return! Do Lifeline Screening in Burgaw. Healthy as a horse. Emily's teeth cleaned for the first time in ten years. She had a tooth pulled too! Dad got new A/C unit for his place.

April.....Finally got my chainsaw back from Dennis. Cut down trees behind my shed. Still getting Hibatchi tools from Ebay? Got new HP-35 Calc. for work. My 53rd year on the Planet complete? Mower blades for Mini Z via Ebay. Finally get NC tax return.
Buddy's Stepmom passed away. Miss Genny will be greatly missed by her children. A kind hearted soul and a poet.

May.....Mom come up to stay a couple of weeks!!!.....Abigails teeth cleaned for first time in 10 years....pulled 4 of her teeth???? Daayyuuumm...I'm so sorry girl! Took mom home and found out Tim had bought a new truck. Mom lost her purse with cell phone and over $600 cash? Washed mildew off vinyl siding of Dad's trailer & Barn for Father's day.

June.....Emily had intestinal worms? Got that taken care of with new heartworm meds. My teeth cleaned. Karen's uncle Phillip passed away.....I'm so sorry I didn't go to the funeral. Just been to so many lately and very depressed. Lot's of personal stuff not gonna mention?

July......Computer crashed and fixed. New external hard drive. New speakers for Computer. Ha.....Pure Gold....no comment!.....
Engineers access QA lab for replacement. Dad and rest of relatives do the Ocean Isle bash for a week. I refrained this year. Attitude problems? Imagine that? I got to doggie sit Tot for Dad, plus I had Ab & Em to look after!!!
Got new DVD duplicator via Ebay. Ha.....dog squeeze on the nose!!!!!LOL did a post on it.
Massive case of shits after night out at Hooter's??? Yearly physical with Dr Viser....massively overweight, but healthy. Washed Cell phone in washing machine, but brought it back to life with vacuum pump at work. Clint & Tim repairing trashed rental trailer.

August.....Family friend Darin R. passed away two weeks before his 45th birthday. His older brother Daryl passed away in 2008 and he was only 45. My heart breaks for their children and their parents. Their parents have lost their two and only sons in such a short time.
Everything else seems pointless that happened this month.

New fan motor and scales in furnace at Lab. Hot as hell this month! .....July and August SUCK!!!!!!.....Closed deal on first property in St.Helena near cemetery. Hurricane Earl passed us by.

September.....
Mom and Kathy up for weekend visit. Major yard work at St. Helena. Linda accepts offer to sell property on New Rd. Major clean up of St. Helena trailer. Mary & Dad do lots of painting. Old cell phone finally croaks from being washed in washing machine back in July. Get new one. Dad has Yard sale at St. Helena property. Build back porch Roof there.
Get new NCAT furnace at work. Abigail has a bad day where she can't hardly get up or down the steps etc, but it goes away the next day? Get minivan stuck in back yard at St Helena after massive flood rains. New tire on minivan!

October.....New back door for St. Helena. Bad incident w/ me and Dad over stupid shit at St. Helena. My fault totally....the asshole in me totally exploded? I'm sorry Dad, wish I could take back the hateful things I said!
Dad closed the deal on the property with Linda the next morning without me. Mail absentee voter's ballot in. Major repairs and upgrades on computer again. New hard drive, power supply, and two new fans. $140.00. Replace CV joints on minivan. Replace roller on sliding back door.
Swapped properties with Dad. He got the property near the cemetary and I got Linda's old place on New Rd. Water utilities in my name. Discovered VIP...happy trails, and happy endings!LOL

November.....Connect temp hose bib to water meter at New rd. Sell stock. New computer at work! Wonderful fish cookout at Buddy & Katy's...thanks!!! Cutting and burning trees at New rd. Hit a rock inside a cedar tree with chainsaw and messed up chain big time! Never seen a rock inside a tree before??? Neighbor Dave was T-boned and had his work truck totaled. Mrs E and Granny Eggs come by to visit! Made my day! Re-connect with a dear friend via FB. Haven't seen her since 82 I think? Thanks for helping me to get out and be more sociable. Do the Hustle!!!!LOL! Was out sick for a couple days from work. Saw a guy in a straight jacket at Pizza Hut. He was with about 4 other guys sitting at a table? He was able to eat somehow???? Haven't got a clue, but will never forget it! Visit Mom over Thanksgiving.

December.......Mom and Sis come up to get Pumpkin on the 3rd, a little Morkie puppy that my niece located just for her. Little did I know it would be such a blessing to Mom!

