Category Archives: The Modern Condition

Home renovations – Part 6

The new toilet finally arrived.  The ladies are pleased. And a nice thing is that it’s “chair height” – that extra inch and three-quarters is surprisingly comfortable. Especially at our age. A big plumber showed up and took out the … Continue reading

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Home Renovations – Part 5

I gave up looking for my screwdriver bits and just bought a set at our neighborhood Harbor Freight (our neighborhood has all the conveniences, if nothing else). Today I got a call from Lowe’s that my new commode had arrived … Continue reading

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Home renovations – Part 4

By now, “renovations” no longer seems to be the right word to use.  “Repair” is closer to the mark. We picked out our new toilet.  I was going to have a handyman buddy pick it up and install it with … Continue reading

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Home renovations – Part 3

I am on Lowe’s watch list. Either they think I am becoming a great customer or I’m planning a major caper. Two days after the flooring people finally “finished” the installation (including knocking a huge hole in our entertainment cabinet … Continue reading

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Home renovations – Part 2

The old sick cat died, and we decided now was a good time to get rid of the first floor carpet, along with its ten years of accumulated pet vomit, urine, and feces. We went down to a floor covering … Continue reading

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At the shopping mall

So we’re walking around the mall, and I notice a number of these signs in the window of a store. “What’s a bogo?” I ask. “What?” “What’s a bogo?.  They have a sale on bogos there.” “No, that stands for … Continue reading

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Physical Therapy

I injured myself back in July and was laid up for several weeks.  I got quite weak in the legs, so the doctor sent me to physical therapy. At the clinic, the therapist did an evaluation.  Because I hadn’t been … Continue reading

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Things to Come

An old friend of mine just gave me a Raspberry Pi.  It is so cool! When I opened the box, CVH asked “What is it?” “A Raspberry Pi.” “What’s that?” “A computer.” “An old-timey computer, or a new computer?” “A … Continue reading

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One day you wake up and look in the mirror

I had the day off today, and CVH told me to go to the grocery store.  I waited until about 9:30, figuring traffic and crowds would be at a minimum then. Got to the Kroger, and holy smoke!  The place … Continue reading

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Just when you think you’ve seen it all

CVH and I went to our local Kroger today to pick up some groceries.  As we went down one aisle, we passed the magazine display.  They had easily over a hundred different magazines for sale.  CVH is a big NBA … Continue reading

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