Dad’s Alaska

Here’s to opening up America!!

17 April 2020 Friday

Woke up today at 8 AM to sunny morning. Problem was that I couldn’t think of a good reason, a really good reason, to get out of bed. I didn’t get up until nearly 9:00. That seems to be a problem that I’m developing. Motivation is a good thing to have but I seem to be seriously lacking in it lately. Not sure why. Could be that I’ve gotten a terrible, nearly terminal case of Spring fever. On the other hand, it could be just because I’m old. Still don’t have the Corroded Virus fever and like most of the human race I will likely never have it.

Got serious about getting stuff out of the house. The flooring we ordered and that was supposed to be here in 6 or 7 weeks will be here Monday, barely a week after it was ordered. Since it is hardwood, it has to be kept for several weeks in the environment that matches where it will be installed. Of course, that is inside the house and the reason I’m having to move all of the non-flooring material out to the tent. Did a bunch of other little stuff like sweep, mop and pick up newly revealed trash outside. Then I quit. I’m on strike.

Basically, I just had a very lazy day. Like I said I wasn’t very motivated. Summer went to Dangerous Dan’s and I’m doing ‘make your own dinner’ night. I finished up the evening by unloading and reloading the dishwasher. Oh! And opening a new bottle of vodka. This is a difficult job but somebody has to do it.

America is being reopened when it should have never been closed. And BTW, don’t be surprised when a few more people die. The death toll so far is less than the current version of Influenza and will likely remain so. This was/is a Mainstream Media Pandemic. Worldwide more people are still dying of the flu than C-19 and it is likely that many of those deaths are being chalked up to C-19 without anyone bothering to test.

Ding How!!

Dad’s Alaska

Vodka equals sanity.

3 April 2020

A day of being useless. Spent the entire day watching television. Red Green and Jay Leno Headlines on Youtube. Later in the afternoon I started watching ‘SWAMP PEOPLE’. I’ve gotten out of my chair to go to the bathroom, take Miss Suzy to do her business, to get food and/or drink. I don’t think I can continue this foolishness. I am going to have to start doing something. Pretty much anything. The under floor project is on hold because I don’t feel like swimming through the mud. I am holding out hope that it will be well below freezing soon.

Summer and her friends are going for long walks during the early afternoon. She is painting some stuff in her new bathroom and that precludes my working on the sheet rock finishing. Can’t have that dust getting into he paint work.

The temp today has been about 40F so the snow is melting and the water is running under the house like white water rapids. Same as yesterday it is a real mud pit under there. Monday morning seems to be the, according to the weather forecast, will be well below freezing.

A beautiful winter sunset.

I still do don’t have the Wuhan Flu. The majority of America does not have the Wuhan Flu and are unlikely to even be bothered by it. And yet… here we are all still locked into our homes by the government and an unjustified fear. Yesterday I admitted that it might be in your best interest to stay home. However, it isn’t in the best interest of America for us to cower under our beds from the government or the virus. The main stream media hype is making this seem far worse than it is. They report every death but they don’t produce a single report about the people who have recovered. By doing this they are intentionally scaring the living crap out of virtually every American. Here in Alaska we have had only 3 deaths and an unknown number of cases. Chances are there are hundreds of people that have the virus and the death toll in minimal. All of the deaths were people that had serious health problems already. As it is there is no way we can develop any kind of ‘Herd Immunity’, if we continue to “shelter in place”. Herd Immunity is the only way we are going to be able to get past the so called ‘pandemic’. If we wait for the government to develop an injection to fight this we will go through this several more times. It will be months or maybe over a year before they develop an inoculation that will be safe for humans. If they rush this injection they may kill as many people as the Wuhan Virus. Since this virus seems to be killing fewer people than the current influenza strain, it is time for Americans to go back to work. Of course, anyone showing symptoms needs to stay home with their family, but the rest of us need to go back to work. Each of us has a choice. Do we sit at home on our asses or we get back to work. They can’t put us all in jail and we can tie up the courts for years on constitutional grounds. Make you decision. I’ve made mine, I’m going back to doing whatever I damned well please.

An October noon.

Life is too short to waste it cowering under the bed or watching 10 hours of TV.

The house and land when we arrived.
The land on our arrival in Sept 2017
East side of house in Sept 2017
Me after a hard day of moving into the homestead in 2017
Beautiful Fire Weed that makes great honey

Well, I’m through whining today. Y’all be careful and as Red says “Keep your stick on the ice”.