31 May 2022
So what has been going on around here recently? I’m sure there are a lot more things than I know about but I’ll give you a little insight into my little world again.
My wife is back from Southern Leyte. She was gone for 4 nights. That is about the limit I can stand for her to be gone before I start wishing she was back. It is about a 6-7 hour trip each way and she was pretty exhausted when she got back. Evidently she is not getting any younger (unlike me). While she was gone I didn’t do too much different. I did hang out at Mango quite a bit and on Saturday night while the band was there. I stayed there for about 7 hours (about 5 hours while the band played). I mostly played pool but I still honored my decision to not get drunk ever again. I drank only 2 bottles of beer and then switched to bottled water.
Before the band started around 7 pm I was taking a nap. I was taking the nap because I just returned from a little party at Isabel Beach. The same beach where I got the hole in my leg. In fact, the same person was giving the party at the beach. There were less people this time but still some of the pretty ladies showed up. At that party I had only 2 glasses of Red Horse (no Pilsen available). I left that party around 4 pm to get home for my nap before the Mango band.
Facebook blocked me again today. The only thing I was doing was sharing my Space-A travel blog with other military people. Facebook said they blocked me because I was not following Community Standards. The block came up after I did a Control V (paste) a 4th time. I was pasting in different groups and I was not doing it very fast. I think they all 4 took about 5 total minutes. If I was a spammer I could do a lot more than 4 in 5 minutes. Anyway, they gave me a chance for a review, I requested the review. I went through there little captcha and a couple of questions and they brought it back up. This time saying that they believe I am within Community Standards. I think they don’t really know what they are doing.
The other day I captured a mouse in my trash. I bagged it up and took it to the big trash outside. Today, about an hour ago, I saw another mouse running up my internet cable wire. It was going from inside to outside. It looked like the same mouse to me, but they all pretty much look the same. I’m sure it will be back later. I should let one of the cats loose in my computer room at night. Or I could just get one of those glue traps. When we had a lot of mice running around that got rid of them. Payday is tomorrow and I think Nening and I will be going shopping late tomorrow afternoon. I’ll try to remember to buy a few of those and put them out in here and in the kitchen (just in case some are in there also).
I have no plans for the immediate future except for a follow up doctor’s visit on 3 June. My leg is improving but you can definitely still see a little indention there.
I’m still trying to find a way to save enough money to go to Texas in September. I have saved some but not near enough. I actually need to be back before 10 October because my wife needs to also leave the country before then to satisfy her visa requirements, since she is not a dual citizen at this time. She doesn’t seem to want to travel all the way to Texas. Says she’s getting too old to do so much traveling. If I go alone it will definitely be for more than the 4 nights I’m comfortable being without her. At least I will be amongst relative back in Texas. I’m still not sure where I would stay or if I will have a vehicle to drive, but I will get to see my parents, brother, sisters (and 1 sister’s grave), my son (and new wife) and grandsons. Hopefully I will be able to stay with my son for the duration but I’m not sure of his living quarters right now. I guess I’ll have to ask him.
I guess that’s enough for what’s been going on. I hope I’ll do something out of the ordinary and make a special post for that. No idea what that something would be but you just never know what I will decide to do.
6 thoughts on “31 May 2022”
Hope your leg check up went well and got the right meds you need. All is well here stateside as can be expected. May head down the Belton/Killeen area this October to visit my parents graves over in Nolanville, and see a sister i have that lives in Austin. Haven’t been there in 10 years since my folks passed, not that i miss the place which i don’t, and friends i knew growing up there are all dead or moved away. Have a some what schedule to head to the Philippines in May 2023 provided no other covid crap or who knows what will mess up our plans. Already reserved us an “airbnb” apartment in Cavite, close but not too close to the asawa’s family, so we can break away anytime and go chill without any hassle from them hahaha. Looking forward to having several cold san magoo’s when we get there :-). China is always starting crap as usual I’ve noticed, so i wouldn’t be surprised if ya see more u.s. war ships visiting the Philippines in the coming months, ya know just providing some cultural exchange as we use to phrase it haha. When i was stationed in Subic Bay many moons ago, every year close to xmas the North Koreans would stir the pot and sure as hell, we’d have to fly up there for aircraft carrier support in case the sh!t hit the fan for real, and ended up freezing out butts off waiting for anything which never happened . As for Texas, my sister in Austin says this the hottest summer they’ve have had there in years, se be prepared when ya arrive for max sweat. Take care & stay safe amigo. John D.
