It’s been 5 months?

I rolled in this afternoon/evening after I had left over turkey, lumpy mashed potatoes, green beans and cranberries(whole ones) followed by pumpkin pie with that pressurized whipped cream…… I was gonna enter something profound and highly literal and kaboom, I suddenly realized it had been five months since I had been here…. So here goes ladies and gentlemen……

I have been working because we are considered mission essential. I know some folks who are not that lucky especially given the edicts of our not so esteemed governor, Greasy Gruesome Newsom. He is a reason that makes a repeat of 1776 a rather splendid idea at times………

We had a bit of a stressful event at Eddie’s Airplane Patch relative to the 412th AMXS in the July-August time frame that did cause some consternation in the unit. In a nutshell it was a possible contact with a possible contact of a confirmed case in a member’s family. To several of us it was an option to get the quick nasal check for the said China Virus. My flight chief at the time was sort of pushy about me getting it done. He worried about me due to my age and the fact that I have had some health related issues and having had cancer being one of them. I wound up being placed on administrative leave from Mid August to Mid October. Full pay and regular leave and sick leave still being earned. At least Missus ORPO and I were able to take a trip to Wichita, Kansas for the First Birthday of our Grandson, Grayson Austin Green. Add in that your humble Crew Dawg was also rolling Sixty-Six in that time period. My New Flight Chief was in a bit of a tizzy when he was informed about said vacation. I had already forecast it in January before he moved into his current position. I don’t even think I got charged the full amount of leave. Missus ORPO and I had a splendid time with the family.

I also had a fun event in August that required my old friend, the prep. You know THAT PREP! I also had the endoscopy done and that was a first. Polyp in the transverse colon and rectum, both of which were negative on the biopsies. The upper tract had some items that also had biopsies done and those were negative as well. The diverticulitis is there and it is being dealt with as I would prefer the surgery to be done after I retire at Edwards and we return to Kansas. Then I will have all the time in the world.

No Hockey yet. Supposedly the AHL is going to start the new season next week but no one knows anything because the above named elected official is being his usual 24 carat ass wipe self…….

There, caught up, I think. I am still thinking on whether or not to keep ATJT going or not. I am up against the free amount expiration soon. I have considered doing the Pinch Paisley thing and just calling it good because of the social media thing taking over.

Santa Rosa RON*

Made it here last night. Tired. Cold. We had DQ! Short walk next door.

I-40 is closed at Gallup NM going West. That was as of about 0700 local. We have a reservation in Gallup for tonight. Difficult conditions from Laguna going West. State and Local government agencies are closed in the NW part of NM.

Ahhhhh! Winter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Uhaul trailer doesn’t have to be turned in until about 0900 on Sunday…………………….in California City!

* Remain Over Night


Got home about 1600 our time. It hurts but the Vicodin is helping.

It went well. I will be hard down for about ten days. No lifting over ten pounds. Kind of neat to sea just a couple of bandaids over the Lapro incisions.

Update, again, ad infinitum

Got my initial consult with a surgeon on next Tuesday afternoon……….in Bakersfield.The surgery may be happening sooner than I thought.  The wheels of the bureaucracy have been lubricated it seems. Then on next Thursday, I have a double header. At my Doctor’s for a BP follow  up in the morning and then a Renal CT in the afternoon at an imaging place in Lancaster. The Tuesday thing is covered by the worker’s comp claim. It will have been three weeks. And for the Department of Labor and Department of The Air Force to work so well together and efficiently is plumb amazing ain’t it?

Everybody out there have a good weekend, Eh!