Sunday, September 29, 2019


Let’s keep the title pattern a goin’ a bit. Recon? Why not?

Sunday, 9/22/19, was “cat dog” surprise! Mrs. Appalachian Irishman informed me, without my choice option, that she was going to get “cat dog,” to stay with us, to “cat dog sit,” until “favorite” sister-in-law did afternoon errands. Well, Molly (our doggie) and I survived, once again! “Favorite” sister-in-law came, got “cat dog,” and rescued Molly and me!

Monday, 9/23/19: well, what do you know? At the end of work-a-day, we had a little, puny, pop up shower! The drought it over! Not! Ha!

Wednesday, 9/25/19: Mrs. Appalachian Irishman had a one-year follow up medical appointment, for one of her several 2018 appointments “fun.” The 2018 series of medical stuff involved: “what happened to you? We don’t know? You are fine! Come back in a year, if you want to.” She wanted to, apparently. What do you know? She’s still fine! That’s the way to get out of a day’s work, dear! Proud of you!

Oh, I almost forgot! Also, on 9/25/19, for some unknown and totally illogical reason, the State of Tennessee bureaucracy, in it’s infinite ability to be completely incapable, send me an e-mail rejection, regarding an application for a State job, to which I NEVER applied! It’s bureaucracy in its finest hour (at least at the State level)! Ha! Don’t get me started on federal bureaucracy and on all the federal “govrmint” folks that drone on about nothing on the 24/7 news channels that I watch rarely, when nothing else is on TV! One of these days, we all had better learn to speak Arabic, Spanish, Mandarin, or Russian! (But wait! I speak Russian! Ha!)

Thursday, 9/26/19: after work-a-day insanity, as usual, I drove home in a good little pop up rain, but the closer I came to home, the less rain was dropping. I think that I found one or two rain drops in the yard! Hey! We are making rain progress here! I need to continue my evening rain dances in the back yard!

Friday, 9/27/19: while stuck at the only Gibbs center “mega metropolis” traffic light (red, of course, three times!), on my way to TGIF work-a-day insanity, again, as usual, I happened to notice that my new, ‘ol truck was at 169,000 miles exactly and at 135 miles on my last 9/21/19 gas fill up! Now, to an Appalachian Irishman, that’s worthy of a note here. Therefore, it is so noted. Ha!

Saturday, 9/28/19: on the way to hauling trash, monthly deep tissue massage, and getting gas routine, I saw two good neighbors, husband and wife, out walking. I was in a hurry, spoke briefly, and called the man after arriving home! That’s the way we do this in our good neighborhood!

By the way, Saturday was my fourth, monthly deep tissue massage that is followed by my usual monthly chiropractic appointment (10/1/19) upcoming. I don’t know, but maybe, just maybe, in a few or several more months or years, the soft tissue damage that is still recovering will recover back to the way it was before 3/29/16, when my body had the drastic evil inflicted upon it by an idiot driver. We’ll see.

Y’all keep turnin’ right and goin’ straight out there, ya year? Until next time, WHEN THE HECK IS IT EVER GOING TO RAIN A LOT AND TURN COOLER??? I NEED to start my fall hiking! What was going on back decades ago, when it was this hot at the tail end of September, when there was no “global climate change?” Now, that just opened a can of worms! Ha!

Saturday, September 21, 2019


Hey, the last title was pretty good! Why not stick with the pattern? Ha!

Howdy, to my “millions” of readers! Ha!

9/17/19, Tuesday, work-a-day (Dad’s birthday, in 1927): wife of my youngest brother and he went to Knoxville, for her 9/4/19 (Papaw Wood’s birthday, in 1901) left foot surgery follow up. Here’s a photo youngest brother took of his wife’s left foot in surgeon’s office. Ain’t it a “purty” foot?

Well, sister-in-law is allowed to place weight on her surgically repaired, “bionic” left foot but not to walk on it yet. That’s, at least, better than my 2016 “fun:” 3/29/16 didn’t die by idiot who failed to yield to my right of way; unaware of what was going on left shoulder and right knee surgery; and when I knew what was going on, 4/13/16 right foot surgery! We are making progress here! (I wonder if the Good Lord cares, in the short-term. He cares and knows the long-term.)

9/19/19, Thursday: it was work-a-day for me. Mrs. Appalachian Irishman took a day off, to take her father to a medical appointment, etc. I remember when I did that for Mom and Dad, back in the day. Remember these days, dear! You honor your father, as you did your mother before she passed.

9/20/19, Friday: why did our mower guy mow today? It’s been too hot, too dang hot! It has not rained all month! Why the heck did you mow? Do I need to fire you and start mowing myself? I can do it! I have power in my body, such as it is! I’d rather take the easier route by paying another to mow for me right now. We’ll see what happens! (By the way, I suppose “Algore” was right on this “global warming/climate change bovine excrement! Ha! Why is Greenland called Greenland, when it is not very green now? I could ramble on with proof, but I won’t, today!)

9/21/19, Saturday, today: for me, it was the usual: once-a-month haircut, good truck wash (but I treated my new, ‘ol truck to one last Saturday!), and Tractor Supply. I found/bought almost everything needed for Molly “puppy” today! (Get the Milkbone “doggies” in the plastic bottle in stock!) I found/bought the last pecan log they had in stock! (Last month, there was none. I gave the empty box to and informed the clerk! Two months ago, none; I informed the clerk!) I have a once-a-month, Tractor Supply pecan log! Here’s the photo!

How ‘bout them “Vowels” today? They got their backsides handed to them, again, as usual, by Flor-I-Da! Ha! I hope that MY Georgia Bulldogs do much better, against them thar fake Irishmen, at 8 PM, this evening!

