Wednesday, January 20, 2016


Tuesday was cold again when I woke up. 9 degrees. But the winds were lighter so it didn't feel as bad as Monday and there was no snow today. I took the trash out to the road, dressed like an Eskimo.

Sidebar: I have been noticing the temps in my daughter Amy's Minnesota and realize I'm just whining. It's January in Michigan. What do I expect?

I needed to go to Lowe's at lunch, so I stopped into the Newburgh Grill again. This time I got a cup (that bowl was crazy big) of split pea soup and a mini Greek salad.

Sidebar: They seem to have replaced my favorite Tuesday bean and ham with this split pea. Why? I dunno...

Then I went to Lowe's and picked up a cheap heat gun. Now, I have an expensive heat gun I bought when I redid the floor in the kitchen. But, I can't find it in the garage...

After work, I retrieved the trash can and the mail and then went inside for the night.

I unpacked the heat gun, but then went and watched the news.

I would have got to work on my project at 7:00 p.m. but the State of the State was on. So, I watched it instead. I wanted to see how Governor Synder handled the Flint water crisis. I thought he did pretty good.

I made a bologna sandwich and ate it with some stale potato chips for dinner. I forgot the damn pickle again!

I watched both NCIS shows and went to bed at 10:00 p.m.


  1. Well keep those temperatures in Michigan please. We have no use for anything sub-40.

  2. Are you supposed to get any of this heavy snow on the east coast this weekend?

  3. “I wanted to see how Governor Snyder handled the Flint water crisis. I thought he did pretty good.”

    I don’t see your line of thinking at all. The “Emergency Manager” Snyder installed in Flint, against the will of Michigan voters, only answered to Snyder himself, and it was the two of them that caused the pipes to be poisoned well over a year ago. All Snyder did yesterday was stand in front of a podium and read the work of a speech-writer. How is that “good” for the city-wide problem he caused? Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, on the other hand, is actually working to address the problem:

  4. @ Jyl: No, you misunderstood me (or I didn't explain what I meant better). Being in management for so many years, I have watched others (or myself) try to explain a screw up they were in charge of to a Board of Directors. It's a fine line. At worst, you either blame others under you (and sound whiny) or say "It's all my fault!" and sound weak. I don't care who wrote his speech, but it tread the middle ground.

    As far as assigning blame, i think I'll wait until all the facts are in...

  5. Ah, I see. You actually care how he speaks. Since local Flint folks have been reporting on Governor Snyder’s poisoning of an entire city (not to mention all of the victims who traveled to Flint via I-75 and other methods, as well as Flint-made products that required water), and there’s precisely zero dispute as to what the chain-of-command was in making the water supply switch, I consider Snyder’s sound on this subject to be irrelevant, unless he’s under oath. Thank you, for your explanation. Have a great day and stay warm.