It’s 0400

It’s 0400 on Friday and I woke up with my sinuses packed. Naturally, the nose spray that always helps me is still securely hidden in the mountain of boxes that must still be unpacked after the move. It is easy to feel sorry for myself, but I’m trying to stay optimistic since Hal, The Stooges and I are embarking on the next adventure in our life together.

This picture is overly optimistic, the place is still crammed with boxes and bags. We did manage to make a path for the cable guy who is supposed to be here today, as well as the new furniture items we purchased before the move. Thankfully, I took time off work to help with this madness so Hal doesn’t have to shoulder the burden all by himself.

The new apartment is much larger than our old one. It is also $500 cheaper per month. The trade off is that we’re much further away from DC now, but I don’t have to fight the commute anyway. I can still catch a train into DC when I have to go. Since I’ve been working from home for years, this isn’t a big deal to me.

In the interest of keeping it real, this is another view from the couch as I’m writing this on my iPhone. Only a few of the boxes are empty. We will be busy today but not as rushed as yesterday.

There are so many things that go through my mind at 0400. Why can’t I get back to sleep? Where is my sinus nasal spray? Why didn’t I inventory and index things when I packed them to make it easier to find things? That last one I’ll try to remember for our next move.

Stevie Nicks seems remotely interested in me as I’m writing this. I’m glad that The Stooges have all adjusted well to the new place. Stevie Nicks and Hal The Cat were fine on the hour + drive here today, but Jax The Cat was upset and talked loudly the entire time. To be fair, this was the first time that Jax has moved with us so we expected him to be nervous.

It’s 0400 and I’m looking forward to a new day. Everyone stay safe.

The Last Few Hours Before Time Off And The Move

I want to finish this afternoon at work. Accomplishing that will mean that the workday is over with, and that the next thing we will have to worry about will be picking up the U-Haul van in the morning and then we will pack it up with some of the valuable items and drive to the new apartment, where we will pick up the keys ad drop off the checks. The office at the new apartment complex is open but closed to everyone other than staff. The keys will be left in the new apartment.

Once we unpack the van, we will grab lunch somewhere and then head back here to rest up and get ready for the movers to arrive on Thursday morning. At least that is the plan right now. If something happens and the movers decide that they won’t show up, we will be extremely pissed, to say the least. So far, everything is still a go for Thursday. I hope that Hal (person) will verify things with the movers sometime before Thursday morning.

One thing that I have to take care of soon is transferring my prescriptions to the pharmacy close to the new apartment but I have enough to get me through the next several days so there isn’t an emergency rush. The pharmacy is at the grocery store that we will be using most of the time anyway, and we’ll have ton stock up on things once the move is over anyway.

I am taking eight working days off. I might go back early since things will not be that different due to the Coronavirus situation, although the time off will be welcome under any condition. I have needed a break for a long time but was saving up time for the move. I will relish the quiet time and the extra rest regardless what happens.

So Long , March 2020, And Good Riddance

March is almost over -FINALLY! I can’t recall a worse month in my 56 years. September 2001 used to be the benchmark, but even that tragedy didn’t directly affect the entire nation like the Coronavirus has. Almost 75% of Americans are under some sort of stay-at-home restrictions right now, but we cannot bring ourselves to call it a quarantine.

It seems like each day in March became worse than the day before. Sadly, we appear to be on this awful downward slope wearing blindfolds because no one knows for sure how much longer this will last. We just hold on because we have no choice.

We have also witnessed the worst lack of leadership in our history during March. The Dumbshit Orange Nazi shows his incompetence and complete corruption and narcissism every day. Having him in charge will cost us so many more lives than otherwise. And yet, there are still sheep who willingly follow this Dumbshit Orange Nazi to their own doom.

I desperately want April to be better, but there’s no evidence that points in that direction yet. Even after we overcome the Coronavirus, and we will overcome it, we’ll still have the problems caused by the Dumbshit Orange Nazi to correct. If I’ve learned anything in my life, it’s that stupid people never admit they were wrong. The stupid people will follow the Dumbshit Orange Nazi right over the cliff. It is up to the rest of us to outlast these idiots and restore normalcy as soon as possible.

Let’s hope that April is the time when we start to overcome the Coronavirus pandemic, so we can then address the FUCKING STUPID pandemic caused by the Dumbshit Orange Nazi and his sycophant followers.

Religion, No Thanks

A question from my blogging topic list recently included the idea to write about whether I believe in God. Here it goes.

I used to believe in God. I was never forced to go to church, and nothing was ever forced upon me at home. I was taught the tenets of faith and then left to my own devices to see if it worked for me. I came to the conclusion that it didn’t do a thing to make me feel any better.

I didn’t wake up one morning and decide that there was no god. It happened gradually as I entered my college years. I tried to cling to religion one time after that, but my heart wasn’t really in it. I found that the more I saw, the less that god played any noticeable role. The easy excuse is that god shouldn’t allow suffering like we see everywhere. No god is the logical answer for the suffering that we see.

Religion is used more to separate people than to unite them. Each church is its own power sect that wants to maintain control over its own members and to recruit new members. The ridicule that an Atheist faces from the faithful is another example of the unpleasant nature of religion and god. I am not a fool because I don’t believe in god. I have no issue with someone who does believe provided that they also respect my beliefs and existence as they demand that I respect theirs.

Sadly, the number of tolerant christians seems to be shrinking every day. Religion has become a political weapon and god is the nuke in the room. When politicians pander to religion and god while they dirty their hands with money and corruption, it proves to me that there is no god because there is no consequence from that god for so blatantly disobeying the rules that the faithful are supposed to live by.

Ascribing everything to god’s will is the most revolting excuse for inaction that I have ever heard. When someone makes a mistake, they claim that god forgives them, but when another person makes a mistake those same people show up with a wagon full of stones to cast.

Religion and god are nothing but a MINDFUCK.