Oh, side note on world disasters and USA politics, crap happens! That’s why “this world is not our home; I’m just a passin’ through.” Politics? It’s from poli (many) + tics (tics) = many tick suckers!!

Y’all keep turning right and going straight out there, ya hear?

Sunday, September 15, 2019


Well, howdy, y’all! (I had me another cold shower, as usual, this morning!) I hope that y’all are okay out there – plunking along in life, such as it is!

9/1/19, Sunday: It’s the official (for those who have sense enough to know) first day of autumn, but it’s still too (global warmingly) hot, dang hot! I need cooler weather! I need to hike! Well, I digress. That afternoon, Mrs. Appalachian Irishman and I got together, with three dear friends, for a great time as always! Oh, we ate at Chili’s. We got a table upon arrival. We were served our drinks, and, for those who ordered salads, we were served those. Then, after almost an hour of waiting on our main course orders, I informed the guy who had seated us that we had seen others arrive, be seated, and get their main course orders, before us. We were still waiting! Well, what do you know? In fast fashion, we had our food! The “server” (aka waitress) did NOT get a tip! Also, a manager had come by, apologized profusely, and offered free desserts (which we declined). I thought, “I’ve seen truly hungry people in India and Russia, to whom “hungry” people in this country cannot compare. This is nothing.” I said, with no acknowledgment of the apology, “We just want to eat.” Despite that bit of “fun,” we, as always, had great FUN together!

9/2/19, Monday, Labor Day: Mrs. Appalachian Irishman and I did NOT labor!

9/3/59 was Mom and Dad’s wedding day. That led to the birth of me, on 7/17/60.

9/4/1901 was Papaw Wood’s birthday. On 9/4/19, my youngest brother’s wife had outpatient surgery on her right foot, to repair damage. She now has metal in two toes. Outpatient surgery is better than my way-too-long hospitalization in 2016, with 25 pieces of metal in three joints, and better than our good friend’s 12/5/17 metal-stays-in-left-foot surgery and four-day hospitalization. Hey! We are making progress! Oh, her follow up appointment is 9/17/19. Dad was born 9/17/1927. Okay, Lord, we understand your sarcastic humor on this! Isn’t enough enough?

Also, on 9/4/19, our good friend’s aged mother broke her right arm. She’s doing well enough, in a nursing home, for now.

9/8/19, Sunday: I ain’t sayin’ nary a thang more about the “Evil Empire” beating my Steelers! My Steelers coffee cup, placed strategically in the living room, was not turned correctly. Their loss is MY FAULT! I’m sorry!

9/11/19, Wednesday work-a-day: is enough said?

The above photo was taken on 9/11/15 as a tribute. I found it on

On 9/11/19, at work, during our weekly, “parroting session,” time waste meeting that usually takes 10 or 15 minutes of agony only, my colleagues wanted to plan our way-too-far-off-to-care, annual Christmas eat-out shindig. Everyone wrote down a suggestion on paper. (Hence, the above photo was mine! Yes, I saved it!) I had the dubious honor of selecting. I had a one-in-eight chance to pick my own selection. I did so! Now, that was funny! Of course, I picked another paper, for another choice, to satisfy the women! By the way, the Christmas shindig is set for Friday, December 13th! Ok, so pick a Friday the 13th, in a week of Friday the 13th – 9/13/19! What could go wrong! Of course, I am not triskaidekaphobic!

9/13/19, Friday: the full moon occurred just after midnight, on 9/14/19. Whew! We had a break on that at least!

9/13/19 to 9/14/19: well, Mrs. Appalachian Irishman was paid on 9/13/19, for the first time, after her summer vacation from work-a-day, while “School’s Out for the Summer!” (Of course, I was paid that day also.) On 9/14/19, what do I find on the kitchen counter? I see her 7/31/19 Kohl’s card charge receipt, for her $100 and change clothing purchase! (She’d told me, in the summer, that she’d need to buy some clothes – to replace, as I suppose, the clothes that she’d bagged up to haul to a donate clothes location. I never did see a receipt, so I figured she didn’t buy clothes.) Also, on the kitchen counter, I found her 9/13/19 (same as her pay date) debit card payment receipt to Kohl’s, for the (see prior) charge – no late fee included! Once again, you tricked me, dear! Kohl’s card charge 7/31/19 paid by debit card 9/13/19! A man just doesn’t understand! That’s okay, dear. You shop vacuumed the basement solo this weekend. I’ll keep you!

9/14/19, Saturday, well, what do you know? Them thar Tennessee “Vowels” won a game finally! It must have been due to Friday the 13th followed by full moon on 9/14/19! Another bad team has another bad coach. That’s why I’m a GEORGIA BULLDOG fan now! Go ‘Dawgs!

9/15/19, today, Sunday: Mrs. Appalachian Irishman’s youngest sister and our niece, daughter of her next-to-eldest sister, borrowed my binoculars, to take on a Grand Canyon vacation that starts this coming Friday. Okay, ya’ll have fun with my binoculars! Do not lose them! I’ve had them for decades!

Now, I’ll make a brief comment on politics and the state of morality and idiocy in this country and in the world. Any questions? Ha! This country and the world continue to degenerate, to the eventual end. I’m ready to go Home. Are you?

Oh, by the way, who are the three “trustedinstaller.exe” guys that have been in locations in my “Windows” folder since 7/13/09 (one) and 11/20/10 (two)? Why do they install stuff? Why should I trust them?

Y’all keep turning right and going straight out there, ya hear?