Somewhere in The Antelope Valley

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Archive for December, 2009

Getting a Raise!

Posted by retiredpo1 on 12/28/2009

Thanks to the congress-critters, I get a pay raise effective 1 Jan 2010. And I have only had my civil service job for about 1 and 1/2 months! Life is getting better. One day at a time.

But I still can’t stand that wanker that is CinC. I don’t have to justify anything I say, at all. Take note of the pages on this here blog. Hmmmmmm………….Naval Career…………….Kidney Cancer? And he has had it rough? Yeah right.

And yes, I am owed by my country. At least my health coverage is on the taxpayers but it is paid for. I have to buy the dental and vision. That’s OK with me. Priced Blue Cross/Blue Shield lately?


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Going Simple

Posted by retiredpo1 on 12/27/2009

I have decided to try and simplify the blog along with the addition of a more complete set of links, blogroll and such. I had to redo my other one from almost ground zero after trying another place to get a template. Not a good idea. I will appreciate any feedback and or constructive criticism as required. And be my normal sweet self when it does arrive.

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Merry Christmas

Posted by retiredpo1 on 12/25/2009

To all, A Very Merry One, Indeed!

Go to Buck’s and read the entry for the day. He has it down better than me. Exile in Portales. It is in the links to the Starboard Side.

The Missus and I are going to the bustling burg of Palmdale to spend the afternoon with Debbie and Ralph. My Sister-in-law and brother-in-law.

This is also the first one in 27 years that there are no kids and/or grandkids with us. A far cry from last year when we had  six of the eight grandkids at the house with moms and dads.

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Three Month Mark

Posted by retiredpo1 on 12/21/2009

Precisely three months ago today, I had the surgery to remove what turned out to be a cancerous kidney. A lot has happened since the discovery of what was then called a Renal Mass. I started a new job after being laid off in February from an aircraft plant in Wichita. I have been at Edwards for about a month and a half now. But every once in a while, I have one of those,,,,is this really happening moments, sometimes when I am on the flight line looking at the desert and the mountains in and around it. Like those in the header of this blog for instance.
Quite the three months, I would have to say.
And today was a splendid day!

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BBQ in Winter

Posted by retiredpo1 on 12/20/2009

Fired it up yesterday and did a couple of chicken breasts with just salt and pepper. Later today it is a pair of rib eyes. Almost Christmas and I am cooking outside! In a t-shirt. I haven’t done this in a long time. And I did do some in Kansas in winter. Tri Tip is only for the BBQ.

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