Sunday, January 11, 2015

Road trip!

Dogs, I tell ya. They can be a handful but worth it for sure.
Tweener has been battling something that makes he itch all the time and has had a small bald spot on the top of her ass ever since she arrived her at ‘Chez Barnacle.
We have ran her by all the vets who come to visit and each has treated it different than the others with little to no success.
So we thought we would try another vet for a different prognoses. Off to Hopkins we go.
Hopkins has a very nice vet facility, way better than Placencia. All of it donated as I hear it.
This is also where Scurvy took his last doggie breath.
We turned in at the Sittee river entrance as we did last trip, but we did not take into account it has been raining,,, lots!
The road was flooded.
We made it thru but not until we tested the limits of my tolerance of where we can take the new car!
There was about 2-3 miles of flooded road, up to the doors!
Tweener was diagnosed with a flea allergy. Allergic to flea bites I guess.
So we will treat her for this and see how it works.
Either way, she loves riding in the car. What dog don’t,, right.
But just look at that smile.

(Mrs.Barn’s photos)






Saturday, January 10, 2015

What else can they heap on me, liver disease?

Well that was certainly a rough ending to the last year.

But it looks like with a little help from some friends, the beginning of this year will be nice and smooth.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Yep, I'm in hell.


I flew to Denver to help deal with my sister. Has not been a pleasant trip and I still have a full day to go.
The flights in even had issues. Had to circle around Houston due to storms and landed a few minutes late. Then they could not find the guy who drives the gate-way thingy so we could not get off, all standing in the isle for about 15 minutes.
On the plus side, for the second time I was litterly the only sumbitch in the immigration AND customs lines!! So I made my connection to Denver.
Looking out the window as we came into D.I.A. I swore they made a mistake and we were in Siberia!
It is fucking cold and only getting colder. Last check it was hovering around 0 fuckin degrees!
I can't imagine getting up at 4A.M. to catch my flight out. It's gonna be bad.

We disconnected all life support systems from my sister Sunday morning and she died that afternoon.
It has been no fun dealing with death issues, again.
It just ain't right when the son has to be the one to tell mom her daughter has died.
And just as bad is when the info only stays in her head for 5 minutes, then it's on to jibberish and crap.

I gotta go turn up the heater,,,


Friday, December 26, 2014

I guess it's my turn in the shit barrel,,,

We are full with some great folks, who are having a great time.
Xmas was not the best but it came and went.
I received news that since last Monday my sister has been in the hospital ICU and on life support.
She seems to had a stroke during dialysis and the doc’s say there is no hope.
They are waiting for me to come to pull the plug, but my flight is not till Saturday so they may do it without me. Her ‘boyfriend’ has my permission to do what is needed. I am the only family member other than my mom.
I got the job of telling my mom what was going on. I think she understood for about 2 minutes, then it was back to gibberish.
Never thought I’d be the one to tell my mom her daughter is dying.
So I borrowed a carry-on suitcase and made ridiculously priced plane reservations, hotel room and car rental,,, PHUCK,, very expensive.

Denver here I come AGAIN!

Monday, December 22, 2014

DING DING, DING DING, Santa, Arriving,,,

The fat bastard finally showed his ass round here last night!
Santa came by just about whiskey:30 and dropped off some goodies.
We were trying our hand with a shipping company after we had such a miserable time trying to get a TV that would pick up the HD channels offered by the cable company. We went round and round with the stores here and got nowhere. It really was a somewhat funny story.
Anyway, someone suggested we buy one online, have it sent to the shipping company in L.A. to be put on a ship bound for here. Then when our shit arrives, they clear it thru customs and deliver right to our door.
Sounds great,, right?
Well,, our shit arrived in L.A. on time but I could not get anyone to confirm it. No one would return e-mails, and a phone call got me nowhere also. I began to get a bit nervous when I got the same response from their Belize office! Oh shit,,, money down the shitter.
But the truck showed up last night and almost had my entire order. They were missing the stuff I included for Mango’s, but all my shit came in.
So sorry Mango’s, looks like next week for you. Maybe you have been naughty?
Anyway, back to the TV.
We found a real nice Samsung smart TV with all the cool shit, 32 inch, that we could not find here, nor would they order one.
So fuck em, we went to our old pal’s Amazon. Badda boom, Badda bing.
Also included in the order were two of these cast iron skillets.


I know I know, you are thinking what the fuck does he need more of these things for?
These 2 bring me to 6 skillets, one dutch oven, 2 griddles, one grill plate, 2 lids.
These two new ones are somewhat of a specialty item. Won’t get used much, but I had to have them.




They will make perfect eggs for egg’Mcmuffins!
And they’re just too cute.