Dec. 11th, 18th, & 23rd w/my girlie Wooohoooo.......my little secret! No details, although someone didn't remember the 11th???? Our little secret. Do the Hustle! Highlight of the year...not to mention the month!!!! You will need a Top Secret Clearance to find out any more!

Mom and Dad both turn 76 this month. Crazy fun B.day party at "The Hoot" w/Dad & Scott. Learned the "Pants on the Ground" song from Dad. Thanks for driving us home Kelly. Teeth cleaned! Christmas Party at Eddie's Granny Shack....killer oyster roast...Thanks Eddie & Miss Peggy. Visit Mom & Sis for Christmas. Pumpkin is so adorable. She gets along so well with Abigail and Emily. I think Emily has a crush on her? Good to see Mom so happy. Thank you Jessica for finding and getting Pumpkin for mom. Missy my sister's boxer put on a good show for us with her howling for food skills! Hope she makes it another year.....poor thing is getting old and frail.
My neighbors and best friends Dave & Teresa got married Christmas Eve morning before I leave for Mom's. Got to see them right before I left. I don't have to go back to work till 1/3/11. So I have to much computer time on my hands, hence this post. Sorry about the grammer or sentence structure......just jotting it down as I go. This is more for me than anyone else. I don't even want to look back at all the funerals I've been to this year. Or even the last 3 years for that matter. Lost so many good friends and family.

Today....Last day of 2010.......Killer breakfast at "What's Cookin' " with good friends Dave & Johnny.
Johnny actually beat me to the punch and paid for our breakfast?
Lunch at The Olive Garden with Rick.......we devoured 3 bowls of soup and salad.
Then Karen stopped by to get my baby girlies. Gotta share darn it ;-(
So...here I sit posting this, chatting on Yahoo with my girlie, and Facebooking till the New Year arrives. Oh....and drinking cheap wine! Duplin Winery wine! Naughty & Nice mixed w/ Hatteras Red!
Happy Trails!

9 comments:

Jan said...

You have a bijillion blog topics here. You need to post more often. Too many lefty bloggers.

Uncivil said...

Happy New Year Jan!!!!!

Mrsupole said...

Happy New Year Jimmy to you and yours!!

May the blessings of peace and joy be upon you for this coming new year.

God bless.

PS...I know what you mean about two many passing on and too many funerals. Hope it is a long time before I go to another one.

Uncivil said...

Happy New Year Sherry. I've got to get by your Blog shug. You're gonna have to spank me!

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

Ugh Jimmy, I hope that 2011 brings NO funerals your way. You had about 10 years worth in 2010.

You're lucky you didn't lose any teeth when you got them cleaned, since Ab and Em both lost some! Did you notice a difference in the doggie breath? Quite a few years ago, Gen's breath got so bad that we could smell it across the room. Smelled like something crawled in there and died. But we were too dumb to take her to the vet for it, thought it was something she was eating. She then got some fox tails stuck in her gums, and had to go to the vet for that. She went under to get the fox tails out, and they cleaned her teeth, and pulled out a very nasty rotten one in the back. Breath issue solved!

I doubt we'll have her teeth cleaned again at this point. Think she's getting too old to go under, if we can help it. They cleaned them about 2 years ago, though. I'm glad I don't have to go under to get my teeth cleaned!

I'm glad 2010 wasn't all bad for you, with a girly in the picture, a wedding, and both of your parents still around. Blessings indeed.

Uncivil said...

Holy Smokes Julie, I wasn't aware of the dangers of Fox tail grass? Thanks for posting about it.

http://www.almostheaven-golden-retriever-rescue.org/foxtail-dog-dangers.html

Yes I noticed a difference in Emily's breath right away after the cleaning, but Ab's not so much as she is not as loving and in your face as Emily is.

Already been to a funeral for 2011. Had and older gentleman I worked with back in the 90's pass away on the 5th.
But what really breaks my heart is,
my sister's boxer Missy was put down yesterday morning the 10th. She was 13 years old and had cancer.So it was to be expected,but it's a sad moment none the less.
I need to do a post on her. Glad I got to see her this past Christmas.

It's about 4:40am here on the east coast and I woke up with a sore throat.Then just happened to check my email and saw where you posted.

Always love to hear from you and wish I could express myself as well as you do shug!

You and Ted take very good care of Gen. I know the feeling...I'm forever thinking why didn't I notice this or that about my furbabies? Did I let let them down? But we do the best we can!
Big hugs to you and the family.

Rachie-Babe said...

What?! You're on facebook?! Long time no see my friend!

Uncivil said...

Ha, Hey Rachie......yeah Facebook has ruined me! Good to hear from you.

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