Tag: Life

  • Another trip around the Sun

    64. Yesterday. Damn. I remember when I thought 50 was old. I would like to thank all my friends on the Book of Faces for the wonderful birthday greetings. All of you hold a special place in my heart and my life. I will now begin the process of preparing for retirement in 2 years…..…

  • Medical Fun and Games…..

    After calling and calling the VA at Sepulveda about my CT Scan that I had on May 8th, the neurology called back and wants me to make an appointment……. I can’t fathom why they just won’t send me the information. But after all the bullshit, I guess this is a step in the right direction.…

  • Social Media Update

    I have given up the social media, ie, Facebook and Google Plus. I was spending far too much time on it. I even cut into the time I should be sleeping. My other blog, Old Retired Petty Officer is now decommissioned as well. I am debating to upgrade this blog but I have not made…

  • Recent thoughts…………….

    It keeps going through my head…………. What is down the road with the possibility of cancer, again………………. Sometimes the images are going at almost the speed of sound………… Appointments are made and it is the waiting game………….. Yes, I am scared of what may happen………… I should put trust in Hashem to see me through…

  • About last Thursday…………..Life It’s Ownself……

    This is what I posted at Old Retired Petty Officer this morning……. About Last Thursday But for the sake of not using links all the time here is the entire post……………………… On this past Thursday the 13th of April………………. I had an appointment with the neurologist at the Sepulveda Veteran’s Ambulatory Care Clinic in North…

  • More potassium stuff

    I am off of the potassium supplement along with the water pills. After finally getting to see my outside doctor, no more of either of these. I have to go back in 4 to 6 weeks for a follow up. Blood was drawn, again…….. I’may fed up with getting holes poked in my arms😝😝😝😝

  • Life Event

    Life event/Milestone. It’s official. I am a Tool Room Attendant. No more flight line or jets for me. The foot issues enabled me to obtain a reasonable accomodation to get off the line. For the record: ACC on 83-1120, 80-3666, 80-0584 and 88-0445. DCC for a time on 88-0456. It was a good run. Father…

  • Small Town

    I don’t think this is what Mellencamp was referring to in the song……………………… For so many of us, these were home from time to time and sometimes for long periods……….away

  • Morning Coffee 2014-11-23

    Yes, I use that year, month, day thing……………………………………. I do up the freshly ground on Sunday Morning…………….Just because it is $7.00 a pound at Winco Foods in Lancaster. I get 1 and 1/2 pounds of beans……………… The grinder is the best one I have ever owned……………………The coffee is awesome………Cascade Pride Rocket Java……………full bodied with earthiness…

  • It’s my Birthday

    60. Not bad methinks, all things considered. Ya know,  that “Large Mass ” on the left kidney being a big deal of sorts. I gave myself a treat……. Bastard In The Rye and an Excalibur See Gar.

  • Perspective and a life lesson

    I got this from Cindy King Barrow. She has the blog Snigs’ Spot. She is also a dear, sweet friend. Cindy is an LPN who does in home care. This is going to sound harsh, but maybe it needs to. To the folks sitting on disability for eons, despite being ABLE enough to party, be…

  • My new T-Shirt

    Missus ORPO got this for me……………………………………..It is a fitting thing for a cancer survivor such as yours truly. I think undergoing a nephrectomy is qualification. I am still here. I am still upright and breathing. The Sun rises in the morning and the Sun sets in the evening………………………..It’s all good.

  • Damn where did the time go?

    Β  Today is the 20th Anniversary of the commencement of my retirement leave. This date in 1993, I detached from Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron One Four Zero on board Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island, Washington. The trip back to my home town began. I headed up I-90 with Seattle in the rear view mirror………..I stopped…

  • Update to the Situation Report

    I have procured a new laptop. It is an Acer Aspire One. Smaller than most but it is quite nice. I immediately downloaded Mozilla Firefox as my browser. I’m back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Guest Post of a sort for Thanksgiving

    This was at the VA-147 Argonauts page at Facebook. AO1 Donald L. Locke is still my friend. I still miss that little blue Dodge D50 Power Ram……………..a lot. Donald L. Locke VA 147 Work Center 230 Thanksgiving This is a no Shitter it was November 1987 in June we returned from the taking the USS…