Where were you the day Kennedy was shot?
59 years ago…damn..
I think I’ve probably touched on this every year for several now, so I won’t repeat where I was on that day.
More rain here today, and it’s warming into the fifties. More rain in the forecast tonight and tomorrow.
In the spur of the moment, I made chowder last night; a double batch..now I won’t have to cook tonight…tomorrow it’s a free for all, as I’ll be prepping for Thursday.
The kid popped in and asked if we were gonna put up Christmas lights…as usual, I said “what’s this WE shit?” I have noticed that in the past, the kid was first in line to unpack and decorate the Christmas tree, but after Christmas, the tree and every light or decoration in the house will gather dust until the apocalypse..
I find I am missing my Sam’s club membership…getting low on coffee, but I find it hard to justify dropping $100 just for the privilege of getting free shipping. So, Sam’s membership is on hold permanently, unless the money tree blooms, or the kid starts paying rent…one is about as likely to happen as the other…
The wife is still smoking, and she has volunteered to go outside and do the deed; if it’s not too cold.
I am sticking to the plan, and am not craving smokes either. My Zippo lighter, extra flints, wick, fluid, and the 40 cheap butane lighters have all gone up into the storage box with the matches, as well as my vintage Pizza Hut ash tray.
I no longer have to begin counting how many smokes I have left, when the pack gets low, and plan the day accordingly; hoping that maybe the wife will go get me some more smokes…no more…
I recall going to a training school in ’05 in Connecticut, and paying $5 for a pack of smokes. $5 doesn’t sound so bad now, and it’s mostly taxes. My brand was getting around $8 each, and the wife’s are $9. Yeah, we were spending around $400 a month on smokes.
I remember when a buddy of mine came in complaining because the local 7-11 had raised their cigarette prices to 99 cents a pack, as he threw a dollar bill at them and left.
I remember when my old man used to pay .35 per pack…
I used to drive across to Mexico, and get a carton of Marlboro reds for $5…yes, that was 1974.
Moving along, it’s another slow day here.
I have a coupon to burn at the local hardware store by Saturday..gotta spend $50 to get $10 off…thus are my True Value rewards…hey, it’s something…