Well, howdy, y’all! On a great weather for hiking weekend,
here I “sot,” not having hiked. Why, you ask? Well, read below on House
Mountain #160! Wisdom dictates: let the right heel heal more!
The following is the chronological update, since my last
entry. I know that my “millions” of readers have been concerned!
10/8/2019, Yom Kippur at sundown: before sundown, after
work-a-day, Mrs. Appalachian Irishman and I talked with neighbor to our
northeast, in his yard. He’s a fine fellow and family. Neighbor to our west was
strolling along, with his grandson in a stroller. These two neighbors don’t get
along. We get along with each one. We spoke to strolling along neighbor.
Northeast neighbor didn’t. Y’all grow up and make friends! Aren’t y’all old
enough to do so?
10/9-13/2019: a good cousin of mine, to communicate with me,
texts Mrs. Appalachian Irishman a few times. We, as cousins, talked by phone on
10/13/2019, regarding a family get together that good cousin and family have
planned for 10/26/2019. Hey, ‘cuz! Just call ME anytime!
10/10/2019: our mower guy mowed for first time since 9/20/2019.
(Why he mowed then is a mystery, during the September drought.) I figure that I
owe him money, but I called him, and he said no. Ok, I think that my
bookkeeping is better than yours, but if you don’t need to be paid, it’s fine.
10/11/2019, Friday: Mrs. Appalachian Irishman and I are both
off work. She had the airbag recall (from 2016) on the car fixed finally at no
cost. She gave Molly puppy a much-needed bath. I had my annual physical exam.
My good doctor bragged, in his words, “again, as usual,” on my great blood
work! Maybe I’ll see his wife and him, again, hiking My Mountain. (I saw them
on 03/4/2018 hike #146)!
Oh, on the same day, the Comcrap fight started and is still
ongoing! Take away TCM and make me pay the same money for one less channel? So
far, I’ve won a draw. We have a free set of movie channels that we don’t watch,
and we did not get the $20 one-time discount promised. Watch me win!
10/12/2019, Saturday: Mrs. Appalachian Irishman and I visited
youngest brother and his family, in my hometown. We picked up/brought lunch
from Green Tomato Grill to them/us. That was a fine visit – except for the very
rare Georgia Bulldogs loss and Tennessee “Vowels” win. Argh! Oh, on the way
home, I bought another bottle of tonic. The last time I bought the tonic had to
have been in the summer of 2015, before “pre-metal” days. Here’s the photo of
the 2015 purchase and the 10/12/2019 (not 11/12/2019, incorrectly on the note on the label!) purchase. They went up a
couple of dollars. An ounce a day does the body whatever it does!
11/1/2019, Friday, update: the Amish Yoder’s are gettin’
fancy! They have an “Interweb” site! I ordered me three, count ‘em, three more
bottles, on the “Interweb,” with free shipping!
10/14/2019: Mrs. Appalachian Irishman is still off work-a-day,
on “fall break.” That means: I had “cat-dog” surprise, when I finished my
work-a-day! Oh, well. Also, the County Animal Control Sheriff unit was at
fourth new neighbor’s. Hum, what’s up? 9:19 PM, I took a call from west
neighbor (the same that was strolling along). He stated: he and grandson in
stroller were strolling along as usual, when “white dog” (not “brown dog”)
attacked! He had bite marks on his leg. The grandson was not injured,
thankfully! Now, we know what happened! Oh, as of this entry, “white dog” and
“brown dog” are still alive. Mrs. Appalachian Irishman saw them outside once.
Fourth new neighbor must be keeping them inside mostly now. “White dog” should
10/19/2019, Saturday: it was my usual once every four weeks
haircut and Tractor Supply. Hey, they have plenty of pecan logs now!
10/20/2019, Sunday: rain. When will I get hike #160 on “My
Mountain?” Read on!
10/26/2019, Saturday: I had my fifth deep tissue, one-hour,
massage, at 12 PM. My youngest brother had to work. Mrs. Appalachian Irishman
and I had hoped we could attend good cousin’s family get together, in my
hometown. We didn’t make it, unfortunately. I voice mailed my good cousin
twice, in hope that I could convey my gift of the blarney by phone at least. No
10/27/2019, Sunday: finally, I get a hike! It’s my House
Mountain hike #160! (That’s eight score, you know?) Even if it was a bit muddy,
cloudy, and too warm for this time of year, any day in the woods is better than
not! Enjoy the photos! Oh, by the way, the final photo is of my bloody right
sock! It seems that the scab on the back of my heal might, after almost three
and a half years, be starting to come off all the way! That’s progress! (Don’t
look at the sock photo, if you don’t like the sight of blood and a piece of
scab!) I tore holes in both socks also! What fun! It was great!
View from west bluff,
View of the valley to the north, on the ridge line.
First view from the middle bluff, looking north toward the
Second view from middle bluff, looking west. The west bluff
My reliable, new, ol' truck loves to have his photo taken!
He reached 169,000 miles, on the dot, a very few tenths of a mile, after we
left the parking lot! My House Mountain hike #160. My truck reaches 169,000
I told you not to look!
10/29/2019, Tuesday: 3/29/2016 was my I-got-hammered-time (i.e.,
25 surgically installed metal pieces in three joints). (Read my 8/26/2016 post,
“I’M STILL ALIVE – WHY?”) This was my 3.5-year anniversary of that “fun.” It
was also Mrs. Appalachian Irishman’s parents’ wedding anniversary. Of course,
my mother-in-law has gone to a better world. (Read my 6/14/2017 post, “5-14-2017: Mother's Day & House
Mt. #138.”) We had our every-four-week chiropractic appointment, after work,
again, as usual. As usual, Mrs. Appalachian Irishman had her adjustment and
left, leaving me with the tab. Good job, dear! After arriving home, I took my
first Free Cell (mind numbing) loss on this computer, after however many wins
in a row. (What was I thinking? It’s easy!) The Free Cell game loss on this day
10/30/2019, Wednesday: while on the way to work-a-day, my new ol' truck attained 170,000 miles! I remember the Ailor Gap Road spot!
10/31/2019, Thursday/Halloween: after my usual hot shower/cold
rinse/rubbing alcohol rub (i.e., for “bionic” joints), I found a tick on the
back of my right shoulder! Now, where had he been all this time, since House
Mountain hike #160? I pulled him off, rubbed the red spot in alcohol, and went
on to the insanity of work-a-day “whizzbang” silliness! At work, those women had
wanted to dress up in a theme, again. I came as “a hiker,” again, as usual! I
wore an old pair of jeans, my short sleeve hiking shirt, my hiking ball cap,
and my boots. I had my canteen and knife sheath too. Those women need to grow
up! Well, it rained all day, with temperature dropping into a more fall like
feel! We had once set, in two cars, of about five trick-or-treaters who were
brave enough in the weather, to come hunt candy! Molly doggy loved it! It was
Molly doggy’s forth birthday anniversary! She had a great time, for a few
11/2-3/2019 weekend: well, we have great hiking weather.
Wisdom dictated that I not hike, since the half gone scab on my right heel is
still healing! Oh well, maybe; yes certainly, if there is power in my body, I
will hike next weekend! I have will in my spirit!
Hey, Mrs. Appalachian Irishman, when’s supper?
Y’all keep turnin’ right and goin’ straight out there, ya