Wednesday, June 14, 2006


Ed has moved in and we are doing our little dance around the house. He is my older son and I do love him dearly, but he has a very dry sense of humor which doesn't always sit so well with me. Politically, we as far apart as Al Franken and Rush Limbaugh. Our lifestyles are as different as can be and there will be more of this later.

My land phone is still out of order and I am willing to give it up as long as I have the internet on that line. My cell phone fell in the river yesterday and is as dead as can be. Now I am told that my warrenty does NOT cover water damage! While I will make an issue of this, the only way to get in touch with me is by Ed's cell phone. I'll call you back, some how.

I qualified to take out boats from my boat club by myself. I finished the Coast Guard course and the Virginia state safety course and Ed and I took out a boat on Chesapeake Bay yesterday. We went around the local area and down into the Virginia Beach areas. We were in the Lynnhaven
River, Back Bay and Linkhorn Bay. The back areas of Virginia Beach have about 30 miles of boat channels that we can go through. The only thing we have to worry about is the cost of gasoline.

Tomorrow, Peggy and her Posse are coming to town. They will be staying at the Downtown Marriott to use up expiring bonus points. They will be here until Sunday. We will work out the schedule of events.

Ed has to get some things closed out in DC so he will be gone from Friday to Sunday. James is in Hawaii and apears to be loving it.

I will try to post about once each week until I go on my voyage in July. Then I will post whenever I'm sober, which may not be too often.

Love to all,


Friday, June 02, 2006


Hey! Answer Girl, there's another phrase for your Blog. After I started this blog, it took me a while to figure out how to make a second post.
I think I have it figured out now and this is it.
My telephone is on the Fritz. I can call out but anyone who calls me gets a variety of busy indications. Sometimes they get a connection, but my phone doesn't ring. I am in a fight with
Verizon about whether this a problem with the house wiring or the switchgear. If they come inside it is a time and material job with a minimum charge of $300.
For those of you with my home and cell numbers, my cell seems to be working and you can send me an e-mail and I'll call you back.
Everyone in my situation handles their problem differently. I handle it by not staying home very much, but if you leave me a message somewhere, I will get back to you.
Tomorrow, Ed should be moving in so I will have at least a part time answering service.
Love to all, Jim