I’m doing a post today with my leg update so I hope you will read it. I’d like to go to Belton to visit my parents, son (and new daughter in law), grandsons and siblings but I still have not gotten that vaccine and they are still talking quarantine when traveling without that. I’m not doing quarantine and waste 1/3 of my vacation. I still don’t trust that vaccine. Also it seems to be pretty useless because people still get COVID even after getting it. May 2023 I should be here in the PI. I won’t swear I’ll be in Calbayog though. I’ll explain more of that in my post today. I’d be happy to put up with the heat if I could just visit for a month or so. My parents (and I think my siblings) still want me to move back to Texas. I guess I could, but I see all these complaints about the out of control pricing and I don’t have that problem here in the PI. I miss Texas but it’s just so much easier living here. I think that as long as my wife is alive, I’ll be here. If she dies, then I’m sure I’ll be in Texas more but I will still maintain a place here and visit quite often. Depending on my health (which is good now) on where I will end up living. I hope to see you in May and try to take care of yourself.
Hey John good to hear you are still kicking around in Calbayog. Thought maybe Covic had gotten hold of you and would not let go. The wife and I have caught it twice even with 3 shots. The first one almost did me in I lost my smell taste and appetite even though I only ate one meal a day usually. I went from 158 down to 114 in weight in 3 months I kept complaining to Doctor there had to be something wrong because I was loosing weight from not being able to eat or drink my usual 5 or 6 cans of beer a day. The Doctor decided to send me to an oncology to see if I might have the big C they did CT and Pet scans on me and 6 Biopsy’s which they said was inconclusive. By the time the Doctors got around to that conclusion I was still getting worst could not stand on my own when going to bathroom without bouncing off the 4 walls and could not think properly. So my son took me back to Doctor and they decided to do full Blood work up on me this time instead of the cheap one. I went home and was in bed sleeping when got call from Doctor at 7pm to call an ambulance to take me to ER or I might die. Come to find out I had high Calcium floating around in my blood which was affecting my other organs in my body I was in the hospital for 8 days while they tried to bring it back down to normal. After discharging me still had to go back for another week of treatment with infusions and several blood transfusions. The head Doctor decided they could practice their Medicine on me on out patient bases so went back every other day or so for infusions and blood work up for several months. Even though the Biopsy’s where inconclusive for cancer they still wanted to treat me for same. They gave me one Chemo treatment and it didn’t go well with me and I told them that I was not doing that again. so they decided to load me up with Medication and 7 Radiation treatments on my left Lung. After doing CT and PET scan after all of that I only have to go back to each Doctor maybe once a month until they decide take me off the medication which they prescribed for me. But will have to do CT scan every year to check growth. My weight is backup before Covic and can drank my cans of Beer like before.
Wow! And I thought I had problems with my leg. I lost my appetite for a few days last year. It never happened to me before. It was weird. I had some good food there and just didn’t feel like eating it. I didn’t lose so much weight though (unfortunately). I just decided that I had COVID for those few days because it was new and this no appetite was new also. I’m glad you seem to be doing better. Take care of yourself. I have reduced my beer intake and I have sworn off hard liquor, especially tequila. Seems once I start, I keep going. So if I never start, I should be fine. I am doing a new post today and it has an update on my leg problem. Now if I can just figure out a way to lose weight, I’ll be great.
Glad to hear your hole in the leg is healing up well…i heard a few san magoos may also have healing qualities in them, or at least they did many moons ago when i lived there hahaha. The summer here has hit and the temps are gonna be in the high 90’s with heat indexes in the 100’s so be prepared when you make it back to Texas. Hope you have a place to stay as well, used to many moons ago as well, you could stay in the barracks on base if you were a retiree or temp lodging which was pretty cheap about $12 to $15 a day. Alas those days are long gone and now it’s gov contracted hotels built on bases and there the same as getting a hotel in town so no benefits there. Oh and don’t be surprised if your relatives ask ya for gas money, it’s over $5 a gallon here now and expected to go up…yikes!! Hell even the commissary on base isn’t like it use to be with cost savings, what you may save initially, you end up spending due to their surcharge of 5% plus the cost of gas getting to and from the damn place, needless to say we may go there maybe only once a year if that. Stay well amigo amigo and hope you make it back home this year. John D
The hole in my leg has hit a slow point. Tomorrow morning I will go by and see a different doctor to get their opinion. This thing is secreting too much liquid for my liking. Actually I may just go today. I will go to a doctor that is not still hiding behind a plastic curtain and using a microphone to communicate with patients.
No clue where I would stay when visiting Texas. If I am alone I could do without a car for that short of a time if I’m close to shopping areas. If my wife is with me, that won’t work. It’s all something I could have avoided if I would have kept the house I had all paid for, but NO, I had to sell everything to move here (dumb move, but too late now). Yeah, I’m going to the doctor. I’ll be back later.