Move completed.

We have moved into our new digs. No, this isn’t the house. The good news is that we were able to find a buyer for our previous home rather quickly and should close in a couple of weeks. Bill Schmalfeldt didn’t make an offer. Funny, I haven’t received a summons nor a court order to turn it all over to him. Oh well.

Since the new house has double the living space in it, the Rule 5 wife got brand new furniture. I also have a man-cave now that I will be remodeling over the new few weeks. It has some neat amenities like a bar and green carpeting with football field lines painted on it. My office is set up in the back of it since I am still working. I will post pics once it’s completed.

It’s been a crazy summer. Things should return to normal now that inflation is back to zero percent. Or something.

Appreciate your patience. Rule 5 returns tomorrow with a special weekend edition.

We now return you to regular programming…

A lot has happened the past couple of weeks – some of it planned, some of it not so much. There are still several big events left to get through. To quote rarely used words from a famous Maryland Jedi Master, things didn’t happen like I had foreseen.. like.. at all.

At some point, I will share all the crazy things that have been happening, but for now the waters have calmed and I am focusing on the more important things, such as moving. That was one major thing that was unplanned. No, it had nothing to do with Bill Schmalfeldt and him making a federal case. This was something my wife and I had been contemplating for some time, and after a few missed opportunities, a very good one presented itself and we took it.

Closing should be completed by the end of the month and we just listed our current house. We are hoping to get a good offer in the next week. The realtor was able to line up a few prospective buyers within hours. Buyers are still out there.

Also during this time, I had a family reunion to attend which also afforded me the chance to meet up with some old friends for some impromptu gatherings that includes fireball whiskey shots and late night karaoke. Couple that with a bout of Covid-19 earlier this week (one home test was positive, but subsequent tests have been negative) and my body finally gave out. Contracting Covid-19 was another of the major unplanned events. Full disclosure: I’m not vaccinated, and it was very mild.

I realized earlier this week lying in bed that I hadn’t completely staged the previous week’s Rule 5 and FFOD posts and had nothing set up for this week. So last week’s posts will resume tomorrow. I am staging a few of weeks worth of posts to help me get through the move. I’m only moving a couple of miles away into a more affluent neighborhood, but a lot of work nonetheless.

Hope everyone is having a great summer!

Back home.

Arrived back home on Thursday before the Memorial Day weekend only to discover there were some new pressing matters to work through. Fortunately, I took time off through today to finally get things settled down.

Rule 5 and Fun Fact of the Day will return tomorrow to start off June. Looks like I will be moving soon as the Rule 5 wife and I are out looking at properties to see where we can build. Not the best time to do it, but looking anyway. I just completed remodeling the office when my wife acquired the “itch” about a new house. The reasons are practical, such as helping to support her parents as well as the grandchildren being able to visit during the summer with some added space. Still, timing is everything.

Despite this, the goal this year is to expand the blog, so I’m looking forward to adding more content and working on the new look. Current track record suggests life will continue to bring new challenges. Didn’t have to be this way. Thanks, Biden!

Thanks for visiting as always! You are all much appreciated.

Apologies for the Delay..

Unlike Joe Biden (and Bill Schmalfeldt), I actually have a real job that benefits real Americans. Usually, I stage the Rule 5 and Fun Fact posts over the weekend. Unfortunately, this weekend saw a client escalation that required my attention. Since “C” level types are watching from above with great interest, some weekend activities were delayed.

Now that the world is no longer on fire.. er.. well, at least the production problems have been resolved, things should be back to normal.

Thanks for being patient.

Quick note..

Playing a little catch-up with things around here.

The quarantine has not affected my work and, in fact, has ramped up a bit.  I have been tracking a number of things in the world of politics. I’m hoping to have some time to post my thoughts over the next few days.

Hope you all are doing well under these circumstances.  All of you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.





Didn’t realize I missed Friday-Sunday fun facts last week.  I normally stage things one week ahead but must’ve gotten distracted towards the end.  Lot’s of squirrels around here.

Also, I’m late on this week’s posts but plan to get them up in a few hours.  This weekend, I had an opportunity to disconnect from the internet and I took it.  Much needed realignment of mind and spirit.

Glad I did.  Looks like stupid is running amok with the liberals.