I am drinking hot tea, because it doesn't have any caffeine in it. I can't stand decaffeinated coffee but for some reason, the tea is ok.
It's raining again, but hot hard. Just a steady drizzle coming down out there. Sat out on the porch and smoked my pipe for awhile with the dogs, they were all keyed up about something and I needed them to settle down. No telling what set them off.
I am pretty sure that Monday was the last day I left the mountain. Maybe it was Tuesday. The wife will be home tomorrow evening, and we may go to town Saturday. Last weekend she was too tired, and if she's worn out from work we will just stay home this weekend too. She can watch the shows she liked that the satellite receiver taped over the week, and I have some projects I can work on in the shop. We're content with just staying up here unless we feel like going to town for supplies, or a movie and dinner.
Heard from my two brothers. They've been fishing off the Oregon coast on my youngest brothers boat. They go way out there, out of sight of land. Not me. I went on the great houseboat expedition with them on Lake Shasta some years back, but I'm not going out on the briny blue. I have literally sailed the seven seas, but that was on big navy ships with a crew of sailors who knew what they were doing. I'm not all that certain my youngest brother reaches the same high standards in terms of seamanship. He once went flying with me, so he says I should go boating with him. Maybe when I am older and on my last leg, and looking for a way to avoid the nursing home. Not before.
Yesterday I was looking over my medical supplies inventory because a friend asked me to do a post on what we keep here. Today I was looking over the medical supplies themselves because I accidentally cut a good gash in my leg. I've got it patched up enough to last until my wife gets home. She can fix it then, or decide we need to run into town. I won't do that unless I am about to lose the leg though, because the emergency room costs a fortune and our insurance doesn't pay all of it. Besides, it's a chance for her to practice those skills she learned running her dad's mission clinic in Nigeria and Niger.
It just turned into Friday about five minutes ago, so I guess I should try to get some sleep. It's been a long day.