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Mr.Bill's Journal
Mr.Bill's Journal
March 3, 2023

We had a multi-cultural dinner tonight.

My wife made Jambalaya in a wok.

We are packing to move soon, so we just kept a few kitchen items out and packed most of them. We kept the wok because of how versatile it is. It worked very well.

March 2, 2023

Rudy Giuliani is such a vindictive,

crooked, incompetant pile of bullshit I'm surprised the Gotti family haven't sued him for defamation.

February 25, 2023

So Trump went to the area where the train wrecked

and handed out MAGA hats. Imagint the reaction if Biden went there and handed out aviator sunglasses. I guess the red hats are an improvement over throwing paper towels.

February 24, 2023

Having a rough day today. **UPDATE**

We had a freak snowstorm yesterday and overnight. I live in Northern California in an area I have lived in for over 30 years. Usually years go by with no snow at all, maybe a little dusting every few years or so.

I live in a Senior Mobile Home park. We had over a foot of snow fall in about 18 hours. I know that doesn't sound like much to people in some areas, but it was a minor disaster her. About half of the carports, including mine, collapsed under the weight of the snow. Many of these aluminum awnings have been here for 50+ years. Most people took the precaution of getting their cars out from under them, but some didn't. About a half dozen cars are probably totaled.

We do have insurance but can't get through to them on the phone. We have been without electricity since 8:00 last night and the power company says to be ready for it to be out for an extended period of time. I do have a generator, and those of us that do are sharing as many watts as we can spare.

No one was hurt and all the mobile homes themselves are intact. Everyone is helping each other out. As one would expect in a senior park, there are many who need help, but we are all pulling together. My house is keeping the coffee flowing and the phones charged for those that need it. This is worse than any earthquake I've been in, and I've been in some big ones. We are okay for now, but I hope the power at least comes back on soon.

The worst part is we were days from putting our place on the market for a planned move to be closer to family. Now we have thousands of dollars of damage. Hopefully we can collect some insurance money then just sell the place as is at a reduced price and move on.

*Update: We recieved a check in the mail today for an amount that is quite satifactory. It will more than cover the damage, but we will just sell the place as-is and put the cash towards our move and the new place. Realtor says that since there was a lot of damage in the area inventory is low and she thinks we can actually raise our asking price a bit.

February 19, 2023

Rec every thread you see about Jimmy Carter.

Let's see how much of the greatest page we can occupy with his name.

February 17, 2023

I think (hope) my great grandchildren

will one day listin to this one.

February 8, 2023

Boy, was I wrong.

Recently I posted that President Biden should just present the SOTU in writing and not bother to do it in person. I said this for several reasons. One, the safety issue as has been discussed in recent days. Two, why give them the satisfaction of heckling and acting like idiots for their base.

Then, enter Dark Brandon, who, with a smile on his face managed to give them a good ass-kickin'.

I'll just say he's an easy guy to under-estimate, but he out-does himself over and over again. All I can say I hope I'm half that sharp if I live ten more years and make it to 80.

February 8, 2023

I just want to thank

whoever sent me a Valentine's Heart. Made my day!

February 4, 2023

Okay, I'll be the first to say it.

If something is not done about George Santos, and I mean real soon, He will be the President in six years.

January 27, 2023

The Tyre Nichols video

will be released when Joy Reid is on.

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